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We Are Sunshine

Be The Whole Package

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

By Ashley Laabs

As different business models emerge, the concept of leadership is becoming more abstract than ever. It is a quality that everyone seems to have, but few can actually demonstrate through their actions. Even as the workplace adapts …

9 of 10 Salons Let Employees Tan Free: Poll

Friday, April 20th, 2018

In a poll, more than 90 percent of salons said they offer their employees free tanning, and more than 80 percent said they allow employees to use any of their sunbeds free of cost.

Just 4 percent of salons …

The Benefits of Sensible Sunshine: GrassrootsHealth

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

By Carole Baggerly, GrassrootsHealth

Was sunshine always considered dangerous? No. In fact, sunlight enabled evolution and is important for humans. A study of traditionally living populations in equatorial east Africa, published in 2012, showed that 48 ng/ml (120 nmol/L) was …

Stop the War on Women:
Your second message to your U.S. representatives

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

The American Suntanning Association has created a simple, yet powerful initiative that will get thousands of messages to all of our representatives so our voices will be heard. This program is simple, takes a few minutes a month, and we …

Be Prepared for Visits from FDA Inspectors

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Smart Tan has been advised that field visits to tanning businesses by U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors should be expected to be more commonplace this year.

The FDA is “re-labeling” its field inspectors, and the Center for Devices and …

Maintain Your Busy Season Momentum

Monday, April 16th, 2018

By Scott Nichols

Busy season is in full swing and before you know, it’s over! All our efforts right now are on the taking care of the customer and maximizing every dollar that comes into the salon, and there is …

Fictional Villains Doomed by Lack of Sunlight: Study

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Have you ever wondered how the good guys always manage to get the best of their villainous foes in books and films? According to a paper in the Medical Journal of Australia it has nothing to do with justice or …

Do You Speak Fluent Sunless?

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

By Ivy Potter

It has been 95 years since Coco Chanel stepped out with sun kissed skin, making sunbathing glam and laying the foundation for indoor UV tanning. Although consumers have been trying their hands at “sunless” options for just …