Our History

Founded in 2004 by Pacific Northwest native, Scott Swerland, Seattle Sun Tan has quickly become an industry leader. In 2007 it was recognized within the "Top 15 salon chains in the US" by ETS Tan (the world's largest distributor and manufacturer of tanning equipment and products). Since its inception, Seattle Sun Tan has continually worked to be an innovative company within the tanning industry.

With the opening of the first store in Bellevue the tanning superstore concept was born. Seattle Sun Tan locations have 12 to 23 rooms and range from 2000-4,000+ square feet per facility, which is significantly larger than traditional tanning salons. In addition to the increased square footage, Seattle Sun Tan's offer a cutting edge design not found in any other local salon chain. With original paintings, blown glass chandeliers, and unique sculptures from local artists, Seattle Sun Tan salons create a welcoming and warm atmosphere for all clients.

This concept has been given rave reviews for its hospital cleanliness, Smart Tan certified staff, 5 levels of tanning, and wide array of premium skin care choices. The immediate successes of the superstore concept lead to the openings of the locations in Redmond Town Center, University Village and Bothell/Mill Creek. These four stores created the foundation of expansion for Seattle Sun Tan as it worked to grow to 35+ stores by 2012. With persistence and great teamwork, Seattle Sun Tan was able to expand to 15 stores by February 2009. The 10 new additions to the Seattle Sun Tan family are located in the cities of Bellevue, Kent, Maple Valley, Enumclaw, Covington, and Fife. The 15 stores immediately made Seattle Sun Tan one of the largest salon chains in the Northwest.

The mission of Seattle Sun Tan is to enthusiastically create a tanning experience unequaled in the industry by providing: sincere customer service, first-class facilities, premium skin care choices, and education to each customer about the health benefits of responsible tanning. With teamwork and creativity, we will strive to exceed our customers and shareholder’s expectations, and diligently work to build a profitable and respected company within the communities that we serve.

With creativity and teamwork we strive to continuously exceed our customer's expectations and to diligently work to build a respected company in the communities that we serve. We firmly believe that our employees are our strongest assets. With the right people in place, our company has grown from 4 salons in 2008 to over 35 locations throughout the Puget Sound. Seattle Sun Tan has been recognized two years in a row as one of the fastest growing privately held company in the state of Washington. We are a team of over 200 highly motivated individuals from a variety of backgrounds. If you think that you would be an asset to our team, then we would love to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on being the best tanning destination east of Maui. Throughout all of our locations you will find the newest equipment, contemporary art, and unparalleled customer service. We offer top of the line beds at all levels of our Sunbed tanning as well as our Sunless options which include VersaSpa and SunFX technician applied airbrush tanning. We also carry a number of alternative skin and body care methods including Red Light Therapy, and Infrared Body Wraps. Take a look around, visit our promotions page for some great deals, and we hope to see you soon.