How to Tan Your Skin Type

We know we all wish that our skin was pore free, plump and dewy but unfortunately that’s just not the case! Sometimes your tanning process needs to be tweaked so that you are taking care of your bodies biggest organ. Read below to find out some helpful tips, and if you have a skin type or issue that hasn’t been touched on, contact us and we can tailor make a tanning routine for you!

 

Dry skin:

Our best tip for dry skin may seem obvious, but we assure you it’s a step people often miss- Moisturise! You should apply a healthy dose of moisturiser all over your body in the days leading up to your tan and drink plenty of water, we recommend using our Crème De la creme. Continue to moisturise every day after you tan too, this will mean your tan won’t appear cracked and will last longer.

 

Sensitive skin:

If you have ultra-sensitive skin our heart goes out to you! It can be tricky to try new products, but we have some tips to make life a little easier for you. If you are aware of what ingredients trigger a reaction for you, you can always contact us and we will be able to send you a MDS (material data sheet). This sheet will tell you every ingredient we have in our products, all of which are natural and organic based.

If you are getting a spray tan we always recommend coming in at least a day before for a patch test. You should be able to tell if you are going to have a reaction and determine whether you would still like to go ahead with the tan.

If you ever have any questions regarding our ingredients or require a patch test, don’t hesitate to ask!

 

Sweaty:

It’s your lucky day! We have developed a spray tan just for you. Our Water-Resistant spray tan is a godsend for any ladies who grapple with the heat or have more oily skin. Once sprayed you can sweat without worry and when you wash it off there won’t be any marks or streaks. It’s a miracle! We have also found this is great for women going through menopause, who might experience those pesky hot flushes.

 

Acne-prone:

Our one big tip for those of you who experience acne is to close your pores! Many of us will have a shower before we apply tanner, but you should always make sure that your shower ends with at least 30 seconds in cold water. Hot water will open your pores up and cold water closes them- it’s as simple as that! By doing this you will be helping keep those blemishes at bay.

 

Happy Tanning Goddesses!

Our Ultimate Tanning Routine

Holiday season is upon on us, and that means lots of fake tanning! So we’ve created the perfect tanning routine that will turn you into a pro in no time. We want you feeling like the natural beauty you are!

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation: 12-24 hours before you plan to tan

Like a house needs a good foundation, so does a fake tan! it’s a personal choice whether you want to shave or not, but a tan does apply a little easier onto smooth skin. Next step, jump in a hot shower (this will open your pores) and use an Exfoliator Mitt and Body Exfoliator scrub to slough away that dead skin. Be careful if you have sensitive skin, you don’t want to be too rough and aggravate it.  A great product to use now is our Body Cleanser, it will make your skin super soft and the aloe vera will soothe any redness caused by exfoliating.

Now hop out of the shower and lather yourself in moisturiser- we recommend the crème de la crème! Your skin will drink it all up, leaving you feeling soft as silk.

We recommend doing all of this 12-24 hours before you plan on tanning, so that your pores are closed and your moisturiser has sunk in. If you don’t have 12 hours, give it at least 1-2 after showering to tan. As well as this, after you have exfoliated, turn on the cold water for a minute to close all your pores up again.

 

 

 

 

Application: At least a day before your event

Get out your Tanning mitt and get in front of a mirror! First things first, apply some creme de la creme to your dry areas; elbows, knees and hands. By doing this you will stop the tan caking into the skin and appearing dark on these spots. Next, apply an even layer of the Goddess Bronzing Mousse all over your body in circular motions, to ensure a streak free finish. Check in the mirror that you haven’t missed any spots! Then wait until your skin feels dry to touch and put your clothes back on.

Leave it on for 2-4 hours before washing it off, the longer you leave it the darker you will go. So, if you have fair skin naturally and want a more subtle look, stick to the 2 hour mark. Once you have washed it off, pat yourself dry with a towel and then your tan will begin to develop, it will reach its peak in about 6 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance

Now that your tan is all washed off and your feeling fabulous, don’t race out the door! You should moisturise once you’ve hopped out of the shower, and then keep up this moisturising everyday to prolong the life of your tan. Drinking plenty of water and not swimming or exercising strenuously will also help keep your tan for longer!  Our gradual tanner can also be used everyday to deepen the colour.

 

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All Done Babe!

