A completely private, spa-like session that results in the healthy, natural look of sun-kissed skin.


Tan takes just a couple minutes but lasts 5 to 10 days


3 to 5 shades darker in 1 tan and the results are a streak free, golden brown tan, every time


Wide-open design with EZ-2Breathe purification system


Voice Automation to guide you every step of the way


With a revolutionary air-drying system available only by VersaSpa, you will exit ready to dress. No towel necessary.


Three professional grade of solutions for your full body sunless tan.


PH Balancing Prep Spray guarantees results

VersaSpa Instructional Video

VersaSpa Features Video

You and Your Skin

Your new tan can last between 5 and 10 days, but that all depends on you. Following all the before and after care instructions will help ensure the longevity of your new, beautiful, beach-like tan!

Before You Spray Tan

  • Shower, gently exfoliate, and remove unwanted body hair 24 to 8 hours before your tanning session.
  • Skin should be clean and dry before being sprayed. Don’t apply moisturizer, deodorant, antiperspirant, oils or make-up before your appointment.
  • Avoid waxing, dermabrasion, and facials within 24 hours before treatment. Manicures and pedicures are fine but not recommended on the same day.
  • Wear dark, loose-fitting clothing and loose socks or flip-flops. Do not wear tight clothing, whites, bras, wristbands, leather, nylon, wool, silk, or jewelry.
  • Style your hair in ponytail (away from your face and neck).
  • You will not be able to bath/shower for 4-6 hours after spray tanning.
  • If it is raining, bring an umbrella with you!
  • If tanning prior to your spray session, be sure never to use any lotions that contain silicone, as they will prevent the spray from absorbing. This is also true for silicone-based moisturizers.
  • Staff can help with any questions you have.

After Tan Care

  • Wear dark, loose clothing while tan develops; nothing tight that doesn’t breath.
  • Try not to rub or touch your skin during the first half hour of development time as this may interfere with your perfect results.
  • Avoid wearing socks or shoes after your tanning session as sweating and constriction can inhibit the development of your tan. Flip-flops are a good choice.
  • Avoid applying moisturizers or deodorants until after you shower.
  • Avoid showering, rain, sweating, and exposure to water for four (4) to six (6) hours.
  • After 4-6 hours, shower normally (don’t use exfoliants).
  • Wash with mild shower gel. Avoid body washes and shampoos that contain sls (sodium lauryl sulfate).
  • Pat, don’t rub skin dry.
  • Don’t shave until 12 hours after your treatment.
  • Avoid swimming or exercising until the next day.
  • Avoid jacuzzis, hot tubs, chlorine, and very long hot showers.
  • Avoid exfoliating. Scrubbing your skin will shorten the life of your tan.
  • Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!

Recommended products:

Forever After by Australian Gold

Expose California Tan

Juicy by Designer Skin



When you take a shower or a bath you will probably see some colour wash off. Don’t worry! This is quite normal. You will be left with a gorgeous tan.

What to Avoid

The following products can lighten or make your tan uneven:

  • AHA products (alpha hydroxy acids)
  • Anti-acne products that exfoliate and dry skin (antibiotics)
  • Anti-aging products that “renew” the skin
  • Bar soaps or soaps containing sulfates
  • BHA products (beta hydroxy acids)
  • Body hair bleach products
  • Bug spray, perfumes, body sprays when applied directly to the skin (spray clothing instead, if possible)
  • Facial masks and exfoliating scrubs
  • Hair inhibiting lotions
  • Heavy sweating
  • Eye makeup removers
  • Pat your skin dry after your showers: don’t rub!
  • Waxing or hair removal (do this one day prior to tan)
  • Note that a woman’s tan may develop differently during her various hormonal changes (menstruation, ovulation, pregnancy). Adding the pH balancing prep spray to your spray tan can help avoid any inconsistent results.


Remember, spray tanning does not provide any SPF protection!

Will the VersaSpa turn me orange?

No! In the past, drug-store self-tanners and hand-held spray tanning systems gave many individuals an unnatural orange glow and caused streaking. Most of these undesirable results were caused by improper or ineffective application techniques producing excessive amounts being absorbed unevenly in the skin. Unnatural dark spots may also appear in dry or thick skinned areas such as elbows, knees, and knuckles because these areas have a tendency to absorb more of the cream.

The new misting technology used by the VersaSpa assures that all areas of the body get a uniform coating of the solution in the exact quantity required to produce a golden brown tan.

How does it work?

To see the machine in action, click HERE and see the video

How many days will a VersaSpa spray tan last?

On average, a sunless tan will last 5 to 7 days. The longevity of a VersaSpa Sunless Tan depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation process and on the skin regimen followed before and after application. For more detailed information on this, click HERE.

The faster your skin regenerates, the faster the sunless tan will fade. The VersaSpa tan is created by DHA and Erythulose, and affects only the top layer of the skin. It will begin to fade after 5 to 7 days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate. It is important to keep skin moisturized after your VersaSpa session as dry, flaky skin will slough off faster and colour will fade sooner. Tropical Sunsations offers a variety of tan-extending products that help hydrate skin and maintain even, natural-looking colour, longer.

How long does it take?

From beginning to end, the entire process, including change and dry time, takes approximately 10 minutes. The spray itself takes approximately 1-3 minutes, depending on which combination of sprays you choose.

How soon will I see results?

Your skin’s colour change is very gradual and although you will see results within the first several hours, the solution develops for 12-24 hours after you complete your session. Most people are at their darkest in a day.

Can I use it when I’m pregnant?

Yes, VersaSpa is safe for pregnant and/or nursing women to use.  We also recommend you consult with your doctor.

What is the prep spray and do I need it?

