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Our Story

The story of SUGARED + BRONZED® began in 2010, when S+B Founder, Courtney Claghorn, began offering tanning services out of her Santa Monica apartment, while also juggling a full time job at Fintech company. Fast forward to today — and we’re the nation's largest sugaring hair removal and sunless tanning destination.

Weʻve revolutionized airbrush tanning with a proprietary solution and revived an all-natural, ancient Egyptian form of hair removal called sugaring. S+B is a one-stop shop to prepare for any vacation, wedding, red carpet event — or to simply feel like your best self. We’re extremely passionate about providing exceptional services in beautiful, upbeat, and welcoming spaces that make your appointment something to look forward to.

Fueled by spunky playlists, caffeine, and a love for helping our clients, glow getter energy is a way of life for us. S+B team members are rigorously trained and learn sugaring and airbrush tanning in-house. This ensures that every client gets smooth skin and the perfect bronze, no matter their location, Sugarista, or Sprayer.

We have locations across California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, with many more salons on the horizon in addition to our online store offerings. No matter which location you visit or which products you use, you’ll always FEEL FLAWLESS®.

Our Founder

From a young age, Courtney Claghorn always felt her best with a tan. Ironically, she was the only Italian family member who didn’t tan easily! While she used to find this frustrating, she later realized it was a blessing not to have spent her younger years baking in the sun. For her, a faux glow was the way to go.

Before opening the OG Santa Monica salon, Courtney attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she met now husband and Co-Founder, Sam Offit. Shortly after graduation, they landed in Santa Monica. When Courtney found herself overpaying for spray tans at underwhelming locations, Sam encouraged her to find a better solution — and S+B was born! Word spread quickly. The growing client base encouraged Courtney to spread her wings from her short-lived corporate life and refocus her energy toward growing her business full-time. She soon became a 4th generation female entrepreneur, so perhaps her Italian half gave her good genes after all!

So why sugaring and bronzing? Concocting the perfect recipe for her business, Courtney, a longtime skincare fanatic, decided to add a little sugar to her sunless tanning idea.  While sugaring has ancient Egyptian roots, it felt relevant to the modern world as a natural, eco-friendly way to remove hair. While developing her business, Courtney quickly realized that sugaring was not only the new waxing but also the perfect complement to a spray tan. Both services were often relegated to the bottom of long spa menus when in actuality, both techniques deserved finesse and attention for clients to receive consistent and optimal results.

Courtney's vision brought the two popular services side by side. SUGARED + BRONZED quickly became a uniquely synergetic space for those seeking a little extra pep in their step. No matter the occasion, S+B promises that you’ll leave with immaculately smooth skin and a natural faux glow. “We believe that BRONZEDSUGAR® tanning and hair removal is a feeling and we’re just a vehicle to help you get there. So come on in!