Relax and Feel Energized!

Jess B. – August 4, 2020

Here at The Tanning Studio, we have Health Mate infrared saunas. Health Mate started in the industry 40 years ago.  They were the first company to produce an infrared sauna in 1979.  Health Mate owns its own factory and sources its own wood.  Health Mate models have heaters both in the front and back, allowing you 360 degree heating technology.  Not 360 degree temperature, but 360 all around you!

The idea behind infrared therapy is to heat your body directly with infrared heat. In a traditional sauna you are just sitting in a hot room, 190-220 degrees. In an infrared sauna, the heat is heating your body and less than 20% is heating the air. Heating your body’s core is what is needed for ultimate therapeutic benefits.

At The Tanning Studio, our sessions are 30 minutes at 120-170 degrees.

The infrared heat raises your core body temperature and stimulates your lymphatic system, immune system and your cardiovascular system. You start sweating profusely.  In addition to the infrared heat triggering a profuse sweat, the water in our body also resonate with far infrared heat which helps with the detoxification process.

Here are some of my favorite benefits of the Health Mate infrared sauna.

  • Natural Pain Relief – I have a full time office job. Sitting at my desk and being on a computer all day can leave me with neck and back pain.  I prefer not to have to use any creams or pills to help take away the pain.  After a 30 minute session in the sauna, my muscles are loosened and I feel so much better.
  • Detoxification – Your immune system is constantly going up against toxins in our world such as pesticides and environmental pollution. Combining this with other things that some of us can face such as poor eating habits, this is potential to weaken our immune system.  Infrared saunas aid in the elimination of these toxins within our body.
  • Weight loss – Since our sauna heats your body directly, which in turn raises your core body temperature, this boosts our cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems. You can burn up to 600 calories in just one 30 minute session!  Hello to losing some of those unwanted pounds!
  • Joint Pain Relief –Recent studies have shown that patients with chronic pain saw their pain levels drop by nearly 70% after just one session in an infrared sauna. Health Mate heaters peented 1.5-2 inches, providing deep joint pain relief.
  • Imperfections – Your skin will have a “glow” to it, improving skin tone and elasticity. Cellulite, acne, eczema, psoriasis or skin lesions show remarkable results with regular use!

You can combine a sauna session with other services we offer at The Tanning Studio!

  • UV Tanning – use the sauna prior to the tanning session to open your pores and allow for better penetration of tanning lotion and UV rays.
  • Massage Session – The sauna is an excellent way to loosen your muscles and get them ready for a message.
  • FIT Body Wraps – in between body wraps, use the sauna to continue to aid in inches lost and weight loss!

As I mentioned before, our sauna sessions are 30 minute sessions.  Our saunas have the capacity for two people!  Bring a friend or spouse.  You only have to pay for one session!  Make sure you drink water before, during and after your session.  It is important to keep yourself hydrated!  Give us a call before you want to try a session, this will ensure we have the sauna heated up and ready for you.  If you’d like to check out our sauna, please stop in – we’d love to show you!

See you soon!

The Tanning Studio is also an Authorized Retailer of Health Mate saunas! We have floor models starting at $1200, as well as new models, with free delivery and installation! Find more info here!

Let’s talk Tan Myths!

Ashley Hoppe – July 27, 2020

Have you ever wondered what is true and what is false when it comes to tanning information?

In our fast pace world, where google can tell you the answer to anything, what should you believe?

I am going to go through just a few of our common tan myths, and how The Tanning Studio likes to educate about them!

A base tan does not prevent the skin from overexposing. This is a…. myth!

Having a base tan will help your skin protect from UV overexposure. It won’t guarantee that you won’t get a sunburn but it does help prevent it! You skin with a base tan has an SPF 2-3, so with an SPF 30, you are amplifying the results and you do not have to apply the sunscreen as often. That is why many people choose to do some tanning before going on vacation to a warmer area. To get the skin acclimated to the sun and build a base tan, so on vacation when using SPF- it is less likely you will over expose your skin!

A Tanning Bed Can Cook the skin… this is a myth!

Have you ever heard the story of the girl that went tanning like 5 times in a day and eventually cooked her organs..? Ok, well this myth is out there and it’s a good one. Tanning beds can not cook anything. They use UV light to help produce melanin in the skin cells. Microwaves and heat cook food. Tanning beds do not produce microwaves or extreme heat. It wouldn’t matter how long you were in a tanning bed, it would never be able to cook a piece of food or anything else.

I don’t need eyewear I just close my eyes it’s fine… This is a myth.

Your eyelids have an SPF of 15, it is a very delicate, thin tissue that protects your eyeball. Simply closing them, does not block out the UV light from tanning beds and can damage your cornea, retina, and have some life long damage- Including: night vision loss, cataracts, sunburn of the eye, and more. Tanning regulated eye wear is required, it blocks 99.9% of UVB and 99% of UVA. This is more than basic sunglasses and much more than just simply closing your eyes can do.

I know my skin, when I get hot I will turn off the bed… this is a myth!

Tanning beds have come a long way and they have even better features: shorter tan times, AC, Mist, the list goes on. Our salon we ensure our employees go through training to prevent clients from overexposing in our tanning equipment. There is nothing worse that you can do to your skin- than overexpose. Sun Safety is key and we practice that. We recommend tan times, so when a client says: “oh no, I will go the full time I have been outside and if I feel warm, I will stop the bed.” I cringe! It isn’t likely your will feel “warm” in our tanning equipment with features that help that. Feeling “warm” doesn’t mean you have a tan and by the time you get the tight feeling in your skin, you may think is “warm”… it is too late. You’re overexposed. Taking the skin care professionals recommended time and starting there is the best way to tan, then slowly increase your time to get the best tan.

