How to plan a Spa Bridal Shower Party

You’re getting married? Congratulations! You’ve stumbled upon this page for someone else who is getting married? Congratulations also…because you’ve come to the right place. Spa Bridal Shower parties are the perfect way to celebrate before the wedding. With all the chaos of planning you will be in need of mind and body relaxation.

So let us help you figure this out step by step.

Who hosts the Bridal Shower Party?

Typically this would be the maid of honor with the help of the bridesmaids. However, it could also be a close friend or relative of the bride.

Pre-Planning (1-2 months before the party)

1. Date–of course the primary thing to do would be to make sure the bride is available on whichever date you decide on. In our experience, the majority of spa bridal showers fall on the weekend. This is when everyone is most likely to get together.

2. Venue–you may decide to have the party either at an actual spa or at your house. Whatever makes you happy. However, keep in mind, unless you have a pool and jacuzzi in the comfort of your own home you may want to visit an actual facility. It’s easier–you don’t have to worry about robes, towels, etc. Also, make sure to call the venue of choice to inquire about their bridal packages.

3. Budget–pick a number and try to stick to it! It’s easy to overspend when no prior organization or arrangement has been made. Ask the bridal entourage to chip in. In fact, it would be a great idea to combine the bridal shower with the bachelorette party. This will tremendously cut costs. Think about it…after a relaxing day of getting pampered you can jump into the jacuzzi and have some dancers attend your party. No one said you can’t do that 😉

4. Invitations–once the details have been figured out, start making invitations. Depending on your budget you can get the pre-made ones, order them online, or create them yourself if you’re feeling extra crafty!

Figuring out the details (3-4 weeks before the party)

1. Guests–who do you want at your party? Of course, the list can only include females. This includes friends and relatives of the bride and groom. Getting everyone together will serve as a great bonding experience.

2. Food–if you host the party at the spa venue then you may ask if they have catering connections (we do!). If not, you can choose the catering yourself. We suggest getting simple foods as opposed to 6 course meals. In terms of drinks, you can serve juices and smoothies. And when the spa part of the party is over, bring out the champagne!

3. Venue set-up–balloons, hats, blow horns, whatever your heart desires. Maybe you want tables, depending on the guest list size. Or perhaps, you want cool embarrassing colleges posted around of the bride’s childhood and adolescence. That, however, is completely up to you.

4. Favors–to thank your guests for coming you can give out favors at the end. This can range from aromatherapy oils to candles to little bottles of lotion. The sky is the limit when it comes to ideas.

5. Gifts–generally the gifts at a bridal shower are intended especially for the bride-to-be. Choose something that she can use on her wedding night…and the nights to follow.

Ultra Cavitation: For the places that diet and exercise couldn’t reach!

You’ve dieted. You’ve exercised. You’ve sat on the couch and thought about doing both of those things. Whatever situation you may be in, you are thinking of a certain area(s) on your body RIGHT NOW that you wish was tighter, firmer, and/or not as filled with cellulite. I get it. We’ve all been there.

What’s the solution? Many of you have tried steam rooms to lose a few centimeters, but once you drink a bottle of water it’s back to square one. Perhaps you are considering liposuction. Yet, when you weigh your options of needle vs. something else less painful, the “something else less painful” always wins. Well, for people like us, there is thankfully another option! Ultrasonic Cavitation.

Ultra Cavitation, to sum it up, is the process of using Tri Polar Radio Frequency to heat target areas of the body in order to rapture fat cell membrane, which in turn eliminates fat content. A hand held ultra cavitation device is rubbed over the skin’s surface causing the fat cells in the desired area to heat up and transform into a water soluble liquid. Ultra cavitation is the latest and most effective cellulite reduction and local fat loss technology to significantly burn fat and reduce cellulite available. Ultra cavitation treatment is not a miracle cure, but if you suffer from cellulite or if you want a non-surgical solution to re-sculpt your body and reduce local fat deposits, it is one of the best treatments you can possibly use.

Generally, you can expect to lose up to 3cm per treatment. However, results will depend on the number of treatments (which is usually 10), how cleansed your body is prior to the treatment, and your lifestyle before and after the treatment. We strongly advise drinking plenty of fluids and doing something active such as brisk walking to ensure the results “lock in” so to speak. In addition, participants may want to look into getting a pneumatic massage that will aid in excess fluid elimination and blood circulation improvement.

It is suggested that people with a slow lymphatic system (the one in charge of drainage and keeping body fluid levels in balance) detox and cleanse their body before starting treatment. A great detox system you may wish to try is Zrii Purify, which is available at Euphora Salon & Medi Spa.

Ultra Cavitation is an easy and safe method of eliminating the flab that you constantly jiggle when you look in the mirror. No incisions. No recovery. Immediate results. It helps you lose inches, improve blood circulation, and even tightens the skin, which is exactly what we want!

Soft Sexy Waves Hairstyle

As part of the latest hair trends for Fall 2012, we’re seeing lots of soft and loose hairstyles. One of the hairstyles we are in love with this season is soft sexy waves! Here’s how you can achieve this look at home:

  • Begin by sqeezing a dime size amount of heat protective milk to ensure your hair comes out silky soft. We recommend using Ciment Thermique by Kerastase. It protects your hair and leaves it shiny and smooth.
  • Take 1 inch sections of your hair and wrap them around the barrel of a 1 1/2 inch curling iron. Try not to curl approximately the top 5 inches of your hair. This will give your hair a relaxed look.  Hold each section for about 7 seconds and release.
  • Continue curling all sections of your hair, but make sure you are curling them all in the same direction.
  • Make a side part in your hair (whichever side you think makes you look more fabulous).
  • Spray with hairspray all over to ensure it lasts all day! For a long lasting finish, we prefer Double Force Control Ultime by Kerastase.

POLL: What hair color dominates?!

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..

BENEFITS:

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
  • MANY MORE

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.