Custom Airbrush tan VS a spray tan booth

Many people ask me what the difference is. Well if you have used a booth before you know. But I wanted to take the time to explain why you should consider a custom airbrush tan

1) The tan will be more even. With a custom airbrush tan the tech is trainined and can control the amount of tanning solution that is being applied. A booth just sprays everything out & you hope that you are positioning correctly. When I spray clients I do not even need to use barrier cream. That is because I can control the amount of solution on the hands, feet and other areas that need to appear more natural. Also, the breathing factor is much better. You can breath normal and not worry about solution being sprayed out all over the place. With a custom airbrush the overspray is contained and the only time you have to hold your breath is when I spray your face. Clients also remark on how the tan is nice and even and not blotchy or streaky.

2) The tan dries quicker. That is becuase I control the amount of solution being applied. Many clients remark how they cant believe the airbrush is not wet and that they do not have to dry for long afterwards. My tanning solution is like a fine mist and most clients are good to get dressed in just a few minutes after the spray is complete.

3) I can customize the tan to be darker in certain areas. Do you like your legs darker than the rest of your body? Or maybe you like your tummy to be extra dark or your arms defined. I can do all of that where a booth can not. Everyones skin is different and certain areas of the body can be resistant to the DHA, so the custom airbrush allows me to spray extra in those areas for the client.

4) I can custom blend a color just for you. No more level 1, 2 or 3. I get many clients that need a color that is “In between” the basic levels. an airbrush tan gives you that special service. Plus it allows me to push the envelope little by little on very fair clients giving them the comfort of knowing that they will not look unnatural or orange. With a booth if you wnt to go darker you take the risk that the next level might be too strong for you.

5) Cost factor. I understand people are on a budget and sometimes choose the booth because it is cheaper. However my custom airbrush is only within $10 difference of a booth, and I always have packages to cut the cost and different promotions running on facebook. Plus I always give clients ways to save as checking in, sending me a picture or writing a review are all ways to knock $$ off your session.

6) Longetivity. My custom airbrush tans last anywhere from 5-9 days as depending on your lifestyle & how dilligent you follow post tan care instructions. Plus tan extender and proper aftercare products made specifically for spray tanning can even give you as much as 2 weeks out of one session! That is MUCH longer than a booth and I have heard from many clients that the booth tans only lasted 2-4 days on them. So right there alone you are saving $ from not having to do as many sessions and spray tanning can fit better in your schedule.

For more questions on the airbrush tanning process please visit my website at http://www.yourperfectglow.com or my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/yourperfectglow

All about the Rapid Spray Tan

My Rapid Tan propriety blend enables you to shower off anywhere from 1-4 hours, depending on the darkness of the tan that you need to achieve and what I recommend for your skin tone. With this product it is imperative that you follow my instructions or risk turning too dark or unnatural.

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 *Just like a regular spray tan, the rapid tan still takes the 8 to 10 hours for the product to fully develop*  However since you rinse off quickly you are getting the luxury of not having to spend all day or night wearing tanning solution. How is this pretty neat? Well let me list a few reasons and I am sure you all have experienced one or more of these:

1) For starters your sheets will not have any bronzer rub off, or better yet if you are sleeping at someone elses home you do not have to be embarrassed anymore with leaving your mark. If you are a weekly tanner this is a very good thing. No more mattress pad looking like a police sketch of a self tanner lady.

2) Your significant other wont have to smell spray tan solution when you go to bed. Plus, remember that no skin to skin contact rule? Well that does not apply with the rapid tan. Yep, once you rinse off you can get touched ( So no more freaking out if their toe or body part touched you in the middle of the night! ) 

3) No more worrying that you will touch  & ruin your tan in your sleep. That eliminates any chance of getting spray tan solution on your fingers or the palms of your hands. No joke, I once woke up with a hand print on my leg.( I tend to sleep in all crazy positions ) Well no more of that!

4) Do you have a night out on the town, dinner plans or a hot date planned a few hours after your tanning session? With a regular tan you can not wear tight clothes as it can hinder the development of the tan & you should wear dark colors to prevent staining of the fabric. You no longer have to worry about that with rapid tan. Break out those skinny jeans, leggings or white dress.Plus, no more having to find creative positions to wash your hair.

5) Short on time and really want to tan but impossible since you have to shower for work or school, or maybe want to work out soon after? Then this product is perfect for you!  I have had many people tell me that they are so happy that they can start spray tanning again. They couldn’t seem to find the time before and never wanted to skip a workout. So now they can get the best of both worlds.

