As Editor in Chief of American Salon, Kelley Donahue reports on all aspects of the professional beauty industry, including salon business-building strategies, seasonal hair and fashion trends, salon services and techniques, and timely issues impacting manufacturers, schools, salons and distributor principals. In addition to conducting photo shoots--one of which was the recipient of an ABBIES Award for Best Magazine Cover--Donahue also travels extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, sourcing out new trends and representing American Salon at major industry functions and educational events.
Pumpkin—that perennial favorite used in holiday cooking—is headed straight out of the patch and into the salon this season. That's the word from the beauty gurus at Zazúon and Day Spa, with locations in Hinsdale, Naperville and Wheaton, IL. These hip beauty emporiums' latest offering—the Pumpkin Pedicure—incorporates a cornucopia of natural ingredients that exfoliate, nurture and moisturize skin. The $60, hour-long service begins with a relaxing foot soak enhanced with a few drops of apple spice aromatherapy. After performing the requisite nail and cuticle care, the technician brushes a thin layer of antioxidant-rich (h2t)'s Pumpkin Peel onto the legs and feet, leaving it on for five minutes
to replenish lost nutrients and break down calluses; then rinsing it away and buffing the skin with a foot file. That's followed by applications of exfoliating (h2t)'s Green Tea Total Body Sugar Buff and hydrating (h2t)'s Green Tea Body Moisturizing Complex, which is massaged into the skin. Festive polish rounds out this treat for the feet. Can you say yum? For more information, visit www.zazu.net.
This special Pumpkin Peel treatment is rich in antioxidants.