Cassandra Rochefort is one of those inspiring women who took her dream and made it a reality. Dreaming of being an entrepreneur, she started doing spray tans for fun, traveling to people’s homes. “Eventually I thought ‘I really love doing this, and making people feel good about themselves. I want a space to do this,’” she says. She opened Glistening Goddesses in Johnston in 2011. “Right away we were busy.”
Now, Cassandra owns two locations of Glistening Goddesses - the other is in Richmond Square in Providence - with her sister Alexandra Capraro. Both women do hundreds of spray tans a week, and Alexandra offers eyelash extensions as well. The original location in Johnston just underwent a major expansion and opened in early March.
At Glistening Goddesses, Cassandra says, “we have a no-orange guarantee.” They offer six colors of tan, because tanning isn’t one-size-fits-all, and none of the formulations leave people looking artificial or overdone. The tan they use is all natural, organic and vegan. “Products have come a really long way,” she says. “Everything we do is hand-sprayed, and the tans last about a week.”
Clients range from people getting ready to go on vacation or who want to add some natural color to their complexion all the way to professionals in beauty pageants and fitness competitions. For them, Cassandra says, they can do contouring, for when it’s important that someone look their very best. Glistening Goddesses counts many of the Patriots Cheerleaders among their clients, as well as Miss Universe-turned-actress Olivia Culpo.
“When people come to Glistening Goddesses, they’re going to get the best spray tan they could possibly get,” Cassandra says. “We have over eight years of experience in the spray tan industry.” Unlike salons that focus on other services and do occasional tans, spray tans are the exclusive focus at Glistening Goddesses. “We are constantly evolving our techniques to give our clients the ultimate spray tan experience. We do this all day every day.” And because of that quality, people leave with a natural glow and nothing more. “Don’t be afraid of getting spray tanned because you’re going to be orange. It doesn’t happen here. Don’t let that stop you.”
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