How does it work?
Once sunless solution or a sunless product is applied it reacts with proteins found in the skin's external layer and the result is a darkeing of the skin. Color begins to develop immediately, with full color strength showing at 24 hours after application.
How long does it last?
A spray tan applied either at a professional salon will last between 5-7 days due to the skin'a natural exfoliating cycle.
Will it make me Orange?
The California Tan Sunless® exclusive Color Perfecting Complex® technology utilizes your unique skin tone as it tans you so you'll get a golden glow that's perfect for you
Our technician at has over 15+ years working with California tan sunless solution. With continued education and certifications she is trained to help aid you in your shade choices to get your desired results.
Tinted solutions have cosmetic bronzers that give you instant color. this help customers know how dark their tan will be if they wait the full 4 hours to shower. These cosmetic bronzers will rinse off during the first shower after application.
Clear solutions don't have cosmetic bronzers and don't give you instant color, but give you the same dark color development as tinted solutions. This is a great option for people who want a spray tan during the work day!
There are 3 shades of California Tan Sunless professional solution: Medium, Dark and Ultra Dark. Medium Tinted has the lowest amount of DHA offered, while Rapid Dark has the highest and Dark falls in between. The amount of DHA in a sunless solution correlates to level of tan the solution will provide. Lower DHA amounts will result in less color and higher amounts will result in more color. Don't forget, shower time can affect color too! If you want a lighter tan, shower clsoer to the one hour mark so that the solution will have less time to react on your skin
Most sunless solutions have two main tanning ingredients, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and Erythrulose. DHA is a monosaccharide sugar that has been approved by the FDA for external application to the skin. Erythrulose is a sugar derivative. Sunless solutions and products cannot be claimed as organic as DHA is not a FDA approved organic ingredient. Sunless solutions and products may contain organic ingredients, but that does not make the product organic. California Tan Sunless uses DHA that is Ecocert and Natrue certified, meaning it is pure, all natural DHA and is derived from renewable sources.
California Tan makes various products for your pre-tan experience that we have available for sale at the salon. Although they are not required in order to have a spray tan be successful they will only aid you in perfecting your experience.
We ask that you exfoliate 24-Hours prior to your spray tan yo provide a smooth surface for even tanning results.
Please Shave within 24-Hours to your spray tan. Shaving after application will cause premature sunless fading and skin irritation.
Avoid wearing jewelry the day of your spray tan.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. You must arrive with bare skin which means no makeup, lotion, perfumes or colognes. Loose clothing is recommended. Please be aware the solution may stain clothing after your tan.
Our technician will apply barrier cream to your hands and feet, a hair cap, and ear or nose plugs if you desire.
The technician will instruct you to move in various positions during the application. When complete you will be setup at our drying station for 5-10 minutes. You can shower 3-4 hours after- color will continue to develop after the initial application has been rinsed off. For longest lasting results you can leave solution on overnight.
It is important to keep skin moisturized after your Sunless session as dry, flaky skin will slough off faster and color will fade sooner. Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer helps hydrate skin and maintain even, natural looking color longer by providing subtle bronzers.
Drakeside Salon also offers "At Home" Sunless-tanning products. Stop in today!
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