The Top 7 Tanning Salon Franchise Businesses in USA for 2021

Update: 04.06.2021
tanning salon franchises
The demand for Tanning Salon services in the USA has grown for the last five years. The tendency is due to the increased desire of Americans to look good and rising per capita disposable income. Naturally, there are tanning salon franchise brands that have already become popular and gained a big fan base. These are the companies that set the standard for quality, service and value. The list of top 7 best tanning salon franchises in the USA includes well-recognized franchise brands that offer quality products and services for their customers as well as ongoing operational support for their franchisees.

Here are the top 7 best tanning salon franchises in the USA

Palm Beach Tan

Founded in: 1990
Franchising since: 2001
Franchise units: 265
Initial investment: from $478,619
Royalty Fees: 4-6%

No other brand in the indoor tanning industry combines an extraordinary customer experience, sound management practices, unparalleled value and a commitment to tanning wisely like Palm Beach Tan. Our comprehensive franchise support ensures that these standards of excellence are pursued and maintained consistently from market to market, salon to salon, associate to associate. As a Palm Beach Tan franchisee, you have the confidence of being part of the most recognized brand in the industry — a brand that sets the standard for quality, service and value.

Tan Republic

Founded in: 2005
Franchising since: 2008
Franchise units: 63
Initial investment: from $96,000
Royalty Fees: 5%

Tan Republic is the largest tanning salon franchise company on the West Coast, and we are branching out nationwide. We aim to provide our guests with the most luxurious, relaxing, and enjoyable tanning experience possible. And as a business, to lead our franchisees in offering the very best this industry has to offer. Location is a high priority for new salons to be profitable, and tan republic is your key to knowing the perfect amount of traffic flow and placing your business where customers will easily and readily pour through your doors. Ioin with us and become a part of a winning team – a true tan republic!

The Tan Company

Founded in: 1994
Franchising since: 2001
Franchise units: 32
Initial investment: from $393,350
Royalty Fees: 5%

The Tan Company continues to be a leader in the tanning industry. The Tan Company provides a business model and system to help you build your future and fulfill your dreams. On ongoing training program covering tanning memberships, employee certification, sales & marketing techniques, management methods, software, product knowledge and much more. We also understand the importance of location, which is why we will assist you in locating a prime site for your salon and negotiating your lease.

iTan Franchising

Founded in: 2001
Franchising since: 2009
Franchise units: 22
Initial investment: $326,000
Royalty Fees: 6%

iTAN offers a fresh approach to franchising in the tanning industry. Today’s tanners expect their salon to provide the best in customer service, equipment, memberships and aesthetics. iTAN not only created the programs in place to exceed these expectations, but also developed the foundation for a concept that thrives on minimal infrastructure and décor that’s easy to obtain among existing salons. Support is provided from the time you sign your Franchise Agreement to completion of salon buildout.

South Beach Tanning Company

Founded in: 2003
Franchising since: 2008
Franchise units: 7
Initial investment: from $163,840
Royalty Fees: 4-6%

ounded in 2003 and inspired by the art deco look of South Beach Miami our large salons, provide a tanning experience that is unmatched in the industry. South Beach Tanning Company has developed one of the most intensive training programs in the industry for both its franchisees and employees. Our system is easy to follow, easy to use and developed in a way that is easy to train others. Our Franchise Support Team is always available to you and your organization.

The Palms Tanning Resort

Founded in: 2003
Franchising since: 2003
Franchise units: 4
Initial investment: from $489,75
Royalty Fees: 6%

At The Grand Palms Tanning Resort & Sunless Spa, our 15-year track record of success has come from delivering exactly what health and appearance-conscious customers want. We’ve built our brand around providing members with convenience, choice, and state-of-the art sunbed and sunless services, all delivered in a relaxing tropical spa-like environment second to none in Colorado. The Grand Palms Tanning Resort & Sunless Spa offers all of our franchisees a top-notch support program that includes training, initial marketing and ongoing operational support.


Founded in: 2013
Franchising since: 2015
Franchise units: 2
Initial investment: from $9,000
Royalty Fees: $150 per month

After successfully operating brick & mortar tanning salons, as well as mobile sunless tanning businesses, we’ve decided to share our secrets with a few select individuals. Without question, mobile airbrush tanning offers substantial opportunities. And, because the equipment is portable, high expenses of commercial locations have been eliminated. As a GloPatrol, you’ll receive professional training, discounts on cutting-edge equipment and supplies, national brand recognition, online booking technologies, and marketing support to help make your mobile tanning business a success.

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