Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Hyperbaric therapy, life coaching
Pro Tip: Please arrive 15 minutes early
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I enjoy helping people reach their goals and improve their lives.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I was discharged from the Army I struggled. I was fortunate to have people be there to help me along the way. As well, I went to college for my Masters in counseling to further myself and allow me to help others that are struggling. I also discovered along the way that there are holistic options that will benefit people in their struggles to become healthy and active. I have read numerous studies on hyperbaric therapy and it is life changing.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I take the time to get to know them as a person and put them at ease, no judgments. I look at the world from their eyes and become their partner in looking at other solutions.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am excited to launch my new expansion and new image with your company.