I guess you can say I’ve never been JUST a stay-at-home mamma. Motherhood hit, but I have always been eager to keep working at some of my greatest passions on the side. Once I had my second child though, I realized that most of these passions were getting a little too tough to keep up and still be able to devote myself to my wonderful kids. But that didn’t stop me. I just had to develop an enthusiasm for something that I could do out of my home and travel only for special assignments when my husband could be home with the kids. It didn’t take long.

Tanning has been a part of my life for the past 10 years. Being a competitive cheerleader, going to school in Hawaii, and being part of many special occasions for my friends and family over the years, tanning was just another thing on the to-do list. I spent countless hours lying under the bulbs only to later find out how much damage I was actually causing myself by doing so.

Looking into other options, it was a no brainer. Spray tanning is one of the safest and most effective ways to continue looking “kissed by the sun.” Well, until you started looking at the price. The average cost of a single spray tan/airbrush session is $60-$120. Get two tans a month and I’m sorry, that’s not in my budget! Yikes! So now I’m realizing that not only am I getting into something that I have invested interest in, safe tanning at an affordable price is a need and I want to fill it!

So my mind was made. I already had my B.A. in Communication and then I became a certified spray tanning technician. I do HVLP (High volume, low pressure) tanning from my home in North County, San Diego and mobile for tanning parties, single tans and different events. The products I have chosen to use are all organic and odorless.

What began as a “mommy hobby” has now become a business that I truly love. I feel blessed to help people feel just a little bit more confident in the skin they are in.

I want to personally thank the Lord for giving me this amazing opportunity to connect with so many incredible people, my husband for his constant encouragement and always believing in me, my children for being the reason behind looking into a profession like this and all my wonderful family and friends that have supported me since the beginning. I am truly grateful.

♥ Heather Hawthorne

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13