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Your Beautiful Career

The Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy is currently enrolling for Fall 2010.

Become a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, or BOTH in less and a year! So, we have to ask: What’s your license for?

You choose the program that fits you, and get a jumpstart on your career. The following programs at the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy are NOW ENROLLING:

Esthetics Programs:

600 Hour Day Monday – Friday: 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (9/8/10 – 2/14/11)

300 Hour Day Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (9/15/10 – 2/14/11)

600 Hour Part Time Day Monday – Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (9/20/10 – 7/28/11)

300 Hour Evening/Saturday: Monday/Tuesday 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (9/27/10 – 4/30/11)

Massage Programs:

750 Hour Day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (9/20/10 – 7/28/11)

Combine BOTH Massage and Esthetics:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (9/20/10 – 7/28/11)

It’s a beautiful time for your career hands down. Call our Admissions  Department at (781) 960 – 0123 for more information or visit



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Long Live the YOUth

We all have our tricks of the trade to live the fullest, healthiest and longest life we can. After all Eleanor Roosevelt did say, “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” So why not make it a long and healthy one?

There are basic rules of thumb that, if followed, can lead to just that. Sounds like common sense, but how are you matching up with these simple – yet effective – ways to improve your life?

Start with eating healthy. Just because you’re craving something doesn’t mean it’s good for you – most cravings are for junk food. Go ahead and feed the craving, but don’t overdo it; denying your body what it wants may lead to overeating in the future, but eating junk food all the time is not good for you either.

Learn to relax properly. Those who take time for silence and contemplation remain more at ease and avoid stress more often than those who allow it to become overwhelming. Too much stress builds up both physically and emotionally – make the time to clear your mind.

Be sociable! Having human contact is a necessity. Being around people leads to a happier life and gives us a feeling of fulfillment and comfort.

Wear your sunscreen. It’s not just an Old Maid’s Tale. That number next to SPF is your code to healthier skin and a healthier life.

Learn your family’s medical history. Although sometimes scary, its information you need to know. Some medical diseases can be passed down through generations – and some can be prevented. So learn what you need to be aware of so you can take the precautions early to avoid complications later on.

Brush your teeth. Yes, oral hygiene is part of a healthy lifestyle! Making this routine can avoid dental problems. If you don’t take care of your teeth it can lead to heart disease.

How do you check out? Don’t chance it, enhance it! These six easy steps to a longer and healthier life will make for an even better you. (And a little pampering doesn’t hurt either!)

For more information on the benefits of good skin care, go to and learn about our products and services that will accent your life. Call 1-800-FACIALS to book your appointment and find a location nearest you!

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Have You Burned Bridges With Your Skin Care?

Avoid the burn this summer by establishing a summer skin care regimen! The summer just started so take advantage of it while you can; good skin health to take you through the entire summer is right here at Elizabeth Grady. Your DO’S and DON’TS under the sun…



DO make sure to wear sunscreen – with a recommended minimum SPF of 15 or 30. This should be applied at least 15-30 minutes before you enjoy the sun. Try the Elizabeth Grady sunscreen, and make sure to apply on the lips, eye area, ears, and neck as well!

DO have a facial at least once a month. This will make sure you get rid of excess dirt, oils and impurities that build up during summer months. Also, this will help prevent breakouts!

DO wear your favorite hat! Long visors or rims will help block the rays to prevent burning on your face and eye area. Pair the hat with some sunglasses and you’re good to go. Not only do the sunglasses protect your eyes, but it will keep you from squinting! (This being a major contributor to those lines around the eyes, we want to prevent those too!)

DO moisturize your body and face before and after sun exposure. Being exposed to the sun takes a toll on the natural moisture in your skin, so replenish with moisturizer – and water as well…drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration the sun may cause. Our suggestion: Elizabeth Grady’s Microcare Replenish.

DO avoid the sun during its strongest rays. Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.: enjoy the shade.



DON’T stop using your sunscreen once you get that tan! You still need the coverage regardless.

DON’T expect all parts of your body to tan equally. Some of the more delicate body parts may need extra time to catch up to speed – less clothing means more exposure!

DON’T overdo your time in the sun. Sun exposure accelerates the skin’s aging process and increases your risk of skin cancer.

DON’T underestimate the importance of regular facial treatments and a proper skin care routine to maintain healthy, smooth, younger-looking skin.

At Elizabeth Grady, all of our make-up is non-comedogenic (non-clogging) and provides broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays that contribute to premature aging of the skin. You can find an SPF in all of our make-up so you’re ready for the sun at any time. 

Get beach ready with Elizabeth Grady this summer and toss some SPF in that beach bag!

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Wax It Away For The Summer Days!

This season its okay to settle for less – after all, less is more! Right now, come take advantage of the BUY THREE GET ONE FREE Waxing Sale at Elizabeth Grady! Beach weather is on its way…are you ready?

At Elizabeth Grady we have waxing for everyone! Go with a full bikini or Brazilian bikini: leave a little, or take it all off. With our estheticians being experts in the area of waxing it’s safe, gentle, effective and long-lasting. Buy your three bikinis and get one free so you can enjoy the latest in high- and low-cut swimwear and lingerie.

