BEFORE You tan

  • In the winter months it is important to make sure that your skin is hydrated.  Apply
    moisturizers heavily and gently exfoliate dry skin for several days prior to your
    tanning appointment!
  • Shave and exfoliate at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Wax at least 48 hours in advance.
  • NO lotions, perfumes or deodorants day of appointment.
  • Mani/pedicures should always be done prior to appointment, NOT after.
  • Come prepared with loose fitted clothing and flip flops: maxi dress, t-shirt with pajama bottoms, etc.
  • You cannot wear a bra, yoga pants, jeans, closed-toe shoes or other tight fitting clothing after your spray tan.
  • The better you exfoliate prior to appointment, the longer your tan will last (approximately 7-10 days). 

DURING your appointment

  • What you wear during your tan is up to you.  You may go nude or wear underwear/bathing suit.  We have a limited supply of disposable thongs to wear as another option.

  • For breast-feeding moms, we offer pasties or another solution that does not require pasties, depending on your preference.

  • If you choose to wear a top or bottom during your tan, we ask that you make sure to place it where you want your tan lines to appear. 

AFTER your appointment

  • If you feel wet anywhere, please let us know.

  • You may feel tacky or sticky after your appointment; the feeling should not persist for more than 1 hour.  Maintaining a cool body temperature will help to expedite the absorption of the solution.

  • Avoid perspiration, lotion (especially if it contains fragrances or mineral oil) and perfume for at least 8-12 hours after your appointment; preferably until the following day.  This means that you cannot work out after a spray tan.  You also cannot use face wash or moisturizers until after you have rinsed the tanning solution off of your skin.

  • Warm water rinse only for the first 2 days after your appointment (you can shampoo your hair).  After that, no harsh soaps or face creams.  We offer a tanning-friendly body wash for sale in the salon if you must use a product to shower with.

  • Deodorant, powder foundation and makeup are okay to apply after; however, a 1 hour delay after your tan is recommended.

  • Do not wear a bra for at least 2 hours after your tan.

  • Do not wash your hands for at least 2 hours after your tan.

  • Try to moisturize at least once a day to prolong the life of your tan (ask about our tan extending products and moisturizers).

  • Expect your hands and face to fade faster due to frequent washing.

  • Expect your feet to fade fast as well due to shoes rubbing on your skin.

  • Do not exfoliate for at least one week after a spray tan and try to shave as little as possible.

  • If your tan "smudges" after your appointment, please contact us immediately.

  • We recommend sleeping in long pajama bottoms and a long sleeve shirt if you wear the solution on your skin overnight.

  • If the solution is transferred onto clothing, sheets, towels, etc., it can be washed off with COLD WATER and detergent.

* Follow these tips and your tan should last a minimum of 5-7 days *