Jenny From The Bronze
Spray Tanning Waiver/Consent Form
Spray Tanning is the application of DHA on the top layer of the skin which reacts with the amino acids on skin. DHA is considered to be safe and is approved by the FDA. The FDA advises the use of protection on eyes, nose, lips, and mucous membranes. Nose plugs, eye covers and lip protection are available at any time. You may choose to use these items during your session.
SUMMARY OF PREP/AFTERCARE:
- Exfoliation is an important part of prep. Use an exfoliating mitt or glove and exfoliate 24-36 hours before your tan. NO LOOFAHS. Shave during this time as well.
- Waxing is done at least 48 hours before your appointment. Mani/Pedis are done at least 24 hours before (unless polish-only, nothing on your skin)
- Bring loose fitting, dark colored clothing to wear after your tan. Flip flops are good.. avoid tennis shoes and socks.
- Dress to YOUR comfort level during the spray tan (top and bottom, bottoms only, etc, while keeping in mind tan lines that will be created). Men MUST wear bottoms.
- No makeup, lotions, perfumes, deodorant or body oils on skin the day of your tan. If you have deodorant or makeup on, we have prep wipes to help remove product from skin.
- Follow post- spray tan instructions given during your appointment.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Moisturize daily with an approved lotion.
- Use an approved body wash and face wash when showering. Refer to list in this document.
- Pat dry after showers and washing your face.
- If you ever have questions, please reach out to me. I am happy to answer questions to help you get the best possible tan!
SUNSCREEN/SUN PROTECTION: Spray tan solutions DO NOT have sunscreen and do not protect you from the sun, sunburn, or sun damage. Please wear sunscreen when out in the sun as a spray tan is NOT a barrier from the sun. I recommend SunBum to protect your skin. It can also protect your spray tan when you're in water (lakes, pools etc). Do be cautious in pools as the chlorine can remove your spray tan. Rinse right after getting out of the pool. Hot tubs are not recommended.
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SUNBURN:If you have a sunburn (or sun damage without burning) or have had a sunburn in the past 4-5 weeks, make sure your sunburn is completely healed before coming in for a spray tan. It is best to wait about 4 weeks to make sure your skin is healed. ANY SKIN STILL DAMAGED FROM SUNBURN (visible or not) WILL PEEL OR TAN UNEVENLY, creating a blotchy-looking spray tan. EVEN IF YOU DO NOT SEE PEELING, there is still damaged/healing skin during those 4 weeks of healing. Parts will tan, and other parts will not. If you have questions or are unsure if you have allowed enough time after a sunburn to receive a spray tan, please contact Jenny From The Bronze. I cannot be responsible for the quality of your spray tan if there is visible peeling or unseen healing (about 4 weeks or less from the time of your sunburn).
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If you have any known allergies, please ask for an ingredients list. My solutions are safe for the general population; however the potential for an allergic reaction exists for some people with allergies or sensitivities. My solutions have 100% natural DHA and are naturally-based. Even so, allergies from naturally-based products do exist. If you are spray tanning for a special occasion, it is advised to get a spray tan prior to the even to test for desired color and against any potential allergic reactions.
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HORMONES/PREGNANCY/MEDICATION: Hormones and certain medications may affect the outcome of your spray tan. If you are pregnant, menstruating, or on any hormonal medication (birth control, thyroid medication, hormonal injections/balancing pills, etc), please let me know before your spray tan. Additionally, other medications or topical skin treatments affecting skin health (especially products for the face like retinol) can impact the outcome of your spray tan. Please feel free to consult with me prior to your appointment.
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PRODUCTS TO AVOID: There are several products or ingredients that can adversely affect your spray tan. Please avoid using the following ingredients before and during your spray tan:
RETINOL (at least 1 week prior to your tan and during your tan. If you don't have a week, we can avoid spraying areas you apply retinol to). Retinol can make your tan splotchy or strip it faster and unevenly.
ACNE MEDICATIONS/CREAMS/SPRAYS that exfoliate the skin (accutane, salicylic acid). Stop using a week before your tan if possible. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)
Alcohols are drying and can damage your spray tan as well as make your skin dry and rough. Alcohols to avoid: ethanol, methanol, denat alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol.
Additionally, avoid mineral oils, parabens, sulfates, body oils, Dove, Oil of Olay, Dial, Victorias Secret, Bath & Body Works, NO BAR SOAPS unless designed for spray tans, oil-based exfoliating scrubs, creamy body washes.
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**PRODUCTS TO USE**: The BEST option is to use products designed for spray tans. I have some available in my studio and can bring them to mobile appointments upon request.
Products available in stores that are generally ok for spray tans include
- Hempz body wash/lotion
- Cetaphil (not the skin renewing, just regular formula)
- Shea butter lotion
- Love Beauty Planet
- Jojoba oil is ok except for the day of your tan and the day after.
These brands apply to both lotions and body wash. Again, NO bar soap, NO Dove, NO Dial, NO Ivory. For sunscreen, I recommend Sun Bum LOTION based sunscreen (not the spray). I cannot check all skin care brands, so these are the brands I recommend most from my experience. Over the counter brands are not designed to be spray tan safe, so these are the best options available for store brand compared to salon/spa grade products but are acceptable options. These recommended brands should be used on your prep day (day before your tan) and the days following for as long as you have your tan.
