Beauty industry veteran Charley Costin has founded Tan Lounge, one of Brisbane’s first 24-hour spray tan lounges, at The Emporium in Fortitude Valley.

Tan lounge offers exfoliation and prep rooms, modern voice automated spray tanning booths, vending machines that dispense exfoliating gloves, razors, moisturising tan extenders and post-tanning dresses and all with 24/7 access. Even the busiest of the bees will be able to ensure they glow all year round as the lounge ensures access to a tan before work, after work, post-gym, in between school drop-off and pick-up and even at 3am if the tan is do-or-die.

Founder Charley Costin has been in the beauty industry for nine years. “During this time I developed a love for tanning and perfecting the application and experience for my clients,” said Costin. “I saw there was a gap in the market to accommodate to the 9-5 professionals who needed to fit their beauty regimes in after work hours. I found a strong demand for late night appointments, complete convenience and especially privacy.”

Costin went on to develop a 24/7 space that puts its clients’ wants and needs at the forefront of its business. “I see on a day-to-day basis how important what we put in and on our bodies is, which is why I only enveloped products for the lounge that were Australian-made, natural and organic, vegan, gluten free, cruelty free, odourless and free from SLS, Parabens and Petrochemicals – this was non-negotiable to me in the process.”

Costin tried and tested a number of spray-tanning machines in the UK, America and Australia before locating the perfect machine to import into Australia. She also developed a clear-based solution that will be a game-changer. “Clear-based solutions have come and gone in recent years but due to the nature of the product, spray tanners were unable to use the solution as you can’t see where you have sprayed the client. But with an automated machine comes complete accuracy, meaning that it sprays on evenly everytime. Our clients can pop into the lounge, use our clear solution and go about their day without anyone seeing (or smelling) the tan solution on your skin. This is a huge drawcard for our clients.”

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