Breeze Products for professional spray tanning and sunless tanner home care have been the key to success for Larae Leeson, owner of The Bronze Lily in St. Petersburg Florida. The Bronze Lily is housed in an old Victorian home in St. Petersburg, the entire home was converted to a commercial retail space by Larae and she calls it The Femperial Lounge. It’s a collective space where she houses her beauty business, along with other female beauty and wellness entrepreneurs.
The Femperial Lounge and The Bronze Lily, are the culmination of 11 years of hard work that Larae started as a Breeze Products spray tanning artist in a tanning salon. Over the years she’s grown and expanded her business. Now Larae offers spray tanning services, teeth whitening, lash extensions and skin care treatments.
Serious Skin Care With Microneedling and Celluma LED
We were thrilled to see that Larae took skin care very seriously. Not only did she have a gorgeous treatment room, she has the Israeli professional skin care line, ONmacabim that she use in treatments. She also offers microneedling services and has a Celluma iPro that she uses in treatment. She’s a savvy pro, which is evidenced by her 2nd Celluma iPRO that she rents to her clients for home use!
Spray Tanning Is The Ultimate Age Management Skin Care Service
Nothing is going to help your clients fight back against the aging process than spray tanning and sunless tanner. If clients find their glow from a spray tan rather than spending time in a tanning booth or in the sun, you’ll be able to improve their overall skin health. Not only will this help them keep their skin firm and plump longer – the Breeze Products line is full of moisturizers and antioxidants to help the skin!
Breeze Product Formulations Offer Hydration + Antioxidant Protection
Larae explained that the Breeze Products for spray tanning, home care self-tanners are truly amazing and are what has helped her set herself apart from everyone else!
The solutions all contain antioxidants and hydrating oils so they can help keep the skin healthy and hydrated!
The have the highest quality DHA or dihydroxyacetone, For the non-tanning readers this is the key ingredient that causes your skin to “tan”.
“DHA is primarily used as an ingredient in sunless tanning products. It is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane, and by the fermentation of glycerin.”
“DHA reacts chemically with the amino acids in the protein keratin, the major component of the skin surface. Different amino acids react to DHA in different ways, producing different tones of coloration from yellow to brown. The resulting pigments are called melanoidins. These are similar in coloration to melanin, the natural substance in the deeper skin layers which brown or “tan”, from exposure to UV rays.” Wikipedia
The percentage of DHA in a solution determines the level of tan. Lower % of DHA , the longer the product needs to remain on the skin. Products with higher the percentages of DHA don’t need to remain on the skin as long.
Breeze Has Various Collections with Different Percentages of DHA and Shades
Breeze has many percent ranges of sunless solutions. A rapid development or a standard 8-12 hr with varying percentages based on the developed tan your client is looking to achieve. This is key for Larae because it determines her Spray Tanning pricing structure. Larae also loves working with Breeze Products because they have no minimum orders, so she can purchase one bottle of solution at a time.
This collection of 5 shades has a high percentage of DHA, the solution only needs to remain on the skin for between 1 to 4 hours before showering. Clients love this because they don’t have to wait so long for the product to work on their skin. The cost of these solutions is higher due to the amount of DHA and therefore Larae charges more for each spray tanning service.
This collection has 7 shades with lower percentages of DHA, so the solution needs to remain on the skin for between 8 to 12 hours before showering. The lower percentages of DHA keep the product cost down, so Larae charges less for these spray tanning services.
Self-Tanner + Home Care Are A Huge Profit Generator
Breeze Products also offers self tanners that match every shade of spray tanning solution that they sell. This allows Larae to help clients who are open to doing their own sunless tanning applications at home. Breeze products also has home care for pre and post spray tanning services.
Larae explained that her profit margin on the tanning service and the profit margin on the retail that she sells in every spray tanning appointment are higher than any other retail product that she sells. She explained that she can do 4 spray tanning sessions using the MaxiMist spray gun with the Breeze Products in the same time as one facial treatment and earn more revenue from the service and more revenue from the retail AND that each offers a higher percentage of profit!
Larae Leeson + Breeze Products
Larae Leeson, founder of The Bronze Lily + Femperial Lounge
Ashely Croyle, from Breeze Products
Larae started The Bronze Lily back in 2013 after working for a local tanning salon. The corporate world took Larae on a different path; however, she never put down her spray tan machine. Thus, her calling and passion for all things sunless returned her back to her spray tanning business in 2019. With business in full swing and a license in clinical skincare, enter a 3-year-old French bulldog, who needed a new home and mommy.
Lily has become the apple of Larae’s eye and settled into her new major role as the “Lily” of the business ~ fitting with her white fur and bronze little spots all over.
Barry’s Review of Breeze Products Spray Tanning
I had never had a spray tan before so I had no idea what to do to prepare for it. I spoke with Ashley from Breeze Products the day before my service and she reviewed the following list with me:
- Do NOT Shave – you can potentially end up with dots where the solution seeps into the pores.
- Do NOT apply anything to the skin – this can prevent the solution from absorbing.
- Wear loose fitting clothes
- Do NOT aggressively exfoliate the skin. The DHA needs to be able to absorb into the keratin in order to provide the “tan”.
I loved the experience.
I wore my speedo but Larae says that she’ll spray tan most clients wearing nothing so they get tan all over.
I stepped onto foot shaped paper with sticky tape – so that as I moved around during the spray tan service I didn’t get solution on the soles of my feet, which could cause them to turn color.
Larae applied cream to the palm of my hands and my cuticles to prevent them from getting tanned. She also checked my elbows and knees for rought/dry skin. She told me that anywhere there is dry skin, it will absorb abnormally high levels of DHA and get darker than the rest of the skin.
The entire service took about 15 min, and then I let it dry and got dressed and left. I left the solution on for 3 hours.
I woke up the next day with a gorgeous tan that I LOVE!
That Glo Tho
I was at the gym the day after my spray tan and noticed that my skin was glowing! A gorgeous sheen all over my body. This is an added bonus of the Breeze Products being used during the spray tan!
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