Published December 6th, 2016 by Solutionsadmin



Skin Cancer Awareness

Published May 12th, 2016 by Solutionsadmin

 May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and according to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer annually. In the last 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than every other type of cancer combined. One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime and 13 million Americans are living with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Are you covered? Reduce your risk:

  • Remain indoors or in the shade, especially between 10am and 4pm, when the sun is strongest. 
  • Avoid sunburns at all costs.
  • Stay away from tanning beds.
  • Cover up with clothing, broad brimmed hats, and UV blocking sunglasses.
  • Use Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB protection) SPF 15 or higher.
  • Examine your skin every month and get an annual check up with your dermatologist. 


Protect your skin- Use PCA


PCA Skin is dedicated to improving lives. All five SPF's have earned The Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation. Our sunscreens meet a specific criteria to earn the seal and is recognized by consumers worldwide as safe and effective sun protection.


Spring is here!

Published May 3rd, 2016 by Solutionsadmin

Master Stylist Carie & Junior Stylist Marisa B

It's time to clear out the heavier winter hair care products and bring in the the lighter, appropriate products for this season. Alterna has many anti-humidity products for all hair types. Including, Bamboo Anti-humidity Hairspray, Bamboo Anti-frizz styling lotion, and Bamboo Kendi Oils.


Gel Manicures

Published April 11th, 2016 by Solutionsadmin

Gel Manicures- Nail Technician, Suzie

A lot of people are curious about the current trending of Gel Nails, but are unsure of  the effects on the natural nail underneath. Gel polish is a long lasting polish that can last on average 2 weeks without any chipping. The polish should be soaked off using acetone to avoid damaging the underlying nail. Nails should remain unaffected if soaked off properly.

Step 1: Light buff the surface of the nail

Step 2: Put small pieces of cotton soaked in acetone on the surface of each individual nail

Step 3: Wrap all nails with the cotton in foil

Step 4: Let sit 10-15 minutes and the gel should come right off

Soaking your gels off helps maintain the health of your natural nails.

We offer gel soak offs as a $10 service in the salon OR to save time & money you can do this with a soak off kit at home! The kits are available for purchase at Solutions for $5.

Taking the Fear Out of Choosing Your Skin Care

Published March 29th, 2016 by Solutionsadmin

Wanda Kowalski- Esthetician


Eat paleo, vegetarian, vegan, low fat, low carb-high fat, high fat-low carb, Mediterranean, Jenny Craig.  Use olive oil, canola, corn oil, coconut oil.  Take this pill to melt fat, this one for joint health, this one for heart health.  Do yoga, walk, run, HIT, Pilates.  Use PCA, True Beauty, Mary Kay, Pro-Active, Neutrogena.


Just like our diets, supplements, medications, and exercise, skin care can be an overwhelming choice to make.  We’re inundated daily with the latest fads, buzz words and “expert” advice on what products will add quality to our life, our diet and our skin.  I can’t speak to the choices you make in your diet, exercise or supplements BUT, I can help you make informed choices for your skin care.


At Solutions, we offer three wonderful brands of skin care:  PCA, Cures, and Plantogen.  Each offers its own solution to your skin care needs.  If you walk into our Salon, our wall of products can be overwhelming.  That’s where your esthetician enters the picture.  We’ve studied skin care.  We’ve studied our brands.  There is no one size fits all and we’re here to help you make the best choices for you – to address YOUR needs.  


The best entrance to a successful skin care routine is a facial.  During that time, your esthetician will analyze your skin to determine what products will best fit your needs.  Sun damage?  Dry skin?  Oily skin?  Fine lines and wrinkles?  Acne?  We have products to address every one of these needs.  


If time constraints or budget do not allow you to have a facial at this time, all is not lost!  Stop by and ask to see an esthetician to analyze your skin care needs and recommend products (better yet, call ahead to ask when a good time for a consultation would be).  Tell us your needs and we’ll choose products to address them.  Having your hair done and sitting for a while to process your color?  Ask if an esthetician is available to speak with you regarding your skin concerns.  Not only will you leave with great skin and hair products, but you’ll have completed two tasks at one time.


And to sweeten the deal, we take returns on any products that don’t help to achieve the results you’re looking for.  Skin not responding to the products you’ve purchased?  Bring them back!  Talk to us and we’ll recommend another based on your feedback.  It’s a no-lose situation.


Remember, we are in the beauty business.  We are here to help you find the answers to your skin care.  Just ask.  We’ll be happy to help!  That’s what we do.