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.