SprayChic Celebrates 10 Years! 1


First Spray Tanning Equipment Purchased

March 30, 2008

First Spray Tanning Equipment Purchased

Carissa had done her research and spoke to various spray tanning salons in California, Las Vegas and New York City. Once learning more about the equipment needed and getting a better understanding of the State of Michigan’s requirements she called Julie Nostrand of South Seas Skincare. Julie was kind enough to take the time and suggest the best machine and solution.

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SprayChic Airbrush Tanning filed LLC

July 23, 2008

SprayChic Airbrush Tanning filed LLC

Carissa had no idea that 10 years later SprayChic Airbrush Tanning will grow to the point that it has. She filed the LLC paperwork without any assistance with the intention of simply doing it right to be sure it was official and legal. She wanted to ensure that clients would feel even more comfortable knowing that it was a legit business since she was offering it out of her apartment and as a mobile business.

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SprayChic Formulates Tanning Solution

May 6, 2010

SprayChic Formulates Tanning Solution

By 2010 Carissa had used various solutions and found that Norvell was the most consistent and provided the best results for her clients. What she and her husband saw in the industry was that other than Norvell, there weren’t a lot of contenders. They also saw the chance to grow on a national level if they manufactured their own solution. It was an exciting adventure that ultimately didn’t pan out due to change in ownership of the manufacturing company. As the saying goes, “everything happens for a reason,” and now Carissa is a grateful to be a Brand Ambassador for Norvell.

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Master Certified by Norvell

October 7, 2011

Master Certified by Norvell

Carissa and her husband, Dennis, travel to Chicago for their first industry trade show. The event was the Island Sun Times Tanning Expo. Carissa completed the Norvell University Master Technician Training Program. With the help of her husband as her model and the hands-on training from Norvell Vice President, Brandon Cardinal, she achieved the goal. To qualify for the Norvell Master Certification a spray tan artist had to complete the Basic Certification. Having one year of experience is a minimum requirement. She knew she had honed in on her spray tanning skills. Carissa was seeking to continue to set herself apart from any potential competition.

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SprayChic Becomes a Registered Trademark

December 13, 2011

SprayChic Becomes a Registered Trademark

While developing and manufacturing her own solution Carissa realized that it may be necessary to register the name SprayChic as a trademark.

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SprayChic Airbrush Tanning Opens Their First Brick-and-Mortar

July 17, 2012

SprayChic Airbrush Tanning Opens Their First Brick-and-Mortar

After 4 years of being a home-based business it was time to find a space that would be more suitable for the growing business. The 450 sq ft space required was a simple open floor plan, so 2 rooms were built to allow for spray tanning.

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State of the Art Spray Tanning Booths Added

October 17, 2012

State of the Art Spray Tanning Booths Added

With the addition of the Norvell Arena and the Norvell Revolution Stadium (seen here) clients could expect a more comfortable and professional environment. Each unit was built as extraction units for overspray reduction to create a more pleasant experience. The bonus feature of the Stadium was that it also warms and dries the client while getting their spray tan.

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Carissa is the recipient of the Oakland County Small Business Loan Outstanding Achiever Award – 2015

April 23, 2015

Carissa is the recipient of the Oakland County Small Business Loan Outstanding Achiever Award – 2015

The announcement of being honored at the 31st Annual Award Celebration as an Outstanding Achiever was such a proud moment for Carissa. Being surrounded by other business owners and entrepreneurs was inspiring. The Oakland County CEED program has helped her achieve her dream of taking SprayChic Airbrush Tanning to the next level, not only once, but twice and she is forever grateful to them. The night of the event CEED (The Center for Empowerment and Economic Development) announced their new name, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

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WDIV Click On Detroit 4 The Best Winner

August 12, 2015

WDIV Click On Detroit 4 The Best Winner

Every year, since 2010, SprayChic Airbrush Tanning has competed in the WDIV Click On Detroit 4 the Best contest, and has placed in the TOP 5. The tanning category proved to be a tough one. Other tanning salon nominees have tanning beds and one of them has 13 locations! Once the contest added the Special Touch category under Weddings, SprayChic nabbed their 1st Place spot! They truly have the special touch when it comes to weddings.

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SprayChic Relocates to Larger Storefront

August 25, 2016

SprayChic Relocates to Larger Storefront

SprayChic was able to offer more appointments from 2012 – 2016 in their first storefront in downtown Farmington. During that time the demand for spray tanning increased. They also improved on training additional staff and required more space to keep up with the demand. Nearing the end of the lease in Farmington, Carissa began the search for a larger space. One that was affordable and could be outfitted for better air filtration. The new location was a former…

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Carissa Named Norvell Sunless Specialist

September 8, 2017

Carissa Named Norvell Sunless Specialist

In August 2017, SprayChic Airbrush Tanning owner, Carissa, was announced as the new Norvell University Salon Specialist. This title is such an honor as Carissa has been a devoted Norvell customer for almost 10 years. Training others in the art of spray tanning has been an evolving passion for this seasoned entrepreneur. Norvell University holds a time-honored place as the industry’s premier public facility of higher learning.  By teaching the basics of how sunless works, how to become a Master Sunless Technician…

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SprayChic Becomes a Norvell Academy

January 1, 2018

SprayChic Becomes a Norvell Academy

SprayChic Airbrush Tanning is proud to be selected as the Norvell University Certified Academy for Michigan and Ohio. With only 14 Academies in the US, Carissa is thrilled to be able to pass on her knowledge to others that are passionate about the spray tanning industry.

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Carissa Named Norvell Brand Ambassador

June 14, 2018

Carissa Named Norvell Brand Ambassador

The Vice President of Norvell Sales and Norvell University, Brandon Cardinal, made a surprise visit to SprayChic Airbrush Tanning on June 14, 2018. He was accompanied by the lovely, Tennille Cardinal, Distribution Sales Director for Norvell. They interviewed Carissa and toured the SprayChic salon for a Facebook Live video for the Norvell University Facebook page. They concluded the tour with the announcement that Carissa is now a Brand Ambassador for Norvell, a dream she has had for many years.

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SprayChic Airbrush Tanning Turns 10!

July 24, 2018

SprayChic Airbrush Tanning Turns 10!

In honor of 10 years of business, SprayChic Airbrush Tanning invited clients, friends and family to celebrate for an evening of food, drinks, desserts and giveaways. Thank you to Alex’s Pizzeria, Buttercream Bakeshop for the food and desserts! 

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  • Kelly Ann Marie

    Perusing through your site, and I just want you to know how PROUD of you I am!!

    You are a rockstar, and I love ya best friend!

    LYLAS!!