Page 1

Sunless Tanning guide

Time to Glow Introducing the industry’s top tanning brands and suppliers for SS13

New salon or mobile therapist special offer Place an initial order worth £150 (ex vat) and get a tanning tent (normally £59) completely FREE. Valid for fist six orders. T’s & C’s apply.

Spring offers on Tan-in-a-Can and all three sunsprays. All SunSpa sunsprays are Paraben free and made from ethically produced high quality ingredients. Our formulations are specially created to achieve a natural looking tan regardless of skin type.

Call for special offers.

Sign up for your on-line account and get extra discounts.

Call 01727 809440 Or email


Cover image courtesy of Vita Liberata Tel: 02893 344 411 Editor Gemma Ward – Publisher Julie Neill – Tel 01795 509112 Fax 01795 591065 Publication Manager Jennifer Shearer – Tel 01795 509112 Account Executives Beccy Wells – Tel 01795 509112 Studio Manager Paula Smith – Design and Production Grant Waters – James Taylor – Tel 01795 509108


unless tanning has become an essential part of countless consumers’ daily beauty regimes. The sector has been revolutionised in recent years from an add-on service for special occasions to bona fide beauty staple. For that reason, this month we’ve uncovered some of the globe’s most promising brands to help ensure you’re making the most of this lucrative division. Read on to discover everything you need to know about some of the best products and training services available to UK salon owners today…


5 6 8 10 12 14 15 16 17

Xen-Tan sunjunkie crazy angel solspa viTa liberaTa sTricTly proFessional summer Tan gloTanz TanTriX 3

XEN-TAN THE BRAND: Xen-Tan is the brainchild of a group of dedicated self-tanners who were unhappy with the dry skin, orange finish, bad odours and mess that often came hand-inhand with fake tanning products. In a bid to improve what was already on the market, they developed a range that was easy to use, smelled fantastic, nourished the skin and guaranteed a flawless, healthy-looking tan. Xen-Tan was introduced to the UK six years ago by Skin Solutions UK and fast become the brand of choice for fake tan lovers and celebrities alike. THE PRODUCTS: Xen-Tan has developed a range of salon professional products that help therapists achieve flawless results. It provides professional packages to all customers from mobile therapists to small and larger salons. Its retail range is split into several categories ensuring there’s a product to suit every client and skin type. The specialist collection brings together powerful ingredients and breakthrough formulas to provide a natural skin-boosting tan. For deeper results, Xen-Tan’s Dark products create a luxe olive glow while Xen-Tan’s Medium products leave the skin feeling silky soft and looking radiant for days. Lastly, the brand’s Light and Gradual tanning range puts the client in control of the results so they can

build a tan that’s right for them. Among Xen-Tan’s best sellers include its Dark Lotion, which gives an intense shade of olive. More recently it has also launched two new products – Moroccan Tan, the darkest in the range to date, and Luminous Gold Gel, which develops into a deep golden colour with gentle sparkle. THE TRAINING: Xen-Tan provides a well facilitated training programme teaching two core techniques at leading schools accredited in fast-track beauty training. It also provides full marketing support tailored to each salon’s requirements. In addition to its training, Xen-Tan introduced its Prestige Partner Scheme last year to support its salons. The company works with each member to drive and support excellence. There is no joining fee or yearly costs and the brand welcomes all salons – large or small – as long as they’re entrepreneurial and passionate about tanning. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Xen-Tan’s Spray Tan Starter Kit includes its TS50 HVLP machine, cubical, Mist Intense Spray Tan Solution, marketing material and POS for £349.99. This package contains enough solution to complete 32 spray tan treatments and your return could be as much as £800. CONTACT: Tel: 0844 800 7661


SUNJUNKIE THE BRAND: The team behind Sunjunkie has over 26 years’ experience in the tanning and prides itself on offering a first-class service. All Sunjunkie spray tanning solutions and products are produced fresh on a daily basis in its own UK manufacturing premises. Meanwhile it is a great supporter of the UK industry and its key team members have either owned or managed salons themselves and understand the needs of customers. THE PRODUCTS: Sunjunkie offers both a professional line of equipment and solutions as well as home-use products including before, during and after tanning care. Hero products in the professional range include the Original Sunjunkie spray tanning machine and Supreme spray tanning solution. Likewise its Bodymist tan in a can, which can be sprayed at any angle including upside down, is a key product in its retail line alongside its launched Nude clear self-tanning mousse. THE TRAINING: Sunjunkie’s training has been accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists and BABTAC. The company offers one-to-one training sessions where attendees practise on their own model. This means that learners are given the educator’s undivided attention so they can get the maximum


benefits from each session. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Sunjunkie starter packages are available from £199 + VAT while the company can customise spray tanning kits to fit the salon professional. NEW FOR 2013: The Sunjunkie Compact spray-tanning machine is the newest member of the brand’s family – with a precision spray gun and chic design it will instantly lift the profile of any spray tanning business. CONTACT: Tel: 0161 491 4499

