These are some of the most frequently asked questions about custom airbrush tanning. Feel free to contact us if your question has not been answered below.
What is a custom airbrush tan?
A. A custom airbrush tan is the most natural looking sunless tan without being exposed to UV rays from the sun or tanning beds. Each tan is completely customizable and delivered by a certified specialist, rather than an automated booth. You can expect an even, natural looking tan immediately (if you choose the bronzing solution), but the color will continue to develop for up to 12 hours! Your tan can last anywhere from 5-10 days depending on your activity level and maintenance of the tan.
How does mobile custom airbrush/sunless spray tanning work?
A. A certified custom airbrush specialist will come to your desired location with everything needed for the service. We recommend having a well ventilated area for the actual spray tan. After a brief consultation, the specialist will apply the sunless tanning formula, you will be dried and should you choose, dusted with one of our quick dry finishing powders. The solution is an all natural, anti-aging formula made with antioxidants and pure botanicals. It contains a cosmetic bronzer derived from walnut extracts along with the main ingredient, DHA (dihydroxyacetone). DHA is a non-toxic sugar derived from sugar cane and sugar beets and reacts with the amino acids on your skin's outermost layer to create a browning effect.
How long does the application process take?
A. In Salon- The Quickie session takes 15 minutes. All of the other spray tan options are booked for 30 minutes.
In Home- Each session takes 15-20 minutes (including set up & break down).
How long does a sunless spray tan last?
A. The length of your spray tan depends on a few different factors, such as, how you prepped your skin, your skin type and your activity level (multiple showers, working out, exfoliation, sweating, etc.) For highly active individuals, we recommend that you get sprayed every 5-7 days (once a week), but the solution has been known to last as long as 14 days!
Does the solution leave behind a mess?
A. The Infinity Sun system is a one-of-a-kind mobile spray tanning machine, with the least amount of overspray. For in home sessions, the area in which you will be sprayed is protected by a tent your custom airbrush specialist supplies during every visit. The cosmetic bronzer (if you choose the bronzing solution) may come off on clothing, towels, or sheets prior to your first post-tan shower. If you wash your items promptly, you shouldn't have a problem with staining, but we recommend wearing dark, loose clothing. Please stay away from coming in contact with silk, leather, or suede before your first shower as these items may stain.
Do you customize the spray tan solution to each skin type?
A. During your appointment, your artist will consult with you to decide which solution will work best for your skin type and lifestyle.
Classic Bronzer is what most clients will use when they want to see immediate color and do not want to wait for the sunless tanner to kick in. The color is rich & natural. We recommend anyone brand new to spray tanning do this. This bronzing solution delivers a beautiful color with a slight reddish undertone, making it seem like you were actually in the sun.
Clear is used when a client is concerned about some of the bronzer transferring onto their clothing, towels or sheets. In this case they are not concerned with immediate results and are happy for it to develop gradually. An example may be a bride who is concerned about getting bronzer on her wedding dress or someone who gets sprayed and plans to go to bed immediately after (and doesn’t need immediate color).
Ultra Dark aka our rapid solution..pretty much sums it up. This rapid developer is so rich and immediate, clients have the option to shower in just 1 hour or for darker results, however, it continuously deepens over a 12 hour period. This solution absorbs & dries quickly leaving your skin feeling hydrated not sticky. We aren't surprised with how popular this color has become amongst our guests!
What is this Finishing Powder I keep hearing about?
A. You are in for a treat! Remember back in the day when you would get a spray tan and walk around like a robot then yell at anything looking to come and touch your freshly bronzed bod?? Well folks, those days are behind us with our new quick dry finishing powder. It's a hypoallergenic, talc and paraben free, proprietary blend of cosmetic grade powders and micas that were designed to be used in conjunction with spray tan formulas. Immediately following a spray tan, the powder is applied allowing you to get dressed, feeling completely dry and best of all, look amazing! The bronzer from the spray tan doesn't get all over your clothes or car seats like it has in the past. The powder eliminates that post-spray sticky feeling, leaving a beautiful shimmer and a clean fresh summery clean scent.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pregnant or Nursing?
A. Spray tanning offers an alternative to UV tanning and has been deemed safe for pregnant women by the March of Dimes. They recommend that you spray tan on a small area of the body first, as your skin can become more sensitive during pregnancy. Although there have been no reports of side effects, pregnant women should always consult with their physician prior to receiving a sunless tan. Nursing mothers may should cover their breasts...trust us been there done that!