This One Thing Could Be Causing Your Bacne

Acne sucks…and no one wants it. Bacne (acne on your back) can be even worse because it’s so difficult to hide. But there may be a really simple solution to your blemish blues…

Think about your shower routine. Do you wash your hair, rinse out your shampoo, leave your conditioner on your hair while you wash your body and shave, then you rinse out the conditioner? If so, you’re doing it WRONG! Why, you ask? Because, all the conditioner that’s getting left behind on your back can clog your pores. Duh!

What do we recommend?
After you rinse off your conditioner, use a scrub to exfoliate which will get rid of any residue on your back. If you have trouble reaching your back (like most people), invest in a nice back brush!

And we don’t recommend using any ol’ scrub. We recommend trying the Daily Polishing Cleanser by Glo Therapeutics (shown below) because it’s high quality, mild enough to use every time you shower, and it contains salicylic acid to truly combat breakouts.

Daily Polishing Cleanser

If you’re still having trouble with bacne or really want to pack an acne fighting punch, try pairing the Daily Polishing Cleanser with the Clear Skin Body Spray. It’s perfect for hard to reach places or you can just have a kind person spray your back for you after your showers.

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If you just want to lie down and chill while someone else does all the work for you, we offer Purifying Back Treatments at Transformations!

Call 317-882-1773 to request an appointment.


Did you find this article helpful? What are some bacne fighting methods you’ve found to be successful?


September + October Specials

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Fall is in the air, folks! It’s time for scarves, bonfires, s’mores, cozy blankets, and PUMPKIN EVERYTHING. Speaking of which…we think you’re going to FALL in love with our specials. Check ’em out!

First, we have our $99 special, a fan favorite. You get to pick a service from each column and your total will be just $99. Amazing, right?!

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Next up, we have our spa packages specials. This fall, we are all about getting cozy and celebrating our love of all things pumpkin, so we designed some spa days that will transport you to a relaxing pumpkin heaven.

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SPA MEMBERS: You will all receive a FREE Toasty Marshmallow massage with either your facial or massage for the month so, when you book make sure to mention this special offer!

Happy Fall, darlings! Enjoy!

Service Spotlight: Guinot Skincare Treatments

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Here at Transformations, we offer a wide variety of skincare treatments and products. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by our selection! This is why our estheticians offer complimentary skin consultations to each guest. At your consultation, a personalized treatment will be designed and products will be recommended to maintain the skin between appointments. We also like to “spotlight” various services here on the blog so our guests can get as much information as they need before visiting us and know what to expect.

Today, we’re going to discuss three skincare treatments designed by Guinot Paris to brighten, tighten, detoxify, and lift; the Hydradermie Treatment, Hydradermie Lift, and the Beaute Neuve.

Guinot is a professional skincare line that got its start in the 60s by French Chemist, René Guinot. René and his wife originally focused on creating skincare products for spas. Over time, they developed several revolutionary skin treatments. Our favorites are the Hydradermie Treatment, Hydradermie Lift, and Beaute Neuve.

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The Hydradermie Treatment is a customizable treatment that uses special rollers, gels, and galvanic current to increase radiance, eliminate bacteria, and purify the skin. If you do a lot of exfoliating or peels, this is a great treatment for nourishing and really putting the good stuff back into your skin.

Hydradermie Treatment Summary

  • Increases radiance
  • Deep cleanses
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Penetrates active ingredients

The Hydradermie Lift, also known as our non-surgical facelift, uses a microcurrent to stimulate facial muscles, which plumps the small muscles of the face as it rejuvenates the skin. It also removes toxins and brightens the skin. It’s like a total workout for your face!

Hydradermie Lift Summary

  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increase radiance
  • Lifts and rejuvenates the skin

Sometimes, we recommend adding an Express Lift to the Hydradermie Treatment, which is a shortened version of the Hydradermie Lift that can be added to any facial. This combo is ideal for those who want to really combat fine lines and wrinkles. However, you can enjoy both treatments separately and reap some serious benefits.


If you’re looking for something to brighten your skin, you’ll definitely enjoy the Beaute Neuve treatment. No tools or current, just good old fashioned fruit acid and Vitamin C. The treatment starts with some nice steam to open the pores and an exfoliation gel that minimizes wrinkles and brown spots, unclogs the pores, smoothes skin texture, and clears the complexion. The treatment ends with a Vitamin C mask that yields a beautifully even and radiant complexion.