6) It can be difficult for new moms or if you have toddlers to spray tan. Between baths and play activities you want to do, I know it is hard sometimes to not get wet for an extended period of time ( especially if you get sprayed close to bath time.) Plus you do not have to fear the juice box straw or baby “stuff” . This product is also perfect for you! No more worries and do not have to cover up like Fort Knox for 8+ hours.

7) Perfect for younger girls that need a tan for a dance, pageant or cheer event. With this product moms no longer have to monitor their kids all day long hoping they don’t ruin their tan ! (I know many cheer moms that have seen accidents happen even from a juice box or because their child was not paying attention and got wet) Well this product will eliminate all of those issues once it is rinsed off!

Ok, I convinced you to try it so now you are wondering what to expect. Like all spray tans the product does contain a cosmetic bronzer. However keep in mind that it will wash off in the shower and once you are done It still takes the 8 to 12 hours for the product to fully develop. You will start to look darker as the day goes on or by the next morning (if you get sprayed in the evening ) Nothing like going to bed pasty and waking up tan.

 Both of my regular and rapid tanning solutions will provide beautiful color and it is just a personal preference to which one you want to choose. it will last the same amount as a regular airbrush tan however the longevity of any product will depend on the individual, how well they followed pre tan prep, their lifestyle and that they follow proper post tan instructions. As always a good tan extender, body lotion and bodywash made specifically for airbrush tanning are always recommended with either tanning product. This will guarantee that you are using the most hydrating products for your skin to prevent exfoliation, and help the tan fade as natural as possible.

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Perfect Glow Airbrush Tanning services the South Florida area. Tans are always flawless, organic based and no orange tint. Best spray tan in the Palm Beaches.

Contact me at 561-634-1180 or visit my website at http://www.yourperfectglow.com

How should I prepare for my spray tan session?

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This is the number one question I get from clients when they book their first airbrush tanning session. Prepping your skin properly will help ensure that you get a flawless tan and that it will last long. Preparing for your session is extremely important and should never be overlooked anytime you are going to get a spray tan.

It is imperative that you exfoliate your skin the day before or even for a few days leading up to the Spray Tan. (not the day of) I recommend you use exfoliating gloves rather than a washcloth or loofah ( those do not do a great job) and refrain from a scrub that contains oils unless it is more than a day before your appointment. Oils can leave a film on the skin that can create a barrier and possibly block the spray tan absorption in areas where it is on.

Exfoliation is important so the skin can be a clean even canvas. I always compare it to painting an object. If you are going to paint a piece of wood you always sand it so remove any rough/uneven areas so that the paint will look nice and even. So with spray tanning,  if the tanning solution is applied on uneven skin, the older dead skin cells will come off first causing the tan to possibly fade poorly. Do NOT have any existing self tanner or an old spray tan on you . That would be like putting polish over an existing chipped manicure. It might look good the first day or from afar, but when you get close up it looks horrible.

Do any waxing or shaving 24 hours before. And remember..again, no oils, lotions, perfumes or deodorant the day of the tan as they can act as a skin barrier and cause streaking or percent color from being absorbed in areas .

Many people think that they should shower right before the appointment but I highly recommend not to. That is because when you shower,  the steam will open the pores and your body gets very hydrated. This can adversely effect the tan because your skin might not absorb all of the solution resulting in a lighter tan and can take longer to dry off. I recommend at least showering 4 hours before by doing a light rinse, with no soap or body wash (except on your armpits & private areas).  If you absolutely must shower before your appointment do not use very hot water, and again no soap or body wash and make it a quick rinse.

Now since you have properly prepped you will be ready for your customized airbrush tan. Enjoy your session and get ready to enjoy your tanning experience.

Perfect Glow Mobile Airbrush Tanning is a boutique spray tanning salon and services the South Florida area including Wellington, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Boca Raton. Come experience the best organic tan with no orange just perfect.  For more information please view my website at www.yourperfectglow.com or Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/yourperfectglow.com

