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Spray Tan

Maintain a natural looking, sun kissed glow all year round with a spray tan!

Select your local salon to view spray tan prices. Avoid the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays and achieve a natural-looking tan with an Essential Beauty spray tan. Say goodbye to orange tans and streaking. Our exclusive spray tan gives you a beautiful airbrush finish. Choose from medium, dark or express.

Our Australian made spray tan formula contains added ingredients such as aloe vera, guarana, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, all to give added hydration to the skin. This formula is cruelty-free and vegan, and has a raspberry and almond scent.

How to prepare for your spray tan

24-48 hours before:
  • If you need to shave or wax before your tan, do this 24-48 hours prior to your appointment. Waxing is the best option for preparing for a spray tan, as you will be hair free for the life of your tan. Shaving frequently after your spray tan will cause it to fade faster.
  • Moisturise heavily.
Day before:
  • Moisturise heavily, doing this in the days prior to your spray tan will ensure your skin is hydrated. Spray tan likes to stick to rough, dry skin, so failing to prepare for a spray tan could cause patchy results.
  • Shower and thoroughly exfoliate your body to remove dead skin cells and colour build-up from your last spray tan. Doing this the day before will give your pores enough time to close.
  • While exfoliating, pay extra attention to dry areas like your knees and elbows.
  • If this is your last shower before your appointment, do not apply any moisturiser, deodorant or perfume, as this will interfere with your results.
On the day:
  • Make sure you have not applied deodorant, body lotion, perfume or moisturisers after your last shower.
  • Wear loose, dark clothing, and easy to remove footwear such as thongs or slides to your appointment.
  • You can wear your underwear during your tan. You can either ask your Beauty Therapist for a disposable G-string, or wear nothing at all. It’s entirely up to you!

Achieving the right colour for you

When to shower following your tan:

Follow the Wash & Wear Guide to achieve your desired colour for your skin tone and schedule.

Wash & Wear Guide:

Choose from our medium, dark or express solutions. Depending on your desired colour and your schedule, your Beauty Therapist will recommend a tan solution for you.

Spray tan colour guide

Double Spray:

If you are wanting an ultra dark tan, or have found tan solutions haven’t developed as dark as you were wanting in the past, ask your Beauty Therapist about a double spray! Two light sprays of tan will saturate your skin to provide a deeper tan, without risking your tan running or building up in certain areas.

Half Body Spray Tan:

Do you want a tan for an event coming up, but your outfit covers a lot of skin? No problem! Our lower or upper body tans are the perfect solution. They provide a sun kissed glow to the areas which will be on show, and nobody will ever know about the rest.

How to make your spray tan last

Things to do for a longer lasting tan:
  • Wear loose, dark clothing for the rest of the day after your tan appointment. Tight clothes can cause parts of your tan to rub off or cause tan lines.
  • Follow the Wash & Wear Guide to achieve your desired colour. For your first shower following your spray tan appointment, it’s best to shower in warm water. Avoid shower gels that can leave a moisturising residue or oily feeling on the skin, and also avoid any products that contain exfoliants. Basic, natural products are best.
  • When you hop out of the shower, pat your skin dry with a towel lightly, rather than rubbing. This way, you won’t cause parts of your tan to rub off.
  • Moisturise twice daily to prolong your tan and keep your skin as moisturised as possible. Continue to wear SPF, as having a tan does not protect you from sunburn. We recommend Dalton Sun Care sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection Cream SPF 50+ and the Dalton Natural Correcteur Body Emulsion enriched with Vitamin A, C and E for soft skin.
Things to avoid for a longer lasting tan:
  • Do not shower, get wet or exercise for at least 2 hours for express tan, or 6 hours after your dark, medium or light spray tan.
  • Avoid soaking in the bath for long periods of time.
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools for extended periods of time.
  • Avoid scheduling your manicure, pedicure, waxing or facial appointments after your tan, as these treatments will exfoliate and remove colour from your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does a spray tan last?

You can expect your spray tan to last 7-10 days. Making sure your skin is well prepped prior to your spray tan will help it last longer, exfoliating and moisturising is key! After your tan, follow the Wash & Wear Guide to achieve your best colour. When you wash your tan off, shower in warm water and lightly pat dry. Look after your skin by moisturising regularly and thoroughly with the Dalton Natural Correcteur Body Emulsion. This will help to extend your tan further.

Is it ok to shave my legs after tanning?

It is not ideal to shave after tanning as it can exfoliate your skin and cause the tan to fade. If you must do so, please wait 24 hours after your tan.  For the best tan results, get waxed a few days before your spray tan! The more often you are shaving, the faster your colour will fade.

What do I do if I accidentally get water on my tan?

Even the smallest splash of water on your fresh spray tan can result in light spots or a streaky appearance, something that you will really want to avoid. Coming back into the salon to touch up the area with spray tan would be recommended, or carefully use a self-tan to even it out.

You can also disguise this by choosing a bronzer that closely matches your tanned skin colour. Rub it evenly into the affected areas until it blends in. You will have to do this daily or whenever you go out until the tan fades away.

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