Aura Blog

This blog is a place where you can get the best information about spray tanning and also about tanning in general, focussing on med- ical research, industry developments, spraying technology, and own market research results.

The Ultimate Spray Tanning Aura Combo

Posted on Thursday, 07 July 2016

For 2016, Aura has introduced the ultimate spray tanning combo; the Aura Allure Xena Sprayer and the Aura Extraction.  These two pieces of equipment work in unison to provide the ultimate spray tanning experience for beauty therapists and their clients.

The NEW Allure Xena Sprayer is strong on the inside and radiant on the outside.  It is perfect for salons with its luxurious gloss black and bronze finish and its whisper quiet turbine.
The new Xena gun features include flawless spray patterns, which allow you to spray vertical, horizontal and contour.  The diagonal contouring spray setting assists in spraying body definition, creating a precise round spray pattern, perfect for accentuating your favourite body areas through shading.

The Xena gun has our patented click and tan technology for quick interchangeable solution shades between customers. This technology prevents contamination of the gun, saves time and money.  All Aura guns maintain the satin spray nozzles, which produce the finest atomisation for perfect coverage and minimal overspray. These 1-2-3 easy clean nozzles have proven to be the simplest in the market to clean as they contain only 3 pieces, therefore even easier to put back together again.

The Aura Extraction is petite in size but powerful in performance. Its circular design provides efficient airflow when spraying in poorly ventilated spaces and small rooms.  The device is also equipped with a monitor to indicate when the main washable filter needs removing and cleaning, prolonging the machine’s life. In addition, an air gap is installed between the filter and motor inlet to provide more air permeability through the appliance.  It is always advisable to use an extraction for a more pleasant spraying atmosphere.

Equip yourself with the best spray tanning technology today from Aura!

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Protect your body

Posted on Friday, 20 May 2016

As we approach the summer months, we encourage everyone to be more aware of sun safety, ensuring that you apply sunscreen regularly if you are outdoors, enjoying the sunshine.

Macmillan Cancer Support states that skin cancer is caused by overexposure to the sun, as the UV light from the sun damages the DNA in our skin cells, causing them to mutate and divide, resulting in skin cancer. Macmillan says “Regularly using sunlamps and sunbeds can increase the risk of developing some skin cancers. The more you use a sunbed or sunlamp, and the earlier in life you begin using them, the greater your risk.”

Over in the US, the government have campaigned in emphasising high cancer risks and they have seen a reduction in the use of indoor tanning. Reports say that the US government is also calling out to mothers to keep their daughters away from tanning salons and thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the government is spending of $600,000 on a project to create awareness and target mums over social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

At Aura, we investigated further into the statistics of skin cancer around the world and we discovered that more people die from skin cancer (melanoma) than in car accidents, in well developed countries, such as Australia, UK, New Zealand, Spain, Germany and Switzerland.  In Australia, sunbeds have been banned, however there has now been reports of a sunbed black market emerging, where Australians are seeking sunbeds for sale on gumtree.

This is very shocking news and statistics to hear, however we feel it is our duty, as a manufacturer of spray tanning machines, to help guide people to choosing the safest option for a beautiful tan, without risking your health.

Your health is the most important asset you have, so be good to your body and protect it against the sun and UV light.

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The world of competition spray tanning

Posted on Monday, 04 April 2016

For many British women, spray tanning is a part of their weekly beauty regime. It makes them feel confident and beautiful in a matter of minutes, without damaging their skin. Over in Europe, however, women are less familiar with bronzing their skin through spray tanning and tend to associate this more with bodybuilding and fitness competitions. This could be seen as a misconception of this bronzing treatment, as these athletes require multiple layers of dark tanning solution to help enhance their incredibly sculpted bodies. They have had months of hard, gruelling workouts and intense diets in preparation for these competitions so it’s important their muscles are bronzed to the maximum for the best definition.

