Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tru Curl - THE 411

Do you happen to have naturally curly or wavy hair? How about curly and color-treated?  We imagine your hair to be on the dry side, are we right? Our guess is your hair is in dire need of some moisture, especially the ends!

Understanding Why Curly Hair Needs Moisture:
Because the shape of curly hair strands, it tends to be very dry. Your scalp, however, is probably the exact opposite and is very oily. The natural oils and sebum produced by your scalp are there to provide moisture to your hair strands. Straight hair wicks the sebum down the hair strand, where curly is irregularly shaped so the oil really doesn't make it past the root. To fix this, we need a product that is gentle, moisturizing and cleansing.

Tru Curl takes the guesswork out of unpredictable curls with best-in-class ingredients that won't disturb the cuticle. Their award-winning formulas are fueled by revolutionary ingredient technology that will nourish and provide spring-loaded, shiny, soft and long-lasting frizz-free curls.



  • 11 sulfate-free, salt-free surfactants gently cleanses and maintains 96% color retention
  • Sugarcane encourages natural curl pattern
  • Essential oils Abyssinian, Camellia and Grapeseed nourish, moisturize and soften
  • Seaweed adds/retains weightless hydration
  • ColorLast System provides UVA/UVB protection to prolong color life and reduce fading

Curly Cues For Curls: Gently blot your hair after you wash with a microfiber towel, T-shirt or even a paper towels to remove excess moisture from curls to reduce friction. When using heat to blow dry your hair, keep curls' in their natural shape by using a diffuser on low. Dont's touch! When you touch your hair you disrupt the curl pattern and put unwanted oils into your strands.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Weekly Trending Product- Limited Edition Deluxe Eye-Lip Bag




Just in time for Valentine's Day, these limited edition deluxe sets are a must-have! Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics just recently was featured in the January 2018 issue of INfluential Magazine for their Mighty Shiny Lip Gel. YBC's lipsticks are projected to "dominate 2018" trending in the top 5! They also received allure's 2017 Breakthrough Award! Time is running out though!  Place your order NOW to get these amazing bags before they're gone! The Completely Seduced bag features Intimatte Lipstick-Seduce, while Quite the Charmer offers the Intimatte Lipstick- Charm.

Each Set Includes:
1- Intimatte Lipstick (either Seduce or Charm)
1- Lengthening Mascara in Blackout
1- Pressed Eyeshadow Duo- Chrimatic
1- Make-Up Bag


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Agave's New Iron - It's Amazing for your hair!

We constantly caution about using excessive heat on your hair, giving it a break and using thermal protective products.  But...if you are one whose hair style requires a flat iron daily...or even if you just want to always protect your hair when using a flat iron, then this new Agave Healing Vapor Iron is a must have!  Agave's Vapor Infusion is in the iron (it works sort of like a steam iron).  The vapor provides deep conditioning and smooth as you iron.  You'll see less breakage, frizz and more shine!  Watch the video to see how it works.  The thermal activated leave-in conditioner for the Vapor Iron is also available. 


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Combs - The right one, the right way!

Why do most men carry a comb and most women carry a brush?  Using the right comb can make all the difference in your style.  Combing your hair the right way can be much less damaging to your hair and is likely to break hair.  Today's combs can come infused with oils or copper, tourmaline or ions to keep hair smooth and add shine.


Types of Combs


Wide Tooth Comb - curly haired girls best friend.  You need this tool if you want hydrated, healthy locks.  A large wide-tooth comb is essential for detangling hair in the shower, and, if you have curly hair, you should use it while conditioning your hair so that every single stand get the right amount of moisture and nourishment.

Tail Comb - when you want to add a little drama to your hairstyle, this skinny tool creates the best statement hair part.  A tall comb lets you create a severe center, dramatic deep side or even a zigzag part.  It is perfect for creating clean sections for braids.  TIP: To create the most perfect line, firmly press the point of the tail comb onto your head as you create the part.

Heat Resistant Comb -  Once you get the hang of it, this is the best comb to use with a flat iron when you want perfectly straight hair because it can guide and control a section of hair without melting from the iron.

Teasing Combs: For Teasing & Creating Volume - They come in different variations, some have more than one row of teeth and others have one row but the teeth are varying lengths. They are specifically design for backcombing and teasing hair to create volume and lift. The handle is either long and pik like, similar to a rat tail's, or has 3-5 prong like teeth used to section and lifting.

