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West Side Tanner 08-19-2004 09:33 AM

DITTO Chester. His is exactly how we feel !

chester 08-19-2004 09:37 AM

I'm not going to bash sunless tanning because I have no experience with it. The only experience that I have are
1. I get at least one phone call a day asking if we have spray on tanning. This makes me wonder if I should carry it.
2. Customers who have used the spray on tanning have mixed thoughts about it. Some like it and some don't. Those who don't have complained of an orange color and an uneven tan requiring an additional purchase of sunless lotion.

I guess that I'm not convinced one way or the other. If I'm going to invest a substantial amount of money on a product, I need to feel least 90% sure that it's going to sell good for at least several years. I'm afraid of it being a trend. I also don't want to have 50% of my spray on tanning customers happy and the other 50% complaining about streaks, etc.

I was hoping that this website would clear up my fears so that I would feel confident about the product. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened.


chester 08-19-2004 09:37 AM

I'm not going to bash sunless tanning because I have no experience with it. The only experience that I have are
1. I get at least one phone call a day asking if we have spray on tanning. This makes me wonder if I should carry it.
2. Customers who have used the spray on tanning have mixed thoughts about it. Some like it and some don't. Those who don't have complained of an orange color and an uneven tan requiring an additional purchase of sunless lotion.

I guess that I'm not convinced one way or the other. If I'm going to invest a substantial amount of money on a product, I need to feel least 90% sure that it's going to sell good for at least several years. I'm afraid of it being a trend. I also don't want to have 50% of my spray on tanning customers happy and the other 50% complaining about streaks, etc.

I was hoping that this website would clear up my fears so that I would feel confident about the product. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened.


West Side Tanner 08-19-2004 10:12 AM

ok Chester !

engfant 08-19-2004 10:52 AM

I agree with Chester as long as he doesn't post the same thing again. Yeah that 05-06 was just instead of saying the near future. Hand held spray techniques won't slap people in the face as hard as the booths cause it's not "plug and spray". You have to have some actual training and skill to do anything by hand.
Everything that's come out onto the market in the last 2 years is experimental at best. Some even look like prototypes or incomplete. Only a few products are maturing due to the idea being eaten up by companies with cash to invest into the product. The CalTan Turbobronzer is probably the best example of this. A complete system that makes sense. Not some free sprayer that came with 2 gals of solution. Talk about ghetto. Also, those overspray booths are lifesavers for fools (like myself) that have really no way to vent the mist.

If you plan on selling a premium service it has to APPEAR to be premium. Also it has to perform. 50% sucess rates bothers me too. 90% is where I want to be at.

SpraysOfRays 08-29-2004 01:09 PM

I agree with Engfant that body detailing will be very hot in the future for spray tanning. Who wouldn't love a little extra "look of cleavage" or "defined abs". It should be in the minds of people using the spray tanning systems today. You, as salon owners, are hand-applying a tan to your clients. There are three parts to this equation in achieving an even, natural-looking tan that your customers will be happy to repeat.

1. A reliable piece of equipment with a great warranty and customer service that backs it up.

2. The skill with which the tech applies the tan. All of the systems out there take a little practice to get it right. Take a minute to sponge any uneven spots or to define that cleavage or abs. Your customer will appreciate the time you spend on their tan rather than getting them sprayed and out of there in 2 minutes.

3. Educating the customer about exfoliating prior to the tanning session (and selling them the product to do so), putting a little moisturizer on the knees and feet and barrier cream on the fingernails. Then discussing after-spray tanning skin care....swimming in chlorine pools diminishes the tan quickly, use of tan extenders every other day(and selling them the product as well); and most importantly, that even though they look fantastically tan, they are not protected from the sun and have to use sunscreens.

In my opinion, there is a time and place for both bed and spray tanning. The end results are clients who are happy with how they look, salon owners who are happy with their sales results and proud of their service, and generations of people who won't be visiting dermatologists with skin cancer.

Happy Tanning Everyone
Jayne

Neon Beach 08-29-2004 01:30 PM

Quote:
On 2004-08-19 09:11, jo wrote:
I don't have spray tan although I probably get a phone call every day asking (I don't have the space for it regardless) There are others in town with it. Frankly, I have only heard of one person who is a happy regular. Most are eager to try it and are happy with the initial results but really dislike the blotching afterward - the uneven fade... any comments from those in the know?


I agree 100%

lil_missfit 08-29-2004 08:35 PM

I better add another bed in Jan so I can stay afloat.

tanu01 08-29-2004 08:42 PM

I think you should a big bed and an Ultra fountan!
Flick

lil_missfit 08-29-2004 09:21 PM

What kind of deal can you make me on a "big" bed, I'll add ultra in with the payment.

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