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, you'll meet Randi Milroy, owner of Starr Essentials in Raleigh, NC.
Type of Business: Mobile
Amount of Time in Business: 8 years
Biz Social Media Links:
Solution(s) I Love: Perfect Glow Sunless
Tools of the Trade: no preference
What I Wear: Perfect Glow Dark Chocolate 10% DHA
Best celebrity airbrush tan award goes to: The Kardashians. Love them or hate them, their tans always look flawless!
I chose to be an airbrush tanner because: I enjoy making people not only look, but feel beautiful and confident. Plus it's a lot of fun!
If I wasn’t an airbrush tanner I would be: Wait, there are other options?! Dream job would be an event planner focusing on charity events. I coordinate a few per year now and enjoy it!
My most embarrassing moment as a business owner: Not securing the hose all the way to the gun. When I turned it on, the pressure kicked it off and it whacked me in the face. Ouch!
Favorite social media outlet: Facebook
The one thing I could not live without for my biz: Social media! It has been the backbone of my business since day one.
The part of owning my own business I am not very good at: Finding a healthy work and personal life balance. While focusing on work 24/7 sounds like a good idea, it's not and can hurt the business.
The one thing I wish I knew when I started my business: You CAN and you WILL succeed. I started 8 years ago when spray tanning, let alone mobile spray tanning was still a novelty. I wish I realized the impact I could have had on the industry and how to utilize that to grow my business.
Where I plan to be in five years: Still living in Raleigh doing spray tans, but focusing on traveling to train new consultants to grow my brand.
Business owners who inspire me: Mark Cuban
Quote I love: "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" ~Rumi
When I’m not working, I love to: Enjoy the small adventures the Raleigh-Durham area has to offer.
My favorite thing about owning my own business: Knowing that I am offering my clients a top service and product without corporate limitations or overhead. Nothing beats the confident feeling of standing 100% behind your work.
The thing I dislike most about owning my own business: I feel like there is never enough time to do all the things I want to do to help my business grow.
If I could share some wisdom with someone just getting started in this biz it would be: Be confident in the products you offer and don't be afraid to ask for help! We are ALL learning in this industry as it continues to grow.
Any parting words?: I am extremely excited to see what the future of sunless tanning is for ALL of us! An amazing industry with even better people!