Vicky Williams, owner of Tippy Toes Nail Salon and Spa, will be holding a special open house Dec. 18 and 19 to celebrate the addition of skin care services with esthetician, Valerie Fordyce. The open house will feature fashions, specialty fittings and refreshments. Pictured is Williams, Fordyce, Dorothy Green of Bras by Jeunique and Karol Ann Behrle of Tastefully Simple. (Daily Star Photo/JESSICA SIEFF)
Vicky Williams, owner of Tippy Toes Nail Salon and Spa, will be holding a special open house Dec. 18 and 19 to celebrate the addition of skin care services with esthetician, Valerie Fordyce. The open house will feature fashions, specialty fittings and refreshments. Pictured is Williams, Fordyce, Dorothy Green of Bras by Jeunique and Karol Ann Behrle of Tastefully Simple. (Daily Star Photo/JESSICA SIEFF)

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Salon celebrates new skin care services with open house

Published 10:48am Monday, December 7, 2009

By JESSICA SIEFF
Niles Daily Star

The winter season can be hard on the skin and the nerves, with snow covered streets meaning the need for extra time in the mornings and slower commutes home after work, cold wind that stings with every step outside.

So just in time, Tippy Toes Nail Salon and Spa is introducing their winter specials and new services with an open house Dec. 18, 3 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their downtown location, 127 E. Main Street (on the Second Street side).

“We’re introducing a new service to Tippy Toes,” owner Vicky Williams said.

The salon recently acquired esthetician Valerie Fordyce, who will offer skin care and make-up services to customers.

“I will be giving lessons,” Fordyce said. “And I also do bridal (make up services).”

In addition to working with clients on taking care of their skin and learning how to best apply makeup, Fordyce said her services provide “non-surgical face lifts” as well as waxing and relaxation massage. She’s also hoping to provide a fun destination for “girls night out” style get-togethers.

Fordyce is offering mineral makeup that is healthy for the skin and complimentary as well.

Clients can learn more about Fordyce’s services during the open house which will feature refreshments, door prizes a few special guests and the introduction of Miche Handbags at Tippy Toes.

Williams will have the purses on display. Miche Handbags are called “the ever-changing purse” as special covers can be ordered to change the look of the bag in one easy step.

“The best thing about it is, you’ll never have to say I left it in my other purse,” said Williams.
The open house also marks the return of the salon’s “traditional peppermint pedicure,” Williams said.
The favored service features peppermint foot soak, detoxifying mud mask and exfoliation along with peppermint aromatherapy and “when they leave, they get a piece of chocolate peppermint.”

Also on hand over the weekend, Marie Brown of Sentiments will feature a look at their bridal fashions, Dorothy Green of Bras by Jeunique will be offering free fittings, “helping people relieve their pain and have good support,” and Karol Ann Behrle will be featuring a taste of Tastefully Simple foods.
“Our products are gourmet, easy to prepare,” she said.

In addition to the samples that Behrle will have on hand, she’ll also have catalogs for customers interested in ordering.

For this time of year, slipping inside for a little bit of pampering might make all the difference during a stressful season.

“Touch is really important,” Williams said. “It’s good to have a nice, relaxation touch.”
A little relaxation and a retreat from the cold just might be what many are looking for as the cold winter season, sets in.

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