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.

Schedule Appointment at Soho

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The last dance

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Since the middle of August I have been working on preparing a group of ladies, most of them beginner dancers, on their journey to perform a choreographed dance routine. The actual performance (in the Pocono mountains) just happened this past weekend.

 

The reason I first started getting this group together to dance – was because I saw that it would be a really fun, girl power activity. Grown women often don’t get big enough doses of that. Also – I knew that getting through the advanced obstacle course, both mental and physical – that learning and then having the courage to actually perform – was a really powerful life lesson. You have to really show up and be very patient in order to learn a complicated routine. You have to be brave to get all dressed up and put yourself out there and put on a show.

 

This time around I really recruited an incredible mix of women.  If you had told me the twists and turns this ride was going to take I would never have believed you. Since August we have had a camera with us and are going to create a documentary about these delicious, magnificent women and all of their stories that happened while they were rehearsing with us.

 

If anyone learned something from this – it was me. There were a lot of very courageous women in that room – and getting to spend hours rehearsing was really a privilege. For example – we had one lady who had at one point in her life been in a wheel chair, completely unable to walk –let alone dance. She had undergone complex physical therapy to re-learn how to walk. She was a huge lover of dance, and before her husband passed away quite a few years ago, she used to love going out dancing with him. It was her heartfelt desire to recapture the passion of dance in her life. Some steps that might seem quite basic to the average person – were really challenging for someone who had had to re train her neural pathways the basic procedure of walking. Every day she showed up – brave, positive – with the most lovable deep booming laugh and bright, cornflower blue eyes. I have never met anyone with a bigger can do attitude. One of my best moments of this weekend was when I got to see this lovely lady – dancing socially with various gentleman – smiling, laughing and not a care in the world. I actually almost cried it was so beautiful.

 

Another adorable young lady had been a musical child prodigy. Performing on the piano as a small child had left her with a terror of performing in public. This lady was a great natural dancer – extremely pretty and naturally charming. Would she freeze up under pressure or would she have the time of her life?

 

One lady was a mommy with two little children who had to spend hours traveling to rehearsal from deep in New Jersey. I think that she thought the whole process would be just fun. As it turned out the actual learning part in the classroom was often quite challenging. I could see her internally questioning herself – and she was really tough on herself. To add to her burden – all of the hours she spent away from her children made her really miss them. More than a few tears were shed. Was it going to be worth it for her? Could she get past her doubt? Another of my favorite parts of the weekend was seeing this lovely lady transformed. All weekend she was dressed to the nines for every party, totally radiant, happy and beautiful. She looked like a supermodel – not a trace of suburban mom to be seen. It was extra special as her husband came for the show and got to see her strutting her stuff and looking exceptionally beautiful.

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg (I can’t tell you all the really juicy stuff cos I want you to see the documentary when it is made ;-))!

 

At the end of the day we have had a really memorable adventure the past couple of months. The weekend was like a giant sleepover party. The actual performance was just so outrageously fun and adorable and good. Everyone had the craziest costumes – everyone got to really feed their fantasies and dress like showgirls. Every color of the rainbow, sequins, rhinestones, feathers, sparkles….

 

Of course it was over so quickly – but everyone did so good. We stayed up so late…dancing in conga lines, taking pictures of our fabulous selves – and then laughing into the wee hours watching the video of ourselves.

 

Thank you to my beautiful “Pocoho’s” for these magical memories. Everyone should get to be a Pocoho at some point in their life!

Contouring – the sculpted tan…

Monday, September 28th, 2009

When I first started my spray tanning business I spent a lot of time on the road. Almost every weekend I would travel to a ballroom dancing competition to work my spray tan magic. When I first started there was a huge element of experimentation and play. I was always on the look out for new products that would give my clients the desired results. At the time I met a wonderful dancer from Australia, Paul Green, and he introduced me to this wonderful product that was widely used by body builders down under. At the time I was spraying with a little airbrush (this was before the days of the HVLP). 

