What do I do before the spray tan?
We suggest you shower and exfoliate before your spray. This does not mean you have to shower within the hour of your spray, but you want to be clean so the solution goes on to your skin. The more you exfoliate the longer your spray tan will last. So get those loofa gloves out and scrub as much as possible. Don't apply heavy lotion before your spray, it will stop the spray tan solution from getting onto your skin. Moisturize heavily a few days before your spray though to make sure your skin is ready for the spray. We sell an exfoliation scrub specifically designed to help remove old spray tan that we suggest you use only before a new spray tan, not daily.
How long does a spray tan last?
A spray tan just dies the dermal layer of your skin, as your skin naturally slothes off, so does the spray tan along with it. Your skin naturally reproduces itself every 5-10 days so that is how long the spray will last. It gradually fades away. Several things can effect how quickly your skin naturally exfoliates (length of spray tan). If you swim, sweat or work out a lot your skin will exfoliate at a more rapid rate and your spray tan will not last as long. To keep your spray the longest we suggest you use the Pura Tan Extender Moisturizer. It helps keep your from exfoliating and has a small amount of spray tan solution to help give a daily glow to your skin.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No, you do not need an appointment for a spray tan at Otown Tan. Come in any time during our business hours.
How long does it take?
A spray tan at Otown Tan takes only 4 minutes. It takes longer to get dressed and undressed. The entire process takes only about 10 minutes.
What should I wear?
You should wear loose fitting clothing. You don't want to have to put on skinny jeans after a spray tan. The color of clothing should not matter as we offer a clear and bronze solution. If you are wearing light colored clothing we suggest you use the clear solution.
Do you spray tan naked, or wear a bathing suit?
When you spray tan in the booth you are in the privacy of your own room. Our suggestion is to spray tan naked so you don't have tan lines. If you want to you can spray with a bathing suit on, the solution will wash out of the suit.
What level should I get?
We offer level 1, 2, 3 and double sprays. Level one is light, level 2 is medium and level 3 is dark. The Otown Tan staff spray with level 3 with hydration, or a double spray of level 2. We suggest if it is your first spray you choose a level 2. Level 2 gives a very nice color and if you want it darker next time you can go up a level.
How long until I can shower?
You should wait 8 hours before you shower to get the best results from your spray tan. We do not suggest you leave the spray on for too much longer, it does not give any better results. After your spray do not get wet. That means no exercising, sweating or walking in the rain.
What is the difference between clear and bronze solutions?
Clear and bronze solution develop exactly the same. The only difference between the two solution is the bronze solution has make-up in it to give you instant color. This is perfect if you are going out that evening. It also can be helpful for the first time you spray to make sure you wipe it the solution off your hands and fingernails.
What is the prep spray, does it cost more?
The prep spray is included in every spray tan at no additional cost. The prep spray neutralizes any soaps, shampoos, deodorants and hormone levels to ensure nice even color. In other spray tan machines you may have seen where some people come out orange and others brown. The reason for this is not the solution but how it is reacting with the hormone levels in your skin. The amount of protein you eat can affect the color. The prep spray neutralizes the skin to make sure you receive a nice color from your spray tan at Otown tan.
OTown Staff with Pura Spray Tans
See the example in the picture above of the OTown Tan staff with Pura spray tans. See how all of our color is even and a nice brown tone. The girl on the left and the girl with the headband did a level 3, with hydration, the girl with the gold glasses and the brunette both got a double level 2 spray the day before this picture was taken.
What is the tan extending hydration spray?
At Otown Tan we offer a hydration spray that can be used with your spray tan. The spray tan solution can dry the skin. By spraying a combination of Vitamin E, chamomile, lemon extract and green tea your skin is left feeling soft. The solution also helps reduce any spray tan smell and extend the life of your spray tan.
How often should I spray?
Our spray tan members spray every 5-10 days as the spray tan fades. You can spray just for events or get a membership if you want to be tan all the time.