Check out this video to hear more from Ashley on Tan myths! https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/788526151889708/

Eye Know Right?!

Jess Bemowski – July 22, 2020

Wearing eye protection when you tan is one of the most important indoor tanning tips that there is.  One of the biggest mistakes that people make is not protecting their eyes when tanning in a tanning bed, or even outside for that matter.  I have to admit, I am guilty of this myself.  When I was younger, I didn’t think it was “cool” to wear eyewear.  I thought closing my eyes was good enough.  Now that I am a little older (and wiser!),  I always wear eye protection in a tanning bed and when I’m outside in the sun.

Overexposure of UV light can cause great damage to your eyes if not protected, and believe it or not, just closing your eyes is not enough.  Your eyes can easily burn!  Tanning with no eye protection in even just one session can cause red, itchy, or water eyes.  These symptoms are all indications of short-term eye damage.  Closing your eyes is not protecting them!  Your eyelids naturally block less than 25% of harmful UV rays from your eyes.  This is not enough protection to prevent damage.

There are two common forms of sunburned eyes:

  • Photokeratitis – a temporary corneal burn which causes tearing, pain and blurry for several days
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma – delicate eye tissues becomes damaged causing swelling and redness in and around the eye.

Repeated exposure to UV light without eye protection can also cause long-term and even permanent eye problems. Some damage caused to your eyes is irreversible!  Long-term damage caused to your eyes can include diminished Color Perception (your site will be dulled) and Reduce Night Vision.  There are no cures for these. Long-term exposure to UV light without eye protection increases your probability of developing a cataract.  This causes severe pain and even blindness.  Surgery is the only cure for cataracts.

If you do not own your own pair of eyewear, I encourage you to buy a pair of eyewear today!  I have noticed that some clients share eyewear with their mother, daughter or spouse.   Sharing eye protection is one of the main ways that eye infections such as conjunctivitis are spread.

It is important to keep your eyewear clean!  If you don’t want to do this yourself, just ask us!  We’d be happy to clean your eyewear for you.

We have three different types of eyewear at The Tanning Studio.  Let me tell you about my favorite – Prospects!  You can see out of the entire pair of eyewear….you want to be able to turn on the aromatherapy mist in a Level 5 with ease!  They come with a black cloth case for storing.  You also get a clear strap incase you want to do a stand up bed.  The UV light will penetrate the clear strap so you do not get a tan line on the side of your face.  We also have Sunnies that offer less of the features of the Prospects, but still protect your eyes!  We then have one time disposable eyewear incase you forget your eyewear.  These aren’t ideal, but they are OK if you need to use them just once!  To avoid forgetting your eyewear, let us store your lotion and eyewear for you at the salon!  Then you will always know your eyewear is safe and secure waiting for you!

There are times I get asked how to avoid any white lines around your eyes that eyewear may leave.  It’s important that during your tanning sessions you take time every couple of minutes to reposition your eyewear.  Taking a split second to reposition will save you from any lines.

If you have any questions about the right pair of eyewear for you – see your Tanning Consultant the next time you stop in!

Check out this video here for some more great information from our staff, as well as a couple laughs! https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/282898569464552/ 

Sun Club Perks 

Jess Bemowski July 15, 2020

One thing that most people would not know about me is that I was not an employee here at The Tanning Studio first…I was first a Sun Club member! I joined The Tanning Studio in 2001 as a Sun Club member. The Sun Club membership has had a similar structure throughout the years, but the perks keep getting better year after year!

Here are some of the perks of being a Sun Club member at The Tanning Studio:
10% off all the time! As a Sun Club member, you get 10% off tanning products and Urban Chic Boutique items every day!
Sun Club Wednesday exclusives! Every Wednesday, we have a deal for our Sun Club members. This can range from a free packet of lotion, to being able to shop our entire salon at the employee discount! Make sure you check your email on a monthly basis – we give you a heads up on what is to come for the month on Wednesday’s!
Upgrades! You can upgrade to any level and also get a reduced price for spray tanning (including both the Versa Spa and the Versa Pro!) and the use of our infrared sauna!
Tan at any location 7 days a week! We have three locations – Rib Mountain, Weston and Plover! Your membership is good at each location. And remember – we have different Urban Chic Boutique items at each salon – so it is always a good idea to stop in at all 3!
Always knowing you have tanning to use and it’s at the best deal we offer! I would often stop to tan with friends and they would have to ask themselves on the way there “how many sunbucks do I have left? Do I have any tanning on my account? How much will I need to spend today?”. I always knew I had the best deal and a bed was ready and waiting for me when I walked in!
Speaking of walking in, no appointments are necessary! Just come on in!
Whatever membership you select, you get all levels leading up to that level! For example, a level 5 Sun Club member has unlimited tanning for levels 2-5!

At The Tanning Studio, we have different levels of our Sun Club membership. We have memberships from a Level 2 all the up to our special “Works” membership! The Works membership includes unlimited tanning in all levels (2-7) and unlimited spray tanning and infrared sauna session! If you prefer to just use the spray tan or sauna, we have memberships exclusive to those services as well! If you join our Sun Club at a level 2-7, you can add on unlimited spray tanning or infrared sauna sessions for the month at a reduced rate!

Pricing for our memberships range from $29-$109 per month! There may be months that are busier for you in life – traveling, family keeping you busy, etc. Do not worry – it only takes tanning 3 times in one month to get you money out of your membership! For example, if you are a level 4 Sun Club member, you will pay $49 a month for your membership. If you tanned without a membership, it would cost you $51 to tan 3 times in one month!

