Frequently Asked Questions
Spray Tanning FAQs
What can I do to ensure I get the best spray tan?
EXFOLIATE! Exfoliating lessens the dead skin layer on the surface of your skin. After exfoliating, it takes more time for this layer to build up before it naturally rubs off. That means, your tan will be more even and last longer! Make sure you plan your day with the thought in mind that you will need to stay away from all moisture until your tan has had time to develop (8-10 hours). All other beauty appointments need to be scheduled the day before or after your spray tan. Waxing should be done a few days BEFORE your tan.
What do I wear to my appointment?
We suggest wearing or bringing dark, loose-fitted clothing. Clothing should be loose to allow the tan to develop without being rubbed off. Dark clothing is highly recommended as our solution has bronzer that can come off on clothing. Loose sweat pants, shorts, t-shirts, and maxi dresses are easy clothes to wear after an appointment.
What can I do to prepare for my appointment?
Shower, shave and exfoliate before your appointment! Wear or bring dark, loose-fitted clothing and open shoes. No bra is recommended. Do not wear any products to your appointment, including deodorant, lotion, perfume and makeup. If there is a chance of rain, bring an umbrella and long pants. Moisture should be avoided for 8-10 hours after the tan.
I had a bad experience with a spray tan before, should I assume spray tanning is not for me?
There are many factors that may have affected your tan, including the solution used, the skill of the technician if applied by a person, or the condition of your skin. At Organic Bronze Bar, we have trained, skilled technicians, and retail products to prep your skin for an even tan.
How long does an appointment usually take?
An appointment can take as little as 15 minutes! For first time tans, we book 30-minute appointments in order to consult with clients before the tan.
Does the solution have an unpleasant smell like some self-tanners on the market?
We have an unscented solution that allows you to continue on with the rest of your day without the potent smell some self-tanners have. Some clients may notice a slight scent due to the way the their skin reacts with the ingredients in the solution.
Will spray tan protect me from getting a sunburn?
It is always important to wear SPF to protect your skin. Our solution has SPF 15 that will protect your skin for a few hours after your tan. You can apply SPF again after your first shower.
How brown will I get?
Everybody’s skin type is different. Depending on your ethnic background, base color, and skin type, your experienced technician will choose a level for you that is best suited to compliment your skin. If you spray tan regularly, your skin will get used to the solution and start to develop even more color!
How long will my tan last?
The tan will last about 5-10 days. The lifetime of the tan depends on pre and post care, and other factors such as skin type. It is important during the winter months to double the amount you moisturize. We highly suggest products without sulfates or mineral oil as they strip the skin of their natural oils and can cause the tan to fade more quickly and/or unevenly.
My spray tan looks different than my previous one – even though it was done by the same technician with the same solution?
The most probable cause is the condition of your skin. Your skin is a living organism, and is affected by what you eat, the time of year, time of the month, stress, medication, etc.
Can I spray tan if I’m pregnant?
It is always important to talk to your doctor for approval. We can do a test spot on the skin, as increased hormones can make women more sensitive to products during pregnancy. However, the spray tan does not penetrate into the bloodstream, it only temporarily stains the skin, making it a safe treatment. Organic Bronze Bar solution has organic and natural ingredients, but a mask can be provided to avoid inhalation while being sprayed.
How do I prepare for a skin quench appointment?
You can shower, shave and exfoliate before these appointments but it is not required. The Skin Quench is an ultra-hydrating spray that works best if applied the day before or after your appointment to prolong your tan. It can also be used as a stand-alone treatment for moisturizing and anti-aging effects!
How soon after the spray can I shower?
Leave the solution on for 8-10 hours before showering for best results. We also offer an Express solution that is worn for 2-8 hours depending on how dark you’d like your tan.
Can I use products after my tan?
After your first shower, you can resume your normal product regiment. We highly suggest using a body wash and shampoo without sulfates as they strip the skin of their natural oils and can cause the tan to fade more quickly and/or unevenly. Body lotions should contain no sulfates, mineral oil or alcohol. OBB offers aftercare products to help prolong your tan as well as touch-up products.
MOISTURIZE? MOISTURIZE! MOISTURIZE!
The more moisture you have in your skin the longer your tan will last and the more evenly it will fade! Make sure your moisturizer is sulfate, mineral oil and alcohol free!!
What are some factors that could make my tan fade faster?
Chlorine (hot tubs and pools), salt water, working out, and hot water can contribute to fading. Products with sulfates and/or mineral oils will also cause the tan to fade. OBB offers aftercare products to help prolong your tan as well as touch-up products. Avoid getting wet while your tan develops– no working out, no showering, and avoid sweating!
Can I workout after my spray tan?
Wait to workout until after your first shower. Leave the tan on for 8-10 hours. Remember, tight clothing that creates friction may cause the tan to fade in those areas more quickly. Moisturizing your skin daily can help prevent the tan from fading. We also offer 2 at home touchup products: 1) OBB Back to Bronze Mousse and 2) OBB Tan in a Can that can be applied to areas that may be affected by rubbing during your workout.
Salon Policy FAQs
What is the appointment cancellation policy?
We kindly ask that appointments be cancelled 24 hours before the scheduled appointment time. This helps to ensure that every client can come in for a bronzed glow! Appointments that are a no-show, cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time are subject to $15 charge or removal of a tan from the client’s account. Please note: this policy applies to multiple appointments made for the same day and not cancelled 24 hours prior to the service.
Can I bring my child/children to my appointment?
For safety reasons, we ask that no unattended children wait in the lobby during an appointment. Children may sit in the room with the parent during the session if they can remain seated to avoid being sprayed.
Can I bring my pet to my appointment?
We love animals at OBB but we ask that they please stay at home and not come with you to your appointment.
What is the membership cancellation policy?
The membership program has a 30-day written cancellation policy. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of an account cancellation. The OBB Memberships Team will reply to confirm the receipt of the cancellation request.
Can I return a product?
Please note that all products are final sale. We appreciate your understanding.