Experience the HydroPeptide Rapid Repair Peel!

New skin for springtime

It’s springtime, and a great time to refresh your skin! Winter’s dry air can damage delicate facial skin cells. And you can’t fix them. What you need is new skin. And it’s there, but you need help to reveal it’s beauty.
 
Visit us for our NEW PolyPeptide Rapid Repair Facial Peel. Experience the power of 5 potent exfoliants as old skin is gently and safely removed. And relax as PolyPeptide’s Collagel Mask locks in hydration and rejuvenates your skin! 
 

Get a fresh, radiant complexion

Our professional Esthetician will pamper you as this powerful peel makes your skin feel and look amazing. Due to their ability to improve cell turnover, these 5 powerful exfoliants leave your complexion radiant and fresh.
 
PolyPeptide’s new Collagel Mask not only locks in hydration but also helps amplify active ingredients like peptides and antioxidants. Skin is left refreshed, hydrated, and more radiant. Come treat yourself to this luxurious facial peel! 
 

Not just any peel

So what makes this peel so special? First, it’s the proprietary blend of 30% Glycolic, Salicylic, and Lactic Acids. Then they’ve added Mushroom and Pumpkin Enzymes, Aloe and Allantoin to help calm the skin.  The combined acids and ingredients will leave your skin glowing, healthy, and smooth!
 
To promote a youthful complexion, Hydrogel technology is infused with key collagen supporting peptides and hydrating nutrients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening the under eye area.*
  • Helps boost collagen in the skin for a plumper, firmer appearance.
  • Provides immediate hydration and locks it in the skin for long-term comfort.
  • Helps to calm and cool skin after peeling treatments.
Because this is a professional peel being applied by a licensed Esthetician, you should not receive this treatment if the following applies to you:
 
Pregnant
Nursing
Allergy to Aspirin
Sensitive Skin
Current Sunburn
Retin A/Retinols/Renova
Acne Treatments (Accutane or prescribed Acne treatment)
Open lesions
 
Please discontinue use of Retinols and any acne treatment 3 days prior to and following the treatment.

Book Your Appointment Today

Come and experience the freshness and rejuvenation of a Rapid Repair Facial Peel from Bella Vita Spa and Salon in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What a great addition to any spa day! Call us today at 918.369.8482. One of our friendly associates will help you plan an hour or a full day of luxury. Our licensed Estheticians will treat you like royalty and give your skin that fresh springtime glow.
 

 

Lunches of Love Fundraiser

Maybe you’ve already noticed this beautiful basket in our gift shop. If not, you need to come in and check it out! Not just because it’s valued at over $900.00. And not just because you could be lucky enough to win it. There’s actually a much better reason!

 

The Free Lunch Gap

Most of us know that Public Schools in Oklahoma offer free or low cost breakfast and lunch programs to elementary students, but did you know in middle and high school the families need to fill out extensive paperwork and the program is greatly underutilized leaving many students without lunch? 
 
These kids come from homes that either don’t know about the programs, don’t understand how to fill out the proper papers for the programs, or don’t want to be part of the program.  These students are able to charge up to $8.40 for lunches, (the average lunch is $2.40, about 3 days worth of lunches) but after that, they can no longer charge and they are given a different lunch from other students with the ability to pay.

 

“Lunch Shaming”

Generously, schools will provide a lunch to these kids, but it is a different lunch than what is being served.  This creates a serious problem of it’s own.  It’s called “lunch shaming”.  Kids can be cruel when they see another student sit down with a lunch that is different from the lunches that can be purchased.  If a student sits down with the “different lunch”, all the other kids know why.  These students are now branded as those who not only can’t afford a $2.80 lunch, but who also owe the school money.  Students who receive the “different lunch” are often humiliated to the point that they decide it’s easier to just go hungry.  That’s an even bigger problem and we say this is unacceptable.

 

 

Hunger and Education Don’t Mix

According to the American Youth Policy Forum, student hunger poses a huge risk in education.

In addition to the cognitive, emotional, mental, and physical consequences of food insecurity and poor nutrition, a wide body of research indicates that these consequences follow children into the classroom, often resulting in poor academic performance.

