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Salon Closed Until May 4, 2020

ALL SALONS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE BY ORDER OF THE STATE OF OHIO

Our salons are closed for the safety of our customers and staff as we all ride out the  COVID-19  Pandemic.  We are monitoring and  following current State and Federal recommendations and are planning to re-open our salons for business on May 4th.

However, this is a fluid situation and our reopen date could change due to possible extension of Ohio’s Stay at Home Order.  Please join our email list to receive the latest reopening information.

Additionally, stay tuned to our Facebook page for upcoming specials, and we invite you support the salon by purchasing gift cards and products in our JCO Beauty Online Store.

Calls will be returned when we are in the office.  Thank you for your patience at this time.

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PUTTING THE MAN IN MANICURE

Ok ladies, we are excited to give you some information to share with the man in your life. Manicures and pedicures are not some “fu-fu” treatments that are meant solely for women anymore. You can help put the “man” in manicure, by getting them preferential treatment without the polish and the other services. Trimmed, cleaned, and buffed is how he should look after getting a pedicure and manicure. In fact, there is nothing exclusively feminine about getting any nails service. So getting them done should no longer be a problem for any man.  At Jenniffer & Company you can request a consultation with one of our many qualified nail technicians. Which will allow us to personalize your nail experience.  Of course, any, and all of our full-service nail options are available for men or women. So we hope to see you and your man soon.

Need some more convincing? Here are six reasons he should get a MANicure.

  1. HEALTHY HANDS AND FEET: Exfoliation is one of the key things to healthy skin and nail beds. More importantly, with the removal of dead skin; you are less likely to develop calluses. While getting your nail service you will have your cuticles removed, so no more painful ingrown nails. Additionally, stinky feet can be a serious problem for some people. Bacteria growth is usually the culprit. Getting a manicure or pedicure will clean all the dirt and grime that has built up. Unfortunately developing a nail fungus may be the result of not taking care of them properly whether you are a man or women.
  2. THE SEXY FACTOR: A man taking pride in his appearance is definitely sexy.
  3. IT LOOKS GOOD: When meeting someone new, the last thing you want to do is shake hands with your dry; rough hands. Also, summer is here and everyone wants to break out those sandals and flip flops. Do your toenails need to be clipped and filed? Jenniffer & Company is the best place to get your feet summertime ready.
  4. STRESS BUSTING: Does your man need a break from the day to day stresses of work? Well, I have some good news, getting a manicure and pedicure comes with a hand massage and a foot massage. Sit back and relax for an hour, let the nail technician help you destress. A healthy mind, body, and soul is good for the heart. Trust me when I say, your hands and feet will thank you. Maybe even the person in your life will love the new and improved you when you come home relaxed and refreshed.
  5. PAMPER YOURSELF: At Jenniffer & Company it doesn’t matter if you are a man or women, we are here to customize the services that work for you. Many men visit Jenniffer & Company for their manicures or pedicures. We promise to make you feel comfortable, but still, make you feel like a man.

We hope we have been able to debunk all of the fears and misconceptions that men have about manicures and pedicures. Call us today with any questions, or even better; to book your appointment!!

Jenniffer &Co’s Lexi Ingwer is named “Best Stylist” from Scene Magazine

Congratulations to Jenniffer & Company’s Lexi Ingwer for receiving Scene Magazine’s 2017 Best of Cleveland for “Best Stylist”

Alexia Ingwer has been a stylist for six years specializing in custom dimensional color. She is a certified Level 2 Goldwell Master Colorist and is skilled in the KMS IQ Cutting method.

Lexi became a Goldwell Artist nearly two years ago. “I love education and learning beyond the surface. I want to share and ignite that passion in others.” When teaching, she likes to cater to every style of learning by finding new and creative ways to deliver information.

Gathering inspiration from all over the world, Lexi adds a unique and fresh perspective to both her work behind the chair and with her classes. With great devotion to her own education, she is continuously growing and evolving as both a stylist and educator. Participating in Goldwell Colorzoom for five consecutive years has given Lexi the opportunity to expand her artistry and document her growth with every entry, allowing her to develop a unique and contemporary style of her own.

