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Essential Spray Tan Knowledge

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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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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Understanding Undertone

Just like its DHA percentage strength, a spray tan’s undertone is one of its defining features. These undertones can come in a variety of colors—any color you can dream of actually—from deep, fiery reds to dazzling honey-gold hues and everything in between. Let’s discuss each undertone individually, examine its unique characteristics, and discover what types of tans they help create. We’ll start with the very first undertone that we created: rose tones. Rose: Rose undertones are designed to breathe a […]

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Tips on Determining Skin Type

The Fitzpatrick Scale is used by dermatologists and estheticians to determine how your skin reacts to the sun by identifying your skin type, and thus their DHA threshold. Now, finding the correct skin type is not as simple as it may initially seem. There can be fair-skinned clients who might not burn at the beach, and darker-skinned clients who are sensitive to sunlight: it all depends on the variables in their genetic predispositions. The best way to be sure is […]

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How long do spray tans last?

How long do spray tans last? 5 to 15 days. Pretty easy, right? Now comes the tricky part: how to get your tan to last out to that 15 day mark instead of just lasting 5. For that, I have good news and bad news: The bad news is that, chances are, you’re the one preventing your tan from lasting 15 days. The good news? I’m the one who’s going to help you change all that. You can thank me […]

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Will Spray Tans Turn you orange? And other Spray Tan Questions Explained!

There are so many misconceptions about spray tanning. Most of these stem from the early days of spray tanning when DHA was new and blended into self-tanners that turned out some very interesting colors or from spray tan booths that give a very fake all-over coat of heavy spray tan solution. The good news is that there are now spray tan solution manufacturers who actually know how to properly formulate DHA, and there are HVLP machines used by spray tan […]

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