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the 411 on how to get your most long lasting glow

Read our tips and tricks to getting the most natural and long-lasting glow. No patches or streaks, pinky promise! Be sure to follow this guide BEFORE and AFTER you come in for your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you cut an apple and let it sit out, it turns brown. The same concept applies to airbrush tanning. The active ingredient in our tanning solution is derived from eco-certified organic sugar-beets that react with the amino acids in in your skin's outermost layer to create the gorgeous tan that you desire. 

The aloe enriched skin soothing solution is applied with a gentle flow of warm air.  By infusing heat directly into the tanning spray,  there's no dripping or streaking, and definitely no goosebumps. The tan is also dried as its applied, making for a quick and comfortable appointment.

We strongly believe that spray tanning is not meant to be a "one-size-fits-all" service. That's why we always custom blend the tanning solution for each client based on their skin tone and desired result. We also keep track of tanning formulas, so you don't have to remember if you're a "light"  or a "medium" Wait really!? Yes, really.  We got you.

We recommend coming in 2-3 days before your event or wedding and 1-2 days before vacations. When booking, plan to stay dry for 10-12 hours after your appointment (5-6 hours with the accelerated option). This means no workouts, chores, showers, hair or nail appointments should follow your tanning appointment.

If maintained properly, your glow can last 7-10 days. Be sure to follow the after-care instructions at the top of this page to prolong the life of your glow. A quick rundown:

No waxing. This will peel the tan right off your skin. When shaving, use a fresh razor and use a light touch.

Don’t exfoliate until the tan has mostly faded away.

Use spray tan safe products.

If you have or have recently had a sunburn you should not get a spray tan until your skin has healed.

If your skin peels while you have a spray tan you will have patchy, uneven results. These results are not caused by the application or color formula used.

Definitely. We aim to provide a healthy tan for any occasion. Consider this essential to looking and feeling the best in your own skin. Our tan holds up well to sun and sea. Because of the drying effect it has on the skin, overexposure to highly chlorinated water such as pools or hot tubs, for extended periods, is not recommended. After the pool, rinse off, reapply your Sunscreen (we love Supergoop!) and enjoy your glow!

Yes, like most service providers we often see gratuity around 20% and our airbrush technicians truly appreciate when you tip! Of course tipping is always based on your discretion and gratuity is not included in the service price.

Glow memberships are offered in various session amounts and renews monthly. Learn more about our memberships here.

Unlike UV tanning, there is no age restrictions on sunless tanning. Pregnant women may want to consult their physician prior to scheduling an airbrush session. We do not recommend sunless tanning on sun-burned skin. While our solution does contain aloe, it's best to apply pure aloe vera gel to your skin and let it heal completely before receiving an airbrush tan. We have sprayed men and women with of all ages, skin tones, and skin types. If you're curious if a spray tan is right for you, please contact us! 

Prep & Aftercare

Shower, shave, and exfoliate. Come to the appointment with fresh, clean skin and be sure to use spray tan safe products. Shave at lease 12+ hours before your appointment. The day before your appointment is best!

View our care instructions on the top of this page for more information on how to prepare for your glow.

The attire for women is whatever they are comfortable with. The cosmetic bronzers are water-soluble and should wash out, but the DHA in the tanning formula may permanently stain fabrics. Disposable undergarments are provided. The attire for men is boxers, briefs, swim trunks or shorts. Your Glow Lounge airbrush technician will always use the utmost discretion. 

We recommend wearing dark, loose fitting clothing. We do not recommend wearing tight or strappy clothing, leggings, or tight socks immediately following your session

Our biggest recommendation for long-lasting results is using spray tan safe products on your face, body and hair. We offer a variety of organic products in our studios along with our signature Gingerly line, that help maintain your results.

Wait at least 10-12 hours (5-6 hours with our express glow) before showering or bathing. It is not recommended to participate in any activities that may cause you to perspire excessively before your first shower. 

View our care instructions on the top of this page for more information on how to prolong the life of your glow.