Microblading and Feather Touch Eyebrows

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Microblading is the latest trend in the world of permanent makeup. It is a form of eyebrow tattooing that is done by means of manually implanting pigment into the skin to create “life-like” hair strokes. For anyone suffering hair loss from chemotherapy or alopecia to someone who just is looking for a change, microblading gives endless options to creating a brow shape that may not be achievable through just waxing. A variety of different shades of pigments allow for a perfect colour match.

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Before & After 1 session of Microblading

Is it painful?

Though considered to be relatively painless, that may differ from person to person.

Here at Aru we do our best to ensure that your session is as comfortable as possible. Before we start anything, we have you come in for a consultation. This gives you a chance to fill out a health form to determine whether or not you would be a good candidate, and ask your technician any questions you may have. If you have any doubts regarding your health it may be a good idea to check with your doctor before booking in.

From there we book your appointment and give you a list of things to avoid before coming in to ensure best results. Your appointment is 2 hours. Your technician will begin with measuring out your brows and drawing on your ideal shape. She will not start until you are a hundred percent happy with the stencil shape.

Once you’ve given your technician the go ahead, she will apply a topical numbing cream to help ease any discomfort to start. This takes approximately 20 minutes to absorb. Once absorbed, the tattooing process begins. The technician will then mix up a pigment and test it on your skin for approval, and select an appropriate blade size. Each blade used to tattoo comes pre-packaged and sterilized for your safety.

Learn about our Microblading services and price list here.

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Your technician will start with a couple strokes and check with you in terms of comfort. If you aren’t feeling numb enough she will apply an additional anesthetic. The actual microblading process generally takes 30-40 minutes. Once finished your technician will go over after care with you.  The healing process takes up to 6 weeks.

After your brows have healed you can come back in for an complimentary enhancement session if needed.

How long does it last?

This can vary as everyone holds pigment differently. Microblading generally lasts 1-2 years without touch ups.

Microblading is a popular service and gives amazing results, however it is not for everyone. Some skin types from others. Results can never be guarunteed, and this is why we offer a complimentary enhancement (or followup) session to make any adjustments or changes necessary to help ensure your brows are perfect. Some may need multiple sessions to get the results they want, and extra sessions will come at an additional charge.

If you are interested in microblading, we encourage you to look at photos online or through our social media pages to get a good idea of what to expect for your eyebrows, and bring in any that you like to your consultation for reference. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to book your microblading session today.

Your Kids And Their Teachers

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I just wanted to touch base with you to give you a quick idea and reminder.

Many of our clients have young families with kids coming to the end of their school year. In our family, our children’s teachers do such a great job of of guiding them and giving them the tools to grow. So, each year my wife and I show our appreciation to both teachers with Gift Cards to Aru.

You can tell by the appreciative look on their faces that their Gift Card (and future trip to the Spa) is both well needed but more importantly, we feel it’s well deserved!

If you have teachers like ours in your life and you are looking for a thoughtful gift to express your appreciation as the school year comes to an end, please stop by and pick up a Gift Card to Aru Spa.

If you are unable to make it to Aru in time, remember our Instant Gift Certificates are available online and can be printed at home or emailed to the recipient.

Instant Gift Certificates can be found here.

If you missed our June specials at Aru you can find them by visiting the link below.

https://www.aruspa.com/newsletter/

Thank you for your continued support and on behalf of the Aru Family we wish you a wonderful summer!

 

See you soon at Aru, 

Derek Bodnarchuk

Founder, Aru Spa and Salon

(604) 536-0788

www.aru.ca

Aru Spa and Salon Newsletter June 2016

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Sunday June 19th is Father’s Day.

 

The first day of Summer is just a couple weeks away, which means Father’s Day is right around the corner!

 

This year remember to take care of Dad with a relaxing Massage or Aru Spa Gift Card, because he deserves it too!

 

Signature Manicure & Pedicure Special.

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The change of seasons from winter to spring, not only brings changes in our skin but also in our foot wear… open toed shoes! 😉 Show off those toes, protect your feet and nurture your skin at Aru.

 

Enjoy our relaxing Signature Manicure & Signature Pedicure, A true spa Manicure and Pedicure! Our Aru Signature Manicure includes nail care, exfoliation, a relaxing hand, arm and shoulder massage and polish application, followed by an Aru Signature Pedicure… Beginning with an aromatic foot soak, followed by nail care, foot exfoliation, lower leg & arm massage, and polish application.

