About Us

The American Suntanning Association (ASA) is the largest network of professional businesses dedicated to providing responsible indoor tanning services while increasing public awareness about the facts associated with moderate UV and spray-on tanning.

The ASA educates the public about the many benefits of moderate indoor tanning while acknowledging the risks associated with over-exposure and other factors. The ASA works closely with doctors, state and federal governments to provide a positive experience for the millions of Americans who enjoy responsible indoor tanning.

Indoor Tanning Industry

The vast majority of U.S. tanning salons are small, family-owned businesses and play a strong role in their local, state and national economy. Two thirds of the businesses making up the industry are female owned and employ thousands of 18-30 year olds, of which 80% are also women and one of the nation’s hardest hit demographics of unemployment.