Teeth Whitening

Here at Calm Spa and Salon we love offering NEW SERVICES whenever possible. 


Our most recent new service being offered is, TEETH WHITENING

Below we answer some of the questions you may have about this service.

Is Laser Teeth Whitening safe?

Yes, it is SAFE and FDA approved! The LED light and the gel ingredients are safe for cosmetic teeth whitening. The gel is all plant based – so super natural! This process has been used for many years even in the dental industry. There is NO BLEACH in the gel!


How long does it take?

It takes up to two hours. We do 3 rounds for 20 minutes each. Depending on how your natural tooth reacts we can do a 4th round which is totally optional.


How many shades whiter will your teeth get?

It varies from person to person. The average whitening is 5-14 shades whiter. You will leave with your teeth the whitest they can naturally go. Everyone has a natural stopping point and everyone responds differently. 4 shades is average for a clients first session. Lifestyle and genetics are a big factor when its comes to teeth whitening.


How long will your teeth stay white?

It really depends on your lifestyle and the foods and drinks you consume daily! Maintaining is KEY! We love using Charcoal Powder to brush our teeth with 2x a week. You can now purchase the charcoal powder at Calm. 


What if you have sensitive teeth?

Most clients experience little to no sensitivity during or after the sessions because our product is so natural. But it is important to stay hydrated that will help with feeling sensitive before and after your appointment.

Does it work on dental work?

Yes! It will whiten the tooth back to its original color and will not whiten beyond that.


What food should you avoid for the first 24-36 hours?

Coffee, tea, soda, kool-aid, red wine, tomato sauce, red meat, dark colored fruits and veggies. If it stains your white shirt, it will stain your teeth!


If scheduling teeth whitening at Calm Spa and Salon, we ask prior to your appointment to drink lots of water. It helps with sensitivity. You can not eat for 2 hours after, so keep that in mind. Don’t worry about brushing your teeth – it’s better not to.


Also, We recommend bringing headphones or a book since you’ll be sitting for a little bit! The first initial service cost is $150 and $99 for touch ups.


You can book this service online at calmspaandsalon.com or by calling 801-404-1254.

Chemical peels

Everything you should know about chemical peels

So you want to get a chemical peel and you don’t know where to start? This post will tell you everything you need to know to determine if a chemical peel is right for you.
 
 
WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?
 
A chemical peel is a removal of skin cells from the skin’s surface. With different solutions, we can get mild, almost invisible peeling, all the way to deep shedding of skin cells. We also use different blends of acids to target concerns in the skin such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. When the chemical solution is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of skin to die and shed off the skin quicker. This shedding promotes new healthy skin growth and exposes fresh new healthy skin beneath layers of damaged skin cells. 
 
 
WHO IS A CHEMICAL PEEL FOR?
 
Since chemical peels come in different intensity levels and formulations, they can be great for anyone! Someone wanting to prevent future signs of aging, could receive a mild peel that tightens and brightens the skin. Someone with very oily skin and persistent acne would benefit from a deeper peel that targets cleansing out the pores. There truly is something for everyone within the world of chemical peels! 
 
 
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK
 
Here at Calm Spa and Salon, we offer a wide variety of chemical peels. On our menu, however, we have simplified our options to make booking your appointment easy. You can book either a level 1, level 2, or level 3 chemical peel. These levels refer to how many layers of solution we apply to the skin. The more layers, the more intense the treatment will be. But don’t worry, no matter what you book, we can make adjustments at the time of your appointment depending on how your skin is reacting to the treatment. Then, the type of chemical peel we use will be determined when you arrive at your appointment and we consult about your skin’s needs. 
 
Before your appointment, you should 
 
– come with cleansed skin if possible
– make sure you don’t have any events or outdoor activities scheduled in the week after your treatment
– discontinue use of any active skincare products at home 2 days before your appointment (active products would consist of retinol/retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc.) if you are unsure if your products include active ingredients, please call or text us at Calm Spa and Salon 
 
 
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
 
When you arrive for your appointment at Calm Spa and Salon, you and your esthetician will consult about what you are looking to change about your skin. Your esthetician will determine what treatment will be best. We will start with two thorough cleanses to prep the skin for the peel. Then the chemical solution is applied on. At this point, it’s normal to feel some activity in the skin. You might have warm, tingly, itchy or burning sensations. This is all normal and your esthetician will be monitoring your skins’s reaction closely to avoid potential damage. 
 
