Skin Palette is a Philadelphia-born, Ohio-based airbrush tanning company founded by Susie Celek in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2010, the brand has been recognized for its consistency, exceptional customer service, and flawless spray tan results. Using the world’s only heated airbrush gun and mixing customized solutions, we deliver an alter ego perfect for every occasion from “ready for the weekend”, to weddings, vacations, special events, and photo shoots! Our mission of empowering women goes beyond the surface of the skin, with an extra boost of confidence that we all desire for those magical moments that are remembered for a lifetime. Word of mouth has spread quickly earning Skin Palette airbrush artists awards from “Best of Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine, InStyle Magazine’s “Best Sunless Tanning in Pennsylvania”, and Allure Magazine’s “Perfect Tans”.
Skin Palette’s business model has evolved from one local boutique in Rittenhouse to a multi-site, mobile model. Inspired by Crossroads Church in Cincinnati Ohio, we too are a faith-based organization that takes pride in our integrity, second to none reputation, and the re-assuring “never orange guarantee!” By partnering with high end salons and elite mobile airbrush technicians, we have continued to expand regionally to a multi-city, mobile model.
Meet Our Founder, Susie Celek
Skin Palette’s founder, Susie Celek, transformed her sunless passion into a business six years ago in Philadelphia, and is now recognized as one of the top airbrush artists in the country. Ever since the former homecoming queen and All American swimmer tragically lost her coach and teacher after he contracted skin cancer, she has been on a mission to promote SPF and improve the outcome and overall process of spray tanning in an effort to keep people healthy and away from UV rays. After cross testing the top brands in sunless and developing her skin mapping spray technique, Celek chose to carry Evolv, the world’s only heated spray system. That same top-shelf brand has since taken note of her award winning artistry, and invited her to join their California based team as an ambassador and blog writer.
While Susie continues to re-shape and improve the spray tan industry, she is also committed to empowering women through fitness and being a real life role model. She is grateful to utilize social platforms with authentic, positive, and faith based messaging.
Justin Wagner, Business Manager
Skin Palette’s business manager is a numbers guy to the core, and solely responsible for Skin Palette’s expansion. The former University of Cincinnati Bearcat served as the equipment manager for both the football and women’s basketball programs, and graduated with degrees in finance and international business. Utilizing a decade of experience in the financial planning industry, he systemically approaches Skin Palette’s operation and makes sure things run consistently with organizing record keeping, logistics, contracts, promotional campaigns, and the majority of all communications. Justin has managed Skin Palette’s business since 2014, and has recently taken on personal branding and business inquiries for Susie Celek. While he best known for his work behind the scenes, Justin is a certified airbrush artist, and assists for trade shows and training.
Kristina Derkits, General Manager
Skin Palette’s general manager is a former collegiate athlete who brings a refreshing work ethic along with accomplished airbrush artistry. Having six years of experience, Kristina began spray tanning in 2010 near her hometown, where she grew a passion for making people feel and look beautiful. In 2014, Skin Palette was fortunate to add her after becoming double certified by Evolv and completing an apprenticeship under nationally acclaimed artist, Susie Celek. Her reviews, re-books, & recommendations speak for themselves.
Haley Mason, Airbrush Technician
Skin Palette’s certified airbrush artist is Cincinnati’s first professional boss babe by day and pale skin fighter by night.
As a property manager for one of the most luxurious developments in the Queen City, Haley not only understands, but consistently delivers quality in her work and spray tan artistry. With four years of industry experience, she is motivated by Skin Palette’s mission of empowering women, and shares a mutual mindset of building confidence into every client one heated airbrush session at a time.