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H2O Salon Spa Offers the Latest in Beautiful Eyes: The Lash Lift

Longer-looking, beautiful eyelashes in an hour? Yes please!

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Throw Out Your Eyelash Curler! 

GREATER MANCHESTER, NH—Award-winning H2O Salon Spa has added a revolutionary new beauty treatment for eyes to their menu of esthetician services: the Lash Lift. The treatment involves curling and tinting your natural eyelashes to brighten your eyes, making your lashes look longer and darker.

What is a Lash Lift?

You know how using an old-fashioned eyelash curler lifts your eyelashes, giving you a prettier, longer-lashed look? The Lash Lift gives you the same eye-opening effect in an hour, and it lasts 6 to 8 weeks. H2O Salon’s aesthetician is trained in the new and improved perming technique, which uses silicone pads instead of perm rods to create the curl.

As with all H2O Salon products, the formulations used to achieve the curl are safe, and condition and nourish lashes as they are curled. Definitely choose our tinting option to bring out even your palest lashes, beautifully.

This technique lifts the lashes from the root in an upwards fashion, lengthening your own natural lashes to give you a fuller, wide-eyed look. There is no need for lash extensions and the associated aftercare.

Compared to lash extensions, which need to be filled in every few weeks and which can take two hours to apply, a Lash Lift takes about an hour, won’t need to be repeated for about two months, and costs less.

What to expect

After an hour, you can expect to see your natural eyelashes looking longer without lash extensions because the entire length of your lashes will be visible and curled up. At H2O Salon Spa we can also tint your lashes to help them look even more lustrous. Best of all, the ravishing results mean you’ll wake up every day, or come out of the pool, looking as if you’ve curled your lashes and applied mascara–for up to two months!

FAQ

Can I wear mascara or eye makeup to my appointment?      BEFORE 1 IMG_3296
Yes, we will remove it before treatment.

Can I wear contact lenses during lift?
No. Please remove them before coming in.

Can I wear mascara after my Lash Lift?
Yes, if you wish. However, we do not recommend waterproof mascara and the use of regular makeup remover, since they tend to weaken the lift. H2O has approved makeup remover and our own mascara in the boutique.

What should I use for cleaning my face after lift?
You may use a mild gel cleanser. If you need a makeup remover, H2O has an approved makeup remover in our boutique.

How long will the Lash Lift appointment take?
The whole treatment takes up to 60 minutes, depending on how long and coarse your eyelashes are. The lift takes about 30 minutes; if you choose to have your lashes tinted–and it’s totally worth it–allow an extra 15 minutes.

How long will the curl last?
The eye-opening results of your Lash Lift will last from 6 to 8 weeks.

How often can I repeat the Lash Lift?
The curl will begin to drop gradually, one lash at a time. You can repeat the procedure after 6 weeks.

Can I use my eyelash curler?
You won’t need it! Because eyelash curlers can break off the lashes, we don’t recommend it.

Will I lose any of my lashes because of the lift?
No, however, it is perfectly normal to lose one or two eyelashes daily. It happens to all of us. New eyelashes will grow in place of old ones.

Does the Lash Lift hurt?
No, however you may experience a little discomfort.

Will I have skin irritation?
It’s very rare for someone to have a reaction, but a little redness is normal and will go away after a couple hours.

Can I wash my face after my Lash Lift?
Yes, but not the eyes.

Can I use growth serums after lift?
Yes you can, and we recommend you do! Just wait 3 days after your Lash Lift to start or continue growth serum use.

Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are recommended. However, we do take walk-ins when we can accommodate them. We’re open six days a week, including Mondays!

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  1. Avoid heat the day of your Lash Lift (sauna, facial, hot shower, working out, etc.)​.
  2. Do not apply any oils such as baby oil, coconut oil, etc., during the length of the lift.
  3. Use mild, approved lash cleaner; don’t use regular eye makeup remover or makeup remover wipes.
  4. You can use mascara if you wish. In fact, using H2O Salon Spa-approved mascara daily helps to prolong the lift. Just don’t use waterproof mascara.

Here’s looking at you, and your eye-popping peepers!

