Frequently Asked Questions

Is spray tanning safe?

Yes. The solution has been approved for external use by the FDA, however, you should avoid getting it in your eyes, mouth and nose. During your spray tan application, you will be advised to close your eyes and hold your breath.

 

Am I protected from the sun?

No. Spray tan solution does not contain any form of SPF therefore it is highly recommended that you apply proper sunscreen prior to sun exposure.

 

How long does an appointment take?

We reserve 20-30 minutes per appointment (depending on treatment) which includes consultation, prep, application and drying time.

 

What kind of results can I expect?

Prior to your treatment, you will be taken through a thorough consultation to determine your current skin-tone, desired colour, and level of lightness or darkness. Our formulas provide beautiful, naturally looking bronzed based tans that are buildable depending on desired finish.

 

How soon after my session will I see results? 

You will begin to see results after 2-4 hours however, the solution will continue to develop up to 12 hours after your session. Each formula contains a cosmetic bronzer that provides immediate colour for an instant glow. The bronzing agent will rinse away with your first shower.

 

Does the spray tan solution smell?

DHA (Dihydroxyacetone, the self-tanning ingredient present in all sunless tanning formulas that reacts with the skin to produce sunless colour) can have a distinctive smell when in contact with the skin and during development time. This can vary from person to person. YYZ Tanning offers an exclusive finishing product that neutralizes any odours, removes stickiness, leaving skin soft and luminous. The perfect finishing touch to your glowing skin!

 

How long will it last?

Most spray tans will last approximately 7 to 10 days; however, certain factors can extend or shorten that time period.

 

Is spray tanning safe for lash extensions?

Yes, however it is recommended to spray tan 1-2 days before or after your lash fill. Most lash adhesives require 24 hours to set and should avoid any form of moisture – which includes tanning solution.

 

Will the spray tan solution stain my hair, nails, and/or discolour my nail polish?

The spray tan solution will not stain your hair or nails, but due to the bronzing agent in the formula, colour may appear if the solution is in direct contact.  Hair caps are provided to protect your hair during treatment, and a barrier cream is applied on top of nails (both hands and feet) to keep hair and nails clean and fresh.

 

What is the treatment process like?

During your treatment, you are guided every step of the way! The spray tan solution is applied with a specially designed spray gun that provides a mist to your skin. A bronzing agent (which provides you with immediate colour) works as a guide for the technician to see exactly where colour has been applied and also where to re-apply as needed. The technician will work on one part/side of the body and face at a time and will direct you on how to stand/pose accordingly.

 

Can I receive a spray tan if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes, but it is recommended to always consult with your doctor or physician prior to treatment for approval. DHA, the most common colouring agent in today’s sunless tanning formulas, typically stays in the top layer of your skin. Because the top layer of the skin is composed of dead skin cells, any cells that are affected by DHA naturally fall off and get replaced by new cells within a relatively short period of time. The main concern when it comes to getting a spray tan while pregnant is inhaling DHA and other chemicals by accident. To prevent inhaling potentially harmful synthetics, we provide a well-ventilated studio and encourage you to protect your body by covering your mouth, eyes and nose during application.

 

How frequently can I receive a spray tan?

You can receive another treatment after 7-12 days or when the colour dramatically fades.

 

Can I use a sunless spray in addition to a regular tanning bed?

Yes, however, before using a tanning bed it is recommended to wait 24-48 hours before or after your spray tan as tan enhancing creams, perspiration and direct heat will compromise your colour.

 

Where do you offer mobile services?

Mobile services are booked on an individual basis, as locations vary. A travel fee is applicable. Group bookings are available as well for mobile services. Please contact us directly for more details.

*Set up instructions will be discussed at the time of booking.

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