Q: How does a Tan Tan work?
A: At The Tan Tan Room, you will find a unique method of spray tanning; an air compressor applies a DHA-based solution (see below) to your skin; there is a spray nozzle used for most of the body, and an airbrush for detail areas (face, fingertips, toes, hairline, etc.). This method - and this type of equipment - allows for the most precise and the most natural looking tan.
Q: Is a Custom Tan safe?
A: DHA is the main ingredient in our sunless tanning products. It is a simple, non-toxic sugar that is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane. When applied to the body, DHA will respond to the amino acids on the outermost layer of the skin, changing its color to a tan tone that looks beautiful. It is very safe.
Q: So is "the more DHA, the better" a true statement?
A: No! What you should look for is a good formula that goes on as light as possible, but still gets the job done. You don't want your technician to glob a bunch of DHA on your skin any more than you'd want to use an entire bottle of shampoo to wash your hair. All the extra shampoo doesn't make your hair any cleaner; it just creates a huge mess and wastes your money.
Q: How are we different than other spray tanning?
A: All spray tanning is not created equal! A Tan Tan Room Tan looks great because of superior application, superior equipment, superior formulas, and superior technician training. Our application equipment uses a medical-grade air compressor that is quiet and provides a strong airflow required for a smooth and even application; all other brands of spray tanning use cheaper turbine motors-essentially a reverse vacuum cleaner (blows instead of sucks). Our solutions have been formulated with precise amounts of DHA and do not need to be "caked" on the achieve your desired darkness like other brands do.
Q: How is Custom Tan different from the one I get from tanning booths or the sun?
A: Both the sun and tanning booths darken the skin by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV); exposed cells known as melanocytes produce brown pigment called melanin, which darkens the skin as a natural defense against the UV radiation. DHA reacts with the amino acids in your skin to change the color temporarily and naturally. The tanning effect is only temporary because the outer layer of your skin is continually replacing old cells with new ones so a Tan generally lasts about 7 to 10 days.
Q: Why do some spray tans make people look orange?
A: Unnatural orange tones are usually the result of either too high of a concentration of DHA in the tanning formula or over-application of a properly concentrated formula. Other companies generally only offer one color and their formulas often contain DHA levels that are too high to deliver a natural looking tan. You can also end up looking orange by using automated spray booths and at-home tanning lotions if you're not careful.
Q: Are there any cosmetics or colorants in the solutions?
A: Yes. DHA takes up to 24 hours to realize its full color potential. Our solutions are mixed with cosmetic bronzers to give your skin a beautiful cosmetic tan while the DHA is activating.
Q: Why do we offer different tanning solution colors?
A: To make sure we can always deliver the precise color that you want. Most other companies only offer one or (maybe) two colors, so they are forced to attempt to adjust the color by applying more or less solution. This "trial and error" process often results in error (orange and/or dried out skin) more often than not.
Q: How long will a Tan Tan last?
A: The average results is 7 to 10 days of color. Factors such as skin type, activities, and maintenance may cause results to vary.
Q: How long does a Tan Tan take to apply?
A: A full body session takes about 15 minutes. Please allow 15 minutes for set-up, tear-down & consultation.
Q: Can I get a Custom Tan if I'm pregnant?
A: As a precaution, if you are pregnant, you should always consult with your physician before receiving a spray tan or any beauty or skin care application.