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Freqently Asked Questions 

If you've never had a spray tan or teeth whitening you probably have some questions! We answer the most commonly asked questions so you know exactly what to expect and feel confident and comfortable at your upcoming appointment.

Spray Tanning

Is spray tanning safe?

Yes, spray tanning is considered safe. The active ingredient, DHA, has been approved by the FDA for external application. It does not penetrate beyond the outermost layer of the skin. Spray tanning is also generally safe for pregnant women. However, it's always advisable to consult with your healthcare provider before any beauty treatment during pregnancy.

Will I turn orange?

There is no “one shade fits all” around here! Every tan will be tailored to each client’s skin type and color goals using color theory and the Fitzpatrick scale. Anti orange formulas ONLY!

How should I prepare for my spray tan appointment?

1. Shower, shave and exfoliate 12-24 hours prior to your appointment. Using a gel-based body wash is best. NO DOVE! Showering and shaving too close to your spray tan appointment can negatively alter the way your skin processes the solution. If you don’t already own an exfoliating mitt and want one, I have them available for purchase on my “SHOP” page or you can come to the studio to pick one up.

2. If you are getting a wax, massage or pedicure, complete these at least 48 hours prior to your appointment. This will ensure the oils and products they use have had time to wash off of your skin. Do not use retinol products the week leading up to your tan.

3. Come to your appointment with your skin free of all products. This includes jewelry, lotions, deodorant, make-up, oils and perfumes.

4. Last but not least, sunburns and spray tans! You will need to wait 4 weeks after a peeling burn to get a spray tan. Failure to do so, will result in a very uneven/splotchy tan. If you come to your appointment with a fresh burn, I will sadly have to send you home because spray tans and sunburns do NOT mix. I will not spray tan any client with a sunburn, this is non negotiable.

1. Following your spray tan, avoid any water exposure. This includes sweating, swimming and showering before your designated rinse time. Your recommend shower time will be provided at your appointment.

2. Avoid applying make-up, oils, lotions, deodorants and perfume until after your first shower.

3. If you have pets, do not let them lick you while your tan is developing.

4. To avoid stained palms, avoid palm to skin contact while your tan is developing.

5. When it is time for that first shower, do not use soap. Just a water rinse is recommended. If needed, you can lightly wash pits/privates but keep the soap very minimal. The goal is to get in and out in a speedy fashion! If you see streaks after getting out of the shower, hop back in and use your hand to guide the leftover bronzer off. Pat dry with your towel. The more water exposure your skin has, the faster the spray tan will fade. Keep the water temperature lukewarm for that first shower.

What do I do after my spray tan?

What should I wear to my apppointment?

Wear dark loose/baggy sweats to your appointment, a long sleeve baggy top and slides/sandals. Stay away from any light-colored clothing, leggings/tight pants, bra, shorts, tank tops, socks or tennis shoes to ensure an even development.

How long will my tan last?

On average, clients using the Rapid rinse solution will see their tan last roughly 5-8 days, but may see their tan start to gradually fade before or after this time.
Clients who use the 8 hour solution will see their tan last roughly 7-12 days but may see their tan start to gradually fade before or after this time.
It is important to remember that everyone’s skin is different. Your spray tan results will be affected by the way you prep and take care of your tan.
Things that can also affect the tan development: if you are pregnant, it is “that time of month” or if you have had any recent medication changes (our hormones can cause the tan to not develop as dark or last as long).

How can I make my tan last longer?

1. Taking short showers and moisturizing daily with a natural lotion will help lengthen the life of your tan. Stay away from lotions that have mineral oil and high amounts of fragrance (Bath & Body Works and Victoria Secret). Those ingredients will melt your tan right off. Hempz is my favorite daily moisturizer!

2. Acknowledge that the following activities can strip your spray tan faster: Chlorine, salt water, long hot showers/baths, saunas and excessive sweating.

When should I schedule my spray tan?

I always recommend getting your spray tan two days before your event, photoshoot, wedding, party, etc. If you are getting a tan for a vacation, try and schedule the tan the day before your trip so your color is FRESH and can last as long as possible! If you do not see any availability the day that you want your tan, please DM me or email me at!

I need an appointment outside of usual business hours-what do I do?

If you are in need of an appointment time past regular hours or on a day that we are closed, you can email your “After Hours” request to
Your request will be responded to within 1-2 business days.

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening

What is Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?

Cosmetic teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental procedure designed to lighten the color of your teeth and enhance your smile. It is often performed to reduce discoloration caused by various factors, such as food and drink stains, aging, and lifestyle habits.

How Does Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Work?

With this method, you will receive a pre-filled tray (which looks a lot like a mouth guard). It is filled with carbamide peroxide whitening gel and the customer places it into their mouth for about 15-20 minutes. The tooth whitening lamp does its job to help the gel penetrate into the pores of the teeth below the surface for a deep, long lasting whitening from within.

Is Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Safe?

Yes, when performed by a trained professional, cosmetic teeth whitening is considered safe. The concentration of whitening agents used is regulated to minimize potential side effects.

How Long Does the Whitening Process Take?

The duration of a cosmetic teeth whitening session varies, but it typically takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Some treatments may require multiple sessions for optimal results.

Will Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

It's possible to experience temporary tooth sensitivity after a whitening treatment. This sensitivity usually resolves on its own within a few days. Using desensitizing toothpaste before and after the procedure can help minimize sensitivity.

How Long Do the Whitening Effects Last?

The longevity of teeth whitening results depends on various factors, including diet and oral hygiene. With proper care, results can last anywhere from several months to a few years. Periodic touch-up treatments may be recommended to maintain the desired level of whiteness.

Can Anyone Get Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?

While many individuals can benefit from teeth whitening, it may not be suitable for everyone. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with certain dental conditions, and those with allergies to whitening agents should consult with their dentist before undergoing the procedure.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Restorations?

Teeth whitening primarily affects natural tooth enamel and may not significantly change the color of dental restorations like crowns or veneers. If you have existing dental work, it's important to discuss potential outcomes with your dentist.

Are There Any Side Effects of Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?

While most people experience no or minimal side effects, some may encounter temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. These effects are generally short-lived and can be managed with proper post-treatment care.
If you have more specific questions about cosmetic teeth whitening or are considering the procedure, it's advisable to consult with a dental professional for personalized advice and guidance.

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