Friday, August 31, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Kenra

Kenra Professional...you see it in nearly every salon.  Most of us have had our newly styled hair sprayed with Kenra's Volume Spray #25 at least once.  This brand was founded in 1929 with a "no Tweeze" wax depilatory.  That continued until the brand was purchased by barber Henry J. Meyers in 1959.  In 1960, the Kenra haircare line was launched and, in 2004 the Kenra Platinum line made its appearance. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fall in Love with Nude Lipsticks this Fall

We all know that autumn weather is the best time for hot smokey eye makeup looks. While there are thousands of tips and tricks on creating the perfect smokey eye; what about the smokey eye's best friend, the nude lip. A nude lip is important in keeping your face subtle and sexy when creating a dramatic eye look. Wearing nothing can make the look washed out and pale, but wearing a dark color can be too much. Here are 5 tips to help you make a perfect nude lip.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Alcohol

The presence of alcohol in skincare or makeup products can be devastating to your skin.  We’re referring to a drying type of alcohol that you’ll most often see listed on an ingredient label as SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or, less often, isopropyl alcohol. These types of volatile alcohols give products a quick-drying finish, immediately degrease skin, and feel weightless on skin, so it’s easy to see their appeal, especially for those with oily skin. These short term benefits end up with negative long term consequences. The research (and we mean a lot of research) makes it perfectly clear: alcohol as a main ingredient in any skincare product is a problem.  But first we need to clarify what kind of alcohol we want you to avoid.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Triple Luxe! - a truly perfect Lipstick!

Guess what just came in?! Jane Iredale's new fall collection! And in it is their brand new Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks. Clean and pure, skin healthy ingredients bind together to create this breakthrough luxurious formula of lipstick. This lipstick will...

Monday, August 27, 2018

Tips For Those Early Morning Days

That time of year has swung around again. Kids are back in school and early mornings call our name. Throwing our hair up in a bun and coffee is our usual go-to, but even with that we still struggle to feel alert and fully awakened, let alone look awake. Here are some quick tips for all you early birds to give yourself a more awakened look even when you don't feel the part yet. 😅

Sunday, August 26, 2018

How Green is your Beauty Routine?

We have come a long way in the world of beauty. The industry is constantly reinventing itself coming up with better, safer, and cleaner products every day. But when is the last time you took a close look at your beauty shelf and updated it to be as green as you could be? Below we talk about two easy and quick ways to update your beautification process. Go Green!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Tip: Perfect eyebrows that last!

Of all of your make-up, perfect eyebrows make the biggest impact in achieving a beautiful look. If your brows look perfect in the morning, but are gone by dinner...here's a tip for long-lasting eyebrows.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Despite your best preparations, you get a bad haircut!

Go ahead - cry, scream, punch a pillow!  You've got a bad haircut.  You hate it from the minute you see it.  If that's the case, then take a deep breath and here are a few tips to you help you get through it.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Want to make a big hair style change? WAIT...read this first!

Remember when Shelby (Julia Roberts) in Steel Magnolias is sick and headed to the salon with Mom and says she's "ready for a change".  Although Julia probably doesn't look bad in any cut and we thought her short do looked great, not all of us are that lucky.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Panthenol

Panthenol...you see it in the ingredients list of skin care ointments, lotions and creams, as well as shampoos, conditioners, nasal sprays, eye drops, lozenges, and cleaning solutions for contact lenses. It is also recommended by tattoo artists for post-tattooing creams.  So why is this ingredient so popular?

