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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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A ballroom beauty report – from the Ohio Star Ball November 2007

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Do you want to know how I first got caught up in ballroom dancing? It must have been in early 1994 that I first saw the movie “Strictly Ballroom”. I immediately loved it. Sweet, funny, romantic. But – it wasn’t the music, it wasn’t the love story, it wasn’t the dancing that gripped me: it was Tina Sparkle. There she was, all lime green tropical-ness, a living breathing Australian Barbie doll, bubble gum sweet and dewy, an unashamed confection. I wanted to be her.

So I took myself off to the nearest dance studio. I had just been through a phase of ice skating (fresh from seeing Torvill and Dean at the Lillyhammer Olympics.) That was hard, lots of falling. Ballroom dancing was much better, of course I had two left feet but at least I wasn’t falling on my arse the whole time. Pretty soon I got swept up by the whole thing, the music, the sensation of it ….but I never forget it was that strong visual aesthetic that first lured me in.

So here I am at the rolls Royce of ballroom dancing competitions in the United States, The Ohio Star Ball. All of my non-dancing friends who hear I am travelling to Columbus, Ohio for the sole purpose of attending a ballroom dancing competition laugh at me. What do they know. Here I am at the Mecca of ballroom glitz and I am here to give you a full frontal beauty report, fresh from the field. Now when most people attend a competition for the first time they just don’t get it. Why must they be so tan? Why must they wear false lashes so bushey they look like tarantulas? What is with the fake nails? What is with those lurid costumes? This is the culture – this is the way it is. And if you stick with it pretty soon you get sucked in. There is no room for natural in ballroom. Who needs natural anyway – there is plenty of natural to be found by looking at oneself in the bathroom mirror at dawn’s early crack.

At its best Ballroom (and that includes the four main categories: International Latin and International Standard, American Rhythm and American Smooth) are all portraying stories that portray strongly defined male/female relationships – so when talking about the look of the lady dancers we are looking at an acutely played-up feminine persona.

When it is done right can anything look more fabulous than the dramatic, latin diva? The strong, dark eye, glossy, slicked-back hair and tan, toned skin. And – compared to the cat walk, and general world of magazine beauty – the feminine ideal for womens’ bodies mercifully does not encourage an emaciated look. Flesh is in. Acres of skin in skimpy costumes – of couse we don’t want to see a forrest of cellulite flying around – but at least the average dancer looks reasonably well-nourished. I am pleased to report that this year the spirit of Tina Sparkle is alive and well. I have seen an abundance of gorgeously put-together specimens.

Boriana

Totally luscious and completely keeping up the beauty standard was Joanna Zacharewicz partner of Jose DeCamps. compared to the surrounding flock this girl is about as natural as is possible for a ballroom dancer. Naturally super pretty, she keeps her long hair down with tons of movement and clean classic make-up. Of couse she has a lovely golden glow, not over done, but very polished and glam and totally worthy of being an object of desire on the dance floor. When she was with her previous partner I had always thought she was very pretty in a cheer-leader kind of way – but now she looks so much more grown up, yet fresh. I was so excited when this couple won the Rhythmn division – it was just such stylish, amazing dancing – wonderful……

Joanna

Another super glamour -puss is Elena Kryuchkova. It must be a mixed blessing to have a partner who is so pretty. It is kind of like with ducks – you know how the boy duck get to be the prettiest. Anyway – this woman seems know herself and what works for her and totally presented herself amazingly. Her eyes were encrusted with jewels, hair in a short, very touchable, blond do. I thought she looked amazing, very blond Betty Boop – and the dancing was just to die for. Oh my god I was so impressed.

Another girl I have to talk about is Tatiana Banko. I had seen this girl around as she and her partner practice at Dance New York where my husband teaches. She just looked very neutral. Mousy hair, baggy outfits…..nothing inparticular. Then she appeared on the floor. There was NOTHING bland about her look and she is an amazing example of someone just dressing themselves up in an outrageously exotic persona. Chocolatey tan skin, sexy ultra shakable hair, super dramatic make-up. I was amazed by her transormation. A triumph of femininity and the art of making yourself what you want to be. Wow.

Tatiana

Moving away from the sexy looks of the latin girls – let’s talk about the look for the smooth dances. Very Disney princess, very pastel cup-cake. I feel bad I don’t have pictures to show.I was very happy to see Katusha Demidova with her new partner. When I had seen her in Orlando in September I though she looked jaded – now with a new partner she looked souped up and ultra pretty – totally back to her former glory. Very classy, Grace Kellyish. I guess it is a lesson to us all – there is nothing like a new partner for freshening up your whole look.

Of course my take, my comments are totally subjective. I take my hat off to all the gorgeous women – I am super appreciative of the effort you put forth and my commentary is intended with respect. I love to see the finished result, what the look adds to the overall potent cocktail of the dance. I remain in love with this idiosynchratic world and I am so grateful for having gotten to see the amazing dancing in Ohio. Look out for it on PBS in January 2008 – a true guilty pleasure like a slice of chocolate cake with a glass of wine.

