Monday, January 31, 2011

Feature of the Month–Clarisonic

This month’s Education Event and Special features the CLARISONIC cleansing system.

Join Green Valley Salon and Spa on

February 5, 2011 
10 am to 4 pm

to learn about the benefits of the Clarisonic Cleansing System.


Green Valley Salon and Spa utilizes the Clarisonic during facials. It is a useful tool that

  • Removes 6X more makeup than manual cleansing
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
  • Cleansing helps products work more effectively
  • Gentle enough to use twice a day
  • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Minimizes the appearance of visible pores

Please stop by during our event to experience the Clarisonic difference and further learn about its benefits. Personnel will also be available to answer your questions regarding Clarisonic.



Coupon must be printed and presented at time of purchase to redeem the discount.

Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat


This treatment hides and smoothens tiny ridges and imperfections in the nail. It is like cover-up, or foundation make-up for the nail. It leaves a silky, matte finish when used alone. This makes it an excellent product for MEN who want an invisible, but immaculate manicure. When used as basecoat, it provides a beautiful, smooth surface on which to paint. This will give a wonderful result to the look of your lacquer.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Facebook Fans of the Week


Congratulations to this week’s Facebook Fans of the Week!

Walnut Creek – Celine B

Palo Alto – Emily R

Fresno – Jennifer E

Emeryville – Sophie H

For a chance to become a fan of the week, simply become a fan of your favorite location.

I Bar Fresno

I Bar Palo Alto

I Bar Walnut Creek

I Bar Emeryville

Green Valley Salon and Spa

New Product–UNITE GO365 Hairspray

3 in 1 Spray - Soft, Medium or Strong Hold


3 Hairsprays all in one? Impossible… or maybe not! Just turn the nozzle to the desired strength. It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Simplify your life with a soft, medium or strong hold hairspray all in one can!

• 100% Vegan

• Paraben Free

• Sodium Chloride (Salt) Free

• Gluten Free

FOR BEST RESULTS: Turn the nozzle to desired strength setting. Hold 6 to 8 inches away. Need more? Need less? Just turn the nozzle!

GO365 Hairspray is available at Green Valley Salon and Spa.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lip Tips

Some people say the first thing they notice about another person is their eyes…though some find the lips the first place their eyes go to.

So…why not wow them with your lips??

Here are some easy lip tips to help you get your pout on!

* To keep lips going all day, first pencil all over lips with a soft lip pencil. Apply lipstick over and blot.

* To make lips look fuller, line lips with a pencil and then blend the edges with a sponge applicator. Cover with gloss or petroleum jelly.

* To keep lipstick off teeth, pucker lips into an extreme "O". Cover your finger with tissue, and put it into your mouth. Slowly twist it out of your mouth, eliminating any excess color.

* To achieve a pouty, sexy mouth, emphasize your top lip by dabbing just a touch of gloss in the center.

* Highlight your lips with a very light eye shadow color that coordinates with your lip color tones. Place it right in the center of your upper and lower lips.

* To balance unevenly shaped lips, use a lighter colored lipstick on the smaller-sized lip.

* To keep lipstick in place while dining, keep lips off utensils. Use your lower teeth and tongue to do the work.

* Gently rub with washcloth over lips before applying lipstick to smooth out lips.

* Apply foundation around the lips give a precise look without lip liner.

For Full Lips:

* You really don't need lip liner, but if you like the look, soften edge with your finger or a Q-tip.

* Don't wear any lip color that is too glossy or shiny.

For Thin Lips:

* Draw slightly beyond the lip with a neutral-colored lip pencil. Then apply lipstick. Your lipstick will "catch" onto the liner.

* Apply white shadow on center of lips over lipstick and spread slightly.

* Don't wear a very dark shade of lipstick. It makes lips more smaller.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

OPI Color of the Week–Color So Hot it Berns


This bright crème color from the Swiss collection is red like that on the Swiss flag. It is slightly warm, but without orange tint.

Just about every skin tone can get away with wearing this red!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Natural Cures for Dry Skin

It’s no secret that cold weather and dry skin have are good friends. During the winter months sometimes it seems your skin just can’t retain enough moisture.

Try these tips if this winter weather has your skin looking like a lizard in the middle of shedding.

  1. Dab on olive oil. Olive oil grooms dry cuticles, works wonders on hands and elbows, removes makeup and soothes and conditions itchy, dry skin all over the body. Just add a thin layer of organic extra virgin olive oil to your troubled area for a good-for-your-body home remedy.
  2. Try natural exfoliants. Plain Greek yogurt will remove dry skin and leave you feeling refreshed. It is a fairly safe exfoliant for dry skin because it exfoliates using lactic acid, not scrubbing granules.
  3. Use the healing power of honey. Honey is a time-tested cure for chapped, cracked lips. Apply a little organic honey in the evening to your chapped lips and you will wake up with smooth, yummy lips. Also try this on cracked elbows and heels!
  4. Treat your skin from the inside out. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Also, a diet rich in magnesium, essential fatty acids, vitamin C and beta carotene naturally feeds your skin from the inside out and makes it less prone to dryness.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Facebook Fans of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Facebook Fans of the Week!

