Spotlight on Estheticians: Briana & Tia

I hope you have really enjoyed the spotlights that we have been doing on the best spa and salon staff around! I have truly enjoyed writing them and will continue to do so as we grow in the future. The staff are the backbone of the spa and the reason that all of our clients feel Practically Perfect when they leave their service.

We will be wrapping up the last of the spotlights with a focus on two of our estheticians. I can’t say enough good things about either of them. Their smiles light up a room and the care and attention they devote to their craft is amazing.

Tia & Briana have been with Practically Perfect for awhile now and we are so blessed to have them working beside us each and every day.  We are sure that you have seen them at the spa or on Facebook or at one of the many events we have attended. They each have a loyal following of clients who choose only to see them.

Book Now with Tia and Briana or call 770-704-5614!

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Spotlight on a Stylist: Kara

The one, the only, Kara! You may have heard of her– our true original.

Before she joined us at Practically Perfect Day Spa, Kara owned Kara Christian Styling Studio in Woodstock. She decided to move a little closer in to Canton and we were so lucky that she chose us as her new home. If you have been following us on Facebook, you may have seen some of her talent.

We love her laugh, her style, and her readiness to try all things new and different. By pushing herself to be better than she was yesterday, she encourages us to improve as well!

What would we do without our Kara? It doesn’t even bear thinking about!

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Spotlight On A Stylist: Callie

If you regularly follow our Facebook page, you’ve seen the amazing work that Callie has done on our clients. She is truly gifted when it comes to giving clients exactly what they ask for, whether it be bayalage, ombre, the perfect cut, gorgeous make-up, or a beautiful updo.

Check out her work below and get inspired this spring!

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Getting to Know: Lauren

The BEST part of working for Practically Perfect (apart from making our clients feel extraordinary) is making new friends as we continue to grow. In the last two months, we have added three new team members and we are so excited to introduce to you the latest addition to our family- Lauren.

We think Lauren, with her sweet smile and engaging personality, is going to be a great fit at the front desk. We know that all of our clients will feel right at home when they talk with her. In the meantime, get to know the gal behind the desk with this little quiz below.

Then give Lauren a call to book your next appointment!

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Why Pureology?

If you have been to visit one of our stylists at Practically Perfect, you know that we use Pureology products both in the back bar and for finishing your look. We also highly recommend them to our clients for use at home. There are a few reasons why we are so in love with Pureology, but the most important to us is that they are a cruelty-free and green company. This means that their products are 100% vegan, they aren’t tested on animals nor do they use animal products or by-products. In addition they also have made huge reduction of their environmental footprint:

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Getting to Know: Danielle

Christmas came early for the Practically Perfect family! We would like to welcome Danielle, our new massage therapist and stylist, to our spa family! We are so excited and know that you all will love her enthusiastic, sweet personality just as much as we do. Danielle is very knowledgeable in a wide range of salon and massage services, your care is her top priority.

Before you head to Book Now, take a moment to get to know the newest friend in the little white house on Main Street. We know you’ll be glad you did.

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Dealing with Pimples: Popping and More

Even though it’s recommended to NOT pop a pimple, sometimes it is impossible to leave it alone and go about your life. No one wants a massive zit on their face and sometimes you just have to handle it. So if you have to get rid of it, this is the best way to go about it. (Remember to only use this on whiteheads. It won’t work on other types of pimples; it will just make them red and mad.)

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Prenatal Massage: What To Know

Sore muscles, swollen feet, tender breasts? Being pregnant is not all sunshine and rainbows (although there are plenty of those) and sometimes you will just need a little extra TLC. This is where a massage therapist trained in prenatal massage can help. Prenatal massage helps with the same issues that a regular massage does, but also takes into consideration the mother’s safety and well-being. So not only will you leave feeling refreshed and less sore, but also less stressed out because you know that your health and the health of your baby was the number one priority.

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What Is A Hydra Fusion Facial?

(In no way associated with the villainous organization from the Marvel Universe.) 🙂

The Hydra Fusion Facial is actually the most amazing facial treatment that we provide at Practically Perfect. Not many spas have access to this technology, even in metro Atlanta. That’s why we are thrilled to have it available for our clients. But first, what is it?

