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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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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Archive for the ‘Spray tanning, Beauty, Ballroom dancing’ Category

The Miraculous story of Brazil Bronze & how we got Americans to start spray tanning. True story.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

I have just finished reading a wonderful book called “E Squared” by Pam Grout. It is a book with 9 practical experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality. When I think back about the past twelve years since I opened the doors of Brazil Bronze in Soho, I have so many stories, unbelievable stories, that really illustrate this. I’m going to tell you some juicy ones in a bit.

It all started in January of 2002. I happened to travel to England to watch a ballroom dancing competition. The biggest ballroom dancing competition in the world, think “Dancing with the Stars” on Crack. Tans, lashes,sparkle, sex appeal – flash! I was there because I also dance and my hubby is a ballroom dancer. I happened to be reading a British magazine – Harpers & Queen and I read a story about a miraculous new beauty treatment where self tanner was actually airbrushed onto your skin. I drank in that article – I immediately wanted that treatment and at the same time I had a flash that I wanted to start this business in NYC. I was surrounded by tons of ballroom dancers and I was sure they all wanted an ‘airbrush tan” – that’s what it was originally called.

I got back to NY excited to do my research. Much to my surprise I found that no one was offering the treatment in the city. The invention had been made in America and it was possible to buy the equipment, but it hadn’t really broken out in the main stream beauty field yet. I had a little money from a tax return check and I set out to South Carolina to buy my machine and take a weekend training session. In the beginning we used a tiny little airbrush and I think at the first training it took the lady about two hours to spray me. The solution was perfumed like a whore house and I nearly threw up. I wasn’t deterred though, I was truly excited.

When I got home I set up a makeshift studio in my attic and made all my friends come and get naked in front of me. I spent every waking hour practicing and playing around. The next weekend I got the Sunday New York Times and looked in the real estate section. I saw a tiny ad for a sublease in 580 Broadway. I went the next day and new that this was my spot. I didn’t second guess myself for one second I signed the lease. It was very scary. I didn’t have a lot of resources, my daughter was a baby, I was working full time, I had a new house and a mortgage, but I just had a feeling that this was going to be huge.

I did my best to make the new and tiny salon as pretty and stylish as possible. I worked on a logo and threw up a website. I adverstized as much as I could afford and did everything I could to spread the word.

And then came that really terrifying moment of opening a business. I bet my bottom dollar on this business – and no one came. You see, the public in America hadn’t really heard about this new treatment. I remember sitting in the adorable little salon, at that time decorated in blue toile, we were drinking wine and just praying: “If only someone would come, if only someone famous would come – if only J.LO would come” those were my exact words. (More on how that shook out later.) Somewhere around that time I quit my full time job and had to sell my house and move into a really crappy apartment. I really wasn’t deterred, I just knew in my gut, like nothing before that this was something big.

Right before I started my business I had been working as a personal assistant to an amazing woman CEO of a beauty PR company. I had absorbed quite a lot while working there. It wasn’t in my budget to advertise or hire a publicist. I new what I had to do was just get out of my comfort zone and send my own press releases to editors who might be interested in my story. Every day I would think who might be interested and I would find a way to get my pitch to them.

One day a lady from Modern Bride actually responded to my letter. I was literally shaking when I got her email. I arranged for her to come in and try the service. She brought with her an important editor from Lucky magazine. They both loved the treatment and Mary Clark of Modern bride called me the next day and told me they had both attended a Chanel breakfast where many other editors saw them and everyone was raving about their gorgeous airbrush tans. Talk about a tipping point moment.

Around this time I was researching and tweaking my product. The original violently perfumed solution actually got me so sick I ended up in hospital from inhaling it. From the very beginning I recruited a chemist who was able to create for me a solution that was 100 percent safe. I am a health nut. The skin is the largest organ of our body – I needed a product so safe you could eat it, inhale it and slather it on your body. (I currently import my products to Europe were standards are much stricter than the US and my products are 100 percent documented non carcinogenic.) During this whole twelve year journey we have always kept safety at the center of our concerns. I continued to spray tan when I was pregnant with my second daughter who is now 8 years old.

The next huge moment for me came when Good House Keeping called me. They told me they wanted to compare spray tanning by hand with spray tan machines. I was the person who did the scientific testing. I sprayed many people of different ages, skin types – and the scientists in the lab scientifically appraised my results compared to the machine/booth spray tan. I won hands down. This was huge for us, after that every TV show and newspaper wanted to come and try the tan. More and more people were starting to get informed about this new service.

