The Look – Spring/Summer 2017

We’ve got your beauty and fashion trends for the spring/summer 2017 season!  We’ve combed through all our favorite magazines to compile “The Look”, your seasonal beauty and fashion cheat sheets! It’s all you need to know about looking even more fabulous!  We’ve also included beauty services that are super hot in our salon right now (like the best organic spray tan ever, and even better lash extensions)!  Need to book a service?  Give us a call at 203-656-5656 and we would be happy to help!

Keep these handy as you head out for your warm weather shopping! Enjoy! xoxo

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STAR’s 5th Annual Speaker’s Luncheon

On Thursday, April 6th we were thrilled to once again participate in STAR’s Annual Speaker’s Luncheon.  STAR began in 1952 by parents with a vision.  Their vision was to give children with disabilities the same opportunities that children without them have, to see beyond the disability, and see what they can do, accomplish and achieve.  Today, STAR serves individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, as well as providing their families with support services.

Each year STAR hosts their Annual Speaker’s Luncheon which features a guest speaker who has overcome different physical or mental challenges and has achieved truly amazing things despite those challenges.  This year their speaker was Jen Bricker, an unbelievably talented acrobat, aerialist, speaker and writer, who also just so happens to have been born with no legs. Jen is truly inspirational and shows others that there is nothing that can’t be accomplished when you believe in yourself!

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Thrilled to meet Jen! We did her hair and makeup before her speaking engagement at the STAR Annual Speaker’s Luncheon.

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One of Jen Bricker’s books, Everything Is Possible, a book about finding faith and courage to follow your dreams.

We have been involved with STAR for many years and truly believe in this wonderful organization! Each year we provide goodie bags and donate silent auction items to help them raise money at their different fundraiser’s.  We think it is so important to support the organizations that are very near and dear to our hearts, and STAR is definitely one of them!  We are also so proud of Denise who came to us through STAR and works in our salon.  She always shows such enthusiasm for how she contributes through her responsibilities here, and we absolutely love having her here!

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To find out more about Jen Bricker, you can visit her website, click here. Get ready to be inspired with a video about Jen,  click here.

 

1st Annual Girls Beauty, Fashion & Shopping Night

This past Wednesday evening we held our 1st Annual Girls Beauty, Fashion & Shopping night to benefit Smile Train, an organization that gives children with cleft palate a brand new smile.  We would like to thank all who attended and congratulate the 5 winners who won free Xeomin treatments from our Medical Director, Dr. Fredric Newman (thank you Dr. Newman)!  We also congratulate the big winner of our raffle basket worth over $3,000, Peggy Brown!

If you missed it, we had a beautiful spread of finger foods and refreshments, all with a tropical theme to get all in the mood for a new season of warm, sunny weather!  In the center of all our delicious bites was a pineapple tree, complete with tiny lights and palm tree leaves!  All the ladies shopped, mingled and enjoyed an evening with the girls!

A big thank you for donations and for the purchase of raffle tickets.  All proceeds will go to Smile Train! Here are the highlights of the evening…..

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Palms, bright sunny flowers, candles and delicious bites…..

 

 

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more food….
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Pineapple tree made with 5 real pineapples!

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Helen Ainson – sportswear, jewelry, accessories, evening wear, and mother of the bride/groom
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What is our favorite thing to lounge in, work out in and dress up or down? Leggings! Here in colorful patterns from TC Leggings.
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SBG Designs – Owner, Suzanne with all kinds of fun totes, makeup bags and other accessories!
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Dr. Fredric Newman’ s table had “before” and “afters” so attendees could see his amazing work!
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Our SkinCeuticals Rep, Jeannie brought the Skin Scope with her so the ladies could see sun damage and other skin imperfections. She then suggested the perfect products for their individual skincare needs.
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Dr. Fredric Newman, our Medical Director, demonstrates how injectables are done.
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A couple of the gals from Dr. Fredric Newman’s office just having a little fun at the end of the evening!
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
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Just the guys! Andrew and Louis with Rich and Carl, our bartenders for the evening!
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Congrats to Peggy Brown, winner of our raffle! Enjoy over $3,000 worth of products and services!

 

SkinCeutical’s Newest Product for Plump, Firm, Hydrated Skin

We take great pride in researching each and every product that we use/sell in our salon and spa.  Each product, whether for hair, skin or makeup, are products we stand behind.  We only offer the very best to our clients, so you can be sure when deciding on whether or not to try a product, that we also use them ourselves!

