Pampering & Beauty for Your Winter Wedding

Although the months of May, June, September & October tend to be the most popular months for weddings, the colder months, although less popular, can be just as lovely, especially with a beautiful dusting of white, glittery snow!  There are so many details to take care of when planning a wedding.  We know this, and take pride in offering the bride-to-be our Wedding Coordinator who will schedule all those pampering and beauty appointments, counting down to your very special day!

We offer fabulous services for the Bride and Groom, as well as for the entire wedding party, Mother of the Bride/Groom, and yes, even those adorable flower girls and ring bearers!  Our team of pros are talented and dedicated to providing the very best in hair, nails, facials, massages, hair color, makeup and more….

We would be honored to be trusted to help you and your sweetheart get ready for one of the most unforgettable and incredible days of your lives!

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Beauty & Pampering for The Bride, Groom and The Entire Wedding Party

Experience luxurious facials, massages, hair color and cuts, makeup, amazing eyelash extensions and so much more!  Click here to visit our website for more services and information.

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Indulge with Sothys Luxurious Skincare Line

We are serious about skincare and that is why we carefully seek out top notch products for you, our clients!  Ingredients matter when it comes to products for your skin, so we proudly carry Environ, SkinCeuticals and Sothys of Paris.

Let us familiarize you with Sothys luxurious skincare line……

Founded in 1946 by Dr. Hotz (a medical biologist), Sothys has set standards of professional skincare for over 70 years.  Their product line is all encompassing and features marine and botanicals to transform skin by targeting specific concerns.  Dry, dull skin and large pores disappear with a Sothys skincare regimen.  Aging skin?  They’ve got years of research and development behind their Parisian line!  Intense serums in 4 grades are offered to fight signs of aging and feature Cosmeseutical H2CR (Cell Health Restoring Complex).  They are formulated with plant messenger peptides and powerful antioxidants to improve cell communication and many of their products contain hyaluronic acid which plumps and retains hydration.

Get to know this fabulous skincare line and transform your skin this winter!  Schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained, professional Estheticians who are some of the best in the industry!  Our Sothys facial will leave you with brighter, plumper, more beautiful skin — and isn’t that what we all want?!

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Experience Our Luxurious Derma Glow Facial

Our team of salon and spa professionals has been growing and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  We have new Estheticians who come to us with a long list of accomplishments, years of experience, and the friendly, kind, and professional demeanor that we strive to give our clients!

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We have also added some fabulous new services, one being our Luxurious Derma Glow Facial!  Want to relax and transform your skin to a healthy glow?  Our Derma Glow Facial is just what you need and includes the following for $240

  • A relaxing facial which includes cleansing, relaxing facial massage, light steam to open pores and gentle extraction.
  • Dermabrasion to exfoliate and reveal fresh skin and stimulate cell growth.
  • Oxygen Blast – Oxygen serum is infused into skin using a machine which helps the skin to heal from the inside out.
  • Collagen Mask – A collagen mask is applied which helps skin to retain water and plump it up for a beautiful glow.
  • Moisturizer or Serum is applied to your skin (customized to your skin type).
  • Slowly emerge from this luxurious service which will have your skin looking fresh, glowing and dewy!

New skin care that we are so excited about!  Sothys from Paris, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel (also have it not in extra strength for more sensitive skin!) and SkinCeuticals skin care join our Environ skin care line!

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4 Treatments To Banish Winter Skin

We have finally entered into some gloriously beautiful spring weather!  There’s something about the warm weather, sunshine and dressing lighter!  It literally puts a “spring” into your step, and all those winter blues just seem to melt away!  Unfortunately, we may still have that dry, dull winter skin which doesn’t allow our new spring makeup to look it’s best!  So what to do?  Head over to our spa for some serious skin care with our professionals who will have you singing all the way home!  Here are 4 treatments to banish winter skin!

  1.  TOTAL GLOW BODY BRONZING WITH EXOTIC SALT GLOW:  Fake a bake with our sunless tanning!  Your treatment begins with a complete exfoliation of your entire body which prepares your skin for a beautiful bronzed glow using our sunless tanner!  No more dry, flaky skin!  Your color will deepen within 2 to 3 hours and you’ll be dying to take out those white tops to show off your new warm weather skin!woman-927210_1920
  2. AGE DEFYING BODY TREATMENT:  This treatment hydrates and exfoliates, gently removing old, dry skin cells from the winter!  It is followed by a luxurious deep penetrating massage with oils for gorgeous skin!
  3. ULTIMATE VITAMIN THERAPY FACIAL:  Treat your face to an intense penetration of vitamins for a new glow and soft skin!  Your makeup will look so much better after this facial!lipstick-390524_1920
  4. EXOTIC COCONUT RUB AND MILK INFUSED WRAP:  After a dry, long winter, your skin will thank you with this beauty treatment!  This nourishes your skin giving you smoother, softer, more supple skin.  You’ll feel more confident to wear all those leg and arm baring warm weather clothes!

