How to Maintain a Spray Tanning Service During Cooler Months

Every year, around this time, we are inundated with emails from salons asking how they can keep business coming in over the colder months. So, if things are getting a little slow in the salon, don’t worry, you aren’t alone!

So, to help keep our Naked Tan goddesses busy, we thought we would make a little list of our 5 top tips and tricks…

  1. Loyalty cards:

Loyalty cards are a fun way to give back to your clients, while bringing business in. You can even purchase Naked Tan loyalty cards directly through us! The cards we sell offer your client their 6th tan free. It’s a great incentive for your client to return and make spray-tanning a part of the regular beauty regime.

  1. Offer discounts:

Any discount is a good discount! Taking even $5 off the price of your spray tans is a wonderful way to maintain work over winter. A popular strategy is to advertise this deal on social media, then state that to receive the deal customers should mention it when booking. That way you can see which customers you have brought in because of the discount!

  1. BFF- Best Fake (tan) Friend:

We love female friendships, so let’s reward them! If your client brings in a friend, they get 10% off their spray tans. You can pick the discount percent based on your salon pricing, but we have seen this deal offered in a variety of different ways. Some salons have a flash ‘buy one get one free’ Spray tan sale, or 5% off each. This is also an amazing way to broaden your clientele, by having your clients bring in customers that may not have used your services before.

 

  1. Speaking of best friends, social media is yours!

We all know that social media is taking over the business world, and chance are if you are reading this you probably have your salon set up online. If you aren’t already on it, we highly recommend creating an Instagram, particularly if you are looking for a younger clientele. This social media platform is an amazing way to showcase your salons unique style and come up with a fun aesthetic that will bring in customers. On Instagram and Facebook, you can also advertise all your deals, and show off your amazing spray tan skills (before and afters are always popular). The benefit of Instagram is it is easier to build a following than on Facebook, and you can tag any great client pics to broaden your reach.

 

  1. Collab!

Try reaching out to other businesses for collaborations, such as event or wedding planners, broadcasting networks etc. Companies that operate in the limelight all year are amazing to work with. Try contacting a local news station, or an events company and offer them a great deal on spray tans. This little tip is one people don’t take advantage of enough, and it is an incredibly effective way to ensure business year-round.

 

Well that’s that ladies and gents, our main tips on how to keep you busy through the cold months. Test out a variety of these tips to work out which is most effective for your salon. If you need any help we are always here, and if you have any ideas leave a comment below!

 

 

New Years Resolutions

We are proclaiming that 2019 will be the year of achievable resolutions and big dreams! What do we mean? Well we resolve to start making our bed in the morning, but we dream of holidaying in Hawaii!

We have compiled a cheeky list of tanning resolutions (and how to keep them) that you can incorporate into your new year. We promise these resolutions are easier than quitting chocolate…

  1. I resolve to start washing my tanning glove:

Run our Tanning Applicator Mitt under hot water until the water goes clear, then leave it out to dry.

  1. I resolve to moisturise everyday to prolong the life of my tan:

If you want hydrated skin (You should!) try using our Crème De La Crème, before and after your tan. Beauticians you can also apply it to the knees, elbows, feet and hands of clients. This acts as a moisture barrier, so that those dry areas don’t go too dark after a spray.

  1. I will stop wearing moisturiser, makeup or deodorant to my spray tan appointments:

Skip the products and go bare, it will save your beautician time and give you an easy-breezy-even tan. Wearing deodorant or moisturiser can cause product to not stick well to the skin, so we want to avoid them, if possible. Just like our products, we want you to be Au naturale!

  1. I will exfoliate and shave before tanning:

We all know that fake tan looks a million times better on fresh skin! Buffing away the dead skin cells will give you a gorgeous streak-free tan. Try using a combo of our Body Exfoliator and Tan Removing Mitt, for baby soft skin.

  1. I will Fake it:

At Naked Tan we believe strongly that we should all protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays. That means no crisping yourself at the beach! Far too many people are hurt from a life sun-baking, so this year slip slop slap (and pop on some Mousse when you get home).

  1. I will apply with an applicator mitt:

You’ve seen those tans before, the ones that have streaky marks and white patches. There are a few reasons for this; they were rushing, they applied in lines not circular motions or they weren’t using a Mitt. This year we are resolving to have no more zebra legs!

