Everyone loves to have the sun-kissed glow of the summer! Are you getting this look in the healthiest and safest way though? Should you use spray tans, or lay out in the sun? Laying out in the sun and tanning is definitely the most common method that we all use to achieve that wanted sun-kissed glow of the summer. The warmth of the sun on your skin can be very relaxing and comforting.

However, it can also be damaging to your skin more than you are aware of. The ultraviolet rays of the sun break down our skin and can therefore cause irreversible damage. This will actually make us look older with age spots, as well as the potential to cause cancer. The sun does provide us with the tools our skin needs to produce the essential nutrient vitamin D. Over exposure, however, can be dangerous and can lead to life-long health issues. Before you lay out in the sun, think of what you want your skin to look like next summer as well. One alternative to look into are spray tans.

Spray Tans


There is a solution that is much safer and healthier for your skin. Spray tans allow you to avoid exposing your skin to the sun and being burned in the process. Therefore no age spots will form when you apply a spray tan. Your skin will have the sun-kissed glow without the exposure to any of the hazards of the sun.

Customized Look

There is no way to customize the look you get while lying under the sun. With spray tans you can customize the exact look you want though. You can achieve the tan just as you like it with very little time or effort. You are able to achieve a darker look by simply re-applying as the summer goes by. This gives you the same look as repeatedly being in the sun, and getting a darker tan as the days and weeks of the summer go by.

No Need to Book a Flight

Spray tans give you a realistic looking tan. Not one of us ever wants that fake-looking tan that you and others know is not from the sun. We all want to look like we just came back from that month-long vacation where all we did was relax and rejuvenate our minds and bodies. You can achieve this look with spray tanning without having to book a flight or pack a suitcase! Your friends or co-workers won’t even be able to tell the difference, as spray tanning mimics a suntan perfectly. There is no worry of looking orange or too dark, since the spray tan formula is lightweight and comes with long-lasting results.

Healthy Skin

Spray tanning offers skin-friendly nutrients to keep your skin smooth and supple. The formulas are fortified with nourishing oils and nutrients which provide hydration for your skin. They can even contain multi-vitamins to repair your damaged skin. No one wants dull or itchy skin – so why not hydrate and promote healthy skin while getting that tanned look! While sun tanning does not hide blemishes, and it actually aggravates them – spray tans will help make imperfections less noticeable.

No Oops!

Have you applied lotion or had someone apply it for you and you were left with streaks of a sun burn or tan? Or worse yet, that hand-print of white skin where you forgot to rub the oil or lotion into your skin? Stop worrying about the streaks or burns as spray tans are expertly applied to achieve a streak-free even tan without any of the hassle of lotions, oils, application and extra expense. The spray tan application is a fine mist and therefore will not cause streaks or patches of darker colours to form on your skin. It’s simple, easy and is the healthiest way to obtain that glow of the summer.

Tanned all Year Long

Worried about losing your tan through the winter? You can schedule touch-ups even on a snowy, blustery day when you haven’t seen the sun in the sky for days! The entire spray tanning process takes approximately 15 to30 minutes to complete. Your skin will be healthy looking and glowing with just one simple trip. No sun required.

Preparing for a Spray Tan

Are you planning on getting a spray tan but don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results.

Shave and Exfoliate Your Skin

In order for an even and smooth application, always make sure to shave and exfoliate your skin the day before or the day of your spray tan.

Remove Body Applications

Make sure to remove anything that you have applied to your skin – make-up, perfumes, lotions, creams, and deodorant. These can all create a barrier between your skin and the spray tan application. If your skin is clear from other applications it will allow for an even reaction. This will also result in a lovely and even tanned look.

Dress Appropriately

Remember dark and looser fitting clothing to wear after your spray tan application.

Avoid the Water or Physical Activity

You should avoid taking a shower or a bath in the first 12 hours after your spray tan application. You also should refrain from doing activities that would cause you to sweat within the first 12 hours after your tan.

Moisturize Your Skin

Completely moisturize your skin as this is one of the most important elements in having a great spray tan as well as keeping your skin youthful and free from wrinkles. Using a proper moisturizer increases the longevity of your tan. It helps retain the elasticity and youthful look of your skin. There are many types of moisturizers that you can use. Make sure to take the time to find out what your skin requires. It is a good idea to try a few different ones in order to get the moisturizer that is the best match for your particular skin type.

Other Treatments

If you are planning on getting a manicure, a pedicure, some sugaring or even a facial, it is best to have these treatments prior to receiving or booking your spray tan. This will avoid any chance of blotchy patches forming or the unwanted removal of the spray tan.

