How to become a successful mobile tanning technician

Sparkles and a spray tan are many client’s uniform of choice during the festive season, with professional spray tanning sales rapidly rising throughout the Christmas party season. Make the most of the high demand during this season by offering mobile spray tanning services to clients, allowing them to receive a golden glow from the comfort of their own home. Find out how you can successfully offer mobile tanning services below.

Invest in training

As with any beauty treatment, it is essential that you complete training and gain a certified qualification before offering your service to clients. Here at the Ellisons Academy, we offer St.Tropez professional spray tanning training, allowing you to offer the UK’s leading tanning brand as part of your treatment menu. It is also important that you are insured before performing your spray tanning treatments to ensure you are covered should there be any problems.

Flexibility and mobility are key

Mobile treatments offer clients more flexibility than salon-based services, often offering treatments during evenings and weekends so it’s important that you are willing to work flexibly, especially during the festive season when demand will be high. It’s also important that you have a reliable form of transport that will allow you to carry all of your products and equipment with ease. Choose an area that you are willing to offer treatments within. Make sure you don’t try to cover too large an area as you may find it difficult to travel from appointment to appointment, which will affect your time keeping.

Choose the right equipment

Working as a mobile therapist will mean a lot of loading and unloading your car and a lot of carrying products and equipment from area to area. Choosing quality yet ergonomical equipment is essential to ensure you can effectively perform a mobile service with ease and efficiency. Here at Ellisons, we offer a variety of mobile tanning equipment from established professional brands such as St.Tropez, MineTan and Sienna X.
The Sienna X pop up cubical is ideal for busy mobile tanning technicians as it erects and folds in seconds. It is also internally waterproof and ensures fast, easy cleaning between customers. MineTan’s Bronze Babe starter kit is also a must for new mobile tanners, featuring the TanHandy professional spray gun, the Absolute PRO spray mist and an applicator mitt. St.Tropez also offer a great selection of mobile supplies, including the mobile pro kit, a comprehensive collection of products that will allow therapists to offer the perfect mobile tanning treatment.

Inform your client base

Awareness is a key part of becoming a self-employed, mobile therapist. From social media to business cards to simple word of mouth, there are many ways you can spread the word about your treatment offering. A Facebook business page is the preferred form of advertising for many professionals, ensuring easy updates and communication between client and therapist. It also allows professionals to showcase their work, helping to attract potential clients and custom.

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