To all of the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends, caretakers, and other women who have loved and cared for a child, a huge shout out to you! We are extending a 20% off all products today to say thank you!
Treat yourself to some fabulous hair for Jazz Fest this year (April 28 - May 7th). Braids are perfect to keep you cool while taking in your favorite band. Don't forget your sunscreen ladies!
Our lives are filled with noise more than ever. Mobile phones are flooded with social media, texts, news updates, email - and that is before you even step outside of your home. According to the Harvard Business Review, "recent studies are showing that taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive and responsive to the complex environments in which so many of us now live, work, and lead. Duke Medical School’s Imke Kirste that silence is associated with the development of new cells in the hippocampus, the key brain region associated with learning and memory."
Okay, so how do this work? The Harvard Business Review suggests these 4 key activities:
1) Punctuate meetings with five minutes of quiet time. If you’re able to close the office door, retreat to a park bench, or find another quiet hideaway, it’s possible to hit reset by engaging in a silent practice of meditation or reflection.
2) Take a silent afternoon in nature. You need not be a rugged outdoors type to ditch the phone and go for a simple two-or-three-hour jaunt in nature. In our own experience and those of many of our clients, immersion in nature can be the clearest option for improving creative thinking capacities. Henry David Thoreau went to the woods for a reason.
3) Go on a media fast. Turn off your email for several hours or even a full day, or try “fasting” from news and entertainment. While there may still be plenty of noise around—family, conversation, city sounds—you can enjoy real benefits by resting the parts of your mind associated with unending work obligations and tracking social media or current events.
4) Take the plunge and try a meditation retreat: Even a short retreat is arguably the most straightforward way to turn toward deeper listening and awaken intuition. The journalist Andrew Sullivan recently described his experience at a silent retreat as “the ultimate detox.” As he put it: “My breathing slowed. My brain settled…It was if my brain were moving away from the abstract and the distant toward the tangible and the near.”
At Embodyment we have developed the Embodyment Escape, a program to promote corporate wellness via employee appreciation at a luxury level. Embodyment Escape enlivens the senses, instills well being and promotes increased productivity by employing the same concept of quiet relaxation above. You provide a room, and we send our licensed therapists to your office for your employees to enter a silent space where they can completely relax and decompress while receiving thirty minute luxury manicures and chair massages. Call us for more details on how to bring Embodyment Escape to your office.
Hands down, the first choice to check off your wedding to-do list is to reserve a date at your wedding venue. There are so many details you will face in the months post engagement - who will be in your bridal party? how many people will you invite? the dress!!! flowers, invitations, photographer, menu, band, wedding cake flavor, raw bar for your cocktail reception?
There is one very important detail that will set the tone for your entire day. You are going to be excited, stressed, exhausted, happy, and about a dozen other emotions. The choice of where you will spend the day preparing with your bridal party is such an important one. The Loft at Embodyment is a private, luxury wedding sanctuary that will allow you to relax between your various appointments. By relaxing in a beautiful environment prior to the excitement of your nuptials- that makes all the difference.
Meet Nicole Rock, owner of White Rabbits, LLC. Nicole needed head shots for her website. She came to EMBODYMENT SALON & SPA for a blow out (because she is wise). Amy LeBlanc did an outstanding job on Nic's hair - giving her an amazing result for her photos - you can see for yourself.
Okay cupids, it's time to show your ladies how much you care. You know your significant other loves a massage... so let's take that up a few notches. Buy her a couples massage in The Loft, a private relaxation oasis at Embodyment Salon & Spa. A couples mani/pedi would win over her heart as well. Need more ideas? Call our helpful staff and we can direct you.
Have you ever hit the point of "I will do anything to reverse some of the skin damage I have unknowingly (or knowingly) caused throughout the years. What do I have to do, short of building a time machine? Soak in a bath of goat milk and watermelon everyday for two hours?"
Michelle Bryant, esthetician at Embodyment, read in a recent article from Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, a skin care trade magazine, that the secret we have all been looking for is something we already do - every day. We just have to do more of this secret skin damage reversal magic cure....... SLEEP!
Sleep helps your skin regenerate... tissues renew faster due to chemical processes that happen while we are in slumber from hormones released by our brain (HGH - Human Growth Hormone). The body naturally rebalances water throughout while we are sleeping too. You skin gets to rest while you are sleeping, rather than fight the UV rays and other environmental factors.
Obviously sleep is not the only ticket to glowing, youthful skin. Call Embodyment to set up a consultation and facial appointment with Michelle.
