Tanning Instructions / Aftercare

Prepare: 24-48 hours prior:

  • Exfoliate w/ an oil-free exfoliant or reusable Bronze Mitt (available at the studio).  Don't forget your ankles, elbows, neck, and underarms.  For best results let skin soften in the shower for 5-10 minutes before exfoliating.  

  • Shave like normal.

  • Waxing, massage, mani's and pedi's should be done at least the day prior to your session.


Day of / During Session:

  • Bring or wear loose-fitting clothing (no jeans, heels, bra, etc) unless you're planning to add our dry-powder service.  

  • We do NOT recommend leggings or sports bras for after your tan.  

  • If there is a chance of rain please bring an umbrella and dress head to toe.  

  • It is OK to do a warm water rinse at least 6 hours before your session.  Showering to close to your appointment may not allow the solution to absorb and fully develop.  

  • Last min appointment? Forgot to exfoliate?  Don't worry!  We carry a mitt that is made for exfoliating right before a spray tan.  Coming straight from the gym, just got a mani-pedi, had a massage?  No worries, we have a mitt for that too :)  These prep mitts can be purchased for $6 at our studio right before your session.

  • It is OK to wear deodorant- we recommend it!

  • It is OK to apply our spray tan safe Moorea Moisturizing lotion the morning of your session.  Otherwise, please skip the lotion.

  • No oils, perfumes or body sprays the day of the session.

  • Pack or wear dark colored undergarments or swimsuits.  Ladies 18 and older may undress to their comfort level.  Anyone under 18 must have parental consent to tan and if they grant permission to tan topless or nude it must be marked on the release form.  Please note that where there is clothing there will be tan lines and we cannot work around strapless bras/swim tops or straps.  Another option would be an adhesive bra.

  • We provide baby wipes to take off any makeup.  If you will be rinsing later in the day it is safe to spray over makeup.  


After Session:

  • Continue to wear dark, loose-fitting clothing for at least 8 hours while your spray tan develops.

  • Do not get wet for at least 8 hours with our Original Spray Tan and 2-3 hours with our Rapid Spray Tan.  This includes washing hands/face, showering, swimming, working out, etc.  

  • You may sleep on your tan and rinse the following morning with our Original Spray Tan.

  • Use our Bikini Body Wash or another spray tan safe body wash to prolong your tan.  (Please do not use Dove, Victoria's Secret, Bath and Bodyworks,  Johnson & Johnson, etc. as these products will shorten the life of your tan).  Wash with your hands and pat dry with towel post-shower. Do not rub.

  • Stay hydrated and keep skin moisturized.

  • Your custom spray tan should last 7-10 days!  Enjoy!

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1103 E Walnut St. 104

Columbia, MO 65201


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