Shwe Tan

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Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to ask something which isn't listed here


Spray Tan FAQ

Can I have a Spray Tan and a sunbed on the same day?

Yes you can. A Spray Tan will not prevent your skin from developing a UV tan. It is important to remember that although your will have a lovely tanned skin from your Spray Tan, it DOES NOT contain sunscreens. You must protect yourself outdoors with a sun protection factor cream. You can use sunbed creams and lotions in the normal way.

Can I have a Spray Tan if I'm pregnant?

- Please let your Therapist know if you are pregnant.
- It is recommended that your DO NOT have a spray tan during the first trimester (13 weeks) of pregnancy.
- You MUST NOT use the aroma zone fragrances to personalise your tan at any time during pregnancy.
- You can only use the unscented Urban Tan, St. Tropez & Norvel are fine
- Please consult your GP if you are unsure about anything.

I don't tan in natural sunlight, will I still tan with a Spray Tan?

Absolutely yes! This is the perfect solution for those people who want a tan but do not tan in UV light.

Will my Spray Tan go Orange?

Absolutely not. Orange tones are created by the over application often associated with creams and lotions or with products containing too high a percentage of the active ingredients for your skin tone. We have a range of Spray Tans to to prevent this. The colours can also be mixed to accommodate your needs. Your trained Shwe Tan therapist will advise you on this.

Will my skin smell after a Spray Tan application?

DHA and Erythrulose reacts with the proteins in the skin to develop a tanned result. Some people notice a slight biscuity smell as the products develop on the skin. This is normal and will fade away quickly. Personalising your tan with one of the six Aroma Zone fragrances, will help disguise this.

What if the Spray Tan gets on my clothes?

The bronzer in your tan is water soluble and will wash away.

Care should be taken with light undergarments as the colour can hold on the inner linings / Lycra of these.

How Long will my Spray Tan last?

So long as you follow all our pre-care and aftercare instructions, your Spray Tan will last for up to 7 days. If you want your tan to last even longer, speak to a member of our team about our Glamour Gloss Tan Maintainer when you come into the salon.

I'm getting married, will Spray Tan come off on my dress?

We recommend brides/bridesmaids have a trial Spray Tan a minimum 2 weeks before the wedding and 2 days before the wedding to allow product bronzer to be removed thoroughly, thus reducing the chance of staining on dress. If the bride is wearing silk/synthetic the DHA can stain these items permanently.

Can I have a Spray Tan if I have sensitive skin?

Urban Tan is ideal for sensitive skin. It's 100% vegan, fragrance, paraben, sulphate, nut allergen, oil & cruelty free. We recommend booking in for a patch test 24 hours prior to your appointment as a precaution

Callus Peel FAQ

What will happen during my Callus Peel treatment?

A Patch is applied to the area of your feet which requires treatment and wrapped up for the peel to take effect.

After 15 minutes, your feet are unwrapped and the hard skin will be peeled away with a special scraper. Your feet will then be filed to remove excess hard skin, followed by a layer of moisturising cream to keep them soft.

You may require an additional peel if you need two areas of your foot worked on - for example the ball & heel of the foot. Your Shwe Tan Therapist will be able to advise of this at the time of your treatment.

Is it Safe?

Yes it's safe, Callus Peel uses cosmetic ingredients only. Main Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Nonoxynol-12, Carbomer, Ethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tataric Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyroglutamic Acid, Ethoxy Diglycol. Don't be alarmed by these as we use AHA's (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) on our face!

Does it Hurt?

No, it doesn't hurt at all - on the contrary. It feels like you are receiving a Reflexology treatment. It will only hurt if you have cuts on your skin. Dry cracks are fine, as long as they are not weeping or bleeding.

How Often Should I have Treatment?

Every 4 weeks is recommended, although you will be able to see and feel amazing results after the first treatment.

Is it Hygienic?

Yes. The Callus Peel skin softener sachets are individually packaged.
The scraper, that is used to remove the callus, is sterilised.
The foot file has replaceable pads.

Waxing FAQ

Does waxing hurt?

Sometimes if it is your first wax then you may feel a slight discomfort but this will only last a few seconds, once you have been waxed the hair weakens so each time it becomes more comfortable.

For best results and a virtually pain free wax we recommend a regular wax of every 4 weeks, it all depends on how fast your hair grows.

Our recommendation is to exfoliate areas like legs, arms, armpits regularly in between waxes and the run up to your next wax, keep your skin well moisturised before and after waxing. We also advise to avoid being waxed in the run up to your period as you may be more sensitive, and avoid caffeine on the day of your wax!

I have never had a Bikini or Leg wax before, what can I expect?

Don't be at all nervous at all! Our Team at Shwe are totally professional and you are in safe hands. Prior to your treatment you will be asked to fill in a consultation form (this helps us to keep a record of your treatment and find out if you have any allergies).

Next, you will be shown to our private treatment room where one of our girls will explain to you which items of clothes need to be removed and where you need to sit or lie on the treatment bed. She will then leave the room to let you sort yourself out, then she will return and knock on the door come in and your treatment will begin.

My skin is very Sensitive will this be OK for me?

These products are perfect for sensitive skin, even those who don't have sensitive skin can expect a little redness sometimes, they contain essential oil extracts from chamomile and lavender.

If you are at all worried then please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or arrange to have a complimentary test patch 24-48 hours before your treatment.

My skin is very Sensitive will this be OK for me?

These products are perfect for sensitive skin, even those who don't have sensitive skin can expect a little redness sometimes, they contain essential oil extracts from chamomile and lavender.

If you are at all worried then please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or arrange to have a complimentary test patch 24-48 hours before your treatment.

Threading FAQ

Does Threading Hurt?

For first timers there may be a very slight burning sensation, which will quickly subside. This sensation is the result of the hairs being removed by the root. The pain will become less noticeable with successive treatments. For those with sensitive skin, we will ensure you are looked after and any redness will disappear within 15-30 minutes, depending on the sensitivity of the skin.

What to do Before and After Threading

Before: Do not apply make-up to the area to be treated. Avoid using tweezers a week before treatment. If you are aware of any skin conditions, allergies or any other problems, please inform the Threading Technician.

After: You may have some soreness and experience redness if you have sensitive skin. Applying rose water or calamine lotion (in more severe cases) to the affected area will help.

What is the Eyebrow Threading Procedure?

Step 1: Your Therapist will twist the thread and pull it along the area of chosen unwanted hair. The thread acts like a mini-lasso and lifts the hair follicles directly from the roots

Step 2: Lower area of the eyebrow is threaded first then the centre and upper section of the eyebrows are completed.

Step 3: After shaping the eyebrows, your face is wiped to remove any hair which has fallen on the skin. A cooling agent is applied to reduce any redness of the skin.