Spray Tanning

UV Free Sunless Spray Tan

Spray tanning at Elle Salon Ltd is the only way to get a safe tan without the burn! Norvell spray tan is Eco-certified, free of gluten, parabens, sulfates and is 100% vegan and crulty free!

Full Body Regular (cures in 8 hours)
Full Body Express Tan (cures in 3-4 hours) Are you going on a last-minute vacation or event? Then try our Rapid tan that cures in 3-4 hours.
Half Body Regular
Half Body Express

Elle Salon Ltd has been spray tanning for
15 years!

 Preparation procedures include exfoliating the body using a body scrub 24 hours prior to service without applying any lotion. For more information about preparation read the "Airbrush Tanning Q&A.

Airbrush Tanning Q&A

A question many people ask is “Is spray tanning safe?”
When you tan with Norvell, the answer is yes! Norvell spray tans are formulated with the best ingredients to give you the best tan.

Norvell starts by using Eco-Certified Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. It’s the active ingredient found in most sunless tanning products, and it’s naturally derived from plants like beets or sugarcane. Norvell works with the world’s #1 supplier of DHA to ensure its purity and quality in all of our ingredients. In addition to DHA, Norvell also uses Eco-Certified Erythrulose. Erythrulose is an active ingredient that takes longer to develop its full effect, giving an extra pop of color around 24 hours after tanning. Erythrulose works in combination with DHA to help your tan last longer.

Other natural ingredients in Norvell products include Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, and Sorbitol. All of our products are paraben free, gluten free, cruelty free, sulfate free, nut allergy free and 100% vegan. They’re also non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores so all products can be used on face and body!


How do self tanners work?
The principle tanning agent used in all self-tanning formulas is DHA.  DHA (dihydroxyacetone), is the active ingredient that creates your semi-permanent color, or "tan". This ingredient does not produce a ‘real tan’ by increasing the skin’s melanin levels; rather it creates a tanned appearance by developing a brown color on the surface of the skin. This is a result of the reaction between the DHA, skin proteins, and oxygen that produces brown compounds.  The color developed by the DHA usually lasts 5 to 7 days and begins to fade as the top layer of the skin naturally exfoliates.  Our Norvell product uses natural and organic ingredients, along with Eco-Cert DHA, to give you the best lasting spray tan!


How do I prepare for a sunless tan?

  • Shower, exfoliate,shave, wax and moisturize 24 hours before your tan
  • Avoid applying lotion the day of your session
  • A bathing suit or underwear may be worn during service
  • Bring dark, loose clothing to wear home

Will the excess liquid from a spray tan application come off on my clothes?
Some of the bronze color may rub off on clothing or bed sheets.  To minimize the chance of the tint transferring to clothing, we recommend that you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your spray session.  The cosmetic tint is water-soluble and in most cases will come out of clothing in the wash. We also carry a clear spray tan solution with no bronzers added. Please ask your provider about this option.

How do I prolong my tan?

  • Wait at least 8 hours (4 hours for Express Tan) before showering to allow the DHA to fully develop.
  • Keep skin moisturized with a non alcohol lotion or body butter.
  •  Try to also refrain from physical exertion that could result in sweating until you shower and wash off the cosmetic bronzer. 

How many days will a sunless tan last?

  • Typically, a sunless tan will last up to 7 days.
  • Exposure to sea or chlorinated water may cause early fading.
  • Applying  Norvell’s self tanning mousse (sold at Elle Salon) after the 7 days can help extend your color. 


  • Results may vary due to hormonal changes in body such as medication, menstration, etc. 
  • Certain chemicals and adhesives such as bandaids and body waxing may inhibit the tanning process in those areas. 
  • Bikini bottoms are available for purchase

Even though our spray tanning ingredients are safe, the FDA has advised that all users of DHA spray tanning services avoid inhaling or ingesting DHA. When using all-over sunless tanning sprays containing DHA it may be difficult to avoid exposure to sensitive areas including the eyes, lips, mucous membranes or internally.
The FDA along with NORVELL recommends you take the following protective measures during your sunless tanning session:

• Use of protective undergarments
• Using protective eyewear
• Noise Filters
• Sealing lips with lip balm

Please request the above items from your sunless technician.
If you have additional concerns, please consult with your health care provider.
To understand the complete FDA stance on DHA please visit www.FDA.gov