Get The Scoop! Spring Fever Girls Beauty Night!

We are so anxious for spring to arrive (especially with the impending big snow storm looming over us)! as we love the longer days and sunny, warmer weather!  We are so excited about beautiful warm weather being so close by that we thought it would be a lot of fun to have a Spring Fever Girls Beauty Night!

Join us and get ready for spring with special discounts, giveaways, and a raffle for a basket of goodies worth over $2,000!  We will have Pina Coladas and small bites, summertime music, beauty specials, a fashion and beauty trend workshop with demos, tanning with our new organic spray tan, live demo of fillers/Xeomin (a new natural Botox), meet the SkinCeuticals Rep and get a free skin analysis with their Skin Scope, shopping and more!  P.S. A Selfie/Photo Booth too!

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While all our guests are beautifying themselves, we will be selling raffle tickets for a basket of totally amazing prizes!  All proceeds will go to Smile Train so we can give the gift of a beautiful new smile(s) to children with Cleft Palate  This basket worth over $2,000 will include:

  • A luxurious Day of Beauty and Pampering at our salon & spa, along with beauty products to use at home.
  •  A package of 4 IPL Laser Treatments (worth $1,000) from our Medical Director, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Fredric Newman.
  • Tanning Package with our new organic spray tan, Coco Tanning
  • Clothing/Accessories from Helen Ainson
  • Jewelry from Trendsetters Jewelry
  • Accessories from SBG Designs
  • 2 tickets to The Darien Arts Center musical “Baby”
  •  This package is worth over $2,000 and one lucky lady will be winning this over-the-top basket!

This fabulous event will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Bring along some friends for a fun evening sipping Pina Coladas, eating yummy little bites, and mingling with the girls!  Here is what we have planned for this special evening:

  1. SPRING BEAUTY TRENDS & MAKEUP DEMO:  Our Co-Owner and award winning makeup artist, Dee, will be filling all the guests in on the biggest beauty trends of the spring/summer 2017 season.  She will also be demonstrating the trending makeup techniques on a live model.  Guests will also be able to browse the new makeup line made specifically for their salon/spa and be able to purchase new and exciting eye, lip and cheek colors that compliment their skin tone and hair color.  Ask her all about the new eyelashes for lash extensions.  They are made by the same company but are even better now!
  2. HAIR, GLORIOUS HAIR!  What are the hottest hair color trends?  What are easy ways to put my hair up myself and still look great running around town?  What hairstyles are on trend for spring/summer 2017?  Why do I need a good shampoo and conditioner?  Find out the answers to these and more!
  4. FASHION TRENDS BY HELEN AINSON:  Erica Jensen, Owner of Helen Ainson will give attendees the scoop on trends in fashion for the upcoming season. Mannequins will showcase her fashion forward sportswear and stunning cocktail dresses and evening gowns.
  5. GET GLOWING WITH OUR NEW ORGANIC SPRAY TAN:  Bring along dark, loose clothing and get a gorgeous tan with our brand new organic spray tan!  Special price of $40 (regular $50), but bring along a friend who gets spray tanned and pay only $30 for your enviable tan!
  6. LIVE DEMO OF XEOMIN (the new natural, additive free Botox) AND FILLERS:  Our Medical Director, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Fredric Newman will demonstrate fillers and Xeomin on a live model.  He will also talk about the brand new fillers out, Defyne and Refyne which last up to a year!  Drop your business card in or write down your name and phone and Dr. Newman will pick 5 women who will win a free Xeomin (the new natural botox that has no additives) treatment!  Book a Xeomin or filler treatment that night and get 20% off!
  7. FREE SKIN ANALYSIS WITH THE SKINCEUTICALS REP USING THEIR SKIN SCOPE:  Get your skin analyzed with a skin pro.  This complimentary service allows the skin care rep to see into your skin to look for sun damage, congested pores, dryness, and so much more.  She will then be able to recommend the SkinCeutical products that are right for you. Special savings will be offered when guests buy multiple products from the line.  
  8. SKINCEUTICALS SERUM BAR –  Try fabulous serums at the SkinCeuticals Serum Bar where you can not only see how moisturizing and luxurious they are, but learn what each one does to transform the skin inside and out!  SkinCeuticals is carried by renowned dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medical spas because their products are backed with real results!
  9. SHOP TILL YOU DROP:  We have lined up three Trunk Shows for your shopping pleasure!  Trendsetters Jewelry will have new spring necklaces, earrings, rings & bracelets.  SBG Designs will showcase exercise tights, cell phone cases, and other accessories.  And Helen Ainson will have handmade, one-of-a-kind belts, straw hats, spring tops, wraps, and gift items.  Buy for yourself or think about upcoming birthdays, prom or Mothers Day!
  10. EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD SELFIE!  Get a tan, try some new makeup, buy a new top, hat or jewelry and show it off at our Selfie/Photo Booth!  Take one alone or get a group of girls together and post on social media!

