Don’t Neglect Salon Staff Training

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The Importance of Staff Training and Development in Tanning Salons

In any business, the ever-evolving list of to-do’s can be constant, making it easy to overlook important tasks like providing proper (and frequent) staff training and development opportunities. Tanning Salons are no different. The employment market is competitive and research shows a positive correlation between competent, happy, and fulfilled staff and thriving business.

Staff training and development are crucial aspects of running a successful tanning salon. Here’s why.

Safety First!

Training ensures that employees understand the proper procedures for operating tanning equipment, reducing the risk of accidents or injuries to both staff and customers. They learn about the safe use of tanning beds, the importance of using protective eyewear, and how to identify potential skin issues.

Looking at another angle of safety, not only do you want to keep your staff and customers safe but you also want to keep your business environment and assets safe and secure. With an uptick in cyber attacks and phishing scams, offering training on how to identify risky digital activity can help mitigate your risk.

One of the many unique features of TanTrack tanning salon software is Employee Management. Should any suspicious activity occur, the software has accurate record keeping and various security measures to help keep the business safe and employees accountable.

To help keep your environment safe, consider offering general emergency training so everyone feels empowered should an unfortunate event occur in your salon.

Customer Satisfaction

Well-trained staff can provide superior customer service, answering questions about different tanning options, advising on suitable products, and offering personalized recommendations. This enhances the overall experience for customers, leading to higher satisfaction and retention rates.

Product Knowledge

Employees who are knowledgeable about the various tanning products available can effectively educate customers on their benefits and usage, helping them make informed purchasing decisions. This not only increases sales but also builds trust and loyalty among customers.

It’s important to note that this transcends indoor tanning. Having well-rounded knowledge of the risks and benefits of all types of tanning, sun and sunless products, and the latest health, wellness, and beauty trends can give your salon a leg up on your competition.

Health and Hygiene

Training in hygiene practices and cleanliness standards is essential for maintaining a clean and sanitary environment in the salon. Staff should be trained in proper cleaning procedures for tanning beds, changing rooms, and common areas to prevent the spread of infections or skin diseases.


Tanning salons are subject to regulations and guidelines to ensure customers’ safety. Training helps staff understand and comply with these regulations, reducing the risk of fines or legal issues for your business.

TanTrack’s Equipment Control feature can also help keep your salon compliant by keeping all timers integrated with the system, ensuring all tanning sessions include a transaction through TanTrack. This reduces the risk of theft as well as maintains compliance with tanning standards set forth by the state and federal governments.

Upselling and Cross-Selling

Properly trained staff can effectively upsell and cross-sell additional services or products to customers, increasing revenue for the salon. This could include selling upgraded tanning packages, lotions, or other skincare products.

TanTrack makes this process seamless with an easy-to-use interface that allows employees to effortlessly move through transactions in the system without bogging down the customer experience or holding up the line.

Book a free demo to see just how easy and slick it is to run your tanning salon business through TanTrack.

Employee Morale and Retention

Investing in training and development shows employees that the salon values their growth and progress. This can boost morale, job satisfaction, and loyalty, leading to lower turnover rates and a more stable workforce.


In a constantly evolving industry, ongoing training ensures that staff stay updated on the latest trends, technologies, and techniques in tanning. This enables the salon to adapt effectively to changing customer preferences and market demands.

Check out our recent overview of tanning salon trends and how to adapt your business.

Next Steps on How to Improve

Staff training and development play a vital role in ensuring the success and longevity of your tanning salon business by fostering a culture of safety, professionalism, and excellence in customer service.

If you’re not already offering regular training and development opportunities, we’d like to challenge you to start this month! Use the quiet, summer months to engage with your staff. Instead of reducing their hours, give them more to do and learn so that coming into the next busy season in the fall, everyone will be off to a great start!

Our recommendation is to start with something simple and build up from there. Consider some of the pain points your employees or even your customers complain about frequently and invest your time and even money into a solution, including full training for your team.

TanTrack tanning salon software has the key features and functionality to help you and your staff get the most out of each interaction with your customers, build your business, and grow to new success. Let us show you the ins and outs of TanTrack and how this software can be a game-changer for your salon. Book a live, free demo of TanTrack, today!