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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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12 More Common Spray Tan Problems And How To Fix Them!

There are already so many misconceptions about spray tanning, so let’s do our best to make sure that we are not adding to any of these harmful stereotypes! Just like with sun tanning, spray tanning is affected by the choices that you make. A sun tan can look healthy, or it can look terrible depending on what you did (stayed out in the sun too long, put on sunblock in patches); similarly, a sunless tan can be ruined by not […]

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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 Myths About Spray Tanning

Myth: A Spray Tan Looks Unnatural This is by far the most pervasive myth about spray tanning, and the worst part about it is that it was once true—making it that much harder to put this myth to bed. Because a spray tan solution needs to be formulated correctly to give a realistic looking tan, and because solutions can be manufactured by people who are less than unqualified, there are a lot of solutions with colors that are slightly off—or […]

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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 Common Spray Tan Problems, and How to Fix Them!

There are already so many misconceptions about spray tanning, so let’s do our best to make sure that we are not adding to any of these harmful stereotypes! Just like with sun tanning, spray tanning is affected by the choices that you make. A sun tan can look healthy, or it can look terrible depending on what you did (stayed out in the sun too long, put on sunblock in patches); similarly, a sunless tan can be ruined by not […]

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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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Do I Need an Extraction Fan for Spray Tanning?

An extraction fan can be a great weapon in your arsenal. As the name suggests, the fan’s purpose is to collect any excess spray tan particles and purify the air as you work. This not only provides that extra level of professionalism to your business, but also provides a nice atmosphere for you and your client to work together in. Why should I get an extraction fan? No matter the business, if you are working in a confined space you […]

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How to Remove a Spray Tan

I hope, for your sake, that you are only reading this article due to curiosity.   If you’re reading this article because you desperately need to learn how to remove your spray tan then you have my sympathy, but luckily I can help! How does a spray tan actually tan my skin?   Much like a bad date that won’t take a hint, a terrible spray tan can linger for days. This is due to the active tanning agent in […]

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How Do I Set Up a Spray Tan Tent?

The Co-founder of our company, Mitch Bloom, challenged me to set up and take down a spray tent, “Just so I could have the experience.” I’ve heard they were difficult to deal with, but was sure that I could handle it: I nearly lost an eye (and my temper). I’ve decided to put together a short article about my adventure. Moving it to my “set up” spot I had two spray tents that I tried out. One was the kind […]

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How much space do I need to do a spray tan?

You don’t want your client feeling cramped and uncomfortable during their tan, at the same time you want to make sure that you aren’t wasting space in your salon. If you have a mobile spray tanning business it’s important to know ahead of time if any furniture is going to have to be moved. Luckily, spray tanning doesn’t require much space at all! A general rule that I tend to go by is this: do I have enough room to […]

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Part One: How Do I Get The Best Spray Tan?

Maybe you’ve been spray tanning for years, maybe you’re new to the industry–either way you may be undermining your work by not achieving the best results possible. I’ve talked to salon and spa professionals, mobile business owners, skincare consultants, and using that information have come up with a quick list that may help you get the very most from your spray tan. Here are some steps to easily remember to ensure that your clients are getting the most out of […]

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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 Three of: What is the Best Spray Tan Machine and Equipment?

Experience matters: Make sure that the company specializes in highly recommended spray tan machines. If they don’t, then the machine was probably not engineered by someone with any experience in the spray tan business. (Simply: would you trust a plumber to give your clients a facial peel? Of course not, so why trust a copycat company to create a well-designed spray tan machine?) How loud is too loud for your spray tan machine? Ask yourself this: Do you want your […]

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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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