Do I Need a License to Start Spray Tanning?

Apr 28, 2021

One of the questions we are asked most frequently is, “Do I need a spray tan license or certificate to join the sunless industry?” And in almost all cases, the answer is NO. 

Requirements by state

In states like California and Texas, there are no licensing requirements for individuals joining the industry. As of 2021, Oregon and Ohio are the only states that require anyone who directly applies spray tans to customers to have an additional certification.

By not requiring you to attend cosmetology school or acquire hours of training, the sunless industry provides endless opportunities for career changers and entrepreneurs. However, the lack of structure in the industry can also make it difficult for newcomers to learn the ropes.

The importance of education

That’s why we created Spray Tan Class, which provides online and in-person training for anyone looking to break into the industry or advance their experience. When starting a new career, it is important to build a foundation of experience and knowledge in order to gain confidence and build your brand. 

In both our Beginner’s Course and our Master’s program, we provide dozens of video training sessions that cover equipment, formulations, health and safety, application, and so much more. We also offer ongoing support and business education tools to help you promote your new business.

Education and experience are not the only necessary ingredients when creating a new stream of income — it’s also important to protect yourself by obtaining a business license going into owning a business. A business license will help legitimize your business and make it easier to write off expenses and file taxes at the end of each year. If this sounds difficult, it's not! It's incredibly easy and you may even be able to do this online. 

Get certified from anywhere in the world with Spray Tan Class

The fact is, it is quite easy to get a successful spray tanning business up and running. As long as you are willing to commit to learning your craft and promoting your business with enthusiasm, you will find endless opportunities in the sunless industry!

Already a licensed esthetician? With your knowledge and expertise about skin care, you’ll be able to recommend the best products for your client’s skin type, whether they’re interested in having their skin bronzed or getting a spray tan done. We recommend starting in our beginner’s program to learn everything you need to know about getting clients perfectly bronzed.

The Verdict: Should You Open a Spray Tanning Business?

Overall, starting your own spray tanning business is a fulfilling, liberating, and fun-filled journey that you can use to change your life for the better. And the minimal licensing requirements make getting started a breeze.

Start your own spray tanning business from home today with Spray Tan Class for $500 and give yourself the freedom to set your own hours, be your own boss, and make as much money as you want!

For more information regarding our virtual and in-person spray tan training programs, please visit our Courses page. You can also email us at [email protected]