Get sunkissed in Forest City

Kristen Norville has recently opened a new sunless tanning business in Forest City.
Apr. 24, 2013 @ 06:01 AM

With the opening of a new business in Forest City, community members can get that summer glow without having to lay in a tanning bed.

Kristen Norville has opened Sunkissed, Sunless Tanning by Kristen, on Main Street in Forest City.

"I love it. My job is to make people beautiful and tan," Norville said.

Norville decided to open the spray tanning salon after competing in the Mrs. North Carolina America pageant in October.

"I had competed in the pageant and I got a spray tan. I didn't find a place to do it in Rutherford County, so I thought why not open one up for the whole community?" Norville said.

Norville officially opened her business last month. She offers spray tan by appointment and the standard color rate is $31.

"The response has been incredible. I have sprayed over 60 clients," Norville said. "The spray I use is all organic and I offer three different colors. It's faster and healthier than a normal tanning bed. I don't tan in the tanning bed anymore now that I have this."

According to Norville, the tan will last for 2-2 1/2 weeks. She can do appointments anytime, day or night.

"I want to cater to my clients. Whenever you want an appointment, I'm here," Norville said. "With this, you can still have that flawless look and be dark."

Another part of her business which is set to open in June will be an upscale consignment shop called Vous E´tes Belle, which is French for "You are beautiful." The store will carry name brand clothing along with items such as prom and cocktail dresses.

"I can't wait for it to be open. A lot of people think about going to Charlotte to get something name brand. If they are looking to stay more local, they can come here instead and get the style for less," Norville said. "It's going to be all women and children's clothing."

She is currently accepting consigners who can bring her clothes of all sizes.

"It's a great way to make some extra cash for something you aren't wearing," Norville said.

For more information about how to become a consigner or to set up an appointment to get a spray tan, call 828-475-9162. Sunkissed is located at 1306 West Main Street in Forest City.