Ashiatsu has been described as “deep tissue without discomfort”, “The deepest most luxurious massage on the planet”, and more simply body walking. When looking for a massage in Aspen, look no further than this gravity assisted barefoot technique that delivers consistent, deep, Swedish-style massage. As an alternative to traditional deep tissue massage, Ashiatsu therapists utilize parallel bars hung from the ceiling above the massage table. Holding onto the bars, the therapist uses their body weight and feet to apply pressure and various massage strokes to the body of the recipient. Feet are obviously larger than hands so there is a greater surface area to connect with the tissue, making deeper work more tolerable and effective. Because all of the techniques can be used independently, it is a very flexible modality that can be seamlessly blended with traditional massage strokes
You wouldn’t forget to bring your toothbrush on vacation, why leave your pilates or yoga practice at home? Holidays are a great time to enjoy doing things your busy schedule at home may not permit on a daily basis – like starting your day with pilates or yoga in Aspen. Sounds heavenly? Well, it only gets better for you don’t even have to leave the privacy of your Aspen home or condo…we come to you with private, semi-private or group classes targeted to every level of fitness and ability. And every class can be packaged with massages or facials as well. YOGA Private Yoga is recommended for anyone searching for a deeper practice, beginners who need a good foundation before going into a studio setting, and for people struggling with specific healing needs such as chronic injury or disease. Yoga
As we emerge from the depths of winter, it is exciting to think about the Aspen wedding season that is just around the corner. We took time to explore the latest trends for hair and makeup that apply to special events and everyday life. Here are your go-to beauty and makeup trends for Spring and Summer 2013. Makeup Bronzes – Softly sculpt your face with bronzer and use rich, warm tones on your eyes for a sunny summer finish. Pretty in pink – Pink is back with lovely shades of lipstick and blusher for a nice classic look. Smudgy Eyeliner- We are seeing bolder eyes than typically seen in the spring/summer. Rather dark liners with soft smudged lines. Hair Anti Ballerina Bun – This season buns are at the nape of the neck and trend towards the messy side with
Alas the New Year is upon us in Aspen, Colorado and we are more than ready for a fresh start and a new look at what the coming year has in store for health and beauty trends. Below are seven trends that will keep you in front of the curve this year for massage, yoga, skin care and more! 1. Eating for Beauty – Products such as chia seeds are being promoted as ”supermodel superfoods” and, in convenient sachet form, are easy to consume during our busy life. Sprinkle them on a salad or in a smoothie for some incredible Omega-3 fatty acids. 2. Wedding Day Yoga – You want to be grounded and present on one of the most important (and usually stressful) days of your life. What better way to accomplish that then by doing yoga. Simply take
Keeping skin hydrated in our climate is challenging. We battle the wind, cold, lack of humidity, and sun. Here’s our top 5 ways avoid looking drained this holiday season by improving your skin’s hydration: 1. Moisturize well each night after cleansing – This applies to all skin types including oily. If you are frustrated with oily skin, try to remember that NOT moisturizing will still cause your skin to feel and appear less plump and vibrant, and you’ll be adding to the problem. Tackle the shine with blotting papers and powder where needed, but still moisturize after cleansing. Also, layer moisturizer where needed (Typically the apples of the cheeks) 2. Don’t forget your lips – There are many excellent lip products to keep your lips protected. Pick what works for you. We love Aquaphor and Original Blistex. Use throughout the
Soft and polished, transformed or anywhere in between, a talented and professional stylist is the way to go. Hiring a professional hair and makeup artist is key in order to accomplish the perfect look, no matter the occasion. We had the pleasure of working with photographer Jim Paussa recently to makeover a local model for a photo shoot. We are happy to share with you Kirsten’s before and after hair and makeup photos below! Hair and Makeup – Full Circle Aspen Stylist, Cheyenne
Ombre is not just for hair. This trend is one of our favorites because it emphasizes the pout. Using a deeper shade on the corners of the lips and saving the brighter color for the center gives the lip a plumper look. Clean strands trend is perfect for fall. It’s simple and easy to put together for a polished look. The idea is to think “neat” Here we see these two trends together in a more wearable form. Make this trend your own this fall! Blunt bangs are still hot for fall if you have the right face shape. You can taper them a bit for a more wearable look (Below).
