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You deserve that massage

July 27th, 2015

In our fast-paced, hurry-up world, it may seem like a massage is the last thing you have time for. But it’s something you should make the time to do.

Why? Relaxation is just as important as work, errands, meetings or ferrying kids to and from soccer practice.

Okay, most of us don’t have time to get a daily massage. But if you take the time to relax every month or two, it yields many benefits:

  • Reduces your stress
  • Refocuses your mind
  • Rejuvenates your spirit
  • Replenishes your energy level

Five reasons you deserve a massage:

  • Your hard work. It’s important to reward yourself after a long project or a long week. Our over-attachment to technology is proven to cause stress. A massage helps you unplug both figuratively and literally.
  • Your health will thank you. Relaxation techniques work best when they refocus your attention on something restful and calming.
  • You haven’t escaped for awhile. Massages offer a chance to escape, even if it’s only an hour. Treat your massage as a mini-vacation, with no suitcase or passport required.
  • Your mind is busy, busy, busy. Our minds always work hard to add tasks to our to-do lists and remind us of all the tasks we still must do. During your massage, you can quiet your mind. The focus is on the healing power of touch, not the cupcakes you must make for your son’s birthday party.
  • You feel down. When you get a massage, your body’s natural mood-enhancing chemicals are released. According to com, this includes dopamine, which gives you a natural euphoria. A massage also decreases stress-causing chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline.

What type of massage?

  • Swedish Massage: This is the most common type of massage, generally used for relaxation. FACES offers Swedish massages from 30 to 120 minutes long to make it easy to fit into your packed schedule.
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Deep Tissue is helpful if you need help with an ongoing back, neck or body issue.
  • Hot Stone Massage: Although they are great any time of the year, as we head into winter, hot stone massages are a great way to keep warm while relieving stress. Your therapist uses heated stones prior to and during the massage to help relax your muscles.

Treat yourself to a massage at FACES Day Spa today. Call 402.384.8400 to set up your appointment.

Eyebrows wide open

July 20th, 2015

What do eyebrows look like in 2015 among the fashion set? Three words:

  • Fuller
  • Bolder
  • Thicker

And brows should only sport a slight arch.

We’ve all heard about or seen someone who plucks their own eyebrows with disastrous results. Usually, the eyebrows are over-plucked – they look uneven and sparse.

This is likely not what you want. That’s why eyebrow shaping is generally best left to professionals. After all, they have a better view of your face than you do.

Eyebrow tips from the professionals:

  • Moisturizer isn’t just for your face. Keep your eyebrows moisturized to prevent hairs from falling out.
  • Use clear brow mascara to keep those stray eyebrow hairs in line. Or use a colored mascara to match your hair color.
  • For those thinner spots in your brows, use an eyebrow pencil maybe one or two shades darker than your hair color.

Keep your eyebrows looking their best with a monthly visit to FACES.

And have your eyelashes tinted to match your eyebrows, too. FACES Day Spa offers eyelash tinting.

Here are just a few of the long-term benefits:

  • Mascara won’t stream down your face when you sweat.
  • In fact, there’s no need to wear mascara at all.
  • A little extra color around your eyes makes them stand out.
  • Lash color fades at the ends, which means your lashes will look longer.

Worried about dangerous chemicals that close to your eyes? Don’t be. The colors are composed of vegetable dyes and are safe for everyone, including pregnant women.

Your new semi-permanent tint should last about four to six weeks.

Perk up your look today with a little help from FACES. Call for an appointment, 402.384.8400.

Enjoy a hair-free summer

July 13th, 2015

In the summer, hair removal becomes especially important. Maybe you’ve thought about getting your legs waxed for an upcoming vacation but aren’t quite sure.

Here are some common myths about waxing and the truth behind them:

Myth 1: It’s really going to hurt

While there will be discomfort – after all, hot wax is applied to your skin and hair is removed by its roots with paper strips – it’s not as painful as it’s sometimes made out to be.

Your pain level will depend on who does the waxing and from where the hair is removed. For some, waxing is a more pain-free option than tweezers or shaving.

Because of the number of nerve endings there, a lip wax may actually be more painful than having your bikini area waxed.

Bonus! If you keep up with your waxing, less hair grows back after awhile. That means less time spent waxed in the future.

Two things you can do to help yourself ahead of time:

  • Apply a numbing cream to your skin
  • Take aspirin or ibuprofen a half hour before your wax

Both of these will help lessen any pain.

