Sunday, May 31, 2015

Matrix NEW StyleLink Products

http://www.beautycarechoices.com/matrix/style-link?src=blogStyleLink is Matrix new line of products designed to be mixed and matched according to what your style needs.  Whether you want big volume with shine, smooth & glossy, or a textured style, there is a recipe of StyleLink products that make it much easier to achieve the perfect look.

Step 1 is your foundation (blue), step 2 is your texture/hold (green) and step 3 is your finish (red), plus three boosters (gloss, hold, and volume) when you want a little more. The videos below shows you how to achieve full volume curls and how to get texture & volume to a short men's style.




Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dustin Delivers...OSIS+ Mess Up


The Osis+ Mess Up product is exactly what you're looking for if you want that "just woke up" style. What's really nice about it is that if you work it into dry hair, it disappears, leaving you free to style without the product being obvious, like a shiny gel.  It's also incredibly easy to rework throughout the day, no extra product needed. As for how long the product lasts, it kept my hair nice and messy through a concert and the product was still workable the next day! Overall it's a great styling aid, and I will continue to use it.

If you have questions about products or a styling problem that needs a solution, you can e-mail Dustin at beautycarechoices@charter.net 
 
 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Vegan Alternatives


Today many consumers demand hair and skin products as well as cosmetics be made without animal by-products.  If you are considering this option, or even if you have switched to vegan, the chart below will help you understand ingredients and gives you alternatives to look for in your beauty products. There are many great hair and skin care vegan products you will love, including Surface, Hempz and DermOrganic.


