Happy 18th Birthday to Planet Beach!

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Posted April 4, 2014

This week, Planet Beach turned 18!

Did you know, Stephen Smith had the Planet Beach concept in mind when he passed by a neon sign in front of a defunct uptown New Orleans tanning salon in 1994?
The sign said “Electric Beach.” He had been operating health clubs and gyms for years and understood the value of helping people live healthy lives, but the gym business was limited.

He wanted to help people feel better about themselves and needed to think of another, more unique way. And thus, Planet Beach was born!

The first tanning spa — and the spas that followed — were an overnight success. The Planet Beach franchise system grew to several hundred locations and many foreign countries. Today, there are over 300 franchise units in 36 states and 6 foreign countries. The company is still based in New Orleans and the original uptown location is still open and going strong!

Cheers and thank you to all of our customers and members for making us your one-stop shop to relax, glow and renew! We celebrate our success, as we look forward to another amazing year! We love you all!

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