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U Style Day Spa Salon
(PRWEB) March 19, 2014
For those who have never had a facial treatment before, they are missing out on a number of great benefits. A facial is primarily about improving the look, feel, and health of the skin, but there are other reasons why people book facials at the day spa Miami salon U Style.
Today U Style Salon professionals have announced to offer a Signature Facial Treatment which deeply cleanses the face, purifies and detoxes the skin, leaving it radiant and visibly more hydrated and healthy. The process includes cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, high frequency, and a face and décolleté massage. Many people may merely enjoy the pampering and relaxation from receiving a facial treatment, but there are a multitude of other benefits to enjoy from a facial treatment to improve skin’s health and wellness.
Facials, face packs, aromatherapy facials, and massages with facial creams and other remedies help deep clean the skin, removing toxins caused by pollution, grease, and dirt found in everyday environments. Such facials help to reduce an overabundance of sebum—a natural substance that moisturizes and lubricates the skin. Overproduction of sebum can cause skin problems, such as blackheads and acne. Cleansing facials open the pores of the skin, remove dead skin and toxins from the face, and cleanse the surface of the skin through exfoliation, tightening and firming.
If skin is dehydrated and suffering from a lack of attention it can feel dry and generally unhealthy. Facial treatments help to improve and restore circulation to facial skin layers by increasing the flow of oxygen-enriched blood to skin cells. This rush of blood to the skin gives it a healthy glow while plumping skin cells with vital nutrients and water. Plumping skin cells reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dry skin. Getting the adequate amount of the vitamins and mineral nutrients found in blood, along with enough hydration, helps develop and maintain new skin cells. These are essential for a youthful, healthy appearance.
While one can expect to feel total relaxation during the time a facial treatment is done, the benefits can last well beyond the treatment time. Having a natural healthy radiance and feel to the skin will help clients feel calmer and more at ease with themselves as they go about their day-to-day life.
Having clearer, brighter, and healthier looking skin can really help boost up confidence. Many people love the extra confidence a facial gives them. Whether they’re just feeling like they’re stuck in a beauty rut or need a boost for something such as a job interview, a facial treatment could provide the answer.
A professional facial is more than a luxury; it is hygiene and exercise for the skin. Facials offer the opportunity to work with a skincare specialist who will analyze the skin of each individual to help improve the complexion and create the proper homecare method for skin. At U Style, the highly skilled team of massage Miami beauticians specialize in luxury facials, from the Clarins expertise, and from the luxurious environment provided by their newly renovated spa.
To contact and reserve a spot for U Style Salon’s Signature Facial Treatment, please call 305-933-3341 or visit http://www.ustylesalon.com/.
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The Village’s very own Indulgence Day Spa has been selected as one of New Jersey’s finest spas by InStyle Magazine. Owners Patrice Hairston and Joye Foust are excited to receive some recognition for the hard work they have put in creating their 1½-year-old business.
“Every year, InStyle publishes a Black Book, and the new one features our Honey-Ginger Massage and names Indulgence Day Spa as a top spa in the state,” Hairston said.
“One of the things that sets us apart is that all of the products we use are either natural, handmade or organic,” Foust said. “One organic line we use is called Eminence, which is used in places like the Four Seasons and the Ritz-Carlton and is a very exclusive line. Many of our products are plant-based, some with fruits or nuts or coconut.”
“All of our nail lacquers are free of formaldehyde and harsh chemicals,” she said. “We feature four lines, including Butter London, and Zoya, which is a vegan product.” All manicures and pedicures include spa services, such as scrubs and hot towels. Their pedicure benches feature stainless steel bowls and do not have jets, which foster bacteria. All stations are cleaned and sterilized after every customer.
While prices for nail services might be slightly higher than at nail salons, the full spa treatments and personalized service from licensed technicians makes it worth more. They get to know their customers and do not rush through the services they provide, which include facials, massages and more.
The beautifully renovated two-story space is also available to rent for private events, parties and corporate functions.
“We love South Orange and the people here,” said Hairston. “The decision to open up here was absolutely the right one,” added Foust.
They are planning specials for Mother’s Day and offer gift cards as well.
Indulgence Day Spa is located at 61 South Orange Avenue, South Orange. Phone 973.821.5609; www.myindulgencedayspa.com.
GODFREY — The only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat facial volume loss found a Metro East expert in its usage at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa, which specializes in treatments only available at medical spas or through a physician.