 

Full Price $135 (save $10) only $125

 

As and added bonus you get to choose a FREE paraffin treatment for either your hands or your feet! ($10 Value, FREE)

 

More about Manicures & Pedicures

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Get A FREE Paraffin Upgrade With ANY Signature Manicure OR Pedicure!

When you book our Signature Manicure OR Signature Pedicure at regular price, we will give you a Paraffin Treatment for FREE!! Book either of these Signature services and experience the soft silky skin that only a Paraffin Treatment can deliver!

 

*This offer is valid until June 30, 2016.

 

*Must mention this promotion at time of booking.

 

Click here for more about Manicures and Pedicures.

 

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HAIR – Book A Hair Colour Service In June And Get A Brow tinting FREE!!

Getting your hair coloured? Don’t forget about your brows!

 

In the month of June, when you book any hair colour service at Aru, we will include a brow tinting upgrade for free!

 

Please be sure to schedule your brow tinting at the same time you book your hair colour appointment with our Concierge

 

*This offer is valid until June 30, 2016.

 

*Must mention this promotion at time of booking.

 

Hair Colour Services

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Father’s Day Gift Certificates Available Now!

Aru Gift Cards Make a Great Father’s Day Gift!

 

Give Dad the greatest gift and one that he surely needs… a little time to relax and unwind with an Aru Spa and Salon Gift Card!

 

Let him choose from a variety of our Massage services, relax in our steam room and more!

 

Aru Gift Cards can be purchased in-Store or our E-Cards can be purchased online and instantly emailed or printed, right from the comfort of your home!

 

Click here to learn more about Aru Spa Gift Cards.

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Newsletter April 2016

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It feels like summer – I hope you have been able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having.

It’s finally time to shake off your boots and dust off all of your open-toed shoes.. but the first thing you need to do is make sure you don’t forget a nice pedicure before you show off those toes. We’ve got some help for you below.

Reminder – Sunday May 8th is Mothers Day and it’s only a few weeks away. If you want to get into the Spa with Mom this year, be sure to book early, that week fills up fast. Call us today to secure a spot.

Signature Facial & Pedicure Special.

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 The change of seasons from winter to spring, not only brings changes in our skin but also in our foot wear… open toed shoes! 😉 Show off those toes, protect your feet and nurture your skin at Aru.

Enjoy our relaxing Signature Facial using the latest in botanical antioxidant skincare science followed by our Signature Pedicure, a true spa Pedicure beginning with an aromatic foot soak, followed by nail care, foot exfoliation, lower leg & arm massage, and polish application. 

Only $179 (save $21) until Apr. 30, 2016.

Plus add a Paraffin foot Therapy for only $10

This offer is only available for the first 25 clients to book. Click here to book now. 

 

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Aru’s Signature Couple’s Spa Package

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The Aru Japanese Experience For Couples. 

Bring out the romance in our exclusive Couple’s Room where you and your partner will cozy up on side-by-side heated massage tables for soothing Full-Body Exfoliations. Then follow path of rose petals to our private and very romantic Japanese Bath, filled with essential oils and aromatic red rose petals.

Complete your package return to the heated massage tables for side-by-side  60 minute Relaxation Massages. Retire to our Eastern inspired Relaxation Lounge and relax with a cup of green tea.

Japanese Experience for Couples • 2 Hours – $375

Click here for more Spa Packages.

 

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Kerastase Ritual Hair Treatments – Only $19 ($25 Value)

Kerastase Ritual

Book any hair service in April and get a Kerastase Ritual Treatment for only $19. 

Our Rituals Treatments are specifically customized based on the needs of your own hair and scalp. Experience the best in-salon treatment available, perscribed and customized for you, by an Aru stylist.

Learn more about Kerastase Rituals. Only $19.

Please be sure to book your Ritual with your hair service.

* Must mention this promotion when booking your appointment. 

 

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Aru Spa and Salon Party Invitation!

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Aru Spa and Salon Party Invitation! 

