Blondie's Salon & Spa

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Spray Tanning

How long should my tan last?

The average result is 7 to 10 days of color. Factors such as skin type, activities, and maintenance can cause your results to vary. Ask your personal tanning consultant for more info on how to maintain your tan.

Is it safe?
Yes. The main ingredient in our sunless tanning product is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA is a simple non-toxic sugar. It is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane. DHA is FDA approved. If you have any health conditions or concerns, you should consult with your physician prior to your first appointment.

How long does a tanning session take?
On average, a full body session takes about 10 minutes (not including setup time).

How should I prepare for my appointment?

  • Exfoliate your skin prior to your appointment. This promotes even coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan by removing dead skin that would otherwise flake off.

  • If you plan on waxing, wax at least 8 hours prior to your appointment and avoid waxing after the tan.

  • Avoid wearing makeup/moisturizer as this acts as a barrier to the spray.

  • Wear whatever you are comfortable with (suggested attire is dark-colored underwear or swimsuit). The cosmetic bronzer may rub off on clothing/sheets, however it will wash out of most fabrics. Nylons, lycra, silk, and leather should be avoided until your first post-tan shower (minimum of 16 hours after tan).

Can I still go out in the sun or tan in a tanning bed?
Yes, however be very careful not to burn your skin. The spray tan does not protect your skin from the sun, so you should apply sunblock or take other preventative measures to avoid burning your skin. If you do burn and peel it could make the spray tan look uneven, so be cautious.

Will the spray tan cover up my tattoos or hurt them in any way?
No, the spray tan is safe for your existing tattoos and it will not cover them up.

Will I turn orange?
No, you will not turn orange. The orange color some people have experienced after a spray tan is due to low grade tanning solution. Blondie's Tan & Spa uses a high grade tanning solution. If you're still not convinced, check out our client photos.

Maintaining your tan

For best results, we recommend maintaining your tan with our full line of after care tanning products. These products are designed to prolong and enhance your sunless tan. Other tips:

Avoid mineral oil, AHA's, retinols and other exfoliants. Excessive scrubbing and/or friction may cause the tan to fade unevenly. Chlorine from pools and hot tubs may cause premature fading.