Frequently asked questions

 

How far will you travel?

Washington, DC:

As of July 2016, we no longer service the DC Metro area.

Lexington, KY:

We service all of Fayette County.  We will travel to Scott, Clark, Bourbon, Woodford, and Madison Counties but additional travel fees may apply.  Please contact for specific pricing.

How do I prepare for my tan?

- Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!  Use a dry sponge or loofah to slough off any dead skin cells.

- Waxing should be done at least one day prior to the tan and be sure to cleanse the waxed area prior to the tan to remove any remaining residue (wax, oil, moisturizer) left from the service.

- Manicures, pedicures and massages should be completed prior to the tan and again, cleanse the body to remove any residue left behind by these services.

- Remove any makeup, perfume, deodorant, and moisturizer prior to your tan.  These items will prevent the tan from developing evenly.

How long will it take for me to see color?

You will see color immediately.  This is from the cosmetic bronzer in the solution, a tool that helps the technician see where you have been sprayed.  The tan itself takes 24 hours to fully develop.

How long before I can shower?

You MUST wait a minimum of 8 hours before you shower or sweat.  No exercising, washing dishes, or running errands in the rain during those 8 hours.  We recommend waiting a full 24 hours before showering.  This allows the tanning solution to really penetrate into your skin meaning you should get a few extra days out of it.  Most clients that shower after 8 hours are able to maintain the tan for 5-7 days.  Those that wait 24 hours before showering typically get 7-10 days out of the tan.

What should I wear during and after my tan?

You are free to wear as much or as little as you're comfortable wearing during your tan but know that if you wear a garment, you will have a tan line.  Bathing suits, bras, panties, or going nude are all acceptable.  Please avoid garments with strings (bathing suits that tie).  It's recommended that you wear loose, dark clothing or a robe after your tan so the tan develops evenly. 

Will the color stain my clothes?

The bronzer on your skin will come off on clothing, bedding and upholstery and although it will wash out, we advise throwing a sheet or towel on your furniture because it's easier to wash a towel than a couch cushion.  The bronzer will rinse off during your first shower and after that, no color will transfer.  Avoid wearing "dry clean only" garments until after your first shower.

Will the tan make my house or body smell?

We chose our solution because it not only creates a beautiful tan, but it barely has a fragrance.

How do I get my tan to last?

- When you shower, use warm water, not hot water, and soap on your hands, not a washcloth or loofah.  Pat dry with a towel, don't rub your skin.  The goal is to be as gentle with you skin as possible.  The tan will fade with the natural exfoliation of your skin so the goal is to keep that process from happening.

- Hydrate!  Drink plenty of water because the more hydrated you are on the inside, the more hydrated your skin is on the outside.

- Moisturize twice daily, more in the winter months as the air tends to be drier.  Avoid anti-aging products and moisturizers containing alpha-hydroxyl acids, alcohol, ethanol, and mineral oils as these products promote cell turnover or can be drying.  Natural, organic coconut oil is a great moisturizer and will not break down the tan.

- Avoid soaps that contain lauryl/laureth sulfate (SLS).  Think gentle, basic, natural!

- The chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs will fade the tan quickly and should be avoided.

Will the spray tan protect me from the sun?

No, the spray tan will not protect you from the harmful UV rays of the sun.  Please use an oil-free sunscreen. 

My face seems to fade quickly.  Is that normal?

The face is usually the first thing to fade because we typically wash our faces more often.  If you notice this happening, you can apply a cosmetic bronzer to even the color between your face and your d√©colletage.