Prepping for your Airbrush Tan

  • WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY TAN? All tans take 24-hours for the color to fully develop. So, I suggest you book your appointment for 1-3 days before you need the tan. Brides, I suggest you book a trial 2-3 weeks before your wedding (if you’ve never had a spray tan with me before) and book your final tan 2 days before.
  • EXFOLIATING is very important — removing old, dead skin will ensure flawless coverage. If you have a remnants of your old tan, be sure to remove that, too. I recommend starting this process two days prior to your appointment. Tip: towards the end of your shower exfoliate with a body scrub and loofah or hand mitt. I also love these scrubbing pads for your face and neck.
  • NO LOTION, MAKEUP OR DEODORANT – Arrive to your appointment with completely clean skin. However, if you’re coming from work, I have face wash to remove makeup and wipes to remove deodorant. You may apply deodorant afterwards.
  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING MY SESSION? – Most clients tan topless, you can wear your underwear, bathing suit bottom or I provide disposable thongs. If you prefer you can wear a bathing suit or bra and panties, whatever you are comfortable in. But, be mindful if you’re getting a tan for an occasion and your tan lines, less is better and I think you’ll be happier with minimal tan lines. Also, plenty of women tan nude (especially those going on vacation) and I’m perfectly comfortable with that, we’re all women here.
  • DO NOT SHOWER RIGHT BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT – Your skin needs time to dry and showering right before your appointment can effect the absorption of the tan. I prefer you shower at least 2-3 hours.
  • SPA SERVICES: Waxing, pedicures and manicures should be done before the day of your appointment.
  • NO TIGHT CLOTHING: Bring/wear dark, loose-fitted clothing. Sweatpants, shorts, sundress, loose t-shirt, etc., NO YOGA PANTS OR JEANS.
  • PREPARE FOR RAIN: If rain is forecasted for the day of your appointment, don’t panic. As long as you cover up when you leave you’ll be fine! Wear a rain coat, bring an umbrella, wear long pants, long sleeves, etc. I carry rain ponchos should you forget to prepare.
  • RELAX AND PROCESS! Good things come to those who wait. Before you leave, I’ll provide you with after-care instructions and give you rinse time, it’s a smooth process and we’re going to have fun, so don’t worry, see you soon! {See my after-care tips below.}
  • MORE QUESTIONS? I’ve answered most of them in my FAQs, read more.


Caring for your Airbrush Tan

  • BRONZER RINSE: Before you leave I will give you rinse time, it’s important that you rinse off the bronzer when I tell you to, to avoid over-processing and to achieve the color we have discussed during your appointment. Rinse really well, until the water runs clear. If you see any streaking, keep rinsing as you did not remove all the bronzer.
  • SOAP I offer soap that made just for spray tans and provides a safe lather that you can shave with also. Avoid Dove and fragranced soap for full body lathers.
  • STAY HYDRATED use body lotion daily, I have offer a body lotion at the salon that is made just for spray tans.
  • PAT DRY, do not rub.
  • NO HOT TUBS: Water is a natural exfoliant. Hot tubs, pools and salt water will greatly fade your tan. To help protect your tan, apply sunscreen, not only does it protect your tan but your skin from sunburn!