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  • Writer's pictureAshley Taylor

Enhance Your Glow: Spray Tan Edition

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

I know, I know- just those two words: "spray tan" gives any millennial or elder a shudder when they remember that orange sticky mess. I PROMISE you, this system is not anything like what we used to use back in the day. Sjolie is a versatile tanning system that uses your undertone to create the perfect shade. I use a mix of your shade depth with a violet or olive undertone to avoid any "oranginess".

Living beachside in beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida, the temptation to bake in the hot sun is always calling. Get this- you can have a glowing bronzed, sun kissed tan without the damage (and tan lines).

I use a system that is made up of organically sourced, all natural ingredients. So what does that mean exactly? No parabens, urea, mineral oils, or Red40- basically, it's free from ingredients that may be harmful or cause harm to your body with excessive use overtime.

Spray tans develop because their main active ingredient- DHA- works with your body's amino acids by creating a darker appearance to achieve a sun kissed look, eliminating the aging factor produced by UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Spray tans typically last about 7-10 days depending on aftercare.

How to prepare for your spray:

  1. Exfoliate. You'll want to use a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells for an even application.

  2. Stay hydrated, inside and out. Up your daily water intake for supple skin. Keep up with your skincare routine and moisturize daily.

  3. Schedule all other beauty services prior to your spray tan. Spray tans should be the last stop on your list.

  4. Arrive with clean skin. You'll want to skip the makeup, lotion, perfume, and deodorant for your appointment.

  5. Shave/wax 24-48 hours prior.

  6. Wear loose fitting, dark clothing to and after your appointment.

During your spray:

  1. You will be in a private room with your spray tan artist who will go over the poses for an even tan. After discussing your desired shade, your artist will leave the room to custom mix your spray tan solution.

  2. You may undress to your comfort level- some choose to wear underwear and no top, and some choose to wear a bikini. It's your choice! I also provide disposable panties should you wish to avoid spraying your clothing.

  3. Your skin will be prepped with a pH balancing spray followed by barrier cream on your hands, elbows, wrists, feet, ankles, and knees.

  4. The spray will be customized to the curvatures to your body. Typically, only one spray pass is needed but in some circumstances two passes may be done to even out the tone.

  5. After being dried with the airbrush compressor, you'll be given time to redress.

After your appointment:

  1. Your tan will develop over the next 8 hours.

  2. Avoid sweating, saunas, scrubbing, swimming, or showering while it develops

  3. After showering, pat dry. Do not scrub

  4. Avoid chlorine and salt water to maintain a long lasting tan

  5. Moisturize daily!

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! Contact me at to schedule yours. Oh- did I mention I offer group rates?! ;)


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