Saturday, October 16, 2010

Have you tried Shellac....This stuff is Great!

I NEVER wear polish, I always end up smudging it, and if I don't smudge it I am chipping, breaking, picking at it. You see I am hard on my hands/nails from being in water all the time, pulling weeds, or my current activity of texturing walls with joint compound (EXTREMELY DRYING to your hands), I just don't take the time to pamper them. So when I was asked to try the Shellac polish, I was ready to take it on and hate it.... ( I had the gel polish off in less then 24 hours!). I want my nails to look good, I just don't want to spend a lot of time on them, and let me say this polish is AMAZING!!!! it lasted a full 2 weeks, without a chip and it still looked like a fresh manicure super shiny no peeling, completely surpassed my expectations! If you want a polish that is going to last, this stuff can't be beat!!

Here is what the manufacture has to say:

Delivering the goods.
Credibility makes all the difference.

Better science makes better products. The patent-pending formulation of solvents, monomers and polymers is why Shellac™ goes on like polish, wears like gel and removes in minutes. Plus it's hypo-allergenic and 3-FREE... containing no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP.

Shellac—stands miles apart from others in the market with the science and testing to back it up. Nail Professionals that participated in more than 4 years of controlled, blind testing said unanimously—there’s no comparison—not even close!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Warnings on the Brazilian Blowout??

So we have had a lot of request for “Brazilian Blowout/ Keratin treatment” and while we have been offering this service for the past two years, there is a lot of Buzz going on right now that OSHA has found formaldehydes (a possible carcinogen) in many of the products. What do you as the consumer need to know? The companies promoting these products continue to say no formaldehyde in their system, while products tested by OSHA have shown they contain 8-10% of formaldehyde. So what does this mean to you? I think each person will need to seek the truth for themselves. For the stylist that works with the product daily, the obvious is the exposure which can cause eye stinging, or burning, difficulty breathing, and in some cases possible nosebleeds. So mask, gloves are so important if you are a stylist. For the consumer… when you must weigh the benefits versus risk, consumers are not putting their hands in the product on a daily basis. Here is a link to a report done by GMA, so be informed and make your own decision.
We offer both of the systems shown here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School

August is coming to an end, I can hardly believe that some of the kids in this area are already back to school!

So what to do now...breathe,1,2,3, lol!
We all love having the extra time with our kids, but the "I'm bored, what can we do" can wear out Mom's (and Dad's) pretty quickly.
Before you know it we will be planing for the holidays, I am already seeing Halloween displays in the stores. That being said, this is a perfect time to take a few minutes for yourself! Relax, Restore, and Revive, we all only have 1 ride!

Monday, August 16, 2010

I wanna do your Make-up......

