Here at SLAY beauty bar we strive to make every visit a unique experience that specifically fits the needs of each person. Some are used to the idea of walking into a Spray Tan Salon and just walk in get sprayed and leave. We always make sure to really understand what the client is looking for to give the best results.
The first thing to think about is what level of lightness/darkness you would like to be. But, before we get there, ask yourself what you want your spray tan to look like. Do you want to just even out your skin tone to get rid of your tan lines? Do you want it to be a noticeable tan? Are you looking to be more of a deep bronze? Working in a tanning salon it is so easy for us to want to be as dark as possible all the time because we are around it everyday. So when we get asked “What do you think would look best?” We can see you in dark but after asking a few questions we find that your best fit would actually be light because of your lifestyle.
So generally: light is a subtle glow / an evening out of the skin tone. Great for those who are really nervous about being “too dark”. Medium is a noticeable tan. People will look at you and think “They tan beautifully!” Most choose this for weddings, vacations, and other special events. Dark is the equivalent of spending a week in the Caribbean. If you are prone to burning, think of the redness turned into a rich bronze. Recommended for those who want to be… well dark. Don’t worry, we will give you our honest opinion as to what will work best for you while still looking amazing.
The best time to get a spray tan is 30-48 hours before an event or big vacation. After the tan is applied it will take 24 hours for the ten to fully develop. So if you have your wedding at 4:00 pm on Saturday then we suggest getting the tan between 10:00 am on Friday – anytime on Thursday. It is possible to get a spray tan the day of and it still be visible but just know it will not be as noticeable until 24 hours later.
Let me start this off by saying that all options will last you 7-10 days. The different times only relate to when you can shower so those who don’t want to leave it on for 8 hours don’t have to. So we have our 8 Hour/Overnight which means, the soonest you can rinse off is 8 hours from the time you get sprayed or you may leave it on overnight. Then the Express, so, depending on how light or dark you would like to be is when you will rinse off. Light = 2 hours ; Medium = 3 hours ; Dark = 4 hours.
We also have the Body Contour option. With the Body Contour you get the all over glow that a regular spray tan will give you but then we take a smaller more precise airbrush as well as a slightly darker solution and we carve out the body’s natural muscle definition. To watch a video on this click here. No, you do not have to be a fitness guru to receive this service. A lot of clients choose to do this for vacations where they are spending a lot of time in a bathing suit or for photoshoots.
No matter what combination you choose, we always strive to have you feel the best you can with a tan. If you have any other questions go ahead and leave them in the comments below!! Don’t forget to follow us on social media and click reservations in the banner at the top to make an appointment! We are in the process of opening up a Point Loma location! Let us know where we should open Slay Beauty Bar #3!