The Versa Spa Sunless Spray Booth has arrived at
Anahata Tan of
Anahata Tan is the
premier destination for spray tanning on Cape Cod!
At Anahata Tan, our mission is to indulge our clients with
a consistent, natural-looking spray tan that is perfectly customized to each individual's skin tone and personal preferences.
Through world-class sunless tanning products, friendly customer service, and unparalleled expertise in the technology of sunless tanning, Anahata Tan maximizes the benefits that can be achieved through a uv-free tan. We are eager to share our knowledge with all those seeking to maintain a healthy and youthful glow on a year-round basis.
Your Sunless Questions Answered
(And if they're
not...definitely give us a call!)
1. Why choose Sunless?
Sunless spray tanning
has come a long way since it began decades ago. People who either can't tan
naturally, or choose not to tan for a variety of reasons, still want to have
glowing tan skin. Whether they want to look good for an upcoming event, or just
to cheer themselves up, a sunless spray tan can give a perfect, flawless,
2. How does the D.H.A.
solution make your skin tan?
The D.H.A. solution
causes the proteins in the outside layer of your skin to react with the oxygen
in the air resulting in a bronzing effect. The best way to understand this can
be illustrated in this analogy: When you take a bite out of an apple and set it
down the fruit begins to turn brown after it is exposed to the air for a while.
This is a very similar chemical reaction to what takes place with the D.H.A.
and your skin after an airbrush session. So you can see that you are not applying
a dye or color to your skin but rather creating a situation where your skin
develops a beautiful natural bronze color on its own through a natural chemical
3. What is the
air-brushed sunless tanning process?
sunless tanning process uses an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to
react with the skins amino acids. The reaction is like that of the sun, but is
not damaging to the skin. The process results in a golden tan appearance that
can last up to 10 days. This new process appeals to both people who already
like tanning beds and those who don't.
4. What kind of
results can I expect?
Anahata Tan’s Sunless
Airbrush solution has only pink and brown undertones so you will not be orange
at all! The color is very natural-looking...most of our customer's friends
think they went on vacation, not got a spray tan. If you currently have fair
skin, your color will be light and natural-looking. If you try to go too dark
when you have fair skin, you will look fake and people will notice. You want to
have a natural-looking tan, and that is what we try to achieve here at Anahata
Tan. If you are already tan, you will get dramatically darker. The darker
you are coming in, the darker your spray tan will be. We have the ability to
make your color lighter or darker, depending on your preference, but we start
each new customer at the same color level as the majority of our customers are
very satisfied with this level of color.
"instant" is the tan?
As we are spraying
you, we are also applying a cosmetic bronzer. This bronzer helps us, as
technicians, see where we've sprayed you and to ensure even color. The bronzer
also helps to give you some instant color. The real sunless process,
however, takes up to 8 hours to develop, so while you will leave our salon with
some color, the real color will develop darker and darker as the day goes on,
peaking at around 8-10 hours.
6. How long will this
This really depends on
several factors. The air-brushed sunless tanning process only affects the
epidermis layer of skin. Since cells are constantly being naturally discarded
it is recommended that you exfoliate with some type of scrub (like our Hempz
Pomegranate Sugar Scrub or Norvell Exfoliator) before you have the DHA solution
applied. Just like with a UV generated tan, using a moisturizer designed
specifically for sunless maintenance will prolong the life of your tan. Results
can still be seen up to 10 days after application with a good tan extending
lotion but average life is 5-7 days.
7. What are the
challenges associated with the air-brushed sunless tanning process?
If you have used a
self tanner from the drug store then you know some of the problems associated
with the process: orange color, streaking, blotches, and tanned palms etc. The
air-brushed sunless tanning process virtually eliminates most problems
associated with self tanning. After being sprayed you need to avoid
perspiration and showering for at least 8 hours.
8. What do I wear
during the application process?
Females can wear as
little or as much clothing as you like. Male tanners do need to wear briefs or
boxer-briefs. Keep in mind that whatever you do wear while getting
sprayed will leave you with tan lines. Any garments worn while being sprayed may get stained. Anahata Tan can
provide a bikini top if you do not want to wear your own.
9. What can I expect
during my visit?