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PREP: It is important to follow the prep and post spray tan instructions for the best possible outcome of your spray tan.
- The key to good prep is proper exfoliation, which is done 24-36 hours before your spray tan. You need to shave at this time as well. No showers within 8 hours of your spray tan, and use only approved body wash.
- Manicures and pedicures should be done 24-48 hours before your tan
- Waxing is done 2-3 days or more before your spray tan.
- Do not shave, wax, exfoliate the day of your spray tan. This will strip the amino acids from your skin (which the DHA reacts to) as well as leave your skin in an unfavorable condition to receive the spray tan.
- If you shower the day of your spray tan, please do not shower within 8 hours of your spray tan. Have at least 8 hours between shower and spray tan.
- Avoid putting any oil based scrubs on your body. No perfume, oils, or shaving within this time frame. Avoid deodorant when possible; otherwise remove prior to appointment.
- If you have dry skin, moisturize daily prior to your appointment and up to 8 hours before your tan. Avoid applying lotion too close to your appointment. For a list of spray tan safe lotions and body washes, please refer the the list in this document.
- ORANGE: Orange tones can happen with poor prep (poor exfoliation and/or dry skin). Dry skin "catches" the solution more heavily than hydrated skin and may result in a darker tan in that area or an orange tint. It is also possible to get orange or brassy tones if you over process by rinsing beyond your recommended rinse time (Example, I recommend 3 hours and you wait 6 hours for your first rinse etc). Key takeaways: proper exfoliation and hydrated skin. Barrier cream (provided) is also good to apply to drier areas as well as hands, feet, fingernails and toenails.
For exfoliation: I highly recommend an exfoliating mitt or glove which can be purchased just about anywhere. NO LOOFAHS... Loofah's don't offer thorough exfoliation. Exfoliate your entire body including face, neck, hands, elbows, knees, ankles and feet. Every part of your body should get exfoliated. This allows new skin cells to generate at the same time, and sets the stage for an even, longer lasting tan with an even fade. Your tan can be uneven if you do not do a full body thorough exfoliation. Get all your skin and use a good exfoliator (glove/mitt). You can moisturize after, and 12 hours before your appointment with an approved moisturizer. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Manicures and pedicures must be done at least 24-48 hours before your spray tan. If you get a manicure or pedicure the day of or after your tan, you must have a polish-only application (no lotions, exfoliations, etc). Do not get a manicure or pedicure while you have a spray tan unless it is polish-only.
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Day of Spray Tan:
Do not have any lotions, perfumes or deodorant on your body. Wipes are provided if makeup or deodorant needs to be removed, but if you can avoid deodorant prior to your spray tan, this is the best option. Anything on your skin will create a barrier between your skin and the spray tan solution. DEODORANT REACTS WITH THE BRONZER AND CAN TURN YOUR UNDERARMS GREEN. They is normally okay after the first shower, but you probably don't want green underarms in any case. Please wipe off deodorant thoroughly before tan if you have any on your body.
Dress/undress to your own comfort level. For undergarments, a bikini or underwear is fine. Dark colors are best. You will get solution on whatever you wear; this should come off when washed, but wear something you are ok with getting solution on and having potential staining. After your spray tan, wear DARK, LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING. Avoid tight clothing and shoes to reduce the chance of your spray tan smearing, streaking or processing improperly. Pajama pants or loose yoga pants, loose t-shirt or long sleeve, maxi dress are all good options. Flip flops are best; avoid socks and tennis shoes. Avoid getting wet, swimming, or sweating as your spray tan develops, with exception of your initial rinse. Please do not put on a watch until after your initial rinse. The sweat/moisture under the band will cause the tan not to develop in that area or may become blotchy. If you have leather seats in your car and have shorts/tank top on, please put a towel on your seat.
FOR MEN: All men MUST wear boxers, underwear, shorts, swim trunks, or some otherwise suitable option to cover your genitals. There are no exceptions. If you refuse to cover yourself, you still pay for your appointment as another client could have had that spot. You will be asked to get dressed, and the spray tan session will not continue. Additionally, a female companion must be present. If you cannot agree to these rules, please cancel your booking request immediately.
(AWKWARD STATEMENT WARNING) Some people might urinate or tinkle in the shower. While it's awkward to mention, its important I mention it now rather than after the fact. Urine will streak your tan during development or rinsing. Do not urinate in the shower when rinsing. If this happens it can affect your tan and leave streaks. This has not been an issue with my clients but has happened to other artist's clients before. I want to bring this up now, even if this is never something you do.
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If you have ANY questions before, during, or after your spray tan session, please feel free to contact me between 8am and 9pm M-Sa. I will get back with you as soon as possible.
Spray Tan After Care:Shower and moisturize according to your post-care instructions.
- After your spray tan and the initial rinse, *daily moisturizing* is essential to ensure you maintain a quality tan that lasts, fades evenly, and looks healthy.
