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WELCOME TO LARKSPUR'S TOP-RATED
SPRAY TAN + SKINCARE STUDIO

At The Bronze Brand, we’re redefining the spray tan experience with natural looking, good for you glows✨ Indulge your skin with our facials + waxing and tinting services.

IT'S BUSY SEASON!
Please book in advance to reserve your preferred day + time.

KAITLYN

MARSI

MEET THE TEAM

Mother daughter duo🫶🏽

With our combined expertise and commitment to providing quality service, we have been voted "BEST TANNING IN MARIN" 2022, 2023, 2024 + "BEST SKINCARE IN MARIN" 2023, 2024

FIRST TIME TANNING OR NEW TO THE BRONZE BRAND?

  • HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
    All bookings are done online and require a valid credit card to reserve your appointment. Any phone inquiries will be redirected to our online booking. https://thebronzebrand.as.me/schedule.php
  • HOW MANY DAYS PRIOR TO MY EVENT SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SPRAY TAN?
    Schedule your appointment two days before your special event to allow your tan to fully develop, one day before leaving on vacation.
  • HOW DO I PREP FOR MY SPRAY TAN?
    For best results and to avoid tan development issues, please follow our tan prep + aftercare instructions. https://www.thebronzebrand.com/tanprepandcare
  • HOW LONG WILL MY SPRAY TAN APPOINTMENT TAKE?
    Around 20 minutes - this includes consultation, time to undress/dress, and application. The application process takes around 10 minutes. We’ll guide you step-by-step through a series of poses followed by full body drying and finishing touches.
  • HOW LONG WILL MY SPRAY TAN LAST?
    5-10+ days with proper prep and aftercare.
  • SIGNATURE VS EXPRESS SOLUTION?
    SIGNATURE BRONZE: Rinse after 8+ hours, can be slept in overnight for later appointments. Choose your shade: LIGHT, MEDIUM, DARK EXPRESS BRONZE: Contains a higher % of the active tanning ingredient allowing you to rinse off in 2-6 hours depending on your desired result - the longer, the darker. You must be able to rinse at your suggested rinse time to avoid overdeveloping. Suggested rinse times: 2HRS LIGHT, 4HRS MEDIUM, 6HRS DARK Keep in mind, express does not mean faster color, just a faster rinse time! Both options will take 24hrs to fully develop, one just might be more convenient for your schedule.
  • BRONZER VS CLEAR SOLUTION?
    Standard tanning solutions contain an added cosmetic bronzer (instant color) while clear solutions do not. Our bronzer-free solutions go on the skin completely clear allowing you to go about your day while your tan discreetly develops.
  • WILL I BE ORANGE?
    We'll custom choose your shade based on your current skin tone and desired result (light, medium, dark). It is important to rinse at your suggested rinse time to avoid over developing.
  • IS IT ORGANIC?
    There is no such thing as an organic spray tan. While our solutions do contain organic ingredients, no spray tan is 100% organic due to the active tanning ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Any claims to be are false.
  • WHAT DO I WEAR WHILE GETTING SPRAYED?
    What you wear while getting sprayed is totally up to you and your comfort level! Choose from our disposable undergarments provided or wear your own (or nothing). Male clients are required to wear a bottom, no exceptions.
  • WHAT DO I WEAR AFTER GETTING SPRAYED?
    LONG: Wear long clothing to protect your tan while you're processing. This ensures it won't rub off on your seat/seat belt in the car + prevents any skin to skin transfer. Yes, even when it’s hot out you still want to wear long clothes. NO SHORTS, please! LOOSE: Avoid anything tight! NO JEANS, LEGGINGS, BRAS, SOCKS, SNEAKERS etc. Tight clothing will rub off the solution causing an uneven, discolored result. Wear open toe sandals/flip flops DARK: Fresh tans have the possibility of transferring onto your clothing. Our solutions are water soluble and will rinse out of most clothing however, we still suggest wearing something dark (preferably black)
  • WILL IT STAIN MY CLOTHES?
    Fresh tans do have the possibility of transferring onto your clothing. While our solutions are water soluble and should rinse out of most clothing, we suggest wearing something dark (preferably black) while processing.
  • WILL IT STAIN MY NAILS?
    Mani/pedis must be done one+ days prior to your spray tan appointment to avoid tan development issues from product/oil residue. We will apply barrier cream to each nail as well as wipe them afterwards to prevent staining. If you were unable to get your nails done prior, just a polish change is recommended. You do not want to be soaking/scrubbing/rubbing your fresh tan!
  • WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE MY SPRAY TAN IS PROCESSING?
    Prior to your first rinse, you must avoid sweating, getting wet (no hand washing), and touching your skin. Wear long, loose clothing to protect your tan while you're processing. This ensures it won't rub off on your seat/seat belt in the car + prevents any skin to skin transfer. Yes, even when it’s hot out you still want to wear long clothes!
  • WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I AVOID WITH MY SPRAY TAN?
    Avoid lotions containing mineral oil/petroleum + anti aging/acne products with retinol and AHAs/ BHAs (glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and mandelic acid). Our aftercare products are formulated specially with your spray tan in mind - available in studio.
  • CAN I SPRAY TAN IF IM PREGNANT/BREAST FEEDING?
    Spray tanning while pregnant is safe when protective undergarments + nose filter/mask are worn. All expecting or nursing mothers must consult with their physician before scheduling an appointment. We will not tan those in their first trimester. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while their tan is developing and wear a bra or nipple covering during the service.
  • CAN I STILL SPRAY TAN DURING MY TIME OF THE MONTH?
    Don’t let your cycle stop you from getting a spray tan - no one wants to be bloated, moody, and pale;) However, there's a few things we want you to know beforehand: LITTLE TO NO DEVELOPMENT: Hormonal changes have a major impact on your skin. If you’ve ever spray tanned during your cycle or even a few days before, you may have noticed your tan developed lighter than usual or even not at all. In this case, we suggest going a shade or two darker than you normally would or leaving it on a bit longer. NOT LASTING: You may have also noticed your tan didn’t last as long. Be sure to exfoliate a little extra and hydrate inside and out days leading up to your appointment. We suggest grabbing a Tan Extend lotion to help with the longevity of your sunless tan. *This also applies to those that are pregnant/breastfeeding, menopausal etc*
  • WHAT IF IT'S RAINING THE DAY OF MY SPRAY TAN?
    If it's raining the day of your spray tan appointment, be sure to wear long, loose clothing + closed toe shoes and bring an umbrella for extra protection. If spaces are available, park in our private lot so you do not have to walk far in the rain (right between Left Bank and Burritoville). You must avoid getting your tan wet while processing.
  • CAN I SPRAY TAN WITH A SUNBURN?
    We do not recommend spray tanning if you've experienced a sunburn in the past four weeks (even if it's no longer visible). No, it won't cover up your sunburn. A spray tan will cause the damaged skin to peel resulting in a splotchy, discolored result.
  • CAN I SWIM WITH A SPRAY TAN?
    Yes but limit your time in the water - chlorine and saltwater are very drying. Always rinse off afterwards and gently pat dry with your towel, no rubbing! Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms + long, hot showers and baths.
  • CAN I WORKOUT WITH A SPRAY TAN?
    Yes, but it's important to keep in mind - tight clothing + sweating/friction may cause your tan to fade unevenly. If you are tanning for a special event we suggest skipping the gym.
  • CAN I SCHEDULE A SPRAY TAN + SKINCARE SERVICES ON THE SAME DAY?
    Our waxing and tinting services can be done before your spray tan (you'll have to schedule two separate appointments or text us). Facials should be done 24hrs+ prior to avoid tan development issues from product residue.
  • CAN I WAX IF IM USING RETINOL?
    NO. Stop the use of retinoids seven days before your wax appointment or opt for tweezing only. Retinoids make your skin super sensitive which can lead to extreme redness/irritation or even taking skin off. It is important to disclose to your Esthetician products you are using or if there has been a change in your regimen.
  • CANCELLATION/LATE POLICY?
    We ask that a 4 hour notice is given if you need to cancel/reschedule your appointment. Cancellations/rescheduling occurring within 4 hours of the scheduled appointment time and no shows will be charged the full amount of the missed service. Appointments are scheduled back to back, please arrive on time. If you are 10+ minutes late, we will not be able to accommodate and you will be charged the full amount of the missed service, facials will be shortened. Give yourself plenty of time (traffic, parking etc).
  • HOW DO I CANCEL/RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?
    A “cancel/reschedule” button can be found at the bottom of your confirmation/reminder email. Your appointment has not been successfully cancelled/rescheduled unless you receive an email stating your appointment has been successfully cancelled/rescheduled. You may also text us (415) 737-9890.
  • LOCATION?
    509 Magnolia Ave Larkspur, CA (Between Left Bank and Burritoville)
  • PARKING?
    You are welcome to park in our lot if spaces are available. Right across the street is the city of Larkspur public parking lot + there is lots of surrounding street parking
  • CONTACT US?
    If you have additional questions that are not on our FAQ page or need to contact us, please text us (415) 737-9890

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