If you’re a Facebook Fan or a loyal client, you may have noticed it’s been coming up babies at Luxe Salon & Spa! Six new beautiful bundles of joy have come into our lives in the last year or two! So it is no surprise that as new mothers ourselves we seek out products that are organic, mild, made with hypoallergenic ingredients, tested for safety and in keeping with our high standards, but made for children.
After leading trade magazine Salon Today featured Luxe on its Facebook page, we heard from Megan Gage of Hot Tot, a great new line of children’s products. We knew we had found a great match, as Hot Tot’s roll out across the United States is being mentored by ex-Bumble specialists — a product name we trust for amazing, healthy hair.
If you are familiar with the TV show Shark Tank, you may have seen billionaire investor Mark Cuban buy into Hot Tot. (If you missed it, tune in THIS Friday, May 24th to see it again!) The only professional line formulated for the physical characteristics of immature (children’s) hair, Hot Tot is made for softer, finer and denser hair in the early phases of life. Hot Tot now offers a complete selection of specialized products designed to cleanse, condition and style kiddos hair.
The various products in the line are infused with antioxidants (Organic Japanese Green Tea, Vitamin B-5, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Vera Gel to name a few). “This unique pollution-control system protects from environmental toxins and ensures that young hair remains pristine,” explains Gage. We just know this means it will do its best to protect hair from the blazing sun and harsh pool chemicals.
And to top off, additional testing has occurred since the airing of the original Shark Tank show: “We just finished an extensive series of clinical testing to determine that all products are hypoallergenic.” explains Gage, who notes that they have made much progress in addressing the few concerns made. “We were just added to PETA’s and the Leaping Bunny’s cruelty free companies guide. We do not engage in animal testing on our finished formulas or purchase raw materials from any company that does.”
Hot Tot has been featured in numerous publications, such as Pregnancy & Newborn, Parenting and US Weekly. The line is currently being phased out of upscale children-centric salons and moved into traditional upscale salons like Luxe. Luxe will soon be the only salon/spa in Arizona at which the line can be purchased during our Hot Tot Summer Trunk Sale! Keep your eye on Facebook and your email inbox for special offers this week and get your little one’s hair ready for summer weather and summer vacation!
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!
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.
Luxe welcomes Éminence Handmade Organic Skincare! A favorite of celebrities like Jessica Biehl, Cher, and Madonna, we are proud to offer products for all skin types. Éminence uses only the healthiest ingredients (without any harmful chemicals or additives — NO Parabens, Petrolatum, Mineral Oils, Propylene Glycol or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) chosen to give premium results to all skin types. The company believes in a holistic approach to skin care and health and has won awards and accolades for its environmental practices. We are extremely excited to bring the line to Luxe and share all of its MANY benefits with a our discerning clientele! To find out more about the skincare or makeup line, please call 480-209-1659 and book a consultation with Todatiyah or Jade.
We are equally excited about Goldwell’s Nectaya, a super nurturing, hair color that leaves you with noticeably healthier-feeling hair! Made from 92% naturally derived ingredients and deep conditioning Argan Oil, it actually replenishes the lipids (conditioning) in your hair. And the color results are SO rich, that you will notice up to 48% more brilliance, according to a study conducted by an independent research company. With a creamy, easy to apply consistency and pleasant odor, it make color services a breeze.
When paired with Goldwell’s Dual Senses Green color care and styling products, you can expect the results to last — up to 90% color retention after 30 washes! A great line for those of us looking for a healthier, greener alternative, the line is free from dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens, silicones and mineral oils. The color preserving conditioner provides moisture and seals the cuticle, while the natural, sulfate-free cleansing action of the shampoo is perfect for for color-treated hair. Ask your professional Luxe stylist for more information.
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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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!
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.
We’d also like to welcome some great new faces: Richard Creal is joining us on the hair floor with more than 14 years of experience. Amy Graham joins us from Prescott with some new nail art ideas and bubbly enthusiasm in our Nail Department and Rayna Moncrief, Licensed Massage Therapist, has also joined our team — check our her amazing specials on our Facebook Page!
In addition, we’d like to congratulate Marni Rosenberg on her promotion to Assistant Front Desk Manager! We are grateful for all of her hard work so that things run smoothly for both staff and clients. and lastly, but certainly not least, Patricia Delmar adds Makeup services to her portfolio, making her a full service team member for Special Occasions and Bridal work. To find out more about each of our team members and their new roles