Cocktail Tanning

Combining spray tanning with a tanning bed will produce a deeper, darker tan.

Pre & Post Instructions  


Preparation is the key to a perfect result. Simply follow these steps to achieve ultimate results: 

  • Exfoliate thoroughly the night before your tan. DO NOT USE SOAP OR ANY PRODUCTS DURING EXFOLIATION PROCESS.

  • Remember to shave the DAY BEFORE tanning to achieve optimum results. DO NOT WAX the day before or after!

  • Do not apply deodorantmoisturizer, or wear make-up to your tanning session. These can act as a barrier and prevent even absorption.

  • If you are coming from school or work and you have anything on that would act as a barrier, no problem.  We do sell an exfoliating mitt you can buy ($6) to use before your session.

  • Wear loose, dark clothing and underwear to your tanning appointment. The cosmetic bronzer in the tan may rub off slightly but will easily wash out of most fabrics. Do not wear jeans or tight pants after your spray tan is applied. We suggest bringing a strapless bra or not wearing one at all afterward, this will prevent the straps from rubbing on your shoulders.

  • Wear loose footwear that won't rub the spray tan off.

  • You can bring your own undergarments to wear for the spray tan but we do have disposable wear you may use.


IMPORTANT: Do not exercise after application. Excessive perspiration will adversely affect the development of your tan.

Maintaining your spray tan:

  • Avoid contact with water during the first 8-12 hours after your spray tan has been applied.  Water is a spray tan's biggest enemy! 

  • Try to wait up to 24 hours before showering with soap following your tan application. If you need to shower prior to 24 hours, proceed with a warm water rinse only, no hot water! You will see color washing off the first time you shower. This is just the bronzing agent, not your tan.

  • Apply a moisturizer (e.g. QV lotion - as this will not strip the tan) as often as required following your post-tan shower. Your tan will gradually fade until your next exfoliation and tanning session. Drier skin exfoliates quicker so moisturizing between sessions is essential to keep your tan alive.

  • DO NOT take long, hot showers/baths within 24-36 hours.

  • Chlorine will shorten the length of your tan so avoid swimming pools and Jacuzzis following application.


Preparation is the key to a perfect result. Simply follow these steps to achieve ultimate results: 

  • Exfoliate and shave thoroughly beforehand. You want your skin to be clean and free of dead skin cells. This will enable your tan to last longer.

IMPORTANT: ​Check prescriptions medication for sensitivities to UV exposure. Some medications increase the skin's sensitivity to UV exposure and can lead to burning.

  • For your session, remove all makeup and jewelry.

  • Avoid wearing heavy perfumes or essential oils while tanning.

  • Apply SPF protection lip balm before tanning.

  • Beauty & Bronze Spahh's rooms are secure and private, undress to your level of comfort.

  • Evenly apply indoor tanning lotion in a circular motion over your entire body. Our tanning experts are happy to help you choose the perfect product of your skin type.

  • Always use protective eyewear.

  • The best way to ensure your beautiful bronze skin lasts is with tanning extenders. Beauty & Bronze Spahh carries a variety of products to hydrate your skin for days following your tanning sessions.

  • Consult our tanning experts for a personalized tanning schedule to retain your optimal tan.