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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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Lady Marmalade

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

So…..it is my quest to insert a little fantasy into the ho hum of everyday life. I have this little dance group – composed of regular people – some of them “dancers” and some of them people who haven’t really danced before but really have always held that desire in their hearts – to be the one up there on the stage wearing the sparkly dress.

There are about 15 members of our group – mostly women – because if you waited til there were enough men for everyone to dance with you could hold your breath and never wake up. What an amazing group of people, a doctor, a nursing supervisor, finacial people, mothers, an osteopath, funraisers,….you name it we have it in our bouquet. 

We are preparing to dance this adorable number (to the Patti LaBelle song) Lady Marmalade. Our debut will be at the end of April in the Pocono mountains. I have told my group to face this challenge with the same mental fortitude as preparing for a marathon or speaking in public for the first time. The test is as much psychological as physical. It takes a lot to go out of your personal comfort level, learn choreography that is way out of your comfort level – then get together the courage to actually perform it.

We are at the very beginning stage of our learning. We have this crazy gift that my husband and I take lessons from an extraordinary dancer Jose DeCamps – and he and my amazingly talented husband Alex Tchassov have created this wonderful choreography. We are floundering around, tripping over our selves, trying to get this dance into our stubborn bodies. It is so cute to see – I mean – we range in age from 20s to 70s…and there we are, sweating it out together, molding ourselves into some semblance of a group.

 

The extra challenge that we set everyone is really fun. You see – I am an amateur dancer – as far a way from a professional as you could pretty much wish. I dance for passion and escapism – and because it feels delicious – and my desire – for the regular women in my group – who have not experienced the luxury of dancing – was for each person to kind of chose a fantasy stage persona – a glamorous sexy vision that they wish to be but usually keep hidden – and for this couple of months that we are dancing Lady Marmalade – it is their job to bring this fantasy person to life on the stage. So – they are not allowed to just drill through the steps like aerobics class, they have to act and dance and seduce their chosen persona until she is prancing on the stage. I adore this process – because there is not nearly enough opportunity for most grown ups to do stuff like this. At first everyone is shy – and pretends they don’t have a clue – what fantasy appeals to them. Then you fish around, start asking questions – and all these amazing ideas and interpretations come flooding out. Everyone gets so excited to pick out there costume and think of all the little details of how their person IS.

Now, the story of Lady Marmalade is pretty much about a street walker – however – in our interpretation we are a big old bunch of street walkers – but totally glammed up and imbued with ferocious feminine girl power. If you could be in our rehearsal studio with us it is kind of like a mixture between “Calendar Girls” and “The Full Monty”. All I can say is it is a joy to take this ride with this particular group of people – and I am kind of just waiting to see how it ultimately unfolds.

If anyone wants to see our last effort (Last October in the Pocono Mountains) go to You Tube and search “sister goddesses dance mambo#5” – I am pretty sure it will crack you up. And if you are in NYC and want to join our group in the future – hey – just give me a call.

On having my picture taken

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I just had one of those “Only in New York” moments. I got an e-mail from a friend saying she knew of this photographer who was looking for English people who lived in New York who had interesting jobs/lives. She told me his photography was beautiful. So…. I didn’t look on his website, I just thought “what the hell” and shot the guy an e-mail. I said something like “my name is Sally and I was the first person spray tanning in NYC”. I generally like to do things on interesting tangents….

So last Friday this photographer called me. He said I sounded like a possible candidate and could he come and meet me. I was slightly mortified as he wanted to come over right then. I was wearing a really bad outfit, I had been planning to take a yoga class at ViraYoga in 580 Broadway – and everyone there is very dressed down. I once accidently wore a pink S Factor Hamptons shirt and make-up to class there and felt like a porn star compared to everyone else. You should dress for that class as if you were a ghurka hiking in the himalayas on a hot day.

Anyway….I digress. So the photographer and his partner came over. Two very nice English guys. But, oh my god, the plot really thickens. The thing that they are taking pictures for is an exhibition that they are planning to have in the National Portrait Gallery in London – along with an accompanying book – titled “An Englishman in New York”. So far they had taken photos of some regular people like me but they are also planning to do Sting, Kate Winslett and Anna Wintour. And I don’t think they were blowing smoke up my arse because when I did look on his website later he had pictures of a lot of pretty famous people.

