The Tan Authority
Posted on September 08 2016
If you're following anything tanning related on Instagram, chances are you've come across our super brand and seen the results of our spray tan
Posted on August 31 2016
8 Reasons To Choose Your Spray Tanning Solution Wisely
Tanning is a quick beauty fix for pale skin. It is also a solution to people who want to get that instant glow while staying at home. If you’re a woman who loves getting that sun-kissed skin but does not have the time and luxury to spend hours on a beach, a spray tanning solution may be your best friend. More...
Posted on June 27 2016
Posted on November 26 2015
The most non-glamourous side to spray tanning is definitely the over spray. It gets absolutely everywhere, and the more you spray tan, the more over spray is in the air.
What happens to the air when you spray tan?
Posted on October 27 2015
Does your skin react negatively to spray tan?
Sometimes your skin isn't as excited as you are about your bronzing session. Even if you don't traditionally have a reaction to fake tans, sometimes you get thrown a curve ball and can have an unexpected reaction.
Posted on July 19 2015
Photo: David Reid Photography
Makeup wasn’t meant to be a hard task, ladies. Not at all. You don't have to spend hours in front of a mirror to get it just right.
Any Google search including the words “makeup” and “hack” will uncover thousands of tricks and tips that will change your life forever.
From hair to makeup, there are shortcuts to help you look glam and get out the door in record time.
Posted on June 18 2015
It's this time of year that skin tends to take a hammering. Argan oil otherwise known as Moroccan oil has so many versatile benefits, we simply had to add it to our tanning range and beyond.
History of Argan Oil
Posted on April 22 2015
Photocred: @tansbyrachael using Customtan
Amazing fake tan - tick, but why aren't my legs tanning? Or worst still - why do I have brown dots in my pores?
Posted on April 12 2015
Do you want to kill a faux tan? Come on let's go and play... Except, a fake tan that needs fast removal doesn't quite sound like a fairytale of fun. Here's some sure ways to get your unwanted self tan off and a must read before you start scrubbing your skin raw.
Posted on April 01 2015
There are so many products on the market, you want to buy the best spray tan solution. But - before you go and buy spray tan solution online read this guide on how to choose the best spray tan solution and products.
Posted on March 19 2015
Want to know how the Manly Seabirds get their amazing and flawless tans? Read on for a winner’s guide to performance ready sunless tan success!
A tan that has been well prepared for, and well applied can add significant value to your look. A tan can even your complexion, create toning contours, and provide coverage for any scratches, dimples or bumps.
How to prepare your skin
Posted on January 29 2015
You can learn to spray tan with Custom Tan face to face with our spray tanning courses or online. Here's everything you need to know to customise your learning experience.
Posted on January 27 2015
If you're one of the 3 million people watching Celebrity Big Brother, it's likely that you're on of the 2,000 plus people asking where you can buy the tan that Katie Price took in as one of her house essentials.
All the answers you need to know on where you can get it, how you can apply it etc etc
Posted on January 20 2015
Posted on January 19 2015
Have you had a client tell you their spray tan is too light, or that their spray tan didn't work properly? Here's 6 little known pointers on how to have total spray tan success.
Posted on December 18 2014
Question: Does ocean water and pool water affect the life of a spray tan?
Posted on November 15 2014
There are so many different spray tan solutions on the market. Organic, eco-certified, chocolate, violet or green based? Here's the low down to give you the know how on making the right decision for your salon or mobile spray tanning business.
Posted on October 24 2014
Client Question: I have a client that I think is DHA resistant because they gets dark after I spray them but after 5 hrs they has a quick rinse & most of the tan like 80% is off. Is there anything you recommend that I can do to advise that the tan DHA will develop deeper for them. I was thinking maybe they needs to be sprayed with the pH first? Can you help me out & how do you work with the pH spray?
Posted on August 10 2014
Want to know how to make your spray tan last?
Treat it like a pharmaceutical product. So to know how to keep a spray tan longer you need to be aware of the composite of your spray tan solution. Inside the bottle of spray tan solution you have two key ingredients - 1) the tanning ingredient, DHA (dihydroxyacetane) and 2) the instant bronzers which are seen when tan is applied to the skin. The bronzers are made up on dyes and colourings. What many people don't know is that DHA and bronzers aren't friends. In fact they are spray tan frenemies. Together one of them provides the instant bronzed glow, while the other is the active ingredient that works with the wearer's skin to create the tan that will last on your skin for about a week......