This weekend I was practicing my makeup application techniques on my little sister. As I was doing so a vision of my granny popped into my head. I smiled and shook my head. So, why does this little memory make me smile every time I think of it? Please allow me to elaborate for you.
Everyone has that one person in their family that looks them over from head to toe and critiques every (and I mean every) little thing about them. For me, it is my grandma. Now don’t get me wrong I love granny, she is loving, caring but most of all hilarious! She is turning 92 in a couple of weeks and she still is up to date on the latest “news”, at least the news that is covered by InStyle and People Magazine. Just a little note about my grandma – NEVER ask about Reese Witherspoon or J-Lo, they happen to be very touchy subjects for granny!
When I first moved to Walla Walla and took the job at LeFore’s Spa I had a few questions that grandma needed answered. First of which was, do I like it, in which I replied:
“Yes grandma, I am enjoying it very much.”
The second question, oh the second question, it will stick with me forever, only because of the statement that was made afterward:
“Do you get to do make-up there?”
“Yes, we do make-up applications and lessons.”
Her reply to what I had answered was so matter-of-fact:
“That’s nice; maybe you could learn how to do yours.”
I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard! One thing you have to know about Granny is she lacks in the vision department! I mean REALLY lacks!! On one of my visits to see her, my father and I had the privilege of taking her out shopping for her beauty supplies. Now mind you she is downright stubborn, there is no telling her about make-up. To make a long story short, I went and celebrated that evening with my cousins, why you ask? Because I just did what everyone else had been trying to do: I steered granny away from the Black Radiance section in the make-up department!! You see, Grandma is very white with red hair to boot! I may have won a battle but I did not win the war, I was only able to talk her down to toffee colored foundation!
Makeup tips from Granny
- Always go for a foundation 4-5 shades darker than your natural skin color (it will give you the tan look you have always wanted)
- Don’t be afraid to use your eyeliner - whoever says that less is more is full of it!
- Mix it up once in a while, be spontaneous use your bright red lip liner as an eyebrow pencil (that was a day my dad will never forget – he thought she was bleeding, lol!)
- When putting on eye shadow, apply from lid all the way up to the brow, it really makes your eyes pop!
I love my grandma so much and I wouldn’t change anything about her (except the makeup!). She is such a beautiful vivacious woman. I hope that I am as up with the times as she is when I am her age!!
Now to leave you with some of my makeup tips! That is if you believe that once in a while the apple does fall far enough away from the tree!
- When trying to match a foundation to your skin tone, pick three colors that are close to your skin tone. Next test them by streaking them down the jaw-line (don’t have a heavy hand), whichever one fades in to your jaw line is your color (if none of them match, pick again adjusting either darker or lighter).
p.s. Use light touch, there is no need to push or mash the makeup in, you’ll end up getting that cakey look as well as stretching the skin (wrinkles!!).
- To get those full voluptuous lips - line the lips, using a shade darker than your lipstick and a tad bit thicker lining than normal. Next using the same lip liner shade in the center of the lower lip and bow, smudge the lips together. Apply your lipstick (use a sheer or very light color), then add your gloss and voila! Pouty, full lips!
- The key to any good makeup application lies in the contouring and highlighting of the face. A quick rule of thumb is that dark colors make areas recede and light colors highlight and bring features forward.
So where do contour and where do you highlight?
Concentrate on contouring the temples, around the hairline, tip and sides of the nose into the crease of the eye, hollows of the cheek, under the chin and down the sides of the neck.
For highlighting apply to the center of the forehead and down the bridge of the nose, the brow bone, center of the eyelid, under the eye and the cheekbone plane, to the center of the chin up under the lip and around the corners of the mouth.
Blend with your fingers and remember to keep the product in general area where you applied it! It sounds like a lot of work but believe me it will pay off!
Oh and when you are picking your colors for contouring and highlighting always go 2 shades darker and 2 shades lighter than your normal skin tone (not your foundation color).

I hope these tips help you, and if the don’t well… you can always refer to Granny’s tips ;)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

VISIA Event!

We are having a wonderful event for our clients today! When we went to the IECSC in Las Vegas, we purchased a VISIA complexion analysis machine. We have been training away and today we are launching this great new tool! So far our clients are really enjoying getting that in-depth look at what is going on with their skin. Of coarse we are trying to make it fun for everyone to, so we added discounts, refreshments, and complimentary chair massages!

If you get a chance to come to Walla Walla, stop in at LeFore's Spa and get a look at your skin. It shows everything from wrinkles, sun damage, pores, redness, texture... just about anything you would want to see!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brazilian Keratin Straightener, Grey Hair, and AOL!!

Exciting!! LeFore's Spa quoted on aol stylelist! Great to be mentioned alonside of some very well known stylist such as: Color Director Frank Friscioni at New York's Oscar Blandi salon, We talked about the "Brazilian" straightening technique on Grey hair (Great for anyone that struggles with unruly, coarse, wavy to kinky curls!)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Accepting Insurance!

LeFore’s Spa is now welcoming clients who carry Adventist Risk Management, L & I and Auto Insurances.
We are always striving to find new ways to help the people in our community. To better serve you we have begun our credentialing process with several insurance companies! We are now able to help more people then ever before.
If you have been injured, whether it is from an automobile accident, bad fall or even an athletic injury, we are here to help.
Properly done massage can:
Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
Ease medication dependence.
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
Increase joint flexibility.
Lessen depression and anxiety.
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
Reduce spasms and cramping.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.

