Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

Want to thank all of our Tanners for their business
and wish everyone a Very Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas was good at the Original Tan Down Under

Koala Tree Gifts is now part of Tan Down Under!

Prior to Christmas we created what we are calling Koala Tree Gifts. It is a very nice selection of
Gift Items which include Gift Bags and Baskets for Tanners, wall clocks, t-shirts, tank tops, halter tops, sweatshirts, candles, NFL and NASCAR items and alot more. The selection is growing weekly and has been receiving some really good comments from our customers.

Our belief is that if we offer other items that you may want, you may find that it is a bit of a one stop shopping center, helping you with time constraints that we all deal with on a daily basis.

Next time you come into the salon take a minute and look at what Koala Tree Gifts has to offer.

We are looking for a Hair Stylist, Nail Tech and are considering adding massage to our menu.
If you know a stylist that you think would be interested in working at Tan Down Under have them contact our manager at the store, Michelle or have them call and leave a message on our corporate phone at 503-907-1779.

In addition Tanning Season kicks off on the first of January so now is the time to get a package if you do not already have one and get ready for those 20 minute vacations in your busy day.

If you have not signed up to receive our email with specials go to our web site at You will recieve some fantastic bargains and advanced notice of our sales.

Thanks and Happy Tanning

Friday, December 10, 2010


The beginning of the Holiday Season prompted us to make use of some of the lobby space in our salon. What we chose to do was to develop our new Koala Tree Gift section.

We have a very nice assortment of the latest Professional Hot Tools Hair Dryers and Flat Irons, we have a selection of Ed Hardy professional hair tools as well. Many people are not certain to the difference between professional hair tools and those that are found in general merchandise stores, so let me give you a couple of the many differences, a Stylist (professional) will likely use a hair dryer or styling tool all day every day of their work week. For that reason the professional tool must last to that kind of use. The average home use is maybe 15 minutes a day.
When a professional unit is manufactured it has to be created with a motor that will last for a long time the average is on the upside of 1000 hours. Retail versions maybe a 100 hours. Drying time is a big difference in the different ones as well, faster drying means more money the stylist can make, for home use faster drying would cut down the amount of time it takes you to get ready for work or play. Well then there is how it feels to the stylist, lightweight is important for constant use. Ergonomics come into play as well. If you have never used a profession tool for hair styling you are in for a real treat when you get one of these for yourself.

We have a showcase full of Gift Bags and Baskets perfect for Christmas Gift Giving. These are Gifts that a Tanner or a non-Tanner will certainly enjoy. We have them packaged ready to give.

Well stop buy when you get a chance and look around you will be suprised at all that is there and then watch as we add more.