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Wearable Art Fashion Show Featured Artist of the Day: Mitchell’s Salon

The Wearable Art Fashion Show is tonight! I’m so excited! The event will take place at Lunar Lounge starting at 7pm will all the proceeds benefiting Kenzie’s CLOSET. Online ticket sales have ended, but walk-ins are welcome! It’s $10 at the door (100% donated to Kenzie’s) or bring a dress (cocktail dress, bridesmaid dress, etc) to donate as your ticket in. For the past week, we have featured all the wearable art artists and vendors and today’s is: Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa.

They are the official Salon and Spa for Cincy Chic, so they do all the hair/makeup for all our fashion shows. Tonight’s fabulous fashion show included! Amy Kirchen, the clothing designer who will be featured tonight, really targets the posh professional, which is 100% me, so I’m excited to see all the looks they give the girls! (They will also have some great coupons in all the swag bags!)

You’ll have to come to the show tonight to see Mitchell’s amazing hair/makeup work on the models, but I will share with you something I think is really cool that they do: “Find out Fridays” on their facebook page. Each Friday, they share helpful tips via a short, informational video. Embedded in this blog is today’s Find out Friday! It’s about  2nd Day Styling Tips for Short Hair – Wash hair night before, get up and use Mindy’s 5 Minute Regimen to be styled perfectly for the day.

I really like the videos, so I think I’ll make a habit of reposting them here on my blog! Enjoy!


Posh Pedis at Mitchells Salon & Spa

My girlfriend, Lauren, and I were chatting at a recent Champagne Tuesday about how gross our feet got over the winter and spring. We’re both runners, so our feet take a beating and they get a little gnarly… especially during the closed-toe shoe months.

My shellac pedi before and after (click to enlarge)

So, we decided to get a pedicure together. I really needed one because I’d soon be going on a beach vacation (which I’m on right now! yippee!). I gave Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa a call to book two pedicures. I was just going to book two regular ones until I found out they had all kinds of fancy ones!

They have their signature whirlpool (the regular pedi), and then fancy ones: shellac, paraffin, hot stone and sports. I decided to get the shellac since I figured it would hold up best through all the sun and sand on my beach vaca. And Lauren got the paraffin to help rehydrate her dry dogs.

Lauren's parrafin pedi before and after (click to enlarge)

For the paraffin, they pour the warm (it’s not hot!) wax over your feet and then they put bags over your feet to keep the moisture and warmth in. Then, once it cools, they take the bags off and peel the wax away. Lauren couldn’t believe how soft it made her once-callused feet feel!

And, like I said, I got the shellac. Now, I blogged about getting shellac on my hands here, but I hadn’t gotten it on my feet before. For shellac, they put the polish on one layer on at a time, and bake it on with a UV light. They do all the scrubs and moisturizing after the polish is on, so the oils don’t interact with the shellac curing process. And what I love best about the shellac is that you can put your shoes right back on after your pedi and don’t have to worry about messing up your polish!

It’s now been several days after the pedicure. I’ve gone on three barefoot walks in the sand and the polish still looks glossy and brand new! I knew I’d be putting this blog together so I called Lauren yesterday to see how her pedi is holding up. She said her little piggies are still looking pretty and her skin is still soft and smooth.

Thanks to the ladies at Mitchell’s who gave us such fab feet fanciness! We’ll definitely be back! Oooh, and one of the girls there told us about their “Beautiful Opportunity” mailing list… apparently they email you about last minute deals (up to 40% off!). Click here if you want to register for it. And if you’ve never been in before, I found this coupon on their website where you can get $10 off a $35 purchase.

Click on the webcast below to learn more about our posh pedis!


Countdown to V-day: Discounts at Mitchell’s

The countdown is on to Valentine’s Day. T-minus six days, people! So, each day from now until the big day, I’m going to blog about a good gift idea.

Today is from Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa. They’re a Cincy Chic client – our “official Salon/Spa Sponsor” to be exact – but I actually found out about this deal because I’m on their mailing list. Yesterday they sent this email blast about their “Someone Special Sale” Valentine’s Day specials.

A few years ago, my husband (he was just my boyfriend then) and I got a couples massage and then cooked up a romantic dinner afterward. He’s always asking me to rub his neck or work a knot out of his back… so it was so nice to pamper him without having to do the work! : )

A few of my girlfriends are getting together on V-day to celebrate their Single & Chic status at Mitchell’s for “We don’t need a MAN”icures… haha! I love it!

So, here’s a screenshot of the “Someone Special Sale” email I got… some good deals here!

Product Review: La-Tweez LED Tweezers

La-Tweez tweezers

A few months ago I saw these pretty tweezers for sale at the counter at Mitchell’s Salon. Then, I was just at Salon Beck getting permanent polish on my toes (yes, they do that now!) and I saw the same pretty tweezers again.

I had to ask about them. They had a swarovski crystal for an on/off button for pete’s sake! Too gorgeous to not ask about them. The woman at Salon Beck told me they’re basically the best things since sliced bread… so I had to have them.

They’re called La-Tweez. What makes them special? Well, for starters, the aforementioned blinged up on/off button, as well as its lipstick shaped carrying case and LED light.

La-Tweez tweezers come in a cute triangular case like this. Would be a great gift or a stocking stuffer.

I was pretty intrigued with this LED light feature. Because it never fails that I’ll think I tweezed really well, and then catch a glimpse of myself in natural light and see some gnarly, impossible to miss hair…. usually right before an important meeting with a salon client where a random facial hair will be frowned upon. : )

I’m really excited to have this handy tweezer in its cute lipstick-looking case. Helps to get anything I didn’t get at home when I’m on the go. I use my La-Tweeze on the go vs. at home because it has a mirror in the case, so it’s a lot more convenient.