Aura’s product expert Karina Iszatt, the official spray tanner for the International Bodybuilding Federation of Switzerland, explained the process:
“Competition tanning usually consists of using two solutions: the base coat containing DHA and then a top coat which is just guide colour with no DHA. If you are unable to apply a base coat the night before the competition for maximum colour development, it is possible to mix one-quarter base coat with three-quarter top coat on the day to gain a deep dark colour, and this will gradually darken over a few hours as the DHA reacts with the amino acids in the skin. The competitors like to be very dark due to the strong stage lighting, and emphasis of their muscles and form, so the solution is applied more intensely.

“The Aura Elite Spa is the perfect spray tanning machine for competitions as it has speed control allowing you to spray fast for your first application and slower for the second more dense application. I always advise applying two coats. With the Elite Spa it is also possible to refine the spray jet in order to define muscle areas like the abdominals, biceps and quads. When you spray at a competition you are usually in a room shared with all the competitors preparing themselves for their class, so it’s very important you do not have a loud spray tanning machine, or a kit that takes up space which may be limited. The Elite Spa is extra quiet and packs away neatly with space for solution in its robust carry case”.

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Dreaming of a spray tanned Christmas? Ensure your customers bronze responsibly

Posted on Monday, 21 December 2015

With mistletoe, celebrations and joy in the air, many of us will be investing considerable time into looking our best during this festive season. Some will opt for skin that is tanned and glamorous for Christmas and New Year parties while others prep for escaping the cold weather and jetting off to a sunny destination.

At AURA, we view the season as an opportunity to raise awareness around the benefits of spray tanning, encouraging people to consider this as the best option for bronzed but, more importantly, safe and healthy skin, especially for Brits at this time of year.

Dr Walayat Hussain, consultant dermatologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, advises people on the dangers of quick fix sunbed booths and the risks associated with this type of UV tanning. Instead, he encourages consumers to consider alternative non-UV tanning options including spray tanning or bronzing creams.

“Winter time is paradoxically a dangerous time for people’s skin as more and more individuals look towards sunbeds for providing them with a tanned complexion over the dark winter days. Using a sunbed before the age of 35, increases the risk of developing life threatening melanoma skin cancer by 60%; a fact not to be ignored. Dermatologists throughout the globe are calling for a complete ban on UV tanning given the inherent risks. There are other, safer alternatives to achieving the skin complexion people are after this winter. If you have used a sunbed before, make it your New Year’s resolution never to use one again!”

Here are some dangers of UV tanning which need to be considered:

1. Skin conditions
UVA and UVB rays from artificial light sources can cause premature aging of the skin.

2. Eye risks
Every session without eye protection increases the risk of irritation, conjunctivitis or cataracts.

3. Increased exposure to cancer
According to the NHS, those who are frequently exposed to UV rays before the age of 25 stand a greater risk of developing melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer later in life.

4. Can develop addictions
Studies demonstrate that UV light might increase the release of endorphins, which can lead to dependency in the same way smoking does.

In addition, as a salon or a beautician, the run-up to the New Year is a key period to reflect on the business, its prospects and efficiency considerations for 2016. Are you equipped with the highest quality services and technologies that can deliver results with ease and speed? Do your services enable the tanning artist to focus on the customer rather than the equipment?

Anticipating these industry requirements, our new Allure machine ensures an even, streak-free tan in just one session. Its satin spray nozzle technology produces the finest atomisation for perfect coverage, leaving the skin silky smooth with minimal overspray, which surpasses that of a metal needled gun.

After obtaining the desired glow, people often state that this new look makes them feel confident, happier, lively and youthful, ready for the holiday and party season. This positive mentality is even encouraged during the tanning process with the use of our customisable machines that reflect the brand personality of the salon or the beautician.

Spread the #ChristmasGlow to all your customers, friends and family. AURA wishes you a Merry Tanning Christmas and a Happy and Successful New Year!

Is LVLP spray tanning technology costing you business?

Posted on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Beauty salons are always on the hunt for the latest technology available which could help improve their services and maintain the loyalty of their customers. One of the areas that they could be losing out on is spray tanning. Many salons still operate low volume, low pressure (LVLP) spray tan guns but these could be costing them business.

