The winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin, with the cold air outside and the drying heat inside. The new Locust Valley spa, Pamper Mommie Aesthetics and Make-Up, offers the perfect services for a little tender loving care.
“Your face is the first thing people see, so why not make a great first impression,” says owner Bessie Ktistakis.
She says that now more than ever, people are really into “personal care.”
“It has become a necessity rather than a luxury,” Ktistakis says. “The treatments that I offer are not only relaxing and therapeutic, but result- oriented. Clients can visibly see a difference in their skin after the very first treatment. In turn, this helps to boost their confidence, and that makes it very rewarding.”
Ktistakis, who lives in Glen Cove, is a NYS licensed aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience and wanted to open her business close to home. She found the available space on Burch Hill Road and thought it was the perfect location. She immediately began renovating it to create a warm yet upscale atmosphere.
The spa was designed with luxury in mind, leaving no detail untouched. The waiting room feels elegant, and getting a treatment really is a treat. The room is heated, the music is relaxing yet unobtrusive and the facial treatment allows clients to truly relax.
Ktistakis offers an array of skin care services; clients can choose what they want or have a consultation with Ktistakis who will provide the services best suited for the particular needs of her clients. On the menu of offerings are microdermabrasion, oxygen infusion, body treatments, waxing and make-up application.
During the facial, clients are treated to a head, neck and shoulder massage and will also have their hands wrapped in a warm mitts to slough off dead skin cells and bring moisture back to the area. The types of facials offered include a deep pore-clearing facial, a hydrating facial that includes a botanical soft peel, and a quick fix mini facial,
Despite the name, Ktistakis emphasizes her services are not just for mommies: she offers a teen and tween facial as an introduction to skin care, including instructions on how to care for skin at home, a “daddy time” facial to relieve irritation and abrasions caused by shaving, and special services such as brow and lash tinting, make-up for special occasions, air brush makeup application.
Mommies-to-be might also want to experience a pampering treatment such as the “Blossoming Belly Facial” which is meant to help prevent stretch marks and sooth dry itchy skin during pregnancy.
“Clients are astonished that they are still receiving compliments weeks later,” she says. “I specialize in various skincare treatments, to accommodate all levels of skin sensitivity. I also offer a customized at-home skin care maintenance program, which encourages life long skin care habits.”
Ktistakis says her attention to detail, results, and desire to give her clients an outstanding experience have earned the confidence of those who are hesitant in getting a facial, or have had a bad experience. She says that, in her free time she is always researching new and innovative treatments to offer to her clients.
Services are available by appointment only; visit pampermommie.com or call 603.8925 to book a treatment.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
This is the season of giving, when people tend to think more about the needs of others. One particular organization in the community is devoted to giving to others throughout the year, though they do appreciate and rely on the generosity of others during the holidays. The Guardian Angel Family Crisis Center in Sea Cliff is devoted to helping women and children on a daily basis, and the needs of those they serve often become amplified this time of year.
Last month, the center extended its thrift store space and opened a holiday boutique, where children’s toys and clothing are displayed for purchase, as well as holiday decorations. Women's clothing is also for sale, and the space now has a dressing room. A special aspect of this holiday boutique is the Giving Tree, where those who wish to purchase a gift for a child in need can take a name from the tree to ensure the child’s Christmas wish is fulfilled.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Children at Gribbin Elementary
School prepared for Thanksgiving last week by singing songs, writing what they were thankful for on the table cloths, and making a poster of what they are thankful for.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It has been an amazing season for the Midget Cardinals team in Glen Cove. Undefeated all season, they are headed to the Super Bowl, where they will be playing against Brentwood for the Championship.
On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Cardinals Midget team won the coin toss and got to play the final playoff game of the season at home. Fans were out and cheering them on as they played Roosevelt - the other undefeated team in the league.