FAQ's

HOW DOES SPRAY TANNING WORK?

DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is the key ingredient in all tanning solutions, and acts on the dead skin cells on the surface of our skin. The amino acids and proteins on our skin react to the DHA, resulting in the amazing, bronzed glow we know as a Spraytan. This process can take up to 24 hours to achieve your final result.

 

 WHAT DO I WEAR TO BE TANNED?

This it totally up to you. We supply you with disposable g-strings that can be thrown out after your tan, you can wear your own underwear or you can be fully naked. There is nothing we haven't seen in our salon, so don't be shy. We also supply hair nets, to protect tan from getting in your hair and ears, as well as sticky feet to avoid tan staining the soles of your feet.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

It takes only 15 minutes including drying time. If you are a new client, please arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill in the consultation card and allow your tanning stylist to help you decide on what shade and tan would best suit your natural skin tone.

 

WILL I SMELL LIKE TAN AFTERWARDS?

Different tans will react with the PH and the pigments in your skin, and can cause you to have that 'tan smell', normally until after your second shower.  If however, you find you smell like tan for the life of your tan, we can simply try a different tan next time.

 

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO LEAVE THE TAN ON FOR UNTIL I SHOWER?

We have a wide selection of different tans that stay on the skin for 1-8 hours, dependant on your natural skin-tone and the depth of colour you wish to achieve. It is vital the during your developing time, you do not come into contact with any water, you don't exercise and you wear loose, dark clothing to avoid marking the tan. If you intend on sleeping in your tan, sleep with your arms away from your body, as you don't want to wake up with brown palms and marks on your skin.

 

WHY HAS ALL MY TAN WASHED OFF AFTER MY SHOWER?

This is just the Bronzer that has washed off your skin. Rapid tans (1-4hr tans) can take up to 24 hours to develop, so be patient. 

If, after 24 hours you still see no colour, let us know. This just means we need to use a different tan on you. Some skins do not absorb tan as well as others. This is why we stock a wide range of different colour options. 

 

WHY DO I HAVE STREAKS ON MY SKIN AFTER MY FIRST SHOWER?

This is bronzer that has not been washed off the skin properly. Having another quick rinse and using the palms of your hands to dilute the bronzer will sort this out. 

 

WHY ARE MY UNDERARMS GREEN?

This is due to excess deodorant not washed off the skin. Even after one shower, some deodorant can be left behind, especially if they are a long-wearing or sports deodorant. We recommend not wearing any deodorant the day of your tan, and paying extra attention to this area when showering. We cannot be held responsible for inadequate preparation before your tan.

If you wear costume jewellery, the metals can sometimes react with the tan and turn green. This usually subsides after 1-2 showers. 

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HAVE A TAN BEFORE AN EVENT?

We recommend 1-2 days before your event to allow the tan to fully develop. 2 hour tans can take up to 24 hours to develop fully.

Some clients prefer the tan to 'settle' on their skin (2 days prior), whilst others like the tan to be 'fresh' (day before).

We prefer to do at least one trial tan before a wedding to achieve the best colour for your big day, as you may want to take photos to assess how the tan will photograph on the day. 

 

HOW LONG WILL MY TAN LAST?

If cared for properly, your tan can last anywhere from 5-8 days. In saying that, we have had reports that our tans have lasted up to 2 weeks.

After your tan, you will need to keep your showers to a minimum, ensuring the water is tepid (hot water will dehydrate your skin and strip your tan) and that you don't spend too long under the water.

Use a body wash that wont strip your skin. Do not use anything exfoliating, with any fruit acids or bar soaps. Any hair removal (shaving, waxing, Nair) will remove your tan. 

Drink as much water as possible This will help to hydrate from the inside out, which results in a longer lasting tan.

Moisturise as often as possible! If you fail to moisturise, the chances are your skin will crack and the tan will come off patchy and flakey.

If you are being tanned for an important event, keep in mind bras and tight clothing/active wear can rub the tan off so if possible, go bra-less and wear loose fitting clothes until after your event.

If you are going to be swimming in Chlorine, keep in mind your tan will fade very quickly, as the chemicals in swimming pools strip the tan.

Adding on a PH Spray or Moisture Spray ($10 each) to your tanning appointment will assist in the longevity of your tan.

We also stock a range of Tan Extenders which will add moisture, as well as a bit of extra colour to the skin.

 

DO MEN GET TANNED?

We have quite a number of men through our doors, as men like being tanned too! Everyone has the right to feel good about themselves, and men are no exception. 

 

CAN I STILL GET A TAN IF I'M PREGNANT?

Of course you can! We can supply you with a face mask to wear during your tan, we have well ventilated rooms with extraction units. If you have any concerns, its always best to check with your OB or GP first.

 

CAN I TAN IF I'M BREASTFEEDING?

Definitely. Bring in some breast pads with you to avoid tanning the nipple area.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I LEAVE MY TAN ON LONGER THAN ADVISED?

Normally this is fine. You will just be darker than discussed in the consultation. In some cases though, if you leave a rapid tan on for too long, it can over-process and you may take on a brassy tone. It can also make your skin quite dry. Please advise us if you intend on keeping your tan on for longer than discussed.

 

IM QUITE FAIR. WILL I LOOK RIDICULOUS WITH A TAN?

We stock Bella Bronze, Sunescape, Techno Tan and Divine tan, so we have a colour to suit every skin tone. We can just give you a natural 'glow', which will have people commenting on how healthy you look (washed off after 1-2 hours).

 

DO I STILL HAVE TO WEAR SUNSCREEN IF I HAVE A SPRAYTAN?

Yes! The tan will not protect your skin from the suns UVA or UVB rays. Always wear an SPF when outside.

 

WHAT KIND OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard and Visa. We do not accept American Express cards.

 

DO YOU SELL GIFT VOUCHERS?

Yes! Give your loved ones the gift of Tan! We can organise this over the phone for you, or come into the salon and we will gift wrap it for you. 

 

DO YOU HAVE A LOYALTY PROGRAM?

We don't offer a loyalty program, but we do offer Tanning packages, which will save you money on each tan. Check out our Services menu for prices.