We were so touched by EVERY entry we received for our Mother’s Day contest. Each daughter or son who wrote in spoke so beautifully of what their moms give up or do for them daily. It was a terribly hard choice for us to make and solidified our resolve to remind everyone how hard moms work to take care of their families and others close to them. How much they give of themselves at work on a daily basis. Each and every mom really deserves to take time for themselves and take care of themselves — mind and body. Our owner and management were so touched in fact, they added an additional prize on to the contest for an extremely deserving runner up. Thank you again for all of the submissions and for the chance to work with you to do something nice for those special to you. Our best to moms everywhere!
It solidified our resolve to remind everyone how hard moms work to take care of their families and others close to them.
Here is an excerpt from Grand Prize Winner Alexis Quintana’s entry. She will treat her to a Luxe Mini Spa Day and $50 Otaku Gift Card:
There are a million reasons why my mom is the best. She had me at a young age. She gave up a lot of her life to raise me. Till this day she does anything to make me happy. Looking at her you’d think nothing was wrong. Unfortunately, she is currently suffering from a tumor in her head. Luckily it is not cancerous. It’s taken a toll on her …
My dad is in the Navy and eight months ago he was ordered back to San Diego. My mom didn’t want to make me start at a whole new school my senior year. She decided to stay here with me until I graduate. We couldn’t afford to pay rent on two homes so we had to downgrade to an apartment, but my mom did not mind one bit, as she knew how much it meant to me to graduate with my friends. It’s hard and she made a very big sacrifice in her marriage being long distance for almost a year.
The past six months I have been trying to enlist in the Navy. Unfortunately, after two times of failing the ASVAB and wanting to give up, she wouldn’t let me. Even though we were tight on money she was willing to spend nearly $2,000 on tutoring sessions for me so I could pass the test. After a month of studying I took the test for the third time and passed! My mom has never been so proud and as of this past Monday I officially belong to the United States Navy and I ship out August 6th!
She’s been crying all week telling everyone she is not ready for her baby girl to grow up. She has always pushed me to do better. My mother is strict but she’s the best. I was always taken care of because of her. I value my self worth because of her. I’m strong, respected, and beautiful because of this woman.
Here is Runner Up Heather Ladd’s Entry. She will treat her mom to a Luxe Mini Spa Day:
I would love for my Mom to win this special treat. I have been blessed with having my Mom in my life. She has always been there for me and anyone else who needs her. My Mom works full time, always has, to help support our family but still always has time to give.
She has spent the last several years acting as a caregiver to her Mom, my Grammie, until recently my Grammie passed away. My Mom would work a full day, go home to get food for my Dad set up (he is retired on disability, is diabetic and has had two open heart surgeries), then would go to my Grammie’s aid until late into the evening. She would head home, do what work around the house she could before collapsing to sleep and getting up the next day to do all again.
Her weekends are spent running errands for the two households and also helping my Uncle (her brother) who is in a wheelchair with his errands. She would skimp on herself and in fact, the first pedicure she ever had was when I took her when she was on “vacation” to visit me this last year. First time she had ever had paint on her toes! She loved it and has yet to treat herself again.
When my Dad got sick, she would sleep at the hospital each night just so she could be close to him even though he had no idea she was there. She would then go from the hospital to work to my Grammie’s side and back again. She would never complain.
In the midst of all that she does, she will find little bits of time and will call me and leave messages on my phone just to tell me little special messages. She will tell me that I am talented and can do anything, she will tell me she loves me, she will tell me how proud of me and the woman and mom I have become. I have no idea how she does it all!
My Mom is so beautiful and I wish she knew just how much that was true. She is too busy to stop and take care of herself and that breaks my heart. She is so loving and so caring and I wish I could do more for her.
After my Grammie’s funeral I mentioned to my Mom that her and Dad should move down here to Arizona to be with us. I wanted to have them closer to us and the grandkids. They could spend more time with us and I could be here to help them out when they needed. My Mom responded of course with that she could help me out with our two daughters and save us money on childcare. Again, she is thinking of how she can serve and help someone else! They are moving here this week and I am so blessed to have them here.
