About Us

Our Purpose...

Skin Palette is focused on providing our clients with a healthy solution to looking and feeling great with a glow.

Our Story...

We grew up in a culture that supported our belief that ‘tanned’ skin was healthy and beautiful. We oiled, baked and burned to our hearts content, never realizing the high price our skin would pay in the future. Well, the future is now, and while we still believe in healthy, radiant skin, we can no longer afford the harmful damage of the sun’s exposure. We’ve put countless products to the test, ranging from self-tanning lotions to spray tans that have left us disappointed. After extensive research in pursuit of a tanning product that gave us a golden hue, rather than an unnatural orange tint and unpleasant odor, we are thrilled to offer professional-grade solutions customized for every skin tone! In 10 minutes, our team achieved the ‘look’ that made us feel beautiful and skin smart. Whether you are preparing for an event or headed back to work, Skin Palette offers multiple shades to fulfill every preference. Skin Palette has been featured on ABC, Good Day, Fox News, and NBC- The Scene and The Philly Post. InStyle Magazine recently awarded Skin Palette “Best Sunless Tanning” in Pennsylvania. Our vision for SKIN PALETTE is to help others embrace healthier lifestyle choices that enhances the body and leaves you looking and feeling great.

Our Team

Susan Celek, Founder

Susie Celek, originally from Ohio, made marks as an All-American swimmer and 2 year captain on the women’s varsity crew team at the University of Cincinnati. There she met her college sweetheart, starting tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, Brent Celek. The pair have since parted ways, but Celek chose to call Philadelphia home, as she had already laid down her own athletic roots in amateur boxing & had begun founding, Skin Palette, with long time friend and business partner, Julie Dorenbos. The dynamic duo built an award winning airbrush tanning salon, recognized as; “Best of Philly 2012,” Allure magazine’s “Perfect Tans” 2012, and InStyle magazine’s “Best tans in Pennsylvania.”

Susie’s other work includes, Co-host of the Great Sports Debate on Comcast, one of MMA’s first female correspondents & sideline reporter for CFFC, and a regular guest on sports radio 94WIP.

The former homecoming queen and county record holding shot putter doesn’t deviate from her raw foundation, rather she operates from a platform of passion and loves coaching. Serving the communities she has been a part of, is core in nature with rewarding results. As a swim coach, she lead Cincinnati St Xavier, an all boys private high school, for 2 consecutive state titles. Celek is looking forward to partnering with a local MMA gym where she is intent on building a strong female outreach program. She plans to continue her involvement with All Hands Working, a foundation that provides equipment and training for firefighters.

Twitter: @susiecelek

Amber Stires Bucci, Business Manager

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” -Kahlil Gibran

Ambers new position in business operations was earned after serving 3 years as Skin Palette’s GM. As a certified & licensed esthetician she successfully launched Philadelphia’s first luxury spray tan brand. With almost 10 years in the skin care industry, elite training and talent, her accolades are not in short supply.  National and local credentials stem from mad Yelp love, FB likes, and winning over tough critic, Allure Magazine in customer service and “Best Of” application.  Her input and dedication to the brand has been invaluable since coming on board in 2011 to assist with the opening of the first studio in Rittenhouse Square. Hand picked and trained by renowned airbrush artist and owner, Susie Celek, she has since developed SP’s training and continued education program and now has a critical role in the brands market visibility.

Email: skinpalette@gmail.com

Maria Romano, General Manager / Master Tech 

Maria lends over 9 years of esthtic experience to Philadelphia’s premium sunless brand and has assumed a leadership role as Skin Palette’s GM. The licensed esthetician graduated from Magnolia Beauty Academy of Ambler, PA in 2005 and has since built a resume of expertise in facials, chem peels, microdermabrasion and laser hair removal.​ While skin care has always been one of her passions, she admits that being raised in her family’s locally owned business, is what sparked her interest and intrigue for the sunless industry. “It’s one of the fastest growing trends in the beauty industry.  “My work on the Skin Palette brand challenges the entrepreneurial side of my brain, while my creative side shines through in an airbrush session where self confidence and instant gratification are only few benefits that come with the gift of glow!”  Skin Palette was established as a premium brand,” she goes on to say, “we are obsessed with being the best, from technology to customer service, to hiring the right people.”  Strong suited in salon management, Maria understands the value of worthwhile work and her comprehension of artist success,  is key to how she has implemented an evolving education program and training system. “An artist is only going to perform as well as their conditions and environment will allow for.” She continues on, “by keeping standards tip top, for both technician and client, we lower the margin for error and produce consistent results.”

Email: skinpalette@gmail.com

Our Studio Location

The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
224 S. Broad Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia PA, 19102
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2015 Studio Hours

Monday: 1pm-7pm
Tuesday: 12pm-7pm
Wednesday: 10am-9pm
Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm


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