To Dry or not to Dry? That is the question...

Many of today's systems come with a heat attachment which some tanning technician's use to 'dry' clients down after their spray tan. They simply take off the spray gun and 'blow' heat onto the client.

Well nobody like's feeling wet and sticky after a spray tan but is applying heat the best way to deal with this issue?

You'll have read some previous blog comments and articles that talk about DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) the ingredient that makes the 'magic' happen in a spray tan.

If so, then you'll know that DHA; along with Erythrulose (another ingredient used in some spray tanning solutions); is derived from sugar beet and are sugar based products.

So applying heat to sugar based products is likely to make your clients 'stickier' than they were before!

Much better to find a tanning solution that contains a cosmetic alcohol or Witch Hazel Extract. Both these product cause the solution to dry almost instantly on application to the skin.

Obviously in humid conditio...
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How SunlessTanning Products Work

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Don't want to expose your skin to the sun's damaging rays, but don't want to miss out on that sun-kissed glow? Consider striking a compromise with sunless tanning products. Start by understanding how sunless tanning products work — and the importance of applying them correctly and carefully.

Sunless tanning products, also called self-tanners, can give your skin a tanned look without exposing it to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sunless tanning products are commonly sold as creams, gels, lotions and sprays you apply to your skin. Professional spray-on tanning also is available at many salons, spas and tanning businesses.

The active ingredient in most sunless tanning products is Dihydroxyacetone also known as DHA for short.  DHA is a colourless sugar that interacts with the outer layer of skin, the epidermis, causing a color change - i.e. DHA is the ingredient makes the 'magic' happen. The coloring doesn't wash off, but it gradually fades as the...
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DHA - What is it?

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DHA, which is scientifically known as dihydroxyacetone, is the main ingredient in many different sunless tanning lotions. You may see this ingredient listed in your sunless tanning lotion, but have you ever wondered what DHA is or how it helps you achieve a deep, golden looking tan.

Not a Paint, But A Reaction

Contrary to popular belief, DHA is not a dye or a paint. You might think that the DHA in your sunless tanning lotion is simply dying our skin. You might be shocked to learn that this is not the case. Rather, the DHA actually reacts with the amino acids that are in your skin. These amino acids are located in the dead layer of skin that is found on your skin's surface. When the amino acid and the DHA are mixed together, they cause a special reaction to occur. The special reaction that occurs when DHA mixes with your skin's amino acids is called the Maillard reaction.

Nothing Lasts Forever

When you use DHA to help you achieve a tan, you can't expect the re...
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Starting a Biz

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Many people are interested in setting up their own home based businesses and becoming Independent Spray Tanning Technicians, because of the low start up costs for this type of small business model. It can also be easily to work from your home, or an established salon or Spa facility.

It can cost as little as $850 for a small mobile spray tanning system to set up your own business; this would give you an entry level supply package. For a higher end equipment package, suitable for large volume establishments, options can range as high as $850 to $4,000 range.

When you consider each client will pay you an average of $45 to $50 per spray tan session, plus additional “after care” items, it is very easy to begin to see dollar signs in the air. Repeat clients generally are re-sprayed every 7 to 10 days.

But before jumping in, one must be prepared to do a lot of personal research, so you don’t sink all your savings into a venture that you may not be well suited for....
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Welcome to OnlineTanShop

Welcome to our new OnlineTanShop website!
Shopping online has never been easier, just follow the prompts, select what you would like to buy and follow the prompts again to get to the checkout.
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