Frequently asked questions
No, absolutely not! While a common concern, it is nothing to worry about here at Liquid Glam. With our 100% customized solution system, we are able to select the appropriate darkness and color level based on your skin type. Color-corrective bronzers and toners will be chosen based on your skin color and desired color to infuse your solution with.
We suggest scheduling your tan at least two days before any major events (wedding, photo shoot, etc.) and just one day before leaving for a vacation.
At least 4 hours prior, please shower, shave and exfoliate (in that order) and do not apply any lotion, makeup or deodorant. These items can act as a barrier to your spray tan!
Clients are welcome to wear anything they are comfortable with during the appointment. A bottom is always required. Be mindful of tan lines. Liquid Glam will always offer complimentary disposable hairnets, disposable bras and disposable thongs if you would like minimal lines and to keep your own items free of tanning solution.
The active ingredient used in all tanning products is DIhydroxyacetone, or DHA. This ingredient, which is naturally derived from sugar cane, reacts with the amino acids in the skin to create a browning effect on the outermost layer of the skin. Full development of the color takes about 24 hours after application regardless of the formulation type. The intensity of the color depends on the concentration of the DHA as well as the individuals skin type. The color will gradually fade over the course of 7-10 days through natural skin exfoliation just like a natural tan from the sun.
The entire studio process from start to finish will take about 30-40 minutes for a new client. The process for returning clients is approximately 15-20 minutes.
For mobile appointments, Michelle will be in and out of your location in about 30-40 minutes or less.
On average, your tan should last about 7-10 days. Unlike other beauty services, the life of a spray tan is 50% dependent on the clients preparation and maintenance while the remaining 50% relies on the application and solution selection. We can’t stress enough the importance of properly preparing and caring for a spray tan and following our guidelines to a T to ensure a long-lasting tan with an even flawless fade.
Yes, but be sure to wear a spray tan friendly sunscreen that won’t strip your tan. Spray tans unfortunately do not provide UV protection.
If you opt for bronzers in your custom solution understand that these are temporary and provide immediate color. As a result, we recommend wearing dark, loose-fitting clothing after your appointment to minimize the risk of bronzer transferring to your items. However, bronzers are water soluble and should rinse out of most fabrics if contact occurs. Be sure to cover leather car seats/furnishings and avoid direct contact.
While Liquid Glam's solutions are organic-based, and formulated with clean and minimal ingredients, we advise all expectant or nursing mothers to consult with their physician before scheduling an appointment. DHA is only approved by the FDA for external application and we require all expectant mothers to wear both nose plugs and a eyewear during the airbrush application. In addition, we require all nursing mothers to wear a disposable bra during the airbrush application.
Clients are welcome to make payment in the form of Cash, Debit or Credit card at the conclusion of the appointment.
Gratuity is not required, but greatly appreciated.
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After your spray tan, your first shower should be about 1 minute long, a quick rinse if you will. Please refrain from using soap or body wash within the first 24 hours as your spray tan is still in developmental stages.
After that, you may use a Sulfate-free soap or body wash, using your hands only to apply. Pat your skin dry after the shower and then immediately apply lotion for optimum moisture. We do recommend also moisturizing twice per day.
Liquid Glam carries an amazing line of spray tan friendly skin care products that enhance and prolong the life of your tan.