Q + A
+ HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SPRAY TAN
- Spray tans adhere to the top layer of skin, so it is imparative to thoroughly exfoliate & shave before your appointment. Do not cleanse with a moisturizing/oil based body wash,or bar soap. This includes but is not limited to: dove, dial or irish spring. These soaps can create an absorbtion barrier between your airbrush tan and skin. You will want to make sure your body wash is a gel base with no moisturzers and is PH Balanced.
- After your shower do not apply any moisturizers, deodorant, perfume or make-up to your skin. It is beneficial to allow 1-2 hours between your shower and your appointment to allow your skin to return to its normal PH level.
- Wear sandals & dark colored loose fitting clothing to your appointment. Men wear or bring dark colored undergarments you are comfortable tanning in.
- Make sure your hair is up and off your neck and all jewelry is removed before your session begins.
+ SPRAY TAN AFTERCARE
Before your first shower do not
Touch or Rest Hands on Body
Apply Lotion or Make-up
Wear sneakers, bra or tight clothing
Standard Airbrush Tan: Shower 10-12 hours after application.
Quickie Tan: Sunkissed Tan 3-3.5 hours, Medium Tan 4-4.5 hours and Dark 5-6 hours.
During 1st Shower
Rinse thoroughly your first shower. Use your hands or washcloth to remove the cosmetic bronzer from ALL areas of the body to prevent streaking. Water should run clear before exiting shower.
QUICKIE TAN: You will not be tan when you exit the shower. This is normal! Your tan will develop within the next few hours reaching its full color in 10-24 hours.
+ WHEN SHOULD I GET SPRAYED FOR MY EVENT OR VACATION?
For an event or wedding we suggest coming in 2 days prior for your tan. For vacations you should come in anywhere from 1 to 2 days before departure.
+ HOW LONG WILL MY SPRAY TAN LAST?
Our airbrush tans, on average, last 7-10 days! Here are some tips, tricks and advice to keep your tan lasting long and even.
Moisturize Daily. We recommend our paraben, mineral oil free Gradual Glow Body Lotion made with natural ingredients, formulated to keep your skin moisturized and your tan lasting long.
Things that may negatively effect your tan:
Pools, hot tubs, baths, weather changes, changes in altitude, airplane travel, excessive alcohol consumption, salt water, heavy sweating & certain body washes & lotions.
Hydrating, moisturizing and avoiding the above will help the longevity of your tan.
+ WHAT IS SUGARING?
Body Sugar is made of 100% Organic ingredients consisting of sugar, water and lemon. These ingredients are combined, heated and reduced to form a thick amber paste. Once cooled the sugar paste is warmed in sugar warmers to prepare the paste for application. The sugar is applied to the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth and the sugar/hair is removed in the same direction of hair growth.
+ WHY IS SUGARING BETTER THAN WAXING?
Sugar paste consists of completely organic ingredients, and is actually safe enough to eat! Wax is petroleum based.
Low Tempurature Application
Sugar paste is applied close to body temperature so there is no risk of burning the client’s skin. Wax is heated to a higher temperature which increases risk of burn, scarring and breakdown of epidermal tissues.
Less Traumatic on Skin
Sugar paste is water based and cannot adhere to live skin cells. It only removes the upper, dead skin cells. Because of this sugar is gentle enough to go over areas multiple times without causing skin irritation. Wax can adhere to live skin cells which makes hair removal more irritating and dangerous and can potentially lift the skin.
Easier Clean Up
Sugar is water soluble and can be removed with just H2O. Wax, because it is petroleum based, is almost impossible to remove from surfaces, clothes and the client’s skin.
Sugar paste molds around the hair shaft and penetrates below the follicle opening. The hair is then pulled in the same, natural direction of growth, resulting in a smooth extraction. Wax hardens around the hair and pulls in the opposite direction of hair growth resulting in breakage.
Extraction of Shorter Hair
Sugar paste seeps below the follicle opening so it can grab hair as short as 1/16. Hair needs to be at least 1/4” for wax to adhere to.
Sugar, believe it or not, is a natural anti-bacterial substance. Since sugar paste contains high levels of sugar, bacteria cannot breed or live within it. Wax has no anti-bacterial properties so bacteria can easily breed within a wax jar.
Sugar paste extracts the hair in its early stages of regrowth so hair grows in finer. Frequent sugaring can also lead to permanent hair loss.
+ ARE THERE ANY CONTRADICITIONS
Anyone showing signs of redness, rashing, open and or abraded skin, an active lesion of Herpes Simplex I or II, sunburn (either from sun or tanning bed)psoriasis or eczema (in area to be sugared) cannot receive sugaring services.
Anyone using or currently have been using within the past 5 days the following medications: Accutane, Retin A, Renova, Differin or Avita cannot receive waxing services.
Anyone having just receive a microdermabrasian or an acid peel cannot be sugared in the area that has been treated.
Regarding Herpes simplex I or II. Anyone with a history of Herpes I or II has been advised that sugaring service may cause and outbreak to resurface.
+ WILL MY SUGARING SESSION BE PAINFUL?
Sugaring does pull hair directly from the root which will result in some discomfort. Different stages of your menstural cycle can also make sugaring more or less comfortable. If you come in frequently, not only will less hair grow but it will also become more comfortable with each session.