Saturday, June 30, 2018

Eyeliner Basics 101

Eyeliner
There are many different types out there as well as looks and colors. Check out our guide to see which look and style application works best for you!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: L'ANZA

L'ANZA - An independent professional company famous for delivering superior performance products by utilizing the latest technology with an endearing commitment to our Earth. CEO David Berglass has set the mission for his company tribe as B.I.G- Believe.Inspire.Grow.

Building from a deep commitment to personal touches, their mission inspires salon professionals to live the reality where stylists have the ability to produce change within every client who sits in their chair. L'ANZA makes the impossible, possible with their brilliant global creative team by encouraging everyone to believe in themselves, their education, and the industry. 
L'ANZA Science

L'ANZA science begins with the formulations, one of the first professional haircare brands to be specifically designed to heal individual hair needs by targeting the real causes of damage. Nano Science allows L'ANZA infusions to deliver revolutionary ingredient combinations deep into the hair's cortex for futuristic silky softness that truly lasts.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Cyclopentasiloxane


Also called “octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane,” this ingredient is one of many “siloxanes,” which are made up of silicon, oxygen, and alkane. (Silicon is a nonmetallic element abundant on Earth.) In other words, it's a silicone-based ingredient used in cosmetics, deodorant, defoamers, lubricants, and soaps to soften, smooth, and moisten. Siloxanes make hair products dry more quickly and deodorant creams slide on more easily. When applied to the skin and hair, it gives a silky and slippery feeling to the touch and acts a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin. It can also fill in fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a temporary “plump” look. Because of its water-thin consistency, it helps deliver heavier silicones also contained in a product; for this reason,

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Makeup Tips For A More Youthful Appearance

As we get older, we see that our everyday makeup routine just isn't cutting it like it used to. Some of our most favorite applications and go-to products now negatively affect our skin's texture and appearance.
Does that mean we have to give up and let ourselves be defeated? Of course not! All you have to do is switch up your makeup routine and the way you apply it to keep yourself looking gorgeous and flawless.

Monday, June 25, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Suzanne Organics

Suzanne Organics - One of America's most beloved and extraordinary personalities Suzanne Somers, who has dedicated herself to organic wellness within her multi-faceted career accomplishments. Taking her passions one step further by creating her own American Made high-quality hair care, makeup and skin care product lines that are completely free of toxins. Designed to make you glow from the inside out and support a commitment to the environment while nurturing your hair and skin with clean, pure products for beautiful, natural anti-aging effects.

Suzanne Organics Science 
From advanced skincare and haircare solutions to flawless, nourishing makeup - Suzanne Organics products are formulated with natural ingredients such as botanical extracts, enzymes, skin-nurturing anti-oxidants, organic fruits, and vegetables. Check out these amazing and powerful ingredients found in some of Suzanne Organics products:

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: ToGoSpa Charcoal Face Mask

Bamboo Charcoal FACE Mask
Collagen Gel Face Masks Detox Delight
AKA The Purifier
Bamboo Charcoal FACE
Want more radiant and glowing skin? This mask is packed full with enzymes, proteins, high-density marine collagen/minerals and vitamins to deeply cleanse and purify your face. This little guy works hard to remove impurities, oil, and dirt.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

NEON Please


Make Your Summer Extra HOTTT with a POP of Neon!
This year's summer fashion trend couldn't be more fun! We think neon is so rad that we can't wait to get home and try our hand at replicating Ziggy Stardust's lightning-bolt across our face! Kidding aside, bold is beautiful this summer. Stop covering up your features with foundation; start painting them up and see just where the night takes you! 2018 is all about ultraviolet, glitter and gloss on those lips. Think holographic kisses. For the eyes, you'll want to raccoon them out! Cover the rim of your

Replenishing Moisture

Does your hair appear dull? Is it prone to dryness and easily loses its vibrancy? The key to keeping hair, especially textured hair hydrated, is layering products and applying them where the hair strand is most in need.

Environmental factors like changes in temperature and humidity all contribute to hair looking and feeling dry.  Prevent this by protecting hair after every cleanse by using a leave-in moisturizer.  Macadamia Professional

Friday, June 22, 2018

Don't be Flaky!



We always get asked about dandruff shampoos, especially in the summer! What are the top performers of professional salon shampoos?  Well, a survey of over 200,000 Modern Salon Instagram followers gave us their top four and now we'll share them with you.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Get Your Summer Glow On With The Perfect Highlight!

