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Sunless Tanning

Enjoy a fast, flawless, just off the beach tan with premium Norvell sunless tanning products. Beauty by Tracey offers a fully customizable spray tanning service, for gorgeous, youthful, and healthy looking skin.

Perfect tanning for your upcoming bodybuilder and bikini competitions with Norvell Black-out™

Benefits of Spray Tanning

  • Allows for the tanning of specific body regions or hard to tan area
  • Eliminates tan lines
  • Quick and Convenient alternative to traditional tanning
  • Choose your desired level of darkness and achieve instant results
  • Combine with a short UV Tanning stand-up session for a ‘tanning cocktail’ allowing accelerated tanning results
  • Mobile salons offer the added benefit of bringing the professional directly to you
  • Boost your self-confidence, feel fantastic, look radiant and be the envy of your friends.
  • Maintain a healthy, natural, golden glow anywhere and anytime.
  • Provides a smooth, streak-free, even application
  • Accentuate your features and appear slimmer.
  • Even out skin imperfections, minimize the appearance of stretch marks & varicose veins
  • Perfect for special occasions, spa parties, bridal parties, prior to vacations or last minute tanning
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Spray Tan Pricing

  • One full body spray tan for special occasions or to maintain a every day tan.
  • Purchase a package of 5 spray tans and save $10 per tan.  No expiry date
  • Perfect option for fitness competitions under bright lights.  Why is it more expensive,  product required is more expensive and the amount of solution need to accomplish a under the lights competition fitness tan.
Includes:

  • Two competition spray tans.  Thursday and Friday leading up to Saturday.
  • Touch up spray tan on Saturday
  • Airbrush Makeup
  • Band of lashes
  • Glamour Hair Creation
  • Mobile spray tanning services are available
  • There is a minimum of 5 people to book
  • The cost of a mobile spray tan is $60 each
  • There maybe parking and travel costs, travel fees are included in the city center of Ottawa
  • All equipment and products are brought on site
You can have as many spray tans as you need during each month for $99 per month.

Testimonials 

Rest assured that you are in great hands with Tracey! I had the pleasure of meeting Tracey and being her canvass for my past fitness show. My make-up and tan was perfectly spot on!
Dina Evans
Tracey;
I just wanted to write you after our vacation to tell you how perfectly the spray tan worked for me!! I loved the initial glow and after the bronzer washed off the colour was still appealing. I was happy to apply SPF45 every day and I never got a sunburn! I’m sure I did get some natural tanning but now back in the cold, I’m not dealing with the peeling and flaking of a burn!
I’d do this again before any vacation. The spray tan made me feel great!
Elizabeth Broadfoot
Thank you Tracey for my gorgeous, natural looking spray tan! I feel like I just came back from vacation and my boyfriend loves it!
Natalie Peachy
A special shout out to Jonathon Harrington with Icon Imaging for a fun day and excellent pics and Tracey Gifford-Lahey from Beauty by Tracey for the flawless makeup and tan. And of course to my coach Jean-Jacques Barrett for the support and guidance while I attempted to prep myself to this shoot.
Renee Meunier

General Questions About Self-Tanning

  • The principle tanning agent used in all self-tanning formulas is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). This ingredient does not produce a “real tan” by increasing the skin’s melanin levels, rather it creates a tanned appearance by developing a brown color on the surface of the skin.

The action of DHA is limited to the upper layer of the skin and involves a reaction between DHA and skin proteins and oxygen that produces brown compounds. This process is similar to what occurs when you slice open an apple and the surface of the apple browns when it’s exposed to the oxygen in the air.

The development of color takes anywhere from 2 to 4 hours and the intensity of color is dependent upon the DHA concentration in the product as well as each tanner’s individual skin characteristics. The color developed by the DHA usually lasts 5 to 7 days and begins to fade as the top layer of the skin naturally exfoliates.

The longevity of a sunless tan depends on the type of self-tanning application, the skin’s natural exfoliation process, and on the skincare regimen followed before and after application.

On average, self-tanners last 4-7 days. A professionally application, I.e. a sunless tan received at a salon or spa, will last longer than an at-home application as there is usually a greater percentage of DHA used.

  • At-home application (lotions, sprays, mousse, etc.) = 3 to 5 days
  • Professional application (stand-up spray units, airbrush, Custom Bronzing) = 5 to 7 days

The “life span” of a sunless tan also depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation. The faster your skin turns over, the faster the sunless tan will fade. The tan created by the DHA affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after 4 to 5 days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate.

Following a good skin care regimen before and after sunless tanning will help a sunless tan last longer. Exfoliating prior to a sunless tanning application and keeping skin moisturized afterwards are essential. Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer, like Norvell Color Extender Pro-Long Moisturizer, help hydrate skin and maintain even, natural-looking color longer.

DHA solutions take about 16-hours to fully develop. Clients will receive the best results if they can avoid bathing until the day after their sunless session. If they must bathe, they should wait a minimum of 6-hours after the application.

If showering prior to the 16-hour post application recommendation, a simple rinse with water only, is best. Soap destroys DHA. Delayed bathing allows the DHA bronzer sufficient time to complete its reaction with the amino acids (proteins) within the skin.

NOTE:  The cosmetic bronzer is the color that is immediately visible during the session and it will wash off during the first shower, revealing the DHA bronze tan beneath. An uneducated client may think their tan is washing down the drain.

It is important to keep skin moisturized after sunless tanning as dry, flaky skin will slough off faster and color will fade sooner. Your goal is to basically slow down your body’s natural exfoliation process.

Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer, such as Norvell Color Extender Pro-long Moisturizer, help hydrate skin and maintain even, natural-looking color longer by providing subtle bronzers.

If you are using a spray solution with a cosmetic bronzer (water-soluble make-up), some of the bronze color may rub off on clothing or bed sheets. This is most likely to happen when you get dressed immediately after tanning.

To minimize the chance of the bronzers transferring to clothing, we recommend you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your spray session. Try to refrain from physical exertion that could result in your sweating until you shower and wash off the cosmetic bronzers.

All cosmetic bronzers used within Norvell products are water-soluble. Therefore, in most cases, the color will come out of clothing in the wash.

It is however important to note bronzers may stain light hair, wool, spandex, lycra, silks or other fine fabrics. If product comes into contact with hands or clothing rinse immediately.

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