After a North American study involving 235 patients, Juvéderm Voluma XC, called Voluma for short, is the first dermal filler approved by the FDA to claim it can “temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area of adults over the age of 21.” The FDA approved the filler this past October.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, commonly referred to as HA fillers or simply “injectables,” are injected into skin to fill fine lines and wrinkles, give a fuller appearance and add a look of vitality to skin. Voluma, made by Allergan, is from the same company that brought Botox to the market. Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa regularly brings the latest technology to the River Bend for maintaining health and vitality from the inside out for its clientele and visitors.
The nearly 20-year-old medical day spa located at 3042 Godfrey Road in Godfrey also carries other commonly used FDA-approved dermal fillers, including Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane and Belotero.
Dutch Hollow specializes in medical products and procedures that can only occur when a physician is on a day spa’s staff with training and certification in those procedures that penetrate the dermal layer, unlike cosmetics sold at department and discount stores.
“Now technology has so much to offer, its incredible,” said Dutch Hollow president and Chief Executive Officer Mirka Figueroa, who founded the medical day spa with her husband and staff physician Dr. Samuel Figueroa. “We have non-invasive, natural looking treatments to offer that can make our clients look 10 to 20 years younger, with no downtime. Looking and feeling good go hand-in-hand.”
U.S. cosmetic physicians waited almost five years for the aptly named Voluma, which gained approval in 72 countries before the FDA approved the product. One of the early signs of aging is volume loss in the cheek area of the face from a combination of fat and bone absorption, which results in sagging skin and hollowing that increases slowly over time. Another quality unique to Voluma is that it can last for two years, which is exceptional longevity for an HA, Mirka Figueroa explained.
“Voluma can create a liquid facelift, that can replace the volume that we lose throughout the years,” she said. “Every new product, I perform on myself; I know what will happen — the best and worst of what will be.”
The Figueroas work with groups of physicians researching to bring the best to Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa. Mirka Figueroa, a former physical therapist and a certified medical esthetician, personally travels all over the country and the world to train other physicians and estheticians and to exchange information for herself.
“We specialize in medical products and procedures that stimulate collagen; a regular day spa cannot have these products,” Figueroa said. “You cannot get these products without a prescription; all who sell it have to be certified, the whole staff to be able to talk about it and suggest these products.”
Among Dutch Hollow’s other transformative specialized spa treatments are medical microdermabrasion with hydrafacial to exfoliate and remove toxins; medical peels that help to tighten and create desirable texture; photofacial, which is laser technology, that tightens skin and helps with capillaries and pigmentation issues; microneedling, which is the latest laser technology, that firms, tightens, reduces appearance of fine lines, acne scarring, stretch marks and pore size.
Figueroa said that clients and even one-time users of the products will see daily and quick improvements.
“They will feel some tingling, some sensation because something is happening with their skin,” she noted.
Figueroa and her staff will evaluate and customize packages to meet individual’s needs, including all ages, genders, skin types and ethnic skin types.
Figueroa has specific knowledge about how to treat all ethnic skin types, which is close to her heart, because her husband is from the Philippines, and thus their two college-age sons have genetics of the skin type and also Eastern European genetics, because she originally is from Poland.
“Working with skin of all ethnicities, including Indian, Mediterranean, African American; it’s exciting,” she said. “It’s very easy for me. Doctors call and ask me about treatments because you cannot perform the same treatment because it is different genes.”
Dutch Hollow also boasts a large male clientele because of the Figueroas’ philosophy about wellness and treating yourself right in order to carry less stress and feel good.
“Our thing, at Dutch Hollow, is we promote health; proper regiment; how to prepare for and control stress, and it enhances skin,” Mirka said. “It’s a lifestyle; it all helps inside and out, the whole package as a human. You must invest in yourself, your own body, health and mind, to be invested in everything else.”
Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa consistently wins, year after year, The Best of the Best in Madison County, and the Talk of the Town award recognition.
“And we thank the community for that; we wouldn’t be here this long without the community,” Figueroa said.
The last several years, she has added and grown a medical weight management segment to Dutch Hollow’s services and treatments. So many clients sought knowledge from her about healthy lifestyle and weight management. Thus, she listened to what they wanted and began researching the subject to bring the safest and most effective programs and systems to Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa.
Now the spa carries medical-quality HCG products and the New Direction System. The latter program focuses on thoughts and emotions while also addressing nutrition and exercise. It helps individuals understand what triggers overeating.
Dutch Hollow carries New Direction’s nutritional meal plans and products, which provide high protein and low carbohydrates; the system is offered only through physicians or medical day spas with a staff physician. Dutch Hollow’s meal plans are personalized to each client’s needs and preferences.
