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Fall Skincare in Albuquerque

Fall has made its way to Albuquerque, and finally the temperatures reflect it! Now is the time to really amp up your skin care regimen. Why you ask? Well our southwestern sun, which gives off the most amazing sunsets, is not nearly as harsh as we go into fall and winter. This makes for the premium time to enter into a series of resurfacing treatments (chemical peels) stimulating collagen, elasticity, & cell renewal. A series of 6 treatments is ideal for optimal results, & reversal of damage from free radicals.

These treatments are like my facials completely customizable, for both women & men, to fit your needs and wants. Safely working you to higher treatment levels, more aggressive resurfacing, and enhancements. Most of our chemical peels are aloe based, synergistically designed that there is no down time, and minimal peeling.

As with any facial treatment you would still avoid sun exposure, especially the 7 days after your treatment, follow the at home regimen that is included with your treatment for post care, and wear spf religiously. The day of your treatment you’d want to avoid sweating, steam, and exercise. Being careful not to re-stimulate the active ingredients in your peel.

Don’t hesitate if your looking in the mirror, and see fine lines that weren’t there before, acne that hormonal changes have escalated, or your missing that fresh glow. You don’t have to settle, changes are visible after even just one treatment!

Call (505)292-5905 today and schedule your complimentary skin consultation with our Licensed Esthetician Sandra!

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Albuquerque Esthetician

Skincare in Albuquerque has become so important due to our high elevation, and the damage that comes with being as close as we are to the sun.  If not taken care of our skin is dry, sun damaged, prematurely aged, and so much more.  With the addition of our Esthetician, we are so happy to be the destination for clients looking for healthier, more youthful skin!

If your a current client then you already know our Esthetician. Sandra joined NeilMarie Salon to manage and assist in running the business side, and was introduced to the world of skincare and all it’s endless possibilities. Never before was she aware of esthetics, and the more Sandra was exposed to it the more her passion grew. Deciding to go back to school and get her Estheticians license was the most fulfilling career decision, she not only fueled her love for skin, her knowledge for skincare products and services, but also added a joy of waxing and body hair removal!
Sandra wants to be your esthetician of choice and take on acne issues, sun damage, premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, & skin sensitivities such as Rosacea. Also if you have unwanted hair, she is skilled in waxing everything from Brazilians, Backs, & the detailed Shaping of eyebrows to frame your eyes and complement your face shape. She takes pride in her work, her attention to detail is much appreciated by her clientele. Sandra enjoys helping both women & men, no matter their age, feel amazing, comfortable, & confident in their skin.
If your looking to book an appointment, or just want to have a chat about your skin, you can call (505)292-5905. Skin consultations are always free, and easy to schedule.  For even more information you can follow her work on Instagram @esthetics_by_sandra


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Fall 2016 Skincare: Exfoliation

Treat Your Skin

Summer has ended, & Fall is the best time to treat your skin and repair the damage from the hot sun, dry weather, and all the fun outdoor activities that come with summertime!

Out with the Old & In with the New

Now is the time to come in and talk with our Licensed Skin Technician, she can get you set up with the best skincare regimen for your skin’s needs.  Almost always your skin will need exfoliation after the summer elements & activities. There are several ways to do this, but the most effective method would be to get a series of 6 chemical peels. Our chemical peels are customizable to your personal needs, you can find more specific information from one of our previous blogs; New Year New You New Skin

Maintaining your Skin Health

After you treat your skin, it is really important that you use the right products at home to ensure your skin heals properly, and to maintain its health. Our in salon services make the most difference in the health and condition of your skin, but must be followed up with the correct home care cosmeceutical products, not over the counter products which do nothing below the surface. Because your skins health is so important to us at Neilmarie Salon we carry Image Skincare, because we’ve seen the results and it delivers!


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Beach Tips

In the summertime many people flock to the beach for their summer vacation. If you plan on hitting the beach this summer here are a few tips before you go:
  1. Go to the beach early. It is usually less crowded and the sun is not as intense as it will be later in the day.
  2. Always bring sunscreen. Sunscreen is essential. Know the difference in the types of sunscreen that is available. Experts recommend nothing less than SPF 30. Apply 15 minutes before going outdoors and every two hours thereafter. If going in the water, reapply each time you get out of the water. (Remember the sun’s rays are hottest between 10 am. and 2 pm.)
  3. Sunglasses Your eyes are sensitive to the sun as well. Do not forget to bring sunglasses. Be sure to bring sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection.
  4. Electronics. Protect your cell phone and other electronics from sand and water by placing it in a Ziploc bag. You can still use it in the Ziploc bag.
  5. Hide your valuables. Use a chap stick container or a diaper to hide your money.
  6. Water. Stay hydrated while at the beach. Bring and drink a lot of water.
  7. Shaving with baby oil before heading to the beach. It will help keep your skin smooth.
  8. Bring apple cider vinegar. Spray it on a sunburn for instant relief.
  9. Bring baby powder. When you are done with the beach, sprinkle baby powder on your skin and the sand will wipe off.
  10. Put aloe vera gel in ice cube trays and place in your freezer. When you get home put it on your warm body and it will help sooth your skin.