For those of you who are Sun Club members, make sure you are getting all the benefits out of you Sun Club membership! For those of you who aren’t Sun Club members, talk to your Tanning Consultant the next time you are in the salon! We’d love to show you all the tanning options we have to offer and what membership would best fit your needs! Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

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Take Your Tan to the Next Level

Kayla D. – 7/06/2020

Let’s talk about the best of the best! High pressure beds are by far the best and fastest way to get an amazing tan.
What are high pressure beds you may ask? High pressure tanning beds use “high pressure” quartz lamps as opposed to “low pressure” conventional fluorescent tubular lamps. High pressure tanning beds are able to provide a faster and deeper tan. They are also longer lasting tans than low pressure tanning with a greatly reduced risk of overexposure.
How does the high pressure tanning work? Humans normally shed their skin every 28 days. Exposure to UVB light in conventional tanning beds accelerates this cycle to somewhere between 5 to 10 days. UVB light tans only your outer layer of skin which sheds every 5 to 10 days, so your tan fades if you let more than just a few days go by between tanning sessions. High pressure beds tan with 100% UVA rays, allowing your skin to return to its normal 28 day cycle. High pressure tanning also tans deeper, so even as your other layer sheds, the layer beneath is still tan. UVA is a deeper penetrating ray than UVB. With UVA which is the bronzing ray you will achieve a deep dark tan with out overexposure because of the little amount of UVB the redding and burning ray. High pressure lamps increase the amount of energy that is released so that the tanning process is triggered in much less time. One 12 minute session in one of our high pressure beds will allow you to feel like you are on a tropical vacation and you’ll get the amazing tan you are looking for!
What are some of the benefits of tanning in a high pressure bed? When using the high pressure bed you will see color after your first tan, see your base tan in about 3 to 6 sessions and last 3 to 4 times longer. You’ll be able to maintain your tan by coming 1 to 2 times a week. With fewer tanning sessions needed think of all the time you will be saving! Plus you will look like a nice bronze Goddess after just those few sessions!
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Take Your Tan to the Next Level

Kayla D. – 7/06/2020

Let’s talk about the best of the best! High pressure beds are by far the best and fastest way to get an amazing tan.
What are high pressure beds you may ask? High pressure tanning beds use “high pressure” quartz lamps as opposed to “low pressure” conventional fluorescent tubular lamps. High pressure tanning beds are able to provide a faster and deeper tan. They are also longer lasting tans than low pressure tanning with a greatly reduced risk of overexposure.
How does the high pressure tanning work? Humans normally shed their skin every 28 days. Exposure to UVB light in conventional tanning beds accelerates this cycle to somewhere between 5 to 10 days. UVB light tans only your outer layer of skin which sheds every 5 to 10 days, so your tan fades if you let more than just a few days go by between tanning sessions. High pressure beds tan with 100% UVA rays, allowing your skin to return to its normal 28 day cycle. High pressure tanning also tans deeper, so even as your other layer sheds, the layer beneath is still tan. UVA is a deeper penetrating ray than UVB. With UVA which is the bronzing ray you will achieve a deep dark tan with out overexposure because of the little amount of UVB the redding and burning ray. High pressure lamps increase the amount of energy that is released so that the tanning process is triggered in much less time. One 12 minute session in one of our high pressure beds will allow you to feel like you are on a tropical vacation and you’ll get the amazing tan you are looking for!
What are some of the benefits of tanning in a high pressure bed? When using the high pressure bed you will see color after your first tan, see your base tan in about 3 to 6 sessions and last 3 to 4 times longer. You’ll be able to maintain your tan by coming 1 to 2 times a week. With fewer tanning sessions needed think of all the time you will be saving! Plus you will look like a nice bronze Goddess after just those few sessions!
Get starting with our High Pressure Beds today! Click here for more info & to buy.
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Needing to Feel Pretty? 

Jodi-7/01/2020

What’s a girl going to do if she has an event with no Tan? 

You know that feeling you get when you try on that dress for an event, HOPING it still fits, then evaluating if it is right for the season, or occasion.  I  breathe a sigh of relief,  realizing  it indeed does fit!  Then lastly I am looking at myself and something is missing…. Oh my gosh I need a tan, the mirror is reflecting all my white skin!

Off to The Tanning Studio we go, for a spray tan!  No appointment needed!

Today I chose the Versa Pro.  Solution choice today is Bronze Dark.

Let me help you with what that actually is!  One Step Back.  We have 2 choices of color  Clear or Bronze.  Both are identical in the base ingredients.  This cosmetic bronzer is caramel, which is in a ton of make-up as well.

Next we do have level choices –  Light – Medium – Dark – Ultra Dark .

Other great features of the Versa Pro is the Primer Prep. Think of priming your walls prior to painting.  It ensure the skin lays flat, as well as accepting the spray product to hit your skin evenly and spread! Making your skin flawless!

Finally there is Moisture-lock, and that is the last step and it does exactly as it says.  It locks moisture into your skin.   DHA (dihydroxyacetone)  the ingredient that creates the color,   can cause your skin to feel dry.

Versa has come up with blends of ingredients that compliment each other during the spray as well as after.

Spray tan session took about 6 minutes, I am all set for my event tomorrow.  I will shower in the morning.  And have a great Tan for the next week!

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A smile is one of the BEST accessories!

Jessica B.  6-19-2020

Your smile is one of the first things people look at on you, a smile on anyone is always one of the best accessories to have! Want to take your smile to the next level? Teeth whitening can help you with that to attain a bright white smile! We all want to look our best and feel confident at our special events like weddings, graduations, vacations, and parties. For me personally, getting my teeth whitened before my college graduation made me feel 10 times better, and I enjoy looking back at photos of this memory in my life and looking at my white smile! There are hundreds of teeth whitening methods out there today, but if you are not properly informed on how teeth whitening works, it can seem like an overwhelming task.