Full Circle is delighted to announce our new partnership with The Aspen Meadows! Set on 40 beautiful acres in Aspen’s West End, the resort is the home of the Aspen Institute and plays host to some of the world’s most prominent leaders. The property’s unique mission is simple: combine the mind, body and spirit in an inspiring locale. The entire property’s classic, Bauhaus-inspired design aims to achieve a balance between elegance and simplicity while inviting the picturesque surroundings in with plenty of natural light and expansive windows. Their onsite restaurant, Plato’s, is one of Aspen’s most intimate dining locales with floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views. Executive Chef Todd Slossberg blends sustainable and contemporary cuisine and noteworthy wine into a beautiful mélange to create a truly memorable experience. Full Circle’s partnership with the Aspen Meadows allows them to provide exceptional services
We’re delighted to introduce our New Business Manager. Here’s a snapshot of her role and what we love about her! Focus on Client Retention . Service-Minded . Detail-Oriented . Talented Veteran Make-up Artist . Passionate about Beauty Products & Care . Intelligent . Creative .
It’s true: a picture is worth a thousand words. Pinterest is very quickly changing client communicate in interior design, culinary and wedding worlds! For us, Pinterest has become the gateway to a bride’s imagination. It provides a platform to explore a bride’s unique style preference whether in a face-to-face conversation or from across the country. When a bride asks for “smoky eye” make up look, we can determine precisely and efficiently what she is envisioning. Thanks to Pinterest, we can truly see a picture of the wedding details before the wedding even takes place. We hope you’ll join us and open a Pinterest account. We’re confident you’ll enjoy pinning your style, dream travel destinations, fabulous recipes and your favorite books and
This month, we’re featuring some of our favorite Spring 2012 Hair Trends. #1) Gym Hair – a big trend seen on the catwalks in Paris and New York this year have been the messy, just-got-done-working out look, which is great for Colorado girls who love working out! Achieve this look by adding some pomade to already dry hair, then braiding it and sleeping on it. Undo the braid in the morning and you’re ready to go! #2) Blunt bangs – stars like Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Eliie Kemper have been seen on the red carpet sporting sexy, blunt cut bangs. This is a great option for girls with long hair who want to make a change to their look without a huge investment in chopping off their long locks. #3) Streaks of color – Subtle
According to dermatologists, altitude has a huge effect on skin for a number of reasons. One, the air is thinner the higher you go, and it lacks particles (like dust and pollen) which, despite sounding like pollutants, actually can protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays. Additionally, the risk of sunburn is increased at higher altitudes. You can sunburn in less than 10 minutes up in the mountains, and can even burn when it’s cloudy. High altitude air is also drier than it is at lower elevations. So this, combined with forced heat in your house, at work, and in your car, can make flaky, cracked skin seem inevitable. But, as you’ll see, that doesn’t have to be the case. At Aspen’s 8000 ft elevation, we’re accustomed to dry, thin air, strong sun, and cold winds. And we mountain
It’s easy to fall in love with Aspen! And seeing as February is all about love,we’re celebrating all month long. Stumped for what to do for your honey this Valentines Day? We’re making it easy for you too. Choose one thing from the list as a special Valentines treat, or try all twenty nine. See how fabulous you’ll feel when you get on board with Full Circle’s Twenty-Nine Days to Feelin’ Frisky. Disclaimer: If you don’t have a honey or hate Valentines Day, don’t let it stop you from loving yourself! These ideas can get even the Grinchiest Grinch in the mood. Got your rose-colored glasses ready? Good. Let’s go: 1) Cross country ski to Ashcroft and have lunch at Pine Creek Cook House. (If you don’t have XC skis, you can rent them from Aspen Cross Country Center/Ute Mountaineer.) 2) Take a
January 1 rolls around, and so do those New Year’s resolutions. If you’re bored with ho-hum intentions to eat better and exercise more, we’ve put together a list of ways to cleanse, detox, beautify, and harmonize the body featuring some of Aspen’s best places to experience western and alternative medicine treatments, good old-fashioned exercise, and internal, all natural cleanses. Ready for the Top Ten? Here we go! 1. Schedule a Biocommunication Scan at Aspen Naturopathy and Bodywork For anyone looking for a natural or alternative way to balance their internal systems and increase overall wellness, Dr. Mark Cochran has discovered a revolutionary medical technique that combines the latest technology with ancient practice of aromatherapy. Biocommunication scans read the source of bodily imbalance. Then, Dr. Cochran uses his extensive knowledge of essential oils and potent herbal supplements to restore the body’s