FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

Where are you guys located?

We are located in Downtown Bangor at 4 Union st Suite 27. We are located under the bridge in-between Carolinas and Sea dog.  We are in that big brick building! There is plenty of 2 hr 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! 

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.



HOW DOES A SPRAY TAN WORK?

A SPRAY TAN IS A 2 PART SOLUTION..THE 1ST PART IS THE BRONZER WHICH IS MAKE UP. ITS HELPS ME SEE THE TAN AS I APPLY IT AND IT GIVES US AN ACCURATE IDEA OF HOW DARK THE ACTUAL SPRAY TAN WILL BE. THE BRONZER WASHES OFF DURING YOUR FIRST SHOWER. THE ACTUAL SPRAY TAN (DIHYDROXYACETONE WHICH IS A SUGAR) STARTS OFF CLEAR BUT IT REACTS WITH AMINO ACIDS (PARTICULARLY ARGININE, LYSINE AND HISTIDINE) IN THE OUTER MOST LAYER OF YOUR SKIN TO FORM A VARIETY OF BROWN COMPOUNDS CALLED MELANOIDINS. DHA ONLY PENETRATES THE VERY TOP LAYER OF 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. THIS REACTION IS ACTUALLY PERMANENT BUT WE SHED THE OUTER LAYER OF OUR SKIN EVER 5-10DAYS AND OUR BEAUTIFUL SPRAY TAN CAN’T LAST MUCH LONGER THAN THAT.

 

What should I wear to my appointment ?

YOU ARE WELCOME TO WEAR YOUR UNDERWEAR, BATHING SUIT OR YOUR BIRTHDAY SUIT. I STRIVE TO CREATE A COMFORTABLE JUDGEMENT FREE ENVIRONMENT IN THE SALON. PLEASE WEAR WHATEVER MAKES YOUR COMFORTABLE BUT BE MINDFUL OF TAN LINES. AFTER THE SPRAY TAN, I 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) HAVING A BARRIER BETWEEN THE RUB CAN KEEP YOUR TAN FROM GETTING SWEATY AND NOT PROCESSING COMPLETELY.





Who will my appointment be with?


JESS STUART - OWNER 

JESS MOVED BACK FROM LOS ANGELES IN 2018 AFTER SPENDING 5 YEARS SPRAY TANNING REALITY STARS, PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES AND THE INSTA FAMOUS.   JESS IS A 4 TIMES CERTIFIED SPRAY TAN TECHNICIAN, CERTIFIED SPRAY TAN MASTER ARTIST, CERTIFIED BODY CONTOUR SPECIALIST AND A CERTIFIED AIRBRUSH TRAINER. SHE HAS DONE OVER 10,000 SPRAY TANS AND COMMITTED HER LIFE TO MAKING OTHER WOMEN FEEL BEAUTIFUL.  DON'T WORRY ABOUT STANDING NAKED IN FRONT OF HER.. SHE WILL NEVER REMEMBER IT. 



MADI SPRAY TAN AND TEETH WHITENING TECH - Madi is a whole vibe.. She has been known to give some of the Ho-iest Glowiest tans in Bangor and you'll definitely feel like it because she is the HYPE QUEEN. 

KRYSTIN TEETH WHITENING TECH - GLUE THAT HOLDS GLOWGETTERS TOGETHER 

KRYSTIN IS THE QUIET ONE.. SHE IS THE GO GETTER OF GLOWGETTERS. ANYTHING THAT NEEDS PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION IS KRYSTIN'S GET DOWN. SHE MAY NOT BE THE LOUDEST IN THE ROOM BUT GLOWGETTERS NEEDS HER IN EVERY WAY WE CAN EXPRESS. SHE ENJOYS A GOOD SATURDAY DEEP CLEAN AND REMINDS JESS OF ALL THE THINGS SHE NEEDS TO KNOW DAILY. 

Delaney - Spray tan and Teeth Whitening Tech - 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 and it really shows.  You will absolutely love your tan with Delaney!!

Mikayla Spray tan and teeth whitening tech - Mikayla doubles as a third grade teacher during the school year so you might not catch her very often then but she's ready for the summer 2022 and plans to take it by storm! Mikayla has the sweetness that only someone who signed up to take care of someone elses children forever can have. Shes got an eye for spray tans and is winning the hearts of glowgetter clients!

 

How long does the spray tan last?

WELL TYPICALLY SPRAY TANS FROM GLOWGETTERS LAST ABOUT 6-10 DAYS. AS IMPORTANT AS A TRAINED SPRAY TAN TECH AND HIGH QUALITY SOLUTION IS, FOLLOWING PRE / POST DIRECTIONS PLAY A BIG FACTOR IN THE LIFE OF YOUR TAN. STAYING MOISTURIZED IS A MUST! GLOWGETTERS OFFERS MOISTURIZERS AND TAN EXTENDERS THAT CAN BRING YOU UP TO THE 2 WEEK MARK. ASK ABOUT TAN EXTENDERS DURING YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT!

What products should I use to maintain my spray tan?