Myth 2: Hair must grow back long before re-waxing

To be waxed, your body hair only needs to be a quarter of an inch long, and your eyebrows just an eighth of an inch. Most people re-grow that much within two weeks. So it’s best to schedule your waxes monthly.

Myth 3: Waxing replaces exfoliation

You should exfoliate before and after you are waxed. This helps prevent ingrown hairs and bumps. Although waxing does remove the first layer of skin, it’s no substitute for exfoliation on a regular basis.

Ready to get bare?

FACES Day Spa offers wax services from lip and eyebrow to chin and bikini. Come on in and discover your hair-free summer. Call for an appointment today, 402.384.8400.

Say goodbye to wrinkles

July 6th, 2015

Have you looked in the mirror recently and felt your skin needed a little pick-me-up? But you don’t want cosmetic surgery because that’s a little too much. And a regular facial just doesn’t give you the results you want.

FACES Day Spa is here to help. We offer many special facials to help you address your particular skin care concerns. Among those options are Myotonology and microdermabrasion.

A Firming Facial

Myotonology uses a positive/negative current to stimulate your small facial muscles. Results are immediate, but upkeep is necessary. You only need to return every two to four weeks to maintain your youthful new look.

After a series of sessions, people who get Myotonology treatments can expect:

  • Fewer wrinkles
  • Firmer skin
  • A vibrant skin tone
  • Reduction of fine lines
  • Stronger jaw line

Best of all, Myotonology is:

  • Non-invasive
  • Causes little pain
  • Requires no down time

A Resurfacing Facial

Don’t let the word abrasion scare you. During a microdermabrasion service, the esthetician uses a wand to spray tiny crystals onto your face. These gently work to remove the outer layer of skin. In essence, this service combines exfoliation with skin rejuvenation. Your skin looks younger and feels softer.

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types. Your skin will be pink for maybe 24 hours, but that’s it.

Many skin issues can be addressed through microdermabrasion treatments. These include but are not limited to:

  • Age Spots
  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Scarring

FACES Day Spa offers myotonology and microdermabrasion services customized to your areas of concern. Single services, as well as packages, are available. To schedule your appointment today, call 402.384.8400.

Please Take My Children To Work Day

June 29th, 2015

Today, with any luck, you have someone else taking your kids to work. Is there any better time to take a day off and get a little pampering? Here at FACES, we say “seize the day!”

Why not try something new? Maybe you’re used to getting your mani/pedi or having a massage, but have you tried any of the following services?

Microdermabrasion

During microdermabrasion, the esthetician uses a machine to spray tiny crystals onto your skin. These crystals gently remove the outer layer of your skin revealing younger skin underneath.

This service exfoliates and rejuvenates your skin leaving it feeling softer and smoother.

There is no down time with microdermabrasion. It’s suitable for all skin types. Skin is generally pink for about a day after the service and that’s it.

Hydradermie Eye Lift Treatment

FACES Day Spa offers a Hydradermie Lift Eye Treatment that will address puffiness, dark circles and fine lines and leave you with a noticeably smoother eye area in just three treatments. The treatments combine muscle stimulation with professional eye products.

Firming Seaweed Body Treatment

The biggest upside to FACES’ Firming Sea Weed Body Treatment is in that first word: firming.

It is the rare occurrence when we are able to do absolutely nothing but relax and walk away from a service feeling fabulous and fitter than when we entered the spa. The service involves the use of a firming cream that is spread over the entire body. After cleansing the cream, skin is then moisturized with creams that are rich in nutritive elements.

Ultrasound Facial

In an ultrasound facial, the ultrasound machine is used to emit high-frequency waves which serve a variety of benefits including making skin smoother and firmer.

The three step process involves using the ultrasound waves to:

  1. Peel the skin, leaving it smooth and stimulated
  2. Apply anti-aging products
  3. Penetrate a soothing gel to plump and hydrate skin

The ultrasound facial is a safe and gentle procedure for the majority of people and skin types.

Try a little something new today while you have the free time, set up your appointment at FACES, 402.384.8400.

Estheticians at FACES

June 20th, 2015

Want your skin to look its absolute best? Maybe a trip to FACES Day Spa is just what you need to rejuvenate tired looking skin and give yourself a more youthful glow.

Meet a few of our talented estheticians and prepare to be pampered.

