With so many spray tan kits on the market it can be hard to tell the difference in them. The most popular questions seem to be, “which spray tan kit has the best equipment”, or “which spray tan kit has the best training”.
A spray tan kit is usually purchased by someone looking to start a spray tan business. Maybe, someone who wants to spray themselves regularly will want a spray tan kit. Generally speaking, individuals not looking to make this a career or business will usually seek out equipment on Amazon. There are plenty of good deals with equipment imported from China at a reasonable rate. Those looking to pursue spray tanning as a business should invest in quality equipment, solutions and training.
Where to Begin?:
Let’s break things down with the most important aspects of starting a spray tanning business.
Professional spray tan artists will need professional equipment. We suggest an HVLP (most common for spray tanning). For those wishing to contour for photo shoots an LVLP (small tiny airbrush machine) may be more suitable.
Using an HVLP will provide amazing results in less than 5 minutes. Therefore, HVLP machines are the MOST popular when performing an individual spray tan. Our comparisons will only cover HVLP machines.
There are many popular brands, Maxi-Mist, Fuji and Apollo are highly respected amongst professional spray tanners.
Norvell is the most common recognized brand in spray tanning. However, they do not manufacture their own equipment. Currently, they private label their equipment from one of these other mentioned brands.
Our comparisons will focus on kits that include the our recommended tried and true brands. The prices generally range between $399-899 for these models, when sold separately.
Spray Tan Solutions:
Every single spray tan solution on the market will have this one active ingredient.
There is only one ingredient approved for use as a tanning agent in personal care products in the United States, DHA (DihyroxyAcetone). Meaning, every sunless tanning product, spray, mouse, lotion or spray tan machines will contain it. DHA has been safely used since the 1960’s for this purpose. Over the years, manufacturers have improved upon the experience. Currently, it can be hard to tell a faux glow from a UV tan. Many solutions claim to be organic or natural but contain ingredients that are very questionable. It is up to the consumer to read labels and make certain they are comfortable with the ingredients. Currently, as of this article, the FDA does not regulate or require testing or proof of natural/organic claims in the sunless tanning industry. DHA itself is NOT considered organic.
When deciding between which brand to use in your new business we highly suggest the following.
This is where the rubber meets the road. Spray tan training, spray tan certifications and spray tan classes, can be held and offered by anyone. There is not government or regulatory agency that provides a legal spray tan license. Anyone offering training is doing so based on their professional experience in the industry.
Hands on training is the very best way to learn, however with technology advancements, online learning has become the norm and many spray tan companies offer both hands on and online courses.
Compared below are four kits that include an HVLP, tanning solution and training offered by four different companies. These represent some of the most popular brands in the United States for spray tanning and training. The training will be based on each brands offering of Master Level theory and personal evaluation/critique.
Many kits include an online course with ZERO interaction with a professional, no one is qualifying their work. Our comparison guide takes it one step further by exploring each of these offerings and price comparing including personal evaluation. Currently, BronzedBerry is the only company that offers and online course with 2 hours of a personal experts time and an evaluation of the artists work. This ensure the trainee can be confident spraying clients for money immediately because an expert has seen their work and verified it’s professionalism. All this without the need to travel. Hands on in person training is by far the most superior but many simply can’t afford it.
Not only does BronzedBerry offer the most in-depth online course but it beats the competitors price!
Anyone looking to break into this business should avoid online marketplace spray tan kits and choose a company that provide great training and support your new business.
Spray Tan Training & Comparison Guide – How to chose the best kit for your new spray tanning business.