Karime Thomas and Stacy Adkins stand with an upright tanning machine at Glam Tan in Brookfield.

Karime Thomas and Stacy Adkins stand with an upright tanning machine at Glam Tan in Brookfield.

Back in the spring of 2020, when Stacy Adkins moved Stacy’s Glam Hair Studio to 7126 Warren Sharon Road, she talked about adding a tanning studio.

It didn’t happen until May 15. That’s when Adkins opened Glam Tan in the second half of the building she rents.

“I got that building when I got this one, but I didn’t have anybody to service the beds,” she said. “Technicians are down, people aren’t working because of COVID. It took me about two years to get it to where I wanted to be before opening, because I didn’t want to start out with just one bed, or two working beds and two that need serviced. I wanted to start off with everything up and fully functioning.”

Glam Tan offers red-lamp therapy, “which helps with toning, skin firming, blemishes, acne, eczema,” Adkins said, as well as ultraviolet tanning. Customers can stand up to tan, lie down, or just get a face tan.

This is in addition to the varied hair services she offers at Glam Hair, waxing, lashes, facial massage and spray tanning.

“I just wanted everything full service, everything under one roof, so nobody has to drive to Hubbard or drive to Pa. or drive to Howland,” Adkins said.

Customers had suggested that Adkins open a tanning salon for years, and she said she has been encouraged by the initial response.

“We weren’t even through the door, yet, and a woman came in, she was our first customer,” Adkins said. “We didn’t have nothing set up at all.”

Adkins’ enterprises have been located in Brookfield since July 2018,  and she said she likes it here.

“Everybody’s nice,” she said. “Everybody’s welcoming. There’s not a lot of competition out this way. Word of mouth is huge out here, because it’s such a small town. I think that’s what really helped us a lot.”

Glam Tan is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 330-716-9075 for information or an appointment, or follow on Facebook at Glam Hair Studio. Glam Hair can be reached at 330-333-6353, and packages to mix and match services are available.