Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Link Love 12/30/2011

Last link love of 2011.




What did you guys see this week? Any cool end of the year things?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Salon Etiquette



If you're new to the salon scene, or even if you're a veteran, you should know that a salon, like any other establishment, has it's own etiquette. 

Please, be on time.
And on time means early. Your appointment starts at the time that you are given, so it is always polite to arrive a couple of minutes early. Things happen though, of course. If you know you're going to be running late, call the salon to let the stylist know. If you're going to be more than 15 minutes late, ask if you need to reschedule. Some stylists only book half an hour appointments. If you're 15 minutes late, you've already missed half of it. 

Talk about prices before your stylists begins.
I once had a nightmare that I got my hair done and went to pay and the price was almost $1,000. Luckily that has never happened to me in real life, but I always ask my stylist how much something is going to be before they do it. Getting to the counter and hearing a price twice as much as you thought it was going to be is not very fun.

Patience is a virtue.
Sometimes, things happen during an appointment that unforeseen to cause the stylist to run behind. Try to be patient if this happens. That is, of course, if it is a reasonable time. If your appointment is almost already over and you haven't even sat in the chair yet, please talk to a manager and see what is going on. 

Tipping.
Ah, tipping. That thing that no one likes to talk about. Typically, like the food industry, at least 15% is normal. Also, don't forget to ask how your salon tips the shampoo techs. Sometimes, you have to tell the front desk to split your tip so that those lovely people behind the bowls get some love too.

Redos
Most salons have a redo policy. No one wants you to go around hating your hair. If this has happened to you, call and find out what can be done. The stylist won't be upset, promise!

Stylist Etiquette
It isn't just the client that needs to be nice. The stylist has some rules to follow too.
  • The stylist should guide you to your perfect color and cut. Since it isn't the stylist who will be wearing the style, they shouldn't push anything on you that you're not comfortable with.
  • The stylist should give you their full attention. Not play on their cell phone, or walk away to go chat with some friends unrelated to work.



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How To: Use a Bobby Pin


I have a lot of trouble with those little pieces of zig-zag metal. They open, bend, break, or that little rubber piece comes off and I poke myself. Not fun. But the most trouble I have is trying to get them to hold my hair. 

It's been said, several times, that I have some funky hair. It's thick and coarse and is picky about the stuff I put in it. So needless to say that when I put a bobby pin in my hair, it rebels and chunks the bobby pin out screaming, "leave now and never come back!" 

And then I met Lesley, who can pin like a pinning master. I bet she could put my entire head of hair up with just one pin. So I decided to learn the art of pinning from her and the other stylists around the salon. And now, I share the knowledge with you. 

  • People say to put the zig-zag side down. But I say put that zig wherever you'd like to zag! It doesn't really matter. Just do what feels better for you.
  • The best thing to do for extra hold is to push the pin back on itself. Push in, then twist into opposite direction. See the video below.







Bobby pins are easy to use if you just play around with them. Try putting them in and twisting in different directions. You can be a professional in no time!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Link Love 12/23/2011


Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Brazilian Blowout




The Brazilian Blowout has been out for a while, but there are still some people who don't know about it or who are on the fence about it. So here's what you need to know.

The Brazilian Blowout is a smoothing treatment that, according to the website, actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.




Now, I've seen the Brazilian Blowout firsthand. The girls in the before and after photos haven't sat for hours while a stylist meticulously blow-dried and flat ironed their hair. The hair actually looks like that after the treatment with just a simple blow dry. 

Don't get me wrong. You do have to sit for hours. The treatment takes a while because you have to be shampooed, then the product is combed through your hair, then you're blow-dried, flat ironed, washed, and blow-dried and flat ironed again. You can see if you have a lot of hair like I do how it could take a while. 

But afterwards, you've got sleek, frizz-free hair that lasts for many weeks! If you ask me, it's well worth the sitting time. 

The blowout is really a revolutionary process in my opinion. It isn't permanent, so your natural curl will come back after so many weeks. Plus it doesn't damage the hair in anyways. In fact, since you'll use your flat iron a lot less often, you could almost say that the blowout helps your hair. Like I've said before, it is isn't permanent, why not try it?

If you have questions about the blowout, how it works or what is in it, ask your hair care professional. 

Have you had the Brazilian Blowout? Tell us how you liked it in the comments below! 
 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hair Myths: The Truths Revealed!

