Introduction to Spray Tanning

  • What is spray tanning? How does it work?

    Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a colourless sugar and the active ingredient in our tan solution that will be sprayed onto your skin. Applied using a specialist low pressure spraying machine, the DHA in the solution interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, very safe. A Sienna X sunless tan can give the same results as spending 10-14 days in the sun, but without the harmful effects of UV exposure.

    DHA has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in the personal care industry for over 30 years and no adverse affects have been reported other than minor skin irritations.

  • Allergic reactions are extremely rare; however if you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products, please let us know. We always insist on a patch test before your first spray tan with us even if you are a regular spray tan customer. This is absolutely free and only takes a minute.

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  • On your first tanning treatment, we will ask you a number of questions and we will record your answers against your account

  • You will then undress to your chosen dark underwear and remove any jewellery

  • Barrier cream will be applied to your hands, elbows, knees, feet, and other dry areas to reduce tan absorption

  • Now it's time for the magic to happen, simply follow our instructions, spraying will take around 10 minutes

  • The guide colour you see will be showered off after your development time of up to 10 hours to reveal your natural looking tan