If you have extremely dry skin, use an oil based salt scrub exfoliator 36 - 48 hours prior to your Airbrush tan.
Do not use any oil-based product within 24 hours of your Airbrush Tan.
Just before receiving your Airbrush Tan, shower using Norvell TuneUp (A non oil-based exfoliator).
Make sure to shave before your Airbrush Tan.
Do not apply any lotion, oil, make-up or deodorant, as they will inhibit the DHA from absorbing into the skin.
What to wear:
Wear dark loose clothing to your appointment. Do not wear tight under garments, shoes, or other clothing that may rub off the Airbrush solution.
During your Airbrush Tan you may wear a dark bathing suit, underwear, or thong (whatever you feel comfortable wearing, which will give you the most bare skin for your Airbrush Tan. Do not wear any light colored clothing, to avoid staining.
Apply lip balm such as Designer Skin, Supre, or Australian Gold.
You may want to put an old towel on your car seat, to avoid staining the seat.
AFTER YOUR AIRBRUSH TAN:
Do not plan any activities that will cause you to sweat or cause your clothing to rub against your skin for at least 4 hours (preferably 8 hours)*.
Do not bathe or swim for at least 8 hours* after your Airbrush Tan. It is preferable to wait at least 16 hours* before using soap. This includes washing your hands.
Do not use body scrubs, exfoliators, luffas or harsh soaps after your Airbrush Tan (unless you wish to remove the tan).
Use only mild salon quality body wash.
Do not apply any lotion for 8-12 hours after your session (until after your first shower)*.
After that, apply only a high quality lotion such as Designer Skin, Norvell, or Supre Moisturizer, twice a day. These lotions are designed specifically for tanners and will not dry out your skin, as many over-the-counter lotions will.
To extend your tan further, we recommend using Norvell Pro-Long. Wait at least 24 hours after your Airbrush Tan, then use daily.
You may also purchase Sunless lotion, mousse, or sprays for touching up any areas necessary.
To maintain your tan have an Airbrush session every 7 to 10 days.
* you only need to wait 1-3 hours with Fast-Acting solution (no longer than 3 hours)
Note: This product does not contain sunscreens. "Sunless Tanning" does NOT provide protection from sunburn as a UV tan does. We recommend the use of salon quality sunscreen whenever you are outdoors long enough to get a sunburn.
The Norvell Sunless Tanning System uses three different types of bronzers. The one that is visible when the tanner is sprayed is a cosmetic bronzer which gives the “just off the beach” look but will wash away and should stay on the skin at least 8 hours. The DHA bronzer initially has no visible effect but will begin to react with the skin in 2-4 hours eventually replacing the cosmetic tan as it washes off. The ingredient “Eyrthulose” is a third type of slow reacting bronzer, similar to DHA, which enhances your color and extends the life of your tan.
We now offer "Fast-Acting" Airbrush solution.
The full tan will develop in 1 to 3 hours. This is perfect for those that need a last minute tan or those who don't want to wait 8 hours to shower. It is recommended that you do not wait longer than 3 hours to shower with the fast-acting solution.
What is AirBrush Tanning?
AirBrush tanning (also called Sunless Tanning, Spray Tanning, or UV Free Tanning)
uses certain chemicals to darken the outer layer of your skin.
The key ingredients in the solution used at Ship Shape Tanning are:
DHA (DiHydroxyAcetone), a natural product derived from sugar cane
& Erythrulose, a natural product derived from red raspberries.
Ship Shape Tanning, it's owners, employees, and/or any other representatives, make no guarantee on the accuracy or reliability of any information presented. The information contained in these documents and web pages is intended to be used for informative purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advise. All persons are responsible to research any information contained on this site as to the validity and/or accuracy. Any person should consult a qualified medical professional if they have medical conditions that may be affected by tanning or exposure to ultraviolet light (UV radiation), sunlight, or sensitivity to certain chemicals or medicines.
For those people that cannot, should not, do not have time, or do not want to tan, there is now an alternative to tanning with Ultra Violet light. UV-free Airbrush Tanning is a sunless tanning solution that is applied evenly, as a fine mist, by an experienced technician. Don’t confuse this with the spray-on booths that lack the control that a technician has to evenly spray your entire body or only the parts that you want tanned. This procedure will give you an amazingly natural looking tan, although an Airbrush Tan does NOT provide any protection from sunburn, as a natural (UV) Tan does. Our Airbrush Tanning solution contains ingredients that are very good for the skin.
We take Airbrush Tanning very seriously
Because preparation is essential, we prefer not to take walk-in airbrush tans. We recommend an appointment with at least 24 hours notice. We will try to fit you in if it is an emergency, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. There is an extra charge to perform an Airbrush Tan after hours. We require a deposit of $10 when the appointment is made. If you fail to appear, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, the deposit may be retained. We require that you follow the preparation list on this website, prior to & after your Airbrush Tanning appointment.
Airbrush Prep Kit
We highly recommend that you purchase our prep kit. The prep kit includes a sample of pre-airbrush body scrub & after airbrush tan extender, body wash, & moisturizers. When the prep kit is purchased you may have sticky feet and/or other airbrush products and accessories for 20% off.
$ 18 extra charge for emergency appointments.
$ 18 extra charge to repair automatic spray booth tans that are repairable.
Appointments fill quickly.
Please make appointments at least 24 hours in advance if possible.