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Old 06-30-2011, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Spraying Africian Americans

I had an Africian Amercian come in today for a spraytan . I certainly dont want to offened anybody, but I'm just wondering why an African American would want a spraytan . I dont know what she wanted to achieve. Was she looking to get darker or lighter? I used a 10% DHA on her, but to be honest, I dont know if she will get darker or lighter. Anyone know?
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Re: Spraying Africian Americans

Great question. In my experience, African Americans like spray tans because it evens out their skin tone. It gives them beautiful flawless looking skin. Also, it doesn't make their skin "darker" instead, it has a warming effect - - like a sun kissed look.

You'll actually need to consider their skin tone when deciding what DHA to spray. I initially made the mistake of thinking I would be safe to use 11-12%, but the person was a lighter skinned African American, and they ended up having a strange "orange tint" in areas where their skin was lightest. Even a 8-9% DHA will give African Americans the even skin tone they are looking for, so I would start there, unless the person is very dark skinned naturally.

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Old 06-30-2011, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thank you for your reply. That helps alot!
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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...I certainly dont want to offened anybody, but I'm just wondering why an African American would want a spraytan...I dont know if she will get darker or lighter. Anyone know?

I sprayed an African American woman yesterday. She said the other salon she had called was very rude, and acted like she was an idiot, asking, "Why would you want a spray tan anyway?!" I've had a few African Americans get sprayed. Yes, it's usually to even out skin tones.

Did you really think a spray tan was going to make this person LIGHTER? Does that make any sense?
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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My solution is lighter then her skin, so yes, I wasnt sure if it would make her lighter.
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The toni braxton show showed her getting a spray tan . My spray tans for African American ladies has increased a ton since that episode.
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Really? I didnt see that episode.
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I didnt either, but that was what a few customers have told me. They usually ask if I have seen more african americans because of the show. I didnt know why my percentage had increased until someone told me

I get lots that say other salon are rude when they call. They are always so thankful i am polite and dont question them getting sprayed. I have entire african american hair salon coming to me now!
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I didnt either, but that was what a few customers have told me. They usually ask if I have seen more african americans because of the show. I didnt know why my percentage had increased until someone told me

I get lots that say other salon are rude when they call. They are always so thankful i am polite and dont question them getting sprayed. I have entire african american hair salon coming to me now!
What solution and dha percentage do you use?
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I've had my fare share of African American customers I use a 14%. Like many have stated before they like the darker more even color and honestly it looks very good on them.
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