  1. I will not to use soap that strips my tan:People always ask us how to make their tans last longer and this is what we tell them: moisturise, stay hydrated and use the correct soap! People are often using harsh shower washes that contain alcohol or other ingredients that will strip your tan. Our Body Cleanser is made from all natural ingredients that will keep your tan looking fresh, and your skin clean. Thank us later…
  2. I will love myself:

Tan or no tan, this is the year to show yourself love, goddess. Life is too short, so grab it with both hands (also grab a mimosa, because girl, you deserve it!)

Happy 2019 goddesses! We are wishing for nothing but happiness for all of you. May this year be the year you achieve your dreams, and finally learn how to fake tan your ankles properly.

Official Naked Tan Distributors – know who you buy from!

Hey Tanning babes,

We know you love and adore our Naked Tan products, we want to make sure you are receiving the highest quality professional tanning supplies. Please be careful who you are purchasing your solution from as we cannot provide warranty on any products that have not been purchased from an official Naked Tan distributor.

Please do not purchase expired stock from any retailers as you risk giving your clients a reaction. If you notice the product is significantly discounted and you think the retailer may be selling expired stock please call us for confirmation. Also, if your product has been tampered with or is not securely sealed, please contact Naked Tan immediately as these are not genuine Naked Tan products.

If you are ever unsure about your tanning products be sure to check here!

Introducing…FACE TAN MIST

Let’s face it this is the tan your life has been mist-ing! Combine tanning with a facial mist and you have your newest handbag essential just in time for summer. Infused with cucumber, the cooling spritz will leave your skin smelling and feeling amazing, while the hero ingredients of Witch Hazel, Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Chamomile will assist in refreshing and restoring your complexion.

After a few spritzes, the gentle droplets will soak into your skin gradually developing a glowing, natural looking tan. This quick and convenient application will give your skin the pick me up it needs at any time of the day. For all the women on the go and multi-tasking, this one is for you! Spray and let your tan develop whilst at work, in the car, at brunch or at the bar as you sip on your favourite cocktail.

Kiss goodbye to your make-up as this faux bronze coverage will have you glowing for days. If you haven’t experienced the freshness of misting now is the perfect time to step up your beauty routine and add the Naked Tan Face Tan Mist to the top shelf in your bathroom.

Naked Tan Formal Tips!

Spring has arrived and festive season is all around us! Naked Tan have the perfect tan for your formals, weddings and upcoming events! We are true believers that no outfit is complete without a tan.

Here are a few of our formal hot tips when spray tanning:

If it is your first time getting a spray tan, we recommend a light shade such as tanned. It is always a bit nerve wracking getting a spray tan so it is always best to gradually build up to the perfect colour for you!

 

Get your spray tan 2 days before. Having your spray tan two days before your formal, wedding or event will allow for any left over spray tan to be washed off. We would hate for you to get any tan on your beautiful gown!

 

Wearing white? Go a shade down! If you are wearing white we suggested going a lighter shade than what you usually would. As the contrast between white and tan is significant.

 

Get a bunch of girlfriends and book your spray tans together, make it a fun occasion for everyone!

 

How long does fake tan last?

If you look after your fake tan properly and implement a thorough tanning routine where you prepare, tan and maintain you will maximise the result of your self tan. A fake tan will generally last 5-7 days, depending on your daily activities. After a Naked Tan Spray or applying the self-tan you should wait 2-4 hours before showering or rinsing. You will not reach your maximum result until 8-12 hours later. Your tan will look its best for 3 days following application before starting to fade.

Make sure you are applying the Crème de la crème moisturiser after every shower, or to add a subtle bit of ongoing colour try the Naked Tan Gradual Tan.

Always remember to pat yourself down after a shower rather than drag the towel along your skin and to keep out of swimming pools/spas!

Happy Tanning!! XX

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.

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

Green Solution?!

Have you ever experienced your clients skin throwing shades of green or have poured your Naked Tan Spray Tan Solution into your tanning cup and have noticed it has turned green? If your spray tan solution pours or sprays green this means that your solution is out of date or has been exposed to sunlight. If you go ahead and spray your solution on a client their skin will not come out bronzed and beautiful however completely green!! It is essential that you keep your tanning solution in a cool place, under 25 degrees, as if it overheats this will also damage the tanning solution.