Once the chemical peel has had time to neutralize on the skin, your esthetician will apply finishing products to help aid in your skin healing, finish with an SPF on your skin, and they will give you aftercare instructions and that’s pretty much it! 
 
 
 
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER YOUR CHEMICAL PEEL?
 
After your treatment, your skin will feel rather tight and dry. You may feel a little warmth, but most of the activity should be calmed down by the time you leave the spa. Visible peeling does not always occur after a chemical peel. You skin may not peel visibly at all, you make experience some mild flaking, or your skin might peel in larger sheets of skin all over your face.
 
If you do experience peeling, it typically lasts for about 3-5 day, but it can last anywhere from 7-10 with deeper treatments. 
 
What to do after your chemical peel:
 
– avoid your active products for 3-4 days after your peel, or until peeling is completely finished
– avoid heat in the skin (like hot showers, sweating, saunas, hot stoves) for the first 24 hrs especially to avoid reactivating the peel 
– DO NOT pick at or scrub your skin as it is peeling. You must let the peeling happen naturally so as to avoid tearing and scarring your skin
– use sun protection everyday
– use proper home care products to give you the best results and support the progress made from your chemical peel
– continue to consult with your esthetician at Calm Spa and Salon to receive the appropriate treatments and skincare products for your healthiest skin 
 
 
 
We at Calm Spa and Salon are devoted to helping you achieve your best skin. Chemical peels are a great step to reaching so many skin goals. No matter your skin concerns, you can benefit from a chemical peel. Book an appointment with us today and we will help you on your way to clear and youthful skin. 

When do you know you need a haircut?

haircut


Cailee Anderson, a master hairstylist at Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove, answers this question in detail below.


The beautiful thing about hair is there are so many styles and different ways to wear your hair. In this post, I’ll be going more in depth about how often you need a haircut and when you know that you need one.
There are so many factors that go into maintaining a hair cut. First, if you color treat your hair, the hair is taking on more chemical and thermal damage than natural hair so I always recommend 6-8 weeks in between cuts. If your hair is natural and you use less to medium thermal heat on it, I recommend 3-4 months.


Something to consider is if you are trying to maintain a certain hairstyle, know it will be more of an upkeep. Every hair cut differs and the time in between can range.


There are multiple products that help strengthen and prevent breakage so that you are able to maintain a healthy look. Kerastase thermiques are leave in moisturizers that protect the hair up the 450 degrees and add moisture and protein to the hair. If you are wanting to grow your hair longer and stronger, I recommend our Kerastase Initialiste, which is our advanced scalp concentrate that maximizes the potential length of your hair.


Some things to pay attention to when you’re curious if you’re ready for a hair cut is: 

-I like to comb all my hair straight back and look to see if there is a change of density as it gets closer to the ends.

-Another way is to look closely at the ends of your hair and if you noticed little white beads on the hair, those are the beginnings of split ends. If you notice either of these, it’s time for a haircut! 


 At the end of the day, if healthy, full hair is what is desired than don’t be afraid of a good haircut and as always good product!

How to avoid “MASKNE” this fall

Skin care for face mask problems
Are you suffering from MASKNE? Yah, we are too and we aren’t loving the breaouts we’re seeing caused by long hours of wearing masks.
Here are a few tips to clear up those breakouts under that mask:
 
1. Double Cleanse
We recommend starting with an oil cleanser like 
Eminence’s Stone Crop Cleansing Oil to loosen all makeup and grime. You then can follow with your favorite Eminence cleanser that suits your skin type.
 
2. Masque after you mask
Keep flare-ups to a minimal using Eminence’s Clear Skin Probiotic Masque. Ingredients like cucumber and shea butter will calm irritated skin, while lactic acid from yogurt prevents breakouts.
 
3. Exfoliate
Exfoliating regularly is more important than ever as masks trap dead skin cells, dirt and debris. Eminence’s  Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant removes impurities while adzuki powder exfoliates leaving skin glowing!
 
4. Use a spot treatment as needed
Sometimes you can still end up with a pimple or two. Eminence’s Clear Skin Target spot treatment will help heal quicker and help fade dark spots. Spot treat anytime of day!

CALM SPA AND SALON VOTED BEST 2020

Voted best in Utah Valley 2020 in 7 Categories!

It’s an honor to be once again awarded the best in Utah Valley. This is now our 5th year in a row we have be voted the best.

