Pricing and helpful tips
Airbrush Tanning by Patti’s
Custom Airbrush Spray Tan: $35
With moisture lock treatment: $40
2 Custom Airbrush Spray Tan: $64
3 Custom Airbrushes: $90
6 Custom Airbrushes: $150
Legs only: $15
Face only: $5
Upper body (everything above the waist): $20
Above a shower towel (chest, back, arms hands face): $15
Airbrush Tanning by Patti offers mobile spray tan party with six or more friends for just $45 each. Please book your appointment for this service at least a week in advance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How should I prepare for my spray tanning session?
A: Before each session, please
shower, shave and exfoliate DO NOT use an exfoliation product, as many of them have an oil base just use soap and water with a loofa, scrunchy or wash cloth. Please do not wear make-up, lotion, perfume or
deodorant (important) Please wear dark, loose fitting clothes to the studio to leave in.
Q: What should I wear when you
spray tan me?
A: You can wear whatever
you’re comfortable with: a bikini to have some tan lines, a thong, or if you
feel comfortable you may tan nude (women only) State Law requires the opposite
sex of the custom spray technician to leave their undergarments on.
Q: How long does the custom
AirBrush tan session take?
A: It’s a very quick process. About 15 to 20 minutes to be airbrushed and 2 to 3 minutes to dry before dressing.
Q: When will the color show
A: Right away, the outside
cosmetic bronzers will immediately show on your skin then reach its darkest
potential after 8 hours of leaving it on,
then you rinse off the bronzer and viola a beautiful glowing tan.
Q: How long will the custom
airbrush tan last?
A: The average client says
between 5 to 7 days Much of the time it
stay depends on you How often you shower
if you take long hot showers
or if you work out a lot. Any time you naturally exfoliate skin you are naturally exfoliating the tan as well.
Q: Is Airbrush tanning
solution safe for my skin?
A: YES, very safe,
My solution is made from DHA (a sugar derivative) found naturally in the human body. We also add great things like aloe vera, green tea extract and vitamins to nourish and moisturize the skin. DHA has been used cosmetically for over 30 years with no adverse effects. I encourage all pregnant tanners to check with your doctor.
Q: What are the rules for
after I spray tan?
A: Just avoid excess sweating and water until you have showered, after 8 to 10 hours. You will feel like you’re wearing moisturizer for
approximately an hour.
Information to help you
care for your tan:
- Moisturize twice daily; dry skin will flake and
peel causing your tan to fade. Please use natural products like Coco Butter or
Vitamin E Cream.
- Do not exfoliate (loofas, gloves or scrubbies) until the day before your touch-up.
- Do not shower for 8 to 10 hours; your tan is still processing
- Read your products and if the first four
ingredients include Alcohol or Alpha Hydroxy, do not use. These are drying
agents and will
fade your tan. (Ex: Dove, Bath and Bodyworks.)
- Understand chemicals found in hot tubs and public pools will fade you faster than normal as chlorine is a bleaching agent.
- To make your color stay and last, Aibrush
Tanning by Patti recommends a light self tanner with bronzer mixed with your
lotion product to keep your bronzed glow. Products such as obey the sprays spray tan touch up can or our firming shimmer lotion
works amazing to keep your glow going over a week.
Facts about Dihydroxyacetone
Discovered to be a temporary skin coloring agent back in the 1920s, DHA was first used in hospitals as an elixir for children to be taken with medications. When these children spit it out it stained their skin. For those who could not tan when the practice first became popular, used the DHA, which is a derivative of sugar cane.
- DHA was first sold in an over the counter sunless tanning product in 1960 as Coppertone Quick Tan, also known as QT.
- DHA works by reacting with the keratin protein
in the top [or "dead"] layer of your skin. This is why the results
are temporary; this
outer layer of skin is continually sloughing off
- In the 1970s the Food and Drug Administration added DHA to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients.
- Then, in the late 1980s, the cosmetic companies
found a way to produce better results [browner, less orange] with DHA. The
secret: an improved refining process yielded higher quality, more predictable DHA.
- Since then, DHA has been further improved, leading to the current explosion of products used for safer sunless tanning.