IngredientWhat it isVegan Alternatives
Amino AcidsThe building block of protein in all animals and plants.Oil Oil, Wheat Germ Oil. Coconut Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Almond Oil, Safflower Oil.
Arachidonic AcidA liquid unsaturated fatty acid that is found in liver, brain, glands, and fat of animals and humans. Generally isolated from animal liver.  Used in creams to soothe eczema and rashes.synthetics, aloe vera, tea tree oil, calendula ointment.
Carotene
(Provitamin A) Beta Carotine
A pigment found in many animal tissues and in all plants.  Used as a coloring in cosmetics and in the manufacture of vitamin A.This is generally derived from plant products.
Cetyl AlcoholWax originally found in spermaceti from sperm whales or dolphins but now most often derived from petroleumvegetable cetyl alcohol (e.g., coconut), synthetic spermaceti
CollagenFibrous protein in vertebrates. Usually derived from animal tissue. Can't affect the skin's own collagen. An allergen. Alternatives: soy protein, almond oil, amla oil
Cysteine, L-Form.An amino acid from hair that can come from animals. Used in hair-care products and creams.plant sources.
Fatty AcidsCan be one or any mixture of liquid and solid acids such as caprylic, lauric, myristic, oleic, palmitic, and stearic. Used in bubble baths, lipsticks, soap, detergents, cosmetics, food. vegetable-derived acids, soy lecithin, safflower oil, bitter almond oil, sunflower oil, etc.
Fish ScalesUsed in shimmery makeupmica, rayon, synthetic pearl.
Glycerin. Glycerol.A byproduct of soap manufacture (normally uses animal fat). In cosmetics, foods, mouthwashes, chewing gum, toothpastes, soaps, ointments, medicines, lubricants, transmission and brake fluid, and plastics. Derivatives: Glycerides, Glyceryls, Glycreth-26, Polyglycerolvegetable glycerin (a byproduct of vegetable oil soap), derivatives of seaweed, petroleum.
Hyaluronic Acid.When animal-derived, a protein found in umbilical cords and the fluids around the joints. Used in cosmetics synthetic hyaluronic acid, plant oils.
Keratin.Protein from the ground-up horns, hooves, feathers, quills, and hair of various animals. In hair rinses, shampoos, permanent wave solutionsalmond oil, soy protein, amla oil (from the fruit of an Indian tree), human hair from salons. Rosemary and nettle give body and strand strength to hair.
Lactic AcidTypically derived from plants such as beets. When animal-derived, found in blood and muscle tissue.plant milk sugars, synthetics.
Lanolin. Lanolin Acids. Wool Fat. Wool Wax.A product of the oil glands of sheep, extracted from their wool. Used as an emollient in many skin-care products and cosmetics .) Derivatives: Aliphatic Alcohols, Cholesterin, Isopropyl Lanolate, Laneth, Lanogene, Lanolin Alcohols, Lanosterols, Sterols, Triterpene Alcoholsplant and vegetable oils.
Lipoids. Lipids.Fat and fat-like substances that are found in animals and plantsvegetable oils.
Milk ProteinHydrolyzed milk protein. From the milk of cows. In cosmetics, shampoos, moisturizers, conditioners,soy protein, other plant proteins
Myristic Acid. Organic acid typically derived from nut oils but occasionally of animal origin. Used in shampoos, creams, cosmetics.Derivatives: Isopropyl Myristate, Myristal Ether Sulfate, Myristyls, Oleyl Myristate. nut butters, oil of lovage, coconut oil, extract from seed kernels of nutmeg
Oleic Acid.Obtained from various animal and vegetable fats and oils. Usually obtained commercially from inedible tallow. (See Tallow.) In foods, soft soap, bar soap, permanent wave solutions, creams, nail polish, lipsticks, many other skin preparations. Derivatives: Oleyl Oleate, Oleyl Stearate. coconut oil.
Palmitic Acid.A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well. In shampoos, shaving soaps, creams. Derivatives: Palmitate, Palmitamine, Palmitamide. vegetable sources
Panthenol. Dexpanthenol. Vitamin B-Complex Factor. Provitamin B-5.Can come from animal or plant sources or synthetics. In shampoos, supplements, emollientsDerivative: Panthenylsynthetics, plants
Polypeptides.From animal protein. Used in cosmeticsplant proteins and enzymes.
Spermaceti. Cetyl Palmitate. Sperm Oil.Waxy oil originally derived from the sperm whale's head or from dolphins but now most often derived from petroleum.synthetic spermaceti, jojoba oil, and other vegetable emollients.
SqualeneOil from shark livers, etc. In cosmetics, moisturizers, hair dyes, surface-active agents.vegetable emollients such as olive oil, wheat germ oil, rice bran oil
Stearic AcidWhen animal-derived, a fat from cows, pigs, and sheep and from dogs and cats euthanized in animal shelters, etc. Derivatives: Stearamide, Stearamine, Stearates, Stearic Hydrazide, Stearone, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearoyl Lactylic Acid, Stearyl Betaine, Stearyl Imidazoline. Stearic acid can be found in many vegetable fats, coconut, cocoa butter and shea butter
Stearyl Alcohol. SterolsA mixture of solid alcohols. Can be prepared from sperm whale oil.Derivates: Stearamine Oxide, Stearyl Acetate, Stearyl Caprylate, Stearyl Citrate, Stearyldimethyl Amine, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Stearyl Octanoate, Stearyl Stearateplant sources, vegetable stearic acid.
Urea. CarbamideTypically synthetic. When extracted from animals, it is excreted from urine and other bodily fluids.synthetics.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ally Answers...Eye Brow Shaping

I seem to always be plucking stray hairs on my brows, even a day or two after waxing.  Why?  Sandy V.  Detroit, MI

Your eyebrow hair needs to get on a schedule!  Brow hair grows in 20-30 day cycles.  You need to grit your teeth and let all the hair grow in (I know this is hard, but once you do it, you'll be glad).  Give it three weeks from you last waxing. The reason:  the hair will grow in and be pulled out at the same time.  Once you've got your brows on a schedule, you should be done with the strays!