Walnut Creek – Corrie B

Palo Alto – Toni D

Fresno – Jennifer H

Emeryville – Maria A

For a chance to become a fan of the week, simply become a fan of your favorite location.

I Bar Fresno

I Bar Palo Alto

I Bar Walnut Creek

I Bar Emeryville

Green Valley Salon and Spa

Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 East Bay Women’s Conference–Embrace Strength–Imagine Success

Green Valley Salon & Spa is excited to be participating at the East Bay Women’s Conference on March 7th!

We hope you can join us for an evening of education, socializing, fun, and empowerment!

East Bay Women's Conference 2011 - Attendee Registration
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
San Ramon Marriott
The 2011 East Bay Women’s Conference, Embrace Strength–Imagine Success, presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Chevron Corporation, convenes Monday, March 7, 2011, 8am–5pm, at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA. This year’s keynote speaker is award-winning playwright, activist, and author Eve Ensler.

Now in it sixth year, the EBWC is the only conference of its kind in San Francisco’s East Bay that provides women opportunities to come together and participate in programs of personal and professional enrichment and development. Recognized by the community for programming excellence, the EBWC has enjoyed sold out attendance of 525+ since its 2006 inaugural event.

The distinctive conference blends premier keynote and featured speaker presentations; breakout sessions focused on contemporary issues; exhibitor booths; and a fully stocked bookstore and author signings. On board are industry experts in business leadership; volunteerism; finance; health and nutrition; and effective relationships, among other topics.
Cost: $165.00 per person | $1650.00 per table of 10.

Click here to register for this event...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

OPI Color of the Week–Glitzerland


“Swiss gold in the cold”

Glitzerland is a champagne gold color with a metallic finish. When you step into the sunlight, you will be treated to a display of mutli-colored micro-glitter!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

OPI Color of the Week–Ski Teal We Drop (Swiss Collection)


Allure magazine selected Teal as the Fall Color of the Moment. It may be January, but this color is still a must-have in your arsenal of nail colors!

Ski Teal We Drop is a gorgeous dusty blue/teal crème.

"This rich shade is a refreshing change from fall's traditional berries and eggplants, and it looks equally good on fair or dark skin, on hands or feet," raves Allure magazine. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tips to Help You De-Stress

The Holidays are over, the kids are going back to school and you are probably trying to maintain your resolutions.

You should be your number one priority and take the time to de-stress this year! Below are some steps to help you find your “calm”.


1. Exercise – Exercise is a great way to manage stress and can be easy on the pocket. Take a walk around your neighborhood, go out dancing or grab your favorite exercise video. Whatever you choose, make sure it is something you enjoy to keep you motivated.

2. Laugh – Laughter truly is the best medicine. It is proven to lower tension and improves blood flow and the health of your heart. Rent a comedic movie, hang out with your favorite friends that keep you laughing or enjoy some “forget your adult” time with your kids. It will surely lighten your mood in no time!

3. Write – Spend a few minutes every day writing about your day. Release yourself of your frustrations by writing about it or jot down the best things about your day. Maybe start a gratitude journal to remind you of all the great things in your life and re-read them when life seems to be throwing road blocks at you.

4. Socialize – Friends and family that love you and appreciate you may provide all the stress relief you need.

5. Get Some Fresh Air – Have cabin fever? Get outside even for just a few minutes. It can improve your mood and help you relax.

6. Be Kind to Yourself – Thinking negative thoughts only brings you down and increases stress. Remind yourself of your good qualities and the positives in your life.

7. Meditate – Practice deep breathing and meditation and exercises daily. Try to also meditate when you feel stressful or tense.

8. Make a Change – Sometimes the best way to reduce stress is to take yourself away from the situation causing stress.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Green Valley Salon & Spa January Monthly Specials–Botox and Zerona

As you may know, Green Valley Salon and Spa, located at 1630 Gateway Blvd, Ste E in Fairfield, is part of the i Bar family and provides full spa and salon services.

They recently collaborated with Norcal Medical Spa and will be providing services such as Botox, Restylane, Weight Loss Program and Zerona Laser Liposuction. To learn more, click here.

To honor Norcal Medical Spa’s recent collaboration with Green Valley Salon and Spa, this month’s specials are for Botox and Zerona Laser Liposuction Treatments.

Dr. Moshe Lewis and Michelle Toon, RN, of Norcal Medical Spa will be available at Green Valley Salon & Spa on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm to answer questions regarding their services. Please feel free to stop by anytime between 10 am and 4 pm to receive answers to your questions about their weight loss program, Botox, Zerona Laser Liposuction and their numerous other services.

Services will be provided at Green Valley Salon & Spa beginning on January 11, 2011 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please contact Norcal Medical Spa to schedule a consultation or appointment.


Botox Special

Receive 10% off your Botox treatment

(Regular price is $10/unit)



 Zerona Laser Liposuction Special

Receive Two Zerona Fat Dissolving Treatments for the Price of One - 1 for You, 1 for Your Friend

Guaranteed to lose at least 1 dress size. NO pain. NO downtime.

Offers end January 31, 2011

Don’t forget to check out our Promotional Calendar for more specials!