Learn how to start your own spray tanning business!

…..or grow your mobile spray tan business into something bigger.

I am guessing you did a Google search for “How to start a spray tan business”

And you walked away overwhelmed, confused and unsure of who to trust and what to purchase.

Most of the web sites out there seem to be spray tan distributors and there is no clear path to figure out if what they are selling is the best spray tan solution or quality spray tan equipment.

How are you supposed to know who to work with?

You need a friend in the sunless tanning industry you can for advice and direction.

What do you need to start a spray tan business?

I started my spray tan business from home forever ago.  I wasn’t sure what equipment was good and I sure didn’t know what spray tan solution to use.

And there wasn’t anyone out there available to help.

It was all franchise business in a box set ups and of course everything that they were selling was “THE BEST”. After spending wayyyyyy too much money on trial and error I finally figured it out and got on the right path to making my spray tan business profitable.

I have used many different spray tan machines and a whole ton of spray tan solution.  I have trailed and erred what seems like a million different sunless tanning products.

There is a ton of spray tan business information locked inside my noggin.

During the past 17 years I have developed systems for evaluating whether a new piece of equipment comes on board, or if a new spray tan solution is the right fit for my business.

I am approached weekly by sunless sales people wanting me to use their supply house or try the latest “BEST” solution that just hit the market. Trying new products could take up my whole day if I let it.

So I developed a clear cut path for myself to work through all the clutter and find the sunless gems that are out there.

I am now offering my experience to you to help shorten your path to a profitable spray tan business.

Since I am also busy running my own busy spray tan studio I thought it might be easier for both of us if I got all the info online for y’all in one convenient spot.

So this is the spot where all the sunless knowhow lives here at SunSpray.

There is a ton here already to get you started and I will be adding to this little treasure trove of spray tan business tips as I have breaks in between tans.

To get you started:

Commonly asked spray tan business questions:

  • What do I need to start a spray tan business? From equipment to solution, what’s the best, what works.
  • Setup:  Mobile, Retail or Salon How to Choose
  • Business Registration and Spray Tan Licensing
  • Product Reviews: I try it and tell you what I think, is it orange, does it suck or is it lovely?
  • Marketing: On-line and off, how to find your clients
  • Branding: what it is, how to use it and what tools I use to create it
  • Website: A successful spray tan business owner needs a high-quality website that is page #1 of Google so you can  “get found” in your town,
  • Sales: how to establish your pricing, retail product options and preferred vendors

If this sounds like what you have been searching for then keep reading and check out all the information that I have pulled together to get you going! Links are down below.

This is a great business to get into.  I have been spraying for 17 years now and love the life that it has allowed me to have.

  • Scheduling my work around my family
  • Having a great group of co-workers at my studio
  • Enjoying my clients who are the BEST!!!
  • My new favorite is being able to travel with my business for location events. You may have seen some of my work on the models over at Blue Layne Boutique in NC

Truly this has been a fun “job” to have and really never feels like work.

Keep scrolling for all the links to the business resources.

Keep in mind that all this info is from the perspective of a busy spray tan business owner, the in the trenches down and dirty of everyday life in the spray room.


How to decide what spray tan equipment to buy

My professional reviews on the spray tan equipment that I use in my shop Spray tan machine reviews.

The complete guide to what spray tan tent to buy. Pros and cons to choosing a tent as well as how to care for it.

Spray tan business resources, what services/products I use to run my business.

Directory of spray tan courses and trainings.

My spray tan business webpage Why its the most important part of my business and why you need one too.

My exclusive spray tan essentials FB group.  Join with other sunless tanning professionals as we all assist each other in growing our businesses.


If you are considering opening your own spray tan business, or you are ready to take your business to the next level then I hope you find all this info helpful.

Have questions?  Hop on over to my Facebook Page and let me know how I can help you.