Brazil Bronze Glow Bar owner Sally Blenkey-Tchassova knows how difficult it can be to get pale skin to cooperate. She spent her childhood in England applying self-tanning creams to her naturally ivory skin, trying every formula and label she could in her ongoing quest to find the perfect, long-lasting solution. It wasn't until she moved to New York City and found a passion for the highly competitive––and very tan––world of ballroom dancing, that she gracefully stumbled upon the concept of airbrush tanning. From that moment on, she decided to learn everything she could about airbrushing, daring to dream about a world where every pale person could instantly transform herself into a Brazilian goddess whenever she pleased. However, her first attempts with highly perfumed, commercial-grade formulas left her feeling sick, so she took it upon herself to build a better bronze, eventually perfecting a 95% organic product, as well as a sculpted application designed to add subtle definition to curves, décolletage, and the body's natural pinstriping.
According to New York magazine, Blenkey-Tchassova now divides her time between "the West Coast for celeb regulars and awards-season appointments" and the New York City salon, which has blossomed into an international operation recognized by numerous media outlets, including Allure magazine, which noted, "Her spray gun creates streak-free color that fades as evenly as the real thing." Salon technicians even travel to bring the airbrush experience to homes, offices, or subterranean doomsday bunkers, and further boost clients' self-confidence by planning flirty boudoir photo sessions.
Come their wedding day, brides trust Laura Nadeau with one of the most important aspects of the ceremony—their faces. Laura, known to her clients and staff as Lo, formulates distinct looks based on each bride's style, whether they hope to flaunt a classic look or a sassier, glamorous side. She applies flattering cosmetics during makeup appointments as well as lessons. These teachings, which cater to brides and everyday women alike, always include personalized product recommendations, instructions on technique, and a face chart that clearly delineates chosen tones.
Lo's expertise has led to several blogging endeavors for makeup websites and TV appearances as a beauty expert. Her step-by-step instructional videos have also earned her a feature on Brides’ list of. The videos cover techniques such as flawlessly adhering false eyelashes and removing them without a tiny pickax. She and her team don't shy from travel; they gussy up bridal parties at onsite locales throughout New York City and meet with clients beyond its borders for an additional fee.
As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill City Sun Tanning. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed—which features rotating facial lights—or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".
The Tanning Spot New York City on Twenty Eighth Street, just off of Third Avenue in Midtown East, lets those who worship the sun do so – rain or shine – year-round. Only the latest in tanning equipment is used at The Tanning Spot New York City, including fully rotational stand up units which result in a perfectly even tan from head to toe. Simple, clean lines and state-of-the-art tech define this urban space, where informed and knowledgeable staff can walk first-timers through the various options and UV ray alternatives. The shop also sells a line of Designer Skin tanning lotions, while airbrush tanning options can also make for an immediate bronze glow. Flexible multi-session or monthly membership packages make it easy to walk in pale and come out with a kiss of sunshine.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
At O’Live Organic Spa, clients relax amidst rooms of dark wood fixtures, stone, and rich earth tones. In this space of wood-slat walls and burnished copper paneling, patrons lay back on plush treatment tables while aestheticians luxuriate skin with handmade Eminence products. Those products are made from organic fruits, herbs, vegetables, and spices, and the spa’s staff applies them during facials, body wraps, and cellulite treatments. They also administer natural, organic healing treatments for men, and offer all-natural airbrush tans and stress-relieving massage and reiki.