Exfoliating your skin prior to a spray tan is very important. Shower, shave and exfoliate 12-24 hours prior to your tan. It's best to use an exfoliating mitt and lukewarm water because some exfoliating scrubs contain heavy oils or other moisturizers. Do not shower any sooner than 4 hours prior to your appointment.
All other beauty appointments (nails, lashes, facials) should be completed prior to your tan. Do not wear any makeup, perfume, deodorant or lotion to your tan. Use an oil-free cleanser to remove product. Cleansing cloths are available for your use at the appointment.
While your spray tan is processing, it's very important to not sweat or get wet until your recommended rinse time as provided by your spray tan technician. Moisturize twice a day and do not exfoliate until you are ready to remove your tan. When choosing a moisturizer, look for the following products or ingredients: Shea butter, Fragrance-free, Aloe-vera, Coconut oil (avoid mineral oil!).
You are welcome to wear as little or as much as you like! If you want to wear a bathing suit or undergarments, dark is best. Disposable bras and underwear are available for your use as well. For going home, bring loose fitting, dark clothing and flip flops. Preferably no tank tops or shorts.
Depending on your type of tan, your technician will give you specific showering instructions. For an original tan, you will rinse 8-12 hours after your appointment. For a rapid tan, you will rinse between 2-4 hours but the color will continue to develop for 12-24 hours.
You're getting married, congratulations! At Gilbert Glow, we have tanned many brides and are experienced with providing the perfect bridal glow.
A Bridal Trial appointment is highly recommended to ensure you love your color before the big day. Tip: Book your trial tan prior to a bridal shower, bachelorette party or engagement shoot!
At your appointment, we will discuss important factors to determine your perfect custom color such as your dress color and style and the editing style of your photographer. We love tan inspiration pics if you have any to share!
Your Bridal Tan should be booked 2-3 days prior to the wedding and all other beauty services completed prior to the tan (waxing, nails, facials, hair treatments, massage, etc). Bridal Tans are discounted if a Bridal Trial has been completed.
Tan your bridesmaids and family members with a tanning party! Gilbert Glow is mobile and can bring the tan to you for groups of 4+.
With proper maintenance before and after your tanning session, the tan will typically last 7-10 days. It’s important to keep skin moisturized in order to extend the life of the tan. Gilbert Glow offers sunless tanning products and exfoliating accessories to prolong your tan.
Expecting clients should ALWAYS consult their doctor prior to scheduling their spray tan. Technicians can supply the client with an ingredient list of the product which will be utilized in the service, this way the doctor can fully understand the product being applied. It's best to bring a doctor’s note to your spray tan. Take into consideration, pregnancy can cause many hormonal imbalances which may affect the spray tan, which can cause unevenness, light development or no development. It is best to avoid rapid solutions while pregnant because of this reason, as you may not see optimal results. The FDA currently approves and regulates DHA for external use only and does not approve for internal consumption. To comply with FDA regulations, protection in the form of nose filters, disposable underwear/bras and an extraction system are available.
DHA and cosmetic bronzer is transferable during development. The client should avoid breastfeeding until the first shower when the bronzer is rinsed off. Ideally, it is best the client wear a bra or bikini top during the spray tan. This way the nipple is not exposed allowing for the infant to ingest. Nipple covers are also available upon request.