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June Specials

June 2nd, 2015 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We’re really excited to introduce Dermalogica’s newest addition to the Age Smart Family….Overnight Retinol Repair!

This concentrated, customizable nighttime treatment cream combines powerful microencapsulated Retinol with age fighting peptides, stabilized Vitamin C, and Copper amino acids to accelerate skin renewal and dramatically reduce the appearance of skin aging. It even includes a buffer cream to help your skin acclimate to the Retinol. There is nothing on the market like this!







Receive a FREE GIFT (Nighttime Recovery Trio) with your purchase of the Overnight Retinol Repair ($85).

*For a limited time only.*




Father’s Day is right around the corner…we have lots of great gift ideas for Dad. Our Shave kits start at $25, and don’t forget men love skin treatments too!











This month all PooPourri is BUY 1 GET 1 HALF OFF!

*Makes a great Father’s Day Gift!*



Stay tuned for info on our “Get Your Summer Glow On” EVENT we will be hosting on Thursday June 25th….and an exciting new treatment modality we will be introducing this month!

Hope to see you at the spa soon!

March Specials

March 9th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Products - (0 Comments)

Going on vacation? We have all your skin care needs from travel size products to suncare.
Stop in to check out our current specials! Good while supplies last!

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Buy 2 or more travel size products (includes all skin kits) and receive a FREE travel bag!


Dermalogica Happy Skin Kit ($38 Value)














Buy 2 or more full size products (Dermalogica, Jane Iredale or Coola) and receive a FREE Dermalogica
Happy Skin Kit ($38 value)!

Come to our Grand Opening!

January 7th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

WelcomeYou are invited to the official GRAND OPENING of Sparkle Spa!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

13425 Watertown Plank Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122
(262) 782-9900

Our gorgeous new space features a retail lounge, skin bar, two treatment rooms, additional staff, and expanded hours. We’ve made significant investments in Sparkle Spa so that we can better serve our valued clients. We’d love to show you.

Enjoy a tour of the new Sparkle with a sparkling beverage. Free gifts for the first 25 guests to arrive, raffles, makeovers, and special pricing on the products you’ve come to love!

We will be offering 30 minute makeovers from 6:00-9:00 with Alicia Warner, our Jane Iredale Representative. Alicia Warner is a Licensed Esthetician, makeup artist, and has worked in the cosmetics and esthetics industry for 5 years.

If you would like to sign up for a session with Alicia please call us at (262) 782-9900 to schedule a time. We require a $25 deposit to hold your spot (which can be applied towards products the night of the event). There are only 4 spots left so act fast! All gone too late, but we have reps from both Dermalogica and Jane Iredale and of course our knowledgeable staff that can help answer any question you may have. Tonight is the night for Skincare! Hope to see you there!

Open for Business!

November 3rd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
First Day at the New Sparkle Spa

First Day at the New Sparkle Spa

We are so excited to finally be open at our new location in the heart of Elm Grove located at 13425 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove, WI 53122. There is plenty of parking and a retail space for our clients to ‘pop-in’ and replenish their products. YES!

Also, the new space features a “Skin Bar” where you can sit down, try out and get educated on the entire line of Dermalogica skin care products. Sparkle also now has two treatment rooms and new staff members to help fulfill our clients needs (stay tuned for more information on our newest members of the Sparkle family).

Still under construction!

September 14th, 2014 | Posted by mrslaurarobinson in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)





















We’re still under construction at the new location.

We are remodeling a beautiful storefront in Elm Grove’s Park & Shop, just three miles west of our current location, at 13425 Watertown Plank Road, in the heart of Elm Grove. We are we are shooting to open in November, which is coming up fast.

In the meantime, I am still taking clients at my current location at 9203 W. Bluemound Road. 

I encourage you to schedule your appointments for the rest of the year, because once we open in Elm Grove we are going to be busier than ever!

Thank you again for your support, I cannot wait to introduce you to the new space!

XO Sparkle




Exciting news!  Sparkle Spa is growing and moving!

Sparkle will be relocating into a beautiful storefront in Elm Grove’s Park & Shop, just three miles west of our current location, at 13425 Watertown Plank Road, in the heart of Elm Grove.

Right now, we’re under construction. Stay tuned for more updates and details about our Grand Opening in NOVEMBER!

In the meantime, I am still taking clients at my current location at 9203 W. Bluemound Road! Need products?  You can always schedule a “product pick up/shopping time” appointment through our online scheduler at Dermalogica products are also available for direct purchase through our website, just click the orange “shop now” icon. Purchase $50 or more and receive free shipping.

Get ready for a bigger and better Sparkle Spa that will feature two state-of-the-art treatment rooms and a retail lounge carrying the full lines of Dermalogica skincare and Jane Iredale cosmetics, plus other new products. Additional Dermalogica Skin Therapists and helpful Concierge staff means improved availability of services for you. Parking is ample and free!  Enjoy the convenience of popping in anytime during regular business hours to replenish products, pick up gift cards, and see what’s new.

