Exfoliate

Exfoliate

Late winter, early spring is the perfect time to consider a regular facial exfoliating routine. Our skin, like the rest of our body, starts to shed the vestiges of winter. Exfoliating can help nudge the process along leaving our skin softer, clearer and more radiant. We are less prone to blackheads and blemishes. Plus, treatment products can permeate more easily and deeply. Exfoliating once to three times per week can make a big difference! Annemarie Borlind Exfoliating Peel uses jojoba wax beads which are firm enough yet gentle enough to exfoliate even the most sensitive skin. We advise using this product 1-3 times per week. Also, Borlind’s Cosmetic Sponges used with cleansing milk make an effective exfoliator for face (or...
Need a lemony lift?

Need a lemony lift?

So many of us need a gentle boost to our spirits right about now. Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis, can be the perfect antidote that has stood the test of time. The lemon-y scent is uplifting to our mind & spirits while the effect, on our bodies, whether taken internally or applied topically, is soothing, calming and balancing. Aggravated skin or frazzled nerves are relieved by this member of the mint family. Our new tea line, Flying Bird Botanicals, utilizes Lemon Balm in several of their tea formulations for it’s many beneficial properties and fresh, citrus-y flavor. Start your day with Blue Bird Morning, a staff favorite, which uses lemon balm for its uplifting and balancing effects. Melissa Day Cream from Dr. Hauschka uses Lemon Balm to balance combination skin and calm & soothe...
Loving Care the Dr Hauschka Way

Loving Care the Dr Hauschka Way

On February 11, 3-3:45pm or 4-4:45pm. Joia will guide you through a hands-on, flexible, self-care routine. You will leave with a take home kit and feeling pampered and relaxed. Plus, participants can enter a raffle for 3 great prizes and receive a 15% discount on Dr. Hauschka Face Care products on Feb 11th. No Charge – Call for your appointment,...
Tips For Your Winter Hair

Tips For Your Winter Hair

Like our skin our hair needs a little extra moisture and protection in the winter. Many of us cut down on the number of times we shampoo each week in the winter to preserve our natural oils, but then find our hair looks a little flat and lack-luster. Luahn’s solution is to skip the shampoo but keep the conditioner. How to: 1. Before getting in the shower or bath give your hair and scalp a vigorous brushing to lift the dirt, dust and scalp flakiness. This cleanses without stripping and gets the blood circulating in the scalp. 2. Rinse your hair and scalp thoroughly. 3. Apply and rinse conditioner as usual. Products we love: Herbacin Care and Protection Herbal Hair Conditioner is formulated for all hair types. Nourishes and protects without weighing hair down. Mason Pearson Mixed Bristle Hair Brushes offer a good scalp massage and the natural bristles distribute our own oils throughout the...
Your beautiful feet

Your beautiful feet

The world of reflexology believes that our feet influence the health of our entire body. Keeping our feet warm & moisturized goes a long way to making the rest of our being comfortable & healthy in the winter! Follow our favorite routine to help stimulate circulation and restore hydration in the feet, while also relaxing the body and mind preparing us for a restful sleep. Tip: 1. Soak your feet in a warm, aromatherapeutic foot bath for 10 minutes. 2. After patting your feet dry, massage them with your favorite moisturizing foot cream, applying gentle pressure to toes and soles of feet. 3. Finish by tucking your feet into cozy socks. Recommended products: Kneipp’s Lavender Bath Crystals  is Luahn’s current favorite for a foot soak. Dr. Hauschka’s Hydrating Foot Cream is Joia’s top pick for a soothing foot...
Drink Your Water!

Drink Your Water!

If water makes up approximately 60-70% of our body weight in a healthy person doesn’t it make sense we need to keep hydrated? Water is key to healthy metabolic activity and function in our bodies. It detoxifies, transports water soluble nutrients like vitamin C, is key to temperature regulation and hydrates our skin from the inside out leaving it more supple and able to care for itself. That’s a short list of the benefits of drinking water! The Mayo Clinic recommends more than the familiar eight 8 ounce glasses per day but they also include juices, teas and other beverages as part of our intake. If we are dehydrated the body releases stress hormones which in turn increases inflammation, according to Jolene Hart in Eat Pretty, Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out. As always, our advice to you is listen to your own body. Look for signs of dehydration (fatigue, dry throat, flaky skin). And, take it one step at a time: drink a few ounces more each day. Morning is a great time to have a glass of water. All of us are slightly dehydrated after hours of not having water. Make it fun! Choose a special, lovely water glass. Luahn monitors her daily intake of H2O using her favorite S’well water...
Welcome Joia!

Welcome Joia!

Joia has joined us at Joia Beauty. The same business that her grandmother, father and mother started 25 years ago. PS: Yes, our store was named after...
Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Receive a gift with every purchase on November 26th. And, the City of Northampton is offering free parking except in the EJ Gare Parking Garage. Thank you for choosing local, small businesses to do your...
Bag Day, Nov. 18 & 19

Bag Day, Nov. 18 & 19

Bag Day 2016 at JoiaBeauty Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19 20% off any single, in-stock item (no discount on sale items, gift cards or services) Exceptions… Limited Edition Gift Certificates Dr. Hauschka 2-hour facial ($139) $109 1.5 hour Babor facial price ($115) $89 Full Pedi/Express Mani ($65) $49 expire 2/26/16 You can’t make it in? Phone in (585.5888) or email (joiabeauty@gmail.com) your order. We’ll charge and hold your purchase until you can pick it up. Thank...