Air Brush Sunless Tanning is the newest craze to hit the indoor
tanning industry. The booths that apply DHA solution can cost up to
$55,000. An economical alternative is to apply the same solution used
in the expensive booths with an airbrush spray. It takes about 2 oz.'s of solution to spray
one person. One gallon is enough solution for roughly 40 applications. Most
salons are charging around $25-$35 to apply the solution. It takes
about 5 to 7 minutes per application once you get the hang of it.
To apply you simply follow the directions that come with the airbrush, practice on a few friends and you should be ready to start selling this service to your customers. You will find that many of your existing tanners will use this to augment their regular tanning schedules and you can now offer a tanning alternative to people that have an aversion to UV based tanning of any kind. You should also be able to sell more skin care products (moisturizers, exfoliators etc.) when you have a customer base for this service built up.
Our DHA solution comes in both clear and tinted formulas. The tinted solution gives the client that instant tan effect and makes it easier to apply the solution evenly. Full color is produced within 24 hours after application. They should not shower, take a bath or do anything that causes them to sweat for a minimum of 8 hours after application.
Before you tan:
24 hours prior to application have your customer use an exfoliating scrub. Shave or wax legs. Make up should be removed. Do not moisturize the morning of the application. Moisturizer will inhibit the ability of the mist to soak in properly. Wear old dark colored undergarments to be sprayed in. DHA solution will completely wash out of cotton. It will not wash out of synthetic, leather or suede.
After you tan:
Blow dry your body until the solution is absorbed and dry. (About 5 minutes) Wear loose fitting clothing. We recommend dark colored cotton clothing until the initial shower. Do not work out for at least 8 hours after application. Sweat can cause a natural reaction that results in poor color and uneven tanning. Using our bronzing moisturizer daily between sessions will improve the longevity of the airbrush tan.
How does the D.H.A. solution make your skin tan?
The D.H.A. solution causes the proteins in the outside layer of your skin to react with the oxygen in the air resulting in a bronzing effect. The best way to understand this can be illustrated in this analogy: When you take a bite out of an apple and set it down the fruit begins to turn brown after it is exposed to the air for a while. This is a very similar chemical reaction to what takes place with the D.H.A. and your skin after an airbrush session. So you can see that you are not applying a dye or color to your skin but rather creating a situation where your skin develops a beautiful natural bronze color on it's own through a natural chemical enhancement.