How should I prepare for my airbrush tan?
Shower and exfoliate with an oil-free product 12-24 hours before your appointment. If you cannot find an oil-free product, using a washcloth/loofa with just water is fine. For best results, it is recommended to use Sjolie Sugar Scrub.* Please DO NOT use any oils, moisturizers, or creams after your shower, as this will act as a barrier between your skin and the tan. However, if you have very dry skin, you may moisturize after the shower (12-24 hours before your appointment) with a light-weight product since very dry skin can cause uneven development and fading of your tan. Shaving can be done at this time, too. Any hair or nail appointments should be scheduled before your airbrush tan and any wax appointments should be scheduled at least 48 hours before your airbrush tan.
What should I expect upon arrival?
For mobile tans, a licensed esthetician/certified airbrush technician will greet you at your scheduled location. She will begin your appointment with a brief color consultation to establish the best solution for you. This is based on your skin tone, desired look, and reason for airbrush tanning. Your technician will then begin to set up, which only takes a few minutes. The appointment length is based on the size of the party. Individual appointments, with set up/clean up, take about 30 minutes.
For in-studio tans, a licensed esthetician/certified airbrush technician will greet you upon arrival at our Kissed studio. She will begin your appointment with a brief color consultation to establish the best solution for you. This is based on your skin tone, desired look, and reason for airbrush tanning. The appointment takes about 20 minutes.
What should I wear during and after my airbrush tan?
During your appointment, you may undress to your comfort level. Any clothing you choose to wear during your appointment (undergarments, bathing suit, tank top, shorts) can simply be put in the wash to remove the solution. Your technician can provide you with disposable thongs, bras, hair nets/ties, nose filters, earplugs, and eye protectors, which are all optional.
After the application, have loose, dark-colored clothing, and flip-flops to put on. Although the solution does not stain clothing, it can still rub-off and temporarily look unattractive on light-colored clothing. If you plan to sleep during the development of your tan, it is recommended to wear a long sleeve top and pants to bed. This is to prevent skin-to-skin contact, which could cause your tan to develop and set unevenly. If rain or snow is in the forecast, plan ahead by bringing an umbrella, hooded jacket, and closed-toed shoes to prevent water from damaging your airbrush tan.
What exactly am I putting on my skin?
The airbrush tanning solutions used contain the active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). When applied to the skin, DHA reacts with the amino acids in the very top layer of the skin. This causes a “tan” result based on the amount of DHA that is applied. DHA is FDA approved for external use and will not damage your skin since it only affects the most superficial layer. Our solutions are 100% customizable, cruelty-free (PETA approved), odorless, fast-drying, and non-comedogenic (won't clog pores). They are formulated without fragrance, gluten, mineral oil, or parabens. Lastly, all colors contain naturally derived aloe vera and antioxidants to help keep skin hydrated and reduce the signs of aging.
Can I be seen in public immediately following my appointment?
Of course! You will notice immediate color from the temporary bronzer that is used in the solution. The bronzer is used as guide to demonstrate how light or dark your color will develop later on. It also allows for the technician to see exactly where she is spraying. Your airbrush tan dries instantly, allowing you to dress right after the application. Once it is time to shower, your bronzer rinses off.
When can I shower?
You cannot shower, sweat, apply liquid makeup, or come into contact with any water until your airbrush tan has fully set. The Regular level takes 10-12 hours to set, and the Rapid level takes 2-4 hours to set. The color will take up to 24 hours to fully develop regardless of level.
How do I maintain my airbrush tan?
*These recommended skincare products can be purchased at any appointment, mobile or studio, upon request. A licensed esthetician/certified airbrush technician can answer any questions you may have about them. You can also read more about them HERE.
How far will Kissed travel for mobile appointments and is there a travel cost?
For requests within a 10-mile radius, we charge a travel fee of $50. For individual appointments outside of the radius, please contact us for pricing. However, for parties of 5+, there is usually no travel cost. Please reach out to us via phone, text, email, or social media to inquiry about travel costs and party discounts.
How do I know if I am included in your travel radius?
Simply map out the distance between your zip code and 02132 (West Roxbury).
If you come to my house, will the application make a mess?
The airbrush tanning gun, also known as an HVLP system, sprays directly onto the skin with minimal overspray. We use a spray tent or spray curtain, which catches and contains any overspray. Please note, in the rare chance any solution were to come into contact with furniture, curtains, or the floor, it can be easily removed with water or laundered.
How do I book my airbrush tan?
For mobile appointments, please call, text, or email with your name, phone number, and desired date/time of your airbrush tan! We will promptly respond and look forward to setting up an appointment!
For studio appointments, please call, text, or email with your name, phone number, and desired date/time of your airbrush tan! You can also book online through our website under Booking.
Is airbrush tanning safe for my pregnancy?
It is strongly recommended to receive approval from your doctor prior to booking. Having said that, we often sprays pregnant and breastfeeding women. Please call, text, or email for a full list of ingredients in any of our solutions and skincare products.
What forms of payment will you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash for both mobile and studio appointments.