**Congratulations Cortney A. for winning the airbrush tan at Pacific Tan Co!!! Enjoy!
We had the opportunity recently to try out airbrush tanning, something Macy and I have never done before! We were definitely excited because a spray tan is an alternative and quicker way to acquire a tan than tanning beds. Plus, with Macy being pregnant and all, she really should not be going to tanning beds (and she doesn’t, don’t worry!)
So when Pacific Tan Co (Maple Grove, MN) offered the opportunity for us to try it out, we could not turn it down! Who doesn’t want to look luxuriously tan in the middle of the Minnesota winter?
First, there’s a little bit to know about Pacific Tan Co and how Michelle operates. (We have to tell you that she is the sweetest woman ever! She made the process so smooth, and she was so genuine, it definitely helped to calm our nerves.) Michelle uses heat-infused airbrush tanning. One of only two places in Minnesota that does this new process right now! But what does that mean? Well heat-infused airbrush tanning is wonderful. It delivers a gentle stream of heat along with the color and it dries nearly instantly (instead of 15-20 minutes later – le sigh!) The equipment she uses for this is called EVOLV. (definitely take the time to learn more about it here on their website if you’re interested!)
How to Prep for Airbrush Tanning
Before we came in, she gave us some tips for how to prep for our first time airbrush tanning. This included a little to-do list the night before or morning of:
What to Wear While Airbrush Tanning
You can choose to wear whatever you’d like while she airbrushes you. Though FDA suggests you at least wear underwear of some sort. You can wear your own swimsuit or undergarments, or she has disposable ones there you can use as well.
Will My Airbrush Tan Look Orange?
I was a little nervous that I’d end up orange looking, but as she sprayed on the color it was a golden tan. I was in love. With a few swipes of the front, back, and sides, we were done! Within 15 minutes, I was a new woman. And wow what a difference a tan can make!! I felt like I’d just gotten an extreme makeover!
What Should I Know For Post Tan?
For after the tan, she recommended we bring dark, loose fitting clothes to wear home as our tans completely dried. Though she assured us if we did get any on our clothing it would wash right out.
I could see the difference right away but I really saw a big difference the next morning, I looked like I had already put on my makeup and everything right when I woke up! I was so impressed, and I felt so good with my new instant tan 🙂
How Can I Extend My Airbrush Tan?
If you’re going to go through the trouble of getting airbrush tanned, you will want to make it last as long as you can, right? So her tips to us for this were:
- No showering for at least four hours after the tan
- No mani/pedi sessions for at least four hours
- No excessive exercising/sweating for at least four hours
I happened to have a big dinner event the next night after I got my airbrush tan and that was the perfect timing. I had waited until before then to take my first shower (roughly 20 hours after getting my airbrush tan) and I did lose a little bit of the color but that’s expected. I would say if you were planning to get tanned for a special event, to do it the night before. It seemed to be just right as far as timing goes!
When would airbrush tanning be a good fit?
Michelle said she often did wedding parties (bridesmaids, bride, mother of the bride, etc.) along with prom goers. I honestly was thinking if I were to be pregnant I would get sprayed a couple days before my due date so that all my pics would look a little better, but that’s just me!! Lol!
If you are simply attending a wedding and needed a glow, this would be perfect too. You can choose from three different levels of tan; light, medium and dark. Macy and I both chose the middle ground (medium) of those two and it was perfect. It didn’t look like we were trying too hard and you definitely won’t stand out like you’ve been tanning for ninety days straight. Plus there is absolutely no orange streaks or blotches. It honestly looks like you just got off the beach.
How much do these airbrush tans cost?
For the basic spray, it will run you $40. Which is a good deal for this service! If you want a pre and post spray (pre spray helps to even your skin tone, and post helps to lock in the tan and moisturize) it’s $50. Which, if you’re going to spend the money to do it, I would definitely go for the pre and post and make it last as long as I could. We got both the pre and post treatments done and it takes mere seconds to add on. Worth it!!!
Now, Pacific Tan Co wants to give one of our readers the chance to have an airbrush tan (plus pre and post spray) for FREE!! They’re giving away one of these packages ($50 value) to a lucky winner!
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Here’s how you could win a FREE airbrush tan from Pacific Tan Co!
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- Leave a comment telling us why you would love to win this package!!
Contest ends November 23rd at 5:00pm CST
Special Pacific Tan Co. Offer
Don’t want to wait until the contest is over? You don’t have to! Pacific Tan Co is giving our readers 25% off their first session of airbrush tans at their facility just for mentioning you seen them on the Real Housewives of Minnesota blog!!
Call and set up your appointment! (763) 416-4433
You can find them at 13732 83rd Way N, Maple Grove, MN right off of Weaver Lake Rd.
Disclosure: We were not paid for this post, all opinions are our own. We were provided complimentary airbrush tans in order to review services for this post.