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About Us


THE TAN LAB
was founded by Shannon Mathie in 2013. With 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, sunless tanning is something Shannon has always been passionate about. The dangers of the sun and the damage it can cause were made even more real to her after a life-changing Melanoma scare and surgery. With an obsession for sunless tanning products, Shannon used various Brands in her Spa, many of which were imported. What she discovered in the process was that the locally produced products were limited and the imported Brands came at a price.

Based on her knowledge, she knew there was room in the market to develop a premium product range that met the criteria of the imported Brands she had worked with. Shannon set out to develop a range of sunless tanning products and after two years of research and development, THE TAN LAB was born. The focus was to develop the most natural looking tan for any skin tone – a tan that would never go ORANGE! The mix of 2 active ingredients was tested extensively and proved to deliver the most natural looking tan that not only lasts longer but fades evenly. A range – unmatched by DHA only products.

All products are vegan-friendly and endorsed by Beauty without cruelty, a cause very close to Shannon’s heart. THE TAN LAB consists of professional solutions and equipment for salons/spas and mobile tanners, along with a full retail range. We support local business as much as possible and have some of our equipment locally manufactured, ensuring we provide our clients with quality products for their businesses. New innovation excites us and in 2017 we added three new retail products to our range. We have also launched a new range called Athlete Competition Tan – We are set to create a stir in the Competition Tanning market! Keep following us for new innovation.