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TWIN KOI x Schulz Beauty

We had the pleasure of meeting the beauties behind Twin Koi - Julia and Avery. Twin Koi is a Canadian fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog. We love their blog and social pages because of their minimal, modern and unique style.

Schulz Beauty gave the girls their first spray tan - both girls who are fair skinned loved how natural their glow was when they left. 

Check out their blog on their first spray tan experience at Schulz Beauty here.

 

 Before and after shot of their spray tan using our paraben-free spray tan solution.

Before and after shot of their spray tan using our paraben-free spray tan solution.

Schulz Beauty Spray Tan

The Perfect Faux Glow for your Wedding!

24K Glow for Bride + Bridesmaid by Schulz Beauty

Now that we've reached the busy season for bridal, we're giving our brides an all natural glow for their wedding. Not only does it make brides look fabulous in a white gown, it makes their makeup application look even more glowing and gorgeous.

Here are some tips for brides wanting the perfect faux glow for the wedding day:

1) Schedule a test spray tan about a month before the wedding. This gives you the chance to test out what day you like the colour the best (i.e. some prefer the 2nd day when it's the darkest, versus other brides who prefer the colour on the 3rd day when it's naturally faded slightly). Also it gives you a good excuse to get a spray tan, whether it's for your bachelorette or for a busy weekend, showing off your spray tan is sure to make your girls envious of your glow and wanting to book their own!

2) Don't worry about anything getting on your white dress. As long as you've taken your first shower after the spray tan, the solution has sunk into your skin and any excess colour/bronzer has been washed off. 

3) Choose a colour level similar to what your base colour is already. So if its in the middle of the Summer and you've been at the cottage this whole time, obviously you are going to be darker than you would be during the wintertime. If you have dark hair & eyes, you can get away with a darker tan, and those that are blond with fair skin, you'd want a hue that's a bit lighter.

4) When it comes to preserving the colour, stick to warm not super hot showers and blot dry with your towel (not rub). The moisturize generously with an oil-free moisturizer. Adhere to the proper prep and aftercare for your spray tan to ensure flawless colour on your wedding day; see the following link to all the prep and aftercare instructions here

5) Make those appointments! Nope, a month out is not too far in advance. Even if you have to change the date or time of your spray tan during the week of your wedding, now is the time to book to ensure a spot.

Click here for our spray tanning menu.

* bridal packages available for your bachelorette or before your wedding; bring in 4 friends and receive a complimentary 24 Karat spray tan for yourself! Make-up & hair services are available upon request.

 

 

 

 

Top Spray Tanning Tips

 

The key to a long-lasting, perfect spray tan is the prep before the spray tan and the maintenance after. Below are a few important tips on how to ensure the perfect glow:

Exfoliate the day before your spray tan

Why? Because exfoliation leads to longer lasting and even colour. The better you exfoliate pre-spray tan, the less your body will need to exfoliate afterwards, allowing your glow to last longer.

Avoid putting lotion on after you shower and before you are getting spray tanned.

Why? Moisturizer/lotion can act as a barrier and prevent absorption of DHA (the active ingredient in any sunless tanning product and what causes your skin to change colour).

Avoid wanting to be TOO dark for your current skin colour.

Why? A super dark colour might look good on your porcelain skin when you are sprayed and the first couple of days but going too dark for your skin tone could leave to uneven or patchy fading. We recommend doing a natural glow which can be built upon the next time you come for your spray tan vs. going many shades darker on your first tan.

Wait 7-8 hours before showering.

Why? The DHA needs 7-8 hours to develop, the longer you leave it on the better! Our rapid tan solution for Girls on the Go allows you to wait only 2-4 hours before showering and the colour will continue to develop/get darker up to 24 hours after showering.

Wear loose fitting clothing to the spray tan appointment, avoid tight clothing right after.

Why? Anything that rubs against your skin causes friction, that friction will inevitably rub off some of your developing tan. We want try to not disturb the tanning process as much as possible! For example, wearing tight jeans or pants may rub off some solution leaving you with a lighter colour than if you allowed the solution to fully sink in. Ideally wear cotton after your spray tan; cotton clothing allows the skin to breath which helps to prevent any moisture from sweating.

Post-Spray Tan Maintenance:

After the 8 hours, take a light warm shower. Wash with a mild shower gel and simply rinse the extra airbrush solution off the surface of your skin. Do not exfoliate your skin during this shower. Gently pat yourself dry. Do not rub yourself dry.

Shaving after your tan speeds up the exfoliation process and shortens your tan by causing your tan to start to fade. When shaving, be sure to use a fresh blade with a light touch to minimize exfoliation and extend the life of your tan.

Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and moisturize twice daily with a non-oily product to keep your glow tan lasting as long as possible!

Notable’s Young Entrepreneur Feature

Schulz Beauty and founder Jennifer Schulz was recently featured as Today's Notable Entrepreneur on  Notable.ca. Read the full interview here to learn more about us, here are some highlights of the interview: 

 

Describe what you do in less than 140 characters. Go.
We make women glow gorgeous. Schulz Make-up + Beauty Studio is the first of its kind in Toronto, an intimate and glamorous place to make one feel their best.

