A recent newlywed herself, we can not think of a better Bridal Coordinator to care for the needs of our Bridal Clients than Brittany Wasilefsky! She is a consummate professional, grasps the ins and outs of the beauty industry and knows the salon and its professionals, so she can direct our Brides to the right people for their services.
She’s also a long standing and very integral part of our Front Desk team. “I truly enjoy answering phones and greeting customers as they walk in for their appointments,” she explains. “I am one of the first interactions with our customers and love to share my enthusiasm for the beauty industry to help create an enjoyable experience here at our salon.”
Brittany’s most high profile bridal assignment so far this year was to help Fox 10 Morning Anchor Kristin Anderson’s Mom get ready for the newswoman’s wedding at Power Ranch’s The Barn in Gilbert, Ariz., this April. “She said she never felt so beautiful and was treated like a queen,” says Anderson herself, who also praised Brittany’s choice of stylist, Lindsey Rae Hayes, who did an amazing job!
After recommending our professionals for certain services based on a Bride’s style and needs, Brittany also supplements their professional’s advice on retail choices to help properly prepare them for the big day. Luxe products she thinks every Bride should use: Eminence Organics Eight Greens Phyto Masque! “This masque is fabulous because it does it all! It helps hydration, elasticity, oil production and helps prevent breakouts,”she says. “It’s my go to product before a big night out!”
To reach Brittany for questions about our Bridal Program, Luxe for the Bride, please send an email to email@example.com. We generally respond to emails within 48 hours. You may also reach Brittany in the salon on Monday 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am-2:30 pm Fridays from 9:00 am-1:30 pm by calling (480) 209-16-59. To read more about Brittany, click HERE to go to her full bio. Click HERE for all the information about Luxe for the Bride!
Brides.com runway review called it “… a modern homage to ‘architecture and discipline.’ The striking contrast of black and white—featured in nearly every look—is complemented by the use of textured layers. The result? Dramatic volume and a fashionable edge—the perfect cocktail for a confident bride.” Um, OK. Huffington Post had a one word description: edgy. But isn’t like the world’s foremost Wedding Dress designer, Vera wang to push the envelope and make you think, “hmmm, maybe?” Last year’s red bridal collection did just that, so some may find the black accents — especially the leather gloves — to be an attempt to emphasis the possible. The line should be perfect for rocker Avril Lavigne … we’ll have to keep an eye out. Meanwhile, would you wear one? See the full show here: http://www.verawang.com/veraunveiled/2013/04/spring-2014-bridal-collection-run-of-show/
The arbiter of great taste, Martha Stewart, declares new chic colors for weddings: Cornflower blue and melon! “[They] can warm up a room or cool it down; be bright and modern, or vintage and romantic,” says the MSW blog. “The best news about this pretty pairing: It looks good in flowers, on favors, and everything in between.” You can read and see more about this hot pairing of colors for your own event HERE. In describing this beautiful set-up: “Here, bistro-style tables covered with custom-embroidered linen create the feel of a French cafe … Kumquat bunches tagged with guests’ names serve as place cards.” Now imagine bridal nails or toes in those colors! Something borrowed, something blue!
Want great looking skin and a chance to win a $1,100 photo booth package? SEE CONTEST DETAILS HERE. Come in to Luxe and talk to one of our estheticians (FREE consultations!) about your skin so that they can suggest products and services that will get you RESULTS. This month, our Spa Product is Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant, which has been touted in The Knot as the number one exfoliate for Brides! Gentle, Rice-based exfoliating powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors, means its a product almost anyone can use. With two other fabulous high end lines (in addition to Dermalogica, we sell Jan Marini and PCA), we have all the tools to change your complexion for the better!
Dear Luxe Friends and Clients,
Our team, “Luxe Ladies” will be walking in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 14th (Sunday!). We would love your support, which you can offer to us in several ways throughout the month of October:
1. Choose one of our PINK TREATments from our October Specials Menu and we will donate on your behalf — come “Pinkify” your nails and toes, get a pink hair extension, or many other services!
2. Join us on Oct. 22nd at Pesto’s Pizza and Wine Bar for Pink Cocktails, Pink Mini TREATments and a GREAT raffle with $1,000 in prizes! Join the fun for just $20/person with prepaid RSVP (includes raffle ticket, Pink TREATMENT: choose from Pink Hair Extension, Mini Mani or Mini Massage, and a Pink Cocktail). $25 at the door. Call 480-821-2949 or go to our Facebook Events Page for more information by clicking HERE.
