Have you suddenly found yourself with a lot more free time on your hands now that the kids are back in school? After taking a much-needed and well-deserved rest, skip binging on Netflix shows and do something productive and rewarding with that free time - start a spray tan business!
Now is the perfect time to start a spray tan business, particularly if you’re passionate about helping others to look and feel their best. This industry is currently experiencing promising growth and the trend is expected to continue, making it a potentially lucrative investment in your future. This is also one of the best times to launch your startup as we head into our busiest season.
Current and Future Growth
The sunless tanning industry has experienced rapid growth since 2012 and is expected to continue growing well in to the future. As mentioned in our previous blog post, this can be attributed to the research conducted by the Skin Cancer Foundation, which brought to light that 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. This revelation has seen people flocking to healthier alternatives to get sun-kissed skin. Many are turning to Self-Tanning, making it one of the ten fastest growing industries within the United States from 2012 to 2017. Such interest in our industry has brought about improvements in both equipment and Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) solution technology, reducing service time and providing a more natural-looking tan in a variety of shades.
The Perfect Starting Point
Although the market is generally steady with repeat customers throughout the year, fall is the start of our busier season, lasting into mid-spring. We begin to see an influx of new customers during this period due to the waning sunlight in many parts of the country. This presents a great opportunity for new business owners to begin building a steady client base, as well as practicing their craft for the busiest season, winter. A steady stream of clientele helps to offset some of the initial costs associated with starting a business, such as equipment and certification classes. We at Artesian Tan are available to assist new business owners with resources that include guides, starter kits, and wholesale supply pricing.
A Lifelong Career to Master
An art form itself, becoming a master spray tanner takes years of time and practice. This makes a career path within the industry both incredibly challenging and rewarding at the same time. Plenty of classes and certifications are available for improvement, giving you the ability to dive as deep as you want into your new vocation. Besides the spray tanning procedure, mastering solutions is also a necessary step for spray tanning professionals. The ability to pinpoint the exact hue that will work best with your customers’ tone will make a drastic difference between a successful or failed service. On top of this, learning basic business practices will go a long way towards your new venture prospering. Although the number of skillsets required may be significant, there is nothing quite like the happiness on a client’s face after you have delivered the perfect service.
Be Your Own Boss
Perhaps one of the most attractive benefits to starting your own spray tan business is the ability to set your own schedule. This will leave you with plenty of time to be with your family and particularly your children when they are out of school. Planning your schedule around your kids makes working towards a rewarding career even easier. As any entrepreneur will tell you, challenges will present themselves throughout your journey. However, being able to work while the children are at school, being available for afterschool activities, planning your vacation around theirs, and working less hours during the summer make it all worth it. Stop limiting yourself to the typical 9 to 5 work schedule and change your life with a sunless tanning business.
Starting a new business while raising a family can be tough, luckily Artesian Tan is here to help new entrepreneurs achieve success at every step of the venture! With school starting back up soon, there isn’t any better time to get your spray tan business up and running. Here’s a great resource to get you started: Starting a Spray Tan Business Guide! We are sure you will enjoy the profitability, the extra time with your family, and the rewarding road that awaits when you help others to look and feel their best!