  • Children from homes with persistent food insecurity have shown smaller gains in both reading and math than their food-secure counterparts.
  • Food-insecure children and teenagers have been shown to miss school more frequently, and are more likely to repeat a grade than food-secure children.
  • Food insecurity has been shown to reduce a child’s chances of graduating from high school.
  • Growing up food-insecure has consequences even beyond K-12 education. Research shows that workers who experienced hunger* as children “are not as well prepared physically, mentally, emotionally or socially to perform effectively in the contemporary workforce.”

 

Lunches of Love Fundraiser

Tulsa area schools often have school lunch deficits of over $100,00.00 per year. That could pay for a couple of teachers! At Bella Vita, we want to help end this problem in our city. We may not end it on our own, but we think that with the help of our amazing clients, we can make a difference!

Here’s how we’ve decided to help. We have put together this amazing gift basket, valued at over $900.00. We’ve included a Bella Donna Spa Package and lots of our favorite spa and salon products.

On April 5, we will draw one name from the raffle basket. That person will receive the lovely gift basket! Then, as a bonus, they’ll get to name the Tulsa area public middle or high school that will receive the donations!

 

How You Can Help

1. Share about this project on social media. Use the links at the bottom of this post to share to your favorite Social Media platform.
2. Talk to your friends about the issue and encourage them to purchase raffle tickets or donate.
3. Donate at Bella Vita or by phone with a credit card.
4. Purchase raffle tickets! You’ll feel great knowing you’re helping pay for student lunches in the Tulsa area and helping put a stop to “lunch shaming.” And as a bonus, you could win this wonderful gift basket!
5. Once this Lunches of Love Basket is raffled, you ALWAYS have the opportunity to go to ANY Middle School or High School and make a donation to the unpaid lunches of students.

 

Giveaway On April 5th!

We know we have the most amazing clients in America, and we know you care about these kids as much as we do. Thank you in advance for helping us reach out and show them our love. We look forward to giving away this beautiful gift basket to a lucky winner on April 5th! But more than that, we look forward to giving your gifts and donations to our Tulsa area students in need!

 

HydraFacials Explained 

HydraFacials Explained 

If you haven’t tried one of our HydraFacials yet, now is the time! We’ve added a new one to the list that is sure to be the result driven facial you’ve been looking for. Let’s break them down for you:

HydraFacial-

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Cleansing and Exfoliation
  • Glycolic/Salicylic blend 7.5% peel
  • Extractions, and Antioxidants with Hyaluronic Acid

 

 

Anti-Aging HydraFacial-

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Cleansing and Exfoliation
  • Glycolic/Salicylic blend 7.5% peel
  • Extractions, and Antioxidants with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Derma Builder
  • Red LED light therapy 

For a results driven facial, the Derma Builder is an infusion of advanced age-refining peptide complex, focused on targeted aging areas such as, the corners of the eyes, between the brows, above and below the lips and across the forehead.  This peptide complex smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances the skin elasticity. The red LED lights focus on stimulating and building collagen and elastin, and helps with any redness or irritation in the skin.

 

 

NEW: Ultimate Anti-Aging HydraFacial-

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Cleansing and Exfoliation
  • Glycolic/Salicylic blend 7.5% peel
  • Extractions
  • CTGF (Connective Tissue Growth Factor)
  • Red LED light therapy
  • Antiox Plus-Antioxidants, Peptides, and Hyaluronic

It’s the Ultimate treatment for anti-aging, hydration, and cell repair.  We use the same steps in the HydraFacial, but add CTGF, Antiox Plus, and red LED lights.  CTGF is Connective Tissue Growth Factor that repairs damaged cells, and is applied on the entire face, not just targeted areas.  The Antiox Plus, is Hylauronic Acid for sustained moisture retention, but also contains multi-peptides and antioxidants for extra firming and repair to the skin.

 

If you’re ready for a facial that will bring results, give us a call today! Call us at 918-369-8482 or email at info@bellavitaspaandsalon.com

Corporate Holiday Gift Program

Be everyone’s favorite Santa!

