Is a Spray Tan Business Profitable?

Is a Spray Tan Business Profitable?

There are several significant reasons why you should get into the spray tanning business:

  • It is fun
  • It is profitable
  • There’s a growing demand for on-site spray tan services
  • You make people feel great and boost their confidence
  • You get to meet many cool new people along the way

With the average cost of spray tan services looking rather promising, and with the equipment not costing an arm and a leg, spray tanning has become a lucrative endeavor, especially during the last two decades.

So, to answer the titular question right away – yes, starting your own spray tanning business can indeed be quite profitable, but learning a thing or two about this growing industry before googling “spray booth for sale” is a must.

For all you beginners out there, we at Artesian Tan suggest you try starting up a mobile spray tanning business first.

Mobile Spray Tanning Business Opportunities

The benefits of kicking off a mobile spray tanning company over a salon based one are numerous:


You won’t have to lease out a space or pay any rent, which means you will be able to cut your monthly expenses significantly. And we are talking big money here since rents range anywhere from $600 to even $3500 a month, or even higher. Of course, you will be spending some money on fuel, but that number is much lower.

More Customers

Since most clients are too busy to go to a salon, the convenience of you coming to their door will get you a lot of customers in no time.

Office Hours

You will be your own boss, have control of your work hours and be able to organize your day as you wish.

You Set Your Own Prices

Since almost all types of mobile door-to-door services are considered to be luxury, you will be able to set your prices accordingly, regardless of the fact that you are just starting out. With that said, you can set your mobile appointment sessions at a rate of $70 and go up (or slightly down) depending on the region.

Word of Mouth 

Once you get your business going and you snatch a reasonable number of clients, your mobile spray tanning company won’t even need a marketing strategy as you will get phone calls from the friends and family members of your regular customers who recommended you as they are satisfied with your work. Not to mention the increasingly popular “girls night in” and bridal parties where you will probably end up servicing numerous clients during one session, and these ladies are likely to become your regulars as well.

What Will Your Monthly Profit Be?

Since we are talking about the average cost of spray tan sessions, and we must take into consideration the cost of spray tanning equipment, fuel, the number of your customers, etc. We can only give you a hint of what your estimated average monthly income would be according to how many customers you have.

If your session costs $70, the chart may look something like this:

  • 2 clients per day // 5 days a week // 4 weeks in a month = $2800
  • 3 clients per day // 5 days a week // 4 weeks in a month = $4200
  • 4 clients per day // 5 days a week // 4 weeks in a month = $5600
  • 5 clients per day // 5 days a week // 4 weeks in a month = $7000
  • and so on…

NOTE: This is without the money you will be spending on fuel, but also without group sessions, bridal parties, and similar sessions during which you may even earn several hundred dollars during only one appointment!

So, now that you have some ballpark about what your profit might look like, we suggest you check out some of Artesian Tan’s offers when it comes to spray tanning equipment, solutions, training, and even spray tanning marketing.

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