Blush by Hayley Paige

Bridal Trunk Show

January 10 & 11, 2020

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

Sareh Nouri

Bridal Trunk Show

January 31 & February 1, 2020

(Representative in Store)

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

Marisa Baratelli

Special Occasion Trunk Show

(Representative in Store)

February 20 – 22, 2020

Book Your Appointment

call 336-725-1999

 

Pronovias

Bridal Trunk Show

March 6 & 7, 2020

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

Fridaze & Connie Roberson

 Sportswear & Special Occasion Trunk Show

March 12 & 13, 2020

Book Your Appointment

call 336-725-1999

 

Legends Romona Keveza

Bridal Trunk Show

March 20 & 21, 2020

(Representative in Store)

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

Frascara, Wayne Clark & Kim Newport

 Special Occasion Trunk Show

March 26 – 28, 2020

Book Your Appointment

call 336-725-1999

 

Hayley Paige

Bridal Trunk Show

April 10 – 18, 2020

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

Events

Blush by Hayley Paige

Bridal Trunk Show

January 10 & 11, 2020

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

Sareh Nouri

Bridal Trunk Show

January 31 & February 1, 2020

(Representative in Store)

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

Marissa Baratelli

Special Occasion Trunk Show

(Representative in Store)

February 20 – 22, 2020

Book Your Appointment

call 336-725-1999

 

Pronovias

Bridal Trunk Show

March 6 & 7, 2020

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

Fridaze & Connie Roberson

 Sportswear & Special Occasion Trunk Show

March 12 & 13, 2020

Book Your Appointment

call 336-725-1999

 

Legends Romona Keveza

Bridal Trunk Show

March 20 & 21, 2020

(Representative in Store)

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

Frascara, Wayne Clark & Kim Newport

 Special Occasion Trunk Show

March 26 – 28, 2020

Book Your Appointment

call 336-725-1999

 

Hayley Paige

Bridal Trunk Show

April 10 – 18, 2020

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

 

 

 

GRAND OPENING

The SkinCare Boutique @Nitsa’s

Come experience Winston-Salem’s newest destination for luxurious, superior skincare. The SkinCare Boutique @Nitsa’s will be hosting a grand opening event from August 19th to September 7th featuring gifts with purchase of Eminence or Glo Skin Beauty, discounts on services booked, and a raffle to win a $500.00 gift basket of our favorite products.

Bring your friends for refreshments and a free skin consultation or mini makeover on Saturdays, August 24th, August 31st, and September 7th with Shannon Hodges L.E., the SkinCare Boutique’s resident esthetician.

As a beautiful addition to Nitsa’s Apparel, The SkinCare Boutique @ Nitsa’s is an inspirational experience, thanks to the dedication and expertise of manager and lead esthetician, Shannon Hodges.

Located inside the beloved fashion and bridal boutique in Stratford Village, you’ll find Shannon pampering clients in her amazing beauty treatment suite, a soothing space dedicated to facials, waxing, and other beauty treatments.

Shannon, an Aveda-trained expert, researched options but proudly says Eminence Organics literally “checked all the boxes” on her ideal product line wish-list.  Since 1958 Eminence has offered only natural products, free of parabens, animal by-products, harmful colorants, petroleum, and other harsh chemicals. Their products are known for some fabulous fragrances created from hand picked ingredients with a wealth of healing properties, every product in the Eminence line is a consistent client favorite.

As always, Nitsa’s welcomes you to schedule an appointment for a skin care consultation, or a makeover using Glo Skin Beauty.

What is your first line of protection from the sun?

What is your first line of protection from the sun? Almost all of you will answer with the utmost confidence, SUNSCREEN!

However, if you have been keeping up with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) or Consumer Reports recently regarding sunscreen, you may have changed your tune. Please don’t, because Information is key in such situations, and I am here to tell you that sunscreen is a necessity to protect your skin.

Until recently, sunscreens have not been evaluated by the FDA, but recent concerns from the beauty industry have led to not only researching the active ingredients in sunscreens, but providing more guidelines for what is safe and how they are labeled.

One of the three major chemicals that the FDA has included in their study, oxybenzone, is the most common sunscreen ingredient found in over two thirds of the sunscreens sold in America. Oxybenzone is absorbed by the skin and ends up in the bloodstream when used in accordance with directions. When applied every hour, these chemicals are finding their way into the bloodstream and staying for up to 24 hours. While researchers warn that more testing is needed, oxybenzone has been linked to lower testosterone in adolescent boys, shortened pregnancies, and lower birth weight in newborns. It’s enough to make you question whether or not it is time to switch to a mineral based sunscreen.

