WHY YOU SHOULD ADD SPRAY TAN CONTOURING INTO YOUR BUSINESS
Spray Tan Body Contouring is a highly sought after specialized technique provided by spray tan artists! This technique requires special training to gain the knowledge on how you can go about providing a highlight and contour effect on bodies of all different shapes and sizes. Today we are going to talk about what it is, who it’s for and how it can impact your business! Contouring is an AH-mazing way to differentiate yourself as a spray tan artist in your town. If you already currently offer contouring in your beauty biz, you've probably already realized what a game changer this service can be for your clients. If you haven’t taken your body contouring certification yet, but you’ve been thinking about adding on contouring into your business, keep reading because we are going to dive deeper into the benefits of learning this technique!
Spray Tan Contouring Explained
There’s a common misconception about spray tan contouring and the types of clients that it can be offered to. Spray Tan contouring is actually a very versatile service that can be offered to all body types. Your client does not have to be extremely toned or have an athletic physique to reap the benefits of a body contour! When contouring, you’re essentially creating the illusion of shadows on specific areas of the body in order to emphasize (or de-emphasize) features. We all know the client that jokes with you and asks if you can give them six pack abs when they clearly don't have the natural muscle definition to achieve that. This is not how contouring works! This process emphasizes what’s already present on the client’s body. Spray tan contouring works by looking for the natural muscle tone on the body and applying contour shading techniques to those areas in a fashion that sculpts the muscle or bone structure to create the appearance of more prominent features. Contouring techniques offer clients the option to emphasize clavicle bones, as well as create the illusion of larger breasts and a perkier booty! As we’ve mentioned, you don’t want to add contour where there isn’t a feature to define in order to avoid the risk of creating an outcome that looks unnatural. Depending on the client’s body composition, spray tan artists can create a slimming effect by applying the spray tan solution in areas that give the illusion of a shadow. This technique can be used to create slimmer thighs, slimmer arms and a cinched-in waist. There are two different techniques known as Full Body Contour and Mini Contour that can be used as a spray tan artist to recommend the best option depending on the client’s body composition and the results they're hoping to gain.
Spray Tan Contour Techniques:
- Full Body Contour
When a client comes to you that already has visible natural muscle tone, you can recommend they get a full body contour! This type of technique is great for clients with a more athletic figure. When applying the contour shade during a full body contour, you will focus on sculpting out the muscle tone that is already visible to the eye by adding the contour into the muscle definition to deepen its prominence. The full body contouring technique can be used on areas of the body including abdominal muscles, biceps, thighs, back muscles and calves. This technique also allows you to elevate the contouring experience even further by adding a contour to the clavicle bones, chest, booty and face!
- Mini Contour
We said previously that body contouring is for every body type! Applying a mini contour is the perfect option for clients with body compositions that don’t have as much visible muscle tone. Mini contours are really a great option for all clients because although it can look unnatural to add contour shading to areas that don’t have natural muscle tone, the mini contour allows us to shade larger areas of the body to create the illusion of a shadow. Adding shadows to areas, such as the sides of the wait, the arms and the thighs allows the client to experience a slimming effect created by their spray tan. As you can imagine, pretty much all clients would opt to have shadows placed on their body that allows them to look more snatched!
Benefits To Business
Now that you know the difference between the two contour technique options, you can better go about recommending this service to all your clients no matter what body type they have! Spray tan contouring is a specialized, expert-level service, which means elevating your service menu with this add-on option allows you to bring in more money per appointment! For example, you have the ability to charge $10-$20 additional for a contour service on top of what your spray tans are currently priced at. That means you have the opportunity to upgrade each appointment and earn an additional $10-$20 in revenue to all of your sales tickets. Imagine the difference this would make to your sales overall! This service allows you to elevate your client experience and the amount of money you bring into your business. It’s a win-win situation!
There’s so many benefits to offering spray tan body contouring to your clients, not to mention, you can get certified right now! Visit the X-Tan Sunless website to learn more about our body contouring course and to order your professional contour equipment so you can hit the ground running!