This promotion is good through May 31st so get your wax on!

A few helpful tips to prepare you for your appointment:

  1. To help reduce the pain (especially for first-timers), taking some ibuprofen or aspirin an hour prior to the appointment is recommended. Although waxing is somewhat painful, the more experienced the person doing the treatment, the less likely it will be so uncomfortable.
  2. Try to avoid swimming or sunning 24 hours leading up to the wax as well as the 24 hours following your appointment. It is normal for the skin to have redness or bumps for a short amount of time; ice may help this irritation.
  3. The type of underwear worn is entirely left up to the person getting the waxing done; however, it may be easier to wear a thong since there is less material to interfere with the treatment. Also, it is recommended to wear older underwear and clothing, or something that may be easier to wash due to residue wax that will most likely end up on the underwear and clothes post-visit.
  4. Set aside ample time for your appointment. If you choose to have a Brazilian wax, expect at least a 30-minute timeframe for the entirety of the session. Times may change depending on the type of wax and the person who is doing it.

Lastly, say “Goodbye” to shaving and “Hello” to Elizabeth Grady! Book your appointment today: call 1-800-FACIALS or go to for a location nearest you!

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Exercise That Skin Care!


We’ve all been hibernating due to the weather we most recently survived through. Now with the sun shining there is spring cleaning and outdoor activities! You might be taking care of those errands…but are you taking proper care of your skin?

We all know daily exercise is the best way to stay in shape. It rids your body of impurities and helps prevent disease and ageing. But if you don’t properly clean your skin before and after you exercise, you may be fighting a battle against yourself. Always use a good cleanser, toner and moisturizer prior to and following any physical activities.

Face it: a good moisturizer is your protection against dehydration. Depending on the type of physical activity, the type of moisturizer may change. Go with an oil free moisturizer such as our Microcare Replenish when you are engaging in activities that stimulate excessive perspiration or for outdoor summer sports. In the winter, sports such as skiing and snowboarding require a heavier moisturizing cream.

Treat yourself to regular facials. It may seem like a luxury treatment, but it is recommended by our estheticians to have monthly customized facials. For people who exercise regularly, regular exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, and hydration are essential. So book your monthly appointment today!

Sensitive skin? Cooling down with cold water isn’t what to do – allow your body a cool down period first. Use our Elizabeth Grady Sensitivity Protection Crème. Then, treat yourself to hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms to prevent any increased sensitivity in the skin from heat. Who knew pampering was so good for you?

Make sure you drink plenty of water to replace any fluids lost during physical activity and take extra care against UV exposure with SPF 30 to prevent the formation of wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancers. For younger looking skin, try the Elizabeth Grady Hydrosurge Crème to correct the appearance of imperfections. Don’t forget your lips! Use SPF lip balm during the day and your eye cream on your lips at night.

Welcome the weather with the proper skin care to keep your body and skin as young as you feel. Book an appointment at Elizabeth Grady today for your personalized skin care treatment and stay healthy with your regular pampering needs! Call 1-800-FACIALS or go to for a location near you! 

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Spring Forward With Your Face First

We have new make up coming out just in time to welcome Spring. The gorgeous weather is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to prepare—a foundation, a concealer, and a crème for all of your needs. Finish it off with a brand new facial treatment and you have skin care treatment as beautiful as you.

It’s never too early to start caring for your skin. Our Anti-Aging Foundation makes it easy and fabulous! Suitable for all skin types, this Foundation works as a treatment and also supplies coverage as a foundation. Get the benefits of both in one simple application! Why is it so effective? The Anti-Aging Foundation accomplishes all you need to keep your skin as young and beautiful as you feel. The key ingredients combat wrinkles and help retain skin’s natural moisture level, moisturizes the skin while enhancing the skin’s barrier function, and promotes cell regeneration and circulation—keep it simple and use one product for all of these needs.

Sun damage is never fun. With the newest crème from Elizabeth Grady, our Mineral Complex Crème repairs the damage from the rays. Radiate your skin while improving the appearance of sun damage. This crème is elegant and weightless, and leaves your skin hydrated. Now you can revitalize your skin to bring out your natural beauty. This crème can be used nightly, over treatment products and during the day under sunscreen. Let your skin glow as bright as the sunshine!

Brighten your eyes! We now have a Duo Eye Concealer—you decide how to use it. This formula is for all skin types and includes two super duty flaw fixers in one convenient component. Counteract those imperfections in your own way! Either blend them together or layer for the perfect shade. Its key ingredients allow it to easily blend without causing dryness. As if this isn’t enough, this concealer can be used on more than just your eyes! Apply on any age spots or any spots you want to conceal. Two steps blended or built into one for a flawless finish.

Sinuses? NO MORE! Are you feeling stuffy and congested? Is your skin dry and flaky? Do you feel exhausted? Find relief in our NEW Sinus Relief Facial Treatment that combines the best of both worlds in Esthetics and Massage Therapy. Let hot stones melt away stress as aromatic oils and treatment products detoxify and comfort you.

Beauty as easy as 1-2-3. What’s even easier than using these new products? Booking an appointment at an Elizabeth Grady. Call today: 1-800-FACIALS or visit to find a location near you.


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