Blush Beauty use a variety of high quality rapid spray tans – meaning you can shower from 2-4 hours after application (no more messy sheets!). Alternatively we do offer a spray tan that you can sleep in.
Our spray tans provide a beautiful bronze tone no matter what your skin type. Spray tanning involves a high powered spray gun which is used to apply the tan in a mist all over your body. Included in the solution is a bronzing agent “colour guard” which means your therapist can see exactly where they have been to ensure a perfectly even coverage.
Our spray tans have specific base colours in them to ensure that they won’t look orange, but instead will offer a natural looking bronze glow.
Our spray tans have the following benefits:
- Organic DHA – perfect for sensitive skin and eco-friendly
- All natural, no parabens, sulphates or alcohol
- Infused with argan oil for extra hydration
- Smells divine – no chemical odour
- Fantastic range of take home products
- Lasts 5-10 days
Make sure you shower and exfoliate well the day before or day of your spray tan to help ensure the lasting length of your tan. Do not apply any moisturisers or fragrances prior to your tan as these can act as a barrier for the tan on your skin. If you normally shave, make sure you do this prior to coming in.
Wear loose, dark clothes to your appointment as you don’t want anything tight that will rub where the tan is developing on your skin. For females – if you can go without a bra afterward for a couple of hours, all the better. Bring jandals or similar open-toed shoes to wear afterward.
The better you care for your spray tan, the longer it will last. Make sure to listen to the time frame your therapist has told you to leave the spray tan on for. This might be 2-4 hours or could be up to 8 for overnight. With some tans the longer you leave it, the darker you will be but be sure to follow what your therapist has advised depending on the tan they have used.
Try not to get caught in the rain following your appointment as raindrops may distort where the tan has been applied and you may end up with small white dots where the rain has landed. Likewise, avoid washing your hands or feet following your treatment until the 2 hour mark has been reached. Try not to get too hot and sweaty immediately afterward (no gym sessions or running until after you have showered!). Until you shower, wear loose baggy clothes to ensure the tan can develop freely.
Once you have showered, you will notice the bronzer washing away, leaving you looking tanned and glowing underneath. From this point on hydration is the key! Please note: the tan will continue to develop even after the shower, so do not be alarmed if you’re not as tanned as you expect to be. The tan will continue to develop over the next 12-24 hours. Keep skin well moisturised following your treatment as this will increase the length of the tan as well as ensuring that it fades evenly and doesn’t become patchy. Try and use a non-abrasive skin wash so that the tan is not stripped away by the chemicals in your soap or shower gels. Utilise our after-care products to extend the life and quality of your tan.
As the spray tan needs to be applied by a therapist, you will need to get undressed to some degree. We provide the option of a disposable g-string, although you are welcome to wear your own underwear if that makes you feel more comfortable. Or nothing at all if you don’t want any bikini lines.
We don’t recommend this for two reasons – firstly the wax residue means that it is difficult to apply the spray tanning solution evenly to the waxed areas. Secondly, because your pores will have opened slightly during the wax, we don’t think it’s a good idea to spray any solutions directly on the skin at that point. We recommend you have waxing done the day before if possible.
I’m having the spray tan done for a wedding or other special occasion and am worried as I’ve never had one before. How can I be sure I will like it?
We recommend coming in for a practice tan 2 or 3 weeks before the big day. That way you have an opportunity to see what it’s like, feel comfortable with the therapist and rebook with the same person prior to the actual event. Also, make sure the therapist knows when the wedding is as we will be able to advise on the best timings to do your spray tan (especially if you’re fitting it around manicure and pedicure appointments as well as the many other commitments you may have on the days leading up to your event).
Everyone has heard of someone having a disappointing spray tan experience. Generally there are 4 possible reasons for this: Lack of therapist experience, poor-quality spray tan solution, a cheap spray tanning machine…or not following the before and after-care advice. We do everything we possibly can to ensure that every single tan we provide is an awesome one. At Blush Beauty it generally takes at least 3-6 months with a new therapist before we let them loose with a spray tan machine on clients!