If you think adding ten percent to the cost of tanning is going to slow sun enthuasist down, think again.
Heath Sims said, "People are going to keep tanning if they want to, the government can try but that doesn't mean they'll help."
The tax is part of the new healthcare reform bill, it requires ten percent to be added to the cost of tanning sessions. Thats in addition to about ten percent tanners are already paying for state and local tax.
Billie Haynie owns Billie's Total Image, "Our prices are like 3 dollars for each tan or they can buy monthly access, probably 3 dollars on A 30 Dollar monthy or 30 cents on a single tan."
Both El Dorado salons are keeping their prices right where they are. Spray tans and lotions are not included in the tax hike.
Salon owners say when tanning is donw in moderation, it's safe and in some cases can actually help your skin.
Sarah Drummond works at Becky's Tanning, "As long as you don't abuse it, it's good, you can come before vacation, build up a nice natuarl base tan and then when you go out in the sun you don't have to worry about burning because thats the harmful part of it."
And while salons aren't happy about the increase, they are making due and trying to keep customers happy.
Drummond said, "We had a no tax tan party this past Saturday, what we did was sell bulk packages, 3 months, 6 months up to 1 year so you could get ahead of the tax."