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What to Wear During and After Your Spray Tan Appointment

What to Wear During and After Your Spray Tan Appointment

Getting a spray tan is a great way to achieve a beautiful, sun-kissed glow without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays. However, figuring out what to wear to your spray tan appointment can be tricky. You don't want to wear anything that will give you a weird tan (think bra-strap tan lines with a strapless dress) or ruin your tan by streaking it after your appointment. In this article, we'll guide you on what to wear to your spray tan appointment and afterward, so you can achieve the perfect tan without any mishaps.

What Will I Have on During the Actual Spray Tan?

Here at Glamour Girl, you have the option to wear your bathing suit (dark colored preferably), you can go topless with only bottoms or you can go nude during the actual spray tan. We can also provide you with a disposable thong if you would like one. If this is your first time getting a spray tan with us, we suggest having some type of tan line (and not going nude) so that you have a clear “before and after” area to reference after your tan. Without a tan line, it can be hard to gauge the actual amount of color that you got. Gentlemen are required to wear bottoms of some sort. Please come prepared as we do not offer disposable bottoms for men. Knowing the guidelines in advance will help you prepare accordingly and avoid any confusion on the day of your appointment.

What Should I Put on Directly After Getting My Spray Tan?

When it comes to choosing what to wear home from your spray tan appointment, opt for loose, dark-colored clothing. Tight clothing or undergarments can rub against your skin and cause streaks in your tan. Dark-colored clothing is also a good choice as it won't show any color transfer from the spray tan solution (this will wash out but best to stick to dark colors).

Avoid Wearing Anything Too Tight

Tight clothing such as tight jeans, leggings, or bras can leave lines on your skin and ruin your tan. Instead, wear loose-fitting clothing that allows your skin to breathe and move freely.

Don't Wear Jewelry

It's important to remove all jewelry before your spray tan appointment, as jewelry can leave marks on your skin and prevent the spray tan solution from reaching all areas of your body. Make sure to remove any necklaces, bracelets, rings, or earrings before your appointment (we’ll remind you before we get started) and after your appointment, avoid putting jewelry back on.

Wear Flip-Flops

Wearing shoes or socks after your spray tan can cause the solution to rub off and ruin your tan OR it can oxidize and deepen the color to an unnatural tone. Instead, wear flip-flops to your appointment, and avoid wearing socks or shoes until after your first shower. Too cold for flip-flops? Opt for loose shoes that won’t make your feet hot (sorry, Uggs … we’re talking about you) and no socks.

Consider the Weather

Before your appointment, check the weather and wear clothing appropriate for the conditions. If it's hot and humid outside, avoid wearing anything too heavy or constricting that could cause you to sweat and ruin your tan. If it's cold outside, make sure to dress in warm layers that won't rub against your skin and cause streaking.

Avoid Lotion, Oil, or Perfume

It's important to avoid using any lotion, oil, or perfume on your skin. These products can create a barrier on your skin and prevent the spray tan solution from fully developing. Make sure to shower the night before and avoid putting any products on your skin when you get out.

Don't Be Shy to Ask Questions

If you're unsure about what to wear to your spray tan appointment, don't be shy to ask questions. Your airbrush artist is there to guide you and make sure you get the best possible tan. They can provide you with specific guidelines on what to wear, and answer any questions you may have about the process.


Choosing what to wear to your spray tan appointment is an important step in achieving the perfect tan. Opt for loose, dark-colored clothing, avoid tight clothing and jewelry, and avoid using any products on your skin before your appointment. By following these simple guidelines, you'll be well on your way to achieving a flawless, sun-kissed glow. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask your airbrush artist for guidance or give us a call. Happy tanning!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I wear during the spray tan process?

You can choose to go nude, wear a bikini, or use a disposable thong provided by Glamour Girl.

What should I wear after getting spray tanned?

Opt for loose, dark-colored clothing to prevent any streaks or color transfer.

Can I wear jewelry during the tanning process?

It's recommended to remove all jewelry during the process to prevent any marks on the skin.

What footwear is advisable post-tanning?

Wear flip-flops after getting spray tanned to avoid issues with shoes or socks.

Is it okay to use lotions or oils prior to the tanning session?

No, these products can interfere with the spray tan's development on your skin.

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