We are thrilled to introduce skin care services at Buff & File! In response to client demand, adding a skin care room to our new location at 218 State Street was a priority. Our skin care service menu was designed by esthetician Brook Robillard and our waxing offerings were designed by esthetician/nail technician Kerri Herrick. You know Brook and Kerri from our mani-pedi team (and both will continue to offer nail services!), however with each having extensive skin care experience in their professional backgrounds, we're delighted to see them expand the scope of practice at B&F. Our skin care team also includes esthetician Lindsey Messina, currently offering both skin care and waxing services as well as lymphatic drainage. Lindsey has devoted several days each week to booking ONLY skin services to make scheduling a cinch for our clientele. Watch for more of our talented staff to be offering services in the skin care room in the next few weeks!
Here's the inside scoop from Brook on the process of designing our Flash Facial menu:
"I am so happy to be introducing our Flash Facials here at Buff & File! The entire process has been so fun and exciting, from finding the perfect products to creating our service menu. Our approach to skin treatments is completely different than the typical spa experience. We maintain our modern and social atmosphere by offering what we call Flash Facials. The idea of Flash treatments came from the thought that even the busiest clients still need treatments for specific skin conditions, like breakouts or dehydration. Those clients don’t always want a fluffy spa experience, but instead need a result-driven treatment that will get them in and out the door quickly, while giving their skin exactly what it needs.
We have two facial treatments on our menu. The first is tailored to those with an oily skin type who are prone to breakouts. We call it our Flash Fix Acne Treatment, and it includes a double cleanse, steam, a papaya and pineapple enzyme to exfoliate, extractions, direct high frequency to kill bacteria and heal the skin, toner, eye serum, an antioxidant rich facial serum, a matte finish moisturizer, and a little Lip Zing! This treatment is done in just thirty-five minutes!
The second facial treatment is our Flash Hydration Facial that can have our clients out in thirty minutes. This treatment includes a double cleanse, steam, gentle exfoliation, a Japanese matcha mask to balance moisture and nourish the skin, a rose and geranium toner to repair and soothe the skin, eye serum, facial serum, a rich facial crème, and, of course, Lip Zing. This treatment is perfect for those with dry, dehydrated, aging or sensitive skin.
We also offer other flash treatments like Organic Peels, Direct High Frequency, and Lymphatic Drainage, all of which are done in twenty minutes or less.
We chose to use organic products from Norabloom Botanicals, an organic skincare company based in Ithaca, NY, and from natural skincare company, Birchrose + Co, based right here in Portsmouth. Along with creating our custom blend body scrub for our pedicures, they have filled our treatment room with exactly what we need to allow each client to leave with a glow! Both company’s holistic approach to skincare and beauty paired perfectly with the standards of Buff & File. We also have these products in retail, so clients can keep up their results between visits.
I look forward to sharing the unique Buff & File Flash Facials with everyone, and I welcome all to stop in and see what the excitement is all about!"