I personally had tried tons of teeth whitening methods from pastes, strips to toothpastes and I felt like nothing really lasted like I wanted it to. When I started working here at the Tanning Studio 4 years ago, I did my first teeth whitening here, and now I will not go a year without it! When we perform teeth whitening’s here at the tanning studio, we use professional whitening treatments that assure you will walk out of here with a whiter brighter smile in as little as 40 minutes!

The question we get most here is, “How does it work?” Well it is actually a very simple and quick process. We start out the treatment by color matching your current shade of teeth. This will help you to physically see the results immediately after your session and see the changes! After we color match, it is on to the actual treatment. You simply sit in a comfy recliner and insert a teeth tray into your mouth. From there we flip a UV light on, and you just sit there and let the treatment do the work! Yes, it really is that easy! After your session we remove the tray and color match your teeth again so you can see the difference.

Treatment information: We offer two different treatment options; express and deluxe. Before your treatment we will have you fill out a form with a few questions about your teeth and sensitivity. From there we can then decide what treatment will be best for you. Our express treatment is a 20-minute session and our deluxe is a 40-minute session. I personally always go with the deluxe treatment, because that is where I see my whitest and brightest results, but like I said it is different for everyone! We use a professional Carbamide solution that is premixed and pre inserted into a teeth tray for you.

What I hope you get from this is that teeth whitening is a very simple and easy process! We will help you every step of the way to achieve that whiter and brighter accessory!

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Are you missing out on 70% of your tan?!

Kelly Putnam  6-15-2020

Let’s get technical- why do you need tanning lotion when you tan? What does it do and does it really work?

Did you know your skin is the largest organ of the body and skin is 64% water? Think about what happens when water is exposed to sunlight- it dries out. It’s the same thing with your skin and tanning. However dry skin doesn’t tan very well. It will reflect light. The idea that “I tan better without lotion” can easily be rectified by trying a salon quality lotion, one that will replenish all moisture that can be lost during the tanning session, and tanning lotions that are created to promote tanning.

How is a lotion created to promote tanning? Specific ingredients are used to create the melanin synthesis. In basic terms the lotion hits your skin and tells it “hey you are about to get sunshine- start producing your dark pigment called melanin”- without lotion it takes 5-7 minutes for this to happen, depending on your skin and pores being open. The most common ingredient added to tanning lotion is an amino acid called Tyrosine. This amino acid helps produce melanin. It also works well with a common bronzing additive called DHA. DHA is a clear ingredient that creates a brown pigment on the skin. This will last 5-7 days. Not all tanning lotions have bronzers like DHA, some just have natural bronzers like what you see in your bronzing powder make-up. Henna, black walnut, and other nuts are very popular natural bronzers. Again this will just give you extra boost of cosmetic color.

The most important thing with tanning lotion is to find the one that you love. I personally have several favorites and I do mix them up because I get better color. Your body adjusts to the same product used over and over that it stops producing results. If you mix up products, I find you still see amazing results. I have my go to maximizer (currently HEMPZ CBD MAXIMIZER)- which is a fancy word meaning a tanning lotion with no bronzers. It will help speed up your melanin production and give you the moisture and vitamins your skin needs. I firmly believe you get what you pay for- I invest in good tanning skin care products because I notice better results. Even if you start with a more skin care basic product- you will still see better tanning results then using no lotion at all and your skin will thank you.

My favorite bronzer which does have both DHA and natural bronzers is Brunch So Hard. I get a huge boost of color when I use this tanning lotion. The extra bronzers look amazing and natural and it smells amazing which is huge to me. The skin care in this lotion is fantastic. It has tattoo protection and tons of vitamins and minerals to keeps your skin healthy and hydrated.

Everyone has different favorite lotions, some base their preferences on fragrances, some on how much bronzing power it has, and some anti-aging skin care. The best way to get the most from your tanning session is to use a lotion every time.

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Girl you look AMAZING!!

Kayla Dunbar  6-09-2020

“Girl you look amazing, your skin looks so soft and very healthy!” This is what I heard so much after using the FIT Bodywrap just a few times. And that is how I felt!  My skin was so soft, and it looked like it was just glowing! I decided to use the Fit Bodywrap a few times to help with my lower back that was hurting from working and always running around with my 2-year-old. Little did I know, it was going to help with so much more than that!!

The Fit Bodywrap is a 60 min session where you lay down in an infrared suit. I decided that I wanted to step it up a notch while using the FIT Bodywrap, so I invested in the Fit Burn product and also the anti-cellulite cream. The Fit burn product goes on those trouble areas such as your hips, thighs, legs, and stomach. I personally have problems with my stomach and my thighs, so I made sure to spray those areas before getting into the Fit wrap. The spray creates a barrier to make your body produce more sweat, inhibits the accumulation of new fat cells, firms and tones while also reducing the appearance of cellulite. JACK POT right there! Who doesn’t want that to happen?? The anti-cellulite cream I would use at home after I would shower or before bed, once again on those trouble areas. The cream will help reduce dimpling, improve your skin texture, and increase collagen levels up to 6 hours. I used the cream every day for a month and loved what it did for my skin. Not only was my skin nice and soft it also looked amazing. I saw some of my cellulite start to go away and the texture of my skin was smooth.

Okay so enough about how my skin felt, lets talk about how I felt overall after using the Fit wrap for the first time. I originally planned to use this to help with my lower back pain and it did help with that. Within the first 30 mins I was starting to feel my back loosen up and started to fell less pain. I noticed that when I was done with the 60 mins that the pain was now a lot less than before I started. Throughout the evening I was still feeling pretty great!  Not only did I fell less pain, but I noticed that even after one use of the wrap that my skin was super soft. I also felt that I had more energy as well. I would recommend that if you are looking to tighten tone and firm or even want to relieve some pain that you use the Fit Wrap. It is a must!!!!

