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How Do Rapid Tans Work?

Rapid solutions are a more convenient way to spray tan. They still produce the same flawless results you expect to see with a traditional tan, but allow you to wash off in a fraction of the time, meaning you can get back to being you quicker. After you’ve rinsed the bronzer off you can exercise, go dancing with your friends, and even get caught in the rain without having to worry about ruining the development of your tan! How long […]

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Why Did My Spray Tan Solution Go Green?

I have experienced this and I’m sure you have too. You open your bottle of spray tan solution, pour it into your cup, or spray it on your client and notice that your solution is as green as Oscar the Grouch. The process by which your solution turns green (or blue) is called oxidation. Most spray tan solution bronzers are made from three bronzer colors, using either Cosmetic or the higher quality Food Grade color additives: Red, Yellow, and Blue. […]

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5 Reasons To Avoid Oil in a Spray Tan Solution

Sometimes this job can be very hard I like oil. I love oil. But when it comes to a natural-looking, healthy spray tan solution, I hate oil. While oil is great in skincare products, it can ruin the experience and result of a spray tan; making it about as useful as a concrete parachute.   1. Dries way faster without oil You could stand around in front of a fan, feeling like you just got sneezed on by a camel […]

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6 Reasons Why Alcohol is Bad in a Spray Tan Solution

Almost everyone loves a good drink, but everyone loves a good spray tan; many companies try to combine the two. I know! At first I was excited too: just open your mouth and get your spray-tan-drink on! Unfortunately it isn’t the right alcohol, and even more unfortunate is that alcohol can drastically affect your spray tan.   1. Dries out the skin Here’s a quick bit of logic for you: Alcohol can leave your skin very dry. Very dry skin […]

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8 Reasons Why Fragrance Oils Are Bad for Your Spray Tan

When I was growing up, all those years ago, I remember going into the shopping malls and walking through the beauty section with all the free sprays and sample perfumes and colognes. The next day, after sampling the various fragrances on my neck and the back of my hands, my skin would be irritated and red. For years I never attributed that to the fragrances I put on my skin the day before. I blamed it on the wool lining […]

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How quiet should my spray tan machine be?

Close your eyes. Imagine you’ve just walked into a room. It’s warm. You’re welcomed by a smiling consultant. You are lead into a quiet room, and asked to make yourself comfortable. There is soft music, something you might easily fall asleep to. Your consultant returns, smiling, wielding a roaring, snarling chainsaw. Okay, now open your eyes; I have two questions for you: 1. Would you find something as loud as a chainsaw relaxing when you are being beautified? 2. How […]

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Spray Tan Before and After Care

There is an epidemic spreading within the spray tan business. It’s the leading cause of streaks, runs, cracked tans, fast fades, “lizard skin”, post-shower let down. It’s also the main reason why you might have to keep giving out free spray tans to keep your clients happy. Making sure your clients are taking care of their skin is important; making sure your clients are taking care of their skin before and after they get a spray tan is absolutely crucial. […]

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Top 4 reasons a spray tan does not set properly

You are the professional in your field. Your customers come to you because they trust you; that trust could be broken if it seems like your spray tanning is not producing the results that you promised. There are several ways that a spray tan could be damaged, and what’s especially frustrating is that some of it can be out of your control. You can tell your clients to exfoliate until your face turns blue, but if they still won’t exfoliate […]

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What is a Spray Tan Bronzer?

Bronzer is the ingredient that provides that instant tan look to a client before the DHA has a chance to begin actually tanning their skin. It is a great tool that can be used on many occasions, and this article is here to help guide you through its many uses.   Who gets bronzer-only tans? A bronzer can be formulated for extreme muscle definition for body builders, or more subtly for dance competitors and beauty pageant queens so that you […]

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What is DHA?

DHA, or Dihydroxyacetone (that’s a mouthful!), is a substance refined from beets and sugar cane into a fine, white powder. This powder is then mixed into a super-secret formula! Seriously though, this formula is designed to counteract the DHA’s natural drying effects while also controlling how much it tans your skin. Think of it this way: if I made a mixture of DHA and water and you dunked a finger into it, that finger would pretty much instantly become orange. […]

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Part Two of: What’s the Best Spray Tan Solution?