I would say the biggest change in our business came in May 2003 when Allure put a little tiny review about my spray tan in their Directory. Overnight our phones were ringing off the hook. People were walking down our stretch of Broadway trying to find our salon. We literally had a line of people out the door waiting to be sprayed (not that things are much different now ;-))

I would say that one tiny little article put us on the map with our main demographic of cool, pretty, NYC beauty insiders. Around that time the flow of celebrities started. I can’t even begin to tell you the people I have met since I started. The only people I really want to meet that I haven’t are Oprah, Bill Clinton and Benedict Cumberbatch (I once sprayed someone else while they were talking to Bill Clinton on the phone. I can’t name names but come to the salon and read our press and you will see Page 6 Articles and articles form every magazine you could imagine. I have even had the secret service in the salon – I do not lie.

Around the beginning of 2004 I heard they were making the movie “Shall We Dance” with J.LO. I got it in my head I wanted to go spray tan on that shoot. I sent a press kit to the producers, my teacher used to be partners with the head choreographer and he sent a package for me. Then, out of the blue a lady knocked on the salon door. She was the head make up artist for the movie and happened to visit my husband’s dance studio, she was researching the ballroom dancing look and aesthetic. The receptionist had given her my card and said “You have to talk to Sally – she is so into all that stuff, she can help you.” So – from that tiny dream of having J. Lo visit my fledgling salon (she never did) I got a working visa to Canada as a spray tanner – and got to spend a few weeks working on a huge Miramax movie. Everyone on set called me “Sunshine Sally” and were surpised how white I was! This was a dreamy time for me. I was really living out something that I dreamed of.

So many magical things have happened. I got my product on QVC and sold out many times. I invented the Sculpted Tan: Jay Leno mentioned Brazil Bronze in his monologue “There is a salon in New York City called Brazil Bronze who can spray you on a six pack of abs – Hello! while your down there can you spray me on a bigger dick!” I do not lie. I have sprayed guests at Saturday Night Live. I have sprayed in every penthouse of every luxury hotel in NYC. I have sprayed for the Oscars, Grammys and MTV music awards, I have had a total insider ticket to pop culture in NYC. Most importantly I have had thousands of meaningful conversations with the wonderful people I meet everyday. Every day is an adventure.

In 2007 I had the extreme good fortune to meet my current business partner, the extremely smart and beautiful Joy Romano. Together we have had even more fun and adventures. Just recently we had our own storyline of the reality show “A-List NYC”. We are constantly working on new ideas, new innovations and distributing our wonderful products all over the world.

Spray tanning is so main stream right now, and I just sit back sometimes and think of the beginning. In my heart I feel like a pioneer. I also really knows what it feels like to have a “tipping point” business. It really has been a thrill.

The thing that really motivates me? Well, a few things. I am a serial entrepreneur. I love ideas. I love making things happen. for Joy and I – because we have our own business, if we come up with an idea for a new product or service, we can make it a reality quickly. It is exciting and satisfying. On a more soulful level, Brazil Bronze – for me – has always been about a way of helping people feel more comfortable in their own skin. This is something that is just huge to me. So many people see themselves really negatively. It sounds superficial to think a spray tan could help – but it can. a spray tan is ten minutes with a kind technician who can make you change the way you feel about yourself. Getting a spray tan should make you feel good.

My next big dreams? I would like to have a Brazil Bronze in Miami and Los Angeles. I want to get out product all over the world. Last year a major news channel did a very negative story on spray tanning, trying to say that it is carcinogenic. I want to be on the forefront, showing how spray tan is a clean and safe product, at Brazil Bronze we have the latest products to make the client’s experience safe and amazing. That particular news channel had to apologize because we have all the legal documentation about our product from import to Europe. I want spray tan to be acknowledged as a super safe thing that helps people baking in the sun or a tanning bed and getting skin cancer. Joy and I totally know that there are so many great things for us to accomplish in our industry. I definitely feel proud of Brazil Bronze and I know we did a huge part of the heavy lifting in getting the American public to know about this service.

Introducing the heated, anti-aging Rejuva Tan

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

We are so excited to offer something totally new to our menu of spray tans. These days all of us are so busy, balancing work and life in general. It is hard finding time to squeeze everything in. Our new tan is a true multi tasker! Not only is it the best tan you ever had – but it provides a whole host of anti-aging, metabolism boosting and treatment effects as well.

