Which Tan is right for me?

The OG Glow - $45

The tan that started it all! This tan is perfect for first-time clients looking for a natural easygoing tan. With a 12+ hr rinse time, it's perfect if you've got a chill day at home, or can sleep in the solution overnight and rinse when you wake up!

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The "Quickie" Clear - $55

This tan is for the busy mama, gym babe or girl on the go! This solution puts you in charge of the colour!
The solution has no bronzer and is CLEAR, this means you won't SEE your 'tan' immediately, but it will develop before your eyes over 24hrs!!
With a FAST rinse time of only 1-5hrs, even the busiest babe can fit this sunless tan into their schedule!

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Dark A.F - $65

This tan is for the babe who just get be Dark enough! You know who you are!! The "I want to be Dark like my coffee, 90%cacao + my soul". lol. Obsidian has quickly become a cult fav here at Hello Glow. Between the crisp tanlines + silky smooth feel it's no wonder we're all #obsessedwithobsidian

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Prep Your Body for a Flawless Tan

Before your session, you’ll want shower and exfoliate your face and body. Preferably, this will be done the night before your appointment, but try not to shower within 6 hours of your airbrush session. If it’s absolutely necessary, try and make it a quick rinse, rather than a long, hot shower. In a hot shower, your pores open up and your skin retains moisture. This can affect your tan by making it difficult for the tanning solution to sink in, which can result in a quicker fade and less colour development.  

It is best to NOT use oil-based exfoliates or lotions the day of your Tan, because they will block the tanning process, leaving a residue between your skin and the tanning solution.  We carry a fantastic exfoliating mitt in the studio, which only requires water, and is by FAR the most effective means of exfoliation for sunless tanning that I’ve ever used. These retail for $18. I also like to recommend that people exfoliate AFTER shampooing and conditioning hair, as the residue from hair products can create a barrier on the back of the body

For best results, please wax or shave 1 day before. Tinting of brows and lashes can react with the tan in a negative way, causing an orange tint to the area around hair. It is not recommended to have tinting done on the same day as your tanning session. 

What you wear (or don’t wear) during your airbrush session, is completely up to you. Please rest assured, this is a full time career for us, there’s no need to apologize for un manicured hands or feet, stretch marks, scars, unshaven body parts, saggy boobs, pimples…..you get the idea! We see it all, and it doesn’t even slightly faze us. When you see as many bodies as we do, they quickly become just bodies. They’re a blank canvas for us to bronze! We’re here to make you feel great, and we take that role very seriously. I am comfortable, with WHATEVER you are comfortable with!

If you do decide to wear underwear, a bra, or a swimsuit, just keep in mind that you will most certainly have tan lines from whatever you wear. We also suggest wearing something that you wouldn’t mind being sprayed with a bit of bronzer. While it is rare for the bronzer to stain, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Please arrive in dark, loose fitting clothing. Think baggy, drawstring type pants if you have them, and a loose fitting shirt. The less seams, the better. Jeans of any kind are a major post tan no-no. Dresses are fine, but one thing to note if you decide to leave in a dress is that you’ll be a little sticky for 2 hours post tan. In a dress, you’re more likely to feel like your legs are sticking together or your arms to your sides. Further to that; it is best to leave the Lululemons (or any form of workout gear) at home, ladies! Function over fashion is definitely important here. Workout clothing is designed to wick moisture away from the skin, which we don’t want after a spray tan. Also, we will advise you to leave your bra off after leaving your session to avoid marks from straps and underwires while your tan is developing. 

We live in a rainy region, so please plan ahead and and have an umbrella and hooded rain coat if there may be rain. I will always walk you to your car with our famous Pink Umbrella, however once you leave I don’t want you getting caught in a downpour when you’re running from your car to your house!

Footwear is also important. There will be fresh tan on the tops of your feet, so, ideally, you would come in flip flops to avoid rubbing the tan off the tops of your feet with tight fitting shoes. However, if it’s raining or snowing, bring the loosest pair of runners or shoes that you have.

There is very little bronzer transfer inside your clothing, depending on how dark we decide to tan you. Even so, it is still best NOT to wear light coloured clothing to your airbrush tanning session. 

Aftercare

SHOWERING/BATHING

Do NOT Shower for a minimum of 12 hours (Advanced Solution) or 2-6 hours (Quickie Solution) post tan. When you shower, use any of our tan friendly Body Washes and your first shower should be a gentle rinse. DO NOT use body washes and soaps with sodium lauryl sulfate, fragrance or chemicals as they will lighten your tan & remove it quicker. For best results, wait 12-24 hours to shower (Advanced Solution) and when tanned with Quickie solution, your first shower is a very quick rinse with no soaps/washes. 

SKIN HYDRATION

Drench your skin with moisture 2X per day with our Tan friendly hydrating lotions and/or Coconut Oil. Use both together for maximum hydration & soft, dewy skin! DO NOT use lotions that contain alcohol, fragrance or have a high essential oil content. Our hydrating line is paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, petro-chemical free and comes in recyclable packaging. Contains no artificial fragrances, no artificial colours and is never tested on animals.

EXTENDING

A few days into your tan, you can EXTEND and bring your tan ‘back to life’ with our Colour-Me-Dark Sunless Tanning lotion, Hydrate me Gradual Tanner and/or our Keep-Me-Golden “tan in a can” spray. These are formulated with all natural ingredients, and completely chemical free, the delicate hint of shimmer gives an immediate glow and allows for perfect even application. Clients find their face fades quick (due to products used & cleansing more). Clients love Keep Me Golden and Face Tan Water for a quick and easy pick-me-up on the face. 

LIMIT SKIN-TO-SKIN

During this time you will also want to limit skin-to-skin contact with yourself (crossing your arms or legs) and others (cuddling, hanky panky, breastfeeding, etc.) to avoid colour transfer. Protecting your HANDS is my main concern, so be mindful of face touching! We do it so much more than we realize!

WEAR LOOSE DARK CLOTHING

Continue to wear loose, dark clothing to bed. It is possible for bronzer to transfer to your bedding and clothing, however, nothing will stain. It's rare, but I usually say if you have expensive white sheets you may want to change them.

EXTRA TIPS

MAXIMUM results can be expected when you allow your tan to develop for the full 24 hours prior to showering. The bronzer (don’t panic – you’re not losing your tan) will rinse off in your first shower. Bonus: apply our signature SunnaTan coconut oil to your whole body prior to having your first shower. This will help lock in your colour, leave your skin super hydrated, AND create a protective barrier between your skin and other products you may use in the shower.)