How To Host A Spray Tan Party

A spray tan party is a fun and relaxing way to get a golden glow, and spend some quality time with close friends. Luminosity offers in-home mobile spray tanning, and we come to you!

How it works:

A certified airbrush tan technician will come to your location with everything you need for a flawless tan in tow. She will bring her airbrush spray system and a pop up tent. The pop up tent will allow for a clean and easy set up for your space. It doesn’t take up too much room and is about the size of a door way. Spraying inside the tent will guarantee that your house stays clean, with no overspray residue.

How to host:

The hostess of the party should gather a group of friends (minimum 5) who want to get their tan on! Advise the group to properly prepare for their tans. Exfoliate before, no moisturizer or makeup, wear loose, dark and comfy clothing. Guests may wear whatever they are comfortable in for the actual spray tan, ie. swim suit to birthday suit. The tent is semi private and can be angled so the tanner won’t be on display in from of everyone. Designate and clear out a good space for the tanning to be set up. Get some drinks and food together to get the party going! Try a themed event, maybe “island themed” since everyone will be getting a mini vacay of pampering along with a sun kissed, beach tan!

Set up your party in advance with Luminosity Airbrush Tanning, and we’ll come to you!400_TanningParty


UV Tanning Bed Ban – Could USA Be Next?

Australia has officially instated a ban on the commercial use of Ultra Violet (UV) tanning beds and booths, effective 2015. The South Australian Government said the owners of tanning salons would be consulted about how to change their businesses ahead of the ban prior to the effective date. In Australia, skin cancer cases are one of the highest in the world, twice the rate as the US.

There are mixed signals in the tanning industry about how safe tanning is. For the moment, the FDA ranks tanning machines as class-I devices– as safe to use, in other words, as elastic bandages. Few other health groups share that position. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer added ultraviolet radiation from tanning beds to a danger category of carcinogens that includes radon and plutonium.

The FDA has been reviewing its classification of tanning beds since 2010. If they change the classification, as they very well should, tanning laws will change drastically.

No matter what you may hear at some tanning salons, the cumulative damage caused by UV radiation can, and likely will, lead to premature skin aging as well as skin cancer. Indoor UV tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors.

We get clients at Luminosity who sometimes go UV tanning in combination with, or dangerous-tanning-hear296in between sunless spray sessions. It is alarming how many people, young women in particular who have knowledge of the damage it can cause, who still use UV. It’s our mission to educate and introduce clients to healthier options. Sunless spray tanning is 100% safe, UV free tanning that allows you to get any depth of tan you choose, without the harmful effects of the sun and ultra violet rays.

The Man Tan

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With the increasing industry of sunless tanning men are becoming more open to not only trying spray tanning, but admitting to it. As the look of spray tans gets more and more natural, an increased amount of guys looking for a subtle glow, enough to take the edge of a pale winter face and body, are testing the waters.
Tanned skin makes you feel fitter, brightens your complexion and brings out your features while also defining muscles. The essential thing to remember is that it doesn’t expose your skin to sun damage in the way that sun tanning or sun beds do, so you can avoid the risk factors of skin cancer and premature ageing. The spray tanning process is quick and takes just minutes so you can fit it into your life without needing to clear out your schedule.

In the past male celebrities have always used spray tanning to appear leaner, more muscular and more attractive on screen. Stars like Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper have been known for avidly spray tanning. As spray tanning has become more affordable and accessible it has crossed into many men’s regular maintenance routines. Many different types of men have turned to regular spray tan sessions and they have various reasons for doing so. Here are a few examples, not limited to these, but some of what we see.
First there is the “Sneaky Sprayer”. This guy is still in the closet with his tanning routine because he fears that when his family or buddies find out they’ll make fun at him for caring about his appearance. The Secret Sprayer always has something attractive about him, outsiders would say he always looks great, they can’t pin point the reason that he has that certain glow about him.

Finally we have the “Muscle Man” This guy works hard for that body and deserves to show it off. This could be body builders, fitness models, avid gym lifestyles or anyone who wants the most possible definition in their stature and muscle mass. This guy is going to go all out on a dark island looking spray tan and his model is “go big or go home”.

Next there is the “Average Joe” who may be our most common type of spray tan user. This guy is confident in who he is and uses sunless tanning to enhance his body and appearance whether it be at the gym or a night out on the town. If there is an upcoming vacation social event etc. this guy knows what it takes to go the extra mile in his appearance to look and feel confident.
No matter what type of man you categorize yourself, give spray tanning a try. It might surprise you. Below are some manly tips.

– No need to shave your whole body like an Olympic swimmer beforehand. Lots of men with body hair get great results as this does not interfere with the application of the spray tan. The ultra-fine mist gives a gentle flow of air circulation that sprays the skin through hair. Any color will wash off of hair immediately after your first shower.
– Your spray tanning appointment will take just 10-15 minutes and all you need to do is arrive with clean skin that has been exfoliated in advance. If you need to shave, do so a few hours before your spray tan, as the razor can remove color leaving the skin looking patchy when shaving right after.
– Take some loose, dark clothes to change into afterwards. It will take 6-8 hours to fully develop before you can shower. Avoid getting wet or sweating at the gym until after you have showered.
– Your spray tan will last for up to a week and regular moisturizing will help your color to stay for longer.
– You don’t have to go super dark like you just got back from the islands. A subtly glow goes a long way.