Aveda Essential Oils

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Guest Blogger – Alissa Jones

“Aromatherapy” is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.     In Aromatherapy Massage, these oils are added to the body butter used to enhance the overall massage experience.  We call these natural oils, “Essential Oils.”

It is also widely believed that the inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils stimulates brain function. Essential oils are absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing. One example of this is Lavender, which is well known for promoting a sense of relaxation.

Some ideas for using relaxing Lavender oil in your home:

-Add to bath water for soft, smooth, aromatic soaking.

-Dab some on a tissue and place between pillow and pillow case for calm and restful sleep throughout the night.

-Wipe lightly over light bulbs so when the lights are on, the aroma emanates through the room.

Photo Courtesy of Rizzierri

As you may know, SALON EMAGE DAY SPA is an official AVEDA hair salon, and we are proud to announce that we have now added Aveda Essential Oilsto our product collection.  Beginning immediately, the same oils being used in massage in the spa are now being offered to our clients so they can experience some of the many benefits at home.

Make an appointment today for an “Aromatherapy” Massage and we can further discuss the many benefits and uses of Essential Oils.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Have a blessed weekend!

Alissa J Jones C.M.T.

 

Old Town Chronicle Fall Trends Fashion Credits

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Fashion Credits: FALL RUNWAY TRENDS – How to wear it in Warrenton

Picture #1 Photo Credit: Regeti’s Photography

Picture Number 1:

Shopping Guide: Mycra Pak hooded rain jacket with matching handbag, $236, sizes: petite – x-large at Christine Fox. Brayden cap sleeve dress, sizes: x-small – large by Union of Angels. Tagua ring, Amparo Crafts, Columbia, $14, and Filigree Fun earrings, India, $24 at Latitudes Fair Trade Store.

Beauty Guide: Windswept hair with fringe bang, UNITE styling products, Samantha Perry for Salon Emage Day Spa. Makeup, Enid’ O Cosmetics, Charla Malone for Salon Emage Day Spa. UNITE and Enid’O available at Salon Emage Day Spa.

Photographer: Srinivasa Regeti of Regeti’s Photography

Model: Lindsay Owens

Stylist: Christina Brown

 

Picture Number 2:

Shopping Guide: Mycra Pak reversible stadium raincoat, $190, sizes: petite – x-

Picture #2 Photo Credit: Regeti’s Photography

large and skinny jean at Christine Fox. Black turtleneck, sizes x-small – large by Union of Angels. Recycled Pop Top bracelet, Mexico, $24, and Cleopatra earrings silver, Mata Traders, Mexico, $12 at Latitudes Fair Trade Store.

Beauty Guide: Bouffant-bump ponytail, UNITE styling products, Cyndi Welch-Powers for Salon Emage Day Spa. Makeup, Enid’ O Cosmetics, Charla Malone for Salon Emage Day Spa. UNITE and Enid’O available at Salon Emage Day Spa.

Photographer: Srinivasa Regeti of Regeti’s Photography

Model: Sarah Gargagliano

Stylist: Christina Brown

 

Picture #3 Photo Credit: Regeti’s Photography

Picture Number 3:

Shopping Guide: Louben cashmere blend coat from Canada, $370, sizes: 2-14 with Longchamp/Paris scarf, $220, and Vanilia pant in Paisley from Germany, $225,  at Christine Fox. Hinged Metal bracelet, India, $14, Tagua ring, Amparo Crafts, Columbia, $14, Metalwork ring, Ana Art Group, India, $6 and Metallic Fringe earrings, $11 at Latitudes Fair Trade Store.

Beauty Guide: Classic bun with the side part, Moroccan Oil styling products, Cyndi Welch-Powers for Salon Emage Day Spa. Makeup, Enid’ O Cosmetics, Charla Malone for Salon Emage Day Spa. Moroccan Oil and Enid’O available at Salon Emage Day Spa.

Photographer: Srinivasa Regeti of Regeti’s Photography

Model: Sarah Gargagliano

Stylist: Christina Brown

 

Picture Number 4:

Picture #4 Photo Credit: Regeti’s Photography

Shopping Guide: Juliet blouse, Bolero Riding jacket, and Riding pant, sizes: x-

small – large by Union of Angels. Wide Tiger Eye & Silver ring, Mexico, $19, and earrings at Latitudes Fair Trade Store.

