Spray Tans are INCLUSIVE!

Spray tans are meant for everyone—no matter your skin tone or preconceived notions. “I’ve tanned everyone... it’s about that extra glow, it’s about that extra confidence. It’s not necessarily about being darker… it works on everyone’s skin. A tan fits everyone and everyday.” – Words could never be truer. Coming from a natural redhead with fair skin and freckles. Sun is not a friend! A little but of Summer looks good the whole year long. (spray tan addict confessions galore!)

Exfoliating Before a Spray Tan is KEY!

The first thing you need to do before heading to your spray tan appointment is to exfoliate. Exfoliation is key to getting the best results from your self tanner/spray tan. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, which then reveals the fresh skin underneath. This fresh skin is primed and ready to absorb the spray tan solution evenly and deeply. This means that you’ll have a more even tan and for longer. Go exfoliate! You can thank me later!

You Should Avoid Using Lotions Or Showering Before Your Spray Tan- Just don’t!

Lotions and oils can act as a repellent to the tan. It’s acting like a film that prevents the tanning solution from reacting with the amino acids on the skin.

Pro tip: Ditch the razors with the moisturizing strips right before a spray-tan. Those strips have the potential to create a barrier on your skin, which will not allow the DHA (stuff that makes you tan 😉) to settle properly and therefore creating streaks. Dollar razors for the win!

Nobody wants those pesky black dots on their legs. This happens due to your follicles opening and the bronzer settling in to create the black dots for about a week. (Totally defeating the perfect bronze vacay skin color) !! If you must shower before your appointment, I suggest a cold water rinse only.

Pro tip: Exfoliate outside of the shower, using a mitt, dry brushing or a nice homemade sugar scrub.

You Don't Have to Go Hundred percent nakey If You're Uncomfortable!!!

A spray-tan salon is a judgment-free zone, but if going fully nude sounds a tad scary, you can wear a bathing suit or underwear. Some people think tan lines are sexy, and that’s great, just make sure you’re getting the exact tan line you want. This is your time to shine. Do what makes you smile..those are contagious!

Use Soap When You Shower After A Spray Tan
I know I know…everyone says not to. If soap is going to take away your tan, its stripping more than color away. The type of soap is key. We love Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap.

After a spray tan, remain in loose-fitting clothing. Depending on what percentage of DHA is used, you should shower somewhere between six to eight hours after and use soap. (Believe it not, some people avoid it altogether after a spray tan, which is simply not necessary-After washing your beautiful bronzed glow (don’t worry, the color of the water will make your think your tan all rinsed away…it did not. That is just bronzer. You will continue to develop as the next few hours go by! Rinse your whole body and sponge away any dripping water after you step out. This will prevent those icky runs from appearing on your legs and back. No one likes that!


Post-tan, we recommend coconut oil which will preserve the tan. Spray tan lives on top of the skin, so keeping skin well-moisturized will ensure the tan stays even and lasts!


Ooh la la where did you get that tan???

Once you’ve had enough spray tans or found a specific artist and studio you trust, it becomes much easier to understand what works for you. Try taking notes on your phone before and after each spray tan, noting what products you used, how long you waited to shower, what DHA percentage the artist used, etc.

That’s how I run my business. There are notes in everyone’s accounts — What did this person tan for? When did they come in? What did they use… There isn’t an exact formula that’s going to give everyone the perfect spray tan every time. It’s a variable of all of these details. Each person has to find what works for them. Tan line or no tan line? Shower sooner or later? Coconut oil or lotion? Once you find your perfect spray tan equation, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to look and feel more radiant. We do this part together!

Let’s get you bronzed! 😊