Not sure which treatment is right for you?  Give us a call (203-656-5656) and we can help you figure out which one is right to renew your skin to a luminous glow!  We are always here to help and look forward to helping you step out looking and feeling your best this season!

P.S.  Don’t forget Mom!  Mother’s Day is May 8th.  Perhaps she would like a little pampering for her skin!  Call for a gift certificate for your special mom; doesn’t she deserve it?!

xoxo  The Glam Squad at Andrew Stefanou Salon and Spa

 

 

Mother’s Day Packages She Will Love!

Mother’s Day is early this year, so it’s time to start thinking about what that lovely woman, who is so special to you, would love to get on her special day!  We think pretty much every mom out there would appreciate a really heartfelt card with handwritten words that come straight from your heart, and a very thoughtful gift!  Mom’s put so much of themselves into their children, many times sacrificing so that they can give their children what they need/want.  This is the one time of year you get the chance to show mom how much she means to you, because this day has been devoted entirely to her!

With that said, we don’t know a mom out there who would not love a little pampering (or a lot!).  Most moms are running (and we do mean running!) and juggling!  They juggle jobs, children, husband, family, friends, cleaning, cooking, errands and the list goes on and on!  Somehow moms always find a way to make everything okay.  A kiss on a boo boo, or a hug as their teen is going through a hard time, or just listening to their grown son or daughter; that’s what moms do!  They make it all okay!

Doesn’t your mom deserve something special this Mother’s Day?  We have come up with two very special Mother’s Day Packages just for your special mom, so she can feel loved this Mother’s Day!  These packages will pamper her from head to toe and you know what?  That is really what mom wants (even though she’ll never tell!).  Once she experiences escaping from work, errands, and all the day to day stuff, and steps into our spa, she will be transported to total bliss!  We dedicate ourselves to making sure each client who walks through our doors experiences something so special and so wonderful that it is beyond all expectations!  It’s what we do!

This Mother’s Day we are offering the following:

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Give us a call at 203-656-5656 or stop by for a gift certificate for one of these special packages.  It’s a gift she will not soon forget!

xoxo The Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa Team

 

 

 

Pamper Yourself With Our Complete Renewal Package

Do you feel like you are always running and never have time to just unwind?  We all are so busy in our lives with work, errands, social obligations, and the list goes on and on……  When was the last time you just took time for you?  It is actually proven that taking care of yourself with some pampering relieves stress and makes you feel happy!  When you feel happy and do nice things for yourself you can give more of yourself to your loved ones!

Let us tempt you to pamper yourself with our Complete Renewal Package!  Book a day just for you, or bring your daughter or best friend for a day you won’t soon forget!

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Enter our serene, inviting salon and spa and get ready to be pampered!
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You will have your own private locker to put all your clothing and valuables in and then slip into one of our luxurious plush robes and slippers! We provide you with fresh towels so the pampering can begin!

First up is a Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Steam Shower which is the perfect beginning to your special spa day!  To re-hydrate, sparkling water with lemon…..

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We will serve you sparking water with lemon to hydrate and the lemon helps detoxify.

Then it’s off to a fabulous Massage and a luxurious Facial.

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Calming spa music, glowing candles and the best quality skin care products will melt the stress away! We are determined to exceed your expectations…..

After your massage and facial you will be treated to a champagne lunch!

Then it’s time for our Signature Manicure and Pedicure……

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Our elegant nail room awaits you! You’ll get an amazing pedicure while sitting in our massage chairs and then a manicure which will leave your nails looking gorgeous!

Next up,  it’s on to a Deep Conditioning Treatment and Scalp Massage followed by a Shampoo, Cut and Style.  Fresh fruit and more sparkling water with lemon…..

For soft lovely hands we pamper you further with a Paraffin Hand Treatment…

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Your fabulous Complete Renewal Spa Day finishes with a Makeup Application

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Our makeup area awaits you so you will leave feeling gorgeous, relaxed and pampered!

Come into our Salon and Spa and leave your stress behind.  We want you to feel the difference that warm smiles and efficient service can make!

Our mission:  To bring distinctive beauty to our clients beyond all dreams and expectations.  It’s what we’re all about!

We look forward to pampering you from head to toe! xoxo

 

How To Have The Skin You’ve Always Wanted

Do you have skin that just makes you look older, tired looking or dull?  Are your pores large?  Do you have Rosacea or just reddish undertones that bother you?  Perhaps you suffer with breakouts which make you feel self conscious?  Here is the question:  How to have the skin you’ve always wanted and dreamed of?  We have some answers for you as well as a testimonial on our medical grade skin care line!

