You Glow Spray TanStudio History
You Glow Spray Tan was founded by Tara Matheny in early 2010 after she made a strong commitment to avoid excessive UV exposure, battling multiple skin cancers and not being pleased with the quality of spray tanning available to individuals. Today, owners Mary Jane Bischoff and Amber Ferguson take pride in You Glow’s mission to strengthen the image of how beautiful & high quality a spray tan can be and to provide healthy spray tan options & spray tanning environments.
Mary Jane originally learned spray techniques spraying high-end machinery with paint and coatings at production companies such as Boeing. These intricate skills surprisingly translate well to body spraying. She received Norvell’s basic certification as a Sunless Spray Tanning Technician in 2011. In 2012 Mary Jane decided to further her spray tanning skills and knowledge by completing an advanced training and certification course at You Glow Spray Tan. In addition to growing a spray tan business in Clearwater, Mary Jane also joined the You Glow team in South Tampa in 2013. Mary Jane is committed to living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. This dedication to a healthy lifestyle provides passion towards healthy tanning. She lives with her husband Garett in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Amber has spent most of her life throughout the western part of the United States, Wyoming and Washington, but could no longer delay moving to the state of Florida after her best friend and sister-in-law (Mary Jane) kept bragging about the weather. She has a meticulous background in the dental industry and it is accompanied by a very caring, considerate and easy going personality. About 2 or 3 years ago, Amber committed to stop relying on UV tanning but quickly found more bad spray tans than good ones. Her passion for spray tanning grew and with trial and error she decided to find tricks to master automated spray tan booth sessions and then share her findings with friends and family so others could benefit. Amber loves beach activities (with sun protection of course), traveling and working out.
Traci’s background is very diverse and it all relates to detailed and precise practices. With over 20 years of work experience, her main focus and passion related to baking and pastry culinary work. She graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine in 2001 and moved to Tampa from Northern Virginia in 2005. We’ll just say… perfectionist. Traci’s hobbies include painting (since the age of 12), going to the beach and swimming. She fell in love with spray tanning because she was never able to achieve a tan outdoors, even after spending a lot of her youth trying to. She loves the confidence spray tanning gives women and men of ALL AGES! Traci has been part of the You Glow family for over 4 years. Her bubbly and cheerful personality is contagious and perks up the entire studio.
With 10 years of experience, Julianne has spent most of her life involved in the beauty industry. Her passion for making others feel confident within themselves is why she loves what she does! Starting out in her career, she worked at a spa, which fostered her fascination with skin care and led her to study the application of makeup. From there she began doing freelance makeup in Charleston, SC. In 2014, she gave birth to her baby boy named Rawleigh and relocated to Tampa, Florida! Julianne decided to advance her career in the beauty industry, which led her to You Glow Spray Tan! Outside of spray tanning, Julianne loves the art of makeup and working with clients. Julianne is the type of girl who lives life to the fullest and can brighten anyone’s day up with her positive outlook and big smile!