Fall conjures up pumpkins, beautiful reds and golds in nature, and cool weather. Well, much of that is more in theory than reality. What we also get with the start of fall is this brief quiet period – after the craziness of summer vacations and school starts and before the madness of holiday visits, parties, and gifts. Sanctuary Spa invites you to capture this moment and Fall in Love with us…with feeling your best…with glowing skin….with beautiful brows…and a relaxed body!
Whether you’re coming in for a bikini wax for the first time or your 50th, we have a few tips for making sure you’re happy with your wax results!
Before getting to those tips, let’s start with some basic definitions. We’re often asked, what is the difference between the 3 types of bikini wax services? So let’s start there.
- Bikini – we’ll remove only the hair that would be visible around you’re the outer edge of bikini/panty bottoms.
- Bikini Extended – we’ll remove 1.5 to 2 inches more, including more towards the labia. You can let your esthetician know if you prefer to have the hair removed from your backside.
- Brazilian – we’ll remove everything from front to back, leaving you completely bare. Chat with your esthetician if you’d like to leave what’s referred to as a “landing strip”
Now that we’re on the same page regarding the different waxing options and you’ll be able to book yourself the right service, let’s talk about preparing for your appointment. A little pre-spa prep can help you to get the best results.
August in Texas means 2 things to me → SO MUCH HEAT!! And Back to School! While there isn’t much to do about the heat (except escape it by staying indoors as much as possible or jump in the nearest pool) there is plenty to do to prepare for back to school … like have some back to spa time!!
Whether you’re a parent like me and have been running around all summer focused on which camp your kids are going to or figuring out the next vacation/staycation plans
You’re a teacher (or superhero, as I like to a call you!) and have spent the summer either enjoying some classroom free days or tied up in yet another in-service or summer school,
You’re a student about to return to the grind of classes and homework … please take this moment NOW and plan some spa time. Think of it as a little self-care escape to tend to your needs!
Understanding the Benefits of Electrolysis for Unwanted Hair Removal
We’ll be the first to admit that people can be a little shy about talking about hair removal. Unwanted hair can create self-consciousness that can stop some from engaging in intimate relationships and keep others from expressing themselves. It is a very personal part of our grooming routine and we think it is important to remember it’s something that nearly everyone struggles with. And because many people don’t openly talk about it, most don’t understand all the options available when it comes to hair removal. In fact, most popular ideas of hair removal exist only in silly movie scenes or clichés, such as:
Care for Your Skin – Even When You’re Bundled Up
One of our favorite parts about winter is breaking out our cozy sweaters and winter accessories. Lush scarves, comfy cable knit, well-worn flannel – layering can be comfy and fashionable!
But while we love the comfort that wintertime brings, all that covering up often means that we neglect the skin and body care routine we use when it’s warm and sunny. This winter, give your skin some extra attention with these three treatments to ensure that it’s glowing and healthy!
LED Light Therapy
Eek! This treatment sounds way more technical and scary than it actually is! LED Light Therapy is a great add-on to your customized facial or an easy way to get results with a quick visit to the spa. Even better, it’s painless! The service basically feels like you’re laying out in the sun – but good for you!
Experiences, not material things, are said to be the key to happiness. Sanctuary Spa can help you give your hard to shop for friends and loved ones an experience they will cherish. From a mini getaway at Sanctuary Spa to products that will care for the mind, body and soul, these gifts are sure to delight anyone on your shopping list.
Still looking for the perfect gifts for your everyone on your list? Use our Gift Guide to find the perfect gifts that also simplify your holiday shopping experience:
- Hostess thank-you
- Spa escape for the mom on the go
- Recovery for the athlete in training
- Zen time for the Yogi
- Spa day for your spouse, mom, dad, or best friend
- Stocking stuffers for beauty mavens
- Product gift sets perfect for the jet-setters
- Teacher appreciation
Don’t forget the most important person on your list, you! See something you like, it’s ok to give yourself a little something too! That’s what self-care is all about.
We all love insider tips, so we asked our team of spa professionals to share their favorite spa services at Sanctuary Spa Houston. From fabulous facials to therapeutic massage and even hair removal – there’s a little bit of everything here.
It helps that our talented technicians know Sanctuary Spa and our service menu front-to-back! Not only do they spend countless hours in our treatment rooms using the products and equipment with clients, but they also research the latest wellness techniques to improve their skills. And it’s all because we want you to have the best possible spa experience.
The holidays can be an especially exciting AND busy time. Between searching for the perfect gifts for friends and family, hosting guests, attending parties, and squeezing in family activities, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. How can you make the most out of the holiday season if you aren’t feeling your best?
Avoid the retail chaos this year by treating yourself or your loved ones to any of the revitalizing services and all-natural and naturally-derived products at Sanctuary Spa. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to a holiday-season escape, or you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, we’ve got you covered – complete with excellent Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday discounts!
The holidays can be a fun-filled time to spend with friends and family at parties filled with sweets and other tasty goodies. With all the fun going on, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s important that you maintain your mental and physical health so you can best enjoy the holiday season!
Try these four tips to help you get the most out of your time with loved ones.
1) Be Mindful at Your Events
During the holidays, we really enjoy seeing loved ones we haven’t seen all year! To truly relish having these treasure people around you during the season, plan some fun, holiday-themed events for everyone! Be sure to focus on your friends and family so you can really appreciate the experiences.
Winter will be here before we know it! Although we don’t expect the temperatures to drop too much here in the Lone Star State, the seasonal change can still affect your skin. With a few adjustments to your skin care routine and some strategic spa treatments sprinkled in, you’ll be glowing all winter long.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
During the wintertime, we get a brief reprieve from heat and humidity. As the air becomes drier, so can our skin. In order to make up for this lack of additional moisture, it’s so important to make sure you’re adjusting your skin care regimen. If you’ve been using lighter moisturizers for the summer and fall, now is the time to opt for a richer cream. Don’t forget to protect your lips and hands as well, as these are often exposed to the elements. Invest in a nourishing lip balm and hand cream.