Spray Tanning Prep and Tips!

Do you want bronzed, glowing skin instantly with out the UV rays? Welcome to the VersaSpa Sunless Tanning system! Our automated spray tan booth will give you that confidence boosting tan in 10 minutes or less, BUT before you step into the booth, make sure you are ready for your session with these easy steps!

  • Is it the right time?

After your automated spray tan, you need to avoid water for at least 4-8 hours to let the bronzer absorb into your skin. 24 hours is the ideal! If you have plans to hit the pool or gym later, it’s probably not the best day for your tan!

  • Exfoliate

Either the night before or the morning of your tanning day, make sure to shower, shave and exfoliate your body! This removes the dead skin cells and leaves your skin fresh and clean to absorb the bronzer! It also helps the application go on more evenly and last longer! We highly recommend the VersaSpa Cleansing body wash and exfoliator for the proper prep! Avoid bar soaps and any soaps that leave a residue.

  • Skip the face paint and smelly stuff!

If it is possible, don’t put on makeup, body lotion, perfume or even deodorant the day of! If it is impossible for you to avoid this before your tan, make sure you remove all traces before tanning. Moisturizers, makeup, perfume and deodorant can interfere with the bronzer absorbing into your skin. Some deodorants can even make your armpits turn a lovely green colour! If you must wear these before your tan, don’t worry, we have the Designer Skin Prep Mitt that will remove everything on your skin and help with an extra exfoliating before your tan!

If you are doing a Celebrity tan (using a tanning bed before your spray tan) we have an awesome tanning lotion called #powerup that is meant to be used in conjunction with your spray tan! Not only does it intensify your tan in the bed, but it allows the skin to absorb the bronzer from your spray tan even more easily! Check it out!

  • Wear loose fitting, dark clothing.

Although the VersaSpa dries you after your tan, there is still a slight chance of transfer for the first hour or so. Its best to wear clothing that isn’t rubbing against your skin and removing the tan and transferring it to your clothing until it has set in. Also, be sure to remove all your jewelry before your tan and leave it off until the tan is set as well as it can do the same thing as your clothes!

Alright! You are prepped, primed and ready to get your tan on! Welcome to the Dark side!

After Tanning

  • Wait at least 6 hours before showering, moisturizing, or partaking in any
    strenuous activity.
  • Apply VersaSpa® Daily Performance Lotion daily to help keep skin
    hydrated, smooth, and to prolong tanning results.
  • Use Touch-Up Spray (if needed).
  • If there are dark patches around hands, feet, etc. appear, use an emery
    board to lightly exfoliate the area.
  • Since the face is the first area to lose its tan, offer your customers a face
    only touchup session in the VersaSpa®!
  • Note: VersaSpa® Solution does not contain sunscreen and is not a substitute for
    proper sun protection.


  • $50 / full body session
  • $15 / just face
  • $20 / just legs

Waiver Form

To fill out and sign the waiver form (this is required BEFORE your tan) please click here.

More Information

For more information check out the VersaSpa website!

To give the DHA enough time to fully set, we recommend waiting a minimum of 4 hours after a session or 8 hours for optimal results. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tanned using an Instant Cosmetic Bronzer option the colour will wash off in the shower, but the color produced by the DHA will remain.

Not at all. Before Sunless Spray Tanning most self-tanners were creams and lotions applied by hand. That meant inconsistent coverage. Too much lotion applied in one place left the skin looking orange. Not enough lotion left unnatural streaks.


The sunless tanning formula is completely water soluble. Users may notice some initial cosmetic color on the inside of their clothing, but this color will wash out in cold water. However, DHA in the tanning formula may permanently stain what you wear during your session.

It can last up to 7 days depending on the formulation you choose and the condition of your skin.