Beauty Guide: Windswept hair with fringe bang, UNITE styling products, Samantha Perry for Salon Emage Day Spa. Makeup, Enid’ O Cosmetics, Charla Malone for Salon Emage Day Spa. UNITE and Enid’O available at Salon Emage Day Spa.

Photographer: Srinivasa Regeti of Regeti’s Photography

Model: Lindsay Owens

Stylist: Christina Brown

 

 

Contact Information

Christine Fox

Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christine-Fox/123151594372879

Location: 47 S. Third Street, Old Town Warrenton, VA

Contact: 540-347-3868; christinefoxinc@gmail.com

 

 

Latitudes Fair Trade Store

Store Hours:    Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday  12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Website link:    www.LatitudesFairTrade.com

Location: 123 Main Street, Old Town Warrenton, VA

Contact: 540-349-2333

Latitudes Fair Trade Store specializes in unique, high quality, handcrafted and fairly-traded products from around the world.

 

 

Regeti’s Photography

Studio Hours: By appointment only.

Website link:  www.regetisphotography.com

Location: 92 Main Street, Suite 103, Old Town Warrenton, VA

Contact: 540-349-4040; info@regetis.com

Visit Regeti’s blog at http://myblog.regetisphotography.net/

Regeti’s Photography sessions include boudoir, commercial, portrait and wedding.

 

 

Salon Emage Day Spa

Salon and Spa Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Appointment is necessary. Complimentary hair and makeup consultations available.

Website link: www.salonemage.com

Location: 51 East Lee Street, Old Town Warrenton, VA

Contact: 540-341-4052

An experience awaits you…Nestled in historic Old Town Warrenton, Virginia, Salon Emage Day Spa offers a full suite of services including hair, nails, waxing, makeup, skin, massage, and spa packages. Voted Warrenton’s best salon for the past 7 years.

 

 

Union of Angels

Website link: www.unionofangels.com

Location: Find stores at http://www.unionofangels.com/where-to-buy/

Contact Info: stefanie@unionofangels.com

Union of Angels is an international clothing line founded by Fauquier County’s own Cynthia Bapst.

Our 3 Favorite Stocking Stuffers Under $20 for 2011

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By Contributing Blogger Brittany Cooper

The stocking where hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nickolas would soon be there….you would fill them with great beauty buys!

Salon Emage Day Spa has your stocking best buys. These three items are sure to make her stocking smile:

OPI Best Minis (Photo Credits: opi.com)

1. OPI Best of the Minis

Our favorite nail polish OPI has come out with an assortment of 10 mini nail polishes featuring their best selling colors of all time. Don’t be fooled into buying them in a set and dealing with a color that may not be a favorite; we are selling them individually. Best of all these are a steal at only $3 per bottle.

Colors include:

Alpine Snow– opaque and great for do it yourself French manicures.

Bubble Bath-fabulous semi-opaque pink and also great for do it yourself manicures.

Tickle My Fancy-y– great neutral color.

Strawberry Margarita– fun bright girly girl pink.

Cajun Shrimp– coral type color.

Big Apple Red –vibrant red.

I’m Really Not A Waitress– shimmery rich deep burgundy red.

You Don’t Know Jacques!– deep mushroom color with touches of plum.

Russian Navy – great deep royal blue color that changes color with light. In some lights it shows a multitude of different color with shimmery effects.

Lincoln Park After Dark– an amazing black plum color that will go with any outfit or occasion.

And don’t forget you can come by the salon anytime to check them out for yourself.

Earthly Body Oil and Lotion (Photo Credits: earthlybody.com)

2. Earthly Body Travel Size Hand and Body Lotion and Glow Oil

Another great stocking stuffer is our Earthly Body Travel Size Hand and Body Lotion and Glow Oil! We carry  four scents at the salon: Tropicale (coconut/islands), Squeezed (grapefruit/citrus), Morrocan Nights (spicy), and Skinny Dip (vanilla/cotton candy)  The travel size lotion and oil will make a great addition to any stocking for only $5 for the lotion and $8 for the oil.

