If you’re anything like me, the erratic winter weather (warm, cold, rainy, snowy, humid, you name it!) has wreaked havoc on your skin & hair. Lucky me recently had to opportunity to visit the Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa for some much-needed pampering!
First, I tried the Warm Cocoa & Oatmeal Wrap which is just as amazing and delicious-smelling as it sounds. Expert esthetician Nina Patino designed the soothing treatment to soften skin while detoxifying and infusing it with antioxidants. It starts with an exfoliating scrub (warm flax seed oil, fresh lemon juice, organic brown sugar, cayenne pepper) massaged into the whole body to stimulate blood flow to oxygenate the skin. Next, I headed to the steam room to rinse off & prep for the wrap. The custom mix of warm organic oatmeal, flax seed oil & cocoa was applied and I was wrapped in a warm blanket for a blissful 20 minutes. Once I rinsed off, my skin was noticeably soft, super-smooth and energized.
Best of all, I followed the relaxing treatment with a mani in Essie Wicked and an amazing blowout from stylist Lauren Kane. She even taught me a few volume-boosting tricks to keep the lift in my fine locks looking bombshell status all night long! Lauren prepped my damp hair with Paul Labrecque Color Fade Prevention Foam to create fullness, then set it in pin curls all throughout the crown rather than using rollers, which can be damaging & tricky to apply, she explained. While the rest of it was blown out to a silky, bouncy finish, the crown had a chance to set. Once dry, she hit a few sections with a curling iron and finished with Paul Labrecque Volume Finish All Day Holding Mist…I even got a compliment from my cab driver later that night on my blowout.
Visit http://www.paullabrecque.com/ to book your appointment today!