Whether you have had a spray tan several times before, or you are planning on booking your very first spray tan – know that you are choosing the safest way of achieving a sun-kissed glow for your skin as well as providing good care for your skin for the long term.

A spray tan is one of the easiest ways to give your skin a lovely bronzed up glow minus the harmful effects of a tanning bed. When it comes to getting a tan, achieving a natural-looking finish is essential. We’ll cover spray tanning basics as well as the benefits that come with tanning.

What’s the Spray Tan Process Like?

Our entire spray tanning process takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. As you can imagine, the process is fairly straightforward. During a typical spray tan, a layer of mist is sprayed onto your body to produce a temporary bronze or brown effect. This effect can last anywhere between five to ten days depending on how well the tan is maintained.

Additionally, you’ll be in a controlled environment and won’t have to worry about being uncomfortable while getting a tan. It’s really quick and easy! If you have any concerns with getting started, we’re happy to help ease those concerns if you’re considering getting a spray tan.

Are There Options for Different Skin Tones?

We know that getting that summer glow can be a tricky thing. Also, not every tanning mist is created equal, so selecting one that works for your needs and skin tone is a good step to getting a natural-looking tan. To help make things easy, we offer three bronzing mists at our salon.

These options range from a classic mist which is very popular with people seeking a more natural looking tan. Next up is the dark bronzing mist. The dark bronzing mist is for a deeper tan than the classic mist. Finally, we offer an express bronzing mist which is fast acting and allows you to choose the desired depth of your tan by choosing when to shower. No need to overthink tone matching, we can show you samples so you know exactly what your choice would look like before you proceed.

What’s are the Benefits?

We’re always looking for the easiest way to achieve a glowing bronzed look without all the harmful effects that come from tanning beds, tanning lamps and overexposure to the sun. Spray tanning, however, is the quickest and most efficient way to achieve this and has benefits that come with it.

No Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure

Unlike tanning beds and lamps, there’s no exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and as such no risk of premature ageing of the skin, brown spots, and cancer with spray tanning. That’s already one big reason you should consider spray tans over those other alternatives.

Boosts Mood and Confidence

Spray tanning provides other benefits in the looks and health department too. When you get a spray tan, you’ll feel more confident in your appearance. There’s the popular saying, “when you look good, you feel good”, that’s certainly the case with getting a spray tan. You can expect to have a great looking bronzed glow while transferring those good vibes to every other summer activity. You will also enjoy increased levels of vitamin D for your skin. The sun is a great natural source of vitamin D but overexposure comes with its own risks. Overexposing your skin to the sun leaves it more prone to sunburns, thinning, and premature ageing.

It’s Streak-Free and Not Very Messy

All of our spray tan mists are streak-free with each providing a natural looking tan. No need to worry about looking orange or having uneven tans. Our experienced professionals ensure that clients get a quick drying, lightweight and even tan spray tan.

It’s Quick

Rest easy knowing that the whole process takes 15 minutes (as mentioned earlier). Don’t worry about sitting outside in the sun for extended periods or laying in tanning beds to get the same effect. It’s perfect for people with a busy schedule or for people who are going on a last minute vacation.

The Final Verdict: To Glow or Not to Glow

The answer seems obvious from the overall direction of this post. The summer weather is going to be absolutely gorgeous and it’s the right time to get that bronzed skin glow on. For newbies, there’s so much information out there, that it can start to get confusing. The most important thing you can do is take the information that is relevant to your needs and figure out what the gaps are before coming to get a tan at a salon.

In addition, remember to prep your skin before getting spray tanned in order to increase the odds of your tan session going very smoothly. Also, remember to follow instructions from professionals and stay attentive throughout the process.

In conclusion, spray tanning is a great way to give your skin a bronzed glow from head to toe. It’s also a fantastic option if you’ve never been a fan of tanning beds. This is the ideal option if you want something natural-looking that isn’t over the top. The skin is the body’s largest organ. Taking good care of it is an important part of a well-rounded beauty routine. Every treatment is truly unique to each client. Feel free to ask our technicians what to expect after you get the treatment. Carefully follow the recommendations as clearly as possible to extend the lifespan of the spray tan.  

Our Tan Specials

We want our clients to enjoy high-quality service and long-lasting tans. It’s also important to us that clients feel good about themselves inside and out. Be sure to check out our helpful spray tanning tips to help you get ready for the treatment, get settled during the treatment, and help you maintain a long-lasting tan.

During the summer months, we usually have a special on spray tans! For example, sometimes you can get three spray tans for only $100 versus a regular price of $45 per tan. It’s a great deal which is only available for a short period of time. Take advantage of our offers and book an appointment today. Be sure to check out the rest of our blog to learn how we can help you get smooth skin this summer via complete body sugaring!