This tricky... and as much as I want to have a go to drug store brand to tell you that'll only cost you 3 dollars... i just can't. You get what you pay for and those $3 bottles are usually packed with fillers and alcohol and sulphates and thats why they're cheaper. I sell the Nuda and the Norvell brand in the salon but I struggles because it is on the higher end price wise and I wanted something more affordable for you guys... So I made my own. I researched endlessly for months and I have created Toxic Skincare don't worry.. none of the ingredients are toxic. These are made from the absolute best ingredients and theres not fillers or yucky stuff anywhere. You purchase them online HERE and we can ship them or come to the salon so you can smell them and pick them out!

What do you take for payment?

 

CASH / CHECK /MAJOR CREDIT CARDS / PAYPAL / FACEBOOK PAY / CASHAPP SORRY NO VENMO!

HOW DO I PICK THE RIGHT COLOR FOR ME?

DON’T WORRY ABOUT THAT! I USE COLOR THEORY AND MATCH YOUR SKIN TONE TO GET THE BEST RESULTS. I MIGHT ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS IF YOUR SKIN TONE IS IN THE MIDDLE SOMEWHERE. YOU CAN ALWAYS BRING A PHOTO OF YOURSELF TAN AND I WILL MATCH THE PHOTO.

I HAVE A SUNBURN THAT’S DONE PEELING.. CAN YOU FIX THE LINES?

I’M SORRY NO. I WILL NO LONGER BE SPRAY TANNING CLIENTS WITH SUNBURNS. I HAVE TRIED IT A FEW TIMES AND I AM ONLY SETTING MYSELF UP FOR DISASTER. THE DAMAGED SKIN AND THE NEW SKIN THAT WAS UNDER THE PEEL ARE GOING TO REACT DIFFERENTLY TO THE SPRAY, TAN. THE BURNED SKIN IS BADLY DAMAGED.

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

I LOVE THE AG BOTANICAL LINE THAT COMES IN 30,50,70 SPF. IT DOESN'T HAVE HARSH CHEMICALS TO STRIP YOUR SPRAY TAN AND ITS JAM PACKED WITH BOTANICALS AND ANTI- AGING PROPERTIES THAT WILL LEAVE YOUR SKIN FEELING HEALTHY AND PROTECTED. 

I WANT TO BE REALLY DARK.. SHOULD I GET ONE SPRAY TAN TO BUILD A BASE AND THEN COME BACK NEXT WEEK TO ADD MORE?

NO NO NO NO, THAT BIG BOX SALON LIED TO YOU. YOU CAN’T GET A SPRAY TAN EVERY 3 DAYS AND IT LOOK GOOD. SPRAY TANS DON’T BUILD. ADDING A SPRAY TAN TO AN OLD SPRAY TAN IS WHEN YOU START TO GET DISCOLORED YUCKY SPOTS YOU ONLY NEED ONE SPRAY TAN TO GET A DEEP DARK BRONZE. I DO SUGGEST GETTING A TRIAL TAN BEFORE ANY BIG EVENTS IF ITS YOUR FIRST TAN THEN YOU WANT TO DO YOUR TRIAL AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE YOU PLAN TO GET YOUR SPRAY TAN. YOU WILL HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FLAWLESS TAN AND THEN WHEN ITS TIME TO COME OFF JUST EXFOLIATE AND SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT!

ARE SPRAY TANS SAFE FOR PREGNANCY?

YES! DUE TO THE HARMLESS NATURE OF THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN SPRAY TANS TO YOUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR BABY (DHA IS SUGAR!) MOST DOCTORS (USUALLY THE ONES THAT KNOW WHAT A SPRAY TAN IS) GENERALLY FIND SPRAY TANS TO BE SAFE. IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO FIND A SPRAY TAN ARTIST THAT USES THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT AND VENTILATION AND LUCKY FOR YOU! GLOWGETTERS TAKES THE EXTRACTION AND VENTILATION OF THE SPRAY TAN ROOM VERY SERIOUSLY. I ALSO OFFER NOSE PLUGS IF YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT INHALATION. I AM A MOTHER MYSELF AND I RESEARCHED THIS TOPIC ENDLESSLY WHEN I WAS PREGNANT AND SPRAY TANNING CLIENTS ALL DAY EVERY DAY. I ALSO REMEMBER HOW BIG AND BLAH I FELT WHEN I WAS PREGNANT AND THAT’S WHY I LOVE TO GIVE EXPECTING MOTHERS A LITTLE LIFE IN THEIR CHEEKS AND CONFIDENCE BOOST! THE HORMONES FROM PREGNANCY WILL MAKE YOUR SKIN ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE SUN AND CAUSE YOU TO BURN VERY QUICKLY, YOU’RE ALSO AT RISK OF GETTING OVER HEATED IF YOU TRY TO BAKE IN THE SUN.. SKIP THE DAMAGE AND HEAD OVER TO GLOWGETTERS FOR THE ONLY SAFE TAN THERE IS!

IS IT BETTER IF I HAVE A LITTLE COLOR FROM THE SUN WHEN I COME FOR A SPRAY TAN?

