Business Spotlight: Carefree Salons and Carefree Tan

Chase away the winter blahs with a summer-perfect tan from Carefree Tan, or, change up the routine with a new look at the adjoining Carefree Salons. Both salons are located in the Tramonto Marketplace, at Carefree Hwy., and North Valley Pkwy.

“We are focused on keeping the customer experience low-key and relaxing. We strive to make everyone feel a part of our family,” said salon manager and licensed aesthetician Michelle Pieper, who owns the full-service salon with Laurie Pieper.

Carefree Tan opened in 2004, and the Piepers acquired Carefree Salons in 2009. Recently, they updated the salon, adding new stations and new equipment.

“We recently did a mini makeover in the salon with custom-built hair stations, private skin care rooms in both suites and brand new nail equipment and pedicure station for our nail clients,” Pieper said.

Both the salon and tanning salon are open Monday-Saturday, and the tanning salon also offers limited Sunday hours.

The tanning salon offers a variety of choices for clients, including conventional UV tanning, spray booth tanning, custom airbrush tanning, and fitness competition tanning. Custom tans can last a week or more with proper care.

Carefree Salons offers full hair services, including haircuts, color, hair extensions, bridal and special occasion up-dos and make-up, and Brazilian Blowouts. Nail services, including gel manicures, acrylic nails, and pedicures, are also offered. Customers can also get henna tattoos at the salon.

“Any new customers to the salon receive a free haircut with a paid color service,” Pieper noted. “New lash extension clients receive $50 off a full set of lashes.”

At Carefree Salons, clients can choose a variety of skincare services, such as hydration treatments, waxing, facials, eyelash extensions, dermaplaning, Microcurrent therapy, Cryopen treatments, and chemical peels.  

Both salons offer a variety of products for sale, including Moroccan Oil, Flow, Living Proof, ColorProof, L’oreal Professional, Brazilian Blowout in hair care, and the all-natural skin care line Rhonda Allison. Customers getting skin care services also receive 10 percent off Rhonda Allison skincare products. Boutique items like jewelry and clothing are also available for purchase.

Carefree Salons has a high rate of customer satisfaction and loyalty, and Pieper credits that to the inviting, friendly atmosphere the salon offers, as well as the trust customers place in her to choose great products that she can personally recommend.

Over the years, we have had various additional locations in the valley. When we decided to close these locations, our customers have continued to drive from as a far as Rio Verde, Surprise and Ahwatukee for their services. As our name states, Carefree Salons/Carefree Tan, where you come to let us Care for you, so you can Free your mind.”


Carefree Salon/Carefree Tan
3120 W Carefree Hwy.  Suite 3 (Salon) Suite 15 (Tan)
623-780-3540 (Salon) 
623-580-0624 (Tan)