Visit www.dutchhollowmedicaldayspa.com or call (618) 466-9496 to schedule an always-complimentary consultation or for more information.
Jill Moon can be reached at (618) 463-2552 or Twitter @jill_moon.
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Updated: 6:51 am, Fri Mar 14, 2014.
Bensalem sues landlord of spa known for prostitution arrests
Bucks County Courier Times
Bensalem is asking Bucks County Court to permanently revoke the commercial license of property owners who lease to a day spa off Street Road following multiple prostitution arrests there since 2008.
Star Day Spa on the 2200 block of Street Road broke township code after employees were arrested on prostitution charges four separate times between August 2008 and January 2014, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Doylestown. Besides the removal of the property owner’s commercial certificate of occupancy, the township is seeking to recover any legal fees it puts out connected to the suit.
The township alleges that Ronald and Kathleen Egan of Northampton have repeatedly violated a township ordinance that prohibits masseur or masseuse or any other person from treating a person of the opposite sex. Also, the business “poses a serious threat to the health, welfare, safety and morality of the residents of the township,” according to court documents.
“The defendants’ allowance of a massage parlor where masseuses are performing sexual acts on its patrons creates a dangerous condition, insofar as masseuses will put patrons at risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infections,” the lawsuit said.
During each bust, undercover officers from the Special Investigations Unit entered the spa and asked for a conventional massage. After the officers paid $60 to $70 for the regular massage, the masseuses offered to perform a sexual act costing between $40 and $70, court records show. In one case, the masseuse did not ask but began performing a sexual act, according to court records.
The township alleges in the lawsuit that police notified the Egans multiple times following the prostitution arrests at the business.
On June 23, 2011, they agreed to pay a $2,500 fine and “take all reasonable measures to screen prospective lessees” following the arrests, according to court documents.
The township issued the Egans the property commercial certificate Sept. 12, 2008. The lessee listed on the original permit was 7 Day Spa.
A person who answered the phone at the property owners’ residence declined comment Thursday. Attempts by the newspaper to reach the Star Day Spa were unsuccessful.
Anthony DiMattia: 215-949-4205; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @dailydimattia
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:00 pm.
Updated: 6:51 am.
Press Release, News
Delray Beach, FL
Bella Reina Spa, Delray Beach’s premiere day spa, is gearing up for this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day parade with a Shamrock Chic themed golf cart. Since 1968, the parade has been a long-standing tradition in Delray Beach, voted “the most fun-small town” in America” by Rand-McNally and USA Today. The annual parade pays tribute to St. Patrick’s Day and International Emergency Services.
In preparation for the parade, Bella Reina’s normally pink black theme has been replaced with green as the spa prepares their golf cart float. Spa team members will participate in the parade by handing out gift bags filled with green throw beads, a Bella Reina Spa nail file and a $45 Complimentary Bella Reina Gift Card.
Irish music prepared by the spa’s own DJ, TJ the DJ, will blast Irish dance songs to parade goers along the Atlantic Avenue parade route, which goes from the ocean to Swinton avenue. Kinsey Harris, the new VP of Marketing and Sales at Bella Reina, said, “This is our first year in the parade. We felt that it was such a huge event with over 70,000 people, that it would give us an opportunity to show community support”
“Be sure to look for our green Bella Reina Spa golf cart this Saturday, March 15th and your spa gift bags”, said Ms. Harris. For more information on Bella Reina Spa, call 561-404-7670.
Bella Reina Spa is the leading provider and definitive authority on beauty, wellness and spa treatments in the South Florida area. The spa is dedicated to providing outstanding services and anti-aging treatments, like the non-surgical facelift or the slimming infrared body wrap, to guests with busy lifestyles. Bella Reina Spa was created by Nancy Reagan, a nationally recognized expert in beauty, nutrition, weight loss, skin care and makeup. Nancy and Bella Reina Spa have been featured in the New York Times, WebMD, Les Nouvelles Esthetique Spa, and PC Advisor for spa industry expertise and business success. To learn more about how Bella Reina Spa is constantly innovating spa services, programs and packages please visit BellaReinaSpa.com
Late yesterday, the animal loving community on Facebook exploded with outrage as a photo went viral that showed a live dachshund hanging while an older lady watched, according to an article posted this morning on the WECT website.
The photo of the dog, named “Vennie” and called “Super Dog”, was allegedly taken by a former employee named Tim Suggs at Olga’s Dog Spa in Wilmington, NC. The owner of the grooming salon, and the woman who is shown in the photo, is Olga Glover Littleton.
