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In response to yet ANOTHER tanning scare…

Your customers may have seen recent news stories claiming that scientists say tanning beds are “as dangerous as arsenic,” or comparing indoor tanning to smoking tobacco. These stories are inaccurate and misleading, and are based on a misunderstanding of the actual research. Smart Tan has prepared a brief guide for you, to help you answer any questions and concerns your clients may have.

Tanning beds have been categorized as “Group 1″ by a group of scientists in France. “Group 1″ means there is evidence that the use of tanning beds can increase the risk of skin cancer.

· The information is not very new: sunlight is in the same category as tanning beds, and has been in that category since 1992. Just like sunlight, the light from tanning beds has UV rays that cause your skin to produce melanin.

· Since 1992, thousands of doctors have recommended moderate exposure to sunlight for a variety of health benefits. Oprah guest Dr. Oz Mehmet and Dr. Andrew Weil are two prominent examples.

· Being in the “Group 1″ category does not say anything about the size of the risk, just that there is any risk at all. Some things in the category are very dangerous, like arsenic and mustard gas. Other substances only carry a very small risk, like red wine, beer, and salted fish.

· News stories that say things like “tanning is as dangerous as arsenic” are flat-out wrong. The scientists have not made that kind of comparison at all, only reporters looking for a scary headline.

· The report itself has not been made available. All the news stories are working off of a press release, and no reporters have actually read the report.

· The IARC is a group of scientists that works with the United Nations. Their report is not a new study; it is a review of a paper from 2006, which itself was a review of 23 studies, some dating to the early 1980s. Those studies had a wide range of findings.

Of the 23 studies:
– 5 were excluded for unusable data

- 6 had results suggesting that tanning beds actually reduce the risk of skin cancer
– 16 had results within the margin of error – In an election, experts will say that you shouldn’t trust a poll that shows one candidate ahead by 1%, with a margin of error of 5%.

· Some news stories are including a misleading statistic: that tanning beds increase the risk of melanoma by 75%. This number comes from a study with questionable methods. The study’s authors admit that they did not adjust for factors like outside sun exposure and sun sensitivity. Even if the study is accurate, it does not mean that 75% of tanning bed users will get melanoma, it means that their relative risk is higher. Because the issue is relative risk, when the original risk is very small, a percentage increase that looks big actually translates into a very small added risk.

· To use another example, your annual risk of a fatal car accident is about 0.013%. If that risk were increased by 75%, it would be 0.023%, or about 1 in 4,500. To put that number in perspective, the increase is 10 times smaller than the OSHA guideline for “acceptable risk.”

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Helios Tan and Day Spa Meet and Greet!

Helios Meet & Greet!!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009- 5-7pm

Vin Santo, Latham Farms

Helios has expanded to offer 20 different services!

  • 3 Different Types of Tanning
  • Airbrush Spray Tan
  • Massage
  • Waxing
  • Permanent Make up
  • Electrolysis
  • Facials
  • Nail Care
  • Medical Laser Services:

Laser hair Removal

Laser Vein Removal

Laser Facials

Laser Skin Discoloration

  • Formostar Body Fat Melting System
  • Psychic Readings by Katie Manning- Hilton
  • Intuitive Live Path Councilor and Astrologer Julie Purdy
  • Educational Seminars

Stop in for a glass of wine or cocktail, enjoy h’orderves, learn about all the services Helios has to offer and how Helios can make a positive impact on your life!

http://www.heliostanning.com

May 20, 2009 Posted by | day spa, Health and Beauty, Tanning, waxing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prom Anyone?

It’s that time of year again! Prom is here! So, why not stop in to Helios Tan and Day Spa for some extra pampering before the big night? We are currently offering our Prom Special of:

Prom Special
1 Month on the 52 Bed & 2 Airbrush Tans
Only $79.95        Reg. $130!

We also offer facials, massage, waxing and don’t forget about Formostar! Fit into your dress beautifully! To check out our May specials, click here

http://www.heliostanning.com/index.cfm/section/38523

Happy Spring! Happy Prom!

May 11, 2009 Posted by | day spa, Health and Beauty, Tanning, waxing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

May Specials

May Specials

Prom Special

1 Month on the 52 Bed & 2 Airbrush Tans

Only $79.95              Reg. $130!

Formostar Special:

Back by Popular Demand…

Buy 8 Formostar Sessions, Receive 8 FREE!

PLUS the Bottle of Formostar Gel FREE!

Spa Special:

The entire world see’s your face First!!

It’s time to Refresh, Renew and Rejunivate it now!!

First time Facials only $50 this month!!!

Permanent Makeup Special:

Book a Consultation for Permanent Makeup

Receive a free Eyebrow or Lip Wax!

Massage Special:

2- 90 minute Massages for $160!

Book Your Appointments Today:

Katie Manning-Hilton                          Julie Purdy

Psychic Medium            Astrologer & Intuitive Counselor

Group Parties or Single Sessions Available!

http://www.heliostanning.com

April 30, 2009 Posted by | day spa, Health and Beauty, Tanning, Uncategorized, waxing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We are Expanding!

