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AIRBRUSH SPRAY TANS

Are you wearing a gorgeous tan to your next event?

Spray tanning is the perfect fix for weddings, special occasions, vacations and more.

​Call the salon at 816-361-2999 to schedule a

Love Your Body Airbrush Spray Tan for only $50!

The LYB airbrush spray tan last 3-5 days depending on your at home maintenance. The Hot Spot artist that sprays the tan on personally takes all your modesty concerns into consideration. We do our utmost best to make you feel comfortable and at ease with your level of exposure. It takes about 20 minutes to do a full body spray tan.
 

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At The Hot Spot a Love Your Body spray tan experience is a combination, a blend between one’s natural skin color and the color generated by the DHA. Therefore, each and every clients tan will be different, creating your own natural color results.

 

We operate with stringent quality control and you can be assured that in addition to using the leading products on the market, Josephine has access to top training, equipment and qualification in spray tanning.

 

Josephine can answer any questions you have, before, during or after your treatment. Here are some of the more common questions that are asked about spray tanning.

PREPARATION

Pre Tan

Exfoliate and moisturize 24 hours before your spray, paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles and problem dry areas.

 

Paint nails and toenails, especially if artificial.

 

Wax/shave at least 48 hours prior to your spray. This allows the pores time to close. Dotting in pours may appear if not adhered to.

 

The entire 24 hours before your spray avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products or in shower moisturizers.

 

Please don’t apply moisturizer, perfume, deodorant or make up on the day of your spray.

Post Tan

MAINTENANCE

Wear dark loose clothing. Tight clothing or underwear may cause marks.

 

Wear flip-flops or loose fitting shoes.

 

Shower lightly in lukewarm water ONLY,

after the first hour for a light to medium tan.

 

Use plain water and don’t use shower gel‘s, scrubs, shampoos or loofahs during the first 24 hours after your spray.

 

Pat dry after your first shower.

 

Avoid sweating and don’t exercise or swim for the first 24 hours after your spray.

 

Try not to touch your skin during development time. After your tan, Josephine will show you that your hands are clear of tanning solution.

You need to be aware that once this has developed, nothing will remove it from your palms.

 

Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize some more. Morning and night.

 

After day five, exfoliate daily to help your skin absorb even more moisturizer and keep it looking and feeling gorgeous.

 

Long exposure to water and sweating from exercise will fade your spray tan. Your outer cells will start to soak up water which dilutes the effect of the tan. The longer you are in water the lighter your tan will get.

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WHAT IS SPRAY TANNING? HOW DOES IT WORK?

Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), to your skin using a specialist low pressure spraying machine. DHA is a colorless sugar. It interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown color.

 

Most spray tans contain an instant cosmetic bronzer that gives you a color when you are first sprayed. These instant cosmetic bronzers will wash away after your first shower and have no impact on the end result of your tan. It’s not the amount of cosmetic bronzers that make the individual solutions darker from one another, it’s the amount of DHA in the solution that creates varying results.

 

The spray tan will contain various amounts of DHA depending on the solution you choose. The DHA starts to activate immediately a percentage of this process is complete after the first hour yet the actual tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours. All the cosmetic instant bronzers will wash off when showering. Josephine will tell you how long to wait until you can bathe or shower depending on your skin color and how dark you want your tan. The longer you leave it on, will result in a deeper darker tan.

WHAT MAKES DHA PRODUCTS SO GREAT?

Josephine has tested and used DHA products over the past 10 years. All tanning solutions are fragrance free and contain active salon quality DHA.

IS IT SAFE?

YES. It is MUCH safer than exposing your skin to the suns rays and you still get that great tanned look. DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in the personal care industry for over 30 years. No adverse effects have been reported other than minor skin irritations on allergic people, which are extremely rare. If you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products please arrange a skin patch test first with Josephine.

HOW LONG DOES MY SPRAY TAN LAST?

Your spray tan will last approximately 5-10 days depending on your daily skin care regime and lifestyle. A spray tan fades just like a tan from the sun. As your skin sheds dead cells, your tan will fade. So the key is to moisturize.

