By Wade Sheldon, Tulalip News
Step into a world of sun-kissed sophistication as you enter the doors to Tropical Flutter. The Tulalip tribal owned business, which opened in June of this year, offers tanning, lashes and more.
Owner Deanna Muir, alongside her son and daughter, brought in several high-tech tanning stations that offer a few different options. Each tanning bed is different, and you can lay down or stand up, the choice is yours. Some features the tanning beds offer are air-conditioning, red-light therapy, UVA and UVB bulbs, extra sun, and aroma therapy.
Tulalip News recently sat down with Deanna Muir to discuss what it’s like to be in the tanning business.
Tulalip News: What led to opening your shop?
My kids and I wanted to open something that would sustain us into the future. I’m looking at retirement in 3-5 years and I wanted someplace to go after I retire.
Desribe some of biggest obstacles when opening your own business.
Financing was the biggest obstacle. But we were able to get a small business loan which is a feat in and of itself. Then we had supply chain issues due to covid. Our equipment was supposed to be here in March but didn’t come until May, and we weren’t able to open until June.
What are some benefits of using tanning beds?
We have UV tanning beds. They have UVA and UVB bulbs and they help give you vitamin-d and give you bronze skin. We have red light therapy that helps with fine lines and wrinkles.
What are some of the amenities offered?
We also have spray tanning, lash extensions, lash extension fills, and acrylic nail and nail art.
What else do you want readers to know about when it comes to Tropical Flutter?
We want them to come in and feel like family because that’s how we feel they are.
If you would like to know more about Tropical Flutter, they are open Monday through Friday 10:00am to 8:30pm Saturdays 8:30am to 6:30pm and closed on Sundays. Located 8825 34th Ave NE Suite K, Marysville, WA 98271. Or call 360-716-2979