Spray Tan Tips For A Photoshoot

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If you have an important photo shoot coming up or modeling event you might be thinking about getting a spray tan. It is a great idea as a tan will always make you look thinner, make your teeth look whiter, eyes look brighter and help cover up many skin imperfections.

You might think of grabbing that cheap self -tanner and doing it yourself to save some money but I do not recommend that. Many self- tanners are hard to apply ( even with the help of a friend to get to those hard to reach areas) and can streak and develop uneven if you are not practiced at applying them ( Not to mention that dreaded orange color if you have a heavy hand and apply too much) Plus feet and hands can wind up looking dirty from applying too much product. So do some research and get recommendations for a professional that can provide a custom airbrush tan for your important shoot. Also take a look at their website and check out their portfolio to see if you like their work and read their reviews.

The great thing about using a professional spray tan artist is that we can customize the color according to your skin tone and the level of tan you want to achieve. It is not just 1 color fits all. We can also contour to enhance or slim certain body parts that you cannot do if you us a self- tanning product or even in a spray booth.

If this is your first time getting a spray tan I highly recommend doing a trial first if you have enough time. Unlike makeup or a hairdo, you cannot just wash a spray tan off as it will be on your skin for 7 + days. So doing a trial session first is the best way to go to ensure you get that perfect color. If you do not have time for a trial tell the spray tanning tech to do a natural looking shade to avoid possible disaster by being way too dark for your skin tone. A spray tan works with your natural tone, so if you are very pale (Think Nicole Kidman) there is no way we can get you as dark as Jlo and not have you look pretty silly. So just keep that in mind and let the trained professional select a shade that they recommend for you. Although there is Photoshop it is very hard making a bad tan look good! You can always darken with body makeup or bronzer if needed.

Make sure that your face has a natural spray. Two of the biggest disasters I see in photos is always related to the face. If you spray your face very dark and then apply very heavy makeup many times it can make it look orange or too much darker than the rest of your body. The other is when someone gets a spray tan but does not use a little darker makeup to match. This results in a tan body but a washed out paler face. And that contrast does not look very good. So remember if you are doing your own makeup you need to go a shade or so darker or use some bronzer.

So here are the answers to the important questions you need to know:

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“How should I prepare for my 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 as many scrubs will leave a film on your skin resulting in the tan streaking or being blotchy)  Exfoliation is important so the skin can be a clean even canvas. If the spray tan 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 self- tanner on or any old spray tan residue!! This is a very common thing that I see and highly recommend you get all of it off. I compare it to getting a manicure. Would you want a new manicure being applied over chipped polish? (I don’t think so) So please have your skin void of any self- tanner. If not you would be combining different colors that can wind up looking very poor and patchy.

Any manicures and pedicures should be done before your tanning session. If you must get it on the same day as your spray tan session you must refrain from the massage. You do not want any oils or lotions on your skin as they will cause a barrier.

Waxing and shaving should be done at least 24 hours before your session, If you shave the day of, the shaving cream can leave a barrier. Also many razors have the moisturizing strips that will cause the spray tan to streak on the legs!

Do not shower right before the session. You may think that you are helping by having fresh clean skin. But what you may not realize is that your pores are being opened and your skin is getting hydrated. It might not absorb as much of the spray tan solution resulting in a much lighter tan. Also many soaps, shampoos and conditioners leave a film (even if you can’t see it) that can cause blotchy areas and streaks.

Do not apply any oils, lotions, perfumes or deodorant the day of the tan. They can also cause a barrier and if you spray over perfume that area can result in the tan peeling.

What do I need to wear?

Wear a dark colored swimsuit or undergarments. I always recommend going topless or nude as this way you will not have to worry about tan lines if you do not know what you will be wearing at your photoshoot.

How long until my tan develops?

You will see instant color due to a cosmetic bronzer but the actual tan will take from 9-12 hours to fully develop. You can NOT shower or get wet until that time as you will risk washing off the spray tan ! (no skin to skin contact either) If you do not have time to do that and need to rinse off quickly ask the salon about a rapid tanning option. This is a special tanning solution that many carry that will allow you to rinse off between 1-4 hours depending on the level of darkness you want. It might be a little more money but is perfect for those that have a busy schedule or do not like sleeping in spray tan solution.

What should I wear after the tanning session?

