Standardized tests, tax deadlines and just the craziness of day-to-day obligations seem to be coming to crescendo next week! To combat feeling overwhelmed, come in for one of our Spa Week Specials (April 15-21):
-A $50 Spa Pedicure with complimentary “Dazzle Toes” (AKA Rock Star toes or if glitter is not your thing take $5 off the service price)
- A $45 60 min. Massage (the perfect antidote for stress)
In addition to getting plenty of exercise, says Marie Claire magazine, eat smaller consistent meals throughout the day to keep blood sugar stable. When blood sugar is low, mental, physical, and emotional energy decreases, and stress increases.
Marie Claire says to reach for these foods next time you’re feeling under pressure, under the weather, or just too close to that breaking point. Keep Calm and Munch On!
A German study in Psychopharmacology found that vitamin C helps reduce stress and return blood pressure and cortisol to normal levels after a stressful situation. Vitamin C is also well-known for boosting your immune system.
Sweet potatoes can be particularly stress-reducing because they can satisfy the urge you get for carbohydrates and sweets when you are under a great deal of stress. They are packed full of beta-carotene and other vitamins, and the fiber helps your body to process the carbohydrates in a slow and steady manner.
Apricots are rich in magnesium, which is a stress-buster and a natural muscle relaxant as well.
Almonds, Pistachios & Walnuts
Almonds are packed with B and E vitamins, which help boost your immune system, and walnuts and pistachios help lower blood pressure.
Turkey contains an amino acid called L-tryptophan. This amino acid triggers the release of serotonin, which is a feel-good brain chemical. This is the reason why many people who eat turkey feel relaxed, or even tired, after eating it. L-Tryptophan has a documented calming effect.
A deficiency in magnesium can cause migraine headaches and a feeling of fatigue. One cup of spinach provides 40 percent of your daily needs for magnesium.
Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease. A study from Diabetes & Metabolism found that omega-3s keep the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline from peaking.
The monounsaturated fats and potassium in avocados help lower blood pressure. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says that one of the best ways to lower blood pressure is to consume enough potassium (avocados have more than bananas).
Broccoli, kale, and other dark green vegetables are powerhouses of vitamins that help replenish our bodies in times of stress.
To read the Marie Claire article in full, click here!
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!
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Spa Product of the Month: Dermalogica’s Microfoliant. The editors of The Knot agree it’s the best for Brides! Come in to Luxe to try a sample along with the amazing Snapbooth Photo Booth! Both will be in salon Friday, September 28th ONLY!
Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray is a modern rendition of “traditional” hairspray, but with a subtle sheen and softness that brushes out like a breeze. Use after styling to finish and set.We like the product and it’s pretty pink “getup” for THINK PINK! Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
THINK PINK! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, book and receive any PINK TREAT-ment Service below and Luxe will donate dollars per service received to the Komen Race for the Cure taking place October 14th (specials and donations will occur all month). Spread the word so we are fully booked and can donate the max to breast cancer research efforts and finding a cure! Stay tuned to see our Race Team in action!
Show your dedication to finding a cure with 100% Pure PINK Hair Extensions, $10 each
(Luxe Donation: $10 per service)
PINK Polish Pedicure TREAT-ments! Choose a Pedicure Service on our regular menu and add PINK polish (MANY new shades to choose from!) and we’ll donate in your honor, $40-$50
(Luxe Donation, $5 per service)
PINK Polish Manicures, choose any manicure service with special lotions and PINK polish or gel, $25-$35
(Luxe donation, $2 per service)
60 min. PINK TREAT-ment Massage, $45
(Luxe Donation, $5 per service)
90 min. PINK TREAT-ment Massage, $60
(Luxe Donation, $5 per service)
60 min. PINK TREAT-ment Customized Facial, $80
(Luxe Donation, $5 per service)
90 min. PINK TREAT-ment Customized Facial, $120
(Luxe Donation, $5 per service)
Specials run the month of October 2012 only. Terms and conditions apply. May not be combined with other specials.
Hear that Bell? Time for the Luxe Early Fall Promos to Start!
Back-to-School prep is not just for the kids! Save some resources for yourself and let our amazing August and September specials help take care of yourself from root (of your hair) to tip (of our toes) and all of the real estate in between. After all we all want to be that woman in the classroom on Curriculum Night that makes it look effortless, right? Our August and September Specials have arrived to take the sting out of end of summer maintenance and we invite you to partake in some great bargains for our professional services. Don’t forget to check out the fine print below!
Promotions From our Main Floor:
Try our Global Keratin Smoothing System for $200 and enjoy a complimentary cut (a $45 minimum value). You can learn more about our hair smoothing services by reading about them on our Beauty Blog here: Smoothing
In the Nail Department:
Full Set of Gel Nails — $50 Get gorgeous nails and save $20! Book with Tammy, our nail department manager and Amanda, our Professional Spotlight of the Month only — read more about her by clicking here: Amanda
We didn’t forget about acrylic wearers! Book with Denise and get a Full Set of Acrylic Nails for $40 and SAVE $20 off the regular price!
Buy a Luxe Basic Pecdicure (anything but basic!) and get a FREE Sugar Scrub add on!
Join Us in The Spa:
Ready for a Rub Down? Save $15 and get a 60 min. Massage for $55! Add Ons like Deep Tissue, Hot or Cold Stones and other specialized therapies are only $10!
Products of the Month:
Try the Spa Product of the Month: Biofreeze and receive 5% off, or 15% total if you also check in on Facebook during your purchase!
