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3 Keys to Achieving a Spray Tan That Looks Natural

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve officially entered the future. From self-driving cars to robots that cook, what has us most excited to live in 2021? A spray tan that actually looks natural.

Many of us have spent years battling thick lotions, weird smells, streaky skin, and orange palms—all in the name of faux tans. That’s why we are super thrilled that today it’s finally possible to slim down, glow up, and look absolutely radiant without absorbing a single UV ray!

If natural spray tans have you just as excited about the future as us, make sure you get the best results by doing a little homework. Here are a few tips to ensure that your spray tan provides you with a perfectly natural and gorgeous glow.


First things first…find the best professionals! From arranging the centerpieces for an at-home dinner party to revamping your old dresser with a can of paint and some elbow grease, DIY endeavors are super fun, for sure. There are some parts of life, though, that require trained experts. Your skin is the perfect example.

With all of the time we spend these days scanning our own groceries and frantically pressing “0” to bypass automated responses and speak with a representative, it’s become clear that dealing with a real person is not to be taken for granted. When it comes to our skincare, this is all the more true. Even if you manage to rotate perfectly during the robotic countdown that comes halfway through those spray-tan booth sessions, the results are often still blotched, patchy, and uneven—in other words, anything but natural looking!

Our airbrush spray tan technicians, on the other hand, are real people who get down to the details. And we happen to have a lot of training, too!

Looking for a just-back-from-the-beach glow? Have areas you’d love to sculpt without going to the gym? Our spray tan stylists are artists. And we take our art seriously! In addition to finding the perfect angle, directing you to make certain adjustments to avoid pale or patchy spots, and keeping a steady hand at the perfect pace, we’ll take the time in advance of your tan to discuss your goals before we get going—and you get glowing.

As experts, we do our research. No matter how great the equipment or experienced the technician, a natural suntan (sans sun) can only be procured by using unparalleled professional products. We use organic bronzers from Norvell, the premier provider of natural tanning solutions. With a range of options for intensity, and various solutions specifically designed to complement different undertones, we have plenty of customized mediums to achieve the shade of your dreams. And the expertise to execute!


If you’re determined to achieve the best bronzing possible, a little time spent preparing your skin can go a long way. We recommend you exfoliate your skin a day or two before your appointment. It’s much easier for our artists to work their sunkissed wonders when our canvas is free of flakes.

It’s also important to take a day off from using any of your usual lotions, perfumes, or other beauty products. If you can, hold off on showering the day of your appointment. If you need to freshen up, rinsing off without products a few hours before is okay. For a natural tan, though, it’s best to come in your natural state. This helps our organic products do their thing without having to compete with any chemicals.


Once you start to see your radiant results fully emerge a few hours after your appointment, there are several things you can do to sustain that sunkissed shade. Aside from using our tan extender, there are a few other ways to ensure that you get the most out of your glow. It’s best not to shower for the first 24 hours after your appointment. If going that long without a good wash isn’t an option, don’t worry. Go ahead and shower with a mild, PH-balanced cleanser. Avoid scrubbing your skin too hard and keep all your moisturizers oil-free.

With professional stylists and trained technicians, there’s no need to worry about orange palms or pale patches. For the absolute best results, spend a little time prepping, pay attention to all the ways you can extend the life of your tan, and find the perfect professionals to help you meet all the goals you have for your glow.

Learn more about our packages here and book an appointment to ensure that you achieve an effortlessly sunkissed style catered specifically to you. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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