Giving the Perfect Gift This Father’s Day

June 13th, 2015

How are you planning to celebrate Father’s Day?

According to an informal poll of men who are fathers themselves, gifts they’d most like to receive have to do with their hobbies: golf, grilling, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. Also on the list include gadgets, such as speaker systems, tablets, smart phones, and devices that allow them tostream TV shows and movies to their portable devices.

Whether Dad’s pursuits have him indoors or out, chances are that he’ll be spending SOME time in the sun this summer. And while he’s pursuing leisure activities or spending time with his adoring family, the health of his skin is likely the last thing on his mind – even while he’s poolside, reapplying sunscreen to his child’s shoulders, or making sure his kid has the latest sweat-resistant sunblock for the lacrosse field.

Dad’s skin has special needs, and Head To Toe by Arlene has the technology, services, and products to make Dad’s skin look and feel fabulous, and keep it that way!

Men feel comfortable visiting Arlene to have their backs waxed or their faces deep-cleaned. And they trust her to recommend the products that help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenate their appearance, and protect their skin from the sun – from balding pate to Weekend Warrior toes.

Dad carries the latest smart phone – he doesn’t need a watch. And skip buying another golf shirt or tie – chances are he likes to make his own decisions about fashion. But show him you love him enough to pay attention to his needs this Father’s Day. Buy him that fishing lure he’s had his eye on, or the putter that will help him improve his game, but include a Gift Certificate to Head To Toe by Arlene, and add a little extra glow to his smile!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21.

Call 404-218-0518 or visit www.HeadToToebyArlene.com.

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Do You Know What’s In Your Sunscreen?

May 9th, 2015

Whoever wrote the poem about April Showers must have been referring to this year, when we experienced one of the rainiest Aprils on record in Georgia since the 1950s.

The next line of the poem is “Brings May Flowers.” But we could also mention how May’s sunshine beckons us outdoors to enjoy the plethora of almost-summer activities (although such a line wouldn’t rhyme nearly as well with the first line of the poem!)

When you’re outside, soaking up the sun, I’m sure you’re wearing a medical grade sunscreen, reapplied according to the guidelines, to protect your skin from harmful rays that cause premature aging and increase your risk for skin cancer.

If you regularly visit Head To Toe by Arlene, you’ll be familiar with Elta MD Skincare, broad-spectrum body & facial sun protection products that are suitable for all skin types, as well as facial sunscreen products formulated for specific skin types.

Instead of slathering on a layer of over-the-counter sunscreen that contains a cornucopia of hard-to-pronounce ingredients, some of which are under scrutiny from dermatologists and other health care professionals, the ingredients in Elta MD’s line of sun protection products are those you’re familiar with: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, vitamins, and purified water. Depending on the formula you use, your Elta MD sunscreen may contain Bees Wax, Hyaluronic Acid or other organic compounds.

  • Zinc Oxide is a natural mineral compound that reflects and scatters both UVA and UBA rays
  • Vitamin E and Vitamin C are antioxidants that reduce free radicals to help diminish visible signs of aging
  • Titanium Dioxide is a natural mineral that reflects and scatters UV radiation
  • Octinoxate is an organic compound that helps to increase UV protection
  • Hyaluronic Acid reduces flaking and restores suppleness by helping the skin retain moisture.

Arlene will help you determine which Elta MD sunscreen is right for you, depending on your skin type, outdoor activities, and specific needs.

While you’re there, be sure to schedule your facial and experience the new Zoner Anti-Age Trilogy machine, which incorporates Infrared LED Light Therapy to stimulate cellular regeneration, increase blood flow, and carry vitamins and nutrients to your skin’s cells, for a healthier, more radiant complexion year ’round!

Call 404-218-0518 or visit www.HeadToToeByArlene.com for more information.

