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Old 06-03-2008, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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New Concept here... airbrush tanning

Did any of you airbrush tanners experience opening your business prior to airbrush tanning becoming popular in your area? I'm wondering how long it takes for a concept to catch on in a large rural area (Columbus). Ohio is die-hard tanning bed-heads as I've heard us called. :) I'm wondering when and if airbrush tanning will catch on here. I for one just love it and can't understand why more people would not want to do it given the large publicity of harmful UV rays lately. Thanks!
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Kristie I suggest you spend a day in our forums about the Positives of UV Rays before you could ever understand why we tan for the health of it then I'll get back to you about your question. ;)
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: New Concept here... airbrush tanning

When I started my moble business there was only two salons in town that did tanning (we have over 60 salons and day spas here), now the majority of them have brought in tanning, and it has become so popular that I have stopped training salons how to do airbrushing in my local area as to not bring in more competition.

It took just over a year....and it was booming around here
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Re: New Concept here... airbrush tanning

Hi Kristie! I started spray tanning about 6 years ago, in the midwest, very rural area. No one around here seemed to have even heard of it then! At the time i owned a Dayspa in a huge fitness center... it only took about 3 weeks of free sprays for the areobic instructors to get my sunless off the ground. Now it's almost 60 % of my income!!!! Fridays and Saturday morning is just spray tanning . Very quick and easy service to do, and its a great springboard for the other services i offer! About 20% of my clients have been treated for skin cancer so sunless is their only option. The rest simply don't have the time to lay in a bed, they like the drive through convience! They are the very best advertising for my business i could ever ask for!! Hope this helps! Stay with it ... it will catch on!! Have a great day!!!
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Re: New Concept here... airbrush tanning

i am confused, kristie said airbrush and besthands said spray, so many people still consider them the same. We offer both services and most switch over to airbrush when they see the difference. sprays are real popular with the younger crowd, but the over 30 crowd prefers the airbrush hands down and they do not mind paying the extra money for it.
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I use an hvlp spray gun and do contouring and detail work the airbrush .
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Re: New Concept here... airbrush tanning

Sorry for the confusion! I use both an airbrush and a hvlp system in the same session. Air brush for contouring, face, details... hvlp for the bigger areas, I just thought everyone does it the same as me. Simply a slip up! Have a great day:)
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Most likely you can use your HVLP gun to do the contouring (if it is the kind you change the front directional) Put it on an diaginal instead of straight up and down or side to side. Turn the amount of solution coming out down really far. This will give the pin point you need to be able to do the detail work. If someone needs a picture of how that looks let me know and I will see what to do about posting a picture
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Kristie,
I tan in an area that is VERY popular with laying out in the sun, but most middle aged women know and are seeing the damaging affects the sun has on their skin. They also have the money to pay for spray tans ! A lot of these women can't get into tanning beds or layout due to medical problems and have been banned from doing so by their DOCS. Target these type of women and they will spread the word for you! You can also do your own research whenever you visit your doctor or if you have any medical professionals in your family. I like to tell my clients that use the vitamin D argument this:

I come from a medical family, moms a nurse, uncles a doctor, best friend is in medical school and other best friend in PA school. Most medical professionals do suggest getting 15 minutes of direct sunlight a day 3-5 days a week but NO MORE. That is all your body can absorb and all you need. A very close plastic surgeon friend of mine also said to keep SPF on your FACE, NECK, CHEST and the BACKS of your HANDS when getting your dose of vitamin D because these are the easiest to wrinkle and hardest to fix! Let the vitamin D enter through the rest of your body parts that aren't as fragile! I have never personally met a medical professional that approved tanning lamps or beds of any kind. Even people with depression can use full spectrum lights without the harmful rays. Let's all be smart and get our vitamin D but when it comes to tanning your precious faces just say NO to wrinkles and go with SUNLESS!!!!
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I like to tell my clients that use the vitamin D argument this:

I come from a medical family, moms a nurse, uncles a doctor, best friend is in medical school and other best friend in PA school. Most medical professionals do suggest getting 15 minutes of direct sunlight a day 3-5 days a week but NO MORE. That is all your body can absorb and all you need. A very close plastic surgeon friend of mine also said to keep SPF on your FACE, NECK, CHEST and the BACKS of your HANDS when getting your dose of vitamin D because these are the easiest to wrinkle and hardest to fix! Let the vitamin D enter through the rest of your body parts that aren't as fragile! I have never personally met a medical professional that approved tanning lamps or beds of any kind. Even people with depression can use full spectrum lights without the harmful rays. Let's all be smart and get our vitamin D but when it comes to tanning your precious faces just say NO to wrinkles and go with SUNLESS!!!!
OMG you have got to be kidding me???? I have a response for you to read soon. I've been behind but shocked you would come onto a PROFESSIONAL TANNING SALONS owners website and post such nonsense. Sorry in advance! I will back this up with questions to your medical professional family shortly and anxiously await thier answers. :)
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