Malibu Tanning plans Plymouth location

PLYMOUTH — Goshen-based Malibu Tanning plans to open their first Marshall County salon during late July or early August. The salon will be located at 1913 N. Michigan St., Suite 3, near Family Video and Kroger.
Office administrator Jessica Frederick said that a manager for the new store has already been hired, and the company will begin searching for staff locally in a few weeks. They will need about five employees to staff the salon. Frederick noted that employees must be at least 18 years old.
The decision to open a Plymouth location, said Frederick, came when company owner Scott Strefling noticed that they had three salons in Goshen that were only minutes from each other. One of those salons is now being moved to Plymouth.
"There's not much tanning around (that area) so it seems like a good fit for us," said Frederick.
Workers are currently building walls for the 18-bed salon and installing electricity. All beds and other equipment will be new, and Frederick said that the location will offer airbrush tanning where employees will use actual airbrush guns to spray customers, rather then a spray booth.
All eight locations of Malibu Tanning are linked, so members can pick where they go to tan depending on what area they are in.
"Once you are a member, you are a member at all (salons)," said Frederick.
Other Malibu Tanning salons are located in Elkhart, Goshen, Granger, Osceola and South Bend.