Spray Tanning is a fantastic way to get an instant colour and here at The Tanning Shop, we love to give our clients a great deal. Add these two things together and you get the new “Off-Peak Spray Tan”

Selected stores are offering spray tan sessions for just £9.99 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!


Not sure if your local store offers a spray tan service? Enter your postcode into our salon locator, select “spray tan” from the drop-down list, press enter and your nearest store will be listed below the map

The Tanning Shop team are always happy to assist in answering any queries regarding colour choice, preparation and aftercare. There are also optional extras at selected stores, such as aroma, bronze boost and extenders to really enhance the spray tanning experience.

Your local store team are always happy to advise on the choice available as well as assisting with a colour choice to suit your skin type and preferred shade result.  Spray Tanning Guidance leaflets are available on request in-store or by contacting customer services

The best way to achieve great results from Spray tanning (and UV tanning) is to ensure skin is fully efoliated and moisturised 24 hours before your session. See our previous blog for spray tanning tips (and how we think it is an ideal excuse for a relaxing pamper session!)

Spray Tanning Do’s and Don’ts

DO Exfoliate and moisturise thoroughly 24 hours before your session and have your daily shower 12-24 hours before your session

DO Wear loose, dark clothing that will not rub on your skin. The cosmetic bronzers in a spray tan can stain light fabrics so it is a good idea to make sure you have dark towels and bedding ready at home for the evening after your session

DO Ask for a spray tan preparation and aftercare leaflet from in-store or online

DO Ask questions, staff are trained to assist you. You are welcome to familiarise yourself with the booth prior to your session

DO Apply barrier cream liberally to your hands, elbows, knees and feet, paying particular attention to fingernails and toenail. (seriously, slather it on!) These area’s really soak up spray tan and can look darker than the rest of your body

DO Have a practice session a few weeks before if your spray tan is for a big event. Have your actual session 24-48 hours prior to your event to allow for development

DO listen carefully to the automated voice in the booth

DO wait for the appropriate length of time before showering. When rinsing off the spray tan, use water only as a shower gel may remove the colour


DON’T Moisturise on the day of your session, this will act as a barrier to the spray tan. This also applies to; cosmetics, body spray, perfume, hair conditioner, oil-based or moisturising shower gels and deodorant. Avoid these during development time.

DON’T Wear tight-fitting clothing on the day of your session. Pressure on a spray tan while it is developing can cause flaws

DON’T Get wet or indulge in physical exercise during development time, this includes touching water

DON’T  shower before development time is up, and don’t use a flannel, sponge, loofah, soap, shampoo or shower gel as this may scrub off your colour

Use a spray tan session as an excuse to pamper yourself. Thoroughly exfoliate in a nice, long bath 24-48 hours before your session and when you get out, moisturise head to toe. (Optional: Have nice, relaxing cup of tea, coffee, or if preferred, a smashing glass of wine while you allow the moisturiser to do its job). Following this preparation process will create the ideal, smooth canvas for the spray to adhere to. Allow time after your session to relax and allow your spray to develop.

After your session, when your development time has elapsed and  you have showered off the spray tan, you will see a lot of the cosmetic bronzer come off in the shower. Don’t panic! The bronzer is not the staining ingredient, instead it shows where the areas on to which the spray tan has adhered to the skin. The spray tan that has penetrated the skin will continue to develop over 12 hours and after this time has elapsed, you will see your end result.

Don’t forget, you can always call your local store or e-mail us at customer services should you have any queries or require assistance





Terms and Conditions Apply. Under 16’s using the spray tanning service must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Under-18’s are not permitted to enter rooms containing UV equipment.