Fine Tooth Combs: For Straight, Short & Fine Hair - They are sometimes called fine toothed combs or traditional combs, and have fine, narrow teeth. They are great for men and are used for hair cutting and styling.

Comb Materials


Plastic:  these types of combs are very common, inexpensive and water resistant.  they can also break easily.  If you buy a transparent type, it will be easier to clean.

Bone:  made with the bones of animals, but there are safer and better materials that are an alternative to bone.

Metallic:  Made with metals such are aluminum.   They are smooth, water-resistant and cannot be broken easily.  They are best suited for style, cutting hair and letting the hair lie flat.

Horns:  Made up of keratin and animal horns.  They are expensive, but smooth and gentle on the hair.  This type of comb is not water resistant.

Wood:  Made of wood such a boxwood, cherry or other find wood.  They are also called natural combs.  They can be very nice on the hair if they are completely silky.  When used gently, they can lessen breakage.  This type of comb is not water resistant, so it cannot be cleaned with water, only oil.

Combing Tips


  • Don't use a fine toothed comb on wet hair as it will cause breakage.
  • Use a comb that has seamless teeth to avoid snagging hair.
  • Always clean combs after use to extend the life of the comb.
  • Use combs that don't have sharp ends so you don't hurt your scalp and hair.


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Damaged Hair? Lets Repair!

Beauty can be brutal and the damage can become extensive if we aren't consistent with out care:  giving heat styling a break and using products that trigger repairs. So we collected some of the most common hair stresses and compiled a list of the best known products for treating those specific issues. Happy Healing!

If You Have Breakage:

Hair breakage effects almost everyone and is about as much fun to deal with as a fender bender, and varies in damages too - from minimal to severe. So, if you find your biggest problem is breakage, here are 3 different products that can heal.

You Need:

 Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant

This Thermal Protectant instantly repairs, strengthens & smooths strands while providing maximum anti-breakage protection from heat styling tools. Clinically proven to reduce breakage by 87%, by protecting your hair from the inside out.




 Mizani Strength Fusion Intense Night-Time Treatment

Take anti-breakage to the next level with this easy at home, post salon treatment. Specifically formulated to be used at night, 2 to 3 times per week as a leave in to prolong the results of the strength fusion post-chemical rescue service. 

 Redken Extreme Anti Breakage Leave in Treatment

Gently smooths the cuticle, reducing friction from brushing while fortifying hair that's prone to breaking, splitting or snapping off. Formulated to be used on towel dried hair - Apply to fragile or damaged areas of hair or allover. Do not rinse, style as usual. 



If Your Hair is Brittle:

Dry, brittle hair is a common problem year round for many but during winter the problem seems to reach it's peak. If your suffering from brittle hair it's vital to treat it very carefully, as the reason for this condition varies from medications to a vitamin deficiency. Here are 3 different products that are designed to restore some love back into your stressed locks.

You Need:

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 BC Bonacure Q10 Plus Time Restore Treatment

Q10 Technology with Coenzyme Q10 & Collagen optimizes the hair composition by helping to stimulate the production of the two missing Keratins that subside over time, delivering timelessly vibrant & lively hair once again. Massage into towel-dried hair & rinse out after 5-10 minutes.



 LAKME Teknia Body Maker Moisturizing Treatment

Provides a weightless detangling & full bodied treatment for fine or brittle hair. Creates root lift & body with flexible support while strengthening & protecting hair from breakage.



Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Omega + Anti-Frizz Nourishing Oil

Experience the combination of Anti-Aging & Anti-Frizz technology with this weightless leave-in oil treatment. Formulated with Alterna's Caviar Extract & infused with Abysinian Oil, plus Omega-3 fatty acids that deeply nourishes while fighting dry, brittle hair. Delivers hydrated, shiny & smooth locks like never before. 




If Your Hair is Color Treated:

Matrix estimates that 70% of women in the U.S. color their hair, so it should be no surprise when I say it's imperative to have the right hair routine, not to mention the right products to serve your hair color needs. Here are 3 different products that can help you keep that color vibrant & healthy as possible.

You Need:

 Hempz Original Herbal Conditioner for Damaged & Color Treated Hair

This gentle conditioner revives & nourishes, bringing life back to your lifeless hair. Provides deep conditioning properties that target areas in need of repair. Delivers healthier & stronger hair with a lovely fresh & floral banana scent. We also carry the sister Shampoo!