That said, one of the brands we are completely obsessed with is SkinCeuticals.  Open any magazine and you are sure to find either an Allure beauty award or a review of their products by top plastic surgeons, dermatologists or medical grade spas!  SkinCeuticals is backed by years of research and development, and each product actually does what it says it will do!  Serums that contain light sensitive antioxidants are packaged and sold in their dark glass bottles so that the light will not destroy the integrity of the product.  Great to know when you are investing in superior skincare products!

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One of our newest favorites is their H.A. Intensifier.  This fabulous little miracle worker is a multi-functional serum that helps to amplify hyaluronic acid levels in your skin.  This acid occurs naturally in your skin and helps to retain moisture.  Unfortunately, as we age, we produce less and less.  What happens when less of this acid is available?  Your skin will be less firm and plump, and the texture will be rougher, and who wants that?  Not us!  Hyaluronic acid is such an important hydrator to the skin and SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier combines surface-hydrating hyaluronic acid with 10% proxylane (proxylane is a sugar-protein hybrid found in beech trees, responsible for defending against water loss), and the perfect concentration of licorice and purple rice extracts to support your skin’s hyaluronic acid levels.  Add this to your arsenal of skincare products and show off hydrated, plumped and firmer looking skin!

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Photo: SkinCeuticals

Not sure what skincare is right for you?  Our SkinCeuticals rep. will be offering a complimentary skin analysis using their powerful Skin Scope to tell you exactly where any dry, congested, sun damaged skin, etc. is on your face at our Girls Beauty Night this Wednesday, April 5th from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Other highlights of the evening will include a beauty and fashion workshop with Dee, our Co-Owner and Erica Jensen, Owner of Helen Ainson. Get the scoop on all the beauty and fashion trends for spring/summer 2017!  Shop our 3 trunk shows that evening featuring jewelry, clothing, accessories and lots more!  Enjoy pina coladas, other refreshments and small bites!

Our raffle basket with products and services valued over $3,000 will be raffled off with proceeds going to Smile Train.  Please R.S.V.P. 203-656-5656.  Hope to see you there!

 

3 Special Packages for Prom 2017

With the winter months behind us, it’s time to think about all the events and special occasions coming up in the warmer months.  Graduations, weddings, cocktail parties, and if you’re in high school, Prom!  Who doesn’t remember their prom?  It’s a special night that will live in your memory for a lifetime, and we want to be part of your prom by making you more beautiful than you already are with 3 special packages!

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Make Us Your Prom Destination

Forget-Me-Not – $185

  • ORGANIC SPRAY TAN
  • MANICURE
  • PEDICURE
  • HAIR – SHAMPOO & STYLE
  • MAKEUP – BY OUR AWARD WINNING MAKEUP ARTIST
  • INDIVIDUAL LASH INSERTS – ADD $10

Blooming Rose  –  $150

  • ORGANIC SPRAY TAN
  • HAIR- SHAMPOO & STYLE
  • MAKEUP – BY OUR AWARD WINNING MAKEUP ARTIST
  • INDIVIDUAL LASH INSERTS – ADD $10

Dainty Daisy –  $90

  • ORGANIC SPRAY TAN
  • MANICURE & PEDICURE

To schedule your prom appointments, please call 203-656-5656

Eyelash Extensions 101

Let’s face it, as a woman we would all love to wear less makeup and feel more confident!  Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply moisturize your skin, apply a bit of concealer to cover imperfections (blend, blend & blend some more), add a bit of blush and then head out the door?  We have the answer to cut your daytime beauty routine down to 5 minutes!

New Faux Mink X-Wrap Lashes

This is where Eyelash Extensions come in!  Imagine waking up to perfect lashes every morning!  Taking a bit of time to get extensions applied will save lots of time (perhaps allowing for an extra cup of coffee) during your morning rush!

In a mere 2 hours you can walk out of our salon with the most beautiful, thick, enviable & long lashes which will cut out curling, combing and applying multiple coats of mascara to your lashes.   We are proud to present to you our new and even better lash extensions; Faux Mink X-Wrap Lashes!  What are the benefits of these new lashes?