If you didn’t see your current insurance provider listed - don’t worry! We are still in the process of credentialing with several more! If you are curious and want to know if your insurance provider is on our list, please call the spa at 509.525.3336

Friday, August 6, 2010

An Endearing, Funny, blog from our massage therapist!

A few professions in the world really lend themselves to being taken advantage of, (not necessarily in a bad way) by friends and family once they leave the work environment. Chefs are almost certainly put in charge of the summer BBQ; Accountants are undoubtedly harassed during tax season, and massage therapists’ daughters will not go to bed unless Daddy has given them a massage.

Every night there is a routine. First comes the bath, (“Keep the water IN the tub please.”). Bath time is followed by helping them brush their teeth, (“Stop eating the toothpaste!”). The Pajamas are put on and stories are lovingly read. If it is wintertime, the hair dryer is brought out to blow heat in their bed so they stay toasty and warm. To most children this would be more than enough. If your dad is a massage therapist, it is just the warm up to the main event.

Massage to my daughters is more than just a quick back rub. They have learned to request specific areas that are bothering them and are more than willing to tell me if I am not doing deep enough work. Massage commentary like, “No Daddy, I need a massage like you do at work”, and, “Daddy, You forgot my legs and arms” is not uncommon.

My oldest daughter has understood for quite some time that massage is my job. My four-year-old daughter had not quite figured this out though. Therefore, when LeFore’s Spa placed a video of me demonstrating a new service on their Facebook page, it confused her. I was at work and my wife was showing my kids the video of me giving a massage to a fellow employee.

“Is that you Mommy?” my youngest asked.


There was a pause well my daughter tried to process this information.

“Why’s Daddy helping someone else?”

To my daughter, who has grown up getting massages nightly and was my infant massage therapy model, the concept that I worked on other people was a new one. But, even through her naivety, she brings up a valid question. Why do I help someone else? Why do I do what I do?

Mostly I do what I do because I love it. I love helping people feel better and increase the quality of their life. Doing what I do, gives a grandparent the ability to get down on the floor and play with their grandchild. It gives a mother the break she needs to regain her sanity from keeping up with her kids day after day. It helps the farmer get back to work after straining his muscles from tossing hay bales for hours on end. At work, I help because people need it, more than many of them even know they do. I help others feel better so they can go home and spend quality time with their children, who sometimes ask questions that make us smile, nod, and then try our best to answer with a straight face.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summer Spots?

Too much summer sun for your skin? Seeing the signs of visible damage like Brown spots, and uneven tones on the skin are just one of the hazards of sun damage. Babies aren't born with freckles, none of us are! The formation of freckles is triggered by exposure to sunlight. The exposure to UV-B radiation activates melanocytes to increase the melanin production which causes uneven tones.

So what do we recommend to combat visible sun damage? Dermalogica's Chroma White System which is developed specifically to deliver brightening skin health results, without hydroquinone which has been shown to cause sensitivity issues for many people.

Add a skin brightening facial at LeFore's Spa complimentary when you purchase the Chroma White System Kit. You also can purchase individual items to boost your home regiment.

Tri-Active Cleanse * Improves surface clarity.
Powerfoliant * Smooths and enhances skin texture and tone.
C-12 Concentrate * Minimize and prevent discoloration.
Extreme C * Accelerate skin brightening, and strengthens the skin's defenses.
Pure Light * Medium weight moisturizer that conditions and brightens.
Pure Night * Nourish and brighten! Contains peptides, minerals and botanical extracts for
optimum results.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dermalogica and you

