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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.

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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.

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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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Dangers of UV tanning

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Last month the International Association for Research on Cancer put out a report saying that UV beds are a definite carcinogen (previously they were in the “thought to be” category.

Press reports said tanning beds are as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.

The indoor tanning industry as usual tried to downplay the report – saying that other carcinogens with a similar risk to tanning beds are smoked fish and red wine…they also keep on saying that tanning beds are safe when used responsibly and that tanning beds are good for you as they provide vitamin D.

However it is interesting to note that the fastest growing cancer in young women is skin cancer – skin cancer is something that naturally would not occur until the 70’s with regular sun exposure.

If I was a conventional tanning salon owner I would consider transitioning my clients to luxury custom spray tanning. This is completely different to the automated Mystic Tan like booths most tanning salons offer.

Brazil Bronze actually did the testing for Good HouseKeeping back in 2003 – when they were originally comparing tanning with a technician and automated booths. The personalized service offered by a technician won hands down.

The general public still wants a sun kissed look – but not at the price of their health,

Starting the documentary

Monday, September 21st, 2009

So I am in the midst of rehearsing with my new dance group. A bunch of ladies from their 20’s to 60’s – who love to dance. We are all gathering together to prepare a dance performance to the Bette Midler song “I’m beautiful” which we will perform in the Pocono Mountains. The kind of twist is – many of the women have never danced a day in their life – let alone performed in public.

 

The other big twist is that this time around we are filming this experience for a documentary (the working title is “On Stage” and the company we are working with is called Figaro Films.)  I really have a hunch that we have a cute story. We have had two go-arounds with the dance group before – and both times the rehearsals and the breakthroughs and the gorgeous ultimate performance have been so charming and heartwarming. But it is all very well to say you want to do a documentary – and then when it actually happens there various questionable things to consider.

 

For example. Nobody in a documentary comes off as very glamorous. Do I really want to be that person in close up with giant pores and yellow teeth? I have this friend Dame Lori. She is a fashion stylist, totally fabulous, she styles allsorts of people for god knows what and every year hosts one of the best parties in NYC called “Divas Shop for Opera” along with Patricia Feld. I asked her to come to my house and have an intervention with my closet.

 

It was humbling. She went in. Drew a sharp disdainful breath and then started recklessly tossing clothes into piles.

  1. Beneath me
  2. Too juvenile
  3. Polyester

Hmmm. There were about 4 garments left hanging in the closet. It is true I do gravitate towards pink sparkly things that probably would be better suited to a nine year old. I did not take it personally. Hell – I am totally up for change. However I am so traumatized by the experience I do not have the courage to shop for anything else – so I will be the one in the documentary wearing just a minimalistic bra and jeans. I recounted this story to my genius father who reminded me that any attempt to intervene in my personal appearance for a documentary is futile – you are supposed to look like your crazy self – otherwise you should be filming an infomercial. Double hmmm.

 

Then I had another enlightening moment in yoga class. I take yoga from the profoundly wise Elena Brower at Virayoga. I actually take the class more for the things that fall out of this woman’s mouth…she has an uncanny knack of uttering precisely the right sentence at the right time. She was talking about breathing and how to use breath to create space within the body. Taking it a step further she was telling us that we could use that space to not react to everything because it is exhausting and stressful to run around just reacting to every little thing. And then she said something along the lines of “just allow yourself to be a PRESENCE in the room – not the reaction”. Isn’t that glamorous? Oh my god. That thought wafted through my head for about three seconds. I imagined myself in the documentary floating around like Diana Vreeland or someone sensational – just being A PRESENCE. But then I wondered, would that really be very interesting? I have a sense that it is those moments when we are in a tizzy of reaction – that we are probably quite watchable…

 

So I am going to do my best to suspend disbelief and try and forget the camera is in the room.

 

Oh! I have one other thing I want to address in my blog. I had an idea for a brilliant invention. I think somebody should make a Tempurpedic bra. Mark my words Victoria’s Secret and Tempurpedic  will hear of this and understand my genius. Just think how comfortable your boobs would be being carried around all day on their own personalized Tempurpedic mattress – and from another perspective – have you ever put your finger on a tempurpedic mattress and squooshed it? The possibilities for this bra are endless.

Getting to dance at Manhattan Dancesport

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I had a pretty interesting day at the beginning of July.

I don’t know what came over me (probably some kind of mid-life crisis) but last Christmas I told my dancing teacher that deep down I really wanted to enter a ballroom dance competition. So – little by little – all this year – he slowly but surely started teaching me five dance routines that make up the international latin style.

 

Now – just to make it clear to you – you don’t have to be very good to enter a competition. They have a category for everyone.  However SOME people are pretty good – and ALL the people take it very seriously. I specifically entered a category for middle-aged ladies dancing with their teacher.

 

It is a pretty intense experience – the whole thing of getting your shit together to compete. First of all it is really a lot to remember and learn. You have to learn five whole dance routines and try to look as if you know what you are doing.

The other thing is – it really makes you get to grips with how out of shape you are. I thought I was in OK shape for my age – but when I started doing this stuff – it made me sweat like a camel. A life-time of living off a steady diet of chardonnay and bagels with cream cheese has really caught up with me.

 

I am extremely lucky as I have possibly the best dance teacher in the universe. He himself is the United-States and World Champion of the Rhythm division of Dancesport.. He is a crazy good dancer and pretty patient.  In theory, when you see two paid professionals dancing together it should look very sexy and slick. However, with me – if you were an outside person looking in on the proceedings – you might think of the “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin trying to wrangle an ungainly alligator. Or a farmer trying to get a greased pig into a box.  Poor Jose (who is my teacher) has to try and get me around the dance floor looking like it is fun and easy – but of course it is extremely difficult to to get an un-rhythmic 40-something mother of two to do anything. Sometimes he has to put so much effort dancing everything so enthusiastically himself – in the hope that a little bit might rub off on me – I am quite afraid he might strain an important muscle.

 

Anyway – last Wednesday I had my very first competition at the Manhattan Dancesport Championships. I have to tell you it was one of the most fun days I have ever had since being a grown up. I got to have my hair and make-up done. The make-up lady was very nice but I think she had seen one too many tributes to Michael Jackson in the past few days because I did look slightly like something from a MJ video. But it was kind of appropriate – I mean no one was really rocking out any kind of look that would be found in nature. I got to wear a great dress filled with pink ruffles – that you would never be able to wear in regular life – like to the supermarket or a PTA meeting.

 

The most fun part was the actual dancing. Surprisingly I wasn’t that scared. It was much less scary than going on QVC. When I see myself on the video of the event – I do look slightly like an over-sized terrified rabbit (in a pink dress) But seriously – I could have looked quite a lot worse. It was really crazy fun and I can’t wait to do it again.

 

Perhaps even more fun than doing it myself – on Saturday  my husband and some of our close friends went to see Jose and his drop dead gorgeous partner Joanna dance. It was so exciting and beautiful. I have seen them dance many times – but that night was really special and intense. If you get a chance you should go on Youtube and look up Jose Decamps and Joanna – I promise you – if you are bored in your office or your husband and kids are irritating you – watching Jose and Joanna will totally cheer you up. Of course they won this huge championship…so fabulous. So many things in life are so depressing and stressful – evenings like that can kind of rescue you ….