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Business Spotlight: Bronze Buns Celebrates 10th Anniversary - Adela Alvarez, Owner

The phone rings and a cheerful, happy voice on the other end of the line says, “Bronze Buns – How Can I Help You Today?” I immediately felt the positive and happy nature of the individual on the other end of the phone without even seeing the expression on her face. That positive, upbeat attitude starts with the owner, Adela Alvarez and cascades to her staff. This personalized and professional approach to service does not stop with a phone call. When you visit Bronze Buns, you are welcomed with the same warm, yet enthusiastic and happy attitudes and truly made to feel welcome the minute you walk in the door of the salon. You know that you are going to be taken care of and the service you receive is of utmost quality. Adela believes this is the key to much of her success with her business and I do agree.

Adela Alvarez has owned and operated Bronze Buns, located in Pinole’s Del Monte Shopping Center for the past 10 years. 2005 marks the 10th anniversary of this unique tanning salon that Adela and her staff happily celebrate. When Adela first began looking for a site to set up a tanning salon, she came across what seemed like the ideal space in Del Monte Shopping Center in Pinole. The space truly seemed perfect since the location she was considering previously housed a tanning shop. No additional configurations to the tanning suites or layout would be required for the space to meet her needs for her own salon. With those details underway, it was much easier to move forward with setting up shop for Bronze Buns.

Since first opening her business ten years ago, Adela has strived to build her business clientele by focusing her attention on the overall salon environment, proper equipment maintenance, and products and services offered. Additionally, Bronze Buns has managed to provide the most current state-of-the-art equipment available to tanning salons to ensure safety. Special attention is given to changing the tanning bed bulbs as required and ensuring the beds are cleaned and serviced so they are in top working order for her clients’ use at all times. Most important is ensuring that her staff members maintain a positive, cheerful, and helpful attitude at all times and take care of their clients. This is evident when you call or visit the salon. The individual tanning suites are prepped for each client and special care is taken to ensure a clean, relaxing, and private atmosphere is available to you. Though the suites do offer privacy during the tanning process, staff is also readily available to provide assistance to clients if needed. The staff of Bronze Buns truly care about their clients which is evident in the way you are greeted by employees and the positive and welcoming environment of the salon. You are truly made to feel special and pampered. At Bronze Buns, the clients’ needs and concerns are addressed and the staff strives to ensure you are comfortable throughout the entire tanning process. This is why so many folks are return clients and have been clients of the salon for many years.

In addition to tanning services, Bronze Buns also offers other related services to give clients a full range of items in a one-stop shop atmosphere. Bronze Buns features the new Sun Capsule VHR tanning bed which is not like conventional tanning beds – your new tan can be attained at a level not possible with conventional tanning beds. After-tanning lotions are available to help keep your tan glowing and your skin soft and supple. Also available are jewelry items, swimwear, and beach accessories. Beach accessory offerings include beach bags, flip flops, hats, visors, and towels to name a few. Specials are offered regularly on membership packages and gift certificates are available for purchase.

Over the years, Adela has consistently offered quality services while seeking just the right employees to ensure her clients have a truly positive tanning experience. Her efforts have certainly paid off and she has achieved great success over the past 10 years.

Bronze Buns offers a wide range of services including individual tanning suites, monthly memberships, special tanning packages, gift certificates, swimwear and beach accessories, and quality, personalized service. Bronze Buns is located at 610-H San Pablo Avenue, Pinole, in the Del Monte Shopping Center. Their contact number is 510-724-2867 and regular business hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am – 9pm and Saturdays from 9am – 4pm.

The Contra Costa Marketplace congratulates Bronze Buns on their 10th Anniversary and encourages you to stop in and visit the salon and see for yourself the warm, professional service available to you. You’ll be glad you did!

~~JRS