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Lotus Points of Difference

In the diverse industry of salons, spas and wellness, why choose Lotus Day Spa | Salon over the others? The short answer: Aveda Rituals of Renewal. The combined Aveda Ayurvedic Rituals of Renewal, the natural, organic and effective AVEDA Products and the unparalleled education of our Artists will provide you with a service that will provide balance inside and out. Whether it’s a hair, skin, nail or body service, your results will consistently surpass your expectations, make you feel good and get you more compliments than ever before. 




At Lotus Day Spa | Salon, every single service includes a ritual of renewal. Below are the list of rituals included in your services: 


Stress Relieving Hand Ritual
One of our Aveda Artists will help you release stress and tension in your hands, fingers and wrists with  relaxing massage movements while aromaology, using pure flower and plant essences, help revive the senses during your Color Processing time.


Stress Relieving Arm Ritual
One of our Aveda Artists will help you release stress and tension in your arms and wrists with relaxing massage movements while aromaology, using pure flower and plant essences, help revive the senses during your Color Processing time. 


Stress Relieving Neck and Shoulder Ritual
One of our Aveda Artists will help you release stress and tension in your neck and shoulders with relaxing massage movements while aromaology, using pure flower and plant essences, help revive the senses before your hair cut. 


Stress Relieving Scalp and Shoulder Ritual 
One of our Aveda Artists will help you release stress and tension in your scalp and shoulders with  relaxing massage movements while aromaology, using pure flower and plant essences, help revive the senses during your hair cut. 


Aroma Sensory Journey
One of our Aveda Artists will invite you to experience a range of pure flower and plant aromas. When you arrive at the aroma that invokes that instinctual “ahh,” you’ve found your balance. Your body knows best what you need; listen to it and discover how aromas can help find your balance included in every Lotus Service. 


Comforting Tea Ritual 
Steep yourself in comfort with a cup of comforting tea - our soothing 100% certified organic herbal infusion featuring licorice root and peppermint. Our naturally sweet tea is sugar-and caffeine-free. Enjoy our Aveda comforting tea ritual free with every visit to help calm your senses whether you’re in for a service or stopping in to shop.


Hair Finishing Touch Ritual 
Enjoy a free hair touch-up after your Aveda salon or spa treatment. We’ll select a finishing product that’s right for your hair - to help you look and feel your best after any service. 


Makeup Finishing Touch Ritual 
Enjoy a free makeup touch-up after your salon or spa treatment. We’ll show you new techniques and shades to help you look and feel your best after any service. 



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Our Mission at Lotus

Our mission at Lotus is to make our guests and team feel great and get more compliments by being consistent, concerned, convenient and continually surpassing expectations.

In order to continually surpass your expectations and remain convenient, we have raised some of our prices due to the state mandated wage increase, effective 2/14/17. Take a look below to see which services will be changing and how that will affect our Inner Circle Memberships, Auto-Renewing Packages and Regular Packages.

Salon Services:
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Color + Highlight $115 $125 $130 $145
Full Highlight $100 $110 $115 $125
Hair Cut w/Chemical Service $25 $25 $25 $25



Facial Treatments:
Advanced Lotus Facial 25m $65, 50m $85
Age Intervention Facial $90
Retinol Plus Facial $110
The Real Peel $119
The Refine Peel $139
Clarifying Peel $139
 
Hand & Foot Services*:
Spa Manicure $35 Acrylic or Gel Full Set $55
Spa Pedicure $50 Pink and White Full Set $60
Classic Pedicure $40 Acrylic or Gell Fill $40
Hybrid Polish Manicure $40 Acrylic or Gel Overlay $50
Hybrid Polish Pedicure $50 Pink and White Fill $50
Gel Polish Change $25 Nail Enhancement Removal $18
*New Talent pricing options available.

Lash Extensions:
Full Set Lash Extensions** $195
Lash Extension Fill $95
Lash Extension Mini Fill $75
Makeup Application w/Strip Lashes $55
**Includes complimentary 10-day touch-up. Lash Cleanser not included.


Body Treatments:

We are excited to introduce two new services for your enjoyment:

Aroma Body Polish ($80) will be an exfoliating body treatment that is customized with Aveda body care products with your desired scent.

Aroma Body Wrap ($90) is a warming and detoxifying seaweed treatment customized with Aveda body products and your desired scent.