My Mom has never moved from home, she and my Dad live 30 minutes from where she grew up and they have lived in the same home since the day they were married. She sold that home, and packed up everything to move to a state she knows nothing about, with no job, to be here with us, for us, AMAZING!
I have set up an appointment with Stephanie for my Mom to get her hair done and styled with professional color treatment (no cheap box color for her anymore!) I want to treat my Mom so that she can feel as loved, important and beautiful as she really is. I want her to know how much she means to me and to all of us in the family. She is our rock and the most amazing part is that she has no idea how special she really is. I love her so much and winning this for her would be a way that I could show her that she is worthy of the winners treatment and a day of beauty at a glamorous salon and spa.
She would be blown away and I would love to be able to watch her bloom with these services that she could never do for herself. Thank you for the opportunity to share about my Mom and I hope you select her.
Tell Luxe Salon & Spa and Otaku Asian Fusion why your Mom is the GREATEST and WIN our Mother’s Day Contest! We want to know what makes your Mom special or how she’s gone out of the way for your family. Why does she deserve this special prize? The winner will treat Mom to a Luxe Mini Spa Day, which includes: Mini Mani & Pedi, 30 Min. Facial, 30 Min. Massage, a Shampoo/ Conditioner with scalp massage and a Blow Dry/Style. Luxe’s professionals will make sure Mom will leave physically rejuvenated, mentally refreshed and looking her best! Then she’ll be ready to use her $50 Gift Card to Otaku for an amazing array of fresh dishes! So enter NOW by:
*Emailing us at info
*Facebook App on our page or QR Code (above)
* Drop off your entry in Salon
So grab a pen, a phone or a keyboard … the deadline is May 4th! And if you are a Mom reading this, get your kids on the task! Good Luck!!!
Entries must be received by May 4th, 2013.
Winner will be chosen by the collective staff of Luxe Salon & Spa.
Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email by May 7th. Winners should reply ASAP, but will only be disqualified if not heard from by May 11th.
Winners agree to be photographed for promotional means on websites and social media by Luxe and Otaku.
Employees of Luxe or Otaku will not be considered for a prize.
Entries via Facebook, Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or handwritten and mailed or dropped off at the salon will be considered.
Call for additional details.
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!
Luxe Salon & Spa is pleased to be able to contribute to our local community on a regular basis though sponsorship of charitable programs. We tend to contribute on a first come, first served basis and champion our client’s causes when we can. It is best to let us know as soon as possible about your event for best chances that we can participate since demand is usually very high!
Luxe has donated a 90 Minute Custom Massage with Rayna, our amazing LMT and MoroccanOil Dry Body Oil from the extremely popular MoroccanOil Body line to help raise money to battle Rett Syndrome on behalf of Sophia and the Retts Syndrome Research Trust event going on April 11th at DC Ranch. To learn more and/or buy tickets to the event or raffle, please click HERE.
Research on Rett will have far-reaching implications for many disorders, including Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, childhood onset schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
Rett is the most physically disabling of the Autism Spectrum Disorders. Its prevalence equals that of Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s and ALS, but is vastly under-funded by comparison. Striking mainly little girls soon after they may have learned to walk and say a few words, the debilitating affliction causes loss of speech, motor control & functional hand use, disordered breathing and acute anxiety, impaired cardiac, circulatory & digestive functions, seizures and Parkinson’s tremors.
Rett *was* believed to be incurable. However, recently an unprecedented achievement arose: The reversal of Rett symptoms in a mouse model of the disorder by Dr. Adrian Bird. Research on Rett Syndrome will have far-reaching implications for many disorders, including Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, childhood onset schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
Cutting edge clinical trials need funding to bring this study to girls and reverse Rett Syndrome, so the fundraiser has this very important goal and Luxe is very pleased to be able to help!
If you are interested in learning more, seeing the amazing products and services being donated (VIP Passes to Jimmy Kimmel’s Show and many more) or entering the raffle for an iPad mini, see the following link:
Holiday Hair Treat! Deep condition hair during a Mini Deep Cleanse with Hydrating Facial Massage, Mini Chair Massage, or Mini Mani. End with a professional Blow Dry Style — perfect touch up services for a Date Night or before Holiday Parties — all for $60. (Value, $80)
SPECIAL SAVINGS! Luxe Pedicure for $30 (Savings of $10) and Shellac Manicure including soak off of current color for $30.