Kathi Halsey

Kathi does waxing, facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasions. She sees a lot of clients with acne, “from younger clients who are struggling with acne to middle aged women who are suddenly facing acne issues.”

Though everyone needs to exfoliate and hydrate their skin, Kathy says the facials offered at FACES are customized to fit each particular client’s needs and skin type. She says chemical peels may be really helpful in treating acne.

“We have a client come in and we talk about what their concerned with, if they’re having problems with their skin at that moment and if there’s anything they want to work on in general. I give them some options of facials that I think would work best for their skin and I put the facial together,” explains Kathi.

Sherry Prozacha

Facials, waxing and microdermabrasion are the primary services Sherry offers throughout the week. She specializes in anti-aging driven services given that most of her clients are middle aged.

She said of all the services she does, she loves microdermabrasion the best. “It’s great because of the instant results and the cumulative results. The more you do it, the better it is. You can see a huge change in someone’s skin when you do a series of treatments.”

Clients enjoy going to Sherry because she is knowledgeable and tells them exactly what they need. When booking a facial at FACES, you are booked for a European facial and then talk to your esthetician about whatever issues you are having with your skin at that time. The esthetician will then recommend the best service for you.

Lori Cooper

Lori loves working at FACES because of the great clients and the opportunities to be creative, particularly when she does brow waxes.

“With waxing I can use my artistic side. But I also enjoy doing facials because I get to see improvements in people’s skin immediately and help them be healthier across the board,” Lori said.

So what do Lori’s clients like best about coming to see her?

She said hopefully her clients leave feeling better about themselves. “I try to make them feel special while they are here. When they leave I hope they feel like I made their day,” said Lori.

Some of the most common questions she gets about skin care include what people can do to prevent breakouts, how they can keep their skin healthy and the best ways to prevent wrinkles and aging.

Does your skin need to get its glow on? Schedule your European Facial at FACES today, 402.384.8400.

Dear Old Dad

June 15th, 2015

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~Author Unknown

Getting pampered isn’t just for the ladies – how about the dad in your life? Doesn’t he deserve a little down time?

Father’s Day is this month and it’s a great time to set him up for a service at FACES Day Spa. But which one should you choose?

Mr. Fix-It – Does your dad build birdhouses or fix all the broken items in your house? If he’s working with his hands a lot, he might just appreciate a manicure. Spa manicures include an exfoliation of dead skin, then cuticles are treated and hands are wrapped in warm towels.

The New Dad – Maybe your man has been on his feet a lot lately, especially if you have a new baby in the house. Is he up a lot walking with the baby? If so and if he likes the smell of oranges, book him a Citrus Pedicure. It’s exfoliating and soothing.

Hard Worker – Has he been spending a lot of time hunched over a computer working hard for his family? This could mean his neck and back may be achy and stiff. Want to help him relax? Set him up with a Hot Stone Massage. Stones are heated and then applied to the skin to relax muscles before the massage therapist begins to apply pressure. This service is both calming and energizing.

If your husband or father is a little hesitant to come to the spa on his own, why not join him for a service? At FACES you can have a pedicure or massage with your loved one. It’s a great way to share some one-on-one time relaxing!

This Father’s Day, let him know he’s loved and appreciated with an appointment at FACES, 402.384.8400.

 

Nail Technicians at FACES

June 8th, 2015

Your nails are a mess or your cuticles are overgrown or maybe your hands are just dry. Whatever the reason, you know you want to get a manicure. But if you’ve never been to FACES before, who do you see for your appointment?

The good news is we have lots of talented staffers at FACES and they are all dedicated to making sure your appointment is relaxing and rejuvenating.

Rachal Prout

Nail Technician Rachal Prout was recruited 11 years ago to work at FACES Day Spa and she’s loved her job ever since. “It’s professional, clean and comfortable,” she says. ”We have great loyal clients.”

Rachal has always enjoyed the spa environment and says her clients enjoy coming to her because she really loves what she does. She has a good time catching up with her clients and their lives when they come in for services.

“Everybody is very professional here and is very specialized at what they do,” she says. “It’s a calming, relaxing environment to work in and for people to come into.”

Krista Martinez

Krista said joining the staff at FACES was the best decision she ever made.

“I love the girls I work with and I love the clients. Best of all, I love what I do. When you love all aspects of your job, it makes it fun to go to work,” she said.

