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How to Get Rid of Sun Spots

As you age, so does your skin. Not only will you begin to see wrinkles and other forms of skin damage as the year’s pass, but also sunspots may start to appear – and they won’t fade during winter months like freckles do. Here are our pro tips on getting rid of stubborn sunspots, and how to prevent those spots from forming – when it comes to Fort Collins hair salons, Athena has all the advice that you need!

How Sun Spots Form


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When you’re young, your skin can handle all kinds of… Continue reading

How to Look Hot When It’s Hot

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We all love the thought of sunshine, wind in our hair, and a nice cool sea breeze, right? But, the reality is more like this: hot pavement, sweaty face, frizzy hair, and melting makeup. While you really can’t do much about sweating as you cross the street (other than take a taxi!), you can work on your makeup routine a little bit, so that things are much more bearable – at least on the outside. Here are our best tips for looking hot when it’s hot out from your favorite Fort Collins spa!… Continue reading

Coffee For Beauty: Myth or Fact?


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Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of beauty articles that point to coffee as a main and magical ingredient for making skin look better. Some of these articles point to the benefits of ingesting coffee, and what taking in those beans can do for your beauty health. Other articles point to the exfoliation factor (or how coffee granules can help with skin exfoliation). But, how much of this is true, and how much is myth? Let’s take a closer look.

The Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Coffee is full of antioxidants, so drinking… Continue reading

DIY Body Scrub and the Science of Our Skin

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There is no question that spas in Fort Collins offer amazing scrubs and treatments for exfoliation and all around glowing skin. The problem: you don’t make the money to visit every day! That’s okay for a couple of reasons. The first is that you really shouldn’t exfoliate deeply on the daily, and the second – you can make a good scrub all by yourself at home!

Before you scour the internet for recipes to rival that of your favorite scrub at your favorite Fort Collins spa, let’s take a look at the science… Continue reading

Proven Ways To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

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Are you one of those women who’s constantly changing her look? One month you have long, luxurious locks, and the next it’s a fashionable bob. The only problem: you can’t just flip a switch to go back to a full head of long hair! Yes, you can get extensions or a wig, but it just doesn’t beat naturally long hair. Of course, if you’ve recently cut your hair and are wishing for it to return to it’s lengthy state, received a bad hair cut, or even if you’re at that awkward mid-length… Continue reading

What’s the Deal with Detoxifying?

The word “detoxifying” is a popular one. You’ll find it in all the latest health and fitness magazines and blog posts. But, what the heck does detoxifying mean, and why do you need to do it? Those are good questions that can be answered with a bit of background information from your favorite Windsor spa.

Why We’re Toxic

Toxins are all around us. They’re in our water supply, they’re in the air, and they’re even in the food that we eat. A healthy lifestyle and a clean eating diet can definitely help get rid of some toxins, but you still… Continue reading

What is Cellulite and How to Get Rid of It

The benefits of brushing the body with a soft bristled brush are rumored to be great. But, does this tactic really work to get rid of cellulite? What about other tactics like massages in Fort Collins or something else? Let’s take a deeper look.

What Is Cellulite?

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First, let’s get rid of the rumors:
Rumor Number 1: cellulite only happens if you are really overweight.
Rumor Number 2: toxins cause cellulite
Rumor Number 3: cellulite only happens when you are out of shape
Rumor Number 4: cardio will get rid of cellulite

Now that… Continue reading

Everything You Want to Know About Spray Tanning

Summertime might be here, but waiting for that perfect tan might not be an option if you have an event to attend (or you just want to look amazing for an upcoming date!). Spray tanning is a form of sunless tanning that tends to look better than any other kind of sunless tanning when done right.

We do a lot of spray tans at our Windsor salon! Here’s everything you wanted to know about getting a spray tan, and how to make sure that your new tan stays and looks great.

The Pros of the Spray Tan

Here are some… Continue reading

10 Tips For Amazing Nails

Painted Nails

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Looking down at your fingers to see dirt, dried up cuticles, and rigid edges can make anyone feel
out of place (especially if you’re heading out for a nice evening and your nails don’t match your
dress!). But, don’t worry; you can have amazing nails without too much effort. Our beauty salon
nail experts at Athena (your Fort Collins spa) will take your nails to a whole new level with the
right polish and perfect shape, but there are a lot of things you can do in-between visits to make
sure that your… Continue reading

Summertime: It’s All About Beach Hair

Beach Summer

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Everyone wants that beach hair look during the hot summer months. At Athena (your Fort Collins spa and salon) – the summer look is in full swing. There are two ways to get this look. The first is to rent a house at the beach and spend your days in the ocean. The second is to use the right beauty salon styling products and work with a great colorist. If you are craving the beach look this summer, here are our best tips to looking like a surfer babe.

Sea Spray At Home… Continue reading

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