FAQ

Sunless Solutions endeavour to give you the best advice possible. We've put together a list of the most frequently asked questions and provided you with the best advise possible, to make your business a success and your clients happy.  

ARE SPRAY TANS SAFE?

Yes completely but Sunless Solutions recommends ALL therapists wear a mask along with offering all clients a mask. REMEMBER to record on your clients records if the client declines to wear a mask. Please ensure you are working to current Covid guidelines.

The use of DHA has been approved for use within the beauty industry for the past 30 years, no adverse reactions have been reported other than minor skin irritations on people with sensitive skins, please always carry out a patch test prior to any tanning products.

HOW LONG WILL THE TAN LAST?

Depending on the preparation your client does beforehand, their daily skin regime and life-style, the tan can last between 7-10 days. A tan will fade just as a natural sun tan does. For best results advice your client to MOISTURISE to maximize the life of their spray tan as DHA is commonly known to dry out the skin and dry skin will shed shortening the life of the tan. Oily moisturisers will remove and break up the tan very quickly. We recommend Rapid 60 minute mousse to top up your tan at home.

 

CAN I HAVE A SPRAY TAN READY FOR MY HOLIDAY?

A spray tan prior to holidays is a very common request.  However, a spray tan might not last as long whilst on holiday because:

  • Oil can speed up the removal of a spray tan, therefore bear this in mind when applying suntan oils, it will remove your tan quicker than usual.  This said, we still recommend that you protect our skin with sun protection, it's better to remove your tan quicker than risk burning or damaging your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

  • Chlorine will bleach and speed up removal of your sunless tan. We recommend that you do not spend long periods of time in chlorinated water, always pat the skin dry after being in water.

  • Sand will naturally act as an exfoliator, whether you are walking on the sand or swimming in the sea, it will speed up the removal of your tan.

Remember spray tan solution does not contain any SPF, always ensure you are fully protected.

WILL I GO ORANGE OR STREAKY?

Spray tanning products are now far more advanced and the superior quality of our ingredients helps to eliminate the ‘orange tan’ associated with Spray Tanning. By following our Professional Spray Tan Training, streaky tans are virtually a thing of the past and remember our team will be there should you require further assistance to your spray tanning technique.

HOW LONG WILL MY TREATMENT TAKE?

The actual spray tan application will take between 10-15 minutes. It takes under 30 seconds to set up your TAN IN TENT and a few minutes to set up your spray tan machine. Your whole appointment should take no more than 20-30 minutes. It is possible to reduce treatment time by completing the Client Consultation Card prior to the treatment.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

We recommend you offer your clients disposable underwear, such as G-strings, however most clients may to opt to wear their own underwear, we recommend dark coloured and old underwear in case staining should occur. Remember to offer your client a disposable hair cap to help protect tan adhering to heavily bleached hair.

CAN A SPRAY TAN BE REMOVED?

The colour produced by a tan does not wash off; it simply fades as the upper layers of the epidermis wear away. You can try to speed the exfoliation process by gently scrubbing with an exfoliant. DO NOT OVER SCRUB! 

WHEN CAN I APPLY ANOTHER SPRAY TAN?

Although there is no time frame, we recommend 5-7 days after the first application. The skins cells are ready to be exfoliated and recommend a scrub prior to your appointment.

CAN I SPRAY TAN A MAN?

Yes. Adjust the spray flow adjuster on the gun so you have more air, less solution coming from the gun or you may find holding the spray tan gun a little further away from the skin and moving slightly faster helps too. If you have droplets of tan still visible on the hairs after your first coat blow over with air from the hose/gun to help dry the solution, you may find that this area may need a second coat once it has dried because it may be difficult for the solution to penetrate through to the skin due to the hairy zone. Tanning a bald man is the same as tanning any other area of the body, however, we would suggest that you adjust the spray flow so that less solution is coming from the gun and remember to buff/blend around the ear section. We would recommend a man wears old boxer shorts/disposable boxer shorts during their spray tan application.

WILL A SPRAY TAN PROTECT ME FROM SUNBURN?

No, a spray tan will not protect you from sunburn, you must protect your skin using a suitable suncream with SPF protection.

 

CAN I HAVE A SPRAY TAN READY FOR MY HOLIDAY?

