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Here Comes the Sun

Raw Bronzing Studio’s Tiffany Terranova reveals what inspired her to open her own organic, sun-free tanning salon.

BRONZE BEAUTY
Among Tiffany Terranova’s do’s for getting a healthy summer glow: Embrace your own skin tone; exfoliate; wear sunscreen over your spray tan; and get skin checks regularly.

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“I feel like this ring was made for me. Seeing that both my husband and I have TT initials, I think it’s meant to be. I’m holding out for our anniversary.”

Tiffany T square ring in 18K gold, $1,300, at Tiffany & Co., Phipps Plaza

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“Jayme is a friend and so talented! She’s helping us do our new house in Chattahoochee Hills soon, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Jayme Armour Interiors

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“The desert is magical. We slept under the stars in Moab and in a teepee at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas, [and] soaked in the three amazing pools at The Avalon in Palm Springs.”

Deluxe safari tent from $294, suite safari tent from $354

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“I’m obsessed with this brand, so now we carry them at RAW! It’s hard to pick just one style, so I now own three.”

The Montauk Roundie, $110, by The Beach People at RAW Bronzing Studio

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“The antioxidant enzyme facial ($105) is my favorite, but everything there is amazing. It’s such a peaceful spa experience overall.”

Spa at Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills

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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