Beaute Neuve Summary

  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Deeply exfoliates to remove dead skin cells
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hydrates
  • Firms and brightens the skin


To reserve your appointment for a personalized skincare treatment, call 317-882-1773!


Now, we turn to you! Tell us about your experience with Guinot! What is your favorite treatment or product?


We Can’t Get Enough Of This Fragrance

Ambre Blends has released their newest fragrance and we cannot get enough of it! If you haven’t heard of Ambre Blends yet, the only way to truly understand the hype is to come in and experience it for yourself. Here’s a little background info…

Ambre Blends is an independent, women-owned business, based in Indianapolis and they’ve been going strong since 2001. Amber Crockett is the name behind the brand and creator of these truly amazing essences. Ambre Blends products are all made by hand with organic and vegan ingredients.

“The fragrances seriously turn some heads.”

Ambre can be worn by both men and women alike and the fragrances seriously turn some heads. They have products ranging from natural deodorant to oh so heavenly beard tonic. Everyone we know who wears Ambre Blends gets complimented frequently and often by complete strangers!

Another neat thing about Ambre Blends is how environmentally conscious they are. All of their packaging is recyclable and some is made of recycled and biodegradable materials by vendors right here in the good ‘ol US of A. Now, that’s awesome!

Ambre Blends has 5 unique essences, all of which have been inspired by Ambre’s personal journey. Ambre is the original essence (the brown one). There is also Solace (the blue one), Invoke (the green one), and Unmasque (the orange one).

“It evokes fresh, dreamy, earthy feelings…”


Which brings us to Ahnu…the purple one! It combines sweet tuberose, lotus flower, warm violet leaf, tobacco, and champaca. It evokes fresh, dreamy, earthy feelings and we simply cannot stop gushing about it to our guests.

All of the essences take on a different fragrance as they combine with your body’s natural chemistry to create a unique scent that is all your own. We feel this new one is a perfect addition to a collection of beautiful fragrances. So, what are you waiting for? Come into Transformations and find your essence today!

What do you think about Ahnu? Tell us in the comments!

Thanks for reading! Be well.

July + August Specials

It’s officially summer… Time for bikinis, BBQs, and SPECIALS!

We think you’re really going to love what we have going on. All specials are valid from the beginning of July through the end of August.

Check it out!


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Call 317-882-1773 to reserve your appointment! Spots are filling up quickly.

Getting married soon? We have a wide variety of services for you and your bridal party! Just ask for our bridal coordinator, Cassondra.

We offer gift certificates in store or you can click HERE and we’ll e-mail them to you!


Happy summer! xoxo

10 Summer Beauty Must Haves

We know how overwhelming it can be to find healthy beauty products that actually work so our girls got together and created a list of our top 10 summer beauty must haves, just for you! We sell all of these products right here at Transformations and the best part is they’re healthy, ethical, and under $40!

  1. glo therapeutics Solar Shade $19
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    Enjoy a youthful glow as you protect your skin! This lightweight blend of natural, mineral sunscreens provides broad spectrum sun protection for sensitive or delicate skin. Right now, we have travel sizes for just $19 but we can order the larger size which is $40. We also carry a tinted moisturizer by glō if you want some color with your SPF. Remember, 90% of aging is due to sun exposure so lather up!
    Cruelty free, free of dyes, fragrance, parabens, gluten, nuts, and soy. .
  2. Norvell Endurance $30.95
    If you still want a beautiful bronze skin tone without all the sun damage, this color boosting skin perfector is for you. It acts as a CC cream – brightening, moisturizing, and firming the skin as you gradually build your color. It’s also a great option if you want to extend your spray tan. Our Norvell bronzing booth sessions are $25!
    Side effects may include: bursting out into a random dance because it’s what they use on the dancers in Dancing With The Stars! Check out this video!
    All Norvell products are cruelty free, vegan, and free of parabens, sulfates and gluten.
  3. Malibu C Swimmers Wellness Collection $30
    If you’re doing a lot of swimming, you’re going to want this system in your shower. Includes shampoo, conditioner, and 4 Swimmers treatments to remove pool chemicals, minerals, and sea salt from the hair. Goodbye, green hair! (Unless you’re into that. Our stylist, Kristi has gorgeous green hair on purpose. But, that’s another story.) It also hydrates, de-tangles, prevents scalp irritation, and adds shine! This stuff is a miracle worker!
    Vegan, paraben free, gluten free, sulfate free, and safe for all ages.
  4. KMS TameFrizz Smoothing Reconstructor $24.99
    A new favorite among our guests! This mask is perfect for those with extremely damaged, frizzy, or dehydrated hair – a famous result of summer activities and lightening the hair. Leave in for 3-5 minutes and rinse. Great for all hair types. Watch this video to see more!
    Paraben free, mineral oil free, wheat free, dermatologist tested, and free from animal derived ingredients. .
  5. Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub by FarmHouse Fresh $34

