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San Diego Competition Spray Tanning

Professional Spray Tans for your Body Building, Figure, Bikini, and Fitness Competitions

Summer Sheen’s mobile airbrush spray tanning is San Diego’s best choice for bodybuilding competitions, figure, bikini and fitness competitions. Our teams of professionals use a unique solution for our competition customers containing custom color specific for each skin type. During your spray tan session we apply the tan to enhance keys parts of your body to hide defects or aid in muscle definition. The right color can set you apart from the competitors, so let Summer Sheen Spray Tanning make you a winner!

They don’t call them competitions for no reason. With rules, regulations and different products to choose from, picking the best color for your body and type of competition is not easy. For example: spray tanning in the bodybuilding category has become a necessity, but not all competition spray tans are created equally. When planning to compete, Summer Sheen suggests that spray tanning be done in series prior to, and on the day of the event. In doing so the spray tan will give your muscles maximum definition. This will also ensure that your color will match others that will be at show.

Most competitors’ agree that spray tanning is one of the most involved, yet important part of their competition preparations. We know this and that’s why we work hard to make the process quick and easy while making you as comfortable as possible. It’s crucial to have a flawless competition quality tan, especially for bikini and figure stages. The perfect tan can go a long way and is highly consider factor by the judges! Don't risk using just "any" spray tanning company, self tanners or rollers to ruin your chance at first place. Call Summer Sheen, San Diego's most trusted spray tanning for Bodybuilders, Fitness, Bikini and Figure competitions.

* To keep your Competition Spray Tan looking its best follow our Before and After Tanning Care Instructions. Summer Sheen offers a full range of products to help you get the most out of your Competition Spray Tan. Your skin type can also play an important roll as to how long your tan will last. Regular moisturizing is a must and will extend the life of your tan.

Frequently asked questions about competition spray tanning

competition-ready spray tanned woman lifting dumbellsQ: Why should I choose Summer Sheen Spray Tanning vs. store bought competition spray tanning product?

A: Since your tan is one of the most important parts of your appearance on stage, it’s silly to rely on inferior products. Spray/airbrush application will produce a fine mist of solution that will go on evenly, far superior to other application methods. A skilled spray tan technician can also pick the right color for your skin type for an smooth and even looking tan. Summer Sheen will also give you helpful advice on how-to wear and maintain your tan throughout the competition.

Q: Can I just go to any tanning salon for my competition tan?

A: We highly recommend against this! Most salons do not have the proper tanning solutions, equipment or experience. Competition tanning solution is different from the type of solutions that are used at tanning salons. Using the wrong type of solution will not produce a color that is dark enough under direct stage lighting. The proper application is also a must, and that only someone with experience in competition tanning should perform.

Q: How far in advance should I get my spray tan, and how many coats are needed?

A: Spray tan application usually begins the day before the competition. Often additional coats are applied the morning of the competition before judging begins. Each competitor can take 2 to 4 applications to achieve their ideal color. The actual number of coats can vary from competitor to competitor. This is because different skin types react differently with the tanning solution. Summer Sheen has over a decade of experience applying competition quality spray tans and guarantees you’ll get the best tan possible.

Q: Is there anything I should do before getting my competition spray tan?

A: It’s very important to follow the instructions given to you by your spray tan professional for preparing your skin. A little work on your part will go a long way by controlling the condition of your skin for the spray tan. By not following these guidelines, you are putting your tan and therefore your appearance at risk. Incorrect skin preparation can cause dark blotches, a green haze, or streaks on the tan.

Q: Is it safe to use stage oil after getting my spray tan?

A: It’s safe as long as you follow a couple guidelines. You should only use a non-aerosol oil or glaze that can be applied by hand. You should never use any oil that contains petroleum products like baby oil as they can smear your tan giving you a blotchy appearance under the stage lights. Summer Sheen can give you more details and product suggestions if stage oil is necessary.

Q: What the best way to remove the spray tan after the competition?

