Even the owner ruins her Spray Tan- this is why we dont wear tight clothing.

You've heard us warn you a hundred times not to wear tight clothes to your appointment. You're convinced we have a personal vendetta and nothing satisfies it like seeing you walk around in public with no makeup and ugly pajama pants on. Alas no, even we screw up and don't follow the rules. 

Tight clothes will ruin your tan. Yes, you look adorable in yoga pants and a sports bra, but if you're planning on wearing them while your tan is still developing, don't say we didn't warn you. On the day you get your spray tan, you must commit to being in loose clothing no matter the weather. If the idea of walking around in an ugly outfit is unbearable (barring cute maxi dresses) then plan on getting your tan in the evening so you can sleep in it and avoid any fashion disasters. 

Fun things that have happened to clients who don't heed this warning-

  • Pulling a sports bra over their head after the tan and leaving criss cross marks all over their chest and shoulders. 
  • White marks all the way down their legs where the seams of their skinny jeans or yoga pants rubbed all the tan off 
  • A tan line in the shape of tight denim shorts, and when I say tan line, I really mean a complete lack of color in the shape of her shorts. 
  • A girl who rode her bike home in hot weather only to have a white mark clear across her stomach from where her skin made contact with itself as she was riding bent over. 
  • Or my personal favorite, (because it was my stupid mistake) of driving home with my seatbelt across my bare skin and it rubbing my tan off across my chest. Pictured here. 

So please do us a favor and wear appropriate clothing. No sports bras, leggings, yoga pants, tight jeans, ballet flats, or anything that is digging into or rubbing your skin. If you screw up, we will take care of you because we love you, but there is never a guarantee we can fix it completely. Help us make the world more beautiful one spray tan at a time!

 

Even the owner ruins her own spray tan when she's not being vigilant. A tshirt between her skin and seatbelt would have avoided this mishap. 

Even the owner ruins her own spray tan when she's not being vigilant. A tshirt between her skin and seatbelt would have avoided this mishap. 

So you're worried about being orange...

If there's one thing I can guarantee every new client will say to me, it's some variation of "I don't want to be orange," or "Will I be orange?" Outside of installing a sign in the dressing stating "No, you will not be orange," there is little we can do but soothe those concerns with these facts...

There are terrible orange tans out there, awful. Even our President is a fan of orange war paint on his face. Can you get an orange tan somewhere? Absolutely. Are we going to give you one? Probably not. Did you check our reviews? Look at all of our client pictures on Instagram? Don't take our word for it, let our clients speak for themselves. You are special indeed, but probably not unique in that you'll get the only orange tan we've ever given. 

Here's what makes a good tan go orange- 

  • Bad formula. There are hundreds of formulas to choose from, and we are constantly trying new products. Instead of carrying 10 options that are mediocre, we carry a few really good ones. Yes they are expensive, but my goodness they are worth it. 
  • Poor Spray Technique. Its possible you've already had a bad spray tan somewhere. The technician was super sweet, and you feel bad for complaining, but she spent 30 minutes coating you over and over again until you were sopping wet and the color of a pudding pop. There is a good chance you also developed way too dark and possibly orange.
  • Over Development. More is more, right? You decided that leaving your tan on for 30 hours before showering would definitely make it last longer. Except what you didn't count on is that you stink like hell and you've turned a lovely shade of burnt orange. Less is more, 24 hours max for development, and only if you can handle a darker shade that *may* start getting a little warm toned. 
  • Skin PH. You're not going to want to hear this, but some of this is out of our hands. The PH of your skin can have a massive effect on the way a color develops. So even if you get the same spray tan multiple times, it can develop slightly different each time. What affects your skins PH? Well, damn near everything. What kind of soap you use in the shower, whether you're on your monthly cycle, what kind of food you've been eating, whether you showered too close to your appointment time, medications, etc. The higher your PH, the more warm the tan can develop. 
  • Color Perception. If I were blind, could you describe the color Purple to me? Go ahead, just try it for a second. You cant, because color is perception. What is dark to one person is too light. What is tan to one, is orange to another. Do I know anyone else's perception of what orange looks like to them? Sure don't. We do our best by making sure we choose the right color for you and apply it appropriately. No one can do better than that in spray tanning. Its science, not magic. 

So if you want to help yourself out, give your tan the best hope of developing well, here's what you can do. 

  • You're not going to shower right before your appointment
  • You will stop using any bar soap at least a few days before, and definitely not during the week of the tan. Dove included, its garbage for spray tans.
  • You'll rinse off your tan in a desired amount of time, 8-24 hours max. 

Help us make the world more beautiful one tan at a time!