Frequently Asked Questions!
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Airbrush Tanning Training Course
No experience required - No long-term schooling required
Do you need to have a Cosmetology License to do airbrush tanning?
As of the year 2017, most states do not require a Cosmetology License to do airbrush tanning. Currently, the only state is Oregon, however since laws change frequently, we encourage you to check your local state board of Cosmetology website or call them to verify the accuracy.
What are the prerequisites for the airbrush tanning training?
There are no prerequisites. The only thing we recommend is that you are physically capable of going up and down and have no issues with your hands since you need your hands to use the spray gun and learn the spray tanning technique.
What is the cost of the Spray Tanning Course?
The most successful training is our private and hands-on course and is currently 50% off and cost $1999.00. You can read more details of what it includes by clicking here. We reserve the right to increase the course at any time.
Do you have financing available?
Not at the moment. Due to the pandemic, many companies have placed financing on hold.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion and a pin to place on a shirt that will state that you are a certified airbrush tanning technician from the Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy. To see a sample of the certificate you can view pictures of previous students by clicking here. To see a sample of the pin you can click here. We also do an official press release on your new business and you can see examples of previous press releases by clicking here or read a recent press release here. In addition you will also receive your official badge so you can share this on your social media accounts, website or email signature. Read more here.
What kind of equipment will I need?
We teach you to spray with a HVLP spray gun/system because it only takes 10 minutes to spray someone. You can make more money with this system because you can tan more people within 1 hour. Plus the person will be dry immediately and this is the preferred way for customers because they don’t feel sticky afterwords. The single/dual action Airbrush system such as Luminess is mainly used for home use and you can not do high volume with that Airbrush system. We will explain more about this in the class. Plus the equipment we recommend is very light weight, portable and perfect for Mobile Airbrush Tanning and also good for high volume tanning. It’s the best equipment available considering the low price.
Do I need to have the equipment before I start the training?
No, you don’t need to have it. We have everything here for you to use during the training. You don’t need to bring any equipment and we also provide the safety supplies for the models, facial masks/nose filters and a variety of tanning solutions for different skin tones. At our location we have several different machines available that you can test out before you make the actual purchase.
Is the equipment included in the price?
No, the equipment is not included in the training fee, however we have worked out student discount with some direct distributors so you can get the professional machine, pro spray gun, tent and starter solution ranging from $400.00 – $550.00 (free shipping). The actual price will depend on which machine you choose. In order to get this price you just have to sign up as a student and we will give you the order form. To give you an idea about the saving potential, in general, the machine sells for $499.00-$550.00 at many other places and the tent sells for $75.00 and then starter solution sells for $15.00 for each bottle. It usually takes 1 week for the company to ship the machine to you.
What days and times do you start the Airbrush Tanning Classes?
We teach every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesdays and the classes start usually at 1 p.m. and go until everything has been covered. You have the choice to take the 1 day (10-12 hours) or 2 half days (5-6 hours) class. We usually recommend to take the 2 half days because we give you a lot of information and it can be overwhelming to learn everything in one day. This is based on feedback we received from previous students. But it’s really up to you to decide. Classes usually start at 1 p.m. for the 2 half day classes and accomodations can be made based on your schedule/needs as well. Each class is limited to 1-2 students only so before making payments on a class, please call first to make sure your preferred training date is still available
What is your Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy?
What tanning solution or brands do you use?
We use different solutions based on different skin tones and based on customers needs and preferences. We know all of the good brands on the market so you will learn about all of the noteworthy brands. We will talk about this thoroughly in the training course and you can even smell many of the brands on the market before you purchase them from the companies.
Am I required to purchase solution or equipment from you?
No, we don’t sell you anything. We tell you where to purchase the equipment, supplies and solution at the best rates on the market. This is one of the things that makes our training program different. We don’t sell any solution or equipment or supplies – we refer you to the distributors who have the best rates available on the market. Many other spray tanning training providers teach airbrush tanning because they want to make the most money on the machines, supplies and solution and try to sell you products you don’t need. We pride ourselves on this because we have been able to help a lot of people get into this business at the smallest cost.
Can I learn Airbrush Tanning Online?
Yes, for those individuals who can not fly to Los Angeles, we have a customized online airbrush tanning program. The Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy has documented every step of how to start, manage and grow an airbrush tanning business. We have already trained many individuals online from cities such as Washington, Chicago, Florida, Hawaii and Morocco. The online airbrush tanning course is a combination of you learning through our online course listed at www.AirbrushTanningCertificationClasses.com and meeting with a trainer online for several hours to answer your questions and guiding you in every step. You will also be required to spray tan someone online in order to receive the certification. The online program is done at your own pace and you can access the site through a computer, phone or tablet so as long as you have high speed internet access. Detailed instructions will be given to those who sign up for the online airbrush tanning program. Call 818-674-9621 for more details or sign up here.
