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News Archive for February, 2010

The Challenge of 2009

Friday, February 26th, 2010

2010-02-26 Hanging on copyDespite all indications that most tanning business owners are optimistic about the future, about half of the salon market believes their overall financial position is weaker today than it was one year ago, a SmartTan.com poll conducted this month suggests.…

6,000 IU Would Rock ‘D’ World!

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

2010-02-25 6,000 IU copyA leading vitamin D advocacy group believes daily vitamin D intake recommendations may have to go as high as 6,000 international units — 15 times higher than current recommendations — to ensure that everyone gets natural levels of The Sunshine …

Vitamin D Shrinks Cancer Cells: ABC

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

2010-02-24 Vitamin D and cancer copyABC News reported on Good Morning America on Monday that higher levels of vitamin D shrink cancer cells much the same way as the uber-drug Tamoxifen — a realization that comes as no surprise to vitamin D researchers, but which …

Obama Proposal Revives ‘Tan Tax’

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

President Barack Obama has put 9,000 jobs in jeopardy when he went back on his campaign promise Monday, supporting a proposed tax brokered by powerful lobbyists behind closed doors.  The controversial 10 percent federal tax on indoor tanning services has …

Born Again: Reborn Couture from Devoted Creations

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

1.2-sdeep-dcDevoted Creations is always at the forefront of trends and what’s hip in tanning lotions. The company uses top grade ingredients in each of its products and, of course, Reborn Couture is no exception to the Devoted rule. Reborn is …

Take Your Pick: Ergoline Offers Three New Series for 2010

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

1.2-hspot-ergolineErgoline has three new series for this tanning season and each has something unique to offer salons, as well as having the following attributes in common:

• Efficiently-priced solutions for entry-level sunbeds

• Proven tanning results in turbo and super …

Reach Out to Win Back Customers

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

1.2-nikWhile some regions in Canada experienced growth with modest increases in sales last year, other areas are still waiting to see improvement. One of the biggest challenges tanning salons are facing today is a decrease in sales and customer traffic. …

JCTA: A NEW Decade

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

1.2-jctaSalons are supporting the Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) efforts in working with government, media and researchers for a better understanding of our industry. We think the new Smart Tan Canada magazine will become one of the major information portals …

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