The active ingredient in our spray tan solution is dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a colorless sugar that darkens the skin through staining. DHA reacts with the amino acids in the outermost layer of your skin. As these dead skin cells naturally wear off, the color gradually fades, just like a genuine sun tan.
Understanding this can help you prepare and maintain your spray tan.
Preparing your skin for your airbrush spray tan can mean a difference between a good and a bad spray tan. The longevity of a spray tan starts with the skincare regimen followed before our product application.
The spray tanning solution affects only dead skin cells. The thicker the layer of dead skin cells on your skin, the sooner it will rub off. If you exfoliate, the layer will be very shallow, and it will take time to build up, and your spray tan will last longer.
Exfoliation can be done with a loofah sponge or an exfoliating body scrub. We also carry exfoliation products in-store.
Your first appointment will be about 20-30 minutes. We will explain the details of the product and what to expect. After your first appointment, 15 minutes is more than enough time.
We recommend you wear loose-fitting, dark clothing and flip-flops to appointments. Do not wear any lotions, moisturizers, or makeup. These can all act as a barrier to the tanning solution and can result in a spray tan that is spotted, splotchy, or uneven. During treatment, women may wear as much as you want or nothing at all. It is really up to what you are most comfortable in. We have disposable G-string underwear and shower caps for you to use during your session. For men, we ask that you wear underwear or swimwear.
Do not sweat, swim, shower, bathe, etc. while the solution is setting.
With the Standard tan, we strongly recommend that you wait at least 12 hours before you sweat or get wet. With the Express tan, you must shower (without soap) sometime in between 1- 4 hours of your tanning session. Once you do shower, feel free to use a soft washcloth to lightly rub off excess solution.
Limit shaving, exfoliating, etc. as much as possible. Shaving over the spray tan can shorten the life of the tan by days because it can remove part of the top layer of skin.
Your spray tan will last longer on moisturized skin, however, do not apply moisturizer until after you shower. It is best to use a moisturizer without mineral oil.
Use SPF. Your airbrush tan will NOT protect you from the sun so please remember to wear your sunscreen.
I went to Secret Sun for a spray tan before a recent trip to Cancun. Cody is awesome! My spray tan looked great and lasted throughout my trip. We went with the express tan since I was short on time. The express tan can be washed off after two hours instead of the normal 12. It continues to develop after being washed off. The end result was a beautiful bronze color with no orange at all. Next time I get a spray tan it will be from Secret Sun!
I got my spray tan the day before leaving for Ixtapa Mexico. It was a nice even tan. After 7 days of being in the pool and ocean I could still notice where the tan was.
I visited Secret Sun two times now, and both visits have met my expectations. The first time I came just to check out prices and ask a few questions about certain services and the quality of the products (I am a former airbrusher myself). Secret Sun uses high quality solution that does NOT leave you orange or sticky afterwards. If you are looking to get a nice professional and affordable for the quality airbrush tan this place to go! Second visit, I came and got a Brazilian and Alexa is the BEST. I never felt so comfortable! She really knows how to make you feel comfortable in such an awkward position! The quality of her work is TOP notch. I had no hairs left over not even one. She is so professional and quick and efficient. I am soo happy I found her. The shop is super adorable and CLEAN.
It's been two weeks since I had my last spray tan from Secret Sun ...my normally pale skin is STILL bronzed & golden. I love it. The Salon is very clean & private. I was extremely comfortable & at ease during the spraying. I plan to return as much as I am able. Thank you Secret Sun for moving to my neighborhood ...I love you
I got a spray tan at Secret Sun for prom and I loved it! The customer service was great, the lady that helped me made me feel super comfortable. Definitely would recommend this place.
I love this place! I have been here twice, and both times I felt so welcomed and comfortable. Cody and the other ladies are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I received spray tans both times I went and I'm highly satisfied. I'm definitely going back! Thanks ladies for a great spray tanning experience!
I was very satisfied with my air brush tan from Secret Sun. I don't trust the spray tanning machines and have been searching for a salon that offers air brushing for some time. All three times I've been air brushed, I've never been disappointed. More importantly, I've never looked orange or blotchy. Cody was very friendly and professional, which made me feel extremely comfortable during the session. I've received both the standard air brush tan and the rapid tan. I couldn't shower for 12 hours after the standard tan, so it's best to book your appointment the day before an event. The rapid tan was nice because you can rinse off two hours after the session and it didn't stain my clothes at all. I noticed I continued to get darker throughout the day and even the following day. I would still recommend booking the rapid tan the day before an event, but it's a nice option if you're crunched for time.
It was my 1st time getting a spray tan. Making appointment online was easy and convenient. I got my spray tan done by Cody. She is super nice and informative. She told me a lot of important information about spray tanning and how to take care of it afterwards. She made me feel comfortable. The tan itself came out very nicely. It has been a week since i had it done and it hasn't faded away yet. I will be back!
My favorite tanning salon! The salon is always clean and decorated super cute. Everyone is also really friendly and I always get a great tan!