Will I have access to the online course after the training is completed?
Yes, this is why the online site was created, so you could have a video on almost anything to watch as a refresher. From experience we know that many people can not retain everything they learn in 1 or 2 days and this is why we created the online site with lot’s of videos on almost everything airbrush tanning. We however reserve the right to cancel any access if we see that access is being shared with others.
What Products or Equipment do I need to start an Airbrush Tanning Business?
We have a detailed list of what you need and you can easily get it by entering your name and email address at www.1DayAirbrushTanningTraining.com website. Make sure you confirm that we are allowed to send you an email. If you do not confirm, our system can not send you the list. Please also check your spam folder.
What else makes your training program different?
We teach a unique and advanced spray tanning technique that is flawless, even for beginners, and that’s why most students get 5 star ratings from their clients. The academy teaches a spray tanning technique through which clients are immediately dry and non-sticky. Clients can put on their clothes immediately after the spray tanning session and go back to work or do their normal daily routine without looking unnatural. This is almost unheard of, but our founder Simone developed this unique spray tanning technique. In addition, the academy has hours and hours of training videos available in a private membership website where students can log in any day and learn absolutely everything about airbrush tanning. The academy has a world record for having trained over 300 students from all over the world. Simone’s own airbrush tanning business in Los Angeles has received the “Best of Los Angeles Award for Airbrush Tanning in 2015” so you are learning from the best. Read press release by clicking here.
How do I enroll into class?
Call or text us at 818-674-9621 to inquire about the specific dates you want to do the training. The schedule changes daily so it’s hard to keep updated online. Once we decided on a specific date(s) for your training you can then complete the student registration form and make the payment to reserve the dates. You will also get access to the private membership website so you can start with the Basic Online Airbrush Tanning Course, which must be taken before coming to the hands-on airbrush tanning class.
Benefits from Simone's training
There are countless benefits, I could write a book on it, but if I had to name my top two, then I would have to say that nothing can compare to the hands on training and spray tanning technique that Simone provides and teaches. Just due to that benefit on it's own, I know that I will be successful and be one of the best in the business. Nothing compares to the technique she taught me, and in addition sharing her own experiences and in debt knowledge of the business. I know that all my future clients will love every spray tan I give them - my first handful of clients all said that my spray tan was the best they have ever received - and I had just graduated from Simone's academy. Yes, I follow up on all my clients, just like I was taught to do. That to me says it all - the proof is in the pudding.
The second benefit to me is that I clearly saved thousands of dollars avoiding having to blindly try out countless solutions, spray guns and equipment. Wrong choices of products and equipment, plus spray tanning inexperience would have surely cost me clients, but most importantly it would have destroyed my reputation, before the ink dry on my logo even had a chance to dry.
I was taught what products, spray guns and general equipment to avoid, how to spray tan, why clients turn orange, how to market myself etc etc. I was spared the costly, potentially deadly trial and error phase and Simone is there for you to answering the countless questions her students will have after graduation.
Anyone serious about opening a spray tanning business would be foolish not to get trained by Simone, or any one of her qualified trainers. I invested in myself when I signed up with the academy, it was the best investment I ever made. If you want to be one of the best spray tanner's, then sign up with the Hollywood Airbrush Academy - My Mama use to say to me, "Don't be penny wise and pound foolish."
Simone is, to me, the Queen of spray tanning.
I am so glad I chose The Hollywood Airbrush Academy! I was very hesitant at first because I live in Kansas and California is pretty far away. I was also hesitant because of the cost. But let me assure you that it is worth every penny! What the course is basically the spray tanning business in a box! You unpack the package, follow the step by step by step with ALL the directions, technicality, knowledge, experience and you will definitely be set up to succeed. All the research and the hard stuff is already done and layed out for you. There is even an online course to take before the initial training at the academy and a course after finishing up. I now have the knowledge and the confidence to go and start my airbrush business! Simone is also very down to earth and I throughly enjoyed my training with her. If you are thinking of attending the academy, definitely do it. It is the best thing I have done for my business. You will have everything you need in one package and I doubt you will get this kind of training anywhere! And I also need to mention that her tans last up to 10-14 days. Yes she is the bomb!
