The Rise of Green Beauty

You’ve probably seen within the last few years a huge increase in healthy makeup options. Jane Iredale cosmetics was the pioneer of green beauty and she’s set the standard that hasn’t been met. Iredale mineral cosmetics was founded in 1994 and became the first full makeup line on the market to offer not just coverage, but also benefits to the skin.

Jane Iredale multitasking mineral makeup products are high-performance natural ingredients including liposomes, stem cells and peptides. Free of parabens, talc, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, GMO ingredients. There are no nano-size minerals in any product. All Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny and eco friendly. This makeup line checks all the boxes!

Jane Iredale is above and beyond most cosmetics in that they’re categorized as pharmaceutical grade. This means all of their
products are 99.9% pure ingredients. This high quality level of ingredients must contain 0.1%, or less, of bacteria. Only 5% of the entire skin care industry can meet such high standards to be considered Pharmaceutical Grade.

You’ve probably heard people say, “If you take better care of your skin, you won’t feel a need for makeup”. With Jane Iredale makeup you have the benefits of skincare with a holistic approach to healthy cosmetics. The SPF products are recommended and approved by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad spectrum sunscreen. Most makeup lines are not trustworthy when it comes to sun protection. Touching up your SPF during the day is a breeze with the Powder-Me SPF 30. It protects against UVB/UVA rays and is water resistant for up 40 minutes. This powder also calms inflammation! Because no talc is used in any of the products you’ll notice a significant difference in the way the powders are not drying. The minerals actually trap moisture between the skin and the particle layer.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect healthy, nontoxic, hypoallergenic cosmetic line that will give a flawless look- I guarantee you’ve found your match with Jane Iredale.

– Grace Messick

 

 

The Secret To Naturally Gorgeous Lashes

A Lash Lift & Tint is a treatment that gives the appearance of longer, thicker lashes and youthfully opens up the eye area. Any length of lashes can be enhanced!

A Lash Lift & Tint is an amazing low maintenance alternative to lash extensions and perfect for no- makeup days like the beach & gym.

To begin the treatment your esthetician will apply an eye shield, covering your lower lashes. Your top lashes are then temporarily glued to a silicone rod chosen specifically for your eye shape and lash length. After your lashes are precisely positioned the first lifting solution is applied. Once the first solution has processed and been removed, the second setting lotion is applied. The solutions never touch your skin.

When the lashes have been lifted the final step is tinting with a vegetable-based dye. This is when the magic happens as your lashes are given the look of wearing mascara. Black is the most common choice, but we also offer dark brown.

For the first 24 hours post treatment you’ll want to be gentle with your lashes and avoid rubbing them, stay away from steam & saunas, and not wear any mascara.

This treatment takes about 45-60 minutes from start to finish and the results can last 6-8 and even 12 weeks.

 

Before and After Lash Lift

2019 Hair Trends

New Year, New Hair!

2019 is here and we are so excited to see what new hair trends this year will bring! 2018 brought us a lot of beach waves, ashy blondes and of course the always popular balayage.

Living near the coast we have a lot of clients who love the balayage look. Balayage is a highlighting technique in which the dye is painted on instead of using foils like in classic highlights. This technique is great because it creates a low maintenance blonde that only needs to be touched up every two to three months, as opposed to traditional highlights that need maintenance every six weeks.  This past year we saw a lot of clients transitioning from highlights to balayage because of easy upkeep and we suspect this is going to be a popular trend for the new year.

Looking forward into 2019 there are three main trends that keep popping up in our research… creamy toned blondes, bobs and sleek updos.

Creamy Toned Blondes

Like we said earlier, 2018 was all about the grey and ash tones, which are gorgeous, but this year is going to be all about the neutral and cream tones! While ash tones are beautiful, they don’t always look great on everyone. Golden and neutral shades work on all skin tones and give you a more natural look.  For our brunette beauties, add some dimension with a few face framing, copper balayage highlights.

