5 Minutes with Tan Temple

Tan Temple has been Sydney’s premier tanning salon since it opened in 2009. Just a short stroll from Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, the award-winning salon has dedicated all its energy and expertise into ensuring they offer the finest spray tan experience and results possible.

With summer well and truly here, Sunescape spoke with Jaclyn Haslam, owner/manager and ‘Tan Goddess’ of Tan Temple about one of Bondi’s most successful beauty destinations.

Tell us about your salon. What is Tan Temple’s point of difference?
I would describe Tan Temple as a luxury beach side spray tanning salon. At Tan Temple we provide the most amazing spray tan experience you have ever had by listening to our client’s needs, and providing a comfortable and caring environment. Our focus is 100% on customer service and attention to detail.

What Sunescape services and products do you use?
We use the full range of Sunescape Spray Tan Solution and even blend them together to suit our client’s personal needs!

We recommend the Sunescape Hydrating Body Butter and Sunescape Hydrating Shower Gel (which is sulphate free) to every single client as ‘must haves’ for a beautiful, even tan. Plus, Sunescape’s Gradual Tan Extender to keep their glow lasting as long as possible! These three are our biggest sellers but we also sell a lot of the gorgeous Sunescape Illuminating Body Tint as well as the Sunescape Self-Tan Mousse for those times you just can’t make it in!

What can clients expect when they come in for their spray tan?
Our clients can expect a friendly, warm welcome, a beautiful atmosphere, and a thorough consultation as the first part of their treatment with us at Tan Temple. After that we customise a tan suited to their needs, as well as a few little extra touches in the room to wow them with our skills and attention to detail.

We finish with drying and powder so our clients don’t feel uncomfortable. We also provide them with aftercare information on how to maintain their tan for as long as possible and also how to remove it at the end.

What sets Tan Temple apart in an industry full of spray tanning salons? How do you stand out among the crowd?
While there are a lot of salons that offer tanning as a service, there aren’t too many salons that only offer tanning and specialise just in that. It’s important to never stop learning, we always add new extras to the salon, renovate, re-style and keep up with the times. It’s an ever-evolving industry so you can’t just sit back and hope for the best. You need to know the trends and be on top of them before the clients are asking for them!

What does an average week at Tan Temple look like?
There is no average week at Tan Temple! Depending on the season, the weather and different events that are on, each week is always different from the next. We are open late each weeknight and often find ourselves staying back until 10pm or 11pm to get all our clients in. We have pretty much outgrown our space in Bondi now and could easily do with a 5th tanning room!

If you could only pick one product, which Sunescape retail product flies off the shelves? Why?
Oh, that is so tough, can I pick three?! I guess if I must only pick one then I would say the Gradual Tan Extender as it’s like a 3 in 1 anyway – moisturiser, gradual tan and tan extender! And it flies off the shelves (although all Sunescape products do!).

If I got to pick 3 products, then it would be the Hydrating Body Butter, Hydrating Body Wash and Gradual Tan Extender.

As a salon owner, what are your reasons for choosing Sunescape?
My clients! Everyone loves it because it is so much more nourishing for your skin, lasts longer, fades more evenly and is beautifully accompanied by the after-care products. It is also the most natural looking tan that I have tried and really lives up to its holiday inspired names.

What do you attribute to your success?
Hard work. You can’t be successful without working your butt off! And within the team we focus all our effort on customer service and attention to detail. If our clients feel like we are doing our absolute best and their tan is amazingly perfect, then they tell their friends and their friends tell their friends and before you know it you are the best place to get a spray tan! But you must keep at it, because every tan is just as important as the next.

140 Curlewis St, Bondi Beach
Bondi NSW
(02) 9130 1100

The Truth About Suntans

With Summer upon us, most Australians can be found flocking to the beach to embrace the sand, sea, and sun. But for those of us who love to lather on the tanning oil to get that sought-after bronzed glow, it’s time you were told the truth – there’s nothing healthy about a suntan.

Did you know that a suntan indicates your skin in trauma? When exposed to UV radiation, the skin produces melanin, the dark pigment that gives you a tan, as a shield to further damage from UV radiation.

When your skin is frequently exposed to the sun, constant radiation causes damaged cells to build up, increasing your risk of skin cancer. There are two main types of skin cancer including melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma is a less common form of skin cancer, however more dangerous and is responsible for most deaths due to skin cancer each year. Non-melanomas often develop in sun-exposed areas of the body including the face and hands.

Sun damage is also the primary cause of premature aging in skin. As you age, you will notice pigment spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging appear earlier than expected. This means that your efforts to improve your physical appearance will soon be reversed, bringing about other skin dilemmas.

It’s important to be aware that the effects of skin damage are not always immediately visible. Often skin damage begins to present itself when the person reaches their 30’s or 40’s and what’s more? It’s irreversible. Treatments exist to improve the appearance of sun damage, however they can often be expensive and do not return your skin to optimal health.

This Summer, consider the safer option and opt for sunless tanning mousses or sprays. Sunless tanning products often offer quality bronzing solutions that give you a natural, sun-kissed look without the risk of skin damage. To find your sunless tanning solution, visit our shop here.