Our top-of-the-line Mystic HD spray tanning booth is the only one of its kind using MagneTan™ technology, which virtually guarantees a streak-free, even colour that appears completely natural.

Your experience in the booth is quick and easy, with simple audio instructions provided. You can choose from four different shades to obtain the perfect colour for you.

A spray tan only takes 90 seconds for each session. Your colour will develop in as little as two to three hours and last from five to seven days.

The active ingredient that creates the colour of your spray tan is called dihydroxyacetone (sometimes referred to simply as DHA). It reacts with the amino acids in your skin and slowly develops a golden colour.


Customizing your spray tan experience


Step One: Pick the perfect shade

  • Luminous Light for one to three shades darker than your natural skin tone
  • Magical Medium for two to three shades darker than your natural skin tone
  • Dazzling Dark for three to five shades darker than your natural skin tone

Step Two: Add an accelerator

Add an accelerator to be able to show off your tan in as little as two hours. Accelerators balance your skin’s pH levels to accept the spray tan faster, and also hydrate and moisturize the skin to stave off free-radical damage and signs of environmental stress.


Step Three: Choose your bronzer

  • Mocha-kyssed provides the classic warm, brown colour of a healthy tan.
  • Island-kyssed results in a deep, exotic-looking tan with violet undertones.
  • With red undertones, Sun-kyssed delivers the look of a day spent in the sun doing your favourite things.
  • Honey-kyssed provide a warm and golden, glowing look.
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Step Four: Pick the perfect scent

  • Yummy vanilla
  • Exotic coconut lime
  • Fresh sport

Prepping for a spray tan

Before attending your spray tanning appointment you should ensure that you prepare your skin with exfoliation and moisturization the day before your treatment. On the day of your tan, skin should be clean and free of products and perfumes to give you the best base for the spray tan colour.

Shaving immediately prior to your spray tan can cause irritation to your skin. Shaving is a mild exfoliant that exposes new skin cells, which are extra-sensitive. DHA (the pigment in spray tan) reacts to those sensitive cells and can cause some serious redness and discomfort. Recommendations are to have a 12- to 24-hour window between shaving and your spray tan.

Many people choose to have a spray tan topless or nude, but you can cover up with disposable briefs, which are provided by your spray tanning specialist. You may also be given “sticky feet,” which allow you to tan the tops of your feet without having to walk barefoot.

Wear dark colours or bring a change of clothing in dark colours. Clothing may pick up some of the spray but it will not stain.

Getting the most out of your spray tan

Glow Tanning Studio’s Smart Tan® certified professionals can recommend the essentials you need to fully enjoy your look.

Spray tan extenders: An extender will make your spray tan stay warm, deep, and glowing, and last longer than usual.
Spray tan in a can: Get the same look in the comfort of your own home with our high-quality do-it-yourself options. The tan in a can may also be used to touch up your existing tan.

Spray Tan aftercare tips

  • Once applied, your tan will develop into what is know as a “guide colour” within eight hours. It will be of a deeper tone than the final colour, which will appear after you shower, revealing a beautiful and even tan.
  • Wait 24 hours after your visit to take a nice, quick shower. You will notice some of the colour wash off: don’t worry, this is normal! Do not use soap or an exfoliating scrub, and gently pat yourself dry afterwards (do not rub).
  • Do not apply moisturizer until after your next shower or at least an hour after your spray tan.
  • After your first shower, increase the length of your tan by moisturizing daily.
  • Wait at least five days before exfoliating.
  • Following application, your spray tan will last from between five to ten days, depending on the individual. Activities such as bathing and exercising can cause your tan to fade quicker than usual.
  • While taking a quick dip in the pool won’t ruin your tan, spending hours on end in chlorinated water will. Chlorine, which is a kind of bleach, will take the tan right off your skin.
  • Tanning before a holiday … you will need to use a lightweight sunscreen to protect your skin and your faux-glow.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Mystic Tan’s proprietary MagneTan™ technology was specifically developed for use in their spray tan booths in order to achieve the very best results. Spray cartridges are clear in colour so your clothing and bathing suit will not be stained. The spray tan formula is paraben-free, which means only natural preservatives are used. It is also gluten-free, cruelty-free, and won’t block pores.

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the active ingredient in the spray tan formula, which reacts with the proteins in skin to produce a lovely bronze glow. Naturally occurring DHA is found in plants such as sugar beets and sugar cane. It takes about 12 to 24 hours for the DHA in your skin to reach its full tanning potential and a spray tan can last as long as 7 to 10 days.

A spray tan typically takes from two to three hours to develop, however if you are looking for immediate results there is the option to include a Bronze Booster in your cartridge. If you would like your tan to develop faster, you may also add in an enhancer for instant colour.

Spray tans last as long as it takes for your skin to exfoliate, which for most people is from five to seven days. Well-moisturized skin will hold a spray tan much longer, however. A visit to our hydration station will extend the length of your tan, plus provide additional benefits such as less visible fine lines and wrinkles, better circulation, the reduction of cellulite, and detoxification of the lymphatic system for a fully enhanced glow.

Spray tan technology has vastly improved since it was first introduced, and Mystic Tan is at the forefront. No longer do spray tan clients have to worry about being turned a funny orange colour. With Mystic Tan you can choose from four different beautiful bronze colours to get the perfect hue for you.