Sunless Tanning

Will I turn orange?
No. The advanced technology currently used in sunless tanning solutions is designed to ensure a natural, bronze tan. The salon specialist can help you select the proper level of tanning solution to best match your skin tone.

How long does a spray tan last?
A spray tan can last up to 4-7 days depending on the solution you use and the condition of your skin.

How long should I wait after a spray tan to shower?
We recommend waiting 6-8 hours after a spray tan to shower. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tan using an Instant Cosmetic Bronzer, the instant cosmetic color will wash off in the shower, but the color produced by the DHA (Self Tanner) Bronzer will remain.

How should I prepare for a spray tan?
Shower, shave, and exfoliate. Refrain from using moisturizers, perfumes, lotions, oils, or deodorants that may create a barrier between the skin and the sunless tanning solution. You may resume using these after your first shower.

Will swimming affect my spray tan?
Swimming in chlorinated or salt water can fade the sunless spray tanning results, by your skin to exfoliate faster and can diminish the length of your tan. However, normal activities such as bathing, showering or physical activities will not affect the quality of the tan.


Should I use lotion?
Yes! Tanning lotion is a skin care product. Remember, our skin is the largest organ in our body and it is so important we take care of it properly. Not only do tanning skin care products add vitamins, nutrients and moisture for overall better color, but these products will increase your tanning potential 60-70%! Why tan more often when you can get better color, faster with the use of the right skin care products!

What are the differences in the level of beds?

  • Level 2 Beds (Gold Sun Club)
    • 15 Minute Maximum Exposure Time
    • 1 to 3 High Pressure Lamps
    • 32 Body Lamps
    • Great To Started on Your Base Tan
  • Level 3 Beds (Platinum Sun Club)
    • 9 Minute Stand Up
    • 12 Minute Lay Down
    • Also Known as Bronzing Beds
    • Produce More of the UVA Spectrum of Sunlight
    • Tan Faster and More Comfortable than a Base Bed
    • 4 High Pressure Facial Lamps
    • 50 Lamp Body Lamps
    • More Even Tan
  • Premier Level Beds
    • Fastest Tan
    • Minute Exposure Time
    • Sensor Controlled Exposure Virtually Eliminates the Risk of Overexposure
    • Air-conditioning, Aroma, Body Cooling Misters
    • 8 Facial Lamps High and Low Pressure
    • 60 Body Lamps
    • Contoured More Comfortable Acrylics

How often should I tan?
Your skin tans by stimulating the production of melanin (pigmentation) in your skin which leads to a base tan. It is recommended that you tan 3-5 times within an 8-day period to develop a base tan. To maintain color, we recommend 1-2 visits a week and don’t forget to use Tanning Lotion and a Tan Extender! These products are essential in helping preserve, protect and prolong the life of your tan!

Why should I rotate tanning beds?
Sun tanning uses two different UV rays – UVA and UVB. UVB is used to help stimulate melanin production for a base tan while UVA oxidizes your melanin for deeper, darker, longer lasting tan. Using an UVA (Bronzing Bed) will help increase your tan.

How Long Does Will My Tan Last?
The tan or pigmentation process occurs in the epidermis, the top skin layer. The epidermis replaces all its skin cells every 28-30 days. Cells in the inner portion of the top skin layer divide themselves, migrate to the surface, and flake off. Skin cells contain melanin, and because of UV exposure rises to the surface and flake off as well. Therefore, a tan can be maintained only by repeated exposure to UV light.

Contact our staff to learn more about our services and products available at our indoor tanning salon. We serve clients in Pinehurst, North Carolina.