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Exploring Tanning and Different Equipment for what is Best for YOU!

Ashley Hoppe  6-01-2020

If you have never tanned before- you may be surprised to find out there is many different types of tanning beds. So how do you figure out what tanning bed is best for you, what is the difference, and are they all the same?

I am going to help explain some of The Tanning Studio’s equipment in this blog, now I have been in the tanning industry for 9 years. I have done Smart Tan Certification training, Vitamin D Angel Certification, many Tanning Conferences, so I am knowledgeable in the Tanning industry. I would like to think I know my stuff when it comes to UV and Sunless tanning or I would not be very good at my job lol! That is a little bit of my background- so you know who is telling you about tanning equipment!

My best advice for finding the best bed is 2 things: 1. Figure out your skin type and know you tanning potential. Which a salon professional should help you do on your first visit! 2. Find a tanning bed that is the most relaxing and comfortable to YOU! This is going to make your session so much better. I guess my third piece of advice is knowing why your tanning: are you tanning for vacation or are you a year-round tanner.

So why do these things matter? This helps determine what bed is best for you. Each tanning bed can output different amounts of UV, and based on your skin type if you are fair and burn easily it may not be in your best interest to start in the strongest tanning bed. If you love to be lavished with luxury and fancy features, you may want to pick the tanning bed that has those features and it is less about color and more about comfort.

Its time lets dive into some of our tanning beds starting with our basic level 2. 
This bed is a good starting bed for someone very fair skin. It’s 20 minutes. If your fair, we can start off at 5-7 minutes and slowly work you up a minute at a time. The other reason this bed is fantastic- do you need 20 minutes to disappear from your life? Perfect this is your bed! Take 20 minutes, get your get tan, with fans, and high-pressure facials, and relax- no interruptions!

Stepping up from the Level 2 is our Level 3– this bed is a 15-minute maximum time. This is great for a fairer to medium/fair skin type that is looking for a bed that has more personalized features. This high-pressure feature can be adjusted from high to low to off- giving you more options for how you want your face to tan. You also have the option to turn your fan on high, low or off- me personally I need every fan on high or I will die, but hey to each their own! This bed is also slightly larger than the level 2 so is will be more comfortable. This bed is still going to be great for the person looking to disappear for a while and take a nap. That 15 minutes of complete relation, no interruptions from life!

The Level 4 is one of our more popular levels and honestly one of my favorites! Why? Because you have two different options! We have a stand-up option and a lay down option- both are incredible. I am going to start with the stand-up because that is something not many Tanning Salons always offer. It is a great option if you are taller or hate the feeling of laying down in a tanning bed (claustrophobic). It also is a 360-degree tan- so no tan lines. I love this bed because it is quick! A 9-minute tan, I get the color I want, and I am done. The stand up is also a bed that has a nice UVB output (closer to what is naturally outside) so you get a good Vitamin D boost!

The level 4 laydown is a great step up from level 3- it has a higher, flat acrylic so it is much more comfortable to lay down in. It also means less potential for tan lines. This bed is perfect again for someone that maybe taller or wanting their laydown bed to be more spacious. This bed also is where the bed features start to become amazing and luxurious! It has an adjustable high-pressure facial, air conditioning, body vents and an MP3 hook up. You really get to make this 12-minute laydown you own personal slice of heaven!

Last that I will touch on is the best of the best! The level 5! This is the king of luxury- it has so many features that make your tanning session relaxing and gives you amazing color. This bed is perfect if your taller or love having a spacious bed to lay down in (which I do). This bed is my mini vacation to Mexico, it is 10 minutes of complete bliss. The slight mist every few minutes with the air conditioning makes you feel like you are on the beach. I am also a big fan of having my tan quickly, so I love that it is a 10 minute bed. It also has a nice mixture of UVB and UVA – giving you a nice Vitamin-D boost! If you have never tried this bed it is simply a must!

Hopefully, this gave you some information on the tanning equipment we utilize and tanning in general. If you every are curious please stop in to any of our locations and we would love to show you anything!

Find more bed & purchasing information here.

Check out this detailed video on bed levels 2-5! https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=275244183670582

We Got This! How we are preparing for your next Tan!

Jodi Krenz  5-26-2020

Now that we are open, we are so very thankful to be serving our tanning community once again! 

Business is “as usual” for the most part!  We wanted to share with you what foundation, we already had, and what we added.  While disinfecting may be new to big box stores, we disinfect with hospital grade disinfectant every day, all day long.  Our commitment and promise? To consistently deliver an extraordinary experience that exceeds your expectations.

Common areas are continually monitored throughout the day, our front door, front counter, and bathrooms, throughout the day.              

Social distancing guide circles are set up on the floor, ensuring your ability to check in for your tan, while waiting at a distance.

We have added an acrylic sneeze divider at the checkout.  Our distance from workstation to individual is within social distancing,  the additional acrylic gives customers another measure.

Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout each store. Hempz Hand Sanitizer not only has  63% ethanol (recommendation is 60%) and not only sanitizes but also hydrates your skin and smells great too!

Tanning bed disinfecting has ALWAYS been a priority.  Our Tanning Team has been re-certified in disinfectant guidelines and use.  Including Barbicide and Lucasol which is a hospital grade disinfectant that kills, H1n1, Coronavirus, SARS, staff infections, and flus to name a few on the list.  

