Preparation- It is best to start preparing your skin a few days prior to your appointment with exfoliation and moisturizer. The day of your appointment, please avoid using any lotions, oils, perfumes, or deodorants. Wear loose fitting, dark clothing to protect your clothing and your fresh tan.
Consultation- When you arrive, we will discuss your event and the type of tan you desire. Together we will determine which level of tan is appropriate for your event and compliments your undertones. We will also determine your best marinating time.
Application- You will receive sticky feet, shower cap, and hair ties/clips to protect your hair and feet. The tan itself takes about twenty minutes. I will talk you through everything we are doing and I even explain why I am doing what I am doing to help de-mystify the process.
Post Tan- First rinse will be with no soap or lotions- just a quick warm water rinse. The next day you will be able to shower normally with your spray tan safe products. Moisturizing daily will help prolong the life of your tan and help your tan fade evenly.
It is best to tan one to two days prior to your event.
I recommend scheduling in advance to get the dates and times you need.
I know sometimes a spray tan is an emergency and I will do my best to get you in even if it is last minute!
I only do orange spray tans on Mondays and that is my day off! 😉
With proper preparation and spray tan safe products, you should get 7-13 days out of your tan depending on activities.
It is important to follow the steps listed on our Tan Care page to get the best quality tan possible.
The more you are in the water, the faster your tan will fade. Hot tubs fade your tan quickly with hot water and chlorine.
However, I have found that Sun Bum waterproof sunscreen helps to create a barrier between the skin and the water. It is not a cure-all but can help.
The more we sweat, the faster our tan will fade. Sports bras can rub off the tan during our workouts.
However, Dolce Glow has been performing pretty well in the gym!
Products that are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and oil-free are best for spray tans.
PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM BAR SOAP (Dove, Olay, Irish Spring, etc.). Bar soaps contain heavy moisturizers that create a barrier on your skin, that won't allow the spray tan to develop properly.
Some suggested brands are Native, Goose Creek, and Hempz.
Please be deodorant free the day of your appointment. You don't want your armpit to look like an Oreo cookie! Lol!
Post rinse, deodorant is okay. Lightly dab it in the center of your armpit. This way, it won't be noticeable when you lift your arms.
Please be lotion free the day of your appointment. Post rinse, lotion is encouraged at least once a day, twice if you can find the time.
Some favorites are Hempz and Cera Ve.
Absolutely! Dolce Glow comes in three percentages of DHA. During our consultation, we will decide on the perfect level for your event and to compliment your undertones. With three percentages, we can create hundreds of color combinations to find your signature glow!
I always ask my expecting clients to consult with their doctor but rarely have they said no.
Your marinating time will be discussed and decided during consultation depending on the level of color you want to achieve. Usually, 6-12 hours is ideal.
Tanning with a sunburn is not recommended because if you peel, you will be a mess. If you have recently peeled, you will also want to avoid getting a spray tan. The tan will develop differently on the mature skin than the fresh skin. Depending on the level of burn, it can take months until you can tan again.
Acne medicine can make our skin react the same as if we have had a sunburn because of the drying effects of the medication. Please advise if you have been using acne medicine and I will make provisions.
Some clients have amazing results with the spry tan evening out their skin tone. I am happy to do a test for you prior to your spray tan to ensure you have results that you love.
Lounge pants without elastic are your best bet for the bottoms. A 3/4 length sleeve t-shirt is highly recommended to protect your underarms and the bend of your elbows while your tan is developing. If you do not have a 3/4 length sleeve, a t-shirt that fits in your armpits is perfect to protect you if you sweat. Flip flops are your best option to wear the day of your spray tan. Sandals with a thick or heavy strap will rub your tan off.
Please plan on being here for 35-40 minutes. That actual tan itself takes about 22 minutes.
Great news! Dolce Glow 2.0 Senza Sole has outdone themselves! It is very light in cosmetic bronzer so we can still go out and run errands after our tan or enjoy a night on the town without looking too dark.
Yes! It is good to take note that our hormones can affect the development of the tan when our pH levels are off. It is rare, but it does happen.
It is best to shave the day before your appointment to allow the hair growth to refill the hair follicle, so solution doesn't settle in the pores making it look like blackheads. This is especially important for people with coarse hair.
Following your tan, shaving very gently, especially on the shins, is recommended. I don't want you to shave your tan off and we tend to be dry on our shins.
No and I'll explain why:
If you get a pedicure after your spray tan, they are going to exfoliate your tan right off of your feet and legs.
A massage or facial will most likely exfoliate your tan right off.
And waxing is going to rip your spray tan right off in that area.
As long as your tattoo is healed the spray tan is safe. In fact, it will even make your artwork pop.
Yes. A spray tan can help blend your tan lines but please give me a heads up prior to your appointment. We will need more tan for your appointment. Depending on your level of tan, there could be an additional charge of up to $15.
That is the beauty of a spray tan, you only need one appointment to achieve your results.
I highly recommend doing a trial tan before any big event. That way if any adjustments are needed, I will have it dialed in for your big day.
Eyebrows and eyelashes are fine but please have your skin free of any makeup, moisturizers, or BB creams.
Please wear at least a coat of clear polish on finger and toenails. Our natural nails are porous and want to soak up the solution. By putting polish on our nails, this will protect them from staining.
Your salon purchased nails are completely safe.
Dolce Glow is the highest quality DHA you can get on the market. It is unscented. We do not smell like chicken noodle soup at the end of the day!
The more the merrier! As long as time allows. Group sessions will require a $25 deposit at the time of scheduling.
The perfect gift for anyone is a spray tan gift certificate. Always available at Tan It With Janet!
Day of cancelations will require payment in full. If you have to cancel or reschedule, a 48-hour notice is greatly appreciated. Cancelations within 24 hours, if rescheduled within the next week, will not have a cancelation fee. Cancelations within 24 hours that are not rescheduled within a week, will require a $25 cancelation fee.
Getting theBest Results from your Spray Tan
Your skin needs to be clean and free of any oil based products. Exfoliating prior to your tan with a water based product is highly recommended. Any oil based products such as body wash, make-up, or deodorant will inhibit your tan from adhering to your skin. You will want to wear dark, loose fitting clothing to your appointment and for about 6 hours following your spray tan.
The DHA (which is the ingredient that makes you tan and has been FDA approved for over 30 years) develops over the next 6 hours. During this time you will want to stay cool, refrain from sweating or doing anything where you could get wet. Some examples; no dribbling from your water bottle or whatever you are drinking, don't let pets lick you, don't do dishes, don't allow babies to spit up on you, don't go out in the rain and this one is going to make you laugh but do not pee down your leg. You're getting the idea, right?
When it's time to shower, refrain from using harsh body scrubbers, poofs and loofas, just use your hand and favorite body wash and gently pat yourself dry. Follow each shower with your favorite lotion (NOT OILS, they can streak our tans). It's that easy!