A final image to share with you. I was backstage – all the dancers looking shagged out, between rounds, pacing in track-suit tops….I see a girl in a short fringed dress, hoiked up around her belly button. Legs spread out, arse pointed directly in her partner’s face. He was kneeling behind her, spray-painting her tan from an aerosol bottle marked “Ultra Sexy”……. Perhaps I could give him a part time job at Brazil Bronze if dancing doesn’t pan out for him?

We love brides!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

At Brazil Bronze Glow Bar, taking care of brides is our specialty. We are experienced at providing gorgeous spray tans before the big day, so feel free to come to us with all of your questions in order to get your own spray tan done on the right day in order to create the look you want and feel wonderful for the important events and festivities leading up to your wedding day.

We want your event, and all the events leading up to it, to be fun and effortlessly beautiful. We will even come to your home or event location to help you create a spray tan soiree for you and your bridesmaids before the wedding – or you can plan to come in together and we will create a fun and memorable mini-party for your group right here in our New York City salon.

We also specialize in flawless bridal make-up. Our experienced airbrush makeup artists will consult with you to create the prettiest, most photogenic version of yourself you’ve ever seen!

To complement your new glowing tan and beautiful makeup you may also want to consider our professionally applied eyelash extensions – that way you won’t have to worry about crying buckets of mascara all over your gorgeous self, just in case!

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About Sally

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Sally grew up in England as a very pasty white girl. Throughout her teenage years she experimented with every self tanning cream and potion with varying results. Every year, the shops in the English high streets would be flooded with glorious summer styles (even though it had just rained) and Sally would slap on her self tanner. Since childhood she has had the kind of skin that refused to tan – she just got red and burned.

As a young adult, Sally moved to New York City. Somehow or other she became madly passionate about Ballroom and Latin dancing. Some magazines have written that Sally used to be a professional ballroom dancer – this isn’t actually true – she is an amateur – she loves dancing but is not that brilliant at it…However, her husband is an amazing professional dancer and you can see him in the movie “Mad Hot Ballroom”. (His name is Alex Tchassov).

Now – competitive ballroom dancing has a very interesting aesthetic – you basically have to look really, really tan. Kind of like how in dog shows poodles have to look like topiaries, in ballroom dancing competitions people have to look extra swarthy. As Sally got more and more into ballroom dancing she noticed how even the palest girls were able to morph themselves into exotic bronzed creatures. As she poked around in her research she found that at the average ballroom dancing competition there were all sorts of self tanners available for sale that a normal person waltzing through Sephora or Duane Reade would never have even heard of.

One year (2002 to be precise) Sally was at the world championships for Ballroom dancing in Blackpool England. Sally happened to be reading some trashy magazine and in it was an article about “airbrush tanning”. She had never heard about this process before – and looking down at her ivory thighs, and looking on the dance floor at the cocoa colored girls in skimpy costumes Sally had an “Aha!” moment. She was determined to get some airbrush tanning for herself and was sure it might be a brilliant business idea for her to take an airbrush tanning machine to all of the dance competitions she visited.

As soon as she got back to New York she tried to find a place to get an airbrush tan. It didn’t exist so she started doing research up the kazoo. One month later Sally had opened a tiny salon and true to her plan spent most weekends scurrying around America to one dance competition or another. At first she was using a commercially available airbrush formula – however it was highly perfumed and made her sick. Back to the drawing boards she went – and working with a laboratory she came up with her own exclusive formula.

Sally called her salon Brazil Bronze Glow Bar. Everyone asks her if she has some connection with Brazil – sadly, Sally’s only connection with Brazil is that she wishes she looked like Giselle Bundchen and she enjoys drinking capirinas. The idea behind Brazil Bronze is that Sally understands what it feels like to be super white and that sometimes it is fun to have a little color, live out a fantasy, feel like the girl splashing though the waves in a commercial. She actually thinks that white skin is gorgeous – but sometimes it is fun to play with a different look.

Over the years Sally has sprayed many people. She remains really passionate about trying to perfect the techniques of airbrush tanning. To Sally the most important thing about giving someone a spray tan is to listen to what they want and to try and understand the picture that someone has in their head.

Sally invented “The Sculpted Tan” where lighter and darker shades are used to give the body a more toned and sculpted look.

Sally invented “the Cellulite Annihilator” caffeine, glycolic and copper peptides are used along with self tanning in order to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Sally has sprayed her clients for The Oscars, The Emmy’s, The Tony’s, The MTV awards, Saturday Night Live to name a few events. She has sprayed for TV and movies including the movie “Shall We Dance” – this was especially fun as it was a movie about ballroom dancing. Sally loves her work because it allows her to help people feel more beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. As a woman who has had two children herself she really understands how it feels when you are feeling down on yourself – and it is a huge pleasure to be able to make other people feel good, and like maybe they could feel better in their swim suit…!!

Sally remains avidly into ballroom dancing – she is married with two little girls named Georgie and Charlie.