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About: I’m beyond thankful to be completely obsessed with my career, I get to do what I am passionate about every day.
Fun Fact: I love meeting new people and engaging in conversations.
Favorite Product: My favorite product is Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair: Texture + Movement + Softness with the best aroma!
DIY Self-care Tip: Blow-dry against your part to create volume.
If you haven’t received a service with Nellie, now is the time! For the remainder of November and all of December, receive a deep conditioning treatment and blow out for only $25.
About: I have been here at Ame for two years now. I am most excited to use my knowledge I have gained over these past few years and apply it on the floor! I love having an impact on people every day, making them feel beautiful and more confident!
Fun Fact: My first concert was proudly watching Bon Jovi at two years old! I am a crazy dog mommy to two adorable pups! I am an HGTV addict and in my spare time, I love to run, go kayaking and fishing!
Favorite Product: My favorite product is Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair. This is my favorite product for texture. It adds amazing volume and lift to any curl and amazing texture to any and all layers while also remaining brushable and soft!
DIY Self-care Tip: My favorite DYI sleek and easy hairstyle is a middle part low bun. This simple and easy look for summer keeps heat damage at a low and looks cute anywhere from the beach to a night out on the town – add a pop of color earring for added easy flair and style!
If you haven’t received a service with Cole, now is the time! For the remainder of May and during the month of June, receive a chemistry treatment and blow out for only $25.
Our Soft-Pack Flotation (AKA Rest on Water) treatment is pretty AME-zing. This treatment was developed 40 years ago by Paul Haslauer along with a medical team of rheumatologists. The benefits of this treatment on your musculoskeletal system are astounding making it a favorite for those suffering from arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Other people who especially love this treatment consist of athletes who participate in high-impact sports, those who suffer from disordered sleep, and those who really need some relaxation. Being a runner, I absolutely love the soft-pack. There are few things this soothing on the muscles and joints. I always tell my clients, it’s pretty impossible to not relax and drift off when you are in the soft-pack.
Despite being called rest on water, you never come in contact with water during your float – leaving you dry. The idea is similar to a water-bed but better!
Clients have the option of receiving a “solo float” where you remain in one of our robes for the duration of your float or the full Rest on Water treatment. Clients who wish to experience the full treatment will start off with a full body polish and then rinse in our swiss shower before being nestled and wrapped in hot mud, green tea, or body butter. They are then lowered into the soft-pack – your very own heated flotation bed – pure bliss. The gentle water pressure combined with the heat of the water, enhance your skin’s absorption of the body wrap product. This treatment allows your body to be just about weightless as you rest on water and let go, basically leaving you feeling like a new person when you are done. For pure relaxation, follow your Rest on Water treatment with a massage or facial.
May is the perfect month to try our Rest on Water Solo Float experience. When you schedule a 60 minute or longer massage or our Longevity Facial during May, you will receive a complimentary Rest on Water experience*. Find more details here
*This promotion is for the Rest on Water Float ONLY and does not include any body polish or wrap
May’s Spotlight is on AME Designer, Erika Kapeghian
About Erika: I have been a stylist at AME for nine years and I am also one of teachers in our associate training program. What gets me most excited about doing hair is the science behind it. I love working on test swatches and experimenting with unique and custom color combinations so that we are not just following trends – we are setting them.
Favorite Product: My current obsession is Doo Over by Kevin Murphy. It gives the lived in look that is super sexy right now. It can make a straight blow out look effortless and can make a wavy style look beachy and care-free.
DIY Styling Secret: I’m all about spending as little time as possible in the morning on my hair. So an easy trick my clients love is sleeping with a braid or two and then in the morning, take it out and hit a few pieces with a curling iron for perfect bohemian waves.
Summer rompers, gladiator sandals, and beach hair…. What’s not to love?!!!!
To schedule an appointment with Erika, call AME: 610-995-2631by
Happy New Year!!!
Holiday food, festivities, and fun have you feeling a bit sluggish? Ready to detox from all of it? Our 12 Day Detox is starting January 18! If you are looking for a great way to kickoff your healthy habits, consider joining our online 12-Day Natural Detox! Here’s a tiny preview of what you will learn when you participate in the 12 Day:
Alkaline and Acid in the Body
Do you understand the importance of alkaline and acid in the body? The most important thing to know is that illness is caused by acid. Acid and alkaline balance is extremely important to your health.
