Spray Tan

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Spray Tanning

Norvell Spray Tanning*

Full body session$45
Package of four$160
Legs only$25
Ex-mitt (retail item)
“on the spot” exfoliation and skin prep
$6 +tax

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do self-tanners work?
A: The principle tanning agent used in all self-tanning formulas is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). This ingredient does not produce a “real tan” by increasing the skin’s melanin levels; rather it creates a tanned appearance by developing a brown color on the surface of the skin. The action of DHA is limited to the upper layer of the skin and involves a reaction between DHA and skin proteins and oxygen that produces brown compounds. This process is similar to what occurs when you slice open an apple and the surface of the apple browns when it’s exposed to the oxygen in the air. The development of color takes anywhere from 12 to 24 hours and the intensity of color is dependent upon the DHA concentration in the product as well as each tanner’s individual skin characteristics. The color developed by the DHA usually lasts 7 to 9 days and begins to fade as the top layer of the skin naturally exfoliates.

Q: How many days will a sunless tan last?
A: The longevity of a sunless tan depends on the type of self-tanning application, the skin’s natural exfoliation process, and on the skincare, regimen followed before and after application. On average, self-tanners last 4-7 days. A professionally application, I.e. a sunless tan received at a salon or spa, will last longer than an at-home application as there is usually a greater percentage of DHA used.At-home application (lotions, sprays, mousse, etc.) = 3 to 5 days
Professional application (stand-up spray units, airbrush, Custom Bronzing) = 5 to 7 days
The “life span” of a sunless tan also depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation. The faster your skin turns over, the faster the sunless tan will fade. The tan created by the DHA affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after 4 to 5 days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate.
Following a good skin care regimen before and after sunless tanning will help a sunless tan last longer. Exfoliating prior to a sunless tanning application and keeping skin moisturized afterwards are essential. Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer, like Norvell® Pro-long™ tan extending lotion, help hydrate skin and maintain even, natural-looking color longer.

Q: How long should I wait after using a self-tanner before I shower?
A: DHA solutions take about 16-hours to fully develop. Clients will receive the best results if they can avid bathing until the day after their sunless session. If they must bathe, they should wait a minimum of 6-hours after the application. If showering prior to the 16-hour post application recommendation, a simple rinse with water only, is best. Soap destroys DHA. Delayed bathing allows the DHA bronzer sufficient time to complete its reaction with the amino acids (proteins) within the skin. NOTE: It is important to understand instant/cosmetic bronzers. The cosmetic bronzer is the color that is immediately visible during the session and it will wash off during the first shower, revealing the DHA bronze tan beneath. This is NOT the actual tan washing down the drain.

Q: Why is keeping skin moisturized essential to maintain great sunless results?
A: It is important to keep skin moisturized after sunless tanning as dry, flaky skin will slough off faster and color will fade sooner. You basically want to slow down your body’s natural exfoliation process. Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer, like Norvell® Amber Sun™ Pro-long™, help hydrate skin and maintain even, natural-looking color longer by providing subtle bronzers.

Q: Will the spray from a spray tanning application come off on my clothes?
A: If you are using a spray solution with a cosmetic bronzer, some of the bronze color may rub off on clothing or bed sheets. This is most likely to happen when you get dressed immediately after tanning. To minimize the chance of the tint transferring to clothing, we recommend that you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your spray session. Try to refrain from physical exertion that could result in you sweating until you shower and wash off the cosmetic bronzer. The cosmetic tint is water-soluble. Therefore, in most cases, the color will come out of clothing in the wash.

Q: What is Norvell® Sunless Tanning Solution?
A: Norvell® Sunless Tanning Solution is a formulated solution, that when sprayed on a tanner’s skin, can give the tanner a “just off the beach” look. Norvell® offers sunless solutions that can be used in an airbrush, HVLP tanning unit or a sunless spray booth.

Q: What type of bronzers are used in Norvell® Sunless Tanning Solution?
A: Three different types of bronzers are used in Norvell® Sunless Solutions. First, there is the instantly visible cosmetic bronzer. Cosmetic bronzer gives the “just off the beach” look, but will wash away. (For best results, cosmetic bronzers should remain on the skin at least 8 hours). Norvell® clear formulations do NOT contain cosmetic bronzers. Bronzer type two is DHA. The DHA bronzer initially has no visible effect, but begins to react with the skin in 2-4 hours and eventually replaces the cosmetic bronzer as it washes away with bathing. Finally, Eyrthulose is used as a slow-reacting bronzer, very similar to DHA. Eyrthulose enhances the clients color and extends the life of the spray tan.

Q: What is DHA (Dihydroxyacetone)?
A: DHA is an acronym for Dihydroxyacetone. DHA is an ingredient derived from sugar cane and beets, which reacts with the amino acids in the skin to create the darkening reaction or tan.

Q: What about the after-odor often associated with sunless tanning?
A: Norvell® uses the newest technology in odor inhibitors to encapsulate the odor causing agents commonly associated with DHA products. We then blend the fragrance with DHA in a manner which allows the pleasant fragrance of raspberry and almonds to come through, eliminating the dreaded “sunless smell”.

Q: What is a cosmetic bronzer?
A: The component of a sunless product that gives a tanner immediate color for that “just off the beach” look. Ingredients used in sunless cosmetic bronzers are similar to those used in cosmetic foundations or bronzing powders.

