Master Esthetician Tyson Kim Cox and Nival Salon and Spa were featured in the online edition of Shape Magazine. To read the full article, click here.
Master Stylist Neven Radovic was featured in Washingtonian as one of the Top Stylists in DC. To read more, click here.
The summer heat can cause trouble for our skin with oiliness, breakouts, and sun damage. Luckily, we have JoElle Lyons, our Director of Aesthetics here at Nival, to give us some tips on how to save our skin and keep it healthy from the sun.
See below for JoElle’s tips, tricks, and recommended products to beat the heat!
Make sure you have the right cleanser for the summer. Some try to use the same cleanser all year round when in fact, our skin changes with the seasons. If you tend to get more oily or less dry during summer months, opt for gel based cleanser instead of cream base. It will help to keep the skin free of clogged pores and black heads and will cut down on oil production.
Recommendation: JoElle’s Citrus Clarifying Cleanser made with green tea, grapefruit essential oils and salicylic acid-this cleanser will keep you exfoliated and glowing through the summer months all while preventing breakouts.
Start loading up on the sunscreen now! By getting a head start on this summer ritual, the sunscreen can build up into your layers of skin, making the skin less likely to burn. Always remember to apply sunscreen first, before any additional moisturizers so it’s closest to the skin and can work more effectively. Also during the summer months, the skin tends to produce more oil, so you may want to opt for and gel based oil-free sunscreen.
Recommendation: JoElle’s SPF 30 Ultra Sheer Moisturizer–it gives the skin a matte finished look for those who want to ditch the makeup during the summer.
Summer is when we like to bare our skin and show off our beautiful tans and hot summer dresses. Make sure you are exfoliating your whole body 2-3times a week with a body scrub. If you continue to do this, your skin won’t just be glowing all summer but all year round as well.
Sunshine, heat, humidity, and chlorine can do a number on summer skin and higher temperatures can also lead to rashes and breakouts. Although you skin may not seem dry during the summer, don’t skip the moisturizer. Instead, switch to a lighter, gel based or water based moisturizer like JoElle’s Skin Clarifying Hydra-Creme. Keeping the skin hydrated all year round will help prevent breakouts and help all your products work more effectively.
Recommendation: JoElle’s Revitalizing Botanical Mist-this can be used on the face and body throughout the day to give the skin an uplifting and refreshing effect.
Watch what you eat! Be sure to drink plenty of water during the summer months You lose alot of H2O during the summer so be sure to stay replenished. Real hydration comes from within. Also, be sure to add plenty of antioxidants to your diet like fruits, vegetables, and superfoods, like acai berries and pomegranate. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals and free radical damage can lead to cancer.
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts as well as other skin problems. It’s essential to encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind. Summer marks a great time for early morning walks outside, or to try some yoga or meditation classes, and most of all get some rest. Make sure you are getting your zzz’s in the summer–the results may turn out to be more than you expect.
About JoElle Lyons
Widely referred to as The Skin Clarifying Queen by Essence Magazine, this First Aesthetician to the First Lady is a results-oriented SkinCare Specialist with comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the skincare industry. Over the years, she has achieved status for her unique approach to common skin issues and conditions. JoElle, specializes in Customized Clinical Facials, Men’s SkinCare, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Hair Removal, Prescriptive Therapy and a wide range of Laser Treatments.
This past Sunday, Nival Salon and Spa joined forces with DC’s top figures of fashion to put together our first ever editorial photoshoot on behalf of the salon. After weeks of preparing for the big day, over 24 models, colorists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists, makeup artists, photographers, and creative directors, all gathered in Georgetown at Francis Scott Key Park after 5 hours of work in the salon for a total of a 9 hour shooting day. Check out some of the snapshots we took!
<Master Stylist, Consuella and assistant styling our model, Asia>
<Senior Stylist, Amir styling our model, Christopher>
<Master Stylist, Neven and assistant Nakeya styling Model Amra>
<The converted wardrobe room, with styling provided by Stara Pezeshkian>
<Nour Kazoun of MadeUpArt and her assistant beautifying models Amra and Julia>
<Makeup Artist Nour Kazoun prepping model Sasha>
<Master Colorist Ian and Master Stylist Neven, prep models Amra and Theon on-site at Francis Scott Key Park>
For this project, we were inspired by organic versus urban themes–you can see our visual board on pinterest. You’ll find our final product in our ads in Capitol File, DC Modern Luxury, the Georgetowner, and more as well as in our materials in the Nival throughout the year. Until then, check out the behind-the-scenes footage
<Model Julia, being shot on a Georgetown bridge>
<Photographer Joelle shooting model Sasha on the streets of Georgetown>
<Model Christopher being shot on the steps of Francis Scott Key Park>
<Model Asia being touched up by Senior Stylist Jason>
<Our lovely models waiting for the next shot>
<Organic team Asia, Amra, Theon, and Rachel Nicole>
<Urban team Tiara, Zoe, Sasha, Christopher, and Julia>
<Senior Stylist Kalizya touching up her model Rachel Nicole>
<Models Rachel Nicole, Theon, and Amra posing on the streets of Georgetown>
a big thanks to everyone who helped make this photoshoot a huge success! Here’s to many more fun projects to come.
Staraglam was founded by stylist Stara Pezeshkian, who was born into a world of fashion and design. Since its establishment, Stara and staraglam have worked for the likes of the Georgetowner, Ms Sinergy, and Miss Sweden, with experience in spearheading styling for photoshoots, runway shows and print marketing projects.
