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A Little Something Extra

February 14th, 2019

KBL 7000 Alpha extraSun from PC Tan

Even the best things in life can use an update from time to time. With the same frame as the renowned KBL 7900 and 6800, a redesigned exterior and enhanced features, the KBL 7000 Alpha extraSun is a new take on classic performance that presents itself as a whole new experience.  

Something Different

Everybody already knows what to expect from KBL units in regards to performance and comfort, but the 7000 Alpha really makes its mark with a refaced exterior that strikes customers as something completely different.  Its LED light panels increase output for an even more remarkable first impression. But, even on the exterior, the updates aren’t just for show. Tanning experience options are now selected on a dramatic 13-inch touchscreen – the first of its kind in the industry. 

See to Believe

Fifty-two total lamps with 10,980 total wattage provide top-of-the-line tanning power. The p2 pigment lamps and CPI, for equal output for the life of the lamp, ensure consistent, extraordinary results for the consumer and heightened efficiency for the operator. But, the little something extra in this new unit is enhanced illumination for the upper body and face area, yet another first for the industry. 

Choose Luxury

A completely customizable experience is the key to ultimate comfort with the 7000 Alpha. AAA comfort – aquaCool, aroma and airConditioning – is refreshing as ever and selected simply on the visually appealing touchscreen before the session. megaVoice guides guests conveniently through the session, without too much interruption of their tunes, played conveniently from the unit or from the user’s phone, connected seamlessly via Bluetooth.

All in all, the KBL 7000 Alpha extraSun provides a stunning new addition to the world’s most impressive line of tanning beds, with the tanning prowess and comfort you’d expect, and a little something extra that makes a big difference. 

For more information, contact PC Tan at 800-FAST-TAN or

Mark Your Calendar! 2019 PC Tan Expo Dates Announced

November 30th, 2018

Save the date for the most inspiring, entertaining and valuable event of the year to come – the 2019 PC Tan Expo will take place Feb. 9, 2019, at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, less than 30 minutes from Manhattan.  

The 2019 PC Tan Expo will feature the latest tanning, sunless and wellnessequipment, brand new lotion, expert speakers, sunless certification and much more. Special hotel room rates at the conference location will be available at just $109. Event registration and hotel blocks at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, will be open soon.

“Our events just seem to get better every year, and 2019 will be no exception!” PC Tan CEO Susan Miller says. “We’ve been hard at work for months already, building an Expo that includes the best equipment and products, the industry’s most prominent and knowledgeable people and brands, and the fun and inspiration to get you recharged for a spectacular year.”

Attendees will benefit from show specials on the latest equipment from KBL and Sportarredo, the Cocoon IR Wellness Pro Systemand lamps and lotions from numerous industry-leading brands. Featured speakers will be announced soon, and prize giveaways, gift bags, a gourmet lunch and much more will also be included. And, if you’re looking for some more weekend fun, you can catch a bus outside the hotel and be in Manhattan in less than a half hour!

Featured exhibitors will include Australian Gold, California Tan, Cosmedico, Designer Skin, Devoted Creations, Ed Hardy, Eternal Sun, Fiesta Sun, Heraeus, KBL, MR International, Norvell, Pro Tan, Sportarredo, Supre Tan, Swedish Beauty, Wellness Cocoon, Wink-Ease, Wolff System, and many more.

After the show, on Feb. 10, California Tan Sunless and Norvell will offer sunless certification courses at the same location.

Click here to register.

All the Best Equipment, Products and More in the 2019 PC Tan Catalog

November 29th, 2018

You’ll find everything your business needs and your clients want in 2019 in the brand new PC Tan Catalog, available now in print and online at

If you have not received your catalog in the mail or would like online access, please submit a request at

For over 30 years, PC Tan has provided the most comprehensive selection of tanning beds, tanning lamps, lotions, parts and accessories to the indoor tanning industry. The annual catalog showcases all that PC Tan has to offer and makes selecting and purchasing the right options easy.

“The 2019 catalog introduces new equipment options that can revolutionize your business, as well as the new lotions and spray tan products that will reenergize your clientele,” says PC Tan CEO Susan Miller.

“Having all of that in one place, and our experienced staff just one call or click away, allows you to focus more time on improving the other aspects of your business that will make a big difference in the New Year.”

Along with lotions, lamps and accessories from dozens of industry-leading brands, the catalog features all the details on the most progressive and technologically superior equipment from KBL and Sportarredo and the Cocoon Wellness Pro. That includes the latest game-changing introduction: the powerful and feature-loaded KBL 7000 extraSun.

Download or request your catalog today at, or call 1-800-FAST-TAN to discuss how we can improve your business together in 2019.

Invest in the Best: Adding a flagship sunbed is a proven game changer for independent salons

August 9th, 2018

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Redefining the Tanning Experience: KBL 7900 Alpha Deluxe from PC Tan

July 27th, 2018

The presentation, the features, the results – brilliant is the only word to describe the KBL 7900 Alpha Deluxe from PC Tan. By simply being in its presence, tanners know they have stumbled onto something utopian. Help them indulge in an experience that wipes away chaos with relaxing amenities. Even more than a tanning bed, the 7900 Alpha Deluxe is a bright, peaceful destination that your customers will look forward to from the moment they leave it.