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Relax, Rejuvenate & Reapply – Sunscreen Reminders

April 6th, 2015

The first day of Spring may fall in mid-March by the calendar, but if you live in Georgia, the official herald of Spring is the yellow pollen that coats everything in its path. And in the upcoming weeks, Springtime activities will begin to fill the weekends as well: Spring Break, Steeplechase, Mother’s Day, Graduation, rounds of golf, tennis matches, backyard grilling, driving the convertible, and plain old Weekend Warrior yard work.

What do they all have in common? Well, if we’re lucky, clear skies with LOTS of sunshine…which means an increase in the use of SUNSCREEN!

Choosing the right sunscreen can be overwhelming, given the proliferation of products, terms, SPF protection, and combination of chemicals used. Individuals with allergies, sensitive skin, and more, may find that their sunscreen irritates their skin almost as much as getting a sunburn.

“Less is more, when it comes to the number of active ingredients in your sunscreen, but more is more when it comes to the proper amount of sunscreen to apply when spending time outdoors,” says Arlene Manning, of Head To Toe by Arlene.

Since sunscreen products most effectively prevent exposure to dangerous UVA and UVB rays when used every day – and reapplied several times throughout the day – consumers can rest assured that they are using a product that is safe and effective when it contains non-chemical, non-hormonal ingredients, such as zinc oxide and water.

“Because Head To Toe is a Med Spa, partnered with a Medical Director, we are able to offer a full line of medical-grade broad-spectrum sun care products that prevents sunburn and, if used as directed, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun,” Arlene says.

Arlene recommends Elta MD skincare products to her clients. “It contains zinc oxide, a natural mineral that is safe for most skin types and blocks the widest spectrum of harmful rays,” she says.

Unlike other zinc oxide sun protection products, Elta MD Sunscreen products are formulated with transparent zinc oxide, resulting in a protective layer without the thick, white “paste” associated with traditional zinc products. Elta MD Sunscreens are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free, making them safe and effective, even for those with sensitive skin or prone to conditions such as rosacea, acne, or hyperpigmentation.

When you visit for your next waxing, facial, or injectables appointment at Head To Toe by Arlene, be sure to ask about the sunscreen and other skincare products recommended for your specific needs. Head To Toe clients receive 10% off products purchased at the time of a skincare service!

Call 770.993.7270 for your appointment today. And be sure to join our MAILING LIST at www.HeadToToeByArlene.com to stay informed of all of our EVENTS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, and SPECIALS!

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Therapy That’s Beneficial From Head To Toe

March 20th, 2015

Did you know that your skin has different needs to help it stay smooth, hydrated, and healthy each season?

Did you know that the products you use (and love) in February may not be what your skin needs in April? Or that what you use at home may not work the same at the beach over Spring Break?

When dry skin or (gasp!) wrinkles, brown spots or acne appear on your skin, do you know what to do?

Thankfully, Arlene Manning, skincare specialist and esthetician at Head To Toe by Arlene, knows how to identify your skin’s triggers and problem areas, and can recommend the products and therapeutic skin care regimen that is just the right fit for you.

Although it feels like we just rang in the New Year, Spring Break is just around the corner. Sun, surf, and over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen products can wreak havoc on your skin.

When you book your reservation for your seaside getaway, make one more phone call – to Head To Toe by Arlene. At your facial appointment, Arlene will provide the right combination of services (dermaplaning, Hydrafacial, chemical peel, etc) that will ensure your skin is in top condition before you hit the beach.

Share your vacation plans, and Arlene can offer recommendations to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, and provide the medical grade sun-protection products that won’t harm your skin like some OTC products can.

Remember, our skin has been covered up for several months, and “binge exposure” to the elements can have detrimental effects.

When you return from the beach, it will be time to think about Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation. Cards, candy, and collectibles may be easy go-to gifts that you can purchase at the drug store or supermarket, but everyone loves looking and feeling younger and more vibrant after a visit to Head To Toe by Arlene!

Arlene offers gift certificates for services that meet the needs of every budget – and a Gift Certificate for our Luxury Med Spa is one-size fits all!

Call 770.973.7270 or visit www.HeadToToebyArlene.com to book your appointment or reserve your Med Spa Gift Certificate today.

