A lot of the time girls will ask me 'what base colour is the tan' like they understand base colours and tanning. A base colour is a colour guide for applying the tan on the body because DHA the stuff that makes you brown is colourless so if we applied this onto your body we wouldn't be able to see where we were going and maybe not make an even tan. BUT colours do have some benefits, some colours stain the skin a little therefore holding a nicer colour for a few days and if too much tan was applied the "colours" would help to make it look more natural.
Below is a brilliant write up of how colours work.
A little known fact is that DHA (the active ingredient in spray tan) is actually colourless. Its the cosmetic bronzer (guide colour) that you first see when you get a spray tan. Without the bronzers the liquid would be clear and incredibly difficult to apply evenly. Most cosmetic bronzers are made by mixing together 3 primary colours, Red, Yellow and Blue (which together make brown) By manipulating the the blending ratio between these three colours, manufacturers are able to influence the ‘base’ or ‘guide’ colour. Ever wandered why your spray tan turns green after 6 months in the cupboard?. Well, Red is the most unstable colour out of the three. if it deteriorates you are left with only two colours, blue and yellow, which mixed together makes green ! So your tan hadn’t necessarily gone bad, its just that the red colouring agent had failed
When it comes to spray tanning solutions there is nothing set in stone. There are general guidelines which should be followed but unfortunately the human skin is such a difficult canvas to work on – so many variables and contributing factors which could affect the end results. Hormones, medication, weather…. the list is endless. However, even though the guide colour can change from one brand to another most tans are typically either Green or Red based and more recently we are seeing the increased popularity of Violet based Tans. So, what is the difference between Green, Red and Violet based spray tans?
Green Base – Green bases can work across most skin types although can cause yellow hues on very fair skins. Darker skin tones and those who tan well on holiday should choose a green base. Green base solutions are also best for clients with a red / pink hue to their skin A green base counteracts the red hue resulting in a more natural colour
Red Base – Red bases are very much under used and unappreciated in the UK. A red-based tan is ideal for those with fair skin tones who don’t tan well and, if your skin freckles in the sun, a red base will definitely complement you.
Violet Base – As the tan develops a Violet based product will counteract any yellow / orange undertones. Thats because violet is on the opposite end in the colour spectrum. When a darker tan is required, a violet based product will usually deliver the best results.
why is it important to chose the right base colour?
You wouldn’t dream of using a foundation that doesn’t compliment your skin tone. The same methodology needs to be applied when choosing a spray tan that is best suited to your client’s skin tone. Because a client’s natural skin tone will affect the way the spray tan appears.
cited on the internet 06.07.2018https://www.spraytan.net/base_colour_explained/
Summer is here and with summer brings sweaty everything in NZ. We have hight humidity so when its a nice 25 degrees or 77 Fahrenheit it actually feels about 28d or 82F. This moist NZ air causes havoc with some customers when getting a spray tan. Like in photo one, this customer waxed the day before but got a rash from it and when she got her spray tan it reacted like this. ANGRY. While we dont actually spray your armpit when your arms are down in normal posItion that tiny little bit of moisture moves around and we end up with the following armpits.
Always tell your tan technician that this happens or if your tend to be a sweaty person, make sure you tell us so we can avoid that area all together. In our little studio we have flannels for customers to wipe their armpits and also the 'underboob' (another sweaty spot). Other ways to help stop this is to apply a TALC FREE (very important) powder or baby powder to your armpits after tanning and you can also do your whole body, this can make you feel less 'sticky' and smell lovely. Your welcome
When 🌴 BROWNALLYEAR 🌴 first took off we had the pin up girl look going on and we created this awesome WARNING sign tanning poster which many have now tried to use, so instead of people ripping it off and making it look ugly why dont they just download it for free :o)
Either download one of our posters or purchase for your salon.
and here are some of the copies I found on the internet all from different tanning salons
I have wonderful customers and family members that are always watching my back.
Today my Uncle sent me the article on the UK Dragons Den members #Kelly Hoppen and #Piers Linney who invested in the tanning product Skinny Tan who claim to have cellulite busting properties when really we all would love this to be true but it sadly is not.
While they got a telling off about false claims , they also got a bit of coverage on their products but to be honest they really should have chosen the clean green all natural, been here for 7 years NZ made and manufactured 🌴 BROWNALLYEAR 🌴 tanning solutions lotions and potions. We are honest, reliable, hardworking and a completely transparent company that would have given the CEO's left boobie to work with amazing mentors.
So on that note come see us, email us with your questions, book online or just grab some of our famous Chocolate Tanning Cream to take home ☀️
here is the link to the article cited today 19th October 2017 about the telling off.
9 things a dermatologist wants you to know about fake tan.... as cited on the internet (see link)
it doesn't cost you much to take a few books and pens to give out, things we take for granted.
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