The key to a flawless airbrush tan is 50% how you prep and take care of your skin and 50% of how our technicians choose and apply your custom solution.


Shave at least 24 hours or wax at least 48 hours before your session. This allows the hair follicles-pores to close back up before getting your tan.

Do not shave or wax day of tan! 

  • This will affect your tan application because your pores will be open and the solution will sink into the pores causing unflattering brown spots. 

We want you looking as flawless as possible! 

An airbrush spray tan only affects the top layer of your skin. 

  • Your skin has a layer of dead skin cells on top of it and the thicker the layer, the sooner your tan will rub off.


Avoid any bar soap, unless it specifically targets a sunless tan. We offer a gorgeous, moisturizing soap at the studio that is specifically made for spray tans. Pick one up after your tan.

Any gel based body wash is generally recommended.

  • If you are using Dove products, please stop using them at least two days before your tan.

  • Dove soap and Dove lotions leave a film on your skin that leads to a blotchy tan.

It is best to use a good, hydrating lotion on your skin. When your skin is hydrated, the tanning solution will absorb like it should.

  • Avoid lotions that contain mineral oil in it and avoid baby oil, these types of oils will not allow the solution to develop properly if at all be absorbed by your skin.

Moisturize after your shower, but not day of tan.

It is important to exfoliate as much as possible because the process removes dead skin which promotes even coverage and lengthens the duration of your spray tan. 

Exfoliate at least one day prior to your tanning session. 

Exfoliate with any of the following:

  • exfoliating scrub that doesn't contain oils

  • an exfoliating mitt 

When exfoliating, pay close attention to the following:

  • knees 

  • legs

  • ankles

  • elbows 

  • and knuckles

If tanned within the past two weeks, soak in a bath to breakdown your old tan and exfoliate it ALL off before your next appointment.

We strongly recommend you get other pampering beauty services prior to your tanning appointment which include but are not limited to:

  • manicures 

  • pedicures 

  • hair appointments 

  • massage appointments 

  • waxing appointments (2 days before tan)

Don't do this after the fact because it will break down your tan and make it look very unflattering.


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5620 Columbia Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041

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