I'm one of Simone's first students from 5 yrs ago. Simone is such a good teacher. She was very patient with me I had a lot of questions & she spent 2 full days with me even though it's a one day class. I kept in touch with her every time I had a question. She also helped me build my business & now I have a very successful spray tan business. All thanks to Simone. I highly recommend going to her if u want to learn how to spray tan. She's the best!!!
I took this course and it changed my life! I learned how to spray tan beautifully. My business is growing fast in such a short period of time and I constantly recieve compliments on my work. The Teacher is so patient and she knows her stuff I would definitely recommend this class if you want to be awsome. The classes are private and fun! Worth every $ Thanks again
Last year I decided to get trained by Simone at Hollywood airbrush academy. Best! Decision I ever made not only did I learn about skin types, the right solution and not to mention her techniques are to the T! During my training Simone sprayed me and my tan lasted two weeks I can't thank you enough Simone, it's been a year since I attended her academy and I always get compliments on my technique that Simone taught me. If you're looking to learn how to spray CORRECTLY, Hollywood airbrush academy is the place to go
I took Simone's course in December and I'm so happy I did! Before you meet with her at her studio in LA she has about 4.5 hours on video lessons so you can learn the basics. Then in person you learn her hands on technique that she has perfected over the years! She is so knowledgeable and not afraid to tell you her secrets! She truly wants her students to be the best even if they are in competition with her! She trains you on multiple guns and different solutions so you can decide what works best for you, so she isn't selling anything except her knowledge. She also covers the business side as well. Everything from getting your logo designed to designing your own website. She has saved me hours and hours and so much money with all of her tips and you can't put a price on that. Then there are more videos after you complete the course and you can always go back if you need a reminder. I text her constantly with questions and she is always right there to respond and help me out, unless she is with a client. I'm just now getting started and all of the people I have done have told me I have given them the best spray tan they have ever had! If you are considering learning spray tanning I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Simone has a unique technique. Her method is training person by person. It's worthy for me to take a long distance trip from Washington DC to attend her course. The result is perfect. I get a lot of complement from my tanning clients. Moreover, she guides me some strategy to build up clientele by using social media as well. I strongly recommend Simone for whoever wants to learn how to do airbrush tanning and to extend business in beauty industry.
Having been a former client of Simone's and a huge fan of spray tanning, I decided I wanted to learn how to spray tan myself and get into the industry. I attended Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy and Would give it 10 stars if I could! Simone is extremely knowledgable on everything to do with airbrush tanning and openly shares all of her vast experience with her students. What stands out about this airbrush training course, is that not only are you taught spray tan method, products etc but she also gives complete guidance on the business aspect of starting and running your own spray tan business which you will not find elsewhere and which is invaluable!! The fact that she assists in this as well is just one of the many ways in which she exemplifies how much she truly wants each student to succeed! I highly recommend to anyone looking to gain A+ training, practical biz ideas and ongoing support. Thank you Simone!
I would like to say that Simone gave me so much more than just teaching me to apply a flawless spray tan!
"CONFIDENCE" i was so nervous about my technique, solution choices, equipment, pleasing my clients, advertising, etc. simone had suggested that i tan (20) people complimentary before i start charging, therefore i could get the practice and be 100% comfortable. She trained me so thoroughly that i began charging, after spray tanning only 6 people. Today, I could tan with my eyes closed because her technique is so "perfect"!
"CONTINUOUS EDUCATION" Since finishing the training with Simone, I have spoken with her MANY times. She embraces all my questions and concerns and always has time for me. Once you begin tanning people more frequently, a whole new set of questions will arise. I've called her with issues regarding skin types, client questions that i don't have the answer too, different brands of solutions & other additional products, cleaning my equipment, skin reactions and so much more!
"BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE" I wish i could share with you some of her infamous quotes but you will just have to hear them from her. Simone is not just an amazing spray tan technician and teacher, OH NO! She is a very wise entrepreneur, specializing in marketing and business. My business, Glow-N-Go-Mobile Tanning was up and running within the first month due to Simone's successful ideas and suggestions.
"FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES" Simone posted my information on her site as one of her students and a certified airbrush technician. It doesn't get better than that, as she is extremely high ranked in all the top search engines. Google her and see for yourself. Simone is currently expanding her businesses in many ways and i have no doubt that she will be recruiting her top pupils all over the country to assist her in future opportunities!
This tanning world has proven to be bigger than i ever expected! Good luck and enjoy the experience. You couldn't ask for a better teacher!