Your skin is the most outer layer and most visible part of your beauty. Facials are a way to promote healthy skin and look your best. The skin care benefits of a facial are not always considered when making the decision to take the time and spend the money to receive a spa treatment. Many people opt for a treatment that they think will feel better or make them look better for a short period of time. Thinking about how … read more »

Secrets to Great Skin from our Esthetician, Olivia

  The extremely dry air this winter is making everyone’s skin cringe a bit more than usual which has kept our esthetician, Olivia busy, busy, busy. We recently asked her to share a few of her skin secrets so that we could pass them along to you! 1. What are your favorite products? “You can’t go wrong with anything Vitamin C! I always suggest a Vitamin C serum to my clients who have acne scaring or sun damage. Vitamin C … read more »

Myth: Natural&Organic Ingredients Are 100% Safe

The word natural is being used very loosely in today’s skin care industry.  Some natural materials like essential oils and vitamins have been around for thousands of years and there’s a perception that they’re safer than man-made ingredients.But before incorporating them into topical skin preparations for your facial, natural materials still need to be closely scrutinized to prevent unwanted side effects.  There’s a belief that natural products don’t contain chemicals, but everything in existence is made of chemicals, including our … read more »

Anti-Aging: Reversing The Signs of Aging

Someone once said “Time may be a great healer, but it’s lousy for the looks”.  The signs of aging are obvious, yet we live in an age where skin care is at it’s most advanced, allowing us to prevent and treat the signs of aging like never before, with as many anti-aging treatments as possible. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: There are two types of wrinkles – dynamic wrinkles and wrinkles caused by sun damage or lifestylee choices.  Dynamic wrinkles are … read more »

Microcurrent Anti-Aging Facial Treatment Benefits

As we age, skin cells become less active, which leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin.   By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth, resulting in an undefined, ill-contoured jawline.Microcurrent is used as an anti-aging treatment to address the loss of tone all clients experience as they age.  The effects are … read more »

Spa Etiquette: Talking

Many times a person doesn’t know whether they should do any talking during their spa treatment.  This is a two-way street for both the therapist and for the client or spa guest.Every spa professional we know, said talking is at the client’s discretion.  Spa guests are paying for a service, not the conversations.  However, some communication is important during treatments.For instance, during a massage it’s important for a therapist to ask specifically, if they should be applying more pressure or … read more »

Spa Operations: Therapist Following

Many therapists when interviewed, will say they have a loyal following from a competitor that they could bring to their prospective new employer, thus making their value, and hopefully compensation, greater.However wonderful this may sound, this idea has been disproved in the industry.  Our experience in Los Angeles has been that the physical location of a spa or salon is more the driving factor (literally) in a person’s loyalty.  This is due to driving conditions, familiarity, and frankly the consistency … read more »