&, because we really do believe that girls run the world, we've got heart eyes for a few female founders for #WomanCrushWednesday.
Meet Amber & Tiffany: two best friends from California who now own & operate Sol Sisters Sunless Tan here in Iowa. They're so good at creating the perfect bronze, their spray tan gun should be bronzed!
Tell us about your business. What, When, Why & How did you get started?
We own Sol Sisters, an airbrush tanning business that offers custom blended solutions to compliment any complexion.
We moved from the spray tan capital of the world, Southern California. After arriving in Iowa we quickly started shopping around for the best spray tan in the area and found out that the options we were accustomed to didn’t exist here. So we set out to change that!
What has surprised you most about owning your own business?
Being your own boss is rewarding, amazing and incredibly hard all that the same time!
Being a 2 person operation means we have to do everything. Marketing, networking, graphic design, bookkeeping, not to mention the actual spray tanning! You name it. We do it. So prioritizing what we actually need to do can be mind numbing at times.
What is a glimpse of wisdom you can offer?
Ask for help when you need it. We are both feircly independent and have trouble asking for help. In this age of social media and photoshop the idea that you can run a successful business, have a spotless house, perfectly behaved children, the strongest marriage, and a killer social life effortlessly is hard on the soul. No one can do it alone. It takes a village, and then it’s still never as perfect as the pictures look.
What makes you, & what you are doing, unique?
We offer colors and solution you can’t get anywhere else in Iowa. We use the color wheel, your skin tone and your preferences to get your tan just right.
Plus, being that we are best friends it creates a business environment where our clients also become our friends. It’s a fun, casual environment.
If we were having this convo 1 year from now, celebrating what a great year it’s been for you, what will you have achieved?
1 year from now we would love to grow our team and bring a few employees in board!
Women you look up to?
Oprah, Beyoncé, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Amelia Earhart
Social Media accounts you love to stalk?
Leggings, Grey's Anatomy and ice cream. Preferably all at the same time.
Ready to get your bronze on? You can contact Sol Sisters here: