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Best sunless tanning results - what is your favorite fake tan?

  • Barb
  • 6 years ago

i've experimented with loads of fake tan products. has anyone found one that does not stink, streak, or disapear in a few days?

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My company has been spray tanning since 2005, and in 2009 we created the award-winning Kona Tanning Gradual Tanner. It smells divine, builds a beautiful bronze over a few days (which makes it easier to get it right!), and we use it to prep models for all of the runway shows we work. You can find it in our store or on our website!
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If your priority is perfection, and you want to look great in that spaghetti strap sundress, then I would certainly recommend you to head to a salon that offers either a spray tanning booth or a hand-held spray tanning system. The spray tanning booth is ideal if you want to get in and out of the salon (in less than a minute) or you're a bit too self-conscious to stand naked in front of a technician. In the case of the booth, you will enter a private room where you’ll be misted, head to toe, by nozzles spraying sunless tanning solution. Results normally take between 6-8 hours to develop. Depending on the system, this application normally lasts between 3-5 days. Some results can last up to 7 days, but longevity is often determined by other factors, such as hydration of the skin, frequency of showering, etc. This process costs anywhere from $15 and $40, depending on the technology you choose and the location of the shop. For a more customized application, where you may choose the color and intensity of your tan and spot any corrections that need to be made, there is nothing like a hand-held application, also known as airbrush tanning. This process normally takes from 3 to 10 minutes. A trained technician strategically applies a fine mist of DHA and/or bronzers to desired areas. A bronzer will yield immediate color before the DHA in the base solution kicks in. You can expect results from this technology to last from 7 to 14 days. The cost is usually somewhere between $35 and $75, depending on technology, geographical location and expertise of the technician. To be sure, not all spray tanning booths or hand held systems yield the same results, so shop wisely. The best way to get a sense of whether you will like your tan prior to having a full body spray is to ask to do a patch test. This way, you can see what color your skin will look like, rather than holding your breath and praying for the best!
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