Madeupart is powered by Nour Kazoun, who has years of experience in the makeup industry. From bridal shows, to runways and photoshoots, to Fashion Week, Nour’s flexibility has made her one of the best talents in the DC area.
About Joelle Phillips
Joelle is a photographer servicing to the DMV and Philadelphia areas, where she is originally from. Starting as a portrait photographer, Joelle has expanded into the fashion editoral and commercial industry with a diverse clientele.
Written by Hannah Kwagh
The last week, on March 29, we had the opportunity to attend an event at L2 Lounge, a luxurious and exclusive lounge at Georgetown (www.l2lounge.com). The event consisted of a Trunk Show called ‘Bikini Revolution’ Dar Be Dar. It was hosted by the beautiful Miss Sinergy 2012, Miss Lydia Hu.
Dar Be Dar founded by Tala Raassi, is a luxury swimwear brand based in Washington DC. The line has been featured in magazines like Marie Claire , Elle, Look, Viva and many more.
The donations and purchases of the Dar Be Dar bikinis helped Miss Lydia Hu raise funds for the “Fashion 4 Paws” fashion show benefit on April 14th, benefiting the Washington Humane Society.
Our Master Stylist, Consuella Lopez, led the stylish hair services provided to the models with the company of Kalizya Hutchinson and Megan McKee. Also, our skincare specialist, Ebony Ruffin, was there to make Free Skin Consultations (normally priced at $50) from Nival Salon & Spa.
The skincare consultation utilizes a technologically advanced skin scanner. The scanner allows the aesthetician to analyze an individual’s skin condition. It can help recognize UV damage, potential wrinkles and pigment disturbances. Ultimately, it can help determine which aesthetics treatment and product regimen a person needs to better their skin and overall health.
Click here to see more photos of the Bikini Revolution: Dar Be Dar Trunk Show and Fashion 4 Paws Fundraiser: http://guestofaguest.com/washington-dc/galleries/2012/march/dar-be-dar-trunk-show-with-miss-sinergy/
Nival Salon & Spa is proud and happy to participate in fashion events and continue its partnership with Miss Sinergy. Thanks to everyone that attended, we hope to see you soon!
Hailing from North Carolina, Bill McCombs has established a dedicated following as a Master Stylist in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Bill has been styling and cutting since 1995. He attended Cosmetology school at Graham Webb and trained at the illustrious Vidal Sassoon in cutting. Bill’s talent and passion for hair transcends his work. He specializes in blow drys, haircuts, color, keratins and relaxers. In the past, Bill has worked at Salon Blue, Vidal Sasson, and Georgette Klinger. He comes to Nival Salon and Spa at The Collection from Red Door Salon & Spa. Whether you are looking for a transformative makeover or everyday glam, you’ll know you’ll leave Bill’s chair with a smile.
Hela Salon & Spa hosted the official launch party announcing the partnership of Shoot for Change + the Capital Breast Care Center on Wednesday. The partnership, named the Gift of Life Project, is working together to provide mammograms and breast cancer treatment for women regardless of their ability to pay. Held in the intimate setting of the Hela foyer, champagne and macaroons and chocolates were served as guests mingled and looked through the various ways to donate to this amazing cause.
Capital Breast Care Center provided beautiful custom-designed scarves available for purchase–Suzannah of CBCC announces the Gift of Life project and shows off a scarf
Walter Grio of Shoot for Change talks about the partnership with CBCC
Walter Grio donated these spectacular handmade greeting cards from New York Fashion Week–all proceeds went to Capital Breast Care Center
Donors also received a gift bag from Hela to thank them for their support
About the Gift of Life Project
Every woman that comes into CBCC to receive treatment will be automatically enrolled into a monthly drawing. The winner each month will receive a personal fashion shoot with Shoot for Change’s Walter Grio, as well as a complimentary salon or spa service from Hela.
“The mission of Capital Breast Care Center is to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and to promote health and wellness to women in the DC metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay.” Every insured woman who comes to CBCC for a mammogram, enables an uninsured woman to receive breast health services and treatment.
About Shoot for Change
“Shoot for Change is based on the idea that all the money from every photoshoot goes to a nonprofit organization of the client’s choice. Since launching this project on November 2006, Shoot for Change has raised $106,555 for various nonprofit organizations.”
The Hill newspaper featured Hela Salon and Spa in an article showcasing spas in the Bethesda, MD area. Third Generation Acupuncturist Dr. Sung, Massage Therapist Director Alison Gregg and Master Shae Paye were mentioned in this roundup.
To read the full article click here.
Hela Salon and Spa’s Director of Esthetics, JoElle Lyons, hosted an evening of festivities at our holiday Beauty & Style Soiree. The evening included skincare tips and complimentary skin consultations with JoElle. Monica Barnett of Blueprint for Style gave on the spot style makeovers. Local jewelry designer Bonita from Neat’s Boutique had a trunk show which showcased her latest designs. Dr. Claudia C. Cotca from the Washington Institute For Dentistry And Laser Surgery gave consultations on how to create healthy, white and sparkling smiles.
Hela Salon and Spa teamed up with luxury accessories designer Jimmy Choo for a charity shopping event that benefited the Libby Ross Foundation. Miss Sinergy 2012 Lydia Hu hosted a fun soiree with DC’s finest fashionistas. Miss Maryland 2012 Nana Meriweather attended the event as well. To view the gallery on Guest of a Guest, click here.