Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Little Changes for a big Impact

Most everyone has their set beauty routine and once you get it established, it rarely changes.  Color may change, products may change, but what you do and the order to you it in, stays set.  Well, below are five common beauty mistakes.  If you are doing any of them, it may be time to make a change!  They're small changes, but have a big impact.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Joico's NEW Beach Shake

Beach Shake Texturizing Finisher by Joico will give your hair beautiful, carved out separation that will mimic the modern day beach look. Lightly lifts layers to give your hair an airy feel and leaves it feeling soft and full of bounce! Here's how!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Nail Rescue! The non-manicure!

Spring is upon us.  That means we're back to yardwork, digging, and trimming.  My Grandma is a gardener and her hands are always handling dirt (and other items I shudder to imagine) so her nails are often chipped, cracked and discolored.  I found the perfect solution and she loves it!  Even if you're not someone who digs in the dirt, you may have other demands on your hands that make it hard for your manicure to survive.   Zoya Naked Manicure was the Editor's Favorite in the August, 2015 issue of Allure magazine.  "These polishes do for your nails what a great BB cream and highlighter do for your skin.  The beige evens nails, the sheer white brightens tips, and together they look like you're wearing nothing at all."  I totally agree.  There are four perfectors; lavender, pink, nude and mauve.  You use them alone or together to get a perfect color and tone that matches your nail bed.  I've included some info below on this and I can totally recommend it!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Are You Using The Correct Foundation?

With So Many Types of Foundations, How Do You Know Which One is Best for Your Skin Type?

The struggle is real and can be totally confusing; especially with the ever-evolving make-up industry. Remember the old days when your only options were liquid or powder? If only it were that simple now. And what if you're actually adding years to your age by using the wrong product, then you're defeating the whole purpose of make-up! Don't worry, we're here to help!

Pressed Powder Foundation- Matte finish, medium-full coverage.
A powder is the least hydrating foundation and is great for oily skin. It also photographs nicely. Can cause your skin to look flat.

Friday, March 16, 2018

You're not going to believe it, but you're going to love it!

We show you a lot of different nail art ideas, tips and tricks and we always get one or two comments about how much you love the idea, but don't think you have the skill.  Well!  Now you do! Anyone can create these metallic nail effects with OPI's new Chrome Effects powders.  The video below shows you just how easy it is. 
They use a black nail polish and blue metallic.  You use your imagination to create your own look. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Slumber your way to skin perfection!

Infused with tamarind, wu-zhu-yu and Persian silk tree extracts to promote restful and regenerative sleep, Dermalogica's Sound Sleep Cocoon is totally new!  It's the perfect night cream. 

The essential French lavender oil (with sandalwood and patchouli) is motion activated to both help you sleep soundly and to renew your skin. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Slow Passion Fruit Beauty

The days can become longer & longer, if it's been a while since you took time to pamper yourself. Everyone deserves a moment where they can turn their back on the chaos of the daily grind. So get ready to  quiet your mind, calm your senses & indulge in a greater awareness of caring for yourself.  SpaRitual calls this the world of 'slow beauty', which is a return to simple wellness.  It is only when we slow down that are we able to experience our true selves. This brand is fully committed to creating Earth Sustaining products that relax, nourish & reconnect your body, mind & soul.

Introducing SpaRitual's NEW Passion Fruit Agave Vegan Nourishing line, which will give you the 'slow beauty' day you deserve. It will send you back into that fast world feeling deeply pampered & reconnected.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

From Work to Drinks in Minutes!

Ring-Ring, your ladies just called! And they said it's time for Girls Night Out - Drinks, laughter & lady shenanigans are the absolute best.
But we know the struggle. You grind all week and when the moment comes to take your look from Work Chic to Glamazon, it can leave you feeling like a tired, hot mess. 
So, whether you have minutes or hours to primp for partying, here are the best tricks to get you out the door and looking flawless. 

The Secret Weapon:

Taking into account your hair texture, type and desired end look - You really only need one product to carry with you or for keeping at the office to primp post-work.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

How To: 2018 Oscar Look with CHI

Recreate Lupita Nyong'o's Red Carpet Hair
by CHI Artist Anna Cantu

Step 1. You will want to start out by making a diagonal zig-zag part from your left eyebrow to the opposite ear, this will be Section A. Then, you will create Section B by using the point where you left off with in section A and part directly across to the other side of the ear. The remaing hair will become Section C.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

3 classic styles updated for 2018!

