Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring Packages are here!

**Beach Ready** $55

Custom Airbrush Tan

Classic Bikini Wax

Polish Change on Toes

**Beach Sexy** $80

Custom Airbrush Tan

Essential Pedicure

Extreme Bikini Wax

(or Classic Bikini & Brow Wax)

**Beach Goddess** $125

Custom Airbrush Tan

Signature Pedicure

Spa Manicure

Brazilian Bikini Wax (or Extreme Bikini & Brows)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Reveal Fresh Skin for Spring

Exfoliation comes in many forms, and can help you shed dull winter skin to reveal FRESH, SMOOTH, GLOWING skin in time for warmer weather. Use caution to select the appropriate types of exfoliation for your skin, and to not over-exfoliate, which can cause irriation, sensitivity, and over-drying. Always consult with your Esthetician to discuss what Exfoliation methods are the best for your skin type. Consultations with our Estheticians at One Eighty are always complimentary.

The skin on your face after a dry winter can be extremely dull and dehydrated. You can achieve softer, more supple skin through a variety of Spa treatments and/or products. Lactic Acid Peels (starting at only $45) is a pain-free chemical exfoliation process that smoothes the skin’s surface by gently dissolving the dead outer layer of the skin, with zero down-time. As an added bonus, Lactic Acid actually hydrates the skin as well. We also have a variety of exfoliation products available for home use, such as Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant ® ($49) a unique rice-based enzyme powder that microfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves skin noticeably smoother and brighter. We love and recommend this product because it is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. This and other home care products are perfect for maintaining the smooth skin for weeks after your spa treatment.

Waxing is a great alternative to shaving, which usually results in unsightly stubble within a day or two. Body Waxing Treatments, especially Bikini and Brazilian Waxing ($25 to $55), have increased dramatically in popularity over the last few years, because of the lasting smoothness and lack of home maintenance. Many clients note several weeks of results from waxing treatments, as well as diminished hair growth each time. Although these are not painless procedures, most clients find that the temporary discomfort can be decreased significantly applying a topical numbing gel (We recommend Plum Numb, $19.99) 10 to 15 minutes prior to the waxing procedure. For extra SMOOTHNESS, we also recommend Plum Genius ($19.99), a gentle roll-on exfoliation product , be used before and between waxing appointments to reduce irritation and ingrown hairs.
Don’t forget to BOOK YOUR WAX FOR SPRING BREAK before it’s too late!

When shorts weather rolls around, no one wants to look pasty-pale, but the good news is that you no longer have to sacrifice the health of your skin to have a natural-looking summer glow (not a fake-looking orange,resembling an Oompa loompa or even worse, a cast member of Jersey Shore.) Airbrush Tans ($30) are a safe alternative to skin-damaging tanning beds or sun exposure. We recommend our clients shave and exfoliate (gently but thoroughly) to ensure an even and long-lasting application of our SunMist® Tan which tans you instantly and can last up to 12 days! For a more gradual tan, we love Hempz® Touch of Summer ($18.50, available in two shades), enriched with Organic Hemp Seed Oil, that is applied daily as your body moisturizer and achieves maximum color in just a week. Unlike other sspray tans and sunless tanning products sold in stores, neither the SunMist®Tan nor Hempz Touch of Summer has a funky fake tan smell- it actually has a very pleasant fragrance!

For more information on our services and products, please visit our website: or call 334.887.1180

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kindness is actually Healthy?!?!

One of my favorite resources for inspiration to LIVE WELL is Quantum Wellness by Kathy Freston, and wanted to share an exerpt that struck a chord with me. We all know the basics of wellness, and hopefully try to implement these principles in our daily lives; such as eating healthy and whole foods, getting plenty of exercise, and taking care of our bodies and our world around us. But this particular PILLAR of wellness described by Kathy is especially interesting:

"... Giving of ourselves makes us feel better in our bodies, too. We feel a rush of euphoria, which is then followed by a sense of calm and fulfillment. This rush is accompanied by a release of endorphins, which provide a sense of emotional well-being. Dr. Wayne Dyer, in his book The Power of Intention, points to research that says, 'a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness. Even more amazing is that the persons observing the act of kindness have similar beneficial results.' So everyone involved, the giver, the receiver, and the observer are engaged in positive ways when kindness is extended."

In sum, simply being kind to others not only benefits those we are kind to, but ourselves (our minds and our bodies) as well! And remember, what goes around, comes around! Generously extend kindness and you will receive it back, over and over and over... Think of how much healthier we will be just by being kind to others. It's a wonderful step on our Journey to Wellness!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Our Top Picks for Flirty Lashes

Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara by Youngblood is a volumizing formula combines with conditioning benefits for perfectly extended, defined lashes. The exclusively designed brush allows for smooth, even application while it lifts and separates each lash from root to tip. Keeps lashes strong and flexible with amino acids, vitamins and botanicals. Long-wearing, non-flaking and smudge-proof.

Mineral Lash Prime by Youngblood (*Featured in NEW BEAUTY magazine!*) is a milky white lash “cream” that works under mascara to create visibly fuller and thicker lashes after the first coat of mascara. The nourishing formula moisturizes and softens lashes with protein, vitamins and natural oils to help prevent lash breakage.
RapidLash Serum is a must-have beauty product for anyone wanting longer, thicker lashes! This serum, similar to the lash enhancement products on the market that cost upwards of $200, is available now at One Eighty for only $49.95! Within a few short weeks, your eyelashes will be longer & thicker! This product is so effective, many users (myself included) have discontinued application to the lower lashes because they get too long.

Blinc, Inc. makes an incredible smudge-proof mascara that stays on all day! Formerly known as Kiss Me Mascara, this product creates tiny tubes around your individual lashes, creating a dramatic lengthening effect.