Bridal Menu

Bridal Package $70

Two Bondi Sands Custom Hand Held Spray Tans

One Month Unlimited Tanning in Stand-Up Beds $79

Eliminate tan lines for even bronze color

Teeth Whitening $59

The Whitest and Brightest Smile for the Big Day

Bridal Party Spray Tans

IN-STORE

Bring in 3 or More Friends
for $30 Custom Hand Held Spray Tans

AT HOME

3 or More Friends for $35
Custom Hand Held Spray Tans

Have Flawless Bronze Skin Before Your Wedding

Sunless Tanning

  • Mani/Pedis should before the day before or after (if after, no water. You also cannot use exfoliants)
  • Wax 2-3 days before the application
  • No lotion or deodorant day of custom spray tan
  • Wear loose and dark clothing
  • Wait 8 hours to shower after
Prepping Your Skin to Glow on Your Wedding Day

UV Tanning

  • Use Stand-Up tanning beds for an even tan with no pressure points
  • Always use an indoor tanning lotion for quicker and longer lasting color
  • The earlier you start tanning the better results you will have
  • We believe in less time more often to avoid overexposure
Pre Wedding-Day Beauty Tips

Leading up to the Wedding

  • Do not wear razor back tops or other clothing outdoors that will result in tan lines, they will most likely be unfixable in a short period of time.
  • Avoid sunburns and over exposure to avoid peeling and uneven color.
  • Stay moisturized for smooth and soft skin!
3 Essential Bridal Prep Beauty Tips

AIRBRUSHING BEFORE YOUR WEDDING – THE DOS AND DON’TS OF BRIDAL BRONZING

In the homestretch to your wedding day, it can be stressful trying to make sure that your tan is on point. That’s why many brides are now turning to custom airbrushing to simplify the final days of their wedding plan to achieve a perfect, bronze sunless tan. This guide will help you get the best results by planning your airbrushing session and getting your skin prepped and ready for the big day.

When to Schedule Your Appointment

There are many opinions about when you should schedule your airbrush tan appointment. It shouldn’t be too far ahead of your wedding day because you want your sunless tan to look fresh. We believe the best practice for brides is to do a test run of the entire custom airbrush process 1-2 months ahead of your wedding, so you have time to see how it develops and see the finished look. At Veranda Sun our salon technicians will select a natural color that will be the best for your skin tone.

I would definitely suggest having your custom hand held spray tan done two days before your wedding so you will have already washed off the first layer of the tan, it will have settled into your skin. At Veranda Sun, we provide a Bridal Package which includes two custom hand held airbrush tans for $70. One airbrush tan a few months before the wedding and the other airbrush tan two days before the wedding.

Prepping Your Skin

One of the most important parts of airbrush tanning before a wedding is making sure that your skin is prepared correctly. You need to have your manicure and pedicure done at least one day before your sunless tan. You must begin shaving or waxing your legs a full two days before your tanning appointment, this will give your skin time to recover and allowing your pores to close up, so the tanning spray lays evenly. During this time, you will want to use hydrating and exfoliating scrubs to get your skin as smooth as possible. However, the day of your appointment you cannot have lotion or deodorant on your skin. This will affect how your skin takes the airbrush tan. Clean skin will result in a better and longer lasting sunless tan.

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Follow The Directions

Once your tanning appointment is over, your custom sunless tan will continue to develop over the next 8 hours. Your professional tanner will give you important tips and a rundown of what products to use over the next two days. This will include what kind of lotion and oil to apply, when to take a shower, and what products to use in the shower. You must follow these directions carefully to preserve the bronze color and look of your tan. That’s all there is to sunless tanning before your wedding day! With the help of Veranda Sun in Boulder, you can be well on your way to a natural looking tan in no time.

5 Tips for Tanning Before the Wedding

You want to look perfect on your big day, and that means you need radiant, golden-brown skin that shimmers under the bright lights. Indoor tanning is an excellent way to get some much-needed color on your skin; it is a safe and simple activity that will make it seem like you’re coming back from a relaxing week spent on the beach—just in time for your wedding! A tanning bed will help your skin look it’s best, but there are some crucial steps you need to account for—before and after tanning—to get the color just right. Here are some tips for tanning before the wedding that all the most experienced tanners rely on for best results:

Source: TODAY’S BRIDE Dec 15th 2016.