Bobs

The best way to start off the new year is with some new hair! If your hair is straight a blunt, jawline bob is the perfect way to accentuate your face shape. For our curly headed ladies, a longer “lob” or shoulder length cut will be the perfect way to keep your curls under control while rocking a shorter cut.

Sleek Updos

Did you know that the holiday season is the most popular time of year for engagements? Since New Year’s Eve, our email has been going crazy with inquiries from brides about our 2019 hair and makeup availability! In 2018 we saw a lot of brides going with the “braided, boho” look, however many of this year’s brides have sent us a lot of “pinspirations” featuring more classic looks and sleek updos.  You can’t go wrong with this elegant, timeless style! Visit the “services” tab for more information on our wedding day hair and makeup services.

The Perfect Gift For Your Lovely Lady

With the Christmas holiday just a week away, you are probably finding yourself scurrying for the perfect last-minute gift for the lucky lady in your life. With so many options, it can be very stressful to find a gift that your loved ones will actually like and use. That’s why we here at Harbour Club Day Spa & Salon are recommending a gift card as the perfect gift to that special someone in your life. A gift card to Harbour can be used on any of our wonderful services, assured to give your loved one a nice, relaxing day in which they can shake up their look for the new year! Keep reading to learn a little more about the types of services our gift cards can be used on!

 

Hair Services Wilmington NC

The first type of service our special someone can use their gift card on is one of our hair services! Our hair services are some of the best in Wilmington. Our extremely talented stylists and colorists can help anyone achieve that perfect hairstyle going into 2019. With our competitively priced hair services you can give confidently this holiday season!

 

Spa Services

The other side of the services we offer is our spa services! The Harbour Spa offers facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, brow services, and even lash extensions! Our spa services range in price from $20 to over $200 depending on the type of service selected. When purchasing a gift card for your loved ones, knowing what type of service they are interested in will help you gauge what size gift card is best. Our most expensive offering in the spa is our Xtreme lash extensions, some of the best eyelash extensions in town!

 

The Perfect Last Minute Gift

Now that you know what services are offered, give the gift of relaxation this holiday season! We have a plethora of design options for your gift card and you can even purchase online making it even easier to last minute gift shop. We look forward to seeing your loved ones after the holiday season with their gift cards. If you’re fretting over a last minute Christmas gift, give us a call today!

The Road to Healthy Hair

If you are on the road to healthy hair or trying to maintain your healthy hair, there are some steps that you should take in order to speed up the process. 

Step One: Take More Time Between Hair Coloring Appointments

We understand that seeing those pesky gray hairs or your natural color coming through can be upsetting. However, waiting at least 6 weeks for your next hair coloring appointment is ideal. If you can make it to 8, that is even better. Some easy and temporary solutions while your hair grows out would be to try a colored dry shampoo or even root touch-up markers that wash out after every shampoo. It might seem like an extra step, but your hair will thank you for it.

 

Step Two: Don’t Overdo It With Products

Sometimes, if your hair is limp, lifeless, and without volume, you probably have products readily available to fix that. You may think that layering on a ton of different products will help out your hair, when in fact you can’t be farther from the truth. The use of various chemicals and products make it worse for your hair to breathe and weighs down the hair even more.

 

Step Three: Washing your hair daily? Stop

Trying to keep your scalp and hair clean means washing it, so to make sure that there is no oil-build up and it is kept looking “fresh” you may wash it every day. That is one of the worst things you can do to your hair. Why? The oils that your scalp creates naturally is actually good for your hair, in small amounts. Stripping it of this every time you wash your hair could lead to a dry scalp and hair that can easily break. Plus the more you wash your hair, the more your scalp is going to overcompensate for that, which means even greasier hair. The solution? Wash it every 2 days at least. This will give your scalp time to hydrate and absorb the natural oils it produces.

 

Some people overthink how to get healthy hair, but in reality, it all comes to down to the basics. Just keep it natural. The more you add, the more you wash, the more you do to it, is actually not all that great. But something you should also keep in mind is hydration. Use a conditioner and always try to keep your hair hydrated. 