Is the "pencil test" the best way to find the arch for my brow?  [Pencil test is holding it on the outside nostril and aligning it with the outer corner of the eye-Ally].  Christine M., Sacramento, CA

This is old-school and not fool-proof.  The biggest problem with shaping the brow is the brows are too far apart.  Brows should start at the bridge of the nose.  It's the secret to starting a good brow.  Only use the pencil test to find the arch...which should start at the outer edge of the iris.  Everybody's brows are different.  Pay attention to your facial symmetry and you won't go wrong.

If you have questions about products or a beauty problem that needs a solution, you can e-mail Ally at beautycarechoices@charter.net 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cathy E., Duluth GA, is a Winner!

We notified Cathy this morning that she was the winner of all of the Styling Products in our last Box of Beauty giveaway.  Cathy's response, "Awesome!!!!"  We think so too.  Her box of products from Framesi, Goldwell, KMS, Redken, Nioxin and OSIS is on it's way to her.  Enjoy Cathy!

City of Hope & Pravana "Rock the Cure"

Pravana and Beauty Care Choices support City of Hope.  During the month of June 10%  of all Pravana Nevo product sales will be donated to them.

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.

Further supporting these efforts Pravana gathered the "Rock the Cure Collection"  gathering together  of some of the industry’s favorite brands: Pravana, Pureology, Redken, Mizani, Essie, Matrix, and Loreal Professionnel. This kit includes the rockstars of each brand treatments, hairsprays and nail polish. Proceeds from this Limited Edition collection are all donated to City of Hope. This is your chances to try some of the best professional products and help support cancer research.  "Rock the Cure" today.  Click here to purchase.
  • Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment 10.1oz
  • Pureology Colour Fanatic 21 Essential Benefits Leave-In Treatment 6.7oz
  • Redken Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray 6.7oz
  • Matrix Oil Wonders Sharp Cut Oil
  • Mizani Supreme Oil Hair Treatment 4.1oz
  • Loreal Serie Expert Volumetry SOS Refreshing Spray 1.75oz 
  • Essie Nail Polish - Haute in the Heat 0.5oz

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

 
Memorial Day is about remembering the men & women of the Armed Forces who have died protecting their country.  They served with honor.  They sacrificed their lives for all Americans who continue to enjoy the freedoms and benefits of being a citizen of the United States.  We honor them all.  We also want to share with everyone an amazing place for veterans who have served and are continuing to suffer from those experiences. 


Eagles Healing Nest is in Minnesota, but it serves veterans from all over the country.  It was started by a Mom, Melony Butler, whose son served, came home and needed help.  When she turned to the VA she found none.  She didn't give up!  With determination and donations she created Eagles Healing Nest.  Their sole purpose is to provide veterans with a safe place to heal, to provide them a home until they're ready to step back into their life.  Eagles Healing Nest depends on donation support to operate.  Beauty Care Choices is proud to support this wonderful place and the veterans who so desperately need it.  Watch the Video. You can learn more about Eagles Healing Nest on their website or like them on Facebook.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

20% off Everything!


The Truth about Sulfates

Sulfates make the lather. They also make the water wet. You don’t need the bubbles, but the more wet your water is, the cleaner your hair will be. If you look at the ingredients list on the shampoo, sulfates will be listed as:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS; Sodium Laureth Sulfate or SLES;
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate; Sodium Myreth Sulfate; TEA Laureth Sulfate.


Sulfates are a “surfactant”. Watch water as it beads up. It does this by the process known as surface tension. The sulfates break down the surface tension of water and allow it to spread easily…making the water wetter and able to penetrate more deeply.

There is no current scientific evidence of any carcinogenic effects from sulfates. There is some evidence they may play a role in hormonal imbalances, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Sulfates may cause irritation for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema or dandruff. They may also be lurking in your conditioner, body wash and even toothpaste.

Sulfates are what cause the sting when you get some shampoo in your eyes. They can strip hair of natural oils. However, sulfates do a really great job of cleaning your hair. It’s a trade off. So, if you are prone to itchy flaky scalp or skin, have eczema, have chemically damaged or color treated hair, it’s is probably best to avoid products with sulfates.