A spray tan prior to holidays is a very common request.  However, a spray tan might not last as long whilst on holiday because:

  • Oil can speed up the removal of a spray tan, therefore bear this in mind when applying suntan oils, it will remove your tan quicker than usual.  This said, we still recommend that you protect our skin with sun protection, it's better to remove your tan quicker than risk burning or damaging your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

  • Chlorine will bleach and speed up removal of your sunless tan. We recommend that you do not spend long periods of time in chlorinated water, always pat the skin dry after being in water.

  • Sand will naturally act as an exfoliator, whether you are walking on the sand or swimming in the sea, it will speed up the removal of your tan.

Remember spray tan solution does not contain any SPF, always ensure you are fully protected.

Sunless Solutions Spray Tan Training Course is an ideal way to earn an extra income to an already existing beauty business or if you simply looking to make some earn money that works around you and your family, a Spray Tan Training Course is quick and simple to complete, below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive prior to attending one of our Spray tan Training Courses. 

With over 20 years of experience in the spray tan industry Sunless Solutions have put together a comprehensive Spray Tan Training manual to cover all aspects of the Sunless tanning industry.

 

We endeavour to share our wealth of knowledge in the industry with every trainee and want to offer our full support to enable you to grow and turn your new skills into a lucrative business.

 

HOW IS A SPRAY TAN TRAINING COURSE TAUGHT?

Once you have purchased the Sunless Solutions Spray Tan Course you will be sent a link to activate the ‘theory’ section of the training course.  The theory section is sent to you as an online training section, you are free to work through the training modules at a time that suits around you and your busy lifestyle, you can even stop and re-start this section of the course.

 

Once you have completed the theory section you will attend one of our training centres to complete your spray tan course.

WILL I REQUIRE A SPRAY TAN KIT TO ATTEND THE COURSE?

No, you do not require a spray tan kit to attend a Sunless Solutions spray tan course.  Your trainer will provide everything you need to complete your course.  However, if you want to start tanning as soon as you have finished your spray tan course then Sunless Solutions have put together some cost-effective spray tan kits https://www.sunlesssolutions.co.uk/spraytankits

which contain everything you need to get started in the sunless tanning industry.

 

IS THE SUNLESS SOLUTIONS SPRAY TAN COURSE ACCREDITED?

Yes, the Sunless Solutions spray tan course is accredited by Professional Beauty, which enables you to obtain Public Liability insurance.  At Sunless Solutions we highly recommend the following companies for Public Liability insurance.  (add links to Public Liability 

 

WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE FOLLOWING MY SPRAY TAN TRAINING COURSE?

Yes, you will receive a Certificate to confirm you have trained with Sunless Solutions

 

WILL I BE ABLE TO SPRAY TAN IMMEDIATELY AFTER MY SPRAY TAN TRAINING COURSE?

Yes, you will be competent enough to carry out a full body spray tan, however we highly recommend that you carry out a number of trail spray tan tans on friends of family prior to charging clients for your services.  You will have the option to join a monthly zoom call where the CEO of Sunless Solutions, Lisa Young will answer any questions that you may have following your spray tan course.

 

WHAT WILL THE SPRAY TAN TRAINING COURSE ACTUALLY COVER?

The course will cover the following areas of spray tanning:

  • COSHH, Patch Testing and Contra-indications

  • DHA in the media

  • Skin structure and how spray tan solution work on the skin

  • Our Spray Tan Solutions

  • Colour charts and choosing a solution to match your clients skin tone

  • Spray tan equipment such as spray tan cubicles, Spray Tan machines, spray tan disposables

  • Our new machine washable and tumble dry safe spray tan cubicle

  • Preparing and setting up your equipment prior to tanning

  • Frequently asked questions and Sunless Solution top tanning tips

  • Public Liability Insurance

 

WILL I CARRY OUT A SPRAY TAN OR JUST WATCH ON THE DAY OF THE SPRAY TAN TRAINING COURSE

Yes, you will carry out a full body spray tan under the supervision of your Sunless Solutions Tutor.  If you are on a group spray tan course, you will normally carry out a spray tan on the other learners on the course.  At Sunless Solutions we do understand that not everyone will want to get undressed in front of other members of the group,  if you would prefer to provide a model to spray tan then you can arrange this prior to the course with Sunless Solutions Head office.  We want to put everyone at ease at every stage of your Spray Tan Course.

 

HOW DO I OR MY MODEL PREPARE FOR OUR SPRAY TAN PRIOR TO OUR SPRAY TAN TRAINING COURSE?