It’s that time of year again! ARU Spa and Salon’s Wine & Cheese Party! A great time of year to kick off the Holiday Season and contribute to the Sources Community Food Bank supporting White Rock and South Surrey. 
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Admission is free but we ask that everyone bring non-perishable food items as we will be collecting food for our local food bank. Every food item donated will get you an additional entry into our door prize draw.
This year we will also have a silent auction table with amazing gifts, donated by local businesses. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to one of Aru’s staff members, Emma Briscoe, who was diagnosed with cancer just over 1 year ago. So please come bid on some wonderful items for a really great cause!
Location: Aru Spa and Salon 
2068 152 Street, Surrey, BC. 
 Date: Wednesday, November 25th 
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm 

(please bring a non-perishable donation for our local food bank)

The evening features a variety of door prizes including, Swiss Line and Phytomer Skincare gift baskets, prizes from Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and more! Enjoy complimentary massage services, spa treatments, hair services and makeup applications all evening. Gift Bags are also available while quantities last! As usual, we expect a large turnout, so be sure to send your RSVP with your name and number of guests attending with you to…
info@aruspa.com or, 
(604) 536-0788 
 
 
Annual BLACK FRIDAY Gift Card Promotion. 
Our popular annual Black Friday Gift Card Special will also take place during the event. For every $100 in Gift Cards you purchase will receive an additional $20.00 Gift Card.
 
This is a great time to buy Christmas gifts or to look ahead and prepay your services for the upcoming year. You can enjoy the benefits of a 20% discount on all Aru services throughout the year. 
 
Even if you cannot make the event stop by anytime before the end of the day on Friday to take advantage of this gift card special! Orders can also be processed by phone. (604) 536-0788
 
OPEN HOUSE EVENT DETAILS: 
This is an open house event and everyone is welcome. Please be sure to invite your friends to the party. This is a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful spa and salon to those who have not yet visited Aru. 
 
We are excited to host you and your guests for the holiday! Come celebrate the evening with food & wine, complimentary spa services, gift bags, prizes and discounts of up to 50% off of most products and our Gift Card Promo. 
 
We always expect a large turnout to the event and parking can fill up quite early. Additional parking for the event can be found across the street. 
 
Event Details 
Cost : Complimentary 
Location: Aru Spa and Salon 
Date: Wednesday, November 25th 
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm 
 
RSVP 
(604) 536-0788 
www.aruspa.com 
 
Hor d’oeuvres by Sheila 
Sheila has been a chef working in the community for many years and is the proud owner of Sheila’s Deli & Catering and the newest hot spot in town Sheila’s Bistro and Lounge, in South Surrey.! Do your tastes buds a favor and visit www.SheilasBistro.ca. 
 
About Sources 
Sources was started over 30 years ago to support our local community. They operate the local Food Bank as well as many other support programs to help our youth, seniors, women, people that suffer with autism and addiction. A wonderful group of people doing very wonderful things in White Rock and South Surrey. Visit www.sourcesbc.ca to learn more. 
 

Don’t Get Waxed Until You Read This! Hard Wax.

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Take the ouch out of waxing!

Do you find waxing painful? Is your skin irritated and red after waxing?

Hard wax

Our goal at Aru is to make you as comfortable as possible every visit. That’s not always easy when it comes to waxing, 😉 but we have found a way.

We now offer the very popular hard wax for your most sensitive areas. (face, Brazilian, bikini and underarm)

Hard wax is left on to harden around the hair and not your skin, whereas soft wax sticks to the skin and hair alike. When you pull hard wax off your skin, only the hair is uprooted and not the skin, resulting in a much more painless experience and far less irritation to your skin.

We would love you to experience a much gentler option to hair removal. Try it today, you will never go back to standard waxing!

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Your Skin, Age Prevention and Sun Protection

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The sun is responsible for many signs of aging, and protecting your face from its rays helps keep your skin looking younger. That doesn’t mean you need to wear a heavy beach sunscreen every day for proper sun protection— the right cosmetics can also protect your skin.

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Sun protection and makeup

Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin looking younger, longer. But it doesn’t mean you have to slop heavy, sticky sunscreen on your face every morning. You can get excellent day-to-day sun protection from your cosmetics.

Photoaging is caused by lifetime sun exposure — and that’s not just the few days you spend at the beach every summer. Walking your dog, driving to work, and sitting in front of a sunny window are all examples of the type of sun exposure that you might not think of protecting yourself against — but over the years they can add up to wrinkling, leathering and other signs of aging, as well as skin cancer.

For this everyday exposure, cosmetics with the proper ingredients, applied the right way, can protect your skin.

First, select a sunscreen-containing moisturizer. Look for a product labeled “broad-spectrum” that has an SPF rating that is 15 or higher. The package, should include a list of active ingredients. Look for zinc oxide, avobenzone (Parsol 1789) or ecamsule (Mexoryl) combined with octocrylene and avobenzone. These are the most cosmetically elegant, long-lasting broad-spectrum sunscreen ingredients found in moisturizers.