As an alternative, high volume, low pressure (HVLP) machines are more efficient and ensure that beauty salons are as productive as possible when spray tanning their clients. Here are some of the advantages:

– HVLP machines increase productivity

An HVLP machine enables the beautician to finish the spray tan treatment in less than 10 minutes while delivering the same overall bronzed finish.

– HVLP machines help improve the consistency of the spray tan and reduce overspray

These systems allow larger quantities of solution to be sprayed onto the client at lower pressure than LVLP technology so a greater area of the body is covered with the finest atomisation and overspray is reduced. HVLP transports high volumes of air generated by a turbine to the spray gun via a flexible hose. The machine then reduces this air to ensure that there is a fine and precise flow control.

– HVLP machines are lighter and easier to use

LVLP machines require a compressor so are considerably heavier and take longer to manoeuvre during the spray tanning session compared to an HVLP gun. This technology is also more difficult to maintain and clean, and uses a lower airflow volume so it takes longer to achieve a bronzed finish. However, the equipment is better than HVLP at painting intricate details and areas.

Maurizio Giorgi, vice president sales, says: “LVLP is an old technology which is particularly slow when spraying and not advisable if you are trying to run a profitable business where customers are requesting this treatment on a daily basis. LVLP machines are slightly better for tanning smaller areas but when choosing a machine for a salon, it’s important for salon owners to consider the bigger picture.”

Find out more about the Allure, our latest innovation which incorporates the HVLP technology:

The Allure HVLP sprayer is our latest model launched in 2015, which has received great feedback from beauticians due to its fine and precise flow control. It is fitted with a solution flow dial which has been specifically manufactured for the tanning market to provide the user with 0-0.50ml of liquid control. The design is worthy of a luxurious product: with gloss black and metallic finish, it provides a feeling of glamour and is customisable depending on the salon’s requirements. To anticipate our clients’ needs, the gun and hose are detachable and the carry handle is integrated so it is tucked away within the design of the turbine to facilitate storing and moving the product around. Our innovative technology also ensures that the Allure can be manoeuvred with the spray gun docked to prevent spillages and also provides easy access to the removable, washable filter which comes with a protective cover.

A little more extraction, a little less overspray please

Posted on Monday, 14 September 2015

Let’s be honest, when having a spray tan, we all want to breathe easy to create a healthy environment when acquiring that golden glow.

A little investment in an extractor can go a long way in helping your business. It will assist in preventing both beauticians and clients inhaling the overspray mist from the tanning solution and ensuring these particles don’t settle and stain the furniture and walls of the beauty salon or a client’s home.

This is where the new portable and compact 230V extraction unit from AURA Tanning Sprayers comes in. Its circular design has been developed by the company’s engineers to provide users with efficient airflow when spraying in poorly ventilated spaces and small rooms. In addition, it has the ability to filter 793 m³ of air per hour and this maintains a fresh environment during the treatment.

Whether you work in a large salon or are a mobile beautician, the extraction unit’s lightweight compact design (weighing in at 4.6kgs) and carry handle means it is easy to store and move around with the minimal amount of fuss. Its subtle design and gloss black finish provides a sense of luxury but also helps the user to clean it easily after each appointment to ensure it doesn’t become caked in tanning solution.

When it comes to the upkeep of the machine, this extractor keeps it simple. It is equipped with a monitor which indicates when the main washable filter needs removing and cleaning, assisting in prolonging the machine’s life. In addition, an air gap has been installed between the filter and motor inlet to provide more air permeability through the appliance.

For more information about the product visit: www.aurasprayers.com

Is Sunbathing more dangerous than driving a car #BuckleUpSkinSafety

Posted on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Is Sunbathing more dangerous than driving a car #BuckleUpSkinSafety

A recent study by JAMA Dermatology finds that globally more than 419,000 new skin cancer cases can be attributed to indoor tanning each year, which is 15% higher than the cases of lung cancers attributable to smoking. These results are not surprising according to the US Skin Cancer Foundation and are discussed intensively in social media.

