FDA Allows Disposable Eyewear to Be Used Only ONCE

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

February 2017 – EYE PRO, Inc., world leader in disposable eye protection for indoor tanning and makers of Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, Lash Room WINK-EASE and WINK-EASE Dark, is all about providing salon support.

“Do you have tanners that use the same pair of disposable eyewear over and over?”  asks Brenda Fishbaugh, EYE PRO president. “This is NOT allowed by the FDA and we can provide you proof to share with your tanners. If you’re a salon, we can send you our “One Time Use” letter on Eye Pro stationery indicating we are licensed as a Class One Medical Product.  Since disposable eye protection cannot be properly cleaned, it can only be worn ONCE,” Fishbaugh continued. (more…)

Sunless Safety Measures

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Sunless, Inc. is promoting safety in sunless tanning. “We want salons to be more safety conscious when it comes to sunless,” says Brandon Cardinal, VP of Sales and Marketing at Sunless Inc. – the largest sunless company in the world.

There is no such thing as “safe” tanning and sunless should not be defined that way, but it should be defined as an alternative to UV tanning. “Sunless, Inc., like the FDA, suggests spray-tan techs wear face ventilators and eye protection during a session,” Cardinal explains. “And, we encourage tanners to wear a disposable thong garment, nose plugs, and our disposable eyewear to protect sensitive mucous membranes.” He points to an example with which many of us are familiar. “When you get your nails done, the tech wears a mask,” he says. “She doesn’t give you a mask, and we understand why: she’s exposed to the chemicals several times a day, you are exposed once a month. Spray-tan techs need to be aware that if they are sneezing or coughing up brown discharge, they need to start wearing a ventilator.”

Sunless, Inc. now offers printed signs that salons can post in spray-tan areas recommending that guests wear protection. The company’s safety packages also include nose filters, tech goggles, mouth filters, and disposable garments. “Our goal is customer safety and we want to safeguard our guests’ health,” Cardinal says. He recommends that every salon post signage about protection and make the disposable thongs, eyewear and nose filters available to each tanner.

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Success with Sunless Eye Protection

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Crystal Martin, owner of Sun Spot Atlantis of Colorado Springs, CO, is a spectacular salon owner. Her family has been in tanning for 21 years. She joined the business on full-time when she retired from the Air Force ten years ago. Sun Spot started offering sunless tans 18 years, when they purchased an early Mystic Tan blue-box auto spray-booth. The menu now includes two VersaPro spray units, two custom airbrush rooms, FIT Bodywrap, teeth-whitening, a Hydration Station, and 18 UV tanning systems. “I was a military medic for 20 years, so I’m very conscious about health and safety,” explains Crystal. “I want my guests and my staff to be healthy.” She knows that the FDA strongly recommends that mucus membranes be covered during exposure to DHA solution. “As a nurse, I understand how easily the body absorbs through mucus membranes; so, we provide every guest with nose plugs, eyewear, single-use lip balm, and disposable bikini bottoms as protection.”

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This Salon’s Got It Covered!

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

istcoverdec2016I only had to chat with Melissa Latimer for a few minutes to realize she is very serious about eye protection at her salon. Heck, she’s serious about every- thing that has to do with tanning! This 38-year-old has built a successful tanning salon – Soleil Tan – an elite spray-tan salon, her own sunless solution distribu- tion company, and her own high-end skin care line.

Melissa’s business is based in Carters- ville, GA. We met online, and she wowed me with her grasp of the importance of eye protection. Says Melissa, “We educate clients on the why of why eye protection is important. If guests forget or have misplaced their goggles, we give them a free pair of the deep-lash disposables. We like the style that allows for long lashes because so many of our clients wear lash extensions and they don’t fit in a normal pair of goggles or disposables. We simply say, ‘Hi Julie! We have you ready in Bed 2 – I just need to see your eye protection, please.’” Most salons do that, right? Read on for the difference!

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Just Wear It!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

July 2014

IST_cover_7.14Although you may be able to regain your vision with surgeries, cataracts can never be cured. Stop squinting and put on your FDA-compliant eye protection…

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The Flashlight Demo

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

June 2014

IST_cover_6.14Do you struggle with ways to get your salon guests to wear eye protection for every tanning session?

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Is Your Salon’s Eyewear Compliant?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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IST_cover_5.14Take this quick 10-question quiz and find out!

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Test Your “Eye-Q” Part 2

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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ISTApril14coverHow would YOU answer these questions from your salon guests? Read on for Part 2 of our summary of frequently asked questions to test your “eye-Q”!….

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Test Your “Eye-Q”

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

March 2014

IST_cover_3.14How would YOU answer these questions from your salon guests?

You should offer your salon guests several brands of eye protection so they can find the type that will offer the best protection while also minimizing tan lines. Read on and test your Eye-Q”…

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The Case For “Owned” Eyewear

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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IST_cover_2.14Providing Re-Useable Goggles is Not Always the Best Option…
Whenever I present a seminar about eye protection to a group of salon operators, nearly half of my audience tells me they provide their guests with “community” goggles, free of charge. They say that they feel it is the key to eliminating excuses for not wearing eyewear.  Then I ask them, “Okay, you’re loaning your guests goggles at no charge, but how many do you sincerely believe are wearing them during their sessions?”  The answer: “Half. Half of them wear eye protection.”

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