Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never had a spray tan, how do I prepare for it and what do I wear?
A: Shave and exfoliate 24 hours before your tan, you don’t want to have open pores during the spray tan. Women commonly wear a bathing suit, bra & panty or some prefer no tan lines. Men must wear fitted underwear shorts or running shorts.

How long does it take to do a spray tan?
A: Approximately 15-20 minutes from start to finish!

What do I wear after my spray tan?
A: Dark, loose-fitting clothing and flip-flop sandals are best. Some bronzer may get on the clothing, so keep this in mind when choosing your post tan outfit. It will wash out of cotton, avoid wearing silk or nylon. Avoid anything tight, such as buckles, straps, jeans, or elastic.

Where will the tanning take place?
A: All we need is space for our 4×8 foot tent and a power outlet. Most common set up is in kitchens, master bathrooms or living rooms. Outdoor patios or in a garage are also great options.

How soon can I shower after my tan?
A: It’s preferred and recommended at least 8 hours, the tan stops developing after 10 hours. Some of our customers prefer to shower the following day and sleep on it. If you absolutely need to shower same day, please wait a minimum of 6 hours. Water will strip your tan and you will definitely have drip marks if you’re not careful. You’ll be dry when you leave from your tan, but your beautiful glow is literally developing and setting in the hours after the tan.

What can I use to moisturize my skin after I’ve been spray tanned?
A: Always moisturize after your shower to keep your skin and tan soft and supple. Most major brands of moisturizer work just fine, but be sure to avoid petroleum-based products (baby oil, Vaseline) or lotions with high concentrations of petroleum, mineral oil, and parabens. Also avoid lotions that exfoliate or bleach the skin. Spray sunscreen is also recommended. We also offer a hydrating tan extender lotion with our own DHA!

Are you able to control how dark the tan looks?
A: One color does not fit all. I will ask some upfront questions if you’ve never tanned with me before. I have an exclusive blend of tanning solution with different levels of DHA in it. This is how I customize the perfect color for you and your skin type!

What is DHA?
Dihydroxyacetone is a colorless sugar that interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of the skin to produce a golden brown color. We use a premium blend that is made with organic ingredients such as coffee bean extract and plant derived glycerin. My solution gives a natural glow, low to hardly any odor and dries quickly.

My family and I are going on vacation; do you tan men and teenagers?
A: Yes! My policy for minors (under 18 years old), requires our written consent form be signed and completed prior to the tan. I also ask that a parent or other family member be present during the tan. I want to respect our fellow parents.

What form of payment do you accept?
A: We accept cash, checks made payable to Red Carpet Tanz or credit card through Pay Pal

Are there any products that enhance the tan?
A: Absolutely! In fact, customers love the Forever Tan extender lotion so much we can’t keep it on our shelves. We also offer Quick Tan, it’s an instant tan in a can to give that immediate gratification

Do you do any special pricing for tanning parties?
A: Yes, I love tanning parties! And so will your guests! Invite 5 friends and they will only pay $30 for their tan and you’re tan is FREE!