Sore from working on that bikini body? Once a muscle or joint is injured, regular exercise is typically the key to rehabilitation. But when pain limits a body’s ability to exercise, the healing process takes longer. Biofreeze products help break this pain cycle, by relieving pain through a method known as “Gate Control,” or “gating.” In the gating process, menthol acts to stimulate specific sensory receptors in the skin, thereby blocking other receptors from sending pain signals to the brain. Biofreeze products provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, bruises, strains and sprains. Biofreeze Pain Reliever may be used up to four times a day – both before exercise or therapy (to relieve painful movement), and afterwards (to soothe muscle or joint soreness).
Try the Salon Product of the Month: MoroccanOil and receive 5% off, or 15% total if you also check in on Facebook during your purchase!
Award winning, hair phenomenon MoroccanOil is a unique, ultra-light formula which is absorbed by the hair instantly, resulting in a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine. MoroccanOil has the ability to restore over-processed hair damaged by environmental factors and chemical procedures – it also revives, hydrates and detangles hair and hair extensions. For hundreds of years Argan oil has been used by women in Morocco to treat hair and nails in order to counteract the effects of the hot climate. Apply this miraculous oil to wet hair for quicker drying results!
Fine print: All offers expire September 30, 2012. Specials may not be combined with other offers (except where mentioned above) and must be mentioned at time of booking. Offers only good while appointments still available on the books — no rain checks. Call Luxe to schedule your appointment at 480-209-1659!
Fine print: Offer expires at the end of this month and is valid while appointments last. May not be combined with other offers …
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.
A Villa Siena Wedding
We loved having Bride Lacey (now) Mercer in our salon with her skilled and friendly photographer Brianne Nichole and family. A gorgeous bride, Lacey knew from the start exactly what she wanted to look like and Stylist/Wedding Team member Patricia Delmar delivered a knockout look. As they say, pictures are worth 1,000 words and you can find some of the amazing photos below and the rest on Brianne Nichole’s Blog.
Oh, it’s here … sizzling summer has hit our town. It is more important than ever to take care of ourselves from the roots of our (most likely) chemically treated, gorgeous hair, all the way down to the tips of our delicately painted toes and all of the real estate in between. That’s where we come in to help you because the heat will take out of you and we all want to be that woman in the room that makes it look effortless, right? Our Summer Specials have arrived to take the sting out of summer maintenance and we invite you to partake in some great bargains for our professional services:
Receive $5 off any Luxe Pedicure (Spa, Shellac, etc.)!
Take $15 off any 60- or 90-minute massage!
Get a hydrating Summer Facial (exfoliating, soothing, moisturizing) for $70!
Buy two (2) Sunless VersaSpa Spray Tans and get a Complimentary Exfoliator!
The Fine Print: Not to be combined with other offers. Expires June 30th.
Note: Hannah, our beautiful, gracious Prom Contest Grand Prize Winner, wrote this lovely account of her time with us at Luxe that we wanted to share. We have asked her to work with us from time to time going forward as our Teen Correspondant and are very excited to have her join our team!
When I found out that I won the Luxe Salon Prom contest I was so overjoyed. They truly know how to make a girl feel like a PRINCESS! It started all on Thursday night I went to get my brows done and then a VersaSpa spray tan. Todatiyah Morris did my brows and I was so amazed by how exact she made them and how much time she took to make them look perfect she’s such a warm, nice woman. I will definitely go back to her, as I would trust no one else to do such a good job! I then got my spray tan, which is amazing because it helped me get rid of my super white skin without me looking orange. It made me perfectly brown!
I had a hard time sleeping that night, I was so excited for the next day. Friday at noon I arrived at Luxe once again and they swept me back to the nail room to Amanda Millanes. She’s amazing. First she helped me pick out the perfect colors for my dress and shoes and then she shaped and polished my nails, making them all look great. She was so friendly and sweet and did an amazing job!
Next it was my turn in the makeup chair. Molly Hutchins did my makeup and she is just so wonderful. When I got to see the finished results I was amazed, it blew me away. When she was all done with my makeup, it was my turn to get my hair done with Stormy Martin, who I had heard so many amazing things about. She got to work on my hair right away, doing her thing. It seemed so effortless for her, when I got to see it all done it was unbelievable!
All the staff at Luxe are so sweet and made me feel so welcome. I want to also give a special thanks to Deb Smith who does the salon’s contest and marketing. She was beyond amazing, and sweet. She worked so hard to get everything scheduled in time for my prom, making sure everything was perfect.
I feel so blessed to be chosen for this. I was so amazed with the finished results, the whole night I got so many compliments about how great I looked. I owe it all to Luxe Salon and Spa.
PHOTOS: Amanda Millanes in the aqua and grey stripe top did amazing nails; Molly Hutchins was the artist behind Hannah’s makeup; Todatiyah Morris (green and white stripes) was Hannah’s brow architect; and Stormy Martin’s (blue dress) beautiful beach-curled down do made it all come together.
Mother’s Day! It’s closer than you think! Call 480-209-1659 to book appointments with Mom now or to pamper her and do not forget to mention these specials!
Nails: Take $5 off our Shellac Mani (Your choice of brand and color).
Add Shellac to any Luxe Pedicure Service for just $5 more (Must mention at booking).
Esthetics: $10 OFF any Brazilian Wax.
10% OFF all waxing services when you book more than one facial wax service (must be same day).
Tanning: Buy three VersaSpa Spray Tans (any level) and get one FREE!
Hair: Receive a FREE beach wave (loose curls) with any color and style service featuring our Product of the Month, Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray. Perfect for creating sexy, salty, sun-dried, windswept styles, Surf Spray is a great product for adding body to fine hair. Don’t forget to Check In on Facebook or Foursquare for 10% of all retail!
IMPORTANT Note: These service specials valid until May 31st, but may not be combined with other offers. Please mention these specials when booking so we may schedule the proper amount of time with the professional, etc. to receive these discounts.
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