Organic Sunless Tanning

We are happy to announce that we are once again offering Sunless Spray Tan Services and with much excitement too as we will be doing so in our newly remodeled Sunless Studio.  We have replaced our previous automatic standup Mist unit with a new and ‘perfectly applied every time’ Spray Tan system.  We found over the years that the standup Mist unit just did not always satisfy our users the way we wished for so after many months of thought, debate and research, we decided to simply seek out a new system and it had to be the best sunless spray application system out there.  We found it – We mastered using it now we’re bringing the service to you only this time, we feel super confident that users will now be extremely happy each and every time with the end results and customization options now available.

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The service is very quick and easy.  It is applied with expertise by a trained spray tan professional.  We use the very finest premium organic spray solutions on the market and have matched them up with a fabulous spray application system.  There are no offensive odors.  Your skin will smell fresh and clean.

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There is ZERO ‘Orange’ color in or from our spray formulas. You will not streak, splat, drip or have weird issues when you simply follow our easy peasy pre and post instructions.

 

Our Q & A section is just below.

Any questions or concerns not addressed here please feel free to contact us

 

Phone - 860-649-1538

Email - ultrasuntan@gmail.com

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Seaside Lady in a lacy slip shows off her Sunless Spray Tan on the beach with the oceans crashing waves behind her.

 

 

How does a spray tan work?

Spray tan, or self-tanner is not a cosmetic in itself. The active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone - (aka - DHA) occurs naturally and it is often derived from plant sources such as pure sugar cane - sugar beets and by the fermentation of glycerin. It has been approved for application to the skin for decades now. It is a safe, well tolerated product. Most dermatologists highly recommend self-tanning as an alternative to traditional tanning. The active ingredient soaks into the upper layers of your skin and causes the superficial layers of the epidermis to oxidize. It is simple, safe and when quality spray solutions are applied correctly and the person being sprayed follows the before & after directions properly. The results will be a gorgeous, natural color of tan.

DHA has been approved for cosmetic application use by the FDA, the Canadian Health Ministry, and the EU nations. It is considered nontoxic and non-carcinogenic. Because DHA does not use the skin's melanocytes to make the skin tan it is recommended as a cosmetic remedy for improving the appearance of vitiligo. DHA-based sunless tanning has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Organization, American Academy of Dermatologists, Canadian Dermatology Association, The American Cancer Society and the American Medical Society. There have not been any reported or known side effects from the use of DHA. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to self-tanners, we recommend that you abstain from spray tanning.

 

Q:  How  should I prepare for my spray tan?

A: Your skins preparation is vital to achieving the best possible results.  Do all showering, skin exfoliating, waxing, shaving, manicures, pedicures 24 prior to coming in for your spray tan.  Choose a light skin moisturizer just after showering and preferably a non-oily or unusually heavy moisturizer.  If possible, arrive with clean skin, no moisturizers or facial lotions, make-up or body deodorant on. (Although you may take all this off once you reach the salon in our restroom, if you prefer.)  We can spray tan over your make-up if you are going somewhere right after your spray - it actually can look really nice.  The only negative is that often people go to sleep with self-tanner on (as it is best to wait 12 hours before showering when using the Traditional spray formula vs: the Rapid spray formula) and most people don't like to go to bed with an unwashed face so we prefer to tan a make-up free face whenever possible. 

 

Be sure to bring loose and preferably dark clothing to wear for after your spray tan and a pair of flip flops work great for footwear.  You don’t want any tight clothing that could potentially rub off any solution applied so soon after the spray application or on the feet from socks and shoes etc.  It does wash off completely from most all fabrics with the exception of leather & some nylon fabrics. We do not advise taking part in aggressive physical activities that create sweat like going to the gym or taking a long brisk walk the same day your tan was applied to avoid all possibilities of sweating immediately after being sprayed.  It’s best to avoid all water contact for 12 hours.  Bring an umbrella with you if it’s raining outside just in case.

 

The formulas we use develop to their full-color potential once 12 hours has passed then the spray solution seizes to develop any further after that 12 hour wait time. You should not shower for 12 hours for maximum results but if you must, many of our users have told us that 8-10 hour wait times generated beautiful, natural shades of color for them.  Never shower prior to 8 hours as the results may be quite minimal and not to your expectations.

 

Q:  What to wear or not to wear for a spray tan?

