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‘Vitally Important Study on Sunlight, MS’: Sunlight Institute

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

A new study explains the various mechanisms by which sun exposure can protect against and improve the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, the Sunlight Institute‘s Marc Sorenson reports. Not only does vitamin D seem to impact the condition, but other …

What’s Different About Smart Tan’s Latest Operator Training?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The best tanning training in the industry just got better. Find out why so many salons turn to Smart Tan for their technical training, and why the 2015 UV Tanning Certification has created a whole new category of operator training.…

Expert in Excellence

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

As the director of sales and education for Devoted Creations, Lisa Parsons prides herself on her active relationship with salon owners. In the industry since the age 16, Lisa is knowledgeable about what salons are looking for and what they …

Palm Beach Tan Celebrates Top Franchisees at Annual Conference

Friday, November 20th, 2015

DALLAS, Texas – Nov. 9, 2015 – Palm Beach Tan (PBT) recently held its annual Franchise Conference in Santa Barbara, California to review 2015 results, present plans for the coming year and to recognize the hard work of the franchisees. …

Connecting With Your Community

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Each Memorial Day, Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane, Washington hosts a community event on their premises. Yes, a community event is held at a funeral home. They choose a theme and host a celebration with live entertainment. In the retail …

Smart Tan Nashville Celebrates Anniversary in Style

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

It was an event fit for a milestone anniversary celebration. Smart Tan Nashville 2015 — Smart Tan’s 20th annual convention — took over the Music City last weekend, highlighted by celebrity appearances, huge prizes, fresh education, and all the industry’s biggest names.


The most …

Gwyneth Paltrow: Get Some Sun!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

2010-06-21 Gwyneth Paltrow copyActress Gwyneth Paltrow — who for years was the poster-child of cosmetic dermatology’s push to keep everyone out of the sun — later revealed that sun avoidance made her severely vitamin D deficient and that she no longer considers it …

Member of the Month has Small-Town Soul

Monday, November 16th, 2015

At the age of 17, Jenny Backman got a job as a bed cleaner for a local tanning salon. A self-described beauty and skin care fanatic, she instantly fell in love with the tanning industry. In the late 1990s, she …