What you will need:
- Norvell Mobile Arena Professional Spray Tan Machine
- Tanning solution
- Paper feet or sticky feet
- Plastic hair cap or bonnet (for long hair)
- Barrier cream
- PH Balance aceler-tan
How to set up for use:
If you have longer hair, you will need to pull the hair up in a ponytail or scrunchie. Then use a plastic cap or bonnet to cover up the hair. Be sure to cover the hair, but careful enough to expose the natural hairline for a more natural and even tan line.
It is not wise to get any of the tanning solution in your hair. It will be difficult to wash out without removing a layer of tan.
Attach the tanning gun to the quick-disconnect nozzle.
Unscrew the top of the tanning bottle and fill half-way with your favorite tanning solution.
Set the Norvell Mobile Arena Professional Spray Tan machine on medium setting to start. This is setting your personal setting.
These settings used properly can be adjusted to accommodate each body part and section for the perfect coverage of colour.
- Vertical position – Turn the turn switch to the vertical position setting for an up and down spray disbursement.
- Horizontal position – To adjust the tanning gun on the horizontal spray position for side-to-side spray disbursing.
- Diagonal position- Setting the switch in a diagonal position will allow for spray in a fine dot pattern which is ideal for fine detailing or spot spraying.
Disbursing the tan solution:
Depending upon the Norvell model tanning machine you have, you will be turning 1 or both of the knobs on the nozzle as such to determine the correct body tanning spray method. The more turns you use will allow more tanning solution on the skin. For a darker tan, use more knob turns. For a lighter tan, use less turns.
Locate the silver round button on back of the spray nozzle with attached solution bottle. Turn this button 5-6 half-turns until you reach the amount of desired tan solution.
Adjust the nozzle behind the nozzle and turn all the way until closed. This will determine the amount of solution is disbursed from the gun at one time.
How to spray:
Always hold the spray bottle about 6 or 7 inches away from your skin for an even spray and more natural look.
Always test your spray pattern first by using a piece of paper or canvas before you begin. This will ensure the correct spray technique you need.
When spraying over the body, be sure to use a nice even motion, not too fast and not too slow.
Before beginning, be sure to start with one section of the body at a time, i.e. the front left arm, then the left side of the neck and torso, etc.
Always divide the body into three sections in order to spray each section at a time.
Always be sure to spray each area of the body twice.
Complete the entire body before applying tanning solution to the feet.
Also spray the feet in a three-step pattern. Don’t forget the inside of the toes as well.
Look for areas that may need a touch-up and use the diagonal setting again to get these missed areas.
Then once the body is evenly covered, then disconnect the bottle from the hose and use the air hose to dry the body. Allow at least 3 minutes for entire body to dry.
The entire spray tanning experience should only take about 10-15 minutes to finish.