FROM A FAMILY OF SUCCESSFUL BEAUTICIANS BRIGITTE Skilandat, CO-OWNER OF THE GLOW BAR HAS RISEN FROM THE RANKS. SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF ALFONS AND MANUELLE SKILANDAT AND SISTER OF RONALD SKILANDAT.
 

ALFONS HER FATHER, ORIGINALLY STARTED HIS PROFESSION IN GERMANY AND LATER BECAME THE FRISEUR MEISTER ON THE BREMEN, GERMANY’S FIRST PASSENGER CRUISE SHIP. ONCE HE LANDED IN THE BARBARY COAST IN THE 70ʼS. HE DEVELOPED HIS PROFESSION AND BECAME THE TALENTED OWNER OF “ALFONS OF SAN FRANCISCO” FOR MANY YEARS.
 

MANUELLE SKILANDAT HER MOTHER, OPENED AND OWNED ALFONS SKIN CARE FROM 1990 UNTIL 2009. THIS EUROPEAN DAY SPA WAS LOCATED IN MILL VALLEY. HERE BRIGITTE APPRENTICED WITH HER MOTHER FOR SEVERAL YEARS AFTER GRADUATING FROM LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY. BRIGITTE QUICKLY BECAME CERTIFIED AS AN AIRBRUSH TANNING ARTIST.

IN 1990 RON, HER BROTHER BEGAN WORKING AT ALFONS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND IS NOW THE PROUD OWNER OF “SCHNITT SALON” IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT .
 

BRIGITTE REMEMBERS THE MANY SUMMERS SPENT TOGETHER WITH HER PARENTS ON THE SPECTACULAR BEACHES OF PORTUGAL, MANUELLEʼS HOMELAND. SURROUNDED BY GOLDEN BRONZED GODDESSES, BRIGITTE BEGAN TO DESIRE THIS BEAUTIFUL LOOK IN HER TEENAGE YEARS. HAVING BOTH OF HER PARENTS CONSTANTLY REMINDING HER TO USE SUNSCREEN, SHE WONDERED HOW SHE COULD EVER ACHIEVE THAT BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN GLOW, WITHOUT DESTROYING HER SKIN.
AFTER EXPERIMENTING WITH ALMOST EVERY SELF TANNING PRODUCT OUT THERE, SHE DISCOVERED THE BEAUTY IN ORGANIC AIRBRUSH TANNING. THE DISCLAIMERS OF ORGANIC TANNING SOLUTIONS THAT CREATE A NATURAL LOOKING RESULT WITHOUT THE UN-NECESSARY HARSH INGREDIENTS, HORRIBLE SMELLS AND FAKE COLORS FOUND IN TRADITIONAL SELF TANNERS WERE SO IMPRESSIVE, THAT SHE DECIDED TO TRY IT FOR HERSELF.
 

EVER SINCE HER FIRST ORGANIC SPRAY TAN IN SANTA MONICA, SHE KNEW THAT THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT THE BAY AREA WAS MISSING. TODAY, BRIGITTE

CO-OWNS THE GLOW BAR IN KENTFIELD CALIFORNIA WITH HER MOTHER MANUELLE. THE BUSINESS OPENED ITS DOORS IN SEPTEMBER OF 2012. THE GLOW BAR IS THE ORGANIC SPRAY TAN & SKINCARE BOUTIQUE THAT MARIN COUNTY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR.

BRIGITTE AND MANUELLE ARE A MOTHER DAUGHTER TEAM THAT THRIVE ON MAKING THEIR DAY SPA FEEL LIKE HOME. BRIGITTE IS THE LEAD SPRAY TAN AND MAKEUP ARTIST AND HAS PERSONALLY TRAINED SEVERAL FANTASTIC ARTISTS TO JOIN HER TEAM. JILL AND ALEXANDRA ARE THE EXCEPTIONAL, TALENTED ARTISTS AT THE GLOW BAR TODAY. MANUELLE CONTINUES TO OFFER THE MOST LUXURIOUS FACIALS IN TOWN. IF YOU DON'T SEE BRIGITTE AT THE GLOW BAR, she is either AT THE LYCEE FRANCAIS DE SAN FRANCISCO, A PRIVATE FRENCH SCHOOL in Sausalito, or RAISING HER THREE LITTLE ONES.

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