ASTP Member Feature | Meet D'Ann Palomarez

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, meet D'Ann Palomarez, owner of TanSpire in Houston, TX.

Type of Business: Retail Location

Amount of Time in Business: 4 years; 2010-2013 & 2016-present.


Biz Social Media Links:
IG:  @tanspirehouston
Twitter: @tanspirehouston

Solution(s) I Love: Infinity Sun, KC’s Sun on the Run, South Seas and many others. I am not married to one solution. I mix a lot of my solutions.

Tools of the Trade: No preference

What I Wear: “Dump”….let me explain. I have a cup that I dump solution in if I cannot recycle it and it is labeled “Dump”. I use that. I know it is awful but I always look good.

Best celebrity airbrush tan award goes to: The Kardashians.

I chose to be an airbrush tanner because: I loved Jennifer Aniston’s tans and I also wanted to make people feel good. It is all about service.

If I wasn’t an airbrush tanner I would be: Back in the oilfield as a Buyer or Purchasing Agent.

My most embarrassing moment as a business owner: When I first started in 2010, I was at a client’s house and she had stairs. My Infinity Sun Spa Lite is about 50 lbs. I tried to look cute and have heels on. I slipped and fell and so did my equipment down the stairs. I got up though and still sprayed her! lol!

Favorite social media outlet: Facebook

The one thing I could not live without for my biz: My clients. I stay humble.

The part of owning my own business I am not very good at: Social media

The one thing I wish I knew when I started my business: I wish I would have written a letter to myself to not quit in 2013.

Where I plan to be in five years: Spraying and making everyone glow.

Business owners who inspire me: Shonna Dexter, Fabiola Trujillo, Taryn Luquin, Michelle Walters, Kelly Callaghan, Anne Marie DeSalvo…Can you tell I listen to the Happy Tans podcast? Many other women in the ASTP. It is a long list.

Quote I love: “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up”

When I’m not working, I love to: cuddle with my 5-month-old son, 7-year-old daughter, 17-year-old
daughter and husband. I love being with my family and friends.

My favorite thing about owning my own business: I can make my own schedule.

The thing I dislike most about owning my own business: Cleaning all the time

My friends would say I am: Generous, Funny, Perfectionist, Down to Earth and Positive

If I could share some wisdom with someone just getting started in this biz it would be: Trust in yourself. Faith will open all kinds of exciting doors.

Any parting words? Know your worth and schedule time off for yourself weekly.

A few of D'Ann's favorite client photos...