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Fantasy Spray Tanning at Spa Greystone

During your Fantasy Tan session at Spa Greystone, a professional will spray the special tanning formula onto your body. The amino acids on the surface of your skin naturally respond to the DHA and other complementing ingredients in the tanning formula to produce a natural looking, beautiful sunless tan. Tons of color options are available to perfectly match your skin type!

All of the mess and the problems associated with tanning creams and automated spray tanning booths are eliminated with Fantasy Tan at our day spa in Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama. A streaky mess, orange palms or dirty looking knees and elbows are a thing of the past. Fantasy Tan is tailored to your individual skin tone and your desired look. Five unique formulas can be mixed to precisely match what you want.

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Spray tanning is the safest and easiest way to achieve a natural-looking tan that you can be proud to show off. Amino acids in your skin respond naturally to the DHA and other tanning formula ingredients to produce a beautiful sunless tan.

Fantasy Tan Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Fantasy Tan Work?

Fantasy Tan is a unique method of spray tanning. An air compressor applies a DHA-based solution to your skin. A large spray nozzle is used for most of your body and an airbrush for detail areas such as the fingertips and hairline. This method allows for the most precision and the most natural-looking tan.

How is Fantasy Tan Different than Other Spray Tanning?

All spray tanning is not created equal. A Fantasy Tan looks great because of superior application, equipment, formulas and technician training. Our application equipment is quiet and provides a strong airflow for a smooth and even application. Our solutions are formulated with precise amounts of DHA to achieve your desired darkness. The end result is a natural, healthy-looking tan that you can feel confident wearing.

What is DHA and is it Safe?

DHA, the main ingredient in our sunless tanning products, is a simple, non-toxic sugar that is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane. When applied to the body, DHA responds to the amino acids on the outermost layer of the skin, changing its color to a beautiful looking tan tone. DHA is completely safe.

Is “the More DHA the Better” a True Statement?

No! You don’t want a glob of DHA on you any more than you would want to use an entire bottle of shampoo to wash your hair. What you should look for is a custom-blended formula that matches your skin tone to achieve the most realistic color.

How is a Tan from DHA Different from a Tan from a Tanning Booths or the Sun?

DHA reacts with the amino acids in your skin to change the color temporarily and naturally, generally lasting about 7 to 10 days). The effect is completely safe and is temporary because the outer layer of your skin is continually replacing old cells with new ones. Both the sun and tanning booths darken the skin by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV).

Why do Some People Look Like They Rolled in Orange Doritos after Tanning?

Unnatural orange tones are usually the result of either too high of a concentration of DHA in the tanning formula or over-application of a concentrated formula. You can also end up looking orange by using automated booths and at-home tanning lotions if you’re not careful.

Are There any Cosmetics or Colorants in Fantasy Tan’s Solutions?

Yes. DHA takes 8 to 12 hours to realize its full color potential. Five of our solutions are mixed with cosmetic bronzers to give your skin a beautiful cosmetic tan while the DHA is activating. Two of our solutions are clear and therefore do not contain any cosmetic bronzer. Your skin will gradually darken over the first 8 to 12 hours until it reaches its full color potential.

How is Fantasy Tan Unique?

Fantasy Tan is unique because it has a mini spray gun for tanning the bulk of the body and an artistic airbrush for fine detail work. Detailing is important when applying solution to troublesome areas like the face, hands, and feet, etc. Other companies use a single vacuum cleaner powered spray gun that can only spray in wide patterns. These larger guns lack fine detail capability because they were originally designed for painting wooden fences, siding, and furniture — not people. Instead of an artistic tanning experience, they leave you feeling like you were hosed down, with a wet and sticky "I can’t wait to shower" feel.

How Tanning Solution Colors Does Fantasy Tan Have?

Fantasy Tan has 5 different tanning solution colors to make sure that your technicians can always deliver the precise color that you want.

How Long Do Fantasy Tans Last?

The average result is 7 to 10 days of color. Factors such as skin type, activities, and maintenance may cause results to vary.

How Long Does It Take to Apply?

A full body session takes about 10 minutes depending on equipment settings and the technician’s technique. Your first visit may take longer to discuss your skin type and desired expectations.

Can I Use Fantasy Tan If I am Pregnant?

There are no known side effects from the application of Fantasy Tan. As a precaution, if you are pregnant, you should always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before receiving a spray tan or any beauty or skin care application.

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