Keratin Hair Treatments for No Frizz Hair

The hot, humid days of summer don’t have to leave you hating your hair each day!  A Keratin Treatment will leave your hair shiny and frizz free and last 6 to 8 weeks for our Express Keratin or 3 to 4 months for our Regular Keratin Treatment.  One of our professionals can help you to determine which one is right for you!

Make your appointment at 203-656-5656 for our Darien, Connecticut salon or 203-298-4470 for our Orange, Connecticut salon.

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Summer Hair Care

After a long, long (did we mention long?) cold winter, it is so wonderful to wake up to longer days, outdoor barbecues, weddings, proms and all the great things the warmer weather brings!

One thing we don’t love so much is the damage that the sun does to color treated hair, or any hair for that matter!  The beach, salt, sun is great for the soul but not so much for the locks!  Our advise, talk to your stylist and see what product or products he or she suggests based on your individual needs.

We love Kerastase hair products, and for good reason.  They work!  They also have a whole line of products made for every hair problem out there.  Dry hair, over-processed hair, colored hair and other hair 911’s can be addressed with excellent, high quality hair care products such as Kerastase.

Summer Hair Tips:

  • Wear a hat or stay under an umbrella at the beach or anywhere you will be in the sun for more than a few minutes.
  • After a day in the sun and salt water be sure to rinse hair and condition it.
  • Never leave chlorine in hair, as it will dry it and turn blondes a very unflattering shade!
  • Deep condition hair as needed.
  • Ask your colorist to try Kerastase Fusio Dose which is designed specifically for your hair needs.
  • A glaze is a great way to add shine.  Ask your stylist/colorist.
  • Fight frizz with a Keratin Treatment or one of our favorite Kerastase products!

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xo  Love & Beauty

Mani/Pedi News

It’s always manicure season, and for many it’s always pedicure season, but when the warm weather hits and toes are exposed in those new sandals and heels, it’s time for all of us to get those feet callous free, with nails trimmed, shined, and polished!

ORANGE SALON & SPA

We are thrilled to welcome Maria as our new Nail Technician in our Orange, Connecticut Salon and Spa.  Maria is proficient in  UV Gels, Acrylics, Shellac, etc, as well as an expert in painting beautiful designs on your nails, a trend that is really taking off……. again!  Call us at 203-298-4470 to schedule your mani/pedi, and if you get both, you will receive complimentary nail designs!

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DARIEN

Our nail technicians in Darien are gearing up for weddings, graduations and more (our Orange, CT salon too!), and are very excited that the OPI Dip Manicure (powder with no UV light) has really taken off!  Here’s a little advise: if you haven’t had your nails done in ages and want to grow out your own, with no damage to your own nails, then a Dip Manicure is definitely something to try.  It lasts for weeks, another big bonus!

It’s pedicure season (finally warm weather after a long winter)!  Whether you are dying to wear that new pair of sandals or heels, or you know you’ll be spending many days barefoot or in flip flops, we’ve got you covered with our Stefanou Signature Pedicure.  You’ll leave relaxed, feeling pampered, and ready to show off that fabulous new nail color!  It’s time to break out those new sandals (here’s a great pair from Helen Ainson (click here), or that pair of strappy heels and dance the night away at your nephew’s summer wedding (find a pretty pair of heels here)!   Ready to let those feet out of your fuzzy warm socks?  Give us a call to schedule your appointment at 203-656-5656.

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Love & Beauty,

Your Team at Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa

Spoil Him or Her This Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away and honestly the best gift you can give your sweetheart is some pampering!  We all lead such hectic lives, raising children and juggling a career, keeping up with family and friends, running errand, doing chores, and the list goes on and on!  All work and no play creates stress, anxiety and burnout, so a gift where your Valentine can slow down and take some time to get pampered is good for the mind, body and soul.

We have four special Valentine’s packages to choose from, or feel free to create your own!  To see a list of all of our services to create one yourself, visit our website (click here).  Your gift will be beautifully wrapped and ready to present to your love!

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As always, thank you for your business!  xoxo

Try Our New Powder Manicure

We are now carrying OPI’s new powders for long lasting manicures in gorgeous colors!  Make your appointment with one of our talented nail pros and show off those beautiful hands!  And don’t forget to get those feet in tip top shape for that winter getaway where toes will be on display!

Make your appointment to try our new powder manicure using OPI’s powder nail colors at 203-656-5656.

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You are Invited! 3rd Annual Toys For Tots Fashion Show

You are invited to a fabulous evening of fashion and beauty December 6th from 6 to 9 pm at Helen Ainson here in Darien.  This is our 3rd year providing all hair and makeup for the models who will show off beautiful sportswear, formalwear, and accessories from Helen Ainson.

If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P to 203-655-9841 and bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots.  If you cannot bring a toy, admission is $30 and a toy will be provided for you from the Toy Box, also located in Darien.

Hope to see you there!

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UV Filters — Which Sunscreen is Right for You?

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Organic Filters:  

Great for all skin types, darker skin and people who have active lifestyles. 

Organic filters penetrate skin and absorb UV rays like a sponge.  They are also water resistant and absorb quickly in to the skin.

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Mineral Filters

Great for children, those with sensitive skin and anyone who has post-procedure skin. 

Mineral Filters sit on top of the skin to block UV rays like a shield.  A natural mineral filter is Zinc Oxide and you will find it in all of SkinCeuticals 100% mineral sunscreens.  This type of sunscreen is a great chemical free option, and is so gentle that children over 6 months can use it.  

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Mineral & Organic

Great for anyone who wants daily use sunscreen protection. 

Multi-tasking formulas with UV protection that provides the benefits of both mineral and organic filters.

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No matter what sunscreen you choose, it’s important that you keep your skin protected from the harmful rays of the sun.  Your skin will thank you later in life when you don’t have sun spots, wrinkles and sagging skin!

Speaking of coverage, keep that hair color covered when out in the sun.  A pretty hat like the one below will keep your hair color beautiful and keep your hair from drying out!

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This beauty is available at Helen Ainson (on sale for $15!)  in store or online!  Shop it here!

Happy Sunny Summer Days! xoxo