The airbrush tan is applied in two coats. The first coat is a light to medium color depending upon your starting skin color. After the first coat is applied, adjustments can then be made for the second coat to reach your desired level of darkness.
At this point you should consider doing Velocity Tanning’s exclusive “Ultimate Spray Tan.” After having applied two coats you tan in our booth for 5 minutes. This allows your pores to open and for the spray solution to set deeper into your skin. Additionally, this instantly dries you and prepares you for a third coat. This costs an additional $10.00 and is strongly suggested, for it will increase the life of your tan and give you the option of a deeper, darker, and more natural appealing tan.
To prepare for your airbrush tan you will want to shower and exfoliate before your appointment and arrive at the salon with your skin clean and free of any moisturizers or lotions, make-up or deodorant. The airbrush tan takes about 20-30 minutes to apply and requires an appointment. After your airbrush tan you must wait a minimum of six hours before showering or working out.
Most people choose a full body tan, but you may also have just your legs done, or just your upper body (upper chest, neck, face and arms) for certain dress events.
If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
-Please note: these are general guidelines only. Speak to your Spray Tan Technician for more details.
-Exfoliate thoroughly and moisturize the day before your tan is to be applied. This will remove dead skin and provide a new, smooth surface for your tan.
•Shave or wax and moisturize the night before your application NOT THE SAME DAY! •Remove contact lenses and jewelry prior to application. •Remove make-up, moisturizer, perfume and deodorant before your application. •It is recommended that you wear dark loose fitting clothing. Solution washes out of most clothing very easily but tends to stain nylon and lycra materials, therefore dark colored underwear is recommended. Be careful after your tanning appointment of wearing long boots as these can make your tan patchy on your legs.
-Leave your tan for at least 6 hours and overnight if possible before showering or taking a bath. This allows your tan to develop. For an additional $5.00 try our new 1 hour solution. Shower in as little as 1 hour after being sprayed.For an additional $5.00 try our new 1 hour solution. Shower in as little as 1 hour after being sprayed.
•Avoid wearing socks or shoes after your tanning session as sweating can inhibit the development of your tan. Sandals are a good choice. •Avoid applying moisturizes or deodorants. •Avoid wearing tight clothing for at least 5 hours. •All swimming, showering and vigorous exercise must be avoided for at least 5 hours as this can inhibit the development of your tan. •Don't shave until 12 hours after your treatment. •Don't sit on light colored fabrics until you've showered or taken a bath.
-Remember. When you take a shower or a bath you will probably see some color wash off. Don't worry. This is quite normal as it is excess spray solution that your body was unable to absorb. You will be left with a gorgeous tan.
Maintaining the Tan
-It is recommended you follow these general guidelines to maintain your tan:
•Moisturize regularly (use oil-free moisturizer). •Avoid long hot baths and showers as these speed up exfoliation. •Pat your skin dry after a bath or shower. Rubbing your skin may rub off your tan. •Avoid swimming pools or sea water as these can reduce your tan.