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

Eyelash Extension Special with Marivel

Are you tired of trying to find that perfect mascara that gives you long, feathery, sexy lashes?  Tired of runny or flaky mascara?  Oh, and if you happen to find “the one”, do you dread bedtime when it’s time to try and remove that waterproof mascara?  We know!  If you answered yes to any of these questions then it is time for you to give our Xtreme Eyelash Extensions a try (don’t worry, Xtreme is only the name of the brand we use!)  Our lashes are available in all different lengths and fullness.  You decide what is right for you!  Once you have woken up with gorgeous lashes, haven’t had to worry about crying at that romantic movie, or seen how fast you can get out the door looking fabulous, we know you’ll never go back to mascara again!

Marivel, our newest Lash Stylist will wow you with a set of lashes (initial first set only) for $100 (for a limited time  – must be new customer – regular price $150).  Give us a call at 203-656-5656, make your appointment, and get ready to ditch the mascara! 

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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

 

 

 

Say “I Do” To Our Wedding Party Beauty & Pampering

There are so many events in our lives that we anticipate with such joy and happiness.  There are milestone birthdays, graduations, proms, and one of the biggest, getting married!  Finding that special someone with whom you will love, cherish, and make lasting and wonderful memories with, is surely one of life’s most celebrated and treasured events.  Whether you are hiring a professional wedding planner or are doing all the planning yourself, it is a joyous and fun time of picking out the venue, the dress, the menu, and more.  However, as with planning any event it has its stressful moments!

We love our jobs here at Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa!  From luscious lash extensions, hair loving keratin straightening treatments, stunning up-do’s, relaxing massages, where all the stresses just melt away, to amazing makeup done by our co-owner, Dee (a professional makeup artist with numerous awards under her belt!), we are your “go-to” salon and spa for your entire wedding party.

Our Wedding Coordinator will discuss with you all the services we offer and plan out every appointment for the bride, groom, wedding party, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, and even the adorable flower girl and ring bearer!  We offer a beautifully decorated room in our spa where the bride (or groom and his party) and her wedding party can relax in between services while sipping a glass of champagne, or have us bring in lunch for you and the girls (or boys) to kick off the celebration!

We recently had a stunningly beautiful bride named Julie and her lovely wedding party in our salon for a day of beauty and lots of champagne toasting! We caught up with Julie, Brooke and Caroline and they posed for some fun pics for us!  We would love for you to be our next bride to pamper!  Give us a call at 203-656-5656 and say “I do” to an award winning salon and spa that looks forward to being part of your happily ever after!

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Julie, the beautiful bride!

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Julie, Brooke and Caroline after a fun day of celebrating!