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

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Meet the Latest Collection of Anti-Aging Must-Haves

Feel Young Again With These 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

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

Reaching Gold LEED Certification for New Construction Means More Than You Can Imagine!

Reaching Gold LEED Certification Takes Hard Work Reaching Gold LEED certification means more than you can imagine. When we first started out with this challenging process, we met people who thought we were crazy. We were discouraged by some who thought the task was far to difficult to accomplish for a small business of my size and to expensive to achieve .  They told me that I didn't have to become LEED certified just

Gold LEED Certification For New Construction Is Official!

We Received Gold LEED Certification 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

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

  • LEED Gold Building Plaque - Complexions Spa

Awaiting The Results Of Our LEED Certification

I received an email a few days ago letting us know the status of our LEED certification.  Some of the points we applied for we did receive and some needed additional clarification.  We had to send it over to the electrical engineer who is working on the project. Many of the points in question pertained to the energy savings.  This I feel is one of our strongest areas.  We should be in good shape.  After

Monthly Energy Bill Comparison: Before vs After Going Green

Image via Wikipedia We have been in our new Complexions Spa location at 221 Wolf Road for eleven months now.  Earlier this week, I decided to take a quick look at the actual energy savings - if any - we've enjoyed thus far.  Here is the quick, back-of-the-napkin rundown: In our previous location we had 4200 sf.  In our new location we have 8450sf. Thus far, monthly electric bills at 221 Wolf