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Our Successful Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Mother’s Day at Bella Gia Salon and Day Spa, was a huge success from start to finish! Mother’s from all ends of the spectrum came in to celebrate with us, not just Sunday May 10th, but the entire Mother’s day weekend.

We have a wonderful front desk team that works hard to help clients pick the perfect gift for the Mother in their life. We make sure to take the carrun 169x300 Our Successful Mothers Daytime to accommodate every one and customize packages to what the client needs and wants. In the picture to the right we had a client order a gift card for his wife over the phone, when he came to pick up the gift card his three year old son was fast asleep in his car. No worries, we do curbside pick up! We also made phone calls for our busy clients after purchasing gift certificates to let their Mothers know they were gifted a spa day with every taken care of when they would like to schedule an appointment.

In the spa we made everything extra special! We had a special Mother’s Day menu that we made in house, Watermelon, Strawberry, Basil infused water, and of course champagne and mimosa’s flowing under beautiful candle light! Our decor was also updated right before the big weekend. We added gorgeous acrylic art pieces to our service rooms and hall ways, and a beautiful waterfall.

Our team was so honored to make the day special for the Moms that came in over Mother’s Day weekend. For all the hard work, time, and love Moms put in every day they deserve a day of relaxation, pampering, and being catered to!

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!

Keep Your Skin Hydrated In Dry Weather

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

It’s red flag warning weather here in sunny San Diego which we all know can be dangerous for or city but what about our skin? I have heard so many people complain about the feeling of tight and dry skin, from clients coming into the salon, co-workers, and even my own family and friends. Stop the dry and windy weather from damaging your skin with some quick and easy changes in your skin care routine.

  • Use a hydrating toner or mister through out the day to replenish your skin from any water loss from being out and about. An amazing option is our Yon-ka Lotions with there amazing blend of 5 essential oils, they help rebalance and hydrate the skin with a few quick and easy sprays from the mister. We currently carry for the holidays a limited amount or travel size Yon-ka lotions perfect to keep in your purse or for travel!
  • Also changing your night time moisturizer to a slightly heavier formula to help lock in moisture and prevent any transepidermal water loss (TWEL) from your skin through out  the night. This will help keep your skin hydrated and healthy and not have that dry tight feeling when waking up.
  • Adding a hydrating mask to your skin care routine, this is a quick and easy step to add into your weekly routine. Depending on recommendation from your esthetician and how dry your skin feels you can do this anywhere from once  a week to every few days.
  • Keep up on your regular treatments with your estheticians, consult with your esthetician too if you are having changes in your skin so they can change up your treatment accordingly we have several different facials and treatments to help with your skin including our amazing Hydralessence facial specifically created for hydration.

Still Getting Break Outs and Don’t Know Why?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Are you following your home care regimen and faithfully following your product routine and still getting break outs? In addition to getting regular facials at our day spa here are a few little tips to help you out!

 

Wash your make-up brushes! 

 

 

In brushes that have not been cleaned it’s an easy place for bacteria to grow and multiply when this happens you are spreading the growing bacteria all over your skin every time you use the brush. In return you will continue to have break outs and blemishes despite your skin care routine.  Depending on how often you apply make up and the manufacturer of your brushes you would clean them either weekly or monthly. (if you apply a full face of make up daily clean your brushes every week, but if you only apply make up every few days you can wait longer to clean them)

There are many types of brush cleaning sprays you can purchase and use or if you are looking for items around the house, shampoo or using a gentle dish soap with a drop of olive oil is a great option as well. After washing them reshape the bristles and allow to sit over night to dry!

 

Skip fabric-softener with pillow cases!

 

 

Try washing your sheets and pillow cases more often first, but if that doesn’t work try skipping the fabric-softener. Fabric-softener basically adds a coding over the fabric which can be irritating your skin while sleeping! Try out this tip especially if you are having break outs specifically on the side of your face you tend to have against the sheets.

Wipe down your phones screen!

 

Especially now that cell phones never leave our sides they collect all types of dirt, debris, oils from our finger tips, and bacteria. Make sure you clean your phone frequently so none of that will spread to your skin.

 

It’s not just about making sure your skin is clean but making sure everything that touches your skin is clean too! Especially if you have break-out prone skin take the extra precautions simple smile Still Getting Break Outs and Dont Know Why?

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.

 

Changing Your Skin Care with The Seasons

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

 

 

 

Just as the weather and leafs change while we transition into the fall months, so should our skin care routine. The weather has a huge influences on the way our skin reacts. In the hot summer months most will be on the more oily side needing gel based cleansers and lighter moisturizers and serums to keep them balanced. However as we head into fall weather can be more dry and cool, influencing the skin in the opposite direction than summer. Also recovering the skin from any damage from the summer’s extreme conditions like over sun exposure.

 

1. Don’t Forget About Sunscreen

Many people put sunscreen on the back burner during the Autumn and Winter months.or Without the heat of the sun being a constant remainder to re-apply and also spending more time in doors it can slip our minds. The Sun is the number one reason for aging in the skin. Specifically the UVA rays which penetrate past glass and cloudy gloomy days. So always remember to stay protected!

 

2. More “Emollient” Moisturizers 

The cooler weather and lack of moisture in the air can be very drying on skin. Definitely for dry and combination skin it’s time to purchase a heavier moisturizer and not be afraid of products that are not completely “oil-free”. If you tend to be on the oily side or acne prone you may need to change up your moisturizer as well depending on the level of oil produced by your skin this is something that should be consulted with your esthetician before changing.

*Now is also good time to invest in a good hand cream and body cream

3. Recover From Any Sun Damage

After all the Summer out door activities there’s a chance you may have some minor sun damage that can now be fixed with the help of your esthetician. By adding pigment suppressing and antioxidant rich serums into your routine along with exfoliation will make a major difference in sun damaged skin especially when combined with professional treatments.

 

Even in California where the weather is known for being sunny it’s always a good idea to transition your skin to even the most subtle climate changes.

Like always when concerned about your skin consult with a licensed esthetician.

 

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 :)!