FREE hair caps & g-strings with every litre of spray tanning solution purchased. Litres from as little as ÂŁ39.99

CRAZY ANGEL THE BRAND: The Crazy Angel professional salon range offers clients a complete tanning experience. The brand’s concept is to offer a personalised home-use and professional tanning system that will appeal to all consumers. Understanding that all clients are unique, its team of developers produced a line that can be customised. Meanwhile, it sourced ingredients from around the world that meet with the brand’s strict, alcohol, mineral oil and paraben-free promise. THE PRODUCTS: Crazy Angel Professional Salon Tanning Sprays are available in four variations: six per cent, nine per cent, 13 per cent and an Express Salon Spray. Each glides effortlessly onto the skin to provide an instant bronze glow that develops into a rich tan. Crazy Angel Tanning Lotions and Self-Tan Mousse formulas have all been enriched with bearberry extract to provide a deep and natural long-lasting tan. The brand also offers a variety of prepare and aftercare products designed to nourish the skin and help prolong the tan. From an invigorating body scrub to a decadent body moisturiser, Crazy Angel cares for the client’s skin while ensuring they get the best tanning results. Hero products include the Crazy Angel Fast Acting Express Salon Spray Tan, which has been designed to deliver results in two to four hours and is enhanced with revolutionary ingredient Vegetan Premium for more natural looking results. Meanwhile, its quick-drying Golden Delight Self-Tan Mousse glides easily

onto the skin for a streak free, golden tan. THE TRAINING: The Crazy Angel Spray Tan Training Course is available exclusively via the brand’s network of distributors around the UK. The course encompasses both practical and theory including business opportunities, equipment training and tanning techniques that will leave participants feeling confident and ready to spray. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Salons buying into the Crazy Angel brand will receive an extensive range of professional top quality marketing materials including posters, leaflets and appointment cards. The company offers the Airbrush Elite System containing everything therapists need to get started for £265 + VAT or for freelancers its Petite Kit costs £149 + VAT. CONTACT: Tel: 0845 180 1241


SOLSPA THE BRAND: Solspa offers a range of advanced technology tanning products created by skincare specialists with over 25 years’ experience. Its line of retail and professional-only products are created in the UK using natural and organic ingredients. THE PRODUCTS: Professional products in the Solspa range include a wide choice of spray tan solutions that are suitable for use with all types of equipment. These include DHA strengths from six to 20 per cent as well as a DHA-free wash-off solution. The company also offers Fast Tan Products for professional hand application as well as a Clear Tanning Solution that’s ideal for brides and male clients. New formulations include Solspa’s unique Skinulove hydrating complex and Instant Shade Technology that works with the client’s own skin tone to deliver a natural looking and flawless result. Solspa also offers a range of Pre Tan Prep products that are essential for offering an all


round professional service; the range includes a Barrier Cream, Skin Balancing Prep Spray and Dual Sided Wipes. In the retail arena, Solspa offers salons a selection of products to up-sell to clients following each professional treatment. Key products include a Self Tanning Mousse in Light, Medium or Dark; Airbrush Tan in a Can; Self Tanning Cream, Lotions, Gels; Exfoliating Body Wash and Creams; Wipes and Sprays; Barrier Cream; Tan Extender; and Tan Saving Moisturiser. All offer excellent margins for minimum outlay and aren’t available elsewhere on the high street. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Professional solutions start at £17.95 while prices for its retail products are from £29.50 for 12 pieces. CONTACT: Tel: 01698 723 306



VITA LIBERATA THE BRAND: Alyson Hogg founded Vita Liberata in 2003 and has continued to drive the brand’s success. In 2007 she chose to focus specifically on sunless tanning products and take a new approach to the industry by creating a pleasant experience with natural looking results and skin-nourishing ingredients. Following careful research involving three pharmacists, two formulators and 30 different attempts, Vita Liberata created Rich (formally known as Rich Silken Chocolate), which it heralds as ‘the world’s first odourless tanning formula’. In an independent survey, 99 per cent said it had no smell either in the bottle or on the skin. THE PRODUCTS: Vita Liberata’s products are non-toxic, odourless, organic, paraben free and bursting with natural extracts like hyaluron, pomegranate, yam and ginkgo biloba, which have been added to hydrate the skin. Additionally, all of its solutions dry instantly on contact with skin and fade evenly with no patching. The Vita Liberata product line includes a Tinted Tan Collection, which comprises lotions and mousses; an Untinted Tan Collection including lotions and a gradual build tanning moisturiser; a Skincare Collection for pre and post-tan skin conditioning; Capture the Light collection of illuminating skin finishers; and its Professional Collection of Tinted and Invisi

