Posts Tagged ‘Waxing’

Develop Healthy Habits To Reach Your Goals

Friday, 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.

Put Your Best Face Forward for Picture Perfect Holidays

Monday, 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.


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!


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!


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!


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!

A Mother’s Day Poem

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

With the second Sunday of May each year

comes excitement and anticipation;

Because Spring is the season of renewal

And Moms deserve their own celebration!

Her calendar age matters nothing at all,

her value is not measured on a chart;

She may have one child or a dozen,

and each one holds a place in her heart.

Mom holds the family together

and puts everyone’s needs before her own;

From her job she never takes a vacation,

whether her children are toddlers or grown.

This Mother’s Day, why not show your mom

that she deserves a day to relax.

Invite her to get a massage,

or a facial (or maybe a wax).

Head To Toe by Arlene is the secret

that hard-working moms ought to know,

where they can spend fifteen minutes or an hour

getting pampered, and leave with a glow.

So, yes, take your Mom out to breakfast,

Give her flowers, make her feel like a queen;

But make sure that you also include pampering:

A Gift Certificate to Head To Toe by Arlene

Electrolysis – The Early Days

Monday, February 11th, 2013

With her business growing by leaps and bounds, Arlene realized that continuing her education and staying ahead of the latest trends in the beauty and skincare industry would be what set her apart.

Leaving her young family in Atlanta for a few weeks, Arlene traveled to New York to attend an exclusive school for electrolysis, run by a mother and son team. She rode the train in every day for two weeks to learn the procedure and perfect her art through practice.

“They were very businesslike,” Arlene said. “They told me what to do, handed me the equipment and said, ‘You will do this’.”

And she did.

“I practiced on everyone – including myself,” Arlene said. The majority of her “practice” clients were walk-ins who lived in the neighborhood.

The school was located in a “not-so-nice part of town,” Arlene said. People who came in for hair removal were those looking for something cheap or free – quite different from the clientele Arlene had established back home in Georgia.

“Sometimes you double-gloved,” she said with a laugh. “But I was determined to practice on as many clients as possible – women and men.

“There was one man I remember who drove an hour to visit,” she said. “We talked about politics while I did electrolysis on his privates!”

Of course, electrolysis was only the beginning. Honing the art of conversation was something that came easily to Arlene, and her clients know that they can talk to her about anything.

“I’m like a therapist – or a Jewish mother,” Arlene said. “I know when a woman is having an affair, because she comes to see me more frequently and has a glow she doesn’t have when she talks about her husband.”

That’s the other side of the conversation coin: she’ll never tell someone’s secrets. “What’s said on the table stays there,” she said. And her clients feel safe knowing that, too.

To be continued…

For 2013, we’re sharing stories about Arlene’s 39 years as a beauty and skincare professional. If you don’t want to wait until our next post, book an appointment with Arlene today and start your own Head To Toe story!

Visit http://www.headtotoebyarlene or call 770-973-7270.

Saving Faces – and Skin – for 39 Years

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

These days, it’s rare that an individual’s resume features a single job, particularly if they are self-employed.

Arlene Manning, founder of Head To Toe by Arlene, entered the family business without question and has built her career on “saving faces” and skin through expert skincare that uses the most up-to-date practices and technologies.

It all began in 1960, when Arlene’s Aunt Shirley’s job was to demonstrate a hair removal procedure nationwide to skin care practitioners. Aunt Shirley thought it would be a great business for her niece, Carole, and trained her on the procedure.

Not long afterward, Carole told her little sister, Arlene, “you will do this, too.” Without question, Arlene got started in the family business through an apprenticeship with Carole.

Three years after Arlene’s training began, she moved with her husband and growing family to Atlanta, where she opened her own business, establishing the Southern branch of the Head To Toe skincare empire.

“My first client was a Jewish woman,” Arlene recalls. “After that, the Jewish community all knew of me and my business grew.”

Head To To by Arlene grew by word-of-mouth (and skill-of-touch). Over the course of her 39 years in business, Arlene has seen to the skin care and hair removal of original clients, their daughters and granddaughters – and has a lifetime of stories to share about the experience.

To Be Continued…

Over the next year, we’ll be sharing those stories with you here. If you don’t want to wait until our next post, book an appointment with Arlene today and start your own Head To Toe story!

Visit http://www.headtotoebyarlene or call 770-973-7270.

April Spa Oasis Awaits… (No Fooling!)

