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Old 08-24-2007, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Wink Trying to get into the mobile sunless biz?

Hi everyone! I am trying to break into the mobile sunless market in my state. I am hitting brick walls at every corner from local government/board of health through the state. So far there are no licensing guidlines that they can find for airbrush tanning. Cosmetology doesnt cover it either. Now what? I have the training. Ive paid for equipment, etc. This is the first thing on my list and its a dead end right now. Does anyone have any advise for me? Im in the state of MA.

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Soooo what's the problem? Put an ad in the paper and start spraying.
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Re: Trying to get into the mobile sunless biz?

Maybe go to a salon that doesn't offer it and give them a kickback for referrals. Or better yet, maybe you can rent out a room from them by the day to spray.
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Maybe go to a salon that doesn't offer it and give them a kickback for referrals. Or better yet, maybe you can rent out a room from them by the day to spray.
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Re: Trying to get into the mobile sunless biz?

Hahaha! Thanks for both your responses. Those are not far from what I am thinking honestly. If they cant figure it out...its not my problem!! Its like I live in the tundra here...there arent many airbrushers here....YET!! So its to my benefit right now. Thanks for the advise!! Keep it coming!

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Re: Trying to get into the mobile sunless biz?

There really isn't much to tell. There really is no "laws" for spray tanning gig until you start making above a certain abount of $$$ anyway.

It's a hobby till you start paying taxes cause you are making bank. Best idea is to find some *** that refuses to do spray tanning (like me) and tell em you'll pay X amount for a room and you can use it as your "home base". Kinda like an ON CALL spray tanner.

Remember, you have to be TOP OF YOUR GAME or forgetit.
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Re: Trying to get into the mobile sunless biz?

Find a bar and do facial airbrushes and hand out your cards.
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Re: Trying to get into the mobile sunless biz?

So then if I get a DBA and EIN/FID # will I screw myself? Or just fly under the gun and keep it as you say a "hobby"? I want to be legit. My town already knows Im on the hunt...and its a small town..only 1 tanning salon. Word will get around. BUT I do go to the best salon here in town AND I think they are looking to get into tanning...so...I guess I better get on it right?
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EIN/FID# is just your SS#. you are a one "man" show. No need to go nuts. Do it as you need. NO LLC or that crap. All a waste.
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