While a comparison in general is certainly helpful to explain the potency of a risk that affects us in a gradual, obscure and in a seemingly un-noticeable manner like that of skin cancer; the physical visibility of the risk of smoking that it has been compared with, is very vague and unnoticeable in itself. Therefore we feel a better approach might be to compare skin cancer risks in general, of which greater than 90% of cases are caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, but with something all of us do on a daily basis: For example driving a car. The idea is to bring forth a negligent attitude we have towards the skin cancer, by use of a comparison that we can immediately relate to and understand.

Not all skin cancer types required to be notified to authorities

Hence we have compiled a table which compares the latest available annual number of fatalities due to road accidents and due to skin cancer. Although we have researched the corresponding values very carefully, two limitations apply. Firstly, several national statistic authorities report only the melanomastatistics, thus excluding other skin cancer types such as basal and squamous cell carcinoma, which are not required to be notified to authorities. This means that in fact the skin cancer figures for several countries should be higher than stated in the table below. Secondly, some statistic bureaus do not publish reports annually. So you will find countries where we have compared data from different years. But given that this is the first such comparison of its kind to best of our knowledge, we feel that these uncertainties should not affect the gravity of the argument we want to contribute to the discussion.

Cited from national statistics bureaus and traffic authorities

For ease of use, the sources are linked to the individual numbers. We have cited from publications of national statistics bureaus and traffic authorities for imparting more authenticity to our analysis, if you have better or additional sources, please leave a comment.

Comparative risk of UV-Exposure for selected western countries
Country Annual road traffic deaths (latest year) Annual skin cancer deaths (latest year)* Registration of all skin cancer types Likelihood of dying of skin cancer compared to traffic accidents
Australia 1,193
(2013)
2,036
(2012)
yes +71%
Austria 455
(2013)
356*
(2011)
no -12%
Canada 2,077
(2012)
1,019*
(2009)
no -51%
France 3,250
(2013)
1,831*
(2012)
no -14%
Germany 3,339
(2013)
3.563
(2012)
yes +7%
Ireland 162
(2012)
227
(2011)
yes +40%
New Zealand 290
(2014)
324*
(2010)
no +12%
Portugal 937
(2010)
264*
(2012)
no -72%
Spain 1,128
(2013)
1,526
(2010)
yes +35%
Switzerland 269
(2013)
302*
(average 2007-2011)
no +12%
UK 1,173
(2013)
2,148*
(2012)
no +25%
USA 33,561
(2012)
12,650*
(2013)
no -62%

Numbers speak for themselves

In the table above, we see that in Australia, that skin cancer deaths at 2,036 are alarmingly 71% higher than road traffic deaths. We notice that this is true for most of the other countries we looked at. Also worth mentioning is the fact that in many countries the deaths caused by melanoma and non-melanoma are not required to be notified. Consequently, countries that have an incomplete register, understate the risk of natural and artificial UV-exposure. This observation calls for an introspection and change of attitudes on how to deal with skin cancer deaths.

Regardless the exact ratio, it is evident that skin cancer is a very relevant cause of death. If you reflect at the mere numbers, you feel that when compared to traffic safety, skin safety is treated absolutely disproportionally in our daily lives. Just think about how often you remind your friends, colleagues and loved ones to buckle up! Would you really ask them with similar insistence to protect their skin?

Staying safe over the summer – challenge or opportunity?

Posted on Wednesday, 03 June 2015

With summer at its peak, many people strive for a glowing tan from sunbathing or sunbed use, so it’s the perfect moment to speak to your clients’ about maintaining a healthy skin. Despite the warnings, recent research has revealed that the majority of consumers are unaware that behind these two methods of tanning lie the harmful Ultra Violet rays, which are equally responsible for summer tans and sunburns. Experts have found that using sunbeds doubles the chances of skin cancer compared to spending the same amount of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun.

