Wednesday, August 31, 2011

City Deals Vouchers

As of this morning, I believe, is no longer in business and their website is no longer in operation.

I will still honor the vouchers that were purchased for Melissa Henderson Aesthetics. The majority of the vouchers purchased were for a one year commitment on my part. I have absolutely NO problem continuing our business arrangement.

PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers that were purchased for a one time service will NOT be taken if the appt scheduled is cancelled less than 24 business hours in advance. Also, failure to show up for your appt will result in your voucher being voided.

Good luck to the merchants, consumers, and former employees of

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Can I Shrink My Pores?

There is alot you can do to lessen the appearance of pores, but there is nothing on the market that can actually shrink them. I don't care what they say, it's a lie. Any doc or esthetician worth their salt will tell you the truth. There is alot you can do to help with the appearance though.

First, there is homecare. What you are using at home can make a huge difference. Are you using OTC products, professional products or Rx?

OTC products in my opinion are a waste of time and money. True, over the years we have become more informed consumers and therefore cosmetic companies have tried to keep up. The bottom line is that they are there to make money. Most of their products are designed to last a short amount of time. "Alot goes a little bit", and you need to use a good amount of product to get it to do anything. The other fact is that they need to be able to cover every skin type out there, like blanket coverage. Darker skin types can not use aggressive Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's), where lighter skin types can. Cosmetic retailers do know this (and don't want to pay for a good % of AHA's). They also do not want to pay lawsuits for ruining peoples skin, so they formulate their products accordingly.

Professional Products are stronger and recommend for the individuals specific needs. They contain better grade ingredients, with far better %'s. They are designed to produce results. "A little, goes a long way", I find that in general you are buying professional product less often than OTC. The price point ends up being a little less with professional product. You may pay more up front but you are replacing product every 6-9 months, rather than every couple of weeks. You can ususally get a guarantee on them working because 1) They will actually produce results, 2) Someone with knowledge actually thought about what would work best and customized your homecare routine.

Rx's are good because, obviously you have to have a prescription for them. They are much stronger than OTC and Proffesional Products. My issue is that usually you get "here put this on once or twice a day and you'll be good". The problem is that you are not learning how to take care of the health of your skin. They are widely over used. Both in frequency of use, and long term use. Combined with Professional Products, I think you will get a better overall outcome.

If you can find improvements in what you are using at home that is a good place to start.

The second plan of attack is to consider treatments that are offered by an Esthetician or Doc. Both are going to use varying %'s and forms of AHA's and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA's).

What you are going to recieve from a skin care practicioner is not as agressive as what you are going to get from a doc. They will be most effective with a series of treatments, usually 3 or 6. You would schedule each of them 1-3 weeks apart, and they would continually get more aggressive with each treatment. You may experience a small amount of down time ( time in which you may not look like you could take the Miss America crown). You may peel, like a sunburn. Or flake, like dry skin. If the person you are seeing knows what they are doing, you WILL see results.

Treatments in a Doc's office are probably going to require less frequency in treatments as they are incredibly more aggressive. Their price point is also incredibly more aggressive as well :) The down time associated with them can be anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Some are so deep, that even the heat from the oven, or opening your front door into a sunny day, will make you want to cry.

In the end my opinion is, the only wrong way you can go is with OTC products. Whether you want to rely totally on an Esthetician, Dr. or combine their treatments is entirely up to you. Whatever you are considering look at what your trying to achieve for your skin in the end, and the price point you are looking at. Do your research on your aggressive treatment opitons so you know what you are really getting yourself into.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I always read reviews.

Whenever I am researching something on the Internet I look up reviews. From cars, to hotels, to vacuums, to restaurants, it always impacts my final decision. I don't just want to know how good a business or a product thinks they are. I want to know about peoples experience, and their outcome.

So I have a great deal for anyone who has had a service performed by me in the last 10 years! Write an online review about the service(s) and you will get 50% off of your next scheduled appointment! It doesn't matter where you write your review, google, salonfinder, blog, etc.