If you have normal, healthy hair, then using a shampoo that contains sulfates is a matter of preference. If you just don’t feel clean without lots of suds, then look for less irritating sulfates. The least irritating sulfate is Sodium Myreth Sulfate, followed by TEA Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. The most likely to irritate is Ammonia Laureth Sulfate. Just be sure to condition hair after shampoo.

Shampoos and Conditioner Brands that have sulfate free products include:   Pureology, Pravana, Scruples White Tea, Structure and Zerran.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

This is sooooo cool!

You have the perfect daily wear polish and manicure.  Now you're going out for the evening and want a little pizazz on those nails.  You can have it and NOT ruin your manicure.  How?  SpaRitual's Unveil Peel-Off Basecoat!  Indulge in the glitz!  Just apply a thin layer of Unveil on top of your polish and let dry completely.  Then paint on the glitter lacquer of your choice.  When your ready to remove the glitter, use a cuticle stick to gently lift up an edge and peel off the sparkles!   You are gonna' love this stuff!

Friday, May 22, 2015

20% off everything!

It's time to stock up on all your favorite products...or maybe try something new you've heard about and always wanted.  You'll save 20% this Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Brunette Bombshells!!!

Brown hair can signal confidence, strength, style and sex appeal.  If you're a brunette, here are some style tips that can help you make the most of your gorgeous hair!

If you have warm skin tones, enhance that warmth!  Brighten brown and hazel eyes and draw attention to lips and the flush of your cheeks.

Fashion colors for warm browns should include hot reds or fiery oranges.  Colors like teal, olive, green and aubergine will add subtle depth.

If your skin tones are cool and eyes blue, green or grey, then the petrol shades (deep and rich) of brown will make eyes pop!

Fashion colors for cool brunettes include clothes with a blue base work well.  Colors like fuchsia, emerald green, pale lavender and icy pastels will add instant sophistication. 

Going ombre...it can flatter all face shapes for brunettes.  For long face shapes, bring the lighter shade higher on the hair length will visually reduce the length of the jaw.  For a rounder face, start the ombre effect lower, toward the end of the hair to lengthen the look of the face.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Winner!! Heather G, Staten Island, NY

We just notified Heather that she was the winner of the Dermalogica Box of Beauty.  Heather said "OMGGGGGG!! Yessssss!! Thank you sooo much. LOVE Dermalogica and cannot wait to try more from the brand!".   Well Heather, you are welcome. Yeah!  We love it too and it's on it's way to you!

The story of Mousse

Perfect style takes more than just hairspray!  One of the favorite styling products is Mousse.  What is it for?  How do you use it?  What do you use it for? 

Mousse is added to your hair for extra volume & shine.  The name is a French term meaning foam.  It was Mousse Mania when it was introduced in the 1980's era of big hair. Most of today's mousse products also provide extra conditioning.  It works by using synthetic resins to coat the hairs and assist it in taking shape.  It can also be used on curly or permed hair to reduce frizz.

As a versatile hair styling product, hair mousse is a popular choice for both short and long hairstyles. When hair mousse is applied to wet hair that is allowed to air dry, the hair is often left with a "wet" look that can be "crunchy" feeling, but unlike hair gel, hair mousse combs out easily for a softer look. When hair mousse is applied to wet hair that is dried with a hair dryer, it provides additional volume and hold.

HOW TO USE:
Thin hair types looking to achieve thick/fuller hair: Requires a ‘volumizing’ mousse. With this, you need to ensure you hair is a bit damp for the product to seal, flip your head (head facing the floor), distribute the mousse from roots to ends evenly, which can be properly done by using a comb or hairbrush. Then to finish, and add complete fullness, use a blow dryer with your head flipped upside down for 10-15 minutes.

