It’s the time of year when tanning salons are bustling with customers clamoring for a gorgeous tan. The busy season also means you’ve hired more employees who need to know the facts about tanning and how to answer some pointed questions. Therefore, properly training your staff should be a priority. Even if you are in a state that does not require formal training, be proactive and make certification mandatory for all employees. It not only provides you with competent employees, but it provides a professional touch to your business.
Salon operators make the first and most-important impression on potential clients. They are walking billboards for the business and reflect the professionalism of the enterprise. If a client isn’t greeted by a knowledgeable and professional operator, even the cleanest facility, greatest equipment and most amazing line of lotions isn’t going to change that first impression. The operator is the gateway to the entire tanning experience.
The first three months of the year provide many educational opportunities since classroom certifications, distributor symposiums and manufacturer trainings are held this time of year to help salon owners and operators gear up for the season.
Another resource is the National Tanning Training Institute’s (NTTI) online education program. It removes the physical boundaries and time constraints of classroom training and allows employees to receive the necessary training on their own schedules. Now is an ideal time for salon owners to take advantage of this convenience and encourage employees to train online during lulls in the day.
NTTI’s objective is to provide the indoor tanning industry with valuable, affordable and convenient training for salon owners and operators. All courses are available online 24/7 and provide a complete range of information.
Basic Tanning Certification
This course provides salon owners and operators with an effective and inexpensive way to earn the crucial certification needed to successfully operate a tanning facility while staying competitive in an evolving industry. The course covers the most current information regarding UV, skin anatomy and physiology, exposure schedules, photosensitivity, and state and federal regulations, along with numerous other topics related to the technical aspect of indoor tanning. The material is presented in a manner that is practical and comprehensible to salon owners and operators.
Salon Operation And Procedures
Managing and operating an indoor tanning salon is not a simple task. Although the daily procedures may seem like second nature to the experienced professional, the novice salon operator may find them overwhelming. This program addresses the daily operational procedures salon owners must use and understand. Although some details may vary slightly depending upon location and business goals, the program offers solid, effective guidelines.
Sunless Airbrush/HVLP Technician
This course is designed specifically for the airbrush or HVLP technician. Based on research and tests conducted by leading manufacturers of sunless-spray systems, this course takes the technician from setup to application while discussing technique, safety, pricing and more.
Introduction To Sunless Tanning
This introductory course covers the basics of sunless tanning. It is designed to help salon employees address customer needs and promote this increasingly popular service.
Lotions And Skincare
This course highlights the importance of quality skincare and clears up misconceptions about the most common ingredients found in indoor tanning lotions. The course includes merchandising and display tips, as well as a section on necessities needed to keep a tanning salon one step ahead of the competition.
Call (800) 529-1101 or visit www.tanningtraining.com to view all the educational opportunities.