One of our favorite product lines we carry is Dermalogica. There are many reasons we choose to carry it, and we want to share with you just a few of the reasons why. We love the fact that they are committed to education, continually updating their products with the latest skin care and ingredient technology have to offer. They have a fail-proof plan, that we embrace: give the therapist education, sample the client, offer great treatments where the products are used or supported in the treatment room, and follow up home use with education in the form of take home prescription sheets so that you will not feel overwhelmed or uncertain of when and how to use your skin regiment. We want everyone who comes into LeFore's Spa to feel welcome and to not feel "pressured" to buy, but rather an informed decision between you and your skin therapist to achieve a desired result. Offering face mapping allows us to target specific problem areas of concern to be treated with either micro zone treatments to complete clinical services.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Team Perspective

Have you ever wanted to go to a spa, but didn’t, simply because you were afraid that the people who worked there were persnickety and judgmental? Well I would like to invite you to come to our spa – LeFore’s Skin Care & Health Spa. We pride ourselves on being the most well rounded spa in Walla Walla! Our staff is warm, friendly and courteous. We love making our clients feel good about themselves and helping them with whatever their needs may be! Also we have fun making our clients smile and laugh (besides laughter helps to: burn calories, reduce stress and also help fight infection)!
Being a professional means to behave as a professional. It is simply philosophy that all our employees execute, your concerns and conversations will always be kept private (from other clients as well as fellow employees). Our business is to help build up our clients self esteem, address areas of concern and keep them looking and feeling their best! Our business is not getting the latest bit of gossip or letting the whole world know what is going on with you or your family. We truly are here to help! Our owner has clearly established what LeFore’s Spa purposes are: to make a difference in each of our client’s lives. Treat them with the respect, integrity and kindness they deserve. To be passionate and dedicated to their cause and reason they have come to see us. We are also 100% committed to our clients overall being (even if that means helping you find another place that can help you when we are not able to).
As a team we are committed to creating an experience that exceeds expectations and raises the perception of our industry through integrity, creativity and education. We are not a spa for just anyone but for everyone! Only through the eyes of other people can you truly see the beauty and love people have to offer. We want to help as many people as we can; we feel that our purpose in life is to care for one another unconditionally!
If you have a particular concern about something just give us a call to see if we can help (if we cannot we will do our best to refer you to someone who can). We are more than happy to set up complimentary consultations, answer questions and give Spa tours. If you are interested in visiting us please call (509) 525-3336 toll free (888) 525-3336 or look us up on the internet:
So come on in and visit us, We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Face book

If you haven't yet, look us up on facebook. Here is were we interact with our customers! We have alot of give-a-ways every month! And our give-a-ways are full services, and sometimes packages.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cell Born

We brought back this new product from Vegas, so far it's a hit!!

Cailyn Exfoliating Peeling Gel provides gentle exfoliation and vitamin C in one. Taking advantage of a new technology in the preparation of "Vitamin C Beads", Cailyn Exfoliating Peeling Gel removes dead skin cells, leaving the skin with a healthy glow, while supporting the natural cell renewal process and stimulating circulation.Vitamin C reconized internationally for its skin caring properties, Vitamin C encourages collagen production, improves elasticity and helps protect against damaging environmental aggressors. Wax beads are perfectly round, without ridges or rough edges that might damage the skin as it is scrubbed.

Instructions: Wash your face or body before use. Apply to damp skin (if wet, towel dry for the best result) and wait for 30 seconds. Gently massage until the dead skin cells appear in flakes upon the skin's surface. rinse off with water and pat dry. Moisturize your skin well after use!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Eye Kandy

Just one of the fun new things we brought back to Walla Walla from IECSC....

Eye Kandy Sprinkles represents the very latest breakthrough in brilliant make-up & body shimmer

•Glitter can be worn bolder for a more intense look or subtle for a daytime office look.•Our secret is our stay-put base. Once glitter is applied, it will stay on all day. No flaking!•Sprinkles Glitter is an excellent product for dance troops, cheerleaders, stage performers, etc.•It can be applied as a liner or all over for a more intense and noticeable look.
•We offer a variety of brighter, bolder colors for performers. •Sprinkles Liquid Sugar is water-based and also safe for skin and contact lenses.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Las Vegas IECSC

In May, three team members from LeFore’s Spa attended the International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Conferences which is the premier spa event in the country, from Advanced Education, to the latest in technology and ingredient's. All team members came back re energized and excited to share the new information with other team members and customers alike!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

So...What's with the Bee's??