More is Better

The 7900 Alpha is all about more. More lights, more power, more tan. With total lamp wattage of 11,780w, there won’t be a square millimeter of underutilized space. Thirty canopy lights – including four 500w facials and six p2 lamps – provide ample coverage in the spacious bed. Paired with two shoulder lamps and 24 lounge lamps, it offers a perfect tan at any angle.

Even at first glance, the sunbed welcomes users with a tantalizing light show. Having colorMotion installed, you are only a few clicks away from your own favorite color concept. 

Take Your Pick

If you want crowd-pleasing equipment, give your clients a bed that allows them to create a tanning experience as unique as they are. PreSelection allows users to choose from many options before the session begins. AquaCool provides a refreshing mist using non-drop nozzles in the canopy. Aroma unleashes a wave of euphoria through two fragrances.. Air conditioning completes the trifecta of absolute comfort. For the manual features of the bed, megaVoice assists tanners to keep the user experience easy.

Listen Up

 With all this luxury, the cherry on top is the ability to let users listen to their own carefully collected music as they gracefully graduate on the bronze scale. Plug in an SD card or an MP3 player to quickly transform the solarium into a concert hall. The unit’s volume control makes adjustments easy.

Bring this top-of-the-line sunbed to your salon for an upgrade bed your clients will drool over. For more information about the KBL 7900 Alpha Deluxe, call PC Tan at 800-FASTTAN (327-8826) or visit

Tech Specs

Length: 94″ 
Width: 57″ 
Height: 82″ 

Facial Reflectors: 
Parabolic Glass

Electronic – CPI

10 minute T-Max® compatible

4 wire, 3 phase, 230v, 50amp; available in single phase at 80 amp

Get Your 2018 PC Tan Catalog!

December 11th, 2017

The best new equipment, products and accessories for your business are at your fingertips in the 2018 PC Tan Catalog, available now in print and online at

If you have not received your catalog in the mail or would like online access, please submit a request at

For over 30 years, PC Tan has provided the most comprehensive selection of tanning beds, tanning lamps, lotions, parts and accessories to the indoor tanning industry. The annual catalog showcases all that PC Tan has to offer and makes selecting and purchasing the right options easy.

“Our catalog has everything your business will need in 2018 in one place, providing unmatched convenience for our salon partners,” says PC Tan CEO Susan Miller. “We’re thrilled to roll out all the amazing new equipment and product options that will help you thrive in the year to come.”

Along with lotions, lamps and accessories from dozens of industry-leading brands, the catalog features all the details on the most progressive and technologically superior equipment from KBL, Sportarredo and Wellness USA.

Download or request your catalog today, and start researching the tanning and wellness equipment that will redefine your business in 2018!


Stand-Out Standup: KBL pureEnergy 5.0

November 8th, 2017

Need something to help your business stand out from the crowd? Adding the KBL pureENERGY 5.0 from PC Tan to your tanning business is one sure way to “stand up” to your competition and draw in clients looking for a next-level tanning experience.

It’s a new generation. Power has always been cool, and with total lamp wattage of 10,400 and 10-minute maximum sessions, the pureENERGY 5.0 certainly isn’t lacking there. But in 2018 there’s nothing cooler than energy efficiency. This unit provides both, with High Power Efficiency electronic ballasts for more power while reducing energy consumption and heat development. The new-age experience continues as megaVoice technology guides tanners through a perfect experience every time, and they manage the additional functions on the easy-to-use, hygienic, scratch-resistant LCD glass touchscreen.

The inherent benefits of a standup booth, coupled with advanced features, deliver first-class comfort. Everything is faster in the future, and the pureENERGY 5.0’s 10-minute sessions are no exception. ACS intelligent technology ensures a gentle startup and soft shutdown, and the powerful bodyCool fan neutralizes the heat and maintains a soothing zone during tanning sessions. Mind and body are always at ease with great tunes controlled with MP3, SD card audio system and volume control with optional Bluetooth connectivity.

You will finally get those base-level tanners to open up their wallets when they step in the salon and experience the “wow” factor of the pureENERGY 5.0. Just leave the tanning room doors open and let its 7-color LED exterior illumination draw them into the future of tanning. Once they see that the advanced tanning features match the futuristic design, they’ll be too pleased to go back to the normal sunbeds, and you’ll be thrilled with the difference it makes in revenue.

For more information, contact PC Tan at 800-327-8826 or

Raise Your Expectations: The KBL 6800

August 24th, 2017
The KBL 6800 Alpha Pearl proves tanning technology just got a little brighter. Powerful features combine with a gorgeously artistic exterior for a unit that sets high expectations at first glance, and then exceeds them all.