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    This fresh cocktail body polish combines Square One® brand organic vodka, basil, and watermelon seed oils with sugar and rice bran oil – for a luscious and refreshing exfoliation that renews your skin and leaves an absolutely tempting scent in its wake. You can experience this amazing fragrance in our FarmHouse Fresh mani/pedis and body polish treatment July through August!
    Vegan, 97% natural, and paraben and sulfate free. .

  6. glo therapeutics Calming Flower Mist $30
    Calming Flower Mist

    This handy spritzer is perfect for sensitive or abused summer skin. Our clients also like to keep it in their bags to refresh their skin and makeup throughout the day. It’s a lightweight toner that provides instant cooling relief to sensitive, irritated skin with a unique blend of soothing essential oils and anti-inflammatories designed to calm and moisturize. We also recommend the Cucumber Recovery Mask for an instant hydration boost. We are using it in our Cucumber Glo Facial July through August!
    Cruelty free, free of dyes, fragrance, parabens, gluten, nuts, and soy.
  7. Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant $36

    We know what you’re thinking… “Natural deodorants don’t work!” We feel you because we have tried them all. But rest assured that this is THE natural deodorant to top all others. Guys, it really works. Plus, it has a list of ingredients you can actually understand. The great thing about this product is that it allows your body to sweat, which is, after all, a natural function necessary for ridding the body of toxins. It also SMELLS AMAZING. If you’ve ever tried the Ambre Blends roll-on essences, you know how magical the fragrance is. The deodorant is no different. We also carry the roll-on oils for $48 – another summer must have.
    Locally made (Indiana), aluminum and paraben free, 100% natural with certified organic and vegan ingredients, and recyclable packaging.
  8. Fresh Melon Body Milk by FarmHouse Fresh $28
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    It’s the perfect summer moisturizer – not too heavy and lightly scented. And just look at that cute packaging! This delicate moisturizer is infused with rice bran oil which is rich in vitamin E. It has a soft and summery scent with crisp notes of cucumber, melon, and grapefruit. You can also find this product in our FarmHouse Fresh mani/pedis and body polish treatment from July through August!
    Paraben and sulfate free, vegan, gluten free, and 90.5% natural.
  9. Deva Curl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler $28.00

    Mermaid goals? We can get you pretty close with this product! It defines and controls curly hair and smells like…you guessed it, coconut! This was a no-brainer for our top summer beauty must haves. Come in and pick this up to unleash your inner beach goddess! Watch this video and become a believer.
    Cruelty free, sulfate, paraben, and silicone free.

  10. glo minerals Water Resistant Mascara $20
    Water Resistant Mascara
    Say goodbye to lackluster lashes and get ready for this triple threat. It’s a water resistant, lengthening, volumizing formulation that delivers high intensity color for long-lasting, dramatic lashes. AND it’s waterproof.
    Talc free, paraben free, and cruelty free.


What are your favorite summer beauty products? Tell us below in the comments!

Thanks for reading!



Service Spotlight: HydraFacial

If you’re looking for seriously noticeable improvement in your skin, this is the treatment for you. The best thing about the HydraFacial is that it’s perfect for ALL skin types and concerns.

Yep. HydraFacial addresses all skincare needs.

  • Fine lines + Wrinkles
  • Elasticity + Firmness
  • Even Tone + Vibrancy
  • Skin Texture
  • Brown Spots
  • Oily + Congested Skin + Acne
  • Enlarged Pores

How does it work?

The multi-step treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts – getting rid of impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time quenching skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. Your esthetician will select one of the award-winning super serums to create a perfectly customized treatment.

The amazing results are both instant and long-lasting.

Check out these before and after photos:





Amazing, right? And we can offer all of this skin changing power to you right here at Transformations! Are you excited yet?! Give us a call or e-mail guestservices@transformationssalonandspa. It’s time to give your skin what it deserves.

Call 317-882-1773 to reserve your appointment or complimentary skin consultation.

Learn more here.
We recommend watching the video showing how the facial actually works. It will make you want a HydraFacial for your whole body!

Spa Wellness Memberships

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At Transformations, your health and well being are very important to us. We believe that self care is a necessity, not a luxury. From our hair and nail services to our body and skin care, our experts will guide your personal wellness journey. Our Spa Wellness Memberships are a great way to make yourself a priority and save money.

