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Topic: Understanding Spray Tanning

5 Tips for the Best Looking Spray Tan

An important fact to remember when spray tanning is that the life of a sunless tan is dictated by the speed with which you shed dead skin cells. This cycle can be anything from 5 to 10 days. The longer your client’s spray tan lasts, the happier they will be and more likely to return. However, it is important to educate your clients when it comes to guaranteeing them a fabulous tan without the sun. Follow these steps for the […]

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Top 10 Things to Look for in a Spray Tan Solution

It should come as no surprise that spray tan solution is an integral part of a spray tan business. Many would argue that it is the most important part in fact. Here are ten things to understand and look for when determining which solution is best for your spray tan business. 1. Find a spray tan solution that DOES NOT contain Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera and tanning solutions don’t mix. Most spray tan solutions contain Aloe Vera, but don’t be fooled […]

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Difference Between a Rapid Tan and a Traditional Tan

Rapid tans work by decreasing the contact time DHA requires for it to activate and begin to darken your skin into a tan. This is done through a closely guarded acceleration process, where the solution ingredients are specifically formulated to create this faster release. Rapid tans provide the same lasting tan as expected from a traditional tan, but with the added convenience of being able to be rinsed off hours earlier. Rather than having to wait 8, 12, or more […]

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What Are Spray Tan Bronzers?

Bronzer is the ingredient that provides that instant tan look to a client before the DHA in the solution has a chance to begin actually tanning their skin. There can be a lot of misunderstanding about bronzers; here are a few of the most common questions we’ve encountered: What is a spray tan bronzer made out of? Bronzer is typically made from either cosmetic or food grade dyes. Food grade dyes provide a better, more individually tailored color over the […]

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How DHA works

A lasting tan from a spray tan solution would not be possible without one magic ingredient. That ingredient is called Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA for short. Dihydroxyacetone is a colorless 3-carbon sugar derived from sugar cane and sugar beets, and it actually looks, tastes, and smells just like powdered sugar before it’s used in a spray tan formula. Throughout the years, we’ve answered thousands of questions regarding DHA. Here are some of the most frequently asked: Is DHA Safe? Yes, DHA […]

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