Woman’s idea for spray-tan parties takes off in Jersey Village


by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News


Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 11:40 PM

JERSEY VILLAGE—We stopped by a unique party in Jersey Village where Cheri Ingram is the main attraction.

Ingram owns a mobile spray tanning business called Classy Tan.

“I started off with one client a week and got real discouraged,” admitted Ingram. “Then, it just kind of blew up.”

Ingram brings all her own equipment and sets up at the McLaurin house.

“I live close to everybody,” said hostess Nikki McLaurin. “So, I called and said, ‘Do you wanna get a custom tan?’”

This spray tan party is for six.

For $40 you can get one coat and for $10 more, she’ll add an extra layer.

“Nikki sent me a text message,” Mandy Ponzio told us. “I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll be there.’”

Ingram started the mobile business a little more than two years ago and her client list keeps growing.

“We just grow to be a family,” said Ingram. “It’s weird to say, but a lot of people that I tan are friends of mine.”

Ingram credits her growing popularity to online advertising, word-of-mouth and the inexpensive magnets she attaches to her car doors.