The price of our memberships and packages will reflect the price increase as follows:

Silver Inner Circle $119 a month

Gold Inner Circle $129 a month


With Auto-Renewing Packages, you can still save 15% off regular-priced series of 3 of your favorite services while the one-time package of 3 will save you 10% off the regular price.


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The Cold, Hard Facts

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Cold therapy – or “cryotherapy” – is the practice of applying something cold to the source of pain. For years, cold therapy has been used to reduce pain, swelling and nerve activity using ice, cold packs, and ice baths. Now, topical cold therapy pain relievers like Biofreeze offer additional benefits.


Biofreeze vs. Ice

Ice is the original cold therapy solution. Like Biofreeze, it reduces arterial blood flow to the applied area, while increasing circulation in the skin. There are some disadvantages to ice, however, such as stiffness, skin irritation, temporary pain and numbness, and the fact that it requires inactivity during application. Biofreeze offers the benefits of ice, and more. In a study of Biofreeze vs ice on acute uncomplicated neck pain, Biofreezewas found to be:
  • Nearly twice as powerful in relieving pain
  • Substantially more comfortable and convenient
  • Longer-lasting in 9 out of 10 patients
  • Generally preferred

Topical Cold Therapy vs. Oral Pain Relievers

Oral pain relievers are available over-the-counter or by prescription. More and more, people and professionals alike are considering topical analgesics like Biofreeze over oral options, because topical cold therapy pain relievers:

  • Offer non-addictive, targeted relief at the point of pain
  • Have minimal levels of systemic absorption, meaning a lower risk of systemic toxicity (overdose) or drug interaction
  • Are available without a prescription


Cold Therapy Plus Professional Care

Combining the soothing relief of cold therapy with the expert care of a health professional maximizes benefits for people in pain. That’s why we partner with chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and podiatrists to bring people the best possible results in the office and between visits. 


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DO I NEED A 12 STEP PROGRAM? And some other questions answered by a skincare junkie...

One thing most skincare systems have in common is the amount of steps involved. Common information about almost any skincare regime states the basic steps are: cleansing, toning, moisturizing, eye cream, and spf. In recent months, the 10-12 step protocols commonly found in Korean Skincare have been all the craze.

A few searches about Korean Skincare regimens will point you towards a number of intricate, multifaceted product lines. I know the first thing you brain questions is: Are 10 steps really necessary?! Based on our research, the answer is... Sometimes! Depending on your skin type, concerns and goals, every protocol will be different!

Luckily for us, Aveda has tapped into one of the most popular elements of these complex regimes that can fit in to ANYONE'S program, Skin Essences! (You may have heard them called softening lotions, conditioning lotions or watery lotions.)

**Drum roll**

Introducing the newest member of the Botanical Kinetics line: Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Treatment Lotion

BK hydrating lotion



  • This revolutionary product is a daily, 99% naturally derived* treatment lotion that helps provide instant hydration and maintain the skin's moisture balance.
  • It's aroma blend featuring rose and certified organic German camomile and eucalyptus will quench any skin type's thirst!
  • This water-thin fluid contains naturally derived* humectants, including sodium hyaluronate and a moisturizing algae blend to help provide instant hydration.

We mentioned two ingredients above that you may not be too familiar with. So let's take a second to learn a little about our skin's composition.
  • Sodium hyaluronate: is found naturally in the joints, eyes and skin. It's abundant in the dermis of young skin, and is what makes babies looks so supple and moist. Levels of this important compound decline with age.
  • Algae blend: Supplies skin & hair with natural minerals and vitamins, especially suitable for sensitive and irritated skin

These components work synergistically with the Botanical Kinetics exfoliant to prepare the skin for serums and moisturizers. Think of it as primer, the bus delivering the active ingredients of it's companion product passengers further and more efficiently.

CLICK HERE to experience this unique product during your next Aveda Facial!

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To use: after cleansing and toning, pour a few drops into the hand and press into the skin with the fingertips. Apply before serums and moisturizers. Use morning and evening as a part of a daily skin care regimen.

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DIY Aveda Baby Wipes

DIY Shampure Baby Wipes

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These wipes are perfect for the family looking for a more natural alternative to care for their bundles of joy.