 I’m so grateful for your loyalty and continued support, thank you for your business. I can’t wait to share the new Sparkle Spa with you!

Keep Calm and Sparkle On.


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Sparkle Client: Lash Lift Only Before and After

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Sparkle Client: Lash Lift & Tint Before and After


What is a Lash Lift?

Imagine waking up with perfectly curled lashes every morning for approximately 6-8 weeks!  A Lash Lift is essentially a perm for your eyelashes. Silicon gel pads are placed on the eyelid and then the lashes are adhered to the pad. After that it’s all processing time, a perm solution and setting lotion are applied.  You can also have them tinted for an additional charge. The whole service takes about an hour and a little longer if we tint them. *All before and after photos show clients with no makeup on their lashes.

$50 Lash Lift

$75 Lash Lift & Tint

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Sparkle Client: Lash Lift & Tint Before and After

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Sparkle Client: Lash Lift & Tint Before and After


Who is a good candidate?

Someone who is already happy with the length and thickness of their own natural lashes. If you desire longer, fuller lashes we recommend you start using GrandeLash-MD which is a lash growth serum (sold at Sparkle, $64.95 for a 3 month supply). You will notice results within 6-8 weeks but it will take a full 3 months to achieve desired results. It is safe to receive a Lash Lift service while using GrandeLash-MD but it may lessen how long the lift lasts because the lashes are in a growing out phase.

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Before and After GrandeLash-MD (no makeup on).


GrandeLash-MD after 3 months (no lash lift)



It’s very important that you do not get your lashes wet for 24 hours after the service. That’s it! Also we ask that you please come in with no eye makeup on. 


There is no guarantee that the lift will work on everyone. If you have ever had a perm or chemical relaxing service done to your hair and had good results most likely it will work great for you, but if the chemical service didn’t last there’s a strong probability that it won’t take very well. Some people just have stubborn resistant hair. This service is not recommended for pregnant women.

Online booking is available, hope to see you in the treatment room soon!


Sparkle is officially an Expert!

September 20th, 2013 | Posted by mrslaurarobinson in Skin Care - (2 Comments)

ExpertExamToday I officially became a Dermalogica Expert! What does that mean, you ask?  It means I have dedicated myself to continuing education at the International Dermal Institute. I am amongst the highest-trained and recognized Dermalogica skin therapists in the world! There are three tiers of education: Dermalogica Certified, Dermalogica Specialist and Dermalogica Expert.

After completing all of the advanced training courses I was eligible to take a practical exam and performed a Dermalogica skin treatment on a client while an educator observed. Beth Bialko, an educator I have looked up to since day one, was the one who graded me (pictured), and I was literally tearing up with all of the compliments she gave me during the critique. I take my profession very seriously, and was overcome with emotions. I am proud to be the 4th Expert in the state of Wisconsin.


Sensitive Skin 101

June 26th, 2013 | Posted by mrslaurarobinson in Products | Skin Care - (0 Comments)

Yesterday I attended another incredible Dermalogica class at the International Dermal Institute in Chicago called “UltraCalming: Serious Relief for Sensitive Skin.”

Does your skin ever feel tight after cleansing? Are you prone to blushing, stinging or itching? Does your skin ever get red and blotchy? Do you have severely dry skin? Broken capillaries around your nose and cheeks? These are just some of the characteristics of a sensitive or sensitized skin.Sensitiveskinwoman

Sensitive skin is a term used by people that consider themselves to be less tolerant of products and environmental conditions than the general population. In fact millions of people around the world claim they have “sensitive” skin, and this number is on the rise. Studies show that 50% of people describe themselves as “sensitive” these days. There has also been a huge influx of products out there marketed specifically to “sensitive skin”. Sadly most of these products are not helping the condition, and could actually be contributing to the problem.

The term has become so widely used, but the truth is very few people are actually born with sensitive skin. Those people with a true “sensitive” skin are genetically predisposed and tend to have lighter hair, and eyes, allergy prone, and burn very easily in the sun. “Sensitized” skin is a different story, this is very common and I see it regularly in the treatment room. A sensitized skin is a hyper-reactive skin which is caused by external factors such as lifestyle, climate, pollution, chemicals, medications, dehydration, over processed skin (medical treatments, or too much exfoliation), poor ingredients, inflammatory diseases, and stress. The most common triggers are severe weather (sun, dry heat, severe cold) and reactions to products (experiencing burning and stinging). In fact 36% of people living in China have sensitized skin due to the high levels of pollution. Stress is also very high up on the list, and can be a vicious cycle. The more stress the more reactive the skin becomes which in turn creates more stress.

Inflammation is present in a sensitive and sensitized skin. Inflammation is a response of body tissues to injury or irritation which is characterized by pain, swelling, heat and redness. There are 2 types if inflammation and either one or both could be happening to a person with sensitive or sensitized skin. First, there is Immunogenic Inflammation where the cells are activated to destroy allergens and bacteria and have been triggered by an artificial fragrance or foreign substance such as pollen. It results in pain, swelling, redness and heat; this immune response happens to rescue the skin. Secondly, there is  Neurogenic Inflammation which is triggered by the nervous system. When a chemical activates nerve sensors in the skin there is a release of substances that trigger an inflammatory response. Stress can signal the body to release certain agents that induce inflammation. Painful conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, hypersensitivity, rosacea and wound healing are associated with Neurogenic Inflammation.