NOOOOOO. I WOULD ACTUALLY 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 OUT NATURAL NUTRIENTS. YOU ARE ALSO RISKING A SUNBURN AND IF YOU BURN AT ALL THEN I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU A SPRAY TAN. I DO NOT NEED YOU TO HAVE ANY COLOR AT ALL WHEN YOU COME FOR YOUR TAN AND WE CAN GET YOU AS DARK AS YOU'D LIKE TO BE.

DOES A SPRAY TAN OFFER ANY PROTECTION FROM THE SUN?

NO UNFORTUNATELY IT DOESN'T. YOU WILL STILL NEED TO APPLY YOUR MINERAL SUNSCREEN LIBERALLY AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BOTTLE. BUT! DON’T THINK THAT THIS MEANS ITS BETTER IF YOU GO TO THE TANNING BEDS TO GET A “BASE TAN”. A BASE TAN IS THE EQUIVALENT OF SPF 4.. WHICH MEANS THAT IT DOESN’T PROTECT YOU EITHER!

WHEN CAN I SHOWER/WORKOUT/ SWIM/ WEAR LIQUID FOUNDATION AFTER MY SPRAY TAN?

I HAVE TWO SOLUTIONS THAT I OFFER.. (I CARRY THE SAME COLORS IN BOTH SOLUTIONS) A 12-24HR PROCESS TIME OR A 1-3 HOUR PROCESS TIME. PROCESS TIME = THE TIME YOUR DHA NEEDS TO SIT ON YOUR SKIN BEFORE YOU CAN GET WET. IF YOU ARE ON A TIME CRUNCH OR ITS A 95 DEGREE DAY THEN I HIGHLY SUGGEST GETTING THE ACCELERATED SOLUTION.

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR TEETH WHITENING!?

WE USE A PRIVATE LABEL TEETH WHITENING AT GLOWGETTERS THAT IS USED ACROSS THE COUNTRY AT MANY DENTAL OFFICES. THIS IS CLEAN, AMERICAN MADE PRODUCT. 16% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. THERE IS NOT MOUTH GUARD TO SINK YOUR GUMS INTO THE WHITENING SOLUTION.  RESULTS LAST 6-12 MONTHS DEPENDING ON YOUR DIET AND LIFE STYLE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING THE REMINERALIZATION SEALING TREATMENT BEFORE YOU LEAVE SO YOU DON'T RISK STAINING YOUR TEETH IN THE FIRST 48HR WHEN YOUR PORES ARE OPEN. THE APPOINTMENT TAKES ABOUT 45 MINUTES. YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY SENSITIVITY ISSUES.. IF YOU PUT THE SOLUTION ON YOUR TEETH AND IT HURTS.. TAKE IT OFF AND PAY NOTHING.

 


SPRAY TANNING VS TANNING BEDS

TANNING BEDS CAUSE PREMATURE AGING, SUNSPOTS AND SKIN CANCER

PEOPLE WHO USE TANNING BEDS BEFORE THE AGE OF 35 INCREASE THEIR RISK OF SKIN CANCER BY 75%

A BASE TAN IS EQUIVALENT TO WEARING A SPF 4 SUNSCREEN

YOU ARE NOW MORE LIKELY TO GET SKIN CANCER FROM TANNING BEDS THEN YOU ARE LUNG CANCER FROM SMOKING -CANCER INSTITUTE

90% OF SKIN AGING IS CAUSED BY UV RADIATION

TANNING BEDS TAKES MULTIPLE SESSIONS TO SEE RESULTS AND YOU NEED TO GO CONSISTENTLY TO KEEP COLOR. 1 SPRAY TAN SESSION (20 MIN) WILL GET YOU AS DARK AS YOU WANT FOR UPTOWN 2 WEEKS!

GLOWGETTERS SOLUTION IS PACKED FULL WITH SKIN ENHANCING INGREDIENTS!

A “BASE TAN” IS THE EQUIVALENT IF SPF 4 — IT WON’T HELP YOU AND IT WILL DEFINITELY CAUSE SKIN DAMAGE.

 

EVERY HOUR SOMEONE IN AMERICA DIES AS A DIRECT RESULT OF MELANOMA CAUSED BY OVEREXPOSURE TO UV RAYS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spray Tan Tip

GUYS! 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 SPRAYTAN SADNESS: ST IVES, BATH AND BODY WORKS, OLAY, CARESSE, LEVER, VICTORIA SECRETS, CEREVE, CUREL, JERGANS, ANY OTHER TINTED LOTION (IT WON’T MATCH.. I HAVE SOME TINTED LOTIONS AT THE SALON BUT I CAN ORDER YOU ANYTHING) SAUVE AND ANY LOTION THAT CONTAINS ALCOHOL IN THE FIRST THREE INGREDIENTS! THIS ALSO INCLUDES THAT SUPER EXPENSIVE DESIGNER SKIN TAN EXTENDER THAT THE GIRLS AT THE BIG BOX TOLD YOU THAT YOU NEEDED TO HAVE.. CUTE PACKAGING BUT DESIGNER SKIN BRAND IS NOTORIOIUS FOR HAVING AN ORANGE TINT IN THEIR BRONZERS. THE PRIMER IS FINE BUT THE AFTER CARE PRODUCTS ARE NO GOOD.

 

 

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