Wedding Day Spray Tan. Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Good idea. Sure you've heard the horror stories... But like anything in life (specifically in the personal services sector) there are options to cut corners, and then there are options to ensure a flawless and luxurious experience that provides beautiful results. So we've enlisted Ali Ericksen of goGlow to talk to us about the Top 5 things you need to know about getting a Sunless Tan for your wedding. But first, check out the CBS Local segment that featured goGlow's sunless tans on our Bridal models for "Get Movin' Monday: Top Spring Fashion Wedding Trends"

Ali Lucia talks with Jessica Mae, founder of War Paint International, and Katie Rote, who is their director of education (6:40). WCCO This Morning - April 17, 2017

Automatic spray booth vs. Custom spray tan

There is a big difference between an automatic spray booth and a handheld custom spray tan. An automatic spray booth uses the same amount of solution and the same color solution regardless of the individual tanning. There is no way for the automatic machine to accurately follow the lines of your body for an even application. At goGLOW, every service is done by a highly trained and specialized professional. Each goGLOW is customized to the individual’s body, skin tone, and desired result.

In addition, not all sunless solutions are created equal. Low-grade solution found in automatic booths can contribute to an orange, streaky color. For natural looking results it is important to choose a provider who uses quality ingredients. At goGLOW, we carry only the highest-grade sunless solutions and products that are naturally derived with eco-certified DHA. They are paraben, sulfate, gluten and cruelty-free (as well as being vegan).

Don't look to social media

Be choosy when deciding where to get your custom wedding glow. First, take a look at a company’s Instagram and social media. They should be displaying pictures of real people and real brides representing their actual wedding day tan. Take a look at the color, evenness and tricky areas like hands and feet. Be wary of companies that filter images to alter the look of the tan. Check out reviews on Yelp and Google+.

Always talk to other brides and bridal shops, as it’s always nice to get a first-hand referral from a source you can trust. Lastly, look at the company’s accolades and seals of approval. goGLOW is the only sunless provider in MN that has received a 5-star rating in Allure Magazine, was listed as one of “the best spray tans from NYC to LA” and recognized with the coveted Allure “Best of Beauty Award”.

 
Be choosy when deciding where to get your custom wedding glow
— Ali Ericksen

Book a trial run before your wedding

Book a trial run before the big day. Like many other wedding day beauty services, you’ll want peace of mind knowing exactly what to expect come your wedding day. At goGLOW we have mastered The Bridal Glow while ensuring we are still providing our clients a custom, professional experience. In order to ensure that your custom color and wedding day goGLOW is flawless, we recommend booking a trial tan at least 3 weeks before the big day. At your trial tan appointment, we get to know you and your color preferences, while finding the perfect shade for your skin tone and type. We will also discuss your skin care routine and regimen to provide insight on how you can incorporate the most natural products available for healthier skin leading to a flawless wedding glow. Keep in mind it’s also a good idea to schedule your spray tan a day or two before your trial makeup sessions. This way your wedding day makeup artist can match your glowy skin tone to perfection!

Natural. Not orange!

Your wedding day glow should look natural. Trust us, the perfect wedding glow is only a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone. You don’t want to look like you just got back from your honeymoon on your wedding day! That dress will be much whiter than you had remembered...

Level the playing field

Your significant other and bridal party should join in too! You certainly don’t want to be the only one in photos rocking a healthy glow while the rest of your party looks washed out in your expensive wedding day photography. Or even worse, a dreaded orange hue. Getting the entire party together for spray tanning is not only a fun pre-wedding event but will ensure everyone has an even glow and radiates confidence for beautiful wedding photography.


Real goGlow Brides

How about an offer from goGlow!

goGlow Sunless Tanning.

Get your group together at one of our locations or book a "goGLOW On The Go" party and we will travel to you. Many bridal parties love the convenience of hosting an in-home party! Join goGLOW’s exclusive goGLOWbride program which entitles you and your significant other to 20% off your glow the week of your wedding and 10% off to your bridal party and anyone attending your wedding.

To sign up just email ali@goglow.co with your full name and wedding date. You will receive a custom discount wedding code that can be used when your friends and family book online! 


goGlow Owner, Melanie Richards is a Minnesotan to Meet!

Melanie Richards began her career as a probation officer. How she worked her way to being a CEO of a sunless tanning service is what makes her a Minnesotan to Meet, Ali Lucia reports (4:10). WCCO This Morning - August 25, 2015

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