Understanding pH Balance:
The pH scale goes from 0 to 14
the numbers below 7 are acidic (low on oxygen) the numbers above 7 are alkaline
THIS IS IMPORTANT…
WHAT TO DO TO BE OPTIMALLY HEALTHY…
Acidic Diets Eat Up Your Minerals – Alkalizing Diets Replenish Your Minerals
So, what is acidic? Fried foods, animal products ….you get it. Alkaline is the good green stuff. When you eat acidic food, your body works like crazy to bring it back to an alkaline state…that is how you get sick…it robs your mineral stores to overcompensate…this is where the trouble comes in.
The standard American diet (sad) is acidic, burgers, cheese, coffee….all the stuff that gets eaten every day is eating up all the good things in your body. You need your minerals. Your body does not replenish its minerals. Once you use them, they are gone. If you want more you need to eat them.
Minerals help your body to build essentials to its health; proteins, enzymes, hormones, etc. Foods that are high in minerals are alkaline.
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12 Day Detox starts January 18th!
If you are looking for a great way to kickoff your healthy habits, consider joining our online 12-Day Natural Detox! Don’t worry, no pills, potions, shakes, etc. just good, clean eating. As your health coach, I will provide you with delicious recipes, nutritional information, self-care tips, and more. You will have my full support over the 12 Days. Limited spaces available.
To learn more about the 12-Day Detox visit our website or REGISTER HERE. Feel free to be in touch with any questions: Alyssa@amesalonandspa.com
January’s Spotlight is on AME Senior Designer, Meaghan Madormo Cianci!
About Meaghan: I’ve been in the hair industry for about 20 years. I first started out at the ripe young age of 9, as a guinea pig for my older sister when she decided at an early age she would become a hairstylist and I would be her first victim. I continued being a guinea pig until I became my sisters “associate” by applying her roots every 5 weeks. I had a passion for art in highschool and was always the one doing everyone’s hair for dances! So I figured why not combine the two?! After high school I went to beauty school and then started at AME and have been here for a solid 10 years and going strong. Let’s just say I was basically born to do this.
Favorite Product: I don’t care if your hair is limp and fine, coarse and curly, short or long. BLOWN AWAY is probably the best thing Redken ever came out with. It has a gritty texture to it, a lot like a dry shampoo minus the white, matte powdery finish we’ve all become accustomed too. This little can of heaven will keep your blow outs for DAYS. It gives your blow outs a sexy texture with a volume that lasts, kind of like that “I-woke-up-like-this” sexy hair. So don’t be alarmed when you see can after can lined up at my station or in my vanity!! (It’s that good!)
Hair Trend I am loving: It’s all about the color!!!!!! It doesn’t matter what hair length you have anymore, it’s all about the balayage highlights for more of a “lived-in” look, the baby lights, the ombré’s, the sombré’s, the ecallie (aka tortoise shell), the Brondes! I’m loving the Brondes!!! You brunette beauty’s who think you can’t pull off being light, oh but you can. I’m loving it all! Freshen up your locks with any of these trends and you’re golden (no pun intended). There’s no better way to change up your hair than with a little bit of color that’s only going to make you shine and enhance your awesome skin tones.
Best Kept Styling Secret: Woke up late and in a rush? Nothing classier and sexier than a girl with a top knot! And honestly? The messier the sexier! Flip your head upside down, and put your hair in a pony tail. Split your pony into two sections and tease each section. Then just wrap the two sections around each other and secure with bobby pins all the way around. Pull some pieces loose around your face, by your temple and your ears, pair with some killer studs or some fabulous hoops and you’re ready to take on the day!
To schedule an appointment with Meaghan, call AME: 610-995-2631by
Not only does peppermint smell wonderful (the scent alone is a pick me up), taste fabulous, and remind us of the holidays – it also has tons of health benefits! People have used peppermint for its medicinal uses for many, many years now. The most common medicinal use for peppermint has been as a digestive aid; typically treating symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Some other ways peppermint has been known to help:
How to use it? How you use peppermint depends on what you are using it for. If you are suffering from a headache or a migraine, cold or congestion, as well as stomach cramps, hot peppermint tea is a great option. Another option for headaches and migraines is to apply a small dab of organic, peppermint essential oil on your temples and massage it in using circular motions or just breathe in the smell of the oil. For muscle aches and pains as well as rashes and skin irritations, you can use a topical peppermint ointment or balm – just be sure to read the product directions prior to applying as some peppermint ointments are not meant to be applied to certain skin conditions.
You can find peppermint in tea form, ointments, essential oil, essential oil capsules, throat lozenges, or fresh leaves.
If you like hearing about the benefits of peppermint and other foods, you will love our Holiday facebook group! I will host this 6-week, free of charge, wellness group starting November 23. We will focus on nutrition, exercise, gratitude, and giving. This group is not an intense fitness or dieting group. The purpose of this group is to enhance your holiday season by providing accountability and support in order to keep this season a healthy one. For more information and to sign-up, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start reaping the benefits of peppermint now! Our holiday specials are here and they’re fabulous! Learn more about our peppermint hot chocolate pedicure, peppermint massage, and peppermint mocha body polish here!