This year, we received more awards then we ever have before. Best day spa, best hair salon, best brows, best wax, best nails and best stylist 2020.

Thank you for all our loyal clients who make Calm possible and to all our team members that work so hard every day serving all our clients! 

CALM SPA AND SALON VOTED BEST 2019

BEST DAY SPA, BEST WAX, BEST BROWS, BEST EYELASH EXTENSIONS, BEST HAIR SALON, BEST STYLIST : 2019

Thank you to all of our clients for voting Calm Spa and Salon the Best in Utah Valley! This is the 4th year in a row we have received this honor and we are so appreciative of your support!

Come visit our Day Spa, Hair Salon and Boutique in Utah county.

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CHARCOAL – SKIN BENEFITS

CHARCOAL has SO many benefits for the skin and has been around for ages! More recently, charcoal has made it’s way back around and has been the talk lately! From charcoal toothpaste to charcoal masques, it seems to be the BIG craze! As Master Estheticians at Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove, Utah, we have a few favorite charcoal products we use from Eminence Organic Skin Care. 

 Let’s talk about a few benefits charcoal has on the skin and why everyone is going crazy about it! When Charcoal and Kaolin clay are mixed together it detoxifies the skin, drawing out oil, dirt and bacteria that cause excess sebum making it incredible for congested, oily and combination skin types. When using charcoal based products, your pores will appear refined and minimized. The look of sebum on the skin is reduced. Skin surface appears clarified and less irritated. The skin will be hydrated and nourished. Skin looks soft and noticeably smoother. 


One of our very favorite masques from Eminence Organics is the CHARCOAL T-ZONE PURIFIER MASQUE. We love it for it’s deep cleaning and pore refining benefits for combination and oily skin types. This is a great one for problem skin types. 
A few ingredients in this masque and ingredients we encourage all oily t zone skin types to use are: 
Buchu Leaf Extract: mattifies the skin.    Kaolin Clay: draws out impurities without stripping the skin. Charcoal: draws out oil, dirt and bacteria.Willow Bark: anti-inflammatory. Tea Tree Oil: soothing anti-inflammatory. Salicylic Acid: evens complexion and smooths. Eucalyptus Oil: anti-fungal and antibacterial.

If you are wanting to reduce the appearance of large pores, oily t zone and breakouts we suggest scheduling a Targeted Facial at Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove, Utah and letting one of our Master Estheticians help you achieve your skin care goals and help with your at home skin care routine.

EXFOLIATION

Let’s talk about exfoliation of the skin. Did you know there are two types of exfoliants? Physical exfoliants and chemical exfoliants. As we age our cell turn over rate slows down drastically making our skin not feel and look smooth. In turn, we should be exfoliating 2 to 3 times a week to help slough off dead skin. Physical exfoliants are very popular for at home use. Chemical exfoliants are usually done by a professional in a spa setting. Here at Calm Spa and Salon, we offer several professional chemical and physical exfoliation treatments. For at home use, we recommend Eminence Organics Pear and Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher. It’s an aggressive physical exfoliant. The ground up walnut and poppy seeds polish the skin giving a smooth texture and the apricot oil leaves a glow you cant resist.  This is a great one for all you with oily skin! It is our Product of the Month giving you 20% off all January 2019. ($10 savings.)

WAXING DO’S AND DONT’S

Have you ever had a Brazilian Wax?? Are you too shy to talk about it with friends and don’t know where to go? Don’t be! Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove is your go to spa for all waxing services including the Brazilian Wax. Calm’s Master Estheticians are skilled and knowledgeable. They will immediately make you feel at ease and comfortable. There are several Do’s and Do Not’s if you are a new to waxing services.

Do come clean.
Do exfoliate the morning of to help prevent breakouts and eliminate pain.
Do grow your hair 2 weeks prior to service.
Do exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week with a Calm sugar scrub to prevent ingrown hairs.

 

Do not tan 48 hours before or after waxing service.
Do not drink caffeine same day as waxing service.
Do not cancel if you start your period, just wear a tampon.
Do not hot tub or swim 24 hrs after waxing service.
Do not use any lotions or perfumes that are scented the same day of waxing service.

 

Brazilian waxing or any waxing in general doesn’t have to be a scary thing. As long as you go to a professional that is skilled, you will be surprised how easy it can be!
 
Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove Utah offers a variety of male and female hair removal services including facial and body waxing.