TECHNICIAN TIPS

Give your clients a picture perfect finish every time

a tan for everyone

a tan for everyone

minetan, your tan, a tan for everyone

Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, to your skin using a specialist low pressure spraying machine. DHA is a colourless sugar. It interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour.

Most spray tans contain an instant cosmetic bronzer that gives you a colour guide and instant colour when you are first sprayed. These instant cosmetic bronzers will wash away after your first shower and have no impact on the end result for your tan. It’s not the amount of cosmetic bronzers that make the individual solutions darker from one another, it’s the amount of DHA in the solution that creates varying results.

The spray tan will contain various amounts of DHA depending on the solution you choose. The DHA starts to activate immediately, 60% of this process is complete after the first hour yet the actual tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours. All the cosmetic instant bronzers will wash off when showering. Your therapist will tell you how long to wait until you can bathe or shower depending on your skin colour and how dark you want your tan.

Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, to your skin using a specialist low pressure spraying machine. DHA is a colourless sugar. It interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour.

Most spray tans contain an instant cosmetic bronzer that gives you a colour guide and instant colour when you are first sprayed. These instant cosmetic bronzers will wash away after your first shower and have no impact on the end result for your tan. It’s not the amount of cosmetic bronzers that make the individual solutions darker from one another, it’s the amount of DHA in the solution that creates varying results.

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mine mixers: blend solutions for custom tones

BLEND SOLUTIONS
FOR CUSTOM TONES

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    EXOTIC LIQUID GOLD

    Violet-Black with Dark Moroccan Shower in 1-2 Hours

    An exotic combination of rich colour with maximum hydration that comes from the added benefits of Argan Oil and Rich Luxe Oils in both solutions. This creative cocktail blend will give you an exotic European tan with maximum skin hydration.

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    super slim

    Chocolate with Onyx Shower in 1-2 Hours

    Delivers a deep rich matte dark chocolate finish while boasting many rich antioxidant virtues including doubling the anti-aging and anti-cellulite benefits from each solution. Spray Tans can also disguise cellulite and stretchmarks, making you look and feel slimmer and sexier.

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    AFRICAN HOT PUNCH

    Violet-Onyx with Dark-Ash Onyx Shower in 1 Hour

    This fusion of MineTans darkest products gives you the darkest colour yet. The richness of Violet Base mixed with the deep ash brown of Dark Ash Base create an intense rich tan like no other.

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    SUMMER SUNSET

    Black with Violet Onyx Shower in 1 Hour

    For a natural olive tan inspired by the gorgous European skin, this blend is ideal to counteract orange tones found in medium skin tones. Also great for people who want to try a Violet Base but still loves the classic blend of Green Base solutions.

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    TOBLERONE

    Dark Chocolate with Dark Moroccan Shower in 1-2 Hours

    This cocktail blend provides a deep, honey-dipped glow with the added benefits of Argan Oil and Cocoa that promote anti-aging, skin firming and cell rejuvenation properties in one blend.

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    AFTER DINNER MINT

    Black with Chocolate Shower in 1-2 Hours

    This cocktail blend of Cocoa, tan extending Multi-Vitamins, Aloe Vera and Rich Lavish Oils provides a sweet chocolate glow for an instant picture perfect tan. The most natural looking tan with dark chocolate tones for sweet indulgence.

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    MOCHA

    Dark Ash Black Jnr with Chocolate Shower in 2 Hours

    Create the most natural looking dark chocolate tan with the added benefits of Cocoa and Brazil Nut to improve skin’s hydration and complexion. Tan extending Multi-Vitamins, Aloe Vera and Rich Lavish Oils, help even out the skin tone and develop into a natural chocolate tan.

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    CHERRY BOMB

    Violet-Black with Violet-Onyx Shower in 1 Hour

    This fusion of MineTan Violet Bases gives you a custom shade for the in-betweener. Not to light, not to dark, this blend is perfect for the lovers of Violet Base who just wants it a little lighter in the colder months.

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how to spray tan: the basics

how to spray tan:
The basics

Before you commence your spray tan application, make sure that all setting’s on your machine are ready to go, and that the space required for the tan, is clean and set up.

Here is a simple way to start learning your MineTan technique.

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back of body

TARGETS: back of UPPER BODY, each ARM, upper & lower leg

Standing with back facing, start with the left shoulder and work down in vertical strokes from the neck to the buttocks. Spray down the backs of the arms. Lastly work down both legs, sweeping off the ankles.

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other side of body

TARGETS: OTHER SIDE OF UPPER BODY, INner LEG and outer leG

Ask Client to turn and stand in the opposite direction. Standing to the side with one arm raised spray under the arm and up the side of the body. Continue down the outside of the facing leg to the foot. Spray the inner thigh and down to the foot of other leg.

 

 

 

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ARMS & HANDS – FRONT

TARGETS: Front of each arm

Start at the top of the arms working down each arm. Lightly spray the hands in sweeping motions.

