Planet Beach CEO And Founder to Testify in Support of Bill HB746

April 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach, the first and only fully automated spa, is proud to announce its support of bill HB746. This bill, which is making its way through the Louisiana Senate, would no longer allow minors under the age of 18 to use UV tanning services, regardless of parental consent. The Senate Health and Welfare committee will hear the bill at 1:00 P.M. at the Louisiana State Capital on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Stephen smith, CEO and founder of Planet Beach will be attending and testifying at the hearing. "Planet Beach has chosen to support bill HB746 for several reasons," said Smith. "Our company’s services have evolved away from our past tanning roots. More 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.

"We are focused on the Spa and Wellness industry. By banning minors from 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 and spray tanning services. Planet Beach has grown with its 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 of 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@planetbeach.com.

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 www.myplanetbeachfranchise.com.

SOURCE Planet Beach

Contact:

Paige Davila
Planet Beach
paige.davila@planetbeach.com
5161 Taravella Road
Marrero, LA 70094

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