Now offering Eyelash Extensions - Intro Special Full Set for $99

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Our pricing for these services are as follows:

Full Set $150.00 & up
Fill $65.00 & up
Removal $40.00 & up

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Relax, Pamper Yourself in Sarasota Salons & Spas

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Fall is here, and even in sunny Sarasota, the cool breezes of the season have begun. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors: Stroll on the beach with your partner, picnic with your family, or sip cocktails on a cafe terrace with friends. Fall is the time to slow down, relax, and take good care of yourself. The heat of summer is gone, and the demands of the holiday season haven't yet arrived...So treat yourself to some yummy luxuries this season!

Remember, relaxing is good for your emotional and physical well-being. Far from being selfish, what's good for us is good for those around us -- because when we are at our best, we can show up for our lives more fully.

Want some suggestions on how to slow down, relax, and boost your health? Here's a short list of our favorite ways to pamper and nourish our beautiful selves!

  • Go to a yoga class. Yoga is the perfect blend of meditation and physical exercise -- just an hour of this practice will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. If yoga's not your thing, try another kind of low-intensity exercise, like walking, swimming, or biking. Not only will it help you get into shape; gentle physical activity releases the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which make us feel happy and peaceful. Gentle exercise is a great, natural way to de-stress.
  • Take yourself on a date. Try planning your own "perfect evening," where you do exactly what you want to do. Take yourself out to your favorite restaurant. Go for a walk on the beach. Drink a glass of your favorite wine. Reconnect with yourself by spending quality time with, well, yourself. Take this time to remember what's really important in your life.
  • Get a massage. Massage is a great way to gain deep relaxation. Not only do you get an hour that's devoted purely to you; you'll come away with your muscles, and your mind, more relaxed. The benefits of massage are myriad, and too many to list here -- suffice it to say, you'll get a boost to your body, mind, and heart.
  • Do arts and crafts with your friends. Letting your creativity flow is a terrific way to unwind and play. Do you knit? Paint? Collage or scrapbook? Or do you want to learn a new craft? Get together with a group of your fellow crafters, and do your thing. This is a way to socialize while creating something awesome, and sharing your interests with friends.
  • Get a facial. There's nothing like a facial to take the worries of the day away. Craniofacial massage and facial masques will leave you feeling renewed.
  • Get a mani-pedi. Of course, this is an old standby. What more time tested way to pamper yourself than getting your nails done? Remember, manicures and pedicures are for men, too! Let a trained manicurist adorn your nails, and leave you feeling -- and looking -- your best.

We hope you find joy and relaxation through these -- or your own -- ways to pamper yourself. Sarasota salon & spa Alexauna is here to help you find relaxation and luxury. Whether you are looking for a massage, facial, high-end haircut or manicure, let Spa Alexauna help you take great care of yourself in Sarasota. Enjoy a spa day alone or with a friend. You spend so much time taking care of others -- it's time to give yourself a little love!

Indulging at Spa Alexauna is just one way to find peace and relaxation. Whatever you do for you this Fall, we hope it's wonderful.

In you have any comments or questions about our services, please contact us.

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Hair Coloring Services in Sarasota: Prolonging the Life of Your Color

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Don't you just love the way your hair looks and feels after you've had it professionally colored and styled at your favorite salon? If so, then you've probably also felt the frustration of gradually watching your hair color fade over time. Of course, with the right hair coloring services in Sarasota, your color should be bold and beautiful for many weeks to come. Still, there are some steps you can take in the meantime to extend the life of your salon color and keep it looking fabulous until your next appointment.

Skip the Daily Wash

If you're the type of person who washes your hair daily, it's time to reconsider that habit. Believe it or not, it's recommended that you only wash your hair every few days. Washing every day can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing it to feel dry and frizzy. Furthermore, daily washing will cause your color to fade more quickly.

Try to extend the time in between shampoos and consider making the switch from a traditional shampoo to a cleansing conditioner. You might be surprised at the difference it makes.

