A Look at Our Stylist’s Work for a Fashion Show


Photos by Ale Di Esko & Ed Zorz Hafizov

Euphora Salon & Medi Spa did most of the models’ hair for the Leonid Gurevich Fashion Show in NYC. It turned out gorgeous!

September 9, 2012 was one of the best fashion shows I have ever seen in my life. Well, it was the only one I saw live so that may have something to do with it. It took place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in NYC–it is actually where Sarah Jessica Parker got married! While the DJ played Enigma songs, I looked at my surroundings and it simply felt surreal. The red church lighting, candles, the good looking guy playing the accordion, and wine ! Yes, Voga wine made an appearance and it was quite a tasty one 😉

While everyone waited impatiently for the show to start, I took the chance to mingle. I was never much of a networker, yet, this time everyone looked so classy that it was impossible not to come up and say, “Hi. My name is Kat. What do you do?” I got so many business cards at the event that my purse was busting at the seams! I got to try the featured fragrance of the night called Huntress by the 3D Sisters. Once people began finding out that we do exclusive events and parties at our venue, they became interested too. I’ve never gone through my business cards so quickly! So everyone benefited 🙂

After my mingling session, the hairstylist from our salon snuck me in to the dressing area downstairs where the models were. Never have I seen so many tall gorgeous women in one room. I always thought I had an average height being 5’5″…but standing next to them quickly changed my mind! As I stood there looking like an idiot with a wide open jaw, I saw the designer himself! I was standing 2 feet away from him watching him complete his masterpieces (i.e. models). Let me tell you, the work behind the scenes is super stressful. People are running around trying to find accessories, putting on make up, looking for shoes, zipping their dresses. Yet, when they come out they looked the most poised they’ve ever been. That solid look on their face stays there until the last second before they go back behind the curtain. At which point they can’t help but smile in pride of themselves and the happiness that they didn’t trip on the runway.

Although the show was about 20 minutes long, it left a huge impression on me and our photographer, who was running around trying to capture anything and everything.

If you could only have one sense for the rest of your life…

what would it be?

Why cavemen had great skin: Mother Nature at its Best (Losanika)

I know you weren’t there to see it, but image a cave person. Have you ever seen them with acne? The only skin problem they had was excessive hair growth. Too bad laser hair removal did not exist back then. Why do you think their skin was in good condition? Because all they had available to them were products of mother nature. They only had organic plants and herbs.

Losanika Natural Biocosmetics is based on the same concept. This company, based out of Colombia, South America (where the some of the best coffee comes from), has been around for over 9 years creating organic skin care products. Losanika features Coffee Fluid Scrubs, Mousturizing Biogels, Milk Cleansers/Mousturizers, Coffee Peels, Yogurt Masks, Fruit Acid Peels, Depigmentation Creams, Skin Conditioning Aromatherapy Gels, Nourishing & Firming Creams, as well as Body Washes & Shampoos, etc..


Depending on what product you use, there are achievable results for everyone. Including:

  • Cleansing
  • Mousturizing
  • Impurity elimination
  • Pore opening
  • Providing of nutrients
  • Effectiveness against free radicals
  • Protection from environmental damage
  • Make up removal
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Antioxidants/vitamins
  • Elimination of dryness
  • Toxin removal
  • Reduced of oil production
  • Reduced signs of aging

Before humans intervened into the natural process that mother nature had going, people were taking advantage of natural resources and were achieving great results. If you are against using chemicals for your skin, then organic products are the right choice for you.

Euphora Salon & Medi Spa in Astoria, NY is a proud carrier of Losanika products.

Makeup and Hair done by Euphora Hair Salon

This is a shot of the hair and makeup that was done for an event at our venue: Euphora Salon & Medi Spa in Astoria, NYC.

We are also experts in wedding hairstyles and bridal makeup application. In fact, we have packages made especially for brides to pamper themselves before the big day!

From Pad See Ew to Thai Massage

After having some magically delicious Thai food yesterday, I had the idea to write about another amazing thing this culture has inspired–Thai Massages. Generally, when you think of massages you picture being oiled up and having the masseuse run his or her hands all over your body for maximum relaxation purposes. Not with this massage!

Dating back 2,500 years to India, the Buddha himself was given such massages by his physician. That alone lets you know it must be good.

What is it like?

Expect to lay out on a mat on the floor (fully dressed in comfy clothes). A Thai Massage can be most closely described as “yoga without the work”. The therapist uses his or her hands, feet, knees, and legs to perform various yoga-like stretches on your body as you are laying down. Other forms of relaxation used during this massage include joint mobilization, acupressure, and muscle compression. Thai massages are definitely more energizing and rigorous than your classic forms of massage and lasts anywhere from 60 minutes to two hours.

Keep in mind that this massage is not for certain people and that there are some precautions.

Come into Euphora Salon & Medi Spa in Astoria, New York for your own experience of Thai!

When your hair starts to misbehave…

…put it on time-out in the corner. Kidding.

As the summer winds down, you may notice a change in something. No, not that the days are getting shorter. Your hair may have become dry and lifeless and your probably didn’t even notice how quickly it happened. From the ocean salt water, chlorine in the pool, to the harsh UV rays of the sun, your hair is certainly not in the best condition it could be in. Lets just say that if you spent most of the summer putting your hair up because it just didn’t look right, then your hair may be in desperate need of professional treatment. Well here’s a suggestion:

Try the Aqua-Oleum hair treatment by Kerastase. It will nourish and provide nutrients to your dry brittle hair. The jojoba and avocado oil will infuse your hair with shine, leaving it silky smooth and unbelievably soft. This treatment provides instant and lasting results (up to 5 shampoos) that will be seen from root to tip. So instead of giving your hair the silent treatment, give it the Aqua-Oleum treatment. 

Aqua-Oleum and other Kerastase hair products are available at Euphora Salon & Medi Spa in Astoria, New York.

L’Oreal INOA: For Women Who Refuse to Settle for Less


How many times have you purchased haircolor from the dollar store? I sincerely hope your answer was “zero”. The gentle keratin follicles that our hair is made up of need special treatment to look healthy, vibrant, and full of luster. The harsh chemicals in regular hair dyes (that contain ammonia) can do some serious damange to your locks, including drying it out, split ends, and dullness. Your hair needs a gentle solution and it’s called INOA by L’Oreal.

Thanks to the quick developing technology, L’Oreal came out with a new product called INOA, which substitutes Ammonia with low levels of MEA (monoethanolamine: a clear viscous, liquid organic compound) and delivers the professional results of permanenet haircolor that you wish for. This product was specially developed for those who want to keep their hair healthy, hydrated, and full of the nutrients that hair requires. In addition, it covers those stubborn greys and doesn’t even smell! The secret ingredient? Oil. It adds up to 50% more natural shine and makes your hair look youthful.

Stop in at Euphora Salon & Medi Spa in Astoria, NY to check it out for yourself!