We are pleased to now offer samples of our super-popular Gradual Tanner...and for a limited time, they're FREE to salon professionals! Get them with your House Blend spray tanning solution sample, and not only get that perfect bronzed spray tan glow, but keep it lasting for weeks with the Gradual Tanner. Happy Tanning! ARTISTS: Find out how to get the best spray tans of your life, and start making your clients feel like SUPERMODELS today with my spray tan tutorial … [Read more...]
The Best Compressor For Mobile Airbrush Tanning – A Perfect Fit For Your Kit!
When I first started spray tanning I was surprised at how affordable a setup could be! For in-studio tanning, I use the Iwata Studio Power Jet Lite Compressor: For mobile tanning, I carry the Paasche DA400R 1/4 HP Compressor, which fits PERFECTLY in my mobile tanning kit (see below): Don't forget to make sure your compressor comes with an air hose for airbrushing, the longer the better. The Paasche 10-foot Air Hose has been fantastic for me, and I … [Read more...]
Kona Tanning at IMATS Los Angeles!
We had a blast at IMATS Los Angeles this year, checking out all of the latest and greatest in airbrushes, compressors, techniques, and body makeup! Who else was there? Which booth was your favorite? Here are some of my favorite shots from the show: ARTISTS: Find out how to get the best spray tans of your life, and start making your clients feel like SUPERMODELS today with my spray tan tutorial books: The Art of Airbrush Tanning, and Contouring for Airbrush Spray … [Read more...]
My Favorite Airbrush Gun for Spray Tan Contouring
I get a lot of questions about which airbrush gun I use to contour during spray tanning. My favorite is the Iwata Revolution Dual Action 2000 Series, which I've been using since the very beginning. This gun is nice and light, bottom-feeding, easy to control, and the output is a cone-shaped spray, not flat and fan-shaped like many HVLP systems produce. Since there are no straight lines in contouring, a fan-shaped spray produces an unrealistic, "stenciled" appearance that is hard to work … [Read more...]
Spray Tanners: Enhance The Appearance of Muscle Definition with Supermodel Bronzer Katie Quinn’s NEW Contouring Book!
Spray tanning is sky-rocketing, and “airbrush abs” is in high demand from clients. This can present a problem for the artist who needs to become more familiar with stylized, cutting-edge anatomy. Supermodel bronzer and professional body makeup artist Katie Quinn has released her second tutorial eBook, educating makeup artists, salons, tanning agencies, spas, fitness enthusiasts, and other players in the cosmetic industry on how to utilize body contouring in their sunless spray tan … [Read more...]
You Don’t NEED a Model to Learn Spray Tan Contouring
Remember those T-shirts you'd always see along the boardwalk at the beach, that had a bikini-clad woman's super-ripped body painted on them? Or the man's ridiculously muscular physique? You could put the T-shirt on, and it looked like it was your body! I used to be fascinated by those, and that level of airbrushing ability just blew my mind as a kid! The artists literally had no guide to work with, only a blank T-shirt canvas. Imagine the talent that goes into something like that. … [Read more...]
Contouring & Bronzing Face Charts for New Kona Tanning Program Launch
As we prepare for Kona Tanning's NEW program launch next week, we're applying last minute contouring touches to our face charts and fashion sketches! Aren't they beautiful?! Makeup artists: We have to ask - do you think face charts are easier for you to work on than real people? We prefer the real thing! Check out Contouring for Airbrush Spray Tanning to learn how to add CONTOURING to your spray tans! … [Read more...]
So Cute! Miniature Kona Tanning Gradual Tanner Samples!
Who wants to try one of these cute little Gradual Tanner samples? We're thinking of posting another giveaway on our Instagram page! *hint* it's never a bad thing to study up on 90s movie trivia ;-) Stay tuned, pretty tanners! … [Read more...]
Kona Tanning’s Airbrush and Spray Tanning Posing Guide eBook Just Launched on Kindle!
We're so excited to announce that our newest eBook, Kona Tanning's Airbrush & Spray Tanning Posing Guide, is now available on Kindle! This newest eBook is much more compact than our full-length spray tanning tutorial, The Art of Airbrush Tanning. It's all about speed-reading and speed-learning! Containing just the poses, equipment recommendations (and available discounts to save you money on start-up costs!), Katie's original pocket-sized "cheat sheet" for amateur spray tanners, and so … [Read more...]
Not Every Artist Uses Paper and Paint!
We LOVE artists here at Kona Tanning Company! But there could always be more: Learn to Spray Tan from home using our spray tanning eBook: The Art of Airbrush Tanning! … [Read more...]
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