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Old 04-07-2009, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello!! First time here! I am interested in doing mobile airbrush tanning. I currently own a swim suit boutique in San Diego and I would like to also start an airbrust tanning biz. If I do this I will be purchasing the Infinity Sun. I really just want to know if anyone here does Airbrush only services and if they make decent money doing it? On the weekends I will be offering the tanning at my store in one of the fitting rooms..I thought maybe a new tan would go well with a new suit!! Also, People charge SOO much here. It only cost $1 a spray..how are poeple getting away with charging 65 dollare a tan...Seems a bit crazy to me. THANKS!!!
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Re: Airbrush Tanning ...Does it make $$$$?

It cost more than a dollar a spray, though the cost is low. Yes you can make money at airbrushing, but limited if your doing mainly mobile. I wouldn't spend the kind of money Infinity Sun wants for thier system and solution. Especially if your doing mobile. It will take you way too long to recoup it. You can get a system for under a thousand that includes everything you will need, spray gun, pop up tent, solution etc. and I think does a much better job.
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Re: Airbrush Tanning ...Does it make $$$$?

so which is it, spray tanning or airbrushing, there is a difference and that is why airbrushing costs more.

and do you plan to undercut the price of everyone in your area that offers spray and/or airbrush.

adding this service to your current business could be profitable, but look at it like this, what if every salon in town knew exactly what you were paying for your swimwear, started selling the same ones and undercut your prices.

example:

your suit $100, your tan $25

other salon suit $50, other salon tan $50

do you see the point. If you would like to offer this service, follow the going rate within a few dollars and make money. getting cut throat on pricing can come back to bite you in the ***.
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how did you come up with $1 a spray? did you calculate in your time, skill set, solution, machine costs, electrical, insurance, ancilary items?
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I'm with NJDave!!!
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Dave,

What system do you use for a $1000.00, that's better than or as good as Infinity Sun? I'm about to buy the Infinity Sun for my salon. Ive had the pleasure to use it, and it is very easy to use, and the results are Fantastic.
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Re: Airbrush Tanning ...Does it make $$$$?

Depending on how much you plan on doing, I would start off with something lower price to make sure you are going to do good with it. you can get a T100 for only $299 and it is a great machine and it is very lightweight. I would get one of those and make your money back really quick and then move on to a bigger machine. email me if you want to know where you can get them for a good price.
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Not by buying an IS unit.
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Not by buying an IS unit.
I did awesome with the IS. It paid for itself in 4 months. I'm having my best week to date right now with it. :)
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