The most common questions we get from our clients
120 W. 4th St., Suite B - Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 | 319.575.2052
Located on the corner of 4th & Washington, in the lower level. Enter through the 5th St. parking lot.
319 Main St., Janesville, Iowa 50647 | 319.987.4052
Once you enter our building, be sure to "check in" at The Local Bombshell: it will be the first door on your left as you enter the building.
We understand that in todays busy world, convenience is key. Which is why we are happy to accommodate on-location appointments. For an additional $25 we will travel to your location and spray you! We do ask a few things from you first:
- We need at LEAST a 6x6 foot area to set up our equipment. A 3 prong plug in is needed, and we also suggest in be in an area that is easy to clean or that won't need cleaning. (Bathroom, garage, unfinished basement, etc.)
- Group discounts are available!
- A non-refundable $25 deposit is required and will be taken off at the time of your service.
- This option is not available to be booked online; please contact one of the studios to set up your on location appointment. Janesville: 319.987.4052 | Cedar Falls: 319.575.2052
We would be honored to help bring value to your event or business by coming to your location and spray tanning your guests at your location of choice! For more details, reach out directly by email or phone:
319.987.4052 or 319.575.2052 (Calls & texts are both welcome!)
Prep & Post Tan Care
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 or Kessa Mitt, or Sunless By Bombshell Body Scrub, 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. Avoid brands like Dove, Dial or Olay.
Any depilatory creams, waxing or shaving, as well as manicures or pedicures should be completed 24-hours PRIOR to your session.
Shave the night prior to your sunless session; do not use a razor with moistures strips or shaving creams - it can create a barrier and your tan may not develop properly.
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.
Avoid Showering immediately prior to your sunless session. Give your skin at least 6 hours to "dry out" after a shower so that your skin can soak up the solution properly, and not be "full" of water.
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 Sunless By Bombshells Body Wash. Refrain from using scrubs or high pH soaps (especially Dove, Dial or Olay brands) as these will strip away your sunless color. Be sure to pat dry (not rub) and apply our suggested lotion at the 24 hour mark + twice daily to be sure your skin is hydrated!
Extend and build color between sessions with an every other day application of our very own tan extender or sea tanner. This is also perfect for any touch ups you might need!
We suggest you use the SBB Body Wash as your go-to body wash after the first 24 hours after your session. We love the body wash and lotions we suggest are also great whether you have a tan or not!
Using drugstore brand products can strip your tan prematurely as they are not developed for sunless tans. They may have ingredients in them that could be detrimental to the longevity of your tan.
Old Sunless Tan Removal: Be sure you have removed all "old" spray tan or self tanner. Not doing this can cause an "alligator skin" look, if we don't have a fresh canvas to with.
Shaving: Shave the day prior to your sunless session and don't plan to shave again until 48 hours afterwards or the day of your event. Be sure to use a new razor and light pressure for post tan shaving.
More 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 Custom Bronze to last a minimum approximately 7 days, & could last anywhere up to 10-12 days; Your Booth tan tends to last anywhere between 5-7 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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We'd love to see you at your chosen location! Please call or text us at one of our studios to book your mobile tan. Janesville: 319.987.4052 | Cedar Falls: 319.575.2052