 

Make Sure You’re Ready for the Aisle

We get it, planning a wedding is tough stuff and a lot of planning goes into executing the perfect wedding. At Harbour Club Day Spa & Salon, looking beautiful doesn’t have to be! We love our brides and think that taking care of yourself and looking your absolute best is the most important part of any wedding celebration.

We offer everything that you need so that you can look and feel amazing when you walk down that aisle. When you come in you will be greeted by one of our specialized wedding professionals who will give you your free 15-minute consultation. There, you can talk about what look you are trying to achieve and you will have the option to do the trial run for hair and makeup. This will give your stylist the opportunity to get your hair just right and so that there isn’t any confusion the day of. After the trial run, if you decide that you want to lighten or darken your hair we will go ahead and plan out the necessary treatments to get you to the shade or color of your choice. Then once your wedding day comes around you have the option of coming back to the salon for hair and makeup, or we can go to you, whichever you think is in your best interest.

You don’t have to leave the mothers or the bridesmaids behind! We actually offer group discounts so that everyone can look fabulous and feel good about it in the long-run.

Spend $500 receive 10% off

Spend $1000 receive 15% off

Spend $2500 receive 20% off

 

If you want to look your best on your special day, schedule your bridal appointment with us by clicking here. Now is the perfect time to schedule your session for your Winter and Spring wedding! We hope to see you soon!

 

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Fall Hairstyles and Colors

Fall is finally here! That means sweater weather, bonfires, and warm apple cider.  It is a real-life example that change can beautiful, and colorful – just like your hair! If you have been thinking about getting a balayage or an ombre, this fall is the perfect time to say hello to those warm reds, browns, and violets. Not sure where to begin, we put together a small list of styles that we think are going to be a staple this fall.

Trendy Copper

A red that is not too red and it has hints of blonde and orange. It is a perfect combination for someone who has been wanting to get that warm color but still wants to look super trendy.  

Red to Blonde Ombre

Ombre style hair has been a staple these past couple of years and this fall it will continue to turn heads. Don’t believe us? Try out this beautiful red to blonde ombre. It’ll be a subtle, yet beautiful transition.

Fall Balayage

A fall balayage is a perfect go-to for women with dark brown hair. The dark hair stands out with the light brown and almost blonde strands that we strategically place. It is a simple and subtle style, but one that gives a lot of dimension. Perfect for fall.

Light Fall Colormelt

Color melts have become increasingly popular – it is when the hair is delicately and seamlessly melted together. A fall colormelt can be played with different colors. It can go from a darker violet to a light blonde or an auburn to a light brown, and so on and so forth. You can get really creative with it. Plus, it is a great option for those who want to get creative, but also want to play it on the safe side.

Purple Balayage

Some might consider this a bold color, but if blended well it really is a stunning look. This is perfect for fall, and the purple with the darker hair color works great together.

So, what do you guys think? Here at Harbour Club Day Spa and Salon, we are color and hair experts. If you felt like any of these hairstyles spoke to you, go ahead and set up a consultation appointment. We can work with different hair colors and find which style works best for you and get you fall-ready. Follow the link and we will go ahead and get you set-up!

Service Spotlight: Body Silk

The largest organ of the human body is the skin, so it is vital to take proper care of it from the inside out. While eating healthy, staying hydrated, exercising and living a balanced lifestyle are all keys to great skin, there are external services that can help you really glow and radiate. You’ll be able to feel a physical difference and your body will thank you for going the extra mile. Participating in a Body Silk treatment will do wonders for damaged, dry or aging skin, as well as accentuate normal skin. This nourishing treatment will leave your skin moisturized deep below the surface, which will help to reduce signs of aging and leave you feeling silky smooth. You will be left feeling more youthful and having a healthier exterior. Visibly you will be able to see sunspots and wrinkles start to diminish and it will help your body to protect its health from environmental aging. Using natural ingredients, help protect your body’s youth by looking and feeling great, opt-in for the bronzing special, which is in addition to the original Body Silk treatment to customize your colored glow.

