1.  Cleansing:  Exfoliating is KEY to achieving an even color. For the maximum result, before your session, shower and exfoliate the skin. All the self-tanner in the world will do you no good if it attaches itself to dead skin that is about to come off your body! Use a good exfoliate and loofah sponge in the bath the night before you self-tan to remove these dead skin cells.  Make sure your skin is free of perfumes, lotions, oils, deodorants, gels or any product on the skin that would create a barrier. We recommend Tree Hut Sugar Scrub

found at Wal-Mart for $6-$7.

  1. Shaving: Shave the night before.
  2. Deodorant:  Do not use deodorant (it will turn your armpit green) and no perfume prior to airbrush tanning.
  3. Waxing:  Do not spray tan within 4 days after waxing.  Wax residue will block tanner absorption.
  4. Please wear loose clothing, preferably dark in color and slip on shoes.
  1. Remove jewelry (and don’t put it back on until a few hours after your tan)!
  2. Please get pedicures/manicures before you tan.


  1. The bronzer that you see immediately is our temporary bronzing color. It gives the instant gratification tan.  Remember each application of tanning solution will make the color darker.
  2. The DHA phase will develop with in a few hours into a tan that is unique to each person.
  3. When you shower after 8 hours the temporary color will come off but this is the immediate cosmetic bronzer. What is left behind is a beautiful, sunless tan.  *****If you are using our Express Solution, this is a rapid processing DHA, so as opposed to waiting 8 to 12 hours to shower, you should shower off after just 1-2 hours to obtain 10%, 3-4 hours for 12%, the Express Tan is for the clients “on the run,” who do not have time to wait 8 hours for development, this deliverers the same perfect tan in just 1/2 the time *****Hollywood is the world’s first 30-Minute Wash-Off Tan™ is a Super Express™ sunless tanning solution allowing you to shower after as little as 30 minutes to maximum of 3 hours.
  4. The tanner continues to develop slightly over the next 24 hours and last 7 days or more depending on hydration, exfoliation and natural sweating which varies from person to person.


Nostrils and ears may have bronzing residue after tanning.  Do not shower, wash hands, sweat, get in the rain, or do dishes this will cause your tan to develop unevenly and become splotchy.  Use lotion after showering and there after to maintain the best possible tan.