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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As summer comes to an end….

Monday, August 25th, 2008

I can hardly believe that it is about to be September. Summer at Brazil Bronze always flies by. For most regular people in New York summer weekends are spent going to the Hamptons or the Jersey shore – if you are a spray tanner your summer is spent helping to make other people look good in their swimsuits!

This summer I personally had a couple of pretty interesting adventures. The first one is a kind of surreal story. I used to own this really wonderful horse. His name was Solstice and I had bought him from the Claremont Riding Academy back in 1990. When I first set eyes on this horse I fell in love with him. He was a pale cream palomino with four white socks, a white mane and tail and a very unusual white blaze on his face. The first time I rode him it was like he really understood me and was listening to me. In the Claremont Academy Solstice was living in a standing stall – he couldn’t turn around or lie down – I vowed to get him out of there and make a  better life for him. For the next seven years I had some really beautiful times with this horse. I went everywhere with him – and he taught me so much. My overall impression was that this horse was long suffering of me and patient.

In 1997 I had a lot of change in my life. I got divorced and I wasn’t able to keep Solstice. I had friends who had retired a horse to someone in Maryland. These people told me that they had a little girl who was a 4Her and that Sostice would be kept as a pet. I believed tham and I am ashamed to say I let the horse go to them and I didn’t keep proper track. I assumed he was OK.

Fast forward to last year. I was walking in Central Park with my two little girls – I see Solstice pulling a carriage. I literally froze in my tracks and felt my heart drumming in my ears. I walked over to the guy driving the carriage and struck up a conversation. Somehoworother I managed to be calm and civil and didn’t react how I was feeling. He was an Irish guy called Connor. He had bought the horse from these people who had promised to keep Solstice as a pet. I ran my eyes over him and saw that despite all of my fears and anxiety – he actually looked in good shape. He was a good weight and had no sore places from his harness – his shoes and feet looked good. I looked the horse in the eye and silently appologised to him.I gave the driver my card and told him that this had been my horse and I didn’t want anything bad to happen to him. I actually felt so painful and sorry inside.

When I got home I tried to track down this woman who had taken Solstice – or any of the people who I had known from that period of time who might be able to help me. I didn’t have a paper trail. I spent alot of time feeling very uncomfortable about this whole mess and not knowing how to fix it.

A few weeks ago I got a call from this Irish driver Connor. He told me the horse is very old (by my reckoning he must 25 or so). I asked if I could see the horse so I could figure out what kind of retirement options would be possible for him. He told me that the horse is in Pennsylvania living with a memonite farmer who doesn’t have a phone. He told me he was planning to bring the horse to the city in October for one final round of carriage pulling and then the horse has to find a home. I asked for the address of the farmer.

In my heart I was figuring let me find a home for solstice – and then pursuade the Irish guy to just let Solstice go to the new home – please no more carriage pulling for him.

So – with just an address and a prayer – me and my daughter Georgie – and my friend Naidys who works with me @ Brazil Bronze – we set out for Pennsylvania dutch country to find Sosltice (by the way the Irish guy now calls him Goldfinger.)

We drove for hours and got horribly lost – then we arrived in this magically beautiful countryside. It was like going back in time. We saw a lady in a long black gown and a bonnet driving a tractor barefoot. We were afraid to ask for directions – but she was actually very nice and very shy. Finally we arrived at this old red barn. I knocked on the farm door – no reply or sign of life. Then I looked accross into the barn and I saw my old boy Solstice standing right there. I went into the barn and stood up close to him and put my nose on his neck and smelled his beautiful smell. I put my hand under his mane – that was very long and very thick – and scratched him and talked to him. He is very old and he looked at me with his same old eyes. There was a clatter of hooves and two plough horses drove up to the barn – looking like something from 150 years ago. I met the farmer who is currently taking care of Solstice. He seemed like a decent guy. I was actually talking to him for ages – he had many horse stories. So anyway – the horse was ok – not great – but I saw what the reality was – and now I have to deal with it.

I got back home and have been on the phone ever since. I am trying to find somewhere for Solstice to go where he will be safe and taken care of. I am trying to make ammends for something I obviously didn’t handle very well the first time round.So – this has taken up a lot of my summer. I am hoping that I can get this squared away in the next week or so. In my dreams he will be somewhere in NJ where I can visit regulary and try to make it up.

My other summer adventure has been in complete contrast. This fall my husband Alex and I have devised this pretty wacky plan. We are planning to take a group of 8 women – who haven’t really danced – and teach them this whole mambo routine to perform in front of a live audience at this big dance weekend at the end of October. Everyone sees these shows like Dancing with the Stars and everyone I know says – Oh I wish I could do that – I wish someone would take me and make me over – and I could get into shape and wear the sexy dress and dance the fabulous dance……so I thought to myself – why not. So everything is planned and ready for action. The rehearsal space is rented. Alex and I have been working like lunatics trying to put this dance together – so in September and October it will be in a teachable format. It has been a pretty intense project. So now we are getting ready for the relity of two months of rehearsals with these ladies – and the whole emotional rollercoaster we are about to ride with them in order to get everyone ready for the big day. I know it is going to be an adventure.

Next week – right after labor day we are going to the United States Dancesport Championships in Orlando. Our whole family goes every year and we are very excited. We are excited to see friends from all over the world, we are excited to cheer on our friends, I am not sure if I am excited to spray tan – but excited or not – I will be spray tanning…..and I am sure the kids will get to see Mickey Mouse….(truth be told the children are not too excited by Ballroom dancing…..)

