How it all began
The Tan Brush® was conceived by three friends in February 2019 and was inspired by Lady Gaga’s ‘Five Foot Two’ documentary.
Just before Gaga was about to perform, a make up artist was applying final touches to her leg. At first glance it was considered to be oil or glycerine but then we thought it may have been a tanning product.
We wondered why tanning companies hadn’t developed a brush to replace the problematic mitt. So, after searching social media platforms for a tanning body brush without success, we made a decision to create a brush that would replace the mitt and change how tan would be applied in the future.
We used our collective 50 years experience in professional beauty and 25 years experience in manufacturing, beauty and health products to bring this innovative product to market.
As the founder and president of Alexandria Professional®, the global authority in body sugaring hair removal, Lina Kennedy has spent the last three decades immersed in the beauty business. She is an entrepreneur, inventor, teacher, and recognized beauty industry innovator, having developed and pioneered a proprietary sugaring process for the removal of unwanted hair. Alexandria Professional® is taught in beauty schools worldwide and has distributions in over 30 countries.
Lina Kennedy’s critically acclaimed autobiography, The Sugar Queen, is described as “a must-read story of courage and determination” that chronicles her life from small town upbringing to multi-million-dollar empire. If you’ve had the opportunity to read her book, it stands to reason that Lina and her company support places like Gillian’s Place and Haven’s House, both of which are shelters for abused women and children. And slowly but surely, she’s becoming more involved in supporting the stop of human sex trafficking.
As the founder of both International Beauty distribution and training academy and Bare Naked Sugar and Skin Studio, Pamela has over 30 years experience in the beauty industry. Beginning her career as a beauty therapist, she is proud of the business she has created and shares this knowledge by educating, mentoring and empowering other salon owners in the United Kingdom and Ireland. She has a wealth of business knowledge within the beauty industry and an ability to share it.
Pamela has introduced many revolutionising beauty treatments and world leading products during her 30 years in business. She is passionate about skin conditioning and body sugaring. Her business constantly evolves as it includes advanced, new, quality products to its portfolio supported by award winning training ensuring maximum results. Her team of accomplished, experienced educators are the best in the business. Together they are transforming the future of hair removal and beauty.
Pamela is also an ardent George Michael fan!
Karyn has been a professional Food Stylist, Home Economist and Food Writer for over 20 years. Her work involves new product development, recipe development and food styling for photography, videography and film.
Karyn works alongside photographers to create still images for advertising, packaging, cookbooks, websites and social media. With her creativity and eye for detail she has become an expert in her field.
After graduating, she embarked on learning the art of patisserie by joining the highest caliber kitchens in the United Kingdom, The Ritz, Selfridges, Roux, Rankin and Conran. Karyn also prepares food for film sets, television programmes and commercials. As a Home Economist, she is best known for her work on Game of Thrones (HBO), Dracula Untold (Universal pictures), The Frankenstein Chronicles (Rainmark films), The Northman 2020 (New Regency Productions), The School for Good and Evil 2021 (Netflix) and Dungeons and Dragons 2021 (Allspark productions).