How Do Rapid Spray Tans Work?

The ‘Rapid’ or the ‘1 Hour Tan’ is the latest spray tanning technology. Rapid spray tans were introduced for client’s who don’t have time to wait the full 8 hour development of normal spray tans. This could be beneficial for a client who can’t make it into a beauty salon on weekdays due to a full time job or children to look after. 

A quick run down of the rapid tan

  • You can wash this tan off on the same day
  • You will get more tanned as the hours pass and will be developed fully in 9 hours
  • It’s best to get this type of tan as early as possible if you are going out on the same night, if not, you can get it any time
  • This tan is the same brand as our normal one and lasts just as well
  • You may seem lighter when you initially wash your tan off, but you will get darker as the day goes on

This tan is great for:

  • Last minute nights out by getting a spray tan in the morning and going out later that night.
  • Clients who are going to work or on holiday early morning and want to wash it off on the same day
  • Clients who have plans later in the day and want to wash their tan off before doing them

Spray tan derives from organic plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar canes and this is what reacts with the amino acids in the skin turning them brown. Rapid spray tans have a higher amount of sugars inside them, meaning they turn the surface layer of the skin brown in just one hour, getting darker as time goes on.

Wash your rapid spray tan after:
  • 1-2 hours for a light tan
  • 2-3 hours for a medium tan
  • 3-4 hours for a dark tan 

After you wash your rapid spray tan colour guide off after the desired hours, your tan will continue to develop even though it’s been washed off.

What our clients say:

“Always get the rapid tan, it works so well and it’s great that I can run errands after without damaging it”. Sandra T – Mindbody app

“I tried the rapid tan this time and it turns out the exact same shade as my usual shade I pick at the salon. Great even coverage as usual”. Petra L – Mindbody app

“I recommend all of my friends to Tropicoco – I swear by the rapid tan as I’ve got kids to tend to! I don’t mind getting either of the tans to be honest, but bathing the kids and going to gym is easier when I can wash the tan off first” Angela R – Mindbody app