Looking to update your style?  These three great looks are a modern version of the classic shag, bob and pixie!

The Shag, a staple hair style since the 1960's has always been associated with effortless, street-smart style.  Updated...keep your length, but add a structured shape, blunt bangs and pronounced layers. This version will give you limitless styling versatility!

Friday, March 9, 2018

911: Gray Coverage!

Does life have you running around like a chicken with your head cut off?! Ok, maybe it's not that bad but if you're half as busy as we are, we know you have to shave time off of some of your routines. Unfortunately, our hair can take the back burner at times and before you know it that hair appointment you meant to reschedule is now 2 weeks overdue. Don't worry though, we have you covered! You can literally conceal and camouflage unwanted greys in seconds.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dry Skin??? Hydrate from the inside out with these foods!

These food are both yummy and great for your dry skin!  Using lotions on the outside will hydrate your skin for the day, but if you really want to help improve your skin's health, you need to nourish it from the inside too!  

Sweet Potatoes are you skin's best friend!  
These tasty tubers are not only delicious but they're super healthy and are a great for dry skin remedy. This root vegetable—don't forget to eat the skin—packs a double dose of skin-protecting nutrients, including vitamin A and beta carotene,  How it works: Vitamin A aids in skin repair, while beta carotene strengthens the skin's protective barrier, helping to moisturize and plump up skin cells.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Your best SKIN Tone

A perfect complexion is the ideal, yet hardly anyone actually has the genetics to achieve this goal, without a little help anyway. That's where Corrective Concealers come in and we have the perfect palette of helpful hues to take your complexion correction to the next level:

glo Skin Beauty Corrective Camouflage Kit

This easy to apply formulation expertly conceals & neutralizes skin discoloration, along with complexion imperfections. Comes in a glamorous matte black palette that's perfect for carrying with you. Each shade is a blendable cream, designed to give you the best coverage possible.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Toning At Home - Get Your Best Blonde or Brunette!

We all know that amazing feeling walking out of the salon. Our color is perfect, exactly like that picture we found in the magazine. Fast forward to one week later and... well it's just not the same. Where did the shine go and how did the brassy orange and yellow tones appear? And why? Follow along as we answer these questions and explore one of the easiest ways to prolong your salon perfect color.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weekly Trending Product Pravana Perfect Blonde

The Perfect Blonde

Let's kick some brass!!! Pravana delivers THE Perfect Blonde with their highly pigmented Purple Toning Shampoo. If you're blonde, grey, or even if you have only highlights throughout darker hair, you know that after time it will start to pick up a not so nice yellow color. This is due to environment mainly but minerals from your water may also be the culprit. Either way, purple/blue shampoo will counteract those yellow/orangey shades of yuck, giving you brighter blondes or greys! Cosmopolitan has dubbed The Perfect Blonde as "The One Wash Wonder"; you will see immediate results after only one wash! 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Don't let your beauty products put your health at risk!

"... counterfeit cosmetics have been found by federal agencies to "contain hazardous substances, including cyanide, arsenic, mercury, lead, urine, and rat droppings..."  

The above quote is from a Government Accounting Office recently released report on counterfeit products being sold on Amazon, E-Bay, Wal-Mart and other on line marketers.  Most of these products are knock-offs from China. 

Every major news outlet has been reporting on this story and warning consumers.  That is why Beauty Care Choices wants to assure their customers...We never have and never will purchase our products from any source other than the manufacturer or their authorized wholesaler.  

Through the past 16 years, Beauty Care Choices has worked to develop strong relationships with the major salon beauty products companies.  When we first began on-line sales, many did not want their products sold on line and we honored that.  We did not go looking for knock-off sources to increase our bottom line.  Instead, we spent our time demonstrating to these brands that on-line sales were good for both them and the people that loved their brand but liked the ease and convenience of on line shopping.  We maintained Customer Service staff who were and are licensed cosmetologists to provide the best advice on product use and selection.

Bottom line:  You can trust Beauty Care Choices to sell only top quality cosmetics & skin care products that are purchased only from the actual manufacturer or their authorized wholesaler.

