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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Archive for March, 2010

Organic Spray Tan?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

How organic is your spray tan? The reason I ask is because for the last couple of years one of the big marketing gimmicks in the arena of spray tanning has been companies offering “organic spray tans.” Now to me, a lot of what goes on in the world of selling beauty products is what I categorize as “the emperors new clothes” syndrome…..someone just wakes up one day and decrees that a certain thing is fabulous and the best – and everyone just goes along with it because they think they should.

When I first saw “organic” spray tans being advertised I understood that it would appeal to many clients who are always looking for the most safe and natural products to use on their skin. I totally respect that so I really did my homework, trying to find what organic products were on the market – and all the pros and cons about organic spray tan. I truly hoped I would be able to find a great product and be able to offer it to my clients.

Another big question I had was that I saw companies offering spray tans that were “70% organic”…..now pardon me but that seemed a little questionable.

This is what I discovered. It is not difficult to find DHA (the active ingredient in self tanner) that is organic grade. DHA generally comes from sugar beets. However, the thing that makes a beauty product not organic is the preservatives that are added to it in order for it to have any shelf life. Pretty much every beauty product you use from your shampoos and conditioners to your face cream and mascara has preservatives in it – otherwise bacteria and mold could grow in the products making them unsafe for you to use.

I also discovered that liquid self tanning solution is a product that really needs preservatives in order to be user friendly. Because DHA comes from sugar beets it is highly susceptible to mold or fungus if it does not have the proper preservatives to keep it stable and fresh.

I for one do not want to be spraying my beloved clients with a potentially harmful mold infested solution.

None the less I kept on researching. I sent for many samples of organic spray tan. The products were very smelly with a strong musty smell. Brazil Bronze DHA is famous for not smelling since we go through it so quickly, it has preservatives in it, and it is constantly made fresh. I knew my clients would not be able to stomach these unpleasant smelling products.

I also discovered that when someone touts a 70% organic label – it is bull**it. Basically they are saying the DHA is organic (but all DHA is pretty much organic) and it has preservatives in it. To me that is like saying Koolaid is organic – because it has a picture of a lemon or a strawberry on the container….please people – let’s get real. Have a little respect for your customers. I think this kind of marketing is misleading and deceptive. 

So what is the full scoop behind our Brazil Bronze spray tan……8 years old this year – and without question the best spray tan in the world! Our spray tan is made of organic DHA (which we don’t make a big hooplah about) however it also contains preservatives, which have been carefully chosen and considered to be comparatively safe and widely used. When I was pregnant I had to give the ingredient list of my DHA to the pathology department at Mount Sinai hospital – it is standard procedure to check for any possible hazzards in the work place – and I was told that it was fine for me to work around. So – the truth is – our product is not organic, but it is safe – and beware of abusive marketing strategies that are trying to trick you into thinking one product is more safe or better than another. Ask if the product is really “organic” and if it is – run for your life unless you want a mold infestation. Just sayin’…..

DWTS

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

so the new Dancing With The Stars is underway…and I felt like I was watching a run up to the elections….all of the contestants were so eager to get their particular message over to their demographic. Kate Gosslin is doin’ it for all the mommies out there (though one scurrilous rag said what mom could relate to a mother who leaves her kids at home to go to a dance competition….the journalist obviously never had kids), one is doing it for “all the big girls out there” and Buzz the geriatric astronaut was doin’ it for every one is AARP…

As usual we have the obvious ringers in the competition….the Pussycat Doll…who debuted a nearly perfect viennese waltz….”oh….I’ve gyrated in 9 million music videos but I am such a virgin to the world of ballroom dance….” Oh please – this girl is gorgeous and will most likely win, but she is obviously a professional dancer. How can you compare her to poor Buzz in his depends undergarments? And also what about the Ice Skating Boyfriend….come on now – skaters are baically professional dancers also – they just prance around to music on skates – it’s not really a big stretch for him either.

Shannon Doherty was interesting to watch. She cried very convincingly when they were giving out the scores…. She has that unpredictable quality…..something interesting might happen.

Pam Anderson had either taken something or wanted us to believe she had taken something before the show. I thought her dancing was cute though.

So….I guess we have to tune in next week to find out the full 411.

more funny spray tan stories…

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

I am a very good dinner party guest. In large part because a lot of very funny things happen at Brazil Bronze.

A couple of years ago we had a visit from a very famous British actor. I am not going to divulge who it was so it’s not even worth asking. Anyway…as I invited him into the changing room I showed him where to put his clothes and offered him disposable underwear and a shower cap. I left the room and said I would return in a minute.

I waited a respectful amount of time….I did hear quite a bit of crashing going on….so I asked if he needed any help or if it was ok for me to come in. He said to come in.

The sight before my eyes nearly reduced me to hysterics- but it is a high testament to my professionalism that I managed to keep my calm. You see, us airbrush technicians protect ourselves from breathing in too much spray tan by wearing surgical masks (customers don’t need to worry as they are exposed to the tiniest amount of spray – but we are spraying all day….) When I entered the spray tan booth this very famous and distinguished actor was balancing on one leg, hopping around, trying to figure out a way to wear a surgical mask as underwear….the poor guy accidently confused the spa underwear (the Spanty to those of us in the trade) with the mask.

I really felt that if I corrected him – it would be embarrassing for him – so I stepped out for a second longer and left him to wrangle himself into the surgical mask. When I re-entered – I tried to act like everything was totally normal. OMG I will never forget that day. Just another day spray tanning…..:)