UV radiation can cause freckling, skin wrinkling and contribute to the development of skin cancer. When the sun’s radiation reaches the skin, it reacts by producing melanin, a skin pigment that has a protective effect on the epidermal layer. In other words, tanning after sun exposure is the body’s response to the damage caused by the UV rays. It’s alarming how few people are aware of this, which tells us that maybe more has to be done to promote the importance of prevention rather than cure. .

A new trend starting over online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has alarmed many specialists. More and more people have started to burn certain areas of their skin to obtain colour variation and patterns which resemble a form of art. Although this may be seen among peers as ‘fun’ and ‘cool’, those taking part in this social media movement are placing their bodies under a great risk of early skin ageing and potentially skin cancer.

If someone is keen to obtain a sun-kissed look, there’s always a safer option to consider – spray tanning, done with the help of professionals, using the latest technology which can guarantee a desired look. At AURA, we believe that the spray tan machine is what produces the end results, therefore playing a vital role in the tanning process. Our new Allure machine features the satin spray nozzle, which produces the finest atomisation for perfect coverage, leaving skin feeling silky smooth, and gives low overspray, which surpasses that of a metal needled gun. The flow control dial has been designed to give precision when spraying yet reduce nail breakages when turning on/off the machine.  The whisper quiet turbine and long, flexible hose allow you to be sociable with your clients whilst spraying.

However, a common misconception associated with spray tan is that the tanning layer will protect the skin once applied. To guarantee customers’ satisfaction and safety, it is important to impress upon your clients the fact that the lotion does not contain SPF, so after the spray tan session, consumers should be reminded to wear a protection cream of 15 SPF or above.

Additional tips that might come in handy for customers who are keen to stay safe over the summer:

  • If you are swimming, always reapply sun cream after going into the water. Even a waterproof sun cream will need topping up frequently.
  • It is important to be cautious about the time you are spending in the sun. Stay in the shade between 11am and 3pm. This will ensure you steer clear of the strong midday heat and avoid the higher risk of burning.
  • Staying hydrated is extremely important during the hot weather; drinking alcohol or coffee will not keep you hydrated at all.
  • There may be many people who try to avoid the sun at all costs, attempting to avoid the risk on skin cancer. However, although the sun can be damaging, it also provides an essential vitamin, vitamin D. Without this, depression and anxiety is much more likely to develop so ensure you find the right balance of staying in the sunlight but avoiding being burnt.

Are you dying for a tan?

Posted on Friday, 22 May 2015

With the UK currently experiencing an unusually warm and sunny autumn, it’s not yet time to pack away that bottle of SPF. However, even with the colder months nearly upon us, protecting our skin from the dangers of UV rays during this season is often ignored.

Dr Walayat Hussain, consultant dermatologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, warns people to ensure that they are aware of the dangers of the sun all year round to avoid sunbeds & UV tanning and opt for safer measures such as spray tanning or bronzing creams.

“People don’t often think about the dangers of the sun throughout the year and wrongly presume that they only need to be careful when on holiday during the height of summer. There needs to be a more pronounced positive shift in consumer attitudes towards safe tanning. The phrase, ‘getting a healthy tan’, is a misnomer as there is no such thing if you have been lying out in the sun all day or have been using a sunbed. A tan is the body’s defence reaction to prevent further UV sun damage taking place in the DNA of skin cells. The more UV exposure you have, the greater risk of skin cells mutating and dividing uncontrollably, which is what happens in cancer. Use a sunbed before the age of 35 and you are 60% more likely to develop the most serious form of skin cancer (malignant melanoma) compared to those who have never used a sunbed. It should come as no surprise therefore that Dermatologists are pushing for a total ban on sunbeds because of the dangers associated with them and instead we would advise getting a spray tan or getting your tan out of a bottle.

Recent research from AURA Tanning Sprayers reveals that nearly 60 per cent of salons questioned stated that sunbed and sunbooth tanning continues to rise despite the ongoing warnings from medical specialists. “It’s evident that there has been a slight shift in mind-sets as spray tanning technology and the tanning market in general has evolved tremendously to enable people to achieve a flawless effect without UV rays.”

