Advantages of Airbrush Tanning

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You know a friend of a friend who swears by airbrush tanning, but you’re not sure if it’s worth the hype – or the money? We’ll let you in on some of the advantages of airbrush tanning.

  • No risk of UV damage!  The sun, and it’s synthetic friend the tanning bed, use UV rays to penetrate your skin and give you a tan. But that penetration also comes with risks. The sun can cause damage ranging from a sun burn to skin cancer, including discoloration & sun spots, wrinkles, and rough, leathery texture. Airbrush tanning completely eliminates these risks because there are no UV rays involved. At all!
  • Low allergy risk. Our formulas are 100% organic, vegan, and cruelty free. They don’t irritate the skin the way some harsher formulas can.
  • Covers skin blemishes. Airbrush tanning can help even your skin tone and reduce the visibility of varicose veins, cellulite, and stretch marks. You’ll also look healthier, younger, and slimmer with a little bit of color.
  • Naturally fades. Unlike some self-tanning creams or sprays, an airbrush tan will not peel off and leave blotches.
  • Looks like the real thing! An airbrush tan isn’t a stain or dye. It won’t leave your skin looking orange. It’s a natural compound that does the work, so a natural look is your result.
  • Won’t ruin your clothes. Unlike some home tanning products, airbrush tanning formulas wash out easily if you get some on your clothing.
  • Quick & affordable. It’s not often you can get so many results in under 20 minutes and less than $40.

Still have any questions? Check out the rest of our blog for more info on airbrush tanning and when you’re ready to book, give us a call! Shine Salon in Denver (Wash Park):  (303) 722-4040

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First Time Tanners Welcome!!!!

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There’s a first time for everything! If you’ve never had an airbrush tan before, you might be nervous or curious about what’s involved. Don’t worry, we’re here to make it as comfortable and easy as possible. Here’s what you can expect….

First off, make your appointment. If you’re here in Denver, give us a call at 303-722-4040 to set a time. You can come to us (we’re located in Washington Park) or you can make an appointment for us to come to you! We have a mobile tanning station that we can bring to your home if you prefer the comfort and convenience of tanning at home. Mobile tanning is quick, clean, and a fun girl’s night/bachelorette/birthday/pre-prom party activity too – get everyone together and get a tan!

The day before your appointment, exfoliate your whole body. You want to remove the top layer of dead skin so that you don’t waste solution on skin that flakes right off. Use an exfoliating body wash or scrub down with a washcloth or an exfoliating brush for the best results. Your tan won’t look as even or last as long as it should if you skip this part! Shaving, waxing, facials, manicure/pedicures, massages, and laser treatments should all be done before your tanning appointment. Make sure your skin is as clean as possible before you come in – don’t use any oils, perfumes, or lotions before your session as these can block the solution from penetrating your skin and affect your tan.

When you come in, you’ll meet with your technician and discuss your skin tone and how dark you want your tan to be. Feel free to ask any questions you might have! Trust me, we’re heard it all so don’t be shy! We want you to be as comfortable as possible. The actual tanning process is short and sweet. Wear whatever you’re comfortable with. Some people wear swim suits during their sessions, some don’t. We’re professionals, don’t worry stripping down. We’ve seen it all! Your technician will ask you to move and pose so that they can evenly spray your body. It feels like a cool, light mist and the entire process will be over in roughly 15 minutes or so. The solution dries quickly, but sometimes you might notice a smudge or two on your clothing. We like to recommend that you wear loose, dark clothing if you can, but don’t panic –  the bronzer easily washes out of most fabrics!

After your tan, try to stay dry for at least 8 hours. Avoid showers, pools, and exercise while your tan sets. You’ll also want to keep your skin moisturized. Apply moisturizer daily in the morning and evening to help keep your tan as long as possible. When your skin gets dry, it flakes off and will take your color with it, so keep it smooth and hydrated! Avoid soaps and moisturizers that contain AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) as well as chlorine from pools/hot tubs whenever possible. Long hot showers and baths might also dull your tan. so keep ’em short! You can also apply tan extender solutions that contain DHA – these will help your tan last even longer! We sell these as well, just ask your technician about it.

Then just sit back and enjoy your tan! If properly maintained, your spray tan will last up to 10 days – possibly even longer if you apply an extending solution! Most people are surprised by how quick and easy the whole process is and how great the results are. So don’t be nervous – give it a try!