Use the Right Products

In addition to lengthening the time between washes, make sure you're using the right products on your hair as well. Speak with your stylist to find out what the best products for your specific hair type and color may be. For example, if you've colored your hair a vibrant red or auburn shade, you might need a color-depositing shampoo to keep your color looking fierce until your next appointment. On the other hand, if you've gone from your natural dark shade to a lighter shade, you may need moisturizing products to prevent your hair from becoming dried out or damaged.

Rinse With Cool Water

Another tip to keep in mind when it comes to coloring your hair is to always rinse it with cool water when you're in the shower. Warm or hot water can be harsh on the hair and can actually rinse away some of the color pigment in the process. Rinsing with cool water is a great way to not only protect and prolong the life of your salon color, but of sealing the hair cuticle and giving your locks a shinier, healthier appearance in the process.

Step Away From the Heat

If you like to use blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and other heat products on your hair, now might be a good time to give them a bit of a rest. Heat is perhaps the biggest enemy of salon-colored hair, yet it can be difficult for many people to step away from their favorite styling tools. You might be surprised by how well the right products can help you achieve beautiful results without the need for blow dryers or curling irons.

Of course, if you must use styling tools, be sure to protect your locks. You can do this by applying a heat protecting spray from your roots to your ends before you blow dry and again before you curl or straighten. Furthermore, when you blow dry your hair, consider doing so on the "cool" setting, and always use the lower heat settings on your straightener and curling iron to minimize damage.

As you can see, there are many ways you can go about prolonging the life of your hair color until your next visit to the salon. This way, you can look and feel your best while avoiding the frustration of fading color. For more tips or to schedule an appointment for amazing color, feel free to contact us today. We'd love to hear from you.

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Skin Care to Fight Aging - Spa Alexauna | Sarasota, FL

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Some things you can change, some you can't. While you can't change your chronological age, you can change the rate at which your skin ages. With age, collagen production slows down and the skin loses elasticity. Wrinkles, crow's feet, fine lines and deep jowls begin to show up. We can stop the unrelenting aging process. By paying attention to what ages the skin and taking steps to reduce these factors, your skin may look younger than your chronological age. And that is quite a task, though not impossible. Here are some anti-aging tricks from Sarasota Salons and Spas to keep your skin youthful and healthy:

Moisturize

Ever left a peeled orange out? You will notice the skin gets scaly and dry after a few hours. Imagine the skin, left to the drying elements of wind, sun and harsh pollutants. The result is not pretty to say the least: dry, dull, fine lines and with time, deep wrinkles. Fight the elements at the skin level. Moisturize your skin. Not just any moisturizer but a moisturizer with effective skin benefits that promote cell turnover, stimulate collagen growth and stop cellular damage. For instance, topical retinoids improve skin texture and reduce appearance of fine lines. Look for products that boost collagen production such as naturally occurring polypeptides (small proteins), blue green algae, hyaluronic acid, rosehip oil, among others.

Moisturize right after you wash your face or step out of the shower. That way, you lock in the moisture as well.

Sun Protection

Though moisturizing plays a crucial part in fighting anti-aging, it will still be a losing game if you don't protect your skin from sun damage. Sun protection is key to fighting age spots, premature aging and skin cancer that come with sun exposure. The sun's UV rays inflict cellular damage to the skin and dries it up. Apply a sunscreen with a broad UVA and UVB spectrum with a SPF of at least 30 every day of the year, whether you see the sun or not. The fact is the sun's UV rays (especially UVA rays) can cut through clouds and travel through windows to wreck damage on your skin, like it or not. 

Eat Your Way to Better Skin

Food is blamed for everything, good or bad. Eat this, don't eat that may be the doctor's catch phrase to treat modern ills but it holds true for skin health as well. Let's get a little nutrition savvy. Enjoy deep green vegetables such as spinach, arugula and kale. Packed with antioxidants, they help to fight cellular damage and its rich vitamin C and K help to promote cell turnover. Fruits and vegetables with deep hues such as carrots, tomatoes, blueberries, cherries, eggplants and red pepper have rich amounts of phytonutrients to protect cells , repair skin cells and protect against sun damage.  They help to preserve the health of cell membranes and reduce inflammatory compounds in the body responsible for aging. Don't forget omega-3 fatty acids as they are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes. Mindfully includes this group of foods such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, avocados, nuts and olive oil.

