Come meet Katelyn

Come and meet Katelyn Moncrieff

She is Sunrise Wellness Spa’s new Esthetician.  She comes here with 2 years of experience.  She has worked in top spas in Calgary and Lloydminster.  Katelyn does facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, body waxing, make up applications, and relaxation massages for those tired muscles.  

For the month of October  when you book a facial with Katelyn you will receive complimentary your choice a Eminence lip and eye treatment or a lip and eye brow wax.  A signature pedicure half price at the time of booking is also available.  ($24.50  regular $49.00)

Healthy Cuticles Start with Jessica

Healthy Cuticles Start with Jessica

Jessica Cosmetics CEO Talks Treatments

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes cuticles and fingernails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual.

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes nails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual. Sold worldwide, the Jessica product line boasts a wide assortment of treatment products, more than 230 Custom Colors, Phenom, Effects, the GELeration Soak-Off Gel System, Zen Spa Pedicure, and Fusion 2.5.2 Pedicure. NAILS asked Vartoughian for advice about nail treatments.

 

What is your advice to nail techs on how to assess their clients’ nails to know what kind of treatment products would be most beneficial?

Vartoughian: Analyzing your clients’ nails is the cornerstone of my system and a key benefit in keeping lifelong clients. Dry and brittle nails require much needed moisture in a base coat treatment, as well as daily cuticle care. It is essential to massage cuticle creams daily and oils at night. (We always recommend our Nourish Cuticle Crème and Phenomen Oil for healthy nail growth.) Nails that are soft and weak need strengthening agents to help reinforce them. These products should only be used for four to six weeks until the nail condition improves. We offer a complete Nail Analysis Chart that explains the properties of each nail condition and will help you determine nail types and appropriate solutions.

Why do you say that strengtheners should only be used on a limited basis?

Vartoughian: If you choose to only use a strengthening product, this will adversely affect the nails after extended use. The nails will become too hard and strong and eventually break. It is important to be conscious of the products you regularly use and be sure you monitor the nail condition from appointment to appointment.

What sorts of nail treatment products are most helpful for older hands?

Vartoughian: Moisture, moisture, moisture…it’s the key ingredient for the nails, skin, and hair. Choosing base coat treatment products with conditioners and water helps keep the nails flexible and healthy. We have a few products that treat this condition — Rejuvenation Basecoat for Dry Nails, Recovery Basecoat for Brittle Nails, and Bend Don’t Break, which keeps nails strong yet flexible. As I mentioned earlier, cuticle care is just as important; the added conditioning and moisturizing helps feed the matrix and allows for the new nail to grow in healthy.

What about restoring the natural nail after enhancements? What approach is best?

Vartoughian: I have learned over the years that it is best to treat the new nail growing in before removing the enhancements. This allows the client time to adjust during the transition. Sometimes if you remove enhancements entirely before beginning the natural nail restoration, it shocks the client as well as the nail and may take longer. Using our Restoration after acrylic/damaged nail base coat treatment, we treat the new nail growing in while trimming and managing the enhancement. The process should take approximately four weeks.

How have gel-polishes impacted consumers’ treatment needs?

Vartoughian: Gel-polishes have certainly impacted the nail industry and allowed consumers to have a manicure of convenience. I think the biggest impact for the client is everyone offers gel manicures but they don’t necessarily follow the proper protocols to apply and remove them. This causes much more damage to the nail and we are seeing many people shift from gels back to natural nail care. One of the key benefits of our GELeration line is that we come from a place of my natural nail philosophy. It is a gentle gel, but procedures must be followed to ensure damage-free nails.

Do you have an upcoming event? Are your nails in poor condition?

Please remember that your concerns sometimes can not all be addressed with one visit. Your nails may require weeks or even months of treatment prior to an event.

Call and book a manicure at least 3 months prior to your celebration to receive a full hand and nail consultation and treatment plan. 306 – 228 – 2808

Shop Locally First

SHOP LOCALLY FIRST !!!

It’s Christmas time! It’s Shopping Time! Where should we go? The city…… Saskatoon, Battleford, Lloydminster, Edmonton, Calgary or maybe even Winnipeg? What about Unity? Are the prices in the city better? Not always! The cost of travel and meals, winter driving….. Don’t forget about the inevitable return of gifts either inappropriate, wrong size, broken or missing pieces……  I’ll let you to do the math!   

Have you taken the time to browse through each store in Unity? I have been through most stores in town shopping as well as collecting knowledge to pass onto my spa guests about the unique shopping available in Unity. There are treasures here that will amaze you.

Recently I had women shopping in the spa say, “We don’t have to go shopping in the city….. Among the stores in Unity you have everything the city has.” This lady had gone to the city for socks and was shocked to see the great variety we carry.           Another commented, “I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours shopping in your town…. Now I’m broke!”