24 hours prior to your training course you or your model will need to:

  • Exfoliate

Exfoliate 24 hours prior to your spray tan to remove all dead skin cells.  Exfoliating products may contain oils and could therefore hinder the tanning process.  Ensure all traces of the product must be fully removed.

  • Remove excess hair

Hair removal should be done 12-24 hours prior to tanning to allow the pores to close.  The cosmetic bronzer and tanning products may sit inside open pores and cause a ‘black spotting’ appearance.

  • Moisturise

Moisturise the skin paying special attention to any areas such as elbows, knees and top of the feet

  • Pedicures/Manicures

Pedicures and manicures should be done a day before your spray tan application.  Massage oils will cause a problem with the tan’s development.  If a pedicure, or manicure, is done after the spray tan it will remove the tan from this area and can cause streaking.  Stick to polish change only on the day or day after your tan.  Ask your therapist to be careful and do not use lotions or oils.

 

TOP TIP:

If you don’t have time and have to shave on the day of the tan, make sure you have not used a razor that has an Aloe Vera or moisturising strip razor head.  Recent media clips show ladies with stripes up their legs, these can be a result of the moisturising strip head causing a barrier between the skin and the tans development

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO ON THE DAY OF MY SPRAY TAN TRAINING COURSE TO PREPARE FOR MY TAN?

  • NO moisturiser should be applied to the skin on the day of your course.  Moisturiser can cause a barrier and the tan may not process its full potential

  • NO deodorant. 

  • NO Make-up

  • NO tight fitted clothes

This does include socks.  It is always best to wear dark loose fitted clothes following your spray tan, flip flops are ideal for after your spray tan

  • Remember your spray tan bikini or underwear, however, the trainer will have disposable thongs available should you wish to use these.

 

 

HOW WILL I REMEMBER WHAT POSITIONS MY CLIENTS NEED TO STAND IN TO DO A SPRAY TAN?

You training manual has pictures and written advice for how your client needs to stand during a spray tan.  You will also be given access to the Sunless Solutions Student area where you will find a client position chart for quick reference there is also a video you can watch on the student area.

 

WILL I KNOW WHICH TYPE/COLOUR OF SPRAY TAN TO USE ON DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES?

Yes, Sunless Solutions will explain the difference between our standard 8-hour development spray tan solution and our rapid express spray tan solution.  There is also a colour chart which gives advice on which solution to use for fair skin, Pale skin, Milky white, freckled, very light brown, olive, dark brown and black skin tones. The colour chart will also be available for quick reference in the student area.

 

WILL I KNOW HOW TO WORK A SPRAY TAN MACHINE?

Yes, your tutor will demonstrate the various spray tan machines Sunless Solutions supply https://www.sunlesssolutions.co.uk/spraytanmachines, you will be taught to set up your spray tan machine correctly, cleaning and trouble-shooting and will be able to have a play with the machines prior to carrying out your first spray tan.

Sunless Solutions have hand-picked a variety of machines to fit every budget but we have also taken into account machines that are reliable and offer a professional finish to your spray tan, the spray tan machines we offer are:

  • Tan.handy spray tan machine

https://www.sunlesssolutions.co.uk/product-page/handy-portable-spray-tan-machine

  • Elite Compact spray tan machine

https://www.sunlesssolutions.co.uk/product-page/elite-compact-w610

  • Tan.Lite Spray tan Machine

https://www.sunlesssolutions.co.uk/spraytanmachines

  • Aura Allure Spray Tan Machine

https://www.sunlesssolutions.co.uk/spraytanmachines

 

 

WILL THE COURSE COVER AFTERCARE OF A CLIENT'S SPRAY TAN?

Yes, during your spray tan course your tutor will cover Aftercare and what to tell your clients to maintain a perfect spray tan

WILL THE COURSE COVER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE FROM SPRAY TANNING A CLIENT?

Yes, Sunless Solutions will teach you to troubleshoot your clients tan, for instance:

  • Why is my spray tan solution coming out green

  • Why has my client got white spots on her skin after a spray tan, Tinea Versicolor 

  • Spray tanning a client with larger breasts

  • Spray tan cracking on the legs

  • Age Spots

  • Vitiligo

  • Spray tan and Sunburn

  • Tanning the knees

  • My spray tan fan is not coming out correctly, Spray tan plate positioning

 

 

 

 

 

Still have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us on sales@sunless-solutions.co.uk