Sidewalk Sales 2015

Sidewalk Sales 2015

Come and join us for events and fantastic sales during Northampton Sidewalk Sales, July 23-26, 2015. We’re looking forward to seeing...

Luahn, Finding Inspiration In Everyday Life

As one of the partners of JoiaBeauty, Luahn seeks to integrate life styles changes with natural skin care. She looks for inspirations in everyday life. “I am inspired by my commute from the Berkshires down to Northampton. The autumn leaves remind me of the seasons of our lives. As in nature, we fly our true colors in autumn.” Expert Care JoiaBeauty offers deep knowledge and care. We aim to develop relationships with our customers. For Luahn it is impossible to separate outer from inner beauty. She also brings a certain playfulness to her approach, “by playing in the sandbox of outer body beauty we hope to help our customers to nurture their inner beauty.” What will you find in Luahn’s purse? Dr. Hauschka’s toned day cream “gives me a natural glow that I love. It’s decorative effect is harmonious with the other natural, organic products that I like to use, including the clothes I like to wear.” JoiaBeauty just started to carry Synergy; an organic cotton clothing line that uses low impact dye and fair trade practices.Luahn’s styles her curly hair every day with Phyto’s 9 Daily Ultranourishing Botanical Cream. It’s very light and effective! People always compliment her on her lip gloss. It’s Dr. Hauschka’s limited tinted lip gloss #15. It enhances like her natural lip color and prevents fine lines.For her eyes she loves Annemarie Börlind’s black mascara. It applies nicely and evenly and lasts a long time. It even contributes to the health of your lashes. Börlind’s eye pencil is great too because you can use it as an eye shadow and as an eyeliner. The attached sponge makes it easy to achieve a smoky tone. What Luahn’s likes to do “I love practicing yoga. Right now I am really drawn to poses that develop my core strength, like navasana. “Northampton has a lot to offer. For example, “Mary Lou...

Meet Celia:”Skin Care Is A Holistic On-Going Practice”

An interview with Celia, one of JoiaBeauty’s estheticians. She is an artist and a poet and is fascinated by the understanding of the natural ingredients she selects for herself and her clients. What are the 2 most important things people can do to take of their skin? A seasonal cleaning facial (four times a year) is essential.  A commitment to natural rhythms helps  address your goals for your skin care. Make a 7 day commitment to your skin. Daily hydration and protection of your skin will make all the difference. I heard you say “skin care is a holistic on-going practice.” What do you mean by this? By that, I mean that I would like to remind people to think about all the factors that influence the condition of their skin. For example, a regular exercise routine matters as well as nutrition. I’ve come to realize that for me a diet rich in plants is part of one of the best “anti-aging” formulas. I encourage people to support our local CSA farms and markets. What else do you suggest? The artist in me likes to encourage my clients and friends to make time for “art dates.” Take advantage of Arts Night Out in Northampton. Consider making a collage from pictures and words torn from magazines to express your goals and desires. Go to a bookstore for inspiration and idea to bring out the poet in you. Make art part of your life. What does beauty mean to you? The definition of beauty, especially for women, is wrapped up in the early encouragement or judgment we received from family and the constant media...