The Best Spa Services for Men

A gift certificate to Haven Spa makes a great gift for guys too — it’s quick, easy and available 24/7 in our online gift shop. And between now & June 15th, you’ll receive $5 OFF every $50 you spend online for him! (Just use code DADS at checkout.) After all, why should women get all the pampering? Men deserve a break, too!  So here are Haven’s most popular services for men:

1. Deep Tissue Massage — Like a Swedish massage, but with much deeper pressure that many men appreciate. Not only is it beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension and relieving pain, it can lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormone levels, and boost mood by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

2. Men’s Deep Cleanse — Our aestheticians customize this facial to men’s specific needs (their skin is thicker, tougher, more oily and, of course, hairier). After a thorough skin analysis, intensive cleansing with the Clarisonic brush, extractions, a customized mask, and a personalized skin cream, he’ll look and feel years younger. 

3. Signature Manicure & Pedicure — Do men shake hands and walk barefoot on the beach? Of course they do! So their extremities need extra care just like women’s. A polish-free treatment for hands and feet will treat calluses, neaten nails, and soften rough skin.

4. Sea Salt Body Scrub — Men don’t exfoliate as often as they should. Our invigorating sea salt scrub effectively removes dry, itchy skin cells and increases overall circulation.

5. Laser Hair Removal — Women aren’t the only ones with unwanted hair. Many a man have back hair they’d prefer gone. While Haven always offers professional waxing, our new Medi-Spa Laser Therapy offers permanent, pain-free hair removal that your man might really appreciate. Just in time for beach season! 

Our online gift certificates, available instantaneously 24/7, can be emailed directly to your recipient, emailed to you so you can give in person, or we can snail mail them in Haven stationary with your gift note!

Haven Pedicures for Mother’s Day

She’s been there every step of the way. So let Mom kick up her feet with a relaxing pedicure at Haven Spa. Pick the one best suited to her below, then purchase an Online Haven Gift Certificate in that amount — send it to her directly or to yourself so you can give it in person. Either way, you’ll have won Mother’s Day!

CHAMPAGNE SPA PEDICURE Mom can sip champagne while she soaks in a detoxifying salt bath. Then we’ll treat her feet to a hydrating masque, a foot-&-leg massage, a nourishing Eco-Fin paraffin wrap, shimmery lotion, and her pick of polish.
60 min. $75 | Series of 6 $395 | Series of 12 $785

HAVEN SEASONAL LUXE PEDICURE Depending on the season, we’ll customize her pedicure so you can put your best foot forward in any weather! All premium seasonal pedis include a mineral-bath soak, a revitalizing scrub, a moisturizing masque, a hot stone massage, an Eco-Fin paraffin wrap, and a beautiful polish.
60 min. $65 | Series of 6 $340 | Series of 12 $675

VINYLUX PEDICURE Haven’s Signature Pedicure with a breakthrough polish that dries within 8 minutes and lasts for a full week without a basecoat.
60 min. $48 | Series of 6 $250 | Series of 12 $495

HAVEN SIGNATURE PEDICURE We’ll soak Mom’s tootsies in an aromatic bath, work any calluses, then clip, trim and buff her nails, finishing with her favorite color flawlessly.
45 min. $45 | Series of 6 $235 | Series of 12 $470

MOTHER/DAUGHTER TEEN PACKAGE A Serene Teen Facial and a Serene Teen Mani & Pedi for daughters (ages 12 to 17), and a Quick Fix Facial and a Signature Mani & Pedi for moms.
1.5 hours $270 

Remember, Haven Gift Certificates are available for purchase online any time, day or night, to make gifting easy.

Haven’s 8 Best Mother’s Day Gifts, For Every Kind of Mom

No matter who you’ll be celebrating this Mother’s Day — be it a new mom or a grandma — make it special with a gift she’ll truly love: a Haven Package picked out especially for her. Visit our online store, enter the dollar amount of the package you’d like, and let her know in the notes section of your gift certificate which service(s) you’re treating her to! The following are our best gift ideas based on the kind of mother you’ll be honoring this May 14th:

1. THE MOM-TO-BE: OUR PREGNANCY MASSAGE
This is just the thing if she’s expecting. Swollen legs, burning back muscles and decreased circulation — we’ll take care of it all. Recommended for her second and third trimesters.
30 min. $67 | 60 min. $94 | 90 min. $128