Ingredients
- Heavy duty paper towels (12 count)
- Shampure Hand and Body wash (5 pumps)
- Shampure Composition (10 drops)
- Distilled water (1 cup)
- Ziplock quart sized bag

Directions
In a large cup add the water, hand/body wash, composition, and stir.
Place paper towels in the ziplock bag. THen slowly start to add the water mixture making sure to get all the napkins wet but not too soggy.
You can add more or less of the the body wash and composition to make the wipes more aromatic. Just keep in mind that the more body wash you add the more soapy/bubbly your wipes will be.

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#AvedaCurls

Crunchy curls are a 90's throwback, so why use harsh gels and mouses to define your lovely locks when you can have soft, bouncy curls?

Textured hair is a challenge but if you use the right products you can tame your mane. First of all you don't want to brush or comb out curly hair. What you want to remember is the more you play with it, the bigger it gets. All curly hair is different so someone with fine, curly hair isn't going to use the same product or quantity of product as someone with thicker hair.

For someone with thick curly hair: use Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep. This product will defend against any humidity for up to 12 hours. You will also want to use Aveda Be Curly Style Prep, this product will add moisture to your hair and define your curls.
**With these two products you will only need one to two pumps and your thick curly hair will be manageably soft and flowing.

Now for those of you that have fine, curly hair: use the Be Curly Style Prep and Be Curly Enhancing Hair Spray. Both of these will tame down frizz, enhance and hold your curl while staying bouncy and soft.
**You will want to use half to one pump of both styling aids. All your product should be applied to wet hair.

No matter if it's fine or thick, the following rules will make you look great quick!

1. Apply the product to the ends of the hair, working your way up. If there is too much product close to your scalp it will look greasy faster.
2. You could diffuser to dry it but I recommend just letting it dry naturally to reduce the risk of any frizz.
3. If your curly hair has been feeling dry these products will help restore that moisture. Try to go with the amount of washing you can tolerate to help keep your natural oils in good balance.
4. If you need to wash your curly hair between styling, you can't live without Aveda Be Curly Co Wash. This is a sulfate free wash that will moisturize your hair and help define ringlets while adding natural humectants for healthy supple strands of curls!

#Becca 

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How to: Cure your ugly cry!

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Lets face it, Kim Kardashian isn’t the only one of us guilty of the dreaded “ugly cry.”(as you can see above! LOL - image found on google) You know that cry that goes from a gentle singular tear to massive amounts of blubbering that could cure a drought?  We’ve been ugly crying ever since our parents first told us “no”, when Rose let go of Jack, and every time your bills get automatically taken out of your bank account.  And even though an ugly cry feels nice and cathartic, the red nose, puffy eyes, and (if you wear mascara) the inevitable black streak marks on your cheeks isn’t a good look on anyone.  So here are some quick ways to slap some happy back on your face.


 
First things first: ditch the red eyes just like Rose ditched Jack straight in the Atlantic Ocean (no I’m still not over it) with some redness-relieving eye drops to reveal brighter, more awake-looking eyes.

 

Step #2: Remove your undereye makeup…and if you really cried yourself a river go ahead and just remove it all girl. Grab some Lash X protein removing pads to wipe your sorrows away.

 

Step #3: Rehydrate & Revitalize with Botanical Kinetics toning mist and the Tourmaline Charged radiance fluid to achieve a pretty glow. To decrease eye puffiness with Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Crème that has plant based caffeine and licorice root to de-puff and diminish dark circles.

 

Step#4: Grab the Aveda Inner light powder in your color, to even out your skin tone and appear more awake. Take the Illuminate Petal Essence shade run it in your inner-eye corner, cupids bow, and on top of your cheekbones for an added glow. Grab some blush, Mosscara and Nourishmint Lip Glaze of your choice (my favorite is Morning Rose) to take your look from “Um do you need a tissue?” to something soft and pretty. 

 

Don’t stress out about your ugly cry face; turn it into something beautiful! 


#Vania 


 Vania

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So you want to be blonde!?

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It's that blonde time of year again.. I am sure you have been pinning away at those pinterest boards of yours trying to decide which blonde beauty best suits you. Well what you may or may not is that being blonde isn't quite that simple. Here are a few helpful hints and tips to help you along.

Platinum Blonde
Most people think blonde=platinum. Platinum blondes are best worn by those who are in the medium to light skin tones and normally possess those yellow undertones in there skin. However if you have darker skin tones you can also rock platinum hair and have a beautiful contrast of light hair and warm skin.

Multidimensional Blondes 
This choice is the most versatile with all skintones. It can create depth and texture, even making the thinnest of hair appear fuller. When choosing multiple colors be sure that they compliment eachother and are only a few shades either lighter or darker from one another.