Tanning room & Tanning Bed surfaces are disinfected with a hospital grade disinfectant, after every customer.  What business can actually say that? We begin by saturating the entire bed tanning bed and move on to other surfaces in the room including the door handles.  We then go back thru the room and wipe down all the surfaces and the room is now prepared for the next customer.

In addition, we have added sanitizing stations in the hallways.  You are more than welcome to utilize the station PRIOR to your tanning session if you desire. 

Deodorant, tan stickers and lotion testers have been moved behind the desk.  Our goal is to cut down on the amount of transferring the specific item from person to person, instead the only person touching prior to you is our Team Member, and we disinfect the item thereafter.  

We are honored to have you tan in a sterile environment.    We genuinely take pride in consistently exceeding guest expectations, and we hope to see YOU soon!  

Check out our Facebook Live Video for detailed information!
https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/915449482193720/

Why every Moisturizer ISN’T the same! 

Kelsey  Hintz,  Manager – Plover  5/17/2020

Let’s talk moisturizers! Using a moisturizer is super important especially when you are tanning or out in the sun. Restoring your skin is key after being out in the sun or laying in a tanning bed. Winter tends to take a toll on our skin sucking out moisture from our delicate skin service. Come spring/summer and warmer weather moisturizers will come to the rescue and save your skin getting it set for a great summer glow! So now that we know moisturizing is super important to do on a daily basis, we ask ourselves; what kind of moisturizer should I be using? Can I use any generic brand? If you are tanning in beds or soaking up the sun outside it is extremely beneficial for you to use a salon quality product. Salon products are specially formulated for a tanner’s skin. Generic moisturizers strip your skin instead of penetrating in and moisturizing/ hydrated it. Salon moisturizers will also help in aiding to enhance your tan and your color. Drug store products can also put a build up of wax on your skin which makes it challenging for you to get a tan through, and besides who wants a wax build up on there skin? Not me!! A good trick that I always do before purchasing a lotion is looking at the ingredient list. Think about if would want to be putting those ingredients onto your skin or not.

Here’s an example; Victoria’s Secret and bath and body works products. We all love them, and I know they smell great. If you are a big fan of those and don’t want to stop using them just spray the products on your clothes not your skin! Products from these places have an alcohol content in them. When applied to skin and UV heat is then applied to your skin you can get an uncomfortable rash and itching/tingling feeling. We may think it the UV rays that caused this, but it is your product you are using. We are always happy to hear that you understand the importance of using a moisturizer, but we just want to make sure that it is the right moisturizer. We have amazing products that nourish your skin but still smell good with natural fragrances.

Speaking of great smelling products, we just got a new line that is out of this world amazing and the scent is to die for! Our Hempz Mash Up’s are in and flying off the shelves! We have 4 great fragrances. Tart and Creamy, Golgi Orange Lemonade, Sweet and Fruity, and Fresh and Juicy. These are all great scents just in time for summer and the most important part is these are all Hempz products, meaning they are specialized salon products that are meant for skin that tans! Hempz products are all enriched with 100% pure natural hemp seed oil. They are formulated to hydrate, moisturize and nourish your skin. Remember when we talked about looking at the ingredients? 3 that stick out to me on a Hempz bottle are water, shea butter, and natural seed oils. Check! I am good with putting all of that on my skin! We are always happy to help you with finding fantastic products to help get you maintain your great summer glow!

Shop our Hempz Products: www.thetanningstudio.biz/hempz/

Check out this video for more information on these Limited Edition Lotions! https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/566402134295086/

Get your Spray for the Holiday!

By Jodi Krenz  5/14/2020

It is always so fun changing my closet over from winter to spring… Then full blown SUMMER!  Which means I have to pull out my shorts.  And then I start to pray that my shorts didn’t get smaller over the winter.  To top if off, my legs need a little color.

Let’s talk about how to get a GREAT spray tan!  And overall  a great spray comes down to ONE thing and ONE thing only.  How do you care for your skin?  The biggest organ on your body!  To get a flawless tan you don’t need flawless skin, but you do need to take care of yourself girl!

Here are a few hints; once a week use an exfoliant on your skin, it will help shed off dead skin cells as well as any build up on your skin caused from colognes, or moisturizers that have waxes in them.

Next up? Use a moisturizer DAILY that not only smells pretty, but also helps moisturize your skin without leaving a build-up on your skin.   Our suggestion? Hempz – Why? Simple the products are formulated for those that are TANNING or SPRAY TANNING!

Now let’s talk about the Spray Booth.  The Versa Spa is at each of our locations.  And what we love is that it is voice activated.  The session is private.  What do I wear?  Most will spray in the buff, but you decide! It’s your session.

There is ONE product that you can purchase prior to your session, that will help if you aren’t so good at making your skin a priority.  That product is Primer.  Think about spray painting a car that you didn’t sand (same as if we were to leave dead skin cells and not exfoliate).  The Primer makes our skin lay flat, exactly what we want.

Next up time for the session.  You have some more choices to make and with our assistance they are easy-peasy!

There is a solution choice of clear or bronze.  What is the difference?  They are both exactly the same with one difference.  The Bronze has a cosmetic bronzer built in.  What does this do?   It gives you that sun kissed glow instantly, the bronzer also gives you an overall darker color for a day or two.  The clear is clear!  Your color will start coming thru in about 6 hours, and depending upon  your skin, max out at about 24 hours.

Next option? There is MORE?  Yes! You have color level choice. light, Medium or Dark.   Which sounds scary, but is really pretty easy.  And we help you decide.  Light gives you a sun kissed look, Medium gives you great color, and Dark is usually for someone already with a base tan.

Oh boy one more option!  Moisture lock –  What is that? It is a FINAL spray  option. And does exactly what it says, locks in moisture to your skin and locks in your tan.