This highly recommended solution can be sprayed onto your whole body prior to the bronzing solution. It works to create an even canvas for the colour to go on by balancing your skin’s pH level and dispersing the natural oils present on the skin. It prepares your skin to absorb as much of the bronzing solution as possible. With it your tan looks more natural, lasts longer, and fades more evenly.

How do I prepare for my VersaSpa session?

Simply come to us with clean, dry, exfoliated skin free of makeup and moisturizers. Bring loose fitting clothing for after your session. Click HERE for more detailed instructions.

Should I moisturize before I spray tan?

Although you should use a moisturizing tan extender regularly to keep your skin hydrated and healthy, it is NOT recommended to apply moisturizers prior to your VersaSpa session and at least 6 hours after.

How long should I wait after I spray tan before I shower?

It’s best to wait 4-6 hours after the spray tan before showering. Waiting longer is fine but it is not recommended that you sleep in the solution. We cannot guarantee the results if you do so.

Can I spray tan in addition to a tanning bed?

Absolutely! In fact, the VersaSpa Sunless tanning results are phenomenal over a nice base tan. When you combine both applications in a single visit we call it the “Double Dip”. You can also use a sample of Cocktail Sunless Lotion, which is formulated to enhance both UV and Sunless tanning treatments.

If I tan prior to my VersaSpa session, is there lotion I should avoid using?

Yes. You want to avoid using ANY lotions with ‘Silicone’ as an ingredient, as this will prevent the VersaSpa from adhering properly to your skin. If you are unsure whether or not your lotion contains silicone, please ask one of our tanning counselors.

Will the solution from the VersaSpa come off on my clothes?

We offer two different tanning solutions. The solution that has instant bronzers in it can rub off on your clothes, but it does not stain. When you take your first shower, you will see the solution wash off (this is normal) but the real tan stays. There are some fabrics such as silk, nylon and especially leather that this may not wash out of, so caution is always recommended.

If this is a concern, we also offer a clear solution with no cosmetic bronzers. It’s great for bridal parties and special events, as well as clients with acne prone skin. Clear solutions are used as an alternative for spray sessions done for formals, as it is completely invisible and will not damage fabric.

Will my spray tan protect me from the sun when I am on vacation?

No. Although you may feel and look like you have a real tan, a sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan and therefore provides your skin with no real sunburn protection.

Do I need to wear eyewear in the VersaSpa?

No you do not. You simply keep your eyes closed whenever you are sprayed above the shoulders.

Is the solution safe for sensitive skin? What about allergic reactions?

The solution is 70% natural, comprising of a sugar cane derivative, which is responsible for your glorious colour. All of the components have been used in cosmetics and food products for decades. They are approved for use on the skin and are considered safe for all skin types. If you have any serious allergies or concerns, it is always wise to ask your doctor.

Will the solution dye or damage my hair? How do I protect it?

No, spray tan solution does not affect your hair. For your convenience however, we provide you with a disposable shower cap to prevent it from getting wet.

I have a hot tub. Can I use it after having a VersaSpa spray tan?

It is recommended to avoid any chlorinated water such as pools or hot tubs, as this will result in the solution bleaching out of your skin and your tan fading faster. If you do wish to use a pool or a hot tub, do so only 24 hours after receiving your spray tan and remember to rinse off the chlorine as soon as you get out.

Will shaving affect my spray tan?

Yes. Shaving causes expedited exfoliation of your skin, which is turn will cause your spray tan to be removed sooner. It’s for this reason that we recommended shaving and exfoliating prior to your session to prolong the spray tan as much as possible.

Will the VersaSpa leave me streaky and blotchy?

The VersaSpa has an extremely fine mist (the finest in the industry), which evenly showers you in the bronzing solution. The machine also blow dries you after each application. No rubbing or patting is needed. This ensures no streaking or blotching and leaves you with a flawless tan free of drips!

How long before my special event should I do my VersaSpa session?

Since it takes a full 24 hours for your tan to develop, we recommend coming in a full day or two before your special event to have your VersaSpa session.

Other spray tanning booths made me feel boxed in. How is VersSpa different?

VersaSpa is an open concept machine. There are no doors to close on you, and you do not feel restricted or claustrophobic while doing your session. There are exhaust fans which draw in the excess solution so you do not have to breathe it in, as well as an infrared heater to keep you warm as you are sprayed.

Can I do more than one in a day?

If you wish to be much darker, the following should be noted: the VersaSpa solution takes up to 24 hours to fully develop on your skin after your session is completed. For this reason, it is recommended that you only do one VersaSpa in a 48 hour period.

Is it a machine (booth) or a person that does it? Is the room private?

The VersaSpa is a private spray booth with a voice guidance system in which you stand alone. Staff gives you a full orientation and then leaves. No one is in the booth or the room with you while you do your actual spray tan.

Will it cause my freckles to show if I normally freckle when I tan?

Unlike regular tanning, freckles will not show or be enhanced by the VersaSpa bronzing solution. On the contrary, it gives your skin a more even look—flawless!

Will it work if I have very fair skin or if I am unable to tan in regular tanning beds?

Yes. The VersaSpa will give flawless tanning results on all skin types.

What do I wear in the booth?

You may wear a bathing suit, undergarments, or simply go nude while in the VersaSpa.

Do I have a choice of how dark I will be?

Yes, we offer three levels of darkness. Our lightest colour is Level 1, which gives you just a hint of colour. This is best suited for tanners who have very pale skin.  Level 2 (our most popular) is for a sun-kissed glow. And our darkest colour is Level 3, which gives you a deep, dark, rich bronzed tan. Each skin type darkens and reacts differently to each solution level.

Do I have to take off my makeup? Can I put makeup on afterwards?

The VersaSpa can go through makeup. But to ensure the perfect tan, it’s recommended that you begin your session with all over clean skin and wait at least 6 hours before putting on any makeup.