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FAQ

We are located in Downtown Bangor @ 4 Union Plaza, Suite 24. The building is under the bridge in-between Carolinas and Sea dog. There is plenty of 2 hour parking under the bridge and a few spots that are specifically for the building. Once inside the building there are signs that will lead you to our suite! We are a little hard to find at first but I promise it is worth the hunt! 

How does a spray tan work?

 A spray tan is a two-part solution. The first part is the bronzer, which is essentially makeup. It helps whomever your spray tan artist sees tan as they apply it so they can have an accurate idea of how dark the actual spray tan will be. The bronzer washes off during your first shower. The second part is the actual spray tan (dihydroxyacetone, which is sugar) sprays on clear, but it reacts with amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to form a variety of brown compounds called melanoidins. DHA only penetrates the very top layer of your skin (the stratum corneum), which you may know is dead skin cells. This chemical reaction works best when your skin has a pH of 3-6 and when there is a lot of moisture in your skin, so please drink your water. This reaction is permanent but will shed the outer layer of your skin every 5-10 days, which is why our beautiful spray tans can’t last much longer than that.

Will I turn orange?

NO NO NO! ABSOLUTELY NOT! ORANGE IS A CURSE WORD AROUND HERE. GLOWGETTERS USES THE BEST AND MOST HIGH QUALITY SOLUTION AND CUSTOMIZES THE COLOR TO FIT YOU. YOU WILL HAVE A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL TAN.


What should I wear to my appointment?

You are welcome to wear your underwear, bathing suit, or even your birthday suit. If you are a male, please wear a sock or briefs NO EXCEPTIONS. After the spray tan, we suggest wearing dark, baggy clothing, and flip-flops. On rainy days consider wearing clothes that will cover you when you walk to your car, polka dots are not cute. On hot sunny days, consider parts of your skin that often sweat (back of knees, inner elbow armpits) and have a barrier so nothing will rub on your tan. This can prevent your tan from processing completely.

How do I prep for my appointment?



Who will my appointment be with?


Owner, Jess Stuart

Jess moved back from Los Angeles in 2018 after spending 5 years spray tanning reality stars, professional athletes, and influencers. Jess is a 4-time certified spray tan technician, certified spray tan master, certified body contour specialist, and certified airbrush tanner. She has completed over 10,000 spray tans and has committed her life to make other women feel beautiful and creating a salon all about body positivity. Please, never worry about standing naked in front of her, she will never remember it, and she truly has seen so many bodies it doesn’t phase her.


Madi, Spray Tan, and Teeth Whitening Technician

Madi is a whole vibe. Jess specifically picked Madi to be a part of the Glowgetters team because this girl will be your HYPE GIRL. Madi has been known to give some of the glowiest, hoeist tans in Bangor. She was trained by Jess, and goes above and beyond expectations for the perfect tan!

Delaney, Spray Tan, and Teeth Whitening Technician

Delaney is the rookie of the century! She comes bursting out of the gate with everything to prove and the dedication to make it happen. She is constantly working on making her tans and client experience at Glowgetters better and better. You will absolutely love your tan with this sweet girl!

Mikayla, Spray Tan, and Teeth Whitening Technician

Mikayla doubles as a third-grade teacher during the school year, so you know this girl has the patience of a saint and an unmatched eye for detail. Mikayla has the sweetness that only someone who signed up to take care of someone else’s children can forever have. She has got an eye for spray tans and is winning the hearts of Glowgetter clients!

Cassidy, Spray Tan Technician

Cassidy is the newest addition to the Glowgetters team! Cassidy has been a client and big supporter of Jess since 2019 and we were so glad when the stars aligned for her to take an open position with us! She is a true girl’s girl and a super hard worker who is committed to giving the best client experience. You are going to love her energy!

 ARE SPRAY TANS SAFE FOR PREGNANCY?
Yes, due to the harmless nature of the active ingredients in spray tans (DHA, which is sugar) it is completely harmless to your health and the health of your baby. Most doctors, usually the ones that know what a spray tan is, generally advise you to find a spray tan artist that uses the right equipment and ventilation. At Glowgetters, we take the extraction and ventilation of the spray tan room very seriously. We also offer nose plugs if you have a concern about the ventilation, we want you to feel safe and comfortable! The salon owner, Jess, is a mother of one and she takes the topic very seriously. She also knows how blah an expecting mother can feel, and that’s why she loves to give expecting mothers a little confidence boost and put a little life back in their cheeks! The hormones from pregnancy will make your skin especially sensitive to the sun and make you burn very quickly. Skip the sun damage, and come to Glowgetters, the only SAFE tan there is! 

How long does the spray tan last?

If you are following skincare prep and post-care instructions, you should get at least 7 great days out of your tan. Some say they get up to 2 weeks by using our Toxic Skincare line, which you can find here or on the shelves in our salon. Your face will fade faster because naturally we wash our face more and use more skincare products on it. We suggest following your normal skincare routine and adding a face tan mist to the mix every few days to keep your face glowing with the rest of your body!

How do I get the old spray tan off? You will want an exfoliating scrub, silk mitt and possibly a spray tan remover for the sticky spots that love to stick around. We can't spray you again if you have an old tan on. It won't look good, it won't fade well and it won't last long. 

