A great quote was brought to my attention recently, by John Wooden, who once said “you can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you”, which really encompasses the message conveyed in our December Newsletter, about the beauty of giving. On behalf of AZIZ Salon and Day Spa, I would like to extend the feelings that this season brings; sentiments and nostalgia in the dearest forms. I wish for you to be wrapped warmly in them, and enjoy every moment of it!
Wrapping gifts, and fighting traffic to make it from one side of town to the other before stores close can really put you in the holiday madness (somewhere in a dark cave on a mountain the Grinch is eying me) – but today, the storm has passed. Many of us are settling in with our loved ones, and admiring all of the twinkling lights. Remember, the ability to give is a powerful one. It’s the same knack that makes children work extra hard on creating holiday wreathes out of fingerpaints, reindeer out of clothes-pins, and even transcends to very special men growing out white beards to make those same children’s eyes light up.
Today, I beckon all of you to capture the holiday magic and be thankful that everything tied into the glorious month of December is just that – a gift.
Who isn’t obsessed with Kerastase Elixir Ultime? Finally arriving from across the pond, and exclusively at Kerastase Salons: The Latest Kerastase Elixir Ultime Bain and Masques have arrived in Austin Texas! Where can you find them before the holidays? AZIZ Salon and Day Spa in north Austin at The Arboretum and Downtown both have them in stock!
Kerastase describes the new products as: “Our first versatile beautifying treament enriched with a complex of four precious oils. Maize, Argan, Camellia and Pracaxi oils combine to create a luxurious Elixir for all hair types.”
Oleo-Complexe: a combination of four precious oils that leaves hair feeling luxuriously nourished and soft to the touch: Pracaxi | Argan | Camelia | Maize
Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complexe Bain $42.99 | Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complexe Masque$65.99 | Reserve Yours for Pick Up
10…9….8…7…6…5 more moments for your devine nails to dry before putting on your heels and dancing the night away! Count down the year with AZIZ as we ring in 2013!
Your journey begins by selecting your specialized ZENTS aroma upon arrival that accompanies you throughout your spa treatments. You’ve survived the holiday hustle and bustle, and it’s time to really celebrate you and all you’ve accomplished. Hot towels, and 50 minutes of massage is just what is needed before being indulged by our 2 hour deluxe spa manicure and pedicure that include a double dose of hydration with Zents oils filled with Vitamin E and paraffin dips for your hands and feet. Every product throughout your treatment is packed with organic shea butter, and the amazing qualities of vitamin E- “a potent antioxidant vitamin that offers a host of benefits when used every day as well as directly after sun exposure; protects skin from cancer-causing free radicals and sun damage, promotes skin cell regeneration, and even helps wrinkle reduction! (zents.com)”
You are then gifted with your own Zents Shea Butter Lotion to continue your journey at home! After experiencing the ultra-rich, unforgettably creamy shea butter hand and body lotion, that softens and improves elasticity, how could one resist not having it to take home? ZENTS is the number 1 reason the Baby New Year package is at the top of everyone’s lists for 2013, not only do you get treated at the spa, but you get to take a part of it home with you!
Need a tip from ZENTS on how to gain the maximum benefits from your new gift? Apply your customized ZENTS Lotion to damp skin immediately after your bathing or hand washing ritual. Sodium PCA (a natural humectant found in the lotion) attracts and binds moisture to your skin, plumps lines, and hydrates while shea butter traps in moisture, creating a barrier for even longer lasting softness…. Move over Old Man Winter, and make way for Baby New Year!
Champagne bottles sounding off throughout the night can sound much like a muffled canon; this paired with the endless possibilities of a kiss at the stroke of midnight can cause some high strung nerves! What’s a girl to do? Treat herself to a day at the spa, of course!
AZIZ wants to undo any muscle kinks to get you ready for the ballroom. The New Year’s Kiss package begins with an exclusive ZENTS Journey of aromas that follow you into your 50 minute swedish full body massage, you are enveloped with steamy hot towels as stress dissipates. AZIZ also wants to ensure you stay calm with our CosMedix facial that is the best of both worlds – while soothing and relaxing, the Essential Skin Ritual is custom built by our estheticians for your skin’s needs! Extractions are included, and paired with a gentle exfoliating lip gommage treatment that will guarantee you don’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight!
Your visit is completed with a warm neck wrap, hot towel treatments, and the Traditional Manicure and Pedicure that utilizes CND’s Almond milk baths, lotion, and a gentle brown sugar scrub exfoliation made in-house. Since this is a night that you will definitely want to remember, AZIZ has OPI classic shades such as ‘Hearts & Tarts’, or ‘Privacy Please’ for your nails; we think a subtle polish is the most classic bet for a wonderful evening, but if you have plans that involve 6th street or anywhere downtown, why not shake things up with a Goldeneye from the latest Skyfall Collection? A trip to AZIZ Salon and Day Spa is the only way to top off the year, and welcome 2013 looking and feeling beautiful!
A lot of effort goes into holiday cooking, shopping, and homemaking. While it is a boisterous time filled with guests and events; there is always an understanding in the subtle charms of ‘Silent night, holy night; All is calm, all is bright.’ With that said, it’s no wonder that we have not even officially reached the halfway marker of December, and this package has become a best-seller!
AZIZ is your first stop to “holiday rehabilitation”. 80 Minutes of full body massage, a customized ZENTS journey aroma ritual, complete with steamy towels followed by a CosMedix facial that is customized to your skin’s needs, and includes extractions.
Silent Night is designed for the holiday hostess, who will leave with a gifted best seller: Kneipp’s Valerian & Hops Sleep Well Herbal Bath. That’s right, if you purchase the Silent Night Holiday Package for someone on your list, they are surprised at the end of their visit with a little something extra to prolong their relaxation once they have left the spa. “The best way to describe this herbal combination is “deep sleep.” For centuries, it has been known for its calming qualities. It can help to relieve nervous tension and improve your sleep. The valerian herb is also known to improve focus. Best results will be obtained when you either sleep or rest after taking your soak.(kneippus.com)”
…sleep in heavenly peace.
This is the perfect Holiday Spa Package with a Texas Twang! If you have in-laws (or out-laws) visiting this holiday season that have a good spirit, this is the perfect southern twist on everything that the spa has to offer! Christmas on the Rocks package priced at $150 is the perfect gift for the light-hearted, and even more fun when you purchase it for two!
How do we do that in a spa, you ask? With Margaritas, of course.
Santa has gone south for the winter and wears a cowboy hat (and warm neck wrap) in these parts of Texas! The closest thing to snow is the salt rim on your margarita glass here at AZIZ as you are pampered and indulged in 50 minutes of bliss with a nail shaping, extensive cuticle repair, salt glow exfoliation, and intense hydration of CND lime and citrus lotions achieved with a massage and paraffin dip while you enjoy your tasty Margarita on the rocks!
You also receive a reflexology treatment from a massage therapists who involves specialized pressure techniques applied to specific wellness-related reflex points on the feet to release blocked energy, relieve stress and boost circulation; something we all need after the hard work in cowboy boots!
Yall come back now!