The holidays in Sun Valley are unique. From the snow-covered peaks (and ski runs!) that surround the Wood River Valley, to the old-fashioned charm of the Sun Valley Village and the decidedly European feel of the Resort, Christmas in Sun Valley is straight out of a beloved picture book. I have spent more than 30 Christmases in Sun Valley and while I certainly appreciate all that the Resort does to keep current (our amazing snowmaking and grooming, the gorgeous Lodge remodel, The Spa, and new
Autumn is in the air in earnest. The tips of aspen trees glow gold, mornings call for a sweater, the hiking, biking, golf, and fishing are fantastic. After the long, busy (crazy?), non-stop summer, fall is also a time to cleanse, rejuvenate, and refresh. There is no better place to do that than at the Spa at Sun Valley.
Come in to the oasis that is the Spa at Sun Valley and rejuvenate your skin and your spirit, too
One of the newest ways to refresh and recover after a long, hot, dry summer is a treat for the tresses. According to Spa Director Tiffany Cameron, the L’Oreal Pro Fiber Hair Conditioning Treatment is exactly what tired, dry, and sun bleached hair craves this time of year. “After people have cooked their hair all summer, it’s time to repair, rejuvenate, and heal,” Tiffany said. This treatment sounded so appealing, I jumped in to try it. The hype is not just hype, this gives amazing results, conditioning and sealing the cuticle of the hair. I met with stylist extraordinaire Kara Kissel who first helped me assess my hair with the help of a special app from L’Oreal. After answering questions about general hair care and hair health, the app recommended exactly the right product. Then came the ahhh in spa. For 30 minutes, Kara shampooed, massaged, and applied a delicious smelling masque to my neglected hair that is most often relegated to a ponytail. Following a luxurious blow out, my hair looked and felt (and smelled) amazing – healthy and thick. I left the Spa with shampoo for home that will prolong the amazing results. And the best part? The Pro Fiber treatment can be added on to any hair service for only $25. You will also receive 10 percent off any hair care products you purchase if you receive this treatment. It’s a win-win!
The dream team of Sun Valley Spa Director Tiffany Cameron and stylist Kara Kissel will transform lifeless locks into a healthy, shiny mane during a treatment that feels as good as it looks!
If your skin is as tired and parched as your hair after a bit too much fun in the sun, a custom facial will heal and help your skin look luminous. Indulge in a treatment using Carita of Paris, an exclusive luxury skincare line. Combining science and technology with elements of diamond, gold, exotic plants, and extracts from around the globe, Carita will leave your hot-weather stressed skin revitalized, glowing, and ready for a festive fall. Choose from the decadent Diamond Beauty Facial (yes, it uses real gems), a Progressive Gold Facial that brightens and smoothes, the Progressive Lisse Supreme Facial that encourages lymph drainage and plumps, a Lagoon Hydration Facial to, well, hydrate, the Genesis Youth Facial to combat aging, and the Ideal Cotton Facial to soothe. These treatments are the ultimate in luxury and provide unbeatable results.
Luxury is the name of the game with the Carita of Paris skincare line. Choose the perfect facial for your needs from among many options
According to Tiffany, ‘tis also the season for chemical peels. “Fall and spring are the best time to help your skin shed the layers built up by fun in summer sun and the winter snow,” she said. “We really recommend our Jessner peel series for this climate and lifestyle. You will experience three treatments, each of which goes a little deeper working on damaged, dry skin. The results are reenergized, beautiful, glowing skin.”
These treatments are available in addition to the very popular HydraFacial, Circadia Advanced Professional Skincare, and Naturopathica facials, and lots of add-ons and enhancements. Please call the knowledgeable pros at the Spa at 208-622-2160 to discuss which of the myriad options is right for you and to book your appointment.
Your face is not the only part of you that might be crying out for hydration and in need of some attention after three months of outdoor activities. The Body Treatments at the Spa are not only pampering, they can address many issues that you may be struggling with. “Right now we are really impressed with the results we are seeing from our Circadia line,” Tiffany said. “Their honey and blueberry scrub uses honey beads and polished blueberry and hydrating bamboo. Your skin will be infused with Hibiscus flower extracts and powerful antioxidants. It’s amazing.” Another popular and effective treatment is Circadia’s Firming and Shaping body treatment. This clinical-grade treatment exfoliates, improves circulation, and visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite, too. “The before and after is stunning with this treatment,” Tiffany said.
Then there are body wraps that not only feel great, but will also help undo some of the overindulgence of the summer. Choose from a Green Tea Herbal Wrap with its amazing antioxidants that help eliminate waste and promote your immune system, a powerful Detoxifying Clay Wrap, a Thermal Relief Wrap that leaves the body oxygenated, and a Remineralizing Gel Wrap that combats stress, fatigue, and low energy. Sign me up!
The Spa at Sun Valley is the perfect place to relax and enjoy treatments using only the finest products to address whatever you want to address
If that isn’t incentive enough, starting October 1, the Spa is offering some pretty amazing specials. Through December 17 (with some blackout dates during Thanksgiving) luxuriate in the following: book a facial and receive a free scalp or eye treatment, book a spa pedicure and receive an express manicure for free, or relax with a massage and receive a body scrub gratis. Be sure to make your appointment today as these appointments are sure to be in high demand.
“These specials were born of our desire to thank our public servants – teachers, policeman, fireman and their families for all they do. We hope they or their spouses come in so we can share our appreciation. The specials are available to everyone and we would love to see our ‘locals’ come in and enjoy everything we offer” Tiffany said.
Fall is gorgeous in Sun Valley. Get out and enjoy excellent time on the trails and then make time to get yourself gorgeous, too
The Spa at Sun Valley is an oasis that invites guests to take a break from their daily lives, to linger and enjoy. You can be refreshed from head to toe! Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with your appointment you can also take advantage of the sumptuous locker room and amenities (the 16-head shower is to die for), as well as the Fitness Center and iconic Lodge pool. Be sure to make a day of it.
Let your skin glow as bright as the fall leaves. Make your appointment at the Spa today.
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