A Day at the Spa Is Great Stress Relief

Like many people today, I live a very stressful life and when I am not at work, I am always busy caring for my two young children. One day, I decided to get a massage at a local spa to ease my sore, aching muscles. Once I entered the salon, I realized they had a great half-day package deal that also included a manicure, pedicure, and a body wrap. I decided to go for the package and I found the experience very relaxing. My stress virtually melted away and I now take time to visit the spa every month to enjoy the package. I am eager to share my experiences with salons and spas with others who want to learn more about what they have to offer on my new blog!

Four Tips To Get A Better Haircut


Do you listen to your friends emerge from the hair salon elated with their hairstyles while you continue to feel so-so after your appointments? Part of the secret is finding a stylist you love, but beyond that, there are things that you can do to help your stylist and ensure you get a better hairstyle that you love -- and not just like. Here are four such steps.

Be realistic about how much time you're willing to spend styling your hair.

Some cuts look great when you just wake up and tossel your hair a bit. Others require 30 minutes of careful styling to appear as they should. If you can only spend five minutes on your hair, you will not be happy with a haircut that needs more styling. So, be honest with your stylist about how much time you will spend doing your hair. He or she can then help you choose a cut that meets those needs so you look your best every day -- not just on days when you have the extra time to style.

Bring plenty of photos.

What you think of as short may be different than what your stylist thinks of as short. So, instead of just communicating your desires in words, bring photos to show your stylist what you are looking for in a haircut. Don't just bring one photo, either. Make sure you have shots of how you want the back, sides, and front to look. It's perfectly okay to say to your stylist "I like this about photo A, and this about photo B." You don't have to have an exact picture -- you can combine elements of several.

Take your hair texture into account.

Some cuts look better on people with thinner hair, while others are better suited for thicker hair. Ask your stylist to recommend a cut based on your hair's thickness, and you are likely to be more pleased with the style -- both in how it looks and how much effort it takes to style. 

Don't go too drastic.

Sometimes, you want a shock to your system and a huge change, all at once. But usually, such a big change can be shocking. If you currently have long hair, work on having it cut shorter every time you visit. Work towards that pixie cut or bob -- if that is what you want -- rather than chopping it all off at once. You won't feel as overwhelmed! 

To learn more, contact a hair studio like Phenix Salons of Florida. 


17 March 2018