Origins: The History Of Australia’s Leading Tanning Solutions


Our story began at Australia’s No.1 tanning salon – Tan Temple in Sydney’s iconic Bondi, awarded as such at the 2012 Australian Beauty Industry Awards.

Committed to providing her clients with the best, most natural-looking spray tan possible, owner Lauren Capelin used only the top-selling salon-only products at her Bondi salon. But after performing thousands of tans, Lauren realised that many of these products were still not getting it quite right. They were still too orange, too streaky, faded too quickly or in patches, and could even leave the skin dry and itchy.

Lauren decided to create a tan that addressed all of these issues, providing the most natural colours, while also hydrating and nourishing the skin with powerful natural ingredients. Following dozens of trials, Lauren finally perfected the formula and named it for the “just back from holiday” result it embodied: Sunescape [sun escape] was born.

Within the first month of having this in our salon, it became the most requested tan we sold. Clients would rave that it was the best tan they had ever received. The colour was natural, it lasted well, and most importantly, didn’t dry their skin out like all the other formulas had.

Lauren Capelin, Owner of Tan Temple Bondi

Today, to help take her passion and product to the rest of the salon-only market, Lauren has joined leading distribution company Professional Beauty Solutions (PBS). Owned by Matthew and Lisa Williams, PBS specialises in the distribution of world-class, salon-only brands including Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Image Skincare Cosmeceuticals and Smiink Lashes. More than just a distributor, PBS is committed to providing its salon, spa and clinic partners with the highest performing beauty brands on the market today.

As soon as I tried this product, I knew it was going to be a hit with our salons. Having been in the industry for many years, we have seen so many products that don’t seem to provide the results, or the world-class branding required to make a product a success… The performance of the Sunescape tan was so impressive – I too had tried just about every tan on the market and had never had one quite this good – and the smell was amazing. It was then that my husband and I set out to take Lauren’s amazing formula and create a world class brand that our salons and their clients would fall in love with. We are so excited to be offering our salons a brand that could transform their business.

Lisa Williams, Director of Professional Beauty Solutions