- Avoid products like DOVE, Olay or products with sulfates and mineral oil. Avoid micellar water, retinol, alcohols listed above. I have a list of products that are okay to use post-spray tan.
- Makeup remover wipes do strip your tan and make it fade faster, so I recommend a mild face wash like Aveeno or a spray-tan-safe wash.
- Avoid using wash cloths and loofahs in the shower when tan; use your hand because wash cloths/loofahs can exfoliate and remove the spray tan.
- Wait to shave until day 2 after your spray tan. Use a fresh (not dull) razor with NO moisturizing strip on it.
- Please pat dry out of the shower as rubbing your skin (body and face) with a towel exfoliates your skin and will remove your tan quicker and unevenly.
- Avoid prolonged skin-to-skin contact as your spray tan develops over the next 24 hours (crossing legs without pants/while wearing shorts, sleeping with your hand on your face, etc).
- Swimming: Chlorine will strip your tan... apply a generous layer of sunblock (Sun Bum lotion) to help prevent this, or avoid chlorine altogether. Rinse with clean fresh water ASAP after pool time to remove the chlorine off your body. If you can, moisturize as well. AVOID pools/spas/hot tubs for 3 days after your spray tan. Hot tubs/jacuzzis are very likely to strip your spray tan at any point while you have your spray tan.
- In the car: place a towel over leather seats, especially if you don't have loose pants and a t shirt/long sleeve shirt. The sweat and friction can affect your spray tan as it develops. Do the same with leather furniture.
- Pre-and Post care are very important in the overall outcome of your spray tan and affects how long it lasts as well as the fade. Please review care instructions and ask me any questions you have.
When to remove spray tan: After about 7-10 days, your spray tan will start to fade more noticeably and become uneven (you can prolong this by moisturizing 1-2X daily, pat dry after shower, and rinse immediately after pool time). However, this is a natural part of the spray tan process because your skin cells die and slough off about every 10 days. Your skin cells die off and renew. This happens at different times (not all your skin cells die off after 10 days, which is why exfoliation prior to tanning is also important). As your tan begins to look uneven, it is probably time to remove it! Soak your skin by sitting in the tub with comfortably hot water for 15-20 minutes. You might like to bring your favorite beverage and some music or candles to have an extra pampering time! Once your skin is nice and soft, exfoliating will be a breeze. Use a wet exfoliating mitt or glove to remove the spray tan & dead skin cells all over your body. You can also use a special product used for spray tan removal, baby oil, or micellar water. Leave on for a few minutes, then use your wet exfoliating mitt or glove to remove the spray tan. Moisturize your skin after exfoliating. You can also book your next spray tan to be scheduled 24-36 hours after your exfoliation. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to text or message me.
CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel up to 24 hours prior to your appointment with no cancellation fees. If you cancel 23-13 hours before your appointment, a cancellation fee of 50% of the service selected may be charged to your card on file. If you cancel 12 hours or less before your your appointment, the FULL amount of the appointment/service is due at the discretion of Jenny From the Bronze. This is to extend the courtesy of my time and booking. Another client may have selected that appointment time. If no cancellation fee was applied (for example an appointment was entered by the spray tan artist), full pre-payment of the next booking may be due. Repeat cancellations may also incur full payment prior to future appointments. Jenny From the Bronze reserves the right to decline any appointment requested if client is unable to honor scheduled appointments. Additionally, if cancelling 12 hours or less prior to appointment, all discounts, promotional rates, and coupons are void and not valid for future use.
Please read and sign the statement below.
I have been provided with spray tan care instructions, which I have read and understand completely. I understand that proper pre-tan preparation is vital for the overall outcome of my spray tan. To my knowledge, I have no medical conditions or allergy which would prevent me from having a spray tan. I have been honest and accurate about the information I have provided on this waiver and during any discussion with my spray tan artist. I take sole responsibility of any reaction I may have, staining of clothing and/or personal belongings. I have read and completely understand this consent form. I understand that Jenny From The Bronze is not responsible for the outcome of my spray tan due to poor prep, after care, or potential allergies. Any allergy concerns must be addressed prior to my appointment.
Photo release: If you submit photos that we may use for public posting (social media or other avenues) Jenny From the Bronze has the right to use and publish photographs of me that you as the client choose to provide, which may be included for editorial, trade, advertising, social media, and any other purpose and in any manner or medium and may add the company logo on the photograph as deemed appropriate. Photos that are shared with me with permission to share are provided with a general release so they can be used for general advertising purposes. I can also cover your face in the photo if you prefer it shared in that way. You may also submit a sharable photo that does not have your face in it (photo with your head turned, tan line photo, photo taken of your back/legs etc). Photos are the best way to showcase my spray tan work to future clients! I appreciate written reviews as well. I appreciate sharing of photos and respect client wishes if any are expressed.
You may also share photos with me that are for my private use only to view in order to see the outcome of the spray tan or address any questions you might have about the spray tan.
I agree that I am 18 years of age or older. IF I am under 18, I agree to have a parent/guardian present at the time of my spray tan session.
I have read this statement, and my signature on the following section acknowledges and adheres to this statement