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Learn The 7 Professional Steps On How To Spray Tan
1. How to hold the spray tan gun correctly. The first thing you want to try to get comfortable with is holding the spray gun. Generally you hold the gun in a vertical position and spray tan up and down. Try holding the gun in different positions until you find the most comfortable way that suits you and your spray tan gun. The gun should be held approximately 30 cm away from the client. You can hold it closer if they have requested a really dark tan (I wouldn’t do this until you have mastered the technique).
2. Practice on cardboard paper first. I recommend using some cheap cardboard or newspaper to spray on and practice spraying straight down in an even line. Stick the paper to a wall and practice the spraying technique. This will help you get your gun setting right and your technique even.
3. Make sure your client has everything they need for the tan. Have a disposable g-sting, shower cap, sticky feet and moisturiser ready for the client when you take them into the room to get changed. Ask the client to moisturise their knees, elbows, ankles, palms of hands and nails. This will prevent the tan from getting into the creases of this area and it will stop over tanning this area.
4. Spray the client in a downward vertical motion. Only spray the client in the downward motion. Avoid spraying on the way up and down. Spray one neat line on the way down, bring the gun up without spraying and position the gun beside the line you have just made and then spray down neatly beside the line. This will prevent over spraying your client, leaving streaking patches and an uneven tan.
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5. Communicate with your client on how to stand throughout the spray tan. If it is the client’s first tan make sure you clearly talk to the client as you go and tell them each position they need to stand in. The client should start facing you with arms relaxed out to the side and legs wide apart. You should work your way down their body. Before you start make sure you ask your client if they would like to be sprayed under their breasts and buttocks. Remember if you make a mistake and have over sprayed an area don’t rub the area, pat gently with a tissue and come back to the area to respray and blend if you need to.
6. Apply a second coat if needed. It’s a good idea to repeat the spray tan quickly and lightly to make sure you haven’t missed any areas. This will allow you to double check the tan and evenly blend the tan.
7. Drying time. Ask client to remove their shower cap and check if there is a white line around hairline. Remove moisturiser from palms of hand and nails if necessary. There might be excess solution on body hair this will dry with the air from your spray tan machine. Dry the clients back with the air from your HVLP (in winter it’s a good idea to have an extra heater and in summer a portable fan to help the drying process). I always allow the client to dry themselves for at least 5 minutes or until they don’t feel too sticky. They may still feel sticky when they walk out this will depend on what type of solution you are using some dry quicker than others.
So follow these 7 Professional Rules on how to spray tan and don’t be afraid to start tanning! Remember if you tan someone and it has turned out horrible with lots of streaks and uneven patches they can always have a shower straight away, dry themselves and you can start again! Good luck and have lots of fun.

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