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How Products Work: Self-Tanners

Self-tanning agents work by tinting the uppermost skin layer with the active ingredient DHA, a sugar molecule that reacts with the amino acids in the upper skin layer.

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Hand Applied Tanning Is an Alternative to Spray Tans

Learn the differences between spray tans and hand-applied tanning services.

What Nail Techs Need to Know About Spray Tanning

Spray tanning can be a great add-on service for nail techs, making salons a one-stop spot for customers.

Amp Up Your Offerings: Spray Tanning

In the third installment of our new series, NAILS explores services you can easily add to your menu to increase your revenue and offer your clients convenience. This month, we take a look at spray tanning.

Offer An Alternative to Tanning Beds

spite repeated warnings from dermatologists on the health dangers of tanning, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) confirmed that a large percentage of Caucasian teen girls and young women are still using tanning beds or intentionally tanning outdoors.  

That Healthy Glow

Encourage your clients to practice safe sun by slathering on the sunblock and using nail polish to give their skin a more tan appearance.

Retail Boutique: Sunless Tanning Products

Offer these sunless tanning products to your clients for a healthy, UV-free tan year round.

The ABCs and Zs of SPF, UVA, and UVB

It’s tanning season, which means it’s time to educate clients on how to protect themselves from sun damage. Most people know that SPF stands for sun protection factor and that few users apply enough sunblock to do the trick. What you might not know is that the SPF pertains only to UVB rays.

Skin Cancer Increase May Be Linked to Tanning Beds

Melanoma rates have risen 50% among young women in the United States since 1980 and researchers theorize that the trend might be related to an increase in the use of tanning beds along with exposure to the sun.

Catch Some Sprays

Airbrush tanning services are among the fastest-growing salon offerings we’ve seen in the last few years. This easy-to-learn and inexpensive-to-implement service can round out your salon menu. But what is involved, and is it right for you?