I was extremely happy with my spray tan from Secret Sun!! First off, I called last minute to get a spray tan before Stagecoach this past weekend and was thrilled that they were still able to accommodate me. I was greeted by Alexa who made the whole experience easy and enjoyable. After three days of blazing heat out in the desert, my tan held up really nicely and didn't have that fake orange spray tan look...it felt very natural. I can't wait for my next Secret Sun tan 🙂
Can you say BEST Brazilian sugaring I have ever gotten? Heard this place was opening and had to come check it out... And glad I did! THANK YOU ALEXA for doing such an amazing job. This is now my place to go. Anyone wanting to go somewhere with a beautiful relaxing setting that has a wonderful staff and wants a 5 STAR sugaring this is the place for you
I had a spray tan with Cody and sugaring with Libby. They have the best products and made me feel so comfortable. I highly recommend Secret Sun and will be going back for sure
I love this place for many reasons. The spray tan is organic and a great color. No orange residue. Both girls that have sprayed me were professional. The prices are fair. The boutique is so cute and very clean.
I really love this place! It's a cute little spot, very chic and inviting. (If you come in from Bolsa Ave it's easier to find, as it's located near the rear of the shopping center.). I have done both the spray tan and the sugaring here and I couldn't be happier with both services....I'm always happy with the results. Now the custom spray tan, I've only done once about a month ago. I LOVED IT!! I'm scheduled again for spray tan cause I'm going on a mini vacay!! So looking forward to the glow you get from the tan. This is the go to for all things secret!
I have spent most of my life baking in the sun. My sister recently had a serious melanoma scare, which scared me! I started trying different spray tanning spots hoping to find the perfect tan (I was willing to give up the sun, but not my tan!). Most places gave me an uneven, orange tan...and were so expensive! I'm so pleased with Secret Sun! I have had 2 spray tans, and just recently signed up for their membership. I absolutely love the rapid tan! I look forward to being golden brown all year with no damage to my skin. Thanks guys!
This is the best spray tan I have ever had. I'm on the lighter side, and it was just the perfect light tan I was looking for. It looked so natural. Loved it!
I am obsessed with this salon! Ever since I got spray tanned here I cannot go anywhere else! Super friendly service and they made me feel comfortable when getting sugaring done which is very important to me! I will be back....!
Best spray tan ever ! Went to Palm Springs this weekend and all of my friends kept complementing me on my tan. Couldn't believe it was a spray tan, looked so natural. Can't wait to go back.
I have gone to Secret Sun a few times now. Each time I have gone, the staff has been incredibly friendly and helpful. The salon is top notch and the service is excellent! Cody is amazing and so knowledgeable with the products and services at the Salon. I would recommend this place to anyone I know! I really love going here; it is very inviting and you always feel welcome when you are there! I could not be happier with the product or service at Secret Sun!
I had a spray tan done by Cody and I couldn't believe how natural and beautiful it came out. Not only is she professional, she is knowledgable and only uses the best products that are organic. My tan looked so amazing, it gave my skin a natural tan glow! (Who doesn't love that?!) If u are looking to look your best you must see Cody at Secret Sun, you won't regret it! (Like I have in the past seeing ppl who didn't know what they were doing and I turned out orange! ) Thanks Cody for making me look and feel beautiful!!
Cody was amazing! She made me feel so comfortable from the moment I stepped into her beautiful tanning salon. Her staff is so knowledgable about the services they offer, everyone was so friendly and welcoming! I'm a bridal stylist and I can't wait to tell all of my brides about this hidden gem in Seal Beach. I can't wait to book my next appointment!
I booked an appointment for Tuesday this week for my first-ever Brazilian! I went Into this beautiful place and was met with warm, welcoming attention. I got all ready and guess what, my hair wasn't long enough! Instead of going through with the treatment and taking my money, she explained to me that I should wait another week to truly maximize my sugaring and get the real effects as they should be. What an amazing and honest woman! She lost a time slot and I felt so bad about it, but she was gracious and kind and rebooked me as if it were no big deal at all. I needed to post, even without a completed service because if anyone deserves a positive review on customer, it is the gorgeous Alexa!
If I could rate it more than 5 stars I would! I am so glad I found this hidden gem! It's been 3 days since I got a spray tan and let me just tell you, it looks AMAZING! I have received so many compliments. 3 of my girlfriends will be coming with me next time because they were so in love with it. The place is very cute and clean! & the experience was A+ because they make you feel so comfortable. I'm from Torrance and this is completely worth the drive! Thank you ladies for such a great spray tan experience!
If you are looking for a quick, easy, natural, and amazing spray tan you should absolutely schedule an appointment here at My Secret Sun! Most tanning salons leave you looking orange and splotchy, but Cody(owner)has perfected the natural organic look. Her cheerful and talented staff are always there to greet me with a warm welcome and chocolate! The salon is always so clean and neat too which is comforting. Thank you Cody and the girls for making me look and feel amazing for all of my special events 🙂
Absolutely love it here. One of the best spray tans I have ever received. My skin tone is very hard to make look natural when it comes to the spray tan but they do such an awesome job and it lasted very long too. The girls make your whole experience inviting and not awkward when you have to drop down to your birthday suit. If you want a great natural look for the summer do it here. It's worth it!!