photo credit: Sunless Solutions Thank you to Shonna at the Association of Sunless Tanning Professionals for pouring her time and energy into creating another MIND-BLOWING Sunless Summit! This annual event hosts spray tan pros from all over the world, bringing them all together in one room for the BIGGEST networking and learning conference that sunless-only spray tan professionals have ever seen! We are grateful to have been invited back to share Katie's contouring magic in her … [Read more...]
Contouring MasterClass Teaches Spray Tanners How To Contour!
The first Contouring MasterClass with Katie Quinn was a HUGE success! Spray tan artists from around the country gathered in Orange County, California, for a full day of contouring magic and education from Katie's years in the beauty industry. Attendees gained an extensive knowledge of professional airbrush contouring, including seeing TWO live step by step full body demonstrations, artist tips & tricks, industry standards & secrets, and much, much more. Katie outlined which … [Read more...]
Step-by-Step Ab Contouring for Spray Tanning
(click image to view full-size) Many spray tanners stop their training once they’ve captured the basics of applying a spray tan. The trend in tanning today is toward taking spray tans to the next level, not just in the experience, but also in the results. "Airbrush abs" is a huge request from nearly every client, and while it’s exciting to share in the passion of spray tan contouring, it can present a problem for the artist, who needs to become more familiar with stylized, cutting-edge … [Read more...]
Spray Tan Contouring Demonstration for ASTP Sunless Summit
Thanks to the Association of Sunless Tanning Professionals, the spray tanning community now has an annual Sunless Summit where we can all connect under one roof! This has been desperately needed for quite some time, and the first of what we hope is MANY conferences took place in Las Vegas, January 23-24. Kona Tanning Company was honored to contribute Sunless Tanning Spritzers to the artist gift bags, and Katie Quinn was present for a live demonstration: "Introduction to Contouring for Spray … [Read more...]
Spray Tan Contouring: Best Applied Before Or After A Spray Tan?
One question I get asked a lot by other artists is WHEN to apply contouring - before or after a spray tan? Both options will get the job done, but it's really the artist's preference which method they prefer. Here's why I prefer to contour my clients AFTER I apply their base tan: IT'S EASIER: Tanned skin makes the client's natural definition more prominent, and easier for me to see. FREEDOM: After a few minutes, I like to see how the base tan's tanning solution is developing, and … [Read more...]
How to Contour Your Body – Katie’s Contouring Tips in InStyle Magazine
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...]
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...]
VIDEO: Leg Contouring for Spray Tanners
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...]
The Coveteur Interviews Katie Quinn on How to Un-Botch a Fake Tan
No matter how hard we try, sometimes we just can't seem to get away with the latest beauty trends without having a minor screw-up or two. Which is why we were so grateful to The Coveteur for allowing us to spill our secrets on how to un-botch a fake tan...in just 60 seconds! One tip we loved seeing in the article: “For a few small areas, a spot touch-up would be most efficient, and the tool to use depends on the size of the areas,” says Katie Quinn, who has tanned and toned the Victoria’s … [Read more...]
Inside Weddings Magazine Shares Tips from Katie Quinn’s Contouring Book
Very honored to see tips from Katie Quinn's book Contouring for Airbrush Spray Tanning on the Inside Weddings website! Tips on getting the perfect collarbone, the perfect highlighting, and even how to make the backs of your arms look defined and toned with triceps contouring. It's all in this wonderful article at Inside Weddings, and we want to thank them so much for sharing our easy tricks with brides everywhere! As brides embrace warmer temperatures, strapless gowns, high-low or short … [Read more...]
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