4 2013 Apr

Avoid Harm With A Sunless Spray Tan

carribean-tanThere are many different products available out there that can help give you a spray tan and prevent you from being harmed by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which can eventually lead to skin cancer. There have been a number of different items referred to as ‘sunless tanning products,’ which are intended to give someone a tan without going into the sun.

Avoid sunless tanning pills, because these are known to be dangerous for the liver and can sometimes turn skin orange. Instead, use products that provide a sunless spray tan, through products that can be applied externally to the skin. Sunless spray tan products have been proven to be safe and are approved by the FDA.

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15 2013 Feb

Spray Tanning Solutions Inspired by Melanoma

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) –

“Back in the 80’s, it was ‘how tan and how blonde can you be?!’ ” said Andrea Licata Bernath.

It was that quest that landed Bernath on the other side of our cameras more than two decades later — but let’s start at the beginning.

Bernath was just 29-years-old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma 12 years ago.

“Really when I was first diagnosed I didn’t have a fear. You know, I thought I go to the dermatologist and they could cut it out and I could be on my way,” said Bernath.

But that just wasn’t the case.

Bernath was diagnosed on a Thursday. On the next Monday she had her first surgery. In four and half hours doctors removed 16 percent of the muscle in her back, 42 lymph nodes, and 5 other sites they were concerned about. And she has the scars to prove it.

But she’s not alone.

Nearly 77,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year in the US. And this cancer will kill more than 9,000 people.

“Even though I got, I had melanoma, I still wanted to be tan. So I started going to tanning facilities and trying other self tanner. And everything I tried turned me some shade of orange.”

So, Andrea quit her job in sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company and developed her own product for sunless tanning, Kahuna Bay Spray Tan.

The business started as a retail location but other spas and salons wanted the product. It didn’t take long for Andrea and her business partner Chris to get out of the retail side and go strictly into distribution.

Now they are one of the industry leaders. Their sunless tanning products are used by celebrities, pageants, and network news agencies – and carried in more than 12,000 salons and spas around the world.

“We’ve had people from as far away as Japan come here to this tiny little facility.”

Right now they currently employ 11 people in the Toledo area — including several at the Kahuna Bay Spray Tan franchise retail store, which opened this week in Sylvania, Ohio. It’s an exciting time — but for Andrea it is also deeply personal.

“We get contacted by people who have been diagnosed with melanoma daily. And it’s getting younger and younger. If these kids can be aware. If they can go sunless. Wear their sunscreen. We will do what we can to make them beautiful.”

A Note From Emilie: 

Andrea shared with me this YouTube clip called “Dear 16 Year Old Me.” It is truly exceptional and no matter how old you are, I recommend taking the 5 minutes to watch it. 

Here’s a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM


Sunless Spray Tanning in the news

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25 2012 Dec

Something’s Different

Recently, I noticed that there was something different (in a good way) about my girlfriend, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I went through the motions and whatnot, trying to figure out exactly what it was. I knew it wasn’t a new haircut or new clothes or anything like that, though I did guess those things for good measure.

I was surprised when she told me what was different. Apparently she had completely switched from natural tanning to airbrush tanning and honestly, I think it looks a lot better and it’s also nice to know that it’s not harmful for her skin at all in the way that natural tanning has been proven to be.

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21 2012 Jun

Tulloch Tans

I try to share my newly found love for spray tans with all my friends.  I figured a really effective way to spread to word would be to start my own mobile spray tanning business.  I purchased a start up spray tanning kit online from a distributor of spray tanning solution and supplies that came highly recommended by my friend (and salon owner) Tulloch.  “Tulloch’s Touch Salon & Spa” has been in business for a while, and was one of the first places in my home town to offer sunless tanning.  Needless to say I trusted Tulloch’s judgement, and she was sweet enough to take me under her wing.