 Pureology Hydrate Superfood Treatment

Deep nourishes dry hair, infused with Coconut Oil & Avocado Oil that hydrates, moisturizes & strengthens for healthier hair. Formulated with a signature Anti-Fade Complex helps protect color-treated hair. Designed to be used on wet, freshly washed hair - Apply a quarter sized amount, wait 5 minutes then rinse.





 Matrix Biolage Advanced RepairInside Intra-Reparative Control Cream

Strengthens & nourishes to revitalize severely damaged hair while acting as a heat protectant, along with repairing so hair has bounce & movement. Designed to be used on damp hair then style as usual.

If Your Hair is Chemically Treated:

For many people a trip to the salon means more than a blowout or haircut; perms or chemical straightening for example, which involves hours spent changing their hair's texture or overall look. This can mean the same amount of special aftercare as someone who gets a Color treatment, perhaps even more care often times.

You Need:


Mediceuticals Dry Scalp & Hair Kit for Women

Targeting dry & chemically treated hair, this duo includes a Saturate Moisturizing Shampoo & Viatin Moisturizing Conditioner to replenish your vital moisture balance, and a Cellagen Bioactive Follicle Stimulator which encourages new hair growth while stimulating hair cell metabolism & follicle development.





 Sorbie Cleane Shampoo for Chemically Treated Hair

Formulated to protect perms & color vitality by cleansing without stripping while infusing strength & shine back into your hair. 



If You Have Split Ends:

Split ends is the literal splitting or fraying of the hair shaft, often due to excessive heat styling, color damage & brushing, along with so many other stress factors. So if this is your biggest fret about your hair, here are 3 different products that can.

You Need:


 ghd Advanced Split End Therapy

Diminish those split ends with this lightweight treatment that protects & seals up those split ends to give you the ultimate sleek & smooth look without the damage. The secret is in the heat! Heat activated ingredients restore & strengthen overall hair health.




 

AG hair Fast Food Leave on Conditioning

An ultralight formula that prevents split ends, adds moisture, shine & vitality while nourishing & detangling. Potent humectants and Abyssinian Oil do double duty to moisturize & mend split ends.




 Keratage White Line Split Ends Repair Serum

This silky smooth serum is specially designed for stressed hair. It repairs & reduces frizz while sealing in shine, the formula deeply infuses the tips of your hair to help protect & nourish damaged hair that's prone to breakage.





We would LOVE to hear from YOU! Let us know in the comments down below AND in a REVIEW on our website if you have tried any of these products.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Soft & oh so Kissable lips by Valentine's Day!

Our lips take a lot of abuse but we often forget to protect them like we do our other skin.  Lips have no oil or sweat glands and we are constantly exposing them to things that irritate...like spicy foods, citric acids, hot drinks, etc.  Plus, during the winter we go from dry, heated air to cold frigid air and back.  We are also our own worst enemy to our lips when we "lick" our lips.  Saliva evaporates quickly, so while it may feel good, licking your lips can make them drier than before and the enzymes that help your saliva clean your mouth and digest good are much too harsh for your lips.

So what do you do if your lips are feeling dry or chapped to get them kiss-ably soft and keep them that way?  First, you should exfoliate your lip area once per week.  Don't use a harsh scrub.  There are gentle lip scrubs that are made just for this area. Jane Iredale's Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator and Plumper is a very good one.  It's a dual ended tube...so you get both products in one!  If your lips are aging a bit, give Instantly Ageless Sugar Lip Scrub by Jeunesse a try. It also helps diminish fine lines around the mouth.

Next, use a lip balm that has a base of beeswax, petroleum jelly or paraffin.  These seal in moisture and won't evaporate as quickly as thinner balms or glosses.  Use the balm often, especially if you are out in the wind and cold.  Always apply it at bedtime!  If your lips are extremely irritated, aloe vera is great.  Don't forget the need for sunscreen even in winter!  Suavecito Lip Balm has a beeswax base and is only $3.00.

