ASTP is proud to have some really outstanding sunless business owners who make up our membership base. Each week, we feature one of our members so you can get to know them and their business.
This week, we would like you to meet Donna Hill. She owns Arizona Airbrush Studio in Scottsdale, AZ. We couldn't agree more with her "parting words"!
Type of Business: Retail Storefront
Amount of Time in Business: 5 Years
Biz Social Media Links:
Solution(s) I Love: Primarily Norvell, although I am constantly trying out new solutions
Tools of the Trade: Maximist ultra pro
What I Wear: For years I only sprayed with Norvell's Clear Plus, even though it was a lot lighter than I prefer to be, but liked that it was not sticky. Until Norvell released Legend, now that is all I get sprayed with. If I want to be a bit darker, I use DHA drops (from Sjolie)
Best celebrity airbrush tan award goes to: Zach Efron and the entire cast of Baywatch. How fun that must have been?!
I chose to be an airbrush tanner because: I was OBSESSED with needing to be the tannest person in the room. Spray tanning was introduced to the beauty industry and I loved how it looked, I loved making people feel beautiful.
If I wasn’t an airbrush tanner I would be: A nail tech (my previous career) or a Private Investigator.
Favorite social media outlet: Instagram
The one thing I could not live without for my biz: online booking
The part of owning my own business I am not very good at:: branding & training
The one thing I wish I knew when I started my business: how much the industry was going to grow.
Where I plan to be in five years: owning multiple locations
Business owners who inspire me: Brenda Wooley of SunKissed in TX, Terry of Bronzed in Vegas, Jimmy CoCo, Fabiola of Sobe Tan.
Quote I love: I see naked people
When I’m not working, I love to: Vacation! I love the beach and collecting seashells
My favorite thing about owning my own business: I run my business like a team. My employees and I all work together with the same goal; To make people feel good about themselves.
The thing I dislike most about owning my own business: Those very, very few difficult clients that I have to deal with.
If I could share some wisdom with someone just getting started in this biz it would be: try all different solutions, visit other spray tan businesses, put yourself out there to network.
Any parting words?: I can not wait to see how much more things in this industry change & grow in the next 5 years!