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How To Tone Down Brassiness In Your Hair At Home

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Tone Down Brassiness In Your Hair At Home

Having your hair highlighted and colored at the salon is a fun way to change up your look, to cover gray or to just add depth to boring hair color. When coloring your hair in the summer, your hair can become brassy from the sunlight and from swimming in chlorinated pools. That brassiness can make your hair look a little fried and off in color. To help tone down that brassiness, you can go back into the salon to have toner added to your hair, or you can try to tone it down at home. See below for directions on how to tone down brassiness at home. Here’s What You Need: 2 1/2 cups vinegar 1/8 tsp. purple food coloring (if you can’t find purple food coloring, you can use a mixture of blue and red – be sure to use more blue than red) Directions: Combine the ingredients into a sealed container and shake it gently to be sure the vinegar and food coloring combine thoroughly. Wash your hair as you normally would with both shampoo and conditioner.  After the conditioner is rinsed out, you can test a small amount of the vinegar/food coloring mixture onto your hair. Test in an inconspicuous area. You can add more food coloring if needed, especially if you have a lot of brassiness. Finally, pour the mixture down hour hair beginning at the scalp and then throughout your hair working it in with your fingers to get it all over your hair. Rinse the mixture out of your hair, then dry your hair as you normally would. You should notice a difference in your hair; the copper/yellow hair coloring and brassiness should be gone now.  You can also use hair conditioner instead of vinegar along with the food coloring to make a toner. Especially if you don’t care for the smell of vinegar. Be sure to use hair conditioner that is white in color. Any other color will mess with the purple food coloring mixture you are trying to achieve. Toning your hair will help get rid of the brassiness that sometimes happens especially with blondes in those summer months when you are spending quite a bit more time outside. You can make a visit to your local salon, such as Town and Country Salon, to have your hair professionally toned, or you can do it yourself at home to help save you a little extra cash. Talk to your stylist about other ways to help tone down your hair to help prevent the...

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Earning Big Tips In Cosmetology School

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Earning Big Tips In Cosmetology School

Attending cosmetology school is the first step toward building a career in the salon industry. While attending cosmetology school, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience by performing services on real clients. Many schools allow their students to keep any tips that they earn while working with live customers, so finding ways to earn big tips while you are still in school can be a great way to supplement your income. Here are three key suggestions that will help you increase the size of your tips in the future. 1. Share your knowledge. Chances are you will be learning many new and interesting things while attending cosmetology school. Taking the time to share some of the styling and hair care suggestions made by your instructors with clients could be a simple way to increase the size of your tips. Not only will you get to help solidify your knowledge by repeating new information aloud, but your clients will feel as though they are gaining access to some industry secrets and inside information. This makes clients feel special and can lead to bigger tips for the services you perform on a cosmetology school’s salon floor. 2. Make a good first impression. Studies have shown that first impressions are made within the first seven seconds of meeting someone new. Making a positive first impression on new clients can be a simple way to encourage larger tips for the services you perform while in cosmetology school. Nonverbal cues like straight posture and a warm smile let your clients know that you are confident in your abilities and happy that they decided to visit the salon. Take a few seconds to relax yourself before meeting a new client for the first time, and your positive first impression could pay off in the form of a larger tip at the register. 3. Follow-up with your clients. Taking the time to follow-up with your clients lets them know that they are a valued part of your cosmetology school experience. Ask your school’s receptionist if you can have the address information for the clients you see each day. Create handwritten thank-you notes to mail out to your clients letting them know you appreciate their business. Doing a simple follow-up like this will help your clients feel a more personal connection with you, and that personal connection could translate to larger tips for future services. Finding simple ways to increase the tips you earn in cosmetology school will help you generate income while building positive habits that will help you in your future career. For a cosmetology school, contact a school such as Capilo...