Please prepare accordingly. Many times spray tans are ruined because the client did not bring the right clothes to wear after their session. Bring either a loose t-shirt,button down shirt and loose pants or shorts. A strapless sundress is one of the best things you can wear. Do not put on any bras, spandex, jeans, leggings or yoga pants. No tight elastic around the waist or ankles & no socks or sneakers so bring flip flops. If is raining an umbrella does not always protect the tan. Water can splash up from your flip flops and get on your legs and heavy wind can still get you wet so long sleeves and loose long pants are the best thing for rainy days.

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Follow these tips and you will be on your way to the perfect tan for your beautiful photoshoot.

Melissa Weinberg is the creator of Perfect Glow Sunless which is a premium line of professional spray tan solution. Her products are used by professional salons and spas all over the world. She is also a top spray tanning professional and spray tan trainer located in South Florida.

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Perfect Glow Sunless – The Best Professional Spray Tanning Solution

 

 
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Introducing Perfect Glow Sunless. This professional spray tan solution provides amazing color and is available for purchase for use in all hand held airbrush machines. This sunless solution is derived from natural and organic based ingredients and is made with the highest grade of Ecocert certified DHA imported from France. Ecocert was the very first certification that developed high standards for natural and organic cosmetics. This blend is paraben free-gluten free-formelyhyde free and cruelty free.

These premium formulations give you a gorgeous brown color. They are very universal and will provide a beautiful looking tan on ANY skin tone. My philosophy is that a great airbrush tan is not just about being “dark”. It is important to use a product on your client so that they can also look natural, fade great, dry quick and contain a realisitic bronzer that will not get all over everything (and avoid that post shower disappointment)

I have spray tanned thousands of clients over the years and knew that all of these things were crucial and had to be combined in 1 blend so I created Perfect Glow Sunless and this formulation from years of research. Choose from 4 blends to customize your spray give the perfect tan for any skin type. You also will not experience that funky spray tan smell found in many other products on the market as this blend is virtually odorless and contains an eliminating formulation.

 Bronzing and DHA boosters available to allow you to truly customize this blend to satisfy any clients requests.

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Perfect Glow Mobile Airbrush Tanning Voted One Of The Best Spray Tan Companies In South Florida

WELLINGTON, Florida March 27, 2014

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WELLINGTON, Florida March 27, 2014

WPLG Local 10 News recently named Wellington-based Perfect Glow Airbrush Tanning as one of the Top Ten tanning salons in South Florida.

Perfect Glow Airbrush Tanning offers organic airbrush tanning in Palm Beach County and the surrounding region.  Established in 2010, Melissa Weinberg, owner and airbrush tanning expert, has built her company into one of the top spray tanning services in the area.

In addition to being selected for the Top Ten list, Perfect Glow Airbrush Tanning is also the preferred airbrush tanner for the award-winning Sundy House in Delray Beach and The Addison in Boca Raton. Perfect Glow has tanned several local celebrities, models and pageant contestants along with some members of the Florida Lady Panthers and Palm Beach Makos cheerleaders for calendar shoots and special events. Perfect Glow Airbrush Tanning enjoys a five star rating on Weddingwire.com with accolades from many satisfied brides and clients.

Floridians have the second highest risk for Melanoma in the U.S., so airbrush tanning continues to grow in popularity as people gain greater awareness of the health benefits of sunless tanning. The health benefits of airbrush tanning exponentially outweigh the high health risks associated with sunbathing and UV tanning beds.  Melissa’s personal experience with skin cancer inspired her to search for the safer alternative to the sun.  After her first airbrush tan she was hooked! Her passion to achieve a healthy tan without the associated health risks drove her to start her own business and create Perfect Glow Airbrush Tanning and to help educate others on the risk of skin cancer.

Ms. Weinberg brings years of customer service experience as well as specialized airbrush tanning training to her business, providing the best tanning experience to each and every one of her clients. She offers airbrush tans for any occasion, hosts tanning parties and can customize a tan anywhere from the sun-kissed glow to a dark tropical tan. Selecting Perfect Glow Airbrush Tanning will guarantee that you will never walk away unsatisfied or with that dreaded orange tone.
Perfect Glow Mobile Airbrush tanning services the areas of Wellington, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, and areas of Broward County upon request.
For More information please visit www.yourperfectglow.com