By Appointment Only!
Basic Spray Tan ~ $30
A Basic Spray Tan includes your personalized skin color profile to assist in choosing your perfect color, a warm body wash to help open the pores & your barrier cream to stop over development.
Premium Spray Tan ~ $40
Get the full Spray Tan experience & pampering with our Premium Spray Tan! This includes your personalized skin color profile to assist in choosing your perfect color, a warm body wash to help open the pores, your barrier cream to stop over development, a pre-tan exfoliation & skin balancing to ensure an even development of your spray tan color & lastly it also includes a post-tan hydration spray that helps your spray tan to develop evenly & to its fullest potential. The post-tan hydration will also help to lessen the appearance of the splotching & streaking as your spray tan wears off over the 7 days.
Basic ~ $80
Premium ~ $110
Al A Carte Menu
Pre-Tan pH Skin Balancing ~ 5
Pre-Tan Exfoliator ~ $10
Post-Tan Hydrating Spray ~ $5
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DO I WEAR?
As you prepare for your sunless tan, be sure to wear loose fitting, dark clothing and no jewelry. Tight clothing can run or smear bronzers, especially around the knees, elbows, chest & waist. Keep in mind whatever clothing you wear during your sunless spray session will create tan lines. So, if you want that perfect glow with no lines … go naked! Our professional spray tech is comfortable with whatever you choose to wear!
DON’T BEFORE YOUR SPRAY SESSION?
Deep penetration of the solution is key to a beautiful lasting color! So, don’t create a sunless barrier by applying anything to the skin. Avoid applying lotions, creams or perfumes prior to your session. This includes moisturizers, makeup & deodorant. Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products or in-shower moisturizers. Be sure to complete any waxing, shaving or use of depilatory creams no later than 24 hours prior to your spray session.
HOW SUNLESS TANNERS WORK?
Sunless tanning sprays, gels, creams, and lotions color the skin without exposure to ultraviolet exposure. The main ingredient in such products is C3H6O3, or dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA is a simple sugar derived from sugarcane, sugar beets, and the fermentation of glycerin. The colorless 3-carbon sugar compound binds with the first layer of skin, the stratum corneum. These “dead” skin cells lack a nucleus and organelles, and are thus unable to reproduce. However, the dead cells still contain keratin, an amino acid responsible for skin coloration.
When DHA chemically reacts with the keratin in the skin cells, there is a resulting darkening effect. These pigments, called melanoidins, range from yellow to brown, just like the natural melanin of found within the skin’s layers.
THE MAILLARD REACTION?
This reaction is known as the Maillard reaction also known as “nonenzymematic browning”.
It can be influenced by several factors such as skin type, thickness, pH levels, medications and dryness of the skin. The total composition of the sunless tanning products greatly influences consistency, hue, intensity of the final tan.
To optimize this reaction certain conditions need to be met. As far as skin condition is concerned, it is important that exfoliation is carried out to remove loose/dead skin from the surface. This allows the sunless product to be applied to the freshest layer of skin, allowing for an even application and prolonging the tan.
The reaction is also affected by pH both on the skin and in the product itself. Sunless products begin to develop within 3-4 hours after application, and continue to darken as long as 24 hours after they are applied.
The intensity of the color is dependent on the proper pH balance of the skin, the formulations concentration of the DHA, along with the natural skin color and tone.
The “sunless” color gradually fades as the dead skin cells flake off, typically within a 4-7 day period depending on the individual and the proper skin maintenance. Prolonged water submersion, swimming in pools, or heavy sweating can lighten the tan by accelerating the shedding process.
WHAT ARE SOME TIPS TO MAXIMIZE THE PERFECT TAN?
Refrain from showering as long as possible, ideally for 24 hours. As with all DHA products, sunless color begins showing development approximately 4 hours after application and continues to darken up to 24 hours after. If you must shower before the 24 hours has lapsed, do so using a warm water rinse only! The use of soap can inhibit the full development of the DHA. Never fear, cosmetic surface bronzer will wash away during the first shower. Note :: Chlorine can cause fading.