Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I get another service when I do an Airbrush Tan?
Unfortunately, you will have to do massage, skin care and waxing services on a different day than your Airbrush Tan.  During a massage, skin care and waxing sessions, different lotions/skin care products will be applied to your skin which will block the Airbrush Tan solution.  We want you to look your best, so we will not perform those services in conjunction with Airbrush Tan.

What is a Norvell Spray Tan?
A Norvell spray is a UV Free Sunless Tan.  A certified technician hand sprays each individual with a sunless tanning solution that will compliment their skin tone and tanning preferences.

Is spray tanning safe?
Yes, it’s perfectly safe.  Sunless tans work with the outer layer of the skin only by using a colorless sugar called dihydroxyacetone (or DHA).  DHA reacts with the top layer of your skin to transform it to a golden bronze color.  DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in the cosmetic and sunless tanning industry for years.  Our state-of-the-art spray equipment eliminates most all overspray (overspray is the typical “cloud” you may find in a spray booth).
If you’d like, we have nose filters available for your use. While these are not necessary, we are happy to provide if you’d like.

Do I need to wear sunscreen after a spray tan?
Yes.  A spray tan is only a cosmetic tan. It contains no sunscreens, and will not protect you from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

What if I do not tan in the sun? Can I still be sprayed?
Yes!  A spray tan was made especially for you!  We are able to customize our tanning formula to work with your specific skin tone to ensure you will have a healthy glow, and not an “orange” unnatural looking tan…even on the fairest of skin tones. Don’t believe us? Check out the reviews!

Please tell me more about the color customization?
We offer a wide range of colors to make sure we can complement any skin tone. Call today to discuss which solution would work best for you.

How long will my shade last?
Much like a fingerprint, each person’s skin is unique. Many factors can influence how long your tan will last.  Given the science with how a sunless tan works, ALL sunless tans will usually last an average of 7 days.  For maximum staying power, we recommend you purchase one of our maintenance products. These products will help prolong (usually DOUBLE) the life of your tan, and also give you some color even if you don’t have a spray tan!
To maintain your tan year-round, we recommend our Monthly Airbrush Tanning Membership.

Does it have a bad smell?
Our high-end tanning solutions have a wonderful aroma, unlike most other sunless tanning methods.

How long will my appointment last?
Please plan on a total of 30 minutes for your first appointment.  Subsequent appointments will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

What should I wear to my appointment?
During your spray tan, you are welcome to wear a swimsuit, underwear, or any other garments that you wish. If you are spraying in the booth, you have total privacy and can wear as little as you’d like!

For handheld tanning, many of our female clients chose to wear only a small pair of panties to minimize irregularities.  Male clients must wear a dark color swimsuit, shorts or full coverage briefs.  You may want to consider wearing dark colors, as the initial cosmetic bronzer can rub off on clothing; however, it will easily wash out of most clothing, except nylon, spandex, and silk.

After your appointment, you should wear very loose fitting clothing that does not “rub” or fit tightly on the body.  Please wear flip-flip shoes or similar shoes to minimize rubbing on the feet.

How should I prepare for my tan?
Please see our Tan Prep page for detailed tips on preparing your skin for the best, longest lasting effects.


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