If you’ve been to Sparkle for a treatment you may have heard me explain the importance of a healthy lipid barrier which is our skin’s natural protective outer layer . A healthy barrier is naturally acidic and contains the right ratio of essential fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterol. Very often sensitive skin is caused by a crack in this lipid barrier. Some common barrier disruptors are strong acids (alpha hydroxy acids), strong alkali (use of soap or cleanser that is not pH balanced to the skin), aniotic surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate (which Dermalogica would never use in their products), chemical sunscreens, and emulsifiers in products. Once the barrier has become compromised bacteria, irritants, and allergens have a way in, and hydration has a way out, also known as Trans-Epidermal Water Loss or TEWL. The main objective is to restore the lipid barrier, which requires soothing, healing and restorative ingredient formulations, and taking a break from exfoliation. UC_Group6754_p1190d_s

Dermalogica has created a soothing blend of ingredients called the UltraCalming Complex which is used in it’s most potent form in the treatment room, but it’s also found throughout the UltraCalming line of products. The 4 key ingredients in the Complex are: Red Hogweed Root Extract which is unique to Dermalogica, it helps control neurogenic inflammation-induced redness and sensitivity. Oat Kernal (Avena Sativa) Extracts which is a topical anti-histamine, helps to reduce itching, redness and irritation. Also Ginger extract and Bisabolol which work together to reduce redness and irritation. Bisabolol is derived from Camomile which is very calming and soothing.

They have also created a blend of concentrated oils called the UltraCalming Blend which reinforces and heals the lipid barrier. The blend contains Sunflower Seed Extract which are ceramides and also helps to diminish dehydration. Avocado Sterols which are plant derived forms of cholesterol and maintain the lipid barrier. Also Evening Primrose, an essential fatty acid, which helps keep the lipids intact, promotes healing and prevents future reactions. This soothing blend helps bring that barrier back to it’s healthy acidic state.


So, where do we go from here? The treatment will be the same for both a sensitive and a sensitized skin because they share the same symptoms. For some clients they may only be sensitized for a period of time, and for the rare truly sensitive clients they will need to be on a very specific regimen. That’s the wonderful thing about Dermalogica, we have our UltraCalming segmented line dedicated to address sensitivity.  Some individuals will require the entire line up of products to get the results they desire, while others may just need a few key products to get their skin back on track. It’s going to be different for each person. That’s where my role as your skin therapist comes into play. I will help you select the products that are best suited for your skin.

The treatment for sensitive skin applies the “Less Rule” which means: less heat (towels, steam, water), less friction (rubbing, stimulation, massage, exfoliation, extractions), less product, and a focus on de-stressing the client. I just experienced this amazing treatment yesterday while at the International Dermal Institute in Chicago and fell asleep during the pressure point massage. I have never fallen asleep during a treatment before, so that should say a lot about how deeply relaxing and therapeutic it was. Every facial is customized to your individual needs at Sparkle, so if you’re experiencing sensitivity of any kind book a facial today and see what a difference it can make. Your skin will thank you!

XO Sparkle

As a skin therapist I believe knowledge is power, and I put continuing education at the top of my list. I strive to get down to the International Dermal Institute in Chicago to take classes as often as I can.

Last week I had the pleasure of having Sarah, a Dermalogica educator, come to Sparkle for a private training session on any subject I wished to learn about. What a treat! It was so much fun to show her around and have her in my treatment room for a change.

I recently invested in a new electrical modality called an Ultrasound machine (also called ultrasonic) and wanted to learn how to use it with Dermalogica products. When you think of ultrasound you usually think of diagnostic ultrasound, the type used on pregnant women. In skin care we are using therapeutic ultrasound, which uses a completely different frequency. It uses vibrating sound waves, which provides enhanced cleansing, exfoliation, disincrustation (preparing skin for extractions) and product penetration, allowing for the delivery of active ingredients.

Ultrasound is beneficial for all skin types. It increases collagen and elastin, increases hydration, helps to manage rosacea, acne and aging skin, controls hyperpigmentation, and helps repair cells. There are some contraindications for ultrasound so clients with the following cannot receive this technology: cancer, epilepsy, pacemaker, hemophilia, any contagious diseases, skin irritations, using Retin-A, Tetracycline, Isotretinoin, or any drugs that cause photo sensitivity.

It was so wonderful to have Sarah in to go through everything with me step by step. She also taught me some new deep cleansing movements, and we reviewed my extraction techniques as well. It’s always exciting to learn new skills and brush up on old ones. I have a renewed confidence and absolutely love my profession. I feel like I’ll never know enough about this industry!

xo Sparkle