3. Go to our Luxe Ladies Team Page and donate on our behalf through the month of October.
Last year we were able to donate more than $1,000 and we’d love to top it this year! Thank you for your continued support!
You may have seen Luxe Salon and Spa’s Facebook and Twitter accounts “blowing up” with the amazing work we’ve been doing on Fox 10 Arizona Morning and Arizona Midday/Channel 12. Many amazing special occasion styles and makeup applications later, (including working with Fox 10′s Kristin Anderson, who was the evening’s star emcee — see photo) we sit and reflect on a fruitful couple of days putting our talents to work with other to make a difference in some special children’s lives.
We were lucky enough to partner with the National Association of Catering & Events (NACE) for a an amazing special event at The Venue of Scottsdale. NACE you say? It is the “Who’s Who” in events and weddings in the valley. It’s President, Kristina Celik of Arizona Weddings Magazine and its Special Events Chair, Jessica Barry of J Barry Designs were kind enough to invite us to help with one of the most imaginative and exciting events we’ve seen in a long time: Project NACE: Fashion for a cause, “where everyday elements come to life on the runway.”
Name sound familiar? Just like Project Runway, designers were tasked with building a wedding gown from everyday materials. Photographers used photos printed on canvas, LED lights and recycled hotel keys became headpieces in updos, magazine editors made flowers from their pages into bouquets, florists made gowns from leaves and flowers, while caterers put their flatware and table clothes to work in a unique, whimsical way. Not only were the gowns creative, but they reflected in large part trends popping up on true bridal runways for fall. (Click on the photos to show entire image larger.)
Twenty-one “gowns” went down the runway, each inspired and so, SO creative, that the word “creative” doesn’t even do justice to the jaw-dropping ensembles that wowed the capacity crowd. And just like the designers, our team of talented Luxe Salon and Spa Professionals was up to the challenge of pulling the looks together with amazing hair and makeup.
All this magic comes together to raise money for the Starlight Foundation of Phoenix and to help sick children. Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create programs that help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. The programs help children and families cope with the challenges they face daily.
For more information on the Starlight Foundation of Phoenix, click here: http://www.starlight.org/arizona/
For more information on NACE and its Members, click here: http://phoenixnace.com/
To see some of the amazing professional photos from the night click here: https://www.facebook.com/phoenixnace
For more information on Arizona Weddings Magazine and Website, click here: http://www.arizonaweddings.com/
We are super excited to be featured in Arizona Weddings‘ latest Blog Post: Click HERE to view the article and photos! We invited the mag’s writers to our salon and here is just a snippet of what they said:
“Their salon was one of the biggest and most beautiful that I have ever seen. The hair and nail floors of the salon are separate but can be seen through a floor to ceiling glass wall. The massage, esthetics, and tanning rooms are in a quiet area giving you the peacefulness you would expect at a spa.”
“When you choose Luxe Salon & Spa for your bridal and bridal party needs, you are choosing affordable luxury for all of your wedding beauty desires. The skilled professionals and Bridal Coordinator on the Wedding Team at Luxe Salon & Spa have years of invaluable experience doing weddings and making brides look their best for their events and their photos!
At Luxe Salon & Spa, they believe every bride is unique. To celebrate your unique tastes, the salon does not offer wedding packages, which allows services to be tailored to each Bride and Groom’s individual wishes. For a full list of services offered, please visit their website.
As a Luxe Bride, you will receive a detailed consultation, expert services at the salon or your own location, and free time for you and your bridal party in the spa’s relaxation room complete with a massage chair. Once you’ve said “I do”, come back to Luxe Salon & Spa to use your Bridal Buxe (in-store cash) for a return visit that will keep you looking and feeling your best after the honeymoon! You and your event will also be featured on the exclusive Bridal Blog on the Luxe Salon & Spa website.”
Thanks for the amazing review Arizona Weddings! We do LOVE our Brides and hope that you too will let us be your team on your wedding day! To reach our Bridal Coordinator Kelsey Pearson, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach her in the salon Tuesday-Thursday from 9 am-3 pm, Fridays from 9 am-6 pm and alternating Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. To find out more about Kelsey, a recent newlywed herself, click HERE.