Get schooled on spray tanning!

With spring break coming up I am starting to see a lot of you hitting the tanning beds again.  As a licensed esthetician and educator I am here to give you a healthy alternative to the devil’s sun rays.  So let’s talk spray tanning and address your concerns and questions.

First I am going to throw out a useless but interesting fact.  Having a glowing tan was never popular until good old Mrs. Coco Chanel got a little too much sun while vacationing on her yacht.  After returning with the sun kissed glow… bammm everyone loved and wanted that look.

Ok now let’s get down to the nitty gritty and talk about how this works.  The solution used in our services contains no harsh chemicals.  Instead DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is used, which is beet extract.  It also contains botanicals, moisturizers, aloe vera, and erythrulose.  That last guy I just mentioned is natural sugar that gives the tan a natural or in my words not orange look.

Now we can check off everyone’s 2 biggest worries.  No Orange and no harsh chemicals.

Like a sliced apple that turns brown, DHA has an enzymatic reaction with the amino acids in our dead skin cells.  This is why spray tans only last 3 to 7 days.  Your body is constantly shedding off those dead cells.  Just like an apple takes a while to turn brown the DHA works the same way on the skin.  People like to see their tan right away so some solutions contain dye to give a temporary tan to the skin.  When you go to shower what you see rinse down the drain is that dye and not your spray tan so don’t fret!

So now the science of the solution is out of the way so let’s talk shop.  I see people everywhere offering spray tans, but at Jenniffer & Company,  we like to set ourselves apart from the rest!  With over 10 different professional solutions we can custom blend the perfect spray tan for you.  The is blend is based on your undertone, personal preference, and reason for tan.   Our spray tan service is $35 for 1 or $50 for 2 and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

To prep please shower, shave, and exfoliate 24 hours prior to the service for best results.  The day of service come in loose fitted clothing with no makeup, deodorant, or lotion on.  You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable during the service.  The solution takes about 2 to 5 hours to develop on the skin but sleeping in it overnight gives the best results! When you shower do not use anything that exfoliates your body.  For the following days apply a moisturizer or tan extender to keep your tan fresh.

Ok you are now well educated on how spray tans work, how to prep, and how to get it to last.  My job here is done! Call in to get your glow in with one of our professionals today!

Article written by: Kristine Kerr, Advanced Esthetician/Instructor/Spray Tan Technician

Oct. 23, 2016 – Illumin8 Holistic Expo

Heal your Mind, Body & Soul at the
llumin8 Holistic Expo
Saturday, October 23, 2016 : 2 PM – 6 PM
at Jenniffer & Company on Mentor Avenue.

Rejuvenate your MIND, BODY and SOUL

Hosted By Patti Lombardo
Natural Products * Crystals * Jewelry * Essential Oils
* Henna * Biomat Healing * Sound Vibration Healing Reiki *
Healing Touch Mugs * Healing Drums

ADMISSION: $3.00 per person
NO CHECKS PLEASE CASH PREFERRED
Chinese Auction available GREAT PRIZES and REFRESHMENTS

Please join us!

