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With holidays gathering mode about upon us, what better time to freshen up your look?! Even better?  Save money doing it!  Our November special offers two great opportunities for blissful savings: 25% Off A Signature Spa Facial or 25% off Any Color Service. Good through November 30, 2015.

Facials for Flawless Skin

We often spend our attention – and money – on a fabulous new wardrobe piece or an awesome accessory, but we neglect the one thing that everyone notices, and looks directly at in any interaction:  our face, or more specifically, our skin.

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No cosmetic will ever do as much for flawless beautiful skin, as good consistent skin care will. And as one’s skin become healthier, you’ll find you rely less and less on cosmetics.  A step towards that stunning skin is to make it a priority in your schedule and budget to get regular facials. It’s one of the best investments you can make for your skin.

Another step towards great skin is to maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it is also the last to get any nutrients from the foods you eat.  So make sure the nutrients it does get are healthy ones.

Lastly, we’ve all become accustomed to a higher-stress, faster paced way of life, but we also pay a price for it. It’s important to engage in relaxing activities to reduce the stressor hormones in the body.  When you come to Health and Style Institute for a facial, you get a double benefit: great skin care, and some relaxing “me-time”.

Schedule some time for yourself to relax and take that first step towards naturally beautiful holiday skin!

Freshen Your Holiday Look with New Hair Color

Hair color options are limitless.  One simple solution is to ask the experts at the Health and Style Institute what they suggest, then putting your hair in their hands.  If, however, you prefer a little more control, then the Health and Style Institute would like to give you a few things to watch for that can help you find your gorgeous shade.

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Since your hair color will always have to go with your skin tone, it’s important to match your locks with your face.  That said, it is almost never a good idea to try to get the same color in your hair that you have in your skin.  People who try that tend to look washed out.  Instead, use your skin tone to determine what complimentary color will draw eyes to you.  You want a hair color that will make your natural beauty stand out while reducing or eliminating the look of flaws.

Skin is normally classified as warm, or cool.  Not sure what yours is?  No problem.  Start with your eyes.  Extremely dark and extremely light eyes both indicate a cool skin tone.  If you have deep browns, blacks, or baby blues paired with pale or medium skin, very dark brown skin, or olive skin, you’re skin tone is cool.  Green, light brown, and hazel eyes generally indicate a warm skin tone.  You may have pale skin, but you’ll also have peach or gold undertones.  You could also have brown skin with caramel undertones, or be freckled.

Still not sure?  Check the veins on your wrist.  A green tint indicates warm skin, and blue means cool skin.

With cool skin, you likely have little color variation throughout your skin, but where there is color, it looks a little too red.  Rather than lathering on makeup to bring color in, style your hair with intense shades of red, blonde, or brown.  The colors will draw focus to your eyes, and help hide any redness that may pop up.  You can also add some light highlights like wheat or taupe to contrast with the base and bring a little more color out of your skin.

If you have warm skin, the wrong hair color can make your skin look a bit yellow and end up seeming drab and lifeless.  The right hair color for you is a rich, deep base like chestnut or dark golden brown.  The richness makes your complexion look even and adds a sultry appeal.  The deep color will add even more to your look with the addition of red, cinnamon, or copper highlights.

Whether you’ve found your perfect shade or you need more expert help, take advantage of the Health and Style Institute’s incredible talent and fantastic November deals, call today to schedule, before our holiday availability gets booked up!

 

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What’s better than a September special to save you money?  TWO September specials!!

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Our first special is get a Free Facial on-the-go with a Full-Priced Back or Chest waxing treatment.

 

Color & cut by HSI student Sheila.

Color & cut by HSI student Sheila.

You can also save  with a Free Mini Foil with a Full-Priced All Over Color Service.

 

Both savings specials are good at both our High Point, NC and our Kennesaw, GA locations, September 1 through 30, 2015. Call today to schedule!