So...the plan for enticing lips by February 14...exfoliate each week and use lip balm each morning before applying lip color and each night at bedtime.  Use more often if your lips are feeling especially chapped or dry.  AND, no more licking your lips!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Weekly Trending Product - Paul Mitchell Tea Tree

Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturizing
Shampoo & Conditioner Duo

Who doesn't want stronger and healthier hair that smells dreamy!? This calming hair quencher set soothes, cleanses and replenishes unruly, dry hair. Washing your hair has never been so euphoric thanks to the calming lavender, mint and tea tree essential oil trifecta. In fact, did you know that the people during the Middle Ages used sprinkles of lavender to help keep your loved one faithful (Valentine's Day is around the corner)? While these essential oils might not be the "cure alls" they were in the past, this shampoo and conditioner duo is a cure all for dry problematic scalps!
The Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Duo contains one 33.8 ounce shampoo and one 33.8 ounce conditioner. The moisturizing conditioner is rich in amino acids to reinforce your hair's retention, shine, and resilience.  The Lavender Mint Shampoo is a mild cleanser that leaves your locks manageably hydrated and gleaming.  This is amazing this stuff is! Ask pro surfer Malia Manuel. In an interview with the Paul Mitchell team she commented on how much she loved it and was just waiting to get her hands on the deep conditioning mask. If you decide to buy it right now, you will also save over 33% with our Big Sizes, Big Sale event!

Bonus: For the ultimate cloud nine experience, add some Tea Tree Essential Oil to your bath water and ease your mind, body, and spirit, also great for your skin care needs. Are you ready for a spa-like treatment in the comfort of your own home?!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

An Epic Guide to Gentlemen's Skincare Series - Part III


The beauty of the beard is only reflected in it's health, which makes for happy kissing when caring for your scruff is a top priority. Part III sheds lights on how you can keep your beard and/or mustache in premium condition, plus a great Date Night Idea that is sure to pamper everyone involved!

 -Beard & Mustache Health-

Beards are a hot trend that never really goes out of style and Mustaches have been classic since the 1800's but it's a needy style that has effects on your skin as well. So let's take a look at these tips to optimize your beard and mustache.

1. Pruning is essential for an epic beard, so invest in a quality trimmer. Even if you plan on growing it out just like hair on your head, it will need a trim once in a while to keep it in check. Try our Oster Professional MXpro clipper set that comes with a mini trimmer for you Beardsmen.

2. Wash your beard regularly. This is essential for growth as trapped food & skin cells can lead to breakouts and itchiness. Scrub your beard daily or every other day at least with a specialized cleanser such as Gibs Man Wash BHB for Beard, Hair & Body that conditions without stripping away vital moisture. Gibs Wipes for cleansing & conditioning are really great for on-the-go as well.

3. Love thy beard oil! Nothing tames a beard and mustache like regular beard oil treatments that give you softer, shinier & more manageable beard hair. Try Suavecito Premium Blends Beard Oil, formulated to nourish & heal damaged strands by sealing split ends. There are 5 great essential oil scents.  Don't forget to invest in a good beard comb to detangle and distribute the oil evenly.

4. Train your Beard to grow the way you want. Along with regular trims, try a soft hold styler like Reuzel Beard Foam that deodorizes your beard with a gentle hold to give you ultimate control.

5. Don't forget the Mustache. Whether you have a stand alone stache or it's part of your epic beard it needs care too. Keep it looking neat; trim the area around your philtrum (area under your nose) with a pair of grooming scissors like Mehaz Moustache Scissors for easy trimming.  Trimming will also cut down on hair breakage.


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Saturday, January 20, 2018

An Epic Guide to Gentlemen's Skincare Series - Part II


Here comes the sun! With the passing of New Year's arrives a time most are considering change - New Year! New You!  So, part II is dedicated to Tattoos & Exfoliation - Both are undying trends that lend a hand to achieving your most beautiful skin yet by smoothing & eliminating imperfections then adorning your skin with the images that set your soul on fire.

 -Continuous Care for Tattooed Skin-  

In the past decade tattoos have become all the rage for expressing yourself, from the sentimental to silly there are many skincare factors that need to be considered when owning ink and how you take care of the tattooed skin for the long term is what matters most.

Knowing your skin type can help you choose products for this venture as well.

Protect your ink - UV light of any kind fades tattoos, blurring the lines and bringing blotches to those stellar images. So always apply sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher 15 mins before sun exposure & reapply every two hours. 20 years down the road you will be thankful that rad skull doesn't look like a rock from sun fade.

When tattoos become dry, flaky & irritated - Use a water based gentle cleanser to keep your tattoo clean, then apply a water based fragrance free lotion or cream to soothe the itch, but don't smother it if the tattoo is still healing as that can cause problems too. For completely healed tattoos try Gibs Bush Master Beard, Hair & Tattoo Oil, rich in Argan Oil, Olive Oil, & Sunflower Oil to moisturize while enhancing the appearance of your ink.