CAN YOU USE TANNING BEDS OR TAN OUTDOORS WITH A SPRAY TAN?

YES. You can do both if you choose, but you need to remember that a spray tan, whilst it looks gorgeous, does not give you any protection from the sun’s ultraviolet light.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY TANNING SESSION?

To get the best results from your spray tan, you need to remove your dead skin cells by exfoliating 24 hours prior to your treatment. This means the DHA solution can get straight to work on new skin cells, and give you a longer lasting tan. Make-up and deodorant can also affect development and should be removed before tanning. Do not use moisturizers 24 hours prior to your treatment as they act as a barrier to the spray tan solution too and can cause uneven, streaky effects.

HOW IS A SPRAY TAN BY JOSEPHINE DIFFERENT TO A MISTING BOOTH?

Everywhere you look, there are promises of a smooth and flawless professional tan, but only one treatment can truly delivered: the spray tan by Josephine. Why?

 

Misting booths mean you have to contort your body within the booth to cover each area. One wrong twist by you can spell a double spray (extra color) or no spray (no color). Having Josephine to guide you through the process allows for custom control each and every time.

 

Spray tanning with a quality product and it done by Josephine, gives you a precise tan, applied smoothly and equally. Special care can be given two problem areas such as knees, elbows, hair and blemishes, giving you a tan that is natural and streak free.

DO I HAVE TO GET NAKED?

NO. It’s entirely up to you. If you don’t want to get naked, we suggest you wear old dark underwear or a swimming suit/bikini that you don’t mind staining. Josephine keeps a range of disposable underwear available for you to use.

HOW DARK WILL I GET?

There are different strengths of DHA and Josephine will advise you of the best one for your skin tone, bearing in mind how dark you want to go. The darker you can naturally, the darker you will turn with a spray tan. Josephine recommends leaving your spray tan on for 1-4 hours before you lightly shower and quick dry, for a lighter shade OR 8 to 24 hours for a deeper shade.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AFTER MY SPRAY TAN?

Wear loose fitting, dark colored clothing and flip-flops as some of the bronzer can rub off on your clothing. Shoes can cause your feet to perspire, affecting the final results. Natural fibers like 100% cotton tank tops, jumpers or sundresses are the best. Any color that does rub off on your clothes can usually be washed out during a normal wash cycle. Bear in mind that any materials have a potential to stain.

WHAT ABOUT STREAKING AND/OR TURNING ORANGE?

Josephine is experienced in producing streak free tans and will ensure that the right solution is chosen for your coloring. We have a selection of colors to choose from for a natural look and lasting results.

WHO SHOULD NOT GET A SPRAY TAN?

Anyone who is allergic to self-tan or who has breathing difficulties. If in doubt or if you have further questions, please speak to Josephine before your appointment.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY SPRAY?

At your session, Josephine will ask you a number of questions and then fill in a consultation card for you. Then Josephine will give you a few minutes to get undressed (or change into your underwear if you choose) and remove jewelry.

 

Josephine is experienced and qualified, and will explain what is happening at each stage. During your spray you will see a dark chocolate color on your skin. This is a color guide consisting of instant cosmetic bronzers for Josephine to see while spraying. The tanning actives begin to work immediately after application. It will develop over the next few hours into a gorgeous spray tan. These instant bronzers are only temporary and will wash off during your initial shower. This is not necessarily the color you will be after the full developing time of 24 hours.

 

Your first shower should be a lukewarm water rinse only. Do not use soap or hot water during your first shower.

 

After your first rinse, you should know that the tanning actives continue to work within the skin and deepen in time replacing the cosmetic bronzers as they washed away during the first shower. Please note that everyone’s skin is very different and the personal pH balance of your skin will affect the end color results.

 

If you are concerned about the difference in color that you see during your session, apply a tanning sticker or piece of clothing that will leave a tan line after the spray. This gives you the ability to visually see the results once sprayed.