NEW! The Moroccan Oil Spa Manicure ($45) and Moroccan Oil Spa Pedicure ($60) include a scrub to slough off dry skin, Moroccan Oil Intensive Treatment products and Hot Towels for pampering.
Enjoy a 60 min. Massage Service with Complimentary Enhancement*, $50 (Savings of $20) or a 90 min. Massage Service with Complimentary Enhancement*, $65 (Savings of $35).
*Book and receive any Massage Service and choose one of our complimentary Enhancement Services: Hot Stones, Deep Tissue or other Specialized Therapies. (Value $10/ea.)
Anti-Aging Eminence Organic Facial with Microdermabrasion (60 min.), $120 (Savings of $40)
Eminence Organic Facial with Dermaplaning Service (90 min.), $160 (Savings of $45)
Eminence Organic Customized Facial (60 min.), $70 (Savings of $40)
Note: All Esthetics Services include a complimentary lip and eye treatment (Value $30)
Terms and conditions apply to all specials; may not be combined with other offers and are available while supplies last.
We are falling for Fall: cooler weather, layers, crock pots, sitting around the fire and Pumpkin Pie! Our Fall Specials will keep you polished, relaxed, moisturized and looking your best for all of your holiday fun! Don’t forget to ask your service professional about our Salon Products of the Month: Goldwell’s Dual Senses Green, a line of 98% naturally derived hair products (some without sulfate) that promise 90% color retention even after 30 washes! In our Spa and Nail rooms, try our new Moroccan Oil Body Line — we are one of two salons in the state who are lucky enough to sell it! The luxurious products use the same argon oil to moisturize body as well as the original treatment work on hair! We are addicted!
A great “before” Date Night or Holiday Party service:
Welcome Fall Hair Treat! Say goodbye to summer with our Deep Crème Conditioning Masque. During the moisturizing time, you may select a service from another Luxe Department. Choose from: Mini Deep Cleanse with Hydrating Facial Massage, Mini Chair Massage, or Mini Mani. Finish your services off with a Professional Blow Dry Style for $60. (Value, $80)
NEW! The Moroccan Oil Spa Manicure ($45) and Moroccan Oil Spa Pedicure ($60) at Luxe include products from the recently released and exclusive Moroccan Oil Body line. The service includes a scrub to slough off dry skin and use of Moroccan Oil customized Intensive Treatment products and Hot Towels.
60 min. Massage Service with Complimentary Add-on, $50 (Savings of $20)
90 min. Massage Service with Complimentary Add-on, $65 (Savings of $35)
Note: Book and receive any Massage Service and choose one of our complimentary Premium Add-on Services. Choose from Hot Stones, Deep Tissue or other Specialized Therapies. (Value $10/ea.)
60 min. Microdermabrasion with Anti-Aging Facial, $120 (Savings of $40)
90 min. Custom Facial with Dermaplaning Service, $160 (Savings of $45)
Note: All Esthetics Services include a complimentary lip and eye treatment (Value $30)
Monthly specials may NOT be combined with any other offer, are good so long as appointments and professionals are available, and may not be rain checked.
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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!
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.
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Make an appointment for a massage with Ana, who just joined the Luxe Team and receive a gift of a discount: a 60-minute massage is just $55 and a 90-minute massage is just $65! The special starts today and last through the end of May and is available while appointments last! Call 209-1659 to make your appointment now!
Through December, come to Luxe for these specials:
$45 Spa Pedicure $55 Combo Massage $60 45 min. Facial with hydrating eye and lip treatment included $25 off Full Set of Gel Nails AND for every $50 in Gift Certificates purchased, we will give you $5 in Luxe Buxe (in store cash!) BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: with every $50 Gift Certificate you purchase, get DOUBLE the Luxe Buxe … $10 worth of in-store cash instead of $5!
Don’t forget to check out our Bumble and Bumble Gift Sets as well! Give Holiday Hair!