Now Let’s go to the booth. 

Step 1:  After removing your clothes, spray on the primer.

Step 2: Add a hair bonnet to ensure your hair stays dry (the solution will not color your hair).

Step 3: Use barrier cream on finger nails, toe nails that you do not want the solution to absorb into.

Step 4: Let’s get in the unit and press start!  The session lasts about 2 minutes, including time where the unit blow dries your body.

Step 5:  Moisture lock option  that we talked about, which is a fine mist.

Step 6: Put your clothes back on!

And there you have it.  Your tan will keep developing for 24 hours, and will last 5 -7 days.

Feel confident and beautiful! And did we mention a tan makes you look 10 pounds thinner!

Perfect color in minutes.  

For more information on our Sunless Tanning Options & purchase, click here. 

Watch the replay of Jodi showing you in person on how our booths work!
https://www.facebook.com/urbanchicboutique/videos/2644579942464554/

Show Some Love!

by – Ashley H.  5/13/2020

Hempz moisturizers has always been my go to moisturizer. I think in my house currently I have 15 bottle… I wish I was joking. I love the fragrances, the hydration, and well how pretty the bottles look. Before I started working in the tanning industry I really had no clue how important skin care was. I didn’t moisturize daily, let alone twice a day. If I did moisturize it was with whatever someone got me or whatever I had around. One of the best parts of working in the beauty industry is seeing all the new skin care, or what’s going to be the next miracle anti-aging cream.

The Hempz PRIDE collect is my NEW obsession for a few different reasons: 1. I love anything that has a great message and sends portion of the proceeds to a good cause. I believe LOVE IS LOVE! When you purchase this bottle a portion of the proceeds goes to the LBGTQ center of Dallas TX, being from Texas and just raised in WI, I have a lot of family and friends there. I have strong ties to that state. If that isn’t reason enough to love this collection by Hempz, it smells amazing! It’s passion fruit punch, to me it does not seem overly fruity or overwhelming its almost a clean smell with a slight fruity smell. I absolutely love it! It has all the great Hempz skin care- great hydration, 100% pure cultivated Hemp seed oil, and they added a slight shimmer. Overall this moisturizer is a huge WIN!

Now the lip balms have been my go to by Hempz, I have one on me at all times! During the cold winters of Wisconsin, you need to have a good lip balm, Hempz is the best, SERIOUS moisturization! When they came up with three new flavors I was like… ummm.. YES! They released: Bubble Gum, Peach, and Tropical. Now all are fantastic but BUBBLE GUM is my favorite! It is like bubbablicious bubble gum- I love it. Peach is my second, it’s very peachy. Tropical is my third, it is great it is the most subtle in fragrance. These lip balms are HUGE! For $6.99 they are a steal for what you get and I bought all three- again I have a problem I know.

Overall this Pride collection is a win for me. Hempz is an amazing brand and I love that they created a collection that looks stunning, and has a great message behind it!

Shop the collection: www.thetanningstudio.biz/hempz/
Watch our video on these products! https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/3016776141744500/

YOU, ME & VITAMIN D

by – KELSEY HINTZ  5/11/2020

I am all about warming up and building some color in a tanning bed during the fall, winter and spring but once summer hits I know I am going to be outside a lot more! Whether that is lying out by the pool, getting on the boat for the day, having a cookout outside with a few drinks, or doing some recreational activities like a hike or long bike ride, summer is back and so is the sun! If you’re like me, you wait all year long for the few months of summer we have that then seem to fly by like crazy! With all of the excitement for warm weather, I know I am sometimes guilty of forgetting to bring my outdoor products on my first couple adventures out in the sun.

Let’s talk a little Vitamin D!   Our bodies are fueled by the food, water, and vitamin D.  What does Vitamin D do for our bodies? Simple, cell growth management. The higher the level of Vitamin D, the better our bodies function, and can fight off things like viruses.  Our summers ARE short, how can we get the MOST Vitamin D during the summer months?  Easy!  The first 20 minutes of being outside, should be WITHOUT sunblock, or as longer if you have a base tan, or your skin type is a III (tan easily, but can still sunburn).    If you want a little more color during this initial sun exposure add an indoor/outdoor tanning accelerator.  And finally, add a sunblock after that initial Vitamin D absorption, to protect your skin from Erythema (yes the dreaded sunburn).

Sunscreens are great and we all need one, but sometimes I like a little boost with my outdoor tan. That is why we have our amazing Sea Line collection by Fiesta Sun. Our Sea Line collection has a lotion for every skin type, and get this- you can use this lotion indoor OR outdoor! Before I worked at the Tanning Studio I had no idea that they made products for indoor and outdoor use, but now that I do know, I am hooked. Applying a tanning lotion outdoors will help to maximize and enhance your tanning and Vitamin D potential. The Sea Line collection is enriched with marine extracts and minerals that aid in moisturizing and hydrating your skin while getting a good tan. The line also provides a tattoo color shield for those of you with some art on your bodies! We have 4 different types to choose from: “You Me and the Sea” a dark intensifier, “Sea you Later” a natural bronzer, “Sea for Your Self” a transfer resistant white bronzer and lastly “Seas the Day” an ultra-dark bronzer.  Make sure to keep in mind that these lotions will not act as a sunscreen, my personal trick is to simply mix a lotion with my sunscreen while I am still working on building my base back up!