What makes this product magical is its ability to penetrate and protect the skin with Hemp Seed Oil and twelve other pure botanicals. By combining Hemp Seed Oil, Hemp with Jojoba, Shea Butter, and Argan Oil from Morocco it creates a botanically-infused silky lotion that really softens your skin. Since it is so nutrient rich, it goes on silky-smooth and absorbs into the skin without a greasy after effect.

Ever considered giving up your lotion because you used it and your skin was still dry? Earthly Body’s best-selling product is their Glow Oil which utilizes the best skin care oils available: Hemp Seed, Coconut, Soy, Apricot, Avocado, Jojoba and Vitamin E and combines them into a skin care spray that will keep your skin feeling soft all day. This product can be used as a lightweight massage oil, bath additive, or everyday moisturizer.

3. JAPONESQUE® Professional Touch Up Tube Set

It is important to touch up makeup throughout the day or night. However, trying to carry around the brushes to keep your makeup flawless can be hard. The JAPONESQUE® Professional Touch Up Tube Set contains five brushes essential for keeping makeup flawless throughout the day or night. The Touch UP Tube Set comes encased in a sleek tube designed for portability and protection. This unique set includes a foundation brush, a lip brush, two eye detailers and a blush/powder brush. All brushes feature a short matte wand for superior control. Touch Up Tube Sets can be purchased in silver, pink or red. This is a great set ideal for both the purse and the desk drawer. With a great price of $20 be sure to stuff her stocking with two.

Touch Up Tubes (Photo Credits: japonesque.com)

All of these products are available at Salon Emage Day Spa. We look forward to helping you at the salon. Merry Christmas!

Holiday Hair

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Hair and Makeup by Salon Emage Day Spa

by guest blogger: Brittany Cooper

Santa Clause is coming to town…

If you are going to be rocking around the Christmas tree at holiday parties make sure to include your hair as a fabulous accessory. Buns, ponytails and half dos are all the rage this season. Here are some helpful hints on how you can have perfect party hair, too!

Buns! To create a loose bun curl hair using figure eights while holding curling iron vertical. Then place hair in a low, loose bun.  Textured buns can be created by blow-drying hair with a diffuser and then creating spirals with a small curling iron. Buns can then be created either halfway or low on the head. Be sure to consider the neckline of your outfit and jewelry accessories when determining where to place your bun.

When creating a pony be sure to tease all the hair around the crown of your head, creating a pouf. Next gather strands into a low ponytail. You can also try placing the pony on either side of the head to create dramatic effects.

Hair by Sam Perry. Makeup by Charla Malone.

Half dos can be created by pulling half the hair up. Consider creating glossy waves by washing and blowing dry hair as normal and then curling hair using a large-barrel curling iron, brushing through the spirals. Or to create a more beachy, relaxed half do look; start by washing and keeping hair damp. Then use a mousse to scrunch hair, curling some pieces with a curling iron, and pulling the top half of the hair back at ear level.

You better watch out…you better watch out for these holiday hair no-no’s.  Mistakes that can take your look to the top of the Santa’s no-no list include: too many tight curls coming from an up do, using gel to create crunchy curls, more than one hair accessory, teasing your hair too much, hair claws that come any shape or form, and using too much product.

You better not pout, you better not cry…let the staff of Salon Emage Day Spa take care of your holiday hair needs. Make sure to book your appointments soon and let our staff give you the perfect holiday up do.

Touring America Collection by O.P.I. Fall 2011

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By Nail Tech & Stylist Sam Perry

This falls O.P.I. collection is full of classic neutral shades such as taupe, gray, olive, brown, navy, and burgundy/purple.  The

Photo Credit - Beautyjunkiesunite.com

collection also features four brighter more fun colors for those daring folks who like to go against the odds, of brights are for warm weather only.  This is one collection I feel has something for everyone whether you are into dark or bright colors.  My personal favorite in this collection is “I Eat Mainely Lobster” because it’s bright, fun and goes well with all the colors of fall.  Bring yourself in to the salon for a test drive of these new fantastic nail polishes.

Feature Extensions

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Hair for Salon Emage Day Spa by Ashley Gray

Always wanted to have a feather in your cap? Well now you can  (minus the cap). Feathered hair extensions are hot for summer and this trend’s strength may last through fall.

 

These feathers are genuine, and they attach directly to the hair which makes them washable and easy to wear. Most extensions will stay in for approximately a month.

