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We Are Sunshine

Still Slow? Five Things You Should be Doing Now

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

By Jenny Backman, Carolina Tan Factory

Unfortunately, the winter months can linger on for what seems like forever, and all of us in the tanning world are praying for the return of our beloved tanning season where all is well …

Sunburn Prevention: The Golden Rule of Smart Tanning

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Everything we do as indoor tanning professionals is based upon the underlying premise of sunburn prevention.

It’s a big part of the reason why all operators are trained in UV science, why we skin-type our clients, gradually acclimate them to …

Sunless Inc. Poised to Drive Spray Tan Boom Under New Ownership

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Continuous growth and encouraging consumer trends make it an exciting time to be in the spray tanning business, and investors have taken notice. The recent acquisition of Sunless, Inc. by New York private equity firm Castle Harlan is certainly another …

Look Like a Big Deal

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

By Jenny Backman, Carolina Tan Factory

I am a small business salon owner, just recently adding my third salon, all within 20 miles of each other. I get asked time and time again if there are locations in different areas …

Don’t Neglect the Follow-Through

Friday, November 29th, 2019

By Scott Nichols, UV Utilities

It’s all in the follow-through! If you were to Google the definition of follow-through, it will come up saying “the continuing of an action or task to its conclusion.” In management, I have found the …

ASA State Regulatory Program Has 103 victories in 7 years

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

State regulatory advocacy – a key cornerstone of the American Suntanning Association’s efforts to promote responsible sunbed usage in professional salons – will face new challenges in 2020.

Efforts to restrict UV tanning in salons for clients under age 18 …

Keep Your Priorities Straight this Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

By Scott Nichols, salon GM and consultant

The holiday season is upon us, and many salons are gearing up for their promotions and sales. We are entering one the best times of the year with customers wanting to get their …

Beat Colds and Flus with Vitamin D

Monday, November 25th, 2019

By Carole Baggerly, GrassrootsHealth

Did you know that by raising your vitamin D level to 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) you could lower your risk of not only bone diseases but also everyday colds and flus? GrassrootsHealth, together with 48 world-renowned …