In my eight years of spray tanning I have used most of the well known brands and a few lesser known ones. Everyone thinks the big names are the best because everyone has heard of them but this is far from the truth. They have large marketing budgets to get their name out there but in my experience the products do not live up to expectations.
I have used Exposed spray tan solutions for around three years, from it’s first launch in fact, and it is by far the best solution I have ever used. Exposed is virtually odourless, does not transfer to bedding (unless you have a particularly sweaty night), and has a light guide colour which develops gradually. This means you can go out and about whilst developing and don’t have the ‘covered in mud’ look. The colour is very natural, comes in shades light to extra dark, and has no orange tint.
Created by Nouveau Lashes, LVL stands for length-volume-lift.
It is a revolutionary natural lash treatment that straightens your eyelashes at the root, creating the effect of longer, lifted lashes. The effect lasts for a maintenance free 6-8 weeks, especially if you use the conditioning serum. The process takes 45-60 minutes and the results are immediate. The lashes are also tinted giving the effect of wearing mascara.
If you have an event to go to I’d advise getting your spray tan done a couple of days beforehand to allow it to settle nicely into the skin, although having one done the day before or even on the day if it’s an express solution is equally fine.
A spray tan takes 6-10 hours to develop so if you don’t want to sleep with it while it’s developing I’d advise getting it done earlier in the day so you can shower before bed. Going to bed while it’s still developing though isn’t a problem and won’t affect the outcome. Some brands transfer onto sheets but will wash out.
Spray tanning in your home may cost a fraction more than going to a salon but it has many advantages.
Not only do you not have to find and pay for parking, but if you’re anything like me, stepping outside the front door with no make up on and wearing your braless ‘comfy’ clothes fills you with horror. This is where mobile spray tanning is worth it’s weight in gold. When the treatment is over you can stick your dressing gown on or whatever you like and just relax knowing that Joe Public will not be catching a glimpse of you until you’ve developed into a gorgeous bronzed beauty!
With both Easter and Mother’s Day approaching why not buy your loved ones a spray tan? Not only will it not make them gain weight and break out in spots but it’s possibly something they wouldn’t think of buying themselves. Book one as a surprise or buy a gift voucher and help them feel fabulous!
With the risks of tanning in the sun and on sunbeds being apparent, spray tanning is a safe and very effective way of getting a natural looking tan.
The key ingredient in spray tan solutions is dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, which derives from sugar beet. Solutions come in various shades from light to very dark and once applied to the skin, develop over a 6-10 hour period. They don’t protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays so sun cream should still always be applied.
To get the best out of the treatment it is advisable to do some research and good skin preparation beforehand. Check the therapist’s credentials, ask how long they’ve been doing spray tanning and don’t be afraid to ask if they are qualified and insured (stay well clear if not). A professional will also tell you how to prepare for the spray tan and how to maintain it afterwards.
If you find the right professional your tan will look natural and totally amazing, if you don’t then you could end up orange, blotchy and very fake looking. BEWARE – from talking to my customers I’ve concluded that there are plenty of bad spray tan therapists out there (quite worrying really).
Most winter days are bleak and miserable so getting a spray tan is the perfect way to feed your need for sun-kissed skin. Forget dark tans and opt for a healthy golden glow.
Your skin can suffer in the harsh winter elements but having spray tans throughout helps to motivate you to keep your skin healthy as you need to exfoliate away any dead skin cells before each treatment and moisturise throughout.
Getting a spray tan during the winter not only makes you look great but makes you feel great too. Why not love the way you look all year round?
New year, fresh look. Tanfastic waxing and spray tanning salon has had a lick of paint and is looking good! After a week or so of being closed for decorating we are now up and running again and taking bookings for all your general and intimate waxing needs and glowing spray tans.
Bad waxes are avoidable if you do your research and know what to look for. The following tips will ensure you’ll have the best possible hair removal experience.
1 Choose a skilled waxer that specialises
Most salons offer waxing but in my experience not all of them do it well. A good deal of salon therapists haven’t had specific training in Brazilian waxing and these should be avoided like the plague. A qualification in general waxing DOES NOT make you a skilled bikini waxer. A therapist that has had specific training and does it day in day out will use the correct wax, make you feel at ease and will be very thorough. You don’t spend your hard earned cash to come out of the salon still with patches of hair, sore and bleeding.
2 Only hot wax will do
Check that the waxing therapist ONLY uses hot wax on sensitive areas such as bikini, underarms and face. Some salons say they use hot wax but they actually mean strip wax – this is an absolute no no!! Hot wax is a thick wax that is applied with a disposable spatula, sets when cool and is then removed by hand. Strip wax is great for areas such as legs and backs but isn’t as kind to the skin. If they don’t use hot wax for bikini, Hollywood or Brazilian waxing then go elsewhere.
3 Check the salon is clean, tidy and hygienic and the couch has a clean sheet of couch roll on it. New disposable spatulas should be used for each customer and never double dipped.
4 Check out reviews on the therapists website and facebook page.
5 Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Asking questions is a good way to get to know your waxing therapist and gauge their level of knowledge and experience. Don’t be afraid to ask them how long they’ve been waxing and anything else that may put your mind at ease.
It’s important to get your waxing treatment done at the correct time – too soon and the hair will be too short and your therapist my not be able to remove all of it – too long and it will be more uncomfortable for you. After about 4 weeks check the length of your hair, it should be no shorter than a grain of rice. If it’s not quite there then wait another week or two.