This video from CBS this Morning shows the problem!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Help for Tired, Puffy Eyes

We all get them...puffy eyes, tired eyes, dark circles.  They can be caused by allergies, eye strain, lack of sleep or even (if you are lucky) a great night out!  No matter the why, the how to fix is the important part and ToGoSpa is the answer.  You may never have heard of this brand, but believe us when we say they can be your best friend.  ToGoSpa makes Collagen Gel Masks for under your eyes, as well as for your face and even your lips!  So next time your shopping at Beauty Care Choices, check out these little wonders.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Yon-Ka Time Resist Day & Night

Your skin has different needs between day and night, and it's rare to find a single product that really does it all.  When you do, you want to celebrate!

Yon-Ka has created two innovative creams, so your skin is covered with the 24 hour care it deserves & the nourishment it needs.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

How To: Braided Ponytail with help from N.4

Get The Look: 
Mohawk Ponytail
Apply a mixture, or as we like to call it "cocktail", of Sugar Texturizing Spray and Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil to hair. For added volume Gently tease (backcomb) a triangle section near your forehead. Then twist and push forward, creating a bump to start your mohawk braid. Make sure to use a large bobby-pin to secure the bump. Next, you will start dutch braiding (inside-out french braid) the top section of your hair.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Finding the Right Tool for the Job

This is the ultimate team line up for all your styling needs. Cover all your bases from tight, textured curls to simple, sleek straight locks. This is the ultimate how-to guide to four gorgeous styles that cover every hair social obligation you would need. All styles are best started with clean dry hair. The tools will provide you with all the texture needed for a second-day start. Plus, hot tools should never be used with wet hair as they cause extreme damage that way. It is important to know your professional tools before use. Make sure to read all disclaimers and complete the registration for your warranty found in its booklet. Knowing the correct temperature to use for your hair type and using thermal protection is crucial for maintaining the integrity of your hair's health!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Give your hair a Metallic Shine!

We love telling you about new products, but most especially love a new product that adds a little fun or zest to your beauty.  Well, here's a great one!

There's a new shampoo from Tressa!  Watercolor Intense Metallic Shampoo with light up your hair with shimmering, superior shine!  Choose from Bronze, Copper, Gold or Rose Gold!  Each time your shampoo your colored, highlighted or pre-lightened hair you get a boost of color and color protection!

Tressa already had Watercolors Intense Color Shampoos, these new Metallics just add to the fun!

What does Tressa say about their Intense Watercolors?
  • "Permanently prevents color fading and keep colors intense and on tone with weekly use at home.
No Commitment, Intense shampoo can be easily removed or fades out on tone naturally. You can change color frequently without harming they integrity of your hair."

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Weekly Trending Product- 10 Roller Travel Hairsetter

Nano Titanium 10-Roller Hairsetter

Can we take a couple minutes to acknowledge beautifully waved locks? Want the look without the hassle? BaBylissPro continues to garner hundreds of favorable ratings in the beauty industry with their new 10- Roller Hairsetter. What makes it unique? Far-infrared heat; not only is this type of heat extra gentle on your hair, it also evenly distributes heat for more consistent results that will ultimately save you on styling time. These rollers also feature Velvet flocking, making the grip easy, yet secure. 

10 Nano Titanium 1.5-inch Jumbo Rollers
Far-Infrared Heat for Gentler Styling
Velvet-Flocked Rollers for Easy Grip
Create Beautiful Body and Waves
8 Butterfly Clips
Ultra-Fast Heat-Up
ON/OFF Switch with Indicator Light

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Eating right for Strong, Healthy Nails!

If your having problems getting strong, healthy nails, your diet may be part of the blame.  Read on to discover what you should add to your meals to help with your nail problem.

Your nails are dull - A folate deficiency might be to blame. As you age, your body doesn’t absorb this essential B vitamin as well. Try folate-rich stars like lentils, beans, and spinach. Other foods that heal: legumes, dark-green leafy vegetables, and peas.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Why Pureology? It gives your hair what it needs!

Pureology was born from a powerfully simple idea - To create the very best products for color treated hair. Where every customer is delivered a truly indulgent experience, from their signature aromatherapy scents to their proven hair color protection. Why Pureology?
You're sure to find exactly what your hair needs; from dry & frizzy to blonde & dull with breakage. They have you covered down to the last strand of hair on your head. There are very few brands that become popularized through client & stylist favoritism, but that is exactly how Pureology impresses - by working.    

