Loyalty scheme

At Tanfastic we’ve been running our loyalty scheme since April and it’s proved to be a big hit. Many customers have already filled several cards.
Get your card marked at each appointment and then receive 25% off your sixth treatment.
(applicable on treatments of £20 and above)

Recommend a friend

At Tanfastic we’ve always had a recommend a friend scheme but it’s just got better!
Instead of £5 off for you after your friend has had 3 treatments, it’s now £10 off for both of you on your friend’s first treatment and you can recommend as many people as you want. On top of this amazing offer you’ll also be given a loyalty card for more money off.
Now you just need to start spreading the word!
(On treatments of £20 and above)

What are the reasons not to get waxed?

Waxing is safe for the majority of people but anyone that can relate to any of the following should steer clear:

Diabetes – slow to heal

Epilepsy – risk of fitting

Reaction to skin sensitivity test

Haemophilia

Contagious skin conditions

Hypersensitive skin

Scar tissue that is less then 6 months old

Sunburn

Client who is receiving electrolysis as waxing distorts the hair follicle

Client who is using acne or steroid cream on the area to be waxed or creams that contain Accutane because they thin the skin and can tear during waxing

A client who is under 16 year of age, unless parental consent is given

How do I prepare for my spray tan?

Exfoliate and moisturise the day before. When exfoliating, pay particular attention to dry areas like elbows, knees and ankles.

Shave 24 hours before or get waxed 48 hours before.

Don’t moisturise on the day of your spray tan as this will act as a barrier.

If you need to shower, do it at least one hour before otherwise your skin can be too clean.

Remove make up, perfume, deodorant and jewellery.

Wear dark, loose clothing. The solution washes out of most clothing but may stain some nylon and silk.

How do I care for my spray tan?

After you’ve been spray tanned, don’t shower, wash your hands, or take excessive exercise for 6 – 10 hours. After this time you can shower but always pat your skin dry, don’t rub.

Moisturise every day without fail, twice if you have very dry skin.

Shaving has a similar effect to exfoliating so avoid it if you can.

Lightly exfoliate any areas of dry skin as the tan fades to ensure it fades evenly.

Avoid soaking in the bath and swimming in chlorinated pools as this may strip your tan.

Why have an LVL Enhance lash lift?

I’ve tried lash extensions once and although I loved the look I found they started to look a bit tatty quite quickly so I decided to try another type of lash enhancement treatment that was marketed as maintenance free. I was so impressed I decided to train and offer it as a treatment. It’s definitely a must have procedure if you’re going on holiday or want to wake up everyday looking like you’ve gone to bed without removing the most amazing lifting and volumising mascara (even though there’s not a mascara on the market that can achieve the results of LVL Enhance).
Taking only 45-60 minutes to complete, the results last for an amazing maintenance free 6-8 weeks and can be repeated after 5 weeks.
Nouveau Lashes are the original pioneers of this treatment, creating a procedure that enhances the lashes you naturally have, whether short, long, straight or curly.

Is it safe to wax when pregnant?

Definitely! I have waxed many pregnant customers throughout their pregnancies.

During pregnancy hair may grow thicker than usual and waxing is always a much better option than shaving or depilatory creams. Several months into your pregnancy you won’t be able to see your lady bits anyway so expert help will be totally necessary!

Having a hair free nether region makes stitching easier and many clients come in for a Hollywood or Brazilian wax the day before a caesarean section or induction to eliminate the possibility of being shaved. As hormones are raging you may find pregnancy waxing a little more unconfortable than usual so I always allow a bit more time for your appointment to ensure maximum comfort.

Why winter is the best time to start waxing

So you’ve been waxing regularly throughout the summer so you’re always beach ready, whether it be legs, bikini or underarms. Come autumn the woolies come out and everything gets covered up so why bother waxing again until next year? You may be surprised to hear though that winter is the best time to wax your legs and any other areas you tend to neglect during those wet, cold months.

If you start a regular waxing routine now you’ll reap the benefits come next summer. It’s all down to the hair growth cycle.

The ultimate time to get waxed is during the first phase of the hair growth cycle (the Anagen phase). During this phase the hair is actively growing. The structures that surround the hair follicle that are responsible for hair growth are weakened when the hair is repeatedly removed from the full depth of the follicle on a regular basis.

During the final phase of hair growth (the Telogen phase), is the worst time to get a wax and the results won’t be as long lasting. The reason for this is that new anagen hair may be growing underneath the telogen hair and start showing within a few days of your appointment.

You need a regular waxing routine to get ultimate results and try and catch the hair in the anagen phase. If you get into the habit of waxing every 3 – 4 weeks during winter, all of your hair will eventually come through at once and once at that stage you can reduce your appointments to every 4 – 6 weeks because the results will be longer lasting.

Why spray tan in winter?

No matter what your natural skin tone is, we always feel better with a tan. With autumn and then the dreaded winter fast approaching, women all over are swapping their shorts and summer wear for cosy jumpers and slippers and have left their razors to rust until the legs come out again next year.
Here are two reasons why you should get a spray tan in winter:
Skincare
Apparently dermatologists see more patients for acne and anti-ageing treatments between October and December than any other time of the year. During summer we take for granted the sun’s rays drying up spots so it’s easy to forget about exfoliating. By the end of the summer all those dead skin cells from your natural tan have clogged your pores and your skin starts to seriously complain. Spray tanning doesn’t age the skin or cause cancer, but can dry it a little, clearing up any breakouts. This isn’t actually a bad thing. As long as you drink plenty of water and moisturise daily, you will be able to tan year round and have beautiful clear skin too.
Wellbeing
This is THE biggest reason why I have spray tans in winter. Seasonal changes can make you feel really low but when you look good you feel good, that’s a fact!
By having a year round healthy glow you’ll feel happier and your skin will be clearer. It’s a win win!

A beginners guide to female intimate waxing – part 3

Aftercare

After your intimate bikini wax you will be red for 24 – 48 hours but shouldn’t be sore. Whilst red, avoid hot baths and showers (luke warm only), the sun, deodorant, heavily perfumed products, chlorinated swimming pools, jacuzzis, and saunas, and working out as these can all irritate the skin.

Will I get ingrown hairs?

Some people may get the odd ingrown hair caused by a hair growing back into the follicle. They can be unsightly with some irritation but can also become sore and infected.

How do I prevent ingrown hairs?

To help prevent ingrown hairs I recommend lightly exfoliating 2 – 3 times per week and then applying moisturizer. Don’t exfoliate too hard as this can cause them.