For best results, shower as close to your tanning appointment as possible. Note, the optimal time to tan is right after a shower, as your skin cells are hydrated and will absorb the tan in a more even fashion, allowing for a longer lasting color.


Refrain from shaving the day of your appointment. Most people think shaving the day of the airbrush will provide optimal results. However, the opposite is true. Often, shaving the day of will open pores to the point where the spray tan can settle in and create tiny dark spots. Any waxing should be done at least 2 days ahead of time. Of course, we recommend sugaring immediately before your tan and here is why: sugaring removes unwanted hair and lightly exfoliates the skin, providing a clean canvas for your spray tan. Experience unparalleled results with our combo package sugar + tan, which saves you 10% off the full price of both services.

Avoid Lotions & Oils:

It is important to keep your skin hydrated, but do not use any lotions or oils on the day of the appointment, as it will interfere with the overall development of the tan. Arrive makeup and deodorant free, if possible. We provide wipes to help you out, so if you forget, do not worry!


Speaking of keeping skin hydrated, this includes the amount of water you consume daily. Drink up and stay hydrated as it will increase the life of your airbrush tan.


This step should be done 24 hours before airbrush tanning. Exfoliate lightly because overdoing it will not yield optimal results, in fact, it will cause the tan not to stick. We recommend avoiding a loofah, as it causes uneven exfoliation which may leave your tan looking streaky. Pay close attention to areas like knees, elbows, where the skin can be more


Wear dark Loose-fitting clothes. There is a chance that the bronzer may transfer to your clothes, don’t worry, it will come out in the wash, but to be safe, we do recommend dark, loose-fitting clothes to wear home. Need to head back to work or going out after your tan? Try our finishing powder – your skin will feel dry and silky soft while the tan is further protected and helps your skin stay hydrated while also protecting clothes & sheets as your tan develops.

Showering after the tan:

Our 8-hour solution is just that. It can be rinsed off in 8 hours. No soap for your first rinse, and cooler water is recommended. You will notice some bronzer washing down the drain but do not worry, it is simply the top bronzer. Pat yourself lightly with a towel to dry. Moisturizing is recommended after your next shower.

With our Express Tan, it can be rinsed in 2-4 hours. However, it is still technically in the process of developing for up to 12 hours. Do not panic, be patient. The results will be amazing, we promise!

Special Event tans:

Do you have a special event coming up and at and have not tanned with us before? Do not worry, we got your back. We want your tan to be as perfect as you do. At The Sugar Society, we offer a “test” tan at least 2 weeks before your big event for 20% off the regular price.