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Why choose TechnoTan?

TechnoTan’s ‘edge’ over competitors is our ability to offer salons and operators a complete range of Spray Tanning equipment, products, personalised marketing material, quality training and ongoing support. TechnoTan has a vast selection of tanning equipment and supplies. It includes a vast range of alcohol free fast drying tanning solutions, spray tanning booths with inbuilt extract or fans, and various tan enhancement products and accessories. As the only full service provider that offers local support, there is no question as to why TechnoTan is the most recognised Spray Tan brand across Australia.

“Ensuring that each TechnoTan Technician receives unparalleled training in the correct application of Spray Tan guarantees that every customer receives a perfect tan, every time. Word of mouth and our Technicians’ business growth, is certainly the best marketing tool for us. People would not recommend TechnoTan if they did not believe in the product. It’s proven that friends do tell each other of the amazing TechnoTan tan they have received, encouraging everyone to share the same experience.”

 – Neil Cunliffe-Williams, Managing Director, TechnoTan

How does Spray on Tan work?

The skin is made up of two main layers: the epidermis on the outside and the dermis on the inside. The epidermis is further broken down into two layers: the innermost “stratum basale” and the outermost “stratum corneum”. Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the active tanning ingredient found in all spray on tan solutions, is a colourless sugar that interacts with the dead skin cells in the stratum corneum of the epidermis. This produces a colour change which generally lasts approximately 7 -10 days from the initial application.

Why choose Spray on Tan?

Spray on Tan is recognised as the safer alternative to tanning in sunlight or using solarium beds; sources of damaging ultra violet (UV) rays that contribute to skin cancer and premature aging. Spray Tan allows you to look good and feel great all year round without the additional risks associated with UV tanning. TechnoTan Spray Tan contains a range of botanical herb extracts enhanced with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E & Green Tea, blended to nourish the skin whilst producing a natural looking, longer lasting tan.

Is Spray Tanning safe?

When a Spray Tan is done professionally by a trained technician, Spray Tanning is considered to be the safest option and best alternative to sun tanning. TechnoTan guarantees that all TechnoTan technicians are trained to the highest standards and that TechnoTan Spray Tans will be applied professionally and safely at all times.

What to expect when getting sprayed?

Your TechnoTan Spray Tan will be applied by one of our qualified technicians. The technician will advise you on which solution is best to use (such as Flash Tan or Classic Tan), and which colour will best suit your skin tone. It will take approximately five to seven minutes to thoroughly apply the tan and we recommend allowing 15 to 20 minutes for your appointment.

What do I wear while being sprayed?

When getting sprayed you may wear as much or as little as you wish. Most people prefer wearing a G-string in order to get the best coverage; however it is a personal choice. TechnoTan guarantees that spray technicians are professional and will act in a respectful manner at all times.

What do I wear after being sprayed?

After your Spray Tan, it is best to wear loose fitting clothing that does not cling to your body as it could potentially affect the quality of your tan. It is also best to wear dark clothing that is easily washable. This will ensure that any tan solution that could rub onto clothing, will not stain.

How do I prepare my skin for the best possible Spray Tan?

Ensuring that your skin is in the best condition before applying a tan will not only result in a more even looking tan, it will ensure a longer lasting tan.

We recommend that a light moisturiser be applied to the palms, elbows, heels and any other areas that are susceptible to darkening from self-tanning products. Depending on the solution that was applied, the colour will develop over the next two to six hours. Before getting your Spray Tan, we recommend thoroughly showering and exfoliating your whole body with our Exfoliating Body Cream and Sqiffy Exfoliating Massage Products such as the Exfoliating Mitt, Glove, Sponge and Back Strap. To get perfectly smooth skin or to remove the residue from a previous tan, TechnoTan recommends the Sqiffy MicroFiber Body Polisher and Tan Remover. These products will gently polish the top layer of skin to reveal ultra smooth and soft skin.

It is important when receiving your TechnoTan Spray Tan that you do not wear any makeup, jewellery or deodorant as these can all affect the application and quality of your tan.

PLEASE NOTE: Hair removal is best performed 24hrs before getting sprayed.

Will I have an unnatural looking tan?

