The two week color provided by Air brush tanning fades naturally.
The Organic Tanning solutions are formulated to hydrate and replenish the skin to
make it better conditioned then before the tan was applied. When Tan extenders
are included a sunless tan can last even longer then the two week time frame.
In any case, a tan is equated with radiance and health, and a sunless tan
not only looks healthy, but provides real benefits to the skin.
Traditional tanning, be it though sun exposure or a tanning bed, exposes the skin to
harmful radiation known to cause skin cancer. One major benefit of Air Brush Tanning
is that it applies Organic Tanning solutions to the skin that create a tan color without
sunlight. There are a lot of reasons why people want to have a tan complexion.
The fact is that people who are tan usually like how they look and desire that tanned
glow year round. This is one way, a safe way, to have that glow while using sunblock
and protecting the skin.
Some people advocate using Organic Tanning solutions.
Others state that only the most skilled applicator can apply an organic solution through
Air Brush Tanning successfully. They state that organic can be tricky to mix, have a
short shelf life, and if applied incorrectly leave streaks. However, a solution that has a
good DHA and moisturizer blend, organic or otherwise, will give a good result.
The most ideal option would be to offer the tanning solution that your clients ask for.
Make sure that all you options have moisturizers, tan extenders, purified water
(unless your client has oily skin, then offer alcohol based solutions instead),
and alpha hydroxyl acids. Many organic offerings will have a tropical scent,
commonly grapefruit or coconut.
Air Brush Tanning can be done in several ways, but unlike conventional lotions or pump
sprays used at home, professional applications of Organic Tanning solutions are
delivered in a fine spray that creates even, consistent coverage. The lack of streaks
and missed spots creates a tan that is actually more even then what would be possible
through sunbathing. DHA creates color not though dyes but instead by a natural
reaction with the skin's own amino acids in the top layer of the skin.
The color develops over a twelve hour period, and instant results often seen are the
result of a bronzer that washes off. Under this bronzer however will be a true tan.
You might wonder what makes Air Brush Tanning more attractive then conventional
tanning booths. The largest draw is the fact that a skilled applicator of spray tans can
apply and have you ready to go in a very short time. Depending on tools used a tan
of this sort can be finished in under thirty minutes, and modern Organic Tanning
solutions create a tan that can last as long as two weeks with a very natural fade.
These solutions use dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to achieve their color.
The sunless solution has come a very long way from the first faltering attempts in the 1960s which left many a sun shy girl glowing bright orange instead of beautiful brown. Today’s sunless solutions often use an FDA approved chemical called DHA which reacts with amino acids and produces a temporary bronzing effect. The right type and shade of sunless solution is required to achieve the desired effect. Proper pre-tan skin prep is part of the successful airbrush tanning experience for the client. With many sunless solutions the higher percentage of DHA in a solution doesn’t automatically result in a deeper bronze. It is important to know the product and how to apply it to achieve the desired golden or bronze glow.
While airbrush tanning appears to be growing in converts among both traditional tanning clients and those who formerly avoiding tanning due to sun allergies; part of the success of the venture will depend on the right equipment, the correct training and understanding the solutions and applications.
HVLP supplies include those parts used for specialized coverage, extra hoses, mixing cups and more. The HVLP system is modifiable to allow for speedier coverage and some spray guns will even allow for drying of the client after the solution has been applied. The air cap sets for most HVLP systems used in spray tanning will usually allow for a very fine mist to help control coverage. These can be replaced where necessary with many systems.
Imagine a spray tanning system using a high pressure spray and the mess that would result. HLVP equipment for spray tanning is carefully controlled and results in a fine and controllable mist that can coat evenly and gently. Salons that apply spray tanning also must consider the customer’s comfort and the HVLP equipment which controls the air and solution mixture should be quiet and unobtrusive.
Just as with professional beauty supplies; airbrush wholesale spray tanning supplies and equipment differ from what the home user finds available. A home user will rarely require several HVLP brushes nor will they usually require a selection of skin tones, or organic skin conditioners. These products are generally available only to the professional. A salon servicing many clients will usually receive a better price because their equipment, solutions and products are purchased in bulk.
Equipment is usually the most substantial investment that any salon makes. Whether they specialize in traditional tanning beds, hair care or nails, or airbrush tanning, the equipment is the lifeblood of the business. The equipment vendor you choose can make a difference in the prices you pay, as well as the quality you can offer your clients. No salon owner needs to be told how critical proper maintenance and cleaning of equipment is. Maintenance and proper cleaning is doubly important with airbrush tanning equipment. It is usually wise to attempt to purchase wholesale airbrush tanning supplies and equipment that you have personally trained using. This assures the owner and technicians not only understand the techniques, the correct solutions and maintenance but the owner can be assured of quality.