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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.

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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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Posts Tagged ‘Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp’

A Dream come True…

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

If you think about it – today is the youngest, and hottest and most fabulous you are ever going to be. Hell – tomorrow your are just another step closer to the grave. Why is it we insist on piddling our lives away telling the same old story about how we are too old, too fat, too not this and too not that.

I do get it. We live in a world that is sometimes ageist and sexist. We live in a culture that sends us messages that a certain variety of youthful, slender beauty is the most preferable option. But it just seems sad to resign oneself to the too old and too ugly pile without thinking things through. Look all around in nature, look at Art – are not many things beautiful? Can we not consciously expand our vision of what is beautiful rather than throwing ourselves on a pyre prematurely.

Anyway – on my own small plot of the world (New York City) I insist, every day, on waking people up to the possibility of self love and embracing FUN. With that in mind I decided to launch a campaign called “the campaign for womanly beauty.” Read about it in my previous entry. We launched the campaign Saturday June 9th with a sold out show at (Le) Poisson Rouge. “Backdoor Burlesque – the secret diary of a wayward showgirl”

the Pink Chardonnays High Kick in a sea of GLITTER

the Pink Chardonnays High Kick in a sea of GLITTER

I work very hard through  Brazil Bronze and my other company Burlesque Bikini bootcamp to spread the message of self love and seizing the day. My two business partners – Joy Romano at the salon, and Pink Champagne aka Teresa Kliokis, are all totally on the same page. In our burlesque performance groups we have a really tangible way of actually teaching women how to be kinder to themselves. We teach people to see themselves in the most positive light, to make the best of themselves, to build a nurturing support system, to surround themselves with positive like minded people. You might b surprised how the process of learning a simple dance, getting all glammed up and getting up and performing in front of a cheering audience could be hugely healing.

The Copacabana girls embody sexy confidence

The Copacabana girls embody sexy confidence

All I can say is that in the past couple of years of doing this I have really made some incredible friendships.

For a long time we had been planning this show to kick off the campaign for womanly beauty. We worked super hard on this show creating and costuming five totally new numbers and inviting some of NY’s most talented performers as guest artists. Miraculously everything came together so seamlessly. My friends are so amazingly creative and loving. Hardly a word had to be spoken and someone would jump into action. We were totally excited to perform at Le Poisson Rouge which is the most gorgeous cabaret location in NYC, with an amazing stage and sound and lighting system. We just had a feeling, creatively, that we could produce the show we wanted in this venue. We were lucky enough to snag the most hysterical MC – Sweetie (who we discovered at the NY Boyelesque Festival). We kind of made a script for Sweetie to tell the story of “the wayward showgirl.” Sweetie wasn’t too used to being limited by a script so he took the liberty of elaborating and making it ultra filthy…. It was pretty funny standing waiting to go on stage and then he would say something so outrageous you thought you might pee your pants – and then have to compose yourself to go on. We also asked the help of our dear Friend Dame Lori Sutherland to actually speak about the cause. She was looking gorgeous in animal print and a divine little fascinator.

As the show was about to start we saw the place was getting packed and there was still a huge line of people buying tickets. It was so thrilling for us – it has only been 18 months since our very first show. Then – the very first number was Vivi Le Voix doing gorgeous opera burlesque and we heard the crowd go wild – we were so excited because we knew it was an amazing and loving audience. And so began a magical night.

I personally had one of the most magical nights performing – and most importantly the 24 girls in my group are still on cloud 9. I can’t imagine what it was like for them.I’ve done many shows in tiny bars and big theatres – but to have your very first performance in such a slinky place and with such a magnificent audience had to be special. I think by physically dancing in public, and receiving the audience’s heart felt applause – seeing all the pictures afterwards, where everyone looks just gorgeous – an experience like that can help you redefine your self esteem.

Backstage - The Pink Chardonnays wait to go on. They look like a confection.

Backstage - The Pink Chardonnays wait to go on. They look like a confection.

I feel like we really got the word out about our campaign and delivered a good dose of happiness to our girls. Me and Pink Champagne are in heaven. We just had this vision for our show – and to finally see it on stage and to have so much fun creatively with our friends was just amazing. A special shout out to our friend JZ for organizing everything for us at LPR and doing so much heavy lifting. To Amanda for being a creative genius with “Moves Like Jagger”. Amy for Helping her. Ingrid for giving us Latisse so we had good eyelashes. Annamarie for coming up with the genius Copacabana costumes – within budget. Shaun Barker – just because you are so talented.Melissa for making the beautiful flyer. Jose decamps for letting me do my dance in front of my audience and being able to live out one of my personal dreams. His girlfriend Joanna for helping me.Lucy for stepping in as last minute stage kitten – or as she calls it “sex kitten” And all the PInk Chardonnays who just make me happy everyday.

is it really 2012?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Is 2012 really the end of the world? My birthdate this year is 01.21.12. It sounds very significant to me….has a very good ring to it. I am sure something is going to happen. Hopefully not the end of the world. But just in case, I am living by the wholesome mantra of making every day count.

