Spa & Beauty

Dippady Do Children’s Spa: Where Princesses (and Princes) Go to Party!

Inside the west entrance of Edgewater Mall, the sweet smells of bubble gum and brown sugar will lead you right into a magical and unique salon called Dippady Do Spa. And this isn’t just any spa… it’s a spa and salon just for children. From the mountains of beautifully handcrafted hair bows to the brightly painted furniture, this is a place to take your child for a day of pampering and preening. The brain-child of owners Brenda Blount and Cecelia Shabazz, Dippady Do Spa offers more than just services that focus on the outer beauty of a child, but also their inner beauty. (more…)

Warning Signs of Anorexia: Recognizing Anorexia Signs in a Loved One

If you think that a loved one may be suffering from anorexia, it is important that you try to recognize key warning signs of anorexia in order to help that person receive treatment as soon as possible. Anorexia nervosa is an extremely dangerous and potentially life threatening disorder that can also lead to other dangerous conditions. If you recognize that a friend, family member, or child is showing anorexia signs, it is important to take the proper steps to help them begin professional eating disorder treatment and begin the path to recovery. (more…)

A Non-Surgical Face Lift?

An Introduction to Non-Invasive Tissue Tightening:

Of the new choices of skin tightening procedures, the two that are best known are the proprietary procedures are Thermage and Titan. While these two treatments utilize different proprietary technology, the idea is essentially the same, in that they both aim to heat the deeper layer of the skin (the dermis) in order to effect a “healing response”. This healing response encourages increased collagen production and remodeling of existing collagen. Supportive underlying tissues of the skin contract, resulting in a tighter, more uplifted appearance to the skin. (more…)

Last Minute Christmas Gift

If you are looking for an extra special last-minute Christmas gift for the girlfriend, wife, or mother, a gift certificate to a spa, her favorite clothing store, or favorite restaurant is easy, fool proof and sure to impress.  Knocking out your Christmas shopping is a breeze when you choose gift certificates or gift cards to give to the ones you love. It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
1. Call the place of business and find out your options – ask about the gift certificates/cards, what values are available – how big and how small.  Do they expire? Then make your choices accordingly
2. Pick up the gift certificate – Most often, you will be presented with the card and an envelope, it will be up to you to make it extra special with a holiday gift bag and a great bow or ribbons. Be sure and  add a holiday touch.
3. Place it under the tree – You’re all set!   Congratulations!  You made an excellent choice and she will love it
Merry Christmas!

Natural Skin Care Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Beautiful This Fall

Summer has come and gone, bringing about the start of fall and the need for a new natural skin care routine. During the fall season weather changes and the same skin care products you were using during warmer summer months may not be as effective in preventing dry skin and should be replaced. This fall switch to natural skin care products and try creating some of your own with the easy to make recipes below. (more…)

Natural Remedies for Oily and Dry Skin

The two most common problems that women have in regard to their skin is it being either too oily or too dry. Having oily skin often makes your complexion look shiny, it can also lead to acne breakouts. On the other hand, when you have dry skin, it can look scaly and in worst cases lead to cracking. There are various over the counter products to treat these different problems but because skin can be sensitive to many commercial products, you may have greater success using natural home remedies. Using natural ingredients is considered to be safe and effective. If it works for you, make them a part of your daily skin care routine. (more…)