A: After your competition is complete you can take a shower. Most of the color will wash right off and the remaining color will last about 5-10 days and slowly fade away. The fading process is just like a natural tan from the sun, but without peeling skin or blotchiness.

* To keep your Competition Spray Tan looking its best follow our Before and After Tanning Care Instructions. Summer Sheen offers a full range of products to help you get the most out of your Competition Spray Tan. Your skin type can also play an important roll as to how long your tan will last. Regular moisturizing is a must and will extend the life of your tan.

See what everyone is saying about Summer Sheen Spray Tan

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Alyssa E

"Joanna is best out there! I have been spray tanning for years and I have never been happier with my tans than when I go to her! Her tans come out even, and always a perfect glow! No more orange/streaky tans I am used to! She is the only one I am trusting to tan me and a few of my bridesmaids for my upcoming wedding! Very personable, friendly and makes the process as easy as can be!"

Alyssa E.

Christine F

"I was always reluctant to get a spray tan because I did not like the idea of standing in front of someone naked, being sprayed with stinky solution and looking orange afterward. We all have heard the horror stories and seen Ross's experience on "Friends" with the booths. However with Joanna none of this was an issue! She was very professional and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. Gave me breaks to breathe, always a plus. She made sure to ask about any areas I was particularly concerned about... My running shorts tan- yes please! And yes she successfully concealed it pretty well! 🙂 She took the time to explain every brush stroke and why she went in the direction she was going. I felt reassured this was going to look good and natural. Best part of the whole experience: I looked skinner after the tan! 🙂 I did the fast set solution I think it was, showered after an hour or so (looks dark right before showering but don't worry) and dried with a dark towel since you leave a little behind on the towel. And the tan looked fantastic! Worked out the next day and was streak free! Thank you Joanna! I will certainly be back!"

Nicole A.

Kate S

"Joanna is the best, period. I've been getting spray tans pretty consistently for about 10 years, and I also self tan on a regular basis and have tried a zillion formulas, etc. I'm really picky about color and application, and Joanna exceeds every expectation. Her application cannot be beat, I am never streaky and my hands/wrists/feet always look flawless. She works with you on an appropriate color/depth depending on what the event is. I trusted her to spray tan me for my wedding and it turned out beautifully, perfect and natural looking, even next to my naturally tan sisters (attached pic). She's also sprayed me for other events--work and personal, darker and lighter, and it always turns out great. Her prices are reasonable, she's professional, and has always been very flexible with my schedule. And to top it off she's just a super nice person and makes you feel at ease. I'm happy I finally found my HG spray tan!"

Kate S.

Ashley G

"Joanna does a fabulous job with spray! I have been getting spray tans for years and it's rare to find a natural looking solution. She has a flexible schedule, awesome personality and a great product. The tan never looks orange.
She did my sister and I spray the day before her wedding. We looked great, no streaks.
I highly recommend summer sheen if you live anywhere in SD. She is worth it!"

Ashley G.

Shelby G

"Best color tan I've ever had! I came to Joanna before my wedding and she gave me the most beautiful natural looking tan and now I won't go any where else when I need a tan. Beautiful results every time, professional, and Joanna is very nice. Hands down the best place to get the best tan in SD!"

Shelby G.

Alexandra F

"Let me preface this review by stating that I have had hundreds of spray tans all over the world from Beverly Hills to London (I had melanoma and cannot go in the sun) and Joanna at Summer Sheen is the BEST in the industry. I refuse to go anywhere else.... And I did a LOT of research to find her. She's been spraying me for over 3 years now!
1. Her products, both spray and retail, are top of the line....
2. Her dedication to giving me the best tan possible is top notch...
3. Her salon is so cute, clean, and centrally located. I can't say that for most of the spray places in the area.
4. Her technique is PERFECT. I have not once had a streak, smudge, blotch nor have I ever looked orange. Joanna takes her time while being quick and my tan always looks amazing. People stop me on the street every time, no joke.
5. Joanna is the sweetest and kindest woman. She always remembers every thing we talked about the session prior and asks me about my life. !"

Alexandra F.

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