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 March, 2009

spray tan spring!

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Spring is officially here. I may not be a ground hog…but in my official capacity as spray tanner I am telling you “spring is here”. The general public of New York City have collectively decided that they can stand winter no longer and have all decided to call Brazil Bronze. It happens every year around this time. One second we are spraying the lucky few who are off to St Barts, Costa Rica, Rio – or the other lucky few who have a prospect of a hot date or an audition. 

Was it the promise of a warm weekend? The bright and spanking-fresh summer clothes in the store windows? Or probably the big excitement of the new season of Dancing With The Stars starting. Or is everyone just at that point of the winter when they are so fat and so white that they just have to have an intervention with themselves?

Talking of which I have been reading the amazing book by sexy doctor Mehmet Oz (and another doctor who is not so sexy) “YOU staying young”. If you haven’t read it you should dash out and buy it immediately. It basically explains in really understandable language how each part of the body ages on a cellular level…..the heart, the brain, everything – and then it tells you what you should do about it. Oh my god, I was reading it yesterday and as a result ate nothing but fruits and vegetables…..then of course in the evening I had two glasses of wine (red for the restiverol) and it all went to hell in a hand basket. But this book is a wealth of information. I also learned that if the average american man who is 30 pounds overweight were to loose that 30 pounds – his penis would be one inch longer. Now there’s a fact for you.

So here we are at the beginning of March and I am getting myself ready for summer. We have a ton of new salons and spas that are about to start offering spray tanning so my schedule is crazy, spraying in the salon, dashing hither and thither teaching others the fine art of spray tanning, running after my kids who are avidly into bike riding down steep hills, and trying to keep a little time for my own dancing and rehearsals which are the key to my (vague) sanity. It is definitely the busiest I’ve ever seen it. It’s funny, I think back to the spring of 2002 when I first started my business – in the beginning nobody came – I mean people had never even heard of spray tanning. I am really proud of myself – I really knew I had a good idea and did everything in my power to let the whole world know about airbrush tanning. Through the sheer force of my own will I got myself on every tv show and magazine imaginable – even crazy foreign tv shows – Holland, Japan, France – and even The Times of India…..wrote about our little spray tan salon. I feel like I am really seeing my business, which used to be such a niche, become really mainstream. 

Ok…..back to spray tanning……

A Year of Dancing Dangerously

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

I just got given this book that is so perfect for me right now. It is called “A year of Dancing Dangerously” by Lydia Raurell. It chronicles a woman who in her 50s takes up ballroom dancing and hits the competitive pro-am circuit. The book was given to me by a friend who found it in a bookshop in Palm Beach and is signed by the author “May your dream come true!”

I mean this is too funny. I started to read the book on Friday night on my way home from work. I understood the subject of which the author writes so clearly – because I too had taken the exact same journey starting in 1994…..I stepped into a ballroom dance studio and got completely sucked into the whole world, the music, the sensations, the competitions. So many things that the author writes really resonate with me from my perspective now. I mean I am still really caught up in that world. But she conveys really well what it is like to be a woman of a certain age, all the physical and self esteem issues – and how dancing can be a deliverance to a whole new level of self respect and self love. I thought it so perfect that the book came into my hands at this very moment – because right now I am very consumed with sharing my love of dance – and all the amazing transformative things about dancing – with my dance group. My husband and I want people to dance to feel good, to take away self doubt, to trust themselves on a whole new level.

It’s kind of funny because from the outside looking in Ballroom dancing is kind of freakish. I mean it is a whole other world. If you ever see the Australian movie “Strictly Ballroom” – that movie completely captures a lot of what is obscene and yet at the same time fabulous about the competitive dance world. There is so much politics, and there are so many ways in which the judging could seem to be not fair, the people look pretty outrageous…..it is crazy – but Lydia Laurell to me gets to the heart about what is really beautiful about Dancesport. I hope I some day track her down and one day when she is in NY perhaps she will come and talk to my little group about her adventure.

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.