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Back to School with Bumble & bumble

Renowned Stylist’s Visit to H2O Was a Cut Above

BEDFORD–H2O Salon Spa, the award-winning salon in southern New Hampshire, closed for the morning and hosted internationally known editorial stylist and professional educator Elizabeth “Bit” Sanders for a hands-on, precision hair-cutting workshop.

This event was an exclusive opportunity offered to H2O Salon Spa by Bit, whose innovative styles grace New York City’s fashion runways. Bit flew in to work with our talented stylists as part of theirH2O’s commitment to ongoing professional development and advancement. H2O Salon Spa is a culture of education and artists working at the top of their field, with an emphasis on service and quality.

H2O’s ongoing involvement in educational sessions, fashion shows, and editorial hairstyling, keeps its in-demand staff fresh and forward thinking, continually expanding their talents. This approach and dedication contribute to H2O’s unique experience focusing on modern techniques, meticulous precision, and a fresh perspective on individual style. And, as you can see, we had fun!

 

 

 

Gifts of Beauty–Instantly!

Instant Gift Certificates = Instant Gratification

GREATER MANCHESTER, NH:  How do we love thee? Let us count the ways: Mother’s Day, anniversary, graduation, wedding, birthday . . . The month of May presents a dizzying array of gift-giving occasions, but don’t worry: Award-winning H2O Salon Spa has got you covered–beautifully.

From award-winning color (including ombre, bayalage and highlights) to therapeutic hair treatments and extensions, airbrush and our own mineral makeup, to eyebrow tinting and lash extensions, from relaxing to ultrasonic facials, custom spray tanning and waxing, to last-minute blowdry for a special date, H2O’s stylists do it all.

WEDDING CLOSEUPWhat mom, bride or graduate wouldn’t love a day of pampering? We offer a full menu of bridal services, including the bridal party, and will come to you. H2O Salon was voted Best Wedding Hair and Makeup in the A-List City Voter competition held by New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV).

Note: Mother’s Day package illustrated above and on the H2O Salon Spa home page is available only through May 14, so buy now!

Or maybe you could use a spring refresh? Our ultrasonic facials clear away winter dullness and dead skin, and can leave you looking younger. Get ready for your honeymoon at the beach resort with a spray tan, customized for your skin tone (no orange allowed!).

H2O Salon Spa and owner Heather Owen was named a Business of Excellence by New Hampshire Business Review; chosen Best of New Hampshire three years in a row in New Hampshire magazine; and featured in Elle magazine as one of the Top 100 Salons in the U.S.

H2O Salon Spa has been featured on WMUR-TV’s “New Hampshire Chronicle” and spotlighted in leading trade publications. In New Hampshire Public Television’s A-List City Voter competition, H2O took number-one for wedding hair and make-up, first runner-up for Beauty and Wellness Hair Salon, and first runner-up for Best Day Spa.

To experience excellence at H2O Salon Spa, go to www.h2osalonspa.com, or call 603-641-3050. H2O is in the Bedford Grove shopping center on South River Road in Bedford, NH. Now open Monday through Saturday!

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H2O Salon Spa Manchester NH, Bedford NH, Wants You to Sparkle This Spring!

Sparkel this spring with the award winning H2O Salon Spa, Manchester NH- Named Best Salon, Best Hair Color and Best Wedding Hair and Makeup in New Hampshire.

‘Tis the season to lighten up & show your spring colors.

GREATER MANCHESTER, NH:  Let award-winning H2O Salon Spa named Best Salon, Best Hair Color and Best Wedding Hair and Makeup give you a fresh new face for spring! A full service salon and day spa, let us brighten your face and your outlook with a makeup application in the season’s latest makeup fashion colors for only $30. But start with a clean slate; if your skin is still showing winter’s dryness and dullness, you need a facial!  make an appointment with our esthetician for one of our skin-brightening facials first. (Go even deeper with an ultrasonic facial. Ultrasonic facials remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and improve blood circulation in the skin for an immediate noticeable difference in skin surface!)

