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Color and TLC help banish blues, stress

By Staff | May 15, 2009

A little pampering and TLC can go a long way during this period of economic woes and global upheaval. Throw in a dash of color and things can start to look brighter and take a less blue hue.

Tina Daubenspeck, owner of the nail and beauty salon, Head to Toes by Tina, encourages personal pampering.

There is a roomy reclining lounger for Daubenspeck’s gentle waxings and a little spa filled with warm water and ready for sore tootsies to soak.

And during a time when uncertainty sometimes feels more sure than certainty, its the little amenities that can help make a difference.

“When you look good you feel good,” Daubenspeck said.

During a recent foray to the shop, regular Susan Schrijver, relaxed her tanned body in the recliner and laid still as Daubenspeck peeled off waxed strips from her face. Schrijver appeared at peace with the world – even if for but a half hour or so.

“You’re worth the extras,” Daubenspeck said.

Inside the cozy salon are racks of new vibrant nail colors just in time for the summer season.

Getting one’s nails done whether toes, finger nails or both can be a mood enhancer.

“You can be having a bad day and look down at your toes and feel better,” Daubenspeck said.

This year bright colors are the rage for the summer, Daubenspeck said. Vibrant reds, saucy oranges, eye-popping magentas and ocean teals are some of the feel-good shades available by makers like Essie.

“It makes you pop alive,” Daubenspeck said.

The blonde, cheery nail artist said pairing colors with skin tone are important to ensuring the best look possible.

Pale hued people should check out the vibrant reds and teals. While darker skinned folks can try out the bright yellows and deep blues.

But whatever you do this summer season the beauty mandate is use color.

“Say it with color,” Daubenspeck said. “Be expressive. With the economic times the brighter the better.”

Daubenspeck who has catered to folks like the effervescent Williard Scott and former Designing Women co-star Delta Burke is available by appointment at her salon located in the Village shopping center off of Periwinkle Way.