Thursday, May 11, 2023

May News!

 I hope this finds you well!

It's been a wonderfully busy Spring full of new treatments & products.
Please take note of the price increase taking effect on 6/15, as well as an opportunity for VIP pricing through memberships and a limited-time facial trio offer!

With affection & sunscreen,

Out-Of-Office Dates

  • I'll be away from 5/23 through 5/30.
  • Be sure to get your product orders in before 12 PM PST on Saturday, May 20 to ensure I can get them shipped out before I go. (I will be in the office on 5/22, but will not be able to make it to the Post Office.) Orders placed after the deadline will be fulfilled on 5/31
  • I opened up my book on 5/22, a rare Monday! As of right now, there is only one spot left at 11:30. Please reach out directly as this will not show as available online.

Serum 71 and Updated Formulas

  •  Serum 71 is in stock!
    An immune-boosting, nutrient-rich formulation with a powerful trio of tranexamic, mandelic, and azelaic acids. Also included is a second-generation Beta Glucan and Neodermyl®, the next-generation copper peptide that helps build back collagen and elastin. Great for exfoliation and firming while improving skin quality and keeping things calm. My sensitive clients are doing great with it and it pairs beautifully with Retinol for you advanced mixologists! Order here!
  • Updated Formula for Triple C&E
    One of my bestsellers just got better! Now with added Mannitol & Ergothioneine to help re-energize the Vitamin C for prolonged effectiveness. Still has the same great feel.
  • Retinol & Cell Youth Actif updates coming soon!
    As my restocks come in, I'll update the shop with exciting changes to these two products as well.

Price Increase on 6/15/23
My first price increase for facial treatments in 4 years will go into effect on 6/15/23. I held off as long as possible despite increases from all of my vendors, suppliers, and providers. Your business is very valuable to me and I promise to continue to provide you with the best quality service, education, and products. Ways to save some $$ below!

  • Purchase a Membership - Any membership purchased before 6/15 will lock in the old discounted rate, plus you'll receive product discounts! Read all the details here.
  • Already a Member? No problem. Your rate is guaranteed throughout the term of your membership.
  • Limited Time Offer - VIP Pricing on Facial Trios! Through June 14th, I'll be offering a package of 3 facial treatments at the current price. The package is good for 12 months from the date of purchase, at which point it will return to cash value. To purchase, simply reply to this email or let me know during your next visit.

Thanks to @estheticianontheedge for always killing it with the skincare posts! (Sorry, I know I often give many of you a complimentary "restyle" lol.)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

March News!

Last Saturday 80,000 tulips filled Union Square and I couldn't help but get the message that Spring is here. (It wasn't even raining!) Many things are happening, so please read on for all the updates below. I'm looking forward to seeing you in the treatment room!

With affection & sunscreen,

Out Of Office Dates
I'm really excited to finally be attending a business summit in St. Petersburg FL that was rescheduled from October due to Hurricane Ian. It's going to be a jam-packed 2 days. I hope to return full of ideas and inspiration!

  • I'll be away from 3/19 through 3/22
  • Be sure to get your product orders in before 5 PM PST on Friday, March 17 to ensure I can get them out before I go. (I will be in the office on 3/18, but will not be able to make it to the Post Office.) Orders placed after the deadline will be fulfilled on 3/23. 

Membership Update!
Redeeming your exclusive membership discounts just got easier! Instead of a scheduled month for your product discount(s), you will now receive a personal code to use as many times as your membership allows. The terms are staying the same, 20% off product purchases on the day you sign up, and either one or two future discounts, depending on your membership level. If you have questions or want more membership details just click here!

New Products Launching Soon!
2 new professional products for use in my treatment room and one new retail product are coming out in the next few weeks. I've already attended education on the ingredient technology and will be incorporating them into my treatments and your homecare ASAP! You know I'm excited about new products when I'm jotting down the initials of clients in the margins of my notes that I can't wait to try them on! :)
Here's a teaser...

  • New Retail Serum - An immune-boosting, nutrient-rich formulation with a powerful trio of tranexamic, mandelic, and azelaic acids. Also included is a second-generation Beta Glucan and Neodermyl®, the next-generation copper peptide that helps build back collagen and elastin.
  • New Prof. Charcoal Milk Clarifying Mask - This detoxifying and exfoliating mask uses a powerful blend of bamboo charcoal, lactobionic acid, lactic acid, and kaolin clay to relieve acne congestion and prevent future breakouts, while the olive squalane works to heal the skin.
  • New Prof. Time-Balancing Finishing Mask w/ Malachite - A complex blend of advanced ingredient technology helps balance the skin by optimizing circadian rhythms and healing times, reduces oxidative stress from blue light exposure, and has a powerful anti-fatigue and hydrating effect.
323 Geary Entry Update
If you're coming to see me Tuesday-Friday between 9-5:30 and security is at the desk, the front door will be open (woohoo!). If security is away, evenings and weekends you'll still need to get buzzed in. Dial "call" 83 on the keypad. As always, if you have any trouble, just text or call me and I'll pop down to get you!

There's my office! Photo courtesy of Flower Bulb Day

Friday, January 13, 2023

Happy New Year!!

 Happy New Year!