See you at the spa, dahling!

Develop Healthy Habits To Reach Your Goals

February 13th, 2015

Winter may feel like it’s setting up permanent camp in Georgia, but look around at some of the tiny hints of spring: flocks of robins frequenting your neighborhood, daffodils in bloom in chilly garden beds, runners and cyclists braving the weather to train for upcoming races and charity events, and swimsuits making their debut just in time for Spring Break. There’s also a certain sparkle on the left hands of brides-to-be, who became engaged over Valentine’s Day and are now busy planning summer and fall weddings.

Spring will be here before we know it, and with it a plethora of opportunities to show more skin. And just like training for a marathon or taking steps to fit into the perfect swimsuit or wedding gown, glowing skin that radiates health doesn’t happen overnight.

Thankfully, help is just an appointment away at Head To Toe by Arlene. She evaluates your skin to determine your “problem areas,” listens to find out what you are currently doing and what your goals are, learns about your habits – and hobbies, and helps design a skin care regimen that suits your lifestyle and will have you looking great for whatever events are in your future.

As the weather changes, Arlene will likely perform a Hydrafacial to remove impurities, stimulate follicles, and provide a hydrated, healthy complexion after the first treatment.

She may also recommend Dermaplaning, which removes fine hairs from the surface of your skin, making a cleaner, more even surface for product absorption and efficacy.

Arlene also frequently recommends waxing regularly, beginning several months before you plan to bare a beach body.

And she has a host of products and services with which she can recommend the perfect combination for your unique skin type and needs. Best of all, Arlene practices what she preaches, and is in training to participate in the Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future, on March 7 in Atlanta. The six-hour indoor cycling event is dedicated to raising awareness of the insidious nature of ovarian cancer, while raising funds for the research that will one day provide a cure.

Call 770-973-7270 today to start getting YOUR skin in shape for Spring and Summer.

See you at the spa – or on the cycle – dahling.

Love Your Face This New Year

January 11th, 2015

The New Year has officially begun, which means the ornaments, menorahs, and tacky sweaters have been packed away for another year.

It also means stores have decorated for the Next Big Holiday: Valentine’s Day, reminding us that it’s perfectly acceptable to ignore our resolution to Eat Healthier when the temptation is a bunch of fancy little chocolates arranged in a heart-shaped box – whether it is delivered by a loved one, or as a gift to ourselves if we’re in the Relationship Doldrums.

There is, of course, a much better way to feel better about yourself than downing sugar and calories, as well as a way to present your Best Self to yourself and your loved ones, with the LOVE YOUR FACE event, going on now at Head To Toe by Arlene.

Through Valentine’s Day, you and your friends (up to 7 women, total) are invited to spend an evening or an afternoon getting pampered at Arlene’s. Choose from a variety of personalized services, from Dermaplaning and Waxing to Hydrafacial and Peels.

For Injectables clients, you may choose to book a special party for you and up to 5 guests to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve your skin’s texture, and restore your youthful look with Radiesse or Belotera fillers (buy one syringe, receive a second at half price!) with Arlene’s personal on-staff specialist, Candy Morrow, RN. (*Injectables parties are subject to scheduling availability of our Med Spa representative).

4 months after Belotera dermal filler treatment

The world is more beautiful when you look and feel your best. And Arlene draws upon more than 40 years of experience and continuing education as a skin care specialist.

Call today to look great for Valentine’s Day! 770.973.7270.

Put Your Best Face Forward for Picture Perfect Holidays

November 17th, 2014

Thanksgiving is just a week away (WHAT?!), ushering in the season of alcohol, sugar, stress, lack of sleep, and rounds of get-togethers with friends, relatives – and CAMERAS!

Because they are often candid, or taken in low light with a flash, and we may or may not be a little tipsy or tired when the photo is taken, holiday photos are often less than flattering. While a visit to Head To Toe by Arlene won’t solve the problem of your eyes being closed (or glowing red!), crazy expressions, photo bombs, wardrobe malfunctions, or those unfortunate dance moves that look oh-so-flattering in a still shot (not quite!), Arlene can help alleviate some of the holiday photo blues.

