Go Green! St. Patrick’s Day Manicure Ideas

March 16th, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Manicure Ideas: You’ll Love These Green Nail Polishes

Are you planning on dressing up in head to toe green for the St. Patricks day festivities?  Don’t forget to coordinate your nails.  Green beer in hand, your nails will look adorable with these fabulous green polish colors.  Who knows with all this green…maybe you will catch the luck of the Irish.

Check out more Green Nail Polish ideas here

Are you stressed out? 10 Secret Stressors Revealed

March 15th, 2012

Feeling frazzled?  Did you ever think that Facebook or Celebrity Gossip would be adding to your stress?

We all visit the spa because, lets face it, life is stressful!  However, sometimes we are stressed and we just don’t know quite why.  If you can’t put your finger on the cause, consider these 10 secret stressors uncovered by @womansday.

Maybe it’s celebrity gossip?  “Experts have always warned that celebrity ogling may come at a cost to your happiness and stress levels. “Comparing yourself to celebrities and movie stars is difficult at best,” says Dr. Durré. “They have personal trainers, beauticians, housekeepers, maids, butlers, gardeners, chauffeurs, nannies and cooks.” Instead of fixating on such lifestyles, “accept yourself for who and what you are,” she adds.”

Want to know more?  To read the full article….click here

Do you let your kids get manicures and pedicures?

March 14th, 2012

How Cute! Jessica Alba flaunt’s Honor’s mani/pedi and admits she loves the adorable polka dots!

Jessica Alba tweeted a picture of her daughter Honor Warren, saying, “Honor’s orange nails [with] chartreuse dots — I’m jelly of my 3 yr olds nail art.”  Trendy polish is the latest accessory for the 10 and under scene.  Forget Ugg boots and splendid tops, the hip kids are getting fun Mani Pedi’s in the latest styles with sparkles, multi colored nails and fun designs. “It’s very common for kids to come in and get their nails done with their moms.  The kids can get all the playful, whimsical styles that are all over these days,” says Deb H. from Salon Elite.

What do you think?  Should do you let your kids get mani/pedi’s or are they too young?

To catch a sneak peak of the star and read full article Click here.

Easy At-Home Pedicure Shortcuts

March 13th, 2012

Pedicure season is here! We are past daylight savings and the weather is turning.  If you have looked in your closet and thought about throwing on a pair of flip flops, it might be time for a pedi! Here are some tips for Easy At-Home Pedicure Shortcuts.

http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/hands-feet/easy-home-pedicure-shortcuts-10000001730977/index.html

Kid Spas On The Rise

March 14th, 2011

Kid Spa Pedicure and ManicureYou enjoy a nice manicure and pedicure so why wouldn’t your kids?  Kids spas are on the rise according to an article in the Lake County News-Sun.  Apparently, kid spa “pedicures and manicures utilize ME! Bath’s ice cream-flavored polishes, so kids can have nails that smell like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or papaya nectar. Hairstyle themes run the gamut from “rockstar” to “princess” to “mermaid luau,” and hair extensions or a tiara are included.”

The only thing to top of your kid spa day would be a fabulous pair of flexflops in your favorite terry cloth color!

Read the full article here.

Kate Middleton To Wear Flats!

March 12th, 2011

None of us would be shocked to see a bride or groom walking down the aisle on their wedding day in flip flops or flats (especially those of us at flexflop!).  As the Huffington Post recently reported, none other than Kate Middleton soon to be Princess Kate, has also chosen flats as one of her “four” pairs of shoes.  Those of us here at Flexflop have tried to reach the soon to be princess and suggest a pair of flexflops, perhaps the bridal line, however, (sigh) we have had a hard time tracking down Kate.  She seems to  be extremely busy, as any bride is before the big day.  The flats are said to look like slippers and be “covered in multiple layers of silk, and heavily embroidered,” Yvonne Yorkel writes for the Huffington Post.

Kate Middleton to Wed in FlatsPhoto: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

Royal Bride Catherine to Wed in Embroidered Flats [Huffington Post]

Fish Pedicure – A new craze?