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

It’s no wonder that we start this month with “April Fool’s Day” – the (supposedly) cooler weather of winter is gone, and before we know it, it’s Spring Break, Swimsuit Season, Shorts/Capris Season, Convertible Top-Down Season, Tennis Team season, and the season of a whole host of reasons to show more skin.

Are you ready?

Forget the angst-ridden trip to the mall to pick out your new outfits for Spring. We all know the best times of our lives are those spent with girlfriends, relaxing, sharing a bottle of wine and some lunch by the pool, pampering ourselves.

The backyard oasis at Head To Toe by Arlene is in full-bloom and ready to host your next girls’ get-together!

Best of all, you can treat yourselves to a relaxing facial, massage, even a bikini wax so the trip to the swimsuit department is less traumatic. And can you imagine the looks on the other side of the net when you show up at the first ALTA match looking spa-kissed and sophisticated? Talk about offensive strategy!

Head To Toe by Arlene is the premier spa in north Metro Atlanta for pampering and girl’s days or nights out. And we’re available 7 days a week – just call ahead for group appointments and rates. Call 770-9773-7270 or visit our website.

See you at the spa, dah-ling!

Have A Vajazzling Valentine’s Day!

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Massage – check.

Waxing – check.

Sparkly lady parts – ch… What?

That’s right! Valentine’s Day is getting a little sparklier this year, thanks to genuine Swarovski crystals applied directly to your skin for the glitzy, glamorous gift to share with your special someone this holiday.

While tattoos are one way to permanently make a skin statement, Vajazzling is the hottest trend to hit below the belt – or on


the shoulder, hip or wherever you want to add a hint of sparkle!

This sexy, shimmery accessory is known as “skin jewelry,”and can be used alone or as a complement to traditional ink-style body art. While celebrities are sparkling in more camera-ready places (think Lady Gaga’s crystal-encrusted cheekbones), Swarovski is gaining popularity in styles that mimic French bikinis, butterflies and more in other bling-worthy locations (see Jennifer Love Hewitt\’s interview with George Lopez about “precious lady” crystals – where the term “vajazzling” was introduced!)

Head To Toe by Arlene is offering Vajazzling for Valentine’s Day in a variety of styles, applied wherever you would like to add a little extra glitz for the holiday.

Your quality Vajazzle accessory, properly applied by Arlene, should last one to two weeks, and can be saved and re-applied. For best results in the bikini area, Arlene recommends a professional bikini or Brazilian wax before applying the crystal accessories.

Curious? You should be!

Check it out at Head To Toe by Arlene today and give your special someone the Valentine’s Day surprise they won’t soon forget! Call 770.973.7270 or visit our website for more information.

The Girls of Summer – Waxing vs. Shaving

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

One of the greatest things about being an esthetician is helping people see the benefits of a regular beauty regimen and how it not only makes them look and feel more attractive but how it can simplify their lives.

Hair removal tops the list of holding equal benefits in the beauty and convenience realms. Let’s face it, razors are absolutely archaic! If you haven’t tried waxing, skip the horror stories you’ve heard – when waxing is done regularly by a specialist, it becomes as natural as brushing your teeth or washing your hair.

Razors Are Not Your Friend!

Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of razors versus waxing:

  • Planning a trip to the beach or some other tropical locale? Just try and get past airport security with a traditional razor tucked into your travel bag! On the other hand, if you’ve been maintaining your leg, underarm and bikini wax treatments, you won’t give body hair a second thought as you’re sailing through security or slipping into your swimsuit or cocktail dress.
  • If you’ve planned ahead, perhaps you shaved before your trip. Now you have to worry about those uncomfortable bumps, grow-backs and ingrown hairs that are a given when you work with a razor. Sure, there are products on the market that will help alleviate the discomfort and redness, but you’ll have to treat it again the next time you shave – which will be in the next 24 to 48 hours. (Click Here for your Before & After Photos by TendSkin).
  • You’ve invested in your TendSkin lotion and you’re not worried about bumps or ingrown hairs for the moment, but you’re running the razor over your legs or underarms to get ready for that nice dinner out when – OUCH! – you know what I’m talking about. You’ve got one of those little tiny razor nicks that stings like crazy and gushes an amazing amount of blood for something so small. Now you’re adding a Band-Aid to your evening attire – not exactly Red Carpet, darling!
  • Regardless of your hair removal method, do yourself the favor of making SUNSCREEN a part of your daily regimen. Image Skincare Daily Defense Moisturizer with SPF 35 is what I recommend. Make sure your sunscreen contains a MINIMUM 35 SPF to protect your skin from sun damage, and reapply as needed.

