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How to Spray Tan Bodybuilders and Fitness Competitors

Spray Tanning Tips for Bodybuilding and Fitness Competitions We’ve all seen the pictures of guys and gals strutting their stuff on stage looking like they just climbed out of the La Brea Tar Pits, or that one with the really pale face whose body looks like a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar. “I would never want to look like that for a competition,” you say to yourself. Well guess what: Neither do they! Yes, there are some competitors who prefer to be […]

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6 Types of Clients and How Each Affects Your Spray Tan Business Success

Thankfully, the world is filled with different types of people. For your business this can be either a godsend or a constant source of irritation—depending on which types happen to live nearest your business. Like Blanche DuBois from a Streetcar Named Desire, spray tanning has always depended on the kindness of strangers. Similar to a large beat up van whose driver is giving out free candy and puppies, sometimes these strangers can be more trouble than they are worth. In […]

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Do Guys Spray Tan?

One of the largest untapped client bases in the spray tanning industry is men. Chances are good that many of the women you already spray tan are married or dating a potential future tanner! Traditionally, the most popular use for sunless tanning for men has been in the form of competitive bodybuilding and fitness competitions. Unfortunately this is also the source of one of the most prominent stigmas for why men don’t spray tan. Because most of the photos of […]

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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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How To Spray Tan A Bald Man

The idea of spray tanning a bald man scares a lot of people. They are worried that the tan won’t match, and when the tan is in such a visible area it’s perfectly acceptable to be a bit nervous about tanning your first bald man! Luckily the technique is actually quite easy and can be done quickly: good news if you’re on a tight schedule!   Before the tan: Make sure he hasn’t shaved his head within the last 24 […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Prom Season

Making the most of your prom spray tan season doesn’t have to mean booking so many appointments that you can’t remember what sleep feels like, though that is a part of prom spray tan season! It can also be about getting the most out of each spray tan session–this is your opportunity to win a new client, and possibly as many as two or three, just with one client initially wanting the service! So how do you work this magic? […]

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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 to Spray Tan Bodybuilders and Fitness Competitors

Becoming a competition spray tanner can be both a very rewarding and a very stressful undertaking. It requires tons of dedication, hours of hardwork, and lots of homework. For all that effort though, the rewards can be tremendous. A single competition spray tan service can cost from $100-$150. Before your eyes fill with dollar signs though, you have to familiarize yourself with the nuances that differentiate competition spray tan services from regular spray tans. UNDERSTANDING THE COMPETITION TANNING INDUSTRY Even […]

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