Tips to Sell More Eyewear (& Accessories) part 1 of 2

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

March 2013

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Wow! It’s tough to get your customers to spend the big bucks. However, I’m going to give you ten ways to sell more small priced items and bring in easy sales. Here’s your new mantra: Small sales are easy sales! So, let’s get to it…

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Why Consider Disposable Eyewear?

Monday, February 4th, 2013

February 2013

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Many salon operators aren’t aware that disposable eye protection created for our industry is FDA-compliant and allowed to be used by facilities in every state – and even every country, worldwide. More disposable eyewear is used in salons than all goggle types, combined.

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Is Your Eyewear Ready for Season?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

January 2013

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Every salon gets ready for busy season by bringing in all the new lotions and installing fresh tanning lamps. Some give their place a new coat of paint and perform complete sunbed maintenance. But what about eyewear?
Do you have your eye protection offerings ready for season? Check your eyewear supply & offerings so that you & your clients will both benefit from your eyewear sales…Click here to continue reading or to download PDF of entire article

How to Train Your Staff on $1 a Day

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

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December 2012

Money is tight these days – how can you train your staff affordably, except to do it yourself? And with staff turnover, time and money is often spent, only to have them quit. Luckily, a number of tanning product vendors offer FREE and inexpensive training that will allow you to staff your salon with a well-trained team with very little time or planning. Let’s cover a few of the no cost ways to train your team…Click here to continue reading or to download PDF of entire article

Happiness is a Holiday Promo: “25 Days of Savings”

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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November 2012

Tan 360º in Pittsburgh, PA’s tip for dreaming up popular promotions: Imagine what specials YOU would want if you walked into a salon during the holidays to buy a tanning package

Tan 360º offers a unique holiday promotional concept – “The 25 Days of Savings.”

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FDA to Salons: “Provide Eyewear for Sunless Sessions”

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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October 2012

You probably saw it … the ABC News report on how the tanning industry doesn’t follow FDA recommendations for protecting spray-tanners’ eyes during a session. But what can you do?

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“Pet Peeves” from Salon Tanners

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

August 2012

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How can you make your salon even better and edge out your competition? There are A LOT of things you can do with virtually no money and just a few changes. We asked some tanners what they would like to see you do differently, and here are their responses:

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Host a Summer Eyewear Event!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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July 2012

You’ve dreamed up lots of ways to get tanners through your door… anniversary parties, back-to-school week and “Pauly D” events. I particularly love those that showcase your community involvement, such as Tans for Cans, Toys for Tots, collecting pet food for a local animal shelter and helping out the military in your area. What a great idea – help someone and get some free press at the same time…

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EYE PRO’s Response for Sunless Spray Tanning

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Viewkeepers and Wink-Ease disposable eye protection

June 13, 2012 — The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) updated its position on sunless spray tanning on June 5, 2012.  The  FDA requires that all sunless spray consumers should protect their lips, eyes and noses when sunless spray tanning. EYE PRO, Inc., world leader in eyewear and makers of WINK-EASE, VIEWkeepers, Fresh-Ease, and Wink-Ease Dark, want to ensure all salons and spas offering sunless spray tanning are aware that our disposable eye protection products, VIEWkeepers and WINK-EASE, are a perfect solution to the need for eye protection.

Both VIEWkeepers and WINK-EASE disposable eyewear are:
• Disposable, one-time use eye protection
• Completely see-through, so your client can see
• Easy to use; just fold into a cone
• Adjustable to fit the shape of the eye
• Kept in place with a light medical-grade adhesive
• Just pennies a pair!
• Available in a box of 250 pair as well as a 30 pair pack

We recommend VIEWkeepers disposable for sunless spray tanning. VIEWkeepers offer a deeper cone to allow more eyelash room.  Women wearing mascara or eyelash extensions love them!  They also fit more securely around the eye, blocking any chance of sunless spray near the eye. VIEWkeepers offer all the same benefits of WINK-EASE, and are the same price per pair.

Sunless spray tanning Salon Techs will love our UV Blockers, which are comfortable safety glasses which allow complete visibility while spraying clients.
All of our products are available from most tanning distributors, sunless distributors and spa distributors.  For free samples or a distributor near you, please call EYE PRO at 800.726.8322 or email

For more information on WINK-EASE and VIEWkeepers disposable eyewear, new Wink-Ease Dark disposable eye protection for red light therapy, and Fresh-Ease Refreshing Body Cloths for after tanning, visit or contact EYE PRO at 1-800-726-8322.

Texting while tanning… isn’t it dangerous?

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

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June 2012

Wow! We can do so much with our phones these days…and your tanners are not just making calls during their sessions. Yes, they’re texting and playing games while getting a golden glow in your salon. Is it dangerous to have your eyes open while tanning indoors? Yes; but only if you ARE NOT wearing eye protection. All goggles and disposable eye protection shown in major tanning distribution catalogs and advertised in ist Magazine provide a complete UV block, and yes, they are all see-through!

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