That’s right! Helios Tan and Day Spa is in the midst of expansion and remodel! We are currently working to make Helios even better than it has been. The remodel is underway and actually began last Friday. Construction can be fun sometimes, especially when it will bring more room for our customers! Take a look at some of our progress and yes, Helios is open during the remodel! Stop in and see things first hand!

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Don’t forget to ask about our April Specials when you stop in! We have packed a lot of savings into the month! So go ahead…Pamper yourself! Your wallet will still feel good :)
http://www.heliostanning.com

April 7, 2009 Posted by | day spa, Health and Beauty, Tanning | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

April Specials at Helios Tan and Day Spa!

Check out the Awesome savings with out April Specials!

Tan Special
1 Month on the 52 Bed & 2 Airbrush Tans
Only $79.95 Reg. $130!

Prom Special
1 Month on the 52 bed $52
Trial Offer Airbrush Spray Tan $9.95

Formostar Special:
Back by Popular Demand…
Buy 8 Formostar Sessions, Receive 8 FREE!
PLUS the Bottle of Formostar Gel FREE!

Spa Special:
The entire world see’s your face First!!
It’s time to Refresh, Renew and Rejunivate it now!!
First time Facials only $50 this month!!!

Permanent Makeup Special:
Book a Consultation for Permanent Makeup
Receive a free Eyebrow or Lip Wax!

Massage Special:
2- 90 minute Massages for $160!

Book Your Appointments Today:
Katie Manning-Hilton Julie Purdy
Psychic Medium Astrologer & Intuitive Counselor
Group Parties or Single Sessions Available!

Airbrush Spray Tan
See what the Capital District is RAVING about!
A Customized Helios Airbrush gives amazing results and lasts 5-10 days!
Only $19.95!!

Helios Cocktail
One 52 Session
Personalized Air Brush Spray Tan
$24.95

Stop in on Sundays and receive Buy One Get One FREE on tanning Services!
Are you Tanning Somewhere else?
Try Us!! We offer a trial Package!
$20 lets you try all our beds!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Born in This month?? Stop in for a FREE tan!!!

April 2, 2009 Posted by | day spa, Health and Beauty, Tanning, waxing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome our Nail Tech Melissa!!

Welcome our Nail Tech Melissa!!

March 16, 2009

My name is Melissa Greco and I am now the Nail Specialist at Helios Tan and Day Spa.
I graduated at the top of my class from Austin School of Spa Technology in the fall of 2006. I have been in the field for over two years and love what I do.
I believe continuing education is a must in this field. Fashion and beauty trends are constantly changing therefore I attend new demos, classes, and trade shows regularly. Attending these often enable me to offer clients new services using the newest and best products available.
I strictly practice all New York State rules and regulations. Safety and cleanliness are top priority. I specialize in natural nail care and offer a variety of manicures and pedicures. I use CND (formerly Creative Nail Design) product and OPI polish.
I hope to meet you and have you experience a nail treatment yourself and you will see how relaxing and great 30 minutes will make you feel.

Nail Service List
Classic Manicure
This manicure includes the shaping of the nails, a revitalizing citrus soak, meticulous cuticle removal and conditioning, a relaxing massage with an age defending elasticity restoring lotion, and a polish of your choice.
$18 about 30 minutes

Spa Manicure
This manicure includes the shaping of the nails, a revitalizing citrus soak, meticulous cuticle removal and conditioning, a crystalline citric acid and vitamin E scrub, an ultra moisturizing cream mask, a paraffin dip, a relaxing massage with an age defending elasticity restoring lotion, and a polish of your choice.
$25 about 45 minutes

Classic Pedicure
This pedicure includes a foaming seaweed foot soak, the shaping of the nails, meticulous cuticle removal and conditioning, exfoliation, a light fragrant oil-free massage, and a polish of your choice.  Please do not shave your legs 24 hours prior to your pedicure.
$35 about 45 minutes

Spa Pedicure
This pedicure includes an aroma therapeutic sea rocks foot soak, the shaping of the nails, meticulous cuticle removal and conditioning, exfoliation, a mineral and dead sea salt foot scrub, a cooling and rejuvenating marine algae foot mask, a paraffin dip, cucumber heel therapy application, a light fragrant oil-free massage, and a polish of your choice.  Please do not shave your legs 24 hours prior to your pedicure.
$45 about 1 hour

All natural nail care services are performed using the finest products from CND (formerly Creative Nail Design).  Any service can be customized to your needs.  All New York State rules and regulations are strictly practiced.

French Polish- $5

Polish Change- $8

Paraffin Dip- $8

Specials

Classic Manicure and Classic Pedicure- $50 about 1hour 30 minutes

Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure- $65 about 1 hour 45 minutes

For more information call 518-782-1TAN or visit http://www.heliostan.com

March 23, 2009 Posted by | day spa, Health and Beauty | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Julie Purdy at Helios!

