Miranda Kerr maintains a wonderful blog through her skincare line, Kora Organics, and just posted the most helpful article on the importance of sun safety! One of our favorite tips: "The truth is, there is no sunscreen that will protect you the way clothing will protect. The Skin Cancer Foundation website recommends a hat with a minimum of a 3-inch brim. Feel free to add a flowing scarf (you can always dampen to help you stay cool) to cover your neck, shoulders and décolletage as well, … [Read more...]
Pam Anderson, Liz Taylor, and Brigitte Bardot: A Brief History of the Tan
"To be pale, or not to be pale?" That seemed to be the question on everyone's minds a little over 500 years ago, while lightening their complexions with skin-burning white lead that brings a whole new urgency to "Please pass the aloe vera." Today it's an entirely different story, with "where did you get your tan?" being the more common lingo. Because just about everyone looks better with a tan, it's here to stay, and as people get used to sunless tanners, they have become more … [Read more...]
Weird Tanning Trend Developing With Skinny Jeans
We've been noticing a weird trend developing with skinny jeans and spray tanning - striping occurring on the inside leg seam. But why is this happening, and why now? Kona Tanning put on our investigation hats (and they are cute!), and did a little digging. It turns out, striping on the inside of the leg was only happening with clients who wore skinny jeans nearly every day. The stripe is apparent after rinsing a fresh spray tan, and can last more than a week - sometimes even until the next … [Read more...]
Read Kona Tanning’s Tip on the Best Way to Prepare for a Spray Tan | Featured in Lucky Magazine!
Winter skin can rejoice - Lucky Magazine has collected 20 Pro Tips To Get Your Skin Glowing In The Dead Of Winter, including a couple tanning tips from your friends at Kona Tanning! Just in time, because we were about to resort to sandpaper to bring a little life to our dull complexions. Lucky interviewed Kona Tanning CEO Katie Quinn on the best way to prepare for an airbrushed, winter glow: "To prep for a spray tan, shave legs with and against hair growth. Then to get rid of shaving … [Read more...]
Spray Tanners: Sample our House Blend for just $9.75 – No Odor, No Orange, Lasts a Week
FELLOW SPRAY TANNERS: Sample the Kona Tanning House Blend, and pay just $9.75 for shipping and handling. Our little gift to you. Enjoy! > Get industry tips and tricks on applying the perfect spray tan. … [Read more...]
Kona Tanning in Lucky Magazine!
We love Lucky Magazine! When we were asked to provide tanning tips for their article, 20 Pro Tips To Get Your Skin Glowing In The Dead Of Winter, we jumped at the chance to share what we know. Check it out and let us know which ones you've tried, and which ones we missed, in the comments below! Kona Tanning's tips are on slides 10 and 19. Thank you, Lucky Magazine, for the beautiful feature! … [Read more...]
Another Reason To Reach For Your Sunscreen Today
Makeup and moisturizers with sunscreen aren't always enough. We didn't realize this, either. But, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), unless your makeup/moisturizer provides broad spectrum sunscreen and is reapplied throughout the day, it isn’t enough protection for all day sun exposure. ASDS continues that it's fine if “you are only walking to your car from work or going into the store…But if you are going to spend a few hours outdoors, then you need to wear a … [Read more...]
Still Using Tanning Beds?
There are so many other options available these days! Tanning beds are no longer everyone's favorite zen time escape; spray tanning has come such a long way, with many top products offering no orange tint, no odor, and results lasting a week. Plus, there's no "building a tan" with a spray tan. You can go as dark as you'd like, the very first time! At this point, why risk using a tanning bed? You might also like: Tanning Beds Pose Huge Cancer Risk, Report Says Yikes! Experts Deem … [Read more...]
Gadgets Team Kona Can’t Wait For
Ladies! The gorgeous bracelet above measures sun exposure! It's true - the device was launched at the 2012 International CES show in Las Vegas, and it syncs with an iOS device to alert users when it's time to go indoors. Also monitors: UV intensity, tracks daily habits and advises on how to better care for your skin. Read all about it at Netatmo's website. We can confidently say that we'll be the first in line for this one! Questions? Ask us on our Facebook Page! Looking for … [Read more...]
Protect Your Spray Tan with Waterproof Sunscreen – Here are our Favorites
For a little extra spray tan protection that’s sure to keep your beautiful glow on as long as possible, it’s best to use a strong waterproof sunscreen when spending time outdoors, like Bullfrog, Ocean Potion, or Blue Lizard. These types of sunscreens repel water off of your skin, and will help keep your color richer, longer. After showering, air dry and apply sunscreen generously. Keep in mind that the Kona Tanning Gradual Tanner is perfect for extending the length of your spray … [Read more...]