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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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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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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;-)

Happy New Year

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

It is that very specific time of the holidays. The house is a mess from being filled with children and new toys. The Christmas tree is exhausted and on its very last legs. The parties are over – and tomorrow is the day for getting back into the work mind set.

And forget about work – the real job is trying to strain your body back into your pants. So depressing.

So today I was wandering sadly around my house in my yoga pants researching diets online. I was looking at “the Master Cleanse” which Beyonce used to shed 20 pounds before dream girls. You drink this kind of tea of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup 5 times a day. Lots of people have done this and swear it really works. The thing that turned me off was that you are supposed to drink a litre of tepid water with sea salt every day ….and then what comes next is not really good reading material for my wholesome blog. Let’s just say it was scatalogical and nasty. Millions of internet users describe in horrific detail things that you really are better off not knowing, since it leaves a really strong visual.

I will pass on the Master Cleanse right now and try to run a lot and not drink wine. We’ll see how long that lasts 😉

The salon is busy right now – which surprises some people. Loads of people are heading off to hot climates to escape the cold – and lots of people are depressed about looking at their white bottoms …they feel a modicum thinner and healthier with a little glow. And then there is the fabulous set who are trying out their looks for the upcoming Golden Globes. (So we have the “white cauliflower crowd” and “the golden globe crowd”…..all I can say is that at this time of year most of us could use a full team of stylists, spray tanners, make-up artists and hair artists – so we could walk out the house without shame.

And if the frigid weather makes you nervous to set foot out the door – we are happy to come to you – just give us a call. There is nothing like a quick spray tan to cheer you up – our hottest seller right now is “the cellulite annihilator” – caffeine, glycolic and copper peptides – will work wonders on your nether regions – and mine!

Abba fabulous

Monday, November 30th, 2009

My mind is preoccupied with everything Abba. I have two little girls ages 4 and 9 and they are so totally in love with the movie “Mama Mia!”…it was free on On Demand and we must have watched it 100 times. I ordered the soundtrack on itunes….and then I dug up my old Best of ABBA CDs.

And then, a definite sign from on high, the past two times when I went to get my hair done at Gerard Bollei who should be sitting incognito in the chair next to me…..Christine Baranski…..two times in a row. I am pleased to report she seemed super nice in person. Very polite to all the hired help and other hoy-polloy. Once she actually conversed with me about the weather. I am always deeply impressed by politeness in celebrities…and my own informal research has taught me is that the only people who are truly a pain in the *rse are reality tv people. I once had a terrible run in with one of the Bachelorrettes (not Trista) who actually said to me “Do you know who I am…..?” I nearly wet myself.

But I digress.

So recently I have been playing a ton of Abba on my ipod and while I work….and suddenly it dawned on me that I must definitely have an Abba medley for my next dance performance with my troupe. The possibilities are endless. I have been on all the Abba fansites and downloaded tons of costume pictures. Oh my…..so many outrageous and theatrical possibilities. I am compiling a look book and plan on getting the outfits made in Hong Kong. (I just had them make a ballroom dress for me – it took only nine days to have a dress custom made and shipped from Hong Kong to NY – and it was in a bag so tiny that my dad, who received the package, said to me “Sally, it is not possible for your latin dress to be in this bag, the bag isn’t big enough for a decent sized pair of underwear…..and this chinese lady is obviously a rather nasty liar as the customs form says it is second hand and of no value.” Again I digress

But anyway – the Hong Kong dress was amazing and I have high hopes that they will come up with fabulous outfits for everyone in my group – and we definitely range in size and shape

Since news got out that we are going down the Abba road this spring – everyone has been calling me. I am not the only nerd who loves Abba – there are so many closet fans out there. Or so many exhibitionists in waiting….don’t we all just need an opportunity to let our hair down sometimes.

So anyway – if you are out there in the blogosphere reading this, if you live within commuting distance of NYC, if you love to dance, it doesn’t matter if you are very good or not, feel free to get in touch with me. The whole point about my dance troupe is that it speaks to what I consider to be my larger life mission – something I think about everyday when I am in Brazil Bronze. It seems to me that when it comes to aging and self value, women have the short end of the stick. I love to find ways for people to discover themselves in their own best light, to see that they really are beautiful and that their beauty is not dependent on being 20 yrs old or weighing 120 pounds. Through the dance group I like to showcase every side of the woman…..with joy, with laughter, with over the top theatricality. I like to give permission to other women to showcase the side of themself that perhaps they usually keep hidden…but secretly long to let rip.

So this coming february we will start to rehearse twice a week in the evenings. My beautiful husband Alex Tchassov is the teacher – and we have the divine pleasure of having choreography and coaching by my super wonderful teachers Jose Decamps and Joanna Zacharewicz who are 3 times world champion…..and are always so super patient and creative with our group. Together we rehearse for 2 plus months and at the end of April we will head to the Pocono mountains to perform our show in public. It is always an incredible journey. It is so incredible to see what people are able to do when they put their mind to it. It is one of the reasons I really love to dance – because if you think you can’t do something then you can’t – but if you set yourself up that anything is possible – then it generally  is!