As anyone who’s ever interviewed for a job or been on a blind date knows, first impressions matter. And the KBL 6800 will never disappoint, with distinctive lines, a footprint that exudes power, and eye-catching colorMotion exterior lights that allow you to customize an unparalleled color design. As soon as a client lays eyes on it, their perception of your business will be heightened.

Even with the exceptional aesthetics of the 6800, KBL units always follow the motto of form over function. You can rest assured that the machine’s performance will surpass the lofty expectations set by its appearance. Total lamp wattage of 10,980 will transcend the tanning needs of even your most demanding clients. Four 500w facial lamps, facial reflectors and two 250w shoulder lamps provide the type of results that can’t be overlooked.

In the modern era of tanning, performance extends well beyond tanning prowess; comfort and style are more important than ever to client experiences. The 6800’s AAA comfort, including aquaCool, aroma and air conditioning, sends tanners into euphoria each session. Bluetooth connectivity and a MP3, SD card audio system with volume control allows them to bring their own vibes to their session, while megaVoice technology instructs users for an easy experience.

For business owners, efficiency and reliability are equally as important as tanning power and features. That’s why the 6800 offers a 200w Electronic Ballast with CPI that eases maintenance requirements and ensures equal output throughout the life of the lamp. Service bay LED lighting also allows for optimal ease of maintenance when necessary.

Integrating the KBL 6800 Alpha Pearl in your tanning business will raise your expectations of tanning equipment and your client’s expectations of the tanning experiences they desire. For more information, call PC Tan at 800-FASTTAN (327-8826).


Lucrative Luxury

May 24th, 2017

Back in 1982, Eric Haynes joined the indoor tanning industry right out of college, working for his uncle’s distribution company. For 20 years there, he learned the ins and outs of the industry and got a clear understanding of what he was most passionate about – equipment. Equipment and sales were where he focused his attention, and years later it remains the same. Now working for PC Tan as the Vice President of Sales, he carries his drive and years of experience into his client relationships. In this Smart Tan exclusive interview, Haynes discusses the hottest selling equipment this summer, the importance of offering luxury equipment and the “PC Tan difference.”

What are the hottest selling beds this summer?

A: For us, the best selling models have been level four and five beds, such as the 6800 Alpha. Most salons have more entry level beds than they need, and they just aren’t selling nearly as much. Now salons are seeing the customers becoming more sophisticated. If they have four or five level beds, they are working harder to get those customers in those beds, because they get more money for higher- level tans and memberships. That’s the case for most salons. The customers aren’t buying level one packages or tans. If you’re looking to make improvements this summer, this is where you want to do your upgrades. This has been an ongoing trend.

Why should salons offer luxury beds?

A: The strong players in the market aren’t closing their doors. It’s the successful salons that make the continuous changes with industry trends. Like a car rental, people want the cheapest car possible, but they don’t want the cheap looking car. When the customer goes in to tan, the salon owner is handing them the keys to a Mercedes Benz by offering them a luxury bed. Survival involves continuous equipment improvements. Beds that feature body mist, aroma and Bluetooth – these are all attractive to your customers, and luxury beds provide that. We live in a technology-driven world. People love being able to sync their music from their phone to the bed speakers. It’s just the way life is now. You have to offer luxury beds. It pays off for both you and your customer in the end.

At PC Tan, you build strong relationships with customers. What does the staff do to go above and beyond for their tanning salon owners?

A: The biggest thing a company can do for their customers is to let them know they care by being responsive – that’s what goes on long after the sale is made. In my opinion, certainly in sales but in life in general, you simply have to treat people they way you’d like to be treated. When we’re a consumer, if we have an issue with something we bought, we want someone to have enough interest to listen to our concerns and be responsive to that. To me, that is how you do it. That’s the essence of it. The customer appreciates it. We respond and interact with our customers how we would like to be treated as the consumer.

New KBL Hurricane Stand-Up Blows Away Competition

April 28th, 2017

Small but mighty, the KBL Hurricane packs the tanning power and high-tech features to be the new highlight of your indoor tanning business and the best stand-up tanning option in your market. 

The Hurricane’s stylish stand-up design and smaller frame will help you re-energize your space and revitalize your business, while its striking exterior draws in customers old and new.

Fifty 180w lamps with total tanning power of 9,000 watts will please even the most discerning tanners in the 11-minute exposure time. Comfort is never in question with the Hurricane’s powerful bodyCool fan, ACS Intelligent technology and central exhaust. megaVoice takes the customer’s perception of a futuristic tanning experience to the next level, as a pleasant voice guides them through the unit’s operating functions.

Optional vibraNano puts the icing on the cake, appealing to a whole new segment by incorporating a fitness routine into the tanning session. vibraNano utilizes a movement process that simulates walking, where the muscle reflexes of the right and left halves of the body are triggered in turns. In doing so, the muscles are activated in different ways, individually geared toward your customer‘s individual goals!

If you want to step up your stand-up tanning options and blow away the competition, the KBL Hurricane is the proven, potent and profitable unit your business needs.

Call PC Tan at 800-FAST-TAN for more information.