Organic Spray Tans

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In what cases would I need to get a spray tan?
The reasons to get a spray tan are endless! Maybe you have a party, wedding, pageant, photo shoot coming up, or you just want to add some color to your skin (especially in the winter months). Our clientele ranges from those who come for special occasions, to once a month, to every two weeks as an alternative to the tanning bed! 

How does the product change the color of my skin?
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the active ingredient in our organic solution. DHA is a colorless chemical (it is derived from glycerin) that interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown color change. DHA reacts with the skin's amino acids resulting in a "tan" similar to that of the sun. The darker you can tan naturally, the darker you can tan with a spray tan. Our mixture is also specially combined with natural fruit extracts that provide benefits of antioxidants, leaving your skin moisturized and giving a sweet smell :)

Will my skin look orange after getting my spray tan? 
Because our mixtures are organic and cruelty free, you will not look orange after your tan. Your solution will be hand mixed depending on your skin type and your desired color by a tan specialist here at Stella. 

How is the spray tan applied?
Unlike many other spray tan services from other salons, we do not use spray tans booths. Our spray tans are done by hand with airbrush equipment, to make sure everything is even and to lightly accentuate the body's natural contour. 
How long will my tan last?
Your spray tan should last 5-10 days depending on your skin type and how well you take care of your sunless tan. It's very important to keep your skin moisturized after your spray tan, avoiding long baths or showers and hot tubs. Salt water in exposures or a chlorinated pool can also shorten your tan.

 Spray Tan Preparation & Maintenance

                                                          Pre Tan Preparation:
• Shower and lightly exfoliate before tanning. Concentrate on elbows, knees, ankles, wrists and any area that is normally dry. Do not injure the skin with rough exfoliation. 
• Remove body hair before your tanning session. Please note: The more you shave after your tan, the faster it will fade. 
• Skin should be clean and dry before being sprayed. Don’t apply moisturizers, deodorants, oils or makeup before your tanning appointment. They can effect tan development.
• On rainy days use an umbrella.
• Remove jewelry before being sprayed.
• Wear dark and loose clothing to appointment. Wear loose shoes (flip flops are best). Bring a dark snug swimsuit or under garment to create “tan lines” [Wool, lycra, nylon, spandex, silk might stain so be sure it is something you don’t mind ruining.]
• Style hair off of the face and neck. Use clips, rubber band, scrunchy, etc..
• Do not swim, sweat, bathe or exercise for at least 8 hours (next day is preferable for best results)– plan accordingly.
• Protect your vehicle interior. Use a towel to cover leather or light colored seats.

                                                             After Tan Care:
• Wear dark loose fitting clothing for 8 hours, while tan is developing.
• Don’t exercise, sweat, swim or bath for at least 8 hours.
• Do not use exfoliates or abrasives.
• Wash with a mild shower gel, preferably moisturizing (you will be given a sample of soap to use). Do NOT use mesh shower poof during first shower after tan- just hands will work fine. 
• Some cosmetic color will wash off in the shower. That is normal. Your tan is underneath.
• Pat dry with a towel, don’t rub dry.
• Apply a moisturizer immediately after showering on damp skin; Use approved moisturizers. Our body butter works great!
• Avoid manually exfoliating skin. Also some products can cause faster fading. These include: bar soaps, Alcohol based products such as toners and astringents, acne cleansers or products that cause exfoliation such as AHAs, BHAs, Retin-A etc.