 

Naked Tan kicks off tanning workshops for 2018

Naked Tan have reopened their books for their spray tan workshops for 2018! The first spray tan workshop for 2018 kick started in early March, drawing in lots of upcoming beauticians. The Naked Tan workshops are open to all abilities may you be completely new to the tanning industry or feel you need to freshen up your spray tan skills; the course has been designed to cater to all beauty therapists.

 

On the day the team will run through with you tanning product knowledge, spray-tanning technique along with insightful marketing tips on how to promote your beauty salons or beauty business.

 

Naked Tan are currently taking bookings for their next workshop being hosted in Wollongong September 3rd. For all inquiries please email info@nakedtan.com.au.

 

Here is a video of the latest Naked Tan tanning workshop and the therapists becoming spray tan technicians! Want this to be you…. Secure your place today!!

How to become a stand out beauty salon!

 

Are you stuck for ideas on how to ensure your salon is staying competitive with other beauty salons near you? Beauty trends are continually evolving and changing, as are the beauty products your clients are demanding from your service.

 

Naked Tan has a range of posters and POS assists available for you to make your beauty salon interesting and engaging. You can use posters to help promote other services or beauty products that you sell in your beauty salon. When completing a treatment this is a great opportunity for your clients to look around and read your posters sparking conversation. Next time you place an order be sure to ask the friendly Naked Tan team about their range of POS.

 

Loyalty programs and competitions are a great way to ensure you are engaging with your current customers but also bringing awareness to your salon amongst other potential clients. Sometimes collaborating with another brand or businesses can also help broaden your network.

 

Ensuring you are showcasing your beauty work online and interactive with your online community is essential when pushing your beauty salon out to the community. Taking before and after photos, or small videos through a treatment builds excellent digital content as it shows your client first hand what they should expect from your beauty service. Often customers will see your work online and come to your beauty salon because of this.

 

By stocking trending or premium products also helps in drawing in new clients to your salon. If your salon is not stocking the problem solving Naked tan Luxe range you need get in touch with the Naked Tan. The three professional spray tanning products Slimming Tan, 20min Tan and Water Resistant Tan cater to all occasions demands and needs. You can find out more about the LUXE range here.

Difference between a Self Tan and a Mousse!?

If you’re new to the fake tanning game and are confused about the difference in tanning products Naked Tan are here to help! Over the years different textures and colours have entered the tanning industry. Finding the right sunless tanning product for your skin and needs is really important in ensuring you get the flawless tan!

 

Self -Tan and a tanning mousse are two very different products. Both tanning products will leave your skin golden and bronzed! The difference in the fake tan products however is that the Self Tan is a cream texture similar to that of a moisturiser whilst a tanning Mousse is a foam texture. The Self Tan Cream entered the industry first and is the product leader of DIY tanning. Self Tanning cream is popular amongst those who don’t feel as confident converting over to the foam. The Naked Tan Goddess Self Tan comes in one colour with a gentle 10% DHA, this means it will develop as a medium tan.

 

Fake tan foam is an easy product to use as the bronzer shows up on the skin clearly allowing for you to see the areas you have not yet applied fake tan to, meaning no streaky tans! Naked Tan offer two colours in this product the Tanned Bronzing Mousse and the Chocolate Bronzing Mousse. The tanned is the same colour as the Goddess Self Tan cream creating a medium tan whilst the Chocolate Bronzing Mousse is an ultra dark tan.

 

Both the Goddess Self Tan and Goddess Bronzing Mousse should be applied to the entire body and left on to develop a bronzed tan for 2-4 hours, then rinsed off and pat dried. When applying your fake tan be sure to use the Naked Tan Applicator Mitt for flawless results.

Fake Tan for the Fit!

The Naked Tan Slimming Tan has been designed for those of us who who do not have time to head to the gym and tone those stubborn cellulite areas! The Slimming Tan is infused with Argan Oil, Wattle Seed Oil, Ginseng Oil and Peppermint, feel the tanning solution tingle as it assists in blood circulation working to burn fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. This fake tan is made up of 10% DHA and will leave you with a beautiful medium bronzed tan. Leave the tanning solution for 2 hrs before showering it off! Don’t tone it babe… tan it!

Needing a tan but don’t have time to sit around and wait for your spray tan to develop? The Naked Tan Water Resistant tan has been designed to hold whilst the bronzer is on your skin. The Naked Tan Water Resistant spray tan can get wet or hold sweat and still develop absolutely flawless. This tan is Medium-Dark tan made up of 14% DHA the coconut and vanilla fragrance will leave you feeling refreshed and glowing rain, hail or shine!