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3 Tips For Building A Work Wardrobe For Your First Job Out Of College

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Building A Work Wardrobe For Your First Job Out Of College

Graduating from college and beginning a new career in your field of study is very exciting, but many young women are unsure of what kind of wardrobe they will need and how to build a career wardrobe on a limited budget. Luckily, you don’t need to be a fashionista or have a huge budget to create a great wardrobe for your first professional job. Use the following tips to help you look stylish and work appropriate: Check Out Fashion Blogs Fashion magazines used to be a place to turn to to learn about different trends, but many of the items of clothing shown are very expensive and do not epitomize the type of clothes that a young woman would wear to work. In this day and age, fashion blogs have become very popular, and many bigger bloggers offer advice on all types of style and wardrobe questions. Spend an afternoon pursuing different fashion blogs, like thefashionstatement, to get an idea of what type of clothing is in fashion for the workplace, and to learn how you can get a professional look without spending a fortune. Consider Working With a Personal Shopper Many department stores offer personal shopping services, and a personal shopper can be a great resource when you are trying to build a career wardrobe. Different department stores have clothing at different price points, so shop at one that you feel like you can comfortably afford without racking up a ton of credit card debt or emptying out your savings account. Shopping with a personal shopper does not have to be expensive– ask him or her to help you find just a few classic pieces that can be mixed and matched to be worn in different ways. Check Out Consignment Shops Consignment shops can be a goldmine when you’re trying to build a work wardrobe. There are many consignment shops that specialize in selling high-end items for a fraction of the cost of retail price. You may also have some luck looking for work clothes at thrift stores, but consignment stores typically focus on selling higher quality items than thrift stores so you won’t have to spend as much time sifting through racks to find something good. If you find something at a consignment shop that would be perfect for your work wardrobe but it is a little too big, it may be worth buying if the price is right. A lot of high quality clothing can be altered to give it the perfect fit by an affordable seamstress or...

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Learn How To Use Wigs When Doing Female Impersonations

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learn How To Use Wigs When Doing Female Impersonations

If you are someone who wants to start working as a female impersonator, it is important to make sure that you properly prepare for your upcoming roles. One of the key factors to being a female impersonator is looking like the person you are impersonating and having their exact hairstyle can make or break the look you are trying to create. You can purchase wigs (from an outlet such as Serge’s Wigs) and have them styled to the exact look of the person you are impersonating. The following guide walks you through a few things you need to know about using wigs when you do female impersonations.  Choose Wigs Made From Human Hair You will need to have the wigs styled before you can wear them on stage. In order for a stylist to be able to style the wigs properly, they need to be made from human hair so that they can stand up to heated styling tools. Synthetic wigs will melt when heat is applied to them. Have the Wigs Styled by a Professional Take the wigs to a professional to have them styled. The stylist will know tricks to use to get the wigs looking exactly like the person that you plan to impersonate and ways to keep the wigs looking the same night after night. Some stylists can sew the wigs so that they stay in an up do or so that they stay braided for a long time. Display the Wigs Properly The night of your performance, be sure that you place the wigs on wig stands so that you can easily transfer them as needed between sets. By having the wigs on the wig stands, you will be able to pick them up with ease and keep them from getting tangled as you try to hurry to get them on.  Store the Wigs Safely When you are not using the wigs, be sure that you secure them so that they do not become dirty or tangled. There are wig boxes and bags available that are designed specifically for storing wigs in a safe manner. Be sure to always wear a wig cap when wearing the wigs so that they do not move around as you move on stage. The caps can help to keep the wigs from sliding around and keep them from rubbing directly against your skin. If you follow these tips, you will always have great hair when you are doing your impersonations on...

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5 Hair Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Hair Mistakes That Make You Look Older

If you want to look a few years younger than your age, you do not have to go under the knife. Take a look at your hair instead. Your tresses can actually have a big impact on how old you look. If you don’t take good care of your hair or choose the wrong style, it can make you appear older. Here are five hair mistakes that can make you look older: Your Hair Is Too Long You might associate long hair with youth, but growing your locks too long can actually drag your face down. If your hair is excessively long and does not have any shape to it, it can make you appear older than you are. Cutting several inches off your hair and adding some layers around your face can give you a more youthful appearance. You Do Not Know How to Care for Gray Hair Gray hair does not have to make you look old if you know how to work with it. Start off by using a shampoo with violet undertones once a week to take away some of the yellow tones in your hair. You should also consider getting a professional glossing treatment once a month to add shine to your hair. You Won’t Lighten Your Hair If your hair is getting thinner, you should not keep your hair too dark. Very dark hair can emphasize a thinning scalp. If you don’t want to completely change your hair color, you can ask your hairdresser to add several highlights around your face. You Choose Cool-Toned Highlights Highlights can definitely give you a more youthful look, but you must choose the right shade. If you opt for cool-toned highlights, they could age you. Warmer highlights, on the other hand, can take off a few years. For example, if you have dark brown hair, ask your hairdresser to add caramel highlights. You Don’t Trim Split Ends Waiting too long between haircuts can give you split ends, making your hair look damaged. If your tresses are frazzled, you can end up looking older than your age. Going to the salon every six to eight weeks for a trim will keep your hair healthy and young looking. As you can see, the way your hair looks can definitely have an effect on your appearance. If you want to maintain a youthful appearance, you should avoid making these hair mistakes. To learn more about hair care, consider attending some hair cutting classes. You might even be inspired to take up a new...

