FAQ - Tans


What tanning products does MM use?

We use Naked Tan and Bella Bronze tanning products. The choice is yours! If you are unsure which is best for you, our tanning experts will be able to recommend the best fit for you.

How long do MM tans typically last for?

If cared for correctly, your tan can last for an entire week. Each skin type does vary however.
Our Bella Bronze tans, on the other hand, have adjustable wear times. So, depending on your desired end result, we'll work with you to decide the best time to wash your tan off. This can be anywhere from 1 hour to 8 hours or even overnight.

How long do I have to leave my tan on before rinsing? 

Our Naked Tan solutions are 2-hour – this means you can shower in 2 hours after your tan has been applied. Naked Tan solutions will stop developing at 4 hours, which means if you’re a little late to wash your tan off, you can still wash it off after 4 hours without affecting the final tan result.

How does a tan work? 

A spray tan works using an ingredient called DHA, which reacts with the melanin in your skin to create an artificial tan. The melanin level in your skin is ultimately what will predict the final outcome of your tan – so getting the same shade tan as your friend will not give you the exact same result.
That's why we take the time to analyse your skin and your lifestyle to select the perfect tan solution for you.

I've never tanned before - will I go orange?

Absolutely not - our tan solutions are a range of ash, green and violet bases, so none of these will throw orange on your skin. We'll assess your skin before we get started to make sure we're picking the solution that will work best with your skin tone.

Do I have to get naked? 

Nope - you can wear as much or as little as you like - whether that's briefs, a g-string, a strapless bra, nipple covers, it's totally up to you. Bear in mind, whatever you wear for your tan will leave tan lines. 

How do I prepare for a tan?

In the week leading up to your tan, moisturise like a crazy person! 24 hours beforehand, give your skin a good, gentle exfoliation with a scrub and/or exfoliating gloves. On the day, please come to your tan free of any products that will create a barrier between the tan and your skin - deodorant, perfume, moisturiser and makeup all create barriers.

What do I do after my tan? 

Pop on some loose, cotton clothing, stay cool and avoid moisture - sweating, hand washing and playing in the rain are off the cards! When it's time to rinse off, stand under a warm shower and rinse (no soaps or scrubbing) until the water runs clear. Avoid showering and wearing tight clothing for the next 24 hours while your tan develops. 

Is my tan instant?

You may see some colour start to develop as soon as you wash your tan off, but in most cases, you'll be back to your normal skin tone. Then, over the next 24 hours, the colour will continue to develop. 

Can I go swimming with a spray tan?

Swimming at the beach or in a swimming pool may strip your tan, as salt water and chlorine can remove the top layer of your skin. If you're going to be swimming, we recommend using the Naked Tan Goddess Gradual Tan moisturiser at night after you've showered, to maintain your glow. 

What's the best way to get in touch with Mirror Mirror?

We are very lucky to be entrusted with a LOT of weddings and clients' beauty needs, and this means that while our brides and clients are receiving our undivided attention, our phones are diverted to a receptionist service. 

Our lovely receptionists are real people based here in sunny Queensland, and will take a message that comes straight through to us. They're not employed in our business though, so please be patient if they're unable to answer your seemingly simple questions.

Rather than leave the room from our brides and clients to call you back, sometimes the opportunity arises in between clients where we can quickly send a text message or email back to you so that you still receive a quick response from us. 

We also have lots of info online to help you out - our FAQ pages, online booking system and our mobile makeup quote form should help you, but if you have any wild questions that can't be answered anywhere on our website, please get in touch. 

We are fortunate enough to have fabulous technology and online systems that allow us to keep costs down for you, but if it's some face-to-face time you need, you can book a complimentary consultation here.