Source Walla Walla Union Bulletin 4/18/2013
Source Walla Walla Union Bulletin 1/25/2013
Source: Applebrides 1/1/2013
Did you see? Apple Brides announced their top 10 weddings of 2012, and guess who made number two?!
Congratulations to Cosmotologists Amanda Vandel and Katie Cooley! Your hair and makeup work placed second in the Top 10 Weddings of 2012
Source: Salon Today 10/11/2012
LEFORE’S SKIN CARE & HEALTH SPA
Walla Walla, WA
Sharon LeFore’s three favorite features of LeFore’s Skin Care & Health Spa’s design include:
-A non-profit women’s center inside the spa. A counselor helps women with a multitude of issues, including domestic violence, cancer, grief consulting and behavioral therapy. All at no cost.
-Hair services recently included to the spa. Spa staff is involved in the ‘look good feel better’ program, along with everything the spa has to offer to clients and the community.
-The food and drink bar. This will make the spa offer a full experience for clients
Source: Walla Walla Union Bulletin 8/16/2012
Local health spa refreshes clients inside and out.An American, Greek or Italian wrap or panini is $5.95 for a whole and $2.98 for a half. Among the favorites is a curried chicken salad (a vegetarian meat alternative is available) served on a croissant for $7. Other items on the menu include stuffed poblano chilis and stuffed baby portabellas in season.
Source: Walla Walla Union Bulletin 9/19/2012
Acclaimed hair advisor shows local spa his true colors
Stylists at the downtown business had a hands-on workshop with Todd, learning the fall/winter color techniques, according to an announcement.For those unfamiliar with Todd’s background: He began his work in the industry in 1986 and fell in love with hair color while working in London at the L’Oreal Technical Institute. He returned home to the Northwest and became a platform artist and educator in 1993 for International Beauty Show Group’s American Team Y.E.S., a group known for bringing young professionals to the forefront of the industry. His career has also taken him all over North America as he facilitates cutting and color classes in addition to owning a salon in Seattle. He currently works as color director at Eco Beauty SalonSpa in Seattle and is a dedicated Purefessional and hair color educator for Aveda. For more on LeFore’s call 525-3336.
Source: Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Renovations at the new location of LeFore's Skin Care & Health Spa, 2 E. Poplar St.
According to Manager Vikki Foxe, the multi-phase project is really upgrading the building inside and out.
"On the outside they're redoing the sidewalk and updating parking. They're painting and putting up awnings, redoing the electricity and HVAC. Lots of updating. On the inside, a good portion of it is already done. The salon side is done and we're adding treatment rooms. We like to keep hair and spa more separate."
She said included in the spa area would be space dedicated to women's services and helping the community, such as personal service for cancer patients.
"We're getting the spa going. It will have a whole new look. It's beautiful and welcoming with big beautiful rooms. Usually you're begging for more room, but here there's a lot of space. We're adding decor and signage and we'll be rolling it out in phases."
Timeline: The operation moved from its former location at 228 W. Birch into the Poplar St. building the first week of March. Estimated time to completion is about six months to a year. Renovations are being done in several phases. The first part is done so the interior is welcoming for staff and clients.
Contact them at 525-3336 for appointments and tours.
Source: Stylelist 7/29/2010
TEXTURE CHANGES IN GRAY HAIR
Many women complain that gray strands are prickly and unmanageable, and that attempting to tame them is akin to doing battle in front of the mirror everyday. There are scientific reasons behind the change.
"Texture changes when hair turns gray because the outer cuticle layer can become more coarse, giving gray its wiry look and feel. As the follicle of the hair shuts down its color production, it uses those amino acids to build more cuticle. This can lead to difficulty in coloring or a rough texture," explains Van Den Abbeel.
Funny enough, the latest Brazilian keratin straightening craze has been shown to smooth coarse gray hair through the experiences of women who were curious about trying the service, without the original intention of treating their gray hair.
"We've had brilliant results with the keratin straightening system on coarse, porous gray hair. It makes the hair smooth as silk and as straight as baguettes," says stylist Vikkie Foxe at Lefore's Spa in Washington.
Source: Walla Walla Union Bulletin
LeFore's Spa is excited to be the first to introduce Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation, to the community!