When you see our spa menu, you will notice a “Bee” theme,
now just what would Bee’s have to do with our Spa?
Our founder is the orignal Queenbee! Sharon comes from a large beekeeping family in Southern California (Now with her Grandson there is 5 generations of beekeeper's). Her Parents Wilbert & Mary Knoefler of Riverside, California were beekeepers and gifted Sharon 50 Hives when she married in 1966, so you can see all her life Sharon has lived and learned about these amazng little creatures and the liquid gold they produce.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Our Spa Packages

Pre-package multiple treatments. A great way to treat yourself to a partial or full day at the spa. A wonderful gift to give Loved ones, business contacts, or employees. Everyone loves to be pampered!
Gift Cards available year round. Snack or light lunch available.

Honey it’s the Best
A total indulgence package designed to give you the ultimate
treatments available. Your day begins with a body treatment of your choice. Next your day will include a hot
stone therapy massage, a signature facial, European Pedicure and manicure, flavored to your desires.
6+ hours ………………….$330

Honey of a Day
Spend the day enjoying 4 hours of pampering and wellness. Your retreat starts with a relaxation massage, followed by a Signature facial customized to your specific skin needs. Then enjoy an advanced European Pedicure and manicure, flavored to your desires.
4+ hours…….....………….$200

Just a little bit of Honey
Your retreat starts with a Signature facial customized to your specific skin needs. Then enjoy a Spa Pedicure and manicure, flavored to your desires.
3+ hours………………….……$145

Honeycomb Sweetness
Escape briefly with a Signature facial customized to your specific skin needs combined with a Spa Pedicure.
2 hours…….....………….$115

Just a couple of Bees
This package is for two people to enjoy at the same time. Couples, Mother & Daughters, Best friends, or any combination of 2. Relax in our double treatment room while our therapists treat you to a
relaxation massage and Signature facial.
2+ hours…………………..$270

The Baby Bee
This treatment is for the expectant mother in your life. Customized for her needs before the baby arrives.
A pregnancy massage, European facial and Pedicure will help relax and comfort her.
3 hours…………………….$175

Here come the Bee’s
We have a customized menu for the Bride and Groom. Packages for the pre wedding, wedding, and
post wedding activities. All offerings geared towards the bride and groom, and/or any number of
the wedding party. Please ask the front desk for your copy.

The Hive Treatment
Let us host your holiday party! We will take on all the work, and leave you free to enjoy your guests without all the preparation and clean up. Rent the spa for your special occasion.
Prices vary on services purchased and number of attendees.

Honey of a Gift…..
Not sure what to give that special person in your life? We have 2 options to choose from.
Our first option allows you to purchase a gift card in any amount. This way your gift lets them choose for themselves. Our Second option is to let our experts help you put together a gift bag in any combination of services and products that you .
How extravagant do you want to be?

