Top tips for spray tanning voluptuous clients
Q: What techniques should I use when spray tanning more voluptuous clients?
Spray tanning different body shapes doesn’t have to be challenging. With the right technique and communication, all clients can leave your tent with a gorgeous, even tan.
The best and most professional way to start the treatment is by making your customer feel comfortable. Not everyone likes heading to the tanning tent in underwear. For example, one of my regulars feels more comfortable wearing her swimming costume and rolling the straps down. Ask your client what their preference is.
In terms of techniques, there are two key things to remember. Firstly, when tanning the client’s arms, ask them to raise them above their head as this stretches the body, allowing you to give a light misting over any areas that need a re-touch, such as under the bust.
Secondly, ensure your client keeps a wide stance during the treatment because this will allow you to spray the body effectively, giving a much more even tan. Before starting the tan, give your clients clear guidance on how to stand as this will make them feel more relaxed.
Carly Hobbs is brand ambassador for professional tanning and waxing brand Sienna X. Hobbs works on editorial shoots and tans celebrities such as fitness coach Joe Wicks and TV presenters Claudia Winkleman and Laura Whitmore.