As with any industry, it's the people who keep indoor tanning interesting. Whether it's the president of the Indoor Tanning Association, the CEO of a mega-salon chain or the manager of a new single-location salon, all of the industry's professionals bring unique perspective and ideas to the table. Tanning's movers and shakers – along with the occasional dud – are worth keeping an eye on.

  • Tanning Beds For Vitamin D
    New research from Michael Holick indicates that tanning beds may be even more effective at producing vitamin D than was previously believed, according to reports from Smart Tan. Holick’s group studied 15 people aged 20-53, tracking their vitamin D blood levels as they ...More
    August 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Differentiating From The Competition … On TV
    As most individuals who own a business, I am always looking for ways to differentiate myself from the competition. Unfortunately, in the world of tanning salons, you can easily find yourself hinging “what makes you different” on low price—but, if that is ...More
    August 6, 2009 Dennis Ligon Posted in Articles
  • 50% Support Obama’s Health Care Proposal
    A new national poll conducted by reveals that half of responders (50 percent) support Obama’s heath care reform. Forty-five percent oppose it. The poll also reveals the difference in opinion is attributed to age: many of those who support the reform are ...More
    August 5, 2009 Posted in News, Operations
  • ITA Announces Sept. Open Board Meeting
    The ITA has scheduled an open board meeting Sept. 14-15 near Tampa, Fla. The ITA hopes you can join the board of directors for this meeting, which will begin with a cocktail reception for all attendees on Monday, Sept. 14 followed by the meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, ...More
    July 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Customer Service, Cleanliness: Recipe For Success
    If you were asked what makes your salon better than your competition, what would your answer be? Chances are you would respond that either your customer service or cleanliness is what sets you apart from other salons. That is our answer, as well—because we consider ...More
    July 17, 2009 Keith and Cyndi Leonard Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Lohan Twitters About Sunless Formula Theft
    After Jennifer Sunday (White Wave International Labs) filed a federal lawsuit against Lindsay Lohan and her business partner, Lorit Simon, accusing the two of stealing her formula for their Sevin Nyne tanning line, Lindsay Lohan turned to Twitter to announce her ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • EFT: Give Your Bottom Line A Warm Healthy Glow
    Did you know that approximately 10 percent of all credit card and checking payments from your customers will not be honored by their credit card companies and banks? At any given time, everyday issues such as insufficient funds, credit limit overages, address changes, name ...More
    July 10, 2009 Jodi M. Swartz Posted in Articles, Operations
  • All About Loans
    Small businesses are in a tough spot right now—many businesses are struggling due to the state of the economy, yet most can’t get any funds because banks and lending institutions have become even stricter in regard to their loan-qualification standards. Proper ...More
    July 9, 2009 Amy Thorlin Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Sun Tan City Celebrates 10th Anniversary
    Sun Tan City is celebrating its 10th year in the industry. “I am very excited about the cutting-edge technologies we provide our clients,” says Rick Kueber, owner of Sun Tan City and member of the Indoor Tanning Association. “Sun Tan City prides itself on ...More
    July 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Lawsuit Over Lindsay Lohan’s Sunless Formula
    Jennifer Sunday, of White Wave International Labs, is suing Lindsay Lohan and Lohan’s business partner, Lorit Simons, for lost profits and royalties, as well as punitive damages.Tampa Bay Online reports that the lawsuit, filed in Tampa's federal court, contends Sunday ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News