A:  Many people wear dark bathing suits; dark colored underwear or they use our one time use disposable garments which are available at the front desk.  Some people prefer to have no tan lines at all by spray tanning nude or partially nude and that too is fine with us.  For those who choose nude, there are some basic salon guidelines established that can be reviewed prior to your appointment.  If you do wear a bathing suit, please make sure all tags, ties or strings that dangle are tucked in and out of the way, along with a barrette or other ‘hair up’ tool to keep your hair off your neck and back areas.   Wear no jewelry of any kind.  Earring studs are acceptable but please, no necklaces, navel charms, bracelets, toe rings etc.  You get the idea. 

Q:  What experience should I expect during the session?

A:  You will get ready for your spray tan in a private studio room and get undressed.  You may choose to wear your own bathing suit, underwear or our disposable spray-wear or nothing at all as discussed earlier in this Q & A section - whatever is most comfortable for you.  We will apply a thin layer of barrier cream to prevent any discoloration to the fingers, toes, palms of hands and most likely address elbows, knees, ankles and back of the heels to ensure an even, natural looking tan.  We also offer nose plugs and disposable hair caps to help protect your hair as well.  Hair caps are particularly recommended if you have blonde or highlighted hair.  We will then discuss your preferred shade and current skin color.

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The technician will show you step by step all the different positions to stand in as your body is professionally coated in a natural, realistic tanned color.

The spray when applied, feels like a light, cool mist, most people are pleasantly surprised that there are no offensive odors to our products.  As the spray is applied, you will immediately see color appear on your skin.  This is the 'color guide' color that allows the technician to see where the spray tan is going. This initial color is attractive, and gets a little darker when you leave and the actual self-tanning product begins to process and work on your skins tan. 

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Our spray tan solutions are water based and fast drying which also help prevent your freshly applied tan from being easily removed when you put your clothes back on and drive to your next destination.  Don’t worry if when you get home you notice a little smudge where an item of clothing scuffed your spray tan; when you shower the action of the water generally evens out the spot just fine - kind of like the way spots will come off glasses with a 2nd rinse.  Again, we only use the finest quality spray tan formulas that perform at the highest levels and are not comparable with many of the spray formulas found in the market place or that you may have experienced in other salons.

 

Q:  How long will my spray tan last?

A:  For most people 5 – 7 days is average and for those who follow good aftercare instructions by faithfully moisturizing, only lightly shaving, patting dry with the towel after showering vs.: rubbing, basically treat the spray tan a bit gentle and with a basic level of care thus slowing down the skins natural exfoliation process and can possibly last up to 10 days of tanned color still existent.  Of course, the color will fade over the days but when cared for, it will fade much more slowly and also quite evenly, without any weird issues.  Your Tan will fade similar to that of a natural sun tan when given proper after care treatment.  Moisturizing daily is a great habit for your skin with or without a spray tan involved.

 

QMy hands & feet look lighter than the rest of my body?

A:  We usually prefer to go a little lighter on the hands and feet, elbows and knees, as these areas look better with a lighter touch as the skin absorbs self-tanner differently than the rest of your body.   In our experience, if your spray tan has been applied properly - others will simply notice that you look great!  However, if too much self-tanner is applied, it may settle in your knuckles and between the fingers.  This can look fake and unnatural.  For this reason, our technicians prefer to spray your hands and feet a little lighter than the rest of your body.  With this in mind, we ask that you respect our technicians' professional experience and allow them to handle the spraying of your hands and feet gently.  Of course, when the next day arrives and you still feel you need a touch up for those areas we would be happy to oblige.

 

Q:  How often can I get a spray tan?

A:  You can get a spray tan just one time for a special event or you can visit us once a week 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.

 

Q:  How do I remove any older spray to prep for a new spray?

A:  Contrary to popular belief you can't just scrub off most spray tans.  At least not our spray tans.   If you don't believe us - give it a try!  The spray tan is attached to the upper layers of your skin and gently fades as your skin naturally exfoliates.  If you go into the shower with a grainy scrub you will have very little success removing the tanned layer that easily.  The thing to do is to take a long, hot soak in the tub (saunas and Jacuzzi's are also great) the idea is to deeply soften the skin and get it steamy.  Then is the time to work with a scrub, wash cloth, loofah or a pair of quality scrubbing mitt.  We recommend sitting in hot bath-water with household baking soda or using it as a gentle exfoliator or your own quality exfoliator product in the shower after your skin has become very moist and soft.   It may take a few attempts to thoroughly remove the layer (s) of tanned skinned prematurely by using this unnatural removal method.

 

Q:  How long will it take for my Spray Tan Session?

