Celebrate iTAN’s 14th Anniversary

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

As iTAN Sun Spray Spa commemorates its fourteenth anniversary, we want to thank everyone who has helped us get where we are today! April 11th is our official anniversary, when iTAN Encinitas first open. Take a look at how modern beauty has evolved at iTAN over the years in an effort to always deliver the best value in sun, spray and spa services.

2001 – iTAN Solariums Opens its Doors

Faraje and Irina Kharsa opened the doors to the first iTAN location in Encinitas, California on April 11, 2001. Together, Faraje and Irina created a vision of long-lasting and successful salons that provide modern beauty in everyday life.


2004 – iCLUB Memberships & iTAN Poway

iCLUB Memberships were introduced in conjunction with the opening of iTAN Poway. Membership offers became a great way for customers to get more out of the salon services and gain unlimited access to sun and spray services at an unbeatable price.


2006 – San Diego A-List

iTAN was voted Best Tanning Salon by the San Diego A-List in 2006 and has secured the title for the past seven years. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our customers, franchise owners and of course, the fantastic customer service our employees always provide.


2008 – iTAN Spa Services
FIT Bodywrap was introduced as iTAN’s first spa service in 2008. As a far infrared Bodywrap system, FIT Bodywrap became an accessible spa treatment for customers. FIT Bodywrap promotes weight management, pain relief and detoxification. Today, iTAN now has 6 spa services throughout its 30 locations including full-body toning systems, detoxifying body wraps, steam pod therapy, teeth whitening, aqua massage and photo facials.

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2008 – iTAN Enters the Inland Empire

iTAN quickly became an insider’s secret for the best in sun and spa with new locations in Temecula and Hemet.


2009 – iTAN Franchising, Inc.

iTAN began its journey to becoming a SoCal household name in 2009 with the introduction of iTAN Franchising, Inc. Franchising the iTAN brand opened the door to serving more locations throughout San Diego, the Inland Empire and most recently Orange County.


2010 – iTAN Sun Spray Spa

All iTAN locations were outfitted with the FIT Bodywrap spa service, prompting the conversion from iTAN Solariums to iTAN Sun Spray Spa. This was an exciting evolution of the brand to better address the beauty and wellness needs of our customers. In previous years, iTAN’s focus was to deliver the best in sun and spray tanning. During 2010, providing the best in sun, spray and spa services at all locations became a reality.


2010 – Walk to Cure Psoriasis
Feeling good in your skin is a beautiful gift! iTAN participated in the Walk to Cure Psoriasis hosted by the National Psoriasis foundation to support the organization’s mission of curing psoriatic disease and improving the lives of those affected.



2010 – Launch of iMAN
The iMAN competition kicked-off in 2010, inviting men throughout Southern California to become the next fresh face of iTAN. Finalists were featured in the 2011 iMAN calendar, with all proceeds donated to Homefront San Diego. Homefront San Diego is a non-profit organization partnered with the Navy League of San Diego, which provides help to military families in their time of need.


2010 – iTAN Feeling Fit Festival
iTAN sponsored the Feeling Fit Festival that was introduced in 2010 as a health and wellness event to encourage healthy living throughout San Diego.

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2011 – Customer Appreciation Weekend
With the increase in popularity of iTAN’s annual $1 Customer Appreciation Day specials, in 2011 iTAN doubled the fun with an entire weekend of specials. Since 2011, these amazing offers are featured on both Saturday and Sunday. As of 2015, Customer Appreciation Weekend is now offered twice a year as a part of iTAN’s Semi-Annual Sale.


2012 – iTAN Clinton Keith
iTAN expanded its presence in Riverside County with the opening of iTAN Clinton Keith. A Wildomar-based salon, iTAN Clinton Keith helped solidify iTAN’s presence in the Inland Empire.


2012 – Toys for Joy
iTAN participated in the 2012 Toys for Joy toy drive for the third year in a row and collected over 1,000 toys. 


2013 – Miss iTAN and iMAN Winners
For the first time, iTAN welcomed multiple Miss iTAN and iMAN finalists to participate in the annual brand ambassador photo shoots. This was a great opportunity to showcase multiple facets of modern beauty and how the brand has evolved.


2014 – iTAN San Clemente

iTAN expanded to Orange County with the grand opening of iTAN San Clemente on March 29, 2014. iTAN San Clemente has already been recognized by the Orange County Hot List as one the Best Tanning Salons in the region.

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2015 – 14th Anniversary Celebration

Experience the best in sun, spray and spa services with our anniversary specials! If you’re already an iCLUB member, enjoy a free upgrade this month. Join in on the celebrations at one of iTAN’s 30 Southern California locations today!