Posted on July 30 2014
So you love to stand behind a gun but need the tips to go from being a bronzer beginner to a spray tan super hero.
1) Tan. That's right. Repetition is the key. You are only as good as your last spray tan, and Rome wasn't built in a day. The more skin you tan, the more confidence you gain. You'll develop your own style and will learn how to fix the mistakes that come from being too green (your ability, not your tan that is).
Posted on July 30 2014
If this statistic doens't make you sick, I'm not sure what will. A recent Teen Vogue article says that over 2 million American teens are taking to the sizzle station (aka solarium) every week to achieve the deathly faux glow.
While the Eastern culture don't understand it, the Western culture converserly are literally dying for a tan. Dark, golden limbs have been popular since Coco Chanel pioneered the tan as a status symbol back in the 1920s. During that decade, Vogue had also clearly told their readers that "The 1929 women must be tan". The continual rise and rise of the tan is well documented here and despite the risks, the tabu tan is still (excuse the pun) in vogue.
Posted on June 23 2014
One of the best tanning tips is how to apply self tanner. There's a fine line between faking it and making it. Not only do you need to arm yourself with the best fake tan, but you also need to know how to execute these tanning tips.
Posted on June 20 2014
One of the best spray tan tips is learning how to control the colour you will go. How dark your tan will be has a number of factors. We've called our brand Custom Tan because - everyone gets a custom colour because everyone has a different skin tone, and because you can customise the colour of your skin by determining how long you choose to leave the bronzer on before you wash it off. Let's explain.
How does fake tan actually work?
The way you achieve a gorgeous tan is via a chemical reaction between the outer layer of your skin (the stratum corneum) and the tanning ingredient (Dihydroxyacetane - DHA).
Posted on June 12 2014
It's been over 85 years and the popularity of the fake tan keeps climbing and climbing - so just how did tanning get it's legs and why?
The History of Tan
Early on tans were associated with being lower class. It was a symbol of poverty of those who worked outdoor in the hot sun. But Coco Chanel was iconic enough to change an era of fashion led followers. Coco Chanel spent time out sailing the Riviera on the Duke of Westminister's yacht "Flying Cloud" and came back with a tan and it had instant appeal as modern, luxurious and independent. At the same time, the medical field went from saying that sun was a dangerous thing to being a cure within a span of 30 years and by the end of the 20’s beauty bible Vogue wrote “the 1929 girl must be tan” and she was. That was 85 years ago and since their arrival, tans have never gone out of fashion
The Tanning Timeline
Posted on June 11 2014
Celebrities are often so amazing in their own right, but unfortunately too many fall victim to the perils of an 'oh no orange' glow. Celebrity Spray Tanner Heidi unleashes all the do's and go to's of tan. http://tinyurl.com/qfnc8yd
Posted on May 12 2014
How to spray tan? Learn how with Custom Tan.
Custom Tan offers spray tan classes on how to spray tan in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Is spray tanning safe? DHA (dihydroxyacetane) is the active ingredient that tans your skin. While it has been approved by the FDA for over 30 years and is regarded as the safest method of achieving a fake tan, it is imperative that spray tanners know what is the best spray tan and how to apply fake tan. Whether you are starting a mobile spray tanning business, or doing at spray tan at home, you need to really be across all the spray tan tips.
We offer a variety of sunless tanning training from our e-book, to online training, spray tan courses and in salon training. We want you to success and we want you to be safe, so we want to arm you with the best fake tan spray tan solution and also teach you how to spray tan so you are a winner!
Posted on May 06 2014
Need tips for glowing skin? A body scrub can be the best exfoliator and popular for totally natural skin care - and they work.
Body scrubs have been around for thousands of years. During ancient Egyptian times both men and women would scrub their bodies to soften their skin exposed to the arid desert conditions and to avoid fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliation is still a critical beauty treatment with a great number of health and beauty benefits coming from the humble body scrub.
Body scrub benefits
What's not to love. The body scrub works by: removing dead skin cells and dirt from the outermost layers of the skin, create glowing skin, revitalising texture and tone of skin, moisturizing and replacing natural oils, stimulating blood flow,encourage cell renewal and works to eliminate excess fluids and toxins, tighten and firm the skin and to reduce cellulite.
