For former Seattle Seahawks cheerleader Sequoia Leopold, lying in tanning beds was as much a part of the job description as tripping opposing players. She estimates that during her tenure on the sidelines, she tanned four times per week in a traditional UV bed, a practice that left her feeling like she was ruining her skin.
When Sequoia ultimately left the squad and opened her own tanning studio, Flawless Beauty Bars, it was a no-brainer to opt for airbrush tanning services. Instead of UV rays, she and her staff use organic tanning solutions to give skin a natural-looking bronze color. They use a similar airbrushing technique for makeup application, since the mist creates uniform coverage and doesn't leave messy-looking brush strokes.