It’s a new year, so why not start the year off with a new you! There’s nothing like a rejuvenating beauty treatment to set you off on a journey of feeling great about yourself.
“Our appearance has a lot to do with how we feel. When you feel good about your outside you’ll feel good on the inside, whether you’ve just gotten a new hair style, a massage or facial, or a treatment,” said Mary Taylor, owner of Mira Spa and Salon in Reston, Virginia. “Being happy with the way you look completely ties together both your mood and your confidence, and there’s no better compliment than someone telling you ‘I thought you were 10 years younger!’”
Proper Skincare is Importantat Any Age
Ultimately, you should begin a good skincare routine when you’re young: watching what you eat, cleansing your skin before bed, and using high-quality skincare products and makeup. “However, there are things you can do at any age,” Taylor said.
“Start with good hygiene and skincare in your teens, and maintain that throughout your 30s and 40s,” she advised. “Then as you age, look for other ways to maintain good skin. There are always little things that can improve your skin’s quality and protect it from exposure to the elements and pollution so your skin will look healthy, plump and hydrated—even into your 60s, 70s and beyond.”
Unfortunately, many people get their information from the Internet, commercials, advertisements or social media. And they don’t always know the best products to buy. “The cosmetics industry is a billion dollar business, and what you might see in the factories would make you cringe. They use things like petroleum products in makeup or lead in lipsticks, and when you think about it, that’s what you’re putting on your skin and ingesting. And people wonder why their skin doesn’t look its best, or why their hair is thinning.”
“It’s not about being vain…it’s about taking care of the body you’ve been given,” she says. Taylor often refers guests to the website
safecosmetics.com to make comparisons, and offers organic- and botanical-based products.
Explore Medical-Grade Treatments
There are numerous spa and Medspa treatments available for your face and body that can help minimize wrinkles, plump skin, enhance tone and texture, reduce fat, increase collagen, remove unwanted hair, or stimulate hair growth. Explore services including Clear + Brilliant laser treatments to tighten and improve skin quality, Morpheus8 to reduce wrinkles, microdermabrasion, EvolveX radiofrequency (RF) treatments to give a slimmer and more toned appearance, and injectables.
Two of the more popular treatments Mira has seen an interest in are for thinning hair and healing damaged tissue.
- Nutrafol drug-free hair growth supplements help regenerate hair growth in both men and women by targeting the root causes of hair loss.
- PRP, or platelet-rich plasma therapy, uses your own platelets injected into a damaged portion of your body to accelerate healing. This can help with scarring (especially acne scarring), collagen stimulation, and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
- Other favorites include lymphatic drainage, cupping to reduce built-up fluids and pain, body contouring and microneedling.
Begin any Treatment Regime with a Consultation
Because the relationship between you and your provider is so important for a successful outcome, consultations will help define the right treatment avenues. Prior to obtaining any spa or Medspa treatment, expect your provider to explore your medical history and provide information on upcoming treatments, along with pre- and post-treatment instructions.
“Even if you’ve never done skincare treatments before, or don’t know where to start, come in for a consultation. This way you’ll get the best advice, results, and bang for your buck,” Taylor said. Talk about your concerns and get recommendations on hair and skin care appropriate for where you are now in your personal care routines.
Hair and Nail Services Add to Your Beautiful Self
When you walk into Mira Spa and Salon, you immediately feel welcomed in the bright and inviting space where you can enjoy the relaxing environment and destress with refreshments and soft music while awaiting your appointment, followed by the pleasures of the one-on-one focus from your provider without distractions.
You won’t find rental spaces in this spa and salon. All providers are employees, and work together as a team to ensure the best results for each guest, as Taylor likes to call her clients. Refresh your hair style, or go all out with a “brand new do.” And treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure and makeup application for an all-over beauty experience.
Doing What You Love
Mary Taylor emphasizes knowledge and firmly believes in ongoing education for her staff—and even for herself, even though she’s been styling hair since 1974. At Mira, you’ll find the most up-to-date techniques and products, along with familiarity with the latest trends. Cleanliness is another important factor, and Mira follows strict federal guidelines and standards for disinfection and sterilization.
“I love this industry and what I do,” Taylor said. “But what I enjoy most though is the interaction with my guests—getting to know them and caring about their lives. Helping someone look beautiful and making them feel good about themselves—I can’t describe how great that is for both them and me.”
Support a woman-owned business and treat yourself to a healthier more beautiful you with a visit to Mira Spa and Salon.
Mira Spa and Salon offers a wide range of beauty, spa and Medspa services. Visit their website at mireaspasalon.com to learn more. Appointments can be booked online, or just give us a call. Walk-in appointments are also available.
Mira Spa and Salon
11638 Plaza America Drive | Reston, VA 20190
571-313-8962 | firstname.lastname@example.org | miraspasalon.com