A gorgeous bronzed glow in your white gown as you walk down the aisle is a wonderful bridal dream. Not worrying about all the things that could go wrong with your spray tan before your big day!
It’s reasonable to be worried about a variety of things leading up to your wedding day, but one of them shouldn’t be your tan. We’re tanning specialists, and we’re here to alleviate your worry with our go-to Bridal Tanning Guide — whether you want a deep bronzed tan or a sunkissed glow, we’ve got all the answers to ensure your tan is flawless for your big day.
What Colour/Formula Should I Get?
Before your visit, tell the spray tan technician or salon that it’s for your wedding, and don’t forget to mention it. They’ll have a bridal spray tan experience and can propose a formula based on your skin tone and desired result.
Plush Tan’s Salon uses best-branded lotions to suit a wide range of skin types and tones and is infused with hydrating elements like aloe vera to keep your tan looking fresh. Each product is washable after two hours of wear and comes in a variety of colours to suit any bride, including Light/Medium, Dark, Ultra Dark, and Liquid Gold.
Should I Do A Trial Run?
Absolutely! For your wedding day, you should absolutely do a tanning trial run. Schedule this a few weeks before the big day, ideally when your dress fitting falls on the same day! This will give you peace of mind in the weeks leading up to your wedding that you chose the proper salon and formula, especially if you don’t spray tan on a regular basis.
When Should I Get My Wedding Spray Tan?
You’ll need to visit one of our branches after you’ve completed your trial run and are satisfied with the results. We suggest obtaining a wedding spray tan two to three days before the big day. It’s recommended to skip the wedding eve because the tan will take 24-48 hours to fully develop, so you’ll need some time to see the entire effect.
How Should I Prepare?
Because our branded tanning products work best on even-textured, clean skin, you’ll want to exfoliate and shave/wax thoroughly before visiting. We recommend getting a tan at least 24-48 hours before the event, rather than just before. Scrub or exfoliate your entire body with a Scrub or Exfoliating Mitt, paying specific attention to dry regions like your elbows, knees, and ankles.
We definitely recommend moisturising after exfoliating, but not on the day of your spray tan, as with exfoliation. It’s advised not to wear lotions, deodorants, perfumes, or makeup before the visit because they may interfere with the even application of your tan. However, a tiny quantity of moisturiser on elbows, knees, hands and feet can act as a barrier to avoid buildup in those areas if desired.
What Should I Do After I Get My Spray Tan?
As the formula develops on your skin following your spray tan, you should use extreme caution. Wear loose-fitting clothing and stay away from activities that involve water or liquids, such as cleaning the dishes, working exercise, or getting caught in the rain. If the guide color/bronzer starts to fade after a few hours, don’t panic; there will still be solution on your skin, which will intensify the colour.
After washing off your spray tan for the specified period of time, moisturise with a tan-friendly moisturiser. Our tanning products have a pH balance and are meant to moisturise the skin and help your tan last longer.
Will My Tan Stain My Dress?
No, it shouldn’t stain your dress, especially if you had a spray tan a few days before your wedding and had at least two showers; no bronzer should be left on the skin. If your dress does get tanned, it should be able to be removed at the dry cleaners.