  • AquaClean™ System–The Hydra Fusion Facial utilizes the AquaClean™ system which uses water and nutrients to first exfoliate and then hydrate the skin. The system is abrasion-free and does not dry or irritate the skin like other facial treatments can.
  • Aquaporins–When we were born, the water molecules in our skin cells were in perfect alignment within the aquaporin channels walls. This gave us the ideal elasticity and hydration in our skin. As we get older, our skin changes and the aquaporin proteins are reduced and it becomes harder for the body to hydrate the skin. This results in fine lines and wrinkles. The Hydra Fusion Facial cleans the bacteria from the skin and hydrates the healthy skin cells which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Plus you get the most gorgeous glow!
  • Easy & Painless–With the Hydra Fusion Facial, there is no downtime, no redness, and no abrasive tools. It even takes care of white and blackheads! Not to mention, the more times you have the Hydra Fusion Facial, the better your results will be and the longer they will last.

Right now we are running an amazing deal on the Hydra Fusion Facial!

Hydra FusionFacial with a Peel

$200.00 each

Includes the one hour Hydra Fusion Facial and one layer of a customized chemical peel (specifically chosen for your skin type), as well as light therapy, and High Frequency.  Learn more about High Frequency.

OR BUY MORE AND SAVE!

$185 for a Series of 3 is $555.00

$165 for a Series of 6 at $990.00.

If you’d like to book your appointment or learn more, give us a call at 770-704-5614 or visit our Book Now page.

 

Getting to Know: Kara

She walks in beauty, like the night
   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
I have always loved this poem by Lord Byron and when thinking about what to write for Kara, it just popped into my mind. It describes her personality to a T, she does walk in beauty and she is the first to see the good in people. She is kind and giving when so many are not. She tries each day to do good in the world through her relationships with her daughter, her family, and her clients.
We love her ready laugh, her smile, her sweet nature and we know you do too. Take a peek inside Kara’s world by reading below.

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What Is A High Frequency Facial Treatment?

Hey, Meghan here again.

Have you ever had one of those awful, under the skin, painful pimples? The kind that just lurk there like some deep sea monster? Known as “blind pimples” because they have no head, they are always larger and more painful than the average pimple because the inflammation is deep down in the skin.

Did you know that there is a fast fix waiting at Practically Perfect? Seriously. The other day after finding one of these on my chin when I woke up, I stopped in at the spa to see if there was anything Lisa could do to make it not quite so Mount Vesuvius-like. She suggested we use the high frequency machine on it, which I had never tried before and it worked great.

But what exactly is it? Here a few things to know:

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Getting to Know: Callie

She’s SUPER-CALLIE-fragilisticexpialidocious and I’m sure she has never heard that before (forgive me, Callie.)

Ahem, anyway, I would love to introduce the newest member to the Practically Perfect family, Callie. She joins us as our new stylist and colour expert. You might have seen on our Facebook page the lovely style she did for Brittany’s homecoming, if not here it is:

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We are so excited to have Callie join us and we know you will love her enthusiasm and sweet personality just as much as we do. If you haven’t yet made her acquaintance, read on to get the inside scoop.

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Getting to Know: Tracy

I don’t think there is a limit to the accomplishments of our newest massage therapist, Tracy. Her resume is testament to her thirst for knowledge and she puts into practice every thing she has learned. Her goal for her clients is a state of total wellness, including diet and nutrition. She shows how massage, as well as food-based healing can play a major part in a client’s overall health.

Most importantly, Tracy is kind. She makes you feel comfortable immediately. You know that when you are with her, her entire focus is on you and that’s rare these days.

If you haven’t yet met Tracy, get to know a little bit about her by reading below.

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Getting Your Brows Tinted: What to Know

Hey there, Meghan here posting for Lisa today and I thought we’d talk about eyebrow tinting. I recently started doing this at the spa and let me tell you that I LOVE the way it looks. Madi, Atiya, Lisa, and Briana all do an amazing job and I couldn’t be happier with my new slightly-darker brows.