How do I pick the best color for me?
Don’t worry about that! We use a color theory and match your skin tone to get the best results. We might ask you a few questions if your skin tone is in the middle, but you can always bring a photo of yourself tan and we can match the photo.   

I want to be really dark, should I get a base tan and then come in next week to add more?

No, no, no, no. That’s a spray tanning myth. You cannot get a spray tan every 3 days and have it look good. Spray tans do not need a base to build on. Adding a spray tan to an old spray tan is when you start to get discolored spots. You only need one spray tan to get a deep dark bronze. We do suggest getting a trial tan before any big events if it’s your first tan, at least 10 days before the big event. You will have a beautiful flawless tan and then when it’s time to get a new spray tan, just exfoliate and schedule your next appointment!

Is it better if I have a little sun before I come in and get a spray tan?

Absolutely not. We would prefer that you didn’t! A tan is just a sign of damage to your skin. The sun (or fake sun) dries your skin out and sucks the natural nutrients. You are also risking sunburn and if you burn at all then I will not be able to give you a spay tan. We do not need to have any color at all on your skin when we spray tan, we can make you as dark as you’d like to be!

I have a sunburn... can you fix the lines?

No, we cannot fix the lines. We do not spray tan clients with sunburns. We strongly recommend not coming in if you have a sunburn because your skin is now damaged, and the new skin that is under the peeling is going to react differently to the spray tan. You can also not prep your skin correctly to receive a great spray tan if you are sunburned.

Does a spray tan offer any protection from the sun?

No, unfortunately, it doesn’t. You will still need to apply mineral sunscreen liberally and follow the directions on the bottle. But don’t think that this means it’s better if you go to the tang beds to get a “base tan”. A base tan is the equivalent of SPF4… which means that it doesn’t protect you either.

What do you suggest for sunscreen that won’t strip my tan?

We recommend the AG Botanical line that comes in 30,50 and 70 SPF. It doesn’t have harsh chemicals to strip your spray tan and it is jam-packed with botanicals and anti-aging properties that will leave your skin feeling healthy and protected!

When can I shower/workout/swim/wear liquid foundation after my spray tan?

We use a rapid solution on the majority of our tans so there is less time for things to get messed up. If you want a light tan you will shower in 2 hours,  medium tan, 3 hours and dark tans 4 hours.

What products should I use to maintain my spray tan? 

This is tricky, and as much as we want to recommend going to a drugstore and picking up a brand that only costs you $3… we are not going to. You truly get what you pay for, and those $3 bottles are usually packed with fillers, alcohol, and sulfates. That is why we have created Toxic Skincare. The irony is none of the ingredients are toxic, in fact, we pride ourselves on being fully transparent with customers about what is in our skincare. They are made from the absolute best ingredients and are spray tan SAFE. You can purchase them HERE or you can come to the salon and find them on our shelf!

Can I buy Toxic Skin for my salon?

Yes! We currently offer wholesale. You can sign up here. We sell in 14 salons and small shops spread across 8 states! We have great wholesale rates and our clients have them flying off their shelves! We also can-do custom labels for an additional charge.

Spray Tan Tip

 DOVE IS TERRIBLE FOR SPRAY TANS, BODY WASH/LOTION AND BEFORE/AFTER A SPRAY TAN, IT WILL MAKE YOUR SPRAY TAN LOOK SPLOTCHY AND WEIRD AND WILL BREAK DOWN IN PATCHES. YOU DON’T NEED TO SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS OR BUY ANYTHING THAT IS SOLD IN THE SALON, JUST PLEASE DO NOT USE DOVE.

OTHER BRANDS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU IN SPRAY TAN SADNESS: ARE ST IVES, BATH AND BODY WORKS, OLAY, CARESSE, LEVER, VICTORIA’S SECRET, CEREVE, CUREL, & JERGENS.

 What do you take for payment?

 CASH / CHECK /MAJOR CREDIT CARDS / PAYPAL /  APPLEPAY

How do I rent one of your neon signs for an event? 

Please e-mail Krystin@glowgetter207.com - we charge $75 for a full day and $100 for a weekend! Bookings are not confirmed until 30% deposit is paid.

How do I rent the Glowspace?

Please e-mail Krystin@glowgetter207.com - we charge $30/hour or $100 for a full day. Bookings are not confirmed until a 30% deposit is paid. 

Do you guys do mobile tans?

We are willing to travel for parties but we enjoy our set up in Bangor a lot more. If you do need us to come to you we have a $400 minimum but we will do up to 10 tans for that price and travel anywhere in Maine. For out of state bookings there may be an additional travel fee depending on location. 

Are you affiliated with a salon in Portland? 

We have no affiliation with any Portland salons but we do love Bronzed in Brunswick! She was trained by Jess and offers all her products and solution mixes.

Do you offer trainings?

Yes, Jess is a certified spray tan trainer with 10 years of experience. We offer a 6-8 hour in person training session that can be split into 2 days if you'd like. You will get training with Jess on models, a run down on the science of sprays, application, technique, pre and post care and you are able to text Jess with any questions following your training!! We want you to succeed. This training comes with a 32oz solution mix, primer, and powder for your first 16 tans for $700 and if you'd like to add on training for the business side including marketing, website development, SEOs and google profile set up, a completely customized logo and everything set up to make your business profitable sooner for $900. We also offer coaching calls to people not able to make the trip to Bangor for $75/ hr.