Notes: Peppermint should not be given to children under three years. Do not apply peppermint oil to the face of children under 5 years, as it may inhibit breathing. Do not use peppermint if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or if you have a hiatal hernia. (Johnson & Foster, Dog & Kiefer, 2014)
Rebecca L. Johnson, Steven Foster, Tieraona Low Dog, David Kiefer, MD. (2014). Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World’s Most Effective Healing Plants. National Geographic, 37, 170-173.
November’s Spotlight is on AME Designer Director, Theresa Surprenant! HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Theresa!
About Theresa: I love doing colors and cuts that add the “WOW” factor to my client’s style!
I have been in the hair industry for 38 years and with AME for a total of 25 years. I worked for the salon in its original location in King of Prussia and have worked at this location since its start.
Favorite Hair Product: I absolutely love Redken Fashion Work. It adds great shine and the right amount of a workable hold. It’s a great product to use while blow-drying.
Best Kept Styling Secret: The Blow-dry set with a round brush and hair clips. This method adds body and movement without damaging the hair.
To schedule an appointment with Theresa, call AME: 610-995-2631by
As AME’s Health Coach, I think it’s pretty obvious health is a top concern for me. When Designer Director, Beth Forte came to me to talk about how our overall health affects the health of our hair, I couldn’t have been more excited. I’m a ponytail wearing kind of girl so I sometimes forget to check in on the health of my hair. This was a great reminder. Here’s what Beth had to say:
Fall has officially arrived at AME Salon! We have been in full swing using the latest methods in cutting and coloring on our fabulous guests. However, babylights, ombré, and the Lob will only look as good as the health of your hair. Healthy hair is shiny, manageable, and nourished. Brunette’s and Red’s will appear richer, Blondes will be brighter, and haircuts will flow better if hair is in good health.
Here are four tips to get your hair in the best condition:
- Be healthy and it’ll show in your hair. When your body is not being cared for by poor nutrition and dehydration, your hair suffers too. Your body will give your major organs what it needs first. Dr. Mark Hyman states, “Your entire body and all the core systems in it interact as a single sophisticated symphony.” To strengthen and moisturize your hair follicle you need to eat foods rich in biotin, vitamin B, healthy fats, and beta carotene. Almonds, eggs, avocados, salmon, chicken, dark leafy greens, chia seeds, sweet potatoes, carrots, and mangoes are full of those vitamins and minerals. To dig further into this topic, I would suggest meeting with our health coach, Alyssa.
- Get trims regularly. Every 6-8 weeks or however long your stylist recommends. It’ll prevent split ends from splitting further up your hair shaft and prevent breakage.
- Limit heat styling tools. Too much heat can damage the cuticle. Kevin Murphy’s ‘Damage Manager’ is an instant heat shielding spray used before heated appliances. KM’s ‘Fresh Hair’ spray can be used to stretch out blow-drys. It removes odors and oil and gives body and texture.
- Olaplex in salon and take home Treatment. Olaplex links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. The results are amazing!
Focusing on your overall wellness and nutrition, seeing your stylist for trims, blow-drying less, and using good quality products will guarantee beautiful, shiny, healthy hair!
October’s Spotlight is on Kimberly Stark! Kimberly is a massage therapist and has been with AME since February.
About Kimberly: I’m a history nerd, animal lover, and massage therapist with a passion for holistic healing and wellness.
Favorite Product: I LOVE Sombra pain relieving gel! Everyone has aches and pains and it eases my mind knowing there’s a product with all natural ingredients I can use on and recommend to my clients to help with those pains.
Best Kept Self-Care Secret: I’m a coconut oil enthusiast. That’s why I love that our massage oil for our clients is coconut oil. I use it as an overnight conditioner, makeup remover, mouthwash, and as a moisturizer.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Kimberly or Beth, call AME: 610-995-2631
September’s Spotlight is on Sarah Bowden! Sarah was recently promoted to Senior Designer and we couldn’t be happier for her!
About Sarah: I have worked at AME for 6 years! My passion for hair really stems from my background in art. I tend to treat every client like a blank canvas waiting for me to paint my next masterpiece.
I was given the opportunity to complete my training right here at AME where I learned from some of the most talented hair stylists.
The hair industry is constantly changing, thus I am always learning and attending continuing education classes in order to stay on the cutting edge. Helping my clients achieve the look they want is what makes me excited to come to work everyday!
