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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Archive for the ‘Spray tanning, Beauty, Ballroom dancing’ Category

The Situation…

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I know I am not the only one who will confess watching the show “Jersey Shore”… Actually there are a few reality shows that I find myself watching that really make me wonder what subliminal drug they must add to those show that make me drawn to them. My favorite is “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and I was watching “The Real Housewives” (all of them), but that got me just a little too nauseated. Also my husband actually refused to be in the same room if I watched “The Real Housewives”

Anyway – last night I was watching one of the evening entertainment shows and someone was giving “the situation” a sculpted tan”. Now it was pretty interesting because the salon that was giving him the “sculpted tan” was a salon I had originally trained. The girl giving the tan was just wafting the spray tan gun in the air, willy nilly. She was just giving a really not effective spray tan. The whole point of a “sculpted tan” is that you lay down the basic tan to the specifications of the client, and then you use a darker color to shade the areas that are more cut. This spray tan technician looked like she was spraying on underarm deoderant on a warm day after taking a shower – a little here, a little there.

I guess that is typical marketing. You sell someone an idea. I think it is nice when you actually give someone the thing that they are paying for. Otherwise the whole thing becomes like the emperor’s new clothes. I actually have a deep cynicism about many beauty products for this very reason. One that really cracks me up is the Philosophy product called “Hope in a Jar”.  I mean, that is just too silly. I personally would take a vial of botox and some good sunscreen. “Hope” and a metrocard will get me on the subway but when it comes to beauty treatments give me something effective for my money. Just saying.

What qualifies as beautiful?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I guess it is an age old question why men are allowed to be considered as hot as ever as they age – and women are not generally looked upon in that light. As a mother that really sucks for me – and is not a very hopeful thing for my daughters to look forward to. I know it is all linked to pro-creation. The guy can go on having kids until he is eighty – and mother nature gave women a fertility expiration date. I guess in natures final humorous crack – men generally don’t live so long. Interesting.

But on to the task at hand. How is it possible to shift the paradigm of what is considered beautiful? How can we expand the subject so there is a place for women to be and feel beautiful as they age.

I remember, as a kid, when my parents would see a woman dressing what they considered “too” youthfully – they would mutter under their breath “Mutton dressed as lamb”….So that was a pretty clear message.

I also get kind of infuriated with all the magazines going crazy with “Age” issues – how to dress for your twenties, thirties, forties, and god forbid beyond…..yak, yak, yak. I cannot think of anything more nauseating than having some fashion editor prescribe to me what is “fashion appropriate” for my age. If I want to squeeze my sorry arse into something from “Forever 21” too bad for you. Watch and learn.

In my dance group I love having everyone fantasize and choose what they are going to wear. I don’t care if you are 20 or 70 – wear what speaks to you, wear what makes you feel good, wear what addresses your desire for yourself. Work on seeing the positives in yourself, everyone around can judge or not judge, so you might just as well make yourself happy. It seems to me, you have a choice, you can see the glass half empty or full – your choice.

I love, while our group is rehearsing their dance number, my husband always encourages everyone to love their reflection in the mirror. That is a really hard exercise – but a good one for everyone to try. When you see yourself in a mirror – resist the urge to tell yourself “Jesus Christ I need a face lift!’…..see yourself for the charming, good things that exist within you.

Anyway – I think to myself this is NOT a frivolous subject. I have two precious beautiful little daughters – and I cannot bear the thought of them walking though life like a supermarket item with an expiry date stamped on their heads. By being kind to ourselves, and kind to other women, by widening our vision of what is allowed to be beautiful….we can expand the possibilities for ourselves and future generations.

why dance?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I was contemplating the subject of why I am so compulsive about dancing. Why do I – a grown-up, adult woman – spend so much time trying to learn to learn to dance. I mean, what is the best I can ever attain? I am hardly going to get a call asking me to star in the Nutcracker at Lincoln Centre…

Learning to dance, has, somehow – or other, assumed an urgent importance in my agenda. It is something I have been interested in, and around the periphery of, for a long time. I took up ballroom dance about 15 years ago. I loved it, kept dipping my toe in it – and finally, about a year ago, I reached my personal tipping point. I became determined that I would wrestle with this subject, that eluded me – I was going to do what it took to try to reach a civilized standard for myself.

I guess, as an art form, I just love what dancing represents to me visually and emotionally. And the thing about dancing, or ballroom dancing, is that it is derived from something social. Partner dancing is designed for regular people. In theory. The sensation of what it feels like to dance sucked me in.

The actual reality of trying to learn is A CHALLENGE. I often think if I had set my intention on learning to levitate I might have had a quicker result. I have a couple of things working against me: I am not very musical and I don’t have the best balance. It is like balancing ice cubes on a plate, you learn one thing, then you try and layer another thing, then the whole thing gets like rubbing your head and patting your stomach. All the while you have to be not self conscious. You have to not care if you look like an idiot, you have to take the risk of trying to get your body to do what you want it to – go through all the ugly stages, in the hope that one day you will connect the dots and accidently do the right thing, the beautiful thing.

Such is my fanaticism of dancing – I am constantly trying to get other people to join me. I feel so many pleasurable things that have added deliciousness to the quality of my life – that I want to share it. My favorite thing is just the practicing and the learning – making miniscule steps forward in progress – but being present to that little accomplishment. I also love when there is some kind of competition or performance – what it takes to not give up, to keep showing up and trying to make yourself better – to say nothing of the fun part of deciding what to wear. I like working through challenges. I like the sensation of knowing that even if something makes me nervous I can get through it.

On the Today show – they were talking about making a list of the things you want to do before you die. definitely – a big one for me – is getting my dancing to be good – not by regular normal human standards – but by the standards of ballroom dancing people 🙂 But – you know – it’s a process – and I am thrilled for everyday that I get to wake up and keep trying;-)