Planet Beach Supports the Proposed "Skin Cancer Protection Ban" Legislation in Louisiana

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 - Planet Beach, the first and only fully automated spa, is proud to announce its support of the "Skin Cancer Protection Ban" proposed legislation in Louisiana. This bill would no longer allow minors under the age of 18 to use UV tanning services, regardless of parental consent. Currently, the proposed legislation is working its way through the Louisiana State Senate.

"Planet Beach has chosen to support the pending legislation for several reasons," said Stephen Smith, CEO and Founder of Planet Beach. "Our company's focus is on automated spa services and has evolved away from our past tanning roots. Most importantly, we support this legislation because of our concern for all of our customers' skin, health, and overall wellness."

The Planet Beach core member has an average age of 30, is a professional, educated female that utilizes services for beauty, skincare, relaxation, and wellness.

"By revising our policy not to allow minors from using UV services, Planet Beach continues to set the bar as the leader in the automated spa industry, even with roots in UV therapy." said Smith. "Planet Beach predicted the decline in the popularity of UV tanning and saw the health concerns that began to arise. To counter this, the company repositioned the brand in 2005 to include automated spa services and grew with customers' demands."

Planet Beach is the largest franchise in the industry to stand behind this type of legislation and will continue to focus on automated spa services and the health and wellness of our members, rather than its past tanning salon image. The company continues to build brand awareness to the fact that Planet Beach is no longer a tanning salon, but actually a fully automated spa.

Effective immediately, current members under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to use UV services in Louisiana. They will be upgraded to a spa membership at no additional expense.

"We decided to lock in the rate for the membership for those clients that are affected by this policy change," said Smith. "Once a member turns 18, they have the option to reactivate their UV membership, if they so choose."

Editor's Note: To speak with Planet Beach's CEO & Founder, Stephen Smith, or to obtain more information about Planet Beach, please contact Paige Davila at (504) 371-3690 or paige.davila(at)

About Planet Beach

Planet Beach, based in New Orleans, La., is the leader in self-automated spa services and creator of the automated spa concept. The international franchise is dedicated to changing the way the world rejuvenates by providing affordable and high quality skincare and spa treatments. Founded in 1996, Planet Beach has grown to more than 250 locations worldwide. Planet Beach has competitively ranked on Entrepreneur magazine's 'Fastest Growing Franchise' list and is consistently recognized as a top franchise company. For more information, visit


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