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A: A Mystic (automated) tan is applied by a machine. The client goes into a booth where tanning solution sprays out of various nozzles. This may be good for people who are too shy to be sprayed by a person. A custom airbrush tan is applied by a spray tan technician - by hand. This is best for people who wish to get a tan that is suited to their individual needs. Airbrush technicians are also able to spray areas that would otherwise be missed by the machine.

Q. Why should I exfoliate 18-24 hours before my session?

Q. Do I need to wear sunscreen even after I get an airbrush tan?

A: Not if you listen to the advise of your spray tan technician. People turn orange because they are using a solution with a concentration of DHA that is too high. This is why it is important to get a custom sunless tan with the proper DHA concentration that is right for your skin type.

A: DHA, the active ingredient in spray tan solutions, is derived from sugar cane and sugar beets. It has been listed with the FDA as an approved cosmetic ingredient, for topical use, since 1973. For more information on FDA recommendations and regulations visit www.FDA.gov.

A: Yes! Your airbrush tan has absolutely no UV protection.

A: Because your tan will last longer. The DHA in tanning solution changes the color of dead skin cells, giving you that tan appearance. Exfoliating 18-24 hrs before your session leaves enough time to accumulate a single layer of dead skin cells, which will be a good base for your tan to adhere to. If you exfoliate the same day as your appointment, you will remove too many dead skin cells, and your tan will not absorb the DHA.

A: If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent or legal guardian to come down and sign a release form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How often should I get an airbrush tan?

Yes, you can go swimming after your tan has developed. However, if it is a chlorine treated pool, the chlorine can cause premature fading of a spray tan. Also, ocean water can have an exfoliating effect, causing premature fading of a spray tan. If you are going to swim, we recommend you use a sport grade sunscreen (water resistant) to create a barrier between your skin and the water. Hot tubs and saunas are NOT recommended while you have a spray tan - they may cause your tan to come off in areas.

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Q. Is airbrush tanning safe?

Q. What is the difference between a Mystic (automated) tan and a custom airbrush tan?

A: You can wear whatever you want, just keep in mind that you will have tan lines. Also, your clothing could get stained with tanning solution, so don't wear your favorite bikini. It is okay to go topless, but some sort of bottoms are required. If you do not want tan lines, we can get creative to make sure you do not have any. 

A: It depends on which solution we use and how fast your skin sheds old skin cells. You should wait until all of your previous tan has been exfoliated off to prevent your new tan from being uneven.

A: It depends on which solution we use. If we use one of our Aloe based solutions, your tan will last 7-10 days. If we use one of our alcohol based solutions, your tan will last 6-8 days. It is important to note that the beauty of your tan depends on how well you maintain it. We have plenty of salon products available to help your tan stay gorgeous throughout its duration.

Q. Do I need to be over 18 to get an airbrush tan?

Q. What should I wear during my tanning session?

Q. Will I turn orange?

Q. How long will my tan last?

Q. Can I go swimming after I get an airbrush tan?

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