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Study Suggests Sunlight, Not Vitamin D, Eases MS Symptoms

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Sun exposure was significantly associated with less severe fatigue and depression in those with Multiple Sclerosis, while vitamin D levels were not significantly correlated with either symptom, in a study reported by the Vitamin D Council.

“This present study is …

Memberships, Memberships, Memberships

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

By Jenny Backman, Carolina Tan Factory

It’s true that “it’s never too late.” Let me go on record and be one of many that will tell you that if you aren’t selling memberships in your salon, do not wait another …

It Pays to Get Some Rays: GrassrootsHealth

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

By Carole Baggerly, GrassrootsHealth

Neither too much or too little sunlight is good for your health. It is important to manage your sunlight exposure with an understanding of:

  • Your skin type
  • The strength of the UV lamp (or UV index

Wired for Joy: Nashville speaker preaches the power of feelings in business

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

When most of you arrive in Nashville and get settled in at your beautiful hotel and ready for a weekend of education and fun with people you may know or may just be getting to know, you likely experience a …

In the Glow: Advice for a new salon owner

Monday, August 7th, 2017



We met back at the International SmartTan Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. I am a brand new salon owner in a growing town and I hope to grow with it. My question is, what 3 pieces of advice would

Word of Mouth: The power to build or destroy

Friday, August 4th, 2017

There’s always lots of talk about print advertising, direct mailing, social media, radio, television, etc. But for some reason, we seem to neglect talking about the most important and free way to market a business: word of mouth.

With the …

Are You Really Prepared?

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

By Tara Sanders, Touchable Tans

With slow season upon us, now is a good time to make sure all of your ducks are in a row. For most small salons like mine, you as the owner carry the weight of …

Tweaking Your Customer Service

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

By Ashley Laabs

There is no doubt that sales keep a tanning salon open. But is your salon doing the right things to make those sales possible?

According to the United States Department of Labor, jobs in customer service are …