Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Do's & Don'ts of Hair Styling

Keeping your hair healthy and strong is not always an easy task. You color, highlight, straighten, blow-dry, and curl your hair all the time, so it seems like you do more damage then good. Here are some tips to help you return your hair to its natural healthy self.

DO- Use a heat protector. Almost every line of hair products has a heat protector. They prevent frizz, fly-away's, split ends, breakage, and dullness. Use a heat protector before blow-drying, straightening, or curling your hair. 

DO- Pick the right tools. Use a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush to remove tangle's from your hair. Use a blow-dry with 2,000 watts or over to get a smooth, shiny style, with shorter drying time.

DON'T- Manhandle wet hair. When hair is wet, that is when it is the most fragile. Avoid excessive tugging, teasing, tying it up, and sleeping on it when wet. After you shower, wait a few minutes before brushing it. Add a leave in conditioner or detangler to help minimize damage and make hair easier to brush through. 

DON'T- Obsessively flat iron. Flat ironing causes the most heat damage to hair. Set your iron at 400 degrees or less to avoid breakage. 

DON'T- Forget your scalp. Any time you color your hair, you should do a treatment to help minimize the damage done to your hair. Scalp treatments with natural oils like almond, and coconut, help hair grow healthier and stronger. 

DON'T- Skip the sunscreen. Most people know to put sunscreen on your skin but you can't forget about the damage the sun does to your hair. For every 100 hours of direct sunlight it is the equivalent of 30 minutes of bleach on your hair. Use a mist or products that have UV protection in it, if you are going to be spending a day in the sun.

Use these tips to properly style your hair and avoid any excess damage. 


Friday, March 22, 2013

Eyelash & Eyebrow Tint

Say good bye to raccoon eyes, and hello to never running mascara! Eyelash and brow tint is an all natural vegetable dye for your lashes that gives the look of mascara without the running and smearing. It gives the look of darker and fuller brows as well. The color will last up to 6 weeks.

To apply the tint, your eyelashes and eyebrows are gently cleansed with soap and water. If you have make-up on a gentle make-up remover will be used. Then you tell the consultant how dark you would like to be. Most people do the blackest black on there lashes, and the color of your brows depends on how dark or light your hair and skin are. They will mix the dyes, and apply Vaseline around the area. And cotton pads under your eyes to prevent staining. Then the dye will be applied on the bottom lashes first. You must keep your eyes wide open. Then the consultant will have you close your eyes and apply the dye to the top lashes. The longer the dye sits on the darker your lashes will be. The max is 10 minutes. Then they will apply the dye onto your eyebrows, and let sit for a max of 7 minutes. You do not want your eyebrows to become too dark. To remove, they will get a damp cotton round or pad and remove in a gentle downward motion. After all the dye has been removed, they will clean up any extra vaseline with a wash cloth. You will then be on your way with beautiful looking lashes or brows. The whole process takes 15-20 mins.

This is a quick and easy service, that will have your lashes looking dark, and appear longer. It costs $35 for lashes and $30 for eyebrows, but the results are worth the cost. Come get your lashes or eyebrows tinted today.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

4 Ways To Glam Up Your Eye Make-up

Eye make-up is one of the easiest things to change up, and make a statement with. There are countless different colors you can use and different techniques to apply them. Spring is almost here, so it is time to change up your eyes. Here are the four hot trends for spring.

  1. Cat Eyes.  The cat eye trend has been around since the 50's. It is making a come back in a dramatic and casual way. Angelina Jolie has the less dramatic version of the cat eye. To do a cat eye, use a hand held mirror under your chin so you look down. Put a neutral eye shadow on your lids. Pull your eye taunt and apply from the inner to outer corners of your lid using a brush and black powder. Lightly flick up at the ends. Go over with a liquid eyeliner. Go over more times to increase the thickness and to make it more dramatic like Amy Winehouse. Either way, it is a quick and easy way to update your eyeliner.

2. Lashes. Fake lashes or eyelash extensions are great for any day and any occasion. You see them used on the runway and for photo shoots, but they can be done in a less dramatic fashion, and give you the appearance of naturally fuller, longer lashes. The most common and easiest form are band lashes. To apply, add a coat of mascara to your normal lashes. Trim the false lashes to fit onto your own. Apply a thin layer of lash glue. Let it sit for about 10 seconds. Attach to your lashes using tweezers, and push them up so they are attached at the base of your lashes. These will give you the look of longer fuller lashes, but you may be able to tell they are fake.  You can also use individual lashes. When applying individual lashes, start with longer lashes on the outer edge and work to small lashes on the inner portion of your lid. It will make them look much more natural. Apply a small amount of glue, and stick them to your natural lashes at the base, using tweezers. Move the lash so it is in place, and make sure it is fully secured. They usually last 2-3 days.