Guests will leave with a goodie bag filled with discounts, little prizes, samples, and our Spring/Summer Beauty & Fashion Guide to keep as a reference to look your very best throughout the upcoming seasons!

Please R.S.V.P. by April 2nd – 203-656-5656 and let us know if you will be tanning that evening (bring dark, loose clothing for after your spray tan)

Botox and Dysport, Are They Right For You?

We are so very fortunate to have Dr. Fredric Newman as Medical Director for our spa!  Dr. Newman is a very well known and highly respected Plastic Surgeon with an office here in Darien, as well as in Scarsdale, New York.  We trust sending you, our clients, to his office, as we know you are in artful and skillful hands!  He has amazing credentials, graduating from Yale and going on to Harvard Medical School to receive his general surgery training.  He is also recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons in America but that’s just a little bit about him… want to know more?  (click here).

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We have many clients who use Dr. Newman, but as the writer of our blog, I wanted to share my personal experience with those clients who had not had the privilege of meeting him and seeing the amazing work he does!

I called his office and made my appointment.  Within moments of speaking with his staff I had a great feeling about his office, as they were so warm and friendly!  I told them I was thinking about perhaps doing some injectables, in particular Botox, to rid my forehead of that angry, scowling look!  I was getting tired of looking like I was always mad about something (don’t talk to my husband, he will probably tell you I am!).

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On the morning of the appointment I was pretty nervous.  I walked into his office and the warm looking furnishings were a far cry from every other doctors office I had been in!  This “waiting room” looked more like a living room!  Feeling as if I were in a warm home instead of a cold office instantly put me at ease…..

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I was called in by a nurse moments later.  No waiting time here!   Dr. Newman introduced himself to me and I told him I was interested in writing a piece for our blog that would give our clients an idea of what it was like to get Botox, and my experience as a whole.  In speaking with him, I encountered a truly warm, kind and caring soul, one that expressed to me, when asked, that his reasons for going into Plastic Surgery to begin with was because he saw children in medical school who he could help with his skills.  I later learned from his Assistant, Yvonne, that many of his patients who were children or teens, gave him stuffed animals after their surgery that looked like how they felt prior to their procedure!  Dr. Newman keeps these special gifts in his private office and they sit proudly upon his leather sofa, gently reminding him of why he ventured out to become a Plastic Surgeon to begin with!

On to the Botox……I mentioned the Botox for my “scowl” lines on the forehead and he didn’t seem to disagree.  I asked if he could use a little of it to also give a small lift to my brow, since I tended to have an extremely strong muscle in my forehead that caused me not only to have lines in between my eyes, but also made my brows fall at the outer corners.  I went on to mention other things I wanted to do but he actually disagreed with me, telling me I didn’t need to do those things!  What???? Wait…… Did I really just hear a doctor, a top Plastic Surgeon for that matter say that I didn’t need those other injectables?  Yes I did!  And do you know what?  My trust and respect for this man, this talented surgeon, grew by leaps, just from his sheer honesty (it also made me feel so much better about what I thought were flaws)!  Dr. Newman’s approach to injectables and fillers is one of erring on the conservative side so his patients look very natural, and in no way look like they have had anything done!  I love that!

As he gently injected my forehead, I expected more pain (and I am a HUGE baby!),but honestly, after birthing three children, this was a total cake walk!  I barely felt the little pinches of each poke of the needle!  His nurse handed me a cold pack to apply and I was off, waiting the few days to see the effects (Botox takes a few days to a week to take full effect) of my soon-to-be line free, scowl free forehead!

Within a few days the muscles were no longer allowing me to scrunch and scowl, and I also had a more “awake and open eyed” look!!  It’s as if I had a little brow lift, all with minimal pain and without that dreaded “frozen” look you see with so many Botox injections gone wrong!  That was the one thing I did not want!  My idea of looking younger did not include not being able to show expression!  Thrilled that I had taken the plunge, I was eager to complete the “new me” so I headed off to get a facial in our spa, new lashes and makeup with Dee, buttery baliage and haircut, and a fabulous mani/pedi! Ahhhh…… bring on summer!  I’m ready for you!

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The stuffed animals given to him by young patients sit proudly upon his sofa in his private office!

Is Botox right for you?  If you have scowl lines, need a bit of a lift and are sick of looking angry (even if you’re not!), than a trip to Dr. Newman is in order!  I’m loving it!  xoxo