Mineral sunscreens work differently than their chemical based counterparts in several ways. First, the minerals used in organic sunscreen are NOT absorbed by the body. Second, the chemicals used in traditional sunscreens act as a converter for the sun’s rays, turning them into heat before damaging the skin, whereas the minerals in organic sunscreen literally stop the sun’s rays in its tracks. Lastly, mineral sunscreens continue to work in the water and while you sweat without causing harm.

With skin cancer being the most diagnosed cancer in the world and the total annual diagnoses outnumbering ALL OTHER CANCERS COMBINED, you have to consider that switching to a mineral sunscreen makes much more sense than not using a sunscreen at all. Melanoma accounts for only 1% of skin cancers, but carries the highest death rate. Did you know that not wearing sunscreen for one day on vacation is the equivalent of visiting a tanning bed twice? For those of us that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, that honestly doesn’t sound so scary. This should alarm you because using an indoor tanning bed before the age of 35 increases your chances of getting melanoma by 57%!

I have recently made the switch to mineral sunscreen for many reasons. At first, it was because my old brand was damaging to the ozone, coral reefs, and boat interiors. We visit the Virgin Islands often, so these were all very important factors for me. Then, I started thinking about how much time and effort I put into deciding which products I use on my face and realized that I should be doing the same for my body. I couldn’t have been more pleased with my decision after my trial run in St. John last week. I normally experience one bad burn during my first exposure to the summer sun, but with the Eminence Vanilla Body Sunscreen, I didn’t even get the smallest hint of pink. I couldn’t believe how much protection the Eminence products provided. There were a few other perks as well. I didn’t get the dry, sticky feeling that my other sunscreen had left on me, and I didn’t break out. Also, I didn’t smell like chemicals, which was a huge plus, and my skin was well moisturized since the mineral based sunscreen doesn’t dissolve with water or sweat. There was no burning sensation when applied and no rash or irritation after a long day in the water.

Eminence Organics released not one, not two, but three new options for healthier sunscreen this year. Eminence has been at the forefront of results driven, organic skincare since its conception in the early 1960’s. I strongly recommend doing your own research on the subject, but in the meantime, stop by and see us at The SkinCare Boutique @ Nitsas and try some of the great mineral sunscreens that we keep in stock all year!
Love yourself,
Shannon
Licensed Esthetician
The SkinCare Boutique @Nitsa’s
336-725-1999
scb@nitsas.com

EVENTS

Pronovias

Bridal Trunk Show

June 13-15, 2019

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

Blush Hayley Paige

Bridal Trunk Show

August 30 – September 7, 2019

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

Legends Romona Keveza

Bridal Trunk Show

Representative In Store

September 27-28, 2019

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

Pronovias

Bridal Trunk Show

October 11-19, 2019

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

Hayley Paige

Bridal Trunk Show

November 1-2, 2019

Book Your Appointment

nitsas.com or

call 336-725-1999

EVENTS

 

Marisa Baratelli

Special Occassion Trunk Show

February 21st thru 23rd, 2019

Winston-Salem, NC

Call for Appointments 336.725.1999

 

 

Frascara and Wayne Clark

Special Occassion Trunk Show

February 28th thru March 2nd, 2019

Winston-Salem, NC

Call for Appointments 336.725.1999

 

 

Connie Roberson & Fridaze

 Trunk Show

March 7th  & 8th, 2019

Winston-Salem, NC

Call for Appointments 336.725.1999

 

 

BLUSH by Hayley Paige

Bridal Trunk Show

March 8th & 9th, 2019

Winston-Salem, NC

Contact us for Appointments

336.725.1999  or chris@nitsas.com

 

 

Pronovias

Bridal Trunk Show

MArch 22nd & 23rd, 2019

Winston-Salem, NC

Ccontact us for Appointments

336.725.1999  or   chris@nitsas.com

 

 

Hayley Paige

Bridal Trunk Show

April 5th thru 13th, 2019

Winston-Salem, NC

Contact us for Appointments

336.725.1999  or chris@nitsas.com

 

SkinCare Boutique @Nitsa’s


SELF-CARE BEGINS WITH SKIN CARE

 Coming soon!

