Wedding season is soon approaching, and you want to look your absolute best on the big day! We have go some great news for you, Aveda has just released their long awaited Tulasāra™ Wedding Masque Overnight and Wedding Masque Eye Overnight. These products will help your glow on your wedding day help you look wedding day radiant all year long. What makes these new products so wonderfully unique is that they were modeled after the gorgeous Haldi beauty ritual, which is a key part of the Hindu wedding ceremony. Not only do both products deliver wedding-day skin, they do so inspired by an approach that has been time-tested and proven for generations.
“Haldi refers to the paste that is used in the Haldi ceremony, which is part of a traditional Indian wedding,” explains Divyesh Patel, Director of Skincare Research and Development at Aveda. The paste is a mix of turmeric, chickpea powder, and rose water (Haldi means turmeric in Sanskrit). In the ceremony, married family members spread the paste onto exposed parts (face, hands, arms, legs, feet) of the bride and groom the day before the wedding as an offering of good luck. It is said that if the bride or groom touches an unmarried person of marrying age with the Haldi, he or she will be the next to tie the knot.
The paste itself is bright yellow, representing the color of fire in Hinduism, and, in the case of the Haldi Ceremony, wards off evil spirits and omens on your special day —so it is washed off the skin after setting for three or four hours. “Turmeric is a known skin brightener, so the Haldi also helps the bride and groom look their best for their wedding day,” says Divyesh.
While Aveda’s Tulasāra™ Wedding Masque Overnight and Wedding Masque Eye Overnight do not need to be used on the eve of your wedding (although they can be, of course!), they share some ingredients with the Haldi ritual and serve a similar purpose: they help you wake up to brighter, more luminous skin.
The formulas of the masques contain Curcumonoids, an extract of turmeric (don’t worry, it’s colorless and won’t stain your skin or your sheets). Also featured in both the ritual and the formula: potato and tomato stem cells, which are known for their restorative properties. “Potato and tomato slices are sometimes placed on top of the Haldi in the ceremony,” explains Divyesh. In addition, the formulas contain apricot seed oil, an Ayurvedic ingredient that helps repair the lipid barrier of the skin, working with the skin cell’s natural circadian rhythm to help support skin’s natural repair process that happens at night.
Divyesh recommends users apply a thick coating of the masques and allow the formula to sink in overnight. There’s no need to rinse in the a.m. Adds Divyesh, “applying a product that helps brighten overnight is an effective way to wake up radiant, as your skin shifts into repair mode while you sleep.”
Then, wake up in the morning to wedding day skin.
Join Naviina Salon this Sunday at Clay Hill Farms Wedding Open House this coming Sunday, January 29th from 11-2 and on Sunday, February 5th at Village By The Sea’s Bridal Showcase from 11-1 for samples!
We are booking up fast for the 2017 wedding season, call or stop in to book your services!
Next week enjoy Friends & Family discounts for everyone! Call now to book your appointments for January 16th through the 19th and enjoy 20% off of your services!
*discount for services performed only on January 16th-19th, not valid on gift cards or product purchases, not to be combined with any other discounts.
With 2016 behind us it is time to look at new beginnings. Lucky for you, making our brides look and feel fabulous while they create new beginnings on your wedding day is our specialty. Last year we beautified over 100 brides in preparation for their nuptials. We offer a wide array of bridal and spa services including bridal hair styling, airbrush makeup, manicures, pedicures, couples massage, facials and airbrush tanning. Here are a few of our brides from the past year.
We have already begun to book out for the 2017 wedding season. The earlier you call the easier it will be for us to accommodate you and your bridal party. Please call us at 207-251-4688 and ask for Jen, our wedding coordinator, to assist you .
Be lavished this holiday season with gifts of relaxation, renewal, and Re-Fresh-Mint!
Rosemary Mint Mani/Pedi & Blowdry $60
Holiday Re-Fresh-Mint Spa Special $65
X-tremely Xtreme Lashes
Donating your hair is a labor of love, patience and guts! We are so pleased to be able to assist our guests in making a sacrifice to the hair gods, and wish it would happen more often! A question we are often asked by those generous enough to donate is “Where should I send my hair!?”. While the standard of the past has been Locks of Love, there are a few other noteworthy organizations to consider. Each have their own unique requirements. Below I have provided links to the top donation organizations, even one that uses hair to clean up oil spills, in no particular order… Please research each organization and make the decision that best suits you!
We are thrilled to announce that Kendra , our lovely aesthetician extraordinaire, just received her Xtreme Lashes certification! She became a trained lash stylist in February and had a productive spring and summer perfecting her skills (and having a baby!).
During her most recent training, Kendra spent two days, and 21 hours, in which time she was evaluated and gained new knowledge which she will use to give our guests the most gorgeous lashes they could dream of!
Kendra has been on maternity leave since August but will be back in a few weeks and will be accepting new clients! In honor of her return and new certification, we have some exciting specials in December for new lash guests!
December Xtreme Lash Specials!*
Get $50.00 off of a full set of lash xtensions and receive a goody bag including an eye serum sample and a retractable lash styling wand!
(Valued at $220.00!)
Get $20.00 off of a partial set of lash extensions and receive a complementary makeup remover!
(Valued at $135.00!)
*For new guests only
“I gained so much knowledge and really got to experience what my clients experience during the application and it was eye opening. I learned some great new techniques to make my lash appointments even better then they were.” ~Kendra
Are you or someone you know tying the knot in the coming year? If so please join us and an array of fabulous vendors for the Annual Wedding Show at the Nonantum Resort in beautiful Kennebunkport. This is happening this Sunday, November 6th, from 1pm – 4pm. Admission is FREE! We hope to see you there!
Here is a list of the vendors you will see!
Russell Caron Wedding Photography
Blooms & Heirlooms
Maine to Boston Photo Booth Rental
The Music Man DJ Service
Intown Trolley Company
River’s Edge Spa & Salon, Inc
Village Salon & Day Spa
Maine Limousine Service
DJ Dave Dionne
Stage Neck Inn
Naviina Salon & Day Spa
Fred Pappalardo Disc Jockeys
Maine New Hampshire Photobooth
Brittany Rae Photography
Michael Desmond Cox Photography
patrick mcnamara photography
Brenda’s Bloomers Inc.
The Bob Charest Band
The Barn at the Kennebunks
Rococo Artisan Ice Cream
Savvy Event Rental
Calluna Fine Flowers and Gifts
Laurie Andrews Design
Madeleine’s Event Central
Stripers Waterside Restaurant
Gilded Jewelry Maine
Forever Yours Wedding Officiant
Let Them Eat Cake
Vows for You by Cynthia
Ogunquit Trolley Co
The Homestead at Rest and Be Thankful Farm
Trina Dinnar Photography
Ports of Italy The Kennebunks
207Weddings • Films & Photography
South Congregational Church
Katherine Jane Photography