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

Starting on March 5, and extending through April 5, 2018, we are raffling off this basket for a cause very close to our hearts. Most of us know that public schools in Oklahoma offer free lunch programs. But did you know that they stop after elementary school? That’s right!

Middle and high school students in Oklahoma no longer have access to free lunch. Instead, they are allowed to charge up to $8.40 at a time in the cafeteria. This is about three days of lunch. If they are unable to pay, they can no longer charge.


“Lunch Shaming”

Generously, schools will provide cheese sandwiches and water to these kids. But this creates a serious problem of its own. It’s called “lunch shaming.” If you know anything about kids, you know they can be cruel.

If someone sits down with a cheese sandwich and water, 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.

But it’s not just the kids who do the shaming. In fact, in many places, it looks like this. A kid gets to the register with a tray of hot food, surrounded by his peers. The cafeteria employee informs him he owes too much money. Then they often actually take the tray away from the child. Then they hand him a brown paper bag with the “alternate lunch” inside. Shockingly, employees often toss the hot food into the trash once it reaches the kitchen!

This kind of “lunch shaming” is under fire in many state legislatures, but it still happens every day. Schools are under tremendous financial pressure. This policy is intended to “motivate” students to get their parents to pay. But the parents aren’t the ones being shamed, are they?

Students who receive this kind of treatment are often humiliated to the point that they decide it’s easier to just go hungry. And that’s an even bigger problem. 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!


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:


  • 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

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 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


…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 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!


Leave the Kids at Home

A day at the spa is one of the most relaxing things you can do for yourself. The special pampering break is dedicated specifically to you – no distractions or stress involved. And for many people, that means no kids!


Although we know our clients have well-behaved children, we encourage them to leave the kids at home while receiving spa treatments. 

Many spas have an age rule regarding spa treatments. Here at Bella Vita, if a child wants to receive a treatment, a consent form from the parent or guardian must be completed. Call our Spa Coordinators anytime to discuss which services would be most suitable for your child. 

Going to the spa should be “you time”. Nothing should keep you from enjoying your facial or message. So, for everyone’s sake, leave the kids at home and come pamper yourself!

Tips for Tipping your Masseuse

How much should you tip for a massage?

This is a common question for spa package customers. Many people are not massage regulars, so there is no shame in asking this important question!

The typical tip amount for spa services is between 15 and 20 percent. If you have seen more than one service provider in the same day, leave 15-20 percent of the total amount of your bill. The tips will be dispersed between each employee according to the portion of the service they provided.

Masseuses appreciate a 20 percent tip and like it even more if given in cash. Your tip can be left on a credit card or check, but most often good ole’ fashion cash is preferred. That’s because if you tip on your credit card, most spas will pay that tip out with the therapist’s weekly or biweekly paycheck. If you tip in cash, the therapist gets to take it home that very same day. Either way, here at Bella Vita, our employees will get 100% of their tip, so no need to fret!

If you’re tipping with cash in a provided envelope, it’s always best to write the therapist’s full name. If a casual spa doesn’t have tipping envelopes at the register, you can discreetly hand the cash tip to your therapist with a quick, “thank you!”.


To schedule an appointment either view our website or call 918.369.8482

To Talk or Not To Talk

Many people wonder whether or not they should talk to their masseuse while getting a massage. Like many other spa treatment questions, the answer is up to you!


It’s usually best to close your eyes, lie back and relax into the massage, but ultimately it’s up to you. Be sure to speak up if you’re feeling too cold or too hot, if you experience any pain or if you would like the massage changed in any way.


Massages are intended to make you feel better – therapists would much rather you tell them what isn’t right rather than keep a stiff upper lip and not return because you didn’t enjoy your experience.

While in a massage, you are encouraged to speak to your massage therapist about the pressure of the massage.  Let them know if you’d like it a little deeper or to lighten up a bit on certain areas.  Other that, there is no need for further communication.  This is your opportunity lay there, relax and enjoy your well-deserved massage!


In the end, the massage is for your enjoyment and relaxation. If you prefer silence, your masseuse will abide. However, if you enjoy small talk, feel free to chat with your masseuse. Their job is to make your spa experience as enjoyable as possible!


Do you prefer small-talk or silence during your massage?

Find Your Inner “Spa Voice”

If you are in a spa setting that is communal (ie: manicure/ pedicure room, intention room, etc.), be careful how loud you speak, and the topics that you speak about with your service provider and/or others in the room.


Imagine having a relaxing pedicure while the lady next to you blabs about “the latest gossip” or worse yet, talks about her aching corns! A spa environment is sacred, and to disrupt it with gossip, banter, loud voices or rude comments spoils it for everyone.


If you’re a chatty Cathy yourself, then just try to relax, practicing some deep breathing exercises. Breathe in slowly through your nostrils and breathe out slowly through your mouth. Listen to the music, close your eyes and enjoy the moment.


Being considerate is essential.


Cell Phones

Don’t embarrass yourself and disrupt the quiet by forgetting to silence your cell phone. To some people a spa is like a church: a sacred place they go to seek solace, peace and most of all, quiet. Remind yourself to turn your phone to vibrate, or even off altogether, before you enter the spa.


When enjoying services at Bella Vita, we kindly ask that you use your “spa voice” and turn off your cell phones.  There’s nothing relaxing about being in the middle of massage or facial and hearing phones and loud voices interrupted your quiet time.  Use your time at the spa as a get away from your busy week and enjoy an hour or so of peace and quiet.



To schedule an appointment either view our website or call 918.369.8482

Arrive Early to Appointments

It’s important to arrive early to any spa appointment you have at Bella Vita!


It’s especially important to arrive early if you are a new client. Oklahoma State Law requires that paperwork be filled out for each client that we provide services to. Arriving 10-15 mins early gives you a chance to complete the paperwork.


Arriving early ensures that you complete all the necessary paperwork, and that this process doesn’t cut into your spa time!



This will also give you time to change into a robe, enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine and relax before your services begin.


So be sure to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to your next appointment to get the most out of your spa experience!


To schedule an appointment either view our website or call 918.369.8482

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!