Welcome friends to the first week in September, and another fantastic month of our Women In Business Series.
This month, we will be featuring women that own businesses that help us feel healthier, more attractive and beautiful.
To kickoff this month of beauty, we will be starting with a woman who owns a business that helps us keep our summertime bronzed look all year-long! And ladies, you are going to love her even more when I tell you that she will travel to you.
Let’s meet our feature for the week! I am honored to introduce you to Sarah Rubino owner of Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning, LLC.
I am excited to have you all meet Sarah, because she is a pretty fantastic gal. I first met her a few months back when she came over to my house to give me a spray tan and was so excited because I didn’t have to leave my house! Spray tanning in this day in age is so much easier, and in my opinion, healthier for your skin if you want a bronzed look. If you come from a family history of skin cancer, like I do, spray tanning is the perfect way to give yourself a tan without the danger of UV rays.
So let’s chat with Sarah, and learn all about what her business is about!
Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for being a part of our series. Can you share a little with our readers about your spray tanning business, and how it all got started?
Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning is a mobile business who brings the spray tanning right to your home. We service the Greater Pittsburgh Area and beyond. We bring a pop up tent, spray gun and the solution and in 7 minutes you have a beautiful golden glow. We are in and out of your house in less than 30 minutes. Yes, it’s that quick to achieve a healthy tan! We do not have an actual location and feel bringing the spray tan to our clients homes is very convenient and comfortable for them. Everyone is so busy these days and the fact that you don’t have to leave your house for this service, is what it’s all about! Our solution we use is 100% Vegan, Paraben & Gluten Free and uses Eco Certified Organic DHA (DHA is short for Dihydroxyacetone. DHA is the active ingredient found in all sunless tanning products. It is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane and by the fermentation of glycerin.) We offer single sessions, packages, spray tanning parties, competition spray tanning packages and wedding packages.
Hear that ladies, in and out of our your home in 30 minutes! It takes me that long to get ready and drive to the salon! If you are wondering what her pop up tent looks like, here is a picture of it in my basement. It fit perfectly, and it was so easy to pop up, and there was no mess afterwards.
How long have you been in business?
Bronze Beauty has been in business since May 2012.
What made you decide to start a spray tanning business, let alone a mobile one?
Well, I graduated from College with a degree in Business Management. After college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Business was not my first choice of a career so I wasn’t really sure what to do with my major. I grew up wanting to be a teacher and decided that wasn’t the path I wanted to have so I made a change. After working numerous jobs trying to find what I loved, I came across tanning. I worked in a tanning salon for a couple of years and really fell in love with the industry. The smiles on people’s faces when they left the tanning bed with their glow, made me feel good that I was able to provide something that makes them happy. When I first researched opening my own tanning business, I got discouraged because of the costs. Because of that, I quickly decided maybe having my own tanning salon wasn’t the route I wanted to take. A couple of years later, I really wanted to have something of my own, so I did more research. Spray Tanning was really becoming popular and when doing research, I came across Mobile Spray Tanning. I had never heard of this before and thought the idea was amazing! I invested in some equipment, came up with a company name and viola……Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning, LLC was born. The real reason I keep going and strive to make BBST a success is hearing all the stories my clients tell me about someone in their family or themselves having skin cancer and how spray tanning allows them to feel beautiful, or how great a tan makes them feel and how confident they become after getting sprayed. Without them, there would be no Bronze Beauty.
That is such an awesome story! I feel like many women have felt that way about their careers and relate to your story. And with this business, it must be such a great feeling to make those women feel better about themselves, I know I felt so much better after you sprayed me!
Can you tell the readers something about your business that makes it unique.
We bring the spray tan right to your home! We make it super convenient and because we are in your house, you feel more comfortable with your surroundings. We spray you and you are able to get right back to what you were doing in your home.
I love that so much! It makes life so much easier for us, especially us moms! We can actually get some pampering without having to worry about leaving our kiddos!
Now that we have heard about the business side of Sarah, what are somethings you do for fun and your personal side of life?
I have quite a busy personal life. Along with owning my own spray tanning business, I also work as an Executive Assistant in an office during the day and also work at a Floral Design Company on the weekends. Things can be hectic at times, but I have good time management skills that keep me calm and get everything done.
Now that is impressive! Working two jobs, and your owning your own business, that is what I call busy and blessed!
Are there any fun places you like to travel too, or hobbies that you love doing?
A beach is always my favorite place to travel. It’s so relaxing, calm and puts you in a great mood! When I am not working at my jobs, I love to enjoy the outdoors with walks and soaking up the sun, exploring what Pittsburgh has to offer (even though I’ve lived here my whole life, I am always finding new and fun things to do), trying new restaurants, entertaining friends at my home, planning small events, attending events, and hanging out with family and friends.
I always have to ask, since this in a series about inspiring women, are there any women business owners that have empowered and inspired you to do what you are doing today?
Honestly, ever since opening my own business, I’ve come across many women business owners in the Pittsburgh area. All of them inspire me and I have asked for guidance and support from most of them and they are all willing to give a hand and offer their advice. That’s what I love the most, women helping women. It’s so great to see so many of us living our dream.
Thank you Sarah so much for being a part of our series, and helping make us feel more beautiful! I loved the product, and the spray tan was perfectly done by Sarah. No lines, no streaks, and the most important part, I didn’t look orange. I wish I would have saved pictures for you all to see, but somehow, my lovely Iphone decided to delete over 1,000 pictures on my phone, and these pictures we apart of them.UGH. But, please check out her Facebook page and website to see before and afters of others that she has worked with.
Now is a perfect time to get tan! With the summertime over, still having the bronzed look makes us all feel so much better! Give Sarah a call today to set up an appointment! Below are ways to connect with her. Show her some social media love as well!
Have a great week friends! Next week, we will be featuring a woman who can help change your body image in just a few short weeks! Can’t wait for you to see who it is!
Author: Nicole Mildren
Nicole Mildren is the author of Champagne To Crayons, first time mom, and celebrates motherhood in the best way she knows how; by remembering she is just not a mom. Owning her own business, and Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh MomCon helps her stay sane in the world of motherhood.