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That special woman in your life, your Mom… she has spent your life as your biggest champion.  Touting the developmental stages you’ve powered through; celebrating your accomplishments, big and small; dispensing sage advise, though at times you may have felt it more like haranguing you with unwarranted life-coaching. But she’s always meant well, only ever cared about your best interests.

 

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Here’s a great chance to show your Mom some added appreciation AND save money doing so!  With our May special, “Mom Rocks!!”,  come in to either of our two locations and buy a $25 Gift Certificate, get a free facial!! Offer good May 1 – 31, 2015.

 

 

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Everyone enjoys being pampered, right?! And… it’s always fun to do some duo pampering with your beloved.

With our February special, our Facial on the Go is buy one get one FREE!! Good through 2/28/15. Call today to schedule at either of our two locations!

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Already have other plans for that special day? No problem, you have through the end of the month to take advantage of this special. And instead, come stock up on some great salon products or a Health and Style Institute gift certificate to include in your sweetheart’s Valentine’s goodies!

Why get facials? Facials are more than simply a bit of indulgence at the salon or spa. Sure, it’s great to be pampered, but getting a facial provides real benefits many aren’t aware of.
Relaxation
Almost every facial provides relaxation. Fruity smells, invigorating salts, enchanting music, and a variety of other components makes a facial one of the most relaxing things a person can do in a half hour. Depending on your taste, some facials may be more or less relaxing than others, but they all tend to get the job done. You will likely leave the salon feeling a bit less stress; less stress equals better health.
Appearance
A deeper benefit of facials is that they tend to change the look of the skin for the better. Your body’s skin cells are constantly dying and being replaced, and most people retain a layer of dead skin for most of the day. That extra skin is not only really gross, it’s also a source of clogged pores and acne.

A facial clears all that skin away, and actually takes the extra step of cleaning the living cells that you want at the forefront. Oxygen facials are said to help boost the growth of new skin cells, reducing any fine lines that might have emerged. Facials also stimulate the muscles of your face, making them tighten up, producing a younger, firmer look.

Advice
When you get a professional facial, you have the benefit of talking to someone who is an expert on skin and is devoting a considerable amount of time to your face. He or she can explain what skin type you have and how to best treat it. Some people ought to use oil-free makeup, others need an extra strong moisturizer. Only by talking about your specific skin type can you hope to make the best decisions for your face.
Regardless of what you hope to get out of it, a facial at the Health and Style Institute can help make you more relaxed, make your skin shine brightly with health, and reduce the appearance of unwanted acne. Come see us together, your special Valentine will thank you!!

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Done right, contouring can help carve cheekbones and accentuate your jawline. But for the paler set, contouring remains a somewhat scary concept. After all, no one wants to overdo it, and for pale girls, the chances of that happening are significantly higher. Follow these four contouring tips every pale girl should know, and you’ll have it perfected in no time!
Pick the Right Color
A little bit of contouring can go a long way. It doesn’t take a ton of product to make the face look svelte and sculpted. Fair-skinned gals, resist temptation to use products and shades that might look good on your tanner friends. Often times, popular contouring kits can be too dark and obvious against paler skin. Instead, use a powder that is simply three or four shades darker than your natural skin tone.

Apply it Correctly
Fair girls can go wrong in two main areas when it comes to contouring: applying it too heavily and choosing the wrong shade. To avoid any harsh lines, use a medium fluffy or kabuki brush to apply a powder contour to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and along your jawline. Be sure to blend, blend, blend the contours into your skin. There’s nothing worse than seeing harsh, unnatural streaks on the face. The contouring shouldn’t be noticeable, but rather an illusion.
Fix Your Blunders
Mistakes do happen. If you suddenly find yourself looking like a bad version of a “before blending” contour tutorial, don’t panic—just blend. Take a large, fluffy powder brush and some translucent powder and then buff out the harsh lines in small, circular motions.

