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Organic Airbrush Spray Tans


The Prep

  • Exfoliate your skin thoroughly, paying attention to rough and dry areas. This small step will ensure the spray tan adheres evenly and smoothly to your skin. DO NOT exfoliate the day of your appointment

  • Shave or wax any body hair at least 24 hours before your appointment to allow your skin to heal and avoid bumps and irritation.

  • Schedule your appointment two days before your big event or travel plan. This time frame allows the spray tan to settle in and fully develop.

On the day of your appointment:

  • Wear loose-fitting, dark-colored clothing since the bronzing agents in the spray may rub off on tight, light-colored clothing. If you have long hair, tie your hair up. 

  • Avoid using moisturizers, deodorants, or makeup on your skin before your appointment, as they may interfere with the effectiveness of the spray.

  • Try not to arrive at your appointment sweaty.

The Aftercare

  • Let the organic solution develop for 1-5 hours. Do not let the solution stay on your skin for longer than five hours. 

  • Avoid showering or sweating for five hours after your service to allow the tan to develop fully. When you take your first shower after treatment, use lukewarm water for 45 seconds and avoid exfoliating your skin. Instead, gently pat your skin dry with a towel and moisturize the skin with a non-oil-based moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated.

  • Avoid chlorinated or saltwater swimming pools for the first week after your service, as they can cause your tan to fade much faster.

  • If you must shave, use a brand new razor.

  • Don't forget your sunscreen! When you're out and about, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays and maintain your tan for longer.

  • Make sure to continue applying moisturizer daily to keep your skin hydrated and extend the lifespan of your tan. We recommend you avoid using heavy body butter or oils as they tend to quicken the fade of your spray tan.

  • Don't layer your spray tans. If you spray a new tan on top of an old tan, it may begin to appear patchy. You will experience darker in areas where the old tan remains and lighter in areas where it's already worn off. If you insist on getting a new spray tan every few weeks, remove it with a tan-removing mitt and start fresh.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does spray tanning work?

The organic active ingredient in spray tans and other sunless tanning products available on the market reacts with the proteins on the outer layer of your skin. This reaction creates a pigment change that leads to the appearance of a sun-kissed glow.


Our solutions only react to the topmost skin layer, making your spray tan temporary. As the days progress, your skin naturally sheds and exfoliates continually. Our body replaces the outer cells weekly; unfortunately, when those cells are shed, your tan disappears too. To this end, spray tans only last between 5 to 10 days.


​When the expert at Nue Beauty applies the tanning solution to your skin, it takes around two to four hours for the tanning to begin. You won't see the final results because enhancement can continue for 24 to 72 hours. Discussing your desired results with your professional is essential because the more tanning solution applied to your skin, the darker your tan will appear. This result is due to the chemical reaction between DHA and your skin cells. 


Our professionals work with all our clients to understand their desired results and will create an application plan to meet those wishes best. When you work with an untrained technician, you may end up with an unflattering "tan" that may take ten days or more to resolve completely. That is why it is vital to research your salon and trust the highly-trained professionals at Nue Beauty in San Francisco.

Are spray tans safe for everyone?

For the most part, spray tanning is considered safe. However, it is important to consult a professional before treatment if you have any skin conditions, allergies, or sensitivities. At Nue Beauty, our experienced technicians use organic spray solutions but are always available to answer any questions and ensure that spray tanning suits you.


The FDA does recommend minimizing inhalation of tanning solution and keeping it out of your mucous membranes (eyes and nose). Nue Beauty strictly adheres to the recommended safety protocols and provides treatment in a well-ventilated salon to ensure your safety.


Spray tans are a great way to achieve the perfect summer look without exposing yourself to dangerous UV rays. With Nue Beauty's experienced staff and top-of-the-line equipment, you can rest assured that you will get the best results in a safe environment.

What are the benefits of this service?

One of the primary benefits of spray tanning services is that they offer a safe, convenient, and effective way to achieve a sun-kissed glow. Unlike traditional tanning methods, such as sunbathing or using tanning beds, spray tanning eliminates the risk of skin damage, premature aging, and skin cancer.


In addition to these health benefits, spray tanning offers a host of other advantages, including:

  • Customizable tan: Spray tanning allows for customization of the shade and level of darkness, ensuring that you get the exact tan you want.

  • Natural-looking tan: A spray tan looks natural and can be further enhanced with lotions and creams. You will look like you spent your time relaxing at the beach.

  • Long-lasting results: Unlike traditional tanning methods, spray tans can last up to 10 days.

  • Flawless coverage: With spray tanning, you can achieve a flawless, natural-looking tan that covers even hard-to-reach areas.

  • Quick and easy: Spray tanning takes only minutes to complete, making it the perfect option for people with busy lifestyles.

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