Showing posts with label tanning solution sprays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tanning solution sprays. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tan Better - Helpful Tanning Tips for Spray Tan Technicians

Learn from the best... read this blog!
I was recently out west and had a very pricey tan with a famed airbrush guru and spray tanner to the stars. I was so curious to see what a $130 spray tan would be like, what could be different? The fact is, the details make all the difference in the world. Not only was my airbrush tech extremely professional, her room was immaculate and she had every detailed worked out to ensure me (and all her rich and famous clients) left flawlessly bronzed and beautified. I will share a few tips that I observed.

Lower stool all the way.
1) Everyone knows it's important not to get the bottoms of the clients' feet tan. She had me stand on a warm, wet towel that was on top of a dry, plush towel. As a turned and twirled during the tanning process, my feet cleaned themselves!

2) Legs, feet, ankles are tricky. Every spray tan tech knows that legs, feet and ankles can be a challenge. With every body type different, lighting can sometimes conceal areas that were missed by the spray gun. Not here. My tech placed each leg (one at a time of coarse) on a swivel, adjustable stool ,covered by a soft, clean towel.

She gently and slowly swiveled each leg 180 degrees to make sure she covered every nook and cranny with tanning mist and made sure there was a seamless, flawless transition from my ankle to my toes, then switched legs. It was like decorating a cake! She sat comfortably in a stylists stool, rolling around my body to make sure she could see me from low and high angles.

Tighten Trigger for
More Precise Tanning
3) The spray gun trigger handle was tightened for very little over spray and precise and accurate spraying allowing her superior control over the placement of tanning solution with the gun. Apollo guns (my favorite to spray tan with), have an adjustable knob on the back that allows techs to loosen or tighten the throw of the trigger. The tighter the trigger, the more control you will have when you're spray tanning a client. This technique is especially helpful with with thick tanning solutions like ours. This also helps control over-spray in your room. This should be used in conjunction with an Apollo turbine.

4) Ventilation. Part of keeping a nice, clean room is great ventilation.  This pro had a custom built extraction system in her spa. There are many options out there for clearing the air of your spray tan room. Be sure to find one that will cover your room's size.

For more information on spray tanning equipment and tanning solutions for your day spa or salon business visit our website: Pure Spa Wholesale Tanning Store

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Math is your friend! Don't Get Bamboozed by Overpriced Small Packages!

Today, I took a customer service call from someone who just received a new catalog from another spa supply company and she was asking about comparisons of the time tested, celebrity-preferred tanning mists Pure Spa sells and some "new" ones she saw in the catalog.

Her very first question was about cost... she said they had a few sizes and they seemed like a deal. They had 100 mL., 500 mL. and 1 Liter sizes for $11, $54 and $99 respectively.
I then did some quick math and told her what those cost in something she could related to... Gallons! She almost fell off her chair.

Here's the math:
  • 100 ml for $11.00
    = $416.40 per Gallon!
  • 500 ml for $54.00
    = $408.82 per Gallon!
  • 1 Liter for $99.00
    = $374.76 per Gallon!
The point is, don't be bamboozled by packaging sizes you are not used to in any product. Do the math and be an educated customer. If you don't know the conversions, Google does! For example, Google "convert 1 liter to oz". The result right up top shows: 1 liter = 33.8140227 US fluid ounces. A gallon has 128 oz., so simply divide 128 by 33.81 and you'll see there are 3.79 Liters per gallon. You might recognize that number from 1 gallon bottles of water that say 1 Gallon (3.79 L). Anyway, then just multiply 3.79 by the cost for a Liter and Voila... you may just have cardiac arrest!

Pure Spa Direct offers 5 top quality tanning mists for professional spray tanning ranging in price from $99 per Gallon to $172 per Gallon (that's just $26.12 - $45.38 per Liter for you Metric fans). Caveat Emptor... Let the Buyer Beware of packaging size vs. price!

Stated one more way... for tanning solution, the service yield is about 50 tans per gallon.

Compare the FACTS:
A $1.98 cost per treatment for the #1 selling Tahitian Tea tanning mist 


$8.18 treatment cost with other Liter size tanning mists!!!  

OUCH!!!  Smaller sizes may be tempting, but they cut into your bottom line!!!