How To Make Your Pedicure Last Longer This Summer

Ahhhh, summer. The perfect time to have smooth heels and a fresh coat of paint on your toes. Too bad it’s also the hardest time to maintain that lovely pedicure. All of the heat, sand, and dirt really do a number on our feet and if you’re anything like me, you can’t afford to pay for a pedicure every week (even as a spa owner!) So what can we do to make sure we get the most out of our pedicure?

Let’s take a look at a few easy ways to have our feet looking great for longer:

  1. Moisturize–I can’t say this enough, you need to moisturize every day. Not just your face, not just your hands, but everywhere, especially your feet. Think about all the hard work they do during the day and, if you wear flip flops or other open-toed shoes, all of the stuff they are exposed to. Take the time to the clean your feet and moisturize properly.
  2. Cuticle Oil–A little drop of cuticle oil goes a long way in saving your polish and making sure your nails are healthy and happy.
  3. Top Coat–Reapply your top coat every few days to prevent chipping, be sure to get at the very end of the nail to seal it.
  4. Cover Them Up–I know you won’t want to cover up your toes if you just spent good money on a pedicure, but exposure to the elements helps nails chip and break faster. Try wearing close-toed shoes to work and sandals afterward to encourage your pedicure to stick around longer.

Remember that the best way to maintain a pedicure is to have healthy feet. Our spa is meticulous when it comes to hygiene and safety and we have a certified medical nail technician on staff. Book Now or call 770-704-5614.

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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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 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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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: Wash Your Face

It is our firm belief at Practically Perfect Day Spa that everyone should have a skincare regimen. Your skin is unique and we feel that your regimen should be customized to your needs. We use PCA Skin care products at the spa, which are fully customizable to each person. We pride ourselves on making sure the customer is well-informed when it comes to each product and how to use them correctly. Generally speaking, every regimen will consist of four different steps: Continue reading

Getting to Know: Briana

You may have gotten to know this free spirit at R&M Hoagie Shop in Downtown Canton or you may have seen her behind the front desk at the spa, but you might not know much about Briana DeLuca. First and foremost, our newest esthetician in training wants you to know that she is ALWAYS hungry. But secondly, you should know that she always goes the extra mile in whatever she does. She brings a lightness and vibrancy to Practically Perfect and we don’t know what we would do without her.

Want to know more about our resident gypsy? Read more!

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What is: A Body Treatment?

As we head into a new school year and, hopefully, out of an especially hot summer, you might be feeling a little worn out. All the sun, working in the yard, playing on the beach has probably taken a toll on your skin. If so, a body treatment might be just what your skin needs to feel rejuvenated and refreshed. If you haven’t ever had a body treatment, you might be wondering what exactly happens during one.

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