How to Contour Your Body – Katie’s Contouring Tips in InStyle Magazine

How to Contour Your Body - Katie's Contouring Tips in InStyle Magazine | Kim Kardashian |

Great article on InStyle Magazine's website! Check out how to use makeup to contour the entire body, including which makeup brushes to use, what type of makeup (liquid or powder), and step by step instructions on how to apply! Katie Quinn shares her secrets: While we've pretty much mastered contouring our faces, there's still a lot to learn about chiseling our bodies. Believe it or not, the same techniques that are applied to highlight cheeks and slim the nose can also be used on your neck, … [Read more...]

The Spray Tanner’s Trick To Flawless Feet

The Spray Tanner's Fix-It Trick To Repairing Unwanted Stains | Katie Quinn of Kona Tanning Company |

A HUGE spray tan faux-pas that's easy to avoid is that telltale stained foot look. Spray tanners everywhere can work around this every single time by using one of our favorite tanning tricks: a damp towel! Simply ask your client to stand on a damp or wet towel, and it will keep the feet clean and stain-free. It also prevents a common problem experienced while wearing adhesive slippers on the feet, which can leave a ring where tanning solution settles between the skin and the slipper. With … [Read more...]

Spray Tan Business Marketing Guide – Now Available on Paperback!

Katie Quinn’s Beauty Marketing Guide is HERE!

Even the very best spray tanners and makeup artists can struggle when it comes to marketing their beauty businesses in their area. I ran a busy spray tan salon and staff for nearly a decade, before I turned my focus to my private clientele, product distribution, and teaching. I didn’t go to school for marketing or for business – I’m an artist who couldn’t keep up with the demands of both promoting my business on my own, AND taking care of my clients! I didn’t want to waste money on paid … [Read more...]

Should You Be Contouring With a Darker Shade Than Your Base Spray Tan?

Should You Be Contouring With a Darker Shade Than Your Base Spray Tan?

I get a lot of questions from spray tan artists about using separate tanning solutions during spray tan contouring;  one for the base tan, and one for the contouring itself. It's important to keep in mind that layering tanning solution also layers the percentage of DHA that has been applied, resulting in a deeper tan.  In other words, if you use a 9.5% DHA base tan, like the Kona Tanning House Blend, and then add a second layer of tanning solution, the areas where you have added extra product … [Read more...]

The Beauty Benefits of White Tea Extract

The Beauty Benefits of White Tea Extract |

White Tea Extract is on everyone's list of super-ingredients in beauty products, due to their anti-aging and immune-boosting powers! Researchers believe that the antioxidants in white tea extract reduce immune cell damage and oxidative stress to the skin, a type of stress thought to promote uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. As an anti-aging ingredient, white tea extract helps the proteins collagen and elastin do their assigned tasks for the skin. All skin contains the … [Read more...]

The Best Spray Tan Tent to Accommodate ALL Clients

Best Spray Tan Tent for Airbrush Tanning - Fits ALL Clients!

One problem I ran into when I first started spray tanning, was having a tent that was too short for my taller clients, particularly the fitness competitors and models who towered over the tent I was using. After tons of reasearch, I found this 7-foot spray tan tent with a roomy carrying case, and it's worked perfectly for ALL of my clients! See more spray tanning equipment recommendations HERE.   ARTISTS:  Find out how to get the best spray tans of your life, and start making … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Leg Contouring for Spray Tanners

Upper Leg Contouring for Spray Tanners | Katie Quinn's

Leg contouring in spray tanning is so easy - just a few quick sprays brings out the hamstrings and quadriceps in the upper leg, leaving one VERY happy spray tan client! Finish the look with contoured calves, and even without high heels the legs will look toned and fit. Contouring doesn't "move around" when the client moves around.  In fact, I've done contouring on my most publicly visible clients for many years without anyone being the wiser, and some are wearing nothing but their … [Read more...]

Katie Quinn’s Beauty Business Marketing Guide is HERE!

Katie Quinn's Beauty Business Marketing Book - for Spray Tanners, Makeup Artists, Estheticians, Hair Stylists, Manicurists, Spas & Salons, Massage Therapists

  Your new beauty business marketing guide is here!  Kona Tanning Co. owner Katie Quinn ran her busy spray tanning salon and staff for nearly 10 years, paying almost nothing for advertising and marketing. She created her own techniques and strategies to promote her business within her neighborhood, and implemented tools and processes to work FOR HER, even after hours, while she focused on her clients and doing what she loved. Katie designed this step-by-step beauty business marketing guide … [Read more...]

Katie’s Lucky Magazine Feature – Summer Beauty Problems

Katie Quinn's Spray Tan Fix-It Tips Featured in Lucky

Great article on Lucky Magazine's website!  Check out how to fix the most common summer beauty emergencies, including issues with hair, skin, makeup, and the body!  Katie Quinn shares her secrets on how to fix botched self-tanner problems: So your self-tanner application resulted in streaks? According to body makeup artist Katie Quinn, you have two options: “If the streaks are minimal, apply self-tanner on a cotton ball or swab and fill in the pale sections until the borders blend and match the … [Read more...]

The Spray Tanner’s Fix-It Trick To Repairing Tanning Stains

The Spray Tanner's Fix-It Trick To Repairing Unwanted Stains | Katie Quinn of Kona Tanning Company |

All spray tanners have been there - your client moves, and you accidentally overspray a leg, or an arm, or worse! Don't stress. All you need to do is keep a container filled with Windex-soaked cotton balls in your studio, and when this happens, just swipe the cotton ball back and forth across the overspray until it's gone. Also works on stained fingers and palms, bottoms of feet, nails, etc.  Just be sure to do this trick within two hours of application.   ARTISTS:  Find out how to … [Read more...]