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8 Eco-Friendly Initiatives for Tanning Salons

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Introducing eco-friendly initiatives into your indoor tanning salon business can help reduce environmental impact and appeal to environmentally conscious customers. Here are 8 easy eco-friendly initiatives for you to consider implementing in your tanning salon.

1. Energy-Efficient Lighting

Replace traditional lighting with LED lights, which consume less energy and last longer. Additionally, install motion sensors or timers to ensure lights are only used when necessary.

You may also want to explore options for more natural lighting. This could look like a salon renovation to add skylights or bigger storefront windows or could simply mean revisiting your current window treatment options.

2. Go Paperless

In any business, there’s a lot of information circulating around. From waivers to intake forms, payment collection, accounting, analytics, record keeping, and more, it’s easy to get bogged down with endless piles of paper. To reduce your paper waste, consider going paperless!

TanTrack makes it easy with our easy-to-use, all-in-one tanning salon software. With over 300+ reports, integrated credit card processing, email and SMS texting capabilities, an online storefront, 24/7 kiosks, and more, going paperless with TanTrack is the easiest way to turn your salon into an eco-friendly business. Ask us more about TanTrack’s paperless features on a free demo call.

3. Solar Panels

Consider installing solar panels on the roof of the salon to harness renewable energy and reduce reliance on grid electricity. Solar panels are becoming more and more accessible for individuals and businesses with many opportunities for tax incentives as well. Especially if you own your building, this is a wise investment for your salon which could reduce your carbon footprint, reduce your utility bill, and also open up avenues for passive income.

4. Eco-Friendly Equipment

Invest in tanning beds and other equipment that are energy-efficient and use eco-friendly materials. Look for products that are certified by organizations like Energy Star or have low energy consumption ratings.

Another way to be more “green” with your equipment is to integrate your salon software with your equipment. This allows you to control the use of the equipment from the front desk and can help you time each tanning session correctly with your customers. TanTrack has been an industry leader for more than 20+ years and integrates with all major tanning equipment models.

5. Recycle and Reuse

Implement recycling programs within the salon to properly dispose of waste materials such as paper, plastic, and glass. Encourage customers to recycle by providing designated bins for recycling. You may even want to consider running a recycling promotion once per quarter to drive traffic to your salon. This could be as simple as offering bonus tanning time to each customer who brings in material or old products for recycling. Get creative and don’t be afraid to lean into your “green” initiatives with your customers.

Whatever your promotion, TanTrack makes it easy to communicate with your customers through integrated email marketing, SMS text messaging, and the online client portal. Book a demo to learn more today!v

6. Eco-Friendly Products

Use environmentally friendly cleaning products and tanning lotions that are free from harmful chemicals and ingredients. Look for products that are certified organic or made from natural ingredients. This avenue could pique the interest of a new client base, expanding your customers to include more environmentally and health-conscious customers.

7. Green Marketing

Highlight your eco-friendly initiatives in your marketing materials and on your website to attract environmentally conscious customers. Consider offering discounts or promotions to customers who bring their own reusable towels or bottles.

TanTrack makes it easy to keep track of all salon offerings, discounts, promotions, and customer notes through an integrated, easy-to-use, cloud-based software. Explore more features with TanTrack today on a FREE software demo call. Book it here.

8. Education and Awareness

Educate employees and customers about the importance of sustainability and how they can contribute to reducing environmental impact both inside and outside the salon. Provide information about eco-friendly practices and encourage feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Next Steps

By implementing these eco-friendly initiatives, your tanning salon can demonstrate its commitment to sustainability while reducing your environmental footprint. This can attract environmentally conscious customers and contribute to a greener future for your business and the planet.

The first step to this is investing in a tanning salon software that can help meet your salon business needs and your overall values. With over 20+ years in the tanning industry, TanTrack is a top-rated salon software that has everything you need and more to grow and scale your business now and into the future, all while helping you “go green” with your initiatives. Talk to one of our experts today and get a free look at all TanTrack has to offer. Book a free demo to get started.