 

You can find a list of our LUXE salons here!

 

How to clean your spray tan equipment

It is important to clean your spray tanning equipment regularly to help ensure longevity and efficiency. It also promotes a professional, clean look in your beauty salon, this is important for clients first impressions. To clean the machine and hose, simply wipe over with a damp cloth. This should ideally be done at the end of each day to avoid any build up of overspray on your machine.

 

To Clean Your Machine Filter

The filter is located at the base of the machine. It is vital that the filter and cover are cleaned at least once a week, depending on spray tan volume. The filter protects the machines internal motor from overspray, if not maintained correctly your equipment risks getting damaged and breaking.

 

Remove the filter cover and wipe over with a damp cloth to clean.

 

Remove the black filter and hold under running water until clean.

 

Leave the filter to air dry* over night, once dried you may insert the filter into your spray tan machine.

 

*never replace the filter or cover until fully dry, and NEVER use your Naked Tan spray tan machine unless the filter and cover are both securely in place.

 

To Clean Your Naked Tan Spray Gun

To ensure your Naked Tan Tanning Pro gun is maintained correctly, and you are getting the best results from your equipment, we recommend cleaning your spray tan guns at the end of every day. When cleaning your spray tan gun follow these simple instructions:

 

Pour water into the cup and screw into the gun.

 

Attach the gun to the hose and adjust to setting 8 to clean.

 

Turn the machine onto full power, holding the gun over the sink pull the trigger and allow the water to blow through the gun.

 

Continue spraying the water until the water appears clear. You can test this by holding a cloth, or paper towel in front of the nozzle.

 

Once the water is coming through and appears to be clear, unscrew the cup from the gun, rinse thoroughly and leave aside to air dry.

 

To dry the gun, begin by removing the hose from the guns handle. With air still blowing from the hose, hold the hose below the suction tube inside the gun while squeezing the trigger so the guns nozzle is open. Hold for approximately 20 seconds to ensure this section of your gun is dry. NEVER TRY TO REMOVE THE SUCTION TUBE, THIS IS A FIXED PART OF THE GUN.

 

When your gun is cleaned and dried correctly the guns pin will appear white and dry, with no traces of tanning solution.

 

To clean the outer part of the gun wipe over with a damp cloth. Then leave the gun and cup to dry on a towel over night. Always remember to readjust the gun to your preferred setting before your next spray tan! (recommended setting 3 or 4)

 

*NEVER SPRAY WITH A WET OR DAMP GUN, WATER MIXED WITH YOUR TANNING SOLUTION WILL CONTAMINATE THE PRODUCT AND MAY PREVENT THE TAN FROM DEVELOPING. ALWAYS ENSURE YOUR GUN IS FULLY DRY BEFORE USE

Tanning for Dummies!

When it comes to applying your fake tan at home this can be a stressful process as you want to make sure you are using the right products and applying the self tan appropriately.

When tanning at home make sure you are not applying your tan over a carpet surface as you may drop some product when applying the tan. The best space to fake tan is in your bathroom as this area is bright and you should use the mirror as guidance for areas you may have missed. Naked Tan recommend the Goddess Tanned Bronzing Mousse for those who have fairer skin and the Naked Tan Chocolate Bronzing Mousse for those who have an olive complexion.  The Naked Tan Goddess Self Tan is the texture of moisturiser rather than a mousse. This colour is similar to the Tanned Mousse. All 3 products should be left on for 2hrs before showering. It is important to remember that it is not necessary to leave your tan on for longer than 4 hours as this is when discolouration starts to occur.

The Naked Tan Applicator Mitt is the key to ensuring your fake tan is applied flawlessly and streak free. The applicator mitt is used to ensure you have full even coverage and won’t leave your hands tanned or blotchy. The applicator mitt can be used to apply the Naked Tan Goddess Bronzing Mousse, Naked Tan Goddess Self Tan or the Naked Tan Instant Tan. It is important to look after your mitt so it does not get a build up of product left in it, this will cause your mitt to harden. You can simply wash your fake tan mitt out with water after each use to keep it in tan ready condition!

GAME OF TONES W/ I98FM!

Watch Marty Haynes and Christie Hayes from i98FM battled it off in the studio for the darkest spray tan!