When I was little I watched as Marcia Brady brushed her hair 100 times on each side to make it shinier. I, in turn, had to brush my hair the same. Because I wanted straight, flat, and shiny hair like Marcia (Marcia, Marcia!) 


Alas! It didn't work.


1. 2. 3....100. Done!



Myth: You don't have to have dirty hair for color to work.
This is so not true. Color will take on clean hair just the same. The only thing you need to make sure you do when you come into the salon is have dry hair. 

Myth: You can repair split ends.
No matter what Pantene Pro V tells you, you cannot repair split ends. They must be cut off. Now, you can prevent split ends. But there's no repairing. 

Myth: If you pluck out a gray hair, more will grow in it's place.
This is what they call an old-wive's-tale folks. While you're not going to suddenly have a patch of gray hairs in one spot, I don't encourage plucking them out. If they are bothering you, talk to your stylist about color options. 

Myth: Switching shampoos can make your hair look healthier.
Your hair doesn't discriminate against a professional shampoo. I emphasize professional because a regular drug store shampoo can coat your hair in wax to trick you into thinking it is healthy, when really it is not. But I digress. The dullness that you're seeing after using a shampoo for so long is probably just a buildup of product. Use a clarifying shampoo a couple of times a month, and violá! Good as new. 

Myth: For your hair to grow, you have to cut it every new/full moon.
Well...I'm not really sure how to answer this one. But yeah...it's not true. 


These are all myths that I've heard while in the salon, and they are all not true. There are probably about a thousand others that I didn't touch on, so if there is something you've been wondering, send it in an email to askalzy@gmail.com



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How To Tuesday: The Fishtail Braid

It is in interesting thing working in a hair salon. Most of the time I don't know what a stylist is taking about, since I'm not one myself.

/00, 6/77, 20 volume. uhh..what?


I was an English person because I didn't like math, so all of the numbers and the formulas that the stylists spout off go right over my head. But there are times like today when I can say, "Why don't you let me show you how to do that?"






Have you tried the fishtail before? I find I like it better than a regular braid on lazy days. What do you think?


Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Link Love 12/16/2011




What did you see online this week? 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Men's Products

It's easy to get caught up in thinking about products just for women, but the truth is a lot of products out there can really be used for both men and women. Yes, it's also true that there are lines out there made specifically for men--like Paul Mitchell's new Mitch line--but hey, what's a world where things are only black and white and never gray?


"Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand/ That I might touch that"...hair. 

So men out there. Here are a couple of things to know about the products that you're putting in your hair, or about the ones that you should be.

First and foremost, shampoo and conditioner. It seems pretty simple, but I've know some guys with super short hair that use the same soap on their hair that they do on their body. I can tell you that their scalp wasn't very happy at them. Happy hair=happy scalp, which in turn means no flakes on your shirt.




Mitch Double Hitter: the man's one stop shop


Then it can get a bit complicated with creams, pomades, hairsprays, waxes, muds, fibers, and the like. Though they may vary in name they are all styling products.




Choose your weapon wisely. 


Each different styling product can offer you a variety of looks from messy, just-rolled-out-of-bed-look to a sleek finish. Talk with your stylist to decide which one will work best on your hair.

So men, the lesson of the day is that it's okay to use products. In fact, it's encouraged. Just look at Mr. Dempsey up there.

And women, don't shy away from men's products just because they are men's products. Depending on what type of cut and hair you have, they could work just as good.


Class dismissed.


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Disney Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Hair

and men. But since this blog isn't about men, I'll stick to the part about hair.






I saw that picture above on Pinterest the other day, thought, yeah Disney, thanks a lot. Why is it that when I try to run a fork through my hair it gets stuck and doesn't slide right through? Or how exactly did Belle have a bun, but also have her hair down? These are the questions that I want answers to! 

I may not know the answer to those questions, but working at a salon has taught me a few tricks of the trade. For instance, did you know that even if you're growing your hair out you need to get regular trims to get your ends healthy?

