A Golden Girl Salon


Whether you are in downtown Chicago or Columbia SC, get a private and professional airbrush or spray tan. Book now and learn how to prepare for our Golden Girl tanning services.

here's the deal

+ Exfoliate using Cetaphil and a washcloth or exfoliating mitt.

NO BAR SOAP or Oil based products prior to your tan

+ Shave using Cetaphil and a disposable
razor without moisture strips to AVOID STREAKING

+ Arrive lotion & perfume free. Makeup can be removed at the salon.

+ Waxing, massages & mani/pedi's prior


+ Wear loose dark clothes

+ Rinse off bronzer prior to sweating

+ Use an oil free lotion twice daily

+ Use Cetaphil body wash pre & post tan



Is airbrush tanning ok if I'm pregnant? Pregnant or nursing clients please consult with your doctor prior to scheduling

What's your medical history? If you are sick or have been recently sick please reschedule your tanning session. If you have any issues with allergies or past skincare reactions please let your technician know. Clients with history of FAINTING or DIZZINESS please advise your tanning technician prior to the tanning session

How long does a session take? 15-20 minutes

Can I exercise or do hot yoga after my tan? If the tan is for your wedding NO as it will cause uneven strap lines and will rapidly fade your tan

I'm getting married should I book a trial run? Yes! For bridal clients or first timers we recommend doing a trial run to become comfortable with the process and results

How do I make an appointment? Scheduling is fastest ONLINE. We recommend scheduling two days prior to weddings or special events with flash photography

What do I wear during the tan? Disposable undergarments will be provided to you. Typically women go bare on top and wear only bottoms. Male clients MUST wear bottoms NO EXCEPTIONS.

What products should I avoid? Avoid bar soaps, bodywashes, and scrubs that are not CERAVAE or CETAPHIL.Clients using products containing Retinols, Glycolic, Salicylic acids, Alpha Hydroxy acids or other anti aging/anti acne ingredients may want to avoid spraying the facial area. Please inform your technician if you are using these products.

When should I schedule an appointment before my event? We suggest tanning two days prior to your event.

How long will my tan last? If you follow OUR tanning pre & post care your tan should last 7-9 days. Tans will fade faster in saltwater or chlorine.

When should I book my tan before an event? 2 days prior is ideal as the first day of your tan is the darkest.