When to Participate

Choose to partake in the Body Silk service as a consistent scheduled treatment or just before special occasions. If you have a wedding, dinner, gathering or family event, you’ll want to look your best and have your skin feel glowing, giving you the confidence and look you want. Choosing the bronzer add-in is perfect for the seasonal changes, in the winter or at the beginning of summer when you want to have a gentle tan glow. Leave feeling youthful, rejuvenated and ready to tackle any day.

 

Contact Harbour Club Day Spa & Salon for more information on our services and specials. Call 910-256-5020 or email scheduling@harbourclubdayspa.com to schedule an appointment or learn about our offerings.

Service Spotlight: Yonka Facial & Massage

At Harbour Club Day Spa & Salon, we are committed to providing the best service to our clients, resulting in a more confident and happy lifestyle. Our goal is to make you look and feel as special as you are. We operate a full-service hair salon and spa offering services for men, women, and children. We have several seasoned stylists who set their pricing based on personal education, background, and experience. Consultations are always available at no cost. Pamper yourself in our Spa by enjoying a diverse selection of massage therapy, skin wellness, and depilatory services. Today, we would like to highlight some of our popular spa services, informing you about each service and its benefits to your health.

The first spa service we’d like to highlight is the Yonka facial. Yonka Paris has gone above and beyond with this facial service. This treatment begins with an aromatic compress, followed by a warm mist consisting of five different essential oils. Then, it is followed by a hydrating vegetable exfoliation and an oxygenating protective base. This naturally energizes the skin, replenishing the layers and providing a refreshed look.

The second service we would like to highlight is the ninety-minute massage. Nothing says ‘treat yourself’ like a ninety-minute massage from Harbour Club Day Spa. Massages are incredibly beneficial not only for a relaxing ninety minutes but also proven health benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, massages are effective in reducing and treating anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, and temporomandibular joint pain. Mayo Clinic further urges you to “Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.”

To schedule a visit for any of our services simply use the ‘schedule an appointment’ tab on our website; here’s to your health.  

 

Feel Confident And Beautiful On Your Wedding Day

Getting married is such an exciting time. You are getting ready to embark on a brand new adventure with your other half. However, the wedding planning can be very stressful and overwhelming at times. That is why at Harbour Club Day and Spa we have services designed and specialized specifically for the bride to be sure you are feeling prepared and confident come the big day.

So many details go into pulling off the perfect wedding and hair and makeup are the last thing you want to forget. For the ultimate beauty experience for you and your wedding party, look no further than Harbour Club Day Spa and Salon. From your first appointment to the moment you walk down the aisle, the Harbour Club Spa and Salon team will make sure you have only the best experience.

Luckily, we have a team of expert wedding coordinators and stylists that will arrange every detail for you. Your wedding day is about making memories and memories can’t be made if you’re worried about your hair and makeup. Our Harbour Club Spa and Salon are masters in their craft and our team will stop at nothing to make sure your wedding day goes perfectly.

In-House Bridal Services

  • Free Consultation
  • Trial Run Updo
  • Trial Run Makeup
  • Bride Hair
  • Bride Makeup
  • Airbrush Makeup Add-on

Bridesmaids and Moms:

  • Bridesmaids and Mom’s hair
  • Bridesmaids and Mom’s makeup
  • Airbrush Makeup Add-on

On Location Bridal Services

  • Bride Hair
  • Bride Makeup
  • Airbrush Makeup Add-on

Bridesmaids and Moms

  • Bridesmaids and Mom’s Hair
  • Bridesmaids and Mom’s Makeup
  • Airbrush Makeup Add-on

Your wedding day can be pretty hectic and makeup and hair shouldn’t be something to worry about. Choose Harbour Club Spa and Salon to help make your wedding day nothing but special. If you have any questions about our bridal services or other offered services, feel free to visit our website for more information.