Skin Needling

Local esthetician Sharon LeFore has just returned from the American Institute of Permanent color Technology in Santa Ana, CA. Sharon completed extensive training in the field of Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation or MCA as it is known in the business.
Can you help me with my Scar?
This is the question that drove Sharon to seek help for her clients. Finding out that there are only a handful of practitioners that currently offer MCA further fueled her desire to solve this problem for her clients.
It’s important to realize that no scar can be removed completely, and here are several ways to make scars less obvious and improve their appearance. Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation or Dry Needling refers to a procedure where the effect of the healing process results in a visible change or scar remodeling. Plastic Surgeons Dr. Camirand and Dr. Des Fernandes have written articles on Dry Needling using the method since the late 1980’s to soften and stretch scars following face lifts with noted improvement in the scar and its color. The result in most cases is a smooth flat scar that is less noticeable and the return of pigment (color) to some of the lighter scars.
MCA is an entirely natural way of getting the body's own cells to regenerate and get rid of wrinkles. MCA is a practically-painless, completely risk-free alternative to injecting muscle relaxants such as Botox. Although MCA uses a very fine needle, nothing is injected and the treatment causes a micro-trauma to the skin, in order to force it into a state of self repair. Our bodies are equipped with a DNA system and, when injured, the body sends out the correct signals and tools which enable it to repair itself and heal. Some patients notice the benefit after just one treatment; others may require up to three treatments, one month apart.
As you puncture the skin, you create a wound which heals in three phases inflammation, proliferation, and tissue remodeling. When the needle enters the skin, it starts the inflammation phase. Fibroblasts cells that give rise to connective tissue, move into the affected area and start to produce collagen and elastin to help the healing process.
Although the procedure does damage the skin and cause minor bleeding, the skin is essentially regenerating itself. Following a treatment, the patient is left with a fine red scratch mark, which forms a scab and heals within 5-7 days.
MCA is an exciting new option available for the treatment of depressed Acne scarring, wrinkles and scar relaxation, and has been shown to:
Smooth wrinkles and fill lines
Improve skin texture
Relax scars
Improve depressed acne scarring
Improve the appearance of stretch marks
Fill old surgical scars
Improve Chicken Pox scars
Away from the face, MCA is also excellent for treating stretch marks or other body scars it can also be used to help soften scars caused by less than perfect face lift surgery.
One great advantage of MCA over other similar treatments is that is does not cause any permanent damage to the skin and the healing phase is short. It is virtually painless and the treatment can be repeated as often as necessary, without any risk.

Waxing seminar

The seminar was taught by internationally recognized skin waxing industry leader Lori Nestore, aka "the wax queen". A gifted instructor, Lori got her start at Eva's Esthetics as the Educational Director, inspiring staff and students alike for many years. The Wax Queen and CEO of Eva's Esthetics for the past four years, recognized for her proficiency in waxing, Lori continues to be a popular and highly demanded instructor teaching her "secrets of the trade" and producing waxing videos.
Assisted by Vice President Lisa Nestore, Lori is now responsible for oversight of
daily operations and the growth of this successful company. The focus is still on a commitment to high quality education and products that service a broad spectrum of multicultural clientele.
The seminar began with an introduction to the latest waxing innovation from France, long recognized as the seat of leadership in skin care technology. As the Wax Queen, it seems only natural that Lori would be among the first to provide instruction in the US on the finest in depilation products, Berins French Depilatory Wax.
LeFore’s Spa desires to bring the best services and products to Walla Walla, through ongoing education and training. For more information about the new waxing services and products available at LeFore’s, call 509-525-3336.
Formulated with exclusive patents. Berins Waxes are superior to any other product on the market: gentle, easy to use and effective. Heated at low temperature, the waxes are applied just above skin temperatures, have wonderful creamy textures and are less sticky than traditional waxes.
One of only eight people in the northwest who attended the space-limited, hands-on seminar, Sharon LeFore of LeFore’s Spa in Walla Walla came away with some great insights on waxing, upon interview LeFore stated:
"This was the best waxing class I have ever attended! We learned and practiced how to wax the entire body, on both men and women."
When asked about the different types of waxes available to clients, LeFore spoke knowledgably about where and what types of waxes should be used when waxing different areas of the body, along with individual hair textures.2007, local Spa Owner and Aesthetician Sharon LeFore attended a two day hands-on seminar hosted by Salon Services and Supplies at the Glendow Academy in Spokane, WA.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Accepting Applications for Licensed Practicioners