Straight or wavy hair types looking for curly hair: For this look you will need: curlers, hair spray and mousse. This is exactly like the sections stated above, however you will need to add curlers while your hair is damp. In order to do this properly, section your hair in small sections while you apply mousse and curlers. Once the hair is dry, add hair spray to each curl from the roots to ends to ensure you receive long lasting results

WHAT TO BUY:  There are many mousse products available now.  In fact, most professional hair care product brands have a mousse.  Some have more than one, depending on what you are looking for in your style.  There are mousse's specific for volume, some add body, some are for defining curls.  Hold can be light to maximum.  You can browse all mousse products available at Beauty Care Choices on a single page and find the right one for you!  PLUS right now you can save up to 30% on any mousse!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ally Answers...Skin Care

My pores are too big.  At least they look that way to me.  Is there anything I can do?  Gina B., El Paso, TX

Ally:  Pores enlarge when they are full of sludge...a clump of dead skin cells and excess oil that's difficult to squeeze out (and you shouldn't squeeze anyway).  Chemical exfoliants can dissolve the gunk.  Salicylic acid gets rid of excess oil.  Alpha hydroxyl acids, like glycolic acid, sloughs away dead skin cells. BioElement's Kerafole is a deep pore purging facial mask might be a good place to start.  This is a facial mask that takes about 10 minutes.  After that, do a good nightly skin cleansing and dab on a night cream that has these ingredients. If you keep up a daily regimen you should see results in a few days.

What is a probiotic and why is it good for my face?  Linda C., Sun Valley, CA

Ally:  Probiotics are good bacteria that help to balance skin just like they balance digestion on the inside.  After spending your teen years murdering every microorganism on your skin with zit cream, when you finally outgrow that problem, you need to be sure your skin stays in balance.  Pierre F has a ProBiotic Daily Moisturizer that I love.  It is oil free, lightweight and has an SPF 35...so important during the day.

If you have questions about products or a beauty problem that needs a solution, you can e-mail Ally at beautycarechoices@charter.net 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

YonKa has a Great new Product!

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Introducing The All New Excellence Code Cream
Designed for mature (55+) skin that is made fragile due to hormonal changes, Excellence Code Cream addresses specific cellular issues common among aging skin. It’s comprised of Yon-Ka’s Quintessence, our signature proprietary blend of Mediterranean-based essential oils. This unique product contains a complex blend of herbs, vitamins and botanical ingredients. Yon-Ka Excellence Code Global Youth Cream fights off the signs of aging, directly. Dryness, loss of firmness, loss of brightness, wrinkles and discolorations are targeted specifically, with immediate results.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ombre! Not just dark to light anymore!

Traditional Ombre
Adding Green!
Blue hues!
The traditional ombre color, where the top of the hair is dark and the bottom is light, is changing.  Creative stylist and their clients are giving the tradition the heave-ho in favor of both more bold, personalize statements.  Take a look at some creative looks we've found.  They're not just color for color's sake, but beautiful style personalized.
Red to RED



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Reverse the French Mani

Softly elegant, yet with a definite chic vibe.  Use a very soft, subtle shade to paint the entire nail.  Light pinks, barely there beiges, or gentle greys or silvers make perfect choices.  Line the tips of each nail with a jet black.  Finish with a clear top coat. Don't have the right shades? Shop OPI now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Be a Color Rebel!

Make-up is no longer shadows, blushes and lipstick.  Now there is hair make-up too!  Redken's Color Rebel is temporary and totally fun!  Bring out your playful side, explore your hidden rebel, design your do with 5 shades for endless variations.  It goes on easy, dries fast and won't smudge off on clothes.  So fun!  Just shake, twist and play!



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pamper your Feet!


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Winner! Dana R from Lexington, SC

Congrats to Dana R.  She was the winner of the "Rainbow" Box of Beauty giveaway.  Dana's getting some great Hot Mama Nail Lacquers from theBalm, Redken Color Rebel temporary hair color and other great products for her hair!  We hope you enjoy them all!

