Competition Tanning Tips for Stage, Bikini and Bodybuilding

Make your competition easier and get your spray tan done at your competition if it’s possible.

So many athletes have no idea why they have to go through the inconvenience of getting  so tan for their competition. You train so hard and often have a trainer, you diet and prep for months, but when it comes to tanning you can get a little lost!

The reality is that EVERYONE looks better with a tan! But when you’re on under very bright, hot stage lighting can look pasty even with a very dark natural tan.

 Competition Bikinis, Lupe.

Bikini Competition Tanning Tips by Hot Spot Tanning, also applies to Figure Competition and Bodybuilding.

By having Hot Spot Tanning spray on your color you get complete coverage with no streaks or drips. The spray goes on evenly and quickly and dries in under 10 minutes.  Once you book your appointment, you will only be with us for no longer than 1/2 hour and you are STAGE READY!  One coat of spray goes on heavier (darker) than if you paint it on by hand.

Depending on your skin type, 2-3 coats will be sufficient. Regardless of your skin type we will spray half as many coats in a fraction of the time than if you were applying it by hand and you will be 10X darker!  However dark you want your color, we can get you there.

We use on-stage competition color from LiquidSunRayz. We will be available to you backstage at most of the IFBB/NPC Florida Shows and we arrive a day early. So if you need an appointment when we get there please schedule ahead of time.

Typically, Women’s Physique, Men’s Physique, Bikini, Figure & Fitness competitors need 2 to 3 coats depending on your skin’s own natural or enhanced complexion. Bodybuilders also need 2-3 coats, depending on your skin type.

If you are a local competitor getting ready for a show, you can come into the salon for your color application.  We service the Tampa Bay to Sarasota counties.

We fully understand how important your color is and we pay attention to detail. Why spend days and precious time putting your color on when we can do it for you!

 IFBB PRO, Lisa Ward, Women’s Physique

WOMEN’S SKIN PREP INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wear a dark robe or loose fitting clothing (long sleeves & long pants) and your slides. DO NOT wear RED. The RED dye in cotton can tend to turn your skin Green.

  • Please let us know ahead of time if you have issues with turning green or don’t hold your color very well. We will have you do an additional step in your skin preparation. Also let us know if you have been burned (by sun or tanning bed) in the past 3 months. Color will not stick or absorb into newly developing skin.

  • We need to know if you have tan lines. You will need to fill them in with some self tanner ONE WEEK before coming to see us. Since you will have to start this a few days prior, feel free to call/text for instructions.

  • If you are very pale, it would benefit you to self apply a couple of coats of color on the Wednesday/Thursday before your show.  Any cheap self tanner will do.

  • If you have ‘SUNSPOTS’  we know a great soap you can order online for $10 that will clear it up in 2 weeks.  Text me and I will send you a pic.

  • Women can be sprayed nude due to competing in different posing suits. We will provide you with a hair cap and barrier cream to protect your nails.

  • Bring extra linens to sleep on so you will not soil the hotel’s property. These can also be used in your vehicle as not to mess up your armrests or center console. Also bring extra bath towels and washcloths.

  • Bring something to sleep in that is long sleeved and has long pants. Something that is made of a light cotton, polyester or silk is great. Do NOT sleep in zippers or buttons that will touch the skin. You will be less likely to mess up your color if you sleep with clothing on. If you sleep in the nude you have a chance of ending up with hand prints on yourself!  We usually have acceptable clothing for sale.  Please contact me ahead of time if you might need something to wear.

  • ONE WEEK OUT:  Please prepare for your Spray Tan by showering and exfoliating your body (Every day for one week) from head to toe. Do not forget to scrub your back. Come to us with clean, dry skin. No body lotions, deodorant, or make-up.

  • To order your skin prep kit go directly to the LiquidSunRayz Shop Page and order the LiquidSunRayz Citrus Body Scrub and Citrus Body Butter. Competition Color will go on better and will last longer if you are using these products. (No LIE!)  Also, they will reduce that ‘muddy’ effect that competitors seem to get after wearing their color for long periods of time. You will start using these products one week in advance of your show, so order them ahead of time!
  • If you have had trouble with you color in the past then I would recommend LiquidSunRayz pH Balancing Body Wash.

  • If you are using other scrub products, make sure that they do not have any perfumes or oils in them.

  • For the women we will have LiquidSunRayz’s Hi-Definition Make-up available for purchase. ($35.00). It comes as a liquid foundation or a crème to powder foundation.
  • For those of you that have mature or excessively dry skin and need to put a moisturizer on before coming to see us we recommend the Daily Moisturizer by Liquid Sun Rayz ($25).

  • This would be the only moisturizer we would recommend. Order directly from the LiquidSunRayz Shop Page.

  • DO NOT put on deodorant Before or After applying Color. Deodorant will raise the skin’s pH and turn your arm pits green!

DO NOT chose now to break out a NEW razor. Especially for your bikini area. New razors are too rough and will leave your skin irritated and the color will grab the irritated area, thus making it turn exceptionally dark. Which means you will have a dark ring around your bikini area. (yuk 🙂 You have to have shaved at least 6 hours before your Spray Tan. You cannot shave after your color is applied.