What are they made of?
Posted on April 23 2014
Confessions of a Millionaires Mistress - is the newest mistress craze and we think it's even better than 50 Shades of Grey! If you love a good thriller, start getting to read the number of Ava's confession as she exposes her relationship as a mistress to a extremely high profile millionaire. Reader reviews include: "
Ava maintains her deep tan with Custom Tan, and she kindly granted us 5 burning questions.
Posted on April 21 2014
Debi Gibson has been told that she won't survive the eye cancer contracted from not wearing goggles whilst in the sunbed which has now lethally spread to her liver.
Debi spoke of the pressure when you are modelling or acting to be the perfect colour.
Posted on April 09 2014
One of the highlights of the Mercedes Benz Fashion week has got to be the body painted sand bikini worn by Imogen Anthony last night. Imogen is definitely making a mark for herself rather than riding on coat-tails of her controversial beau Kyle Sandilands This home grown Bowral girl is now strutting her stuff, closing near-nude for local brand Bondi Bather which she calls 'liberating' and we couldn't agree more.
Posted on April 04 2014
Every week we'd be asked dozens of times - how long will my spray tan last. The answer is as long as the skin tanned stays on your body. So - this is why it's critical to exfoliate before your tan but equally important to use a good quality moisturiser to keep your tan on. One of our spray tan salons in Oakleigh Victoria has started running beauty blogs and features Custom Tan Facial Spray
How to apply a facial bronzer
As Amea explains in the video above a facial spray is a great product for every beauty kit. To apply the facial bronzer, you can either push the atomiser for a soft fine mist, or alternatively pump onto a makeup sponge or tanning mitt and apply to the face. We've been known to be rushing a few times - and have popped it directly onto fingers and then onto our face. This is fine, just remember to wash your hands so you don't have that tell tale tanned palms look.
Posted on April 03 2014
Every Tuesday we open up the opportunity for our salons and customers to ask us anything related to fake tanning. This week's question was about moisturising and when you should moisturise after a spray tan appointment. It's a great question, and one that spray tan clients often receive various forms of feedback about. The answer all comes down to what sort of spray tan solution you are being sprayed in, or alternatively what sunless tan you are using.
How fake tanning works
Sunless tanning is a chemical reaction between the outler layer of your skin, and the tanning ingredient, known as DHA. Your skin goes brown the same way that a cut piece of fruit or a potato turns brown when it is left for a period of time after being cut. The longer the tan is left on - or the longer the fruit is left out on the bench after cutting - the darker the result. With any sunless tanning product, whether its' a spray tan or a tan cream, 60% of colour happens in the first 2 hours. This enables the wearer to wash the colour off rather than walking around in it for the 8 hours we only knew about decades ago.
Posted on March 31 2014
The Custom Tan Spray Tanning Dress has been added to the short list of favs for Kimberly Nissen from The Plastic Diaries article: Fake Tan Latest Innovations and New Products.
Kimberly says "Going to a salon for a professional spray tan is usually my preferred method but one of the reasons I hated it was finding something to wear afterwards. I know, it sounds stupid but if you have ever done it you will know what I mean. You can’t wear underwear or bras so not only do you need something 100% opaque but you need something that won’t cling. Sitting in a car or on a bus/train is impossible because the tan makes you sticky and stain everything you sit on. Finally, the wrong kind of fabric can spell disaster for your tan so not every bit of old raggedy clothing can become your “tan wear”. Enter the Spray tanning dress and never worry about what to wear again.
The Spray Tanning Dress is made from super soft bamboo jersey cotton so it feels great to wear while serving many purposes. The V-neck style keeps you protected from seatbelt marks; a babydoll style skims curves and hangs perfectly from under the bust; and the Hi-Low skirt provides that necessary protection when sitting without the rubbing from unnecessary excess material of a maxi dress. The dark black hue keeps stains invisible and you can safely ditch the underwear without risk of people knowing. Available in Small (8-12) and Large (12-16), it’s the LBD I can’t live without"
Read the full article here:
Posted on March 28 2014
I’m a strong supporter of fake tanning because there is nothing sexy about skin cells in trauma, which is exactly what you get when you have a burn or tan caused by the sun. I do agree tanned skin can appear to many people has a healthy look and the tinted hue can mask a variety of skin imperfections, but do it from a bottle. Having said all that, if you’re the slightest bit uncoordinated you would know just how difficult it is to master the faux glow. Whether you DIY-it or head to a salon, it requires a little bit of understanding in order to achieve the immaculate tan AND make it last.