I have always had very pale, fine eyebrows. So much so, that one time someone asked me where they were…like they had managed to escape from my forehead. We weren’t friends for a little bit after that. 🙂

But I digress. If you haven’t considered eyebrow tinting or if you have, but haven’t made an appointment yet, here are a few things to know:

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Getting Your Skin Ready for Winter

If you are anything like me, you might already feel your lips starting to chap in this cooler weather. Although we have had a lot of rain in North Georgia this week, my skin still feels parched. And every year, I struggle with a bright red nose from sneezing and blowing and cracked dry heels. I love this time of year, but it sure can be rough on the body.

This time around, things are going to be a little different though. I’m going to follow these five easy steps and keep my skin looking great even on the coldest day of the year.

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Top 5 Questions To Ask Before Getting Waxed

A painful bikini wax ranks right up at the top of the my list of fears. Having someone nonchalantly ripping out the hairs from a very tender part of your body is no fun whatsoever. (Yeowww.) This is why it’s important to get all the information you need before dropping trou.

First off, don’t have a glass of wine before your appointment to take the edge off. Alcohol will actually work as a stimulant and tighten the pores, thus making it harder to pull out the hair. Also don’t shave before your appointment. The hair needs to be 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch long in order for the best results (it also is quicker and easier to remove.) Lastly don’t workout before or after your appointment. Sweat will make it harder to remove hair and the friction from working out after can cause a reaction. Wait at least 24-48 hours after your wax to work out.

Now let’s get to the Top 5 Questions to discuss before getting waxed:

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Hair Stylist (Before They Start)

The relationship between you and your stylist is an important one and it can take awhile to develop a friendship. Apart from husbands and best friends, your hairstylist usually knows the most about you and your life, work, and family. The salon should be a naturally supportive environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your ideas and learning how to achieve them. Your stylist should act as an extension of that hospitality and make you feel right at home.

In order to get to that point though, you will need to ask some questions first. Any stylist worth her salt should be able to answer these for you and if they can’t, get yourself a new one post haste!

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Getting To Know: Sasha

Most of our clients know that Sasha recently injured her knee and was unable to work for almost two months. What you might not know is that her clients, especially the men, waited for her to get back before getting a haircut. For two months. It was almost like this:

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Seriously though, Sasha is one of the most talented, warmhearted, giving people we have ever had the pleasure of working with and her clients know it. She makes us laugh and reminds us to be a positive force in the world, even when things aren’t going our way.

When she isn’t at the spa, she loves spending time with her family and friends and at her church. Want to more about the lovely Sasha? Read on.

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New Website and Other Stuff

We have been in the process of moving our salon and spa account from software to another and with that comes a new and improved website! Over the next couple of weeks, we transferring all data out of Vagaro and moving to Clover. Please bear with us as we continue to improve your experience. You will still have the option of booking online, plus new features like this blog!

If there are any features you’d like to see added, please talk to us in the comments. We would love to hear from you.

Also we wanted to wish our friends, Michael and Kristie, warm congratulations on their wedding today! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Have a lovely weekend, friends!

Getting to Know: Anne

Anne has been their since the beginning. In the little white house on Main Street, running the front desk, taking care of clients, making sure everything goes smoothly. She is the steady heartbeat on which we all rely. She knows when we need supplies, when we need a hug, and when we need our space. She is enthusiastic about her work, her friends, her family, and her garden.

Practically Perfect would not be the same without Anne. It would be like trying to work without the use of your hands. She is the true spirit of hospitality and graciousness and we love her dearly.

Get to know our gal by reading more!

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Changes Afoot!

If you have been to the spa recently, you might have seen some rearranging, some new items and some items that are long gone. We have been making lots of headway into redoing our space, including new shampoo bowls, new stations for our stylists, and a new front desk area.

The real change though is apparent in our energy. Through the spa’s physical changes, the team has found new energy and new zeal in the work we do. Our new shampoo bowls are easier to use and more comfortable, so we experience less back and neck issues. Our new stations have more space and are more pleasing to the eye, so our guests feel more comfortable. Our new front desk area has been remodeled for expanded seating and ease of use. All of these changes have increased our happiness exponentially.

