I’m your typical fair-skinned, red-headed, Irish, ginger, so I get the “white as a ghost” comment a lot. The only “tan” I ever had was when my gazillions of summertime freckles appeared and covered my arms and face.
When I walked into Rumors Salon & Spa, I didn’t know what to expect. One thing I did know, I knew next to nothing when it came to the language of beauty and its mysteries. I’ve always been the kind of person who stuck with what beauty basics I did know and rarely stepped outside of my comfort zone. I knew I would be learning a lot and experiencing even more. Yesterday I took a big jump into the pool of wonders and got my very first spray tan!
As I walked into the room and saw the spray tanning booth, I immediately thought “you expect me to go in there, with no door to close behind me, completely naked?!” I took a deep breath and told myself to go for it, enjoy the new experience. One of the fabulous Rumors staff members walked me through the process and how to position myself so that I got an even tan. There are several different options to choose from, ranging from clear to medium, to dark bronzer. I chose the clear coating that will progressively get darker over the next 24 hours. As she dialed in the option I wanted I had a million things running through my head (you better pay attention so you don’t come out with uneven tan lines). I put in the nose plugs (Why do I need nose plugs? Will it give me some kind of tan line?) put on a hair net, put lotion on my hands and feet (gosh I hope I’m doing this right) and step into the tanning booth. I held my breath.
Honestly, I had nothing to be afraid of. The hardest part was not wrinkling up my face as the spray went on and the whole process was done in about five minutes. Now all I had left to do was sit and wait.
Waking up tan this morning was definitely an experience in itself. I had never seen myself with an actual tan before (and you should have seen the look on my husband’s face)! I’m thrilled that Rumors was there to help me through this experience and push me a little outside my comfort zone. I have a feeling I’ll be back for another spray tan in the coming weeks!