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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
“Back in the 80′s, it was ‘how tan and how blonde can you be?!’ ” said Andrea Licata Bernath.
It was that quest that landed Bernath on the other side of our cameras more than two decades later — but let’s start at the beginning.
Bernath was just 29-years-old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma 12 years ago.
“Really when I was first diagnosed I didn’t have a fear. You know, I thought I go to the dermatologist and they could cut it out and I could be on my way,” said Bernath.
But that just wasn’t the case.
Bernath was diagnosed on a Thursday. On the next Monday she had her first surgery. In four and half hours doctors removed 16 percent of the muscle in her back, 42 lymph nodes, and 5 other sites they were concerned about. And she has the scars to prove it.
But she’s not alone.
Nearly 77,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year in the US. And this cancer will kill more than 9,000 people.
“Even though I got, I had melanoma, I still wanted to be tan. So I started going to tanning facilities and trying other self tanner. And everything I tried turned me some shade of orange.”
So, Andrea quit her job in sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company and developed her own product for sunless tanning, Kahuna Bay Spray Tan.
The business started as a retail location but other spas and salons wanted the product. It didn’t take long for Andrea and her business partner Chris to get out of the retail side and go strictly into distribution.
Now they are one of the industry leaders. Their sunless tanning products are used by celebrities, pageants, and network news agencies – and carried in more than 12,000 salons and spas around the world.
“We’ve had people from as far away as Japan come here to this tiny little facility.”
Right now they currently employ 11 people in the Toledo area — including several at the Kahuna Bay Spray Tan franchise retail store, which opened this week in Sylvania, Ohio. It’s an exciting time — but for Andrea it is also deeply personal.
“We get contacted by people who have been diagnosed with melanoma daily. And it’s getting younger and younger. If these kids can be aware. If they can go sunless. Wear their sunscreen. We will do what we can to make them beautiful.”
A Note From Emilie:
Andrea shared with me this YouTube clip called “Dear 16 Year Old Me.” It is truly exceptional and no matter how old you are, I recommend taking the 5 minutes to watch it.
Here’s a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM
I am constantly trying new solutions! I want to have the best spray tanning solutions possible for my clients! There are certain things I look for in an airbrush tanning solution. Not all are created equal!
In my opinion the best spray tanning solutions have both a gorgeous temporary bronzer and a rich deep end result color. They should be all natural, and have organic DHA. The solution I love the most so far in my experience doesn’t have a gross DHA stink either! My clients always love their sunless tanning experience, and it’s due to my constant quest for the most amazing sunless tanning solutions!
That’s right, Norvell Amber Sun, makers of some of the best spray tanning solutions on the market have just released a brand new product! The all new Venetian spray tan solution is paraben free, gluten free, 100% vegan, and nut allergen free! If you are ready to look like you just stepped of the Mediterranean beaches, you’ll LOVE this solution!
The color of Amber Sun Venetian spray tan solution by Norvell Amber Sun is absolutely gorgeous! No one would ever believe a color so rich and beautiful could come out of a bottle! Not only does Venetian spray tan solution have beautiful color, its packed with vitamins and nutrients that will leave your skin feeling better and more supple than it did before your sunless tan! Best of all its gluten, and nut allergen free!!
I find that simply spray tanning the hands and feet can leave them looking unnatural. That’s why I switched to hand blending spray tanning solutions in these areas. It also works really well to fix any areas that may have beaded up, this happens frequently on the chest area in women.
What I do is take a soft cloth and spray solution on it to dampen it. I then spray the area with my gun, and then use that cloth to blend the spray tanning solutions into the creases of the fingers and down into the wrists. I do the same for the feet, blending up into the ankles. If beading happens, I do the same thing! Dampen my cloth, and blend the beaded solution into the skin.
Coconut was my go to scent in my spray tanning solutions, but I wanted to do something more festive. I found a mint chocolate chip scent last christmas! I also have used a vanilla scent that smelled just like fresh baked cookies! Still trying to find like a pumpkin or harvest scent for the fall!
I spray tanned my best friend the other day. This is always difficult because her skin is so strange from all the medications she is on. It’s crazy how things like that can effect your skin! I’ve found a few tricks to helping her get a gorgeous natural looking sunless tan, with the help of one of my favorite spray tanning solutions.
Her skin is on the dryer side, and the medications just cause her to suck the spray tanning solutions right up. I have her moisturize in the morning, and then I spray tan her later in the evening. I use an anti aging formula solution, the aloe base in it really makes a difference in her end result. Her hands and finger tips are extra dry, and barrier cream doesn’t seem to cut it. I opted to use Vaseline instead of barrier cream and it really worked! I’m so glad that after a little trial and error I have found a way to give her beautiful color!
There are plenty of benefits to using certain spray tan solutions other than simply getting a natural-looking tan. For instance, many of these solutions have other cosmetic benefits such as hydrating and moisturizing the skin, as well as making skin smooth and soft alongside the natural color.
Most tanning solutions are made largely of natural ingredients to ensure that they are as good for the skin in a healthy manner as they are in a cosmetic manner. It’s totally worth checking out an airbrush tanning solution, if only because it provides a natural tan without harmful UV rays, but it’s important to note that there are more reasons to use these types of solutions.
I was surprised with a trip to Hawaii, which was probably the greatest thing that could have ever happened to me. The single problem there was, was that I was extremely pale and I didn’t want to look ridiculous there. Unfortunately, because it was a surprise, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to figure out how I was going to get a tan for the trip.
I ran around town frantically the day before, but because I had been busy during the day, I couldn’t find a tanning salon that was still open. Finally, I found something that I could use that one of my friends was able to loan to me. I used a rapid-tan sunless spray tanning solution and was able to get a light tan in less than five hours. It was perfect so I’d look great on my trip!
Water will stop the DHA tanning process in spray tanning solutions! If you get caught in the rain before your sunless tan has time to develop you will be spotted and streaky. Always remember to bring an umbrella to your spray tanning session and you’ll always be prepared!
My daughter started up her own spray tanning business. At first, I was skeptical. I’ve always gotten my tanning naturally from the sun, but my daughter informed me about all of the damage I was doing to my skin via the actual sun. It was enough to scare me into shape!
She showed me that using her spray tanning supplies, I could get a tan that looked just as natural as if I had been out in the sun. The difference was that I didn’t get all of the harmful UV rays that I was always getting by laying out in the sun. I think that from now on I’ll be choosing a spray tan over a natural tan anytime, so that I don’t get susceptible to anything like skin cancer.