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Old 03-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Mixing Solution.

Ok, i need to know... can i mix the pro solution (12%) with the Original (9%) and make the Dark Solution (9.5%) and if so how do i figure out how much? I had called Norvell once and they said yes and now i call and they don't really know what to tell me?
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Re: Mixing Solution.

You can mix anything you want. Getting the EXACT percentages is a crap shoot. Basically all you can guarantee is that you are cutting the 12% down...how much depends on how much you started with. Why do you need 9.5% seems odd that someone wants that minimal amount of increase
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Re: Mixing Solution.

I agree with Delany. The change from 9% to 9.5% would be so minimal it would be surprising if they could tell the difference.
I know with the solution I use, you can mix & match them, however if you mix the dark & the light the color is marginally different than the medium, at least on me :=) So I tend to keep all 3 in stock. When a client requests a special mix I am sure to let them know I will need their feedback to see how they the color. I write the mixture on their tanning card so I am either repeat it on their next appt. or change it up again based on their review of the tan.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Re: Mixing Solution.

Clients love the idea of you custom blending a solution just for their skin type/tone. I keep three straight solutions in stock and blend them according to each clients needs and expected outcomes. I never promise a specific finished tan color but offer recommendations based on my experience with similar tanning situations. I don't find that the blending makes a huge difference but its useful at times. And there's the "special for me" mentality. It sells tans!
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Re: Mixing Solution.

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If you look at it from a chemistry point of view, 12% plus 9% is 21%; however, since you doubled the volume you would divide by 2. The resulting solution mixture should be around 10.5% Depending on how the original solutions were mixed you should be close to this number, then just use DHA booster drops to take it to where you want it. I made the mistake of buying a bunch of 6% which no one seemed to want so I mixed it with 9% (also a slow seller) and came up with a 7.5% solution . I kept a few bottles of that solution and I add DHA drops to bring up each bottle to where I want it. The formula seems to work pretty well.
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Re: Mixing Solution.

Oh, one thing I forgot to state was that you MUST mix equal amounts of whatever solutions you are blending (in your case 12% and 9%) otherwise the formula doesn't work.
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Re: Mixing Solution.

First, all solutions have different amounts of bronzers in them, some say bronzing, some say double bronzer, etc. Also the heavier you spray the client the darker they will be because you're applying more bronzing agent; however, the tan they develop will not be as dark as the bronzer you have applied. They will only develop to whatever percentage you apply on them. In a double dip you can apply the same percentage solution on 2 different days and yes they will develop a darker tan than if you sprayed them just one time with that solution .

As for mixing clear with a bronzer, the average person will take about 3 ounces of solution . From a strictly chemistry point of view, if you were to mix 1.5 ounces of 12% bronzer with 1.5 ounces of 12% clear then the client should be about half as dark as if you sprayed them with 3.0 ounces of 12% bronzer solution alone. This is because you have doubled the volume of solution and cut the color guide (bronzer) in half. Bear in mind that this formula only applies when you are mixing solutions with the same percentage of DHA. Also remember that the bronzer (color guide) really is only to help you see where you have sprayed the client, although most people do like to see some sort of change in their skin when they leave your salon and the bronzer helps there. Hope this helps.
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I agree with asantanningspa. The bronzers are just there for a color guide and to give the client a pop of color while the DHA develops. The color will only develop as deeply as the amount of DHA used. If you spray the client until the bronzers are deep and rich you can overspray your client which can lead to disastrous results. For me the key was finding a company that offered several levels of DHA and were able to tell me how to mix colors. If the company you are purchasing from cannot explain how to work with their own colors that can be a problem.
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