Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Kraft: Style extra

Airbrush tanning promises smoother, more even color

Last summer, the spray-on tanning booth drew folks in for instant bronzing. This summer, the application has gotten more sophisticated with the "tan" being applied sans the booth using an airbrush gun, giving a smoother, more even color. And tanners can get a sculpted look by requesting heavier coloring to highlight muscles.

"It's actually been around for decades for movie stars and celebrities," says Michael Dougherty of Anything Airbrushed Plus in Cheviot. "It's just now starting to hit the Midwest."

"We buff it out as we go, and it goes in for a cleaner, more even-looking tan," says Carrie Arnett of Body Waxing Plus, Kenwood.

The coloring lasts five to 14 days, says Arnett.

Shaving and exfoliating should be done before the airbrushing, which can be done in a bathing suit or ... not. Overall airbrushing is $25-$28, often with a discount for subsequent applications. Information: Body Waxing Plus, 985-9185 and Anything Airbrushed Plus, 662-5400.

For brides: Watters & Watters sneak peek of dresses Friday at Bridal & Formal, 300 W. Benson, Reading. Free. Information: 821-6622.

• Boot Camp for Brides seminars with vendors, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 at the Cincinnatian, 601 Vine St., downtown. Free. Information: 729-8000.

After-hours teen shopping: Florence Mall partners with Pepsi, Fuji-film, CosmoGirl and KISS 107 FM for the Scene, 6-9 p.m. Sunday, an after-hours shopping event with discounts, contests, giveaways. Information: (859) 371-1231.

Ladies Night Out benefits shelter: A night of snacks, giveaways and information on skin, a sample of hypnosis, chiropractic information and recipes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at One Waterstone Place, 9435 Waterstone Blvd. at Fields Ertel Road. $10, benefits Domestic Violence Shelter of Warren County. Information: 770-0400.

Tatting and weaving: Weavers Guild of Cincinnati will have beginning classes, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. today through Thursday. Learn to prepare a loom and weave a scarf and sampler. $145 plus materials. Also beginning tatting, 9 a.m.-noon today and next Tuesday, $55 plus materials. 4870 Gray Road. Information: 591-2500.


Contact Joy Kraft by phone: 768-8467; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: jkraft@enquirer.com.

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