So that’s my summer. Oh and one final bit of gossip. A couple of weekends ago I went to see my friend Eddie Simon’s ballroom dancing competition in NYC. Sitting accross the way was Heather Mills (Paul McCartney’s ex.) She was surprisingly beautiful in real life – much more pretty than she looks in the media. Her little girl was running around being a loon. At one point during the actual competition – the child ran accross the competition floor and was nearly stampeded to death by a herd of Latin dancers. Jonathon Roberts – the guy Heather Mills danced with in Dancing With The Stars – ran onto the competition floor and scooped up the child before she was trampled half to death.

Hope y’all have a great holiday weekend.

Spray tanning in Las Vegas….

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

So I just came back from a pretty funny spray-tanning trip to Las Vegas. I had to go for a couple of meetings and to spray a couple of people.

I travelled there with my business partner Joy and my husband Alex. We had this one particularly funny taxi ride. My partner was sitting up front with the driver – as she suffers from motion sickness – and I was sitting in the back with my husband. We were just returning to our hotel after I had sprayed some one particularly important.

Joy asked me how I had thought the experience had gone. I told her that when it is somebody very important, like that, I get nervous. To which she answered:

“Well you shouldn’t be nervous – they are much more nervous than you and I because they are buck naked.”

At this point the cab driver became very interested in our conversation. He had no idea we were talking about spray tanning – god knows what scenarios were running through his mind. What could me and Joy be doing fully clothed with a naked person in a hotel room…..and what was the guy in the back seat’s role in the situation……

WE completely got the giggles. It was totally surreal running around Las Vegas with our mobile spray tan machine in a suitcase. Every time we put the machine is the trunk of a car my husband insisted on doing it himself – he wouldn’t let any bell boy or cabby touch the darned thing. He treated that machine like it was a piece of gold – or a bomb that might detonate at any second if the wrong person laid hands on it.

Oh…..and I have to express gratitude for the kindness of strangers. When I arrived at the MGM where we were staying I had a spray tanning catastrophe. I had travelled all the way from NYC to do some tanning – and god knows how but the little cup that holds they spray tan solution got completely obliterated in transit. I was like a row boat without an oar. This amazing lady Diane who works at the spa lent me one of her cups …..she actually had the time of day for me and went out of her way to help…..I was really impressed because I am not sure someone in NY would have been as helpful to a complete stranger.

So most people’s trips to Vegas are filled with gambling soddom and whatnot…….mine was filled with spray tanning, naked people (as usual) and being in bed at 11pm (as usual). I have to say – I did have fun though….and as usual it never ceases to amaze me how in 2002 I choose this pretty unusual profession for myself and there is no end to the funny places I end up and the incredible people I get to meet…..

Brazil Bronze does Chicago

Monday, June 30th, 2008

So last Sunday Joy and I visited Chicago (think Michelle and Romy’s high school reunion)……it was our first road trip together and pretty funny. I was flying from Newark and she from JFK and there ended up being the most awful electrical storms and we were both totally stranded and delayed. So despite being at different airports we just gossiped via phone to try and alleviate boredom. We arrived in Chicago at about 1am totally exhausted – and to crown it all Joy’s suitcase got lost by Jet Blue (which didn’t surprise her as when she was at the terminal she had seen the luggage guys flaking off and playing basketball and all the suitcases in a pile…..)

So….we got to our hotel. I jumped into bed as I had to go to train early in the morning – poor Joy had to go to the open 24 hour Walgreens as she didn’t have anything to wear…..it is pretty hard for a girl to string together an outfit from Walgreens.

The reason for my trip was pretty exciting. In Chicago Benefit cosmetics has this absolutely gorgeous free standing store – it is a kind of express beauty boutique. You can pop in and get your eyebrows done, or false lashes or a bikini wax….all in this totally cute and girly environment. The place is just delicious. Well – the big excitement is that I was there to teach them how to do a Brazil Bronze spray tan…..and they are going to start doing Brazil Bronze spray tans in their adorable store. I think this is pretty exciting news because as anyone with half a brain about spray tans know Brazil Bronze is the best spray tan in the world – it doesn’t smell and it looks totally natural.

It ended up being a really fun training for me. The girls who work at the Benefit (shout out to Nina, Lori and Kim) were totally exquisite……they all looked like little postergirls for Benefit – and they totally got into the Brazil Bronze mind set – which is all about getting inside someones head and really understanding how they want to look – and also insisting that people feel good about themselves……you can’t just alllow people to go around beating up on themselves – right?

Joy arrived at noon. Walgreens didn’t have a good outfit so she had to hit the mall in the morning to find something to wear. She looked totally Fabb-o – you would never guess her suit case had been way-laid. Anyway I was glad to have her help – we trained those Benefit girls pretty damned good.

Chicago – is such a beautiful city. Very sophisticated and chic – and very very clean compared to NY – and the people are super friendly. Having said that – I was totally boring and did nothing but go to bed early. We stayed in the Millenium Knickerbocker which had these beds that were so damned comfortable – it was like they drugged the pillows. I woke up the next morning and took this amazing run by lake Michigan. It was sunny and crisp and delectable…….I love to run outside so I was totally in heaven.

We sprayed about a gazillion people – and I feel pretty comfortable that those Benefit girls will do a great job for the poor pasty people of Chicago. So – if you need a good spray tan and you are in that Neck of the woods – the store is on Armitage Avenue – definitely pay a visit! I