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-city, 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 continue to grow our brand of excellence.
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 is 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.
April Leonard, Master Artist
Skin Palette’s master airbrush artist also has a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from UC! April is not only Evolv certified, but she’s living proof of the Skin Palette spray tan promise, NEVER ORANGE, when she’s cheering on the action packed sidelines Sunday afternoons sporting Skin Palette spray tan and Cincinnati Bengals’ iconic colors, #orange #black! 2017/2018 season marks April’s 5th season as a Bengals Cheerleader and she celebrates her 2nd season of her #squad bronzed and beautiful. Obviously football is her fave, but the close second is wedding season as she’s becoming known for her bridal parties.