local talent

by Christian Bryant

Frankie Haven — business owner

It’s tanning season and Frankie Haven is once again capitalizing on her uncanny ability to “sell sunshine.” Haven is the owner of the Got Sun? tanning salons and operates six stores in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem and Clemmons. On March 16, Haven opened a salon on Walker Avenue in Greensboro that defied the conventions of most tanning salons by including laundry services. This allows patrons to either pay for wash and fold services or use the coin-operated laundry machines themselves. “‘Jersey Shore’ is definitely helping the tanning business,” Haven says with a laugh. A Kentucky native, Haven got her start while working in a tanning salon during her undergraduate years at the University of Kentucky. After graduating, her mother helped her start the first salon off of Pomona Park, which still stands today. Aside from running her business, Haven says she takes pleasure in the education aspect of what she does. “I enjoy teaching people who work for me how to run their own business,” Haven says. “Whatever it happens to be.” For more information, visit

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