SCHEDULING & CANCELLATIONS:
It takes 8 hours for the solution to absorb into your skin evenly so we recommend booking your appointment a day or two before the day you want to wear your tan to ensure a prime tan color for your event. As we are a mobile service, we ask for appointments to be made a week in advance or a minimum of three days before, if possible, so that we have time to accommodate your needs.
During the scheduling of your appointment, we will give you the estimate of how much your appointment will cost, which includes the airbrush, tax and any or all travel fees. When your appointment is booked you will receive an e-mail and/or text message with your appointment information. If you need to reschedule or cancel please contact us as soon as possible so that we can accommodate others. Another reminder will be sent out automatically 4 hours before your appointment. Due to our reservations being based on travel and the number of people scheduled, if you would like to add someone to your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible as we can not promise accommodation at the time of appointment. Appointments canceled less than 48 hours prior will be charged a $45.00 cancellation fee for each client scheduled to the card on file.
You can book an appointment with us at After Dark by e-mail on our contact page. From there the airbrush artist scheduled for your appointment will estimate travel fees, tolls, and parking and give you a final total of what your appointment will cost. At After Dark, there are no surprises.
In an effort to serve our clients better, we have upgraded our point of sale system to be able to put credit cards on file, exclusively for cancellation fees. For groups and bridal parties, a credit card may be required prior to scheduling your appointment.
Due to being a mobile service who bases it’s appointments on time, travel and location, beginning March 2019, clients who fail to provide 48 hours notice of cancellation will be charged a $45.00 cancellation fee automatically from our booking system, to the credit card on file, for each client scheduled for this appointment. No-showed appointments will be charged full price.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!
Please let us know prior if parking is unusual or difficult. This includes street parking, metered parking or parking garages. Because of the amount of equipment carried, there is a fee for distance in street parking. To ensure our artists stay on schedule, failure to notify After Dark in regards to difficult or limited parking before the appointment may result in surcharge or appointment cancellation. Your airbrush artist may call the designated phone number on file on arrival to confirm the address before coming to the door.
Please note during the winter months that severe weather may result in lateness or cancellation. Someone from our staff will contact you immediately. Unplowed and unsalted streets, driveways and walkways can also result in a cancellation on behalf of the After Dark staff. We appreciate your understanding that our artist's safety is of the utmost importance.
PRE TAN PREP:
Before your appointment, your nails, hair coloring, shaving, waxing and work out should be taken care of a minimum of 16-24 hours prior to your tan. Exfoliate yourself with a hot shower first to prepare for your sunless tan. Use a loofah and exfoliating soap to remove dead skin and any dirt from the day. No moisturizers should be applied before your tan, this would leave the tan un-even afterward. Women can choose whatever they feel comfortable to wear while being airbrushed. If you would prefer to have no tan lines our airbrush artists are comfortable with women going nude during the tan. For women who are not comfortable with this, we recommend using an old thong, underwear or bikini bottom for your lower half and a bikini top or strapless bras for your top. All of our solutions wash out of your clothing. Men must wear boxers, bathing suit bottoms or a speedo while being sprayed. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, After Dark no longer carries or provides disposable underwear or bras.
Have dark, loose clothing ready for afterward. Clothing items should include loose, lightweight pants or capris and a t-shirt. Residue may get on the clothing but washes out. These may be the clothes you want to keep on while waiting the 8 hours for your color to fully absorb through the day or while you sleep.
For groups, make sure each client comes prepared with a change of clothes and weather-resistant protection in case of poor weather while leaving the tanning location.
Please note that clients under the age of 18 years old must have a legal parent or guardian with them at the time of appointment and must also fill out our waiver on behalf of their child.
Please have a decent-sized room with a three-pronged outlet picked out for our airbrush artist when they arrive. This can be anywhere from a kitchen, dining room or living room, or just a large room for our pop up tent to fit with enough room and light for our artist. Low ceilings like in basements may be too low for our airbrush tent to stand correctly. Standard to high ceiling rooms are ideal.