You must have your half off appointment scheduled by May 31, 2011.

Write a review and call today to schedule a 50% appointment. That is IF you aren't already scheduled :) 801.913.6524

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


In support of the Race for the Cure everyone who joins our team will recieve a FREE Renewing Facial! Why should you join?...
1) We are supporting Breast Cancer research.
2) We meet on race day at the Sandy Trax station and start our adventure together:)
3) We all love boobs.
4) All we do is talk and walk (even with strollers).
5) We are supporting Breast Cancer research.
6) We meet afterwards at the South Towne Mimi's Cafe and eat, and talk, and eat, and talk, and ....... you get the point.
7) We are showing our support for everyone who has endured through Breast Cancer.
8) We are supporting Breast Cancer Research.
9) Our team name is.......... BIG MOES HUGE CONES!!!!!! (Customized shirts are in the works for next year)

*Runners are welcome, but may be required to eat a donut prior to the race so the rest of us slackers can feel better about themselves.

There is no excuse! You can even support our team and "sleep in for the cure". If you don't walk you had better pony up some money to help us reach our team goal.

Go to, Click on register today, Then join a team. You can search our team by team name BIG MOES HUGE CONES, or by team company MELISSA HENDERSON AESTHETICS. From there fill out the registration forms and I will be notified that you are on our team:)

If you want to see our team page you can access the link through my Facebook page. Search Facebook for Melissa Henderson Aesthetics. Don't forget to "like" me.

Any questions or to schedule your FREE Renewing facial please call 801.913.6524

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February Special!

The special this month is Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Renewing Facial. Perfect to help pull your skin out of a winter funk. Each treatment is approx one hour, includes steam, cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage, mask, moisturizer. All treatments are completely customized to each individuals needs. First facial must be scheduled/completed by the end of February 2011 with the second scheduled/completed by the end of April 2011. $35 due at first facial. Call NOW to schedule your appointment 801-913-6524

Monday, November 29, 2010

No that's not an alligator, it's my skin!

It's official. Winter is here, and with the snow comes dry, itchy, sometimes cracked skin. Try some useful tips that will help you be more comfortable in your own skin :)

1) Hydrate from the inside out. No, this won't immediately make your skin feel like you live in a tropical climate. Staying properly hydrated makes your entire system function better. It will also keep your immune system strong to fight all of those nasty winter bugs. I don't follow the "rule of 8" It doesn't work for everyone. Instead divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of water. For instance if you weigh 150 lbs., drink 75 oz of water. Also, using a humidifier in your house can work wonders while you sleeping or enjoying a TV night on the couch.

2) Exfoliate. I know you think "my skin is so dry I will just load on the lotion". Which is a good thought....after you get rid of all of the dead skin cells on the surface. There are great products out there that are amazing for our face and body, buy don't over look some simple things you can do at home. While your in the shower, after you have washed your face, use a CLEAN washcloth to remove your cleanser. When your done make sure the washcloth goes into the laundry. Do not use it again after it drips dry, it could be harboring bacteria. For your body try a loofah. If those steps just don't seem to be cutting it, try a professional home care exfoliant. You can use them 2-3 times a week and they will have your skin glowing in no time.

3) Moisturize. You may have a moisturizer that you love, but now it just doesn't seem to be getting the job done. Many people need a thicker moisturizer in the winter. Make sure that if you are making a change during the winter months that it still has an SPF of 15 or higher. Even though you may feel like the weather outside is dreary, the UV rays are still getting through the clouds.

4) Licking is for ice cream cones, not your lips. One of the first areas to show dehydration or environmental assault is your kisser! The best way to protect your pout in the winter is to use a good lip product. My absolute favorite is Burt's Bee's lip balm. It's inexpensive, easy to find, and has good ingredients. It will help protect, but it doesn't do much in the way of healing. It does have peppermint in it so it has a great tingly feeling. If your lips are very dry try to rub some sugar on them at night before bed and then apply your lip product. By morning your lips will be so much closer to be kissable again :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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