Raw Bronzing Studio’s Tiffany Terranova reveals what inspired her to open her own organic, sun-free tanning salon.
After being diagnosed with stage 2 melanoma nearly 10 years ago and a (thankfully) speedy recovery, Tiffany Terranova began the search for a safe alternative to add a sun-kissed glow to her fair skin. “I decided to start experimenting with the art and science of a good spray tan, and before I knew it, we had a little business that popped up in our guest room in Inman Park,” says Terranova of Raw Bronzing Studio’s humble beginnings. Terranova opened Raw’s first brick-and-mortar in 2011, and a short five years later, her bronzing biz now has two locations, 10 employees and plans to open a new shop on Atlanta’s northside in the near future. Here, Terranova, who recently moved to a farm (“let’s be real; we have no idea what we’re doing,” she admits of her new role as farmer extraordinaire) in Chattahoochee Hills with her husband and four foster children, spills on her summer essentials. Full-body bronzing session from $35, memberships from $99, 500 Bishop St. NW, Ste. F8, 770.683.8267