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: KMS




KMS - In 1976, a 40-year journey began with a now long-standing philosophy that fused together two unlikely worlds: Nature and Technology. Revolutionizing the first hair care products with innovative formulations derived from nature, creating a Shampoo with Natural Essential Fatty Acids that included oil-based moisture to target chemically dry, thick and coarse hair types. In 1984, KMS launched the first thermal protection product to market called Control, now known as the popular heat styling product ThermaShape to fend off the damage of heat styling. From 1985 through 2017, KMS has brought powerful innovation to the beauty world with products that deliver unparalleled performance and unwavering loyalty from clients and stylists alike. Products such as Leave-In Conditioners and Reconstructors, Sea Salt Sprays to care for texture then Hybrid and Heat-activated stylers that changed the way people felt about their hair and daily beauty routines. KMS continues to leave their mark on the world, sending a statement to the masses of the world that your personal style is important and limitless, clarifying that KMS is dedicated to the evolution and maintenance of that style indefinitely.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Summer Repair: Skin Edition

Top Tips for Healthy and Hydrated 
Summer Skin
During Summer we get to endure longer sunshine hours, excessive heat, humidity, and even worse, pollution! These can all affect our skin badly, so taking special care of our bodies during the heat is crucial. You may not realize that the heat and warmth of the sun actually make our skin susceptible to blackheads and clogged pores. Excessive sweating, grime, and dust can make skin lifeless, dull and will eventually lead to skin problems such as heat rash, dry skin, wrinkles, dark spots and even the risk of sun cancer. Here are some easy ways to rehydrate dehydrated summertime skin.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Blow dry tips for Smooth or Curly hair!

Don't we all love our salon blow-out? It looks great, has lots of bounce & body and feels wonderful. Looking for smooth and frizz free hair? Below, we have two blow-dry tutorials. In this blow dry tutorial, you learn to achieve a gorgeous blow dry using tips from Pureology Global Ambassador Ruth Roche! Her product of choice?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay (also known as Montmorillonite clay) is a naturally occurring element that is composed of hardened ash from volcanos. Much of this clay is harvested from large volcanic deposits in Fort Benton, Wyoming (thus the name), but it is also harvested from the Montmorillon region in France (again, thus the name) and several smaller deposits worldwide.
Bentonite Clay is an odorless grey/cream color with an almost soft, very fine consistency. Unlike some other clays, it doesn’t stain and is easy to work with in beauty and natural remedy recipes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

4 Bold New Takes on the Classic Cat Eye

Cat Eye vs. Winged
Let's start off by defining the difference between a cat eye look and the winged look. The biggest difference between the cat eye and winged looks is the underliner. Cat eyes encompass both a heavy lining on the top and bottom lines to provide the full shape of a cat's eye. The winged look is only the top liner and occasionally lining of the inner corner. A cat eye is generally much more dramatic of a look. It's used for more dressed up makeup, like for events and evening wear. The winged look is often more casual and great for day wear. Below, we are going to see 4 new takes on the classic yet dramatic cat eye!

Monday, August 13, 2018

The best hair brush bristle type for your hair.


Investing in a good brush or two can be worth the money, especially if you like to change up your style often.  We've discussed before the types of brushes (round barrel, paddle, teasing, etc.) and the shape of the brush(es) you need depends on your style.  The bristles on the brush are just as important. 

Bristle type: Boar
True boar bristle brushes are made from 100% natural (humanely cultivated) wild boar hair. They should be tightly packed together and feel stiff, but with some flexibility. These bristles distribute oils evenly throughout strands and are great for achieving a smooth, shiny blowout. If you have thick course hair that requires tug to achieve fullness,

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: Olivia Garden iDetangle Brushes


iDetangle Brush Collection
Not your ordinary brush. You have a smartphone, so why not a smart brush? The iDetangle Brush Collection totally gets you! Just how smart is this brush you ask? Smart enough to know exactly what your specific hair type needs. With 3 different smart brushes to choose from, Olivia Garden has covered everyone and their specific hair needs with Fine Hair, Medium Hair, and Thick Hair hairbrushes.

Each brush has an ergonomically designed handle and vented design for balance and comfort. The fine hair brush design is made with ultra gentle double bristle, Medium hair design is made with dual length bristles and thick hair design is made with tension flexible bristles.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Detox & Clarify your Hair with Kenra



Right now the Kenra Platinum Detox & Deflect Liter Duo of Shampoo & Conditioner is on sale for only $59 (reg. price $85 for the duo).  That's a 30% savings!  As a bonus you also get the Platinum Deep Detox Scrub!

