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The Official Blog of Portfolio a Salon

Springtime: A New Season for Portfolio


Things are constantly changing in our industry - from hair style and makeup trends, to color, to techniques. As we begin to transition from the winter to the spring season, Portfolio is transitioning, too. Again, we find it very fitting that the start of a new season marks a period of change and transition for us at the salon. Here's a quick snap shot of some recent changes:

At the end of February, we bid farewell to stylist Nikki Singer, who is moving on to pursue being a stay-at-home mother, which we think is just awesome. While we're sad to see her go, we're pleased that she'll get to be with her little ones full-time.

Stylist Dawne Womer was presented with a new career opportunity to become a salon manager at another salon. Her last day with us was on March 7. We are so happy for her and supportive of her career goals, but we will miss her talents, her smile, and sense of humor.

Last but certainly not (never!) least, Diane Dillon, our beloved and wonderful front-end receptionist, retired at the beginning of March. To say that we will miss her and that we're sad to see her go is an understatement. Luckily, she'll still be in the area for a while - so we're looking forward to seeing her visit us at the salon. We can't thank her enough for the years she spent taking great care of our guests and of us.

As you can imagine, we're in a period of great transition, but we can assure you that we will continue to work as a team to provide you with the very best services. Jordan, our in-house skin care expert, is stepping up to the plate to handle front-end duties in between her skin care service appointments. Likewise, everyone on our team is pitching in to keep things flowing while we work to fill-in our staffing gaps.

Just as a new season is about to get underway, so too is it a new season for Portfolio. Sure, we're nervous, but we're also ready to embrace what's ahead. As always, we look forward to having you, our guests, right there with us as we make this exciting transition.

Spring Flower and Snow Image is licensed under Creative Commons Public Domain.

Happy Elfing!


Well look who visited us recently at Portfolio! This little Elf on a Shelf has been busy keeping track of naughty and nice lists, flying back and forth to the North Pole each night to tell Santa all about his adventures in Pennsylvania. He's making his family very happy this holiday season - they love having him around - and because of this, they "Elfed" him with a gift certificate for an Aveda facial with Jordan! He took time out of his hectic schedule to relax a bit and enjoy the gift of great skin care. He loved his gift so much that he gave us an idea for how we can help you get to Elfing, too...and in the spirit of Elfing, we'll Elf you back for getting into the gift-giving mood. Here's all you need to do:

*Visit us at the salon now through December 23 to purchase a gift certificate for any facial service. Trust us, your loved ones will love you for it.
*Mention "Elf on a Shelf" when purchasing your gift certificate and you'll receive 10% off your next skin care purchase (valid through January 31).

Now get to Elfing - you only have a few more days to do so! As always, we look forward to seeing you at the salon.

You're invited: Mix, mingle, and shop with us on December 1


Christmas BaublesWhile our doors are always open to you, we set aside the first Sunday in December to open them even more, so that we can thank you for all of your support. We hope you'll help us celebrate the wonderful holiday season by joining us at our annual Holiday Open House event, December 1, 2013, noon - 4:00 p.m. Mix, mingle, and enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages while you shop our Aveda product line. We'll offer 20% off product purchases, as well as double points for Aveda Pure Privilege members. It's our way of giving back to you, our loyal guests. We think that giving gifts - and giving back - is the best gift of all. Please feel free to bring a friend or two - the more, the merrier.

As always, we look forward to seeing you at the salon, and we especially can't wait to see you on December 1!

Christmas baubles by christmasstockimages.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Get Glowing Skin with Portfolio's Esthetician, Jordan


Did you know? November is Healthy Skin Month, so it's the perfect time to introduce our new esthetician, Jordan. What's an esthetician? It's a licensed professional who specializes in improving and maintaining healthy skin, inclusive of a wide-range of services like facials, body treatments, waxing, and eyelash tinting and extensions. We're pleased to share that Jordan offers an extensive menu, which has enabled us as a salon to expand our Aveda skin care and spa services.

As an introductory offer, Jordan is providing 1/2 price facial services as a way to grow her clientele - and to share the gift of beautiful, healthy skin with you, our guests. If you've never had a skin treatment, now would be a great time, especially before the hectic pace of the holiday season gets underway.

Check out our new spa services menu below, make sure to introduce yourself to Jordan when you're here, and definitely make sure to contact the salon to book your appointment. As always, we look forward to seeing you!

Spa Services Menu

Green Science Facial (45 min)


Green Science Skin Renewing Facial (60 min)


Custom Facial (60 min)


European Facial (90 min)


Skin Resurfacing Facial (60 min)


Enbrightenment Discoloration Facial (60 min)


Enbrightenment Discoloration series of 4


Back Facial (60 min)


Caribbean therapy body wrap (75 min)


Eyelash Tinting


Eyebrow Tinting


Eyelash Perming


Eyelash Extensions


Extension Refill




Full Face




Half Arm


Full Arm


Half Leg


Full Leg










To Give is to Receive: Getting to Know Pure Privilege


Fall is nearly coming to a close, and the holiday season is just around the corner. Hard to believe, but it's true. As the season of giving and receiving falls upon us, now is the perfect time to talk about Aveda's Pure Privilege program. We think that giving gifts…and giving back…is the best gift of all...and so does Aveda. Especially this time of year. Read on!

The Pure Privilege program is a wonderful rewards program that focuses on and gives back to guests. We love that the program focuses on guests, so we're very proud to be a Pure Privilege participating location. Members earn points toward seven tiers of rewards: purchase the products you use and love, and earn points that are redeemable for special gifts, spa treatments, and more. Members pay a $10 one-time fee to join and receive:

Double points on enrollment fee and first purchases
Points on Aveda products purchased
Receive a birthday gift valued at $20
Exclusive offers and special access

If you haven't signed up for this program just yet, now is an excellent time. And we mean excellent. During the holiday season, Pure Privilege is extra generous and rewarding, and rewards you for giving the Aveda experience to others. This year, treat everybody on your list with Aveda limited-edition gift sets, and you'll receive Pure Privilege bonus points now through December 4:

Purchase 1 limited-edition or custom gift set, earn 150 bonus points.
Purchase 2 limited-edition or custom gift sets, earn 350 bonus points.
Purchase 3 limited-edition or custom gift sets, earn 700 bonus points.

(Note that this particular offer is not valid with any other bonus or double points offers). For additional details visit: http://pureprivilege.com/templates/events/.

On a related note, we'll be offering double points and 20% off product purchases at our Holiday Open House on December 1, and will also offer double points on purchases made December 5-8.

Make sure to stop in the salon soon to learn about Pure Privilege and to sign-up for this very rewarding program. As always, we look forward to seeing you!