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Tanning salon brings some local color to town

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Beth Ashe owns Brown Buns Tanning in Prescott Valley. Ashe opened the business in 2004.

Jason Soifer/The Daily Courier<p> Beth Ashe owns Brown Buns Tanning in Prescott Valley. Ashe opened the business in 2004.

Q & A with Beth Ashe, owner of Brown Buns Tanning at 8572 Highway 69 in Prescott Valley. The salon is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 772-4401.

Q: What is the service you provide?

A: "We have four tanning beds, two hairstylists and Angel Johnson does threading, which is a chemical-free way to remove (facial) hair.

"We sell tanning products and our hairstylists have many years of experience."

Q: How did you get into this business?

A: "There weren't any tanning salons in town - that's the main reason we did it. In September 2004, we opened here in Prescott Valley. We saw the need and decided to do it."

Q: What is the key to your business longevity?

A: "Loyal customers for sure, a clean shop and good employees. Tanning makes you look good and feel good. It helps clear eczema and the heat is good for arthritis."

Q: What's unique about your business?

A: "We have premium beds and great customer service."

Q: What's the best business advice you've received and given?

A: "The best business advice I've given and received is network with other local businesses and listen to your clients."

Q: What's something people don't know about you?

A: "I learned how to scuba dive two years ago. I'm very adventurous. I love crafts and decorating."

Q: How many hours a week do you work?

A: "I work 67 hours a week. That's too much."

Q: If you could take a week away, what would you do?

A: "I'd go golfing with my husband or find a remote island by myself, depending on the week."