Highlighting = Accentuating our lovely facial features and making them pop!
There are many ways and looks for highlighting. Check out our guide to see which highlight you should go for depending on the occasion and personal preference! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is a clear liquid that is insoluble in water. Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is used in the formulation of many types of beauty products, including sunscreens and makeup products that marketed to contain ingredients that protect the skin from the sun. It is often listed as Octinoxate on sunscreen products. When you see on the ingredient listed for shampoos and other hair care products is it being used to protect these personal care products from deterioration caused by UV rays.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Vacation Essentials

Going On a Trip? Here's How to Pack up Your Beauty Routine 

So, maybe you're camping under the stars, pampering yourself on a 5-star cruise, sun-bathing in the tropics or planning a business trip for the big city this summer; is your travel bag ready!? Let's face it, different destinations call for some different essentials. Also, there may be some insightful products/tools that you haven't even thought of. While we all dread packing that suitcase almost as much as unpacking, it's got to get done. We want to take a load off your shoulders, so let us help you get your travel bag ready! Don't forget "what happens on vacation, stays on vacation"! Here are a few items you may not have thought of to include with your essential Dry Shampoo, Makeup Wipes, and Travel Sized Shampoo/Conditioner and Hairspray. So, what are we waiting for? ON Y VA!
When Wilderness Calls
We are not gonna sugar coat it, camping equals bugs and bacteria! But that's what makes the great outdoors so fun!? Keep it natural while visiting nature. Tea Tree Oil should be the first thing you'll want to grab. It can be used for just about anything! It works for fungal infections, critters (lice, fleas,

Monday, June 18, 2018

Choosing The Right Flat Iron - Ceramic? Tourmaline? Titanium?


Need a new flat iron? Or maybe the one you have is not doing the job you expected.  Keep reading to find out your best choice for your type of hair.
Ceramic. If you’re looking for healthy Infrared Heat and Negative Ion Technology, Ceramic is usually the least expensive way to go, but there’s a disclaimer: not all ceramic stylers are created equal. From your cheapest heating tools to your most expensive, you can find

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: Mirabella WipeOut

 WipeOut 
100% essential in the summer because of how well they travel!
Don't be caught without your road-dog this summer! Ultra cute and compact, these wipes pack a gentle, but effective punch! Ready to go, WipeOut will take care of all your stubborn make-up needs! Also, take advantage of our

Saturday, June 16, 2018

12 Hair Color Terms You Should Know Before You Have Your Hair Colored!

You've made a decision to change up your hair color style and have made an appointment with your hairdresser to implement the change...but you're not sure what that change should be or what technique for applying color you want to try.  Well, we've gathered the terms here for you to use as a handy guide so you can have an informed discussion with your stylist.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ten little Beauty Tips

Freeze Your Eyeliner
Does your eyeliner constantly crumble while putting it on? Leave it in the freezer for 15 minutes prior to applying your makeup. It should glide along your lash line seamlessly after that.

Shave With Conditioner
If you're out of shaving cream, lather your legs with conditioner instead of soap. Conditioner will soften the hair on your legs making it easier to shave (and it will leave your skin feeling extra silky).

Thursday, June 14, 2018

BRAND PROFILE : Sojourn


Sojourn -  Stylist owned and operated by Hairstylist, Director of Education Debbie Boulton and her husband Matthew Boulton. Sojourn is a proud American Made company with an endearing dedication to the art and craft of hair styling with a focus on the highest quality ingredients that not only make your hair feel good, but allow your hair and scalp to heal from the inside out. 
Sojourn Science
Sojourn adopted a passionate and scientific philosophy based on positive chemistry for that perfect PH balance of 4.5-5.5 that the hair and skin require to be at it's healthiest. It's inspired by Sojourn's ideal that life isn't perfect but your hair can be with aide from some of nature's most nourishing ingredients:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Color in your cosmetics

There is so much chemistry, legislation and biology related to color additives in cosmetics that is can be very difficult to understand. The complexity of color additives issues also makes them difficult for the ordinary consumer to know that their cosmetics are really safe.  Knock-off cosmetics not made in the USA do not generally abide by FDA regulations.
First, know that color additives in cosmetics include dyes and pigments and this group of ingredients is the most tightly regulated group in the cosmetic industry today.  All color additives for cosmetics

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Find the right bangs for you!