Krista laughs about how her clients try to prepare her for how “bad” their feet are, but she says they’re really not. Krista encourages everyone to stop in and relax.

“It’s a super relaxing way to get some ‘me’ time. If you’re looking for a relaxing day, it’s a great place to go,” she said.

Jamie Roman

Though Roman started out wanting to go to cosmetology school to learn hair, makeup and nails, she ended up finding out that nails were her passion. While she finished school at the Academy of Nails downtown, she never did go on to pursue hair or makeup.

“When I started at FACES I knew it was my calling; I loved it here and I absolutely love doing nails,” Roman said.

She feels clients like her because she does a good job, is upbeat, loving and personal. Roman said she treats each service as if she is working on a new client that she wants to impress so they will come back to her again.

“From the minute you walk in the door until the minute you leave, we pamper you,” she said.

Ready for some pampering? Schedule your manicure or pedicure at FACES today, 402.384.8400.

Massage Therapists at FACES

June 1st, 2015

Thinking of getting a massage? We have some of the best Licensed Massage Therapists you could ever visit!

The most difficult part of getting a massage at FACES may just be deciding who to see.

Amber Wright

“I’ve suffered from neck pain for about seven years. One day I got a massage and afterward the massage therapist was telling me all the benefits of it and it changed my life.”

Amber said she just didn’t realize how good massage actually is for you until that day. She said one of the best parts of her job is helping people control their pain.

“I have been able to reduce headaches for clients and make them feel better. After a massage, I also give them tips for things they can do to control back pain. For instance, if they’re at work, there are adjustments they can make to their posture that will help them feel a little better,” she said.

Kelly Steiger

“I think a lot of my clients like coming to me because I do a lot of deep tissue work,” guesses Kelly. “I focus on their problem areas. I listen to them and what their issues are and focus on what they want.”

She says she never gives the same massage twice because no two people need the same thing.

Kelly spent a lot of time studying how the body works and understanding cause and effect.

“Someone may come in with lower back pain and it has nothing to do with their back, it has something to do with their quads or hamstrings. My clients know I am educated in that. I try to go to the cause and not the effect,” Kelly said.

Kate Lewis

“I really wanted to do something that had an alternative healing aspect to it,” said Kate.

Her certifications include sports rehabilitation and neuromuscular therapy. She specializes in treating chronic pain.

Kate’s mother was sick during much of her childhood and this played a major role in Kate’s choice to enter into massage. She says it was difficult to watch her mother try to balance all of the different medications she was taking.

“To this day, I still love that about massage. I enjoy being able to help people with chronic issues without them having to deal with pain medications,” Kate says.

No matter which therapist you see, Kate says you will have a great experience because everyone at FACES has a good attitude and does a wonderful job.

“You can depend on always getting a good service. It’s always a calm environment,” she said.

Schedule your massage appointment at FACES Day Spa today, 402.384.8400!

Acrylic vs. Gel Nails

May 26th, 2015

You face an important decision the next time you get a manicure and want it to last as long as possible: acrylic or gel?

Gel Nails

Gel nails are lovingly considered to be the two-week treat, meaning you can head to the spa and get your nails done and shouldn’t have chips in your polish for two solid weeks.

Gel manicures begin the same way as regular manicures. Your nails are buffed and shaped and your cuticles are pushed back, just like a regular manicure. The difference comes during the polishing process.

  • The stylist applies a base coat, followed by two coats of gel polish and finally a topcoat.
  • In between each application, hands are dried under an LED light somewhere between 30 seconds and a minute each time.
  • Once your topcoat dries you are ready to go and don’t have to worry about messing up your manicure moments after you walk out the door.

The cons of the gel nail include the amount of time it may take to soak off your previous application and the paper-thin quality of your natural nails underneath the gel coating.

Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nails may be a great choice for those women who have trouble growing their own nails out or who are chronic nail biters. You cannot chew these off without substantial effort.

Though it takes awhile to get them applied, they tend to last longer than gel nails and may be mended at home if you have the right tools.

  • Tips are applied to the fingernails, giving them length.
  • After the tips are applied to the fingernails, acrylic is added using a brush.
  • Nails are shaped and filed and polish is applied.

 

The cons of the acrylic nails include the smell involved in application, they can look fake and if you break a nail, you are more susceptible to an infection.

Whatever look you choose, FACES Day Spa can help you achieve the best results. Set up your appointment today at 402.384.8400.