Spray Tan Solution in three shades (light, medium and dark). Vita Liberata’s hero items include its original tinted tan lotion Rich, pHenomenal medium tinted tan mousse which lasts up four times longer than regular tans, and the Original Tinted Spray Tan. THE TRAINING: Vita Liberata places huge importance on education and supporting its salons. The company provides full training to each of its salon partners and then offers topup sessions in line with new techniques and advancements. Salons can also take advantage of one-day intensive learning courses across the UK where the brand’s in-house experts pass on guidance and instruction to ensure tanning therapists get the most out of their businesses. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Vita Liberata’s starter pack costs £450 and includes its Spray Tan Tent, T100 Spray Tan Machine, 3 x 1 Litre of Solution and Barrier Cream. CONTACT: Tel: 02893 344 411




£149.85 ( + VAT )


A B S O L U T E LY F R E E !

S AV E £ 5 7 C O N TA C T Y O U R L O C A L R E P R E S E N TAT I V E O R C A L L +44 (0) 28 9334 4411 TO ORDER W W W. V I TA L I B E R ATA . C O M Normal T&Cs apply. Offer not in conjunction with any other offer.



17/04/2013 14:27

STRICTLY PROFESSIONAL THE BRAND: A professional brand with 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, Strictly Professional offers UKmanufactured and cost effective tanning solutions for salon owners and beauty therapists. THE PRODUCTS: The Strictly Professional Tan range includes two varieties of Tan Solution in eight and 13 per cent DHA to provide all clients with flawless and natural colour. Its spraytan solution is compatible with all airbrush systems and is competitively priced making it suitable for all salons regardless

of their size. To compliment the tan range the company has recently added a UVA Accelerator Cream to maximises the skin’s natural response to tanning. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Salons can buy a 2ltr-size DHA Golden Brown Tan Solution with eight per cent DHA for £56.60 + VAT. CONTACT: Tel: 01543 416611

perfect | seamless | sunless tanning

NEW - Tanning Solution from Strictly Professional. Two superior quality tanning solutions are the latest addition to the Strictly Professional range. The solution contains a naturally derived DHA along with aloe vera leaf juice and vitamin E. It is available in two colours - 8% (Golden Brown) and 13% (Dark Golden Brown). Both solutions are compatible with all airbrush systems and are competitively priced. Available in fantastic 2 litre sizes which provides you with a minimum of 33 full body tans when using a generous 60ml per client!

• • • • • •

Superb natural colour Hydrates and moisturises the skin with aloe vera and vitamin E Quick and comfortable treatment Lasts 5-7 days Fades naturally – no break down Alcohol free


SUMMER TAN THE BRAND: Australia’s leading sunless tanning brand Summer Tan utilises a unique combination of bronzers and DHA to create a natural glow that lasts up to seven days. THE PRODUCTS: Summer Tan’s Professional and Self-tan Formulations offer a solution for all skin types and personal preference. Added bronzers create an instant glow while tanning agents go to work to naturally develop into a golden colour. Meanwhile the natural elements of Summer Tan’s formulations ensure there is no chemical smell. Hero products in the range include the Summer Tan Pro-Organic, which offers the same results as

its original product but with alcohol free, vegan friendly and carbon neutral ingredients. THE TRAINING: Training courses cost from £130 per student while its educators can visit up to four therapists on location for £390 + VAT. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Professional Kit including Medium and Dark Solutions, Body Polish, Summer Tan Tent and 50pk disposable knickers and gloves is on offer throughout May for £134 (usual price £222.53). CONTACT: Tel: 0190 245 0072

Summer Tan home kit for only £20.00 (normal trade price £30.00) Available at this price for the first 20 salons to call in and quote SALON 1. Kit includes x 2 Dark Self Tan Lotion 250ml, x 1 Body Polish. 01902 450 072 - 15

GLOTAN THE BRAND: Glotan hit the market in 2011 and has been successfully rolled out across UK salons. Renowned for its thorough training, the brand’s team has an in-depth understanding of the tanning industry and thorough knowledge of the techniques and theory behind the products and what therapists need to know to offer a superior service. THE PRODUCTS: Salons can choose from a wide variety of solutions and equipment including a range of tanning kits encompassing the Earlex TS20 and TS50 machines, tent, product, consumer and marketing merchandise and retail products. THE TRAINING: Glotan offers two training courses covering everything salon owners need to know before adding spray-tanning to their menus. The courses include an introduction to spray tanning and advanced techniques, in-depth knowledge and marketing manuals, on-going support, a salon database listing on Glotan’s website, a nationwide PR campaign; technical support, and visits from brand representatives if required. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Salon owners can purchase a Glotan starter kit for £99.99 + VAT CONTACT: Tel: 0207 993 7505


TANTRIX THE BRAND: Introduced in 2003 and then rebranded last summer, Tantrix offers a complete tanning range for both professional-use and retail.

making it ideal for brides, men and lunchtime appointments. Meanwhile, there’s also a choice of retail items to complement the professional service.

