Beauty Blog: Organic Tan

Looking to get the perfect glow for summer?

Organic Tan started in Calgary and has franchises across the country, with a handful of professional airbrushers on its roster who will come to you and spray you down.

Here's how it works:

A tanning professional arrives at your home or office carrying two small bags. Once they are in a discreet location, they pop open a tent big enough for you to stand in. You strip down all the way or as far as you want to go (the spray tan washes out of clothes if you want to keep your tank top on).

It’s only awkward for the few minutes it takes you to realise that the person about to spray you has seen plenty of naked or half-dressed people in her time.

Your all-natural colour is custom mixed and using a machine that looks a little like a clothes steamer, you are lightly airbrushed as you stand in the tent. After a few easy poses including tilts of the arm and turning to the side and you have a healthy glow. Your new Organic Tan friend (you can call her that because she came pretty close to your bikini line) blends the colour anywhere there are imperfections and in places like joints where colour tends to collect. The gel that was put on your fingernails to protect them is wiped off.

And, just as quickly as Organic Tan swept into your home or office they take the tent down and go, leaving you with a sun-kissed look minus the cancer risk. Oh, and you won’t look orange.

If having them come to your home or office is out of your comfort zone, you can go to the Organic Tan studio in southwest Calgary. Or, if the solidarity of having all of your friends fake tan with you is more your style, Organic Tan offers group parties for six or more people.

One head-to-toe tan is $45 in studio or $60 on location. The tan lasts between five and 10 days.

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