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.
WHAT DO YOU ADVISE ABOU SUN TANNING ON HOLIDAY?
Spray tanning solutions contain no SPF and provides no protection from UVA or UVB ray. Although the skin will still tan through a spray tan it is advisable to wear sun protection cream with a high SPF.
The sun can dry out the skin; this may result in a premature loss of a spray tan. Moisturiser can help to eliminate the dryness of the skin.
Chlorine is a bleaching agent (found in swimming pools) and will fade the tan rapidly
Sand will act as a natural exfoliator and may remove or reduce a spray tan.
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.
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