Growing up I always LOVED my birthday. My family was super intentional about keeping it separate from Christmas and, as a result, it ended up being it's own major holiday, ha ha. As I got older and moved away, celebrating my birthday always meant a mini reunion of childhood friends, as everyone was always home for the holidays and that was the last night to hit the bars before Christmas- talk about a major party! I can't say that the nightlife calls to us so much anymore, and the get-togethers are fewer and farther between, as holiday commitments are split between everyone's in-laws and kids, but what remains constant is the valuable time I get to spend with my own family in my hometown: the most precious gift of all. These last couple of years, due to our jobs in the hospital, Dave and I have not been home in time to celebrate my birthday, so the 23rd has become a bit lackluster and anti-climactic, and usualy with terrible weather to boot- poor me, right?
As I continue to age (always better than the alternative, right?), the passing of the years is less and less exciting, and the major celebration seems far less necessary. And, not that I LOVED being 45, but there's something about 46 that feels so much more monumental (not in a good way), like I'm suddenly on that slippery slope, racing headlong toward 50 (how on Earth did that happen??!). As much as we wish it was, 50 is not likely to be the new 30, but I'd settle for 39!
One of the obvious benefits of running a business such as this is access to cutting age treatments and products. But, as you all know by now, I'm not just in this for myself. While I certainly intend to personally fight the clock as long as I can, I also always have all of you in the back of my mind and get so excited when we "discover" something earth-shattering that we can bring to you!
If you've been in recently, you've likely heard us sing the praises of Pure Plasma, and if you've been in any of our treatment rooms you've probably also flipped through the book of before and afters (incredible- right?). And, if you know us at all, you've for sure heard us say that all things are better in a series and in combination than as a "one and done". What's incredible about the before and after pics Pure Plasma provides is that all of those transformations were achieved after a single session of Pure Plasma only. This is where it really gets fun. Imagine what incredible results we could achieve by coupling Pure Plasma with some of our other tried-and-true anti-aging favorites? The possibilities are truly endless and exciting! Scroll down for one of my favorite "recipes" for youthful, glowing, healthy, remodeled skin!
If you haven't been in recently, we'd love to welcome you back- we've likely made a few changes since we last saw you. We've added some new jewelry, soaps, and fall and winter treats to the retail section of the lobby and will have baskets at the ready for you to build a customized gift for that special someone- and we'll even wrap it for you!
As always, I try to deliver everything in bite-sized pieces so you get the pertinent info without having to read a novel; please feel free to let me know what you like or don't like, or how I can make these newsletters better and more useful for you!
As a reminder, we do not accept appointment requests through email or social media messenger. Please only reply to this email if we've specifically solicited a response, as the inbox is largely unmonitored. To book an appointment, please click this link or call/text (615) 412-8552.
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Thank you all!
Jen & the Allyn Aesthetics team
Favorite Product: Alastin Hydratint SPF
Why I love it: "It gives me a nice glow, looks amazing under my makeup, and I love the way it feels on my skin!"
Favorite Skincare Treatment: SaltFacial
Why I love it: "SaltFacial works wonders with my acne and past acne spots, and I love the nice exfoliation and glow it gives as well."
Favorite Aesthetic Procedure: Lip Filler
Why I love it: "If you know me you know I love a good lip fill! Lip filler does wonders on anyone, but for me I feel like it helped going from no lips to having nice plump lippies! It also helped me personally with my insecurities about the way I looked as well because I felt like my face was more symmetrical!"
*Pro tip: book your lip filler visit on one of Kinzie's days (M/Th/Wed afternoon)-
she'll be your biggest cheerleader and make you feel like a celeb when she sees your results!
You may have noticed that we don't have as many different facial options on our menu as some other spas. There's a very specific reason for that! Most consumers, when browsing a spa menu or website, have no idea what their skin actually needs. And yes, the descriptions usually all sound lovely, but not every facial is right for every face- so don't you think your skincare expert should be the one to determine which option is best for you?
