iTAN Sun Spray Spa(R) Co-Founder, Irina Kharsa, Serves as Miss California USA 2014 Pageant Judge

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Co-Founder of iTAN Sun Spray Spa® and San Diego County resident, Irina Kharsa, helped select Miss California USA 2014 on Saturday, January 4, as one of the pageant's eight judges.

iTAN is one of Southern California's fastest growing, franchised tanning and spa salons with 29 locations throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties.

"Irina has experience from judging iTAN's annual Miss iTAN and iMAN competitions, and is an expert in the beauty industry," said Pam Wilson, Executive Producer of Miss California USA 2014. "It was a privilege to have her share her expertise as a member of our judging panel."

San Diego State University student and Miss Beverly Hills USA, Cassandra Kunze, was crowned Miss California USA 2014 after competing against more than 100 contestants. The pageant featured three categories: private interview, evening gown, and swimsuit. It was held at Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California from Thursday, January 2 to Saturday, January 4. Kunze will go on to compete in the nationally televised Miss USA 2014 pageant, the precursor to Miss Universe, a Donald Trump and NBC Universal joint venture.

iTAN's partnership with Miss California USA began in 2013. Mabelynn Capeluj, Miss California USA 2013, served as a celebrity judge at iTAN's annual Miss iTAN competition in April, which also welcomed MTV star, beauty guru, and author, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley as a celebrity judge and host. iTAN welcomed Capeluj back as a celebrity judge for the iMAN 2013 competition in July. Miss iTAN and iMAN are annual lifestyle competitions sponsored by iTAN to find fresh, new faces to represent the brand while promoting a balanced and confident lifestyle throughout Southern California.

"As the iTAN franchise continues to grow rapidly, we feel a responsibility to partner with positive and inspiring female role models," said Faraje Kharsa, CEO of iTAN Sun Spray Spa. "We look forward to having a close and long-term partnership with Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA."

As part of the partnership, Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA receive one year unlimited Sun Spray Spa services. iTAN is currently offering unlimited services to the following ladies:

  • Mabelynn Capeluj, Miss California USA 2013
  • Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA 2013
  • Chloe Hope Hatfield, Miss California Teen USA 2013
  • Cassandra Kunze, Miss California USA 2014
  • Bianca Vierra, Miss California Teen USA 2014

All contestants from this year's pageants received two weeks unlimited Sun Spray Spa services.

In addition to this partnership, iTAN is also continuing its partnership with the San Diego Charger Girls, making this iTAN's 7th year as the Charger Girls' official Sun Spray Spa salon.

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About iTAN Sun Spray Spa

iTAN Sun Spray Spa is committed to making the best possible experience for every customer. With 29 locations throughout San Diego County and the Inland Empire, iTAN offers clients the latest in sun, spray and spa technology, making its services convenient, luxurious and affordable. The Smart Tan certified Salon Consultants are friendly, approachable and well-educated on the proper ways to achieve your beauty goals. iTAN Sun Spray Spa has been voted San Diego's number one tanning salon by the community, five years in a row, on 10 News A-list Awards, as well as "Best Tanning Salon" in San Diego's Best, U-T Readers Poll, in 2013. Offering a multitude of sun, spray and spa services, iTAN customers are promised absolute beauty satisfaction from head to toe.

CONTACT: Faraje Kharsa CEO 760-806-7513Source: iTANSun Spray Spa