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Small Business of the Day: Save Your Skin Tans

By Kate Rogers Columns FOXBusiness

Beauty visual about suntan. Model's face divided in two parts - tanned and blanc. ((c) 2008 Katja de Bruijn-Govorushchenko)

We’re highlighting small businesses from around the country as nominated by you, our readers. If your favorite small business is using Twitter to communicate with customers, let us know about it @fbsmallbiz with the hashtag #mysbc, and it may be featured as an upcoming Small Business of the Day.

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Small Business of the Day: Save Your Skin Tans

Who: Co-owner, Matt Phillips, 33, @saveyourskintan

What: An airbrush-only tanning salon

When: October 2011

How: Matt's wife, Theresa Phillips, is a registered nurse working in oncology, and saw the effects of melanoma and skin damage on many patients.

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"She was a sun worshipper for years,” Matt said. “[We] started researching a way to have a safer alternative and still look good."

They discovered Norvell products and became certified to provide airbrush tans and opened their business just last month.

Where: Green, Ohio

In his own words: "We focus on the safety aspect of the product; it’s a really good alternative from tanning beds."

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