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Jane Iredale Shape Up Contour Kits

Contouring or Face Sculpting is a technique once used only by the best makeup Artists for professional photo shoots & stage performances. The techniques focus was dedicated to building definition to be able to see the details of the face under harsh stage lights.
The modern age has brought this trend into the spotlight for the everyday; it's become a much softer art used to enhance cheekbones & slim your face to highlight your best features. Inspired by this popular trend Jane Iredale created the Shape Up Contour Kits, set in a gorgeous rose gold mirrored compact:

Monday, February 19, 2018

8 Tips to Knock 8 Years Off in 8 Minutes

Eyebrow Pencil
So when you think of your face starting to look older the first thing most people think of is wrinkles. However, your eyebrows are one of the real first tell-tale signs of aging. Youthful brows are thick and darker. Start by getting a brow pencil about one shade darker than your hair color. We really like Mirabella's The Brow Pencil for its smudge-proof formula and attached spoolie brush.  The spoolie brush is the first tool you will need in making youthful eyebrows. Gently comb the hairs into place following their natural arch. Next, use the pencil to very lightly outline the lower and upper arch. The outline shouldn't be too dark since you want it to look as natural as possible. With quick, sketch-like strokes fill in any gaps in your brow. Finally, use the spoolie brush again to blend in the penciling and natural hairs. The art of eyebrows can be tricky so you may want to practice before actually heading out.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly Trending Product - Pharmagel Hydr02xy-10

Hydr02xy-10 Lifting & Firming Treatment

Be ready to be WOW'd with this revolutionary lifting and firming concentrate. Hydr02xy-10 is super performing lotion beyond any other. It provides a 10% AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) & BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) combination along with Stabilized Oxygen for unsurpassed dermal improvement and maintenance. What does all this mean? Stabilized oxygen speeds up the cellular renewal process, AHA works to improve surface texture by exfoliating the dead skin cells of the epidermis. Meanwhile, BHA penetrates deep into the lower layers of the dermis eliminating free radicals (trapped oxygen molecules) to prevent unwanted premature aging. This breakthrough formula addresses dermal care at ALL levels. Don't hesitate, start having softer skin with a beautiful and healthy glow. P.S. Get 10% off this product and more from our current anti-aging skin care sale with code "AGINGSKIN" at checkout!

One of our reviews:
This is truly a 2 in 1 product!! I can get out of the shower and use this lotion to moisturize my chest, upper arms, neck, and face. It is not too strong for my sensitive rosacea type skin but it is strong enough that it is great at keeping my skin cells "turned over". I have had really "clear" skin since using it and that is unusual for the summer time for me when it is hot and humid. My skin is less oily too. Warning- AHA does make you more sensitive to the sun so I use this mostly at night and then in the morning before leaving the house I use a daily sunscreen to prevent more sun damage. I feel like the product is very reasonably price, especially considering how much you get for the price!! HIGHLY recommend!! - Janet

Saturday, February 17, 2018

OPI's Spring - Summer 2018 Lisbon Collection

The Lisbon Collection is inspired by Portugal's capital - The City of Light, Lisbon. From picturesque seascapes to sprawling yellow houses, Lisbon is where traditional heritage fusses with striking modernism that inspired these OPI bright & vibrant hues to transform your nail polish collection. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

2018 Spring Colors

Spring is just around the corner. This means that it is time to prepare ourselves for the wonderful trends ahead. The easiest way to get ready for spring is by changing up the color pallet of your beauty products. Trade those dark polishes for bright and maybe add a new color pop to your hairstyle. Every year Pantone releases the "it" colors for spring found all over New York's Fashion Week. This year's pallet is full of powerhouse colors that are all about helping every individual express their inner beauty outright. Spring 2018 is all about color mixing too. Taking not one but two of these colors that may not traditionally blend and turn them into a fun and playful statement. Of the 12 colors found in this season's Pantone report; here are our favorites.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Paul Mitchell's Neuro Angle Rod - The Curling Iron with Edge

Clipless curling rods or wands are all the rage for long lasting curls, but if you have owned one you know most of them heat to one setting - scalding hellfire - and can produce the worst burns due to the technique used to style with this type of curling iron. Yet, with beach waves becoming the new ringlet curls, Paul Mitchell has created an almost futuristic version for the popular trend that gives you exactly what you need without the frustration of traditional Styling Rods for more intelligent heat styling. Proudly introducing:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NEW Kenra Products and our Obsessions

Kenra Professional is a trusted, gold standard, power hitter in the Beauty industry with their endless passion for innovation & reliable, yet superior, results. So when this company launches new products it holds the attention of everyone who has ever seen their signature silver bottles with that elegant black writing. Keeping all eyes on Kenra - Just the way they like it. Check out these new products that we can't stop testing.

