With over 8 years experience in spray tanning, you can be assured you're in the hands of true professionals here at Shwe.
Every spray tan we carry out is guaranteed, so long as you follow our pre-care advice below.
On your first visit, you'll have a consultation with your Spray Tan Technician to help determine the best type of spray tan for your skin type.
All you need to do is select one of the 'NEW CLIENT' options if you're booking your first spray tan online.
As Harlow's number one Spray Tan Salon, we always make sure we're using the best available spray tan on the market. For many years we used St. Tropez and Urban Tan however in 2018 we introduced Norvell - the number 1 leading spray tan brand in the US. From the overwhelming amount of positive client feedback from our Norvell spray tans we decided to focus on Norvell as our sole spray tan brand going forward.
Not only does Novell give the most natural looking colour, it is 100% Vegan, paraben free, gluten free and cruelty free
When you arrive for your appointment, your Spray Tan Technician will carry out a consulation with you to help you choose the most natural, flawless and healthy looking tan for your skin type.
You will achieve the same results whether you opt for an express or classic tan.
Express Tans let you choose how dark you want to go by how long you leave it until you shower.
The formulation contains fast-acting ingredients that absorb quickly into the skin while intelligent shade technology allows you to select your depth of colour:
After showering your skin is left smooth and silky.
You will have a light colour and the self-tan actives will continue to work, developing and deepening into your chosen tan. Formulated with skin conditioning agents and vegetan premium, a naturally derived DHA with melanin technology.
Choose from a Classic Tan which develops in 6 – 8 hours (or leave on overnight) or an Express Tan, which you can wash off after just 3 hours. Your Therapist will help you decide the best tan for your skin type during your consultation
If in the unlikely event you are not happy with your spray tan please get in touch within 12 hours of us spraying you, and we'll arrange a respray free of charge so long as you've followed our pre-care & aftercare instructions!*
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01279 939 062
Your spray tan will last much longer if you prepare your skin prior to your appointment.
If you don't prepare your skin then it's very likely you'll get a spray tan which is patchy, uneven and won't last long at all!
You can find everything you need to prepare for your spray tan on our Reception desk.
Moisturising daily before your spray tan will prevent dryness and provide the perfect tanning base.
Use an exfoliating mitt to apply our oil-free salt Body Scrub (£14.99) in the shower or bath to remove dead skin cells and smooth your skin in preparation for your Spray Tan.
Our Body Scrub contains anti-oxidant vitamin E which helps to hydrate and nourish your skin and improve its condition so your Spray Tan will last longer on the skin's surface.
The skins top layer (and therefore your spray tan) only lasts between 6 – 10 days due to the natural turnover of cells.
Using our salt body scrub with an exfoliating glove ensures your skin cells are all at the beginning of their cycle before your Spray Tan, so your tan will last longer.
Otherwise, your skin cells will start falling off within a few days, leaving you with a patchy spray tan
Remember to shave or wax at least 24hrs prior to your appointment
Do not wear any of the following as they can create a barrier:
Bring loose dark clothing and flip flops to wear immediately after your spray tan.
Tie up your hair if you can and remove any jewellery
If you put on tight items of footwear / clothing, socks, trainers, boots or belts after your spray tan we will not be able to guarantee your spray tan as these may cause your tan to rub off.
Please remember to bring an umbrella it it's raining!
You can wear bronzing / loose powder / Mineral Make up, mascara and lipstick.
DO NOT apply moisturiser or liquid make up.
DO NOT wash your hands for the first 2-3 hours to avoid water marks on the wrists.
Urban Tan: Leave on the skin for a minimum for 6-8 hours. For optimum results, leave on the skin overnight.
Norvell 3-hour Express Tan: Your tan will begin to develop immediately after your treatment and can be washed off after 3 hours.
We recommend wearing loose pyjamas in bed so your hands do not rest on your skin whilst you are asleep.
Your spray tan contains a cosmetic bronzer and this will wash off during showering this is usual and does not affect the end results of your spray tan.
After your shower, pat the skin dry with your towel - do not rub!
To maximise how long your tan lasts, we recommend the daily use of our Norvell Ultra-Vivid Boost Maintainer whilst the skin is damp.
Our daily gradual tanning moisturiser reduces tan break ups and improves the way it fades, and will leave your skin feeling soft & smooth.
Vitamin E conditions the skin while, matrixyl Synthe 6 combats anti-ageing
DO NOT exfoliate again for at least 5 days post your spray tan or until the day prior to your next application.
You can have as many applications as you wish, if you desire a darker result. It is recommended you wait 24-48 hours between applications.
DO NOT take part in any exercise or activities whilst your spray tan is developing. You can resume your normal activities once the bronzer has been removed in the shower.
DO NOT swim whilst your spray tan is developing. Wait until you have showered off the bronzers. Chlorine and salt will fade your spray tan faster, as this has a bleaching effect on the skin.
Spray Tans contains NO sunscreens and you must protect yourself in the sun in the normal way.
We look forward to welcoming you in our salon.
You can, as long as it's 7 days after.
You can still go swimming with a Spray Tan, however chlorine and salt will fade your spray tan faster that if you don't go swimming,, as this has a bleaching effect on the skin.
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.
- 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.
- Please consult your GP if you are unsure about anything.
It is very important that you let us know you are pregnant so we can update your client records.
Absolutely yes! This is the perfect solution for those people who want a tan but do not tan in UV light.
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.
DHA and Erythrulose react 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.
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.
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 Norvell Ultra Vivid Boost when you come into the salon.
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.
Norvell 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
It must be over 5 years since I first found the gem that is Shwe Tan! And it says so much about the impeccable service and the fantastic staff that I have been a regular client ever since! Truly it must be one of the best salons in Essex and all down to the wonderful peopleEdel Fitzpatrick
All therapists were professional and welcoming. A lovely little salon!Bridget May
Always a warm and friendly welcome when I attend the salon. All the girls are very knowledgeable and professional. Welcome to the team Ellie!Donna Lewis
“Had appointment with the lovely Lindsay, as always, a first-rate treatment and fabulous results. I love that Lindsay listens to exactly what I want and ensures that's what I get! All the girls are really professional and very friendly! I would not go anywhere else”Sharon Birkett
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Great choice of beds and selection of products. Will definitely recommend to my friends.Perrie Greaves
I had a spray tan yesterday as a training model with Sophie,lovely girl and my tan looks amazing! Thank you xxTheresa Corbett
"Quick, efficient service. Excellent."Graham Lewis