2. THE BRAND NEW MOM: THE HAVEN ULTRA MEDI-FACIAL
When there’s a new baby on the scene, moms barely have time to properly wash their faces, let alone relax! Make up for that with our most advanced facial, which combines Microdermabrasion, a Medi-Peel and Environ Micro-Current technology — not only will she look great, she’ll feel great after an hour and a half of pampering!
90 min. $245

3. THE SUPER BUSY MOM: OUR SPA KISS
A short but sweet spa pick-me-up for hectic moms on the go without much time for themselves! She’ll enjoy a Quick Fix Facial, a 30-minute Swedish Massage, and our Signature Manicure.
2 hours $142

4. THE MOM WHO’S BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK: A MOTHER’S DREAM DAY PACKAGE
Give her a break from the day-to-day with all our classic services: a 60-minute Swedish Massage, a Skin Specific Facial, a Makeup Refresher, a Signature Manicure & Pedicure, and our Spa Lunch.
4.25 hours $284

5. THE MOM WHO HAS (ALMOST) EVERYTHING: THE ROYAL TREATMENT
Treat her like the queen she is for an entire day. She’ll delight in a Hot Stone Massage, a Sea Salt Body Scrub, a Skin Specific Facial, a Makeup Refresher, a Champagne Spa Manicure & Pedicure, and our Spa Lunch.
6 hours $420 

6. THE MOM OF A TEENAGE DAUGHTER: THE MOTHER/DAUGHTER TEEN PACKAGE
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with the daughter(s) who made her a mom in the first place! This family-friendly package includes a Serene Teen Facial and a Serene Teen Mani & Pedi for her daughter (ages 12 to 18), and a Quick Fix Facial and a Signature Mani & Pedi for her.
1.5 hours $270 

7. THE MOM OF A LITTLE GIRL: THE MOTHER/DAUGHTER PRINCESS PACKAGE
For mothers with littler ones, this quick package is perfect: A Signature Manicure for moms and a Princess Mani & Pedi for little ones (ages 8 to 11).
30 minutes $60 

8. THE GRANDMOM: SEASONAL LUXE MANICURE
Keep things simple yet elegant with this luxury manicure. She’ll enjoy aa mineral-bath soak, a revitalizing scrub, a hydrating masque, a soothing creme massage, an Eco-Fin paraffin treatment, and a perfect polish.
45 min. $45

Our online gift certificates, available instantaneously 24/7, can be emailed directly to your recipient, emailed to you so you can give in person, or we can snail mail them in Haven stationary with your gift note!

The 8 Essentials of Winter Skin Care

Not only is winter the time to employ preventative skin care to protect against the cold, dry elements of the season, it’s also a great time to undo the damage incurred during all your outdoor summer activities! All services and products mentioned here are available to try out and purchase at the Haven Spa Boutique:

  1. Consider Peels & Microderm Abrasion: Whether you opt for a series of peels (lactic peels will lighten sun damage from the summer and help with cell turnover without causing dryness), or microdermabrasion (which will help with texture, clarity and skin renewal), or a combination of both in conjunction with one of our custom medi facials, these treatments will slough away all the damaged skin to reveal a brighter, more even skin tone. It’s a great way to start the cold weather months!
  2. Gently Cleanse: You want to use a gentle daily cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser does just that: its creamy formula removes excess oils, make-up and other impurities while leaving skin hydrated, soft and refreshed.
  3. Exfoliate: Properly removing dead surface cells will help maintain your spa treatment until your next visit. How often you exfoliate depends on your skin type: 1) Excessively Dry Skin: Lightly massage the skin with something like Astara’s Refining Scrub using a physical exfoliator once a week. 2) Combination Skin: You could use Astara’s Daily Refining Scrub or Green Papaya Mask 1 to 2 times per week.  3) Oily Skin: Using SkinCeuticals Hydrating B-5 Gel daily would be perfect.
  4. Hydrate from Within: Drink plenty of water and eat foods rich in omega -3 fatty acids which are responsible for keeping skin well lubricated and giving skin a glowing appearance.
  5. Add Oils to Your Every Day Regimen: Nourishing topical oils are good for protection and hydration. Jojoba, coconut, Vitamin A and Vitamin C oils are all good choices. One of our favorite blends for dehydrated winter skin is Mu Face Oil. Apply it after exfoliation, before your moisturizer.
  6. Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize:
    After exfoliating, an emollient, rich, free-radical-fighting moisturizer is best for protecting skin from the harsh elements of winter. Be sure to use one in both the AM and PM. Some of our favorites are the Triple Lipid Restore from SkinCeuticals, the MU Moisturizing Complex, and either the rich Radiance Renewal or the lighter Antioxidant Moisturizer, both from Astara.
  7. Avoid Super Hot Showers: They can strip the skin of its natural oils.
  8. SPF It Up: Don’t forget, the sun still shines in winter! So wearing a sunblock is a must, especially during outdoor winter activities like skiing and sledding!