A war of words has broken out between Suggs and his supporters and Littleton and her supporters. The one thing that both sides appear to be in agreement on is that the dog suffered no lasting physical harm. Both Littleton and Suggs insist that the dog was wearing a harness.
According to a ongoing discussion on Facebook on the Tim Sugg’s posted photo of the hanging dog, it appears that this incident happened five years ago. Tim Suggs admits that he hung the dog, and says that the dog belonged to “a New Hanover County detective”.
Screen captures from Littleton’s Facebook page allege that Tim Suggs’ employment with her company was terminated in recent days for “stealing” and that the photo was posted as revenge.
An internet search of reviews for “Olga’s Dog Spa” going back several years shows posts where employees and previous employees argued about the quality of service. On April 10, 2010, a poster known as “The Truth” with Wilmington, NC listed as his city posted the following to the Topix review page for Olga’s Day Spa:
Misty you and Timmy got fired because ya’ll stole from olga, and you tried to act like you had no idea but if you didn’t have any clue but really you knew the whole time. and the only reason timmy is back working there right now is because she is about to lose everything so she is desprite. Olga does NOT touch every dog and half the time when she says she has groomed your dog she really hasn’t. If you think Olga is special and polite drop by one day unexpected in the middle of the afternoon and listen to her yell and scream at her employees. She will NOT give her employees lunch breaks nor will she ever let them stop for anything. She cares only for herself and trys to act all polite but she isn’t she is a crazy bitch. Olga has beaten dogs and will leave dogs in crates and she never goes outside to check on the dogs that are there.
A check of the BBB shows two complaints on quality of service for Olga’s Dog Spa.
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We’ve come to realize that optimal health is a balance of body, mind and spirit. Imbalances whether due to stress, poor diet or medical conditions can throw an entire system out of kilter.
Do you know the difference between a medical spa and a day spa?
Spas can be a great place to regain some balance by decreasing stress, relieving aching muscles, making lifestyle changes, and boosting self-esteem with aesthetic pleasures and benefits – whether it’s a day spa or a medical spa.
What’s the difference? We’ve outlined the key differences below so you can use the right facility to cure your ailments.
These facilities have doctors who either perform or supervise treatments, which may be done by licensed and trained aestheticians or nurses and medical assistants. The staff consists of doctors and medically trained employees, which are both insured.
The fundamental focus of a medical spa is offering long-term solutions to a range of issues related to fat, cellulite, muscle, hair, unwanted capillaries, pigment, acne and wrinkles. Sophisticated medical equipment may be utilized.
Staple services offered may include:
- Diet supplements and diet plans
- Permanent hair removal
- Laser skin therapy
- Facials by phototherapy
- Facial fillers
Doctors offering these services include:
- Plastic surgeons
- General surgeons
- General practitioners
Unfortunately, some of the desired services may not be offered at the same location, so more than one site may be needed for the procedures sought.
Day spas are generally more luxurious and the décor can be elegant since the focus is on relaxation and feeling better. Additionally, clients don’t have to spend long times in waiting rooms like medical spas where patients suffering from various medical conditions may be co-mingling.
Except for the licensed massage therapists however, most day spas don’t require personnel to be medically licensed.
If you are looking to be pampered, relaxed or achieve temporary fixes, then a day spa is just the place for you but don’t expect permanent or complicated solutions in most cases.
Results may not be observed until 5-6 weeks of treatments (which feel good and are usually harmless.
- Clay application
- Alpha hydroxyl acids
- Teeth whitening
- Skin filler injections
- Hair removal
- Lash enhancement
- Light therapy
- Skin rejuvenation
Hybrid Spas – The Best of Both Worlds
Some day spas amass professionals at one site by bringing in doctors to run and provide services.
Besides massage, weight loss programs with nutritional guidance and manicure/pedicures, many FDA-approved services include:
- Chemical peels
- Acne and scar treatment
- Lasser hair removal
- Laser ablation of capillaries and spider veins
- Body contouring
- Chiropractic services
This win-win situation serves to:
- Make the spa more effective
- Increase clientele for doctors and nurses
- Enhance the spa’s reputation and provide credibility
- Supply an added income source for doctors
- Provide a different work site for doctors that may be reluctant to offer these services in their primary office for fear of credibility loss
The treatments help empower individuals to take responsibility for well being and arrive at ideal health.
Which One is Best?
As with the practice of using any facilities or professionals, some are great at their job and some are incompetent.