Preferred Membership

  • 1 VIP service a month
  • 10% off retail
  • 15% off spa services Monday-Friday
  • 50% off any spa service on your birthday

Platinum Membership

  • 2 VIP services a month
  • 15% off retail
  • 20% off spa services Monday-Friday | 10% off on Saturdays
  • 50% off any spa service on your birthday
  • Bring a friend & they will receive your discount on services

Additional benefits are offered throughout the year for Preferred and Platinum members.

VIP Services include:

60 Minute Swedish Massage
Transformations Glo Facial
FarmHouse Fresh Manicure & Pedicure
Express Hydradermie Lift
Dermaplaning with Enzyme Treatment

How to sign up and how payment works:

At your next Transformations visit, you will fill out some paperwork and provide us with the credit card you wish to use for your automatic monthly payment. Each payment is taken out on the 1st of each month. Memberships may be cancelled at any time.

*Please note that Transformations Salon and Spa Wellness Memberships may not be combined with any other form of discount.

Call 317-882-1773 if you have any questions!

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Get Tan The Healthy Way

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could achieve a natural tan without the risk of skin cancer and aging? We have a way! It’s called our Bronzing Booth. You’ll look like you just spent a week in the Keys but with NONE of the sun damage. BONUS: we’ll let you put your jewelry in a cute little seashell while you’re getting a tan. Beach life in the Midwest!


Right about now, you might be thinking, “But, I don’t want to be orange!” We don’t want that either but we understand your reservations. A lot of people have shied away from spray tanning since it first became popular in the early 2000s and don’t realize how much the tanning formulas have evolved.

At Transformations, we use Norvell, a high quality, natural product that will leave your skin looking naturally bronzed and feeling amazing. Have you ever seen Dancing With The Stars? Norvell is what they use to get their skin looking so fabulous. Their products have won tons of awards and they have really revolutionized the sunless tanning industry.

So, let’s recap. The Bronzing Booth will:
       a. save your skin from the harmful effects of the sun
       b. provide a natural bronzed radiance
       c. provide long lasting moisture

So far, so good! But, there’s one more important thing to cover. At Transformations, your health and wellness are our top priority and we encourage our guests to try healthy beauty alternatives. That’s why we we chose a tanning formula that is paraben/gluten/allergen free and 100% vegan! How awesome is that?!

So, what happens during the Bronzing Booth treatment? First, you will enter our spray tanning booth and one of our skincare experts will administer a perfectly bronze tan using a spray gun. You may wear as much or as little clothing as you desire. You will see immediate effects with the bronzing agents but that color is simply a guideline for the DHA administration and your natural tan will appear shortly after.

To ensure you get the most out of your spray tanning experience, we have a few recommendations for you:

  • Shave/wax and exfoliate the day before your spray tan. Concentrate on rougher areas like the elbows, knees, hands, and feet with the exfoliation.
  • Do not wear any moisturizer, deodorant, perfume, or makeup before your spray tan. These products can disrupt the integrity of the spray tan formula.
  • Wear loose clothing and minimal jewelry. Clothing or jewelry that are too tight may smudge your tan!
  • Do not shower for 8 hours after treatment. 24 hours is ideal.

After you receive your spray tan, you’ll probably want your color to last as long as possible. That’s why we selected some really effective tan extenders to help you maintain your look. Currently, we offer the Prolong and Endure which we have descriptions of below:


The last thing we have to mention is our $99 Special. Starting in May, you can receive a full Bronzing Treatment for just $99! So, right now is a great time to try it out.

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We hope you are encouraged to try this amazing and safe alternative to tanning. We can’t wait to see you!

Call 317-882-1773 to request your appointment today!

May + June Specials

Hello, Tranformations darlings! We are SO excited for summer! Are you? We have some amazing things in store for you all. Check it out!

Celebrate Mom and Dad or just celebrate YOU! We have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day specials going on all the way through June so you can find time to treat yourself and loved ones to a special and relaxing day.

May June Specials

We are also introducing our NEW bronzing booth this year! From May until the end of June, you can get the full bronzing treatment for just $99! Just in time for shorts and bikinis!

Also, all of our Spa Wellness Members will receive a special gift. Enjoy a FREE Hair’s To You scalp treatment with the purchase of any massage or facial.

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Prom in these parts is towards the end of April and beginning of May so we thought we would give our prom specials a mention! Enjoy the specials below April-May!

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