The most common questions we get from our clients
Spray Tan Questions
While all 3 names fall under the same category, they are all a spray tan in which Trish will customize your tan just for you and your tanning desires! Trish has been a Certified Advanced Master Spray Tan artist for over 7 years, in addition to being an educator and trainer, so rest assured, she will coach and educate you so that you’ll get the best results possible from her!
Every skin type is different, and your results will vary depending upon how well your skin is prepped and maintained. You can expect your Bronze to last a minimum approximately 5 days, & could last anywhere up to 7-10 days!
Anytime is a great time for a tan, but if you are tanning for an event, we recommend getting sprayed approximately 24-48 hours prior to your event.
Also, be sure to have nail and pedicure services and/or massages completed a minimum of 24 hours and waxing 48-72 hours prior to your session. This guarantees that there will be no left over lotions or oils left on the skin that could inhibit the ability for the tan to go on smooth and develop flawlessly!
*Hot Tip: Be sure to gently exfoliate and shave the night before your session! Your skin rejuvenates itself while you sleep, so this ensures healthy skin cells at your session! Healthy Skin=Beautifully Bronzed skin!
Be sure to wear long pants and sleeves – preferably with a hood, and bring an umbrella! You don’t want to get speckled from getting rained on!
Not to worry! Our handy Exmitt act as a light, instant exfoliator and primer in one step. It will help slough off lotions, oils, sweat from the the day, and leave behind a special primer and healthy skin to tan for best results!
ABSOLUTELY. A spray tan is NOT a base tan. ALWAYS take precautions and be sure to use your sunscreen! We are happy to recommend an SPF that’s spray tan safe!
We hear you, Mama! And we’d love to take care of you, but we need a doctor’s note on file! Once we have that, we are happy to oblige, and we offer nose filters and good ventilation as well! When booking your reservation, please let us know if you are
expecting, or breast feeding!
In addition to using the products we recommend to maintain your tan, be sure you are drinking lots of water! Good hydration starts from the inside!
Sunburns and spray tans don't mix: If you are planning on getting a spray tan, be sure to avoid getting a sunburn prior to your session. Sunburns compromise the skin, and in turn, your tan likely won't look flawless. We may not be able to tan you depending on the situation, so keep the SPF handy and on your skin at all times!
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24-48 Hours Prior to Session
Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate.
We cannot over-stress the importance of pre-session exfoliation. 24-hours prior to your appointment, clear away any dry, dead skin cells with a pH balancing scrub such as Norvell® Renewing Sunless ExfoliatorTM, no less that 24-hours prior to your session. We have this available for purchase in studio, but in case you can get to us, use a clear body wash, and please refrain from brands such as Dove or Dial!
Protect Your Skins’ pH Levels.
Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products, or in shower moisturizers. These products can neutralize the DHA bronzing reaction within the skin.
Any depilatory creams, waxing or shaving, as well as manicures or pedicures should be completed 24-hours PRIOR to your session.
Don’t Create Sunless Barriers.
Avoid applying anything to the skin that may act as a barrier between the sunless solution and the skin. Deep penetration of the solution is key to beautiful lasting color. Do not apply lotions, creams, deodorants or perfumes prior to session.
Remove any make-up prior to the sunless application. Arrive Prepared.
Wear loose fitting dark colored clothing and remove jewelry. Tight clothing can rub or smear bronzers, especially around the knees, elbows, chest and waist. The solution will not permanently stain clothing, if treated & washed on the hot water cycle, however, I always recommend wearing items that you won’t be disappointed IF they would stain.
Immediately Prior to Session
What to wear DURING your session:
You are welcome to wear whatever is comfortable for you. Most wear old swim suits, Some wear old undergarments. I have also had some wear a tank and shorts. Topless is “allowed”, but bottoms must be worn. This is a very common question, so please feel free to ask if you’re not sure.
You should refrain from showering/getting wet (avoid rain, sweating, etc.), skin to skin contact as long as possible (up to 24-hours). As with all DHA products, sunless color begins showing development approximately 4-hours after application and continues to darken for up to 24-hours. If you must shower during the 12 to 24-hours following the application, WARM WATER RINSE ONLY. The use of soap or lotion can inhibit the full development of DHA color. Important: Cosmetic instant bronzers will wash away during the first shower. Extensive showering/bathing, sweating, as well as Pools and spas can cause fading.
**We offer a rapid rinse solution as well, for an upgrade fee. This solution allows you to rinse in 1- 3 hours, as opposed to 12-24 hours.
When showering after 24-hours, use only a mild pH balancing shower gel such as Norvell's pH Balancing Shower Cleanser, or Surface Skin Body Wash. Refrain from using scrubs or high pH soaps as these will strip away your sunless color. Be sure to pat dry (not rub) and apply our suggested lotion to be sure your skin is hydrated!
Extend and build color between sessions with an every other day application of our Norvell Boost Color Extending moisturizer. This is also perfect for any touch ups you might need!
The Local Bombshell always suggests the use of Surface Skin Lotion & Body Wash as your go- to body wash and lotion after the first 24 hours after your session. Surface Skin is Sulfate Free, is 95% active ingredients and is perfect for skin with or without a tan. Your skin and tan will thank you! We also love GloBar Soaps as another option for a skin cleanser whether you have a tan or not!
Teeth Whitening Questions
Our in studio teeth whitening is an LED-activated teeth-whitening system. It's safe on enamel & causes little to no-sensitivity. At $39 for an in studio session, it's also cost effective.
Our prefilled tray teeth whitening system works by placing a one-size-fits-all mouth tray in the customer’s mouth. The customer then bites down on the tray, and the L.E.D. light is shined on the tray, activating the carbamide peroxide and accelerating the whitening process.
You can expect about 2-8 shades whiter depending on how many sessions you choose to do. You will not however go whiter than your genetic traits allow.
As long as there is no sensitivity, it is possible you can receive the whitening treatment every 24 hours, until desired results are achieved. However, The Local Bombshell suggests to wait about a week between treatments, as your teeth can still whiten some over the course of the first 24 hours after your session.
Yes. Research has proven that, if the customer’s teeth are in normal, healthy condition, there are no adverse side effects associated with any BleachBright products. BleachBright gels do not damage enamel and only affect the color of the dentin. However, individuals with tooth decay or other damage should avoid any teeth whitening treatments until they seek professional dental assistance and advice.
BleachBright partners are not dentists and cannot diagnose oral or dental disorders. As a precaution, women who are pregnant or suspect that they may be pregnant should not use BleachBright without first consulting their doctor.
We recommend that you contact your physician prior to using whitening while pregnant.
If you have gingivitis or any periodontal disease you should consult with your dentist prior to whitening.
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