While both types of sites can achieve desired results, the crucial aspect of choosing a facility is the expertise and credentials of those performing the treatments. Look at the experience and length of time that the practitioner has had performing the craft.
A doctor may be one who only completed a weekend course and then has embarked on treating others while an aesthetician may have been successfully performing the services for 20 years.
The Medical Spa Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating both professionals and consumers “improving professionalism in the medical spa industry” and providing more training.
Before having any procedure, do you due diligence. Get a referral from someone you respect, ask questions and get recommendations from people who have had the same procedure.
Enjoy your services. Pamper yourself!
Date Posted: 2014/03/05 13:19:32
Expiry Date: 2014/05/04
Ladies Salon / Day Spa Director
Embellie Salon Natural Beauty Boutique
Responsible for managing and supervising all areas of the Salon/Day spa, including its programs, services, hours of operation, facilities and staff. Coordinates the delivery of salon/ day spa services, including hair, skin care, massage, nails, program coordinating, reservations, reception desk and locker room areas.
As the main manager, directs and works with the owners and hourly employees to successfully execute all spa operations. Strivesto continually improve guest and employee satisfaction and maximize the financial performance of the salon/day spa.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Managing Salon/ Day Spa Sales and Marketing Strategy
• Identifies and recommends new products and product enhancements to remain competitive in the market.
• Creates and coordinating special services for groups including group gifting programs, group amenities, group turndown gifts, letters and invitations, creating special Salon/ Day Spa services for specific groups and spa contract addendum negotiation.
• Develops and Manages Salon/ Day Spa promotions including gifting programs, gift with purchase, co-op marketing efforts and holiday events.
• Ensures Salon/ Day Spa services are included in all property-related marketing and advertising.
Managing Salon/ Day Spa Operations and Budgets
• Selects vendors for Salon/ Day Spa retail operations and managing contract agreements.
• Oversees retail product research, product selection and purchasing, product display.
• Manages supply inventories and purchasing control, including uniforms.
• Monitors the spa’s actual and projected sales to ensure revenue goals are met or exceeded.
• Maintains cleanliness of spa and related areas and equipment.
Managing Salon/ Day Spa Revenue Management Strategy
• Monitors and Manages the payroll function.
• Manages areas of operation to budget by reviewing operating statements, budget worksheets and payroll progress reports.
• Manages Salon/ Day Spa controllable expenses such guest amenities, linen expense, professional salon products, plants, decorations and paper supplies to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.
Providing and Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service
• Investigates reports and follows-up on guest incidents.
• Ensures corrective measures are implemented to prevent a reoccurrence.
• Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifying excellent customer service, and creating a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
• Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters.
• Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and/or managers.
• Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.
• Reviews findings with employees to develop appropriate corrective action, sharing plans with property leadership and ensuring corrective action is taken to continuously improve results.
• Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with a focus on continuous improvement.
• Strives to improve service performance.
Senior/Trainer Hairdresser (not mandatory)
Training and Practising (VIP Clients) Hair services such as cutting, shampooing, coloring and styling hair, and treating and massaging the scalp. This job specification may also include dressing wigs, performing hair removal and hair grooming services.
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a similar role with an understanding of all aspects of the spa/salon industry and of changing fashions and trends and/or 4 years experience in the spa, guest services, front desk, sales and marketing, or related professional area.
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good organizational skills
• Communication skills
• Friendly and a helpful attitude.
• Pleasant personality with good sense of humor.
• Customer focus; with smart outward appearance and cheerful attitude.
• Have the love for dealing with clients without being irritable.
• Styling cut and coloring skills.
• Know how to do permanent waving, tinting and straightening hair
• Good hand-eye coordination
• Passionate with some creative flair with attention to detail
• Know how to Sterilize and maintain equipment and keep them in perfect working condition
• Sales skills
• High Computer Literacy.
• Ability to liaise with all types of customers.
Embellie Boutique is a first of its kind in Qatar. A women’s salon, day spa, beauty product shop and Wifi café that marries expertise, luxury, affordability and natural care. We provide the highest standards of beauty using some of the least toxic products available.
Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 11:28 am
Allure Salon and Day Spa, a relaxing, pampering experience
GAYLORD — If the latest styles and techniques, the undivided attention of your stylist and a true spa-like experience is what you are looking for in a salon, Allure Salon and Day Spa, 261 S. Wisconsin Avenue in Gaylord, is the place for you.
Owned by Crystal Hendershot-Deckrow and managed by Sarah Pruitt, the salon opened on Nov. 25 and is already the salon of choice for many.
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