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At this season’s trade shows, I heard from several salon operators that very few of their tanners were wearing eye protection, even those who had always worn it in the past. The reason? Smart phones! Everyone is busy texting or Candy Crushing during their tanning sessions. Don’t believe it? Think about how many phone calls you hear from your tanning rooms – your guest’s phones are definitely being used. If a salon owner didn’t believe me, I asked their staff members … yep, you guessed it! They are the worst culprits, catching up on texts and not wearing eye protection so they can see their phones!
Tanning industry veteran Brenda Fishbaugh is president of Eye Pro, Inc., makers of disposable eyewear. She travels extensively training salons on the effects of UV light on vision.
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