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10 Simple Ways to De-Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month and no matter what it may be, from work, kids, relationships or just life in general, we all have stress. Take note of these 10 simple ways to de-stress and do yourself a favor and try at least one this week.

1. Take A Walk

While just about any walk will help to clear your head and boost endorphins, consider walking in a park or other green space, which can actually put your body into a state of meditation. (via huffingtonpost.com)

2. Finish The Tough Stuff First

Try to get your most complicated tasks out of the way early in the day so that they’re not looming over you for hours. Think of it as a “best for last” technique and you’ll start to look forward to your afternoons. (via popsugar.com)

3. Aromatherapy

Smell is often an underrated sense when it comes to our daily lives; we generally take for granted the ability to smell. In fact, smelling (and our olfactory nerve, which gives us our sense of smell) gives us the ability to connect directly to our brain. The olfactory nerve sends responses to the amygdala, which is responsible for our emotions, motivation, and nervous system. According to a study from the Pharmacy Department of Brazil, Aromatherapy has been proven to help reduce anxiety as effectively as prescribed medicine.  (via darngoodyarn.com)

4. Take The Edge Off

Find ways to take the edge off your stress. Simple things, like a warm bath, listening to music, or spending time on a favorite hobby, can give you a much-needed break from the stressors in your life. (via ewellnessmag.com) Psstt Ladies . . . take a break at The Lash Lounge where our luxurious, spa like environment makes relaxing during one of your favorite services the perfect escape!

5. Learn To Say No

Learning to say ‘no’ is an important aspect of maintaining a good mental health. We understand your need to help everyone, but trust us – that won’t bring you any good in the long run. It’ll just lead to a faster burnout, so focus on yourself and achieve a peaceful state of mind. (via spiritselfhealth.com)

6. Turn on Some Tunes

While classical music has a particularly soothing effect — it slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones — any music that you love will flood your brain with feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine. Don’t have your headphones handy? Try humming or making your own music. One study of stressed-out nursing students found that recreational music-making relieved stress and prevented burnout.(via huffingtonpost.com)

7. Establish Your ‘Me’ Time

People live really hectic lives these days, which leave them no time to wonder if they are truly happy and satisfied with what they’ve got. Establishing your ‘me’ time can help you to make that happen, so don’t be afraid to set some boundaries and do whatever feels right for you. Finding a new hobby can be extremely beneficial for your well-being, no matter if you opt for knitting, reading books, working out, hiking, or watching movies. There are a lot of different options you can explore, and it really doesn’t matter which one you’ll pick as long as you’re satisfied with it.  (via spiritselfhealth.com)

8. Connect with A Friend

Socializing is one of the easiest ways to distract yourself from everyday anxieties, so call up a pal to chat for a few minutes. Try to avoid any work-related venting and stick to fun, tension-free topics instead.  (via popsugar.com)

9. Visualize

A short visualization is an easy way to get back to center. Even the National Institutes for Health recognizes the power of “guided imagery” to elicit a relaxation response. Simply make yourself comfortable (at your desk, in an empty conference room — wherever!) and then try to picture a peaceful scene: a future vacation, your favorite beach. You can even visualize yourself accomplishing a future goal or, as Women’s Health magazine puts it, “picture yourself in an elevator, happily sandwiched between two hot actors of your choice.” (via huffingtonpost.com)

10. Unplug

It’s impossible to escape stress when it follows you everywhere. Cut the cord. Avoid emails and TV news. Take time each day — even if it’s for just 10 or 15 minutes — to escape from the world. (via ewellnessmag.com)

Salon Grand Openings

Happy Monday! Today on The Lash Lounge Blog we are thrilled to share some sneak peeks from some of the latest salon opening events and celebrations. Be sure to stay tuned for highlights from more salons and their Grand Opening events in the coming months.

The Lash Lounge Memorial Green  Houston, Texas

It was a total celebration at the TLL Memorial Green’s Grand Opening ‘Sip & See’ event on January 20th . . .  and in true Lash Lounge style. This stunning salon is located in a trendy, new upscale community in Houston and ready to transform the lashes and brows of all in and near the area. Owners Amanda Vu and Lisa Pham have already set the bar high with their attention to detail and impeccable customer service. Just see the amazing details they included at their opening event!

(photo credit: Vinh Luong Studios)

Click here to see more from this swanky celebration!

The Lash Lounge Overland Park – Overland Park, Kansas

We are beyond excited that our first salon in Kansas has opened. The salon is located in the Overland Park area and they officially opened their doors on February 22nd. The lovely stylists, staff and owners are excited to be a part of The Lash Lounge family and we are truly thrilled to welcome them!

See more about TLL Overland Park and upcoming events on their Facebook here.

The Lash Lounge Plano Preston Towne Crossing – Plano, Texas

2018 started off with a bang for The Benders, owners of TLL Plano Preston Towne Crossing. They opened the doors to their Plano area salon in December and then celebrated their ribbon cutting ceremony and official Grand Opening in late January. Cheers to The Benders, their amazing staff and beautiful new salon and welcome to The Lash Lounge family!

(photo credit: Jo Leigh Photography)

Check out this awesome video to see more from their Grand Opening!

The Lash Lounge Coppell – Coppell, Texas

Nearly a month ago, TLL Coppell opened the doors to their salon, located in this growing Dallas/Fort Worth suburb. Owner, Abi Landry proudly celebrated her salon’s official opening with family, friends and new clients on February 24.

To watch for more sneak peeks from TLL Coppell’s opening festivities, follow them on Facebook here.

Stay tuned as we anxiously await the opening of many more salons this year, including The Lash Lounge Shrewsbury (near Boston) and The Lash Lounge St. Matthews (in Louisville, Kentucky) this Spring. To learn more about the salons that have joined the TLL Franchise, visit www.thelashlounge.com/salons/ and also be sure to follow our Franchise page on Facebook for updates on openings and events.