Congratulations! You're engaged now! We have a team of experts to prepare you for the big day. Reserve THE LOFT for your bridal party to be pampered and coiffed in a private oasis. Make up application, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, blow outs, eyelashes... all in one place for your convenience whether its at Embodyment Salon and Spa or on site at your wedding venue.
Embodyment Salon & Spa is hosting a pop-up for the very talented Maggie Covert of WalkingMan Studios next Wednesday, December 21st from 9:00am to 8:00pm at Embodyment (3701 Magazine Street). Check some of your holiday shopping list off - Maggie will have holiday wrapping paper, prints, holiday cards, stationary, and more. Can't think of the perfect holiday gift for the family who has everything? Maggie creates commissioned pieces of people's homes that we think are pretty amazing.
Ever wonder why the delicate skin around your eyes seems to age faster than the rest of your face? It isn't your imagination. There is a biological reason why this skin is so much more delicate. The fewer oil glands and collagen around the eyes allows every squint and expression to damage the skin around your eyes, causing it to age 5-10 times faster than the rest of your face.
Not an ideal situation, we know. Thankfully, Embodyment Aesthetician, Michelle Bryant, can guide us to some helpful products:
glo therapeutics has a line of eye gels and eye restoration aids that can help slow skin damage around the eyes. These products are available for sale at Embodyment. For a more in-depth consult book a facial with Michelle.
Let the holiday parties commence. This year treat yourself to some pampering before the holidays take hold of your schedule. Also keep in mind that Embodyment Salon & Spa offers gift cards that make the perfect hostess presents or holiday gifts.
Smith & Cult has some fall jewel tones Danielle, manicurist at Embodyment, thinks you might enjoy. These colors include: SUBNORMAL, DARK LIKE ME, LOVERS CREEP, and REGRET THE MOON.
Take your halloween game up a notch this year with help from the talented folks at Embodyment - hair and make up make the difference between a good costume and a great one.
Might be time to change up your hair color at Embodyment this fall with one of our color specialist? But first, a few fun facts about hair colors.
Even though only two percent of people in the world are natural blondes, that doesn't mean it's not popular. One in three women dye their locks light enough to be blonde in the United States. Many children born with blonde hair go dark before their tenth birthday, thanks to rising levels of eumelanin, a natural pigment that regulates the darkness of hair strands.
The red color of hair was given to us by Neanderthals. Science has shown that it is a result of mutation of a gene in chromosome 16, MC1R. It has always had significant standing in society. In Europe, red hair color is valued and respected. Nearly 10% people in Scotland and England have red hair color. Although no proper explanation is available for this, many believe that bees are more likely to sting redheads. Redheads have their own annual festival called Roodharigendag (in Dutch). It takes place in Breda, The Netherlands, and it is attended by thousands of people with natural red hair.
Brown hair is universally the most common hair color. Eumelanin (as we talked about before) is a type of pigment, and how much you have is determined by your family history. The more eumelanin you have, the darker your shade of hair. Brunettes are more likely to have a difficult experience when quitting smoking. Melanin prevents their liver from metabolizing (or breaking down) nicotine in a timely manner. And the longer nicotine stays in your system, the more likely you are to get addicted.
“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” -Stephen King
This fall we will see a major shoulder season - and that isn't referring to the weather. Off the shoulder tops and large statement necklaces are here so that means additional attention must be paid to shoulders, chest and back complexion.
glo therapeutics is designed to create change in your skin. This line of professional skin care solutions ranges from daily regimens to targeted treatments. Each product focuses on restoring skin health and vibrancy with only the best skin-nourishing ingredients. They also work to improve the skin’s repair process while preventing future damage.
Women’s magazines all spread the same message: Money may not buy you happiness, but beauty certainly will. A new study has actually proven that the women’s magazines were right — so long as you live in the city.
It's no shocker you get an extra spring in your step after a blow out, trim, even a manicure. And nothing is more beautiful than happiness - it is your best look! Embodyment has an extensive list of services to help you look and feel your best.
"A WOMAN WHO CUTS HER HAIR IS ABOUT TO CHANGE HER LIFE" --coco chanel
"IN POLITE SOCIETY, A WELL-MAINTAINED SKINCARE ROUTINE IS ONE OF LIFE'S GREAT SUCCESSES" --violet grey
ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE HAVING INTENSE POLITICAL DEBATES AND I'M OVER HERE LIKE "OH, LOOK AT MY FRESH MANICURE FROM EMBODYMENT" --anonymous