Spray Tanning is where the body is sprayed with a solution containing DHA or Dihydroxyacetone – a colourless sugar which reacts with the epidermis and goes brown. Spray tanning is a temporary cosmetic procedure using natural products and modern technology.

Using specially devised natural tanning solutions, a deep authentic looking tan can be quickly and simply applied leaving the skin smooth and silky. It is suitable for many different skins types – it can last between 4 and 14 days depending on the skin type, skin care regime and tanning products used.

Cost: £139, including booking fee of £54

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: ½ day 

Course Content & Learning Outcomes: 

  • History & benefits
  • How to choose DHA %
  • Spray tanning machines
  • Spray tanning tents
  • Extractor fans
  • Consultation
  • Contraindications
  • Consultation form
  • Patch Testing
  • Treatment preparation
    • Preparing the gun
    • Cleaning equipment
    • Product storage
  • Equipment needed
  • Client preparation
  • Aftercare advice
  • Hygiene and Health & Safety
  • Professional ethics, insurance etc.
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Treatment Protocol
  • Client Q&A


Course Structure: 

  • Home Study (4 guided learning hours)
  • ½ day practical
  • 3 case studies to be completed before certification


Awarding Body: ThinkTree & appproved by Towergate

Venues: This course is available at:

  • Essex (Ongar)
  • Northamptonshire (Kettering)
  • Northern Ireland (Derry)
  • Tyne & Wear (Sunderland)
  • Wales (Bangor & Cardiff )
  • Yorkshire (Wakefield)
  • In house training available