Call Jenniffer & Company for more information:
440-266-4247

Laser Hair Removal vs. Waxing

Hello everyone and happy summer!!! In the past months I have been getting to know a lot more about North Coast Laser and the services they offer. One of the services they have in common with Jenniffer and Company is hair removal. We both specialize in this service but in totally different ways. Here at JCO we use a soy based wax to pull the hair from the follicle. Where at NCL, a special machine is used to laser the hair follicle. In this blog, I will talk about the benefits of both services to inform you of your options so you may best chose which service is right for you.
First lets talk about laser hair removal. I was very intrigued by this service because I am half Italian and half werewolf. Well not really but the hair on my face says otherwise. Anyways, the laser uses high concentrated light to beam into the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the light and destroys the hair. This service is so quick and after 3-7 treatments a lot of the hair is permanently removed. To treat my entire face and neck the specialist had me in and out of the office in 10 minutes. It felt like a quick snapping of a rubber band and after my face felt a little sunburned. So with that being said, you should also know that the lighter the skin and the darker the hair the better results you will have. So sorry to break it to you blondies out there, but unless the hair you are looking to remove is dark then this will not work for you. During your series of treatments you should not expose yourself to sun or remove the hair being treated. This includes waxing and plucking. If you are unsure if your hair is dark enough or you have any questions just call and schedule a consultation!
Now, my specialty at JCO is waxing using a soy based waxed called NUFREE. I wax everything head to toe on the body. This product is amazing for people with sensitive skin and allergies. The wax is made to grab the hair and not the skin. It also goes down into the hair follicle to slow down the hair growth and help it to grow back in finer over time. This service lasts 4-6 weeks depending on your hair growth. Depending on the size of the area waxing takes anywhere from 5 minutes to one hour. As your skin gets used to the waxing the pain and redness become less and less. In order to be waxed the hair must be at least ¼” in length. Also 24 hour prior and post wax the skin should not be exposed to the sun or any exfoliating ingredients like retinol or acne medication.
The two other most popular forms of hair removal are shaving and chemical hair removers. When shaving hair it gets cut on an angle and the follicle is left in tack allowing the hair grows back faster. The angle of the hair can make the hair look darker and cause irritation against the skin and ingrowns. Chemical hair removers like Nair burn the hair down to the skin but the harsh chemicals can severely irritate the skin and cause burns. Welp I think I covered the basics to hair removal and I hope I helped give you a better idea of how to chose what is best for you!
Call Northcoast Laser today for a free consultation and tell then Kristine sent you! 440-639-3223
Or
Call Jenniffer and Company today and get $8 off your next eyebrow wax with me Kristine! 440-266-4247
By Kristine Kerr Esthetician and Makeup Artist

Kristine Kerr

Jenniffer & Company partners with Northcoast!

I am excited to announce that I will be working with Northcoast laser Cosmetics.  I will be blogging about my experiences and procedures to help answer your questions and concerns!  I want you to comment on these blogs about any questions or procedures you might be interested in!  As I start this journey with Northcoast I will also be offering special promotions through these blogs only so keep a close eye out for what’s new to come!!! Northcoast Laser is a treatment center that offers all of the latest treatments in permanent hair removal, Botox, fillers, body shaping, microneedling and more.  My good friend and Esthetician Andrea will be guiding all of us through this wonderful journey.   She has been with Northcoast since 2002. She was inducted into the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in 2005, and specializes in micro-needling, chemical peels, Jet Peels and is highly skilled in the body contour treatment called Coolsculpting, and holds an advanced training certification from Coolsculpting University.

The goals for Andrea and I are to combined forces to give you the maximum results in skincare.  Are businesses are less than 5 minutes apart from each other which makes it convenient for our guests.  We are so excited to start this new journey together so stay tuned for what is next to come!

 

Bridal Alliances is a One Stop Solution!

One of the most frustrating parts about planning a wedding is the time meeting and interviewing those that will be a part of your big day.  From reception hall to down to your hair, you want to make sure that who you hire is understanding your vision of what the day will be like.  You also want to make sure that the companies you hire have experience and are with within your bridal budget.  A new trend happening now, is “bridal alliances”, companies who cater to wedding services.

Let me explain this further with using Jenniffer & Company as an example.  Jenniffer & Company is part of a group of professionals in the Mentor who have cater to wedding planning and the group is called “The Wedding Showcase”. “The Wedding Showcase” provides  brides the “on-stop-shopping”When you book with two or more of us wedding vendors, you can receive great deals and discounts. Our amazing showcase features several professionals networking together, to give you the wedding of your dreams. There are a total of eleven vendors that are a part of this fabulous showcase. Jenniffer & Company is the featured Salon and Spa in Lake County.  Jenniffer & Company has a group of innovated, talented and internationally trained beauty experts who will make you and your bridal party look flawless.  To capture the memories on your wedding day, Prelude Photography & Video makes sure that their experience captures every moment of your wedding day to have for years to come.

