Pre Spray Protocols

Shower and shave and exfoliate all areas AT LEAST 24 hrs prior to your spray.

Wax at least 48 hrs prior to your spray.

waxing after will remove your tan and shaving/waxing too close to your appointment may present a speckled or striped pattern


Carefully exfoliate your entire body evenly with a washcloth or loofah/mitt of your choice 24 hrs before your spray.

do not use scrubs with oils or parabens or

 mechanical exfoliants that could break or tear your skin. 


Use a brush or stone on your feet and don't forget your hands/nails/cuticles.

you may choose to apply a nail cuticle treatment at this time to help prevent over saturation, although barrier cream will be available


Shower the day of your appointment

be sure to remove soaps/shower gels/conditioners thoroughly, and pat skin dry


Do not apply lotions

they act as a barrier & prevent the bronzing solution from penetrating your skin.

we use aloe based solutions to help combat dryness during development 


You may apply a deodorant

(using a light and neat application)


YOU MAY NOT ARRIVE FOR SERVICES WITH EVIDENCE OF AN AN EXISTING SUNBURN OF ANY DEGREE

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING ACCORDINGLY 



Spray Day Protocol

Please arrive with or wearing comfortable, preferably loose fitting, and dark colored cotton clothing.

You will also need to be wearing (or bring with you) a bathing suit (or similar) that you choose to be bronzed in.

(Disposable garments are available but you may feel more comfortable in garments of your own).


PLEASE NOTE THAT WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR DURING YOUR SERVICE WILL LEAVE RESPECTIVE TAN LINES.

If you wish to avoid these you may choose to be bronzed nude.

(Minors may not be bronzed nude without parent consent)  


 Our luxury body bronzing solution washes out of most clothing, but tends to stain more fragile materials such as leather and costume/light nylon material.

PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY


Our bronze bar barista will spend about:

5 minutes prepping your skin

5 mins applying the bronzing solution to your skin

 and an additional 5 minutes drying your skin.​



Post Spray Protocol

Do not shower for 6-8 hours

(or 2-4 for Empress Express).

You will see color washing off the first time you shower, this is the cosmetic color added for you to see an instant golden bronze tan. The cosmetic color does not affect the DHA bronzing formula

You will not "rinse your tan off" and color may continue to develop for up to 24 hrs.

 
Do not exercise for 24-48 hours after your post shower.

(The chemical reaction of the bronzing solution applied (sugar), may react with your preparation (salt) potentially changing its color, or possibly leaving you streaky.)


DO NOT GET WET AT ALL ANYWHERE!

(If you do, you will stop the tanning action of the DHA)


Do not apply moisturizer until after your post-bronze shower.

(then moisturize like hell)


FAILURE TO ADHERE TO PRE AND POST BRONZE PROTOCOLS 

WILL COMPROMISE YOUR FINAL RESULT.

(very obvious evidence of non-compliance will present should failure occur.

Our technicians are NOT responsible for re-srapys/touchups that may be required as a result of non-compliance) 




Body Bronze Maintenance 
Avoid scrubs, loofahs/mitts/ washcloths, AHAs, long hot showers and baths.

the color develops and exists on the surface layer of your skin and therefore anything that would accelerate skin shed will fade your tan faster.


Apply moisturizer frequently following your first shower.

This will help perfect and prolong the life of your luxury tan.


Keep your showers quick and cool and use your hands to gently cleanse your skin.

using the recommended home care products will help replenish aha that may be lost daily keeping your complexion fresh and extending the life of your bronzed bod. 

Do not rub or scratch your skin the same day of your tanning application.

this will cause uneven fading 


Chlorine and salt water from pools or jacuzzis can cause your tan to fade faster.


Retail Aftercare is strongly suggested for best results