I hope everyone enjoyed (or at least survived) the holiday season! I had a wonderful trip and I'm feeling geared up and ready for 2023! I'll be checking in with you at your next visit about your skin goals and concerns you'd like to address this year.

There will be a slight price increase in some of the advanced modality series on February 15th, so it's a great time to get something scheduled before prices go up!  I've summarized some treatment options you may not be aware of below. Let me know if you have any questions. Read on for that as well as a special on body care!

As I enter my 24th year in this wonderful (& often wacky) world of esthetics I am so grateful for this career and for all of you. I've included a throwback photo below from 1998 (!) when I was a baby esthetician and about to finish school. Now my hair is the same color naturally! Ha!

With affection & sunscreen,

It's a New Year, Try Something New!*

  • Facial Membership - Commit to your skin this year and purchase a membership for discounted treatment prices and product discounts.
  • Dermaplaning - My newest offering! Instant results. Skin is smooth and bright, and no peach fuzz! :) Available in a Customized Facial, or as a standalone service.
  • SWiCH Treatment Series- not a typo (it stands for Skin Wellness in Cellular Health), but a powerful peel alternative! With little to no downtime and options for one or two visits a month for 6 months, benefits include firmer contours, decreased lines and wrinkles, and increased collagen and elastin production.
  • Microcurrent Series - 10 treatments in 5 weeks.  Redefines facial contours and "re-educates" facial muscles. Stimulates  ATP (adenosine triphosphate), creating increased cellular energy and collagen production.
*Full descriptions of my treatment series and memberships on my website.

Winterize Your Skin ~ Body Care On Sale!
Cold weather, wind, and indoor heat can wreak havoc on your body's barrier too! All body care is 10% off through 2/15/23. Enter the code WINTERIZE at checkout in the shop, or just mention it during your next visit.

Struggling with dry body skin this winter? My favorite tips and combos are below.

*Special thanks to my friend and colleague Lisa for sharing these pics with me! We took our state boards side by side in January 1999!!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

December News!

 I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! This is a quick one before I go on vacation next week. Check out the info below and a cool new feature in the shop!

With affection & sunscreen,

Out-Of-Office Dates

  • I will be out from Wednesday, December 7th, returning to work on Tuesday, December 20th.
  • Place your product orders before 5 PM PST on Monday, December 5th to ensure they ship before I leave.
  • All emails and calls will be returned after my trip, thanks so much for your patience while I recharge!

Waiting List
If you can't find the time you want, be sure to get on my waitlist! I will often be able to fit people in spots that may not appear available online. With my trip, I have opened some times/days I don't usually work. so be sure to check it out.

Pre-Order In My Shop!
There's a great new feature in my online shop. You can now pre-order most items when they are back-ordered, so no more sending a message or trying to remember to check if it's been restocked! The estimated ship date will be listed when you purchase. Any other in-stock items included in your order will ship right away. Let me know if you have any questions!

Gift Ideas
There are a lot of ways to give the gift of great skin!

  • Gift Certificates - choose your design, and a service or dollar amount. Send your virtual card instantly or on a specific day of your choosing.
  • Body Care - Everyone can use some moisture this time of year!
  • Grande Lash MD - You can't go wrong with this cult favorite.
  • Product Consult - Still stumped? Give the gift of a Product Consultation! Your recipient has a thorough written consult, and then an in-person or virtual appointment to discuss goals and options. The cost of the consult can be applied to a product purchase or future service.

Friday, September 30, 2022

October News!

 Ok, I know it's still September, but just a few quick updates for the upcoming busy month! Unfortunately, my business summit was canceled as St. Petersburg was in the path of Hurricane Ian. (I'll look forward to attending early in 2023 when they get it rescheduled.) However, that does free up a few appointments so jump online and schedule, or reach out to me directly!

With affection & sunscreen,

Wanna Get Dermaplaned?
As many of you already know, I received my certification in Dermaplaning! I have a handful of spots left in October for clients to receive a complimentary standalone dermaplane treatment before it becomes officially available in November. Email me, or respond to this newsletter if you're interested and we'll see if you're a good candidate and what time I have remaining. Details below.

  • Dermaplaning is a deep, but gentle form of physical exfoliation that removes superficial layers of skin, vellus hair (peach fuzz), and debris using a surgical scalpel.
  • This treatment doesn't have a lot of contraindications, but is to be avoided if you've been using Accutane (in the last 12 months), are using blood thinners, or have a history of bleeding problems, active acne lesions, or active cold sore breakout. 
  • Retin-A users will need to stop for 5 days, pre and post-treatment.
  • Not recommended if you tend to be "jumpy".  (lol)
  • I'll be doing a standalone dermaplane - a double cleanse, dermaplane, and finishing products. It will be available in the future both as a standalone service ($95.) and in my full-length customized facial ($195.).
  • Must be available Tuesday-Friday during the day. Sorry, no evenings or weekends.

Cold, Flu & (Hopefully not!) COVID season
This is your seasonal reminder to please please please not come in for an appointment if you're experiencing any symptoms of illness (with anything, not just COVID). If you come in sick, I'll have to turn you away and charge the cancellation fee, and nobody wants that. Help me keep my unicorn (COVID-free) status and stay open. Fingers crossed we can all stay well!