No matter how cautious you are, how good products you are
using (for instance, the best home spray tan machine money can buy), you still
end up applying streaky tans. This can be a problem, especially if you own an airbrush spray tanning salon or run a small, home business. Streaky tans are
probably one of the biggest no-no’s in this industry, which can pretty much
ruin a business if not eliminated as fast as possible.
Lucky for you, Artesian Tan is all about helping salons and
business owners to smoothly operate their businesses and to perfect their skills.
Just give this a read!Make sure that you are working at a distance of
between 4 and 6 inches between the mist applicator or spray gun and the body.Start applying the coats at the back of the
body. Work with careful and even vertical strokes to the top of the leg, while slightly overlapping each stripe of color guide.Ensure that the palms of your clients’ hands are
facing in towards their thighs when they are standing with their arms by their
sides. Spray from the top of the arm towards the wrist. This sometimes takes 2
to 3 stripes, depending on the surface size you have to spray.When spraying the back of the legs, start a bit
over the bottom of the panty line, working your way down towards the ankle.
Slightly overlap each stripe of guide color (the same goes for the back too).
Also, imagine an upside down Y at the ankles' bottom. For the inner stripe pull
out to the left and for the outer stripe, pull out to the right. Next step, when doing the side of the body, ask
your clients to do a quarter turn (their side should be facing you). Lift their
arm, so it's slightly away from the body and start applying the tan from the
top of the shoulder (with the same "Y-method"). Turn their arm over
so the palm is facing upright, then cover the inner side as well. When done,
ask the client to stretch their arm above their head (like they are actually
doing the Y of the YMCA but with one arm). Spray from the hip up, stopping at
the base of the armpit. Mist the armpit only once.
• Before starting to spray the front of the body,
ask the client to lift their arms and lean back slightly. This enables you to
start spraying from under the bust or pectorals first, in sweeping motions from
side to side. Spray each breast or pectoral spraying the shape of each cup of an
imaginary bikini top. Start from at the top of the knicker line to cover the
abdomen, working upwards.
• Start at the bottom of the knicker line to cover
the front of the legs and work towards the ankle in the already described
Y-method.For inner legs, get the client to turn their leg
outwards, while their foot is at a 90-degree angle. Spray this area only once
with about 2 stripes.Spray up and down from the bottom of the neck up
over the ears when spraying the face, while heading from one side to the other.
Make sure that the client’s eyes are closed, and that they are holding their
breath. Cover the nose and mouth when near.
•Finish with the hands by pulling your gun back a
bit. Work in quick light mists from the pinkie to the wrist until you get to the
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