 

The time for Holiday giving is here and Bella Vita Spa and Salon, at 105th and Memorial, can help you bring joy and relaxation to everyone on your list!

Special Corporate Holiday Gift Card Bonus Program!

A Spa Gift Card is always the right color and always fits perfectly! 

Take advantage of these great offers!

 

  • Give $400 in gift cards & get a FREE $30 bonus card!
  • Give $600 in gift cards & get a FREE $50 bonus card!
  • Give $800 in gift cards & get a FREE $70 bonus card!
  • Give $1000 in gift cards & get a FREE $100 bonus card!*

 

At Bella Vita, we offer individual services as well as customized spa packages to make your gift the one they won’t forget!  Through personal attention to your needs, our caring and dedicated staff of licensed Therapists, Techs, Estheticians, and Stylists, strive to make your spa experience the best of their life!  A warm neck wrap, hot spiced tea, heated massage and facial beds, couples massage room, and more!

 

Visit us online today at www.bellavitaspaandsalon.com for a virtual tour!

 

THREE convenient ways to buy!

 

  • Stop by our beautiful gift shop at 105th and Memorial today!
  • Call us at 918-369-8482 and speak with a friendly Spa Representative!
  • Buy online at bellavitaspaandsalon.com

 

…and as always, you’ll receive

 

FREE gift wrapping!

FREE shipping!

NO hidden fees or charges!

 

Bella Vita has been honored with numerous Oklahoma business awards for the past 11 years—the TU Golden Heart Award, Oklahoma Magazine Best of the Best, Tulsa People People’s Choice Award, and The Tulsa World’s Best In The World Award. Let us help you show your clients, employees, friends, and family how much they mean to you this holiday season!

 

Call, visit, or go online at www.bellavitaspaandsalon.com TODAY, and give the perfect holiday gift, Spa Gift Cards from Bella Vita Spa and Salon!

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The Staff at Bella Vita Spa and Salon

 

*All purchases need to made in one single transaction, and these corporate incentives expire Dec 31, 2017

How to “Wrap-up” Pain The Right Way!

Clients of Bella Vita Spa and Salon in Tulsa & Bixby have known for years that our neck wraps are the perfect thing for pain, muscle soreness and stiffness. They’ve always loved the combination of heat and aromatherapy that nothing else gives, and now science is catching up! Current medical studies now prove what we’ve known for years…Our Heat Wraps Really Work!

Heat Wraps Found More Effective Than Analgesics for Back Pain

Low level heat wrap therapy proved significantly more effective against pain on the first day of treatment than over the counter pain relievers, and lasted more than 48 hours after treatment was completed, compared to 4-6 hours with oral analgesics, according to a New Jersey University medical study (UMDNJ).

Dr. Scott F. Nadler, director of UMDNJ’s School of Sports Medicine, pointed out that:

“Confirming that this treatment is effective is important to patients because it gives them a treatment option that does not have the potential risk to the liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract that can accompany inappropriate analgesic usage.”

Dr. Nadler also said that compared to ibuprofen and acetaminophen, the heat wrap:

  • gave between 33% and 53% more pain relief
  • improved muscle flexibility between 48% and 71%

Bella Vita clients don’t need medical studies to know that heat wraps are not only therapeutic and soothing, but are a much better way to deal with pain, soreness, and stiffness. It’s just nice to know that science is on our side!

With Holiday shopping already beginning, our heat wraps are the perfect gift for so many people on your list. Stop in soon and get wraps for all those special people…and don’t forget about yourself!

 

Hot Head Hair Extensions

Hot Heads Hair Extensions 

We love the look and feel that the Hotheads extensions create. Our stylist are skilled in providing a beautiful look that will not only make your hair stunning, but also give your self esteem a big boost too!  We’ve heard it all when it comes to what people think about hair extensions. Let’s dispel some myths right now!

