Custom Spray FAQ


Do I need to make an appointment for a Custom Spray tan?

Yes you do need to make an appointment for a Custom Spray Tan. Custom Spray Tans are done at our Central Location (off of 48th & O St). You can book your Custom Spray Tanning appointment through our website under Our Services> UV-Free Spray Tanning tab or by calling any of our salons. 

How many times do I need to be sprayed?

Once. We can go as light or dark as you’d like in one application. 

How long does it take to get sprayed?

Twenty minutes. If it is your first time being sprayed at Max Tan we ask that you arrive a few minutes early to fill out new client paperwork. 

Will I look orange?

No!  Max Tan uses a variety of high-quality spray tanning solution. We gurantee that our solutions will deliver a natural, bronze glow complete with advanced DHA technology to customize your color.

What do I need to do to prepare for my spray tan?

Manicures, pedicures and waxes should be done PRIOR to your Custom Spray Tan appointment. The day of your appointment you should shower, shave and exfoliate.  Avoid applying any lotion (because lotion will act as a barrier against the solution)or deodorant, for at least 6 hours prior to your appointment. Be sure to wash off any makeup prior to your Custom Spray Tan appointment. 

What should I wear to my appointment?

What you wear while being sprayed is your personal preference. Men are required to wear bottoms. Be sure that any clothing you do wear is cotton and/or dark colored. Please bring loose-fitted dark cotton clothes and flip-flops to leave in.

How long do I need to wait after my appointment before showering?

You should wait at least six to eight hours before showering. While your spray tan is processing  you will want to avoid sweating, dishes, crying, showering or anything that will put you in contact with water.

Will the solution rub off on my clothes?

The cosmetic bronzer from our spray tan solutions can rub off on clothing and linens, but will wash out of cotton. When you shower the first time after your spray, the cosmetic bronzer washes off leaving your long-term color that will not rub off on clothing and linens.

How long will my spray tan last?

Spray tans can last anywhere from 5-7 days, depending on how well you care for it.  We offer a full line of California Tan Sunless products that are spray-safe and will help prolong the life of your spray tan. Avoid using any astringents, exfoliating scrubs, etc. after being sprayed will also ensure the best results.

I am being sprayed for vacation. Does my Custom Spray tan offer me UV protection?

No. Your spray tan is purely cosmetic and will not offer you UV protection. You will still need to apply SPF on your vacation.