Anahata Tan prides
itself on making our customers feel very comfortable during the sunless tanning
process and it is our #1 goal! You will
be in a private room where you will be able to get dressed and undressed
privately. A technician will help you apply a barrier cream lotion on your
hands and feet to avoid over-application on these sensitive areas. Barrier
cream on the elbows and knees is NOT necessary with our solution. You will wear
a hair covering to protect your hair. Nose plugs are available but because of
the minimal overspray of the solution, most customers don't feel the need to
Technicians use a
hand-held sprayer (much like a paint sprayer) and spray air mixed with a light
solution to your skin. The process can be cold to the skin, but we do try
to keep the room warm with a heater to help alleviate that (if you can be
really warm when you get here, that helps!).
The solution dries
almost instantly so there is no need to wait for it to dry. Technicians will
wipe excess color off of your hands and feet for you. Your skin may feel a
little sticky for an hour or two after application but will be less sticky as
the day goes on.
Your sunless airbrush
session is complete!
10. Why is keeping
skin moisturized essential to maintain great sunless results?
It is important to
keep skin moisturized after sunless tanning as dry, flaky skin will slough off
faster and color will fade sooner. Sunless tan-extending products with a light
self-tanning bronzer, like Hempz Touch of Summer, Designer Skin’s Tinted Love and
Black Tan Extender, help hydrate skin and maintain even, natural-looking color
longer by providing subtle bronzers.
11. How frequently do
you recommend I get an airbrush sunless spray? Can I do it several days in a
The frequency of
sunless tanning application depends on your skin cell turn over and preference
of color intensity. People with quick cell turn-overs may want to get sprayed
once a week to keep color fresh, while others may need to wait and get sprayed
every other week. It is important to fully exfoliate prior to your next sunless
session to prevent "layering" of old color. Anahata Tan’s Airbrush
solution does not require back-to-back application - 1 session will give you
12. Can I use a
sunless spray in addition to a regular tanning bed? Absolutely. In fact, the sunless tanning
results are phenomenal over a nice base tan. If you want to combine both
applications in a single visit, we recommend to use the tanning bed first, then
the sunless spray. We call it a "cocktail".
13. Will the spray tan
from a spray tanning application come off on my clothes? Yes, some of the bronze color may rub off on
clothing or bed sheets. This is most likely to happen when you get dressed
immediately after tanning. To minimize the chance of the tint transferring to
clothing, we recommend that you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your
spray session. The cosmetic tint is water-soluble. Therefore, in most cases,
the color will come out of cotton clothing in the wash. If you wish, we can use clear solution (without cosmetic bronzers) instead of the more popular solutions which give you instant color. The results of the clear solution are exactly the same after the sunless has developed. However, your tan will take about 8-12 hours to fully develop and you will be leaving the salon without any immediate color.
14. Will a sunless
spray tan affect the color of my nails or nail polish? The solution will not discolor nail polish.
However, the solution can cause unnatural coloration of cuticles and nails.
Therefore, we recommend you apply a barrier cream to nails and cuticles prior
to a sunless spray application to avoid any discoloration.
15. Will a sunless
spray tan discolor my hair?
DHA reacts with proteins. As hair is a protein, it can discolor some hair types
if it penetrates the hair follicles. Those with light hair, such as blonde,
white, or grey hair should take extra precautions. It is recommended you wear a
protective hair cap, provided by Anahata Tan, to ensure protection from
discoloration. Make sure the forehead, ears, and hairline are exposed.
16. Why do I need to
wear sunscreen even if I have a sunless tan? Although you may feel and look like you have a real tan, a
sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan and therefore provides
your skin with no real sunburn protection. It is absolutely necessary you wear
a sunscreen when outdoors to protect your skin from burning.
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"Your Sunless Questions Answered Here!"
Reasons to Choose an Airbrush Tan by Anahata Tan
- It enhances your skins appearance with a sexy, sultry glow.
- It camouflages cellulite and spider veins.
- It makes you look thinner!
- You will feel more confident about your appearance.
- Guaranteed just off the beach, natural-looking color in just one application!
Airbrush Tanning by Anahata Tan
is all about quality and satisfaction!
We proudly use Norvell and Amber Sun products for our airbrush services.