How does an airbrush tan work?
DHA is an acronym for dihydroxyacetone. It is a clear 3-carbon sugar that reacts when applied to the skin. A chemical reaction with amino acids in the surface cells of the skin producing a tan-like effect. Most people want instant color, therefore an mineral bronzer is added to the formula to achieve an instant tan. Throughout the next 8 hours your DHA Tan will develop, making the outermost instant bronzer appear really dark. When you shower, you will see the bronzer wash down the drain and your DHA tan will look natural and beautiful.
What tips can you give me for the perfect DHA Tan?
The ideal tan preparation for airbrush tan would be to shower, shave and exfoliate. Hydration is crucial, and drinking lots of water and moisturizing daily will help your tan application looks its best. Remember to come to your appointment without any products at all on your body. Lotions, deodorant, and makeup will block the DHA from reacting to your skin. Be sure to wear loose clothing because tight clothes rub the fresh DHA off.
How long will my airbrush tan last?
The length of your tan depends on several variables. The first being which base tan you choose. Excessive sweating, exfoliating, shaving, swimming, and dehydration will fade the color more quickly. Things that can help the tan stay fresh are: daily moisturizing, staying hydrated, and washing with light washcloths instead of anything harsh or abrasive, patting dry after a shower.
How do I choose my color?
The best possible scenario is to schedule a 72 hour tan. You will be airbrushed with a light to medium color application and then go home and shower. You will then be airbrushed with the second application within 72 hours of the first application. On the second appointment you and your technician will discuss going darker or staying the same. In all cases, it is important to get the second application because with out the #2 you will lose color quickly (days).
Fantasy Tan is a sugar base stain that will not turn you orange. This tan was made popular by the “Dancing with the stars” TV show. They publicly stated that they use it and love it!
THE ONION AND THE EGG?
In Europe it is common to dye eggs brown with boiled onion water. What occurs is a chemical reaction between the sugar in the onion and the protein in the egg. DHA based tanning solution is the sugar and your skin has protein; that's how it works.
Same Day Back to Back -$45
For this base tan, you can come in and receive your tan in one 20-30 minute visit. Both coats are applied one right after another. You can achieve the same color in the SDBB tan as the 2 in 72, but it doesn't last as long. The same day tan lasts about 7 days.
Everyone is different when it comes to airbrush tanning. A tan can last almost 2 weeks on some people, but on those who work out, swim, or sweat a lot the tan loses color much more quickly.
Face & Hands only -$11
Face, Arms and Legs only - $30
Touch up tan - $35
(Must have some base tan left)
Touch Up Tan Package- $115
A client can purchase a touch up tan package that includes four touch up tans for
only $115. This is recommended for clients that regularly receive touch ups.
What can I wear during my appointment?
Women: Most women choose to tan topless and opt to wear a thong, bathing suit bottom or panty with which they are comfortable with where the tan line would be. You are welcome to wear a bra, one piece bathing suit or any other undergarment. Please realize, just as if you were tanning in the sun, where ever you are wearing clothing you will have tan lines. Women do have the option of tanning fully nude if the tan lines are going to be problematic.
Men: Men are required to wear some fashion of underwear. Whether that be boxers, a speedo, or briefs that is up to him. Swimming trunks are fine, but not recommended as it will leave a significant portion of your legs untanned.
**We ask that you remove all jewelry. We will provide you with nose plugs and a hair guard to protect your hair.**
WE CAN NOT TAN
OVER A SUNBURN
Booking your appointment
We recommend you come in for your Fantasy Tan one to two days before your event. We do not book tan appointments same day as your event. You will also want to make sure that any waxing, manicure or pedicure appointments are at least 24 hours before your tan. If you are looking for a weekend or evening appointment please book up to a week in advance as we book up quickly.
Day of your appointment
Skin prep- We ask that the day of your appointment you shower, shave and exfoliate really well. Pay close attention to your hands, feet, elbows, knees, and shins.
DO NOT USE MOISTURIZER OR LOTIONS THE DAY OF YOUR TAN.
If it is possible to avoid make up and deodorant that is preferable. If not, please let us know when you come in if you have any of these on.
DO NOT SHAVE WITH CONDITIONER!
After your tan appointment
Ideally, you will be able to leave wearing dark loose clothing and no bra. If you are unable to avoid wearing a bra immediately after your appointment that is okay, just not preferable. Any type of jeans or tight leggings are also not preferable after your tan. You will need to avoid sweating and showering for the first 8 to 10 hours after your tan so the solution has ample time to develop into a beautiful tan.
Our Same Day Back To Back tan can be expected to last 5-7 days. To help your color last as long as possible we recommend daily moisturizing, exfoliating and shaving only when necessary. Patting dry when you exit the shower instead of rubbing and avoid excess perspiration.
*Moisturizing is very important in tan maintenance.*
Con's Organic Spa
lash lounge & expert lash school
2301 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072