Sunday, December 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
LeFore's Spa host national hair color expert. On Sunday September 16th LeFore's Spa had a hands on workshop with national artist Phillip Todd. Phillip Todd began his journey in the Salon industry in 1986; he fell in love with Hair Color at the L’Oreal Technical Institute while working the early part of his career in London, England. From London he returned home to the Northwest and went on in 1993 to become a platform artist and educator for International Beauty Show Group’s American Team Y.E.S, a group dedicated to bringing young professionals to the forefront of the industry. He was invited by Redken 5th Avenue to work as an artist and educator in color with Shades EQ, Color Fusion and their Compass Cutting program. Balancing time between IBS trade shows in New York, Long Beach, Dallas, Toronto and Seattle, facilitating cutting and color classes and owning a salon in Seattle kept him busy through the new millennium. Currently Phillip -Todd works behind the chair as the color director at Eco Beauty SalonSpa, in Seattle Washington. He is a dedicated Purefessional and Hair Color Educator for Aveda and keeps a full national education schedule. LeFore's Stylist are excited to bring to the Walla Walla community the fall/winter color techniques collection, and are currently taking appointments @525.3336 2 E Poplar st.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I just got back from the Las Vegas IBS convention! The show was huge and kind of over whelming at first. There was so much to see! The three days were just enough time to see everything. What I took away from the classes the most was the perfect gel manicure class! She showed us 3 different ways to do a gel manicure for specific clients needs. The first manicure she talked about was a 30 day manicure. It is for clients that want the artificial nail feel without the added length. It also gives extra strength for nail biters, brittle, and flaking nails. The procedure for this manicure is simple. Prep and etch nails lightly Apply dehydrator Apply bonder gel and cure Apply natural clear building gel very thin to the entire nail bed and cure (cleanse and file if needed) Apply 2 coats of gel polish and cure between coats Apply top coat and cure Remove tacky layer and file free edge and sides Oil cuticles and massage To remove in 2-4 weeks, file off gel polish. Push back cuticles and remove lifting of the natural clear gel. Fill the back of the nail with the clear gel. And repeat steps 5-8. The second gel manicure she talked about was an options manicure. This manicure is for clients that have weak, dry, flaky nails. The soak off time for this manicure is a little longer than a shellac soak off. File off top coat, then soak nails in acetone for 20 minutes. The procedure for this manicure is similar to the 30 day manicure. Prep and buff nails Apply dehydrator Apply options bonder gel and cure Apply thin coat of options clear gel over entire nail bed and cure ( cleanse and file if needed) Brush on potted options colors and cure (2 coats) Top coat and cure Remove tacky layer and file free edge and sides. Oil cuticles and massage I love the 2 new service I found out about and can offer to my clients as an alternative for their nail needs. Another class I went to was a class about nail art.You can use any gel product or even regular polish on some designs. I learned a easy flower design, a color fade, glitter fade, another type of flower, and a color combo. They are all pretty easy with some practice. Im going to put the designs on a pallet so if you would like to see just come and ask me and I will show you! Through out the three day convention I learned some tricks of the trade I can share with you. For starters the industry is going from all about acrylic to everything gel! “ Gel is a protection, not a hardener!” said owner of precision nails and long time educator Jaime Schrabeck. Tips are also a thing of the past. Everyone is free forming there artificial nails. I also learned from several nail techs that acetone used to soak off gel polish every 2 weeks is not the best for your clients skin or nails. The white spots on the nail plate I have been experiencing with my clients is from the acetone. To fix this the client can take a break for a few weeks or I can simply file the gel polish off instead of soaking. Helping the nails become healthy again. I learned so much! I’m so glad I got the opportunity to go experience this show! I hope to go again next year and learn even more!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Eleanor Schroeder - Spa Coordinator, Team Leader. Eleanor graduated from Whitman with a BA in History. Why reception? Because she Loves organizing while enjoying the relaxing peaceful nature of a spa environment. Eleanor is married with a beautiful new puppy, and enjoys spending time camping with her family, reading, and going for long walks.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Jacob Tucker - Massage Therapist, Team Leader
When I initially started college, I wanted to be a physical therapist. As I studied though, I realized that the aspect of PT that intrigued me the most was the massage. I attended East West College in Portland Oregon, and loved every second of it. Wanting to focus my skills on the therapeutic aspects of massage that attracted me, I have since worked at a hospital and a physical therapy clinic, providing relief to hundreds of patients that normally would not receive massage therapy. I am now excited to bring those same therapeutic goals and skills that I have acquired working in those locations into the relaxing environment that Lefore’s Spa has to offer.
Lis Kubo - Massage Therapist
As a massage therapist Lis hopes to touch not only peoples sore muscles, but their lives as well. Lis hopes to make sure every client receives exactly what they need and wants her guest to feel free to voice if they are expecting anything different from what she is already providing. Her goal is to bring a positive and nurturing attitude to every person she comes into contact with, create an opportunity for understanding their needs, and to meet their needs by achieving the highest level of relaxation and comfort possible. God has blessed her with amazing opportunities and she prays that she continues to serve others to the best of her ability, sharing His love and blessings.
Janey attended the Bluestone Academy of Massage in 2007, and currently works part time at LeFore's while she is attending WWCC to acheive her nursing degree. Janey also has a young family that keeps her busy in her free time.
Kate Colvin - Massage Therapist
Kate Went to Tri City School of Massage and graduated in April 2011. She have always enjoyed giving back massages to family and friends and decided that she enjoyed it so much that she should learn the art of massage therapy as a profession. It is a very rewarding job to know that you are helping someone feel better.
When Kate is not working at LeFore’s she is also a member of the local roller derby team, The Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls. Kate also enjoy art, music, and spending time with family and friends.