The most common questions about spray tanning we get from our clients
At Mahalo, our spray tans are applied by a professional spray tan technician using a hand held applicator. The solution contains DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) which reacts with the proteins on the outer layer of the skin and turns a golden brown. Because the solution is only on the outer layer of the skin, it lasts as long as your skins natural exfoliating cycle.
*TIP: Stay hydrated and keep the skin moisturized to prolong your sunless tan
Your skin should be clean, dry and hydrated for best results. You will want to shave and exfoliate 24 hours before your appointment. Shower the day of and avoid using perfumes, oils and lotions that can act as a barrier to the solution and disrupt the ph levels of the skin. (Tanning solutions cannot be applied to peeling skin or open/cracked skin) We will provide make up remover wipes if you need them as it is best to have clean, make-up free skin for the application of your tan.
The entire process takes about 10-15 minutes, from start to finish.
The typical spray tan will last 7-10 days with proper care and upkeep. It is important to follow the suggested steps to get the best quality tan possible.
We recommend scheduling your spray tan 48 hours before your event. You should plan to allow plenty of time for the tan to fully develop (18-24 hours) before your first shower.
However, if you have an event and want to schedule your spray tan for the same day, we do offer a quick tan appointment which can be rinsed off after 1-3 hours.
Exercise should be avoided for the first 48 hours following your spray tan.
Absolutely not! Our solutions contain high-quality DHA and are considered the best on the market. Our technicians are licensed and experienced spray tan artists.
You will want to shave and exfoliate 24 hours before your appointment. Shower the day of and avoid using perfumes, oils and lotions right before your appointment that can act as a barrier to the solution and disrupt the ph levels of the skin. We also suggest having any hair or nail appointments done prior to your spray tan if possible.
Please arrive at your appointment with clean, dry skin. You will want to have loose fitting, dark clothing to wear home, along with flip flops. Please be prepared for inclement weather with an umbrella and clothing to protect your tan in case of rain or snow.
Keeping your skin hydrated is the key to a long-lasting radiant tan. Using our approved moisturizers and drinking lots of water are the most important steps that you can take. In addition to that, you want to avoid any harsh soaps, loofahs or other forms of exfoliation (including shaving) as much as possible