When considering placement - Getting a new tattoo is always exciting, and some shops will pay attention to any moles that are in the area being considered for new ink. However, just to cover all the bases avoid tattooing right over a mole, go around it, so early skin cancer warnings can still be detected if necessary.

-Exfoliation-

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of skin, which can leave skin looking & feeling great. But it's not for everyone and can be harmful if done incorrectly, so considering skin types, let us determine if this step is right for you.

There are two types of at home exfoliation - Chemical & Mechanical: 
  • Mechanical Exfoliation uses a tool such as a brush, sponge, loofah or a sugar scrub to physically remove dead skin cells.
  • Chemical Exfoliation uses a chemical composition such as Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids to gently dissolve dead skin cells.
To prevent damage while exfoliating, consider the following tips:
Consider the skin care products you already use - Some medications or even over the counter products may cause skin to be more sensitive which will cause peeling, such as prescription Retinoid Creams or  products containing Retinol or Benzoyl Peroxide. We don't recommend you use this step if you have a history of sensitivity to exfoliation methods. 

Select an exfoliation method that suits your skin type:
  • For Dry, Sensitive, or Acne prone skin-Perhaps a wash cloth or very mild Chemical Exfoliator may be preferred, as Mechanical Exfoliation may be too irritating for these skin types. Try Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, which is a Rice-based enzyme powder that activates upon contact with water helping to regulate melanin production while micro-exfoliating dead cells leaving skin bright, clear & soothed.
  • For Oily, or Thicker skin- Use a Mechanical Exfoliation tool such as Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush paired with a Dermalogica Cleanser or a somewhat stronger Chemical Exfoliator such as Dermalogica Charcoal Recovery Mask that detoxifies & purifies while stimulating cellular turn over.
Exfoliation techniques & tips:

Be Gentle with your skin - Always read the directions of recommended products and go about using them with a gentle hand.

Always follow with a good Moisturizer - Exfoliating can be drying to even normal skin, and be cautious not to over exfoliate which leaves your skin red and irritated. 

Find the right schedule for you - How often you Exfoliate depends on the method, the more aggressive the method the less it has to be done.

Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for 24 hours after exfoliating & always wear sunscreen if you must be in the sun. Absolutely no sun exposure after heavy exfoliation since you will be susceptible to burning and infection.

A simple tested & true trick - A loofah, wash cloth, or body brush is an excellent daily exfoliating tool for the body! Since it goes in your shower and can help your whole body, not just by removing dead skin cells but slowly removing stretch marks, scars, and even cellulite. The simple combination of massage and gentle exfoliation can do wonders for your skin's overall health. 

If you scar easily or have darker skin - Sometimes strong exfoliation can leave dark spots or blotches, so avoid this exfoliation step if you know this about yourself.

Spot test every product that is new to you or your unsure about. Use a small amount of product on your wrist and follow appropriate directions and time frames to confirm you won't have a sensitive reaction to the new product.
Avoid strong exfoliation on tattooed skin, it can cause fading and irritation. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

An Epic Guide to Gentlemen's Skincare Series - Part I


     
Everyone has a Man in their life whether he is your friend, significant other or your Dad, Brother, Uncle, Cousin or Grandpa, they are there for us. So consider this - women are the mortal goddesses of love & beauty, we are the gatekeepers to a realm of practical magic that is our own creation: The Beauty Empire. So why not share it?

Traditionally, Men keep skincare simple, yet in the modern age more men are seeking healthier, younger looking skincare solutions. As they should since your skin is the largest, most exposed organ and its the house you live in, which is why it's so important to develop healthy skin care routines. Let's be honest, the fountain of youth isn't real. As much as we'd love it to be, in reality it's the time we stop to take care of ourselves that has lasting effects. Busy lives mean major stressors, not to mention the environmental damage we sustain just living on this planet as sun worshipers. With that in mind, on average men tend to spend more time outside giving them a better chance of developing skin cancer or other skin related ailments that can hinder daily life. Genetically speaking, the biggest difference between men and women's skin is men literally have thicker skin with more collagen. They also produce more sebum (oil), and if they have acne prone skin it lasts longer in men as well, making them long time sufferers of this all too common condition. Then there is men's almost daily facial shaving, which takes a heavy toll on their skin with razor burn & ingrown hairs, leaving men even more in need of essential skin repairing ingredients. So, today starts Beauty Care Choices three part  article series to provide the BEST information possible for a man to take care of his skin.