Having hair like a princess isn't so hard to achieve if you know how to take care of it. Here are a couple of tips to help you reach your princess goal.
  • Always condition.Always. 
  • It is essential to use a heat protectant when you're blowdrying, flat-ironing, or curling your hair. 
  • I know it sounds quite simple, but always brush your hair. Some people just need to be reminded. 
  • Keep up with your haircuts. Don't go months between them or you'll hair will never be like Rapunzel.
  • Never experiment with at home color. Here's a true story, I once tried to bleach my friend's entire head out. It looked like a rainbow when we were done.
Getting the princesses color is easy, it's the style that could be hard. But just remember your friend the round brush and all will be okay.


Which princess has the best hair in your opinion? Tell me in the comments below!  

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Link Love 12/09/2011




What did you see online this week?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spotlight Stylist: December

It is fitting that this month's spotlight stylist is Lynsey Robbins from On Stage III in Magnolia. Because you see, she loves the Christmas season as much, if not more than, I do.

I first met Lynsey a little bit over four years ago when I was leaving On Stage for college and she was just starting, and already I was impressed with her resume. After graduating from Baylor University, she decided to make her way into the beauty industry, and flew to California to attend Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts. There she studied the art of makeup, but it wasn't enough. So she came back to Texas to attend hair school, and has been with On Stage ever since.

Lynsey Robbins


Maybe you don't know Lynsey like I do, so here are a few things you should know about her.

How long have you been with the company?
It's been just about 4.4 years.

What are your specialities?
I can do it all! But I am the go-to-girl for airbrush makeup, and of course, you can't forget my charming personality.

What do you have the most fun doing?
I came into the beauty industry because I wanted to make people feel good about themselves, and that is exactly what I get to do everyday.

Have you taken any special classes?
I've taken a ton of classes but the ones that stand out are airbrush makeup, wedding makeup, and "These ain't your mamma's perms".

How would you describe your personal style?
I like to think of it as classic casual, with a little bit of country. I love my cowboy boots want to look professional, all while still having my own style.

What made you want to be a hairstylist?
I have always loved the industry: hair, makeup, and fashion.

If you could have anyone else's hair, who would it be?
I'm absolutely in love with Ginnifer Goodwin's hair right now.

Do you have a message that you would like to tell all of your clients?
It has been a great pleasure serving you these past four years and I'm so excited about the new year ahead. Thank you for your patronage, I am so blessed and thank God for each of you!



Do you want to book an appointment with Lynsey? Call (281)259-1222 or click the button up top!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Perfect Stocking

I love Christmas. I love Hanukkah. Basically I just love the winter holidays. They mean laughter and lights, singing really loud, and the new season of Doctor Who. The only thing that would make it better would be snow. But as I've said before, Texas isn't quite known for its white Christmases.

If only!

But one of the best parts about Christmas is the Christmas stocking. My mom always know exactly what to put in it for me. But in case you don't, here's Cassidy's guide to stocking stuffing.

  1. Lip Gloss: Aveda's Nourish-mint Rehydrating Lip Gloss. The color goes on your lips looking almost exactly like it does in the tube. And really, how often does that actually happen?
  2. Gift cards: These are probably the best thing to put into a stocking. For an adult that is. I get giftcards for every member of my family to stuff with.
  3. Travel size lotions: Aveda Hand Relief. This stuff will save your hand's lives. Seriously. It works miracles.  
  4. Nail Polish: OPI. You can't really go wrong.
  5. Magazine Subscriptions: I love magazines. For a while I was loving reading them on my Nook Color, but now I'm all about buying the actual magazine again. It's a dying industry that I would like to save. Plus, who can refuse 24 magazines for $12.00? Not me.
  6. Candy: No stocking is complete without a bit of candy.

Stocking stuff should be small and cheap. That's the way of the stocking.


Stockings roasting over an open fire...


What is your favorite item in a stocking?



Photo 1, Photo 2

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How To Tuesday: Cheek Bone Contouring

I've seen some pretty amazing face contouring on YouTube. I've already told you about that girl who can make her face look like pretty much any celebrity. She does it all by contouring her face. It's pretty cool to watch.

It's fun for photos, what she does, but I wanted to take something away from it that I could use in everyday life. So I did. And so I give you...

Cheek Bone Contouring. 

Basically, this will make your cheek bones look higher. And we all would love a higher cheek bone right?




  1. Bronzer


Bronzer is pretty much the key to this whole look. Apply your bronzer at the very bottom of your cheekbone. When you suck in your cheeks you should be able to see exactly where to put it. 


      2.  Blush


Then you apply your blush on top of your bronzer.



