I’m sure you’re seeing these photos and thinking to yourself: “Oh my gosh... what is that!? This has happened to me! This is why I’m scared to spray tan!” Rest assured, my client did not leave my salon looking like this! I wanted to take a quick moment to explain why this happened and how it can be fixed.
My client did everything she was supposed to do before her spray tan. She showered, shaved, and exfoliated. She put on her loose dress and came with no deodorant or moisturizer/lotions on her skin. So why would this happen? My client washed her body with a thick cream body wash less than two hours prior to her spray tan. By doing this the body wash created a barrier of moisturizer on her skin, preventing any spray tan from being allowed to penetrate the top layer of skin. Now this was a lesson learned and she expressed how grateful she was that I knew how to fix this oops!
Accidents happen – it’s important to know how to fix them! I always keep buffers in my salon to even out and correct any errors in the tan. In this situation I grabbed my buffer and simply pushed the solution into the client’s skin. I did not rub the buffer across the tan at all. This allowed the buffer to really push the solution through the barrier while removing solution that would not penetrate the skin. You will notice that any heavy dark marks will now be blended. I then went back over this area with my airbrush gun to make sure the color is completely even. MAGIC! All fixed! Stay tuned for another post on how to fix this if it happens at home.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and learned something new! Please feel free to leave any comments or questions!