How about your hair style? Switch it up with a new hair color, flattering and youthful highlights, or throw in some sizzling  of  with an ombre or baylayage hi-light hair color. We’ll include a therapeutic hair treatment–a $40 value–for free! H2O Salon Spa was chosen Best in New Hampshire three years in a row, including Best Color in NH, so we know you’ll love it!

Nothing says “I just came from the salon” better than a fabulous haircut and a volumizing blowout. Keep that glam going with a package of blowouts: 6 for $100 if you buy blowdries now through April 30th. Blowdry packages never expire. That’s a savings of 20%! Good for blowouts from the H2O Salon Spa stylist-level team, blowdry bar.

For those special spring holidays, mother’s day, and anniversaries, remember to download or pick up an instant gift certificate from H2O Salon Spa, Manchester’s award-winning hair salon and day spa, so she can select the special services and products she wants to feel pampered and beautiful. What bride, graduate, mother or glam grandmother wouldn’t love a new look from H2O Salon Spa voted Best in Wedding Hair and Makeup in New Hampshires NHPTV’s  A-List competition? (And don’t forget to call your mother!)

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Put Your Best Face Forward

before-and-after-facial-treatment-h2o-salon-spa-nhDefy aging with ultrasonic technology 

GREATER MANCHESTER, NH:  H2O Salon Spa knows that facials are one of the most pampering treatments you can enjoy. Facials are not only relaxing, they deep clean pores, remove dead skin cells, and rehydrate the skin for a smoother, softer, fresher look and feel.

Now award-winning H2O Salon Spa is offering facials with the latest in ultrasonic technology to cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities and infuse prescribed serums deep into the skin for visible results.

“Ultrasonic facials are treatment-focused and results-driven,” H2O esthetician Haley explained. They can reduce fine lines, age spots and rehydrate and “plump up” skin for a brighter, dewy look.

How it works

Through a process called cavitation, low-frequency ultrasonic waves at a whopping 28,000 vibrations a second create micro jets that go deep into pores, flushing out dirt, makeup and dead skin cells. This also boosts circulation. As pores are softened, topical skincare products go deeper, permeating the skin (called sonophoresis) and delivering better results.

Sonophoresis activates skin cells that produce collagen and elastin. This diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and restore a youthful glow to the skin. This high-tech facial is non-invasive, and safe for all types of skin, from acne to rosacea to mature skin.

Although some notice visible results right away, the best results happen over time with a series of three or six facials.

“This gets your skin to optimal condition,” Haley said. To maintain the rejuvenated look, monthly facials are recommended.

Using premium products prescribed for your skin is also vitally important. At H2O Salon Spa, we’re proud to offer only the highest quality skin- and hair-care products, including many exclusive lines you won’t find anywhere else.

Come in for our signature seven-step consultation and see what we can do for you! After a facial and consultation with our esthetician, you can take the benefits of ultrasonic technology home with you by purchasing the Skin Perfecter four-in-one beauty tool (currently offered exclusively at H2O).

It’s important to work with a licensed esthetician before buying an electronic product, Haley cautioned. First, you get the best results after having a professional treatment. Secondly, as the esthetician does the ultrasonic facial, she can see what’s happening and how your skin is reacting.

“It’s important to know when to stop because the tools we use are powerful. You can’t go over an area too long, for example. I can also determine and recommend the best products and amount of them to use.”

Ultrasonic facials range from about $100 to $150. See http://www.h2osalonspa.com for any special offers.

H2O Salon Spa and owner/art director Heather Owen was named a Business of Excellence by New Hampshire Business Review; chosen Best of New Hampshire three years in a row in New Hampshire magazine; and featured in Elle magazine as one of the Top 100 Salons in the U.S.

H2O Salon Spa has been featured on WMUR-TV’s “New Hampshire Chronicle” and spotlighted in leading trade publications. In New Hampshire Public Television’s A-List City Voter competition, H2O took number-one for wedding hair and make-up, first runner-up in Beauty and Wellness Hair Salon, and first runner-up for Best Day Spa.

To experience excellence at H2O Salon Spa, go to www.h2osalonspa.com, or call 603-641-3050. H2O is in the Bedford Grove shopping center on South River Road in Bedford, NH.

