How to achieve a streak-free tan on tricky areas
How can I achieve a streak-free tan on tricky areas?
Tanning can be difficult and clients may experience times when their tan might not appear exactly as they wanted, but this can largely be avoided by following a few simple rules. When booking the tan, I advise my clients – especially if they have dry skin – to do a full-body exfoliation the day before the appointment.
They should moisturise then repeat the exfoliation on the morning of the appointment, ensuring that they shower afterwards so that they don’t have any product on the skin prior to the tan. Alternatively, you could offer exfoliation as part of the tanning treatment.
In addition to dealing with dry skin, exfoliation can strip the skin of any previous tan that might remain on the body, which is essential for a perfect finish. Build up of tan on a client can make the colour you apply look uneven and unnatural, even if you apply it properly.
Pay attention to the ankles and tops of the feet and also, for clients with a larger, heavier bust, the bra strap area. Barrier cream such as Wing Smoothing Spray from Crazy Angel will help to protect the dryer areas on the body. If the client has peeling patch on the skin, make your own judgment whether to go ahead with the tan.
For the hands, I always cover the whole area then rub the client’s hands as if I am washing them, making sure to rub between the fingers. Don’t forget to protect the knees and elbows, which can also be tricky.
Abbie McCann has worked in the beauty industry for almost 20 years and is brand ambassador for pro tanning brand Crazy Angel.
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