Sun Couture Tanning

Mobile Airbrush Tanning Service


because a sun kissed glow is always your best accessory



How does a spray tan work?

The active ingredient in our solution, (DHA), occurs naturally in sugar beets and has been approved for application to the skin since the 1950s. It is a safe, well tolerated product. Most dermatologists highly recommend self tanning as an easy alternative to the sun's harmful rays.The active ingredient soaks into the upper layers of your skin and causes the superficial layers of the epidermis to oxidize, similar to what happens when a cut apple is exposed to air.

How can I prepare for my spray tan?

Do any waxing, shaving, manicures or pedicures the day prior to your spray tan appointment. It is essential to have clean skin, no lotions, make-up or deodorant.  Exfoliate the day before your appointment, only elbows, knees and neck.  Do not exfoliate your entire body.  Do not shave or use any lotion or perfume the day of the tan.   Get your workout in before your tan as you want to avoid sweating once you've been sprayed. After your tan avoid water at all costs - be cognizant of washing hands, brushing teeth, etc.  

What should I wear during and after I get my spray tan?

Feel free to undress to your level of comfort down to your underwear. The tinted self tanner washes out of most fabrics.

After your tan your best choice is loose, dark clothing.  

How long do I need to wait to shower after my spray tan?

With the standard solution, you should wait 8 hours to shower.  The rapid solution only requires a 2 hour wait time.  During your shower you will see a tea color rinsing off of your skin.  This is not your tan washing off but merely the color guide rinsing off and is perfectly normal.  It is important to shower before you work out or do any activity which produces sweat. 

How long will my new spray tan last?

With proper care, your organic spray tan can last 7-9 days depending on how much you shower, sweat and exfoliate.  Moisturizer is your spray tans best friend.  Moisturize twice a day to make your tan last as long as possible.

Can I choose the shade of my spray tan?

Before we begin the spray tan we will discuss options that will work best with your own natural skin color. Because the spray tan product works with your skin's natural chemistry, no two people will have the exact same result. Our spray tan product is known for giving a natural, warm, bronze color - not orange, yellow or ashy like some other self tanning products on the market.





How often can I get a spray tan?

You can get a spray tan just one time for a special event or you can tan weekly to maintain a year-round glow. It is best to exfoliate any old self tanner from your skin before coming in for your fresh application.  Old self tanner is best removed with baking soda and water.

FAQ and Tan Prep Instructions


I have an event.  When should I get my spray tan?

If you would like to be tan for a special event we recommend scheduling your spray tan the day before (allowing for at least 8 hours before your next shower.)  We also offer a same day tan service with our rapid solution.  This process requires only 2 hours before shower.