Before your sunless tanning session:

What to wear:


* you only need to wait 1-3 hours to rinse if you used Venetian One solution (no longer than 3 hours)

Note: This product does not contain sunscreens. "Sunless Tanning" does NOT provide protection from sunburn as a UV tan does.
We recommend the use of protective clothing or salon quality sunscreen whenever you are outdoors long enough to get a sunburn.

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How does the Norvell Sunless Tanning System work?

The Norvell Sunless Tanning System uses three different types of bronzers. The one that is visible when the tanner is sprayed is a cosmetic bronzer which gives the “just off the beach” look but will wash away when you shower. The DHA bronzer initially has no visible effect but will begin to react with the skin in 2-4 hours eventually replacing the cosmetic tan as it washes off. and should stay on the skin 18 to 24 hours The ingredient “Eyrthulose” is a third type of slow reacting bronzer, similar to DHA, which enhances your color and extends the life of your tan.

We now offer Venetian One Airbrush solution.
The full tan will develop in 24 hours, but can be washed off in 1 to 3 hours. This is perfect for those that cannot or do not want to wait 8 hours to shower. It is recommended that you do not wait longer than 3 hours to shower with the Venetian One solution.
What is Sunless Tanning?

Airbrush Tanning or the Auto Revolution Booth (also called Spray Tanning, or UV Free Tanning)
use certain ingredients to darken the outer layer of your skin.
The key ingredients in the solution used at Ship Shape Tanning are:
DHA (DiHydroxyAcetone), a natural product derived from sugar cane
& Erythrulose, a natural product derived from red raspberries.
To learn more about DHA click  here.
Wikipedia® article aout sunless tanning.

Ship Shape Tanning uses Norvell™ products in our Sunless equipment because of the high quality
of the product and superior color produced. Norvell has skin conditioning & age defying ingredients.
We have tested and evaluated several products and found the Norvell™ product to provide the best results.

What do I need to do to prepare for a sunless tanning session?

Call for and appointment: (360) 944-1974. Read and follow the preparation procedeures list below.
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Ship Shape Tanning, it's owners, employees, and/or any other representatives, make no guarantee on the accuracy or reliability of any information presented. The information contained in these documents and web pages is intended to be used for informative purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advise. All persons are responsible to research any information contained on this site as to the validity and/or accuracy. Any person should consult a qualified medical professional if they have medical conditions that may be affected by tanning or exposure to ultraviolet light (UV radiation), sunlight, or sensitivity to certain chemicals or medicines.
Sunless Tanning

For those people that cannot, should not, do not have time, or do not want to tan, there is now an alternative to tanning with Ultra Violet light. UV-free Sunless Tanning is obtained by administering a tanning solution that is applied evenly, as a fine mist, by an experienced technician or an automated booth.
We now have the Norvell Auto Revolution sunless booth which is as close as you can come to an actual custom airbrush tan. This high end sunless tanning booth is for people that are uncomfortable with a technician spraying them, but haven't had luck with sunless booths in the past. This booth sprays evenly & quickly, with only a few positions & instructions to follow.
The avantages of choosing an airbrush tan are:
An airbrush technician can spray your entire body or only the parts that you want tanned.
If you can't remember positions or instructions, an airbrush technician walks you through every step of the spray.
Either procedure will give you an amazingly natural looking tan.
Keep in mind that a sunless spray tan does NOT provide any protection from sunburn, as a natural (UV) Tan does.

Custom Airbrush Tanning

We recommend an appointment with at least 24 hours notice. We will try to fit you in if it is an emergency, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. There is an extra charge to perform an Airbrush Tan after hours. We may require a deposit of $10 when the appointment is made. If you fail to appear, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, the deposit may be retained. We require that you follow the preparation list on this website, prior to & after your Airbrush Tanning appointment.

Sunless Prep & Maintenance Kit

We highly recommend that you purchase our maintenance kit before any Sunless Tan. There are several maintenance kits from which to choose. Most include an Exfoliating mitt, after spray tan extender, moisturizer, & sticky flops, as well as sunless eye & lip protection &/or nose guards upon request. We also have a smaller prep kit that includes a packet of Vivid Amplify (PH equalizer), tan extender, & moisturizer. When either kit is purchased you may purchase additional Sunless products and accessories for 20% off.
If you do happen to come unprepared, we sell sunless priming towelettes and Mitts.

$ 10 extra charge for emergency appointments.
$ 15 extra charge to repair automatic spray booth tans that are repairable.
Appointments fill quickly.
Please make appointments at least 24 hours in advance if possible.
(more notice recommended prior to busy Holidays)
We will fit emergency sessions whenever possible.
Deposit required for special times.
NORVELL Certified Master Airbrush Technicians
or the Auto Revolution Sunless Booth
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Now available:
Venetian One spray tan solution
Amazing Mediterranean color, that may be gently rinsed off in 1 - 3 hours,
but the color will continue to develop over the next 24 hours