Spray Tanning One-Day Practitioner Diploma Course

Spray tanning is an artificial way of getting that golden glaze. The spray contains an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It is a carbohydrate that is derived from sugar cane and sugar beets.  When misted onto the skin’s surface, producing a chemical reaction which temporarily creates the appearance of a suntan.   On this course you will shown how to correctly perform a professional spray tanning treatment.

Spray Tanning Course

Course Price: £200.00 (Booking Fee £50.00)

Spray Tanning Course Booking Fee: £50
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With the dangers of UV rays and the fears of using UV sunbeds, clients are looking for an alternative and therefore spray tanning is becoming increasingly popular.  Spray Tanning is not only effective but quick with a treatment only lasting 15-20 minutes.  The give a natural looking tan (different solution strengths available).  DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is used as a self-tanning agent.  It does not give a 'real tan' with protective melanin but it can create an appearance by way of the development of a brown skin colouring.  The action of DHA is limited to the upper layers of the skin and involves a reaction between DHA and skin proteins.  The development of colour takes anywhere from 2-3 hours and the intensity is dependent on the formulation concentration of the DHA in the product.

What are the Benefits of Spray Tanning?

  • Fast and Painless - Instant results
  • No harmful UV exposure
  • Even, Streak free coverage
  • Spray Tanning moisturizes the skin


COURSE LENGTH:  1 Day (Half Practical training day)


This is a very in-depth course covering:

  • Introduction
  • Course objectives
  • What is Spray Tanning
  • Client preparation for Spray Tanning
  • Looking after your spray tan equipment
  • Products and equipment needed
  • Setting-up
  • Consultations
    • Contraindications
    • Consultation Forms
    • Contra-actions
    • Client Advice/After Care/Patch Testing
  • Skin disorders
  • Hygiene, Health & Safety & Legislation
  • Insurance, GDPR/ Data Protection & Marketing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Relevant A&P
  • Q & A's
  • Treatment Protocol including:  How and where to apply skin barrier to dry areas, how to set up your Spray Tan Gun, how to complete a Spray Tanning treatment
  • Case Studies


  • Home Study (6 guided learning hours)
  • Half day practical
  • 6 case studies to be completed before certification

AWARDING BODIES:  ABP (Alliance of Beauty Practitioners), IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine)


TRAINING DATES:  Training dates are booked by individual arrangement at each training venue - please complete the Book Now Form (icon at the top of the page) advising which venue and what month you are looking to do the course (a list of training dates will then be sent to you and you pick the most convenient date for you).   If a course is scheduled or other students booked onto it then the date will be advertised against the venue below.

VENUES: This course is available at the following venues:

  • Derbyshire (Alfreton)
  • Durham (Darlington)
  • Leicestershire (Leicester Forest East)
  • Lincolnshire (Grimsby)
  • London (Romford)
  • Norfolk (Norwich)
  • Staffordshire (Stoke on Trent)
  • Wales (Bridgend & Pontypridd)

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