Help Us Make a Difference — November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

Join us this month by purchasing purple hair extension pieces (purple is the official color for Epilepsy) — Our Stylists will apply your temporary extension for $12 per piece, with all proceeds going the Epilepsy Foundation.  Bring your kids, grab a friend and have some fun while doing something good!

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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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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

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!

Prom 2017 – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

This past Friday, May 12th, our salon was packed with gorgeous girls anticipating a night to remember, their prom!  For every girl (or even sometimes a guy) this requires giving or getting a Promposal (an elaborately staged request to be someone’s prom date, and the more creative, fun or romantic, the better!) Then it’s weeks (or months) of planning!

On the list of plans?  Hunting down the perfect dress, shoes and accessories.  Combing through online photos of hairstyles, makeup and nails, and the list goes on! Last but definitely not least, locking down those appointments the day of Prom for head-to-toe beauty, and finding the best?… hmmm, well that’s easy (not to brag!)

We look forward each year to being a part of all these young beauties special night by fulfilling all their beauty dreams!  From hair to makeup to each perfect pedicure, we strive to have each lovely girl leave feeling beautiful and filled with excitement of the night ahead!

Here’s a peek at our super busy Prom Beauty Day

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Vanessa and Luis, two of our front desk stars ready to take on the day!

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Nothing better than the hum of hairdryers and the busy hands of our creative staff!

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Anxious and excited prom mom’s and daughters!

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Our new makeup!  Lipsticks in every gorgeous shade filled with moisturizing benefits to give that pucker a luxurious feel and glow!

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Oh, what color shall I choose???  We have stunning new eyeshadows that are heavily pigmented, and oh so silky!  This allows for superior color, and you won’t believe the way they blend!
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Gorgeous Izzy!  A bit nervous about the evening, as she was one of the Prom organizers, but we know she pulled it off with flying colors!  Now, just to pull off the makeup colors……no worries there, we’ve got the best!

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Dee, Co-Owner of the salon and spa consults with each girl to make sure that the outcome is what they have in mind.  She also always asks to see a photo of the gown and accessories.  That, along with their own skin, eye color, etc and she creates the perfect look every single time!

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Izzy with one of our talented staff, Miro who created Izzy’s pinned up curls, waves and braid which will be taken out closer to the time of the Prom!

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Ever stunning and talented, our Natalya created style after style for each prom beauty!

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One of our beauties, Charlotte opted for the very trendy high ponytail of the season and it looked gorgeous!

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Just a bit of makeup for Charlotte to enhance her beautiful skin and eye color.  

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Voila!  Natural beauty enhanced with a bit of makeup!

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Lots of beautiful faces getting even more beautiful!

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Beautiful braids on this blonde beauty!

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Natalya and her gorgeous client, Helena!

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Mother/Daughter beauty!

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From left:  Ellen Ferguson, Yvonne Nicholls, and Helena Nicholls

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Beauty Gift Bags were given out to each along with wishes for a wonderful night!

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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!