DRY, FLAKY SKIN

A Hydrafacial is just the thing to ensure you look flawless in every photo. The soft glow of holiday candles or decorative lights might just highlight your healthy, vibrant skin, and your soft, youthful complexion will be the the talk of the party!

UNWANTED HAIR

It is truly amazing how beautiful brows can transform your entire look, or how much better your make-up looks and feels when applied to smooth skin. Head To Toe by Arlene can remove your unwanted hair with a waxing treatment (brows, lips, legs – or wherever you want to feel smoother!), or microdermabrasion, leaving you with a smooth, flawless look!

FINE LINES, WRINKLES

Wrinkles in wrapping paper come with the territory. When it comes to your skin, however, it’s a whole other story. Frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and more don’t have to ruin your look this holiday season – or any time, for that matter! Head To Toe by Arlene is a medical spa that offers injectables, peels, and products specially formulated for your needs and skin type!

THE PERFECT GIFT

You’ll glow in every photo, knowing that your gift will be the perfect fit – for the women and men on your holiday list. A Head To Toe by Arlene Gift Certificate means everyone can be merry and bright – from Head To Toe!

Keeping skin refreshed year ’round can be a challenge, but Arlene has an arsenal of products and services and can recommend the right one to make you look and feel your best… so no more embarrassing holiday photos! Click here for our special menu (prices valid through Dec. 31, 2014) – and call 770.973.7270 for your appointment today… And Happy Holidays from Head To Toe!

Hydrafacial For Younger Skin, Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2nd, 2014

Pink is the official color of October, as individuals display their support for friends and family (or themselves) who have been diagnosed with the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, about 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2014, and 40,000 women will die from this disease.

Throughout the month, organizations and individuals contribute funds that will be used to increase awareness about the risks of breast cancer, and to educate about steps women can take to prevent the disease, or to ensure the best possible outcome through early diagnosis and treatment.

A longtime supporter of breast cancer awareness efforts, Arlene Manning of Head To Toe by Arlene contributes throughout the year in support of her sister, who was diagnosed early and chose to undergo a double mastectomy. And with 40 years in the business of working with women and helping them look and feel their best through exceptional skin care, Arlene has seen first-hand how the disease can devastate an individual, a family, and the community.

While pink apparel, ribbons, and other accouterments have their place, Arlene has chosen instead to extend the opportunity to her clients to donate this month through the Head To Toe by Arlene efforts, by contributing $10 when a client purchases a specially priced Hydrafacial Treatment at the exclusive Marietta spa.

She chose Hydrafacial as it is one of the most beneficial treatments in terms of repair and rejuvenation, and it is safe for all skin types. “When you have a hydrafacial, it puts moisture back into your skin,” Arlene says. “Not only is that good for you in terms of looking younger and having your skin feel smoother, it also encourages healthy cells to turn over more quickly.

“When the weather changes, so does our skin. When we are outside, we’re exposed to pollution and changing temperatures, but that happens when we’re inside, too,” she says. “Hydrafacial will help treat damage you’ve done to your skin over the summer, and help you look radiant as the holidays approach.”

Throughout October, you can treat your skin to a Hydrafacial for just $99 (normally $150), and Arlene will donate $10 from each Hydrafacial purchased and performed this month to breast cancer education and awareness efforts.

Her mission is to ensure that we take care of ourselves – inside and out – from Head To Toe!

Call today to reserve an appointment to receive your $99 Hydrafacial treatment. Click the link to contact Arlene, or call 770-973-7270.

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

The Best Spa Treatment is Worth the Trip

August 6th, 2014

It’s safe to assume that almost every woman has had a “facial” at some point in her life, and the experience often shapes her opinion of the service – and helps her decide whether it’s a must-have (like a good pair of shoes) or a take-it-or-leave-it luxury (like an exquisite bottle of wine).