Caring for your spray tan

So..You finally got a spray tan and you love it! Or maybe you have been getting them but they don’t last very long or fade poorly (You know, when your skin looks like a lizard…not very attractive!) But either way you want to take care of it so it lasts!
Problems most likely arise from not knowing the best tips to take care of your tan. Many salons don’t tell you this information (Hey, quicker fade= quicker rebooking) But don’t fear tanners!  I am here to tell you the best ways to prolong your beautiful tan and help it fade as natural as possible so you can get your moneys worth.
Now I know we all lead busy lifestyles and the last thing you want to think about when you are tired is to take care of your tan. But trust me, it is worth it. I have had plenty of nights with a little bubbly and just wanted to get under the covers..but I sucked it up and did my aftercare. And my beautiful tan lasted for a long time.
1) First thing is to moisturize. I am amazed at how many of my clients tell me that they skipped this step as they were afraid to use it! Moisturizer is your BFF when you have an airbrush tan. The tan is on the outer layer of your skin & proper hydration will prolong the exfoliation process. You MUST moisturize at least 2x a day. I recommend in the morning and the evening & use a lotion that does not have drying alcohols. I recommend using products specially formulated for spray tanning. They do not contain drying alcohols and have ingredients that will nourish your tan. Use a tan extender as well. This will add the DHA back into your skin causing it to last longer, But don’t overload as too much on some skin tones can give you an unnatural tone.
2) Avoid hot baths and hot showers & bar soaps. Those are the worst for the tan. Use a gentle shower gel

3) After your tan wait at least 24 hours to shave as shaving can cause fading. Try to shave only as needed & use a sharp new razor. I also recommend conditioner instead of shaving cream.

4) Exfoliating  or using any harsh salt scrub within 8-10 days of getting spray tan is a big no no!. So no loofahs or washcloths!

 5) Bug spray can cause your tan to fade

6) When getting out of the shower BLOT your skin with a towel. Pat dry and DO NOT RUB!

7)  Anti aging products that exfoliate or dry the skin, Accutane and Salicylic acids can cause issues. Antibiotics and other medications that affect your skin can also affect your tan.

8) Avoid toners containing alcohols or Witch Hazel in higher amounts.Look where they are listed in the ingredient list, if in the top 3 do not use.

9)  Avoid dove soap, wax or Depilatory hair removal products ( Nair, Veet, etc)

10)  Avoid any waxing, massages or any spa services ( no pedicures, just polish changes)

11) Avoid any baby oil, mineral oil or massage oil
For more tips visit my website at http://www.yourperfectglow.com
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Spray tan training course

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Have you been thinking about starting an Airbrush tanning business? Or maybe looking to add it to your current salon services? I offer spray tan training and consulting services. I have a proven portfolio and skills and can provide you with excellent training to help you succeed no matter where your business is located. With skin cancer on the rise and people taking steps more than ever to prevent sun damage, airbrush tanning can be a very lucrative business either full or part time as long as you do it right. If you are looking to add this service to your existing salon or wanting to start a mobile service I would love to assist you.

 Spray tan training can save you time and money that can be better spent getting new clients and making money! When I started spray tanning there were many questions that I had, ranging from my spray technique down to extensive marketing questions. I had to research everything on my own which wasted many valuable hours. That was because I could not find an affordable training program that was customized to MY needs.


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My training course is unique because it is not just learning how to spray. It also includes follow up training via email or phone. It is a truly personalized service created by me from the eyes of someone who has been in your shoes and not a cookie cutter training program. In the beauty industry you really need to do things right in the beginning so you can build a great reputation and have repeat clients. If you do not take the time to perfect your skill, understand how the skin can react & are just “winging” it your spray tans will reflect that. Plus you can open yourself up to liability issues. In this industry it just takes a few unhappy clients to tarnish your reputation. Other beauty professionals take the time to train to deliver the best possible service in their trade and so should you.

 I will consult with you on range of topics including some of the following:

  • How to determine client skin type and what percentage of solution to use on them
  • How much solution to use
  • Perfecting your spray technique
  • Equipment recommendations
  • Pre and Post tan aftercare
  • Medication and allergy interactions
  • Spray tan solution recommendations
  • Safety concerns for mobile technicians
  • Marketing advice
  • Consent forms
  • Networking and utilizing social media to your advantage
  • Website consulting
  • Liability insurance recommendation

 I provide one on one attention to you and your staff members unlike other companies that just offer a basic online course or a power point presentation/video. You also will get a certificate of completion & added to my referral network of airbrush tanners (outside of Palm beach county).

You can even see if you qualify for pay later financing from PayPal. Train now and pay later!

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For more information please visit http://www.perfectglowsunless.com

I can also be contacted at (561) 634-1180 or at Info@perfectglowsunless.com
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Spray Tan Myths

There are many myths regarding spray tanning. Here are some facts so you can realize that it is not as bad as people make it out to be. There is no reason to be scared to get a tan! In fact I am sure you will love it!

Myth 1- Am I going to look orange?