It is for exactly that reason that we don't bombard you with a million choices and instead offer you one booking option with myriad ways to customize the service just for you! When you book a Signature Facial, your aesthetician will talk to you about your skincare goals, discuss with you your concerns, struggles, and current regimen, analyze your skin health, and select products specifically for you. There are no add-ons or extra charges for things like aromatherapy, extra masks, light peels, acne care, or oxygenating treatments. If you need it, you get it, all for one set cost.
What this means is that, while the basic steps remain the same, product use varies from facial to facial, so you'll for sure have a different facial than your friends and may even have a different facial each time you come in, as your skin's changing needs dictate selection of different products. And, it is important to mention that while the Signature Facial does include relaxing aspects such as massage and time under the LED light, it is still very much a TREATMENT, and not just fluff. We use potent and active products that will truly change your skin if you commit to a regular regimen. Sign up for our Signature Membership and receive monthly Signature Facials for only $99, allowing you to prioritize your skin while saving more than $40 a month!
Book a Signature Facial today and experience the Allyn Aesthetics difference- your skin will thank you!
Let's face it: it's 2023 and doing everything online is just easier. We get it, and we're thrilled that we can offer you the ease and flexibility of booking online. However, one of the pitfalls of online booking is that clients have full reign to book, reschedule, cancel, rebook, and book again, often leaving last-minute, unfillable holes in the schedule. Honestly, 99% of y'all do not abuse the priviledge, but those that do do it BIG TIME. What I'd like you to keep in mind are those times that you really want to get in but can't, because we're fully booked, and how bummed you'd feel knowing the person holding the spot would likely cancel it with too little time for you to grab it up. Frustrating, right?
As a reminder, we do not book/hold "just in case" appointments. This applies to the following:
1. We tell you that in 14 days you can book a follow up for additional tox dosing. Please do not book this preemptively. We can most certainly find 15 minutes for a follow up when you contact us on day 14.
2. You're not sure if you can pair one service with another (or which order to book them in). Please do not book with the thought that you can always cancel it later. Instead, text or call us to see if the booking is appropriate and we'll get you set up with exactly what you need.
3. You're told you have to have a consult before your service appointment. Please do not go ahead and schedule your service appointment until after you've been cleared to do so at your consult. If you do, it will be cancelled.
We've also set a limit on how many appointments can be pre-booked online, due to the number of people that book months out and then invariably cancel those appts a day or two ahead. So, if the system won't let you book it's likely because you've exeeded your alotted number of pre-bookings (4). We're hoping this new system will make it more fair for everyone that's trying to get in and we'll keep an eye on it. We can always make changes as needed down the line!
Allyn Aesthetics 24K Gold Collagen Mask
Hydrinity Restorative HA Serum
Don't sweat the last-minute shopping- we've got the answer!
Our customizable gift baskets make thoughtful gift-giving simple and affordable. Here's how it works:
1. Purchase the basket of your choice
2. Fill it with a minimum of 3 items (may sub a gift card for one item)
3. Save 10% on the retail purchase (gift cards are not discounted)
4. We wrap it for you at no charge!
Closed Dec 24-Jan 1
Cat is open for hair appointments December 28 and 29
Carmen and Mallory are open for appointments on December 29.
FYI: Jen will be out of the office from December 29th to January 7th.
Did you know we offer financing through Cherry?
This is a simple, streamlined process with near-immediate approval for credit scores as low as 520. And, not only is the application process quick and painless, but it doesn't affect your credit! It's easy to choose your terms and manage all info/payments/etc directly from the app.
Cherry is not a line of credit but rather an option like Afterpay to spread your payments out over time. After you're approved, your offer is good for 30 days and funds are only redeemable at Allyn Aesthetics.
Interested in seeing what you're qualified for? Here's the link!
Have additional questions? Call/text us at (615) 412-8552.