tanning thing down pat. I know I proabably paid more than I needed to, BUT I am
very happy with my machine, and it fit into my budget. It sprays quickly,
quietly, accurately, and with hardly any overspray (I only use about 1 ounce per
client). And now, I have started playing with the dials on the gun so I can
start practising airbrush muscle definition, which could come in handy
Anyway. I broke the machine the first day using it,
when I was trying it out on myself. It vibrated itself right off the counter and
on to the floor. I did not get any instruction manual at the time, and didn't
know this would happen. The good news was all I broke was the attachment to the hose, so
a new hose was all I needed, and I got one pretty quick for free from the
seller. Rule #1, put the compressor on the floor. check.
then it was time to practise. On myself, It is hard to practise on yourself,
especially your legs and back. I even hard a hard time doing my right arm
because I had to use my left hand to do so. So, in the beginning, my experiments
had me wearing long-sleeved shirts as my right wrist was always overdone.
Rule#2, pull away before you get to the wrist, and a little barrier cream can go
a long way
Soon I was ready for others to practise on. I did a
lot of reading and video watching, and communicating with other salon owners. I
put the word out to my friends that till December the tans were free. I had a
party with my friends, and gave everyone a spray tan. After about 10, I felt
pretty confident and the feedback I was getting was very positive. I was also
getting used to the different shades and characteristics of each solution... was
trying out 4 different brands at the time. I've discovered that you get what you
pay for here as well. The cheapest solution, although it was organic and deemed
"premium" just did not last as long as the others, but the color was good on me.
So, I continue to use it only on myself. The expensive ones rock. And yes, they
cost me more, but I am interested in quality spray tans. People on PEI are quite
convinced a spray tan means ORANGE. I'm trying to change that one tan at a time.