Exfoliate at the right time intervals

Exfoliation is critical to achieving a smooth tan, but it is so often done wrong by well-intentioned folks who either exfoliate too much, too little or at the wrong time. To be sure you’re exfoliating at the right intervals, the first step is to exfoliate a couple of days before the tan—especially if it’s your first tan—to remove any dead or dying skin from the surface. This will create an even layer of skin and a smoother tan. However, a word of caution here: don’t go crazy with exfoliation before tanning! Over-exfoliation will irritate your skin, a situation that will only worsen when exposed to UV rays. The second step is to exfoliate a few days after tanning and then a couple of times a week going forward—as you want to remove any dead skin that builds up and creates an uneven layer.

Don’t overlook tanning lotion

Tanning solutions are an absolute necessity for tanning safely and effectively. Tanning solutions—sold at tanning salons or online—are needed because they act as a layer between your skin and the UV rays to prevent burning and potential skin damage. Solutions add moisture to the skin, and moist skin performs better under UV rays that rely on moisture to darken the skin tone. So applying tanning lotion beforehand is a way to get the best results from your tanning experience. But tanning solutions also serve a regenerative purpose; they provide nutrients and moisture that your skin has naturally, but that gets dried up in the tanning process. The fact is that without a lotion you are overlooking the single most important step in preparing for a tan. You are, in effect, paying for burnt skin! Don’t make this mistake!

Use protective goggles

Eye protection is another absolute must. Most tanning salons will offer goggles to their customers, and there is no legitimate reason to turn them down. Goggles protect the eyes from potential damage caused by exposure to the bright ultraviolet rays. Although you may have heard talk of goggle marks over the eyes—when the rest of the skin is darker than the small circles around the eyes—this will only happen if you stay in too long. A 15-minute session will not produce goggle marks, and this fear alone is not a legitimate reason to put your eyes at risk!

Follow recommended exposure times

Probably the most common mistake first-time tanners make is to go over the recommended exposure time in search of a more defined tan. This is never a good idea—especially if your wedding is in a week!—as the only noticeable outcome from extending your exposure time is a burn. It might not seem like it, but UV bulbs are powerful entities and they must be used appropriately.

It’s worth remembering that every bed will have it’s own recommended exposure times listed. The variability comes from the fact that each bed model has a different UVB percentage, wattage, and number of bulbs. Combinations of these three factors for each model contribute to varying levels of heat and light exposure—hence, different recommended exposure times. These must be respected for optimal results.

Moisturize to nourish your skin

Another important procedure that a lot of first-time tanners don’t commit to is moisturizing. Moisturizing after a tan is important because it will revitalize the skin after what was extracted in the tanning bed. Tanning dries out the skin; moisturizing brings nourishment back (in the form of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) and contributes to a smooth, blemish-free surface. For a simple rule of thumb, remember that moisturizing every day will prolong the lifespan of your tan and keep your skin feeling and looking vibrant.

These five tips will help you get the color just right for your skin before your wedding and honeymoon. It is important to follow these precautionary tips because they will ensure your skin remains vibrant and blemish-free; neglect them, and you run the risk of discoloration and discomfort. Skin care is part of a holistic self-care routine, and like all self-care routines, taking care of your skin requires consistent attention and treatment. While following these tips will help you safely tan indoors, it will not guarantee safe skin under the hot sun on your honeymoon. Be sure to use sunscreen to prevent burns!

For those who prefer alternatives to our sunbeds—which uses ultraviolet light to release melanin in the skin and causes skin to darken—we also offer sunless tanning options. The Mystic Tan booth is a spray-on treatment made from Aloe Vera and a non-toxic Sunless Tan solution that begins showing results in minutes. A Custom Airbrush tan is another proven method for achieving a bronzed body—and the benefits from this treatment venture beyond skin tone into skin regeneration techniques. Another great option is Bondi Sands, a fast drying spray tan that lasts longer than competitors and is infused with a delicious coconut scent to make your skin feel and appear as vibrant as ever. These are all proven alternative to tanning beds for those who want to achieve fast and impressive tanning results on the eve of their wedding or honeymoon.