- It can help blend away tan lines
- It can even out areas that haven't seen as much sun
- It can give you an overall healthier appearance
- It can be customized to your skin tone
- It looks really natural!
- It doesn't look orange or streaky
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A SPRAY TAN:
Pre-grooming is important...
When preparing for a spray tan, it's important to prep your skin appropriately to get the most out of it. Ahead of you appointment, start by exfoliating your skin to remove dead skin cells by using small, circular motions, and avoid scrubbing too hard to you could damage the skin's delicate surface. BJ's advice: Pay attention to your wrists, ankles, elbows and knees as those areas are prone to grabbing the colour. Make sure you exfoliate these areas first to help keep the colour even. We recommend Aveda's Beautifying Radiance Polish. Mineral-rich salt crystals comfortably polish away surface cells ready to leave, renewing your skin, while certified organic plant oils melt moisture in.
BJ makes sure she applies less solution to these areas.
It's also important to moisturize all over - leaving enough time for it to fully soak into the skin.
It's best to keep your shaving or waxing to at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Just before you tan it's a good idea to take a cool shower and wash away deodorant, body lotion and freshen the skin from perspiration which can react with the tan and cause a slight yellow effect.
Check the weather...
I know it sounds silly, but life favours the prepared! On the morning of your spray tan appointment, check the forecast. Take an umbrella even if there's only a slight chance of rain. If you get caught, we can walk you out to your car with one of the salon umbrellas! We don't recommend riding your bike or motorcycle after a spray tan. A short walk is okay (just not in the rain!) but you don't want to get sweaty after your spray tan!
What to wear to your spray tan appointment
During your appointment, we have a few different options. We provide disposable underwear, or you can wear your own, you can wear your bathing suit (black is recommended), but you will get tan lines. As professionals, we are perfectly comfortable (if you are) with no clothing at all.
When your spray tan is done, we recommend loose fitting clothing. A long loose dress with no tight elastic (and with no bra if possible) is perfect!
For shoes, during the service we provide sticky foot wear so that the bottom of your feet don't stain (we also apply a barrier cream to your hands and feet to keep them from getting too dark. For home, flip flops are the best...no socks and shoes!
OUR FULL BODY SPRAY TAN IS $55
Even if you're going straight from work to your appointment, best leave the bulky bags behind. You don't want to carry a heavy bag on your shoulder, only to come home and have a big old mark!
Always remember to take off all jewellery prior to your appointment. Not only do you not want marks to show after the appointment, you don't want to accidentally leave your best necklace or ring behind!
Now that we've done the gorgeous spray tan and you've made it home safely, here are some tips to keep it for as long as possible.
Shower the right way...
For the first shower after your tan (24 hours after the initial bronzer is applied - the 'real tan takes about 12 hours to fully develop)', it's always best to use water that's not too hot. Avoid shower gels that leave residue behind on the skin (your first clue is that the product describes itself as 'deeply moisturizing'). The residue from the moisturizer can degrade the life of your tan. Simple, natural products are the best. We recommend Aveda's Beautifying Creme Cleansing Oil. It's a rich, oil-infused creme cleanser that gentle cleanses and softens skin without leaving a residue. Its uplifting aroma with certified organic rosemary, lavender, and bergamot is a real treat in the shower.
Pat, pat, pat...
After your first few showers following your spray tan appointment, rather than rubbing yourself dry, take your towel and softly pay yourself dry. This way, you won't rub away any of your tan and be left with a nice, even glow.
Moisturizing is key...
In the days and weeks following your tan, it's best to keep your skin as hydrated as possible. We recommend Aveda's Beautifying Body Moisturizer. It's a nourishing plant blend of certified organic shea butter and olive, soy and safflower oils.
If you're an avid fitness enthusiast, after moisturizing, gently dust your body with baby powder. This will stop the fabrics from digging into the tan and causing patches to fade.
I know that seems like a lot to remember, but BJ will guide you through each step. She has performed hundreds of spray tans: for photoshoots, weddings, fitness competitions, winter holidays, summer parties, etc. She has helped so many women and men look and feel their best, in a safe, non-toxic way. Book your spray tan with BJ today!
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