The booth is surprisingly sizeable, with the floor marked with four foot shapes, each numbered from one to four. The calming automatic voice – let’s call her Miss Magnetan – politely instructed me to push another button to start the session. I was then asked to start with my left foot on number 1 and my right on number 2, and off we went with the spray tan, with the automatic spray gun evenly applying the tan from top to bottom. She then asked me to turn right, placing my left foot on number 2 and my right on number 3. This continued until each angle of my body had been coated with the glorious stuff. Because it is so precise, this method is foolproof and ensures an even application of tan every time.
The tan starts developing after 4 hours, and continues to do so for another 12 hours. Unlike the spray tans that we are familiar with, Magnetan doesn’t take out the rest of your day and leave you sitting on piles of towels on the couch, fearful of leaving a trail of orange throughout the house. I popped into Glow Station on my lunch break and headed back to work afterwards without a worry. I was even able to put my stockings and bra back on, which amazingly did not result in any funny marks or streaks. The spray tan lasted a good 10 days, after which it faded evenly across the skin.
Whether it’s for a party, holiday or just a mid-week treat, there is no faster way to make yourself feel like a absolute goddess than with a two-minute visit to Glow Station. Admittedly, I had no significant occasion to flaunt my first incredible Glow Station tan, owing to my looming university exams. But you know what? I was the smuggest, bronzed-up b*tch in the library.
Above is a small extract of our feature in couturing.com, for the full article click here