Yes. We take into account many factors before mixing your product and place it on your body. The main factors are your features, skin sensitivity, and purpose of tan (i.e. are you getting tan for a wedding, red carpet, photo shoot or just for fun).
SHOWER, EXFOLIATE & SHAVE 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR AIRBRUSH
You should shower/exfoliate/shave with 24 hours of your appointment. If
you have sensitive pores that are easily irritated by this preparation,
do this prep earlier. Otherwise, right before the appointment or the
morning of works.
Exfoliate like a pro:
• Use a gentle, non-abrasive body scrub
• Apply your body scrub with exfoliating gloves, a washcloth or a loofa
• Apply with circular movements and light pressure
AVOID WEARING LOTION, MAKEUP & DEODORANT BEFORE YOUR AIRBRUSH
When preparing for your airbrush appointment, avoid wearing lotion, makeup or deodorant. These products make it difficult for your skin to absorb the airbrush tanning solution.
WEAR DARK, LOOSE FITTING CLOTHES AFTER YOUR AIRBRUSH APPOINTMENT
Wearing dark, loose fitting clothes while your tan is developing is crucial for your tan’s survival. Since we come to you, feel free to stay undressed. You want your tan to breathe and develop properly without being smothered by tight jeans, yoga pants, or tight shirts. An oversized t-shirt and dark sweat pants work best.
Wearing dark, loose fitting clothing also prevents:
• The possibility of your tan smudging, resulting in uneven or unatural results
• The bronzing make-up from the solution rubbing off all over your clothes
Women, wait a minimum of 30 minutes after your appointment before wearing a bra.
DO NOT SHOWER, WORKOUT OR SWEAT FOR 6 HOURS AFTER YOUR AIRBRUSH
Top Tips For Showering
• When you shower, keep the water at a medium temperature
• Shower FIRST before working out or sweating for the first time after your airbrush
• When showering, use a moisturizing bar soap or body gel
• Limit your exposure to bar soaps that will dry out your skin, because that will accelerate the fading of your tan. Moisturizing soaps are non-detergent based, and most contain vitamin E to help skin conditioning.
MOISTURIZE 3x A DAY WITH HYPOALLERGENIC BODY LOTION
After you have showered for the first time after your airbrush appointment, start moisturizing your entire body two to three times daily. Hypoallergenic cream lowers the pH of your skin after water exposure, which keeps skin healthy and sustains your tan.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!
Drinking lots of water is one way to prevent dry skin. This will keep your skin hydrated and enhance the appearance of your tan. Most importantly, it will prevent the “Cracking Alligator Skin” look that can develop if your skin gets too dry while you are enjoying your airbrush tan.
EXFOLIATE YOUR AIRBRUSH TAN OFF COMPLETELY BEFORE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT
After you have enjoyed your airbrush tan for twice as long this time, make sure you exfoliate whatever is left of your airbrush tan completely off before your next airbrush tanning appointment.
We specialize in pale people. Our solution is made with the highest quality DHA which guarantees your tan will be
golden. In addition, our heather® artists are personally selected by Heather and are highly experienced to provide the perfect tan every time.
Hiking in the canyon and now you have sports bra lines? We get it, and yes, we can help. We use a special layering technique to help blend these eye sores so you can still wear your strapless dress to your special event.
Depends on your desired results. We will discuss what that is at your appointment and customize the color to fit your needs.
Generally, I would wait a minimum of 6 hours for water contact.
We have products that can get you in the shower as soon as 1 hour.
I wouldn’t wait longer than 12 hours to shower.
Pro-tip: Take quicker showers, and avoid steam rooms, saunas, and long visits in the hot tub. Most clients get away with
swimming in pools and the ocean on vacation, but chlorine is a strong
chemical that can make the tan fade sooner than expected if you have
You can wear powders and eye makeup
right away, but I don’t suggest using any face lotions, creams or
sunblock until the product has had a little time to develop. You chance
kaleidoscoping the tan before it’s had time to develop. The face usually
develops quickly, so for some clients, they wash their face after 1-2
hours, then apply a full face of makeup for going out.
Dry skin may cause the tan to fade unevenly. If you have dry skin, we recommend
that you moisturize twice a day and drink lots of water leading up to your tanning
session. We suggest that you also apply lotion to dry areas on your skin
before your session.
Our best suggestion is 2-3 days prior, but this can be case by case. If your wedding is destination, you may receive your tan 4-5 days prior to your wedding date and we’ll make sure to pamper you with all the tips, tricks, and product goodies necessary to maintain your glow so it makes it to the alter.
Most definitely. I won't allow a pale bridal party to ruin your stunning photos.
I know how much wedding photographers cost & these memories are forever, so there's no room for lack of attention to detail here! Book your wedding party of 5+ and get the special heather® bridal treatment. Think: champagne, freebies, discounts, and the most amazing tan you will ever experience.
we totally understand that life happens and things change. however, because our artists here at heather® are independent contractors, they are unable to be compensated for services they don't perform.
to protect our artists' time, a one time $50 fee is charged for late cancellations (within 24 hours) and no-shows (this includes being late to an appointment without notice) to the credit card on file.
late cancellations are cancellations made within 24 hours prior to a scheduled appointment whether that appointment is confirmed or unconfirmed. heather® reserves the right to charge cards on file on behalf of all artists employed through the heather® brand, this includes all independent contractors and employees.
no-shows are classified as appointments where the client does not show up at all or is more than 15 minutes late without communication with the artist or firstname.lastname@example.org within a reasonable time prior. heather® reserves the right to charge cards on file on behalf of all artists employed through the heather® brand, this includes all independent contractors and employees.