First Time Spray Tan? Here’s All You Need To Know…

We all know that feeling a tan gives us, somehow life just feels that little bit better. I’ve been spray tanning for over five years and truly believe that it’s so much more than just a coloured solution being applied to your skin. It’s a mindset game changer and not only improves the appearance of your skin, it makes you feel happier, more confident and slimmer! What’s not to love?

However if you are new to spray tanning,  I completely understand that the thought of getting semi naked  in front of a complete stranger, mastering the “moves” and getting to grips with sticky feet can feel like a daunting experience. But I promise you, the results will be so worth it and I’m here to guide you through everything you need to know…

It all starts with the preparation! This is key and will help you get the very best from your tan, by exfoliating regularly to remove all those dead skin cells prior to your tanning appointment, you will create the perfect base for your tan to be applied.

At your tanning appointment, be completely natural. Remove all jewellery, moisturiser, deodorant and perfume. We will go through a full consultation to ensure the right solution is picked for you and your skin tone. Also, don’t be afraid to tell me your story, is your tan for a special occasion? How well do you tan in the sun naturally? All of this information will help me create a beautiful, bespoke tan just for you.

When it comes to taking your clothes off, it’s completely normal to feel apprehensive, nervous and vulnerable. However, I will do all I can to put you at ease. I will ask you you to step on to self adhesive pads (known as sticky feet) to avoid any tan being transferred to the soles of your feet. I will then apply barrier cream to specific areas to avoid the tan being too heavily absorbed. I’ll take you through step by step each of the moves to ensure that you have a tan you’ll feel proud to wear.

Once your tan has been applied, we will discuss all of the aftercare and I’ll share some tanning tips with you to ensure that you get the very best from your tan for as long as possible.

All that remains for you to do whilst your tan is developing is absolutely nothing! To get the best results, wear loose fitting clothes, keep cool and relax!

If you would like any additional information about spray tanning or would like some tanning tips, feel free to pop a comment below or come and join me over on my Facebook page.

In the meantime, be the beautiful you!

Love,

Nina x

Tanning Hell vs Tanning Heaven

Recently I was chatting to one of my lovely nail clients who asked about the other treatments I provide. We got on to the subject of spray tanning and began talking about the experience I offer. She went on to share with me a previous experience of spray tanning she’d had and by the end, I have to admit I was totally shocked!

She had come across a salon, not far from where she lived at the time who was offering cheaper spray tans so thought she would book an appointment. After arriving, a lady came through and directed her straight to the tanning tent which was covered in old tanning solution.

My client was telling me that at no point did she have a consultation to discuss the desired shade she was looking for or any questions asked about her medical history etc…No sticky feet (self adhesive pads that are worn during tanning to stop the transfer of tan to the bottom of the feet) were issued to her. The barrier cream was “slapped” on and the tanning began.

Not knowing what to expect, she thought this was the norm. She was in and out of the salon in under 10 minutes. Having paid her money, she left with no aftercare or advice on how to look after her tan. I asked her what the results of the tan were, and to be honest, the look on her face said it all. She replied saying “It was patchy, uneven and put me off ever getting another spray tan”.

I couldn’t help but feel saddened by what I was hearing and I asked her if she would like to try another tan with me? At first, she was a little hesitant (which to be honest, if I’d had the experience she’d had, I think I would be to) After talking her through everything including the preparation information, I’m delighted to say, she agreed.

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She is now one of my regular tanning clients and I’m so pleased that I could turn her tanning hell into tanning heaven. Nothing makes my day more than to see my clients wearing their tan with confidence, being the most beautiful versions of themselves.

So what did this story teach me? Well, it’s like my client said after her tan, “It just goes to show, if it’s cheap, it’s not good and if it’s good, it’s not cheap.” 

If I charge more than some spray tanning therapists, perhaps that’s because I invest a lot of time and money in my education, to perfect my skill each year. I strive to offer my clients the very best products within the industry.

This is not just my job, it’s my passion and I believe that each and everyone of my clients deserves the highest level of service as well as…

  • They deserve to know how to prepare for their tan, they deserve to know how to look after it and get the very best from it. 
  • They deserve an in depth consultation and to know that one shade doesn’t fit all. 
  • They deserve to step inside a tanning tent that isn’t caked with solution from the tan before. 
  • They deserve not to feel awkward about being semi naked. 
  • They deserve not to feel rushed but most of all, they deserve to feel beautiful and confident!

Until next time…

Love,

Nina x

 

Why I Would Love To Do Strictly…

As soon as Strictly Come Dancing begins, the countdown to Christmas is on! So, this month I wanted to share exactly why I would love to do Strictly!

Now, when I say I would love to do it, I don’t mean I would like to take part in the actual show itself! Firstly, I am not a dancer and secondly I’m not a celebrity, therefore these would be two of the main attributes for the show, that I appear to be missing!

No, when I say I would love to do Strictly, I mean I would love to spray tan for Strictly! Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t because I am a huge fan of any celebrity in particular. For me, this is all about the atmosphere, I bet it’s electric! It’s no secret that tanning is something that I am super passionate about and if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I often talk about how I love the way a spray tan can not only enhance how someone looks, but more importantly how they feel too! I truly believe that a tan is so much more than a solution being applied to the skin, it’s a mindset game changer!

I’m also a great believer in dreams, because without them, what do we have? Sometimes, we just to have to dream big, keep the faith and trust that everything will happen just as it’s meant to. I think Walt Disney sums this up perfectly; “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney himself was living proof of this! Did you know that prior to him becoming a extremely talented animator and amusement park creator, he had had to file for bankruptcy? Oprah Winfrey got fired from her role as a news reporter before she became one of the most famous talk show hosts in the world. J.K Rowling received many rejections for Harry Potter books before her first one was finally published in 1997.

Just for a second, imagine if these three individuals had decided to give up on their dreams? A world without Walt Disney, Oprah and Harry Potter!

My final question; what are your dreams? I’ve told you mine and would love you to leave me a comment below and tell me yours…x

Until next time, let’s go and chase our dreams!

Love,

Nina x