"More is Less" for Boomers

Cindy Joseph is a make-up artist turned super model. She's says "more is less" for the boomers of her age.  She's 64 and has five basic make-up tips for all baby boomers.



  • Use cream-based, not powder-based cosmetics on your face. Powder adds texture to skin that already has developed texture.
  • A good rule of thumb for lipstick is to find a tone that matches the inner lip or gums.
  • Women older than 50 tend to lose definition in their eyebrows. Just go with that. Don’t recreate the brows you had in your 20s.
  • This is a hard one, but do not wear any eye shadow at all (and especially no contour eye shadow in the crease because it gives the appearance of deepening the crease). A little bit of mascara is OK.
  • Tinted moisturizers don’t work. If you’re going to use a foundation to even out skin tone, find one that gives coverage but doesn’t add texture. Be willing to spend money on a foundation and take your time to experiment and find the exact right shade. Matching your skin tone exactly is critical.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Let's Talk Feet!

Break out the sandals and flip-flops!  STOP  Look at those feet.  If you're feeling that way, we have some suggestions to get them toes to twinkling and the feet velvety smooth!  Painted toenails and flashy footwear cannot disguise rough calluses.  So let's get started.

The first thing you are going to want to do is exfoliate.  Scrub and file those calluses.  There are several really good products that you can use.  One of the newest is Baby Foot.  It comes as two booties.  You put one on each foot and leave it on for an hour, then rinse off.  Peeling will begin within 3-7 days. 

An essential for keeping feet in sandal shape is a foot file.  Microplane's Paddle Style Foot File is a good one, only $10 and it's paddle shape makes it comfortable to use.  Use it with Callus Action Quick Gel if your calluses are thick and cracked.  Another good one is OPI's Feet Callus Therapy.

Keep your feet looking their best with a good foot moisturizer.  Products made specifically for the foot are better at penetrating the soles of your feet than a normal body lotion. Try Nailtiques Avocado Foot Cream or if you're on your feet all day and want both moisturizing and relief, then DermaE's Intensive Therapy Foot Crème is perfect.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

MOM

She's a rock.  She's a comfy cushion.  She's a nurse.  She's a psychic.  She's a taxi driver.  She's a coach.  She's your champion and your defender.  Call her Mom, Mama, Ma, Mommy or Mother.  What really matters is the "call" or a visit, a hug and a big I LOVE YOU.  Moms are funny that way.  It's nice to get gifts or flowers or dinner out, but her child's face or voice can bring far more joy than anyone can know, except if you're a Mom. 

Beauty Care Choices honors all Mothers and wishes them a day of joy!

 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Spring Trends....Floral


Fashion week showed lots and lots of floral this year. Flowering, flowing and fluttery fabrics were everywhere. Big and bold or delicate and dainty these fashions spoke the language of beauty. Add a touch of floral to your spring/summer wardrobe. It makes you feel pretty!

Make-up should reflect the romance of the flowers. Soft and delicate around the eyes with a pop of color on the lips. From deep violet or bright poppy, spring lipsticks took their influence from the bouquet of floral hues in the runway styles. Mirabella's Pretty & Provocative Collection has some gorgeous, bold colors.  Covering the floral pallet too is Jane Iredale's PureMoist Lipstick.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Ally Answers...Hair Removal Questions


My friend says hard waxing is less painful.  Is it?  I want to wax my legs, but not sure what to buy.  Katie C., Albany, NY

Ally:  Not if you are waxing your legs.  Hard, stripless wax coats hair and doesn't stick to skin, so it is great on small areas that might be pain prone (like the bikini line).  Soft wax spreads better on larger areas.  Both Gigi and Clean + Easy make both at-home and professional waxing products that are good for your skin and easy to use.

Are the red bumps I get after shaving always just razor burn?  Julie M.  Spokane, WA

Ally:  No.  You may be one of the millions of women with a nickel allergy.  Nickel is found in most razors and can cause an allergic reaction.  Look for a blade that is nickel free.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

OMG Instantly Ageless Review/Video

We asked beauty blogger Joely Smith, Fashion Beyond Forty, to do a review & video for us on OMG Instantly Ageless. Watch Joely transform her forehead!



