Brazil Bronze Glow Bar founder 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. After moving to New York and discovering airbrush tanning, 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. To achieve this dream, she opened Brazil Bronze Glow Bar in 2002, and partnered with Joy Romano in 2007, operating not only as a tanning salon but also as a supplier of spray tanning solutions and equipment, offering tanning products as well as knowledge of how to run a spray tanning business.
Although Blenkey-Tchassova is no longer active in the salon, Brazil Bronze Glow Bar has blossomed into an international operation recognized by numerous media outlets, including Allure magazine, which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, who have worked on celebrities, TV shows, movies, and award shows, use a full line of products created from organic and natural ingredients and the highest quality DHA to bring the airbrush experience to everyone. Brazil Bronze Glow Bar even created the spray tan line Tansxl for Derek Saathoff of A-List NYC reality show (and was part of the story line for season 2).
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our tanning units are ideal for all clients who wish to tan fast and achieve long lasting results. All beds are equipped with a full control panel to adjust cooling fans and intensity of facial lamps. We provide a protective eye wear and towels free of charge.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The lack of sun in NYC inspired us to open our salon. Since opening
in 2003, we have been dedicated to providing high quality tanning services for the most competitive prices in our area.
What do you love most about your job?
The sun is always shining here, even on rainy days.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"This place is a little gem in the Village. Clean, friendly and I always am able to get in and get out." "Some of the most professional and pleasant staff members I've come to encounter. Feels like a nice, sunny day with every visit."
With all the different skin shades and undertones beneath those shades, skin color is very nuanced. Makeup companies know this and produce dozens of foundation colors. Most tanning salons, however, don't take the little nuances into account when airbrushing bodies. Beach Bum Tanning isn't like those salons. Instead of using airbrush-tanning solutions in only a few shades, its certified airbrush artists can craft more than 150 custom color combinations, giving clients "a natural, healthy-looking glow—making it as realistic as possible," explains Dante Fitzpatrick, the Director of Airbrush Design at Beach Bum Tanning in a recent interview for GQ magazine.
The Allure magazine Best of Beauty–winning salon also relies on Mystic HD booths and open-air VersaSpa booths to gild bodies with vibrant pigment. And since 1986, it has been making East Coast denizens look tan with traditional tanning beds, rather than wrapping them in ALF's fur.
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".
At 14th Street in New York, guests can obtain a healthy, sun-kissed glow all year long.
Have a long day? Pamper yourself with a relaxing and hydrating facial.
Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin with a variety of skin care treatments, such as a body wrap.
With a wide selection of alternative services at this salon, you can choose your service of choice.
This salon will have you looking beach-ready, just ask about any of its services such as tanning beds, spray tan, and airbrush tan.
Design your smile at 14th Street with any one of these dental services.
Get ready for that perfect date with 14th Street's amazing services like eyelash extensions.
The beauty staff at this salon is happy to accommodate walk-ins for treatments and services.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
14th Street patrons can find street parking at the W 14th St location.
If you're looking to score some time in a tanner today, head on over to 14th Street.