Currently Looking for team members in the following areas: Massage therapist, Hair Stylist, Nail Artist, and Esthecians.Here is where you embark on your journey as a Professional Service Provider in the Spa and Health care industry. As a team we are committed to creating an experience that exceeds expectations and raises the perception of our industry through integrity, creativity and education.By becoming a member of the LeFore's Skin Care & Health Spa team you will be part of a thriving, fun and team-based business! We base our business on honesty, integrity, dignity, respect, loyalty, and teamwork. As a team member we offer ongoing education and team incentives.Our spa provides many different services that benefit all different types of client needs. Here are some of the different types of services we have to offer:- Permanent Cosmetics - Body TreatmentsEyeliner ExfoliatingLips NourishingEyebrows Bronzing- Facials - HairL.E.D. Light Therapy CutsMicro-Current Therapy ColorOxygen Therapy HighlightsMicrodermabrasion - Electrolysis- Massage - ReflexologySwedish - Ion Cleanse Foot SoakTherapeutic - Infrared Sauna & Steam ShowerPregnancy - Lymphatic Drainage- Pedicures & Manicures - Skin Tag RemovalAdvanced European - Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation French Tips Scar RemodelingU.M.O. Hand Treatments Stretch MarksFine Line ReductionThose are just some of the services we have to offer as we are always expanding the realm of possible treatments we can offer to our clients.A few of the "Perks" of being a LeFore's Spa team member include: Ongoing education and learning, employee incentives, cross-training, employee discounts, and complimentary spa services just to name a few. We have a very supportive and generous team that will encourage and help you grow as a service provider.At LeFore's we strive to be the best in our industry and offer our best to our clients. As a team we help build each other up. We would like to encourage you to come in and take a tour of our facility and meet our team members! We also invite you to come in and observe our team at work. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (509) 525-3336. We hope to see you soon! Cordially,The LeFore's Skin Care & Health Spa Team

Interested in working with us? Please read our Culture before applying!

What is “Culture”? Culture is the attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization. What is LeFore’s Culture? Our culture here is Christian based – meaning: we have prayer after meetings and social gatherings; we put the well being of others before ourselves, etc. We are a happy heart-felt bunch of people. We believe in encouraging and lifting each other up, helping to educate and share our experiences with one another. We are also funny, pranksters (at times), and practical! We all know that life is short, so why spend it squabbling with one another, we embrace our differences and let the rest go! A good laugh is healthy for everyone; we are not the type of spa that is snooty we have fun and enjoy each other! We are truly a team – what affects one, affects all. We are all geared to the same goals and making a difference in the lives of our clients. What is LeFore’s Culture is NOT: - Disrespectful – to each other or our clients - Gossipy – we keep what our clients talk to us about – confidential, it is a private conversation between a therapist and a client and we respect that. Also we do not talk ill of co-workers at all! - Rude/Snobby – everyone here is equal, we do not believe that anyone is better than another employee (everyone cleans the bathrooms in this spa!). - Selfish – we are not a “me me me” spa. No one person “owns” the clients. The clients are the Spa’s clients. We all are interchangeable as far as who works on the client. We all share and play fair. - Lazy – when there are no clients there is work to be done. Employees are to be busy, make sure the spa is clean, thank you notes have been written, etc. Some of LeFore’s Values: -Lead by example - Be a TEAM - Take responsibility (if you mess up – admit it – move on and fix it) -Be involved - Be tenacious - Be trustworthy and honest Why is “Culture” Important? Culture is like a fine wine, keeping the contents bottled up in a tight confined area keeps the wine fresh and improves the flavor over the years. Once the wine is exposed to air (in this example think of air as a person who likes to gossip), it slowly begins to “spoil” the taste of the wine, affecting not only what you poured into the glass but the whole bottle itself. The habits of one individual can affect and change the habits of an entire group. Culture is a constant work in progress we are always “tweaking” our attitudes to reflect the best in us and the spa!

New Blogger

So this is our first attempt at blogging... I am going to post some of our older content from previous press releases, face book content etc. then we will be on to new information. News about our travels, about our hometown ( Walla Walla ) what is the industry buzz in hair, skin, nails, and massage. Enjoy and have a few laughs as we learn this new tool of blogging!