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Get Ready For Your Special Day!

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Wedding season is just around the corner! What better way to get any wedding planning started then knowing you’ve booked the right appointment for your hair, makeup, and better yet what a great feeling to have when your all stressed out and you get to relax in our day spa with a relaxing massage or facial before the big day!

Bella Gia Salon & Day Spa is a great place to accommodate all those things you need. Our hair salon side has eight lovely hair stylists that are all experienced whether you are interested in highlights, color, styling/updos, extensions, or even maybe a new hair cut! Our stylists here at Bella Gia, enjoy taking the time and working on our clients making sure that they have succeeded in what their client is looking for. Our stylists also know the latest hair trends/ styles that any client would enjoy having! That doesn’t stop there, while our stylists do an amazing job on hair, we also have a few stylists here that specializes in makeup & loves doing it! Whether you are the bride, bridesmaid, or guest of a wedding, we are more than happy to make sure you walk out of our front door loving your makeup, feeling beautiful!

Feeling a little stressed out from all your wedding planning? Spoil yourself a little bit more and enjoy our many different types of massages or facials we also offer here at Bella Gia Salon and Day Spa. Our Bella Gia signature massage includes a combination of swedish, deep tissue, and aromatherapy, it’s very relaxing! We also offer deep tissue, aromatherapy, and swedish by itself along with lava stone, sports, hand & foot, and prenatal massages as well. If your more interested in facials, then maybe our Le Grade Classique may be the right one for you which is described as a deep pore cleansing, very healing and relaxing. We also have facials that include Microdermabrasion too!

So remember next time your looking for a place to book with your bridesmaids, just know we’d love to have you here!

Tip & Tricks For Before Waxing

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Here are some tips for before your waxing services!


1. Hair should at least be a 1/4 of an inch long before waxing.

2. Exfoliate before your appointment to loosen up the dead skin cells and any “trapped” hairs. If you have time it’s always to do it the day of the appointment, if not the day before is good as well.

3. Consider Taking Tylenol or Advil 45 mins before your appointment. Especially if it’s in a particularly sensitive area or you know that you have a lower pain tolerance. Be careful not to take medications like Motrin before your appointment, because those are blood thinners.

4. Stop Using products like Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, or Highly concentrated AHA’s a week before your appoint. (If on Accutane or similar products stay clear of waxing for at least a year)

5. Try not to shave between waxes! If there are some stray hairs that bother you then tweeze the area before using a razor.

6. Do not apply any moisturizers, oils, or lotions after showering and immediately heading to your appointment. The oils in the product will prevent the wax from adhering to the hairs.

7. For Female Clients: During the menstral cycle the feeling of pain is more intense so make sure to time your appointments around your cycle.


Bonus Tips:

Avoid the sun for 48 hours after waxing, the skin of that area will be extra sensitive and more likely to sun burn.

To prevent ingrown hairs exfoliate regularly between waxing appointments to prevent any dead skin build up to block in the hairs when growing out.


Introducing our Salon & Spa Happy Hour!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Hello Bella Gia Friends!

We are introducing a new Happy Hour for our salon and spa. We think this is something you will really enjoy! We put together some of our most popular services at a discount so that you could come in, de-stress and enjoy. Instead of going to the bar, come see us and relax with a glass of complimentary wine or champagne!

The NEW HAPPY HOUR MENU is available Monday through Friday 4pm – 8pm.
Your choice of any two (2) services below for $99 or three (3) services for $149!!

  • 30 min Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage
  • 30 min Hand & Foot Massage
  • Shampoo/Style
  • Haircut w/blowdry
  • Beauty Break Facial
  • Brazilian Wax
  • Bikini and Brow Wax
  • Add a Brow Wax/Shaping for $15
  • Includes complimentary champagne or wine
  • Includes complimentary fruit/cheese platter for groups of 4 or more!
Happy Hour Menu only available Mon-Friday 4pm to 8pm, some limited availability, cannot combine other discounts or specials, other restrictions may apply. Sorry, cannot book online, must call 619.297.7601.


Waxing – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Hello Bella Gia Friends!  Let’s talk about waxing! We thought we would share our most frequently asked questions and answers.

1) Does brow waxing include shaping?

At Bella Gia Salon and Day Spa, our brow waxing always includes shaping. That is the fun and purpose of brow waxing      to shape and frame your face!


2) Does Brazilian waxing hurt?

Every client has their own “pain threshold” so this question can be more difficult to answer, however, generally speaking it is more uncomfortable than it is painful. For the truly sensitive client, we recommend taking 1-2 ibuprofen prior to the appointment. Waxing can also be more painful during the menstrual cycle, so it is best to plan around that when possible.


3)  How long does the hair need to be before I can wax?

We recommend that the hair be at least 1/4 of an inch long.  Ideally it will be at least 2 weeks since you last shaved; depending on how quickly your hair grows.


4) What areas are waxed during a Brazilian Wax?

Our Brazilian wax is front and back, you will leave completely clean.


5) Will I be completely naked, do I have to get into any weird positions?

You are welcome to bring a pair of disposable underwear, but your waxer will work best if you are naked. They will cover you with a small towel to ensure modesty. They may move your legs around and/or have you on your hands and knees for those hard to reach areas.  Most estheticians are extremely professional; they do this procedure many times a day and will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable! You will soon develop a relationship with your waxer, they are often your best ally :)!