Q: When should I exfoliate?
A: Always exfoliate before every sunless session. A mild shower gel/exfoliant, such as Amber Sun™ Body Scrub, can be used one day prior to your session. Ideally, allow at least 8 hours between body scrub use and the sunless session. If you do not have time to prepare in advance at home, we sell the Ex- Mitt ($6 + tax), which was designed by Norvell to be safe and effective for skin prep immediately before your spray tan session. This can be purchased and used at your appointment.
For tanners with extremely dry skin or problem areas we recommend using an oil-based Salt Scrub. Using a scrub with added oils must be done 24-48 hours prior to the session; otherwise the oils within the scrub will affect the sunless results.

Q: Will the tanning solution stain my hair?
A: No. Most people will not see any effect on the color of their hair. Tanners with light blonde, gray or platinum hair may see some discoloration from the cosmetic bronzers initially; however, this color will wash out with the first shower after the session.

Q: How can I prevent patchy or uneven wear-off?
A: Daily application of Norvell® Pro-Long™ color extending moisturizer will extend the look of the tan. This bronzing booster will also reduce the appearance of uneven wear and patchiness. Pro-Long™ is a nutrient rich moisturizer that contains low levels of DHA bronzer to extend the look of any sunless tan. This exclusive formula not only extends the tan it also incorporates the latest skin care with skin-firming technology. Delivering “dynamic copper” to the skin

Q: Should I allow my skin to rest between spray sessions?
A: We recommend that after every 5 weeks of spray tanning, clients allow their skin to rest for 10 days. This allows you to completely lose your tan periodically which eliminates patchiness or uneven areas of wear. These areas are caused by normal contact with clothing and other surfaces which cause additional exfoliation.

Q: How can I avoid over tanning my hands and feet?
A: We always apply a barrier cream to problem areas before your session begins.  Increasing our spray distance and using a fine mist on thin skinned areas like hands, feet, wrists, and ankles helps to avoid the telltale signs of spray tanning.

Q: How long after tanning should I wait to enjoy a pool/spa/ocean?
A: We recommend avoiding these situations for the first 48 hours following your spray tan. Chlorinated pools & spas can increase the rate in which the skin exfoliates causing the tan to wear and fade.

Q: Can pregnant women be safely sprayed?
A: As you would before using any product while pregnant, consult with your personal physician before tanning. However, Norvell® solution is a non-toxic, food grade product that is not known to have any detrimental effects on an expectant mother.

Q: Is a DHA spray tan safe for a diabetic person?
A: We have received no feedback from any medical authority that would indicate a risk to a diabetic person, however, we recommend diabetic customers consult their physician before receiving a DHA spray tan application.

Q: I have very sensitive skin, should I be concerned with a possible reaction to Norvell® solutions?
A: For clients expressing concern over allergies or skin reactions to the solution we recommend having a patch test on a small area of the skin prior to a full body session.

Q: Will sunless solution cause additional freckling to already freckled skin?
A: No. However, the spray does not cover freckles up either. What is darker will stay darker and what is lighter, stays lighter in contrast.

Q: Will I be sticky after being sprayed?
A: It is normal for there to be a slight sticky feel immediately following the session. Norvell solutions is formulated to be the fastest drying formula available. You should feel completely dry and non-tacky within 8-12 minutes following the application.

Q: Will a sunless tan protect me from UV sun rays?
A: No! Do not get a false sense of security when you have been spray tanned. Your skin will still burn. The skin is not protected and you still need to apply SPF lotions or sprays when in the sun. Norvell® solutions do NOT contain any SPF.

Children under the age of 13 are not permitted in the salon or spa
without an appointment. Please arrange for childcare during your
appointment so that every guest, including you,
can fully relax and enjoy their time at Essence.
Thank you.

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*According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, there is no such thing as a “safe suntan”, whether it’s from the actual sun or an indoor tanning bed. In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently classified tanning beds as “’Group One’, which identifies the most harmful forms of radiation, those that are ‘carcinogenic [cancer-causing] to humans.’”

As a healthy alternative, Norvell Sunless Spray Systems provides the color of a natural suntan without harming delicate skin cells. For any occasion- or just because, Norvell Airbrush Tanning is the quick, safe way to go golden.

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At Essence Hair, Skin, and Body, located in Evergreen, Colorado, we offer a wide array of services to keep you looking and feeling your best. Taking a time-out every now and then to give yourself the attention you deserve is beneficial to your mental, emotional, and physical health. When it’s time to give  yourself a break, escape to Essence for your skincare and massage needs. We offer many options for spa treatments, that are sure to have a lasting positive effect on your confidence. We invite you to relax and enjoy the calm and comfort of our inviting atmosphere where all your beauty treatments will be performed by skilled specialists. Our spa (retreat) area provides:

  • Customized Facials
  • Reiki Energy Work
  • Facial and Body Waxing
  • Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting
  • Massage
  • Exfoliating Treatments
  • Spray Tanning
  • Manicuring Services

spray tanning

No matter the season, you can maintain a beautiful tan with our Norvell spray tanning services. Too much exposure to natural sunlight or the harmful radiation of tanning beds can be detrimental to your health. We provide a healthy alternative. Our Norvell Sunless Spray treatment is the perfect way to get the color of a natural suntan without harming delicate skin cells.