A:  Sessions are quick, generally 10 – 15 minutes max plus a few minutes for drying and re-dressing etc.  The 1st time you spray is usually a bit longer so that any questions, explanations and instruction can be carefully gone over till you feel absolutely comfortable with and well informed about the service.  

 

Q:   Are appointment’s required for this service?

A:   We prefer appointments be made to make sure a technician is available to spray you but walk-ins are certainly welcomed on a 1st come 1st serve basis so long a technician is there at the time you walk in.  You can always give us a quick call to check prior to arriving, 860–649-1538

 

Q:  Do you offer ‘Group discounts’ or ‘travel to us’ services?

A:  Yes, we do both.  Please call or stop in for more detailed information and quotes for these services based upon whatever particular needs you have.   

 

Q:  What is the pricing for this service?

A:  We offer single and discounted multiple sessions pricing as well as monthly through yearly pricing. The more you buy the less is costs you, like all our services. 

 

 

Please call or stop in for an exact quote based on your needs and please, visit our Facebook page often as we run many special offers there that you may not find on our website or offer anywhere else really.  We are committed to keeping our price points super reasonable without a loss of quality in any way as we want all people to be able to afford and enjoy this awesome sunless service.

 

 

Q:  How should I prepare for my spray tan?

A: Your skins preparation is vital to achieving the best possible results.  Do all showering, skin exfoliating, waxing, shaving, manicures, pedicures 24 prior to coming in for your spray tan.  Choose a light skin moisturizer just after showering and preferably a non-oily or unusually heavy moisturizer.  If possible, arrive with clean skin, no moisturizers or facial lotions, make-up or body deodorant on. (Although you may take all this off once you reach the salon in our restroom, if you prefer.)  We can spray tan over your make-up if you are going somewhere right after your spray - it actually can look really nice.  The only negative is that often people go to sleep with self-tanner on (as it is best to wait 12 hours before showering when using the Traditional spray formula vs: the Rapid spray formula) and most people don't like to go to bed with an unwashed face so we prefer to tan a make-up free face whenever possible. 

 

Be sure to bring loose and preferably dark clothing to wear for after your spray tan and a pair of flip flops work great for footwear.  You don’t want any tight clothing that could potentially rub off any solution applied so soon after the spray application or on the feet from socks and shoes etc.  It does wash off completely from most all fabrics with the exception of leather & some nylon fabrics. We do not advise taking part in aggressive physical activities that create sweat like going to the gym or taking a long brisk walk the same day your tan was applied to avoid all possibilities of sweating immediately after being sprayed.  It’s best to avoid all water contact for 12 hours.  Bring an umbrella with you if it’s raining outside just in case.

 

The formulas we use develop to their full color potential once 12 hours has passed then the spray solution seizes to develop any further after that 12 hour wait time. You should not shower for 12 hours for maximum results but if you must, many of our users have told us that 8-10 hour wait times generated beautiful, natural shades of color for them.  Never shower prior to 8 hours as the results may be quite minimal and not to your expectations.

 

Q:  What to wear or not to wear for a spray tan?

A:  Many people wear dark bathing suits; dark colored underwear or they use our one time use disposable garments which are available at the front desk.  Some people prefer to have no tan lines at all by spray tanning nude or partially nude and that too is fine with us.  For those who choose nude, there are some basic salon guidelines established that can be reviewed prior to your appointment.  If you do wear a bathing suit, please make sure all tags, ties or strings that dangle are tucked in and out of the way, along with a barrette or other ‘hair up’ tool to keep your hair off your neck and back areas.   Wear no jewelry of any kind.  Earring studs are acceptable but please, no necklaces, navel charms, bracelets, toe rings etc.  You get the idea. 

Q:  What experience should I expect during the session?

A:  You will get ready for your spray tan in a private studio room and get undressed.  You may choose to wear your own bathing suit, underwear or our disposable spray-wear or nothing at all as discussed earlier in this Q & A section - whatever is most comfortable for you.  We will apply a thin layer of barrier cream to prevent any discoloration to the fingers, toes, palms of hands and most likely address elbows, knees, ankles and back of the heels to ensure an even, natural looking tan.  We also offer nose plugs and disposable hair caps to help protect your hair as well.  Hair caps are particularly recommended if you have blonde or highlighted hair.  We will then discuss your preferred shade and current skin color.

.

The technician will show you step by step all the different positions to stand in as your body is professionally coated in a natural, realistic tanned color.