Dr Valentin Langen, global brand development director at AURA Tanning Sprayers, says: “During the autumn months, men and women should be seeking alternative options to achieving a bronzed glow rather than using a UV tanning machine. Spray tanning is a far safer option when bronzing your body rather and wearing a high SPF on top is even better.”

Here are some of AURA Tanning Sprayer’s tan tips for beauticians and customers:

1) Get that spray tan prep done:

Ensure that customers’ remove body hair at least 24 beforehand to ensure their pores are closed. The skin should also be moisturised and well exfoliated. Discuss with the client which shade is desired whether it is a honey or a mocha shade and adjust the solution flow dial and percentage of DHA solution being used.

2) The spray tan session:

Ask the customer to remove all jewellery. Provide your customer with a cap to protect their hair, stickers for the soles of their feet and disposable underwear. Once the customer is in the spray tan booth, start working on their front including the torso and the arms and keep asking them to rotate to ensure that all nooks and crannies are covered. Repeat this for the back of the body, then move on to the legs ensuring that you tan the front, inner thighs and the back of them. Remember, when tanning the face, ensure you spray lightly. The treatment should take 10 minutes.

3) The Technique:

With the AURA Allure machine’s lightweight compact design, you can easily position the machine to spray the contours of the body. You can adjust the settings on the machine depending on the client’s requirements. When using the machine, take full advantage of its 3.5m hose by positioning the turbine at least 3m away from the spraying area.  Its compact shape allows easy manoeuvrability and in between sprays, you can dock the gun on the turbine.  For flawless coverage with the lowest overspray, position the gun about 4-6inches away from the client’s body and use a flowing hand movement to tan the customer. The solution flow dial can also be adjusted to increase/decrease the amount of liquid that is emitted from the gun and depending on the setting, this will affect the overall tone of the tan.

4) After the Tan:

Remove the gun from the front of the hose and then use the pipe to blow cool air onto the client’s body to aid the drying process. Remind customers not to shower for at least 8 hours and wear loose fitting clothes. Most importantly, direct them to apply SPF cream on top of their tan everyday to protect their skin from those UV rays.

Notes to editors

Swiss WAGNER Group, a global company with 60 years’ heritage manufacturing systems for surface finishing using paints, powder coatings, wet coatings and other liquid materials. WAGNER understands the needs and requirements of its customers and is committed to delivering the best in sprayers for its clients. With its in-depth knowledge, collaboration with material providers, international research labs and relationships with scientific institutions, WAGNER is able to ensure that its products are at the forefront of innovation. Its own production facilities allow immediate supply to the market and its broad global service network has been generated to ensure customer satisfaction.

In 2013, WAGNER acquired Earlex, a market-leading manufacturer which brought spray tanning to the UK through advanced engineering capabilities, in-depth research and a renowned brand name. Currently, WAGNER is transitioning all Earlex machines to AURA.

The name AURA has both Greek and Latin roots, meaning gentle breeze and appealing appearance which describe the ideal end-user experience. The brand name is also derived from the Latin word, aurum, meaning ‘gold’ which denotes high quality and also transformation from the French definition of ‘will have’.

AURA set itself the mission of offering all women and men worldwide the best spraying innovations in the area of healthy and safe skin care solutions in terms of quality, efficacy and safety. Its engineering arm is committed to exploring new territories, anticipating and inventing products that will be demanded in the future.

A lesson in spray tanning

Posted on Monday, 18 April 2016

No one wants the uncertainty of a spray tan machine or the tanning product to determine the outcome of a good spray tan for your customers. Every technician wants predictability, high quality and reliable results every time. At AURA, we believe that our tanning machines are the best at achieving this, as our sprayers are manufactured by experienced engineers, highly trained product managers and operations experts using premium materials. The machines are created in cutting-edge production plants where all designs are tested to ensure they meet safety standards and provide reliable longevity. More to the point, AURA is the personal care division of the Swiss WAGNER Group, a global company with 60 years’ heritage manufacturing systems for surface finishing using paints, powder coatings, wet coatings and other liquid materials. WAGNER understands the needs and requirements of its customers and is committed to delivering the best in sprayers for its clients. With its in-depth knowledge, collaboration with material providers, international research labs and relationships with scientific institutions, WAGNER is able to ensure that its products are at the forefront of innovation.

