The Tan Authority
Posted on April 09 2014
One of the highlights of the Mercedes Benz Fashion week has got to be the body painted sand bikini worn by Imogen Anthony last night. Imogen is definitely making a mark for herself rather than riding on coat-tails of her controversial beau Kyle Sandilands This home grown Bowral girl is now strutting her stuff, closing near-nude for local brand Bondi Bather which she calls 'liberating' and we couldn't agree more.
Posted on April 04 2014
Every week we'd be asked dozens of times - how long will my spray tan last. The answer is as long as the skin tanned stays on your body. So - this is why it's critical to exfoliate before your tan but equally important to use a good quality moisturiser to keep your tan on. One of our spray tan salons in Oakleigh Victoria has started running beauty blogs and features Custom Tan Facial Spray
How to apply a facial bronzer
As Amea explains in the video above a facial spray is a great product for every beauty kit. To apply the facial bronzer, you can either push the atomiser for a soft fine mist, or alternatively pump onto a makeup sponge or tanning mitt and apply to the face. We've been known to be rushing a few times - and have popped it directly onto fingers and then onto our face. This is fine, just remember to wash your hands so you don't have that tell tale tanned palms look.
Posted on April 03 2014
Every Tuesday we open up the opportunity for our salons and customers to ask us anything related to fake tanning. This week's question was about moisturising and when you should moisturise after a spray tan appointment. It's a great question, and one that spray tan clients often receive various forms of feedback about. The answer all comes down to what sort of spray tan solution you are being sprayed in, or alternatively what sunless tan you are using.
How fake tanning works
Sunless tanning is a chemical reaction between the outler layer of your skin, and the tanning ingredient, known as DHA. Your skin goes brown the same way that a cut piece of fruit or a potato turns brown when it is left for a period of time after being cut. The longer the tan is left on - or the longer the fruit is left out on the bench after cutting - the darker the result. With any sunless tanning product, whether its' a spray tan or a tan cream, 60% of colour happens in the first 2 hours. This enables the wearer to wash the colour off rather than walking around in it for the 8 hours we only knew about decades ago.
Posted on March 31 2014
The Custom Tan Spray Tanning Dress has been added to the short list of favs for Kimberly Nissen from The Plastic Diaries article: Fake Tan Latest Innovations and New Products.
Kimberly says "Going to a salon for a professional spray tan is usually my preferred method but one of the reasons I hated it was finding something to wear afterwards. I know, it sounds stupid but if you have ever done it you will know what I mean. You can’t wear underwear or bras so not only do you need something 100% opaque but you need something that won’t cling. Sitting in a car or on a bus/train is impossible because the tan makes you sticky and stain everything you sit on. Finally, the wrong kind of fabric can spell disaster for your tan so not every bit of old raggedy clothing can become your “tan wear”. Enter the Spray tanning dress and never worry about what to wear again.
The Spray Tanning Dress is made from super soft bamboo jersey cotton so it feels great to wear while serving many purposes. The V-neck style keeps you protected from seatbelt marks; a babydoll style skims curves and hangs perfectly from under the bust; and the Hi-Low skirt provides that necessary protection when sitting without the rubbing from unnecessary excess material of a maxi dress. The dark black hue keeps stains invisible and you can safely ditch the underwear without risk of people knowing. Available in Small (8-12) and Large (12-16), it’s the LBD I can’t live without"
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Posted on March 28 2014
I’m a strong supporter of fake tanning because there is nothing sexy about skin cells in trauma, which is exactly what you get when you have a burn or tan caused by the sun. I do agree tanned skin can appear to many people has a healthy look and the tinted hue can mask a variety of skin imperfections, but do it from a bottle. Having said all that, if you’re the slightest bit uncoordinated you would know just how difficult it is to master the faux glow. Whether you DIY-it or head to a salon, it requires a little bit of understanding in order to achieve the immaculate tan AND make it last.
