I.C. O. N Salon's Press Pamper Party kicking off the holidays with some of the top stylists in the country was held at I.C.O.N. 20010 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA on December 4, 2013 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Walking into I.C.O.N. Lab Salon, it was clear that Santa was all about the TLC and I was ready to sample all of the services on site. Starting off with a fresh-pressed pomegrante juice from Mr. Juice, I was immediately greeted by I.C.O.N.'s lovely facialist Eiko Page. Eiko told me she'd been an esthetician for over 30 years and had acne skin that lasted wll into her 30's. From the looks of her pocelain and ageless complexion, that was hard to believe. Back in her treatment room, she gave me a "mini" Murad anti-aging "Resurgence" facial. I walked out glowing, feeling fresh and fabulous.
Next stop at the Pamper Party was a seat at the "Car Bar" with I.C.O.N.'S bubbly stylist Stacey Quintinella. The "Care Bar" wasn't just your typical row of washing stations, but rather a place for styists to mix custom hair care cocktails. Stacey said "these "cocktails" help to detox hair of product build up, provide protein to rebuild and strengthen hair from the inside out, and/or intensely moistturize damaged and dry hair. Everything that takes place at the "Care Bar: is based upon each client's individual hair hare needs".
After sitting for 20 minutes with the cocktail (protein & moisture) activating atop my head, my desperately dry hair was ready for a rinse. While leaned back in the wash bowl, I was educated by I.C.O.N.'s senior stylist Crystil Olsen on the science behind the brand's philosophy for at home care. Whith what I.C.O.N. Products has coined as "Regimedy" clients are recommended a complimenting shampoo, conditioner, and treatment trio. This al goes back to I.C.O.N. tailoring each product according to the hair situation at hand...and it doesn't just end when the cocktail is empty! My recommeded "Regimedy" was DRENCH Moisturizing Shampoo, FREE Moisturizing Conditioner, and INNER HOME Moisturizing Treatment and I.C.O.N. was kind enough to gift me one of my own to reap the benefits of at home care. Crystil then transported me over to her styling station, where I received the most beautiful blow out! After the cocktail, products, and blow-dry technique used on my hair, I couldn't believe how shiny and smooth it was.
To polish off my holiday hair and sparkling skin, I.C.O.N. and Mirabella Make Up Artist Jasmine Dashtishad put on the final touch of arching my eybrows. Last but not least, my nails a change of color. Who better to help me than Nichole McCauly, celebrity make-up and manucurist for Kaya Jones, former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, MEOW!!
Facial...check...Hair...check...Eyebrows...check...Nails...Check! As my nails were drying, I noticed the awesome accessory designers who were debuting sneak peaks of their holiday collections aside me. SoCal designer Sara Horne Jewelry was showcasing gypsy-like pendant necklaces, golden boho baubles, and romantic chain metal headpieces, Karen Zambos displayed her oversized clutches and ornately tied, leather belts. For a shooter diva, I wanted one of everything!
And last but not least. what are the holidays without giving? Per my event exit, I.C.O.N.'s Director of Operations, Michele Lepire, gratefully thanked me for coming. She handed me and I.C.O.N. gift bag with my "Regimedy" and limited edition box of CURE Replenishing Spray. She informed me that CURE is I.C.O.N.'s #1 selling product out of their entire line and gives 20% of its proceeds to Stop Cancer Org. to help fund breast cancer research. Fllowing in like doagnoses of her mother and sister, just this year Creative Divrector/Founder Chiara Scudleri was diagnosed herself and has been fighting for her life #CureForACause, I.C.O.N.'s phianthropic push, just got much more personal. I encourage you to donate to help fight this disease, support I.C.O.N.'s pink boxing gloves, and give to a cause that affects out mothers, sisters, aunts, friends and colleagues.
A flexible salon that's moderately priced affordable. My experience however was priceless. The secret to the fountain of youth is out, healthy hair and selective products to your face. The perfect gift card for the holidays , birthdays or a special treat!
A special thanks to the staff at I.C.ON Lab Salon and I.C.O.N. Products Corporate Headquartes for hosting and to their publicists at Jade Umbrella, Stacey D. Barker and Erica Hill for the invitation to an Ultimate Pampering Experience.
Photos courtesy Partyby5