Helios Tan and Day Spa is proud to announce that Julie Purdy will be taking appointments at it’s Latham Farms site! Julie is a wonderful person, fueled by her passion for life and strong drive to help people, Julie can instill the belief in her audience that anything is possible! And it is!

Julie:

You’re running late for work… again. The alarm didn’t go off, or did you sleep through it? You rushed to get ready and realized as you were almost out the door that there was a stain on your shirt… Your car barely started and you’re not sure if it’s because there’s almost no gas in it, or it needs to go in the shop… again. Your coffee order was wrong and is now spilled down the front of you thanks to the guy who stopped short in the middle of the road… for NO reason! Oh and it’s only Monday at 9am… This sound like a day in your life? Are you fighting the world constantly and feeling like you’re always two steps behind? You work hard, you try to take care of yourself and something’s always fighting you. Are you losing hope? Feeling dragged down? Don’t know how to accomplish the ideas and goals you have, or even start them in motion?

Have you ever met anyone who comes into your life and you just know it’s never going to be the same again? Someone who takes all the oxygen in the room and draws the attention of every living being, yet is so sweet and compassionate that you just can’t help wanting to be around them. Her name is Julie Purdy. She has many titles Motivational Speaker, Life coach, intuitive councilor, astrologist, psychic … but none can describe the magic that is with in her. She was born during an eclipse and the only words that can come close to describing her are empowering. She’s here, on this earth to empower you, to make your life better, to give you the energy and direction to improve and even change your life! Julie has many goals for you, to make the energy work for you, to bring inner peace to you, to just be here to help you.

After 4 months of Katie Manning-Hilton working with Helios, she referred Julie to me. Julie stepped into Helios on January 22nd, 2008 at 9:30am. We had a meeting to talk about Helios and her coming here to set up appointments with customers like Katie, but on different level.  The energy she brought to Helios was amazing. The meeting lasted 4 hours and Helios was so busy additional staff had to be called in to help customers!  Open your heart, open your mind and experience Julie. Let Julie help you engage the magic within you!


Call Helios: 518-782-1826 for an appointment!
For more information on Julie check her out on the web: http://www.juliepurdy.net/?b=04


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March 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time to start thinking about Mother’s Day!

Hello out there! March is almost over and that means that Spring is surely here! In addition to spending more time outdoors, it also means that Mother’s day is just around the corner and it is never too early to start thinking about how to surprise that very special woman in your life. Yes, Mom has always been there for you, so why not plan a day of beauty and pampering for her?

Helios Tan and Day Spa is happy to announce that our Mother’s day specials are up and can be seen at Spavelous.com. Stop by and find the perfect gift for dear old Mom and while you are at it, remember that spring is the perfect time to get a little color. We offer several different types of beds as well as the new “Hollywood Style” airbrush tan. We also have a wide variety of facials and waxing…and to get you back into your swimsuit? Why not try the Formostar fat melting system? You will be rocking your skinny jeans in no time!

When it comes to Spring and Mother’s Day…Think Helios Tan and Day Spa! http://www.heliostanning.com

Mother’s Day Special Edition

http://mothersdayspadeals.com/2009/03/17/latham-ny-mothers-day-spa-deal-summer-shape-up/


March 18, 2009 Posted by | day spa, Health and Beauty, Tanning, waxing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Helios presents Airbrush Spray Tanning!

From the same company that brought you the Formostar Body Fat Mel ting System… Helios presents Airbrush Spray Tanning! Air brush is applied by a trained tech that is skilled at providing the most even coverage you can possibly attain. This means your tan will look better. Use of the air brush allows on the spot exfoliation by applying a glycolic-based spray. This ensures that the solution will attain the deepest penetration possible. This process means your tan will last longer. The air brush tech is well versed in analyzing skin types and tones and can provide a solution mixture and application that is most appropriate and looks the best for you. A spray booth uses the premises “one spray fits all” which simply just is not the case, and often results in terrible coloring effect to the detriment of the user. The human tech can reach hard-to-apply areas such as behind the knees, around elbows, fingers and other places that the spray booth AKA “Human Car Wash” just cannot effectively provide even coverage in these areas. Using the air brush technique allows the solution to dry on the skin exactly how it is applied, which means your tan will look excellent. The spray booth requires you to “Towel Off” or “Buff Dry” after being sprayed. This method totally defeats the purpose and often results in very little coloration of the skin, or horrible streaking that makes the person who used the booth look and feel like a freak. DON’T TAKE A CHANCE. Air brushing is less expensive to the client and much more effective. The user may spray certain body parts rather than the entire body. Air brush Tanning is used by Major Hollywood Stars, Cheerleaders for Pro-Football, Major beauty pageant contestants, models, dancers, photographers, bodybuilding contestants and many more. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF LOOKING GOOD. Shouldn’t you use the preferred method of tanning used by them? AIR BRUSH TANNING!! Airbrush Tans at Helios are just $29.95 your first time and $19.95 every time after! Call today to book your appointment!!

http://www.heliostanning.com

March 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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