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2011 RCA Winners: Best Tanning Salon

Funcoast • May 13, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Whether you're a fan of the fake bake (a la spray tan) or the next best thing (tanning beds), we've got you sun-starved Ohioans covered. Our top three winners for Best Tanning Salon give you a glimpse at their great packages, monthly memberships and what they offer in terms of spray tans.

FIRST PLACE: TanProUSA

Where: 4920 Milan Ave. #A, Sandusky

Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.

Info: 419-621-0055 or tanprousa.com

Owner: Rob Quinn

1.)    What do you think made you a finalist in the Readers’ Choice Awards?

We pride ourselves on having a wide selection of equipment, being the biggest indoor tanning salon chain in Ohio, having the best hours, no appointment tanning, great prices and packages. Having our main office in Huron makes Sandusky our home store — we test new products and equipment out on that location. Tan Pro wants to be the first salon open and the last one to close.

2.)    What’s one unique thing about your business (a specific menu item, a special service) that people would be surprised to know you offer?

TanPro offers a package that allows a customer to tan year round for only $16.99 a month, and we do offer spray tanning now. The days of airbrush tanning and having a complete stranger stare at your body are over. Our Versus Spa is the latest and greatest technology with spray tanning. It’s all automated and you’re in and out with a session in a matter of minutes.

3.)    What’s your favorite thing about the Northcoast Ohio area?

I love the islands and being the mayor of Kelleys Island of course makes it my favorite place to be. It’s a wonderful, family-friendly environment. I have young children and I never have to worry about them riding their bike into town to get some ice cream or going to the park.

4.)    Besides your own business, what’s your favorite thing to do/place to go in the area?

From a family standpoint, my kids and I love to go to Kalahari. It’s a place near and dear to our hearts; we take a backyard vacation to there and stay whenever we get a chance. Manny’s is my favorite spot for lunch and Red Gables in my eyes is the best place for upscale dining.

5.)    Do you have anything in particular you’d like to tell the Funcoast.com readers?

Come to TanPro and get some Vitamin D!

SECOND PLACE: Sunglow Tanning Center

Where: 3708 Columbus Ave. #12, Sandusky  

Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sun.

Info: 419-625-1003

Owner: Karen Puckerin; Paul and Dave Schoen

1.)    What do you think made you a finalist in the Readers’ Choice Awards?

We made the top three for “Best Tanning Salon” because our customers love our beds, the packages we have to offer and the cleanliness of our salon.

2.)    What’s one unique thing about your business (a specific menu item, a special service) that people would be surprised to know you offer?

We do offer spray tanning now and you can get a full body treatment for only $35.

3.)    What’s your favorite thing about the Northcoast Ohio area?

I love being near the lake, my family and I are always going boating even when we don’t have a particular destination in mind.

4.)    Besides your own business, what’s your favorite thing to do/place to go in the area?

My family love to go out to eat and our favorite place to go is Casa Real.

5.)    Do you have anything in particular you’d like to tell the Funcoast.com readers?

Thank you to everyone who got us nominated and voted for us. We greatly appreciate it.


THIRD PLACE: E’s Glow

Where: 201 Milan Ave. Ste 15, Norwalk  

Hours: 8 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Sun.

Info: 419-663-4569

Owner: Erica Knoll

1.)    What do you think made you a finalist in the Readers’ Choice Awards?

I believe it has been our consistency in bringing customers superior results every year since we opened our doors!

2.)    What’s one unique thing about your business (a specific menu item, a special service) that people would be surprised to know you offer?

We actually have a couple unique items at the salon, which are Swan Creek Candles, Boutique Purses and Primitive Furniture.

3.)    What’s your favorite thing about the Northcoast Ohio area?

Customer loyalty. In this part of the area, I feel customers are very loyal to us, making us very fortunate.

4.)    Besides your own business, what’s your favorite thing to do/place to go in the area?

My husband and I enjoy taking our children to Kalahari and the African Wildlife Safari!

5.)    Do you have anything in particular you’d like to tell the Funcoast.com readers?

Yes! Thank you to all who voted for us and have continued to! It really means a lot to us and makes our job rewarding to know customers are taking their own personal time to vote for us!

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