Tanning salon owners, too, have been complaining of a shortage of customers as the state-run tanning service struggles to fill its beds.
And now the situation is getting more dire.
The state government is considering a hike in the fees that will be charged to people who wish to opt for a full-body or a face-lift at a tanning bed, according to The Times Of India.
In the past few years, the number of clients has been increasing at the salons, which have been in operation in the state for almost a decade.
The government wants to ensure that those who opt for the full-face or face- lift are getting what they are paying for.
The new regulations, which are yet to be finalised, would apply to the entire state.
If the state government approves them, the prices of the services would increase by up to 30%.
The government has said it wants to set the prices at a level that is affordable to all customers.
The problem is that the demand is so strong that the government cannot keep up with the increase in demand, said Vinod Chatterjee, a member of the Tanning Association of India, which is lobbying for the hikes.
“We are getting a huge number of requests from people who are desperate.
Some people have not visited the salon in a long time and are just desperate for a new look,” Chatterji said.