Here's Joely's "After" photo.  Beauty Care Choices has OMG Instantly Ageless ready to ship to you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spring Trend 2015 - Geometric Style




One of the hottest trends during the 2015 spring/summer fashion week were chic geometrics with linear patterns and shapes.  Bold color contrasts, flights of fancy in oversize accessories and playful fabrics.  This is the season to unleash your playful side and go bold!



Choosing a hair style to match and enhance your new geometric outfit...try a hairstyle that begins with sleek roots and ends with loose lengths.  Accent the inner corners of your eyes with a long lasting, highly pigmented white shadow like Mirabella in "Stella".  Keep it a precise line for an eye-brightening effect.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Congratulations Leah M. from Ferndale MI

Leah is the excited winner of the "Just for Mom" Box of Beauty.  Leah is going to share with both her Mom and her sister.  We hope you all enjoy the great products!

Using Matrix Style Link products



Matrix new Style Link products are great as "cocktails" for your hair.  You can mix and match any of the eleven products and three boosters to get just the style you want. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Re-create Anna Kendrick's look!

Re-create this look!  Curl the hair in one-inch sections using a curling iron positioned vertically.  Once you've finished curling the entire head, run your fingers through the hair to loosen the curls.  Mist hair with a finishing spray like BioSilk Natural Hold.  Divide hair into three horizontal sections.  Create a loose pony tail with the top section using a clear elastic.  Loop the hair through the band to create a mini messy bun.  Flatten the bun and secure with bobby pins.  Do the same with the remaining two sections.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pure Pigments!

What do you get with Bodyography's Pure Pigment Palette?  Eight shades of high intensity color that can be used wet or dry AND gorgeous eyes! On sale now!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Temporary Color Tips

Temporary Hair Colors are fun and easy. Today, there are so many options available to add spark, interest and/or glamour to your style. Whether you want bright neon or subtle highlights, you can apply these temporary colors yourself and they will last until your next shampoo. Choose the right color and method of application for you. We'll give you tips you need to make it effortless.
The color generally will only last one shampoo; however, if the hair is more porous, such as color-treated blonde hair, it can last a couple shampoos. You can use a clarifying shampoo, such as   Kenra Clarifying Shampoo or Tressa's Remove All Plus Shampoo to remove the color more quickly.
  
COLOR SPRAYS/FOAM
  • Start with washed and dried hair. Style the hair as you wish.
  • Wear a clean towel and hold the bottle about 12 to 18 inches from the strands you want to coat.
  • Isolate the hair you want to color and shake the can well and spray hair. Hold the can further away if you want to coat the entire head. It can be easy to overdo color, so don't over spray. Try to apply in very short bursts; it's always easier to add more product than to remove it later. Have a friend spray hard to reach areas.
  • To create streaky effect, take an old, but tight fitting plastic shower cap and poke small holes into it, where you want to color your head. Section out your hair into the holes, piece by piece and spray each chunk separately. After color dries, touch up the top roots or any other areas you might have missed.
  • A good color spray foam: Goldwell Soft Color or Redken Color Rebel

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wedding Season is here! Hair Do's and Don'ts


Are you planning a summer wedding?  Going to be a June bride?  Below we've listed some important do's and don'ts to insure your hair is picture perfect on your big day. 




  1. Always DO a trial appointment.  It doesn't matter if you've had the same stylist for years or are trying out someone recommended to you.  The perfect style you've found in a magazine may not flatter you.  Your stylist needs to work with you to make sure it lives up to expectations on your wedding day. 
  2. DO be honest with your stylist.  He/she wants it to be as perfect as you do, so speak up.  Make sure you are 100% satisfied.
  3. DON'T attempt a style that is just "not you".  You want a style that lets you shine and be the best possible you on your day.