 

Myths About Hair Extensions-

1. Extensions are only for people that want long hair.
While long hair is a perk to having extensions, it’s not the only reason. If you have thin hair or need more volume in certain places, extensions are your friend!  Take, for example, the two pictures above on the left side. The top picture is a sample of what adding more volume would look like.  The lady in the bottom picture was dealing with the side effects of chemo and was ready to give her hair a boost after her treatments were completed. She considered the extensions a boost of self confidence! 

2. If I get hair extensions my hair will stop growing.
Keep calm. This is a myth. Your hair will grow as usual, hair extensions do not affect your hair’s growth. Some people’s hair grows faster and others slower, this has nothing to do with hair extensions.

3. Hair extensions will damage my natural hair
This is a common myth which can be true if you don’t do things right!  Hair extensions shouldn’t damage your hair, but it is important to attach and remove them in the correct way, to take care of your hair and to use tools designed for the purpose. 
 

4. People will see that I wear extensions
Yes, of course they will show! Going into a salon with short/thin hair and coming out with long, thick locks will certainly get noticed!!  You will have traffic-stopping hair!  But people will not discover any visible edges. Hair extensions are almost invisible to the human eye. 
 

Our experienced stylists offer a free consult for anyone that is interested in Hotheads Hair Extensions. Call us to schedule your consult at 918-369-8482. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Spa Etiquette : Modesty Draping

Many clients, even those that have been getting massages for years, are unsure about how much they should disrobe for their massage. As with so many things, the answers vary.

 

The most important thing is for you to be comfortable and able to relax on your spa day. It’s also important to remember that no matter you how much you disrobe during a professional massage, you’ll always be draped with a sheet or towel so only the area being worked on is uncovered. You can also request that certain areas are avoided during massage.

 

Our therapists use a technique called modesty draping; this uses an additional sheet during the massage to protect your modesty. Modesty draping is used so that the client won’t be “exposed” during the a deep massage or a relaxing Swedish massage.

 

So relax, we’ll always have you covered!

 

Extra Tips:Thigh_Massage

Ladies – it’s best if you remove your bra. Occasionally massage oils and lotions can stain delicate fabric. It’s also more difficult to work the length of your neck muscles with bra straps in the way (many neck muscles attach to your shoulder blade or vertebrate in the mid-back).

 

Guys – if you want to leave your underwear on during a mens spa service, it’s better if you don’t wear the long boxer briefs that fit snugly around your upper leg. Those make it tough to fully work on your quadriceps, hamstrings, and other leg muscles. Briefs or traditional boxers are a better choice.

 

And remember, when in doubt – ASK!

Surviving Spring Allergies

It’s probably safe to say that most people are excited when the weather begins to change and Spring blossoms. But the nicer weather can present a challenge for many who have spring allergies.

 

April through June are particularly tough, as they often bring watery eyes, runny noses and endless sneezing with their warmer temperatures.

 

The key culprits are the tiny, airborne pollen grains that come off trees, weeds and grasses. Another allergy trigger, outdoor mold spores, is found everywhere.

 

Pollen and mold are hard to avoid when you want to go outside and play, but there are numerous ways to alleviate allergy symptoms.

 

Here are Some Helpful Do’s and Don’ts for Coping with Spring-Time Allergies:

 

DON’T:
  • Don’t open the windows of your house and car during peak pollen times.
  • Don’t let your pets (especially long-haired ones) sleep in your bed as they can carry pollen in their fur.
  • Don’t stress. Stress causes your cytokine (the protein we produce as part of the allergic response) levels to raise thus increasing allergy symptoms.
DO:
  • Do switch up your allergy medications. You can become insensitive to medication after taking it for 4-6 weeks. You’ll want to switch to a different medication for around 2 weeks and then go back to your regular brand.
  • Do use Clear My Head products to help relieve congestion and boost your immune system.
  • Do change your air filter before each new season to remove pollen, dust and mold.
  • Do take a shower before you go to bed to rinse pollen off your hair and body.
  • Do get a Sinus Facial that relieves sinus pain with a pressure point massage, steam and eucalyptus aromatherapy.

 

 

To schedule an appointment either view our website or call 918.369.8482.