In terms of grip and accuracy, I will say, the La-Tweez tweezers ($22) are very good, but they’re not the very best. The best I’ve used are my Mr. Tweezerman tweezers ($22). But, like I said, I miss the fine hairs with my Tweezermans because they don’t have the LED light. So, in the perfect world, I’d combine the Tweezerman grip with the La-Tweez light, mirror and cute case.

But I guess if it was a perfect world, I wouldn’t have any stray hairs, now would I? : )

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

‘Tis the season for shopping and saving – Two things that just so happen to be my specialties. : ) So, I put together this list of the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals. Feel free to comment below if I missed anything you’d like to add. Happy shopping!

Last week on Cincy Chic, we covered several sales from Trend Boutique, OTR’s Gateway Quarter, Brush Factory, Karen Lindner Designs, Northside artists, Paris J Boutique, FENNOFashion, and Simplicity Salon. So, if you’re interested in shopping at any of those places, you’ll want to click here. Below is a list of more sales I found out about since we wrote that story.

First, let’s try your luck… here are some great contests going on right now to score some freebies:

  • Cincinnati.com wants you to describe your neighborhood, and one person who takes the survey will win either $500 in cash and/or an iPad. Click here to learn more.
  • Cincinnati Moms Like Me has an annual deal for the Nutcracker. This year, you can get 50% off for the Wednesday, 12/22, performance ONLY by using code: 1011NCMLM. For all other performances, use G1011CHIC for 20% off tickets. Click here to get your tickets.
  • Moms Like Me has a couple other giveaways as well: Click here to win a $500 Deerfield Towne Center gift card, click here to win a 1,000 shopping spree in Downtown Cincinnati, and click here to win tickets to the Holiday Follies.

Now for the sales at stores…

  • At Snap Boutique, for every $100 spent, pick a stocking from their tree and receive up to 30% off your entire purchase Friday and Saturday.
  • Century House is doing $5 off when you spend $25/more. Print off and bring in this coupon and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. (This deal is actually good until Christmas)
  • Sara Benjamin’s is doing 30% off one regularly priced item Friday-Monday
  • The Wardrobe in Madeira is doing 20% off on Black Friday only
  • Alligator Purse is doing 20% Friday and Saturday. They’re also doing a menswear trunk sale with Artfully Disheveled, a new local men’s line. Click here to learn about this event. (10% of sale goes to Freestore Foodbank!)
  • The Golf Exchange is doing deals on clubs/balls as well as 20% all golf bags Friday. They’re also doing two ladies night shopping events to help women complete their holiday shopping in style. Click here to read the Cincinnati.com Savings Central blog about these deals/events. Actually, read all of Savings Central’s recent posts for good Black Friday deals/tips!
  • Soho Boutique is doing 10% off for Friday and Saturday. They’re also partnering with a great cause, High Hopes. Click here to learn more about it. Looks like Soho just updated its website with some amazing new collections… darnit, research and development is dangerous! : )
  • Fetish in Hyde Park is doing 25% off Friday and Saturday. Click here and print this off to receive 40% any single item that is not on sale!
  • Kenwood Towne Center is giving you a $10 Mall gift card when you spend $100 on Friday. My husband and I did this last year and it was awesome! Not going to lie, we carefully calculated $100 expenditure increments and went back for several $10 cards… not sure if that’s legal but we did! : ) Click here to learn more details about this offer. Also, click here to see a comprehensive list of all the Black Friday sales going on at the Kenwood stores.
  • At Mitchell’s Salon & Spa, get 20% all services on Black Friday. They also have a sale on their gift certificates. Click here and get a  $100 Gift Certificate for $80, $75 Gift Certificate for $60 or a $50 Gift Certificate for $40.
  • At Bajon Salon & Spa in West Chester, they have all kinds of deals going on. One where you get free product when you buy a gift card and another where you get a free mani or pedi when you get a color service. Click here for details.
  • Massage Gift Certificates at The Garage in Madeira (Pete, my husband, and I went for our anniversary… it’s awesome) Now through Monday, get 60 Minutes for $30, or 120 Minutes for $60. Call to put in your order: 513.235.0566
  • Azhand Shokohi jewelry is 15% off online Friday only.
  • And don’t forget about the Swap Shop sale going on at Park + Vine this Saturday.

Cyber Monday Specials…

  • Peek of Chic is doing 15% off of everything on POC site on Monday only! Use coupon code “CYBERMONDAY” to get the discount!
  • At Woodhouse Spa in Olde Montgomery, get a free $20 gift certificate when you buy a $100 gift certificate. You can print out the certificates on their site, which is nice. Click here for details.

And something new…

  • First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday… This year, there’s lots of buzz about the first-ever “Small Business Saturday.” Click here to learn more about it, but here’s the gist: American Express cardholders get a $25 statement credit when they shop at a small business on Saturday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pump’s 10 yr Anniversary Specials

Just saw this posted to the Pump Salon Facebook page:

Come out this weekend and Rock with Rookwood Pump for their 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! That’s right all weekend long we will be celebrating. There will be a DJ onsite tomorrow spinning your favorite tunes, giveaways AND… Today (8/20) and tomorrow (8/21) we have haircuts for $19.80 (Designer Level Only) and FREE Sebastian Conditioning treatments with any color service. Call now to schedule an appointment (513) 841-1110 ext. 1

Thought you might want to know about it! By the way, the Pump and Mitchell’s (Pump’s parent company) Facebook pages are awesome! Mitchell’s does a “Find Out Fridays” where they post a video showing you the technique behind certain services/treatments they offer. And Pump, which caters to a younger/funkier audience, does “Happy Flippin’ Fridays” where they show embarrassing childhood photos of their stylists. It’s hilarious.