Please Read Before You Schedule
Your Appointment
Cancellation Policy

All Appointments must be cancelled within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. If you do not cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged full price.

Multiple Appointments

Scheduling multiple appointments within a week is against our policy. You will be charged full price if more than 1 appointment is booked within this time frame. If you book an appointment under your name for another person, you will be responsible for that charge. If you need to book more than 1 appointment within a weeks time, please call the salon to book the additional appointment.

Vouchers/Packages

Vouchers and Packages can only be used in the location they were purchased for or in. Please make sure you only book your appointment in the location that is listed on your voucher or in the location you purchased your package. If any appointment is made with a voucher for another salon location, you will be charged full price for your tan.

IMPORTANT:

When you are scheduling your tan online and have a voucher, make sure you choose the Voucher company name in the
section where you have to choose your tan
example: Gilt single tan, Gilt 2 pack
next, make sure you enter the voucher code.

All clients,must enter a valid credit card number in order to schedule an appointment. Even if you have a package or voucher.
Once you enter your voucher information, you will only be charged tax on that voucher.( $1.12 per session).
If you have a package, the system will recognize that and will not charge you.

In order to book an appointment with us, you must create an online account with full name, phone number, email address and credit card information,. If you have difficulty doing this, we can help you over the phone.
Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive an email confirmation.

Schedule Appointment at UES
Please Read Before You Schedule
Your Appointment
Cancellation Policy

All Appointments must be cancelled within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. If you do not cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged full price.

Multiple Appointments

Scheduling multiple appointments within a week is against our policy. You will be charged full price if more than 1 appointment is booked within this time frame. If you book an appointment under your name for another person, you will be responsible for that charge. If you need to book more than 1 appointment within a weeks time, please call the salon to book the additional appointment.

Vouchers/Packages

Vouchers and Packages can only be used in the location they were purchased for or in. Please make sure you only book your appointment in the location that is listed on your voucher or in the location you purchased your package. If any appointment is made with a voucher for another salon location, you will be charged full price for your tan.

IMPORTANT:

When you are scheduling your tan online and have a voucher, make sure you choose the Voucher company name in the
section where you have to choose your tan
example: Gilt single tan, Gilt 2 pack
next, make sure you enter the voucher code.

All clients,must enter a valid credit card number in order to schedule an appointment. Even if you have a package or voucher.
Once you enter your voucher information, you will only be charged tax on that voucher.( $1.12 per session).
If you have a package, the system will recognize that and will not charge you.

In order to book an appointment with us, you must create an online account with full name, phone number, email address and credit card information,. If you have difficulty doing this, we can help you over the phone.
Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive an email confirmation.

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Mink lashes coming soon….

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

This whole vajazzeling adventure continues to get more fun. It’s that time of the year, everyone is getting ready for summer – trying on swimsuits, thinking about shovelling their divine selves into shorts (with the aid of a greased shoe horn.) So, one of my fun projects for last week was interviewing bikini waxers. (I also went to Costa Rica last week – but that has little to do with bikini waxing – but more on that later.) Let me tell you it is not the most fun thing interviewing bikini waxers – I mean the only really sure way to tell if someone is good is to surrender to a treatment – which I was NOT about to do – so you are trying to ask leading questions to read between the lines to find out if they have humane waxing methods….. Most of the people who applied seemed to be young men with resumes showing not so relevant experience in the area of grocery bagging. Yikes.

Lucky for me I found a couple of adorable girls with tons of experience – and while I was at it I found a crazy amazing lash girl. Her specialty – hold on to your horses – is real mink eyelash extensions. Of course I was in a lather when I heard about this – I am totally obsessed with lashes – every night I bathe my lashes in Li Lash which I bought on the internet and will probably make my eyeballs implode – but I do have gorgeous lashes – and whenever I have a special party or vacation my favourite treatment in the whole world is lash extension – because they make you look really pretty even if you wear no make-up – I mean, at night you could get up and go and pee and honestly shock yourself with your own loveliness. Hell – who is used to looking good in the middle of the night?

So – I rigorously interviewed the girl about the mink lashes – they are very soft and glossy compared to the crapola you might buy in Duane Reade. They come in every length and are bonded with surgical glue onto your own lashes. I did not waste a second to have the lovely lady come in for a demo – and I was not disappointed. These lashes are totally luscious – completely natural – but like nothing found in nature – incredible, gorgeous, delectable. So – pretty soon – probably starting next week, Mink lashes are going to be on the menu. In fact we are building a whole new room in Brazil Bronze that will be a temple devoted to mink lashes and vajazelling.

