Archive for July 2007


Are you ready to party with the Blue Crew? We are tanned, rested and ready to rock and roll, and you’re invited to join in on the fun when Sundays Blue Box hosts its first Beach Bash this August at Croc’s 19th Street Bistro in Virginia Beach. Not only will you get to meet old friends and make new ones, you’ll get PAID to party! Check out these specials:

  • Enjoy an unlimited buffet of appetizers: shrimp, cheese and veggies, lumpia, crab, meatballs, and Buffalo wings
  • Dance ’til 2 AM as our DJ spins your favorite songs
  • Free swag bag for all guests – including a $30 gift card from Sundays!
  • Dollar Coronas all night long, and other drink specials
  • Giveaways all night long, including an XM satellite radio from DSV!

So come dressed in something that shows off your beautiful tan and party with us on August 25th! The fun starts at 7PM, but you need a ticket to get in.

  • Tickets are $25 each (2 for $40) at any Sundays location
  • Additional tickets $20 each
  • $30 door if there are any left

Only 400 tickets are available for this event, and they’re starting to sell. So don’t wait too long. We’d love to see you there. Hang out with the Sundays Blue Box staff and show off that sexy tan!

Four Days of Tanning Sales, and Big Party News

Starting Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22, all upgrades and spray tanning are HALF-PRICE! Now is the time to come out of this weird weather we’ve been having and keep your tan dark, sexy and smooth. Also, when you buy $100 worth of Sundays Blue Bucks during our sale you can get them for $50 – $100 Blue Bucks for HALF-OFF! (Limit 3 purchases per person, please).

Don’t forget, too, that July 22 is our first ever Blue Box Sunday! Wear your Sundays Blue Box T-Shirt on Sundays to any of our six locations in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake and you can purchase any lotion for HALF-PRICE, PLUS get $3 upgrades on all equipment all day long!

What’s that. You don’t have Sundays T-Shirt? Well, come down to any of our salons and get yours for only $5! Wear it every Sunday to save big on tanning lotions and other goodies.

Then on Monday, tickets go on sale for the first ever Sundays Beach Bash at Croc’s in Virginia Beach. Enjoy great food, music, and meet new friends. Tickets are limited to this event, so watch your e-mail on Monday or stop by any Sundays Blue Box resort for more information.

A Guy On The Go

It makes sense, with six salons all over Hampton Roads, for our own Dennis Ligon to be a “Guy on the Go.” But now it’s official, according to the latest issue of Island Sun Times, the premier trade publication for the indoor tanning industry. Dennis was given the honor this year along with other tanning professionals and movers and shakers around the country. Special thanks to Devoted Creations for nominating Dennis!

Check out what the Island Sun Times has to say about Dennis:

My hobbies include: Coaching youth football & baseball, playing with my kids, concerts, & Green Bay Packers football
My favorite sport is: Football
In my CD player right now: Sugarland
My favorite food is: Seafood
My favorite way to “chill out:” Playing sports, movies, relaxing at the beach, spending time with my kids.

Blessed with business savvy, Dennis Ligon keeps his eyes on the prize his goal to turn his six-salon chain into an empire of 20-stores or more.

Dennis was inspired to open a tanning salon about 15 years ago. “I had some bad experiences at other tanning facilities, so I thought that I could create a salon model that offered much better customer service,” he recalled. “I actually invested my life savings to open Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort in 1993, and we’ve added five locations over the years. My ultimate goal is to have 20-30 Sundays salons in the Virginia Beach area.”

As President of a growing salon chain, Dennis’s duties vary. His days are spent working on the business, implementing systems for its growth, marketing and promotions and scouting areas for future development. “What I love most is the interaction with our staff and clients,” he said. “It’s very rewarding to watch individuals grow into their positions and see their confidence improve over the years.”

Dennis was nominated for “Tanning’s Guys On The Go” by Lewis Henry, president of lotion maker, Devoted Creations. “We think the Devoted Creations product lines are fantastic, and we’re even more impressed with Lewis’s dedication to the salons that carry the lotions,” Dennis commented. “When our staff required training, Lewis personally came to our salon. Our team was so motivated that they sold over 1,600 bottles of Devoted Creations products in two weeks!”

As for the accomplishment he’s most proud of, Dennis is quick to mention his tanning business. Perhaps that’s why friends and family call him the “Tanman.” The decision to leave a business that required extensive travel and devote 100 percent of my efforts to growing the tanning business was a scary proposition at first, but I was motivated by wanting to spend each day with my two children”Josh and Jordan,” he explained. “The business grew, and it turned out to be the best decision I could ever have made.”

Read the entire article here.