St.Tropez Airbrush Tanning

St. Tropez Tan at Bliss

Spray tans are a safe and easy way to achieve that sun kissed glow without the harsh direct sun. The St. Tropez tan has been used at Bliss for years and we have seen amazing results with our clients. Not only does it achieve an amazing tan, but it also helps to camouflage acne and veins. Please note our tan gives you a healthy glow, its a nice light color that doesn’t look like a fake tan. We typically do it on the lighter side but if you wish it really dark we might not be the right tanner for you. Listed below are some FAQ. If you have any additional questions not listed below please let us know by emailing or calling 250-658-0333. * Please Note This service is no longer available for online booking you must call or email this is do to room availability.

Develops in only 4 Hours:

  • One Tan – $65.00
  • Four Tans – $240.00

Retail products available at the Bliss Boutique for home use to achieve your own tan or to maintain a longer lasting airbrush tan you received at Bliss Spa.

Spray Tanning F.A.Q.

What is spray tanning?

Spray tanning is the latest thing to hit the tanning industry. A spray tan technician uses a spray gun to apply a tanning solution (DHA) to the client’s body. The spray gun is attached to an air compressor and the solution is applied in the same form as if one were spray painting.

Is it safe?

Yes, sunless tanning is a safe method of obtaining a tan. As with any personal product, sensitivity can occur but is very rare. If an individual has ever had any adverse effects utilizing self-tanning products or moisturizers, they might experience similar effects with spray tanning. The active ingredient DHA or dihydroxiacetone is derived from sugar beets and has been FDA approved for topical application. DHA has been used for tanning creams since the 1960s. DHA has also been used in food and cosmetics for decades. When DHA comes in contact with the amino acids of the skin, it creates a natural chemical reaction that causes the skin to appear tanned.

Does spray tanning protect me from the sun?

NO! Spray tanning DOES NOT protect you from the sun. It is recommended that sun protection be used any time you are in the sun.

How long does the spray tan last?

Depending on the skin type, a tan will last 7 to 10 days (depending on how regularly you lotion your skin). Like a natural tan, the sunless tan will fade gradually, as your skin sloughs off old skin cells. However, you can help to extend your tan by using moisturizers daily.

How often can I tan?

Tanning can be performed every 5 to 7 days if desired. Spray tanning back to back on the same day, is not advised, as it does not give the DHA time to set between tans.

I have an event coming up, when should I tan?

We strongly recommend that you have your tan applied the day before a special event.  Brides should come for a trial session before the Wedding and have their final tan done 5-1 days before. if your have gatherings before the main event it might be nice to be tanned for all of it.

How many times do I have to have a spray tan to get the colour I want?

Everybody’s skin type and colour is unique. A person will be tanned after one session, but they may want an additional session to achieve a darker deeper shade of tan. Once they reach the desired color they should be able to maintain it by tanning once a week.

How long is the session?

Full body sessions take less than 15 minutes.  The solution dries in seconds.

Will spray tans cause freckles?

No, in fact, in most cases, freckles and blemishes will become less pronounced because the lighter skin areas are darkened to help skin appear more even.

Will spray tanning work on fair skin?

YES, we have very satisfied customers who were formerly lily white and are completely satisfied with their color after spray tanning.

Do I have to take off all my clothes for the tan?

No, this is an individual choice. You can wear a bikini, swimsuit, g-string, bra and panties or be naked; it’s entirely up to you. Male clients must wear some form of undergarment. We also supply hair caps and disposable thong underwear for tanning.

How do I prepare for my spray tan session?

1. Shower or bathe and exfoliate prior to your session. Since the chemical process affects only the top layer of skin, as your skin sloughs off, your tan goes with it. Your skin must be smooth, clean and dry to get a smooth, clean tan. NO LOTIONS PRIOR TO TANNING. NO LOOFAH-Loofah sponges can cause streaking; we recommend pre-tan exfoliating with a rough washcloth or exfoliating wash.

2. Wear loose fitting, dark clothing and flip-flop shoes after your spray tan session. Tight or rough clothes such as jeans will rub on your skin and reduce the effect of your tan. The tanning solution may stain silk, wool and synthetic fabrics, so these should not be worn in the first 24 hours after the spray tan session.

How do I maximize my spray tan?

1. Limit physical activity for 8-12 hours following your tanning session.

2. Do not shower or get wet for at least 4 hours after tanning. DHA continues to react with the amino acids of your skin for up to 4 hours. We use the express tan so you can shower before bed and not get the bronzer all over your bedding.

3. Use a moisturizer on your skin morning and night between spray tans

4. The time of year will affect your skin, and therefore, your tan. Keep moisturized.

5. Long hot baths or long showers are great for pre-tan exfoliation, but can cause a tan to fade prematurely. The skin soaks and softens with length of time exposed and this can speed up the exfoliation process. Only use a soft cloth for washing when you are tanned.

6. Pat dry after showering or bathing. DO NOT RUB.

7. Use a sharp, clean razor with a lubricating product, when shaving. Hair conditioner works well. (Avoid hair removal products … Nair, Neet, wax, etc.)

8. Avoid harsh soaps such as deodorant bar soap.

9. Anti-acne products (including Retin-A type products) and makeup removal products may cause tan to fade.

10. Avoid exfoliating scrubs, facial masks, and toners containing alcohol.

11. Swimming in a chlorinated pool or hot tub can cause tan to fade prematurely. The application of thick waterproof sun block, prior to swimming, may help reduce fading.