What is the difference between standard and express?
Really, the only difference is shower time. Your technician will give you a specific showering time for the Express (anywhere in between 2-4 hours depending on how dark you'd like to be -- the longer it's left on, the darker it gets). The Standard has an 8 hour+ showering time, 8 hours being the shortest time you can wait to shower. Both solutions have the ability to be as light or as dark as you desire. They also both last the same amount of time. Both express and standard take 8 hrs to develop.
How should I prepare for my tan?
We highly recommend that you shower and shave one day prior to your tanning session. A glycerin soap is most ideal because it tends to leave the least amount of residue on your skin. (On the other hand, oil-based soaps should be avoided.) Exfoliating is very important because it will help your tan last longer. The best way to do this is to use a sugar scrub in combination with exfoliating gloves (available at our salons). It is also important to schedule your manicure/pedicure, sugaring/waxing, lash tint/extension, facial appointments 24-48 hrs BEFORE your appointment. (It is okay to wear makeup and/or lotion during your session as long as it is not oil-based.) It is best to bring or wear dark/loose fitted clothing to your appointment.
Do you offer memberships?
Yes! Check out our membership page!
How long should I wait before I work out or shower?
We recommend waiting at least 8 hrs to workout with both the express and standard tans. We highly recommend waiting 24-48 hrs, if you can, as this can negatively impact the tan.
What can I wear during my spray?
Ladies, you are welcome to wear as little or as much as you are comfortable wearing - just keep unwanted tan lines in mind! Gentleman, we request that you wear underwear or swim trunks.
Do you customize the solution?
We sure do! We customize the Standard solution based on your skin type, hair color, eye color, and most importantly, what shade of tan you desire. With the Express solution, you customize it by your post session shower time - 2 hours for a light tan, 3 hours for a medium tan, and 4 hours for a dark tan. We will help you determine your time!
How long does my session take?
The process only takes about 15-20 minutes. The solution dries as it is being applied so you DO NOT need to wait around at all after your bronzing session is complete. If it is your first time visiting us, there is a brief waiver for you to fill out before getting sprayed, so please arrive 5 min early!
Will I have orange tones or streaks?
Oh, hell nah! Our solution is made with the highest quality DHA that is derived from sugar beets and sugar cane (instead of carrot extract). In addition, our airbrush artists are highly experienced and trained to avoid streaks and unevenness. So, don’t worry about looking like an Oompa-Loompa!
What is this 'DHA' you speak of?
The active ingredient in most sunless tanning products is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It is derived from a natural plant source such as sugar cane or sugar beets. When applied to the skin, DHA reacts with dead cells in the outermost layer of skin to temporarily darken the skin’s appearance. The coloring doesn’t wash off, but it gradually fades as the dead skin cells slough off. You are not applying a dye to your skin. In addition to containing DHA, our sunless tanning products contain an immediate bronzer. While DHA develops a bronze color over time, the bronzer causes an immediate color on your skin. The immediate bronzer lasts until you take a shower. The color that remains is from the DHA. Voila!
I have very fair skin, will an airbrush tan still look natural?
Yes. We will customize a solution that will work with your specific skin tone. However, if you are new to spray tanning, we suggest selecting a lighter shade for the first session.
Will really dry skin affect my airbrush tan?
Dry skin may cause the tan to fade unevenly. (This is often more of a concern during the winter months.) If you have dry skin, we recommend that you moisturize twice a day for a week leading up to your tanning session. We suggest that you also apply lotion to dry areas on your skin before your session.
Is sunless tanning safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
The active ingredient, DHA, has never been tested extensively on pregnant or breastfeeding women. We simply request that clients ask their doctor for an approval before they book a session.
Can I get a spray tan if I have a sunburn or my skin is peeling?
This might be the one time that we recommend that you don’t get a spray tan! Wear sunscreen next time!!
Will my airbrush tan protect me from the sun?
Negative. So remember to wear SPF!
Why does my face tan fade faster?
This is due to several reasons. First, facial skin is thinner than skin found on other parts of the body. The face is also more exposed to the environment and endures more frequent washing. In addition, makeup, anti-aging creams, astringents, etc. tend to break down the tan more quickly.
How long will my tan last?
This depends on several factors including your skin type, skin cycle, lifestyle, and care. It should last for the minimum of a week and has the potential to last as long as two weeks. The best thing that you can do to increase the longevity of your tan is to apply our Tan Extending Moisturizer once a day. Also, try to avoid activities that speed up your skin’s natural exfoliation process. Keep in mind that long showers/baths, hot tubs, heavy sweating, and swimming in salt water and/or chlorine all tend to dry out your skin.
Why do you recommend showering WITHOUT soap when selecting the Express tan?
It has been proven that soap neutralizes the development of DHA. We strongly recommend just a warm water rinse so that your tan is able to obtain it’s full color. If you would like to use a limited amount of soap in certain areas, that is completely fine as well.
Should I get tanned before or after my other services?
After! Sugaring, lashes, tints and facials should be completed BEFORE tanning appointments.
What is your cancellation policy?
We kindly ask that you cancel or reschedule your tanning appointment 24 hours in advance. No-Shows, late cancels and missed appointments will be charged 50% the price of the service booked.
What are post-tanning instructions?
Avoid skin-to-skin contact and touching your skin, as you do not want the tan to transfer to your palms, etc.
After your airbrush tan, avoid swimming or perspiring until your initial rinse! Rinse with lukewarm water and do not use any product. You will see the bronzer wash down the drain. Pat yourself dry; don’t rub.
The Standard Tan will be fully developed post-rinse and you may moisturize after.
The Express Tan will take an additional 8 hrs to fully develop post-spray. With the Express, please try to wait 8 hrs post-spray to moisturize.
Apply a moisturizer (that is free of mineral oil and artificial scents) morning and night after full development of your tan. Use water-based products only. This is recommended for lotions, soaps, sunscreen, etc.
To preserve your tan, avoid swimming, long hot showers/baths, saunas, and excessive sweating.
Don’t exfoliate until your tan is at the end of its life!
If any tan gets on clothes or sheets, it should just come out with water.
It's that time of the month. Can that affect my tan?
Yes, during our periods our hormones are off which can affect your skin. So if it is that time of the month, you might see lighter tanning results!