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Old 05-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Methods for Tan Lines

Hi guys! I have a client that has tan lines on her chest. The un-tanned skin isn't really super pale, but the lines are noticeable enough when she wear a strapless dress and she has a special even coming up. I'm not able to alter the spray size on my gun, so from doing some research and talking with the people at Sjolie it was suggested to me to apply the solution first with a cotton ball to the tan lines, let dry, then spray everything as normal. I just tried this with my client (this is the 2nd trial tan) and am a little nervous since I've never used this method before. I didn't think the bronzer would blend after I applied the solution , but the areas where the tan lines were covered are a lot darker.

I was wondering if anyone else evens out tan lines this way and how it's turned out for them. Or if there are any other techniques out there that you guys are having success with? Thanks!
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No one else does tan line cover up?
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I have never tried that method of dealing with tan lines. I use professional HVLP that has an adjustable tip and low rates. I dial the pattern to a circle and dial down material and sparingly fill in the lighter areas. Finish with a over coat to entire area surrounding the lines. Good luck.
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You can also use a sponge. I get small round sponges from ac moore and I spray solution on it and blot area then respray area
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I have never tried that method of dealing with tan lines. I use professional HVLP that has an adjustable tip and low rates. I dial the pattern to a circle and dial down material and sparingly fill in the lighter areas. Finish with a over coat to entire area surrounding the lines. Good luck.
Thanks besthands! I have a turbine compressor and I was told I couldn't adjust the spray. I may have to play with it, but I didn't want to test it out on my client lol
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You can also use a sponge. I get small round sponges from ac moore and I spray solution on it and blot area then respray area
Thanks abtnj! That's like what I did only with a cotton ball. You've had good results this way?
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I have never tried that method of dealing with tan lines. I use professional HVLP that has an adjustable tip and low rates. I dial the pattern to a circle and dial down material and sparingly fill in the lighter areas. Finish with a over coat to entire area surrounding the lines. Good luck.
^^ same here
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Thanks besthands! I have a turbine compressor and I was told I couldn't adjust the spray. I may have to play with it, but I didn't want to test it out on my client lol
Its true that you can not adjust the turbine speed, or air flow. But you do have control of the material coming out of the tip that mixes the air and material at the focus point of the nozzel. Just dial the material flow valve down. You should be able to change the spray pattern to vertical, horizontal, or a dot. (size of dot depends on the distance from the nozzle to the target). A combination of these two should get you there. Try it on a piece of white cardboard to see your results before trying an a client. Less is best, as you can always go back over the area to add shade depth.
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Its true that you can not adjust the turbine speed, or air flow. But you do have control of the material coming out of the tip that mixes the air and material at the focus point of the nozzel. Just dial the material flow valve down. You should be able to change the spray pattern to vertical, horizontal, or a dot. (size of dot depends on the distance from the nozzle to the target). A combination of these two should get you there. Try it on a piece of white cardboard to see your results before trying an a client. Less is best, as you can always go back over the area to add shade depth.
Thanks for the reply besthands, appreciate it! I actually can adjust the speed and airflow, but I think I'll just have to play around with the solution output, definitely using cardboard to practice! I was told I couldn't change the amount of solution my gun puts out, but from the replies I got on here it seems that may have been some misinformation lol However I just got a reply from my client and she said her lines were covered and blended really nicely (thank God!), so at least I have that technique to use while I get the settings on my gun right! :) Thanks again!

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I recently had a call about this as well. I have an hplv machine and cannot adjust the spray pattern, only the airflow. I thought about getting a small airbrush to do work on evening out the tan lines and for contour tanning too. Has anyone used an airbrush for this? Going into summer I think I'll be getting many more of these calls/requests.
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