I love our product at Air-Tan. Although, maybe like you, I was skeptical at first. Prior to working here I’d only ever had one spray tan. It was a Mystic Tan. It was terrible. I literally was an Oompa Loompa. I was unnatural, uncomfortable, and not sexy. Thank goodness it only lasted a couple of days…When they asked me on my first day at work at Air-Tan if I wanted to get sprayed, I of course said yes. I though to myself, “I’m sure this will be like the Mystic, only with a person doing it instead of a machine.”
Woo-weeee! Was I wrong!! It looked amazing. I could tell as soon as I stepped out of the spray room and looked at myself in the mirror. I looked awesome! Not too dark at all…Just a nice medium tan like I requested. It looked so natural like it was a real tan. It wasn’t dripping, stinky, or streaky. It was a spray-tan game changer for me.
Fast forward to now. I’ve been working here for over 2 years. All the scenarios and spraying hundreds (probably more like thousands now) of people, I hold a lot of spray tan knowledge. Often times, when I tell people what I do, it turns into a long discussion on spray tan how-to’s, what not to do’s, etc.
We often have clients come from other salons that use the Mystic or the Versa Spa. Often times they are unlimited members there and go there weekly, and have been going there for years. They should have the knowledge that we and our clients have, but they simply do not. It seriously alarms me how much they are not being educated on their spray tan while receiving them. This leads me to my list of spray-tan chain falsehoods I have heard and want to share with you…
“I used the Versa Spa and the next day I had streaks and white splotches on my legs. I called the (not mentioning any big chain names) salon to ask if they could fix it and they recommended an aerosol self-tanner they sell to fix it by myself at home.”
Hold up! Wait a minute! They want you to fix it yourself? Isn’t that the reason people go to get a professional spray tan? Because at-home self tanners are ugly and hard to apply without making yourself look like a hot mess? Kind of defeats the purpose of a paid spray tan if you ask me. More importantly, if they were professionals they would know you never layer self tanner over self tanner. That’s when spray tans start looking orange, uneven, and even more splotchy. DUH.
This is along the same lines as the above question. Never should you be layering spray tan over spray tan! Self-tanners are like nail polishes. Your polish might chip, but you should completely remove it before you apply a new coat. Don’t just paint over the chip. It might be a quick fix for that day or the day after, but it will not look good in the long run. That’s exactly the reason why you’re tan is looking bad day after day. In addition, who really wants to take the time to get a spray tan every other day? Isn’t that one of the benefits of spray tans over tanning beds? An Air-Tan takes 15 minutes an lasts 7-10 days, saving you time.
“My tanning salon recommends that I use the tanning bed before I get the spray tan – aka cocktail.”
Save your skin! Reap the benefits of getting a spray tan by not exposing yourself to UV rays. We have 5 color levels so you can absolutely go as DARK as you want. No need to harm your skin in a tanning bed.
I honestly feel like a lot of these recommendations – getting sprayed every other day, buying unnecessary products, and using two forms of tanning are just ways for the big guy to make an extra buck. Although we all love to make money, there are just some things that are no-no’s when it comes to a natural, even, beautiful tan…and now you know. 🙂