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!