Welcome to Bronzed Body 

Spray Tanning & Facial Treatments

at Family Image Salon & Spa!

Bronzed Body Spray Tanning  Frequently Asked Questions

Should I try a trial tan before my special event?

Yes, we recommend you make an appointment at least 2 weeks before your special event if you have never had a spray tan before. This is why we offer a New Customer Package, so that you can have one test tan. The hardest decision is choosing the color depth appropriate for your skin type and event. We can spray everyone with the same solution, and everyone will turn a different color, because everyone is starting at a different natural skin level and everyone's natural pigment will pull a different tone. We strive for customer satisfaction, and it is important that you provide us with honest feedback the day after your tan, so that we can make adjustments to customize your spray tan just for your individual skin and we can also make important suggestions for your next spray appointment.

Can I spray tan while pregnant?

Yes! We spray pregnant women on a regular basis, and we offer an organic solution option. However it is important to talk to your physician and get approval first. All women are different, check with your doctor to make sure that you can get a spray tan. Some pregnant women have special needs or suddenly develop sensitive skin, and only your doctor can tell you for sure if self-tanning products are specifically safe for you.

What are the benefits to spraying with organic solution?

--Our organic solution contains all-natural ingredients and produces a more natural-wearing tan. Once you notice your tan lightening, it is up to you whether you want to let it naturally just fade away or refresh your color with another application. Our organic solution has 2 color-depth solution options: natural medium or natural dark.

--Our organic solution is formulated to nourish and improve the skin while creating even coverage. Blended with antioxidants and nourishing vitamins, organic spray tans even out the skin’s tone and texture while fighting the early signs of aging. Our organic solution has a light natural green tea fragrance and does not have that artificial tan smell.

--If your skin is sensitive and reacts to products, we recommend our organic solution which is generally safe for all skin conditions. Our solution is blended with vitamins, healing ingredients and hydrating moisturizers which improve skin condition.

Will I turn orange?

Absolutely not! One cause of orange tones is acidic skin. We avoid orange distortions by always spraying every clients with our pH balancing Prep Spray. By keeping your skin at the proper pH level is how we obtain natural looking tan tones. Oversaturation of solution on the skin can also result in a possible orange distortion. We strive to achieve the most natural-looking golden or bronzed tan for your skin level. The darker you tan naturally, the darker you can tan with sunless tanning. We do not suggest you choose an un-natural looking color depth for your skin type. If this is your first time sunless tanning, we recommend a medium color depth which is the most natural-looking color level for your skin. Then the next time you come in for a bronzing treatment, you will know whether you want to try a darker color. For those who have experimented with sunless tanning before and are looking for a darker than dark color depth, we do offer a Bronze Plus. Our Bronze Plus Solution has a blue toner that counteracts orange tones, leaving an exotic deep dark bronze tan. Please consult your spray tan technician to determine the most appropriate color depth for your skin type and for your event. Depending on your skin type, it may take 2 sessions to reach your desired color.

How long will my sunless spray tan last?

The sunless solution only tans the outer layer of skin and does NOT penetrate into deeper skin layers. On average, the outermost layer of your skin sheds naturally in several days, so you can expect your spray tan to last about 7-10 days with proper care. Your spray tan gradually fades as natural exfoliation occurs. Obviously everyone’s body chemistry and lifestyle is different. Medications, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, skin disorders or skin porosity can affect the color and longevity of your spray tan. Excessive sweating, frequent bathing, hot tubs, salt water and chlorine will shorten the life expectancy of your spray tan. Not staying properly moisturized will cause skin to fade faster or may cause uneven fading. We recommend that you apply moisturizer at least twice a day to help your tan to last longer and fade evenly. Ask your spray tan technician for additional tips on how to ideally maintain and extend your bronzed color.

How long does the solution have to stay on my skin before I can get wet?

You must avoid water while the solution is developing on your skin! Keep in mind that perspiration and saliva are water too. While the solution is processing on your skin, you cannot do things like wash your hands, lick your lips, work-out and sweat. Water stops the activation process and you will be lighter in the areas that get wet. If it is raining the day of your appointment, please bring an umbrella or dress appropriately to avoid the rain. Also, plan your day to shower according to recommended development times. We offer 2 solution options: 12 Hour Premium Solution or a 1-4 Hour Quick Rinse Solution.

--Recommended development time for the Premium Solution is 10-12 hours. If you are sprayed with the Premium Solution in the evening, you will have to sleep in the solution and wait to shower until the morning. In this case, it is not necessary to disrupt your sleep and shower at exactly 12 hours. Leaving the cosmetic bronzer on longer than 12 hours will not make you darker, because the solution will stop developing after 12 hours. However we do not recommend you leave the Premium Solution on longer than you have to, because your body’s natural oils and perspiration may cause your tan to become blotchy.

--Recommended development time for the Quick Rinse Solution is 1-4 hours depending on your desired color depth. For a light color, giving your skin a sun-kissed glow, shower in 1-2 hours. For a medium color, giving your skin a natural golden tan, shower in 2-3 hours. For a noticeable dark result, giving your skin a bronzed vacation tan, shower in 3-4 hours. The Quick Rinse Solution must be rinsed at the proper development time. We do not guarantee any Quick Rinse tan if the solution is left on the skin longer than 4 hours. Leaving the cosmetic bronzer on longer than 4 hours may cause oversaturation and blotchy or orangey results. After your initial rinse of the Quick Rinse Solution, your tan will not be immediately noticeable. Your skin color will continue to develop for 12-16 hours after application.

What should I wear for my spray tan session?

You may wear whatever you feel most comfortable wearing for your airbrush session keeping in mind that whatever you do wear you will receive tan lines from. Once a tan line is created, it cannot be easily removed until it fades away.

After your session, while the solution is processing on your skin, we recommend you wear dark, loose-fitting clothing (preferably a long-sleeved shirt & long pants) and flip flops. Avoid anything too tight such as a bra, jeans, socks or shoes.

What should I do before my sunless spray tan?

If you are planning on receiving a manicure, pedicure, waxing or threading, these services will remove your spray tan and therefore should be done prior to your spray tan session—not afterward.

On the day of your spray tan application, be sure you shower, shave and exfoliate. We do not recommend you use a sugar, salt, or oil scrub because they tend to leave a residue on the skin and may cause uneven color absorption. It is sufficient to use a sponge or washcloth and an oil-free body wash to exfoliate with. Pay extra attention to scrub the neck, chest, armpits, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles. After your shower, do NOT apply any lotion, deodorant, make-up, or perfume. It is best not to have any barrier on your skin prior to your spray tan application.