Lately I’ve been trying to embrace the fake tan so I achieve a bronze body year round. I’ve shared with you some of my favourite tanning products to use but now it’s time for the golden expert advice. Australian skin finishing expert and St. Tropez Tan ambassador, Brooke O’Brien, has given us the complete rundown of how to fake tan. With her advice I’ve created this step-by-step tutorial for preparing, maintaining and removing a tan. Now you have no reason not to master a faux glow and rid your life of deathly sunbaking. Read the full story here:
Posted on March 26 2014
So you want to understand about spray tan machines but don't know what's the best spray tan kits, spray tan gun and spray tan tent? Here's a few pointers when it comes for finding the right spray tan equipment to suit your tanning needs.
Choosing the Right Spray Tanning Machine
Machines are graded based on life time expectancy and hours used. When choosing a machine, look for a company that offers a warranty and repair service.
Posted on March 22 2014
Congratulations on the girls today who came to the Sydney how to spray tan course and learned all about spray tan training! We had 5 recruits today, and all girls walked out with certificates in tow, and a super bronzed glow. If you want to know what is the best spray tanning course to attend look for the following features. A good spray tanning teacher will give you all the theory and then let you have a hands on practice. The Custom Tan How To Spray Tan Course is split into two parts - theory, then practical. We take you through the history of spray tanning, how spray tanning works, diagnosing different skin types to help you determine which type of spray tan solution you should use, what is the best organic spray tan, all about spray tan machines, and information on spray tan before and after care. We then show the students a demonstration of a spray tan application, before arming them with the spray tan gun.X
Posted on March 15 2014
Spray Tan Sydney? Choose the brand that most Aussies prefer. Custom Tan has 3 times been voted Australia's best fake tan by independent review.
We have hundreds of spray tanners in Sydney, and offer spray tanning from our warehouse on Sydney's Northern Beaches in Frenchs Forest between Chatswood and Manly. Our spray tanning room is child friendly, and has lots of toys for tots and lots of off street parking at our door, so it's about as close to a drive through tan as you can get.
Posted on March 11 2014
Want to get the best spray tan? For even coverage and flawless colour, try the professional products from Custom Tan - three times voted Australia's Best Fake Tan. Custom Tan works with the wearer's skin to create a professional flawless tan result for every individual. Because we use the highest grade dha your skin will always be brown and never orange. For the ultimate sunless tanning guide you need to choose between the different spray tan bases and then the varying degree of tanning ingredient - the DHA which will determine your end results.
What are the different spray tan base colours?
Spray tan bases are in a kind of way similar to hair dying bases, and it's a little bit of a science to get the perfect blend, but we offer 2 different bases. Green based spray tan and violet based spray tan. What's the difference between a green base tan and a violet base tan? Consider the colour wheel.
Posted on March 04 2014
Whether you want to learn how to spray tan to be come a mobile spray tanning specialist, or if you want to just be able to fake tan at home this introductory tanning course is perfect for you. Each month in Sydney (and in other states, just check out website) we Spray Tanning Courses with certificates for anyone who wants to take part and learn how to apply a professional spray tan.
Posted on March 03 2014
The pinnacle of knowing you have a great product, is when the Beauty Director for Australia's most iconic magazine - Vogue, loves your product. Sigourney Cantelo is an amazingly talented beauty expert. Rather than the photoshopped and airbrushed images projected throughout the beauty industry, Sigourney wanted the opportunity to personally connect with her readers and share the industry secrets of the experts she's had the opportunity to meet. And so the idea for Beauticate was born. A website devoted to the “Whos” and the “How Tos” of beauty. She want this to be a site which celebrates anything that makes women feel beautiful – whether it’s how they style their hair or where they go for a facial; a new miracle product they've discovered or a can’t-live-without fragrance. At Custom Tan we have been truly blessed to have Sigourney try and love our fake tan. We've had the good fortune of being published in Vogue, been tweeted about by Sigourney, and now graciously we've been profiled on Beauticate. See Sigourney's story on creating an Endless Summer here. We encourage you to browse to this wonderful site and connect and learn the latest on the hottest from who's who.