Then there are those spa experiences that are SO good you can’t imagine going anywhere else.

Head To Toe by Arlene is like that.

Although the star treatment Arlene provides is worthy of a Buckhead address and a gold-plated price tag, Arlene has chosen to keep her business in Marietta, where her clients have found her (and loved their experience) for DECADES.

She is a perpetually educated esthetician who stays ahead of industry trends through extensive research and classes to ensure her clients receive cutting-edge services and products even before they are highlighted as “The Next Big Thing” in beauty magazines and on television talk shows.

It’s the attention to detail, listening to each client’s concerns, and being spot-on when it comes to providing the right treatment or recommending a product that keeps clients coming back – and bringing their friends, family members, even casual acquaintances!

Arlene doesn’t get her feelings hurt when someone says Marietta is “too far” to travel for a facial – because she knows better. Her dedicated clients plan their travel schedules to ensure they can get an appointment with the most talented skincare guru they know.

A recent client flew in from London, arriving in Atlanta late one Sunday evening. She called Arlene from the airport in the hopes that she could relax – and alleviate the uncomfortable feeling of her skin caused by a trans-Atlantic flight.

Without hesitation, Arlene told her to come on over, and the client felt fresh as a daisy before she reached her hotel room!

When you’ve had the best, you’re not willing to settle for less.

So whether you have to circle the Perimeter, cross the country, or fly Across the Pond, your world-class skincare experience awaits in Marietta.

Don’t wait – call today! Head To Toe by Arlene – 770-973-7270 or email arlene@headtotoebyarlene.com.

See you at the spa… dah-ling!

Your Skin and the Lazy Days of Summer

July 7th, 2014

Maybe it’s because daylight lingers until after eight p.m. Or perhaps we want to re-live the days of our youth, when summer meant long hours by the lake or the pool, grilling our meals outdoors, and driving with the windows open while our favorite tunes blared through the speakers.

Whatever it is, we feel the urge to slow down in summer – even when our jobs, families, and other responsibilities are tugging us in every direction. We fight back a little, take it easy, relax…

But the lazy days of summer take a tremendous toll on our skin, so proper skin care is something we need to make a priority all summer long.

A few tips from Arlene:

  • Sunscreen – before spending long hours by the lake or pool, prepare your skin by applying sunscreen (and reapply no less than every two hours). But not just any sunscreen. Head To Toe by Arlene recommends Elta MD, a medical grade zinc oxide formula that protects your skin from harmful rays without all the chemicals found in popular over-the-counter brands.
  • Hydrafacial – exposure to sun, wind, smoke from the grill, pollution in the air, even the drying effects of air conditioning, dries your skin, leaving it sensitive and dehydrated. A Hydrafacial treatment at Head To Toe by Arlene will help you declare your independence from dry skin. Hydrafacial cleans and exfoliates your skin to remove the dry, dead skin cells, then hydrates and moisturizes the new skin, leaving your complexion radiant and healthy. Best of all, Hydrafacial is safe for all skin types, and can be performed in conjunction with any other skin care treatment.
  • Cleanse – be sure to cleanse your skin each day to remove the environmental pollutants that can clog pores and leave your skin feeling dry and looking lackluster. Arlene cautions against using soap, which can make dry skin worse.
  • Products – you don’t have a face like everybody else’s, so why would you use an over-the-counter skin care product that is “one-size-fits-all”? Arlene carries a full line of B. Kamins, Image Skincare, Tend Skin, and Clarisonic technology, and evaluates your skin (and your habits and lifestyle) to recommend the products that will work best for you.
  • *JULY SPECIAL – In honor of our nation’s birthday (and Arlene’s), we invite you to Declare Your Independence from Dry Skin with a $100 Hydrafacial Treatment (usually $150), July 1 through August 31, 2014.

Call Arlene at 770.973.7270, or email today headtotoebyarlene@yahoo.com to schedule your appointment.

Relax and let Arlene pamper you. That’s the right way to enjoy the Lazy Days of Summer!