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Spray Tanning for Estheticians – NASNPRO

As Featured in NASNPRO – July 2019 Issue

UV-free tanning is a smart add-on service for estheticians who want to protect their hard work to remediate sun damaged skin.

There’s something about that glow

People seek the look of a tanned “glow” and the perception that a little sun is healthy. As our ozone layer thins and UV exposure becomes more intense, however, the sun can quickly damage the skin you and your clients have worked hard to correct. A very lucrative (if set up and performed correctly) auxiliary service for esthetics, professionally applied tanning solutions can give the look of a nice tan without the inherent dangers of skin cell damage and the risks of hyper- or hypo-pigmentation.

What is spray tanning?

Tanning solutions are all based on DHA – dihydroxyacetone as the active ingredient, a plant-based, colorless chemical derived from glycerin, that interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown color change. This is a chemical event in the stratum corneum – the skin’s melanin is not involved in the “browning” effect. You might compare it somewhat to a sliced apple being exposed to the air.  Once the DHA is applied, it takes a few hours to fully develop the final color that will be achieved.  Since DHA itself is colorless, often “bronzers” or marker ingredients are added so the spray tan artist can visualize an even application. This is a case of “more is more”, so even application is the key to successful spray tanning.

How does a spray tanning service work?

The service is set up for the client to come in with clean, lightly exfoliated skin—spraying DHA on cells that will be shed in a few hours is futile. The client dons a bathing suit or single-use garments. The product is sprayed lightly all over the exposed skin using a compressed-air machine – very similar to air brush compressors used for spray-on makeup, but with bigger wells to hold more product. The technician systematically coats the skin with one or two light layers of the DHA solution, then allows the client to “air dry” for a moment. They should then put on loose clothing – a dark color is recommended so the bronzer/marker will not stain their clothing.

Is spray tanning safe?

The FDA has approved DHA for external application to the skin; however, DHA shouldn’t be inhaled or applied to areas covered by mucous membranes, including the lips, nose or areas around the eyes because the risks of doing so are unknown. Clients should be given shields for their eyes or instructed to keep them and their mouths closed and verbal cues are given as to when to breathe.

UV-Free tanning is an excellent choice for an additional revenue stream in any salon or spa. Another potential idea is to see if your state allows on-location spray tanning. If so, you might think about developing a VIP concierge spray tanning clientele.

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For more information about NASN and the many benefits of this elite esthetics industry group, see www.nasnpro.com.

 

 

Fundamentals of Threading – Unleashed: Module 4

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3. Submit a 2-minute video explaining and demonstrating the techniques of threading.

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Threading 101 – A Mini Course

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Lash Artist Boot Camp – Vol 4 – At Ease with Advanced Styling Techniques

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Lash Artist Boot Camp – Vol 3 – Duty Stations with Fills

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Lash Artist Boot Camp – Vol 2 – On Deck with Full Sets

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Lash Artist Boot Camp – Vol. 4 – At Ease with Advanced Styling Techniques

Lash Artist Boot Camp – At Ease: Advanced Lash Artistry

At Ease is the fourth of several Presentations in the Lash Boot camp series – this module will focus on unique and exciting advanced techniques and introduce the concept of Bespoke Lash Couture – the art of creating detailed, exacting and unique one-of-a-kind lash styles.

Also, sometimes your clients present you with challenges – missing lashes, for example, and you will be glad to have these tools in your arsenal.  Advanced techniques discussed will include:

  • Styling and lash mapping
  • Volume lashes
  • Stacking
  • Capping
  • Lash bridging

A number of unique lash style choices will be discussed along with beautiful images provided by elite global lash artists.

Lash Artist Boot Camp – Vol. 3 – Duty Stations with Fills

Lash Artist Boot Camp – Duty Stations: Refills

Duty Stations: Refills is the third of several Presentations in the Lash Boot Camp series.

Refills are the bread and butter of a lash extension business. Setting up your lash fill policies and practices will help you provide high quality, consistent services for your clients. Topics discussed are:

A downloadable intake questionnaire and home care cards for your clients are included.

  • Prepping for a Refill
  • The Lash Process
  • Perfecting Practice
  • Troubleshooting
  • Booking for Success

Establishing a steady lash maintenance clientele can even out your income stream and create a regular paycheck – if you will.  Use these tips and techniques to create a sustainable career as a lash extension artist.

Lash Artist Boot Camp – Vol. 2 – On Deck with Full Sets

Lash Artist Boot Camp – On Deck: Full Sets

On Deck: Full Sets is the second of several Presentations just for the Lash Artist who wants to build a loyal and successful clientele.

This volume is chock-full of tips and techniques which will help you establish an excellent lash service, beginning with full sets.   Topics covered include:

    • Ergonomic Work Space
    • First Contact
    • Client Intake
    • Prepping for a Full Set
    • The Lash Process
    • Client Education and Home Care
    • Booking for Success

Implementing these techniques and protocols in your studio will help set your practice up for success.

 

Fundamentals of Threading Quiz

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