The Spa at Traditions is proud to offer Air Brush Tanning by Brazil Bronze.
"New" Mega-Hydrating Tan:
This solution holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water and dries in 3 to 4 hours.
It's a complete tonic treatment for your skin, leaving the skin hydrated soft and smooth.
- Mega Hydrating Full Body Tan - $50.00
- Mega Hydrating Half Body Tan - $40.00
(waist Up or waist Down)
- Mega Hydrating Extra Coat - $15.00
Below are our frequently asked questions. Call us today to schedule your appointment for this service offered exclusively in our region at The Spa at Traditions!
When should I Get a spray tan?
If you would like to be tan for a special event we recommend coming in
for your spray tan the day before, or as close to the event as possible
(allowing for at least 12 hours before your next shower.)
Is spray tanning safe?
Our tanning solution has the active ingredient DHA (dihydroxyacetone).
DHA has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA, the Canadian
Health Ministry, and the EU nations. It is considered non toxic and non
carcinogenic. Because DHA does not use the skin's melanocytes to make
the skin tan it is recommended as a cosmetic remedy for improving the
appearance of vitiligo. DHA-based sunless tanning has been
recommended by the Skin Cancer Organization, American Academy of Dermatologists, Canadian Dermatology Association, The American Cancer Society and the American Medical Society.
How often can I get a spray tan?
You can get a Brazil Bronze spray tan just one time for a special event
or you can visit us once a week to maintain a year-round glow. It is best to
exfoliate any old self tanner from your skin before coming in for a fresh
Do I need to scrub before I spray tan?
It doesn't hurt to buff your skin a bit before coming to the salon for a spray
tan, but you only need to seriously scrub if you already have old self
tanner on your skin.
How should I prepare for my spray tan?
Do any waxing, shaving, manicures or pedicures before you come for
your spray tan. If possible, come with clean skin, no lotions, make-up or
deodorant (although you may take this off once you reach the salon, if
you prefer.) Bring something a little bit loose and dark to wear after your
spray tan. Don't go to the gym and avoid sweating immediately after
being sprayed. Avoid the rain, bring an umbrella with you just in case!
We can spray tan over your make-up if you are going somewhere right
after your spray - it actually looks really nice. The only negative is that
often people go to sleep with self tanner on (as it is best to wait 4 - 12
hours to shower) and most people don't like to go to bed with an unwashed
What should I wear for my spray tanning session?
That depends on if you want tan lines or not. If you don't want tan lines
you should skip undergarments. If you prefer to wear your own undies
or swim wear choose something black - although the tinted self tanner
washes out of most fabrics it can stain nylon and leather. Also, the clothes
you choose to wear home after your spray tan should be loose and dark
- a little self tanner can come off on the inside of your clothes right after
you are sprayed.
What can I expect when I go for my tanning session?
You will get ready for your spray tan in a private room getting undressed. You may choose to wear your own underwear or nothing at all - whatever is most comfortable for you.
If you have on nail polish or a light color on your fingers and toes we will
gently cover your nails with a thin coat of Vaseline to prevent discoloration.
We do encourage you to wear one of our shower caps to help protect your hair as well. We will then discuss your preferred shade of skin color and any add on treatments you are interested in.
The actual spray tan process only takes a few minutes. The technician will
show you step by step all the different positions to stand in as your body is coated in a glorious new bronze. The tinted spray tan feels like a cool mist, and has absolutely no smell. You will immediately see color appear on your
skin. This is the 'color guide' and allows the technician to see where the spray tan is going. This initial color is attractive, and gets a little darker when you leave and the actual self tanning product starts to work on your skin.
After being sprayed you will stand in front of a fan for a few minutes. You
may notice that you feel a tiny bit sticky. The reason for this is that the self tanner is in an aloe vera gel. This very moisturized feeling goes away after about an hour. The spray tan is based in an aloe gel to prevent your tan
from being removed when you put your clothes on - it allows the tan to slide a little bit on your skin.
How does the spray tan formula work?
Spray tan, or self tanner (DHA) is not a cosmetic. The active ingredient
soaks into the upper layers of your skin and causes the superficial layers
of the epidermis to oxidize. It is similar to the reaction that occurs when
you cut an apple and it turns brown. The active ingredient (DHA) occurs
naturally in sugar beets and has been approved for application to the skin since the 1950s. It is a safe, well tolerated product. Most dermatologists highly recommend self tanning as an alternative to the sun's harmful rays.
How long should I wait to shower after my spray tan?
You should wait anywhere from 3 to 4 hours to shower. If it is your first
spray tan it is best to wait a full 4 hours. During your shower you will see a tea color rinsing off of your skin. Don't worry, your tan is still intact! This is just the color guide rinsing off and is meant to happen.
How long will my spray tan last?
Your spray tan will last anywhere from 4-5 days to over a week, depending
on: How much time you spend in the shower or bath, what products you use on your skin, body, and hair, how often you exercise/sweat.
My spray tan is starting to fade, how do i get it off?
Contrary to popular belief you can't just scrub off the spray tan. The spray
tan is attached to the upper layers of your skin and gently fades as your skin exfoliates. You can take a long soak in a tub (saunas and Jacuzzis are also great) to further promote this natural process.