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Safe Tanning All Year Long!

Get a unique, sun-kissed vacation glow in minutes

GREATER MANCHESTER, NH:  Everyone loves that kissed-by-the-sun glow, but tanning beds are major no-no’s for your body’s largest organ, your skin. The next best thing is a spray tan, and the absolutely best way to get that summertime color all year long is with a spray tan at H2O Salon Spa.

Why is our spray tan the best? Unlike most tanning salons that can leave you looking like the Great Pumpkin, we use premium, all-natural products that are custom-blended to enhance your complexion.

Spray tanning is quick, painless, and you’ll emerge from our tanning room looking like you’ve spent a week in the Islands. Just the thing before that cruise, trip to Hawaii, or special event. Any strapless gown—whether for New Year’s Eve, a wedding or a prom—looks extra stunning with a light spray tan that can camouflage any skin blemishes.

H2O Salon Spa and owner/art director Heather Owen was named a Business of Excellence by New Hampshire Business Review; chosen Best of New Hampshire three years in a row in New Hampshire magazine; and featured in Elle magazine as one of the Top 100 Salons in the U.S.

H2O Salon Spa has been featured on WMUR-TV’s “New Hampshire Chronicle” and spotlighted in leading trade publications. In New Hampshire Public Television’s A-List City Voter competition, H2O took number-one for wedding hair and make-up, first runner-up in Beauty and Wellness Hair Salon, and first runner-up for Best Day Spa.

To experience excellence at H2O Salon Spa, go to www.h2osalonspa.com, or call 603-641-3050. H2O is in the Bedford Grove shopping center on South River Road in Bedford, NH.

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Keep Hair Color Fresher, Longer

Without shampooing every day!

GREATER MANCHESTER, NH:  H2O Salon Spa was chosen as having the best color by New Hampshire Magazine readers, but we do more than give you an award-winning hair color that complements your face: We help you keep it longer, preventing premature fading and that washed-out look.

You already made the right choice to have our professional stylists color your hair. We custom mix a formula just for you, to give your color depth with subtle variations that look natural. You can’t get this in a box—or a big-box discount store.

Having your hair colored by a professional is the first step. The second step to keeping your color looking like new 4 weeks later is using exclusive products professionals use, ones that you won’t find in a drug store or supermarket.

Using the right products—at the salon and at home—is important. Our shampoos and conditioners are chosen for your hair texture to protect your color and keep hair healthy.

We carry high-end products you won’t find everywhere else, that don’t contain alcohol, which is very drying.

Next, don’t wash your hair as often. If you’re used to shampooing every day at home, it’s time to change your routine.

“When you wash your hair too often, you strip away natural oils,” owner and Art Director Heather Owen explains. “Unless you work outdoors on a construction site, your hair probably doesn’t get that dirty.

Besides, think of all the time you’ll save each week!

Sure, you’re thinking, my hair’s flat in the morning. Yes, gravity’s a thing. But we’ve got you covered with hair-nourishing products that can refresh and revive your style in between shampoos, without looking stiff or sticky.

“We can recommend just the right products so your hair won’t look as if it hasn’t been washed in days, products that can make your style ‘spring back’ every morning.”

And when you start with a great cut from H2O Salon Spa, you’ve got a great foundation.

So, for shiny vibrant reds that won’t turn orange before your next touch-up, and blondes from platinum to honey that won’t look brassy, your H2O stylist will make just the right recommendation for your hair color, texture, and lifestyle needs.

At H2O Salon Spa, we’re proud to offer only the highest quality hair and skin-care products, including many exclusive lines you won’t find anywhere else. Come in for our signature seven-step consultation and see what we can do for you!

H2O Salon Spa and owner/art director Heather Owen was named a Business of Excellence by New Hampshire Business Review; chosen Best of New Hampshire three years in a row in New Hampshire magazine; and featured in Elle magazine as one of the Top 100 Salons in the U.S.

H2O Salon Spa has been featured on WMUR-TV’s “New Hampshire Chronicle” and spotlighted in leading trade publications. In New Hampshire Public Television’s A-List City Voter competition, H2O took number-one for wedding hair and make-up, first runner-up in Beauty and Wellness Hair Salon, and first runner-up for Best Day Spa.