Want to change up your look in a small yet dramatic way this Summer? Try out some bangs! They're fun, adds some change and they come in a variety of looks.
Don't know what style to go with? Check out our list and see the pros and cons for each bang style to decide which one is the right one for you.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Quick Tips for Men

UNDER 5 MINUTE TIPS 
TO TAKE DAD FROM A 4 TO AN 8

A) Wrinkle Prevention, Moisturize and Eyebrow Grooming

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: BabyFoot

Exfoliation Foot Peel
Want some baby soft touchable tootsies!? Who doesn't? Baby Foot is absolute magic for your feet. With over 16 types of natural extracts to exfoliate and moisturize, as well as its main ingredient - fruit acid, you can be assured you're getting the most gentle peel for a complete foot makeover.  

Secure the foot with tape, wait one hour and then simply wash away! Note: Dead skin cells will start to peel between 3 - 7 days after your initial application. Do not forcibly remove the dead skin cells when peeling begins. It will exfoliate gently and naturally.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Mousse - use it correctly and you'll love it!

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Mousse. It’s so underrated, so misused and yet it is the perfect styling product for that perfect at-home blowout (or artfully disheveled waves). Used correctly, it can give you incredible lift and weightless texture. It comes in formulas from light to extreme hold. But it all comes down to application and styling tools.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Dry Shampoo tricks!

Today's dry shampoos are becoming so popular, nearly every professional hair care brand now has the product in their line. Why? Dry shampoo is a great way to save time on days when you’re in a hurry--and it gives your hair a break from all those color-stripping products and damaging heat. Today's products are kind to your hair, many including conditioning ingredients. They work by absorbing the excess oils and residual from other styling products. But, using dry shampoo isn't just spray and brush. Try these three tips for terrific results!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

FAQ: Lash & Brow Enhancements

Are you thinking about adding a lash or brow enhancement serum to your daily beauty routine? If so, this is the article to read. Here we will answer some of our most frequently asked questions about using lash and brow enhancements. These serums provide the strength, nutrients and conditioning properties needed to create gorgeous naturally grown lashes.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Read "Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride" on the ingredient list of your shampoo and you might get concerned, but actually, this ingredient with the scary name is actually very safe. It is a water-soluble, organic compound. It is plant derived from the guar (cluster bean) plant. Although it is plant based, there is a synthetic portion to it. Guar beans are harvested from the guar gum bush. It is grown in India and Pakistan. In the U.S., it is found in Texas. Gums are used to impart creaminess. They are thus added to dairy products. They also are used in place of ingredients that contain gluten. The best known food in which this has occurred is certain breads.



It is a great conditioning agent for both skin and hair. Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is especially beneficial as a hair care product. Because it is positively charged, or cationic, it neutralizes the negative charges on hair strands that cause hair to become static or tangled. Better yet, it does this without weighing hair down. With this ingredient, you can have silky, non-static hair that retains its volume and provides a smoother brushing experience.

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is generally considered safe. It can cause a mild allergic reaction in the form of irritated skin for some with sensitive skin. This mostly depends on the amount used in the formula...it should not exceed 1.0%. Remember, the farther down the list of ingredients, the smaller the amount. All ingredient list are (should be) listed in order of predominance, with the item with the greatest amount first.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Earthly Body


Earthly Body - Family owned and operated, Kevin and Mare Wachs began creating quality, natural personal care products from their garage, which blossomed into the respected organic empire Earthly Body is today. The Wachs Family & their Earthly Body Team are deeply dedicated to their eco-friendly values; from the use of recyclable packaging to giving back by planting trees for the future and going solar at their headquarters that serves as the manufacturing, bottling, warehouse, and International Education Center. Earthly Body is passionately committed to the future by finding innovative ways of reducing their carbon footprint which is reflected throughout every aspect of their organization.
Earthly Body Science
This company's incredible and significant strive towards organic sustainability is crystal clear from their all natural ingredient list that is infused into Earthly Body Products.
Organic Hemp Seed Oil
Containing the highest levels of Omega 3 and 6 Essential Fatty Acids of all the natural oils, Hemp Seed Oil delivers nourishment and protection while repairing and softening damaged skin.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Get BIG Volume

Don't let your hair fall flat, amp it up with gorgeous volume and body!
Don't know how? Don't worry, we have listed a few products that will do just the trick to help you achieve that volumized, bodified style you've been looking for.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: GrandeLash MD Eye Opener

Lash & Brow Serum
Grow fuller, thicker brows and lashes, see results in just a few weeks!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

How To PROPERLY Wash Your Makeup Brushes

USE THESE EASY STEPS TO GET YOUR BRUSHES SQUEAKY CLEAN!
  • Using lukewarm water, wet the bristles.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Make those eyelashes pop!

Weren't born with natural long and thick eyelashes? No worries, there are many tools and tricks to help make your eyelashes long, volumized and glamorous.