3.Blue Shadow. When most people think of blue eye shadow, they think of bright blue 80's shadow, and it scares them. Blue shadow can be much more toned down, and elegant. If you are going for a smokey eye look, mix dark blue on the crease of your eye lid, and apply a dark grey on the eyelid. Use a white or light colored shadow to highlight underneath your brows. You can also do blue shadow like an eye liner. Pick the blue you want to use and do a thin line at your lashes on the top lid and underneath on your lower lid. 

4. Copper & Metallic. Copper and metallic are extremely in and can work with any skin tone. To make this look succeed, the key is in a smooth application. Apply the color in a smooth motion, and use a brush to apply a lighter form of the color you used underneath your eyebrow and right above the crease of your eye to highlight the color.. Apply a thin line underneath the bottom lashes to complete the look.

Try one of these spring eye trends, for a night out or even just for a daily look. You will see that it will make your eyes really pop, and dress up any outfit.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Why You Should Try Sugaring.

In the world there are two forms of hair removal methods; temporary and permanent. Each has advantages and disadvantages. There is a newer method of hair removal called sugaring. I am going to talk to you about the different forms of hair removal and why you should try sugaring.

Temporary Hair Removal. Temporary hair removal is done by either depilation or epilation. Depilation is the removal of hair above the skin and epiliation is the process of damaging skin cells deep into the skin. 

Shaving: Shaving is one of the best known and most popular form of temporary hair removal. There are many different types of shaving equipment. You can use disposable, or reusable razors, and they have different razors for men and women. Shaving is cheap and easy form of temporary hair removal. Shaving can cause razor burns, bumps, bleeding and ingrown hairs, and the results only last for a few days.

Depilatory Creams: Depilatory creams such as Nair, are creams that you rub onto a area of hair, and let it sit for 5-10 mins, and wipe away with a damp cloth. You have smooth skin for about a week. It sounds fine, but it is made of harmful chemicals that burn the hair off. If you have any cuts, or have sensitive skin, you can get very bad chemical burns. 

Threading: Threading is a common Middle Eastern form of hair removal. It can be seen and done in malls all over the world. They use thread that is looped around the hair, and moved in quick motions to remove the hair. It looks like an effective way of removing hair, but all threading does is cut the hair at the follicle. It is actually very similar to shaving. If done wrong, threading can cause bacterial infections, redness, and irritation to the threaded area. It can also be very painful.

Waxing: Waxing is the best form of temporary hair removal. It removes hair from the follicle for an average of 4-6 weeks. The hair has to be at least half an inch long for waxing to fully remove the hair. It is quickly done. Waxing can have many side effects though. It can cause stinging, bleeding, ingrown hairs, bumps, redness, burning or tearing of the skin.

Permanent Hair Removal:  Permanent hair removal is the act of completely removing the hair from an area of skin. It can be done through electrolysis, and sugaring. Permanent hair removal is done in many sessions, and it prolongs the hair growth, so it gets thinner, and thinner after each session, to the point where is doesn't grow back at all.

Electrolysis: Electrolysis is a laser hair removal method. Light is directed at the hair and absorbed by dark pigment, which results in the destruction of the hair follicle.This method is sometimes permanent after many session. Laser hair removal is done in a number of sessions, which is very expensive and very painful to get done. Many places charge at least a couple hundred dollars up to thousands of dollars per a session. 

Sugaring: Sugaring is a more relaxing alternative to hair removal than waxing. Sugaring can cause some redness, or irritation, but side effects are very minimal and are gone by the end of the day. Sugaring allows clients to have soft skin for weeks, as the all natural paste exfoliates as it removes unwanted hair. Along with the fact that the unwanted hair has been removed, and it stays off much longer than shaving or waxing, you have baby-soft skin. No stubble or growth for weeks! In fact, frequent sugaring can actually become permanent. You should have sugaring done every 4-6 weeks. After a few sessions, the hair will grow back slower and thinner, so your time in between sessions, becomes more and more. 

If you are ready for soft, hair-free skin, then sugaring is the solution for you! Come and try sugaring today. You won't regret it.