What is a spray tan? What do you do for a spray tan? How long does a spray tan last?
I’ve wondered how it works for a couple of years ever since my friend Beth got one. Since it was FREE, I decided to share my experience with y’all!
I was so worried! I didn’t want to look orange. I didn’t want anyone to spray a hose on me while I was naked.
I didn’t know how in the world I was to breathe while colored mist is blowing onto my face.
Was I going to be cold? Would my clothes be orange? Will it take forever to dry off?
Before You Go
Think spa atmosphere. You stand in a very nice shower stall. It sprays you and dries you in less than 3 minutes.
Once or twice a year, a tanning place or a tanning spa may throw a weekend special right before spring. So call around to see if there’s one near you offering a special.
I went to Glo Sun Spa in The Woodlands, and Taylor explained everything to me so that I can explain it to you.
The morning or night before you go, you’re supposed to exfoliate and take off all makeup, deodorant, and lotion. You can see that my face absorbed a lot of the color, and that is the only place I exfoliated. Don’t know if that’s why it was darker than everything else or what.
Wear grubby loose clothes in case color does transfer. Mine did not. Get the LIGHTEST color shade if it’s your first time.
When You Arrive
You walk into this spa room with Taylor, and she will show you this Barrier Gel that feels like conditioner that you put on your palms, cuticles, nails and under your feet. You don’t want a tan on your palms or your nails. So this gel is a barrier.
They have hair rubber bands and shower cap. When you put the hair cap on, let some of your hair show so that you don’t have a line of tan and the your scalp showing. It will NOT stain your hair.
Then Taylor got in the stall. My video above will show the exact positions.
The very loud and clear speaker tells you what to do only when you push the button…you’re all barrier-ed up and standing in the right position. Then you push the start button and it says, “Prepare for primer.” And you hear the spray like a second before it gets to your face. And the nozzles start at your face for maybe a second and a half and then move down.
It feels like a cool mist but it’s not a stinging mist. The nozzles move down in like 5 seconds from your face to your feet. Then the voice says, “Turn around for primer 2.”
Then it says “Turn around for position number 1 of color.” Taylor showed me the 4 positions. Front, right egyptian, left egyptian, and back. Then it says, “Stay here for drying round 1. Stay here for drying round 2. Turn around for drying round 1. Stay here for drying round 2. Tanning is complete.”
**Oh, and the door in the stall doesn’t close so you don’t feel claustrophobic at all.
What I Didn’t Like
After 24 hours I looked too bronzed. My solution to that would be to just get the next lowest color since it’s my first application in the middle of Winter.
It also left a lot of staining on my foot. But my solution would be to put more Barrier solution on my feet to block the color.
You learn so much after the first trial. Try it if you get a huge discount! It’d be so fun to do it with a bunch of gals.
Let me know if you glo!
I’m linking up with Shelbee on the Edge and A Pocketful of Polka Dots today.