Do not argue with the spray tan artist when it comes to color.

Spray tan specialists who have worked with numerous brides are knowledgeable on the best shades for each skin tone. Bridal tans should enhance your natural skin tones and not be overpowering on your wedding day.

Schedule spray tan trial sessions.

It is always best to schedule 1 to 2 trial sessions with your spray tan specialist before the wedding. This will give them enough time to customize the best shade and look for your wedding day tan. We also suggest asking the specialist to test a patch of skin (such as the stomach) if you do not have time to schedule trial sessions before the wedding day.

Do not spray over an old tan.

Have you ever had your nails done or your hair colored? The nail technician and hair stylist always recommend that you take steps to prep your nails or hair before receiving a new manicure or coloring job. You wouldn’t paint over chipped nail polish or color over dry and brittle hair, would you? The same can be said for spray tanning. You need to allow enough time for your previous tan to fade before getting a new spray tan.

Exfoliate your skin.

As mentioned on our tan care page, I always recommend exfoliating 8 to 24 hours before your tan for the best outcome. Use an exfoliation glove or a wash cloth and a paraben free soap.

Do not exfoliate the day of your appointment.

Be sure to not leave anything on your skin. This includes soap residue, shaving cream residue, lotion, body oil, and sunscreen. If you have fresh, clean, clear skin, your spray tan is going to absorb better and last longer. If anything is left on the skin, it can create a barrier and block spray tan absorption.

Make sure to have other treatments done before your spray tan.

If you have scheduled a nail appointment, hair appointment, massage, etc, it is is best to schedule those BEFORE your spray tan to reduce accidental smearing or removal of the spray tan.

For more tips and tricks, visit our tan care page.