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  1.  HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE:  We cannot emphasize enough the importance of drinking water daily to hydrate your skin and plump it up!  We love Trader Joe’s Alkaline Water with Electrolytes which refreshes and hydrates.  It’s pH is 9.5+, and purified through reverse osmosis, then ionized to achieve the perfect balance!  This water is especially helpful after a night out on the town with one too many cocktails!  Alcohol dries out the skin and dehydrates so this water is the perfect answer! You can also drink regular water.  Any clean, purified water is great for your body and your skin.  We also love adding a squeeze of lemon juice (a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar works well too) to our water which helps in cleansing.  The winter is especially harsh on skin with cold winds and low humidity.  A humidifier is a great answer at home to combat dry air and have skin, nails and hair feeling less parched!
  2. EAT GOOD, HEALTHY FATS:  Good fats like avocados and olive oil are essential to good skin, as are Omega 3 fatty acids which are available foods like salmon, flax seed, walnuts, sardines and tofu, just to name a few.  Not keen on those foods?  Try taking a high grade Omega 3 supplement.

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  1. BIOTIN IS YOUR FRIEND:  Taking a good biotin supplement helps provide nutrients to help hair, nails and skin. (always consult a doctor before taking any supplements).
  2. BE GENTLE WITH YOUR SKIN:  Be gentle especially with the skin on your face.  Extreme exfoliating, tugging, or scrubbing harshly with a washcloth is only hurting your skin.  The skin under your eyes are especially vulnerable because the skin is much thinner there.  Gently pat on creams and moisturizers.  Your skin will thank you!
  3. SCHEDULE REGULAR FACIALS:  Depending on what you can afford, try to schedule a facial.  Our facials are not like every other spa out there!  We are a Medical Grade Spa, using equipment, products and procedures that you would get in a dermatologists office.  Our amazing Estheticians are highly trained with years of experience, and are up to date on all the newest procedures and how to perform them. Find out about all our different facials on our website (click here).
  4. USE A HIGH QUALITY, MEDICAL GRADE SKIN CARE LINE:  We use Environ, a medical grade skin care line developed 23 years ago by a South African plastic surgeon, Dr. Des Fernandes.  Environ works on the premise that high-dosing of vitamins A, C and E is the only path to great skin.  Envion’s protective vitamin A and antioxidant vitamin C and E counter damage, triggered by pollution, stress, poor diet, UV light and smoking, giving you firmer, more vibrant skin.  There is a certain “Environ Look” that facialist’s who use it on themselves and on their client’s see,  which is a “very glowy look”!  The most common feedback from users everywhere is that six months in, they are using less or no foundation!  Now that’s something to smile about!  But don’t take our word, we have a testimonial from one of our clients who has been using the Environ line for a only a couple of months:

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TESTIMONIAL

“I am a client of Andrew and Dee’s Salon and Spa and offered to write this testimonial because of how my skin has transformed and all the compliments I have received since I started using Environ 2 months ago!”

“There are 6 to 7 products I use religiously every day.  I start with Environ’s AVST Pre Cleansing Oil which helps remove makeup and excess oils.  I only use this in the evening though when I want to remove makeup.  In the morning I just rinse my face and go straight to step 3, the c-quence toner.  Back to evening:  after using the oil I then use Environ’s c-quence cleanser which gently cleanses and contains ingredients which condition, nourish and hydrate my skin.  Step 3, as I said above is the c-quence toner which also increases hydration but also works to improve the appearance of my uneven skin tone.  Step 4 is my c-boost clarifying cream which contains vitamin C and helps improve sun damage and uneven skin tone.  I love it because it’s not greasy and just feels like baby skin!  Step 5 is c-quence 1 which is an introductory moisturizer that contains a low concentration of vitamin A and a medium concentration of vitamin C.  This light milky-like lotion feels amazing on my skin and makes it glow! (there is c-quence 2, 3 and 4 which contain higher concentrations of the vitamins, but I need to build up to those levels!).  Lastly, I use Step 6, c-quence eye gel which I gently pat under my eyes and on any crows feet!  It contains vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to improve fine lines and moisturize.”

“So what do I honestly think of this skin care line?  I LOVE it!  My pores are hardly noticeable, my skin looks more even, and I have started using a very sheer foundation because it looks so good!  My skin also looks smoother and actually has a youthful glow to it!  It was the dead of winter and when I first had my incredible facial with Anna;  my skin was dry, dehydrated and dull.  I left with an unbelievable glow and a plumpness which made my skin look more youthful.  Anna gave me a luxurious facial with intense penetration of medical grade products and vitamins with the unique Doctor Fernandez machine which helps to infuse and penetrate the vitamins deep into the layers of the skin.  I will continue to use this line, as it really is easy to use (takes literally 5 minutes!) and my skin at 53 years old looks amazing compared to 2 months ago!  Thank you Dee and Andrew for your relaxing, beautiful medical grade spa where I know I am getting the very best in skin care!  Thank you Anna!  You are the best!  I’ll be scheduling another facial in the next couple weeks!”

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Learn more about this amazing skin care line: (here)