 

The Naked Tan Professional Range has a shelf life of 12 months and 9 months after opening. On your Naked Tan bottle there is an expiry date on the bottom, be sure to keep on top of this if you are not spray tanning regularly.

 

Occasionally you will get a client who has forgotten to take off their deodorant or perfume. You will notice this when spray tanning as those areas, under the armpits, neck or wrists will discolour to a green. When booking in your client always remind them to remove these beauty products. We recommend asking your client when she arrives for her spray tan if she has prepared for her tan correctly. To prevent this happening also have a towel or wipes on hand as many customers would have come directly from work.

What makes the Naked Tan Chocolate Mousse so great!?

If you’re after a flawless golden fake tan you need to get your hands on the Naked Tan Chocolate Mousse! I bet you’re thinking what makes this product so different to other fake tans? Well the Naked Tan 2hr Chocolate Mousse has 14% DHA which will give you an ultra dark result of up to 4-6 shades darker than your natural skin tone.

The Naked Tan Chocolate Mousse is a foam texture and a 2hr tan! This means you don’t have to sleep in your fake tan over night. Naked Tan recommend leaving the product on for no longer than 4 hours as after this time frame you will start to experience discolouration. When applying your fake tan ensure you use a Naked Tan Applicator Mitt for a full result. Using your hand can result in stained hands and an uneven application.

Once showered, your tan will continue to develop for up to 16 hours, so do not expect to see a full result until then!  The Naked Tan Chocolate Mousse creates a golden glow and is the perfect product for when you don’t have time to visit your Naked Tan stockist for a spray tan!

After your tan it is so important to keep your skin hydrated to help extend the longevity of your tan. The Naked Tan Creme de La Creme is the ideal daily moisturiser, filled with Coco and Shea butter not only will your skin be silky smooth and soft but also smell like coconuts! YUM

Our Holiday Season MUSTS!

May you be heading on vacay or are bringing in the new year with your girlfriends at a music festival we have the must have products for you! Firstly, no outfit is complete without a killer fake tan so if you haven’t already purchased our Naked Tan Bronzing Mousse you are missing out! We have two shades; Tanned for the girls who want a natural bronze and Chocolate for the Ultra Dark. Our Tanning Applicator Mitts come with two in one, so you and your bestie can tan each other’s backs with no struggle! Our travel sized goodies however have been made to slide into your make up bag. If your stuck for options the Creme de la crème, Self Tan and Instant Tan 50ml are a few of our favs. Happy Holidays Goddesses!

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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

Posted by i98 FM on Monday, 28 August 2017

 

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.

 

 

Naked Tan Tanning Workshop

Naked Tan workshops are hosted every few months at our Wollongong HQ. We cover product knowledge, tanning application and marketing tips. Our workshops have finished up for 2017 but will be back in March 2018! For our interstate clients we are currently working on producing an online workshop for you to purchase. If you are interested in attending a Wollongong workshops please email info@nakedtan.com.au. Stay tuned and happy tanning!

 

 

Naked Tan + Elevate Models Event

We hosted 20 aspiring models from Elevate Modelling Agency for their team bonding session. The girls got to learn about make up application from Nadeen Hunt the owner of Backstage Salon, Cass Sersemis a YouTube blogger and Naked Tan ambassador along with actress and presenter Christie Hayes. Thank you to everyone for attending!

 

Q & A with BIANCA WILSHIN

Bianca Wilshin is a stand out on and offline! Not only is she stunning, she is only 21 and owns her own business! Not to mention she is a TWIN!

Naked Tan, Tanning, Ambassador, Best Tan Natural Tan, Spray Tan, Australia, Wollongong

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

The name is Bianca Wilshin, I am a full time business University Student at UTS, and owner of swimwear label The Hessian Collection. 21 and currently living on Sydney’s Northern Beach.

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

I’m not sure if I would call myself a social media influencer or model. I do however think the Hessian Collection has allowed people to engage with me and understand me more.

What’s the one beauty essential you can’t live without?

Coconut Oil! I use it on my skin, hair and when cooking.

What’s your life mantra?

“Look good, feel good” – It’s important to be the best you, you can be! Not just externally but internally.

What is your greatest achievement?

Definatly “The Hessian Collection” , I am very proud of what I have accomplished.

Why do you believe in Naked Tan?