Friends, neighbors and people from Unity and surrounding area – the clock is ticking.

Shop local…. Found Treasures, Our Drug Store, Wildeman Sport Store (Tan Jay +) The Resource Center, Bargain Shop, Fields, Guys Furniture, Cinema Satellite, Crystal Clarity, The Co-op, AG Foods, Junction 21 (Western Wear +), Ilene’s Quilting, Country Pantry, Flowers by Joan, Unity Travel Shop, 2nd Avenue Cinema, Home Based Businesses, Hair Dressers, Liquor Stores, Spa City and Sunrise Wellness Spa or buy someone a membership to the Gym, CrossFit, Pilates or Yoga. Don’t forget the dealerships that you rely on throughout the year. No business is an island to itself……            Gift Certificates are available from many local stores and restaurants. We have all worked hard to bring you the best for a local shopping experience. Shopping in Unity is not as hurried as the city and the distance from store to store is minimal. Many businesses partake in Winter Wonderland on December 3 from 6-9 pm to provide you shopping that fits into your busy life.

Be sure to enter your name at participating stores for the “GRAND IN YOUR HAND”.

Shopping locally can put the cash back in your hand.

 

SHOP LOCALLY FIRST AND LAST and we will make it a wonderful experience!

 

Sunrise Wellness Spa’s Transformation!

Our New Look!!!………….. Where are we going from here??

With 35 Years behind us, I have reflected over the many steps of change that have brought us to the edge of retirement. This is a journey and there have been many bends in the road along the way.

When I first started I visited a consulting firm in Edmonton. After many hours of brainstorming I reluctantly removed “Mon-Gee” from my business name, a name that meant a lot to me. “Mon” was used because it represented my father’s surname and “Gee” for Geraldine. However it did not have ‘sales’ appeal. We developed a new marketing plan and expanded the business into a spa. Then came the big change. A computer program would make business more efficient so I embarked on the technology world.

When I first started Pat Welter of Masterhand Designs was launching his career and made me my first sign to set up at #26 Brentwood Trailer Court.

In 2000 when I purchased the police barracks, Pat developed the beautiful blue sign that adorned the front lawn for 15 years. We ventured into new colors at the spa so a great way to start off the new look was a beautiful new sign created by Pat! Pat worked hard and brought color and meaning to the amazing sign that was ready for our 35th Anniversary on August 20th. Paul Marshal; a welder and great friend of Pat’s, said to me that the Spa’s new sign is some of Pat’s best work. We are so proud of it!

We added butterflies and flowers to the spa trademark and chose lavender and pink to bring a calming effect to the ambiance. Kait shared her talent of colors and decor, giving birth to a total new look. We transferred this new vibe of colors and images through-out the treatment rooms in the spa and onto our business cards and brochures.

The Butterfly is the symbol of transformation. A caterpillar spins itself a cocoon and emerges as a beautiful butterfly. This is the feeling we want our clients to have when they leave the spa. We want them to feel new and fresh, with renewed balance and beauty. We want them to feel transformed and invigorated.

I will share the history of the colours that Pat so meticulously shared as he designed the sign. It compliments the healing that colors bring us. The study of color therapy is fascinating.

White represents all colors to create balance and harmony. The Blue is a cooling color and helps relieve inflammation, headaches, and high blood pressure. Brown represents the earth so helps with body stability and grounding. Magenta regulates the adrenaline and heart activity. Violet/Purple stimulates the spleen & white blood cells to increase your immunity & relieve emotional stress. Indigo purifies the blood stream. Yellow strengthens the nerves, stomach, liver, and intestines. It also speeds up the digestion. Orange increases the thyroid, stimulates the lungs, the digestive system and relieves muscle cramps & spasms.

To complete the image Pat has brought new life to our display boards for trade shows and Christmas craft fairs. Our new vertical banner will give a great visual to all who walk by. It will give a lasting impression.

Thank you Pat for your talent here in Unity. Thank you to Kait for sharing your visionary talent.

We will continue to serve you royally with our bountiful spa menu. Be sure to check it out and try something new.

Kneippe Therapy carries the bath oils using the colors derived from plants.

European Body Wraps are great and have amazing health benefits.

Jade Stone Hot and Cold Massage is indescribable and very relaxing.

Customized Eminence Organic Facials are absolutely memorable and rejuvenating. Kait does an excellent job.

Pedicures will make your feet happy and ready to dance through the autumn leaves.

Knieppe Therapy carries the bath oils using the colors derived from plants.

Check out Our Spa and Our Wonderfully Refreshing New Look! Our shelves are brimming with new Christmas lines for your shopping convenience right here in Unity.

Plan to take time to reflect in the solarium and come out rejuvenated. A solarium is a great place to journal and reflect on your day your week or your month. A way to add value to your life and achieve your dreams.

Geraldine Barrett