The first step in building a skin care regimen is to identify what skin type you have. This will give you a better understanding of how to take care of yourself and what products are right for you.

  • Combination Skin - Means you will have dry patches in some areas & be oily in others.
  • Dry Skin - Tends to be flaky, itchy & rough at times
  • Oily Skin - Is greasy & shiny, tends to be acne prone      
  • Normal Skin - Is clear & doesn't irritate easily
  • Sensitive Skin - May sting or burn after product use, will redden and irritate easily

First things first - keep it clean.

Wash your face with warm water daily & after exercise, and since most bar soap's can contain harsh drying ingredients, wash your face with a mild cleanser or a product designed for your skin type.
  • If you have Acne prone skin, look for cleansers & products that are "oil-free" or non comedogenic, meaning they don't clog pores.  Try the Dermalogica Clear Start products which focus on acne problems.
  • If you have Combination skin a gentle, organic cleanser like Baxter Daily Face Wash will work with the individual areas without drying or breaking outs.
  • If you have Dry skin, look for an ultra-rich moisturizer such as Pharmagel's Hydra-Cleanse, as it is non-abrasive and non-drying. that is specifically designed for the dry skin type.
  • If you have Normal skin, your best bet is a facial cleanser made for daily use.
  • If you have Sensitive skin use products that are "fragrance free", as fragrances can dry & irritate skin. Try Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel designed to calm & smooth without disturbing skin's natural moisture balance.

Watch your shaving techniques!

Use a high quality razor like those from Master Barber Or Baxter of California, that give you a close shave without the irritation. This is particularly important if you find yourself getting razor burn, bumps, or ingrown hairs too often, as there is such a thing as too close of a shave.

Use a moisturizing shaving cream like Super Close Shave Formula from Baxter, infused with menthol & tea tree oil to soothe while preventing razor burn & ingrown hairs while closing pores with Baxter Shave Tonic

Moisturize daily!

A good moisturizer works by trapping moisture in your skin to minimize fine lines, so skin is healthier & looks brighter. For best results moisturize immediately after bathing, showering, or shaving while skin is still damp.  DermOrganic's Daily Moisture Renewal is just great for most skin types.  It's oil and fragrance free and rich in lipids, omega-6 and vitamin E. 

Always wear sunscreen!

Many moisturizers also contain an SPF protection.  Find one that does so you don't have to think twice, it's done!  Dermalogica AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recover with SPF 50 is a great one!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Get The Look - Textured Waves

Textured Waves

During the New Year's weekend, we featured a blog on 2018 trending hairstyles. This year is all about, you guessed it, TEXTURE! Using heat to style your hair can be time-consuming. The great thing about textured styles is that such little effort is needed to get that "messy-chic". ColorProof's products will get the job done and then some! All of their products provide heat and color protection, depending on your individual need, they also provide volume, texture and define your style.

HERE'S HOW:
After towel-drying your hair, use a pea-sized amount of SuperRich Split Ends Mender mid-length through the ends. Next, you'll want to sprinkle just a bit of PowderFix Texturizing Powder at the roots and gently massage in for volume. Now comes the magic, for added texture and definition use a very small amount of FiberBlast Texture Creme to your finger-tips and work it through mid-length to ends. To encourage texture make sure to use a scrunching motion throughout your hair. After your hair has completely dried naturally (or with a low diffuser), you'll want to finish your look off with UltraMarathon Strong Hold Color Protect Hairspray to make sure it'll last throughout your busy day!

Bonus: This style is just like left-overs, it's even better the next day! Just repeat the process above leaving out the Split Ends Mender (1st step) and Color Protect Hairspray (final step). Also, make sure your hair stays completely dry when showering. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly Trending Product - Youngblood Lip Sets

YOUNGBLOOD
MINERAL COSMETICS 
Lip Sets -Limited Edition

These Lip Sets are absolutely delicious, and that's not lip service! Pucker up and get ready to make Valentine's Day '18 unforgettable. Youngblood's inspiration for each lip color comes from the diverse beauty and unique styles of real women. Don't worry; you won't have to watch your mouth with these sets since they're always hydrating and long-wearing! Youngblood's Limited Edition set's shades range from deep & decadent to pretty & sophisticated.  We guarantee you won't be wiping the smile off your face anytime soon!!! The 3 sets available are Bows & Arrows, Cupid's Crush, and Love Struck.   These Lip Sets are only here for a limited time, so get yours before they're gone!


