Pre Teen and Teen Facial
I have never had a bikini wax….
One of our favorite questions! Alright so you have summoned the courage to ask about a bikini wax, now what? Bikini waxes are great because they last anywhere from 3-6 weeks with no stubble. Because of a Sex in the City episode on bikini waxing, all new women to waxing have a fear. It is like a serious bandaid, one swoop and it is done, smooth and fabulous.
Not all bikini waxing is created equal. We offer 3 types. Basic, tight and supertight. if you have never had a bikini wax, we recommend starting with a basic just to make sure you are not going to get all red and bumpy (this sometimes happens, but not often). Don't be afraid, though, a great bikini wax can make you feel very connected to you.
Just because a place does bikini waxing does not mean that they are experts in it. We are experts. We do not let anyone of our spa goddesses do bikini waxing unless they are fully trained. Our entire team is licensed and professional and will help ease you into this first time experience. It is totally worth it.
If you are planning on coming in, see the bikini waxing on our service menus for the things to know before you come in.
Is there an alayne white? and What is her story?
Alayne White from Alayne White on Vimeo.I wanted to personally answer this question. Yes of course there is an alayne white! I thought you may want to know about my philosophy and where I am when I am not at the spas.
I have been in the beauty business for over 25 years, even longer if you count all of the makeup trades I use to coordinate at the many sleepovers I had with my girlfriends when I was 12. After esthetics school in Boston when esthetics was just coming on the horizon, I apprenticed a really smart woman in an upscale facial salon and learned a lot. I went on to work for a few hair salons that had skin care rooms attached and finally worked at the first spa to open on Aquidneck Island. I worked there as the spa director and eventually the spa manager for almost 10 years and learned so much from the owner, Judy Chaves, who is still one of my most cherished mentors to this day.
During this time, I worked for Aveda when it was just coming into the marketplace as an educator. After realizing that I couldn't grow anymore at the spa, I took a fulltime job for Aveda. It was here where I started to really shape my business model for exceptional client care that guides my principles to this day.
I worked for Aveda for almost 12 years in many capacities and then when Estee Lauder purchased it, I left and started my own facial business. This was 8 years ago and my 2 spas are based on my years of experience and love for both the business of beauty and for the women (and occassional man) who grace us with their presence every day and remind me of why I love this business of spa. Feel free to peruse my variety of blog entries to know more about alayne white and the spas.
How do I prepare for my spa service?
Let's just say this is your first spa experience and you have not a clue what to expect. You may even be a little nervous or worried that you are not going to act all "spa-like" and what if you do something foolish?
First things first, not all spas are created equal in the welcoming department, but trust me, we rock in the make you feel all warm and fabuous department. We are even known for being so welcoming that some clients even feel comfortable enough to come in their PJS for their evening appointments!
Spas (at least alayne white spas) are here to help you feel beautiful and welcomed, like a guest in your home. Of course we want you to have great skin and great toes, but if you feel uncomfortable or awkward at all, your first experience may be your last and that is certainly not our goal. We want you to become addicted to us so you can't think of any place you would rather hang out to get away on a mini vacation.
TO SHAVE OR NOT TO SHAVE
If you are having any body work or a pedicure or even one of our terrific facials, shave the night before your appointment if you need to shave at all. Most women get wigged out by the fact that they have stubble and are embarrassed. Honestly, we take care of hundreds of women and we are in fact women so we don't care if you have stubble at all, we don't even care if you have a week's worth of growth, trust us we won't tell a soul, we won't have candid camera come in and video you, we won't even talk about it at lunch time. We don't care. alayne white spas are here to TAKE CARE OF YOU whatever shape you are in.
If you are a guy getting a facial, shave the night before as sometimes the exfoliating after a morning shave can be a little tingly.
WHAT TO WEAR
Try to be comfortable. As far as I am concerned after any spa service, even waxing, the last thing I would want to do would be to put on nylons or a suit, dress in your jammies if you want to, but be comfy. alayne white spas are not the type of spas that are a fashion show, you don't need to wear all of your baubles and fancy clothes, you are fancy enough in yoga clothes. Of course if you want to get all dolled up, have a good time, but for the most part we all dress very relaxed so you don't feel like you have to dress up to come to a spa and then get undressed.
If you have makeup on when you come in for any facial treatment, we take it off anyway so don't put it on special for us and frankly the less mascara, the better, it gives you more treatment time.
You may want to bring a pair of sandals so your toes have plenty of time to dry especially of you need to "beat feet" out of here (pun totally intended). We do provide disposable flip flops, but in the winter they are sometimes not enough for the slippery slopes.
FOR BIKINI WAXING
Please wear underwear that you do not care about. We like to think that we will never get a drop of wax on your undies, but there is always a possibility of it. No matter what type of bikini wax you are getting from us, please wear underwear, we like to use it as a guide for our waxing and it makes for a much better bikini wax.
Please do not drink any alcohol.
Please do not go in a tanning booth or the sun 3 days prior to the visit
Please let us know if you are using any accutane or retin a or medically prescribed skin product
BEFORE YOU COME FOR ANY SERVICE
Relax, we are filled with welcoming love and light. We do not judge and we do not make you feel anything but comfortable. We want you to come back often and if you feel the love the first time, you will want to come often, that is our mission.
Leave most of your jewelery at home, you are going to have to take most of it off anyway and it just prevents forgetting it or losing it.
Let us know if you are allergic to anything or sensitve to anything.
TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONES, Really have we all become that important that we can't be unavailable for longer than 1 hour? What did our moms do when we were kids and there were no cell phones? Liberate yourself and turn off the cells, you owe yourself some alone time! Trust me the problems and the emergencies will be there and what are you going to do about them while you are laying on the table anyway except have the call ruin your whole experience.
Please do not drink any alcohol.
Please do not go in a tanning booth or the sun 3 days prior to the visit.
Please let us know if you are using any accutane or retin a or medically prescribed skin product.
Please do not come in with a sunburn.
Do not come in if you are sick. We do have a cancellation policy, but we don't want you to come in sick and will not charge you if you need to cancel due to illness.
Do not come in if you have a sick child at home because you are worried you will be charged for a last minute cancellation. We are reasonable and we are also moms and there is no way you will enjoy a much needed spa service if your babes are sick and you have to leave them with someone else.
What is your cancellation policy?
We have tried all types of cancellation policies, 24 hours, charges if you cancel in less than 24 hours, blah blah blah. What we have learned is that you don't need to be stressed out with a cancellation policy, nor do you need to be scolded.
So this is the deal, call us if you can't make it in, we keep a call list that we can often call clients and fill an appointment. We are reasonable and know that things come up, however know that one of the reasons our spa is superior is because our team gets paid no matter what. What does that have to do with our cancellation policy? If you don't show up and don't give us the courtesy of a phone call, the spa loses money which means that our prices will have to go up eventually. So the only way we will charge you if you miss an appointment is if you don't call us and let us know or if you cancel last minute more than 2 or 3 times. We are fabulous with taking great care of our clients and all we ask in return is the consideration of a phone call and the value of our time.
How do I book an appointment?
You can book an appointment a few ways.
1. Call either location during our hours and we can book at either location. 401-254-1772 or 401-272-1772.
2. You can now book online 24/7. Choose any service online and it will give you the option of booking right there. Super easy and it works most often. The first time you do it, it will require a credit card to reserve the appointment. If you don't show up, you will be charged. If you want to reserve with a gift card, the gift card must be in the full amount of the service or it will not let you book the appointment. This just protects the spa from appointments being made that are not the real deal. The only gift card you can use is the one that has the sassy girl on the front in the pink dress with a 5 digit number on the back.
Do I have to disrobe entirely for my spa service?
Absolutely not. Our goal is to create a place of comfort and safety. For most treatments, we will give you a gown or a robe. Once you get comfortable with us, you may want to pass on these since sometimes it is more comfortable to have a treatment free from the gown. You are always draped fully with all services.
What is a facial and why should I get one?
Depending on the type, facials can either focus on deep cleansing, deep relaxation, intense hydration, age or acne management or a combination of all of the above. Facials are for your mind, skin and spirit. For your mind, they deeply relax, for your skin, they deeply cleanse and hydrate and for your spirit, a facial gives you the excuse to nurture and rest. Alayne White facials will be the best facial experience you will ever have.
Will I break out after a facial?
Posted by: Jenna Pineau, skin therapist and alayne white spa team leader.
I'm too afraid to get a facial because I fear I might break out."
This is a common fear among women and men who haven't had a facial.
First and foremost what is "breaking out" to you? Is it one pimple? Is it bumpiness on the chin and jaw? Is it blackheads? Is your skin super sensitive or does it have a tendency to break out at certain times of the month? Did you have breakouts prior to your first facial. What do you use on your skin? Do you wax or use depilatories? What's your main goal? These are all questions (and many more) we ask so that we can customize a facial for your skin type and concern.
If you have clear skin with minor breakouts the truth is that you will most likely not have any problems. And if you do have congested skin most likely you will be on a path to having clearer skin after your first facial.
All of the skin care therapist at alayne white spa have been trained directly through Dermalogica and continue their education with the company. We pride ourselves on listening to client needs and fears and addressing them before we start any treatment. The only time we don't recommend getting a first time facial is If you are getting married within that week or you have a major event to attend and you have a concern about breaking out. If that is the case we have many other services for you to enjoy such as the Spassage, which is an hour and a half full body treatment which includes hot stones, warm oil, and head to toe massage. Our beyond belief pedicure is also wonderful and way more than a pedicure.
We will be launching a new menu for brides soon with some great ideas for some pre wedding spa services, but for now call us with any questions and we will be happy to answer or consult with you prior to a treatment.
Can I put makeup on after a facial or treatment?
Absolutely! Our makeup is an extension of our skin care and not only can you put it on, we put it on for you! Complimentary makeovers are included with every appointment (yes, even bikini and brow waxes).
How will my hair look when I leave?
Alayne White Spa offers no hair services so we can keep the environment true and peaceful. Our facial and massage services are about making you feel incredible from head to toe so though your head might feel great when you leave, your hair won't look like it did when you arrived. Feel free to bring a hat or allow us to schedule you for a shampoo and blow dry at one of the salons nearby.
What are your Shipping and Return Policies gift cards and on-line orders?
We ship within 24 hours regular US postal service. We do not guarantee that any gift card order will be received if the order is placed less than 5 days prior to a big holiday (ex. Christmas, Mothers Day, Valentines Day) however we will be happy to ship any order priority for a fee if you call us directly, 401-254-1772 or 401-272-1772.
What are your terms and conditions for gift certificates and gift cards?
View our Terms and Conditions page.
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Do men get facials?
This is a common question from our female population. Women can be on the facial bed resting for the first time in their week and that is the # 1 question they ask us. Our answer is always a resounding yes! We love to give men spa treatments; this way men completely grasp why women need to come to the spa, so send him in!
Alayne White Spa - Bristol
259 Thames Street
Bristol, RI 02809
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149 Elmgrove Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
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