THE PRODUCTS: The line consists of four sub-ranges to suit all clients including Allstar, Organic, Natural and Occasions. Clients and therapists are able to choose from a vast line of solutions that range from 6 to 18 per cent DHA. There’s also a rapid tan formula that delivers results in two hours as well as a natural formula with a super fruit boost. The brand’s newest addition is its Occasions range, which comes without a colour guide

THE TRAINING: Tantrix’s parent company Beautytrix offers training fully accredited by Guild. Therapists can undergo programmes at a variety of UK locations led by a team of experienced educators. THE STARTER PACKAGE: Starter kits are available from £249 + VAT while training starts from £85 + VAT. CONTACT: Tel: 0845 022 2233



Built for ultra high volume, the Maximist Ultra spraytanning machine features a unique adjustable air flow and noise level rheostat for quieter performance along with a Maximist Pro Gun with on-board storage. Buyers also receive a two-year guarantee as standard. £299; Tel: 01772 696 338

A B w T 0

B A w E b T

BACK TO NATURE Following the success of its Velvet Cream Body Wash range, Ahava has introduced a line of Mineral Botanic Body Lotions powered by Dead Sea minerals, organic plant extracts and naturally nourishing oils to hydrate dry, damaged and irritated skin. £12 + VAT/ RRP £25; Tel: 01452 864 574




British tanning brand Sunjunkie has introduced a new family of self-tanning mousses to its product portfolio. Its easy-apply Instant Tanning Mousse features a colour guide, added moisturisers and a delicate fragrance while its Nude version has a clear formula that eliminates the risk of transferring colour. Lastly, its Gradual Tanning Mousse can be built up in stages so clients can create their ideal shade. From £10.79/ RRP £17.99; Tel: 0161 491 4499


Packed with natural skin-boosting ingredients such as Vitamin E and high quality DHA, GloBeauty’s Tan in a Can delivers professional results that last up to 10 days. RRP £21.99; E:


Promising to relive tired and heavy legs, Germaine de Capuccini’s Dreamy Legs body gel delivers a lipolytic effect that works to tighten the skin, improve circulation and correct colour. £22.85 + VAT; Tel: 0845 600 0203

B w c E b T

E w c E e T

F w c T

I w c w w T D

DIRECTORY Arrow Hair & Beauty Supplies Ltd Tel: 0845 1300 630 / 0845 1300 631 Beautec Beauty Academy Email: enquiries@ Tel: 020 8502 0240 Beauty Express www.beautyexpress. Email: sales@ Tel: 0845 702 3803 Expert Beauty www.expertbeauty. Email: sales@ Tel: 08458 621 832 Fresh Indulgence www.freshindulgence. Tel: 0208 290 4747 I-Tan www.crystalslimited. Tel: 08452 301 401 DDI: 01620 828 940

J Suns Email: j.suns@ Tel: 01922 412914 Mob: 07703 571328 Pure Company www.purecompany. Tel: 0845 006 8800 Sienna X Email: info@sienna-x. Tel: 01905 727070 Local call rate: 0333 600 1200 Solspa Tel: 01698 723306 SprayTanPro www.spraytanpro. Email: sales@ Tel: 01765 607800 St. Tropez professional Email: PZCBeauty CustomerServices@ pzcussonsbeauty. com Tel: 0207 845 6330

Sunbed and Leisure Systems www. Email: info@ Tel: 01246 813468

Tanfastic (Europe) Ltd www.tanfasticeurope. Email: sales@ Tel: 01253 810 680

Sunjunkie Email: sales@ Tel: 0161 491 4499

VibroBox Email: andrew@ Tel: 01274 606 404

Sunless Solutions Tel: 01634 386546

Vita Liberata www.vitaliberata. Tel: 02893 344411

SunSpa UK Ltd www.sunspatanning. Email: info@ Tel: 01923 892988

Wow Factor Email: britta@ Tel: 01888 563150

Suntana Tel: 01772 696338

Xen-Tan Email: customercare@ Tel: 0844 800 7661

Tan 365 Tel: 0161 929 6212

Follow us on Twitter @thesalonmag

Salon Tanning Supplement may 2013  

Salon Tanning Supplement may 2013