Going Green

Home/Going Green

Skin Tip of the Week: #3

As the holiday season kicks in, the cold, blustery winter comes with it. In such harsh conditions it's essential to remember the importance of keeping your skin hydrated. Enter: Moisturizers! This is a product that mimics sebum on the skin surface with the purpose of softening and smoothing it. At Complexions, moisturizers are applied after cleansing, as well as during most esthetic services. So, what do you need to know? Read on to find

Celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is the fastest growing long-term disease affecting millions of people worldwide. We want to be a part of helping to raise awareness of the effects of diabetes and its complications. So, we'll be offering a 15 % DISCOUNT OFF ALL RETAIL PRODUCTS when you schedule a Therapeutic Pedi-kur with our nail technicians Mari or Terri. Plus, if you schedule your treatment for November 14th, you will also receive 25% OFF your Therapeutic Pedi-kur

Vegan Facial Specials!

In honor of World Vegan Month, we are pleased to offer a 20% discount on our Na Organic Fruit & Flower Facial (regularly $129). This refreshing, vegan facial therapy incorporates the topical benefits of a unique blend of organic Thai Botanicals and the rejuvenating touch of a Royal Thai Facial Massage. Your skin will be left with effervescent glow of radiance after indulging in the detoxifying, regenerative and nurturing benefits of fruits and flowers.

Meet the Latest Collection of Anti-Aging Must-Haves

In the latest development from the holistic health company Naturopathica, you'll discover a proven solution to reducing fine lines and the appearance of wrinkles, all while improving skin tone and firmness. The Wrinkle Repair Collection uses the latest and most effective active ingredients, including 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, Argan Plant Stem Cells, Matrixyl synthe’6 and a Tri-Retinol b to improve skin clarity, leaving behind a healthier, younger looking you! Here's a closer look at what

Complexions Partners with Matter of Trust by donating hair clippings

This new partnership with Complexions Spa will specifically assist MatterofTrust.org in making oil spill hairmats out of salon hair clippings swept off the floor and previously discarded. Because hair is a natural absorbent fiber, the clippings are used to create oil spill hairmats and help contain disastrous petroleum spills. The hair is stuffed into tubes (booms) made from recycled nylons and used for emergency oil spills around the nation. The mats are also extremely efficient for oil drip pans, machinery, pipelines, and even as booms for storm drains. “There are more than 370,000 hair salons in the U.S. and each salon collects conservatively about one pound of hair a day. Right now, most of that goes into the waste stream. Imagine the positive environmental impact if more salons donated their hair clippings to this great effort,"

Small Business Recycling – How We Make Money Being Green

Being an Eco-Friendly spa I am constantly looking for ways to do good for our environment. Currently I pay my waste removal company for three different types of dumpsters. One for trash, one for paper and cardboard, and one for metal. It seems crazy that we have to pay extra to do the right thing. It's kind of like trying to eat right but at a higher cost.

Using Social Media to Enhance Customer Relationships

We've learned the value of our Facebook page first hand. Social marketing is a game-changing phenomenon that is here to stay. I see less and less print forms of advertising in the very near future for us. In fact, we have already cut way back and saved thousands of advertising dollars by doing so! Every dollar saved equals another dollar re-invested back into what we do best - help people look and feel their absolute best. What's more, less print /direct mail also compliments our commitment to green, environmentally friendly business building practices.

Complexions Wins 2008 Energy Small Business of the Year Award!

Image via Wikipedia On September 29, 2008 we hosted a ceremony at the spa to present those individuals who helped us with our "greening" efforts. The awards were presented by Mike Breslin from the City of Albany.   The people who received a certificate for their collaborative efforts with our "greening" process  included our architect Greg Sellman, Naomi Miller Lighting Design (whose knowledge of energy efficient lighting is simply remarkable), SAIC engineering firm, Chris

Gold LEED Certification for New Construction is official!

Yesterday we received notification from the US Green Building Council that we have been approved for Gold LEED certification for New Construction. We are so pleased. We will be receiving a beautiful plaque from USGBC which we will display in our reception area. We did do a search and found that we are the FIRST Gold LEED certified spa in the country for New Construction. This has been a really long process and I

Follow up to our LEED certification

Just checked the LEED on line web page and the status of our project looks really good. Right now we have enough points approved to reach Gold Level! We are in line to be certified for New Construction. I can't tell you how happy I will be when this is officially awarded. As soon as it is made official, we will be the first NEW Construction Gold Level Spa in the Country! Wow! I