Our Story

Bronze by Design was founded in 2014 as a full-service, custom airbrush tanning + teeth whitening studio located in Downtown Columbia, Missouri.


We believe that enjoying an extra glow should never risk damaging something as vital as your skin, and we are proud to offer a safer alternative to traditional tanning.


When you come to see us we’ll chat about any areas you’d like us to highlight and/or contour, current tan lines that you’d like to blend, and/or if you’re tanning for a special occasion. Our studio takes pride in customizing every tan to fit your ideal look or occasion.

We are more than just a tanning salon: we are a skincare destination that accentuates your natural beauty and gifts you with an extra boost of confidence.

Jennifer Heidrich

Spray Tan Artist/Founder

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I absolutely love what I do. Sunless tanning and traveling the world are two of my biggest passions and I feel blessed to have been able to blend the two in Bronze by Design. Not only have I trained across the country in industry-leading airbrush and contour techniques, but I have also been fortunate enough to tan for multiple national touring productions - including Dancing with the Stars National Tours from ABC and Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour!  


I have also loved taking on the new role of guest speaker, most recently speaking at the Association of Sunless Professionals Conference in Las Vegas in 2019. I believe in continued education and pride myself on ensuring I am using the leading products and techniques in my studio


I want your custom spray tan to look so flawless and natural that no one even knows you have one. Unless you want to tell them ;)


I look forward to bronzing you soon!



Paige Helgerson

Teeth Whitening and Customer Service Specialist

Hey! I’m Paige and I am excited for the opportunity to help you achieve a brighter and whiter smile!  This service excites me because of the instant results and easy administration that excludes sensitivity - which is something I have struggled with in the past.  


I am a student at Mizzou earning my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and have recently become NASM certified in personal training. Helping people reach their goals and feel their best is something I am passionate about - and I am excited to practice that here at Bronze by Design by helping to boost our clients confidence with a brighter and whiter smile.


I can’t wait to meet you and see your teeth whitening results! 


Bronze by Design

1103 E Walnut St. 104

Columbia, MO 65201


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