This is one that I hear all the time. I get many first time clients that are surprised that I did not turn them orange. Here is a fact…it is not the spray tan that will turn you orange, it is the technician. That is why it is important that you go to someone experienced. They need to be properly trained to know what level to use for your skin tone.  It is when they get “Trigger happy” or spray you with a solution that is too dark that will make you orange.  Before you book your tan you really need to look at the information on who is going to spray you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions either! Ask them if they can custom blend a color, ask them if they have been certified and most of all check out their website. Read testimonials , look at their Facebook page and most of all look at pictures. Everyone can look good right after the tan due to the cosmetic bronzer, so do they have pictures of clients AFTER they have showered? This is how you can get a true idea of the developed tan.

Myth 2- Is it going to get everywhere and make a mess?

No. I come with a pop up tanning tent that has a floor. This is set up anywhere in your home and you step inside to get spray tanned. My compressor is very small and there is hardly any over spray and is contained in the tent. No nothing will get on the floor, walls or furniture. I have had my tent next to white couches and high end sports cars and not 1 drop got on anything.

Myth 3- It is full of chemicals?

Some cheaper and drugstore brands can be, but I use a professional grade solution. I was very selective in choosing my product line. The main reason is because I personally get sprayed every week. I did not want to choose a solution that contained harmful nasty ingredients!  Organic aloe vera, white tea complex, coffee bean extract and plant derived glycerin are just some of the hydrating ingredients. It is also Paraben free as well as oil and alcohol free. So it is important to choose a spray tan company that uses a good product

Myth 4- Do I have to be naked? 

No! You can wear whatever as nothing. It is whatever makes you feel comfortable. Client discretion is a priority and want you to be as comfortable during your spray tan session. Most people wear bottoms so no tan lines are on top, but I also get clients wearing 1 piece swimsuits and tank tops.

Myth 5- Is the spray tan it going to be blotchy and uneven like a spray booth?

No, the difference is that I am giving you a custom sunless spray tan whereas a booth just shoots out solution. I also spray hands and feet lighter than the rest of your body to give it a natural look.  I can go darker or lighter in certain areas where a booth can not.

For more answers to common questions please look at my website http://www.yourperfectglow.com

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Perfect Glow Mobile Airbrush Tanning offers in studio spray tanning  and is also a mobile service. Service area includes South Florida, Palm Beach County and areas of Broward County. Please contact me directly with any other questions you may have or to book a new appointment, Please check out my website for current specials and discounts.

(561) 634-1180

Melissa@yourperfectglow.com

Spray tan trials for brides

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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You have taken the time to make sure your dress, venue and other details are perfect . So don’t forget to make sure your spray tan is perfect as well! That is why you need to plan ahead.

I offer trials for brides and I recommend scheduling it as much in advance as possible. I get many calls from brides that are getting married that week and want to get sprayed. I always say not all tans are created equal. Every blend contains different ingredients. Now…of course everyone loves my tans 🙂 they are great for the most sensitive skin and have a beautiful color…however, keep in mind a few facts:

Even if you have spray tanned 100 times, every salon carries different solution, All have different ingredients, cosmetic bronzers and fade. Just because you like one you may not like another.

A spray tan is a cosmetic procedure and you need to make sure your skin does not get any adverse reaction. If there was something in the blend that irritated your skin or gave you a reaction, would you want to mess up your pictures AND memories since your skin wouldn’t look it’s best?

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I customize a blend according to your skin tone and what level of tan you are going for. The spray contains a cosmetic bronzer so the true tan will be after you shower 8 + hours later. If you decide you want a little darker or a little lighter I can adjust it accordingly. If you don’t do a trial you are stuck with the color…like it or not!!

You can’t do a trial a week before your wedding. That is because a spray tan lasts anywhere 5-9 days. You would not have enough time to get the old spray tan fully exfoliated off your body in time for your wedding spray. People ask me “Can’t I just spray over the first tan?” Well yes…however I do not recommend it as you are not spraying on fresh skin. You will be spraying over some areas that have fading and some will not. You are not starting with a fresh canvas so the new tan will not be flawless. That might be OK to do in every day life but not for your wedding. You want to look perfect.

I recommend booking a trial a month or so in advance. This way you can get sprayed at least once if not twice beforehand. You would not want your makeup done by someone you don’t know the day of the wedding…so why would your spray tan be any different?

Perfect Glow Mobile Airbrush Tanning offers bridal packages and wedding party packages. www.yourperfectglow.com

Servicing brides, grooms and wedding party tanning in the South Florida area.

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Melissa@yourperfectglow.com

(561) 634-1180