Warm Up
One last tip: When it comes to choosing a specific contouring shade, stick to those with golden and warm undertones instead of cooler, ashy colors. The warmer shades will instantly add a healthy radiance to your face, while cooler colors can look too dull or sunken on pale skin.
Last But Not Least
Starting with your most optimal “canvas” provides you the best results. Regular facials will do more than any product ever can, in improving your complexion’s look. And there’s still time to get in on our October savings: get a FREE facial wax with a full priced Spa Facial, through 10/31/14. See our full salon menu for all our affordable services!

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Whether you have chronically dry skin, or just want to prepare for the upcoming cold season, you may be surprised at how effective a hydrating serum can be. Add a pump or two post-cleansing, before your lotion or cream, for an immediate moisture boost. And even oily, acne-prone skin will benefit from them.

Serums are a top pick of many skin care pros. The beauty of a serum is that most of the fluid is eliminated, so what you’re left with is a high concentration of active ingredients. Serums contain the most potent dose of anti-aging ingredients –antioxidants, peptides, and skin brighteners such as kojic acid — you can find in nonprescription products. They’re the true workhorses of any product line.

Costs and Benefits
Because active ingredients are more expensive than thickeners, serums are also the costliest product in many skin care lines. But when applied properly, a 1-ounce container of serum can last months. Many brands come in pump bottles or have medicine-dropper applicators to dispense just the tiny amount you need.

Those few concentrated drops are super-efficient. Serums are made of very small molecules, so the skin absorbs them quickly and deeply. The thicker, heavier ingredients in creams form a barrier on your skin. That’s great for locking moisture in. But it can also lock active ingredients out. Without these hindrances, the active ingredients in a serum penetrate your skin faster and more effectively.

They’re great for people with oily skin or those who prefer a weightless feel to their skin care products. Serums have a non-greasy finish and they don’t leave behind a sticky residue. Still, serums aren’t for everyone. The liquid or gel-like texture of a serum can be a poor match for people with chronic skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, which weaken the skin barrier. For these people, serums may penetrate too quickly, causing irritation.

Others need the hydration that a rich day or night cream provides. If you have mature or dry skin, you can’t get away with using only a serum. Instead, use a serum as an add-on to your skin care regimen, layered under your moisturizer. There’s a lot of benefit to serums, from smoothing fine lines to reducing age spots, that you can’t reproduce in any other formulation.
How to Apply Serums
Adding a serum to your daily beauty routine? Here’s how to apply these lightweight elixirs for maximum effect.
1. After cleansing your face, apply a pea-sized amount of serum, patting it evenly over skin with your finger.
2. If you have sensitive skin, wait 10 to 15 minutes after washing your face before using serum. When your skin is damp, applying a water-based product is more likely to lead to irritation. Allowing your skin to dry completely slows down penetration.
3. You don’t need to skip the moisturizer you love. Just pat on your serum first, so it isn’t blocked from penetrating your skin.
4. Is your serum too pricey for twice-a-day use? Borrow this trick: Use the serum as a booster either a.m. or p.m., adding a couple of drops to your moisturizer.
And remember, no matter what skin care products you use, one of the single best things you can do for your complexion is to get regular facials. We make that easy and affordable, with our low cost services. And through October 31, 2014, with a full priced Spa Facial, you’ll also get a FREE facial wax. Call today to schedule, 336.885.3452, and check out our salon & spa menu for all the affordable services we offer!

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You’ve likely heard that rhetorical expression, “lipstick on a pig”, meaning an attempt to dress something up, right? We often spend our attention – and money – on a fabulous new wardrobe piece or an awesome accessory, but we neglect the one thing that everyone notices, and looks directly at in any interaction: our face, or more specifically, our skin.

