The 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions

1.WILL I TURN ORANGE?

Never. How’s that for an answer? The biggest misconception with airbrush tanning is the nightmare of looking orange. We understand your concern & have perfected our technique to ensure that you glow naturally. Our clients are never orange or streaky – just naturally bronzed, glowing & awesome!

2.HOW LONG WILL MY TAN LAST?

Your all-natural sunless tan will last anywhere from 7-10 days, depending on the frequency of your workouts & exposure to moisture & hydration. Using a great daily moisturizer will avoid dry skin, which may lead to un-even fading of your tan. We highly suggest using Alba Emollient Lotion, which can be found at most Whole Foods stores.

3.HOW WILL MY TAN LOOK AS IT FADES?

The color will gradually & evenly fade to reveal your original skin tone as long as you stay moisturized & hydrated. Your tan should last 7-10 days, but If you’d like to enjoy consistent color, we suggest booking an appointment once a week.

4.WHAT THE HECK IS DHA?

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a common sugar derived from vegetable sources, often from sugar beets or sugar cane. It reacts with the keratin protein on the surface layer of your skin (the dead skin layer) to produce the color change. DHA is super safe & does not affect the melanin or natural skin pigment of someone’s skin (which is why the results are temporary, but safer than tanning under the UV rays of the sun).

5.SO HOW DOES DHA TAN ME?

Have you ever cut an apple and left it out over time? Notice what happens to it? That’s how the developing process of an airbrush tan works. The solution that tans you is actually clear & goes through an oxidation process, just like fruit. This is why it takes 8-10 hours for your glow to fully develop into its final color. You’ll look tanned right after a single application, though, because of the natural bronzer (like make-up) that we’ve added to deliver that instant glow as you walk out our doors.

6.DO I HAVE TO BE NAKED TO GET AIRBRUSHED?

No, not at all. Your comfort is our #1 priority, so if you don’t mind tan lines, we do suggest wearing a string-thong, rather than a laced one for the thinnest and most even tan line.

7.CAN I GO BACK TO WORK RIGHT AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?

We’d rather you head straight to the nearest pool party or beach to show off that fabulous tan of yours, but to answer your question: Absolutely & without an unpleasant after-scent! Just remember to wear loose-fitting clothing to change into, like a soft, flowy dress – nothing tight.

8.CAN YOU MAKE ME LOOK SKINNIER & TONED?

Airbrush tanning is more of an art form, than it is a science. Yes, with our training in color contouring & airbrush techniques, we can subtly shift the tanning palette to respond to your body’s contours, minimizing “trouble” areas while also highlighting your natural assets. As we say at Bronze Buddha Glow, “if you can’t tone it, tan it!”

9.I HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT COMING UP, WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY TAN?

A golden glow can be the perfect accessory to any outfit! We recommend coming into Bronze Buddha Glow’s Studio 1 or 2 days before your big day, but give us a call to confirm & we’ll be sure to have you primed & pretty for your event.

10.I'M PREGNANT, CAN I STILL GET A SPRAY-TAN?

How exciting & congrats! Our custom tanning services may have to wait, though, until after your newborn’s birthday, unless you personally have your Doctor’s permission, thumbs-up, and a-okay to glow!