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...]
What are DIMPLES OF VENUS (aka lower back dimples), anyway?!
DIMPLES OF VENUS: Wikipedia says, “The dimples of Venus (also known as back dimples, butt dimples or Venusian dim-ples) are sagittally symmetrical indentations sometimes visible on the human lower back, just superior to the gluteal cleft.” Some women already have them, and some don’t—just like dimples in our smiles. It’s up to you and your client if you’d like to enhance, or even create these contours, because there’s just no rhyme or reason as to who has them. They’re really cute on … [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...]
Sneak Peek at Katie Quinn’s NEW Spray Tan Abs Contouring Chapter
Here's a sneak peek screenshot from Katie Quinn's chapter on airbrushed abs, from her new contouring for spray tanning eBook! Would you like us to email you when it's here? Visit AirbrushAbs.com! A special coupon code to SAVE will be included in the announcement! We are all very excited about this one - wait until you see the gorgeous illustrations inside! Holy defined ab muscles, Batman!! … [Read more...]
Kona Spritzer Makes OVRHD Fitness Product Guide
Now we can raid WBFF Bikini Competitor and fitness personality Emily Reynolds' gym closet! OVRHD.com opens up the closets of athletes and fitness stars for us to raid, and even purchase exactly what they're using to get their summer beach bodies! In this "Outfit of the Day," Emily featured her Kona Tanning products: The Gradual Tanner, Spritzer, and Mineral Bronzing Powder. Thanks for including your favorite tanning products, Emily! Happy Workout! :-) … [Read more...]
The Best Mobile Tanning Kit – Under $100!
I’ve literally dragged this kit across the world! It’s been pulled through the snow, hit by a wave, survived New York City subways, Hawaiian Humidity, and Paris Rain. I’ve even *gasp* checked my kit with airplane baggage! All of my airbrush guns were stolen though, so I don’t recommend this!! This kit is excellent for mobile tanning, but since it is slightly bigger than what you’re allowed to bring as a carry-on for most airlines, I recommend shipping it ahead of time to your destination, … [Read more...]
Happy 4th of July Weekend!
Don't forget to set your reminders to wear sunscreen, and reapply after each dip in the water. Or, there is a new product available that tells you when it's time to reapply - check out Sunscreen Bands, these bracelets work wet and dry on both kids and adults. Code 'SAFESUMMER' gets you free shipping + free sample pack! Score! This is one redhead who wishes she had these growing up!! :-) Get sunless tanning tips and tricks for one of the biggest bikini days of the year here! Have a … [Read more...]
Kona Tanning in Paris! How Far Have You Traveled With Your Tan?
Here's a cute shot of Kona Tanning products in Paris, France! They made for a fantastic mid-trip sunless touch-up for the trip's spray tan, especially when the rain went away and we had a full day of sunshine! Hello, short skirts!! How far away have you traveled with your Kona Tanning products? … [Read more...]
One Spray of This In Your Moisturizer Gets You a Glowing Face for a Week
The Kona Tanning Spritzer is concentrated tanning solution - the same exact product we use to airbrush our clients with in our studio! Imagine what would happen to your moisturizer or foundation if you added a few drops of tanner to it...we can only relate it to adding food coloring to vanilla frosting. Wonderful things happen :-) Below are step-by-step instructions for how to get a glowing face, any time of year, without changing your skin-care routine. Here's what to … [Read more...]
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