To experience excellence at H2O Salon Spa, go to www.h2osalonspa.com, or call 603-641-3050. H2O is in the Bedford Grove shopping center on South River Road in Bedford, NH.

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Procrastinators: We Got You Covered!

Instant Gift Certificates = Instant Gratification

GREATER MANCHESTER, NH–Waited until the last minute? Of course you did. Again. But don’t despair. There’s still time to show that special someone how much you care with a gift of beauty and pampering at award-winning H2O Salon Spa in the Bedford Grove shopping center on South River Road.

Find instant gift certificates at www.h2osalonspa.com for services and products that let your special someone choose exactly what she or he wants.

Buying clothes for her is a minefield. Too small, she’ll say “You think I’m fat!” Too big, she’ll say “You think I’m fat!” Trust us: You can’t win. But an instantly downloadable gift certificate from the award-winning H2O Salon Spa that lets her choose—pampering facial, new hairstyle and color, eyelash or hair extensions, makeup or tanning—is a win-win. She looks great; you look like a hero.

Show him some love too. “Sexy, sensual, and dangerous” is how actress Naomie Harris described the scene in the James Bond movie, Skyfall, in which she climbs onto Daniel Craig’s lap—aka “Bond, James Bond”–and gives him a close shave (Access Hollywood).

Or maybe you remember a TV commercial years ago (shown frequently during pro football games) where a stunning model purred, “Take it off. Take it all off.” Fulfill his fantasy by appealing to his sensuous side with exclusive products from The Art of Shaving, available at H2O Salon/Spa.

Smooth on the warm, rich lather with genuine badger-bristle brushes. Then take the elegant, perfectly balanced shaving instrument and recreate the scene. You have the power to make him feel like a sexy man of mystery. So go ahead, take it all off.

Then stroke his face. See how nice that feels?

Hubby more of a practical guy? Let him know that shaving with these all-natural products rich in essential oils (and no drying alcohol) will increase your pleasure and enhance his skin’s health. A typical male shaves his face 20,000 times over a lifetime. Why suffer with razor burn and ingrown hairs?

Go to www.h2osalonspa.com for an instant gift certificate, or select a shaving kit in a stirring scent yourself—or choose unscented. The Art of Shaving line also makes an elegant statement for graduation or other gifts for the discriminating men in your life.

H2O Salon Spa and owner/art director Heather Owen was named a Business of Excellence by New Hampshire Business Review; chosen Best of New Hampshire three years in a row in New Hampshire magazine; and featured in Elle magazine as one of the Top 100 Salons in the U.S.

H2O Salon Spa has been featured on WMUR-TV’s “New Hampshire Chronicle” and spotlighted in leading trade publications. In New Hampshire Public Television’s A-List City Voter competition, H2O took number-one for wedding hair and make-up, first runner-up for Beauty and Wellness Hair Salon, and first runner-up for Best Day Spa.

To experience excellence at H2O Salon Spa, go to www.h2osalonspa.com, or call 603-641-3050. H2O is in the Bedford Grove shopping center on South River Road in Bedford, NH.

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Welcome to the H2O Salon Spa Blog!

h2o-salon-spa-logo  GREATER MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE–H2O Salon Spa is a multiple award-winning salon and day spa in Southern New Hampshire where the philosophy is “Everyone deserves to feel beautiful.”In this blog we’ll share some of our successes and secrets to creating an elegant atmosphere where clients can relax, be refreshed and rejuvenated with a new look, using only the very best quality products.

Whether you want a special look for that once-in-lifetime day (H2O was chosen Best Wedding Hair and Make-Up in the NH Public Television A-List City Voter competition), or just want to boost your confidence with a new look, we’ll exceed your expectations with our signature service.

At H2O Salon Spa, we have a culture of ongoing education and expertise that is unmatched in the region. This includes a six-month apprenticeship under a Master Stylist after beauty school and licensing. All of our stylists go to New York City each year for additional training in the last trends and styles, from the top professionals in the industry. We love what we do!