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Waxing is a great way to remove the hair and its follicle for up to six weeks, and hard wax and soft wax are both very efficient. Deciding which type of wax is best for you depends on the area being waxed and the density of the hair. In my professional opinion, soft wax is better used to remove fine hair in areas such as face, arms, legs, chest, and back. Hard wax removes course hair more efficiently than fine hair, and is a better alternative to soft wax when you are using facial products that contain any type of acid exfoliant. Hard wax only adheres to only the hair itself— not to your skin—lowering the possibility of redness and inflammation, whereas soft wax must adhere to the hair and skin to be removed with the fabric strip, leaving slightly more sensitivity in the area.
Before receiving a waxing treatment it is recommended to exfoliate the night before, and to wear loose clothing before and after your treatment. It is also recommended not to immerse a waxed area in hot water for at least twenty four hours after a waxing service. Most people will need to use an ingrown hair serum after a waxing service, as ingrown hairs are very common. We offer amazing pre- and post-waxing products such as exfoliants, pre-numbing serum, ingrown hair serum, and inhibiting hair gel (thins the hair by 26% and slows the growth by 35% after one month of use!).
We look forward to providing you with a professional, hygienic and comfortable waxing treatment, and if you have any questions, please be sure to ask your esthetician.
Primary Esthetician, Glen Ivy Spa, Brea
As we said goodbye to 2011, we were fortunate enough to end the year with a day filled with sunshine and wonderful guests at both our Hot Springs and Brea locations. The first day of 2012 wasn’t any different as we welcomed the year with another beautiful day and fantastic guests. Meet a few important guests who helped us end 2011 on a good note and start off 2012 the same way:
Last Guests of 2011: John and Teresa Hull
John has been coming to Glen Ivy since 1984 (and estimates that he has visited the Hot Springs over 300 times!) and with a less hectic schedule, is even considering becoming a Club 1860 Member again for even more frequent visits. By his side is was his favorite spa partner, his wife, Teresa who has been coming to the Hot Springs since 1990.
Along with getting massages, they enjoy the peaceful, tranquil environment and the friendly staff. John could not stop raving about the Café, especially the BBQ chicken pizza. What keeps them coming back though is the opportunity the Hot Springs gives them for getting away for some relaxation.
So what does 2012 have in store for the Hulls? Both have the same resolution: To eat better, be more active and to be spend more time at Glen Ivy.
First Guests of 2012: Don and Lorraine Riser
January 1, 2012 was a special day for Don an d Lorraine Riser. This was Don’s first visit to Glen Ivy. His wife Lorraine has visited the Spa in the past and decided to bring Don on a surprise visit (not a bad way to start off the year if you ask us!).
Having recently retired from the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department, the trip was a surprise retirement celebration for Don. Lorraine woke up Don early in the morning stating that that had an appointment to get to (so much for retirement).
As they were driving up the road his first thoughts were a day at the golf course? Then he realized he was on his way to the spa for a day of to get started on the resolution that Lorraine had made for him this year: to learn how to relax. After spending 31 years of service with the Sheriffs department he has earned the right to relax. Lorraine’s goal was that Glen Ivy is going to be the beginning of Don’s relaxation process and we couldn’t be happier to help him achieve his resolution.
Brea’s Last Guests of 2011: Erika & Florence Sheppard
Having received Glen Ivy gift cards during the holidays, Erika and Florence Sheppard decided to spend the last day of the year enjoying some of their favorite things: cold stone eye treatments and massages. Both have only visited the Brea location a few times but with their New Year’s resolution being “to exercise, be more present and eat better,” we have a feeling that they’ll be back to enjoy everything that Brea has to offer throughout the year.
Mary Koller has visited Glen Ivy Day Day Spa Brea so many times that’s she has lost count. “I have been here so many times. You would have to look up my history!” As our very first guest of the new year, Mary explains that what keeps her coming back is the friendly staff and the incredibly relaxed feeling she experiences after her services.
Adding a little pampering to her New Year’s Day, she jumped at the chance to use her Glen Ivy gift card and joined us for a massage (in fact, her family knows how much she loves Glen Ivy that they often give her gift card for all occasions!). Like many of our guests, Mary’s 2012 resolution is to to loose weight and stress less and is already off to a great start!
Thank you to all of our guests who visited in 2011 and we look forward to seeing everyone throughout 2012!
Join us at the Spa for a Special Book Club Get Together!
