Sun City Tanz
A Local Favorite Is Back.
Come See What A Difference Tanning Local Makes!
Josh and Kayla Beecher, the owners of Sun City Tanz, were both raised in Dalhart and both graduated from Dalhart High School. Although they were from the same small town and went to the same school around the same time, they didn’t meet each other until after high school. Kayla graduated with Josh’s brother, Josh’s mom and dad grew up with Kayla’s dad in Dalhart and Josh’s uncle was even in Kayla’s parents wedding...and yet they still never met growing up.
After high school, Josh went to a technical training college in Wyoming called WyoTech where he received training and certification for auto body collision repair and restoration with extra classes focusing on business training. After college Josh returned to Dalhart and worked for his dad with his brother at his diesel mechanic shop, Dalhart Diesel. On a whim Josh moved to Amarillo and rented a house owned by the late Dale Reeves (who was also from Dalhart), owner of Dale’s Pickup Accessories, who happened to need someone in his shop. Josh became the head painter at Dale’s and continued to work at Dale’s for several years.
Kayla graduated from high school a few years later and went on to attend business school at WTAMU. Kayla and Josh finally met through a mutual friend at the Suds and Sounds Country Music Festival in Nazareth in July 2009. Josh and Kayla were married the following summer, Kayla then graduated in 2011 at the top of her department with a degree in Business Management. The two decided to move back to Dalhart after her graduation. It was a decision that felt right and soon after they found out they were expecting their first baby, so it was nice to be back home with family and friends.
Once they settled back in Dalhart, Josh opened his own auto body shop within his dad’s diesel shop. Now the Beecher’s are blessed with three beautiful children all carrying the “K” tradition of Kayla’s family. There’s Kreed 7, Kaydence 4 1/2 and Karsyn 3. Kayla has stayed home to raise their children until their purchase of the salon in January 2018 and has been both a stay at home mom and working mom while in the salon.
Sun City Tanz was an Amarillo favorite with several locations in the early 2000’s. The current location for Sun City Tanz was the last to be sold by the original Sun City Tanz owner. Since the initial sale of this location the salon has been opened and closed and changed names several times. The Beecher’s noticed a post on Facebook wanting someone to take over the tanning salon location and business. This sparked Josh and Kayla’s interest in re-opening the location as the original Sun City Tanz as they had ties to the original owner and operator.
Kayla came to Amarillo to run a 10K at Get Fit and they decided it was the perfect time to check out the location and within a week they owned a new tanning salon. Josh and Kayla signed the papers on their new business January 27, 2018 and opened their doors to the new Sun City Tanz February 23, 2018.
Sun City Tanz has a total of 7 beds with 5 different levels to choose from, 6 of which are lay down beds and 1 stand up bed. Customers are able to buy packages or individual tans with no fees, contracts or EFT drafting requirement. Packages range from 2 weeks all the way up to a year and everything in between. They also have spray tans available that are performed by a staff member which gives you a more personalized tanning experience with tips and tricks to get the best out of your airbrush tan. The newest addition made to the salon in 2019 is their Wellness Cocoon or Wellness Pod. This piece of equipment is an infrared dry heat sauna that can help with water weight loss, toning, tightening and features LED light therapy. They also provide aroma therapy in the room while clients are in the pod using Young Living Essential Oils.
Kayla has done a lot of research and has worked closely with their wholesale distributor and regional sales manager from New Sunshine to learn all the ins and outs of tanning, new trending products and lotions, and airbrush tanning. Some of the brands of lotions they carry are Designer Skin, California Tan, Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, Emerald Bay and J-Woww. There are several different types of lotions to choose from: intensifiers, bronzers, natural bronzers and delayed bronzers that develop over time for a darker, richer color. Tingle products, hypo-allergenic lotions for those with sensitive skin and even cooling lotions can be found in the salon. Josh and Kayla are committed to offering professional grade, quality products to their clients, at several price points to meet any budget! Sunless tanning accessories for spray tanning and at home tanning are also available for purchase as well.
Several things set Sun City Tanz apart from other tanning salons such as their vast knowledge of the tanning process and what can be done to extend and protect your tan. Kayla and the Sun City staff also provide excellent customer service and pay great attention to detail. Kayla noted, “I feel we’re very personal with our clients. We make it a point to get to know them, know their names and their likes and dislikes. Just about their life in general. We’re like a big family up here!” As we spoke with Kayla, she had clients come in and she asked them about their kids or their upcoming vacation. They provide hygiene products, deodorant and body spray in the client restroom for clients to use as needed. The salon features a fridge of water in the lobby for clients to use free of charge as well as Keurig coffee maker. also, an added bonus that clients are not tied down by fees, contracts and draft requirements. And not to mention, they are locally owned, so more money goes back into our community. Most recently they have sponsored the Amarillo Venom football team and Amarillo Bombers soccer team. They have also contributed to High Plains Food Bank, had a coat drive and toy drive.
Kayla and the staff at Sun City Tanz would love to help you with all of your tanning needs or answer any questions you may have about tanning or what all they offer. So take the time to step in to Sun City at 1900 SE 34th, Suite 150 to check out their beds, lotions, the packages and see what a difference tanning local makes!