Each Lip Set Includes:
Lip Carry-All
Gold California Pendant Necklace

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Achieve Your Dream Hair

An affliction of the human condition is to want what we can't have - Those with curly hair wish they had straight & vice versa- So why fight what can be perfected? Explore these Liter Duo's that will revolutionize the way you feel about your hair, leaving you free to be beautiful you minus the bad hair day hang-ups.


You Want: Color Saving

The HOTTEST color trends to date include looks such as Mermaid, Oil Slick, Color Melting & Ombre in every color combination under the sun! But keeping those vivids gorgeous takes a second thought about what products your cleaning and nurturing your tresses with.

You Need: Lanza ColorCare Liter Duo

With Lanza ColorCare Color Preserving Shampoo & Conditioner your hair color is safe, staying radiant longer even with the brightest colors. Providing maximum color protections, ColorCare is infused with a Flower Shield Complex of Calendula, Blue Cornflower, Red Hibiscus, Green Orchid, White Gardenia, Yellow Rose & Echinacea Flowers that deliver full spectrum color protection with anti-fade compounds for longer lasting haircolor. Gives you confidence & satisfaction that beautiful color will continue to make a bold statement weeks after your trip to the salon.



You Want: The Silkiest & Softest Strands

Touchability is all the rage, with everything we put our hair through it should divorce us and leave nothing behind except the kitchen sink. So mend that fence and give your hair the nourishment it deserves, which will make everyday a great hair day. 

You Need: Matrix Oil Wonders Liter Duo

Matrix Oil Wonders Micro-Oil Shampoo & Conditioner provides perfect lightweight nourishment with manageability for miles. Infused with Moroccan Argan Oil for superior softness & shine, upgrading your tresses from dull to delightful.





You Want: The Frizz Banisher

There are very few people who can't relate to the endless frustration of frizz. Not only does it make us feel horrible about our hair but it's just a Not-so-Hot mess that no one wishes on their worse enemy.

You Need:  Redken Frizz Dismiss Liter Duo

Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo & Conditioner offers the first ever Frizz Protection Factor with 4 levels of smoothing. Delivers heat & humidity protection with a sulfate free cleansing & conditioning system. So you can go anywhere with no fear!





You Want: Brag Worthy Volume

Allow me to paint the picture - It's date night and you just put the finishing touches on your lovely high volume locks when tragedy strikes. You walk out the front door and the wind flattens your hair like a pancake within seconds. Sound familiar? Yeah, me too. Those with fine hair know the struggle all too well, but we can help you with that.

You Need: Sebastian Volupt Liter Duo

Fine, flat hair rejoice! For Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo & Conditioner has a comprehensive formula that features cushioning particles for soft volume that leads in lightness & enhances every style.



You Want: Beautifully Defined Curls

Curly hair often requires unique care to look it's best, as it easily frizzes, kinks & breaks. Not working with the right products for this hair type can feel like a special brand of punishment. Especially when all you want is defined curls that behave beautifully, which is absolutely achievable by the way.

You Need: Paul Mitchell Curls Liter Duo

Paul Mitchell Curls Spring Loaded Shampoo & Conditioner hits the mark with a gentle cleansing system that washes away dirt & oils while also targeting the hair cuticle for protection, which is where frizziness starts. Finishing with Jojoba oil infused conditioning for nourished, soft defined curls that always play well together.

You Want : Longer & Stronger Locks

The first step in growing your hair longer, is making it stronger. Scalp environment is a huge factor in most cases; it can become a major contributing nuisance and slow hair growth to a crawl if your scalp isn't happy. So using products backed by thorough science & organic ingredients is a great way to start strengthening & lengthening your locks.

You Need: Surface Trinity Strengthening Liter Duo

Surface Trinity Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner is one of my favorite duos, and is currently what I use in the shower. Infused with vegan protein Amaranth, which offers nine essential amino acids, along with Keravis which is a powerful hair strengthener, penetrating the cortex to reinforce & protect the cuticle of the hair. These properties combine to repair while strengthening hair, even in high humidity.



