Sun Couture Tanning

Mobile Airbrush Tanning Service


because a sun kissed glow is always your best accessory

Can I use an alternate method of hair removal?

Sun Couture Tanning recommends that clients do NOT use a hair removal process they are not used to, i.e., hair removal lotions, waxing, etc.  Many people have skin reactions from these processes.  Additionally, wax residue stays on the skin and this acts as a barrier preventing maximum absorption of color.

What about exfoliating?

Competitor should exfoliate the entire body every time they shower for the 5 days prior to the tanning appointment.  Sun Couture Tanning recommends using exfoliating gloves.  Pay special attention to heels, elbows, knees, throat, armpits, and hands.  

Can I moisturize?

Minimize the amount of body lotion you use for the week leading up to the tanning appointment.  Dryer skin absorbs the competition color faster, dries faster and looks better when tan.  Sun Couture Tanning advises the competitor not use any body lotion 2-3 days prior to the tanning appointment.

Special instructions for night before my tanning appointment?

Competitor should double check body for hair and/or stubble.  Shave again if necessary.

Special instructions for day of tanning appointment?

Competitor should be freshly showered for treatment.  The body should be free of any deoderant, lotion, perfume/cologne, makeup or jewelry.  Sun Couture Tanning recommends competitor use a non-color, oil-free soap when showering.  DO NOT shave day of treatment.  Shaving right before the spray tan can make it difficult for the color to absorb on the competitor's skin.

What should I wear after my tanning appointment?

Competitor should wear loose fitting clothing after the appointment.  Do not wear anything that is tight fitting that could rub the color off.  The tan will not set until approximately 5 hours after the treatment.  Sleep in loose clothing as it will absorb any excess product the skin did not absorb as well as minimze any glitches in the color such as hand prints, etc while sleeping.

Additional Comments:

Sun Couture Tanning recommends the competitor apply posing oil the day of the show.  It does not look shiny and it will perk up the color and add moisture back into the skin.  Apply oil approximately 15 minutes prior to going on stage.  Pay attention to the weather. Since color will not set for 5 hours it is important to stay cool and dry.  Be extremely careful around water (i.e. brushing teeth, washing hands, etc) to avoid water spots.




How should I prep for my competition spray tan?

Competitor should shave entire body 5 days prior to the tanning appointment.  We recommended using a shaving gel vs a foam as it enables you to easily see very fine hair.  Use a new razor.  Shaving more than once is highly recommended.  Shave until ALL hair is gone.  Afterwards, apply lotion to prevent razor burn.  Shave your entire body.  

Competition Spray Tan FAQ and Prep Instructions


I have a competition, when should I get my spray tan?

We use a proven 3 step method for Fitness Competitors of any level.  Results are immediate and only require 1 session.  The session takes one hour and is recommended the day before your competition, but can be done the day of as well.  The color sets in 5 hours.