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.
We're excited to have you meet one of our newer members...meet Brooke Pizzano of Brookeside Tanning & Spa Services.
Type of Business: Mobile, Home Studio
Amount of Time in Business: 2 years
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Solution(s) I Love: Sjoile
What I Wear: I use Sjoile and since I have the hardest time tanning despite my Italian genes, I use a 12%
I chose to be an airbrush tanner because: I have so many reasons why, but the main one would be I love making people feel beautiful without damaging their skin.
If I wasn’t an airbrush tanner I would be: I would most likely still own my business, but incorporating my esthetician license more.
My most embarrassing moment as a business owner: When I first started my business, I was working with a company and there was something wrong with their solution (bad batch). When I went to tan my very first client, it completely washed off her. It was tough because that's when you really want to make a good impression, when you're first starting out. Luckily, I switched companies and didn't give up on myself.
Favorite social media outlet: Instagram
The one thing I could not live without for my biz: As cheesy as it sounds, I have to say my support system. Hands down- I have the best people who support me. I had so many people doubt me when I first started. Everyone who believed in me, told me to not give up on myself. It's tough sometimes, but having good friends, family and ASTP does wonders for my business.
The part of owning my own business I am not very good at: I've learned a lot over the years, but I could always be better at marketing. Getting people excited to try something can be hard especially living in a small town.
The one thing I wish I knew when I started my business: I wish I would have known that there is A LOT that goes into having a successful business. No one really talks about the 'behind the scenes' part of owning a business.
Where I plan to be in five years: Having a separate building for not just tanning, but spa services as well. I would LOVE to travel too.
Business owners who inspire me: Kelly Callaghan. She's awesome!
Quote I love: "Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise."
When I’m not working, I love to: I'm a farm girl, so being with my animals is my therapy after a long work week.
My favorite thing about owning my own business: Being my own boss and being able to watch my success. It's a good feeling waking up every morning knowing hard work got me where I am today!
The thing I dislike most about owning my own business: Having to handle everything on my own.
If I could share some wisdom with someone just getting started in this biz it would be: Do not give up! It will be tough and you'll have your crazy work days... but don't stop. The end result is so rewarding!
Any parting words?: Take your dreams and make them your goals, take your goals and make them your reality!