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Meet Tabby Rustamzada of Zada Beauty Glow in Whittier (La County) & Brea (Orange County)

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tabby Rustamzada.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Tabby. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve always had so much love and passion for the Beauty Industry along with running my own business. I had no idea where to begin, questioned success and most importantly was I really financially prepared to start a business.

I had a career in Property Management with the Irvine Co.,  as well as being in the Medical field as a Medical Assistant and being an Office Manager for speciality medical offices for about 10 years. During my time in the medical field I suffered a horrible accident which left me bed riddin for 7 months, unable to walk and with a lot of time on my hands. I did a lot of soul searching and made a lot of difficult decisions, I was ready to take a leap of faith and give my dream a chance!

After much consideration I knew where in the Beauty Industry I wanted to be, I left my medical career, I said hello to the beautiful world of Custom Airbrush Tanning and became my own BOSS!

Why Spray Tanning? Well for the way it makes you feel! When that hit of color hits the body and your body is glowing from head to toe, it transforms you. you feel confident, glowing, you look thinner you feel simply AMAZING! trust me ask anyone who’s gotten a spray tan they’ll agree with me. It’s the power you have in that spray gun that can create the biggest smile on a woman or a man that does it for me! I feel good about making you feel AMAZING!

I started taking different certification courses in Los Angeles, especially contouring courses that I knew would up my spray tan game. My most recent educational course and 3rd certification was with Celebrity Spray Tan Artist Erin Tietsort AKA “Glow By Erin”., I was beyond thrilled along with fangirling to learn from her since she has been doing this for many years and known in the industry especially among Celebrity clients.

I wanted to continue my education on that level as I was starting to build a Celebrity clientele of my own, I began doing more research and learning how to market myself more on Social Media. When Erin mentioned my name to the class and how she had taken notice of my IG page well, let’s say I was doing a happy dance in my head and felt like wow this is so cool!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
A smooth road it has not been by any means!

I had never been a “Business Owner” let alone know where to start! My dear friend Meghann who owns her own company, Feel Good Paper Co. gave me a lot of advice and provided me with pros and cons on starting a business and what to expect.

She made me realize it was more than just opening a Salon, it’s knowing if I’m in the right area, how to market myself, is there a demand for this type of service, do I know my surrounding competitors, how will I stand out from the crowd, etc…

I knew starting this business would require money of course! We spent a lot of money on things I now realize I didn’t truly need! But I wanted everything to be perfect have the latest and greatest without realizing how much we were spending. I thought my ROI would be made back right away. I was WAY wrong! You spend so much in the first year or so and then you start reaping the rewards.

My husband Adreis is my number one supporter and helped me TREMENDOUSLEY and still does, he knew this was my dream and said you are not giving up on this dream even if it gets hard. Glad we never did!

Zada Beauty Glow – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
My Business is Custom Airbrush Tanning,

The name is Zada Beauty Glow. It’s derived from the last four letters of my last name which makes it unique.

I’m known for my special way of tanning the body which is a bit different than most spray tan artists and the way I engage with my clients, I adore my clients, Book a tan with me and you’ll see what I mean.

Most spray tan artists along with myself can finish a tan in about 15-20 min, I tend to take a bit longer because I’m a bit of a perfectionist! I customize the perfect color for your specific skin tone, I take my time in making sure it looks flawless, that I’ve blended hands and feet very well so you are perfectly bronzed from head to toe!

I offer CBD Infused Spray Tans (NO THC) that are very popular and help my clients reduce inflammation, helps them relax from a long day! CBD spray tans are not offered by many so I believe that sets me apart among other things! I can’t give out all my secrets.

The thing I’m most proud of as a company is that I started this business by myself, it’s a female owned and Latina Owned! Damn proud of that! My clients know when they come in they will get nothing but excellent care and service and it’s a 100% judge free zone where all bodies are beautiful and EVERYONE is welcomed.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment in my career? There have been a few. The day I opened my doors to the public,

When my first ever client told me I made her feel amazing and that her tan was so unbelievable she wore a bikini for the first time in 10 years, That my clients are beyond supportive and my most recent one was when a Grammy Nominated Artist asked to be tanned by me! Yeah, I was pretty damn excited!

Contact Info:

  • Address: 711 W. Imperial Highway
    Suite #100
    Brea, CA 92821
    Located inside MDS Medspa in Brea
  • Phone: 9496273536
  • Email: tabby@zadabeauty.co
  • Instagram: @zadabeautyco
  • Facebook: @zadabeautyco


Image Credit:

Elizabeth Carrillo, Jacob Hernandez, Anselma Salazar, Samantha Shriver, Social Muse-Nayeli Soto

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1 Comment

  1. Lucy Ala Margos

    December 8, 2020 at 15:41

    I’ve gotten a tan with Tabby before and she’s amazing!! I moved to Arizona
    And refuse to get a tan from anyone else! Her personality and skill sets her aparrt! She’s going to go far in her business and industry!!
    Congrats Tabby!
    Wonderful story

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