 

No “lipstick”, i.e. cute new dress, fab earrings, or lush new makeup technique will ever do as much for flawless beautiful skin, as good consistent skin care will. And as one’s skin become healthier, you’ll find you rely less and less on cosmetics. A step towards that stunning skin is to make it a priority in your schedule and budget to get regular facials. It’s one of the best investments you can make for your skin.

Another step towards great skin is to maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it is also the last to get any nutrients from the foods you eat. So make sure the nutrients it does get are healthy ones.

Lastly, we’ve all become accustomed to a higher-stress, faster paced way of life, but we also pay a price for it. It’s important to engage in relaxing activities to reduce the stressor hormones in the body. When you come to Health and Style Institute for a facial, you get a double benefit: great skin care, and some relaxing “me-time”.

And through September 30, 2014, SAVE 50% off our Signature Spa Facial – as well as 50% off Full Color Services… Oooo-la-lah!! Call us today to schedule some time for yourself to relax and take that first step towards naturally beautiful skin! 336.885.3452, and see our full salon services menu here.

 

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Calling all those interested in looking great while finding a budget-friendly skin care regimen! Our August special will not only get you looking fabulous for back to school but will also help you keep your skin looking beautiful throughout the school year.

Actual kit in our promo may vary from photo.

Actual kit in our promo may vary from photo.

From August 1st through August 31st, 2014, take advantage of our 30-30-30 Promo. Get a 30-minute facial and our 30-day Dermalogica Home Care Kit for only $30! Our facial will not only help you to put your best face forward each day, but it will also allow you to have the opportunity to create a wonderful beauty regimen in the convenience of your own home.

In between your back to school shopping and enjoying your last days of summer, take some time to pamper yourself. To schedule your facial today, call (336) 885-3452. See our full salon services menu here.

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Facials are more than simply a bit of indulgence at the salon or spa. Sure, it’s great to be pampered, but getting a facial provides real benefits many aren’t aware of.

Relaxation
Almost every facial provides relaxation. Fruity smells, invigorating salts, enchanting music, and a variety of other components makes a facial one of the most relaxing things a person can do in a half hour. Depending on your taste, some facials may be more or less relaxing than others, but they all tend to get the job done. You will likely leave the salon feeling a bit less stress; less stress equals better health.

Appearance
A deeper benefit of facials is that they tend to change the look of the skin for the better. Your body’s skin cells are constantly dying and being replaced, and most people retain a layer of dead skin for most of the day. That extra skin is not only really gross, it’s also a source of clogged pores and acne.

 

A facial clears all that skin away, and actually takes the extra step of cleaning the living cells that you want at the forefront. Oxygen facials are said to help boost the growth of new skin cells, reducing any fine lines that might have emerged. Facials also stimulate the muscles of your face, making them tighten up, producing a younger, firmer look.

Advice
When you get a professional facial, you have the benefit of talking to someone who is an expert on skin and is devoting a considerable amount of time to your face. He or she can explain what skin type you have and how to best treat it. Some people ought to use oil-free makeup, others need an extra strong moisturizer. Only by talking about your specific skin type can you hope to make the best decisions for your face.

Regardless of what you hope to get out of it, a facial at the Health and Style Institute can help make you more relaxed, make your skin shine brightly with health, and reduce the appearance of unwanted acne.
Our basic facial starts at only $20, but with our July special, get a FREE Facial-On-the-Go when you come in through July 31, 2014 for a Keratin Express Smoothing Therapy, which includes a color service and blow out. Call today to schedule: (336) 885-3452.

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Take off on your summer get away feeling at the top of your beauty game! Take advantage of our June Special:
Buy Signature Spa Facial, and receive 1 free service. Yes, F-R-E-E! Makes your little heart go giddy doesn’t it?! Eligible services to choose from: Shampoo Service, Cut w/ Style, or Color Service.

Must be Full-Priced Signature Spa Facial. Color Service value not to exceed $25. No Substitutions. May not be combined w/ other offers. Expires 6/30/14.

Come get your beauty on, then safe and fun travels to you!

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