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Spray tan going on green! - 10-08-08, 05:53 PM

I have just started working in my first job as a beauty therapist and the salon where i work uses Vani-T spray tan solution. It comes out green!

If we measure out even a little bit too much we are expected to pour it back into the bottle afterwards. Could this be why? Also, the salon owner is paying 50 per litre of solution which seems a lot to me.

She doesn't do spray tans herself so she does't have the embarassment of spraying someone green and says it's supposed to be like that to counteract any orange.

I was thinking that if i could get some free samples of cheaper tans she would obviously be interested as she'd make more profit. Can anyone suggest good but cheap spray tan makes?

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10-08-08, 06:00 PM

Is it the guide colour that is green, or the actual developed tan itself? I'd doubt the latter, unless it's designed for Martians!

I'd also find it extremely strange that a spray tan product would use a green guide colour, as that would look completely unnatural on someone who has just been in for a spray tan - surely they'd get some funny looks if they went back home on the bus???

A lot of the geeks on here recommend Tantrick. I've been sprayed with Tantrick myself (when I modelled for Elaine back in March) and it turned out great on me... I didn't go green either!
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10-08-08, 06:02 PM

it's the guide colour that's green, but as you say, people are expected to go home like that and we are on a high street so lots of people will see them!
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10-08-08, 06:09 PM

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it's the guide colour that's green, but as you say, people are expected to go home like that and we are on a high street so lots of people will see them!
How bizarre! Thankfully, with Tantrick, the guide colour is brown... or, in the case of their new "Essence of Summer" tanning solution, there is no guide colour.
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How bizarre! Thankfully, with Tantrick, the guide colour is brown... or, in the case of their new "Essence of Summer" tanning solution, there is no guide colour.
lol, my essence of summer sprays on with a green tinge!! like this>

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lol, my essence of summer sprays on with a green tinge!! like this>

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You haven't been mixing it up with green body paint have you lol???
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You haven't been mixing it up with green body paint have you lol???
lol, noooo. it has green to counteract orange i believe.
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10-08-08, 06:52 PM

Spray tan solution will go green if it has been stored wrongly, it needs to be somewhere cool and dark,
or it could have come to the end of its shelf life,
or it could be a faulty batch, you can find out by contacting the supplier and asking if there have been other complaints,
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10-08-08, 06:55 PM

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i have just started working in my first job as a beauty therapist and the salon where i work uses vani-t spray tan solution. It comes out green! it shouldn't look green on the client, but some solutions do have a green colorant in them

if we measure out even a little bit too much we are expected to pour it back into the bottle afterwards. Could this be why? Also, the salon owner is paying 50 per litre of solution which seems a lot to me. there is nothing wrong with poring the solution back in the bottle, thats what every one does. 50 per ltr is about average.

she doesn't do spray tans herself so she does't have the embarassment of spraying someone green and says it's supposed to be like that to counteract any orange. is it spraying green with all %?

i was thinking that if i could get some free samples of cheaper tans she would obviously be interested as she'd make more profit. Can anyone suggest good but cheap spray tan makes? cheaper isn't always better hun... The price of vani-t is quite reasonable.

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10-08-08, 07:03 PM

I would advise the salon owner to get in touch with vani-t supplier.

Maybe its an old batch or has not been stored correctly. I use the 12% mixed with the 8% on some clients and have found the 12% does have a greenish tinge when applied, however when the guide colour is showered off the colour is fine. I would contact the supplier though and see if they have experienced anything similar with other users.
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10-08-08, 07:13 PM

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it's the guide colour that's green, but as you say, people are expected to go home like that and we are on a high street so lots of people will see them!
Someone has already mentioned that certain liquids need to be stored specially for example dark and cool so that might be a reason and tanning liquids also have a shelf life after which they might turn green or not work as efficiently.

What you can sometimes find is that any liquid can look a bit green under certain circumstances for example when it comes in contact with air (ie you might find the residue around the lid might look green-ish) or it can discolour when it is stored in a metal container...

These discolourations are nothing to worry about and usually when it is sprayed will not even be noticeable or disappear as the spray dries so your client would not have to go home looking green :O))
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10-08-08, 08:11 PM

If the solutions have colourings in them, generally red, yellow and blue which mixed together make brown, the red tends to break down first, when stored in non-ambient conditions, leaving the yellow and blue = green!

Not a good look for the client or the therapist. Try and find a solution which doesn't use artificial colourings for the guide colour.

BTW I don't know whether VaniT does or doesn't, just speaking from experience!
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10-08-08, 08:14 PM

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If the solutions have colourings in them, generally red, yellow and blue which mixed together make brown, the red tends to break down first, when stored in non-ambient conditions, leaving the yellow and blue = green!

Not a good look for the client or the therapist. Try and find a solution which doesn't use artificial colourings for the guide colour.

BTW I don't know whether VaniT does or doesn't, just speaking from experience!
I'm pretty sure that Tantrick uses caramel for the guide colour. As this is naturally brown (as opposed to a mixture of synthetic colours) then I would imagine this would be less likely to go green over time...
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10-08-08, 08:25 PM

thanks for all your replies. The bottles are stored in a dark room but it's pretty warm so maybe that's not helping. It's the medium and dark shades that are really green, the light isn't too bad.

The salon only charges 12.50 for a spray tan and what with all the overheads, i can't see that she's making that much profit when she has to spend 50 per litre of tanning solution.
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10-08-08, 08:44 PM

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I'm pretty sure that Tantrick uses caramel for the guide colour. As this is naturally brown (as opposed to a mixture of synthetic colours) then I would imagine this would be less likely to go green over time...
Yes, they do, but they haven't always, hence my experience of Shrek tanning ( years ago now) and change of product!
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