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This tanning is vegan-certified

By Bethany Bump
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

An organic tanning salon has opened in Rexford, promising the same bronzed look as traditional salons but with none of the ultraviolet radiation or chemical sprays.

Island Mist Tanning Salon recently opened at 60 Blue Barns Rd. in the Clifton Park hamlet of Rexford, according to a news release issued Monday. All of its services are organic, vegan-certified and alcohol-free through the use of plant-based extracts and Aloe.

Owner Jennifer Near came up with her business model while pregnant with her second child. She wanted a tan, but knew that traditional beds, booths and chemical sprays were not an option, according to the release.

Her new salon also offers its services at home, for groups and parties, and for fitness competitons and fashion shows.

It's open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Island Mist Tanning Salon also offers appointment services at two satellite locations — the Color Bar Hair Studio in Rotterdam and Nu Enz Hair Design in Delmar.

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