 

 

 

 

Why We Give

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. ”• Henry James

 

It’s November, the month of giving and thankfulness. Let’s slow down a minute – before the busiest of all seasons arrives- and take a minute to be grateful.

 

We are aware of the fact that life is better than we deserve.  The world is full of pain and suffering, hardship and turmoil, disappointment and regret. So the fact that we can be thankful and mean it is, in its own way, a small miracle.

Being grateful is a choice.

We’re learning there is a responsibility that comes with privilege. That we are blessed to bless. Gifted to give. We are not lucky, fortunate, or merely disciplined; We are expected to do something with the grace we’ve been given. And so are you.

What you give comes back to you.

When you run your family or business to serve others, benefits will come. Instead of thinking of how you can benefit, lead with a giving mentality of serving others. Giving often ends up benefiting you financially. Take a look at Sara Blakely, entrepreneur and owner of Spanx.  She believes what goes around, comes around. She measures her ultimate impact by what she gives as well as by what she gets. She creates a giving culture at Spanx. Employees, not just executives, run the philanthropy board, research potential grantees and deliver checks to organizations the company supports. Sara shares more than company profits; she shares the spirit of giving. This kind of inclusive participation is a model families can use as well.

 

Here’s a cool thing…giving is proven to be scientifically good for you! Take a look at this article.

How we give.

You’ve see in every newsletter this year the places that Bella Vita has given to. Not only are we supporting our community, we’re making smart choices when it comes to the services and products we provide.

 

FarmHouse Fresh, the creator of the amazing all natural products we offer in our boutique, dedicates hours towards animal rescues and funding local rescue groups that save forgotten and abused animals.

 

HydroPeptide gives back by providing clean water in third world countries

 

Giving back is also part of our new line of AG Hair Products. Their outreach extends all the way across the globe to Africa through our Every Bottle Counts campaign. AG is also active in supporting national charities across Canada and the US as well as local charities in their Vancouver community.

 

 

May your November be filled with thankfulness, gratitude and overwhelming kindness for where you are and what you have.

Exfoliate Summer Away!

You could be cleansing, moisturizing and even applying three digits of SPF, but your skin still might not be at its full potential. Exfoliation is an important but often forgotten step in skin-care regimes; this frequently ignored measure could be what’s standing between you and glowing skin!

 

What is exfoliation?

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. Exfoliation can be performed mechanically, by using abrasive scrubs on the skin or chemically, by using scrubs that contain special kinds of acids that dissolve and remove the dead skin cells without scrubbing.

 

Why is it important?

Removing dead skin cells and debris is crucial for helping to treat skin conditions such as acne, but it also helps maintain healthy skin in general as we age. As part of the skin’s natural aging process, the cell turnover in skin slows down, which can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells. As a result, aged skin can look dull and rough.

 

Another consequence to hardening and thickening of the dead skin layer is excessive sun damage. Ever notice how tanned skin can look leathery? The skin reacts to long-term sun damage by thickening the dead skin layer which can leave it looking lifeless and uneven. Proper exfoliation can help restore glowing, more youthful-looking skin that radiates health.

 

How often?

Most people should exfoliate only a few times per week. For those people with the most sensitive skin, once a week (or even less often) may be all that the skin can tolerate before becoming inflamed. It’s important to never over-exfoliate. Exfoliating too often leaves the skin raw and inflamed, which is not beneficial to skin. In fact, irritation over long periods of time can actually lead to accelerated aging.

 

A good rule of thumb is that exfoliation should yield healthy, glowing skin, not red, inflamed irritated skin. If it does the latter, either reduce the frequency of exfoliation or find a different method of exfoliation.

 

Exfoliation is key in removing old skin cells and aiding in keeping sun damage at bay! Come in today for a treatment with our HydraFacial to leave your skin feeling healthy and ready to take on the winter cold. Or try our Pumpkin Spice Peel to hydrate your skin and put you in the mood for fall.

 

 

This month, enjoy a FREE deep conditioner with any color service! Just mention this coupon when scheduling your appointment.

To schedule an appointment either view our website or call 918.369.8482.