Save yourself the hassle and work in a visit to Head To Toe By Arlene before your next razor date. You’ll save time and discomfort… and wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!

Head To Toe By Arlene is your full-service beauty and skin-care spa, located conveniently in Marietta. You’ll appreciate the expert, personalized service and the knowledge and skill that comes from a lifetime of experience!

“Waxing” Poetic for Mother’s Day

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The saying goes that April

brings showers for blooming bouquets;

Diamond Peel

Those flowers that are a staple

on every Mother’s Day.

But flowers fade so quickly

and are oh-so commonplace;

Why not be an original

and help Mom wear a radiant face?

Treat mom to a luxurious facial

dermaplaning would make her skin glow;

A soothing pumpkin or diamond peel

she’d appreciate more than you know.

This month, in time for Mom’s Day

our specials are magnificent –

When you purchase two or more of our services

You’ll save yourself TEN PERCENT*!

And since we’re offering specials

it gives you a wonderful reason

to treat yourself to waxing

to prepare for the Swimsuit Season!

Remember Mom this Mother’s Day

and treat her like a Queen

with a gift to a spa extraordinaire –

Head To Toe By Arlene!

Call 770-973-7270 or visit our website

*discount does not apply to massage

Have a Beautiful Spring Break

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

March is here already – wasn’t it only yesterday we were griping about being snowed in? Now is the time to face facts: shedding season is here.

We’re not talking about Spot or Fluffy, but it’s a good idea to follow their lead when it comes to skin care, particularely if you’re planning a Spring Break. It’s just a matter of weeks before you’ll be shedding the protective layer of clothing you’ve worn all winter and prepare to be bare in your favorite bikini.

Just a few reminders about baring your heart, soul and skin on the beach:


Even the weaker sun of springtime can be cruel to your winter-weary skin. Spending hours on the shore with your friends is great, until you look in theB. Kamins sunscreenmirror and face a reflection that’s red, blotchy and peeling from sun damage. Regardless of the other rules you heed or dismiss on your Spring Break, sunscreen use is absolutely essential. Skipping your sunscreen when you have fun in the sun can mean an entire warm season of skin problems, and a lifetime of sun spots, premature aging and increased risk of skin cancer.

Arlene recommends B Kamins Bio-Maple sunbar sunscreen (spf 30). It’s fragrance-free and oil-free – perfect for use on face and body. And it’s great for everyday wear and outdoor activities – including popular Spring Break entertainment like beach volleyball and people-watching. If you do happen to get wet, be sure to reapply to maintain maximum protection from the sun.


Tell the truth: how diligent were you about maintaining your bikini waxing regimen since last fall? It’s okay. We’ve all been there. It’s easy to live in denial about the importance of bikini line maintenance when you’re covered head to toe in thermals, wools and fleece. But like a beautiful butterfly emerging from its winter time cocoon, you’ll want your Spring Break body to look its beachy best – and that doesn’t include unsightly razor bumps, ingrown hairs and raxor burn that comes from do-it-yourself bikini line hair removal.

Lucky for you, Arlene has Tend Skin Liquid, the skin care solution (for both women and men) that reduces the appearance of skin redness, bumps and ingrown hairs on faces, necks, legs and bikini lines. Simply apply to dry skin at night – Tend Skin works its magic while you sleep, and you’ll see results in the first 24 hours!

But you can avoid the bumps and burns if you visit Arlene in the weeks leading up to your beach vacation for a professional wax treatment. Using your Tend Skin in conjunction with waxing will give you a smooth, sexy bikini line so you can worry about other things – like how you’ll do with your first surfing or parasailing lesson.


Planning on a hometown Spring Break? No worries! Head to Toe by Arlene is the perfect place to plan a girls’ getaway for a few hours. Relax around the pool – even if it’s a bit too chilly for a swim – and enjoy a relaxing massage. (Repeat as necessary!)

Whether you’re booking seaside accommodations or just needing an escape from the daily grind, Head to Toe by Arlene is the answer to enjoying your Spring Break.

Visit or call 770-973-7270 to reserve your spot today!

**Online special offer for March – bring or refer a friend who becomes a Head to Toe by Arlene client and you’ll receive 10% off your next wax treatment as a thank-you for your referral!**