Andrew and Dee’s Love Story

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With Valentine’s Day arriving tomorrow, we thought we would share with you the very special love story of our Owners, Andrew and Dee Stefanou!

Dee was born right here in Fairfield County, Connecticut where she attended The National Academy of Cosmetology in Stamford, Connecticut.  After graduating, she went on to specialize in the art of makeup, where she won several awards for design and makeup (she’s way too humble to tell you this stuff, so we had to pry it out of her!).  Dee worked in New York City at several very upscale salons and ended up landing a job at Noelle Day Spa in Stamford, Connecticut.

Cut to Andrew:

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Beautiful Cyprus! We would love to be here instead of sitting in 10 degree temps!

Andrew was born and raised in Cyprus, an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.  He attended school there through high school, where he received an outstanding education, as Cyprus is known for their high quality of schooling.  Andrew left Cyprus to attend Fordham University in New York and graduated with a Masters Degree in Economics.  After graduation he landed a position at a high-end salon and spa in Stamford, Connecticut.  What salon and spa?  Hmmmnn, well of course the same one Dee was working at!  This is where he first spotted the love of his life!  It was instant attraction and love at first sight (especially for Andrew, and who could blame him?!).  These lovebirds began dating exclusively in 1991 and subsequently tied the knot 5 years later!  It wasn’t long before their first child, a beautiful baby girl arrived, whom they named Alexandria.  Two years later they welcomed their handsome son, Theo and this family of four settled into life in Connecticut.

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Dee and Andrew decided to open their own salon and spa in 2011 with a very special concept!  Their vision was a serene, elegant, welcoming spa and salon, where they would only employ the very best talent in every area of their business.  Dee and Andrew’s vision was that each person walking into their salon and spa feel the warmth and kindness they exude (as well as each professional team member), and also know that they were receiving the very best service from their talented and professional team!  They both wanted to differentiate themselves from other spas in the area, and offer clients a medical grade spa (not all spas are created equal!), as well as to be a “cutting edge” salon that keeps up on all the latest in procedures, techniques and products.  Their salon and spa would also be affiliated with a top Plastic Surgeon, with whom they would work with to give clients the entire package.  Today they are affiliated with Dr. Frederic Newman of The Aesthetic Surgery Center of Darien.

These lovebirds will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and Andrew, ever the romantic will whisk his love off to an exotic, romantic destination (as he does every year!) where they can rest, rejuvenate and rekindle!  Dee shows Andrew her love and kindness every night by cooking him dinner, even after a long 12 to 14 hour day (now, that’s love!). Though they spend long hours together at work, and spend what little “free” time they have with each other as well, this beautiful couple manages to juggle it all, and still be each others Valentine year after year!

Happy Valentine’s Day Andrew and Dee!

 

 

 

 

 

6 Beauty Trends For Spring 2016

There were so many different looks on the runways for Spring 2016! Designers like Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Tory Burch’s models glowed with that California girl feel.  Other designers presented models with bright candy apple colored lips (Jason Wu), a bit of concealer and nothing else!  Of course, there was the usual over-the-top hair and makeup for major drama; but not something you will see walking through your local mall!  The trends we loved from the shows were ones we could see sporting ourselves!  Here are the 6 beauty trends for Spring 2016 that we are loving!

VIBRANT LIPS:  Bold colored lips in pink, orange and candy apple red.

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THE BLUES: Shades of blues in eye shadow’s and liners from pale blue to navy were everywhere, some done very subtle and others more dramatic.  The looks we liked were smoky and blended to perfection.  Seen too was a bit of sparkle, perfect for a night out on the town!

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BRONZE BEAUTY: At Balmain’s fashion show, models were bronzed with makeup for a fresh, bronzed glow.  Want something that lasts a bit longer and doesn’t cause sun damage?  Try out our Organic Spray Tan (more to come on that in our next blog!).

EASY FUSS FREE HAIR:  Loose beach waves, low easy buns, single braids, ponytails and rope twists (simple to do… divide hair in two sections and twist each section clockwise while twisting both.  Secure with a tie) were seen on the beauties strutting down the runway

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Loose Beachy Waves

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LONG DRAMATIC LASHES AND FULL EYEBROWS:  Beautiful long, dramatic lashes were seen in so many of the shows and as you know we love, love, love long lashes!  Be sure to curl your lashes and wiggle your mascara wand as you apply to the lashes to get good coverage.  Want fuss free lashes?  Try our amazing Eyelash Extensions which will transform your peepers in a flash!

Eyebrows were bold and full (none of the over plucking of the 1980’s!).  Fuller eyebrows present a more youthful appearance (a big plus!).

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Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day! xoxo

 

 

 

The Perfect Gift For Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day a mere 10 days away, we would like to present to you three very special pampering specials from us to you!  Choose from the Red Heart or Pink Heart specials which we know she will love! Want to add a lot of romance?   Our Double Heart Express will have you and your honey feeling relaxed and looking fabulous as you go dine at a candlelit restaurant!  Of course you can always design your own special package with the treatments you know your sweetheart will love.

With all the day to day stress of every day life, we don’t know what could be better than giving a gift that pampers and relaxes your loved one!  Celebrate love with us February 12th, 13th and 14th, as we serve up red or white wine and strawberries drizzled with decadent white chocolate while getting pampered!  xoxo

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Welcome To Our Blog

We are so excited to be launching our blog which will cover new spa and beauty treatments, the latest and greatest products, the newest hair, fashion and beauty trends, our events or promotions, and lots of other fabulous info for beauty from the inside out!

We would like to thank you, our wonderful clients, who are a pleasure to work with, and who make our jobs something we look forward to each day!  With that said, we always appreciate feedback from you, and would encourage you to let us know what you would love to read about on our blog.

Look for our blog this week about our special Valentine’s Packages for your honey, or for the both of you!

With our sincere thanks and love,

Dee and Andrew xoxo