Golden 
Golden tones are extremely popular, but be careful when choosing this tone if you have neutral or yellow undertones it may wash you out or even appear too brassy. The golden tone best suits olive and rosy complexions because it gives richness and depth. 

SO when you sit in your stylist' chair for your next appointment and you are choosing that perfect shade of blonde remember to consider that in order to keep those blonde locks looking their best #1 the maintenance required to keep up your color, how often you need to come in or even how many sessions you will need to get to desired style. #2 at home care and products to keep your hair healthy and rich with moisture. #3 the tones that best suit you and your skin tone. That platinum hair may look great on your best friend but you may find that a golden tone looks best on you. Pictures are key to you and your stylist achieving and understanding your wants and needs.


Happy blonding!!

#Brooke 

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AA, BB, CC, and DD creams got you feeling DiZZy??

AA creams, BB creams, CC creams and their newest alphabet member, DD creams all claim to be all-in-one creams to replace products you currently use. While DD creams are the most recent to hit the market, we’re sure they won’t be the last letter in the alphabet soup to make its way into a cream.

Tell Me More...
AA (Anti-Aging) creams claim anti-aging benefits using a hydrator and antioxidants. While these creams are good for the skin, the results can be minimal compared to professional skin care products.

BB (Beauty Balm) creams combine a moisturizer, sunscreen, primer and tint but often lack anti-aging benefits of AA creams.

CC (Color Correcting) creams are the new BB cream claiming better coverage with more skin nourishing ingredients.

DD (Dynamic Do-all) creams are the most recent to hit the market. These “dynamic do-all” products claim to combine your AA, BB and CC creams.

Did You Know?
Jan Marini Skin Research has had an AA+BB+CC+DD product for years with our ever popular Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF30 in Sunkissed tints!

The fast-absorbing and weightless formula feels amazing and smells great
Antioxidant and skin rejuvenating ingredients prevent and reverse damage caused by the sun
Hyaluronic acid moisturizes the skin without feeling heavy or greasy
Microscopic sponges control oil throughout the day for optimal makeup wear
Sunkissed tints work on all skin tones reducing or even eliminating the need for foundationBroad-spectrum, water-resistant SPF30 protects the skin from premature aging for long-lasting youthful skin

THIS ARTICLE AND MORE SOURCED FROM www.JanMarini.com

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Oil is Attractive

-OIL CLEANSING-

How does it work?

All skin secretes oil - even dry skin!. When cleansing with oils, the chemistry rule of “like dissolves like” (which means that one substance can attract, dissolve or break down substances similar to it) you are essentially removing all the icky, dirty oil from your skin, and replenishing it with clean, nourishing and moisturizing oil.

Why does it work?

Because oil does not have any harsh chemicals or stripping suds, your skin will retain the necessary moisture. This is extremely important BECAUSE: when you strip your skin and get that “Squeaky clean” feeling, you’re basically kicking your skin’s oil production into overdrive to compensate for the moisture you’ve removed. That leads to blackheads, whiteheads, excess oil, and increased sensitivity.

How do I Oil-Cleanse?

The Lotus favorite method is as follows:
Prepare: HAVE a bottle of Beautifying Oil Composition and a washcloth ready. (if you are signed up for our Pure Privilege program you can even get one FREE on your birthday!)

1. Cleanse: No need to pre-clean or remove your makeup! Simply dampen face with warm water, pour some oil into your palm and begin applying to your skin. Massage with light to medium pressure, but gently for about 1-2 minutes. Don’t press TOO hard, you are removing NOT massaging. Save the massage for clean skin (Everything feels better when someone else does it…try KATIE’S FACIALS! YUM!)

2. Rinse: turn the hot water on and while you wait for the water to get warm, let the oil sit on your skin. Dampen your cloth and place it over your face for a moment to let the steam feel great (UNLESS you have acne or rosacea, then use tepid water to avoid exacerbating your inflammation). Let it sit for a few seconds and gently begin to wipe away all of the oil. Rinse the washcloth and repeat until your skin is free of oil and makeup. A good splash at the end feels great too!


3. Your skin is now clean and free of dirt, environmental pollutants and oils! Follow up with your favorite Aveda toner, targeted serum and moisturizer. This is a great bed time ritual!


SWEET DREAMS,

Team Lotus

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