  • Self-aligning attachment
  • Increased longevity
  • Resistance to twisting & tangling
  • 50% lighter in weight vs. round eyelash extensions
  • Improved curl retention

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Facts You Need To Know

  • At your first appointment, we will discuss your lifestyle, and what is comfortable for you, to determine the length, curl and fullness of the lashes (lashes come in numerous lengths, thicknesses and curls).
  • Each lash is applied one at a time while you are lying down with your eyes closed and resting.  The application is totally painless and takes about 2 hours for the initial set of lashes.  Refills are recommended every 2 to 4 weeks or so to maintain, and take about 25 to 45 minutes.
  • It is important to keep lashes conditioned and the one we love is RevitaLash (we carry this and RevitaBrow in our salon).
  • Steer clear of waterproof mascara. Use a mascara that can be removed easily to keep lashes tip-top.
  • Groom your lashes by gently brushing them with a spoolie wand.
  • A silk pillow case is not only great for preventing wrinkles, but can also help make your extensions last longer.
  • Use a specially formulated eye makeup remover.  We sell a remover that is especially formulated to care for your luscious lashes.  Oil based eye makeup removers are not recommended.

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  • Our Co-Owner, Dee, is certified, has years of experience, and only uses the highest quality lashes available.
  • You get what you pay for!  It may sound cliche, but in the world of eyelash extensions, the quality of the product and the experience/certification of the technician does matter!

Get The Scoop! Spring Fever Girls Beauty Night!

We are so anxious for spring to arrive (especially with the impending big snow storm looming over us)! as we love the longer days and sunny, warmer weather!  We are so excited about beautiful warm weather being so close by that we thought it would be a lot of fun to have a Spring Fever Girls Beauty Night!

Join us and get ready for spring with special discounts, giveaways, and a raffle for a basket of goodies worth over $2,000!  We will have Pina Coladas and small bites, summertime music, beauty specials, a fashion and beauty trend workshop with demos, tanning with our new organic spray tan, live demo of fillers/Xeomin (a new natural Botox), meet the SkinCeuticals Rep and get a free skin analysis with their Skin Scope, shopping and more!  P.S. A Selfie/Photo Booth too!

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While all our guests are beautifying themselves, we will be selling raffle tickets for a basket of totally amazing prizes!  All proceeds will go to Smile Train so we can give the gift of a beautiful new smile(s) to children with Cleft Palate  This basket worth over $2,000 will include:

  • A luxurious Day of Beauty and Pampering at our salon & spa, along with beauty products to use at home.
  •  A package of 4 IPL Laser Treatments (worth $1,000) from our Medical Director, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Fredric Newman.
  • Tanning Package with our new organic spray tan, Coco Tanning
  • Clothing/Accessories from Helen Ainson
  • Jewelry from Trendsetters Jewelry
  • Accessories from SBG Designs
  • 2 tickets to The Darien Arts Center musical “Baby”
  •  This package is worth over $2,000 and one lucky lady will be winning this over-the-top basket!

This fabulous event will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Bring along some friends for a fun evening sipping Pina Coladas, eating yummy little bites, and mingling with the girls!  Here is what we have planned for this special evening:

  1. SPRING BEAUTY TRENDS & MAKEUP DEMO:  Our Co-Owner and award winning makeup artist, Dee, will be filling all the guests in on the biggest beauty trends of the spring/summer 2017 season.  She will also be demonstrating the trending makeup techniques on a live model.  Guests will also be able to browse the new makeup line made specifically for their salon/spa and be able to purchase new and exciting eye, lip and cheek colors that compliment their skin tone and hair color.  Ask her all about the new eyelashes for lash extensions.  They are made by the same company but are even better now!
  2. HAIR, GLORIOUS HAIR!  What are the hottest hair color trends?  What are easy ways to put my hair up myself and still look great running around town?  What hairstyles are on trend for spring/summer 2017?  Why do I need a good shampoo and conditioner?  Find out the answers to these and more!
  3. RECEIVE 20% OFF ALL SPA/SALON TREATMENTS WHEN BOOKED THAT NIGHT!
  4. FASHION TRENDS BY HELEN AINSON:  Erica Jensen, Owner of Helen Ainson will give attendees the scoop on trends in fashion for the upcoming season. Mannequins will showcase her fashion forward sportswear and stunning cocktail dresses and evening gowns.
  5. GET GLOWING WITH OUR NEW ORGANIC SPRAY TAN:  Bring along dark, loose clothing and get a gorgeous tan with our brand new organic spray tan!  Special price of $40 (regular $50), but bring along a friend who gets spray tanned and pay only $30 for your enviable tan!
  6. LIVE DEMO OF XEOMIN (the new natural, additive free Botox) AND FILLERS:  Our Medical Director, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Fredric Newman will demonstrate fillers and Xeomin on a live model.  He will also talk about the brand new fillers out, Defyne and Refyne which last up to a year!  Drop your business card in or write down your name and phone and Dr. Newman will pick 5 women who will win a free Xeomin (the new natural botox that has no additives) treatment!  Book a Xeomin or filler treatment that night and get 20% off!
  7. FREE SKIN ANALYSIS WITH THE SKINCEUTICALS REP USING THEIR SKIN SCOPE:  Get your skin analyzed with a skin pro.  This complimentary service allows the skin care rep to see into your skin to look for sun damage, congested pores, dryness, and so much more.  She will then be able to recommend the SkinCeutical products that are right for you. Special savings will be offered when guests buy multiple products from the line.  
  8. SKINCEUTICALS SERUM BAR –  Try fabulous serums at the SkinCeuticals Serum Bar where you can not only see how moisturizing and luxurious they are, but learn what each one does to transform the skin inside and out!  SkinCeuticals is carried by renowned dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medical spas because their products are backed with real results!
  9. SHOP TILL YOU DROP:  We have lined up three Trunk Shows for your shopping pleasure!  Trendsetters Jewelry will have new spring necklaces, earrings, rings & bracelets.  SBG Designs will showcase exercise tights, cell phone cases, and other accessories.  And Helen Ainson will have handmade, one-of-a-kind belts, straw hats, spring tops, wraps, and gift items.  Buy for yourself or think about upcoming birthdays, prom or Mothers Day!
  10. EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD SELFIE!  Get a tan, try some new makeup, buy a new top, hat or jewelry and show it off at our Selfie/Photo Booth!  Take one alone or get a group of girls together and post on social media!

