Glow Barre

GLOW BARRE

At The Nail barre, we offer standard and express spray tans, meaning you can shower as quickly as 1 hour after your appointment! Our solutions also contain a bronzer so you will leave with a sunkissed glow while your tan sets. Please note, we want you to look as bronzed and beachy as possible, but streaking and fading can occur if you do not follow the recommended procedures below! If you have any questions about the do's and don't's, please give us a call and we will be happy to answer them for you!

The Day Before Your Tan
+ Exfoliate with an oil-free exfoliant
+ Avoid bar soaps, high pH shower products, in-shower moisturizers and oil-based products (especially Dove)
+ Make sure to wax, shave or use depilatory creams no later than 24 hours prior to your tan

The Day Of Your Tan
+ Arrive lotion, makeup, deodorant and perfume free (if needed, makeup and deodorant can be removed at the salon)
+ Any other services (manicures and pedicures) should be performed prior (make sure to inform the tech to avoid using lotion or oil as well)
Note: waxing services need to be completed at least 24 hours prior to a tan
+ Wear loose, dark clothes and try to avoid wearing any nylon or Lycra as tight clothing can cause your tan to smear or run
+ Avoid wearing any jewelry, if possible
+ If it is raining, make sure your clothing covers your whole body and bring an umbrella

Aftercare Instructions - Express Tans
+ Your tan will be set after 1 hour, but for a deeper color, we recommend not bathing, showering or sweating for at least 3 hours after application (color scale: 1 hour = light, 2 hours = medium, 3 hours = dark)
+ Make sure to avoid salt water and chlorinated pools for at least 18 hours (chlorine and salt water can cause premature fading of your tan)
+ Feel free to rinse off after 1 hour, but do not use soap, shampoo, body wash etc. or shave – water only
+ Avoid wearing fitted clothing for at least 3 hours (this includes socks and fitted shoes)
+ Avoid using deodorant, perfume, soap and lotion for 12-24 hours
+ During your first shower after a spray tan, you will notice some of the bronzer rinsing off – not to worry, this is normal!

Aftercare Instructions - Standard Tans
+ Your tan will begin to activate within 2-4 hours after application, and continue to darken for up to 24 hours
+ We recommend not bathing, showering or sweating for as long as possible, ideally for at least 24 hours after application
+ Make sure to avoid salt water and chlorinated pools for 24 hours as well (chlorine and salt water can cause premature fading of your tan)
+ If you must shower before 24 hours, do not use soap, shampoo, body wash etc. or shave – water only
+ Avoid wearing fitted clothing for 12-24 hours (this includes socks and fitted shoes)
+ Avoid using deodorant, perfume, soap and lotion for 12-24 hours
+ During your first shower after a spray tan, you will notice some of the bronzer rinsing off – not to worry, this is normal!

Spray Tan Maintenance
+ Use an oil-free lotion twice daily to lock in the color and keep your skin hydrated
+ Pat your skin dry instead of rubbing as it may rub off your tan
+ Avoid chlorine and salt water as it will fade your tan faster
+ Use a fresh razor when shaving as a dull blade will remove your tan
+ Avoid Dove products as they shorten the life of a spray tan
+ Avoid aerosol or oil-based sunscreen and look for waterproof lotion sunscreen instead

What We Use
Norvell Venetian Sunless Solution
+ In less time than you can fly to the European Riviera, and minus the jet lag, you can get the same deep, rich color that you crave. An exotic sunless formula with a unique combination of violet and brown tone bronzers, designed to mimic skin colors found on the beautiful beaches of the European Riviera. This first of its kind, deliberate and innovative formulation blends with all skin tones to produce a deep, long lasting tan.
+ The quality of DHA used in sunless products is directly related to the outcome of your sunless tan. Natural Enzymes to repair weak, dehydrated skin and promote the efficiency of the body’s own natural moisturization factor. Unique dermal barrier locks DHA within the top layer of skin. Formulated without Parabens, Gluten, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Fragrance, Petrochemicals, GMO’s, Tricolsan. This product is designed for use in all airbrush/HVLP systems.
+ These rave-worthy, spray tan solutions are fragranced-free with the essence of Paradise Breeze, a deliberate fragrance combination that actually helps to eliminate that dreaded sunless tanning smell. Not just nice to smell, these formulations also trap and encapsulate the malodor molecules that occur when DHA reacts with the chemistry of one’s skin, rather than merely masking it.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will my tan last?
If you follow our pre and post spray tan tips, your tan should last 7-9 days.

Is airbrush tanning ok if I'm pregnant or nursing?
We ask that all pregnant and nursing clients consult with your doctor prior to scheduling.

I have had medical issues in the past. Can I still come in?
If you have any issues with allergies, past skincare reactions or a history of fainting or dizziness, please advise your tanning technician prior to the tanning session.

How long does a session take?
Approximately 20 minutes.

I'm getting married. Should I book a trial run?
Yes! For bridal clients or first timers, we recommend doing a trial run to become comfortable with the process and results.

When should I schedule an appointment before my event?
We suggest tanning two days prior to your event.

How do I make an appointment?
Scheduling is fastest online but you can also call the salon to schedule.

What do I wear during the tan?
Disposable undergarments will be provided to you. Typically women go bare on top and wear only bottoms. Male clients must wear bottoms - no exceptions.

What are your policies?
Please click here to see our cancellation, refund, and membership policies.