How long does the appointment take?
An appointment takes about 15-20 minutes (including drying time).
How long does the tan last?
With proper maintenance,your Gotham Glow tan can last 5 to 7 days.
What kind of solution does Gotham Glow use?
Gotham Glow uses our own unique blend of solution that looks absolutely amazing on all skin tones and fades naturally.
Do I need to worry about looking orange or streaky?
You absolutely will not look orange. Our solution does not have any orange tint to it. We specialize in making sure our clients leave with a natural glow. Our technicians are highly trained and you should not experience any streaking unless you fail to follow the given instructions.
How should I prepare for my tan?
Best way to prepare for your tan is to exfoliate with a loofah and soap. We don’t recommend using sugar scrubs as they usually have oil in them, which sits on the skin and doesn’t let the tan absorb. Shaving, waxing, facials, manicure/pedicures, massages, and laser treatments should all be done before your tanning appointment.
What if I need to shave after my tanning appointment?
Please wait 8 hours for the solution to develop onto your skin. Take a shower until the water runs clear and use a moisturizing shaving gel to shave. Please note shaving is like exfoliating so every time you shave your tan will tend to fade.
How long should I wait to shower after my appointment?
You have to wait at least 8 hours before taking a shower. Your first shower should be a rinse with no soap or loofah. You will see a brown coloring come off in your shower. This is the color guide. Make sure the water runs clear before you hop out of the shower.
Can I moisturize before my tanning appointment?
It is best to apply lotion/ moisturizer (NO OILS) to your body and face at least a couple of hours before your appointment. That way when you come in it will be absorbed.
In the Summer time we suggest not using a moisturizer as it is humid outside and acts as a natural moisturizing agent.
Can I go to the gym right after my spray tan appointment?
We strongly encourage you to refrain from using the gym directly after your appointment. Profuse sweating will take the tan right off; if you must workout please wait a full day before doing so. Also Bikram yoga, running, or any other exercise that makes you sweat profusely is not recommended for your tan.
I love the way my Gotham Glow tan looks. How do I keep it up?
Make sure you moisturize every day and refrain from exfoliating your body and taking hot showers. If you would like to come in again make sure the tan has completely come off before getting sprayed again.
Can I get a mani/pedi after the tan?
We ask you get all manicures and pedicures done before the tan but if you need to get a manicure or pedicure after your spray tan appointment we suggest you wait the full 8 hours and take your first shower rinse. Let your nail technician know you only want a polish change and cuticle removal. No soaking hands and feet in water. No oils or exfoliation.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Loose dark clothing is best. No jeans, leather, or white clothing.
What do I wear while I’m getting tanned?
You can go fully nude; wear underwear or a bathing suit. Please note that if you do decide to wear underwear or a bathing suit you will have tan lines. If you do not want tan lines then we suggest you go fully nude.
Can I sunbathe with my tan?
Sunbathing does not affect your tan. You MUST use sunscreen though as our solution does not contain sun protection. We recommend you use an oil free, aerosol protectant.
Can I swim in the pool with my tan?
Stay away from chlorine, as it will make the tan fade quickly
I’m pregnant or breastfeeding. Is it safe to get the tan?
DHA only penetrates the outermost part of the skin. DHA has been used as a cosmetic ingredient in the United States since 1960 and no problems have ever been reported concerning DHA penetrating the skin, or causing problems during pregnancy. Having said that Gotham Glow suggests consulting with your physician first but yes, we do spray pregnant women very frequently.
I’m getting married. When should I get the tan done?
We recommend brides come in for a trial tan to see how great the color looks and also to see how long it lasts. We suggest getting the tan done 2 days before the big day.
I am going on vacation. When should I make and appointment?
It is best to make your appointment as close to the date of departure for your trip.
Will the tan come off on my clothes?
Our tans dry extremely fast so you will have little to no transfer onto your clothing. We suggest you wear loose dark clothing after your tanning appointment. The tan might come off on your clothes in the 8 hour time period after your appointment but it will wash off in the laundry and it will not ruin your tan.
I am extremely pale. Is the tan going to look weird on me?
Absolutely not! Our solution is very natural and looks like a real sun kissed tan. We are also very light handed when we tan and our solution is created for ALL skin tones.
What if I want to be really dark?
That is totally fine. Just let the technician know that you like to go on the darker side.
What if my appointment is in the evening? Can I sleep with the tan on?
Yes, you can go ahead and sleep with the tan and wake up the next morning and take a shower (rinse only, no soap). We suggest you wear loose dark clothing to bed.
I’m using Retin-A or topical acne creams. Will that affect the tan?
Yes, please refrain from using anything with retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic, or any other exfoliating agents during the course of your spray tan.
Will the tan cover my tan lines?
We cannot guarantee the airbrush tan will cover tan
lines. It will make them less noticeable but not cover them
I am peeling from a sunburn. Can I still get the tan done?
We do not recommend getting airbrush tanned if
you are peeling. The tan will look completely uneven where your skin is peeling.