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

7 Tips For Beautiful Nails

Our hands are on display everyday for the world to see.  We eat with them, write with them, work with them, and do so many other things with them. It is important to take good care of them, and that also includes your nails. Your hands and nails need hydration and moisture just like your face and the rest of your body does.  We tend to not pay as much attention to caring for them, but they are (other than the eyes) one of the first places we see the first signs of aging.  What can you do to better care for them?  Here are 7 tips for beautiful nails —

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Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Mind Your Cuticles:  Your cuticles are important, as they function to protect your nails from bacteria so gently push them back.  Only cut hanging cuticles and be careful not to over-snip!  Use an exfoliating cuticle treatment and massage a good cuticle oil in to hydrate for smoother, softer cuticles.

Supplement:  Adding a supplement like biotin to your daily routine will strengthen nails (and hair too!), but always check with your doctor first.

Eat Healthy:  Stock that fridge and pantry with foods rich in protein and vitamin E.  Both are great for nails.  Protein rich foods include meat, fish, cheeses and eggs.  Foods high in vitamin E include almonds, wheat germ, avocados and dark leafy greens, just to name a few.

Hydrate:  Just like your skin needs hydration, your nails do too.  Drink plenty of water each day.  If you don’t like the taste of plain water, add a squeeze of lemon.

Regular Manicures:  Professional manicures are not only great for your nails but are relaxing too!  When someone is working on your nails you can’t be texting or using technology, so it’s a good time to just decompress and chill out!

Protect:  Protect your nails by wearing gloves while doing dishes or other housework that requires using detergents or harsh house cleaning products.  Also, never use your nails as tools to pry things open, etc..

Keep an Emery Board in Your Bag:  Toss an emery board in your handbag (or wallet, if you change handbags often) so you always have one, in case you need to file a nail on the go.

Try these simple tips for nails to envy!

P.S. We are loving these great new nail colors from Essie’s fall 2016 collection!

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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

 

 

 

Get Pedi Ready with Sexy Sandals and Essie’s Spring Nail Colors

Hard to believe it’s the middle of March already!  We’ve escaped winter with few snow storms and now we have spring fever!  We are ready to put away the heavy sweaters and coats and clothe ourselves in light and airy outfits, sexy sandals and one of Essie’s gorgeous nail colors!  We are in love with this color palette and want to try all these fabulous shades on our tootsies!  We did some online sourcing of sexy shoes for you from DSW and have paired them with one of Essie’s spring shades!

If you haven’t experienced a pedicure from us, you are in for a treat!  You can sit back in one of our comfy massaging chairs while you listen to relaxing spa music.  All you have to do is drift off while your feet are being pampered!  Get pedi ready with sexy sandals and Essie’s spring nail colors!

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Sam Edelman Nadine Patent Sandal $49.95 from DSW
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Essie’s “Off Tropic”, a lush green (and perfect for St. Patty’s Day)
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Aldo Thoewet Sandal $59.95 from DSW
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Essie’s “Shades On”, a beautiful violet color.
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Fergalicious Histeria Sandal $39.95 from DSW
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Essie’s “Pool Side Service”, a cerulean blue shade
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Steve Madden Slithur Sandal in yellow $109.95 from DSW
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Essie’s “Sunshine State of Mind”, a fabulous coral color.
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Charles David Evana Sandal $129.95 from DSW
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Essie’s “High Class Affair”, a lovely blush color!
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Joe’s Dexter Sandal $69.95 from DSW. Leopard is the new neutral!
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Essie’s “Lounge Lover”, a pinky peach color.