It is recommended to schedule your tan 1-3 days before your event. If you are interested in booking a trial appointment, please allow 2 weeks in-between your trial visit and actual event visit, so the old tan has time to completely exfoliate off your skin.
No. Since your airbrush tan is 100% customized based on your skin tone, desired look, and reason for visiting, your esthetician and/or certified airbrush tanning technician will complete your look in one appointment!
Shower, clean, and exfoliate your skin before your appointment. Do not use any products containing sulfates/surfactants to cleanse your skin with. Common sulfates/surfactants in skincare ingredients include sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, cocamphocarboxyglycinate, cocoamidopropyl betaine, alpha-Olefin sulfonate. If you cannot find or do not have a sulfate/surfactant-free product, you can use an exfoliating mitt, washcloth, or loofa with water. For best results, it is recommended to use Sjolie Sugar Scrub.* Shaving can be done at this time, too.
After your shower, please DO NOT use any creams, lotions, or moisturizers containing petroleum-based oils, such as petroleum, mineral oil, or petrolatum - it will act as a barrier between your skin and the tan. It is not mandatory to use a cream, lotion, or moisturizer post-shower. However, if you have very dry skin, it is recommended to use a hydrating product since very dry skin can cause uneven development and fading. Any hair services that include a wash (blowout, cut, color, etc.) shouldn't be scheduled the same day as your airbrush tan appointment - unless they precede your tan. Nail, facial, laser treatment, or massage appointments should definitely be scheduled before your airbrush tan and any wax appointments should be scheduled at least the day before your tan appointment.
It is strongly recommended to receive approval from your doctor prior to booking. Having said that, we often spray pregnant and breastfeeding women. For women that are breastfeeding, it is highly recommended to wear a shirt, strapless/sticky bra, or nipple covers. A full list of ingredients in any of our solutions and skincare products is available upon request. Please call, text, or email.
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 Book.
A licensed esthetician and/or certified airbrush technician will greet you upon arrival. She will begin your appointment with a brief color consultation to establish the best option for you. This is based on your skin tone, desired look, and reason for airbrush tanning. The appointment takes about 20 minutes.
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 any solution. Although the solution does not stain most fabrics, it is still recommended to wear dark-colored clothing during your service. Your technician can provide you with disposable thongs, hair nets and ties, nose filters, earplugs, and eye protectors, which are all optional.
After the application, have loose, dark-colored clothing to change back into. Again, the solution does not stain most fabrics, but it can 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.
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 as it only affects the most superficial layer. Our solutions are 100% customizable, cruelty-free, 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.
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 is fast-drying, allowing you to dress right after the application. Once it is time to shower, your bronzer rinses off.
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 fully develop in 24 hours regardless of the level. Your esthetician and/or airbrush tanning technician will recommend which level is best for you.
During showers, avoid any exfoliating products and items containing sulfates/surfactants, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, cocamphocarboxyglycinate, cocoamidopropyl betaine, alpha-Olefin sulfonate. These ingredients can be found in bar soaps, body scrubs, sugar scrubs, body washes, and micro beads. For best results, use Perfect Glow Body Wash* to cleanse your skin without affecting the color. After you have showered, be sure to keep your skin hydrated with body creams, lotions, or moisturizers. Hydrated skin will prolong the life of your airbrush tan and keep it from fading unevenly. Again, be sure to avoid petroleum-based ingredients, such as petroleum, mineral oil, and petrolatum. For best results, use Perfect Glow Tan Extend* to help fight uneven fading and lengthen the life of your color.
Try your best to keep showering, swimming, and/or sweating to a minimum. Any activity that causes your skin to become wet will cause your tan to fade quicker. For this reason, it’s best to shower only once a day for no more than 10 minutes. As you may know, very hot showers are not good for your skin, and therefore your tan, as they are very dehydrating. Keep in mind, shaving will cause exfoliation of the skin. While you have your airbrush tan, shave on a minimal bases with a new blade. It is also recommended to use Perfect Glow Tanning Mousse* and Sjolie Instant Airbrush Self Tanner* to assist in extending the life of your airbrush tan.
*These recommended skincare products can be purchased at any appointment. A licensed esthetician and/or certified airbrush technician will answer any questions you may have about them. You can also read more about them HERE.
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