Achieve a Safe, Beautiful Golden Bronzed Tan this Summer!

Everyone wants a summer tan, but no one wants the sun damage. Unfortunately, many self-tanners give an uneven, orange appearance that is anything but natural looking. Luckily, Decléor has you covered with their Aroma Sun Expert Self Tanning Milk Natural Glow. This multi-function cream gives a natural, gradual glow while helping to boost your skin’s natural defenses and reducing lines and wrinkles thanks to Décleor’s Sol-collagenine anti-aging complex. Additionally, Tahiti vanilla lends a delightful, lingering smell that prevents this cream from ever having that familiar, unpleasant odor that most self-tanners have.

Aroma Sun Expert Self Tanning Milk Natural Glow is available to purchase at Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa and is also featured in our Safe Tan Bronzing Treatment. Skip all the hassle of applying yourself by letting us do it for you. Par tanning treatment, part relaxation service, this treatment is designed to leave you feeling relaxed, pampered and positively glowing from head-to-toe.

First, an exfoliating treatment creates a smooth base for application of the self-tanner. Next, aromatherapy balms are massaged over the body to ease tension and soothe leaving you feeling like you just returned from a beach vacation. Finally, the magical self-tanning milk is expertly applied, leaving you with an even, flawless glow that’s anything but artificial.

To achieve an even deeper color, we recommend scheduling a Self-Tan Bronzing Reapplication within 7-14 days of your initial service.


Call our front desk staff to schedule your Safe Tan Bronzing Treatment today!


Beachy hair…No Ocean Required!

Summertime is the perfect season for simple, beachy waves. This look can be hard to achieve when you’re landlocked, but not any longer thanks to Bumble and Bumble’s Surf line! This revolutionary line features Bumble’s Sea Mineral complex, which mimics the way seawater affects the hair, giving beautiful, sea-tossed hair-no ocean required. From shampoo and conditioner to styling products for all hair types, the Surf line has got you covered!



Before styling your hair, it’s important to start with a shampoo and conditioner that won’t weigh the hair down. The Surf Foam Wash shampoo and Surf Crème Rinse conditioner is the perfect combo to get the body and texture you desire. Featuring sea botanicals to hydrate and soften and Bumble’s mineral blend to give soft texture, these are the perfect pair to prep the hair for styling.



Surf Spray

This spray is great for anyone looking for a matte finish and light hold with their waves. Perfect for those looking for extra texture, Algae and sea kelp extract help to moisturize and add body along side the Sea Mineral complex, which helps to add soft texture to each strand. For an easy summer look, just spray from root to ends and air dry or diffuse the hair for a look so natural, it’ll look like you just got off the beach!


Surf Infusion

Looking for beachy hair, but also need moisture? Surf Infusion is for you! The salt-in-oil formula allows the hair to get the wave you love from surf spray, but with a soft sheen not typically found in surf products. Featuring the Beach Protective blend, which helps prevent UV damage while moisturizing and nourishing hair and a tropical oil blend which conditions, your hair will look great and remain touchable. Surf infusion can be used on damp or dry hair and can be used with a diffuser for extra volume.


Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry

The newest addition to the Surf line, part-mouse and part salt spray, this revolutionary product gives all the style, with half the grit. Perfect for fine to medium hair and those looking for a heat styled finish, this mousse is designed to be used on damp hair prior to blow-drying. Featuring Kukui and Mango seed oil, Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry conditions and styles, while providing movement for polished, touchable waves you won’t want to keep your hands off of.


All products mentioned on today’s blog can be purchased in house at Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa. Consider talking with a stylist today to discover what will be the best option for you!


The Secret Causes of Breakouts

You’ve got all the right skin care, faithfully get facials and never fall asleep with make-up on; yet clear skin still eludes you. You’re not alone! While this can be frustrating, it’s certainly not uncommon and is one of the top reasons many people abandon their current skin care routine, believing that it just isn’t working. While your skin care regimen may need a little tweaking, there’s a myriad of offenders that could be real reason behind your blemishes. So before your toss those products, we’re going to do some investigating to find the underlying triggers behind those bothersome bumps.


Dirty Make-up brushes

When was the last time you washed your make-up brushes? If you have to think about that question, it’s probably been too long! Make-up brushes can harbor harmful bacteria which translates to breakouts when used unwashed. If you’re noticing breakouts that are concentrated in the areas you apply the most makeup, this is more than likely the cause. To prevent this from happening, brushes should be washed weekly with an alcohol–free brush cleanser, such as Jane Iredale Brush Shampoo & Conditioner, which is formulated without stripping sulfates to keep brushes feeling soft and brand new.