After cleansing your face in the morning, apply the moisturizer to your face, and also to your ears, neck, and upper chest. The latter are often-overlooked areas in terms of sun protection, but are equally susceptible to photoaging.

The delicate skin around your eyes needs protection as well, but most moisturizers are not recommended for use in the eye area. Eye creams that contain an SPF are available from some manufacturers, and should be applied during the moisturizing step of your morning routine.

Find the right moisturizer for you at Aru Spa and Salon. Call for a free facials consultation with an Aru Skin Specialist.

Your second line of skin defense can be found in your foundation. When choosing a foundation, look for one with an SPF rating between 8 and 15. While this may seem like overkill, the truth is that most people do not get the most out of their sunscreen because either they do not apply enough of it, or they apply it unevenly. Two applications of cosmetics that contain a sunscreen will increase your chances of getting good sun protection.

Top off your foundation with powder. Your powder should be of the compressed variety, and applied with a sponge. The benefits of powder are twofold: The tiny pigmented talc particles it contains provide a certain amount of protection on their own, and applying a layer of powder will help both your sunscreen and your moisturizer stay put through the day. Once the sunscreen is off your skin — washed away by perspiration or your own skin oils, or simply wearing off — it won’t protect you any longer.

Complete your routine with your usual makeup, and don’t forget the lips. Lips have almost no melanin (the color is derived from tiny blood vessels beneath the skin) and so it’s up to you to protect them. If you don’t regularly wear lipstick, get in the habit of using a colorless lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher. If lipstick is part of your makeup regimen, avoid the super-shiny, high-gloss lipsticks with little pigmentation. These act like baby oil for the lips, directing damaging UV rays right to the area you’re trying to protect. An opaque lipstick will provide better protection. Try to find one you like with an SPF rating of 15 or higher. If you’re wedded to the wet look, apply the colored lipstick first, then top with a gloss for shine.

Our choice for the best makeup is Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup with SPF sun protection. Jane Iredale can be purchased at Aru Spa and Salon.

It’s important to keep in mind that cosmetics should not be used as the sunscreen component of your comprehensive sun protection regimen when you are going to be out in the sun for a long time. For those times, you’ll need a heavier, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of fifteen or higher, and you’ll need to reapply it every two hours. If you’re playing sports or swimming, find one that is water-resistant, and remember to reapply more often if you’re sweating or after toweling off. And for your lips, definitely keep a lip-specific sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher on hand, and reapply it every two hours, just as you would your regular sunscreen.

Cosmetics can go a long way in protecting your face against UV damage. But sunscreen is only one element of skin cancer prevention. Following our guidelines is the best way to protect your skin and help keep it looking youthful for years to come.

Original article from the Skin Cancer Foundation at www.skincancer.org

Sanitization – Is your Spa or Salon Clean?

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Getting  a visit from the Fraser Health Inspector is always a bit intimidating. At Aru Spa and Salon we take extensive measures to make sure we exceed recommended guidelines. Still there is always that feeling of, “Gulp, I hope he doesn’t find anything wrong with our Hair Salon or Spa”.

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Fraser Health sanitization

In truth, Spas and Salons propose a great risk to the health of their clients if proper cleanliness and sanitization isn’t a priority. Thee risks are numerous from skin infections to the spread of things like Hepatitis. It is important that all of our employees understand the importance of continuous sanitization and cleanliness.

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White Rock Salon and Spa

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An amazing White Rock Salon and Spa is Aru. Right in the heart of artistic White Rock, is a destination salon and spa at its finest. Exquisite, elegant, zen inspired settings lined with the ease and charm of their experienced and friendly staff ready to guide you through the incredible journey that is Aru. Aru Spa and Salon offers impressive salon and spa packages for males and females, individuals, couples, corporate events, weddings, or a fun and relaxing friends day out. Which makes it our selection for best White Rock Salon and spa.
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Aru Spa and Salon is dedicated to making each visit the visit that brings you back for an incredible experience. The professional, full service hair salon offers a free consultation for your contemporary style or coloring preference, hair extensions, straightening, including make-up services adding glam and sophistication to graduations, weddings, or any event where you need to look your best featuring the dermatologist recommended Jane Iredale natural mineral make-up line and you can be sure you’ll have that polished look with their lash and eyebrow tinting and shaping services.
ARU-SLIDER3This White Rock Salon and Spa will be your new home for healing massage including Thai Stem Massage, Warm Stone Massage, Relaxation Message, Deep Pressure Message and Aru’s Japanese Experience for Couples package completely pampering you and your loved one with full body exfoliation, a warm bath softening the skin with essential oils scented with rose petals finishing with a romantic side by side full body massage on heated massage tables. Aru has consistently been voted best Surrey Massage.