Typically, the orange tone that may result from the application of Spray Tan is the result of too much DHA within a solution. Additionally, an orange looking undertone can be caused by too much over-spray or if the spray that is applied to the body is too strong. By ensuring you only use quality professional products like TechnoTan, an orange undertone will not be a risk.

If I have sensitive skin can I get sprayed?

If you have eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis it is best to patch test your skin before deciding whether to be spray tanned. If you find that you have not had an irritating reaction, it is fine to have a spray tan. It is important to make sure the skin is thoroughly moisturised after the application of a Spray Tan. This will stop the skin from drying out to make the tan last longer. We suggest using TechnoTan’s Full Body Moisturiser or our luscious Peach and Vanilla Body Butter.

Is it safe for pregnant women to be spray tanned?

There is no evidence to suggest that Spray Tanning women when they are pregnant is unsafe. However it is important to understand that when a women’s body is experiencing hormonal changes, their sense of smell can be heightened and the smell of spray tan solution can be undesirable. Furthermore the hormonal changes can impact your skin in terms of its dryness and oiliness; meaning that skin preparation and maintenance should be thoroughly managed. Being pregnant can make a woman’s body more sensitive which means that skin may be more irritable to the tanning solution. We suggest having a patch test before getting the full tan.

However, receiving a Spray Tan is completely up to the individual, and it is our professional advice that any concerns be discussed with a doctor prior to getting a Spray Tan.

Do I still need to apply sunscreen?

It is important to remember that Spray Tan solution does not contain sunscreen and will not protect you from the sun’s damaging UV rays. So, if you’re planning to head outside to show off your new glow, be sure to apply some extra sunscreen.

How long will my tan last?

Depending on your skin type, pre-tan preparation and after tan care, your tan will generally last between 5 to 7 days for fair skin and 10 to 12 days for olive toned skin.

How long after my tan can I shower?

Your TechnoTan Technician will advise you of when it is best to shower after the application of your tan. As the TechnoTan tan solutions differ, the time required for the tan to develop does vary. If you decide to shower too quickly, this can have an impact on the quality and colour of the tan as well affecting the general duration of the tan.

Harsh body washes and soaps can affect your tan, which is why we recommend using the TechnoTan Tan Saver Body Wash. Between being sprayed and showering, avoid any activity that may result in perspiration as this may affect the end result of your tan.

How can I extend the life of my tan?

TechnoTan has developed a range of Tan Enhancement products to help your tan last longer and to ensure your colour remains fresh and vibrant. We recommend using TechnoTan’s Tan Saver Body Wash which is designed to be gentle on the skin, even with regular washing.

To further help your tan last longer, we recommend applying TechnoTan’s Tan Extender, enriched with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract.

Ensuring that your skin receives daily moisture can make a big difference in how long your tan lasts. We recommend using TechnoTan’s Peach and Vanilla Delight Body Butter, Full Body Moisturiser or Moisturising Body Shimmer for moisture with a sexy shimmer and touch.

PLEASE NOTE: Taking a spa or swimming in chlorinated water will reduce the life of your tan.

Do you apply TechnoTan to the face?

Yes, but this is an individual choice. TechnoTan is safe to apply all over the body.

Are TechnoTan solutions natural?

Our formulas contain naturally derived organic ingredients which are paraben and alcohol free. Some synthetic ingredients are used to ensure premium performance and maximum client satisfaction. Our formulae are developed to ensure safety and optimum tanning results with solutions to suit all skin types. We use a very small amount of fragrance to give our products a subtle aroma that our clients enjoy.

Why is it important to exfoliate?

The body is constantly trying to rejuvenate the skin by naturally releasing older skin cells to bring younger cells to the surface. Through exfoliation, deep cleansing of the skin and the removal of dead skin cells, will reduce skin impurities and improve skin condition. This makes the body’s natural process of skin rejuvenation more effective.

My client said their skin turned a shade of green after a spray tan?

The green tinge that may appear after the application of a Spray Tan can be caused by a few different factors. Firstly, the acidity levels of the skin can react with the spray tan solution. Acidity on the skin can come in the form of salt from the body’s natural sweating process along with more potent items such as deodorants and moisturisers. A solution can appear green on the skin if the product is out of date or if the solution bottle has been opened and not closed tightly enough. This allows for moisture and humidity to affect the life of the solution.