Brow Goals, Tips from Courtney

Annie Neilson Service Spotlight, Spa Stories, Technician Bio

I, Annie, was excited to team up with our in house Brow Goddess herself, Courtney, to get her perspective on all things brows & JKC. With the quarantine still in effect for many, & brow goals waiting to happen, let’s get the flowing with Court!

Quick background about you, how did you get to become such a brow slayer, Brow Confidant?! I’ve always been obsessed with my own brows, specifically giving myself that high arch that everyone loved. Before I became an esthetician, I would always go to nail salons to try to get the perfectly sculpted brow and no one could ever achieve it. When I enrolled in school 11 years ago, that was one of my biggest focuses. From then on, I was the only person who ever sculpted my own brows and I was able to achieve what I wanted. My brows and I have been through a lot. With my own personal experience in mind, I always wanted to give my guests the same experience when they were entrusting me with their brows. I became obsessed with listening to their goals and working on making it happen for them! With doing cosmetic tattooing- I am able to make their brow dream a reality!   READ MORE >

At Home Facial

Sydney Davis Spa Notes, Spa Stories

Create Your Spa Day at Home

We’re big believers in the importance of self-care by going to the Spa ;). It’s especially important to follow through at home.  Having a skincare routine at home will ensure that you’re taking good care of your skin, and that your facial you received is maintained.  It also allows you to take a few minutes to yourself to decompress after a long day, or of course if you’re getting ready for the day.  The products that our estheticians use are available for purchase– which makes it so much easier to recreate your facial at home.  I personally have oily skin, so finding that perfect skincare routine has definitely been a challenge.  After many, many years of trial and error, I think I’m finally onto something!  To all of my oily-skinned ladies (and guys,) here are a few of my skincare steps that have benefited my skin and also my well being.   READ MORE >

Helpful Tips to Stay Balanced During COVID-19 Times

Sanctuary Spa At-Home Tips & DIY

In these challenging times, Sanctuary Spa’s Licensed Massage Therapist Eric would like to share a few tips to help us all through these challenging times:

Staying mentally stable.

With all that’s going on it’s very important to stay mentally stable. At this point, there is no time limit or guarantee when this crisis will end. Most of us are used to working and having a daily routine. A healthy productive positive routine keeps our minds occupied and gives us purpose and a sense of worth and peace. It’s essential that we keep positive and proactive, for it keeps our mind and spirit engaged and flowing. With the implementation of social distancing and modified work schedules, it’s easy to fall into depression anxiety and despair. Create your new routine balancing responsibilities and positivity.   READ MORE >

Sanctuary Spa Re-Opening Sanitation and Hygiene Standards

Sabrina Spa Notes

Sanctuary Spa is now offering facials, waxing, massage, nano brow, nano lip and yoni steam services in addition to selling retail products online for curbside pickup or shipping. We are not offering hydrotherapy services at this time.

Sanctuary Spa consistently maintains a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Given the current COV-ID 19 pandemic, we have reevaluated every aspect of sanitation to ensure the safety of our team and guests.

Below covers our requirements and guidance for effectively sanitizing and disinfecting our spa and interactions between employees and guests to reduce the spread of communicable diseases, as much as possible. All employees coming back to work have signed off on the below commitments.   READ MORE >

Sanctuary Spa Temporarily Closed – How You Can Help

Sabrina Spa Notes

We hope all of you, our guests, are doing well. We are all experiencing this challenging, unknown time, but we are all in it together. We have faith in our community to make our way through and past this time, coming out stronger on the other side.

We encourage you to continue supporting small and local businesses, if you have the means.

A few options for you to help our spa:

  1. Schedule your services for after April 4th
  2. Buy gift certificates or products
  3. Contribute to our Employee Fund

       1. Schedule your services for after April 4th

Our team is ready and excited to provide amazing services. To lift spirits and have plenty to look forward to, we’d love to see a full schedule for when we are able to open again. At this time, we are filling the schedule starting April 4th. We will be in heavy communication with all of our guests, especially as service dates are approaching. If either of us need to make adjustments to the schedule date and time, we’ll be happy to help.   READ MORE >

Sanctuary Spa: Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

Sabrina Spa Notes

The health and wellness of our guests and team is always our top priority at Sanctuary Spa. Our daily sanitation practices are in place to ensure safety with or without the threat of a virus. However, in the upcoming days and weeks we intend to take extra measures to ensure a safe environment and wanted to provide an update on all we plan to do. Specific to the virus, we are following the World Health Organization and CDC for updates and directives, we urge you to do the same.

We appreciate if you have felt ill within the past 14 days or been in contact with someone who hasn’t been well, that you reschedule for a later date. For the safety of our other guests and our spa team, we ask that if you have traveled in the 14 days prior to your upcoming appointment or come in contact with someone who has traveled in the past 14 days, that you also consider reschedule for a later date.   READ MORE >

Summer Spa-cation!

Sabrina Spa Notes

A common topic of conversation as we come upon and dip into summertime is vacation, vacation, vacation. Where are you going? When are you going? How are you going? All of the things vacation! Even if you don’t have children, summertime just seems like a natural time to take a break. But what happens if you don’t have time to get away? Whether work, the kid’s schedules, or out of town visitors are keeping you from leaving Houston this summer, Sanctuary Spa has some great options for a spa-cation.   READ MORE >

Celebrating our Founder, Brea Gratia

Sabrina Spa Notes

We couldn’t let our Anniversary and Women’s History Month go by without honoring one of the most fabulous women we know, Brea Gratia! Brea Gratia, Sanctuary FounderWe all know Brea started Sanctuary Spa based on an inspiration from a London trip. We wanted to know more and share with y’all, so we sent her a few questions. We imagined her sitting in one of her many beautiful cabins in the mountains of Asheville writing us these wonderful responses. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did!

What has inspired you most throughout your career?   READ MORE >

Cheers to 35 Years with Guest Appreciation Week!

Sabrina Spa Notes, Special Offers

Sanctuary Spa is celebrating 35 years of business this month, and we want to share this special occasion with YOU as our honored guest! From March 17th – March 23rd join us at the spa for special offers, bonus prizes, and our stellar spa services!

Sunday, March 17th: Save 35% on Sabrina’s favorite services! March 17th also happens to be my birthday. Choose from one my favorite services and save 35% as my gift to you! Just mention the code: SABSFAVS

    • Sea Salt Scrub
    • Seaweed Wrap
    • 90 Minute Signature Massage
    • 75 Minute Brea’s Signature Restorative
    • 60 Minute Microcurrent

    Monday, March 18th: Pick your own Source Vitál essential oil roll on! Choose your favorite aromatherapy blend as a token of our appreciation.

    Tuesday, March 19th: Create your own succulent! Every guest can take home a pretty plant using materials provided by Sanctuary Spa.

    Wednesday, March 20th: Enjoy 35% savings on all products. That’s one percent for every year we’ve been in business!   READ MORE >

Celebrating the Power of Women All Month Long at Sanctuary Spa!

Sarah Spa Notes, Spa Stories, Technician Bio

March is officially known as Women’s History Month — dedicated to recognizing the success of women and their incredible contributions to society. At Sanctuary Spa, we believe women should feel empowered to lift each other up and celebrate ever day, not just the big wins, but also the small acts of courage that help define and shape our gender. In honor of this and our 35th anniversary coming up, we’d also like to announce that 3% of our sales in the month of March will be donated to Dress for Success Houston.   READ MORE >