At the end of last year I had been to see the New York Burlesque Festival @ BB Kings. The talent, cleverness and humor were amazing. I discovered that most of these talented people had performed earlier that summer at a contest in Vegas called “the Miss Exotic World Pageant.” As soon as we heard about it all of my friends decided that we REALLY wanted to go.

The new year dawned and I was on the phone with my burlesque partner Pink Champagne. We were plotting what would be fun songs for new numbers. We had an idea for a song, I won’t reveal what it is – but it involves wearing a swimsuit. I said “let’s do it – because it would be a cute idea for Miss Exotic World”. Pink Champagne was in no mood to put on a swimsuit in the middle of January and told me I was out of my mind. I begged her to just check the deadline for admissions to Miss Exotic World – and, shock, horror, drum roll….we discovered that you have to have a video submission of your entry by January 23rd. We sat in stunned silence….and then we started to get our brains going in high gear. What is a little deadline…action was what was called for. We hit the phone lines, sent out emails, and found that all of our girls, the hot and lovely Pink Chardonnays were ready for action.

Yesterday Pink Champagne and I slaved from dawn to dusk and came up with the new choreography. We marched around the garment district from House of Spandex to Spandex World to Stretch King and back. Corsets have been ordered, the glue guns are being warmed, feathers have been plucked from some poor yellow ostritch….late last night we gathered our ranks to start practicing in chelsea studios.

Of course we are all feeling quite fat after the holidays. We worry that if we take off the corsets it will be something akin to unleashing a large vat of marshmallow fluff. But doubt is for sissys. So our plan is to practice our dance as much as possible for the next two weeks, while simultaneously crafting our very complicated costumes – from gloves and feathers…. rhinestones galore. Then we will film it and send the submission in. I say ENJOY THE JOURNEY. I so hope we manage to make the cut. I can only imagine what hilarity we could have with such an amazing and fun loving group of women. But whatever happens, we are definitely having a blast right now. Before I was feeling kind of blah and January-ish – and now I feel creative, juiced and kicked into mega high gear. The Pink Chardonnays aren’t exactly like a knitting circle – or maybe they are – the main thing I get from this is being around postive, fun loving, people – who don’t take themselves too seriously.

Pink ChardonnaysThe kids are back in school. Work is kicking into high gear. Lots of fun projects for Valentine’s day – the salon is already getting booked up by people wanting vajazzling for the day of LOVE, boudoir photography is booked through the roof – gotta get your lover a gorgeous pick of your fine self. Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp is packed with people trying to redeem themselves after the holidays….and believe me – I am trying to redeem myself too. I was seasonally disaffected for three seconds after the holidays – but now I feel buzzing with life and with a sense of opportunity for the new year.

Start this January the way you mean to continue – find time to take care of yourself, to feed your soul and to pursue your passions. What if we are being transported off by martians later this year. Don’t leave yourself with any regrets….

Backstage burlesque

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

I have been very busy getting ready for a flurry of shows. A very special friend of mine recently got sick. This guy works at Chelsea Studios, and he is one of those people you are sure just has to be discovered at any moment. Tall, extremely handsome and funnier than anyone you know – AND an awesome dancer. We had been talking for a while about creating a class similar to Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp – but for the gay community. An exercise class, with fabulous dancing – but really about creating self-esteem. Sadly – before we got to do it – poor Peter is in the hospital with Lymphoma.

Me and Pink Champagne were shocked – the only thing we could think to do was make a fund raiser. We have a lovely friend who runs the Paper Dolls Burlesque cabaret – and she jumped in to help us. She is a very experienced producer and expediter. Kiki is gorgeous – here she is in the flyer with us

 

Pink Champagne, Kiki and me

Pink Champagne, Kiki and me

Kiki found us a great space at the club Don Hills and secured the date of February 25th. We asked all of our burlesque friends to leap into action and so many really thrilling performers are set to appear. Kiki does an amazing baton twirling number, my Pink Chardonnays are doing Elvis, we have Kitty Cavalier who is probably my favourite performer of all, Omayra – who is the most sexy, delicious singer – and the incomparable Dame Lori is MC. One of the highlites of the night is that I am throwing together a male cabaret version of “The Full Monty” – my husband and friend Robert are the reluctant stars. I have a feeling they will have a blast when they get on stage. The really sad thing is that Peter was supposed to be the star when I first dreamed of doing “Full Monty”… I am dreaming of the day when we are all on stage dancing together.

I have been spending quite a lot of time online researching strip off-able pants – for guys. It is quite an education. I can’t wait for them to arrive to make sure we can actually make them work. The devil is in the details…as they say.

If you are in town on February 25th please come out and see us at Don Hills. And please can you say a prayer and send love out into the universe for my friend Peter…prayers can really help.