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upper body

TARGETS: CHEST, BUST & NECK

Starting from the right shoulder, spray up the side of the neck releasing the trigger at the jawline. Continue spraying over the decolletage in upwards strokes releasing the trigger at the jawline. Spray over the decolletage in a ‘W’ pattern to deepen colour.

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side of body

TARGETS: SIDE OF UPPER BODY, INner LEG and outer leG

Standing to the side with one arm raised spray under the arm and up the side of the body. Continue down the outside of the facing leg to the foot. Spray the inner thigh and down to the foot of other leg.

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front of body

TARGETS: STOMACH AND FRONT OF EACH leg

Stand with feet apart and arms held away from the body. Start at the top of the leg and spray vertically down the front of each leg and over the foot.

Ask the client to raise their arms above their head. Starting at the hips, spray vertically upwards to below the bust and repeat horizontally across the stomach.

Lightly mist over the entire stomach once complete to depend colour.

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ARMS – INSIDE

TARGETS: INSIDE of each arm

Turn arms so the inside is exposed. Start at the top of the arms working down each arm.

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face

TARGETS: FRONT & SIDE OF FACE

Facing forward again, make sure that the client closes their eyes and mouth and work quickly across the facial area. Spray down the centre of the face in a ‘W’ position. Ask the client to turn their head left and right and spray each side of the face and neck.

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commonly asked questions

commonly aksed
questions

  • WHAT IS SPRAY TANNING? HOW DOES IT WORK?

    Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, to your skin using a specialist low pressure spraying machine. DHA is a colourless sugar. It interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour.

    Most spray tans contain an instant cosmetic bronzer that gives you a colour guide and instant colour when you are first sprayed. These instant cosmetic bronzers will wash away after your first shower and have no impact on the end result for your tan. It’s not the amount of cosmetic bronzers that make the individual solutions darker from one another, it’s the amount of DHA in the solution that creates varying results.

    The spray tan will contain various amounts of DHA depending on the solution you choose. The DHA starts to activate immediately, 60% of this process is complete after the first hour yet the actual tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours. All the cosmetic instant bronzers will wash off when showering. Your therapist will tell you how long to wait until you can bathe or shower depending on your skin colour and how dark you want your tan.

  • HOW DARK WILL I GET?

    There are different strengths of DHA and your therapist will advise you of the best one for your skin tone, bearing in mind how dark you want to go. The darker you tan naturally, the darker you will tan with a spray tan. We recommend leaving your spray tan on for 1 – 4 hours before you lightly shower. Do not exceed more than 8 hours before your first shower.

  • IS IT SAFE?

    YES. It is MUCH safer than exposing your skin to the sun’s rays, and you still get that great tanned look. DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in the personal care industry for over 30 years. No adverse affects have been reported other than minor skin irritations on allergic people. Allergic reactions are extremely rare and if you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products please arrange a skin patch test first with your therapist. We do recommend however, to be sprayed in a well ventilated area, or an area that includes a clean air/extraction unit.

  • HOW LONG DOES MY SPRAY TAN LAST?

    Your spray tan will last approximately 5-10 days depending on your daily skin care regime and lifestyle.
    A spray tan fades just like a tan from the sun. As your skin sheds dead cells, your tan will fade. So the key is to moisturise with MineTan’s 3 in 1 Gradual Tan, this perfect DHA-rich moisturiser will help maximise the life of your tan.

  • CAN YOU STILL TAN OUTDOORS WITH A SPRAY TAN?

    YES. You can, but you need to remember that spray tan, whilst it looks gorgeous, does not give you any protection from the sun’s ultraviolet light. For outdoor tanning, we recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more.
    Remember that the sun dries your skin out, reducing the longevity of your spray tan.
    Hint: Lots of people have a MineTan Professional Spray Tan before their beach holiday, so they can start off looking tanned and fabulous from day one!

  • DO I HAVE TO GET NAKED?

    NO. It’s entirely up to you. If you don’t want to get naked, we suggest you wear old dark underwear. For men, underwear, swim trunks or shorts. Many therapists keep a range of disposable underwear available for you to use.

  • WHAT ABOUT STREAKING AND/OR TURNING ORANGE?

    Spray tanning has come a long way since the early days, better solutions, machines, training and spray tan technology virtually eliminates these issues. Your trained MineTan therapist is experienced in producing streak free tans and will ensure that the right solution is chosen for your colouring.

  • WHO SHOULD NOT GET A SPRAY TAN?

    Anyone who is allergic to self-tan or who has breathing difficulties. If in doubt or if you have further questions, please speak to your therapist or consult your local doctor before your appointment. Although considered mostly safe in a well-ventilated area and wearing a face mask or nose plugs, it is recommended women who are pregnant should always consult their doctor if they want a spray tan.

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