Let their expert pedicurists and manicurists make your hands and feet your best features with their basic and signature packages with exceptional add-on services to complement the package of your choice including foot and leg massage, paraffin therapy, callous removal, and french polish. The signature package is your key to beautiful, healthy nails. This package has been fine tuned offering an scented foot soak, essential nail care, exfoliation, foot mask and massage, topping it off with polish application in your chosen colour.

 

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Aru Spa and Salon’s body treatments are designed to naturally nourish your skin for that youthful glow. The Remineralizing Marine Body Wrap harnesses the detoxifying power of algae and trace minerals, while the Firming Contour Wrap targets fatty deposits and cellulite with the natural elements of plant extracts and essential oils to gently contour your body using thermal mask technology.Make your next salon and spa experience the best you’ve felt and looked in years when you visit this South Surrey salon just outside of White Rock, BC.

Aru’s Annual Open House Party Invitation

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You’re Invited to Aru Spa and Salon’s Annual Open House Party!

In honour of the Sources White Rock, South Surrey Food Bank.

It’s that time of year again! ARU Spa and Salon’s Wine & Cheese Party! A great time of year to kick off the Holiday Season and contribute to the Sources Community Food Bank supporting White Rock and South Surrey.

We would like to cordially invite you, your friends and family to Aru Spa and Salon’s popular Wine and Cheese Holiday Celebration! We all look forward to this event every year, it‘s a fun, social evening of spa / salon services, wine & catered appetizers, by Sheila’s Deli & Catering. Admission is free but we ask that everyone bring non-perishable food items as we will be collecting food for our local food bank. Every food item donated will get you an additional entry into our door prize draw.

Location: Aru Spa and Salon

2068 152 Street, Surrey, BC.


Date: Wednesday, November 26th

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm

(please bring a non-perishable donation for our local food bank)

The evening features a variety of door prizes including, Swiss Line and Phytomer Skincare gift baskets, prizes from Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and more! Enjoy complimentary massage services, spa treatments, hair services and makeup applications all evening. Gift Bags are also available while quantities last!

As usual, we expect a large turnout, so be sure to send your RSVP with your name and number of guests attending with you to…

info@aruspa.com or,

(604) 536-0788



Annual BLACK FRIDAY Gift Card Promotion!

Our popular annual Black Friday Gift Card Special will also take place during the event. Our gift cards will be discounted during this event, so every $100 in Gift Cards you purchase will receive an additional $20.00!

This is a great promotion for Christmas gifts or to look ahead and prepay your services for the upcoming year. You can enjoy the benefits of a 20% discount on all Aru services throughout the year. Even if you cannot make the event stop by anytime before Sunday at 5:00 pm to take advantage of this gift card special! Orders can also be processed by phone.

OPEN HOUSE EVENT

This is an open house event and everyone is welcome. Please be sure to invite your friends to the party. This is a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful spa and salon to those who have not yet visited Aru. We are excited to host you and your guests for the holiday!

Come celebrate the evening with food & wine, complimentary spa services, gift bags, prizes and discounts of up to 50% off of most products and our Gift Card Promo.

As always, complimentary Valet service will be available. Additional parking for the event can be found across the street.

Event Details

Cost :  Complimentary

Location: Aru Spa and Salon

Date: Wednesday, November 26th

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm

RSVP

(604) 536-0788
www.aruspa.com

Hor d’oeuvres by Sheila

Sheila has been a chef working in the community for many years and is the proud owner of Sheila’s Deli & Catering and the newest hot spot in town Sheila’s Bistro and Lounge, in South Surrey.! Do your tastes buds a favor and visit www.SheilasBistro.ca.

About Sources

Formerly known as Peace Arch Community centers, Sources was started over 30 years ago to support our local community. They operate the local Food Bank as well as many other support programs to help our youth, seniors, women, people that suffer with autism and addiction. A wonderful group of people doing very wonderful things in White Rock and South Surrey. Visit www.sourcesbc.ca to learn more.