Best Pedicures in Albuquerque

Neilmarie Salon offers the best pedicures in Albuquerque. You won’t want to pass on this luxurious experience offered by us.  An hour of pampering, with rose petals in a warm salt bath soak to relax your feet, followed by a gentle foot scrub which smells wonderful and makes your feet like new!CND

No skimping on the quality of the products we use either!  The callus remover for the heals is unbelievably effective, your sure to be pleasantly surprised.  Cuticle oil for maintenance and prevention of over grown cuticles, & lotion for my favorite part of the pedicure, the feet and leg massage.  The finished look is a beautiful application of your choice of Polish, CND Vinylux, CND Shellac Gel Polish, or the latest fashion trend Acrygel.

We’re not only known for the quality of our service, but also for our cleanliness.  Sanitation is very important at Neilmarie Salon, our tools are always properly sterilized after and before every pedicure service.  You assume that would be the case with every place that offers a pedicure service, however, sadly you would be mistaken.  Our files & buffers are used only once, and all of our pedicure baths are lined before every service and then discarded after your service, so your toes are the only toes to soak in that water & you’re sure to be safe from getting any unfavorable conditions such as funguses, etc.Best pedicures in Albuquerque

If you’re wondering why this is such an important service, well we are all guilty of being hard on our feet. Sandals, flip-flops, or like I often am…barefooted, leaves feet more exposed to environmental effects such as calluses, dry cracking skin, and other unfavorable conditions.  Also because of the industry I work in I am on my feet most of the day, and if you are as well then if you don’t take care of them it could result in more than just sore feet you could escalate to knee & back issues.  Giving your feet time and attention isn’t just about having attractive feet, though that is important and a plus, but it’s about taking care of ourselves!

Still wondering why Neilmarie Salon offers the Best Pedicures in Albuquerque, just know that our complete focus is “All About You!”  Our atmosphere is “All About You”, our cleanliness is “All About You”, & most importantly our customer service is “All About You”

Pedicures aren’t just a summer service, be sure to treat yourself during the winter as well.  Your feet will thank you & “You Deserve It”

Give us a call at 292-5905 or walk in.  We are ready to provide you with a luxurious experience!


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Hair Inspiration Where do you find yours?

Find Your Inspiration & Let Us Turn it into a Reality

 

If you’re inspired by the changing seasons, then spring and summer probably make you think of lightning your look with highlights, and maybe fall and winter turn you towards Auburn Reds and Chocolate Brown hues.  Now once you have an idea in your head you Google or Pinterest these looks.  Very rare are the days when you walk into a salon and ask to look at their magazines, when the source is so handy and accessible.

Maybe you’re not even inspired to change your look because of the changing season, it’s possible that something momentous and life-changing is occurring, and you need a new a new do to go with your new attitude.  A new do which can involve changing texture, color, cutting hair, adding hair, even changing your bangs can have the effect you’re looking for.  Again most times you will Google or Pinterest these looks.

With today’s Social Media, easy access of the Internet, Smart phones, Tablets, & Free Wi-Fi everywhere you go, everyone can find inspiration at their fingertips.  We are not just inspired by what is around us, but what is happening around the globe.  From the Fashion Runways to the Changing Seasons, we are inspired to change our Style, Cut, and Color!

Bring your inspiration to us and let us turn it into a reality!  Check out some of the looks clients brought us and the results we gave them. To see some of our inspirational pins please click here.

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Neilmarie Salon can help you in your Journey to Makeover your Look; we’ll give you Fifth Avenue Styling at Main Street Pricing!    


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How to find the right salon

What are the keys to finding a top hair salon?

Today you can find a salon on just about every street and in every strip mall out there. So with so many salons to choose from how do make sure you are choosing the right one (especially after moving to a new area)? In most cases finding a good hair salon or hair stylist can sometimes prove to be tougher than finding a new dentist or doctor. Here are some qualities to look for when searching for that new salon.

  • Customer Service- When you walk in the door is there someone at the reception desk or up front to welcome or greet you in a warm and friendly demeanor? Are they knowledgeable in providing you information about their salon menu, staff and professional hair care products that they carry? Were you offered a tour of the facility and a complimentary consultation with a professional hair stylist or colorist? If the answers to all or most of these questions is yes then chances are you are in a reputable salon and this is a great start to finding the right salon.
  • Cleanliness- Overall does the salon feel clean? Yes its a salon the floors will have some hair on it and this is ok but what you need to look out for is clumps of hair in the corners or all over the hair stylists station and chair. These areas should always look clean and tidy. If they are not you should probably choose a different salon.
  • Pricing- Nobody wants to overpay for a service. Call around to a few salon in your surrounding area and ask them for some basic prices on some services you are looking for. Be aware high prices don’t necessarily mean high quality. Many salons inflate their rates to create the look of prestige. While a great deal is always tempting stay clear of salons that have prices too low to pass up on. Chances are they a compensating for their lack of either skill or quality of services.

Choose salons with prices that are reasonable and something that falls within your budget, be sure to account for your hair stylists 10-15% tip ( and in case you were wondering  it is common to tip your stylist if you’re happy with your hair cut or hair color.)

  • Salon services offered- Does the salon offer hair extensions, straightening  and scalp treatments or any other high end professional salon services? If yes, then chances are they are well educated and up to date with the latest trends, tools and technologies in the industry. If the salon also offers manicures, pedicures and skin care services then this is a plus. Just make sure that it is clear that hair care services are their main focus.

Be sure to follow these simple steps when looking for your next salon and you will be sure to find the right one.

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Photo courtesy of Neilmarie Salon a Rio Rancho NM hair salon. (505) 702.8144