Do I need to make an appointment to come to Tropi Tan?
At Tropi Tan, we do not require appointments to enjoy our salons amenities. We have the largest tanning salons in the Grand Rapids area, so we can accommodate walk-ins in a timely manner.
While we do not require appointments to use our tanning beds or Versa Spa Spray Tan, we do require appointments for our airbrush tanning services. We ask that appointments be made at least 24 hours in advance, and can be done at either of our locations.
What do I need to do to prepare for a spray tan?
We provide everything you need at our salons to prepare for your spray tan, including make up remover, hairnets, and barrier cream. We ask that you shower the morning before you spray tan and exfoliate your skin and do any shaving that is part of your normal routine. Please do not apply lotion or perfumes to your skin prior to your spray tan as this can create a barrier between the sunless solution and your skin.
It is recommended that you wear dark and loose clothing when you come in to do your spray tan. While most clients choose to be spray tanned in the nude, you may choose to wear a bathing suit or undergarments. You will want to plan on waiting 4-6 hours after your spray tan before you can shower.
Our spray tans last anywhere from 5-8 days, depending on how the spray tan is cared for. Here are a few tips that we have found elongate the life of spray tans:
• Moisturize your skin daily
• Avoid exfoliation or excessive shaving
• Avoid chlorine or other chemically treated water
• Avoid excessive sweating, especially before your first shower following your spray tan.
We would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding our spray tanning. Contact a tanning consultant at either location for more information!
How often can I tan?
At Tropi Tan, we always recommend a responsible tanning schedule. You may tan once per business day, although we recommend different tanning schedules based on the equipment you are using. As you tan in higher level bronzing beds, you experience deeper tans that last longer, so less frequent tanning is required. Our tanning consultants can help you decide what tanning equipment and schedule will work best to meet your tanning goals.
Do I have to wear eye protection?
For the safety and health of our clients, we require seeing eyewear upon each visit before entering the tanning rooms. We do not provide eyewear in the tanning rooms for the sake of our client’s vision health, but we do sell eyewear at both of our locations.
Do I need to wear a lotion when tanning indoors?
While SPF is neither necessary nor recommended in indoor tanning beds, you do want to use an indoor tanning lotion each time you visit Tropi Tan. Tanning without a lotion can cause dry skin and cause UV to deflect off of your skin. We offer an array of products that will offer a darker tan quicker, longer-lasting color, moisturized skin, and even vitamin replenishment or anti-aging benefits. Our tanning consultants are highly educated on our product lines and the tanning process and can help make recommendations on what products are going to work best for your skin type.
Tropi Tan Tanning Salons
3989 Cascade RD. SE
Grand Rapids Mi 49546
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