My Spray Tanning Obsession
Note: not an ‘actual’ tan….
On an annual girls weekend maybe 14 years ago, before I opened the first Bare salon, we all performed the fun (…and yet potentially fraught with danger) exercise of forecasting each other’s futures. This was pre-weddings and children for many of us. I still recall reading my friends predictions for me:
1. I would marry a cop. Check, I met him about three years later; and
2. I would end up with ‘alopecia of the muff’ and tanorexia.
Hmmm, I can only assume I was talking about opening a waxing clinic back then otherwise that’s a weirdly strange and uncanny prediction. I’m sure we also talked career aspirations but this blog is about spray tans not saving the world…we’ll do that next week…maybe.
So yes, I have a longstanding commitment to having some colour. And no, I’ve never been much of a sunbather or sun-bedder (yeah, when those were still a thing). My fair skin means that any efforts in those regards have been largely unrewarding.
This means my search for the perfect self-tan products were underway well before Bare’s inception. And while it’s been a little while since I worked in-salon with the spray tan machine I’d estimate having done over 5,000 spray tans on clients. I cannot tell you how good people feel when they have one – which in turn makes us feel good.
And yes, I know it’s weird that we want to paint ourselves a different colour from what we were born with, but when you’re lily white, bordering on red (some might say purple in the winter time), a tan just makes you feel good.
Wearing shorts, or even a mid length dress with trainers in winter becomes an option. Outfit options double when I know there’s a healthy looking tan underneath. And it’s safe. No skin damage involved. And the argan-oil tan we use is packed full of organic goodies that hydrate and nourish the skin. So why not I say.
So if you’ve never had one before and you’re looking for a feel good boost we highly recommend. And if you’re nervous about having to get naked in front of a therapist – please don’t worry. There’s no judging. We all come in different shapes and sizes. And while I reckon less is best, you decide what you’re comfortable baring.
Got a spray tan question? We’d love to answer it for you.