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Celebration Time at Hollywood Tans

February and March were big months for the Santee Hollywood Tans.  First, on a cloudy and rainy February Saturday that reminded folks why they might need a tanning salon, Hollywood Tans celebrated its “Re-Grand Opening” at their new location in the Marketplace at Santee Center (aka the Henry’s Center).  This new space is a great improvement over their previous location near the Rubio’s – not that there is anything wrong with being near Rubios.  The improvements are in the amount of interior space now available and the ease of parking, both of which the previous site lacked.  Also they now face the parking lot rather than the blank side of another building across a narrow throughway with one strip of parking spaces.

On hand for the festivities were members of the Santee Chamber of Commerce and, in one of their last official appearances, 2009 Miss Santee, Sierra Billock, and 2009 Miss Teen Santee Nicole Ehlke.  After the ceremonial ribbon cutting, Chamber members shared welcomes and proclamations from the City and State.  Inside, salon owners Debbie Kneeshaw and Erin Battle celebrated the day with a cake, and Smoothie King owner Greg Hagen provided drinks.

Cutting the Ribbon

Party Time at Hollywood Tans

2009 Miss Santee, Sierra Billock, and Santee Princess Michelle check out one of the Hollywood Tans booths

L-R: Sierra Billock (Miss Santee 2009), Erin Battle, Debbie Kneeshaw, Nicole Ehlke (Miss Santee Teen 2009)

Free Tan Day at Hollywood Tans

The second big event at Hollywood Tans was Free Tans Day on Saturday, March 6, kicking off the pre-summer tanning season.  This is a major event at the Hollywood Tans Salons, and this year the Santee salon used the upcoming Academy Awards as part of their theme, “Red Carpet Ready.”  The salon was decked out with balloons, red carpet, Hollywood street signs, and more.  Gift bags were given out to lucky guests, and the “joint was jumping” with excitement.

As I have mentioned before, I’m not the salon tanning type, but I am impressed by everyone at the Santee Hollywood Tans.  Debbie and Erin are dedicated to their clients, and the women who work there are always friendly and eager to help.  The idea of stand-up tanning booths makes sense to me – less chance of falling asleep and getting cooked (not that the staff would let that happen), and more sanitary than lying down where someone else has been baking.  Yes, I know they clean the beds off, but there is less space to clean this way and floors take less work.  They can explain it all to you much better than I can.

Erin and Debbie “Go Hollywood”

Another Lucky Winner

If you’re looking to upgrade your tan for summer, you can check out Hollywood Tans at 9331 Mission Gorge Rd., in the Marketplace at Santee, or call them at 619-258-4248.

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Free Tans at Hollywood Tans

To kick off the pre-summer tanning season, Hollywood Tans is having free tanning on Saturday, March 6, from 9:00 to 9:00.  If you want more information you can call them at 619-258-4248.  I’m not much into the tanning scene, but I do know that Debbie and Erin are good folks and they care about their clients.  I will probably stop by sometime during the day and get some pictures for a post, so just maybe you might end up on Scouting Santee.

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Happy Birthday HT!

Hollywood Tans, Santee

My apologies, first of all, for being somewhat tardy with this post.  The Santee Hollywood Tans (HT) celebrated its third anniversary on May 8 but with everything I have had going on I didn’t get this together until now.  So I will try to make up for that by having a good picture-filled post.

Welcome to Hollywood Tans

Hollywood Tans is not your run-of-the-mill tanning salon.  For one thing, the tanning booths are all vertical, which allows them to have more in the same space than a traditional salon has.  More booths means less wait time, which is a good thing for people in a hurry.  The company also claims that the vertical booths are more sanitary, since you don’t have the entire body lying on the surface.  I’ll leave that for the experts to figure out, but it does make sense to me. 

HT Booths 1HT Booths 2

Mother and daughter owners Debbie Kneeshaw and Erin Battle got the idea to open their Hollywood Tans after going to one and seeing how much they enjoyed it and deciding they wanted to open their own in Santee.  Shortly after that they contacted the corporate offices about a franchise and found that the company was looking to open a salon in, of all places, Santee.  The rest, as they say, is history.

RefreshmentsPrize Wheel

In the current economic climate, lasting even one year can be a major achievement.  HT-Santee is now three years old, and seems quite likely to continue for some time to come.  If you want to know more, you can check out the Hollywood Tans website, or call the local salon at 619-258-4248.  Meanwhile, enjoy a few more pictures from the celebration.

Lauren, Stacy, Krystal, and Erin (l-r) welcome patrons to the third anniversary celebration

Hollywood Tans Third Anniversary

The inside workings of the High Pressure and Instant Tan booths

High Pressure BoothInstant Tan Booth

Stacy (l) and Lauren (r) in the High Pressure booth

Stacy and Lauren

Choosing the right tan with friends

Choosing the Right Tan

Lauren reminds you that “Summer’s Coming”

Summer's Coming

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