Guests will leave with a goodie bag filled with discounts, little prizes, samples, and our Spring/Summer Beauty & Fashion Guide to keep as a reference to look your very best throughout the upcoming seasons!

Please R.S.V.P. by April 2nd – 203-656-5656 and let us know if you will be tanning that evening (bring dark, loose clothing for after your spray tan)

Complimentary Alpha Beta Peels!

We have a treat for you next week!  On Friday, March 3rd, we will be giving complimentary alpha beta peels from the Dr. Dennis
Gross skincare line.  A representative and esthetician from their company will be here from 11 am till 2 pm to treat you to a peel which will leave your skin brighter and more radiant!  This peel is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C and is the perfect answer to perking up dull winter skin! With warmer weather getting closer and closer, it’s time to get that beautiful skin glowing and ready for spring!

Spaces are filling up quickly, so please call to book your complimentary appointment!  Your skin will thank you!  Hope to see you there!

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Introducing Our New Organic Spray Tan!

We are proud to introduce to you our new organic spray tan, Coco Glow! This unique spray tan formula is organic, odorless, and will never leave you with the dreaded orange look!  You will be left with a beautiful tan that will last 10 to 14 days, all without any harmful rays from the sun!

Whether you are just looking for a tanned glow for everyday, or you have a trip planned to a tropical location (lucky you!), a spray tan will have you looking and feeling more confident and sexy!  We also love that a tan can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, spider veins and cellulite, not to mention making you look thinner (we LOVE that!).

Things to know:

  • Shower, exfoliate and shave prior to tanning appointment.
  • No moisturizing soap, oils or lotions prior which will interfere with your spray tan.
  • Wear dark, loose clothing and bring flip flops.
  • Get your mani/pedi prior to your spray tan.
  • Total time for spray tan application, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Do not use anything oil based or exfoliate skin afterwards.

What to do now?  Call us and book your appointment, and get ready to look like you just returned from a tropical vacation! (203)656-5656.

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For a list of services and prices, please click here!

Don’ Forget your Sweetheart this Valentine’s! Day!

Wow, it’s February, and here we are with another Valentine’s Day, trying to figure out that perfect gift for the sweetheart’s in our lives.   We can show them our love, through words, deeds, romantic dinners, pampering packages, and more!.  But what could be better for your hardworking Valentine than a little pampering?  After all, we know how stressful life can be! Here we present to you our Valentines Gift Guide for 2017.  And we are sure that these will light up his or her face!

One phone call and your gift of love and pampering will be beautifully wrapped and ready to to make her or her feel so loved and special!

Take aim and pick the Cupid’s Package right for your love! 

With love Dee and Andrew xoxo
Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 10.38.31 PMGive us a call at 203-656-5656 and choose from one of these special spa & beauty packages or design your own!  Have a wondeful weekend!! xoxo