All of these winter skincare essentials and more are available at our Spa Boutique in Rhinebeck. Stop in any time or give us a call about any of the lines we carry!

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Facial

Before a Facial

1. Discontinue the use of any exfoliating products and avoid any facial waxing at least 48 hours prior to service, especially if you are receiving a peel or micro. This will ensure the best and safest results.

Before AND After a Facial

2. Have a proper home care regimen. You can book any Haven facial and your esthetician will examine your skin and suggest the appropriate at-home products and practices for your specific skin type. 

After a Facial

3. Exfoliating two times a week with an exfoliant appropriate for your skin type will keep the skin cells regenerating to maintain a youthful, healthy, radiant appearance. Try Astara Daily Refining Scrub, Naturopathica’s Oat Cleansing Facial Polish, or Astara Green Papaya  Mask.

4. Masks are also an option for maintaining your professional treatment at home. From a simple, gentle, hydrating mask (Astara Golden Flame Mask) to an at home treatment (Envrion Revival Mask), there are many ways to make the best of your treatment at home.

5. Apply an SPF (of at least a 30) everyday to avoid pigmentation and further sun damage. One our favorites is from MD Solar Sciences: it’s none greasy, won’t clog pores and leaves the skin with a smooth, dewy finish.

 All of the above-mentioned products are available at Haven in our Spa Boutique!

Top 10 Benefits of Our “Infinity Nails”!

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Infinity Nails to our manicure services at Haven Spa. This revolutionary technology, which involves dipping your nails into a vitamin-enriched powder, has many benefits:

  1. Lasts for up to 3 weeks!
  2. Promotes strength and growth
  3. Odorless
  4. Gentle on your nail bed
  5. Light-weight
  6. Flexible
  7. Environmentally friendly
  8. Calcium and Vitamin E enriched
  9. Has a durable glossy finish
  10. No need for a UV/LED light

So call to book your Infinity Nails manicure and take advantage of our fantastic introductory sale price of only $38! Or gift someone an Infinity Nails service using our online gift certificate store — just set your gift amount at $38!

Haven’s New Year’s Eve Party Prep Checklist

Our spa & boutique have everything you need to make your New Year’s beautiful!

1. Light-up Tweezers
LA Tweez Professional Illuminating Tweezers are a revolutionary new concept in perfecting tweezing. Crafted from the finest stainless steel, the hand filed tips are perfectly aligned and guaranteed to tweeze. The ultra bright LED light illuminates your eyebrows and the chic compact carrying case has a built in magnifying mirror — perfect for quick touch-ups on New Year’s Eve night!

2. Moisturizing Lip Color
Be ready for your midnight kiss with Playon Lip Crayons by Jane Iredale. You’ll have smooth, kissable lips drenched in moisture and tinted with irresistibly playful color. The creamy formula glides on and stays on. Shades include “Charming” and “Hot”, which is appropriate for New Year’s Eve, no?

3. Dry Oil Body Mist
Uplift your spirits and pamper your skin with a spritz of Pre de Provence’s multi-usage dry oil. Blended with Shea Oil, Vitamin E and our mineral-rich complex, this Dry Oil Body Mist leaves skin silky-smooth with a fresh, serene scent. Give yourself a spritz of calming peace during this hectic holiday season.

4. Winter White Candles
Illume’s Aromatic evergreen and frosted cypress are dusted with white peppercorn, spicy-cool cardamom and a sparkling citrus nuance, beautifully wrapped in glowing amber — perfect for creating nice mood lighting for New Year’s.

5. Julie Vos Jewelry
Treat yourself to some “wearable luxury” with Julie Vos’s classically inspired pieces, guaranteed to glam up any outfit for a New Year’s night on the town.

6. Luxe Butter
Pre de Provence’s fragrant butter-rich body cream is packed with moisturizers, without mineral oils or parabens, to make skin incredibly touchable.

7. Eyelash Extensions
Enhance your smoky eyes with extra long lashes that need no mascara! Our certified professionals will adhere individual lashes to your existing ones to create the look you desire, from natural to dramatic. We also offer lash and brow tinting that make the daily necessity of mascara and pencils a thing of the past! Call to make an appointment.