 

“What makes these different from other extensions is that when it falls out, it can be re-adhered to the hair.” – said

extension expert, Ashley Gray of Salon Emage Day Spa

 

Being able to re-attach the feather makes the investment of up to $30 per strand a little more palatable. Salon Emage Day Spa prices start at $15 for a single fine feature (pictured); they offer two sizes and a variety of colors. Many salons offer a discount for doing multiple strands, so make sure to ask.

 

With demand on the rise, this is a trend you don’t want to wait to try. Feather

supplies are diminishing, feather prices are rising and fly fishermen are wondering what the heck happened!?

 

The Benefits of Winter Pedicures

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         Do you go all Winter without a pedicure then come spring get a one for the first time in months, and tell your nail tech how bad your feet look?  Well there is no need for that to happen. Pedicures are not just to provide you with beautifully shaped and painted toenails, but also to maintain the overall health of your feet.

         During the cold winter months is a time when nails can become dry and brittle causing, sometimes painful, splitting and breaking. This can lead to ingrown toenails and/or infections. Pedicures year are strongly recommended for those who want to maintain not only beautiful but, healthy feet and nails.

         Exfoliating your feet helps to control and prevent the growth of calluses and corns. With you feet being confined to enclosed shoes during the winter months your feet are more prone to accumulating calluses and corns. They not only look unattractive but also cause discomfort. Therefore, exfoliation is one of the most important aspects of a pedicure.

         Massaging your feet and lower legs loosens your muscles and helps with joint performance, which can be greatly affected by the cold weather also causing pain and discomfort. The massage also helps with circulation of the foot and lower leg. Bettering circulation is beneficial for preventing greater health issues.

          All this said, we would like to introduce a new service called the “Winter Pedicure”, go figure. The “Winter Pedicure” consists of the usual shaping of the nails and cuticles, exfoliation, moisturizing massage, PLUS a paraffin dip. The paraffin helps with aching joints as well as intensifies the hydration of the skin.  This pedicure is designed to maintain healthy feet during the harsh winter months and give your toenails a chance to breathe. Therefore, polish is not applied in this service, but can be added for an additional $8. 

            If you continue to get pedicures even if the time between them is greater, than when you schedule them in the spring and summer, it is very beneficial. When spring comes you will not have to worry about making your feet to look beautiful and healthy again as you will have maintained them all winter and are ready to show them off with the latest polish and new sandals.

Article by Salon Emage Day Spa Nail Technician Sam Perry         

Nail Technician, Sam Perry

Repent from Summer’s 7 Beauty Sins

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By Charla L. Malone

Eliminate Brassiness

Summer sun breaks down pigments in your hair. Beautiful beige highlights can turn orange in a snap! A weekly wash with unite’s Blonda shampoo will neutralize yellow/red tones, so highlights stay true.

 

 Relieve the Red

Does Summer have you red-faced? UV exposure breaks down capillaries in the skin which causes diffuse redness in the skin. Use Dermalogica’s Gentle Soothing Booster to shore-up blood vessel walls and Dermalogica’s Redness Relief moisturizer to neutralize redness.

 

 

  

 Purge Pool Hair 

Summertime means pooltime and pooltime means… hair with a GREEN tinge – Yuck! Remove chlorine with Malibu C’s Swimmers Wellness shampoo and conditioner.

 

 

Erase Sun Spots

Lazy, hazy days at the beach often leave their mark…on your skin. Extra freckles and skin discolorations are caused by the sun activating pigment cells in the skin. Dermalogica’s Chroma White line has been clinically proven to brighten the skin and even out skin color.

 

 

Fight the Frizz

Sun and heat can dry out your hair making it look dull and frizzy. A Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment will give your hair shine and make it smooth for up to 4 months.

 

 

 

Bring Back Radiance 

We love the sun but even a small amount of sun exposure can damage skin; it loses elasticity and becomes dull. Revive your skin with a Cell Renewal Facial which helps to minimize fine lines and maximize luminosity.

 

 

 

Love Your Locks

After you’ve “Eliminated Brassiness and “Purged Pool Hair” (see above), you’ll want to follow up with a deep conditioning treatment like Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask. This treatment will hydrate, hydrate, hydrate your locks.