March 11th, 2011

Did you ever think you would hear of a pedicure involving fish?  Well, apparently in the UK a new chain of pedicure stores has opened which involve just that, pedicures and fish.   According to an article written by The Crawley Observer,  “Fish spa pedicures involve people allowing Garra rufa fish to eat dead skin from their feet. But concerns have been raised that infections could be spread through open wounds.”

Other sources have noted spas in Northern Virginia and other states introducing fish pedicures on their menu for as little as $35.

A new craze or just plain crazy?  Read the full article here and you be the judge.

Kim Kardshian At The Spa

March 10th, 2011

Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the spa.  The photo reveals Kim getting a mani pedi in preparation for her upcoming song debut “Turn it Up.”  The celeb clearly uses spa days as a relaxation tool before her big day!  ContactMusic.com reports that the celeb will donate profits from her single to charity.

Photo credit: www.contactmusic.com

Read the full article here.

Celeb Mani Pedis

Flexflop (flexflop.com) is seeking a Social Media Intern who will contribute to our social media initiatives.

February 22nd, 2011

Flexflop (flexflop.com) is seeking a Social Media Intern who will contribute to our social media initiatives. This is a real opportunity to showcase your skills, build your resume and show what you can do with a brand.

* Monitor all social networks/pages including Twitter, Video, Blogs, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter
*Assist with video series “behind the scenes”
* Start a conversation and find creative ways to engage people from the different markets/industries in which we distribute our product.
* Maintain inquiries and requests across all social networks
* Develop creative ideas for campaigns sky is the limit!
* Shoot and edit short videos about the product
* Create written content for the blog and including interviews

Qualifications
+ Must be available a minimum of two days per week from home or our office. Hours, location, and duration of the internship are flexible. Must check in for a meeting at least once a week.
+ Must be able to bring laptop to internship.
+ Knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, Blogs etc. and other platforms proficiency – a must.
+ Video, editing and animation skills are a plus

To apply for this position, please send resume and a short intro on why you would be good for the job and availability with Social Media Intern in the subject line.

Spa Spotlight: Le Petite Retreat Day Spa

February 11th, 2011

Are you looking for the perfect place to get away with your beau on Valentine’s Day? Then we’ve got a special treat for you!

This week’s Spa Spotlight is on Le Petite Retreat Day Spa in Los Angeles, Calif. Co-Owner Ron Kustek gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what makes LPR Day Spa the perfect Valentine’s Day destination, all year long.

Le Petite Retreat Day Spa
Location: 331 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (323) 466-1028
Website: http://www.lprdayspa.com

FlexFlop (FF): What inspired you to enter the spa industry?

Ron Kustek (RK): Lysa Kustek and I were inspired from our extensive travels throughout Europe, and the spa experiences we encounterd. Finding there was nothing like the kind of escape experience one finds and enjoys in the high-end European spas, Lysa and I created Le Petite Retreat day spa in Los Angeles, with a vacation-resort-getaway feel, instead of the clinical treatment centers like other spas.

FF: What has been your greatest success as a spa owner thus far?

RK: For over 10 years we have helped thousands enjoy massage, facials, and especially couples treatments together in LA – plus we’ve had over 20 marriage proposals, and countless other celebrations! We’ve tried to remain truly personal and accessible in creating our strong following and great reputation, and know that we’re not the spa for everybody!

FF: What is your spa’s recipe for success during tough economic times?

RK: Success is delivering an experience people can’t get elsewhere, at a competitive price. There are so many discount spas hurting to attract any business they can, and those who are just deal seekers are often not very well behaved when at the spa, and sometimes don’t appreciate the hard work that a masseuse or facilist has to do. Many spa-hopper-dealters treat therapists and service staff as ‘lesser-thans’, which we don’t tolerate.

FF: Are there any trends on the rise that you’ve considered incorporating into your services?

RK: We’re always looking for not only new treatments, but those that are interesting and effective.

FF: What feelings and thoughts do you want people to go home with when they leave your spa?

RK: We want people to remember forever their great memory – either their own, or the memory they shared (and remember to return!) Not everyone can spa every month, so feeling like you’ve been heard, and taken care of, and that you will always remember ‘Le Petite Retreat day spa’ — which is why our mission is our motto: “Feel The Experience”.