Spray Tan 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 (47th & O St). You can book your Custom Spray tan appointment online or by calling any of our salons.

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

No. Your spray tan is purely cosmetic and will not offer UV protection. You will still need to apply SPF on your vacation. We offer spray-safe oilf-free sunscreen with SPF 30 and SPF 50.

How many times do I need to be sprayed?

One appointment is all you need to achieve your perfect color! We can go as light or dark as you’d like in one application. 

How long does a Custom Spray Tan appointment take?

20 minutes is all it takes. 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. 

What do I need to do to prepare for my spray tan?
  • Manicures, pedicures and waxes should be done PRIOR to your spray tan.
  • Shower, shave and exfoliate at least 24 hours before receiving a spray tan. 
  • Avoid applying any lotion (because lotion will act as a barrier against the solution)or deodorant, for at least 8 hours prior to your spray tan. 
  • Be sure to wash off any makeup prior to your spray tan session.
Will I look orange?

No!  Max Tan uses only 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 should I wear to my appointment?

It is totally up to you what you want to wear during your appointment. Whatever you feel most comfortable in! 

Please note – Men are required to wear bottoms.

Be sure that any clothing you do wear immediately after is loose-fitted, cotton and/or dark colored. 

How long do I need to wait after spray tan before showering?

You should wait at least 6-8 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.

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.

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.