Tulloch and I sat down and talked about the different spray tanning solution samples I had received and decided on a couple products we thought my clientele would love.  She even took the time to show me the proper spray tanning procedure, and let me barrow some of her staff to practice on! I’m very lucky to have such a great friend, so willing to help me spread the word of sunless tanning in a UV world.

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18 2012 Jun

Spray Tan Aftercare

About four days since my last spray tan and my skin is still looking great! This is all thanks to the great spray tan extender I purchased.  If you want your tan to last you have to take the right steps to take care of it!

I always am sure to use a body wash designed for DHA tanning.  This reduces the chance of your soap removing the spray tan. Then I moisturize with my favorite sunless tan extender.  It has a little bit of DHA in it which keeps my tan looking fresh.  Smells great too!

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15 2012 Jun

A Spray Tanning Solution For All Miss America

All spray tan solutions are not created equal.  There are so many different shades and brands…with bronzer, without bronzer, emulsified, blended.  Ugh!  With so many different products on the market how do I know what is the best spray tan solution?!

A simple solution to this problem is to purchase different sample packs.  Most distributors offer a variety of spray tan solution brands in smaller sample size bottles.  This way you can try out different spray tan solutions before buying your favorite solutions in larger, more expensive (but more cost effective) sizes!

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3 2012 Jan

Ringing in the New Year

My time visiting my aunt and uncle in Florida has been wonderful. I spent December 31st exploring South Beach and stopping by various hot spots to ring in the New Year. Thank goodness I got a spray tan before I took my trip because every man and woman in Miami seems to sport a fantastic glow. Without a tan, I would have stood out like a sore thumb.

I spent the first day of 2012 lying on the beach, recovering from the previous night’s festivities. Getting this great spray tan got me thinking about starting my own salon business. While we were relaxing, I decided to bounce some ideas off of my aunt on how to start a tanning salon business. She’s a good listener and made some excellent points about starting a new business venture.

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27 2011 Dec

Christmas in Florida

For Christmas, my aunt and uncle surprised me with roundtrip plane tickets to visit them in Florida. This is a real treat since it is freezing cold this time of year where I live. I’ll be staying with them for the first week of the New Year.

Before I jet down to Florida, I’ll need to make several preparations. First, I need to dig out my summer clothes since it is still in the mid to upper 70s in Florida. Second, I need to swing by the salon and make use of their airbrush tanning system. I do not want to look like Casper the friendly ghost while ringing in the New Year!

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20 2011 Dec

Vanity of Male Swimmers

In high school I was a member of the varsity swim team. I was not a stellar athlete, but I still earned a spot on the team (most likely because they needed to flesh out the women’s team). The men’s team, however, was stacked with young men who also swam in an extremely competitive local club.

These are the male swimmers who shave all of their body hair before competition to cut down on friction in the water. Some of these guys were also incredibly vain; though, I can’t say that I blame them entirely- those jammers leave nothing to the imagination. I suspect that some of them went so far as to have airbrush tanning solution applied before big meets. Either that or they didn’t mind braving the winter weather to soak up some rays.

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15 2011 Nov

Voted Best Spray Tanning Training Course in Toledo, Ohio

Airbrush Spray Tanning Training Courses are the best way to learn how to be the best at spraying sunless tanning solutions.  A  Airbrush Spray Tanning Training Certification Course will train you the basics and the tricks to help you speed up your learning curve!

Sunless Spray Tanning has become an essential service in many salons and for mobile spray tanning Companies, with increasing awareness of the dangers of sun-beds and sun-bathing  Airbrush Spray Tanning Training Certification Courses are now in high demand in the U.S.A.

Airbrush Spray Tanning Training Certification Courses can  offer different levels of certification training depending on the level of expertise desired; and the number of people being trained. Individual or small group spray tan training is available at the Kahuna Bay Tan, and  Artesian Tan Warehouse in Toledo, Ohio. Additional training is also offered during regional trade shows throughout the year. They also offer live online spray tan training courses and have many professionally trained spray tan trainers throughout the U.S.A.

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