Airbrush Tanning FAQ

We know finding an airbrush tanning artist and knowing how the process works can be somewhat overwhelming. Let us break down all you need to know about how it works, the process, and what you can do to prepare and care for your glow! 

How does a spray tan work? (the science!) 
Airbrush tanning solution contains a chemical known as Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). When applied to the skin, it reacts with the amino acids of your skin to produce your tan.  It does not absorb into your body, it is only on the top layer of your skin.  While it sounds strange applying a chemical to make your skin darker, DHA is FDA approved and completely safe.  The solution is sprayed as a light mist with an airbrush tanning gun by a certified airbrush tanning artist. 
How long will my spray tan last?
Airbrush tans will lady anywhere from 5-7 days. Your skin sheds just like your hair. As your skin sheds, your airbrush tan will start to come off.  Proper prep and aftercare can drastically increase the life of your tan! You may also purchase a tan extender lotion or mousse that has a very small amount of DHA in it, that will help add an additional 2-3 days to your tan. 
Do I have to be naked? What can I wear?
We know it can be terrifying stripping down in front of a complete stranger. This part should be the furthest thing from your mind, even though quite often we see it coming up as a top concern.
The short answer; NO! You do not need to be fully nude for your session. You can wear panties or swimsuit bottoms and go topless, wear a full swimsuit; whatever makes you feel most comfortable! We just ask that you please keep in mind tan lines.  If tanning for a special event or vacation, you may not want to have certain lines.  
I do require all male clients to wear something (either boxers, briefs, or swim trunks) during our sessions. 
How long will my appointment last?
From arrival to completion, the whole process should take approximately 30 minutes.  
Where do you perform the service?  Do I need a special room in my house?
All we need is a little space and an easily accessible electrical outlet.  We have done tans in garages, backyards, kitchens and living rooms or bathrooms.  Whatever is the easiest for you.  
Can I tan when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Absolutely!  Spray tanning has been shown to cause no harmful effects to pregnant women or their babies.  However, each woman's situation and health can be different, we always suggest checking with your doctor if you have any concerns. 
For breast feeding mamas, we supply nipple covers/stickers to prevent tanning solution from being applied to those areas.  This process is done mostly to prevent your baby from getting a tan face after feedings!  If you will be requiring nipple coverings, please mention when booking,
What do I need to do to prepare for my tanning session? 
For all prep and aftercare instructions, please click here.