Sleep Well

Sleep well and your skin will thank you. You can't afford otherwise as sleep deprivation leads to dull skin and breakouts. If you need some scientific backup, here it is: Researchers found that those who didn't get enough sleep showed "more signs of skin aging including fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced skin elasticity." Conversely, those who enjoy good quality sleep are able to recover more quickly from stressors to skin such as sun and environmental toxins. Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.

Time Out

Kids may not enjoy time out, but grownups do. Give yourself some me-time, to pamper yourself and de-stressed from life's demands and work schedules. Schedule a relaxing massage or spa treat, go for a facial or get a pedicure. These little enjoyments help to promote emotional and mental wellbeing, a great way to keep yourself young and happy.

For more skin care tips and how to keep aging at bay, contact us. We offer many services to nourish, moisturize and rejuvenate your skin and promote skin health.

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Six Health Benefits of Massage Therapy That May Surprise You [services in sarasota]

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Just the name massage therapy invokes visions of relaxation and the release of muscle tension. While these are major benefits, massage therapy has more, far-reaching health benefits. In fact, researchers from the American Massage Therapy Association found that more than 54 million adults discussed massage therapy last year with their physicians as a health care treatment. Consider six health benefits of massage therapy that may surprise you.

  1. Improve your heart health. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America, according to the American Heart Association. Massage therapy is often used to manage blood pressure and anxiety, which can reduce your risk of cardiovascular problems like heart attack and stroke. Just one massage can lower your blood pressure for the next 72 hours, according to one study. Other research has shown a 10 to 12 point reduction in systolic pressure (the top number) with regular massages. That's about the same result you would expect from a blood pressure medication, but it's pharmaceutical-free. 
  2. Relieve digestive discomfort. Digestive problems often occur as a result of stress. The relaxation experienced during a massage session can provide relief. Massage therapy has also been used to complement pharmaceutical treatment for disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and chronic constipation. Therapists use massage to relax or stimulate affected areas, reducing cramping, bloating and gas. Ice and heat are often incorporated to stimulate the bowel or reduce inflammation. Abdominal massage is effective because it stimulates your internal organs, including the gallbladder and liver. Both organs play a critical role in the release and removal of waste.
  3. Cope with cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, massage therapy is a natural way cancer patients can cope with the pain, anxiety and headaches that often accompany cancer treatments. Breastcancer.orgrecommends message therapy for breast cancer patients as a way to manage pain, improve immune function and cope with anxiety. Massage can also help heal scar tissue and improve range of motion after surgery. 
  4. Improve immune function. Cancer patients aren't the only ones that benefit from increased immune function. It's safe to say we all would like fewer colds, especially since flu season is upon us. A study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that just one massage showed measurable changes in both the immune and endocrine systems of the participants, including an increase in lymphocytes, the cells our immune system uses to defend against intruders.
  5. Get a good night's sleep. According to Sleep Review magazine, 40 to 50 million Americans have sleep issues that interfere with a healthy lifestyle. Anne Williams, author of Spa Bodywork and Teaching Massage, explains how getting a good night's sleep contributes to pain management as well. "Massage helps people spend more time in deep sleep, the restorative stage in which the body barely moves, which reduces the neurotransmitter associated with pain."
  6. Create a better quality of life for the elderly. Massage is especially beneficial for older adults, promoting good posture and helping to stabilize joints. In addition to helping them feel better, massage can decrease their likelihood of falls by making them more stable. In fact, many assisted living, and even hospice facilities, hire massage therapists to assist residents. 

The licensed massage therapist at Spa Alexauna has extensive experience helping patients achieve the above benefits and much more. Choose from neuromuscular, table thai, Swedish, prenatal, hot stone, deep tissue, or head and neck massage. Or, come in for our signature massage, which incorporates Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques, warm stones and aromatherapy oils. Our full service salon has everything you need to stay beautiful and healthy. Learn more about our massage therapy services in SarasotaContact one of our professionals today.  

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$75 OFF Keratin Treatment Service!

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Rewind the strands of time with the new Coppola Keratin Treatment. This versatile Keratin Treatment doesn’t just smooth hair; it safely provides the ultimate anti-aging boost, adds volume and restores hairs youthful look and texture for a minimum of 3 months.
 
