What is a HVLP Tanning System?
At the tanning salon you’ve probably heard or seen HVLP, but didn’t know what it stood for. HVLP simply means high-volume low-pressure. HVLP airbrush tanning systems have an airbrush that holds high volume sunless tanning solution that is powered by a low-pressure air compressor. A 1/8 hp motor, moisture filter, pressure gauge, and airflow adjustment knob make up the compressor.
Most HVLP airbrush tanning systems use dual action airbrushes. One type is a gravity-feed airbrush that keeps the tanning solution reservoir on the side or top. The second is a suction-feed airbrush that pulls tanning solution upward. Overall, HVLP systems tend to give even, overall coverage.