Lately I’ve been trying to embrace the fake tan so I achieve a bronze body year round. I’ve shared with you some of my favourite tanning products to use but now it’s time for the golden expert advice. Australian skin finishing expert and St. Tropez Tan ambassador, Brooke O’Brien, has given us the complete rundown of how to fake tan. With her advice I’ve created this step-by-step tutorial for preparing, maintaining and removing a tan. Now you have no reason not to master a faux glow and rid your life of deathly sunbaking. Read the full story here:
Posted on March 26 2014
So you want to understand about spray tan machines but don't know what's the best spray tan kits, spray tan gun and spray tan tent? Here's a few pointers when it comes for finding the right spray tan equipment to suit your tanning needs.
Choosing the Right Spray Tanning Machine
Machines are graded based on life time expectancy and hours used. When choosing a machine, look for a company that offers a warranty and repair service.
Posted on March 22 2014
Congratulations on the girls today who came to the Sydney how to spray tan course and learned all about spray tan training! We had 5 recruits today, and all girls walked out with certificates in tow, and a super bronzed glow. If you want to know what is the best spray tanning course to attend look for the following features. A good spray tanning teacher will give you all the theory and then let you have a hands on practice. The Custom Tan How To Spray Tan Course is split into two parts - theory, then practical. We take you through the history of spray tanning, how spray tanning works, diagnosing different skin types to help you determine which type of spray tan solution you should use, what is the best organic spray tan, all about spray tan machines, and information on spray tan before and after care. We then show the students a demonstration of a spray tan application, before arming them with the spray tan gun.X
Posted on March 15 2014
Spray Tan Sydney? Choose the brand that most Aussies prefer. Custom Tan has 3 times been voted Australia's best fake tan by independent review.
We have hundreds of spray tanners in Sydney, and offer spray tanning from our warehouse on Sydney's Northern Beaches in Frenchs Forest between Chatswood and Manly. Our spray tanning room is child friendly, and has lots of toys for tots and lots of off street parking at our door, so it's about as close to a drive through tan as you can get.
Posted on March 11 2014
Want to get the best spray tan? For even coverage and flawless colour, try the professional products from Custom Tan - three times voted Australia's Best Fake Tan. Custom Tan works with the wearer's skin to create a professional flawless tan result for every individual. Because we use the highest grade dha your skin will always be brown and never orange. For the ultimate sunless tanning guide you need to choose between the different spray tan bases and then the varying degree of tanning ingredient - the DHA which will determine your end results.
What are the different spray tan base colours?
Spray tan bases are in a kind of way similar to hair dying bases, and it's a little bit of a science to get the perfect blend, but we offer 2 different bases. Green based spray tan and violet based spray tan. What's the difference between a green base tan and a violet base tan? Consider the colour wheel.
Posted on March 04 2014
Whether you want to learn how to spray tan to be come a mobile spray tanning specialist, or if you want to just be able to fake tan at home this introductory tanning course is perfect for you. Each month in Sydney (and in other states, just check out website) we Spray Tanning Courses with certificates for anyone who wants to take part and learn how to apply a professional spray tan.
Posted on March 03 2014
The pinnacle of knowing you have a great product, is when the Beauty Director for Australia's most iconic magazine - Vogue, loves your product. Sigourney Cantelo is an amazingly talented beauty expert. Rather than the photoshopped and airbrushed images projected throughout the beauty industry, Sigourney wanted the opportunity to personally connect with her readers and share the industry secrets of the experts she's had the opportunity to meet. And so the idea for Beauticate was born. A website devoted to the “Whos” and the “How Tos” of beauty. She want this to be a site which celebrates anything that makes women feel beautiful – whether it’s how they style their hair or where they go for a facial; a new miracle product they've discovered or a can’t-live-without fragrance. At Custom Tan we have been truly blessed to have Sigourney try and love our fake tan. We've had the good fortune of being published in Vogue, been tweeted about by Sigourney, and now graciously we've been profiled on Beauticate. See Sigourney's story on creating an Endless Summer here. We encourage you to browse to this wonderful site and connect and learn the latest on the hottest from who's who.
Posted on February 26 2014
Posted on February 25 2014
Before Your Spray Tan or Self Tan
50% of a successful sunless tan is how well you prepare and care for your tan. Whether you are preparing for a spray tan or a self tan, the skin preparation is the same.