What Is A Mobile Spray Tan And How Does It Work?

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Models and celebrities are among the growing number of people who are turning to spray tanning as an alternative to dangerous UV light exposure from the sun and tanning beds. Nothing comes closer to achieving the appearance of a natural looking tan than a spray tan applied by a skilled technician. Thanks to the versatility and convenience of a mobile spray tan, people with hectic schedules who need to get tanned before their next trip out of town, major event, or shooting schedule can get a natural looking tan almost anywhere it is convenient for them. Tamar Vezirian of Gotham Glow in New York City explained in an online interview that she had even given clients a tan in a restaurant restroom!

 

Mobile Tan, Not Tan mobile!

 

The ability to give professional quality tans at home, the office, or wherever it is the most convenient is one of the biggest advantages of a mobile spray tan. Some people also prefer the privacy of getting tanned outside of a busy salon. However, some people misunderstand the term and think that it works like a mobile dog grooming van! In reality, a mobile tan is one where the technician and the tanning equipment is transported to the location of your choice and applied there instead of in the salon.

 

What to Expect

 

When you schedule an appointment for a mobile spray tan, there is no need to worry about finding the perfect location. Your furniture and carpet will not be exposed to the tanning solution. The tanning company will set up a small tent that is highly portable to use for the application process. The tent sets up in seconds and the technician will go inside it with you to apply the solution according to the tan that you want. The entire process takes less than ten minutes.

 

Once the tan has been sprayed on, you will need to allow the tanning solution to dry completely before you shower. You will want to have some loose-fitting, dark colored clothes to wear after the application. Taking care of the tan immediately after application and beyond will help keep it looking its best for the longest time possible.

 

There have always been celebrities who have been known for their year-round tans, although not always in a good way when those tans looked more like bronze statues than those they got from exposure to sunlight. Today, you will see more natural looking tans on models like those in Victoria’s Secret catalogs and in Sports Illustrated magazine, reflecting the change in attitudes towards tanning and a greater appreciation for tans that emphasize a person’s natural beauty instead of covering it up.

 

A mobile spray tan is a great way for you to get your ideal tan in the privacy of your home so that others will only be able to guess whether it is your natural color or if you have had a little help from a skilled tanning professional!

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