The not so Glamorous Side of being a Spray Tan Artist
When it comes to being a spray tan technician, there are a lot of things we have to sacrifice…like having nice hands and fingernails, and feet and toenails. Sure we have gloves that we are typically wearing to protect our hands from the dark brown solution, but a lot of the time we forget to put them on, and our hands get kinda nasty over time. We always laugh and tell clients “I promise your hands will not look like this” and it’s true, we are the only ones who will have to deal with disgusting hands from the spray tan. We are day in and day out pouring solution, cleaning solution up, and spraying people, so it just makes sense that they aren’t perfect looking.
And of course…our feet. So we can’t do much about our feet becoming gross, unless we wear closed toed shoes all the time and then they would just be white compared to the rest of our body. When we are spraying people all-day, everyday, our feet get a lot of the overspray on them, so our toes and feet are not so attractive. Pretty much the only way we can make sure nobody sees our nastiness is if we constantly have our nails done…and of course, we could only dream that we would have the money, or even the time for that…
Basically when you look at our hands and feet sometimes we look like we change oil at an autobody shop…..SO cute. But hey, we love what we do, and we love the way people feel after they get our one of a kind spray tans, so we wouldn’t change it for the world.
Your Tantress Anita