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    Posted October 25, 2006

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Head to Toe Glamour at a Discount

By Nicole Yanolatos

Actors' Equity is working hard to secure new and amazing discounts to satisfy you from head to toe. This month brings a range of new and amazing deals, including salons, gyms and cosmetics. As always for a complete list of discounts, visit the Members Only section at

Downtown at 166 Mercer Street (between Houston and Prince), Studio A Hair Salon is offering a 15% discount (prior to sales tax) on any if its salon services. All you have to do is show them your membership card before the services begin or request the discount ahead of time when booking an appointment.

Walking west on 46th street you can find a chic little salon, 368 West 46th Street to be precise called Renew, tucked underneath a cream colored awning. Renew has taken a new approach to hair care. Renew is ecological, because they offer the highest quality salon services while reducing their impact on the environment. The salon is offering 10% discount off all hair services until November 30, 2006. Check out their website for pricing and products.

For all these AEA Discounts and many more, logon to Members Only and use the drop down menu for Discounts !

Not that you've worked on making your hair and skin even more fit for Broadway or Off-Broadway, how about more ways to stay in shape and up to peak performance. Steel Gym, owned and operated by a member of Actors' Equity, offers a wide variety of weight lifting machines, dumbbells and aerobic equipment. The gym is open 5:30 am to 12 Midnight, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 10 pm on Sundays. They offer towels, juice and a great smoothie bar, plus fresh fruit for members. They also allow the option of bringing your own personal trainer (ask for details). For all of this, Steel Gym is offering Actors' Equity members monthly memberships at $55 per month and best of all, a $0 initiation fee.

Actors' Equity has sleuthed two new discounts strictly for the ladies of Actor's Equity. This discount offers two fabulous new ways to get in shape without the fear of judgment, opportunity to have tons of fun and feel comfortable doing it. Fitness Express Manhattan, located on 142 West 72nd Street, offers a strength training line that was scaled down, easy to use and specifically designed for women. Fitness Express Manhattan' mission is to provide a safe, effective, integrated circuit training system, designed for reaching your fitness goals, to help you achieve maximum long term results. Fitness Express Manhattan is offering a zero initiation fee for Actors' Equity members. All you have to do is show them your card when you sign up.

The second fitness option for women is a sassy alternative from Sheila Kelley's S Factor Class. S factor is an original workout inspired by striptease and pole dancing. It helps women to become empowered and to discover their sexual power. Overall it can help you keep in shape, while boosting self-confidence and creating a more positive image of your body. S Factor is offering anyone with a current Actor's Equity Membership card 10% off any classes before 6 pm. An invigorating workout is just the ticket to jumpstart your body for those nightly performances.

Everyone wants to achieve the perfect look for headshots, eye-catching (yet tasteful) colors for auditions and also supplies for shows-and of course for nights on the town. MAC Cosmetics is offering a discount for members that will assist in getting makeup and other products to do all of the above and more. MAC Cosmetics is offering a paid-for membership program, open to makeup professionals and other creative talent who use makeup as a primary part of their work. Actors' Equity members are eligible to join this program and will be entitled to a 30% discount when shopping in MAC freestanding locations in North America, Master Classes, pro-only events,, complimentary shipping orders for over $150, discounts from select industry publications and select makeup schools. To enroll, you can fill out the MAC PRO Membership application and provide a copy of Actors' Equity Membership card, along with your membership fee ($35 US).

You can download the application via the following link and drop the application off at any MAC store or mail it directly to the processing department. Within a few weeks, you will receive your membership package and may begin using your membership benefits.

Last but not least, they say the best cure for the blues or just a case of melancholy is laughter. Actors' Equity has come across a great new discount for The Comic Strip Live. The Comic Strip is offering all AEA members 50% off general admission to the club. Admissions is regularly $20, but AEA members would pay $10 per person. The voucher can be printed out by going to the website,

For all these AEA Discounts and many more, logon to Members Only and use the drop down menu for Discounts !

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