Quarantine Journals: At-home beauty tips from Adam Broderick

Until we can all get back to our favorite local salons/spas, make time for self-care and create your own at-home spa. Thanks to Adam Broderick Salon & Spa for these super easy tips!

Post provided by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa


If you’re taking the time to blow dry your hair, think about how to make it last longer. The ¾ updo; pulling all the hair from around your face up into a top knot…lightly hairspray OR spray with dry shampoo. The next morning, remove the topknot and brush your hair from roots to ends with a natural bristle brush. Voila, volume!

Bathe Cleopatra style

Hey, if it works for Madonna…if your pantry includes instant dry powdered milk, a cup of the powdered granules added to your bath soothes the skin and feels luxurious. 

Nailed it!

Gel nails that need attention now? Everyone that wears gel polish knows how removal works.

After soaking your nails with cotton wrapped in foil, use a wood manicure stick to gently lift the old gel polish off. If a spot is difficult just ignore it until it’s ready to flake off. Aggressive removal can remove the top layer of your nail. Lightly buff the surface of your nails, then soak your nails in warm oil (anything in the kitchen cupboard), and massage the oil in. It’s good to do this in the evening so it will soak in during the overnight hours when you are taking a break from hand washing. 

Work those gloves

Hand washing takes a toll on hands, and disposable gloves are a perfect opportunity to boost your hand cream’s effectiveness…apply when you change gloves and end your stay-in-place or quarantine period with softer and smoother hands. Pat excess hand cream off with a clean towel when you remove the gloves, taking time to gently push back your cuticles. 

The other face mask

Hey, those face masks are not doing you any good shoved in a drawer. Set them out and use them often! When you take it off your face, if it’s still moist, wrap it on heels, placing it under a pair of socks…or cut a piece to fit the back of your hand. 

Hava avocado? ?

If you bought too many avocados, smash them up and give yourself a facial by applying to clean dry skin. Wash off with cool water when dry. Or, if you’re going to eat them all, rub the inside of the peel (where there is often some green goodness left) onto your skin!


Humidifiers are smart and skin-friendly and aren’t just for sickness. Keep one ready to use in the bedroom and use it at night for better sleep and moisture retention of your skin or to relieve dry nasal passages and stressed skin. 

Pic taken at Adam Broderick Southbury…we can’t wait to pamper there again soon!

Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

730 Main Street South, Southbury, CT & 89 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT

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  1. Barrie Johnson says:

    This is great!!! I miss Brodericks …going to try the avocado facial today!!! Thanks!
    Barrie johnson

    1. Hi Barrie! Thank you for your comment to this post … thrilled you are going to try the avocado facial. Stay safe and be well! This too shall pass!

  2. Jeri Kansas says:

    This was FANTASTIC!!! Thank you Adam!!!!

    1. Hi Jeri!
      Glad you found the at home tips useful. We miss all of our clients, co-workers and friends. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  3. Adam, as you have so many times in the past, you have taken on another leadership role, this time leading an effort to develop best business practices for dealing with Covid-19. We know and can expect you to make it a priority to develop guidelines for all hair salons and other personal care businesses to follow as we all learn how to cope dealing with this in a new normal. Then, in conjunction with state and local government as soon as safely possible, guidelines on progressing once again back to normal. Let’s make that the goal for all of us.

    Best regards and stay safe.

    Diane M

    1. HI Diane! Thank you so much for your kind words. We so appreciate your support. It is important for us to be able to share your comments with our team. We miss all of our clients, co-workers and friends and can’t wait to be on the other side of this. Stay safe and be well!

  4. Elizabeth Goodman says:

    Thank you for the helpful suggestions. I will try the warm oil on my hands tonight.
    Stay safe and stay healthy.

    1. Elizabeth, we’re so glad you found the tips to be helpful, and are thrilled you’ll be trying to care for your hands with the warm oil. Let us know how it goes! Thank you for your kind words and support. Stay safe and be well!

  5. Kathy Seymour says:

    Having missed my February appt (due to
    Family illness) I’m WAY over due for a hair cut from my favorite stylist Laura (since 2006)

    My hope is to be the 1st person in her chair when this is all over.????‍♀️?

    1. Kathy, We’re so sorry you were not able to come in and see us in February. Thank you for your kind words about Laura and your continued support of ab. We miss all of our clients, co-workers and friends and can’t wait to reopen and welcome you back to the salon soon. Stay safe!

  6. Kathy Luria says:

    Thanks for serving as a leader in the industry. Good to know! Bringing us all back safely is key and I (and my hair) cannot wait to get back to AB. I miss everyone in the Southbury family.

    1. Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for your kind words, and yes safety is key! We all miss you too and look forward to welcoming you back to the salon soon!

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