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Questions

FAQs

  1. How do I apply Siennasol Extreme?
  2. Will the Tan be affected by skin conditions?
  3. Will a spray tan offer protection from the sun?
  4. Will it give me a good tan?
  5. How long does it last?
  6. How best can the tan be maintained?
  7. What can I do to maximize the tan?
  8. Does it leave an odor?
  9. Can I wear deodorant after the spray tan?
  10. Is it safe? Why or why not?
  11. Who shouldn't use it?
  12. How much do I charge?
  13. What is DHA?
  14. Do you have any advice for someone hoping to set up a spray tan business?
  15. I have had Allergic Reactions to products before, how do I ensure that I don't have a reaction to Siennasol?
  16. Do I have to buy your systems to be able to purchase Tanning Solutions or other products from you?
  17. Why is Siennasol less expensive then everything else?
  18. How long does Siennasol last?
  19. Do people with hair on their bodies develop an uneven tan?
  20. Do I get better results if I shave my legs before I get sprayed?
  21. What Spray Tanning Systems do you offer?
  22. What do I need to do prior to my Spray Tan?
  23. What is Erythrulose?
  24. Do you offer other sizes & formulations?
  25. How can I pay?
  26. Resources and useful links:

Answers

FAQs

  1. How do I apply Siennasol Extreme?

    To apply Siennasol Extreme you will need a spray tan compressor these are available from aprox £30, however professional grade compressors & guns start at about £150. We are dealers for Iwata compressors & airbrushes, if you have any questions on suitability or application please feel free to telephone 01765 607800.

  2. Will the Tan be affected by skin conditions?

    Clients should be aware they are in for repeat sessions being sprayed with DHA if they wish to maintain their "tan" for more than a few days. There are also certain skin conditions which may result in an uneven, unattractive "tan." These conditions include skin that has been previously damaged by the sun, "older" skin, mottled or freckled skin and scars. Care should also be taken to prevent DHA colouration of the hair and nails.

  3. Will a spray tan offer protection from the sun?

    A sunless "tan" is not really a suntan and affords no protection whatsoever against the skin damage the sun may cause.

  4. Will it give me a good tan?

    The mist in Siennasol temporarily makes your skin golden brown, not orange. The chemical reaction physically changes your skin colour, so there's no need to worry about smear lines; Siennasol has been well-tested in order to make sure it provides a colour that looks exactly like a natural tan. Even fair-skinned clients who usually turn pink rather than brown while tanning will benefit from a bronze colour by getting a Siennasol spray tan.

  5. How long does it last?

    Once an optimal colour is achieved, it can be maintained by tanning every five to ten days. A Siennsol tan can last up to 10 days.

  6. How best can the tan be maintained?

    Here's a mini-lesson in dermatology: The top layer of your skin naturally sheds in order to give way to newer skin. Because that top layer of skin is the part that's dyed by the DHA, the tan wears off once the top layer of dead skin peels off. So, to extend the effects of the spray tan, you must use moisturiser to keep the top layer from shedding as quickly. Basically, if you moisturise, it should help to maintain an optimal tan. After getting the spray tan, try not to sweat or shower for a minimum of four hours, to allow the DHA to take full effect. So that means no physical activity after spray tanning.

  7. What can I do to maximize the tan?

    In addition to moisturising with a water-based moisturiser, you should exfoliate before spray tanning. Exfoliating basically eliminates the already-dead skin cells, which means that the spray tan mist will dye the layer of skin that is likely to last for a longer period of time.

  8. Does it leave an odor?

    Siennasol contains a subtle & pleasant perfume, but has little of the starchy smell often found in other spray tans.

  9. Can I wear deodorant after the spray tan?

    Siennasol is designed to be stable & produce the same tan time after time, however if the client applies any perfume, deodorant or cosmetic (before or just after application) the tan may become patchy.