Done.

It's a super simple process, but one that not everyone knows about. Try it tomorrow. You won't be sorry! Unless you are. And then I'm sorry that you're sorry.


What other tutorials would you like to see? Tell me in the comments below!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Link Love 12/2/2011




What did you see online this week? Tell me in the comments below!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stress Is Stressful

The holidays are suppose to be a happy time of year, with family, traditions, presents, food, and Santa. But you know what? If you've ever been to Black Friday you know that sometimes shopping for the holidays is stress-ful!

Yeah, no thank you.

But what you might not realize, whether your stress is coming from the holidays, or school finals, or cooking a dinner for you in-laws, stress can be super harmful to your hair and skin.

According, some experts, there are three different types of stress-related hair loss. .

  • Alopecia areata.
  •  A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata, possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, white blood cells attack the hair follicle, stopping hair growth and making hair fall out.
  • Telogen effluvium.
  •  In this condition, emotional or physical stress pushes large numbers of growing hairs into a resting phase. Within a few months, the affected hairs may fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.
  • Trichotillomania.
  •  Trichotillomania (trik-oh-til-oh-MAY-nee-uh) is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, anxiety, tension, loneliness, fatigue or frustration

But don't worry. Stress-related hair loss doesn't have to be permanent. Getting your stress under control is key. Get a massage or facial, take a long bubble bath, cater your dinner instead, or do absolutely nothing for a night. Treat yourself and your hair will be happy.

And just a reminder, always see a professional if you're having sudden hair loss. We just want y'all to be happy and healthy.



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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hair and Skin Trivia

Since I've been writing this blog, I've been learning a lot of random things about hair and skin. Like for instance, did you know sweat from your apocrine grands (those are the ones that are under your armpit) is odorless. So that smell you smell when you sweat isn't actually the sweat itself. It's the reaction your skin's normal bacteria makes with the sweat. 

Pretty cool right? Or not. Whatever.

So I thought it would be fun to test your knowledge of hair and skin.

Good luck!




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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How To Tuesday: Clarisonic Sonic Cleanser

If you've ever gotten a facial, it is possible that the esthetician used a Clarisonic Sonic Cleanser on you. But if you've never heard of it here's the rundown...


I'm pretty much a sucker for anything in pink. 

On the head of the Clarisonic is a brush that uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second. So hello, ultra clean skin. The little brush removes 6X more makeup than your average washcloth and 2X more oil. 


But the best part is that it is gentle enough to use twice a day, meaning that your skin will be healthier in no time. 

I'm a little intimidated looking at the Clarisonic though. Holding a professional cleaning device in my hands feels foreign, but it is super easy to use. Three steps is all you need to know.


  1.  Charge your Clarisonic. Easy enough.
  2. Wet your face and apply your cleanser to the brush head. Done.
  3. Use a circular motion around the face. All it takes is 20 seconds on forehead, 20 seconds on nose/chin, and 10 seconds on each cheek. Yay for clean skin!




Like I said, easy as pie.

To learn more about the Clarisonic, check out their website



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Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Link Love 11/25/2011



Happy Black Friday y'all. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How To Tuesday: Enhance Your Curls

Last week I talked about using too much product. There is also the flip side of that when you use no product. That's when you get a nasty, frizzy mess.

We all had awkward years. 

Curls are some of the most sought after styles. People pay butt-loads to get curls, but you need to know how to work with them properly.

Today's how to comes from one of the industry's leaders: Aveda. We love Aveda products and their dedicated to nature here at On Stage. So I wanted to share with you a bit of their wisdom. 






You can check out some of Aveda's other videos at their YouTube channel. 


Photo Source. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Link Love 11/18/2011




Send me your links to cassidy@onstagehairdesign.com or just post them in the comments below.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to Keep Your Makeup Looking Good All Day

Because really, who likes to have to reapply makeup after lunch? I don't. I barely even want to wake up to put it on in the mornings. Which is kind of strange considering my large, hoarded makeup collection. Hmm...I'll work on that.


So, you ask, how do I keep my makeup looking good all day?


Oh I'm so glad you asked!

Primer.


That's all you need. Just a bit of primer. You prime your walls don't you? Why not prime your face? Because I know I want my face looking better than my walls.

There are a lot of primers out there on the market, but I've found the best one to be Jane Iredale's Absence.