*Aldehyde-free & Formaldehyde-free Keratin Treatment*
 
To take advantage of $75 Offer please call for a consultation or schedule your Keratin Treatment before 8/15/2015.
 
Before and After Photos - click here !
 
 
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Summer Sampler $99 Special At SpaAlexauna

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Includes: 

  • Express Facial

  • Manicure

  • Foot Pamper

  • Blow dry

Please Call Today (941) 921-3800

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Introducing ColorPaints by OPI - Blendable Nail Lacquer

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We are having a blast with ColorPaints by OPI !  

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20% Off ANY New Service at Spa Alexauna - Limited Time Offer

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Book any NEW service and receive 20% off!  Not valid with other offers or discount.  No cash value. Expires Aug 30th, 2015. Print or screenshot this page and present at time of service.  (Valid for any service you have never tried at Spa Alexauna.)

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Would your Mother LOVE a Gift Certificate from Spa Alexauna?

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Give your Mom a Day of Pampering

A perfect way to show her how much she means to you and for all she does! 

Call 941.921.3800

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Would you like INFINITE Styling Possibilities? STYLE LINK can do that!

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  • PREP - Create your foundation

  • PLAY - Texturize and Transform your hair

  • PERFECT - Lock in any style

  • BOOST - Customize your styling power

The STYLE LINK is now available at Spa Alexauna, stop in and discover your possibilities!

Learn More Here

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Want stronger hair that holds color longer ? OLAPLEX is the solution

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GET UNBREAKABLE HAIR! Be set free from damaged hair.  Have stronger hair that holds color longer.  Olaplex is a NEW advanced hair treatment, ask your stylist before your next color service!

What is Olaplex? A single ingredient chemistry, free of silicone or oils, that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. 

Below are photos from customers who have had the OLAPLEX treatment!

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Cleanse & Condition - 1 Step, 1 Product - New from BIOLAGE - Free Samples

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CLEANSING CONDITIONER - CLEANSE WITHOUT STRIPPING, CONDITION WITHOUT THE WEIGHT

A 5-MINUTE, ONE-STEP TRANSFORMATION :Low-lather, quick rinsing formulas for every hair type. Superior manageability in just one step. Apply conditioning agents to nourish and protect your hair and wait 5 minutes. When you rinse, the formula morphs into a soap-free cleanser, swiping dirt away without stripping hair! The results? Incredible shine, body and movement.   More product info here...

FREE Samples available in the salon, limited supply.  Ask for yours today!

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REVIVE procare is Clinically Proven to Grow Hair 3X Stronger in 30 Days

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Now women and men with fine or thinning hair can safely prevent hair loss. Reviv3 Procare removes DHT laden sebum, the leading cause of hair loss. Replace your shampoo and conditioner with the Reviv3 Procare system to heal your scalp skin and regenerate the hair follicles for hair that is clinically proven to grow 3X stronger in 30 days.* 

Contact Spa Alexauna to schedule a REVIV3 consultation today!

*Reduces breakage and makes hair approximately 3X stronger based on a 4-week clinical study using the Reviv3 Procare 3-part system.

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Valentines Day Spa Packages for your Sweetheart!

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Valentines's Day is just around the corner! Treat your loved one to the gift of relaxation and pampering with one of our special Valentine's Day Packages or Gift Certificates. Come in and check out our great selection of jewelry and clothing, they make great gifts to go along with those gift certificates!

This Valentine’s Day indulge yourself or treat your sweetheart to a gift of Relaxation and Beauty

Cupids Arrow Package • $99 

• Relax with a 30min Swedish Massage 

• 30 Minute Express Facial

• Finish it off with a Shampoo, Blow-dry & Style

The Sweetheart Package • $175 

• Relax with a 1 hour Swedish Massage 

• 30 Minute Express Facial

• Manicure & Pedicure

• Finish it off with a Shampoo, Blow-dry & Style

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Our Location

941.921.3800
Northridge Plaza
5040 Clark Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233 
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Opening Hours

Monday  9am - 5pm 
Tuesday  9am - 7pm 
Wednesday  9am - 5pm 
Thursday  9am - 7pm 
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday Closed