Why should I choose Designer Shades?
We are perfectionists. Our team has spent hours training with Norvell University to become Master Certified Sunless Experts. As well as consulting with celebrity spray tanner Julie Nostrand of South Seas Skincare. We will go out of our way to make sure you achieve the very best and natural looking tan results – every time. 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. Our spray rooms are the cleanest you will find in the valley and are each equipped with top of the line filtration booths to keep extra spray out of the air. 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 with a glove and sugar scrub. 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 7 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 preferred product) and avoiding hot tubs or swimming will help to extend the life of your tan.
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. Men should spray in shorts or underwear. Always bring lose, dark clothing to wear home after your tan and flip flops.
How long should I wait to shower after my spray tan session?
At least 8 to 10 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 the Express Tan, we suggest 2 to 3 hours, but no longer. You should avoid getting wet or sweating until you are ready to rinse off the initial bronzer.
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!
How do I maintain my spray tan?
Moisturizing is the most important step, 1 to 2 times a day will prolong the life of the tan and help it to wear off evenly. We highly recommend Hempz hydrating lotions (we love them so much that we sell them for 50% off retail!). No bar soaps, alcohol or oils on your skin and of course no exfoliating until you’re ready for your next tan. We offer Norvell and South Seas Prolong lotion which will add a hint of the same beautiful color to your skin every few days to lengthen the life of your tan.