Kenra Dry Volume Burst
This incredible dry application, soft hold volumizing spray delivers up to 9X the volume from roots to ends. We found this product ideal for creating touchable tousled texture & body for all hair types. Although our fine haired sisters rejoiced the most, discovering new heights for their date night hair that outlasted our skeptical expectations, myself included!

Kenra Platinum Luxe One Leave In

Creating instant obsession, this all-in-one miracle spray is enriched with precious gold for opulent slip & luxurious shine. A truly versatile leave-in that delivers heat protection up to 450 degrees, can also be used as a cutting lotion, for after cleansing or for refreshing lifeless styles. Features a fine mist sprayer and a luscious scent with an end result that leaves your hair stunningly silky & shining like gold. Trust us, you won't be able to stop touching your hair and neither will that special someone. 

We LOVE to hear from YOU, so let us know in the COMMENTS down below & in a REVIEW on our website when you try these New luxurious products. Happy Hair Styling!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Weekly Trending- Clover Hair

Don't let Redheads have all the fun this 🍀St. Patty's Day!🍀

 Celeb Luxury's Viral Colorditioner is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! It's actually made to deposit color into the hair, giving you the ultimate control.  Your color will be as vibrant as you want it with each application!!! You may use their hybrid all-in-one conditioner to color, tone, rebuild, detangle and strengthen your hair. The Viral Colorditioner is available in 10 different shades. We recommend using this color conditioner on pre-lightened hair for a brighter shade of green. Don't be left out this St. Patty's (Saturday, March 17, 2018), they're going to be gone as quick as you can say "four leaf clover" so make sure to place your order today!

Friday, February 9, 2018

2018 - A Year of Celebrating Women!

2018 kicked off in the fast lane with the International Salon and Spa Show in Long Beach on January 27-29.  This is one of my favorite shows because it always makes a great start to the new year; being held in January and it is so fun to see what new trends are going to pop up in the coming year.  This year did not disappoint.   The spectacle was grand and artistic on the stage.

Even more than other years, this year we are seeing an array of hair colors.  Colors were vibrant, muted and metallic.  In vibrant colors, yellow stood out; a neon stop-light yellow.  Yellow is not an easy color to make look good.  I remember about 5 years ago trying to come up with a color for my wild client who loved her Mohawk and wanted something new every 4 weeks.  So we tried bright neon yellow and she looked like a chicken.  It’s a great memory but wasn’t a great hair color for her cut.  Besides the neon yellow, hair color ran the rainbow and more non-natural colors than ever.  From pastel pink and purple color melting that looks faded and matte to a whole head of teal blue or velvet red that was so shiny, it looked fake. The trends have moved past the streaks of hair color and have moved onto the whole head being colored or melted, balayage or hombre (all new hair color techniques to achieve a tone on tone blended look) or color blocking with large sections in various colors.  Wild hair colors were on every stage but also covered the majority of the attendees, which are all licensed professional hairdressers, makeup artist, estheticians, and other industry pros. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Getting the most from your Moroccanoil Treatment

Moroccanoil Treatment = shine, manageability, hydration and versatility!  When your ends are looking dry as a winter leaf and there seem to be more flyaways than style, it's time to rescue your hair and Moroccanoil has the answer.  But, when you invest in a hair product, it's important to use it correctly so it works as you expected.  This versatile treatment can be used on wet, dry or even next-day hair.  Take a look!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Set those lips!

There's a new product on the shelves at Beauty Care Choices and you're going to love it!  It's Hollywood Fashion Secrets new Model in a Bottle Lipstick Sealer!  If you have a problems with feathering and "bleeding" around the lip line, then this 100% botanical formula is your solution.  It locks in your lipstick, so your lipstick stays put and your lips look fabulous no matter what comes their way!  
Directions:  Apply your favorite lipstick as usual and blot with a tissue. Brush the lipstick sealer all over lips generously, keeping lips apart for about 30-45 seconds to dry. Refrain from eating or drinking for about 10 minutes until its magic sealing powers are in place!