And, hello two convenient colors. 

They call it absence because not only is it a primer, but it also controls your oil throughout the day. Note the absence of oil... Get it? My oil production is so bad that I'm constantly wiping my face off, thus wiping my makeup off. So oil control is a must-have. The primer in it also helps your normal makeup last all day long.

But it's not only your foundation that you're having problems with is it? Didn't think so.

Let me introduce you to a little thing I like to call...

Lid Primer


Okay, it's actually called lid primer. I didn't make up the name for it or anything.

And look! Three colors.

Same idea as the foundation primer. It will help your eyeshadow stay in place all day long. 

Amazing things these primers.




Don't use Jane Iredale? What is your favorite primer? 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How To Tuesday: Filling-in Your Eyebrows

Ah, eyebrows. They are important.

Scary!

So you want to make sure your's look good. I've already talked about the importance of your eyebrow shape. Tadpoles and rainbows are bad.

Before you can begin to think about filling-in your brows, you need to have a proper foundation with your eyebrow shape. Kind of like when building a house, if your foundation is bad, well... I've lived in a house with a bad foundation and let me tell you, cracks everywhere.

Here's your instructions on filling in your brows.


          

We're using the amazingly wonderful Jane Iredale Bitty Brow Kit. But if you don't have something like this, eyeshadow will work as well.

You'll fall in love for only $27.00

You see? Filling in your brows is easy. But for a lot of people it is absolutely essential. So try it out if you've never done it before.


Photo Source.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Link Love 11/11/11

Make a wish!




Tell me what you saw online this week in the comments below!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Are You Using Too Much Product?

I've recently admitted to being a makeup hoarder. First step to recovery. But there are also those of you out there who happen to be hair product hoarders, or if you like junkies. And this, my friends is a whole new class of junkies.

Because sometimes, myself included, hair product junkies can get a bit carried away with using too much product. And too many products are not only a drain on your wallet, but also on your hair. You can always tell if your using too much when your newly clean hair is greasy or weighed down.

Hopefully your bathroom drawer doesn't look like this.


Here's a true story...that might have happened more than once. I've just washed my hair and I grab my favorite product that helps with straightening and smoothing. Because I have 4x the amount of hair of a normal person, I put in 4x the amount of product a normal person would use. Well, needless to say, my hair looked like it did before I had washed it. A nasty, greasy mess.

Don't do what I did.

So here's Cassidy's tips on using the right amount of product. 
  • Start small. It's way easier to add more. Because let's face it, starting over sucks and so does wearing greasy hair.
  • Start working your products through your hair at the ends. Also, try to keep those gel or cream products away from your roots. That will help keep away the greasies. 
  • It's different for everyone, but typically two products should be enough. Try using only a "pre-product" and a "post-product", like a cream straightener and then a hairspray.
  • If you end up with the greasies, don't worry. Remember that Second Day Hair post from last week? Try one of those options until you can get home to wash your hair again.
How many products do you use? Does it weigh your hair down or is it the perfect combination? 


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So You Want Red Hair?

Photo Credit.


Yes! Yes! Yes!


I've been on the verge of dying my hair red for years now. Years! But I just couldn't work up the courage to do it. I was constantly making excuses.

I'm not pale enough.
Well, it's summer. Maybe in the Fall.
I'll do it when my bangs grow out.


Well last week I stopped making excuses, bucked up and did it. And let me tell you, I couldn't be happier about it.

Red has been popping up a lot lately in recent hair trends, and I've noticed it looks good on almost anyone. Your stylist should be able to tell you what color is going to go with your skin tone.

So maybe you're thinking about making the red hair journey. As a veteran, I've picked up a few things that are important for you to know.


  1. Schedule a consultation. It took over 4 hours to take my color from a dark brown to a coppery-red. If you try to just call and schedule it without talking to your stylist beforehand, it could cause the stylist to run behind or for you not to get exactly what you want due to time constraints. 
  2. At your consultation, talk with your stylist about the different shades of red that you could achieve. Bring a photo, a paint swatch, anything that has that perfect red color you're dying for. 
  3. Don't be disappointed if your color doesn't come out the exact color the first time. Sometimes, color transformations are a long process and it could take several times to get there. 
  4. Talk with the resident makeup artist to see if you need to change your makeup color pallet. 
  5. Bring a book, magazine, DVD player, iPod, iPad, iPhone, iAnything. Like I said, it took me 4 hours. 
But my biggest tip is to just have fun. Stop making excuses. If you were thinking about tattooing Edward Cullen's face on your arm, I might suggest you think about it, but your hair color isn't permanent. And one day you might not have any hair to color, so do it while you can. 