 The SkinCare Boutique @Nitsa’s

 We are proud to announce the upcoming opening of The SkinCare Boutique @Nitsa’s. Body treatments, facials, waxing and makeup application will be provided by our new resident esthetician and SkinCare Boutique (SCB) Manager, Shannon Hodges. Of course, the SCB will continue to offer the current selection of treatment and makeup products for which Nitsa’s is known.  But the really exciting news is that The SkinCare Boutique @Nitsa’s will be Winston-Salem’s exclusive retailer of Eminence Organic Skin Care products and treatments.

Eminence is not only USDA certified organic and safe for those of us with compromised immune systems, but also has been voted by professionals as the #1 Skin Care line nine years in a row. Discover how Eminence’s superior spa products and treatments deliver outstanding results, especially when provided by an exceptional, licensed professional like our Shannon………

Shannon truly is a gifted esthetician who is committed to her craft and is passionate about helping her clients feel and be beautiful.

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Hello!  My name is Shannon Hodges and I am excited and proud to be the newest member of the Nitsa’s family. I am a licensed esthetician with

18 years experience in the skin care and makeup industry.  My love for all things beauty motivates me to help you put your best face forward.  So, take the first step towards better skin and call me today at 336.725.1999 or book an appointment online at vagaro.com/theskincareboutiqueatnitsas.

Remember, self-care begins with skin care.

Love Yourself, Shannon

A Parade of Pretty….. Dressing the Bride and Your Maids

What a fun time to look forward to! You may already have visions swimming in your head of how you and the rest of your wedding party will be dressed, imagining colors, styles, and fabric… or you may be the bride who never thought about those details. Whatever the case, use this time spent before your wedding day, with family and friends, to create life long memories. Be aware that everyone has their own sense of style and preferences, but this is your time to express your story. Having the support from family and friends is wonderful, but realize that you cannot please everyone during this journey and the more people you involve, the more opinions you will receive. Stay true to who you are and confident once you do make a decision, so that you can proceed with a clear mind with all of the other choices that lay ahead.

So Let’s Begin with your Gown…..

Typically, when a bride looks for her wedding dress and accessories, she has an idea of the wedding date, venue, and budget. It is not unusual for a bride to begin the wedding dress shopping timeline fourteen months to ten months before the wedding day. Having time on your side will allow the many months it takes for a dress to be made, the process of the two to four dress fittings, and the time to schedule a portrait before the wedding so that it can be displayed at the reception site, if desired. This is not to say that you have to start the search this early, but it does afford you with more options. We have taken care of many brides who have had wedding dates as close as five months to two days prior to the wedding. Many designers will offer an expedited shipping date for the gown to be made sooner, and they will charge a rush fee for that service. A bride can also buy a dress off the rack and have it fitted to her body during the alterations process. For the bridal salons that offer in house alterations this is a win-win for the bride to insure that her dress will be ready in a timely manner and her journey will be stress free for the fast approaching day.

Whether your gown is ordered or purchased off the rack, bridal alterations are typically needed. It is so important to have quality alterations performed on your dress. That great fit will add beauty to you and your dress. If a seamstress is not offered through the bridal shop that you purchase your gown from, word-of-mouth recommendations will be helpful to find someone you trust. The importance of a professional seamstress is their knowledge of fabrics and styles, along with the different techniques used which may involve specific hand and machine sewing and pressing methods.

While the venue options for today’s bride are endless, that choice may influence the style and fabric choice of the wedding gown. You may be thinking of a formal religious ceremony and country club reception in your hometown, an outdoor rustic or garden theme at a local barn or vineyard, a mountain top retreat, or a tropical island destination with a smaller guest list. Several of the silhouettes to choose from include the ball gown, A-line, mermaid, trumpet, and sheath. The fabric options are even more plentiful; beautiful laces, fluffy tulles, flowy organza and chiffons, sleek satins, structured Mikado, crispy shantung or taffetas, and draping crepes or a combination of the aforementioned that can also be embellished with beading, crystals and or embroidery. Don’t be surprised if you see ostrich feathers attached to bridal gowns on the runway at this spring’s Bridal Fashion Week in New York and Barcelona! The creativity of the designers continues to amaze me.