So yesterday the photographer – his name is Jason Bell – came to take my picture. This part is actually quite funny. When I had been talking to the photographer previously he had surprised me – because generally, whenever I take a picture in Brazil Bronze, it is always a picture of me spraying someone. He told me that it was going to be a picture of me – no model – so there should be plenty of skin…..as that is kind of what my business is about. I had spent all weekend thinking what I should wear. I called all of my friends who have fashion sense. I spent more than five minutes worrying about it.

He said to me “what do people usually wear to get sprayed”

I answered “paper underwear”

“What is it like”

“It is very small…..like a piece of dental floss”

Well. I quickly nipped that idea in the bud. I think my comment was something akin to “you must be crazy – if you think I am going to all the trouble to have my picture taken with the hope of ending up in the National Portrait Gallery I don’t want all my relatives taking the train up to London to have the mortification of seeing me in a pair of paper underwear…..”

So we came up with the solution that I would wear a towel.

So – then I had the experience of having my photo taken by Jason Bell while wearing a towel. It was a pretty good experience. He is super nice – and super patient. I am really interested to see the pictures. Generally I only get to see my hand holding a spray gun in all pictures…..so the fact that someone actually photographed all of me was a momentous day for me.

Probably I should have been more bold and worn the paper underwear. I guess you could look at it two ways. If I had worn the paper underwear the picture might have been more arty and I might have a higher chance of not getting edited out of his collection. We shall see what the future holds!

update on the Mambo queens!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

So. I have had this rather eccentric, typical Sally, back to school project. I thought to myself – everyone I talk to, in the salon, friends from round and about – everyone and their grandma is obsessed by all the dancing reality shows – “Dancing With The Stars” and “So you think you can Dance”. Everyone secretly wishes they could be the one wearing the sparkly dress, dancing hours a day, getting skinny, in the spotlight. So I devised this project – I picked the song Mambo # 5 and put it out there to my friends – how would you like to rehearse this choreographed dance number – a sexy, sultry mambo…..very intensly for two months – then come and perform it at a dance show in the Poconos on October 25th. Can I tell you how many loony bins – kindred spirits – sisters in crime I found to join me? Currently our troupe has 13 members – and I said no to at least 10 other people. There are 11 women – playing the parts of every female fantasy……and there are two guys to feed the fantasies to!

Now, the majority of our cast has never danced before. We started rehearsals on September 11th and have been practicing two or three times a week – with fierce intensity. I guess our age range is 30s to 50s. We have been learning the basic vocabulary from which the performance will be strung together.

It is pretty intense. The main object of the exercise is for the ladies to get to have a chance to express themselves. How do they want to portray themselves – isn’t it fun to try on a different personality just for a couple of months. It’s a pretty risky business – if you always walk around the block presenting yourself to the universe in a certain way – to stop for a moment and think that it is actually a choice – although I am a grown woman – I can play dress up and be who the hell I want to be! So there is a ton of steps and knowledge to be crammed into everyones heads and muscle memory – to get everyone to the point where they can relax and groove out.

Now we are half way through the rehearsal process. Scarey but true. I feel the main obstacle – for the ladies – is just they can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. The whole reason I had wanted to do this – is because I am an amateur dancer, and because my husband is professional – I get the opportunity to put on the pretty dress and dance some silly number at my own limited level – and it is fun. It is fun to set yourself a goal and conquer your fears and do what you think is not possible for yourself. I wanted to share the whole process – the excitement, the feeling overwhelmed, the experimentation, the fun – and ultimately the exhillaration of actually pulling your finger out and actually accomplishing something tangible.

One thing I have to say is that we have the most incredible group of individuals. Such beautiful open spirits – really open to having a good time and casting inhibition aside. It is so damned cute. Really – when someone gives up their inhibition and just puts it all out there – it is amazing to see.

So that is my back to school project – for grown up – because grown ups deserve to have fun too! I’ll keep you posted on our progress and post some pictures of our group.