Let the machine do the work!

The technicians behind the machines have created a patented ‘Click & Tan’ gun technology so the beautician can quickly change the tanning solution to suit their client’s preference in two swift motions (maybe a couple more motions if you have to clean it but we’ve also designed an easily removable washable filter too!).

Everyone’s biggest pet peeve when trying to achieve a sun kissed glow is the danger of looking orange, however AURA’s patented ‘satin’ nozzle stops this effect in its tracks. AURA machines ensure the finest atomisation and the lowest overspray in the industry as the user can control the operational speed of the sprayer with the control buttons, helping them to determine the amount of solution that ends up on the customer’s body.

It’s all about that flow control when talking about an even, streak-free, bronzed tan. Nothing represents this more than our latest innovation, the Allure sprayer. You would not believe something so luxuriously designed, in all of its glossy black and metallic beauty could deliver such results. Upgrade the experience of all of your spray tans with the glamour of the Allure which can be customised to suit your salon’s requirements.

The beauty salon industry is all about the relationship and interaction with customers: how are you meant to do this when you can’t hear the phone ringing over the noisy spray tan machine? With the Allure in your hand, the beautician can chat with customers in a more relaxing and peaceful environment thanks to its whisper quiet turbine.

The Allure is designed to be compact so it can be easily transported when the beautician is travelling to an appointment. The tanning machine comes with a detachable concealed carry handle which is tucked away within the design of the turbine to facilitate storing and moving the product around. The innovative technology also ensures that the Allure can be manoeuvred with the spray gun docked to prevent spillages and also provides easy access to the removable, washable filter which is hidden behind a protective cover.

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Spray fan analysis at AURA technical lab.

Here are some of AURA’s spray tan tips:

1) Get that spray tan prep done:

Ensure that customers’ remove body hair at least 24 beforehand to ensure their pores are closed. The skin should also be moisturised and well exfoliated. Discuss with the client which shade is desired whether it is a honey or a mocha shade and adjust the solution flow dial and percentage of DHA solution being used.

2) The spray tan session:

Ask the customer to remove all jewellery. Provide your customer with a cap to protect their hair, stickers for the soles of their feet and disposable underwear. Once the customer is in the spray tan booth, start working on their front including the torso and the arms and keep asking them to rotate to ensure that all nooks and crannies are covered. Repeat this for the back of the body, then move on to the legs ensuring that you tan the front, inner thighs and the back of them. Remember, when tanning the face, ensure you spray lightly. The treatment should take 10 minutes.

3) The Technique:

With the AURA Allure machine’s lightweight compact design, you can easily position the machine to spray the contours of the body. You can adjust the settings on the machine depending on the client’s requirements. When using the machine, take full advantage of its 3.5m hose by positioning the turbine at least 3m away from the spraying area.  Its compact shape allows easy manoeuvrability and in between sprays, you can dock the gun on the turbine.  For flawless coverage with the lowest overspray, position the gun about 4-6inches away from the client’s body and use a flowing hand movement to tan the customer. The solution flow dial can also be adjusted to increase/decrease the amount of liquid that is emitted from the gun and depending on the setting, this will affect the overall tone of the tan.

4) After the Tan:

Remove the gun from the front of the hose and then use the pipe to blow cool air onto the client’s body to aid the drying process. Remind customers not to shower for at least 8 hours and wear loose fitting clothes. Most importantly, direct them to apply SPF cream on top of their tan everyday to protect their skin from those UV rays.

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With just a quarter turn the front accessory
“clicks” securely onto the handle.