At the HOT SPRINGS:
We’ll be concluding this season’s book club together in person with a casual luncheon and enchilada class with Glen Ivy’s Executive Chef Bill Wavrin this Sunday, November 20th at Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona. The Book Club Spa Day Package includes spa admission, Chef Bill’s class, lunch and the book club discussion all for $75. Get details on Book Club Spa Day or call 888 GLEN IVY to reserve your space.
At GLEN IVY BREA:
Those in the Orange County area can enjoy a special book club get together at our Brea Day Spa location on Wednesday, November 30th. Event specials include a 50 minute massage for $79, and a light spa snack to enjoy as we discuss the book together. Please call to reserve treatments and to RSVP.
Celebrating NINE Fantastic Years at Glen Ivy Brea!
We are very excited to celebrate the success of Glen Ivy Spa, Brea. Glen Ivy’s first day spa has been a favorite place for Orange County residents to seek relaxation, beauty and wellness since opening at Brea Mall in 2002. And what do you do when you want to thank those who made it possible? You throw a party of course!
This exclusive evening is designed to celebrate YOU! our guests, and we hope that you will bring a friend to double your fun and share everything that you love about Glen Ivy. The festive event will feature tasty bites from our award-winning Chef Bill Wavrin, including his famous cake pops! Live music by one of our favorite artists, Tini Grey will set the mood. And a Spa Party would not be complete without Spa Treatments!
- Chair Massage
- Express Facials
- Foot Scrubs
- Skin Scan Consultations
- Make-up Applications
- Polish Changes
- Clarisonic Skin Care System Demos
Please sign up for your complimentary mini treatment when you arrive!
Party guests will also have exclusive savings on products and future treatments, plus the chance to win prizes and Glen Ivy gift baskets!
If you are bringing a guest, please indicate in your email, or ask your friend to RSVP to the Facebook Event.
Glen Ivy Day Spa Brea and Valencia are celebrating the men and women who commit their lives to bettering ours. Throughout the month of July we’re happy to offer a Complimentary Service Enhancement on any full spa treatment (50 minutes or longer) to Nurses, Firefighters, Police, Teachers, and Military Personnel. Simply show valid ID and work badge at check-in to receive your free upgrade.
Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Corona is jumping in on the festivities this 4th of July with the Stars and Stripes Package. This package (available on Monday, July 4, 2011 only) was specifically created for you and your friends to celebrate freedom and friendship together. Enjoy two for one admission at the weekday rate, two Grotto Body Treatments and lunch for two at award-winning Cafe Sole for just $126 (can’t beat a $56 savings!). So grab a friend and head on over to the Hot Springs to celebrate your independence (who knows, maybe a trip to the spa will become a new 4th of July tradition)!
If you can’t make it on the 4th, don’t forget that the Hot Springs offers 15% off spa admission for military, police, firefighters, nurses and teachers with valid identification.
However you choose to celebrate Independence Day, all of us from Glen Ivy wish you a safe and fun holiday!
The Orange County Register is hosting the Best of the OC People’s Choice Awards. Take a moment to Vote for your Favorites and be entered to WIN $500! Look for Glen Ivy Spa Brea in the “For Yourself” category, eligible for Best Day Spa/Massage, Mani/Pedi, and Tanning Salon!
Other recognition and awards we have been honored to receive include:
- Best Day Spa (Brea and Valencia) Spa Magazine, 2010
- #2 Best Day Spa Orange County Register, 16th Annual Best of Orange County, 2009
- Best Spa Parenting OC, Best of Orange County 2009 Readers’ Choice, 2009
Since we arrived in Orange County in 2002, Glen Ivy Day Spa Brea has been dedicated to helping our guests enjoy a happier and healthier life. Our convenient location in the Brea Mall makes it easy to escape for a few hours or a full day… relaxing in our solarium, enjoying the many treatments that we offer, or celebrating a special occasion with friends. The thing we love about being here in Orange County is the weather and of course, our amazing guests! With summer upon us, we are excited to announce a list of new Treatment Specials to keep you looking and feeling your beautiful best.
Wednesday, April 13, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Glen Ivy Spa, Brea, 1001 Brea Mall
- How to build the essential elements of fitness into your daily life, doing the activities you most enjoy.
- The life changing health benefits of moderate exercise.
- How appropriate rest, water and food intake maximize the benefits of any physical activity you do.
- How to keep your fitness routines fun, flexible and right for you.
HOW TO REGISTER:
- Call 714.990.2090 ext 2000
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: $20.00 per person
Cat comes to Glen Ivy with an extensive background as a make up and tanning artist. She has been doing professional make up for movies, television, and numerous stars for over 10 years and spray tanning for over 6 years. She is excited to be here in Brea as our Tanning Artist and is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!
