Spray Tanning can be done by itself, or in addition to UV tanning, which enhances the DHA process. If you want color fast, or want to supplement your already tan skin, Spray Tanning can do it for you.

What's the difference? AIRBRUSH or MYSTIC

AIRBRUSH TANNING - by appointment only 630-736-4500

Brad Olson Hair and Tan Spray Tan What is it?
Airbrush tanning is defined as a customized procedure using an airbrush gun to apply a clear liquid containing dihydroxyacetone or DHA to the body. DHA reacts with the outer layer of the skin and produces color changes. Application takes about 20 minutes and is done by an airbrush artist. The entire body is sprayed and results in a fast, streak-free, beautiful tan.

Preparation and maintenance of your sunless spray tan session

24 Hours before you session
EXFOLIATE Before each session to remove dry, flaky skin.

Skin replaces itself naturally in cycles. Twenty-five percent of skin is exfoliated each week, causing a tan to slowly fade. Sunless spray tans affect only the top 25 percent of the skin, so you will want to exfoliate as much of the dead, dry skin cells as possible prior to your sunless spray session. This allows the DHA solution to absorb into the fresh, healthy skin and oxidize to a brilliant golden brown color.

Note: Avoid using bar soaps and in-shower moisturizers, which can hinder DHA development and affect the desired color.

DO NOT APPLY LOTION. Do not apply lotions, moisturizers or perfumes prior to your session. Use deodorant sparingly and make-up should be removed prior to your session so not to act as a barrier and prevent the DHA from absorbing into the skin.

Day of your session
Wear dark, loose fitting clothing and remove jewelry. Tight clothes can rub off or smear bronzers.

Avoid Water! You must avoid water entirely for at least 8 hours or you will stop the tanning process and cause streaking.

Avoid swimming and spas. Chemically treated pools and spas can cause color to fade prematurely.

Wait to shower. For the maximum effect, wait at least 8 hours before showering or bathing.

After your session
Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! To keep your color looking good and lasting longer, make sure you are using one of our Brad Olson Hair and Tan Norvell Productsquality lotions.

We use Norvell Airbrush products and truly think it is the best airbrush formula available.

THE MYSTIC TAN - no appointment needed

Brad Olson Mystic Tan

What is it?
All Mystic Tans are a booth, which you are in alone during application. The booth polarizes a tanning formula when filling the booth with a "MYST." This Mist will cling to you because of static cling properties the booth creates.

Our Mystic Tan is a booth that sprays you with a CUSTOM three-part solution formula EXCLUSIVE to Brad Olson's that is superior in it's consistency in natural color - NEVER ORANGE.
Brad Olson Mystic Tan

  • SECOND PART: Bronzer for Instant Color
  • THIRD PART: Active Ingredient is DHA

Again, OUR MYSTIC FORMULA IS CUSTOM MADE TO OUR SPECIFICATIONS EXCLUSIVE TO BRAD OLSON HAIR & TAN. You will experience a superior Mystic Spray Tan. At least that's what our clients tell us.

DHA is a nutrient to your body, it is found in other cosmetics as well as Baby Formula. It will take 4 hours for DHA to react with your skin, turning it to a smooth Tan.  No SHOWER, BATH, RAIN, SNOW, SWIMMING for at least 4 HOURS.

How long does it take?
Less than a Minute! Press the LIT green button inside the booth - It’s all automatic from here, after 5 seconds it will spray for 14 seconds; it will stop for 10 secs, (TURN AROUND) then spray again for 14 secs. Just relax, assume the stance of  FEET APART. ELBOWS OUT. HANDS as IF ON A TABLE. After an exposure on front and back, exit the booth, towel off just like after a shower or bath. Although the solution is sprayed, the solution clings to you like static cling, which provides a really smooth even tan.

How long will it last?
The Mystic actually changes your skin cells than, so it lasts until the skin exfoliates. Keeping your skin hydrated with a good moisturizer will extend the Mystic Tan as with any tan. After 5 to 7 days you will notice it starting to fade depending on your speed of exfoliation.

How should you prepare?
Prior to any spray tan, it is a good idea to shower, exfoliate and use no or very minimum personal products as not to interfere with the mystic solution, or just come as you are. Very few products are incompatible with the Mystic.

What about after Mystic Tan?
After your Mystic experience you will have a bronzer on to give you instant color. The active ingredient that will turn you tan is clear and that takes 4 hours to fully activate, which means no activities involving water, rain, snowball fights, crying, etc. Peeing in the shower is also a no no, even after the initial four hours.

Brad Olson Mystic Tan


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