Next week’s blog we will be talking about the atmosphere and design of your big wedding day.

Wedding Planning “Hacks”

Being a bridal coordinator at Jenniffer & Company I have learned some new and easy “hacks” to plan make any wedding planning easier. Here are some you may want to use:

  1. Make a new email just for the wedding planning: This is a great little trick keeping your personal or work email inbox clean. Also, this way you can see all the wedding messages in one convenient place. You could make it your fiance’s last name and “wedding” and even the date of the wedding as the new email address.  Make sure the email is easy to remember.
  2. Use postcards instead of a card and envelope: Using a postcard for an RSVP or thank you card eliminates the cost of having to buy envelopes and also the hassle of having to seal all of those envelopes!
  3. Attend a Bridal Shows:  Bridal Shows offer so many ideas for wedding planning, and this gives you the opportunity to meet many vendors gathered together at one place. Plus, many of these shows have amazing prizes , giveaways and discounts.
  4. Use Post-It notes for making the seating chart: Use a few different colors of Post-It notes and label each color a group, such as; friends, family, work, etc.  
  5. Register at a store for your wedding registry that will allow you to exchange duplicate gifts and even return unwanted items for cash. Make sure to check the store’s guidelines and registry return policies, because each store can be different.  
  6. Same color, different dress: Having your bridesmaids wear all the same color dress, but letting  them pick their own style is a huge trend. This allows your wedding to look fabulous, but also allows your bridesmaids show their style and feel comfortable in a dress that best fits their body type.  
  7. Throw a Pre-Wedding, Wedding Party, Party: That’s a mouthful, but a great idea. Having a little get together prior to the wedding to have your bridesmaids meet your man’s groomsmen, so that they can get to know each other before the rehearsal dinner to eliminate those first awkward moments. It also gives you an excuse to have some fun!
  8. A Wedding Hashtag: Many bride’s post pictures throughout the process of wedding planning, and also the wedding guests might snap a few shots to post on social media such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Create a cute hashtag such as #smithwedding2015, to have a little collection of pictures by the time the receptions over.

I hope these little tricks help you and give you some more ideas! Happy Wedding Planning!  If you want to know more or in the process of planning your wedding, make sure you contact me at Jenniffer & Company’s  Mentor Avenue location.  I look forward in assisting you with your big day!

Sara Ohler, Jenniffer & Company: Bridal Coordinator

Sara Ohler

We missed you at the PMA Bridal Show!

Last Sunday Jenniffer & Company’s bridal team were part of  the amazing PMA bridal show held at St. Noel Banquet Center in Willoughby Hills. The bridal show which was a true success since it was attended by a hundred plus beautiful brides.  Some of Jenniffer & Company’s talented stylists assisted the David’s Bridal fashion show models with their make-up and stylish up-dos. One of the highlights during the fashion show  was when one of the models was proposed to during the show. A sweet and endearing moment.  And yes, she said yes.

Jenniffer & Company’s bridal consultants from both of our locations were there to answer questions and provide information to all in attendance. Jenniffer & Company’s table was a hit since we gave out ten prizes which included free haircuts, pedicures, manicures, spray tans and regular tanning packages.  Jenniffer & Company gave out the ultimate grand prize: a Silver Bridal package! We were so happy to meet everyone and we received over fifty inquires about our bridal services! Bride’s had the chance to spin a colored game wheel and win prizes for coupons and gift certificates. Don’t worry you missed out on this great show, you have another chance.  Jenniffer & Company will be at the City of Mentor Fall Bridal Gala held at the Holiday Inn on Reynolds Road. This show will be held on Sunday October 4th, noon to 4pm.  Stop by and say hello, take a turn to spin the wheel and get ready for Jenniffer & Company to give out more prizes!

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