The Spray Tan 411

Are you new to spray tanning, or maybe even terrified of spray tans? We’ve all seen that episode of Friends where Ross turns completely orange, right??

Well, we have news for you: it’s 2019 and bad spray tans are a thing of the past!

Sunless tanning solutions are so customizeable and well-blended now that they truly compliment everyone’s natural skin color without any orangey undertone. Can we get a hallelujah?!!

Allow us to give you a rundown of all the spray tan info you need to know:

  1. Spray tans, sunless tans, airbrush tans, handheld tanning…call it whatever you want, it’s all the same result (when performed by an experienced professional).

  2. At Clarity, we opt for the top-of-the-line in sunless tanning solutions: Norvell Sunless. After LOTS of trial and error with other lines, we chose Norvell for their product consistency and beautiful variety of tanning shades.

  3. All of our spray tan artists have been through a rigorous training with our master tanning artist. They’ve sprayed women, men, all body types, all skin colors, and all solutions. All of our artists will take phenomenal care of you and your sunless tanning needs!

  4. Before coming into your appointment exfoliate and shave (preferably 24 hours prior), come without lotion, deodorant, or makeup (when possible), and bring dark, loose clothing and flip-flops to change into after your spray.

  5. You can wear as much clothing as you would like, as little as you would like, or nothing at all when you get sprayed. We’re completely comfortable with anything! *Just keep in mind anything you leave on will leave tan lines.

  6. At Clarity, we stock 4 different tanning solution options: Rapid ONE, Venetian ONE, Cosmo Light, and Cosmo. We obsess over each solution in their unique ways (and the fact that they NEVER turn orange!)- you can’t go wrong with any of them! Your spray tan artist will help you choose which solution is best for you and your lifestyle.

  7. Depending on the tanning solution you and your artist decide on, you will be able to shower anywhere from 1-24 hours. Be sure not to get any part of your body wet before then, as it will stop your tan from developing.

  8. To keep your tan looking it’s best, and to get the longest life out of it, use our Novell body wash and lotions! Your tanning artist will help you choose the best option(s) for you.

  9. Stay away from loofahs, rough cloths, and any other type of exfoliants to keep your skin bronzed for the longest time possible.


We can’t wait to have you in for your custom tanning session! To book an appointment with us Monday-Saturday, click here or give us a call at (706)429-0057.


Your Clarity tanning team