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BRIGITTE SKILANDAT CO-OWNER OF THE GLOW BAR, IS A SPRAY TAN ARTIST AND LICENSED AESTHETICIAN. SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF ALFONS AND MANUELLE SKILANDAT AND THE SISTER OF RONALD SKILANDAT.
 

ALFONS HER FATHER, STARTED HIS PROFESSION AS A HAIR STYLIST IN GERMANY AND 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 AND BELOVED OWNER OF “ALFONS OF SAN FRANCISCO”.
 

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 THE PROUD OWNER OF “SCHNITT SALON” IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT OF SF .
 

BRIGITTE GREW UP SPENDING MANY FOND SUMMERS TOGETHER WITH HER PARENTS ON THE SPECTACULAR BEACHES OF PORTUGAL, MANUELLE'S HOMELAND. SURROUNDED BY GLOWING GOLDEN GODDESSES EVERY SUMMER AND HAVING PARENTS CONSTANTLY REMIND HER TO USE SUNSCREEN, SHE WONDERED HOW SHE COULD EVER ACHIEVE THAT BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN GLOW, WITHOUT DESTROYING HER SKIN.


HERE, THE EXPERIMENTING WITH PRACTICALLY EVERY SELF TANNING PRODUCT BEGAN. 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 OUT FOR HERSELF.
 

EVER SINCE HER FIRST ORGANIC SPRAY TAN IN SANTA MONICA MANY YEARS AGO, SHE KNEW THAT THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT MARIN COUNTY WAS MISSING. TODAY, BRIGITTE CO-OWNS THE GLOW BAR IN KENTFIELD CALIFORNIA WITH HER MOTHER MANUELLE. THE BUSINESS OPENED ITS DOORS IN THE FALL OF 2012. THE GLOW BAR IS THE ORGANIC SPRAY TAN & SKINCARE BOUTIQUE THAT MARIN COUNTY HAD 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, A LICENSED AESTHETICIAN AND HAS PERSONALLY TRAINED SEVERAL FANTASTIC ARTISTS TO JOIN HER TEAM. JILL AND ALEXANDRA ARE THE EXCEPTIONALLY 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 BUSY RAISING HER THREE LITTLE ONES AT HOME.

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