In latin dancing the costumes are very small and sexy – it is all about the body. Without even thinking I started just playing with the idea of using lighter and darker DHAs to create the illusion of shadow and tone. I wanted my clients to look the best and the sexiest and to feel the most confident. The technique I created was different from just enhancing the body with airbrush make-up – it was about using different qualities of DHA to cause shadowing when the tan was developed.

This technique got noticed by Vogue in 2003 and has continued to get press. We call it “the sculpted tan.” One of the coolest moments was when Jay Leno actually mentioned it in his monologue. He said “there is a company in NY called Brazil Bronze that can spray you on a six pack of abs….hello, while you’re down there can you spray me on a smaller ass?”….something along those lines, too funny right?

A couple of years ago I had a call from People Magazine. There were pictures of Mariah Carey floating around flaunting a tight six pack. Was it a contoured tan?

I really don’t know. It certainly wasn’t my contoured tan because my work is much more about illusion. Your friends should thing you look good or healthy – but not be able to put their finger on the fact you got a spray tan. If I spray a woman – with a perfectly conventional – more soft female body type, I am not about to go spraying on a six pack. My job would be to enhance what is already there, the illusion of a smaller, narrower waist, an enhanced cleavage, a higher bum, coverage of cellulite…..If it was a guy who was more cut, like a body builder – then I could be more aggressive, using lighter and darker shadowing to make the body look more defined.

Over the years I have trained many people to use my techniques. The thing that I like the very best about my job is when I meet someone in the salon and I am able to make them feel a little bit more body confident. It really is amazing how you can spray someone, give a little color and a little definition – and someone could immediately feel a little happier and more confident. I know I would not want to show myself on the beach without a little self tanner in all the right places!

Best of the Best

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Do you know when I first got the idea to do spray tanning I was actually in England at this huge dance competition in Blackpool. I read about it in a british magazine and just thought it sounded great (because I am sooooo white.) I came back to NYC and tried to find somewhere that offered the service and discovered that no one was doing it. A little voice in my head said “Sally this is a really good idea.”

I remember buying the initial equipment with my tax return check and looking in the Times real estate section and finding a tiny sublet in the perfect spot in Soho.I mean it was really surreal, the first time I picked up the Sunday Times I immediately found this sublet – and two weeks after having my big idea I had my own space. Anyone who knows New York understands that this is about as improbable as winning the lottery.

The path from having an idea to having a business was not without hiccups. Here I was with a genius idea, however I had no customers. I mean, the idea of spray tanning or airbrush tanning was completely foreign to the American public. Nobody had even heard of it. Something within me really drove me. I made it my destiny to make sure every lunatic, ultra violet white woman and man new about this amazing sunless tanning treatment. I didn’t have money for a publicist but I took it upon myself to write press releases to every paper and magazine I could think of – and when I wasn’t writing press releases I was yacking away telling everyone who would stand still long enough about the wonders of airbrush tanning.

I am remembering this today – because someone emailed me to congratulate me that Brazil Bronze got into the Best of the Best issue of Allure magazine this month – and it is a really cool thing for me. For the people at Brazil Bronze all the ins and outs of creating the perfect fake tans – are kind of a compulsion for us. We are always scouting out new products and trying to figure out how to give the best color with the least fading – or how to make the color last as long as possible – or what we can do to make the service just that little bit better. Just this month I was at the USDC – this huge ballroom dance competition in Orlando – and I found this amazing, crazy crazy dark exotic color, and I found a fixative you can spray on right after so you can get sprayed and the color won’t come off on your dress. Who else but me could be so excited about this?

So anyway – I have a heart full of gratitude for all the adventures of the past 7 plus years. The stories I could tell. If it was a story with pictures it would be QUITE racy….”spray tan secrets of the stars and the not so famous” – maybe one of the days I will get around to it… just to titillate you – guess which male celebrity thought that the paper mask (I wear to not breathe in spray tan solution) was disposable underware? I walked into the room only to find a very famous man trying to wiggle his unmentionables into a paper cup. Random House should really call me – I have quite the stories…ha ha ha.