Touching your Face

On average, people touch their face about 3 times per hour. That may not sound like much, but over the course of the day that’s a lot of face time! Just like dirty make-up brushes, hands are contaminated with all kinds of bacteria picked up through daily life. When you touch your face, these bacteria are transferred, infecting your skin, causing little tiny bumps typically clustered in one area, such as the chin if you rest on your hands often. Not touching your face is the easiest way to prevent this from ever occurring. However, if you really must, make sure to clean hands thoroughly before doing so.


Picking at Current Breakouts

One myth many people hold true is that breakouts won’t go away unless you pick at them. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! When extractions are done improperly, you force the infection deep within the follicle and can even burst the pore wall. Bacteria can now flood into other areas of the face, causing multiple pimples to pop up around the irritated area. Plus, you put yourself at risk of introducing new bacteria to the pore, only adding to the inflammation. The best way to clear a breakout fast is by using a benzoyl peroxide based spot treatment once to twice daily on the affected area, such as Dermalogica’s Clear Start Breakout Clearing Emergency Spot Fix.


Dirty Cell Phone

Do you have breakouts concentrated around the cheek area? If you do and frequently talk on the phone, then a dirty phone is probably the culprit. There are a few solutions to help alleviate this problem. First of all, disinfecting your phone before making a phone call can help to remove dirt and bacteria. Before doing so, make sure you’re using wipes safe to use on cell phones as many chemicals can damage the screens. You next best bet is to avoid putting the phone to your face at all and switch to a hands free device.


Hair Products

Hair products will typically produce small, rash like breakouts around the hairline and onto the neck. Many drug store brands contain waxy filler and binders, which will result in breakouts over time, so consider switching to a salon quality brand such as Bumble and Bumble, Davines, or Aveda. Already using a high quality product but still getting breakouts? Then the culprit is more than likely an ingredient your skin doesn’t like. Some of the most common offenders are lanolin, olive oil and jojoba oil. What’s important to remember is these are not bad ingredients, however if you’re already prone to breakouts these can be mildly comodegenic.


Clearing the Breakouts

Once you’ve found what’s causing your acne, your current breakouts will need treated to fully disappear. A product containing an acid is the best way to do this, such as glycolic, lactic, salicylic or an alpha hydroxy acid. These products work by gently exfoliating the top layer of skin and the inside of the pore to remove dirt, oil and debris over time so you can have smooth, clear skin again. The AHA Salicylic Solution from DM Skincare contains all four of these acids in a formula so gentle it’s safe to use everyday!

Anytime you’re using an exfoliant it’s important to make sure you’re also using sun protection everyday, as this new baby-soft skin is especially prone to burning and hyperpigmentation from sun exposure.

All products mentioned can be purchased in house at Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa. Call our front desk to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled estheticians today to create a plan to banish those blemishes for good!


Refresh over your lunch break with an Express Facial!

Time is a luxury not all of us have, but 30 minutes is all you need to refresh and recharge with a Decléor Express Facial here at Designer’s Denn! Available in three varieties, each facial features a thorough cleanse, exfoliating treatment and rejuvenating mask to get you ready to take on anything!

Express Radiance: Is your skin dry, dull and in need of a wake-up call? Express radiance is for you! Featuring oils rich in Omegas 3, 6 & 9, plant prebiotics to feed your skin’s healthy bacteria, and Elemi essential oil to increase circulation, this facial restores the skin’s strength and vitality to bring back your glow in no time!


Express Purify: Feeling congested and oily? Express purify will get you cleared up. Featuring the Aroma Pureté line, this deeply cleansing facial decongests and purifies the skin without leaving you feeling dry thanks to Décleor’s expertise in essential oils. Ylang Ylang helps to cleanse and purify the skin while Clary Sage reduces sebaceous activity, diminishing unwanted shine. After this service pores will be tightened and the texture of the skin refined, giving you the clear skin you were born to have.


Express Hydrate: Like a drink of water for parched skin, Express Hydrate plumps the skin with intense hydration, leaving you deeply moisturized and fresh. Featuring Décleor’s Hydra Floral line, this is the perfect express facial for all skin types because, let’s face it, who doesn’t need hydration? Featuring hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin for a full 24 hours, Samphire to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier, wild pansy to increase water absorption into the skin, and Moringa Oleifera extract to protect the skin against pollution, this facial is the quick fix for a fast paced lifestyle.



Give our front desk a call today to schedule an appointment and see what just 30 minutes can do for you!