Why should I choose Designer Shades?
Chris and her team are true perfectionists! We have spent hours training with Norvell University to become Master Certified Sunless Experts as well as performing thousands of spray tans every year. We will go out of our way to make sure you achieve the very best and natural looking tan results – every time. This isn’t a spray booth where you hope for the best, this is a custom hand applied airbrush tan. We will consult with you on the desired color of your tan and take our time making sure you receive a perfect application and making sure you feel comfortable. We use a beautiful product that is natural and hydrating for your skin, almond and raspberry based – which means you won’t smell like a tanning bed! We also offer a free PH balancing / tan extender before every spray tan to make sure you get the very best and even results. Others charge up to $10.00 for this application. We take our time customizing the tan and blending it in all the right areas. Don’t just take our word for it, check around, we have hundreds of glowing reviews across the internet.
How do I prepare for my spray tan appointment?
Shower, shave and exfoliate very well. You should have nothing on your skin when you come to your appointment (no lotion, deodorant, perfume, make-up, etc). Properly preparing for your tan will help to achieve excellent results.
How long will my spray tan last?
Typically 6 to 10 days. This depends on how well you follow the pre and post tan directions as well as the skins natural exfoliation process. Daily moisturizing with a professional product (we recommend Hempz or a body butter) and avoiding hot tubs or swimming will help to extend the life of your tan. You should also avoid products high in alcohol or oil and shower with body wash instead of bar soap.
How long does the tan session take?
Your custom session normally takes about 15 minutes.
What should I wear for my spray tan session?
Whatever you are comfortable with! Many people wear bathing suits, underwear or nothing at all. We ask that men wear underwear, boxers, etc during the spray. Always bring lose, dark clothing and flip flops to wear home after your tan.
How long should I wait to shower after my spray tan session?
At least 8 hours to give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins. Many people like to tan in the evening and shower when they wake up. If you are using our Express product, we suggest 3 to 3.5 hours, but no longer.
Am I going to turn orange?
We’ve all seen and heard these horror stories. Turning orange is a result of too much DHA being applied to your skin or poor product. We use beautiful bronze based products and custom apply the correct amount based on your skin tones. No Snooki’s here!