NPC Prep Instructions


▪ What should I use to prep my skin? An exfoliating towel and gold Dial (or mild) soap- NO DOVE or anything containing heavy moisturizers/creams/oils.  We recommend exfoliating with the exfoliating towel for as many days as possible prior to your first tanning session.  Any unevenness in skin layers may result in an uneven complexion.

▪ When do I get my mani/pedi? As long as there are no lotions or oils used/left on the skin, you can do this whenever you like.  We recommend no less than 24 hours prior just in case.

▪ How long before my first session should I wax (if I want to)? This is not recommended, however, if you must, get it done at least 48 hours prior to your first session and be sure it’s HARD wax, not soft.  Shaving is best as waxing can leave a residue that creates a barrier between your skin and the tanning solution and fill hair follicles.

▪ Should I shave my entire body? It is recommended as the bronzers can clump hair together creating an uneven complexion.

▪ How long are tanning appointments? Between 10-20 minutes entry to exit.

▪ Do you tan my face?  What do I do about makeup? We tan your face with a much more ‘skin friendly’ solution.  It will blend much nicer (you need to wipe your face with a damp cloth before makeup application – men, do not wipe your face off with a damp cloth…leave the bronzer on unless you are applying makeup).  If we are tanning your face, be sure that you leave the bronzer on for at least 2 hours for it to take effect – otherwise, we will not need to color your face.

▪ What do I wear to my tanning session? Dark, loose fitted clothing – cotton or polyester is best.  Zip ups, button downs, long pants and sleeves are preferred.  No dresses, shorts, jeans or tank tops.  DO NOT SLEEP NAKED!  Your arms and legs must be covered and separated – robes are okay but not recommended.  Skin-on-skin contact can create imperfections that are not always fixable.

▪ Men may wear posing suit (or some kind of under garment…a sock works too) to their tanning session unless they are paired with a male spray tech.  We also have disposable men’s thongs available.

▪ Women may (and should) tan nude with a female spray tech to avoid tan lines.

▪ DO NOT put your suit on until after you have been sprayed the last time before your stage appearance.  Wait as long as possible to put your suit on after your last tanning session.

▪ Women – when using the bathroom, line the seat with bath tissue and sit…do not hover unless you’ve got it down pat.  You can also bring Dixi cups, poke many holes or cut out the bottom…you know what to do!  This will prevent lines from being created down your inner thighs.

▪ Where/when do we get our complimentary oil/booty service  No more than 30 minutes prior to your stage appearance.  We will be backstage to help you with this.

▪ Can I get touchups if I have water spots? Yes – please go to the tanning location and sign in.

▪ How much should I tip my Spray Tech? Typically 10-20%.

▪ Is there a possibility of an allergic reaction to the tan? There’s always a possibility, however, it is rare.  Please be advised that in rare cases, clients may have adverse reaction/allergies to any product.  If reactions occur, please consult a physician.



▪Shower before your appointment shaving FIRST!  You may use a light shaving cream but be sure to exfoliate AFTER shaving. Any residue left behind by the cream may act as a barrier between your skin and the DHA (the tanning element that reacts with your skin to bronze it).  *We recommend an exfoliating towel by Earth Therapeutics from Bed, Bath & Beyond ($6) and Dial soap (yes, the gold kind).  Be sure to exfoliate your ENTIRE BODY!  Any dead skin left behind will create unevenness in your tan!

▪Come to your appointment with CLEAN SKIN.  This means NO lotion, makeup, perfumes, deodorant, etc.

▪Your face will be tanned during this session.

▪After your session, be very careful around liquids.  Any contact with water will dissolve the tan and create marks.

▪You will be tanned twice on Friday.  There will be at least an hour between each session.

▪You WILL SHOWER after prelims (Friday night) and have another session in the morning.


▪Your last session will be the afternoon of the show.

▪You must attend this appointment with clean skin again.