How does airbrush tanning work?
The Tan Banana uses a sunless tanning solution containing DHA, custom blended for your skin tone and preferences. DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is a sugar based derivative that has been approved by the FDA for over 30 years. It reacts with the outer layers of your skin to create a natural looking tan in 6-10 hours. The immediate color you see is a cosmetic bronzer that mimics the color you will see in the coming hours (bronzer free solution also available). Do not be alarmed if you see some color rinse off during your first shower, this is only the bronzing agent. Your tan is still in tact!
How long does it take?
The combination of top of the line equipment, quick drying solution, and a hightly skilled technician make sunless tanning a breeze. A full tan can be completed in around 5 minutes!
What should I wear?
You can wear as much or as little as you like. Our salon features a private tanning area where you can feel comfortable undressing as much as you like.
Note: A small amount of overspray is expected on garments worn during spray application. Bronzing additives usually wash out, but there is always a chance of staining. We also recommend wearing dark, loose fitting clothing after your tan to avoid any transfer of product.
How long will my custom tan last?
A custom spray tan should last anywhere from 5-10 days. Proper skincare before and after will directly effect the length of your tan. Remember to always exfoliate, avoid lotions and perfumes, and remove makeup before. After tanning, moisturize and use gentle soaps or body washes. With the use of our Infinity Sun Extender products, tans can last an additional 3-5 days!
I am tanning for a special event. When should I make my appointment?
We recommend tanning the day before a special event or occasion. If possible, schedule your appointment in the evening before and wait until the morning to rinse off. This gives the tan time to develop with little risk of accidental smudging or transfer of product while you are sleeping. Also, please keep in mind your entire pre-event beauty plan when making your appointment. Facials, massages, and exfoliating manicures or pedicures are best done before tanning to prevent uneven wear of your tan.
Is it safe to spray tan while pregnant?
Spray tanning has been deemed safe for pregnant women by the March of Dimes, and it’s much safer than tanning alternatives. The March of Dimes does recommend that you test a spray tan on a small area of the body first, as your skin can become more sensitive during pregnancy and spray tanning agents could cause a reaction. Though the risks have not been scientifically tested, the sugar and mineral based ingredients in sunless tanning solutions are an indication that there are little or no risks involved. Of course if you have any concerns, please contact your doctor first.