The Best Eyebrow Shape for Your Face

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Give us a call to schedule your appointment to get the brows you’ve always wanted!  Our Estheticians will evaluate the shape of your face and recommend that she tweeze, wax, or explain microblading if you have no or little brows of your own.  And did you know that the wrong shape and fullness of your brows can age you?!

xoxo Your Glam Squad

Ask Our Esthetician’s: Using Skincare with Vitamin C & Retin A

Curious about these two powerhouse ingredients?  They both provide great benefits for your skin, such as softening or eliminating wrinkles, building collagen, and offering other anti-aging benefits, but can they be used together at the same time?  The answer according to our Estheticians is a definite “no”.  They recommend using your serums or creams containing vitamin C in the morning, especially because it will protect against free radicals.  Whereas, products with the superpower ingredient, Retin A (also Renova – more gentle form) is best used when skin repairs itself anyway, which would be as you catch your Zzzzzzzzz’s!

Bottom line, taking time for a serious skincare regimen has enormous benefits that you will see over time.  When these two skin changing ingredients are used properly, you will slowly see the years rolling backwards!  For an appointment with one of our Estheticians, give us a call at 203-656-5656.  And, if you have any questions in the beauty/hair/personal care arena, we would love to help!  Send us a message on Facebook or Instagram and we will get you the answers!

Have a Beautiful Day!  xoxo

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Our Recent End of Summer Bride

Congratulations on your engagement!

You just said “yes” to his proposal, and are filled with such excitement, and perhaps some jitters about getting it all put together for your big day!  We are here to ease your tensions, be it with a relaxing massage, or pore cleansing facials, our spa is ready, with a list of luxurious services to ease you through, right up till (and including) the big day!

Our Wedding Coordinator will help guide you through all your beauty needs and will set up appointments for your spa needs, as well as trial hair and makeup application, and of course, the day-of appointments!.  We will welcome you and your bridal party on your wedding day with light refreshments and Hair Stylists and Professional Makeup Artists that are ready to listen, pamper, and have you and your girls looking, oh so beautiful!

To reach our Wedding Coordinator, please call us in Darien at 203-656-5656 or in our Orange, CT salon at 203-298-4470.  And….. Congratulations on your engagement!

Here’s a peek at one of our recent end of Summer brides that came to us for all her makeup and hair appointments, as well as spa treatments for her big day!  Thank you Jess for allowing us to be a part of your fairy tale!  xoxo

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Best of the Gold Coast Voting is On!

It’s time already!  Time to vote for all your favorites in Fairfield County for Best of the Gold Coast 2019!

The link to vote is HERE.   We truly appreciate your votes in all the beauty categories.  Categories are as follows:

  • Updos/Blowouts
  • Makeup Application
  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Women’s Salon
  • Men’s Salon
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Waxing
  • Day Spa
  • Hair Color

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Thank you!        xoxo

Your Beauty & Pampering Team at Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa

Please Join Us for Our First Girls Beauty Night Out!

This is our first beauty night in a series and you are invited!  Grab your best friend(s) and join us for a fun and informative evening on Thursday, September 20th from 4 to 7 pm.   Relax with a complimentary Hydrating SkinCeuticals Mask, sip some wine & enjoy lite bites, meet our Rep and get your skin analyzed with the amazing SkinScope, and lots more!   Please RSVP to our DARIEN Salon & Spa only at 203-656-5656 and mention if you would like to receive the complimentary mask.  See you there!  Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 1.55.38 PM

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!

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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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!