New to Air Brush Tanning? No Problem!

Spray tanning is a form of self tanning (or sunless tanning) where a fine mist is sprayed onto your body.This mist has an ingredient in it called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that interacts with your own skin’s chemistry to turn it tan, or bronze.

This temporary effect generally lasts from 3-7 days and is completely safe for your skin (although it doesn’t provide any protection against the sun’s rays).

The results you can get from tanning sprays are generally very good. Spray tanning technology and products have come along way. Expect nothing less than a natural looking tan.  We offer many shades to ensure you have the right color tan. Many celebrities and models prefer spray tanning over just about anything else to get the color they desire.

The spray tan is administered with a air brush gun. These look similar to a paint gun that painters use on your house!


Spray tans tend to peak on the 2nd or 3rd day, plan ahead when considering what day to schedule your spray tan. Try to make your spray tan appointment for a time that allows you to shower before your appointment.

Many People get spray tans for a variety of reasons…

-To maintain a nice tan (Some people come once a week)

-Vacations

-Weddings/ Parties / Holidays

-Photo shoots

***If  you plan getting sprayed for a special event, be sure to get a test spray prior to event

Product Information

***Norvell Products

We have three different colors of spray tanning solution.

1. Light “natural” tan

2. Medium

3. Venetian dark

With these solutions you need to wait 6-8 hours before showering to ensure you get a nice dark color. 

Spray Tan Prep (What to do before you arrive at salon)

v Shave/Hair removal 1-2 days in advanced

v If possible, exfoliate and moisturize everyday leading up to the day of your spray tan (2-3 days)

v Do not wear any lotion, deodorant, oils, or make-up day of spray tan (remove before spray tan)

v Be sure to get a mani/pedi prior to spray tan (Products used on skin may remove spray tan)

v Be sure to wear loose, dark clothing and easy slip on shoes

***If you are planning on coming directly from work and are unable to exfoliate/ take off lotion and deodorant, we sell exfoliating mitts ($7) and make up wipes ($1.50).

Spray Tan After Care

v First shower after spray tan use lukewarm water (not too hot), do not use any soaps (besides on necessary areas, stay away from bar soaps), sponges, loofahs or wash cloths.

v Proper hydration is what will make your glow last, but an oil-rich formula will make it slip right off. Use a very basic lotion that isn't oil-based, and moisturize in the shower or right after.

v Pat dry skin after shower, do not rub

v Do NOT start moisturizing until AFTER you shower, this can streak your spray tan and cause it to develop uneven. (With the rapid tan start moisturizing the next day)  Many lotions that are sold at the mall and drugstores may smell great , but they contain alcohol and other drying ingredients that will not be good for your tan or your skin in general. A great body lotion is a key factor that will help you get more than a week + out of your tan compared to just a few days!

v Do not shave until 24 hours after tan, it may cause streaking

v Stay completely dry until 6-8 hours after spray tan (No swimming, sweating, stay out of rain)