The spray when applied, feels like a light, cool mist, most people are pleasantly surprised that there are no offensive odors to our products.  As the spray is applied, you will immediately see color appear on your skin.  This is the 'color guide' color that allows the technician to see where the spray tan is going. This initial color is attractive, and gets a little darker when you leave and the actual self-tanning product begins to process and work on your skins tan. 

.

Our spray tan solutions are water based and fast drying which also help prevent your freshly applied tan from being easily removed when you put your clothes back on and drive to your next destination.  Don’t worry if when you get home you notice a little smudge where an item of clothing scuffed your spray tan; when you shower the action of the water generally evens out the spot just fine - kind of like the way spots will come off glasses with a 2nd rinse.  Again, we only use the finest quality spray tan formulas that perform at the highest levels and are not comparable with many of the spray formulas found in the market place or that you may have experienced in other salons.

 

Q:  How long will my spray tan last?

A:  For most people 5 – 7 days is average and for those who follow good aftercare instructions by faithfully moisturizing, only lightly shaving, patting dry with the towel after showering vs.: rubbing, basically treat the spray tan a bit gentle and with a basic level of care thus slowing down the skins natural exfoliation process and can possibly last up to 10 days of tanned color still existent.  Of course, the color will fade over the days but when cared for, it will fade much more slowly and also quite evenly, without any weird issues.  Your Tan will fade similar to that of a natural sun tan when given proper after care treatment.  Moisturizing daily is a great habit for your skin with or without a spray tan involved.

 

QMy hands & feet look lighter than the rest of my body?

A:  We usually prefer to go a little lighter on the hands and feet, elbows and knees, as these areas look better with a lighter touch as the skin absorbs self-tanner differently than the rest of your body.   In our experience, if your spray tan has been applied properly - others will simply notice that you look great!  However, if too much self-tanner is applied, it may settle in your knuckles and between the fingers.  This can look fake and unnatural.  For this reason, our technicians prefer to spray your hands and feet a little lighter than the rest of your body.  With this in mind, we ask that you respect our technicians' professional experience and allow them to handle the spraying of your hands and feet gently.  Of course, when the next day arrives and you still feel you need a touch up for those areas we would be happy to oblige.

 

Q:  How often can I get a spray tan?

A:  You can get a spray tan just one time for a special event or you can visit us once a week 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.

 

Q:     How do I remove any older spray to prep for a new spray

A:  Contrary to popular belief you can't just scrub off most spray tans.  At least not our spray tans.   If you don't believe us - give it a try!  The spray tan is attached to the upper layers of your skin and gently fades as your skin naturally exfoliates.  If you go into the shower with a grainy scrub you will have very little success removing the tanned layer that easily.  The thing to do is to take a long, hot soak in the tub (saunas and Jacuzzi's are also great) the idea is to deeply soften the skin and get it steamy.  Then is the time to work with a scrub, wash cloth, loofah or a pair of quality scrubbing mitt.  We recommend sitting in hot bath-water with household baking soda or using it as a gentle exfoliator or your own quality exfoliator product in the shower after your skin has become very moist and soft.   It may take a few attempts to thoroughly remove the layer (s) of tanned skinned prematurely by using this unnatural removal method.

 

Q:  How long will it take for my Spray Tan Session?

A:  Sessions are quick, generally 10 – 15 minutes max plus a few minutes for drying and re-dressing etc.  The 1st time you spray is usually a bit longer so that any questions, explanations and instruction can be carefully gone over till you feel absolutely comfortable with and well informed about the service.  

 

Q:   Are appointment’s required for this service?

A:   We prefer appointments be made to make sure a technician is available to spray you but walk-ins are certainty welcomed on a 1st come 1st serve basis so long a technician is there at the time you walk in.  You can always give us a quick call to check prior to arriving, 860–649-1538

 

Q:  Do you offer ‘Group discounts’ or ‘travel to us’ services?

A:  Yes, we do both.  Please call or stop in for more detailed information and quotes for these services based upon whatever particular needs you have.   

 

Q:  What is the pricing for this service?

A:  We offer single and discounted multiple sessions pricing as well as monthly through yearly pricing. The more you buy the less is costs you, like all our services. 

 

 

Please call or stop in for an exact quote based on your needs and please, visit our Facebook page often as we run many special offers there that you may not find on our website or offer anywhere else really.  We are committed to keeping our price points super reasonable without a loss of quality in any way as we want all people to be able to afford and enjoy this awesome sunless tanning service.