WAXING: If you do not wax on a regular basis, then I suggest that you DO NOT start now. If you are currently on a waxing regimen, then make sure the process is done at least 72 hours before coming to see us.

If you wear a ‘girdle’ or a compression band around your waist, you need to exfoliate and moisturize that area really good the week before coming to see us.  It is better to wear a cotton tank top underneath to protect your skin and not leave marks on your body that seem to show up when you have color on.

If you wear a sports bra to the gym, change out of it before leaving.  Wearing a sweat soaked sports bra leaves chaffing on your back that the color will grab in the form of an X.

Once you have your Competition Color on, you will not be taking a shower until after your competition is over.

Once the competition is over and you want to remove all the color immediately, we have available for sale “E Rayz It” Tanning remover by Liquid Sun Rayz ($25) . This is great to use when you need quick removal of color to prepare for back to back shows, or when wanting to get back to natural skin color for any reason.

Alisa Hostettler  727-403-5180  Hot Spot Tanning

 Men’s Classic Physique, Jorge

MEN’S SKIN PREP INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on preparing your skin for your Competition Airbrush Spray Tan for Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique and Physique.

  • Wear dark, loose fitting clothing (long sleeves & long pants) and your slides. DO NOT wear RED.

The RED dye in cotton can tend to turn your skin Green.

  • If you are very pale, it would benefit you to self apply a couple of coats of color on the Wednesday/Thursday before your show.  Any cheap self tanner will do.

  • Bring a towel and put in your gym bag to wipe sweat off after stage.​
  • Make up for Male Clients:  

We apply a foundation base to cover up any imperfections on the face.  This will ensure that “Pretty Boy” look that will enhance your perfect male physique.  This is something more and more Pro Male athletes are doing.  Especially the Pro Physique men.  The look is natural and does not look like you are wearing makeup.  This service is $50 and includes touch  ups.

  • Please let us know ahead of time if you have issues with turning green or don’t hold your color very well. We will have you do an additional step in your skin preparation. Also let us know if you have been burned (by sun or tanning bed) in the past 3 months. Color will not stick or absorb into newly developing skin.

  • If you have ‘SUNSPOTS’  we know a great soap you can order online for $10 that will clear it up in 2 weeks.  Text me and I will send you a pic.

  • Men can be sprayed nude. If you are not comfortable with this, we can provide you with a sock (for coverage) that fits.

  • Please make sure you bring your posing trunks to weigh in with. (Not for tanning)  Preferably a black pair.

  • Men Should use CLEAR nail polish on the fingernails and toenails. This will prevent them from staining.

  • Bring extra linens to sleep on so you will not soil the hotel’s property. These can also be used in your vehicle as not to mess up your armrests or center console. Also bring extra bath towels and washcloths.

  • Bring something to sleep in that is long sleeved and has long pants. Something that is made of a light cotton or silk is great. Do NOT sleep in zippers or buttons that will touch the skin. An oversized long sleeved shirt and oversized drawstring (non-elastic) waistband style sweat pants work best. You will be less likely to mess up your color if you sleep with clothing on. If you sleep in the nude you have a chance of ending up with hand prints on yourself!  WE typically will have all sizes of clothing to sell you..

  • ONE WEEK OUT: Please prepare for your Spray Tan by showering and exfoliating your body (Every day for one week) from head to toe. Do not forget to scrub your back. Come to us with clean, dry skin. No Body lotions, cologne or deodorant.

  • To order your skin prep kit go directly to the LiquidSunRayz Shop Page and order the LiquidSunRayz Citrus ody Scrub and Citrus Body Butter. Competition Color will go on better and will last longer if you are using these products. (No LIE!)  Also, they will reduce that ‘muddy’ effect that competitors seem to get after wearing their color for long periods of time.  You will start using these products one week in advance of your show, so order them ahead of time!

  • If you have had trouble with you color in the past then I would recommend LiquidSunRayz.com pH Balancing Body Wash.

  • If you are using other scrub products, make sure that they do not have any perfumes or oils in them.

DO NOT put on deodorant Before or After applying Color. Deodorant will raise the skin’s pH and turn your arm pits green!

  • You have to have shaved at least 6 hours before your Spray Tan. You cannot shave after your color is applied.

  • GENTLEMEN, do not use NAIR to get your hair off.  You will not do it correctly and you will burn your skin. I have seen this too many times and the color will not stick to raw skin.

  • Once you have your Competition Color on, you will not be taking a shower until after your competition is over.

  • Once the competition is over and you want to remove all the color immediately, we have available for sale “E Rayz It” Tanning remover by Liquid Sun Rayz ($25) . This is great to use when you need quick removal of color to prepare for back to back shows, or when wanting to get back to natural skin color for any reason.

To order your Skin Prep Kit go directly to the LiquidSunRayz Shop Page and order the LiquidSunRayz Citrus Body Scrub and Citrus Body Butter.  Competition Color will go on better and will last longer if you are using these products. (No LIE!)  Also, they will reduce that ‘muddy’ effect that competitors seem to get after wearing their color for long periods of time.

Alisa Hostettler  727-403-5180  Hot Spot Tanning

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