We offer make-up, custom spray tanning and hairstyling for every occasion. We also boast Toronto’s first sunless (UV-Free) studio, providing our clients with a natural looking glow without exposure to harmful rays.

 

What was the inspiration for your career route?
I worked many years as a corporate accountant but my passion was always make-up and making people look and feel their best.  After receiving my CA designation I decided to go to make-up school and learn from the best. While I was living in Vancouver, I worked as an accountant full-time and was freelancing as a makeup artist and hairstylist in the evenings and weekends.

I realized that a woman shouldn’t have to wait for her big day or a special occasion to be pampered and to get her make-up done. When I moved to Toronto, after years of juggling my day-job as an accountant and evenings/weekends as a make-up artist, I decided to open my own place and Schulz Make-up + Beauty Studio was born. I wanted to create a place where women can go and be made to feel beautiful, anytime.

Also, coming from Vancouver, where there are many options to get a great spray tan, I was shocked how hard it was to find somewhere to get one in Toronto. I felt there was a need for a beautiful place to get a natural glow throughout the year, especially with the dangers of using a tanning bed.

 

Where is your favourite place to wine/dine in your city and why? 

King West since there are tons of great restaurants and bars and it's on my front doorstep. Bar Buca for snacks, and the Mafalde ai Funghi Pasta at Gusto 101 is so good I have dreams about it.
 

What gives you the greatest FOMO?


Having to wake up super early every Saturday during the busy season for weddings (May to October) while everyone else is sleeping in.

 

What's your guiltiest pleasure? 


White wine and trashy reality TV (hello, Real Housewives).

 

What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on? What’s something you wish you spent more on?


Make-up! Or maybe I wish that make-up wasn’t so expensive… but it’s product testing, right?

I wish I could spend more money on travel and carving out time to get away on extended trips.

2015 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

It’s already that time of year where we’re starting our Christmas shopping! A fail-proof gift to get a loved one is usually an awesome beauty product. As beauty professionals we see and test out a whole lot of product. So here it is, your ultimate guide to beauty gifting this season!

MaskerAide Face Masks – serious skincare for the most fabulous of lifestyles. These facial sheet masks are made from a thin fibrous material and perfectly shaped to contour to your face. Soaked in a highly concentrated serum, it's infused with vitamins and nutrients. They are super hydrating, provide instant brightening, are eco-friendly and are very affordable. Give the Gift of glow in this limited edition holiday pack containing one of each of the 6 different kinds of face masks. ($42 CDN at Schulz Make-up & Beauty Studio).

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Bobbi Brown Universal Lip PaletteOne of Sephora’s exclusive limited edition Holiday 2015 make-up items is the Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015 Lip Palette. This winning gift offers a mix of 12 nude, bright, and bold shades that can be worn alone, mixed, or layered to create virtually any look. The artist-inspired palette is super handy and allows you to carry all the colours you need when you’re on the go. Know a lady who loves her lippies? This is perfect for her! ($70 CDN at Sephora)

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Fresh: Sugar Lip Party Favors - A fool-proof gift that any woman can use are these Fresh essentials. The Sugar Lip Polish is a must have for kissable lips, especially in the harsh winter; it gently exfoliates and conditions, while the lip treatments deliver nourishment and a subtle colour. These 5 items - which range in colour from bright to bold, are amazing as they glide on easily and will match any skin tone. It’s tempting not to scoop one up for yourself at the same time! ($45 CDN at Sephora)

Make Up Forever: Artist Palette Volume 1 (Nudes ) - This convenient eye-shadow palette has 9 must-have Artist Shadow formulas in neutral tones. Personally we think these colours are to die for – highly pigmented, the perfect amount of shimmer, and highly-blendable. You can never go wrong with neutral tones as well! We recommend this palette over the more colourful Volume 2 palette, since it's also great for those new to makeup. Whether you’re creating a chic, natural look or a smoky-bronzed look, this palette will be your go-to and suitable for all skin tones. ($49 CDN at Sephora)

Deborah Lippman: Dressed to the Nines’ Nail Colour Collection – Create the perfect holiday manicure with this set of Deborah Lippman nail polishes. With 9 gorgeous shades in this limited edition collection, you’ll always have a shade to match each season. Stay polished all year round, whether it’s a girls night out in the spring or a romantic winter date night. ($63 CDN Nordstrom)

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Set – Ok this set may not be as realistic of a holiday gift but we had to include this epic lipstick collection called Lips & Boys. With over 10 colour families, this 50-shade set comes with a hefty price tag of $1,950 USD. But, can we just admire the beauty that is Tom Ford lipsticks below? For the record you can totally buy just one of the lipsticks at ($55 at Holts), or divide the mini lipsticks among friends and family for birthdays and holidays year-round.

*For those GTA girls who’ve ever dreamed about having Drake on your lips.. Tom Ford released a “Drake” shade as a part of the collection 😉

Last but not least, a gift certificate for a beauty service at Schulz Make-up & Beauty Studio makes for the perfect customizable gift. Whether you want to treat a girlfriend to a make-up application/hair styling, or get your girls together to enjoy the festive season! Getting all glammed up is always in season. Contact us to purchase one! 🎁

Happy Holidays!

xo Jen and Gracie