Tanning Tips

How to prepare for a Glamorous self tan:

Preparation is key! For the longest-lasting, flawless tan we recommend:
  • Exfoliate 24 hrs before to give a good base for your tan
  • Ensure any hair removal is done 24 hrs before
  • If you have more time, you can start exfoliating every 2 – 3 days and moisturising daily to ensure your skin is super hydrated.
  • Give yourself a cold rinse in the bath/shower to make sure your pores have fully closed, this ensures your spray tan solution or tanning mousse does not cling to your open pores leaving you with the dotted look.
  • On the day of your appointment, ensure your skin is free from moisturiser, deodorants and make up or any other substance (i.e perfume, soap, etc).
Have your tan done 2 days before your event/occasion to allow your tan to settle into the skin fully as the tanning actives continue developing even once you have washed off your guide colour.

What to expect when you go for a spray tan:

Firstly, what happens in the salon, stays in the salon so don’t be concerned you'd be spilling your tea to the whole world! You will be offered the choice to go full nude or use disposable underwear, you can bring your own, just make sure they’re not your favourites and go for black. Your therapist will give you some sticky feet, plus a hair net and nose plugs should also be available to you if you request. Your spray tan should only take around 15 minutes.

How to apply our Tanning Mousses:

We advise using one of our luxurious velvet tanning mitts, always remember to tan your face, back of hands, between fingers and top of feet last as you go down your body by using only the residue left on the mitt. This ensures you don't use to much product on these areas as they are more porous and will develop faster than the rest of your tan so you only need the small amount the residue leaves you on the mitt.

Development time:

Our spray tan solutions and tanning mousses take 4-8 hours to develop so be careful not to get wet beforehand. If you opt for Express however, you can be ready in just 1 hour! Express allows you to control your depth of tan so you can rinse it off after 1 hr for a sun-kissed glow, 2 hrs for a medium glow or 3 hrs for a dark glow.
Don’t panic when you rinse off and all that colour goes down the drain –  that is just the guide colour, your tan will not wash away!

Don't dos whilst your tan is developing:

Don't wear anything too tight after a spray tan or using one of our tanning mousses, and always opt for dark clothing in case of any guide colour transfer. Once the tan is developed and you have washed off the guide colour, you can show off that tan and have no worries about transfer!
Don't keep touching your colour guide as this will smudge your tan and will also leave you with unattractive over tanned fingers.
Don't get wet, this can cause your guide colour to be smudged thus effecting your tan. Again once you have washed off your guide colour you don't have to worry about water ruining your tan...ours lasts 7 - 9 days with natural fade (your hands and face will fade faster naturally as you apply/take off make-up and wash your hands more often throughout the day).