As an owner of a swimwear label I am constantly organising photo-shoots. An essential factor to a successful shoot is defiantly a great tan. Using models with all different skin shades and looks, it is important to have a reliable tan. Naked Tan is my new “Go-to” ! Amazing results!

Hide your winter coat with our Instant Tan!

 

Winter blues no more!

It’s easy to hide under layers of winter clothes during the colder months, but with only one month until spring it is time to prepare your skin for giving up those layers and showing some skin. With the help of Naked Tans ‘Instant Tan’ this year doesn’t need to be so intimidating. Offering an immediate rescue of those winter skin tones for up to 24 hours our instant tan is formulated to suit every skin tone. Containing no tanning active, only instant bronzer this versatile product can be used to prevent your spray tan from fading as well providing an emergency tanning solution. Perfect for those weekend drinks or your Sunday brunch 😉

You can shop our Instant Tan here!

Maintain your tan for longer!

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Looking after your skin post tanning session is essential for increasing the longevity of your tan and maintaining the fresh finish. Naked Tan’s Goddess Crème De La Crème is a deep nourishing body butter, made from the finest ingredients and enriched with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera. The Goddess Crème is ideal to use as an everyday body moisturiser to help ensure your tan fades evenly.

Lavish your body from head to toe after showering to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin, leaving it silky smooth. Remember to pay extra attention to our dry skin areas such as knees, elbows and heels.

You can shop our Crème De La Crème here!

Happy Tanning Ladies.

Q & A with TAHLIA MOFFITT

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Tahlia. I’m a model, influencer and I own a lingerie and swimwear label. In my spare time I am at the beach, at a festival or travelling the world.

How did you start as a social media influencer and model?
At 16 I was scouted by a modelling agency at a music festival. After meeting with them I unexpectedly fell into this career path. It all happened really fast for me.

What’s your life mantra?
Make your life a work of art.

What is your greatest achievement?
Being in Vogue Magazine!

Why do you believe in Naked Tan?
Naked Tan encourages you to reveal your inner goddess and they bring out the self-confidence that no one knew was there! I really support the positive impact they have on women and how beautiful it makes us feel when we wear Naked Tan.

Check out Tahlia’s Instagram!

True Benefits of Exfoliating

We all wonder, how do the celebs achieve that natural looking and evenly applied tan, EVERY SINGLE TIME? And when we all do it, there is that fine line between looking glamorous and looking like you’ve rolled around in Dorritos… There are so many tricks to the trade that is, fake tanning – but at Naked Tan we have invested in ensuring our Goddess Body Exfoliator replaces the need to search the web for pivotal hints, this product does all the work for you.

Naked Tan Goddess Body Exfoliator buffs and polishes the skin to prepare for a fresh new tan. This unique formula combines moisture-rich coconut oil, smooth grains and bamboo powder to gently exfoliate the skin removing all traces of dead skin cells. This is an essential step in self-tanning, as it makes it easier for the body to generate new skin cells daily.

Shop our retail range here!

How to achieve the perfect NAKED TAN

Do you want flawless bronzed streak free tan? We have you covered! These tips will help create a flawless tan.
Firstly, to prepare for your flawless tan ensure you have exfoliated using Naked Tan’s Exfoliating Scrub with our Exfoliating Mitt. Exfoliating removes the layer of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface and allows the tan to develop on fresh new skin. Once you are out of the shower, do not apply any moisturiser or deodorant to your skin.
Now that your body is prepared for your flawless tan, apply your Naked Tan Self Tan or Bronzing Mousse using the Naked Tan Applicator Mitt for a streak free tan. It is also best to moisturise your hands, feet, elbows and knees prior to your tan to prevent these areas from going too dark our Creme de la Creme is perfect for this.

Once you have finished applying, you can wash the tan off in just 2 hours! As Naked Tan is a true 2 hour tan, we do not recommend to leave the tan on for longer than 4 hours and definitely do not recommend sleeping in the tan. When washing off your tan, use the Naked Tan Cleanser which is SLS free to avoid stripping the tan. The cleanser can be used daily to help maintain your tan.

After showering, pat yourself dry and use Naked Tan’s Crème De La Crème or Gradual Tan to maintain your tan and ensure it is long lasting. Moisturising is a MUST!

Needing an instant glow? Why not use our Instant Tan for immediate results that will last up to 24 hours. Get your glow on now!