skincare

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin? Read on! By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician Is your sensitive skin instantly rosy after cleansing? Do you hesitate booking a facial because you feel it may cause irritation? Help is here.   Many many people feel they have sensitive skin nowadays for many different reasons. We are constantly bombarded by environmental stimuli, stress, […]

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician Tis the season for gift giving and getting. What will you be giving your loved ones this holiday season? A client recently shared that she threw a holiday party where each guest brought 3 of their favorite things to swap with other guests. This […]

Winterizing Your Skin

Winterizing Your Skin By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician Winterizing your skin is the best gift you can give yourself this holiday season. One of the most important things we can do for our skin is to give it hydration year-round. Understanding the type of hydration your skin needs, and how to impart and lock in moisture is […]

Combat Skin Enemies

How to combat skin enemies! Learn about summertime skin irritants and how to beat them By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician Heat, humidity, wind, pollution and UV Radiation. What do we do to fight these skin enemies and keep our skin balanced, clear and hydrated in the summer months? In this blog post we will look […]

Why you need an Esty!

Why you should get an Esthetician … STAT! By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician What is an Esthetician? You would not believe the amount of  times I have been introduced to a new person,who asks me what I do for a living and then stares at me blankly as I say the word “Es-the-ti-cian.” At other times […]

How I became the ultimate skincare nerd

How I became the ultimate skincare nerd By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician I’m often asked how I got my start in the beauty biz. Looking back it feels like a series of serendipitous events that led me to where I am today. I was an aimless twenty-year-old. I scraped up enough money one spring to go […]

High Tech Facials: Simplified

High Tech Facials: Simplified By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician We live in a world surrounded by technology. Our phones are now computers, we can wear devices that monitor our sleep and heart rate, and devices help us get to where we want to go. High tech facials (or facials that include some type of device […]

Organic Airbrush Tanning

Organic Airbrush Tanning in Ann Arbor By: Dani Parker, Lead Beauty Specialist & Esthetician Spring break is on the way and that means two things: sunshine and bathing suits. Before you speed off to the nearest tanning salon to take care of what this Michigan winter has done to your complexion, please remember there’s a […]

Peels 101

Peels 101 By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician Considering a Peel?  If you are curious about what a peel is, does, and feels like, allow me to illuminate and demystify this procedure for you. Peels have many benefits for the skin. Choosing the right Peel for your skin is key, and partnering with a skin care […]

A Nation of Dehydration

A Nation of Dehydration Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician Have you felt it yet? The leaves are falling… the mornings are crisp. The hot, humid days are behind us and the temps will continue to drop. My skin has always been on the dry side, and this time of year […]

Just wash your face

Just wash your face An average girl’s take on skincare By: Amanda Orr, Creative Director When it comes to my relationship with my skincare regimen – it’s complicated. Raise your hand if you seriously have the best intentions and want your skin to look great but then you have an “off week” where you exchange complexion […]

A gentle scrub

A gentle scrub The benefits of exfoliation By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician Exfoliation is a great way to improve the condition of your skin – not to mention it feels amazing. However, it’s always important to be informed when it comes to what you’re putting on your skin. Below you’ll find some key info about […]

Contouring 10: Make-Up Magic

Contouring 101: Make-Up Magic Simple steps for a bold new look! By: Colby Smith, Salon Coordinator Contouring is a popular method of make-up application that can help highlight and diminish different portions of your face to give you a more chiseled, finished look – think Kim Kardashian. It may seem a little tricky to achieve […]

V2 Heart-Crafted Cosmetics

V2 Heart-Crafted Cosmetics Naturally Based Skin Care in Ann Arbor! By: Amanda Orr, Creative Director For those of you who haven’t been acquainted, we’d love to introduce you to V2 Heart-Crafted Cosmetics! Available at Vis-a-Vis (and soon online) our in-house product line is affordable, effective, and based in nature. Before we officially launch our V2 site, we […]

Summertime Skin Care

Summer Skin Care Tips & Tricks from Vis-a-Vis By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician Although we all love these warm summer months, the change in weather can also cause a change in the way your skin behaves. Hot days, humid nights, sunscreen, wind and sun exposure can all effect your skin and what it needs to […]

Hello Sunshine!

Hello Sunshine! Sunny Day Skincare By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and sun exposure is at its peak! Unfortunately, while we enjoy those long walks on the beach, the sun’s UV rays are penetrating our skin at different levels. Approximately 87% of aging is caused by the sun. […]

Do you have an Esthetician?

Here is a copy of the article I wrote for the Abec Small Business Review, April Issue. If you would like to see the original you can follow the link the here: http://www.abecssbr.com/columns/04/2013/do-you-have-an-esthetician/ Many people are not even sure what estheticians do, let alone have one that they call their very own. An esthetician traditionally is an […]

Au revior Acne!

When I first opened Vis-a-Vis, I was shocked to find out how many people in their late twenties, thirties and even forties still struggle with acne. I made it my mission for the last year to find something that will work and something I can suggest with my full confidence. After a lot of research, […]