Walla Walla, WA. - LeFore Honey Farms, the managing company for LeFore’s Skin
Local esthetician Sharon LeFore has just returned from the American Institute of Permanent color Technology in Santa Ana, CA. Sharon completed extensive training in the field of Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation or MCA as it is known in the business.
Can you help me with my Scar?
This is the question that drove Sharon to seek help for her clients. Finding out that there are only a handful of practitioners that currently offer MCA further fueled her desire to solve this problem for her clients.
It’s important to realize that no scar can be removed completely, and here are several ways to make scars less obvious and improve their appearance. Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation or Dry Needling refers to a procedure where the effect of the healing process results in a visible change or scar remodeling. Plastic Surgeons Dr. Camirand and Dr. Des Fernandes have written articles on Dry Needling using the method since the late 1980’s to soften and stretch scars following face lifts with noted improvement in the scar and its color. The result in most cases is a smooth flat scar that is less noticeable and the return of pigment (color) to some of the lighter scars.
MCA is an entirely natural way of getting the body's own cells to regenerate and get rid of wrinkles. MCA is a practically-painless, completely risk-free alternative to injecting muscle relaxants such as Botox. Although MCA uses a very fine needle, nothing is injected and the treatment causes a micro-trauma to the skin, in order to force it into a state of self repair. Our bodies are equipped with a DNA system and, when injured, the body sends out the correct signals and tools which enable it to repair itself and heal. Some patients notice the benefit after just one treatment; others may require up to three treatments, one month apart.
As you puncture the skin, you create a wound which heals in three phases inflammation, proliferation, and tissue remodeling. When the needle enters the skin, it starts the inflammation phase. Fibroblasts cells that give rise to connective tissue, move into the affected area and start to produce collagen and elastin to help the healing process.
Although the procedure does damage the skin and cause minor bleeding, the skin is essentially regenerating itself. Following a treatment, the patient is left with a fine red scratch mark, which forms a scab and heals within 5-7 days.
MCA is an exciting new option available for the treatment of depressed Acne scarring, wrinkles and scar relaxation, and has been shown to:
Smooth wrinkles and fill lines
Improve skin texture
Improve depressed acne scarring
Improve the appearance of stretch marks
Fill old surgical scars
Improve Chicken Pox scars
Away from the face, MCA is also excellent for treating stretch marks or other body scars it can also be used to help soften scars caused by less than perfect face lift surgery.
One great advantage of MCA over other similar treatments is that is does not cause any permanent damage to the skin and the healing phase is short. It is virtually painless and the treatment can be repeated as often as necessary, without any risk.
Source: Walla Walla Union Bulletin
2007, local Spa Owner and Aesthetician Sharon LeFore attended a two day hands-on seminar hosted by Salon Services and Supplies at the Glendow Academy in Spokane, WA.
The seminar was taught by internationally recognized skin waxing industry leader Lori Nestore, aka "the wax queen". A gifted instructor, Lori got her start at Eva's Esthetics as the Educational Director, inspiring staff and students alike for many years. The Wax Queen and CEO of Eva's Esthetics for the past four years, recognized for her proficiency in waxing, Lori continues to be a popular and highly demanded instructor teaching her "secrets of the trade" and producing waxing videos.
Assisted by Vice President Lisa Nestore, Lori is now responsible for oversight of daily operations and the growth of this successful company. The focus is still on a commitment to high quality education and products that service a broad spectrum of multicultural clientele.
The seminar began with an introduction to the latest waxing innovation from France, long recognized as the seat of leadership in skin care technology. As the Wax Queen, it seems only natural that Lori would be among the first to provide instruction in the US on the finest in depilation products, Berins French Depilatory Wax.
LeFore’s Spa desires to bring the best services and products to Walla Walla, through ongoing education and training. For more information about the new waxing services and products available at LeFore’s, call 509-525-3336.
Formulated with exclusive patents. Berins Waxes are superior to any other product on the market: gentle, easy to use and effective. Heated at low temperature, the waxes are applied just above skin temperatures, have wonderful creamy textures and are less sticky than traditional waxes.
One of only eight people in the northwest who attended the space-limited, hands-on seminar, Sharon LeFore of LeFore’s Spa in Walla Walla came away with some great insights on waxing, upon interview LeFore stated:
"This was the best waxing class I have ever attended! We learned and practiced how to wax the entire body, on both men and women."