Now let’s talk sunscreens. SPF is super important to carry along with you anywhere you go! We carry Turtle Reed sunscreens here by Devoted Creations. We have various protection levels for all kinds of skin types. SPF is super important because it is going to protect and helps prevent sunburns from occurring. Like we talked about earlier, I think we would all rather be bronzed than red. So take and apply that sunscreen with you wherever you go! Your skin will thank you for it! Now, let’s say you did forget that sunscreen and you did get a little toasty red. What do you use? I use our Hempz after Sun Gel and let me tell you it is amazing! This gel is going to have a cooling sensation that helps to hydrate and relax your skin. Why is this better than any other drug store aloe? Well, all Hempz products are enriched with 100% pure natural Hemp seed oil. This does wonders for your skin. It will really work hard to moisturize, hydrate and relax your skin getting rid of the red fast!

Now you know what to use for your days out in the sun, but what happens if that sun goes away for a few days? What can we use to keep our tan on those gloomy summer days? Salty Kisses by Fiesta Sun! This product is my all-time favorite for all year long! Salty Kisses is a tan extending moisturizer that is going to help to prolong the life of your tan. It is packed with marine extracts and has a rejuvenation waters blend to help your skin stay hydrated and nourished! This is my daily go to product that helps my skin keep that bronzed color while also making sure my legs are looking smooth and moisturized. No one wants scaly legs in there summer dresses!

With the sun comes a lot of fun, Vitamin D and a healthy body!

Watch our Video for more information on maintaining your healthy glowing skin.
https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/1151143665239746/

What does Mom really want?

By Kassie Erickson  05/05/2020

Are you struggling to know what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Have dry hands since you’re washing them three times the amount you normally do? You’re in luck! Our Koa and Sweet Almond Hempz Line is sure to be mom’s new favorite.

There are 3 products to choose from for mom, or you can make sure you’re her favorite child by choosing a bundle of all 3!

The moisturizer is sure to replenish and lock in moisture since we have been washing our hands way more than normal. With the Pure Cultivated Hemp Seed Oil that is used to create all Hempz moisturizers you are sure to notice a difference in your skins texture immediately. This moisturizer leaves skin looking healthier and younger and feeling amazing.

Got those super dry areas of your skin that are bothersome?? Everyone does. Elbows, knees and feet tend to feel rough quickly if you aren’t careful. The Dry Oil from this line is AMAZING for those tricky areas. Its roll on formula is easy to apply and lasts for a long time since you need just a very little bit. Once applied, just massage lightly into skin and this will make you feel like those dry areas never existed.

Lastly, the matching body wash/bubble bath is a must have for me. The scent on this product is so light you will be able to match it with your favorite perfume and not worry about the scents clashing. It foams so nicely whether it is dispersed in a bubble bath or used on your favorite loofa during your quick shower in the morning.

No matter who is on your list, this collection from Hempz is sure to be a fan favorite!

Watch our replay for more information. https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/728700471003150/

Shades of Quarantine

4/30/2020
By: Kassie Erickson

Well, I thought I was going to be rocking a really great tan going into summer this year…..then, quarantine happened… Anyone else feel the same? I have been really relying on the great skin care products I have at home and the sunless products that I have invested in before this all went down. If you are looking for really great ways to try to hold onto your last bit of color before shorts season happens- you’re in the right place.

GREAT MOISTURIZERS MATTER! I personally use nothing but the best on my skin because the more you moisturize and your skin is able to soak in that hydration the longer it takes before that skin sheds keeping me tanner, longer. Hempz moisturizers are always my go-to product. It’s important to keep in mind, not all moisturizers are created equal. Hempz, in particular, is made to be absorbed by your skin giving it the hydration and nutrients it needs to stay healthy by using pure cultivated hemp seed oil. Any of those moisturizers out there that are made with things like coconut oil and such are made to make your skin feel nice until it wears off, making you feel like to constantly need to reapply and it never really absorbs into your skin.

Now, those sunless products. Again, these are not all created equal. I have been using our Norvell Boost. The color is amazing and it stays nice and natural. It will also build on itself, meaning if you are using it a couple days in a row you will continue to see darker results each day. This one is a lotion type product, so if you rub it in well you will have fantastic results. Need to have something a little more fool proof? There is a spray too!! The airbrush spray is going to go on in a fine mist giving you that glow instantly! Word from the wise on that one- apply it in your shower on dry skin since it can get a little messy!

You can make it through quarantine and still have great tan and look fantastic- even if you already cut those bangs!

Check out these videos for more information on some of our Sunless Product options.
https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/591758164881084/
https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/263336048407008/

 

April Showers

4/28/2020
By: Abby Grosskreutz

     We’re all familiar with the phrase “April showers bring May flowers” and in today’s crazy world, familiarity is more comforting than ever. For some, the recent changes in our daily lives have given us an opportunity to slow down but for others have created more chaos. Either way, this is the perfect time to practice self-care and show your skin some love!

     Every time I use a Hempz body care product, whether it’s a body wash, exfoliator or moisturizer, it feels like a mini spa experience. Made with pure hemp seed oil, all Hempz products deliver extreme moisturization and nourishment for my skin. I love using my exfoliating products to slough off my dry winter skin and prep my skin for my self tanning products. I know using Hempz body washes and moisturizers will help me retain my color and keep my skin looking radiant because of it’s amazing ingredients. Hempz is rich in essential fatty acids which can actually be absorbed into skin cells instead of just sitting on the skin’s surface. Made with aloe, ginseng, vitamins A, C and E, Hempz body care products are essential to healthy skin.

     Hempz has a host of different fragrances so there is something for everyone! In addition to the amazing at home body care products, Hempz also has a variety of tanning lotions, including the new CBD-infused line of lotions. Grab a Hempz product today and see the difference in your skin! We are all in the same April shower but hopefully May will bring us some beautiful flowers! 

Check out this video for more detailed information on these great shower products!
https://www.facebook.com/TheTanningStudioWI/videos/230399148296295/

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