Have you had a recent hair transformation? Red or otherwise? Tell me about your experience in the comments below. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Link Love 11/4/2011

Anyone else wake up this morning with a 60º house this morning?



Show me what y'all saw online in the comments below!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Spotlight Stylist

This month's spotlight stylist is a part of a very special group here at On Stage Hair Design: The Design Team. The Design Team is made up of some of our most talented stylists, and Nellie Kimbrough is no exception.

Nellie has only been in the hair industry for four years, and already she is making a name for herself. Plus, she is juggling planning her wedding. Which, as anyone knows who has planned a wedding, is a great accomplishment in itself.

So, everyone, meet Nellie.




How long have you been with the company? 
I've been with On Stage 2 years and been in the industry 4 years

What are your specialties?
Cutting and coloring is what i do best!

What do you have the most fun doing?
Spending time with my family and traveling.

Have you taken any special classes?
I went to  Paul Mitchell's signature gathering 2011 where i attended several cutting, coloring and styling classes.

How would you describe your personal style and hairstyle?
My personal style is a little funky/edgy and my hairstyle is constantly changing but is always some sort of extreme color..i don't do normal well.

What made you want to be a hairstylist?
I love to make people feel good about themselves and doing hair gives me a creative outlet.

In your opinion what is the worst hair style of all time? And the best?
The worst has to be reverse mullet aka the Kate Gosslin. The best I think the bob, when done right it looks good on just about everyone.

Do you have a message that you would like to tell all of your clients?
I love and appreciate all my clients. They make each day special!


Do you want to make an appointment with Nellie? Call (409) 899-2109. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Second Day Hair

Or...if you like, third day hair. Because, you know you want to go that extra day.

In my experience, I've probably met more people who wash their hair everyday than people who skip a day. And their reasoning: well it gets too greasy to not, might as well since I'm in the shower, or just ew. 


And yeah, some of you out there really, actually need to wash your hair everyday. But most of you don't. You see, your hair is a dead by-product from your body (just like your finger nails), and it needs to be lubricated. So when you wash your hair too much, well lets just say...



You don't want that, and neither does your hair. You need those natural oils. 

Second day hair is the best hair in my opinion. Pretty much any style will stay since the oils act as a natural hold. But if your self-conscious about not washing your hair everyday try out a few of these things to help.

  • Find a dry shampoo and become best friends with it. Just be careful if you have darker hair on how much you spray on, because a lot of dry shampoos leave a white or gray color on the hair. Try TRESemmé's dry shampoo. They make it for curly or straight hair. 
TRESemmé FreshStart Dry Shampoo
  • If you're allowed to wear hats to work, wear a hat! Old fashioned or vintage-looking hats have recently come back into style, and a lot of them are fabulous. Take advantage of it!
Target Xhilaration Felt Fedora, $14.99


  • If you can't wear a hat, you could probably still wear a hair scarf! Those work just as well. 
Photo from here



What are your second, third, or fourth day hair secrets? Tell me in the comments below.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How To Tuesday: Larger Looking Lips



And yes, that's without any Restylane.

Do you ever watch those videos on YouTube of that girl who completely transforms her face using makeup? Pretty amazing. So that's why I'm going to show you how to do today. Well...not the whole face. But you can trick your lips into looking bigger.

Cool right?

So. Here. We. Go.


Here is the before.


     1. Liner 

Use a natural color lip liner. We're using Jane Iredale's Spice. 
Outline the lips just outside of the actual lip line. This is what creates the "fullness".

     2. Lipstick 


Whatever color you want here. We're using Jane Iredale's Sydney.

     3. Eye Shadow


Eye shadow? Yup. Find yourself a slightly shimmery-highlighting-eye shadow and apply it to the fullest part of your lips. This creates a fuller effect. 
Tip: Open your mouth slightly to see where the light reflects off of your lips. Also, don't put the shadow on the inner part of the lip, only the outer. 
We're using Jane Iredale's Peach Sherbet.


Here is the finished look. 

See the difference?




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