Glen Ivy Spa Brea offers Infinity Sun, the first anti-aging and all natural sunless tanning technology. Now you can have a beautiful and healthy summer glow in every season. Used by Jessica Alba, Brooke Burke, and Britney Spears.
Enriched with antioxidants, Vitamin A and E, the Infinity Sun Sunless Tanning Formula helps keep skin hydrated while giving you a sun-kissed look. Applied with a hand-held spray by trained spa personnel, each treatment takes only three minutes and lasts 7-10 days, and includes an aloe-based neutralizer spray to help the skin absorb the tan evenly and last longer.
First time? Be sure to ask for the introductory rate!
Call 888-GLEN IVY to schedule your appointment.
Four-handed massage is nothing new to a veteran spa enthusiast. Many spas have offered this amazing experience to their guests and it was only natural that the Glen Ivy Brea therapists wanted to add this service to their treatment menu. Lindy Hunhoff and Rachel Needham, our educators here in Brea, guided therapists through numerous workshops and trainings to teach the rhythm, symmetry, and balance it takes to perform a four-handed massage. When asked what she would call it, Lindy replied “Symphony.”
When the therapists came to me and let me know they were ready to give me a Symphony service, I have to admit I was a little nervous! I had always wanted to try a four handed massage, but now that it was real I didn’t quite know what to expect. When I met with my two therapists, Sonja and Cassandra, I was instantly put at ease. They went over all of the normal massage introductions (oil choice, areas of concern, pressure) and then let me know they would both be working on me at the same time, mirroring each others patterns.
When they started I found myself trying to keep track of where each was and what they were doing. To have all four hands working on either side of the body was surprisingly invigorating and relaxing at the same time. They stayed at the same pressure and rhythm and it felt as if I had one therapist with four hands! At one point, when Cassandra asked me about pressure, I realized that they had switched sides and I hadn’t even noticed. That is when I think my mind gave in to my body and I was more relaxed than I have ever been during a massage.
They each moved around my body, working together and focusing on the same muscles. I noticed that at no time was I wishing they would spend more time on an area, but rather that the service felt much longer than 50 minutes. They ended with one at my feet and the other at my head, each massaging for what felt like an eternity — complete bliss!
When the service ended I was unexpectedly energized, not left with the “wishing for more” feeling I so often have when a massage service is coming to a close. I felt ready to take on the day and share my experience with everyone I could! This Symphony service truly showcases massage as art; it’s an amazing treatment that I recommend you try.
– Brandy Sherrill,
Glen Ivy Spa, Brea
Now available at Glen Ivy Spa in Brea. Call 888 GLEN IVY for treatment reservations.
Many women LOVE the gift of a day at Glen Ivy Spa, trust us, we hear how much all the time! But Wait! The other thing we have noted is what a special and different experience a spa day can be when shared with someone you love. So this year we encourage you to take that extra step and share the experience.
Wondering what two people can do together at the Spa? The real question is, what can’t you do? The entire Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa grounds and facilities are coed accessible, with the exception of changing and bathing areas, making it easy to plan a relaxing and romantic day for two! Here are a few suggestions…
At Glen Ivy Hot Springs…
1. Rediscover youth and get playful in Club Mud
2. Reserve the Date Palm Cabaña for 2 for a romantic VIP spa experience
7. Take an instructional class together, such as Yoga or Tai Chi
8. Float in the Lounge pool holding hands
3. Enjoy a Together Massage under the Oaks
5. Share a gourmet lunch at Café Solé, complete with champagne
6. Visit The Grotto, Glen Ivy’s signature body treatment you can do with friends
9. Find a quiet spot to relax and just be together in silence
10. Take a walk through the 11 acre property to admire the tropical gardens and view, or take a guided botanical tour.
11. Pick up a Birdwatching Guide at the front desk and see how many residents you can spot
12. Visit the Tiempo Lounge to write a “Love Note” to yourself or your favorite someone
Headed to Glen Ivy Day Spa in Brea or Valencia?
1. Enjoy a couples pedicure side by side
2. Try our Together Massage: 2 people, 2 tables, 2 therapists, 1 room
3. Spend time together in the comfortable coed Solarium and sip some tea
4. Try your hand at writing a “Love Note” to yourself or your favorite someone, inspiration and materials provided
5. Enjoy a gourmet lunch in the Solarium (pre-orders required)
6. Valencia spa guests can experience The Grotto, Glen Ivy’s signature body treatment you can do with friends