The Gold Coast is a land of salt water, sunshine and the perpetual tan but, as we all know, spending hours under those intense rays aren’t exactly good for you.
Enter local gal Jasmine Scarr and her business Bella Bronze Tan, a good-for-you, tan in a bottle that’ll give you that golden glow without the unhealthy effects of too much time spent in the sun.
We sat down for a chat about the recent expansion of Bella Bronze and not being afraid to ask for help.
How long have you been a Gold Coast local?
I am born and bred – there aren’t many of us left!
What do you love most about our city?
The laidback lifestyle, cafes, weather and people – I love how friendly people are on the GC.
Tell us how Bella Bronze Tan came about?
I began spray tanning back in 2006 and when the salon I was working in closed down, I went out on my own in 2007 and haven’t looked back.
Who is the Bella Bronze girl?
She is all ages, races, shapes and sizes. She just knows the importance of a great tan and the feeling she gets when she has one is like nothing else.
What’s unique about your product?
I worked hard on creating a blend that suited all skin types, without the nasties. It is vegan, unscented, contains all natural and organic ingredients and lasts longer than most due to its even fade technology.
You’re about to move to a second Bella Bronze Salon, tell us about it…
We outgrew the first space so we decided to move a mere 300 metres away to a better space and we couldn’t be happier! I also opened our Brisbane salon location in November 2018 – both whilst pregnant so it is time to put my feet up after the launches of both of these.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
To set realistic goals with set timelines and to have a plan on how to achieve them. I have been doing this since I was 10 years old.
What would you say to anyone looking to take the leap into starting their own business?
Know your market, work smart not hard and do your research. And ever be afraid to ask for help – I love nothing more then mentoring those getting started as I had no one to ask when I was a 20 year old taking the leap and I have found that there is so much help via social media groups these days.
Tell us your favourites on the Coast…
Cafe: Double Barrel Kitchen
Restaurant: Mamasan, Balboa and Rick Shores
How does your weekend usually look? Being 36 weeks pregnant they are now all about nesting! I used to be a social butterfly so I cannot wait to pop on some heels and have a glass of Rosé after the bub is born.