Our goal at Practically Perfect is for you, the client, to have the best experience possible. When we improve the spa physically, we improve ourselves mentally, and, therefore, improve your experience.

Stop by soon to check out the improved digs! In the meantime, take a gander at these photos!

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New Shampoo Bowls!

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Before and After!

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Getting to Know: Heather

The staff at Practically Perfect our so excited to introduce to you our newest team member and friend, Heather. While she hasn’t been at the spa for very long, she has been in the industry for a number of years. Her enthusiasm and the joy she takes in working are a perfect fit with our team. She always ask questions and takes initiative to make things run just a little bit more smoothly.

When she isn’t at the spa, she is busy raising her beautiful children, hanging out with her husband, running her own business and taking care of her extended family. We aren’t sure when she finds time to get a little shut-eye, but we are oh so glad she decided to include us in her world.

If you haven’t met her yet, this post will give you the inside scoop!

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Practically Perfect: 5 Years Later

Wow, what a ride it has been. When I started attending the Elaine Sterling Institute to learn to be an esthetician, I had no idea where it would lead me. It was only later after graduating that I realized my aptitude for business and the joy I found in making people feel and look better.

Practically Perfect Day Spa & Salon is the product of years of hard work, sacrifice, love, and joy. After my family, it is the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing on my mind before I fall asleep. There have been days where it has been hard to keep trying, but when I look at the wonderful group of people around me, I find my reason to keep moving forward.

As I’m sure you know, Practically Perfect wouldn’t be the same without the passionate and compassionate staff. The team at the spa are among the most well-trained, well-educated, giving individuals that I have ever had the pleasure of leading. Their willingness to learn, the pleasure they take in their work, and their unfailing good humor make it easy to show up every day, ready to work.

Looking to the future, some of you might have seen my dream plan hanging on the wall at the spa. It shows Practically Perfect’s expansion showing perhaps a wedding venue, more treatment rooms, a bistro, etc. The sky is the limit with our spa and our team and, thankfully, our little, sweet city is moving forward too. We are proud to be in Downtown Canton, we are proud to be your local spa and salon, and I am proud to be your friend. #CantonForward #PracticallyPerfectForward

All the best,

Lisa

Getting to Know: Chelsey

She has been called a miracle worker or the gal with the magic hands. Chelsey’s massages make you want to love the world and forgive your enemies- I’m not kidding, they are that good.

When she isn’t healing our clients, Chelsey can be found spending time with her family and loving on her son. She is always trying new things and dedicates herself to learning more every day. Her determined attitude inspires everyone at Practically Perfect.

If you haven’t yet gotten a chance to know Chelsey, take a moment to read more.

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How To: Deal with Acne

You know what’s frustrating? Being in your 30s (or 40s, or 50s) and thinking that you have finally put the bane of any teenager’s existence, acne, behind you. Then suddenly you wake up with several massive pimples and you are 13 all over again.

It really isn’t fair. At all. You know if you pick at it, it will just turn red and you will have to go to work with a beacon on your face. If you squeeze it, it will be that much more angry and might lead to a scar.

So what can you do about it? Well as Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So here are 4 easy ways to help prevent those pimples from becoming a reality.

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Getting to Know: Madi

“She’s a Dreamer, a Doer, a Thinker. She sees possibility everywhere.”

That quote might well have been written about Madi, our former front desk associate, esthetician in training, and now stylist assistant. She is the first to try new things, to learn new things, and to share new things. She keeps us laughing with her funny faces (and Face Swap) and her silliness.

When she isn’t working at the salon, she is with her beautiful baby girl, Ellie and her main squeeze, Chas. If you don’t know more about Madi, you really ought to read on.
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How To: Create a Smoky Eye

Ahhh, the elusive smoky eye look. We all want it and many of us struggle with creating it perfectly. No matter how many step by step eyeshadow compacts they make, it is still a struggle to arrange them perfectly on an eyelid. But fret no more, we have your answer!

We have made it pretty simple with basic instructions (and photos!) so you can do it at home.

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