8. Emergency Chocolate
After an evening of indulging in champagne, you’ll need a little pick-me-up to make it past midnight. But not just any pick-me-up: how about an American-made, organic, vegan-friendly chocolate bar packed with fiber, protein and the best quality ingredients available? Bixby Bars have 3 to 4 times less sugar than other chocolate bars, more protein than most protein bars, and absolutely NO high fructose corn syrup, preservatives or additives. Which means you can enjoy this candy bar without feeling guilty. Now if only Bixby made champagne.

Remember, all of the above are available in our Spa Boutique this season. Stop by and pick up some for yourself, or as a gift for someone glam! And if you can’t make it in, you can always get an online Haven Gift Certificate any time, day or night, that can be used in the Boutique!

10 Great Gift Ideas from Haven

All the products & services listed below are available in our spa boutique:

1.
Barefoot Dreams Cardigans
The world’s softest and most luxurious hand-knitted apparel. Any woman on your list would love to cozy up on one these winter-weather winners, which made Oprah’s list of favorite things this year!

2.
Hot Stone Massage
Reduce the stress of hectic, holiday hustle & bustle with our exotic Hot Stone Massage. Your gift recipient will float away as smooth, heated, volcanic stones melt tension and release tight muscles, while we massage their stress into oblivion.

3.
Jane Iredale Makeup
This high-end line of good-for-you makeup is a highly-sophisticated blend of minerals and pigments that are micro-pulverized, using proprietary technology and processes to form microscopic flat crystals that will make any woman on your list even more beautiful.

4.
Luxe Butter
Gift this ultra-hydrating, skin smoothing body butter infused with signature scents that provides all-day moisture protection without ever being too heavy or greasy. It’s free of Parabens, Ethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, and DEA, with no animal testing.

5.
Julie Vos Jewelry
Handcrafted in 24-karat gold over brass, each piece expresses a sophistication that is classically inspired, yet thoroughly modern, and designed to be as comfortable as it is beautiful. In other words, the perfect gift. 

6.
An Environ Uplifting Winter Facial with Special Gift Bag
Combat winter dryness with our special seasonal facial. You’ll get a 75-minute super-moisturizing facial with Environ technology; a Hand Treatment with warming mittens, exfoliation and hydrating cream; and — best of all — a FREE Environ Gift Package worth $160, for yourself or a friend! Only $185 (or $199 with a micro-needle stamp that’s yours to keep). Hurry, limited time only! 

7.
Finchberry Soaps
Who doesn’t love a fun soap? Each individual, hand-crafted bar contains natural, food grade ingredients, a unique decadent appearance, and a lush gentle lather.  In addition, these soaps are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and made without any harsh chemical preservatives.  Not just a cleanser, but sensory experience your giftee will savor daily.

8.
Haven’s Eyelash Extensions
Add instant glam for all your holiday parties with Eyelash Extensions! Our certified professionals will adhere individual lashes to your existing lashes to create the look you desire, from natural to dramatic. No need for mascara for up to six weeks!

9.
Skinceutical Products
SkinCeuticals is one of the best, most effective, and most luxurious lines of skincare you can give! Their clinically proven line — including cleansers, topical antioxidants, toners, corrective serums and creams, moisturizers, sun protection, and more for all skin types— features pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that have the scientific proof to back up their claims. See our SkinCeuticals Facial as well.

10.
Last-Minute Gift Cards
Remember, when you’re out of time and in need of a last-minute gift, there’s nothing better or more convenient than a Haven Gift Certificate you can print out within minutes! Go to havenrhinebeck.com/gifts! 

10 Ways Haven Can Help with the Holidays!

1.
Haven’s Gift Cards
Get your shopping done early 24/7 with Haven’s Online Gift Certificate Shop. Choose any amount for any number of recipients; you can send either an instant email gift certificate or a mailed gift card. Visit havenrhinebeck.com/gifts and you’ll have your friends, family, coworkers and spouse covered in no time! 

2.
Any Haven Massage
Reduce the stress of hectic, holiday hustle & bustle with one of our relaxing massages. Our Signature Swedish will melt tension like snow, our Deep Tissue will get out stubborn knots, and our 30-minute Quick Fix will rejuvenate anyone pressed for time.  

3.
Haven Shellac Manicure
Avoid the hassle of chipped nails with a long-lasting, durable Shellac Manicure. You’ll get 14 days of flawless, high-gloss shine to last you through gift wrapping, pie baking and holiday cocktail-ing! 