Friday, August 10, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Goldwell


Goldwell - In 1920 Hans Erich Dotter dreamed of establishing a company dedicated to exclusively working with hairdressers as business partners to create high-performance salon products. In 1948 Hans Dotter's dream came true when he finally established Goldwell Fabrikate specifically for the production and sale of hair cosmetics for stylists. Goldwell's first product was a cold perm with Thioglycolic Acid Technology that could be used at room temperature, hoping to make stylist to client services easier. From 1956 to the modern day, Goldwell has proved that innovation spells growth, as a leader in salon exclusive brands Goldwell continues to develop their extensive lines to fit stylist and client needs around the world. Inspiring loyalty through deep roots and wide-reaching wings within the beauty industry community where Goldwell's passionate Global Team of stylist ambassadors continued success is dedicated to you.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Natural Contouring made easy!

Jane Iredale Mineral Make-up is good for your skin. It is also each to achieve your best look at any age with their GreatShape Contour Kit. Global Makeup Educator Natalie shows you how to achieve three different, natural contour looks. Learn how to get a bronze glow, do a dramatic contour or achieve a natural contour.  The kit comes in cool or warm tone.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Allantoin

Allantoin doesn’t tend to get much media spotlight as a skin care ingredient, so it’s likely that you’ve never come across it before.  But, after you learn more about it, you may decide to look for it in the ingredient list the next time you purchase a skin care lotion.

Monday, August 6, 2018

5 Beauty Habits You Need To Break

Not Removing Your Makeup
We are all guilty of doing it sometime or another. We always want to make sure we avoid not removing our makeup before bed to keep our skin clean and rid of all gunk and grime built up throughout the day. Not removing makeup before bed not only results in dull skin, but clogs your pores with leftover makeup, sweat and bacteria which leads to breakouts. To avoid doing this, make sure you have a few makeup remover wipes on your bed stand for those lazy nights.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: AG Renew Clarifying Shampoo

RENEW
 Clarifying Shampoo
You don't have to be @sarahhyland or hire the industry's hottest celeb stylist @ryanrichman to have gorgeous hair. AG takes pride in the ingredients used in their products to ensure your hair is just as pampered. Just like you, your hair needs a reset and to RENEW bi-weekly. Make sure you're completely cleansing your hair removing unwanted buildup by taking advantage of our Summer Clearance Sale NOW.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Adding Volume to Fine/Limp Hair

What creates hair Volume?
  • The number of hairs per square inch of scalp. More hairs equals greater volume.
  • The thickness of each hair. The greater the diameter of each hair, the more volume you will have.
  • The flexibility of each hair (known as the bending modulus) . This is essentially a measurement of the stiffness of each hair fiber. Fibers that are stiffer will stand up more on their own contributing to greater volume. Fibers with a low bending modulus will tend to be floppy and limp.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Naturally style your wavy hair!

Paul Mitchell helps you style your naturally wavy hair!




Paul Mitchell (John Paul Mitchell Systems) has some of the highest quality professional hair care available today. Cruelty-free product lines including Awapuhi Wild Ginger luxury haircare, Tea Tree, Neon, Paul Mitchell classic products, Mitch, Marulaoil, pro styling tools and of course even a pet line, JP Pet.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

A little tip for applying perfect Nail Polish

You wouldn't think painting your nails would be hard, but then you do it and end up with polish where you don't want it or too thick.  This brief tutorial from Essie will show you the correct way to apply polish successfully.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline Wax is a specific type of wax produced by de-oiling petroleum as part of the petroleum refining process. Typical microcrystalline wax crystal structure is small and thin, making them more flexible than paraffin wax. It is also more elastic than other waxes and has a higher melting point. It is used in cosmetics and beauty products as a viscosity agent, binder and emollient. It is considered safe for use in these products.