(Closed) Spray Tans

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had also been considering it. My friend recently got one so I asked her how it went for her. It looked really nice on her, but she said that if your shampoo and conditioner have any kind of minerals in it the tan will fade splotchy. She also said that her friend has been literally scratching her’s off so if you get a bug bite or something you could scratch the tan off. It kind of turned me off to and so I’ve ben trying to tan in a tanning bed. I am VERY pale and I always have been, this is my first time tanning in a tanning bed and I can see some color in my arms and shoulders, but not so much in my torso and legs, but everyone I’ve talked to has said that the legs are the hardest. Once you get that base tan though you’ll be good!

Post # 4
2974 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’ve gotten spray tans before (not for a wedding). To be honest, I think its sketchy to do for the wedding because any number of things might make it look weird. Personally, I have had it seep into the lines on my hands making them look way old, or had big v’s on the sides of them. It can become splotchy. What if it rubbed off on your dress?

My BFF got one right before her wedding and had no problems so maybe I just suck at spray tans.


Post # 5
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SeeingDaisies:  Every spray tan formula and every person’s skin type is a little different so your best bet is trial and error I’m afraid.

For your wedding I’d go to a place where a lady sprays you (as opposed to standing in a phone both type machine that sprays you) and just make sure you say you’d like the lightest color or the most natural. You should also plan on having it done about 48 hours prior to your wedding. 

I’d also recommend exfoliating like crazy leading up to the day of your spray tan, it’ll make it more even and last longer.

I’ve had some awesome spray tans, but I’ve also had one that came off within 3 days and turned my sheets brown! You just have to see what works for you!

Post # 6
2641 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@SeeingDaisies:  Ha ha! I’ve really pale skin and hate it so have been using spray tan for years. However, the spray tan for the wedding caused lots of stress! Based on this I have some advice.

1. Test them out very early (a couple of months in advance) and for events that you are going to. That way you will be dressed up and there will be photos. I was happy with the spray tan I had tested at my hen party until I looked at myself in a photo beside another girl (also pale!). I looked very yellow in the photo.

2. Test them out until you’re happy with a tan. I ran out of time and had to choose a tan I had never used before for The day!

3. Remember, it’s not just what you will look like but what you will be like nxt to your husband and the bm’s. That was why I was worried about looking yellow beside my husband.

4. Phone around different salons for advice and do research on The best tans for your skin tone. I wanted something light. I didn’t want to look like I had tan on, I just wanted to avoid the neart see through look I normally have! I was advised on specific tans and also the best person to do a light tan.

5.  The salon will also advice you on other things such as exfoliation and moisturising.

Post # 7
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

…Maybe you can do some practice runs, way in advance of the wedding? I’ve never done a spray tan, but good luck!

Post # 9
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I highly recommend Hollywood Tans if you have one near you.  If you get it the night before and shower in the morning, the excess comes off and it will look really natural.  They have a big variety of colors and the application goes on so easy.

Post # 10
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got an airbrush spray tan for my wedding and I was really glad I did. I had a trial with the girl two weeks prior to make sure I liked it.

Post # 11
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’d also recommend going to one where they hand-spray you and where the color is customized, and of course some trial runs.  I got one done for a vacay (not as important as a wedding obviously) and it was nice, but “nice” only lasts so long.  I’m fidgety, so I was rubbing my arms and legs, so I had pale patches from where I had rubbed the color off.  I bet I could keep it under wraps for a wedding, but that’s why I’m not doing it for the wedding – by the time I get to the honeymoon, it’ll be patchy and weird, no thanks.  All my fault though.  I wonder if other bees experience the same thing?

Post # 12
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I actually like the gradual tan mousse by St. Tropez, if you have time and inclination. 

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