Look for FDA approval The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is your friend. They keep you from digesting poison, and that’s good in my book. If the solution you are looking at does not have FDA approval, it could mean that there are ingredients in that solution that you don’t want to tango with. Sure, you may be fine if you use it, but why bother taking the risk? Wouldn’t it be better just to have the peace of mind […]

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What’s Better for my Spray Tan Business: a Spray Tent or a Backdrop?

This question is really less about what’s better and more about what’s more convenient. Really, you have to ask yourself which would be easier for you to set up and take down, which would work better for your business, and which would be more comfortable for your client. I won’t lie: I’ve heard some horror stories about the set up and take down of spray tan tents, as I’m sure you have as well, but not every tent is the […]

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Part Two of: Where Can I Find Organic Spray Tan Solution? Organic Checklist

Not sure what you should be looking for in an organic spray tan solution? Below is a checklist to help you out: √   Hypoallergenic—Over half of all Americans have allergies. It’s your choice: risk an allergic reaction or avoid worrying altogether. I don’t know about you, but I sure know what I would prefer if I had a choice between suffering an allergic reaction and getting a spray tan that was healthy and natural. √   FDA approval—Simply put: if the […]

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Why Does my Spray Tan Smell Like a Fast Food Restaurant?

Often when customers look into spray tanning, they try to find where they can get the most bang for their buck—and who can blame them? Many think that smelling like a grease fryer is just the price you have to pay for a spray tan; surprisingly though, the type of tanning product you choose will determine whether or not you come out smelling like a burnt French Fry. So what goes into these tanning products that make me smell like […]

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Will Spray Tans Make You Orange?

It’s not hard to guess why people don’t want a tan that leaves them looking like they belong in a Tropicana bottle. Unless there is some strange fruit fetish going around, your clients want a tan that looks like they just came from the beach, a relaxing vacation—or maybe they don’t want anyone to be able to pinpoint what’s different, but they still want their friends to notice that something is different. There is a subtly in spray tanning that, […]

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Why did my Spray Tan Solution Turn Green?

Why a spray tan solution goes green Ask any professional who has been spray tanning long enough and they’ll tell you about the dreaded “green” solution. It’s something that has plagued spray tanners the world over, but how does it happen, how can you tell when it does happen, and how can you avoid it? As manufacturer’s of a premier spray tan product, we have the answers you need! Talk about your lucky day! Question:Why did my spray tan solution […]

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What to look for in a spray tan solution? What’s the best spray tan solution?

There are so many spray tan solutions out there that even our heads start spinning sometimes! Each company has it’s own spin and it’s own reasons why you should choose their product. Most of those reasons are based solely on color, but color isn’t the only thing you should look into when determining what spray tan solution to use. Here are a few other factors you might not have thought to check for: OilOil-based solutions are heavier, stickier, and tackier […]

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What are Organic Spray Tanning Serums?

Aviva Labs Organic Serums are supplemental drops for your already stunning Aviva Labs spray tans. “Beauty Today Health for Life”: as our company motto states, we want to offer beautiful tans today, and the serums will help your clients maintain and nourish their skin for long-term health as well. We all know that the results of maintaining a healthy lifestyle are not immediate, but rather that the benefits accumulate over time; likewise, our Organic Serums are not instant gratification drops. […]

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Summer Skin Care

The sun can do a number on your skin, and caring for it becomes even more important: Read up on proper skin care, and some great products to sell during the summer months! In the winter, everybody and their mother focuses on protecting their skin with moisturizers and exfoliants, body scrubs and special treatments at the spa. In the summer, many of us don’t even think twice about it: our skin only needs the extra love in the winter, right? […]

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Understanding The Aviva Product Line

Original: As the name suggests, Original was our first solution, and remains, to this day, one of our most popular solution lines. Original contains a red undertone and is designed to perfectly mimic the tan achieved by fair-skinned clients who have natural red or pink undertones. If your client fits into this category and is asking for the most natural-looking tan for their skin type then Original is definitely the way to go. But it’s not just for your fair […]

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