Together with Snapbooth Entertainment, Luxe Salon & Spa, East Valley Tribune Reader’s Choice Award Runner Up for Best Salon/Spa 2012 and Snapbooth, #1 photo booth pick from both The Knot, 2012 and Wedding Wire, 2011, have partnered for the most exciting contest in Luxe’s nearly three-year existence! The companies will choose one winner to receive a $1,100 Photo Booth Package for an event of their choice! The contest, called “Beauty & the Booth Giveaway” is an opportunity for clients and potential clients of both businesses to get in on the latest, most popular trend in party and event planning: The Photo Booth! A natural for Weddings, Anniversaries, Parties and Celebration of all kinds, the companies thought this would be a great prize for any and every customer!
To find out how to receive our special”goody bag” of mini products from Bumble & Bumble, Dermalogica, Goldwell and more, sign up to receive our Giveaway Emails on our Facebook Page. Click the Constant Contact App under our cover photo and follow the directions.
To enter the Giveaway, Luxe and Snapbooth (click on their name to check out their website and learn all about their amazing booths!) Bridal clients must book and receive a Bridal Trial for Hair, Nails or Makeup at Luxe, while current or new clients may earn an entry by purchasing a Full Size Retail Product and “checking in” on the salon’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/LuxeSalonandSpaAZ.
The Luxe/Snapbooth promotion runs from September 15th to October 29th, Luxe Salon and Spa’s 3rd Anniversary. The winner will be drawn and announced via the salon’s Facebook Page and here on the website. The winner will be contacted directly by phone and/or email. Starting on the 15th, the terms and conditions of the contest will be available at the Luxe Front Desk or by clicking HERE (Link active only after the 15th). Additionally, the information will be available on Snapbooth.com. More to come!
If you are getting married in the next year, one of the major things to put on your “To Do” list is probably checking into skincare regimens. Many Brides tell us they know they will be looking at pictures and video of this day for many years to come, so they want to put their bast face forward. Drug store products just won’t cut it in most cases. In this case, we offer our Brides Dermalogica’s Wedding Booklet. Glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight! Download it here for FREE from Dermalogica by clicking this link: The Dermalogica Wedding Booklet.
We are proud to share this collection “Tried and True” Bridal advice we’ve learned over the years to make you feel more comfortable, look better and feel amazing on your special day!
4-6 Mo. Out: Get FREE Face Mapping done at Luxe to get prescription for Cleanser, Eye Cream and All Over Moisturizer. Start on exfolliants: Micro Derms and/or Chemicals Peels as prescribed by esthetician.
1 Mo. Out: Start Hydrating Facials, drink 8 glasses of water daily, cut back on caffeine and alcohol to keep skin hydrated.
Trial Day: No toners or moisturizers, come with a clean face. Bring photos of looks you like so the artist can get a sense of your style and bring photos of your self in makeup that you like as well.
Day of Wedding: Wash skin but skip toners, moisturizer and other products (like sunscreen) that will be between skin and makeup for better, long lasting application.
“Day Of” keep in your purse: Blotting sheets (designed to absorb oil or sweat without removing makeup) and a lip gloss/stick.
Natural Nails: We suggest our Brides (and Attendants) use one of our gel polish lines on fingers and toes (especially if the honeymoon is someplace sandy that grinds polish down) because it stays “fresh” looking longer, even into the honeymoon. This service can be done in advance to help ease the last minute rush. Brides who prefer regular polish should have services the “day of” or at longest the day before their event. Our Professional Nail Techs provide Brides with tips to make fingers and toes look fresh the day of the wedding and into the honeymoon in this case.
Gel Enhancements: These can be done in advance, but no more than a few days, especially if the bride has very short nails or no nail tips to work with. Again, we’ll provide the Bride with tips to make fingers and toes look fresh the day of the wedding and into the honeymoon. Gel Fills require the same timing as a new set.
4-6 Mo. Out: Talk with your stylist about your ideas for how you’d like to wear your hair on your Wedding Day. Discuss extensions, color, style. Start with deep conditioning treatments at the salon.
1 Mo. Out/Trial Day: Come with clean hair. Make sure to get a deep conditioning treatment at the salon and talk with stylist about treatments to use at home weekly.
1-2 weeks: Touch up color and cut; add extensions if chosen.
“Day Of” keep in your purse: Bobby pins, comb, mini hair spray, lipstick.
Other Services to Consider:
Waxing (should be done 3-5 days before Wedding)
Massage (helps keep stress at bay; a few days before Wedding)
For more information or to get a copy of this emailed to you, click HERE to our Contact Page.