FAQ

HOW DOES SPRAY TANNING WORK?
The active ingredient used in all tanning products is Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. This ingredient, which is naturally derived from sugar cane, reacts with the amino acids in the skin to create a browning effect on the outermost layer of the skin. Full development of the color takes about 24 hours after application regardless of the formulation type (Standard/Express). The intensity of the color depends on the concentration of the DHA as well as the individuals skin type. The color will gradually fade over the course of 7-10 days through natural skin exfoliation just like a natural tan from the sun.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STANDARD AND EXPRESS/RAPID TAN?
The main difference is the rinse off time. Both formulations will offer the same color results and longevity. With a Standard formulation, you will need to rinse in 8-12 hours. With an Express formulation, you will need to rinse in 2-4 hours depending on the darkness level you would like to achieve. Please note: With an Express tan, your color will not be very visible post-rinse and will continue to develop and darken over the next 24 hours.

WHAT DO I WEAR DURING THE APPOINTMENT?
Clients are welcome to wear as little or as much as you are comfortable with during the appointment. Be mindful of tan lines. Keep in mind that you will always be offered complimentary disposable items (hair caps, nipple pasties, nose filters, and thongs) if you would like minimal lines and to keep your own items free of tanning solution. However, please understand that males of any age and girls under the age of 18 are required to wear undergarments during their appointment. No exceptions.

HOW LONG DOES THE APPOINTMENT TAKE?
The entire process from start to finish will take about 20 minutes or less.

DO YOU OFFER MOBILE SERVICES FOR GROUPS?
Yes - Meet "The House Party" service! To inquire about group availability + rates, please contact me via email with more information about your party to receive a quote.

WILL I TURN ORANGE?
While a common concern, it is nothing to worry about at JBM Beauty. With our chosen product line, there are different levels of DHA solutions to select from, so our spray tanning experts will choose the suitable level to suit your skin tone ensuring the perfect match and a natural glowing result.

HOW LONG WILL MY TAN LAST?
On average, your tan should last about 7-10 days. Unlike other beauty services, the life of a spray tan is 50% dependent on the clients preparation and maintenance while the remaining 50% relies on the artists application and solution selection. We can’t stress enough the importance of properly preparing and caring for a spray tan and following our guidelines to a T to ensure a long-lasting tan with an even fade.

CAN I STILL GET A NATURAL SUN TAN WITH A SPRAY TAN?
Yes, but be sure to wear a spray tan friendly sunscreen that won’t strip your tan. Spray tans unfortunately do not provide UV protection.

HOW MANY DAYS IN ADVANCE SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY TAN?
We highly suggest scheduling your tan at least two days before any major events (wedding, photo shoot, etc.) and just one day before leaving for a holiday.

WILL THE TAN STAIN MY CLOTHES, SHEETS, COUCH, OR OTHER FABRICS?
The bronzers in your tan solution are temporary and provide immediate color. As a result, we recommend wearing dark, loose-fitting clothing after your appointment to minimize the risk of bronzer transferring to your items. However, bronzers are water soluble and should rinse out of most fabrics if contact occurs. Be sure to cover leather car seats/furnishings and avoid direct contact.

IS SPRAY TANNING SAFE FOR EXPECTANT OR NURSING MOTHERS?
While our solutions are organic-based, vegan, and formulated with clean and minimal ingredients, we advise all expectant or nursing mothers to consult with their physician before scheduling an appointment. DHA is only approved by the FDA for external application and we require all expectant mothers to wear both nose plugs and a face mask during the spray tan application. In addition, we require all nursing mothers to wear nipple pasties during the spray tan application. To request an ingredients list of our product to provide your physician with for review, please contact me via email.

HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
We require a credit card on file for all bookings. A 30% booking deposit must be paid upfront to secure your slot and the remaining amount will be due at the conclusion of your appointment. Gratuity is not required, but greatly appreciated.