SunSpray Tans specializes in customized organic airbrush tanning. We are the only airbrush tanning studio in the area that will create a specialized tan just for you and your specific needs.
Co-Owners Madeline and Nicole have a passion for living life organically, as well as making people look and feel their absolute best. We are professionally trained and certified airbrush tanning experts holding Connecticut state cosmetology licenses. Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable and professional environment to make your visit with us an enjoyable experience.
We all love the look of a tan, but don’t love what prolonged sun exposure can do to our skin. Our custom, organic airbrushed tans will give you that sun kissed natural glow looking like you just stepped off the beach. Weddings, proms, vacations or just a night out, any time you want to look and feel great we can customize the level of tan you desire. Our airbrush technique and technology we employ compensates for imperfections, fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite.
We know many of you are new to airbrush tanning and want to ensure you are comfortable and properly instructed throughout your entire service. A consultation will be done before your tan to review and discuss your expectations and answer any questions you may have before your service.
The skin is made up of two main layers: the epidermis on the outside and the dermis on the inside. Whether you are talking about sun tanning or sunless tanning the epidermis is where the action occurs. The epidermis is also made up of layers. The deepest layer of the epidermis, called the stratum basale (basal layer), is affected during actual sun tanning. The stratum corneum (horny layer) is the outermost layer of the epidermis — it is this layer that is most affected in the sunless tanning process.
By now you know that dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is not a newcomer to the world of tanning. DHA is often derived from sugar beets and sugar cane that creates color not through dyes but instead by a natural reaction with the skin’s own amino acids in the top layer of the skin. DHA was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1973 for cosmetic use, but first recognized as a skin coloring agent by German scientists in the 1920’s. Since then, there have been several advancements in the product and the process. DHA-based sunless tanning has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, American Academy of Dermatology Association, Canadian Dermatology Association and the American Medical Association.
Who can benefit from an airbrush tan?
Anyone looking for a healthy glow without wanting exposure to UV light can benefit from airbrush tanning. It can also help even out skin tone and minimize the appearance of spider veins in just one session making imperfections less noticeable.
How long does an airbrush tan last?
Airbrush tans can last various lengths of time based upon how you prepare your skin before the session and how you take care of it afterward. In general, most airbrush tans last between 5 and 10 days. We encourage our clients to moisturize regularly in between tans as well as during tanning. Skin that is well moisturized will retain a tan longer than dry, flaky skin.
Every day, millions of dead skin cells are sloughed off or worn away from the surface of your skin. In fact, every 35 to 45 days, you have an entirely new epidermis. This is why tans from sunless- or self-tanning products will gradually fade — as the dead cells are worn away, so is your tan.
Exfoliation, prolonged water submersion, or heavy sweating can lighten the tan, as these all contribute to rapid dead skin cell turn over.
How long does it take to get an airbrush tan?
The best part about airbrush tanning is that it gives immediate results and does not require multiple sessions to build a tan. On average a full body tan takes 10 minutes to spray and 10 minutes to dry. You will leave with beautifully glowing skin due to the bronzer in the solution.
What do I wear during and immediately after my airbrush tan?
We require you wear at least a thong style bottom, but you may tan in anything you feel comfortable in. We recommend that it be something dark, due to the bronzer in the solution. Disposables undergarments are sold for your convenience.
What products should I use to care for my tan?
We use and recommend Earthly Body All Natural Skin Care Products. Science has proven that hemp seed oil is good for the body and skin. Once you experience the hemp benefits in Earthly Body’s products, we think you’ll agree. AVOID any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxy or salicylic acid as well as any products that contain alcohol as one of the first six ingredients. These ingredients will increase cell turnover and fade your tan.
We do not recommend using bar soaps.
How often can I get an airbrush tan?
On average with proper exfoliation we recommend every 10 days. We do not advise applying a new tan over an old one.