  10. Is it safe? Why or why not?

    Spray tanning uses FDA approved dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which has been approved since the 1970s and has no known toxicity. The FDA does recommend protecting your eyes, lips and nasal passage while in spray tanning booths. Inhaling or tasting the mist are both bad ideas.
    The American Association of Dermatologists considers spray tanning to be the most effective sunless tanning tool, and possibly the best part about spray tanning is that you don't have to expose yourself to damaging UV rays.

  11. Who shouldn't use it?

    Because of the way DHA reacts with skin particles, certain people might receive an uneven or unattractive tan when using it. This includes clients who have sun-damaged skin, mottled or freckled skin, and scars.
    It should be noted that clients with excessively dry and flaky skin should avoid spray tanning because it could result in an uneven and patchy tan.

  12. How much do I charge?

    In general, salons charge approximately £25 per session. Package prices that offer anywhere between three and 10 sessions are available to bring down the overall cost. This is recommended for clients who plan on doing it more than once. Each application should use aprox 80ml of solution.

  13. What is DHA?

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most effective sunless tanning products contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient. DHA is a colourless chemical (it is derived from glycerin) that interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown colour change. Since these dead skin cells are constantly being shed, the colour change produced by DHA usually lasts about five to seven days.
    DHA is not absorbed through the skin into the body and it has no known toxicity. DHA was first discovered by the Germans in the late 1920's when DHA spilled on the skin produced a brown colour. DHA has been listed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1973, and has been used in cosmetic preparations for almost 30 years.

  14. Do you have any advice for someone hoping to set up a spray tan business?

    We are currently working on a "Business" section for this website, with loads of free downloads & marketing material as well as a newsletter. In the meantime make sure you keep records of everything.

  15. I have had Allergic Reactions to products before, how do I ensure that I don't have a reaction to Siennasol?

    A small amount of people can have an allergic reaction to the DHA. Your spray Tan Technician should advise a patch test prior to the session.

  16. Do I have to buy your systems to be able to purchase Tanning Solutions or other products from you?

    Our solution has been formulated to work with the widest range of airbrushes or HVLP systems. Siennasol has been successfully used with Magic Tan, St Tropez & Coco Bay automatic tanning booths & Rio, Babyliss, Simair, Su-Do, Fantasy Tan, Minimist, Iwata, Earlex, Prosun, Nuress Tanning equipment, however, be aware that you will not get the best results if you don't use quality equipment. The cheapest option is not always the best! 

  17. Why is Siennasol less expensive then everything else?

    We don't spend millions on advertising, marketing & expensive lunches. Our business is Spray Tan Solutions, we don't sell the machines, just solution. We manufacture in bulk and sell directly to the trade and public cutting out the expensive 'middle men'.

  18. How long does Siennasol last?

    It depends on how it is stored. Siennasol does not include any preservatives (as these can sometimes cause an allergic reactions). It will last aprox 12 months (unopened). We recommend it is stored at a temperature of bellow 28 degrees. The best place to store it is in a fridge.

  19. Do people with hair on their bodies develop an uneven tan?

    No the solution will bead up on the hair follicles but this will not affect the quality of the tan however If the client shaves it is best to do this prior to the tanning session.

  20. Do I get better results if I shave my legs before I get sprayed?

    Yes because shaving can exfoliate the skin.

  21. What Spray Tanning Systems do you offer?

    Although we have extensive experience of the UK tanning market we don't sell Spray Tanning Systems, there are some fantastic products on the market we would be happy to advise you on the choices you have. 

  22. What do I need to do prior to my Spray Tan?

    Exfoliate & apply moisturiser to the tops of the feet, elbows & heels, remove makeup, moisturiser deodorant.

  23. What is Erythrulose?

    Erythrulose does exactly the same thing as DHA. It is used to compliment the DHA & enhances the richness of the tan.

  24. Do you offer other sizes & formulations?

    Yes, we are able to supply spray tanning solution in a variety of different sizes & formulations. Please contact us for details.

  25. How can I pay?

    We accept all major credit & debit cards via Paypal, cheque or Postal order.

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