Spring is in the air; we have turned the clocks forward, and with the longer days come a renewed energy and feeling of exuberance. The long awaited exodus from hibernation has finally sprung. Now that the longer days are here we are noticing that things are a bit dull and dusty, making us want to clean house. So where did the idea of “spring cleaning” come from, you might ask, well grasshopper, it all started centuries ago; according to the old calendar the New Year started in the spring. Now, I must say the New Year starting in the spring, rather than the beginning of winter, of all things, makes much more sense! It’s all about rituals, the Iranians celebrate the New Year with a festival that lasts two weeks and features a variety of celebrations. Before the festivities begin, the Iranian people take part in “khaneh takani” which means “shaking the house”, or what we call “spring cleaning”, taken to an entirely new level – shaking the house. There are similar “spring cleaning” rituals in the in other cultures as well. The Chinese clean house for their New Year and the Jewish are believed to have had similar “spring cleaning” rituals for Passover.
Maybe you’re not so into the whole “house cleaning” thing, I get it! How about a “spring cleaning” for our temple (you know, our bodies)? What can we do to obtain this refreshed and renewed feeling?
Get a new haircut. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic; you can opt for a simple trim and layers. Spring is a great time to try a new hair color. With the dry windy weather comes dry dull hair. Begin by washing your hair with Clarity shampoo. Then you can book an appointment for our signature smoothing treatment. You will definitely feel renewed and revived, and your hair will thank you too!
Get a renewing facial. Now that your hair is clean and shiny, brighten up your face. Slough off those dead skin cells and renew your visage for the equinox. Keep your skin looking fresh and illuminated with MadFlowers, “Face Dew” available at the GSL and online.
Try new make-up. Nothing brightens up your face like new make up. Come in for the latest spring make up and a full make over with one of our expert artisans.
Get a Spray tan. Book a spray tan session and get your skin ready for bikini season before you hit the sand. Keep your tan renewed and moisturized after you leave the GSL with MadFlowers, “Body Bronzer” available at the GSL and online.
Get back into yoga. Yoga will refresh your mind, body and spirit. Join us at the GSL for Mindful Mondays or Wellness Wednesdays. The GSL is all about Art, Fashion, Beauty and Wellness. We got you covered from head to toe!