Today we’d like to introduce you to Valerie Mya.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Valerie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
On The Go Glow started in 2012 in Los Angeles. We are a 100% mobile spray tanning company, no store front. Our tanning stylist comes to your door with top of the line equipment and our own organic solution to give you the glow you want without leaving any mess behind. We give you flawless skin without all the harmful UV rays that come from the sun and tanning beds. We recently opened in Las Vegas and have our eyes set on San Francisco next!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We slowly grew building our brand and image in LA. We focused on great customer service and a perfect tan always. Because we grew slowly we were able to manage control making sure all our customers were happy. Like any small business, we had to get creative to get the word out, using Instagram and things like Gilt City. Many people have no idea you can get a spray tan in your own home. Even customers who call don’t realize it till we tell them. Most people love it and some we have to win over promising nothing in the home will get dirty. Las Vegas is a whole different world so we are now trying to learn that market!
Please tell us about On The Go Glow.
We are a mobile spray tanning service that strives to make everyone of our clients comfortable and happy. Our tanning stylist comes to your door with top of the line equipment and our own organic solution to give you the glow you want without leaving any mess behind. It is easy, clean, and always a pleasant experience. We give you flawless skin without all the harmful UV rays that come from the sun and tanning beds.
Our equipment is top of the line and so is our product. We have our own organic solution that dries very quickly. We have an express solution, you can shower after 4 hours, and we have the normal 8-hour solution. Our solution also has very little smell and no chemical smell at all! It is a brown-sugar based solution. The brown sugar base ensures golden brown color eliminating all possibilities of an orange tone. Most all other solutions on the market contain beat or carrot fermented extracts, which is where the orange tones and unpleasant scent stem from.
We are most proud of understanding how this can be an embarrassing experience, getting naked in front of a stranger, and we strive to be extremely friendly! We love all shapes and sizes and strive to make women and men feel comfortable in their skin with a glow! We want to give confidence to people. It’s crazy how much a spray tan can make you feel better! We get to know our clients. We obviously make the experience fast(20 mins) but we make sure they feel as comfortable, during that time, as possible. It’s our #1 focus, besides an epic spray tan of course.
How are we different? Open 24/7 (and we really mean 24/7, need a tan at 4 am we will be there)! fully mobile, organic solution, and the friendliest girls to make you feel comfortable.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I wish I had a clear set idea of the brand/target audience. I learned along the way what the brand should be and finally in the stages of finalizing it to a perfect look.
- LA: 1 Regular Mobile Spray Tan $60
- LA: 1 Express Mobile Spray Tan $75
- LA: 1 Late Night (9pm-9am) Mobile Spray Tan $135