Beauty Insider May 2013
H2O Salon and Spa: While it is understood from the moment you walk into H2O salon that hair is the main focus – the spa side is not to be taken lightly, as it is by far one of the best I have experienced in New Orleans. The friendly, professional, highly trained and drop-dead gorgeous staff is there for one purpose only: to pamper you beyond belief. A wide range of services are offered both a la carte and in specialty spa packages to fit your needs and budget. I opted for “The Great Escape” package, and at the end of a luxurious afternoon I was beyond relaxed and ready for my close up! Truly unparalleled service and a warm inviting staff makes an H2O spa package a great pick-me-up gift for yourself or a wonderful Mother’s Day surprise for mom.
I recommend the signature facial with Jessica Klein, who has worked at H2O since 1997. It was the ultimate in skin care and relaxation; I fell asleep and my skin glowed for days after. Definitely a treat.
H2O Salon and Spa
441 Metairie Road
Services offered: All hair, including extensions and Keratin treatments, make up, nail, body, facial and bridal. H2O uses and sells Paul Mitchell and the highly regarded Kerastase.
Did You Know? Every Monday is “Men’s Monday Madness,” where men get a cut and style for $25.
Five hundred milligrams of Vitamin C twice daily will help promote collagen in the body, in addition to repairing cell damage and strengthening the moisture barrier. So do as your mother always told you, and take your vitamins!
Don’t throw away those thin plastic covers that come under the lids of some creams. They protect the active ingredients and help make them more effective.
Naked Skin Beauty Balm from Urban Decay. $34. Sephora, Lakeside Mall. (504) 830-4567.
This is the mother of all BB creams on the market. It’s packed with outstanding anti-aging benefits that deliver spectacular results. Light-diffusing pigments give skin a natural, “naked” look that gets better with each use. Treats, primes, hydrates and protects with SPF 20.
Celebrity Quote: “I sincerely believe that beauty largely comes from within.”
In need of a quickie? Look no further than blo Blow Dry Bar on Magazine Street. I must say, I am obsessed! Specializing exclusively in wash and style, this is the perfect stop before a big night out or an important interview.
Totally modern in decor and approach, the team at blo are quick, professional and to the point. Bring a photo or look through their hair “menu” to find your perfect style. The best part? Because blo is a Blow Dry Bar, technically you are not cheating on your hairdresser.
blo Blow Dry Bar
5530 Magazine Street