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NEW Search! Hollywood Tans is searching for beauty, hair and skincare innovations!

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Hollywood Tans has partnered with Edison Nation in a search for beauty, hair and skincare innovations that can be sold in their stores and online.

Hollywood Tans is looking for accessory products outside of tanning that will help their clients look and feel great, enhancing the overall tanning experience.

Specific criteria:

  • Beauty: lotion applicators, makeup remover pads, tweezers, brushes, tools
  • Hair accessories: clips, barrettes, brushes, even hair removal innovations
  • Skincare: tanning towels, applicator mitts, body scrub applicators, skin exfoliation tools
    • TIP: Think about "sunless tanning" (spray tan, lotions, etc.) options and ask yourself, "Are there more effective ways to apply/use lotions/formulas to achieve a perfect tan?"

Some other points to consider:

  • Idea should NOT include: lotions, creams, gels, etc.
  • Product features to avoid: "Power-on" electronic items that would need to be plugged in
  • Target User: Females
  • Price Range: $20-$150

In addition to distribution in Hollywood Tans stores, Edison Nation is working with a major tanning industry distributor that can help place licensed product concepts in a variety of other salons and stores across the U.S.

Click here to learn more about this search and submit your idea!

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Bing!

Kathleen C
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Michael Heagerty
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Cool! This is right up my alley.  GL Elizabeth!!!

Elizabeth Crouch
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I just may have something for this search that I thought of a couple of months ago.  Sweet!

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I got my idea entered!!

Saletta .
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So the idea shouldn't be a lotion or gel and nothing plugged in...So is the search for different ways to apply already existing products? Sorry I am sorta confused on what I'm suppose to come up with.

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Hi Scott!

The company is looking to expand its offering, so while they are looking at different types of applicator products for lotions, they are also looking at other types of beauty and skincare products. 

Here is the full list of criteria:

  • Beauty: lotion applicators, makeup remover pads, tweezers, brushes, tools
  • Hair accessories: clips, barrettes, brushes, even hair removal innovations
  • Skincare: tanning towels, applicator mitts, body scrub applicators, skin exfoliation tools

Best of luck!

Glenn Stok
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O.K. I think I have at least 2-3 contenders for this search...and I have not found them out on the market... yet.  : )

@Scott, others as well-

The dreaded Inventing dry spell *can be* like a writer experiencing writers block...very frustrating.  If you are in that rut, (believe me it happens to ALL of us) try this instead:

Visualize and study the PROBLEMS or things you don't like about any of those categories that Michelle posted in her reply. 

It has been said by many a great inventor that without PROBLEMS there would be no progress or innovation.  After all, that is how we make things better in this world- we identify a problem, and start to come up with SOLUTIONS.  Before you can come up with solutions, one must identify the underlying problem. Not 100% of the time but a very large percentage for sure. 

Problems are the birthplace of inventing/problem solving and a big part of creativity as well.  They push us to achieve greatness.

Now, go forth and SOLVE those puzzles that others have ignored or looked past!

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Last minute entry, Good Luck to everyone!!!

Glenn Stok
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Is it a definite that this search does not include "lotions, creams, gels, etc." as stated? I'm asking because I see these items listed on their website.

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Hi Glenn!

Yes, this is a definite for this search. As they already sell these products, they are looking to expand.

Best of luck!

Glenn Stok
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Michelle, Thanks for confirming that they don't accept lotions, etc. at this time. That actually gives me more time since I may just submit my idea to an "all category" search later on. I'm still experimenting with it anyway. 

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Excellent Glenn! Best of luck!

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Michelle,

Are they looking for accessories and support products only, or are they also accepting concepts for tanning equipment improvements?

Mary Gorman
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Yeah! William J

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Hi William!!!

SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU BACK!

The products do not need to be tanning related - anything beauty and skincare is being accepted.

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Hey guys!

Last chance to submit your beauty and skincare ideas to this search! 

Closes at midnight tonight!

Good luck and happy inventing!

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Deadlines, deadlines. 

I have a couple of strong entries, but looks like I will have to wait and submit to the Open Category search later. Too many inventions and not near enough time! Best of luck to all who did manage to make the cutoff!

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Hey Michelle any meeting date in the works with the Hollywood Tan team?

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Hi Kristen!

The team is currently working with the HT team to finalize a presentation date. As soon as we do, we'll be updating the search and this thread.

Many thanks!

Robert Pontius
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Thanks Michelle!

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Hi guys!

We have a presentation date for this search - May 19!

Good luck to all!

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Awesome! Thanks for the update Michelle :) G6 this morning! Who else is in this one?? 

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Kristen:

I also have a G6 as of this morning. Happy to be in this with you!

kristen ami
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Only one Robert??? Not 7 or 6 lol :p

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Ha - yep - just one! It only takes one...

kristen ami
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Indeed

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G6!

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Amazing sunshine today for a Hollywood Tan :) G7!

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G7 this morning!

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Hi guys!

It's presentation day! Good luck to all and we'll be updating Dashboards next week!

kristen ami
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Good luck to all still basking in the rays of a green sun and going into the presentation today! Godspeed EN team!

kristen ami
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Good luck all you greenies!

I had a few things all lined up for this one but dropped them after an exhaustive patent search.  FWIW- It's just as painful to give yourself a big red 'X' , lol.

kristen ami
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Good luck to everyone going to presentation.  Hope it's a great day for everyone involved.  

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Good luck everyone going to presentation.

kristen ami
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Hey guys, I know everyone is checking this thread hoping to read something new going on so.. it's Sunday morning and I am having some coffee with a bit of honey and some spirulina algae.

    I hope everyone gets a license deal out of this run. Hang in there and never give up!

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Hi Michelle. Any feedback from the meeting Friday?

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Hi Kristen!

We're waiting on some final feedback details from the team and should be updating Dashboards tomorrow.

Thanks so much to all for your patience!

Robert Pontius
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Hello to all,

We've received feedback from the HT team. Unfortunately, they have opted not to move forward with any of the finalist submissions.

Following their review of these items, they felt that none would be able to be sold as stand-alone items within the HT chains. They liked all items individually, but cannot move forward for these at this time.

This is never how we want to provide updates, but it is sometimes how searches do end depending on the company.The Hollywood Tans team did thank everyone for their submission efforts.

Know that if you'd like to put your ideas in front of other partners, you are welcome to have the ideas evaluated within the All Category Search if they have not been shared there already.

Thank you all and we wish you the best of luck!

Robert Pontius
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I guess I'm non-unique but it's an R8 for me for the reason (not a standalone product) Michelle cited. I'm just happy that my submission got that far and that I have a real-world validation that it's a good product that may one day find the right partner. Thanks EN team for giving us a fighting chance!

Michelle Sartori
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A lil bit of a bummer but thats how the cookie crumbles sometimes

Michelle, it's mentioned in the search description that other then Hollywood Tans that EN is also working with an Industry dustributor for hair salons and other tanning buisness. Will the finalist still be considered for this client? 

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Hi Kristen,

The search itself is closed, you can definitely submit to the All Category Search to have the item evaluated and shared with other potential partners.

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1st submission and thrilled I made it to 

G7

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Thank you Roger !!

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