G I V E A W A Y T I M E !NAKED TAN are giving away 10 free spray tans just in time for summer! For the perfect glow this season, be sure to like this post & tag 3 of your friends for your chance to WIN! Winner drawn Monday September 4

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Salon meets Sea – Beach Netball Event

Naked Tan where proud to be a part of the North Beach Wollongong Beach Netball Event for 2017! We took our salon to the sea and sprayed along side the ocean. Our team cheered on the players whilst selling all of our must have Naked Tan products! All money raised from Spray Tans was donated to the Chloe Saxby Foundation. Here is a snippet of how it all unfolded.

 

 

Our Formal Hot Tips!

You have been counting down for months, you have the perfect dress hanging up and you’re ready to cross off the last few days before your formal!

As they say though, an outfit isn’t complete without a tan! Make sure your skin is glowing on your special day to match your killer outfit. Our books are starting to fill up, don’t be the girl who regrets not getting a tan.

Our must have formal product is our Instant Tan! This amazing product will give your skin an instant bronzed glow, not to mention a subtle hint of glitter. We’ve got an awesome deal for this month where if you purchase our self tan you can receive our Instant Tan for 50% off.

We asked some of our ambassadors for their top tips for formal season and this is what they’ve come up with.

Bianca Wilshin

Number 1 formal tip would have to be PREPARE! From everything to outfit, makeup and hair.

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Ellen Clark

Be confident in that dress girl, don’t forget your naked tan for an extra glow and confidence boost

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Tahlia Moffitt

Don’t be shy to be yourself! Choose a look that is you and shows off your personality. You will light up the room and you will stand out from the crowd with your uniqueness!

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Bonnie Foster

 Make sure you pick the right date ladies! The photos will be with you forever!

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Cass Sersemis

My number one formal tip would be to not stress, your formal is meant to be a happy day! So don’t let little things get to you and just enjoy yourself even if things don’t go to plan.

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LUXE FAQ

Can you mix LUXE with Naked Tan Signature Solutions?

At Naked Tan we love mixing our solutions. If you have a client who likes a deeper tan but still wants a fast result we recommend mixing the 20MIN Rapid Tan with our Signature Chocolate Solution. This will extend the tan to a 40MIN tan.

 

 

 

What is the maximum amount of time to leave the tan on for?

For our 2hr Water Resistant and Slimming Tan we recommend no longer than 4hrs. 20MIN tan can be left on for 1hr.

 

 

 

How many spray tans do I get out of 1L?

Your 1L bottle will give you roughly 20 Spray Tans.

 

 

 

What are the colour differences in each solution?

Slimming Tan – 10% DHA, 2HR TAN, Medium Tan, Reduces Cellulite, Promotes Blood Circulation. UP TO 3 SHADES DARKER!

Water Resistant – 14% DHA, 2HR TAN, Medium-Dark, Water Resistant, Sweat Proof. UP TO 4 SHADES DARKER.

20MIN Rapid Tan – 14% DHA, Infused with essential oils Medium-Dark. UP TO 4 SHADES DARKER.

 

 

 

Do you provide samples of your LUXE products?
Unfortunately we do not currently accommodate for sample sizes, however this is something we are looking into.

 

 

SHOP LUXE HERE

Q & A with RACHEL HOCKEY

Rachel has a vibrant fun Instagram feed which we were drawn to! She has her own beauty salon and is a MEGA babe!!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself?

 

I grew up in Melbourne but moved to Adelaide during my high school years. After school I went to University and completed a Psychology degree. Whilst I was at Uni I completed a lash extension course and did lashes from home on the side of my job in hospitality whilst studying. After completing Uni and working as a school psychologist for some time before I realized my passion for beauty and wanting to run my own business! 4 years later and I own my own salon in Adelaide, have a studio filled with amazing beauticians and look to expand even further in the near future!

How did you start as a social media influence and model?

 

My Instagram has grown somewhat in the past year as I’ve started posting more content – although I wouldn’t call myself a social media influence just quite yet (haha). I have found Instagram has been an amazing platform for growing my business and finding some amazing brands and products from all over Australia! It has definitely changed the way people connect and grow!

What is your life Mantra?

Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.  To be creative and productive in life, you must first lose your resistance to being wrong.

What is your greatest achievement?

Running my own successful business.

Why do you believe in Naked Tan?

The fact that its Australian owned and vegan friends are definite advantages and something I look for in beauty products! The fact that it has amazing professional results in just 2 hours is perfect for a girl with a busy lifestyle like myself!