As you begin to try on dresses, keep an open mind. There may be certain styles that flatter your figure more so than others. I will list a few body shapes and compatible dress silhouettes. For example, a pear shaped figure indicates that you have a smaller upper body and a fuller lower body, proportionally speaking. If you choose an A-line or ball gown skirt that flares out from the waist, it will be more forgiving on your lower half and this will give you a beautiful balance with the overall dress. If your body is straight, where you do not have as much waist definition (athletic build), look for a dress that cinches at your natural waist and perhaps accent it with a plain or beaded sash. Even certain architectural lines in a dress fashioned by the designer, will create a beautiful and flattering illusion on your body. For those brides with a fuller upper body, also known as the apple shape, you can elongate the torso by using a neckline with a deep V shape which draws the eyes up and down instead of horizontally. Also, princess lines on the dress, which are vertical, will accomplish this look. Whatever your body shape, there is a plethora of bridal designs from which you can choose, but keep in mind that the wedding industry sizes dresses differently. It is important to know that wedding dress sizing tends to run two to three sizes larger than the dress hanging in your closet. But no need to let that get you down; it is all about the fit and not the number on your dress tag.

What you may envision yourself wearing is not what you may end up buying. During your shopping experience, when you are surrounded by beautiful dresses and a knowledgeable bridal stylist, it could be the first dress or the last dress. Trying on is the key. You will be amazed at the difference of seeing the dress on the hanger compared to seeing it on your body. Once you have the dress on, so many factors play a part in the dress transforming you and you transforming the dress. The synergy that is created between the bride and her dress is unique to every bride. You see yourself in the mirror and you feel it from your heart. It could be the beautiful fabric or the unique details, the way it makes your face glow, or the way it shows off your figure. The dress that makes you feel the most beautiful will be the dress that becomes “The One”.

The Time to Buy Accessories…..

Once you have checked off your wedding gown purchase, there is a sense of elation and relief. So, what is next? Accessories of course! Many bridal stylists will show you veil options that help you complete your bridal vision as you narrow down your bridal gown choices. Seeing yourself in a veil somehow transports you to that magical moment of your wedding day. Veils can be made in various lengths and with lace or ribbon edgings to name a few. Veils can also be made with a blusher, which is a tulle layer that can go over your face during the ceremonial walk, if desired. Many times, the veil is decided during the purchase of the wedding gown and can take up to two to three months to order. Other accessories may include a headpiece which can be worn with the veil and kept in the hair during the reception, jewelry, and shoes which are necessary for the first fitting with the bridal gown. When trying on shoes, consider comfort as well as beauty. You will be a much happier bride at the end of the evening. I like to think of accessories as the bow on the package!

Choosing your Besties and their Dresses…..

I have occasionally heard a bride say that deciding on the bridesmaids’ dresses was harder than finding her bridal gown. I always say they are your bookends; they are there to offer their support and complete your wedding vision. Your choices for them will include color, fabrication of the dresses, length of the dresses, and neckline styles. Consider the body shapes of your girls, and let them know that bridesmaid dresses require larger sizing as compared to their regular dress sizing because the patterns are cut smaller. Sorry, but this is indicative of most sizing in the bridal industry. Keep in mind that an A-line silhouette will be forgiving for the many shapes that may make up the wedding party. A full service bridal salon may also offer several bridesmaids’ lines and the stylists will guide you through this process. Once the girls are sized (this could take around one month, depending on where they live), the dresses may take several months to make. We usually begin the bridesmaid process five months before the wedding. This gives plenty of time for sizing, ordering, and sending the dresses to the girls for alterations. The special order for all of the maids is typically placed at one time for the entire wedding party so the fabric is cut from the same bolt and dye lot. There are beautiful color options available from the designers and some brides mix several colors and styles for their wedding day look. You can choose from many fabrics including ethereal flowy chiffons, dazzling sequins, or structured crepes to name a few. With many of these fabrics there are lots of style options and many brides now give their bridesmaids several choices including V neck, halter cut, bateau neck, and one shoulder styles. Once you have checked this off your list, your bridal vision will seem more complete…a parade of pretty!

Nitsa’s Apparel

107 S. Stratford Road, Winston –Salem, NC 336-725-1999

nitsas@nitsas.com     nitsas.com      @nitsasapparel

Nitsa’s offers the finest selection of couture bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, veils, accessories, social occasion and cocktail dresses, sportswear, and cosmetics. As the Carolinas’ Couture Bridal Salon, Nitsa’s provides its signature personal service and exceptional in-house alterations. Fabulous since 1964!