What is a Rejuva Tan?

First of all you choose your favorite Brazil Bronze solution: regular, dark, Express, Mega Hydrating, Cellulite Anihilator, Organic – whatever your preference. For extra winter comfort we gently heat the solution for a more pleasurable application and to create an environment for better absorption and accelerated development.

Now – here is the real news. If you keep up with the latest in skin care and anti aging research you will know that there is a lot of excitement about the very real possibility of reversing visible signs of aging using light therapy. With this in mind we are proud to introduce our new infrared light drying stations. Essentially we are using the infrared light to comfortably warm you and dry you and accelerate the development of your tan AND you are getting all the benefits of a full body infrared treatment session. These benefits include:

Deep collagen stimulation

A boosted metabolism – yes, it actually revs up the rate at which you burn calories!

Skin tightening – younger more youthful looking skin

Helps symptoms of psoriasis and arthritis

Helps with SAD Seasonally Affected Disorder – winter depression.

I am so excited by this this treatment. I think for my busy friends it is a chance to get your spray tan and look all glossy and gorgeous for all your holiday party and events – and a chance to do a really nurturing and healthy thing for yourself. All of us care about looking young. All of want to turn back the clock. The vast majority of us want to burn calories faster. Most of us feel the winter blahs from the shorter days and lack of light. Now – in one quick 20 minute session you can give yourself a true power beauty boost. The new tan is $70 – grab yours now!

All spray tans are not created equal.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Do you know it has been 11 years since I started Brazil Bronze Glow Bar. Happy Birthday Brazil Bronze! When I first started out my goal was to create the very best fake tan in the world. When I first started I was using a product made by another manufacturer. It was pinkish and sticky. After a couple of months of spraying it I got an allergic reaction to it. At the time it was terrible – I was really sick. In hindsight – this allergic reaction was a gift. From the very beginning of my spray tan career I was really conscious that I wanted to create a really safe product. I was well aware that what I was spraying onto skin (the largest organ of the body) was also being sprayed into the air where it could be inhaled.

All the way back in 2002 I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of chemists. I found a laboratory that I really liked and had a solution developed to my personal specifications. I wanted a clean product. Something gentle for the skin and completely safe even if it was inhaled. I was thinking of my clients and myself and my staff – we were working long hours spraying. I started with one formula and over the years we have added many more. Dark, Mega-Hydrating, Organic, TNSXL to name a few. The same rules always apply to any product we develop. Safety First. Both myself and my partner Joy are really into a clean living, healthy lifestyle. I think about what I eat and what I put on my skin, I don’t even like it when people spray Windex near me.

To give you a little more information and facts, DHA – the active ingredient is self tanner is derived from sugar beets. That is why spray tan smells sweet, like burned sugar. It is a natural ingredient. As well as spraying in our own salon, because Brazil Bronze has so many rave reviews, we export the spray solution all over the world. In Europe the safety standards for beauty products are much tougher than in the U.S. We had to submit to very in depth testing. After the testing process we got back a huge phone directory sized dossier filled with laboratory results. The products are tested for skin irritation, eye irritation, inhaling, swallowing, every possible form of contact you could think of. The products were approved for import to Europe and the documents state EMPHATICALLY that the products are not carcinogenic. I am saying this loud and clear because I was infuriated last year when ABC did a really crappy story and tried to insinuate that spray tan was dangerous. I actually got wind of their under cover story before it aired and asked them to interview me as an industry specialist. They ignored me and aired an inflammatory piece of one sided journalism.

So – our spray tan, a product that I felt comfortable enough to continue spraying while I was pregnant, is called “Eco-Cert Approved.” We are fully confident that it is a super safe beauty product, gentle and clean.

Our efforts towards providing the best and safest spray tan continue. We just purchased new spray tan booths that immediately extract any excess spray tan out of the air so your are not breathing it in anyway, and we also have nose plugs and eye covers – because the only realistic problem that could occur is that you could have sensitivity if you get spray in your eyes. However – in all my years of spray tanning I have NEVER had one client complain of this.

I am really proud of Brazil Bronze. We are providing a healthy way to get a sunny glow without going into a dangerous tanning bed that can kill you. I can’t speak for all the other spray tans out there, but I can speak for ours – we got you covered, our tan is safe for you.