4.
Haven’s Eyelash Extensions
Add instant glam for all your holiday parties with Eyelash Extensions! Our certified professionals will adhere individual lashes to your existing lashes to create the look you desire, from natural to dramatic. No need for mascara for up to six weeks!

5.
Illume Winter White Candles
We have a wide array of seasonal candles by Illume to help you relax with scents of the season.  Here, aromatic evergreen and frosted cypress are dusted with white peppercorn, spicy-cool cardamom and a sparkling citrus nuance — all beautifully wrapped in glowing amber.

6.
An Environ Uplifting Winter Facial with Special Gift Bag
Combat winter dryness with our special seasonal facial. You’ll get a 75-minute super-moisturizing facial with Environ technology; a Hand Treatment with warming mittens, exfoliation and hydrating cream; and — best of all — a FREE Environ Gift Package worth $160, for yourself or a friend! Only $185 (or $199 with a micro-needle stamp that’s yours to keep). Hurry, limited time only! 

7.
Tocca Eau da Parfum
Mark the holiday occasion with your favorite TOCCA fragrances in miniature. The Classic Eau de Parfum Viaggio features three beautiful scents in Old-World-inspired, collectible bottles. Makes a wonderful gift! Available in our Spa Boutique.

8.
La Fiorentina Fur Neck Wrap
Stay cozy and warm while you shop for the season with this designer infinity scarf made of rabbit fur, available from our Spa Boutique.  

9.
Extended Holiday Hours
To help make your Haven services and shopping as easy and convenient as possible, we’re opening on Tuesday, December 22nd (before Christmas) and Tuesday, December 20th (before New Year’s) — make your appointments early! 

10.
Last-Minute Gifts
Remember, when you’re out of time and in need of a last-minute gift, there’s nothing better or more convenient than a Haven Gift Certificate you can print out within minutes! Go to havenrhinebeck.com/gifts! 

The Top 12 Rules of Skin Care

We asked our experienced aestheticians for the absolute essential rules everyone should follow when it comes to skin care. Learn and benefit from their wisdom! All products mentioned below are available in our Spa Boutique.

  1. Wash your face at least once a day with a gentle cleanser & luke warm water. Too hot or too cold water temperatures can aggravate the skin and cause unwanted redness. Bar soap interferes with your skin’s ability to produce natural oils to keep the skin hydrated naturally. So stick with a cleanser that is creamy or milky and use it with luke warm water — this will keep skin calm while still removing dirt and makeup. We recommend SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser, Naturopathica Sweet Lupine Cleanser, AVST Cleansing Lotion, or Astara Botanical Cleansing Gel.
  2. If you wash your face only once, do it at night! The skin heals at night, so treat it to a makeup free face that can breath.
  3. Never over-exfoliate. Too much exfoliation can strip the skin’s natural barriers and over sensitize, leading to fragile, irritated skin.
  4. Don’t forget to tone!  Toning restores your skin’s ph and also takes away any remaining dirt and oil that can clog pores and lead to blackheads and breakouts. This is an important step that is often overlooked.
  5. Feed your skin with serums! In addition to a quality moisturizer, a serum rich in potent antioxidants can penetrate deeper into the skin than a lotion and deliver a higher concentration of active ingredients. SkinCeuticals has a great line of highly effective serums.
  6. Moisturize your face. This is a must for any skin type, including oily skin. When a moisturizer isn’t used on oily skin the oil glands overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oil. Well hydrated skin is key to fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
  7. Don’t stop at the chin! The skin on the neck and decolletage area need some TLC as well. Continue the steps right down to the breast bone. Trust us, it’s well worth the extra effort.
  8. In fact, moisturize your whole body. By doing this, you will strengthen your skin’s barrier along with keeping bacteria and viruses out of the body. Applying right after the shower locks in the moisture best. Try Envrion A, C & E Body Oil, or Envrion Derma Lac Lotion.
  9. Avoid products with alcohol. Especially toners, so check the labels, because alcohol can really irritate the skin.
  10. Incorporate vitamins into your skin care regimen. Vitamin A and C are top free-radical fighters and anti-aging ingredients found in skin care products today. These vitamins protect your skin from pollutants and slow the aging process down while benefiting the appearance with a brighter, tighter more youthful looking skin. We like Environ‘s AVST Line or C Quence.
  11. Use sunscreen everyday, all year round.  And remember to re-apply when exposed for longer periods of time. The sun is one of the biggest contributors to premature aging of the skin. One of our favorites is MD Solar Science Tinted Mineral Cream.
  12. Drink even more water. Double your water intake and in about 6 weeks you’ll see it reflected in your skin.