Our artist will come to your location, fully and completely equipped with a suitcase, compressor, and tent. Within 5 minutes the tent is ready. Have a color in mind that you would like to help our artists customize what is best for you. Your airbrush artist will not only help decide on your color but by analyzing your skin tone will help you choose what would look best for you.
We supply you with foot sandals to protect your feet, a hair net to protect your hair, and barrier cream to stop any residue for getting on your hands.
What makes us unique? We use our one of a kind solution to create a color for you by mixing an assortment of shades and adding our DHA in separately. This ensures that every tan is specifically created for that client. Also, your airbrush artist will take note on how your color was mixed for you. This way, the next time we come we know exactly what was mixed for you the last time.
During your airbrush tan, it is important to keep your body spread out: arms outwards and hanging down, neck kept up, legs apart and knuckles/hands closed in. From there, your airbrush artist will talk you through the entire tan.
After your, tan your artist will wipe off your hands and feet. Airbrush artist's guns are set on a low setting to avoid having to take the time to dry the tans when they are finished, to make it more time-efficient for our clients. We remove your foot sandals and hair net. After that, you can get dressed immediately. You will want to stick to dark, loose clothing throughout the day or to sleep in, for example, a t-shirt and sweatpants. You want to avoid anything too tight that will create any type of tan lines after your tan, like jeans or spandex.
For 6-8 hours it is best to avoid any moisture (rain, lotion, dog/baby drool, deodorant, spilling drinks, etc.) No tight clothing like jeans, bras or leggings should be worn after your airbrush tan. After Dark’s organic solution comes out of all clothing and most fabrics but we still recommend covering up while sitting in cars, on furniture or rubbing against anything while the color is soaking into your first layer of skin. Your airbrush artist will also go into depth about what you can and can't do during the setting of your airbrush tan. This will guarantee that the color absorbs correctly.
For evening clients, our airbrush solution is fine to sleep in. Make sure to sleep in a cool space to avoid sweating. Long sleeve or quarter sleeve shirts and capris or long pants are best for sleeping in your spray tan. Your tan may get on your sheets but will wash right out. Leaving your spray tan on for over 8 hours will not make your tan darker or last longer, however rinsing before 8 hours may make the tan lighter than expected.
After 8 hours your tan is ready to be rinsed. If you see any residue on your hands or bottoms of your feet, tricks like spraying Windex into a rag or baby wipe to wipe these areas will take off any unwanted residue. It is completely a myth that the longer you keep your tan on, the darker or longer it will last; it is, therefore, best to remove excess residue from your skin, which you can only do so by washing it off.
When the 8 hours is up, you can take a shower. Rinsing your entire body will ensure the tan completely washes off without any streaking. Using non-exfoliating products will also keep your tan looking its best with no blotching. Gentle cleansers are the best to keep your tan on. Stay away from loofas, exfoliating sponges, gloves and washcloths. Afterward, take a towel and pat dry, don’t wipe yourself dry to keep from streaking your tan. Once dry, you are good to go with your After Dark Tan. Then you can wear any type of clothing, swim in the ocean, hang in the hot tub, whatever you like!
At After Dark we want to provide you the best tans that last as long as possible! Moisturizing daily will lock in the color.
Lastly, payment will be taken at this time. For the safety or our artists, while you are able to pay in cash, we unable to accommodate any breaking of bills, as cash is not carried in our kits. For your convenience, we accept cash and all major forms of credit card. We ask that gratuity be given in cash and directly to your airbrush artist at the time of service. Checks and payment apps are not accepted. Please have any coupons or promotional discounts ready to be applied during payment. Credit card information, along with your waiver will be collected during this inital appointment. Your information will be encrypted and filed for future appointments. Credit card information will ONLY be used towards cancellation fees going forward. Please review our cancellation policy.
Important Notice: If the location in which are you receiving your airbrush tan is limited in cellular service, please make sure you have wifi available or are prepared to pay in cash. Our payment processing systems rely on cellular service and/or wifi. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of service.
And you’re done! We are in and out in less than an hour, with no mess left behind and within the privacy of your own home!
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