An indoor tanning salon may have three pieces of equipment or 30. As such, single store locations, chains and franchises face different challenges, yet there are common threads across the industry. Salons can be part of a noteworthy acquisition, a unique fundraiser, a media event or even an unfortunate incident. Examining the happenings, people and business models of different salons helps the industry as a whole continue to thrive.

  • Back-to-School Drive Links tanworld with Community
    TWI Franchising tanworld locations are helping local schools through a school-supply donation drive involving their customers. ...More
    August 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Palm Beach Tan Opens First Palm Beach Tan Sunless Salon in Dallas/Ft. Worth Area
    Tanning salon chain Palm Beach Tan opened its first Palm Beach Tan Sunless Salon in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. ...More
    August 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • Sun Tan City to Carry Exclusive New Blend Products
    Sun Tan City, one of the nation's privately owned tanning salon chains, was confirmed as an exclusive retailer for Blend skin care and indoor tanning products this month. The announcement occurred following the debut of the skin care company's new website design, available ...More
    August 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • NY Tanning Salon Rallies for Lindsay Lohan
    James Oliver of New York’s Beach Bum Tanning Salon recently held a “Free Lindsay” rally to support troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan. Lohan’s friends and fans were anticipated to be in attendance. Through his salons, Oliver’s kept the Lohan family ...More
    July 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Rick Kueber Named Entrepreneur Of The Year Regional Winner
    Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce the Winners for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in South Central Ohio and Kentucky. This group of outstanding entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business ...More
    July 2, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Sun Tan City's Rick Kueber Named as Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award
    Rick Kueber, the CEO/co-founder of Sun Tan City, was named as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award in South Central Ohio and Kentucky. An independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders selected ...More
    May 28, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Nurse Tanning Customer Helps Stabbing Victim
    A stabbing victim burst into a Calgary Fabutan Tuesday afternoon seeking help. Covered in blood and looking “horrible,” the man found solace at the hands of a tanning customer – who happened to be a nurse.The nurse and a salon employee tended to the man in ...More
    May 12, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Desert Sun Tanning Rallies for MDA
    Maple Valley, Wash.-based Desert Sun Tanning recently received a public acknowledgement from the North Sound Chapter of MDA. MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases. Desert Sun’s Shamrocks Against Dystrophy ...More
    April 7, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Boob Job Among Tanning Promotion Prizes
    The Tan Company is offering a breast augmentation valued at nearly $6,000 as a prize in its bid to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. The Forest Park, Mo.-based franchisor is attempting to set a new record for the “largest bikini parade.” The event ...More
    March 12, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Franchise Offers Pre-Oscars Free Tan Day
    Only in Hollywood – Tans, that is – does the broadcasting of the Oscars make for a red-carpet style celebration. To celebrate its 2010 Season Premiere and kick off tanning season, Hollywood Tans is offering complimentary tans all day on Saturday, March 6, ...More
    February 25, 2010 Posted in News