Favorite Hair Product: I have always loved the Keratin Treatments. Keratin makes getting ready in the morning a breeze. Thanks to keratin, the humidity is no longer a struggle. Glotion Potion is one of my favorite products in the keratin line. It smells great and leaves my hair feeling silky smooth.
Hair Trend You are Loving: I am loving middle parts and “curtain bangs” that frame the face so nicely.
DIY Styling Secret: I can’t live without my dry shampoo. It helps my blow out last for days – even after hitting the gym! Kevin Murphy’s Fresh Hair is my favorite and it smells great! *I am right with Sarah on this one. I’m not even going to admit to how often I swap out suds for dry shampoo. P.S. I feel like the bottle of Fresh Hair lasts FOR-EVER, it never ends!
To schedule an appointment with Sarah, call AME: 610-995-2631
Contributing authors and AME Designers Liz Corl, Meaghan Cianci, and Beth Forte are so excited about Fall Trends….and so am I! These ladies got together to discuss the newest fall trends and when I asked them what their favorites were, here’s what they came up with:
This fall season is all about the color; keeping it soft, tone-on-tone, and natural. Summer hair gets faded out so the inclination for our guests is to refresh their color; get it rich and looking healthy again. There is a big mix in color choices in the fall. The color varies between a preference of blonde or brunette. Around the end of September when people’s tans start to fade and they begin to transition to fall clothes, many tend to go darker with their color. Richer pigments are always requested more in the fall. The hot color trend for this fall is Bronde. A blonde can transition to shades of brown or a brunette will transition to shades of blonde. Blake Lively’s current color is a perfect example of Bronde. Other big fall colors are rich, deep browns and dimensional reds. Hair painting, baby lights, balayage, and sombre color techniques are here to stay for a while.
Like the hippie movement in the early 70’s, we feel a change happening in our culture and within ourselves. Styles are shifting from the conformity of the last few seasons. There’s a strong influence of 1970’s, anything goes, free love feel. We are craving this freedom and embracing our own individuality. The styles for the fall are undone. The grunge style is making a comeback. Hairstyles are on the messier side and high textured is in. Medium length lobs are still in. Women are growing out their short layers, angles and bangs and wearing the lob. The lob is moving from wavy to more straight or textured with an easy breezy feel to it. Women who need more edge are cutting shags and the timeless layered bobs are sticking around.
Cuts are mid-length. Lots of our clients are cutting their waist length hair for shorter lengths. For men, Beatlemania is back-at least for the hair style. Men are opting for the medium length Mop Top hair style as well as growing their hair long, putting it in a bun, and sporting beards.
Looking to update your look for the Fall without a drastic change? Try out some of these tips:
*If you’re anything like me, you are useless when it comes to styling your hair and even “easy” styles are hard to make happen. I rely on the help of AME Designers to show me how to do these. Next time you are in, feel free to ask your Designer to teach you how to make these tips happen for you.
AME offers a quick and easy customized chemistry system. It’s only 5 min at the bowl and customized to your hair needs. Try an ends refresher for shine and to add some tone properties to get rid of those faded, thirsty locks. Learn more about our treatments and other promotions here and call us to schedule your treatment!
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This month, our Stylist Spotlight is on Brett Smith!
About Brett: Call me silver. I have been a stylist at AME for twenty-five years now and I am extremely passionate about education and my craft. I would call my style classic with a deconstructed edgy element. I love the relationships I have with my guests. Being able to service them and bring them current trends really rocks my world. Continuing education classes and being inspired as well as educating others and mentoring the new hair associates is very important to me. I am grateful everyday for my career.
Favorite Hair Product: Right now I am most impressed with Olaplex. Both the take home product and the in-salon treatment are fabulous. Olaplex is a reconstructive treatment that re-bonds the bisulfite bonds that hold the hair polymers together. It is not a conditioner or a protein treatment. We compromise our hair bonds everyday with hair coloring, styling, sun, and other elements. Fortunately, Olaplex is instant and permanent until we break more bonds. It is an in-salon service with a take home booster. I love it done in conjunction with a keratin blow out or smoothing treatment.
Hair trend you are loving: The Biggest trends I’m seeing for fall are headbands, modern French twist, messy chignon, center parts with bedhead hair, and deep side parts slicked over. In addition, I am loving the lob (long bob) and mid lengths. These styles can be smooth, textured, or curled and they graze the shoulders or fall just below.
DIY Styling Secret: Don’t forget about your cold air switch on your blow dryer. When you are creating your curls, waves, or bed head looks, don’t forget to hit the area you just styled with cold air. This will set it before you release it from your brush or styling tool.
*To schedule an appointment with Brett, call AME: 610-995-2631by