You Want: Hydrated Hair

Moisture balance for hair is a priority, it determines the degree to which your hair behaves & thrives. Lack of moisture can lead to much bigger issues too, like breakage, dryness, frizz and split ends. Less luster is a big sign that your hair may need more moisture in it's life to shine with the best of them.

You Need: Pureology Hydrate Liter Duo

Pureology Hydate Shampoo & Conditioner is a BCC favorite, also one of our best selling duos. This thirst quenching, sulfate free formula delivers superior replenishment for touchable softness while providing extraordinary color protection. Infused with Micro-Emulsion Technology to deeply hydrate, and Jojoba, Green Tea & Sage to condition. Has Multi-weight proteins such as soy, oat & wheat which strengthen hair. You'll love the aroma therapy blend of Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Patchouli & Peppermint to awaken your senses and calm your scalp. Provides perfect moisture balance for healthy, shiny hair.


You Want: Clean, Buildup Free Hair

Ultra Clean hair is a must for a variety of reasons; product buildup can hinder hair health in some serious ways. Lack of growth, dandruff, dryness, dullness, irritation and the list goes on. So it's vital to find products that don't add to the problem but in fact enhance and heal.

You Need: Loma Daily Liter Duo

Loma Daily Shampoo & Conditioner has Certified Organic ingredients specifically selected to enhance, protect, repair & restore hairs natural moisture balance while providing exceptional shine. Infused with Aloe Vera Gel, Jojoba Seed Oil, Quinoa Protein, Fennel Seed, Sunflower Seed, Panthenol & Tocopherol - ingredients that heal. Makes sure you're left with nothing but positive benefits.


You Want: Better & Brighter Blonde

Platinum, gray & silver hair are one of the MOST desired trends but it takes time and patience to achieve this hair goal. And once you're there, it's still a high maintenance style as brassy and yellow tones can creep back into your hair from just environmental effects. So it's vital to find violet toning products that produce desired results without being harsh on your hair.

You Need: Kenra Brightening Liter Duo

Kenra Professional Brightening Shampoo & Conditioner is a daily violet toning system that features an Advanced Brightening Technology to eliminate brassy tones & increase brightness by up to 80%. It does this while preventing oil buildup and adding enhanced manageability.




You Want: Superior Shine


Dullness doesn't feel or look sexy and we have all been there. High shine indicates hair health - Moisture balance might be compromised & heat styling damage is the worst, along with environmental damage that can kill that oh so glamorous high shine.

You Need: TIGI S-Factor Diamond Dreams Liter Duo

TIGI S-Factor Diamond Dreams Shampoo & Conditioner indulges your hair in brilliant shine with a Luxury Complex of Champagne Extract, Diamond Dust, Cashmere & Crushed Pearls. This creates multi-dimensional shimmer, adding depth & richness to your color while protecting from free radical damage and color fading.


Catch our Shampoo & Conditioner Liter Sale before it's over and get any of these great options tailored to the most desired hair results! We would LOVE to hear from YOU, if you have tried any of these products leave us a comment down below and a REVIEW on our website. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Color of the Year 2018 : Ultra Violet


Is 2018 your year to go bold?  If you answered YES, then you are ready for Ultra-Violet...the on trend color of the year.

Ultra Violet has been proudly represented by Music Legends such as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie & Prince. This blue-based purple captivates everyone by highlighting the mysteries of the cosmos with vivid images of the galaxies, northern lights & nature.  This unconventionally intriguing shade breathes imagination into the idea of pure individuality. Often associated with the mystical or spiritual as well, Ultra Violet finds a highly honored middle ground between leaving your unique mark upon the world while finding that ultimate inner peace that undoubtedly every soul searches for.  So, join us & wear Ultra Violet every way you can; let it inspire you to find your artistic expression or your rebellious streak.


Schwarzkopf Igora Colorworx Direct Dyes 

Violet Purple

Indulge with these ultra versatile & long lasting direct dyes for bold color effects that last up to 20 washes. 

Suavecita Lipstick - Cosmos

Suavecita satisfies with this gorgeous bold shade ironically named Cosmos. These Lipsticks deliver hydrating ingredients such as Safflower Seed Oil, Aloe Vera & Jojoba Oil to keep your pout perfectly hydrated. 



                                                                   

 Zoya Nail Polish - Yasmeen                          

Discover the luscious shades & longevity of Zoya Nail Lacquers that are the longest wearing natural polishes. They do not contain formaldehyde, toluene or dibutyl phthalate.