Costa rica was super fun. I went to a ballroom dancing competition. It was kind of crazy as there were huge electrical storms and the lights and electricity kept going out – it was like dancing in some Scooby-Do haunted house. I was just about the only person in the competition – so I won a lot of prizes. But I did get to take a side trip to visit a volcano with all these amazing natural hot springs – and see a little bit of the jungle – it was totally gorgeous and I am definitely going to go back and see the country properly.

have you been vajazzeled yet?

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

So gorgeous in NYC this week. The sun is shining, today the temps are supposed to hit 80 degrees – time to fish out the summer clothes. And what is summer in NYC without a new hot trend? 

Our new trend is not that new – it’s actually something that we have been doing since we opened our doors in 2002 – but suddenly this year it has gone through the roof. What is it, what is it….. you ask? Well, we used to think that we were just embellishing a tan by delicately decorating somewhere around the bikini line with a sprinkling of sawarovski crystals. Last week one of my clients called me and said ” you know Sally, in LA that is called getting Vajazzeled.”  Who knew?

As soon as I heard that the first thought that ran through my head was that the word vajazzle is technically wrong on so many level. I mean you are not actually bedazzling the vagina. As my good friend Mama Gena will tell you the vagina, technically is up inside you – you would need a really arts and crafts minded gynacologist wearing a miners lamp if you wanted to get any crystals up there – and there are so many reasons why that would not be practical, comfortable or sanitary. The area that is actually being adorned is actually the area in the vicinity of the bikini.

Why are women interested in vajazzeling ( or as I prefer to say ‘Vijazzeling” – bedazzling in the vicinity)? Well, of course there are those who will just try anything new – but for most people they do it because it looks sexy and cute.

What is the protocol for coming in and getting vajazzeled? Well go get a bikini wax or have a whip around with the lady shave first. Then you come on in and pick out a crystal design – we apply it and then spray your desired tan over it. Adorable, summery and the perfect way to celebrate the divine feminine that abides within you. Don’t be shy – it’s not that scarey.

Organic Spray Tan?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

How organic is your spray tan? The reason I ask is because for the last couple of years one of the big marketing gimmicks in the arena of spray tanning has been companies offering “organic spray tans.” Now to me, a lot of what goes on in the world of selling beauty products is what I categorize as “the emperors new clothes” syndrome…..someone just wakes up one day and decrees that a certain thing is fabulous and the best – and everyone just goes along with it because they think they should.

When I first saw “organic” spray tans being advertised I understood that it would appeal to many clients who are always looking for the most safe and natural products to use on their skin. I totally respect that so I really did my homework, trying to find what organic products were on the market – and all the pros and cons about organic spray tan. I truly hoped I would be able to find a great product and be able to offer it to my clients.

Another big question I had was that I saw companies offering spray tans that were “70% organic”…..now pardon me but that seemed a little questionable.

This is what I discovered. It is not difficult to find DHA (the active ingredient in self tanner) that is organic grade. DHA generally comes from sugar beets. However, the thing that makes a beauty product not organic is the preservatives that are added to it in order for it to have any shelf life. Pretty much every beauty product you use from your shampoos and conditioners to your face cream and mascara has preservatives in it – otherwise bacteria and mold could grow in the products making them unsafe for you to use.

I also discovered that liquid self tanning solution is a product that really needs preservatives in order to be user friendly. Because DHA comes from sugar beets it is highly susceptible to mold or fungus if it does not have the proper preservatives to keep it stable and fresh.

I for one do not want to be spraying my beloved clients with a potentially harmful mold infested solution.

None the less I kept on researching. I sent for many samples of organic spray tan. The products were very smelly with a strong musty smell. Brazil Bronze DHA is famous for not smelling since we go through it so quickly, it has preservatives in it, and it is constantly made fresh. I knew my clients would not be able to stomach these unpleasant smelling products.

I also discovered that when someone touts a 70% organic label – it is bull**it. Basically they are saying the DHA is organic (but all DHA is pretty much organic) and it has preservatives in it. To me that is like saying Koolaid is organic – because it has a picture of a lemon or a strawberry on the container….please people – let’s get real. Have a little respect for your customers. I think this kind of marketing is misleading and deceptive. 

So what is the full scoop behind our Brazil Bronze spray tan……8 years old this year – and without question the best spray tan in the world! Our spray tan is made of organic DHA (which we don’t make a big hooplah about) however it also contains preservatives, which have been carefully chosen and considered to be comparatively safe and widely used. When I was pregnant I had to give the ingredient list of my DHA to the pathology department at Mount Sinai hospital – it is standard procedure to check for any possible hazzards in the work place – and I was told that it was fine for me to work around. So – the truth is – our product is not organic, but it is safe – and beware of abusive marketing strategies that are trying to trick you into thinking one product is more safe or better than another. Ask if the product is really “organic” and if it is – run for your life unless you want a mold infestation. Just sayin’…..