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Four Products That Will Help Pamper Your Princess’s Hairstyling Process

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Products That Will Help Pamper Your Princess’s Hairstyling Process

If your little princess loves to have her hair done into pretty styles but hates the process, this can present a conundrum for you. Often children will have issues leaning back through the shampoo process or sitting through an uncomfortable styling process like adults can. If you want to make the hair styling process easier on you and your little girl, consider a few products that you can get from companies like Wholesale Salon Equipment that will make the process simpler and more enjoyable. A shampoo bowl for her neck One of the hardest parts of getting a hair style can be the washing and conditioning process. Though she may appreciate the head massage, leaning her neck back in the sink can be scary and tough on her neck muscles. A shampoo bowl can solve all of these problems. Having to get in the tub each time she needs a hair washing is also a hassle. A shampoo bowl with a space for the neck to relax while having her hair washed will make for a more soothing experience for the two of you. Flexible hair rollers for less pain If your little girl likes curly hair styles, indirect heat is better for the hair. This means that you should use rollers instead of a curling iron to maintain her hair’s health. The one caveat for rollers is that the magnetic rollers often hurt and can be difficult to roll. Instead, use flexible hair rollers. These look like long rods and are easy to manipulate and roll the hair on. To secure, simply twist the rollers ends around itself for a no pain hair style. Rolling hair dryer for reduced drying issues While the hair is rolled, it needs a little heat to dry quickly. Instead of sitting her in one spot for an hour or more, purchase a rolling dryer for your little girl to sit under. A rolling hair dryer stands on its own and can be wheeled around the house. This way your little girl can sit in front of the television for a movie, at the kitchen table for arts and crafts, or in her own room to play while her hair is drying. If she wants to switch room, she just has to wheel the dryer in the next room with her. Smaller combs and brushes A big part of wanting pretty hairstyles is learning how to maintain or help create them on her own. Purchase tools in smaller travel sizes that are easy for her to use with her own hands. This will allow your princess to brush, comb and spritz her own hair, which helps her sense of independence and her skill level...

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Shopping For A Romper/Jumpsuit: Fashion Dos And Don’ts

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Shopping For A Romper/Jumpsuit: Fashion Dos And Don’ts

These days, rompers and jumpsuits are very popular in women’s fashion. Coming in both long-legged and short versions, they’re also versatile enough to be worn throughout the year. Some women shy away from the jumpsuit trend because they don’t feel like they can pull one off, but the truth is that any women can look stunning in a jumpsuit or romper. It’s all about knowing what to look for when shopping for one and being aware of your body type! DO Consider a Solid Color Rompers and jumpsuits come in a variety of patterns, colors, and fabrics. If this is your first time buying a jumpsuit, consider going with a solid color, as patterned jumpsuits can look too “busy” and can be difficult to accessorize. A solid black jumpsuit will be versatile enough to wear with different accessories and layers. Not to mention, black is a slimming color that will make you look longer and leaner! DON’T Choose the Wrong Fit Not all jumpers will fit all women in the same way. This is where knowing your body type will come in handy. Specifically, as you shop for jumpsuits, look to see where the waist cinches in. Ideally, it should cinch at your natural waist, or the slimmest part of your torso (this is often referred to as an empire waist). This will give you the most flattering and slimming look. DO Layer Your Jumpsuit A jumpsuit on its own might look a bit plain, which is why layering and accessorizing is recommended. Consider pairing your romper with a cute denim jacket during the cooler months of the year, or a light blazer during warmer months. Depending on the style of your jumpsuit, you might also consider adding jewelry (chunkier jewelry is ideal for simple, solid-colored rompers, whereas more delicate jewelry may be better suited with a patterned romper). DON’T Buy a Skintight Jumpsuit The idea of a jumpsuit is that it’s supposed to fit loosely (except for in the waist) and flow away from the body, so keep that in mind as you choose a size. A skin-tight jumpsuit isn’t going to be flattering on most body types. If you’re looking to wear something that will show off your figure more, then a catsuit might be more along the lines of what you’re looking for. By keeping these tips in mind, any women can shop for and wear a jumpsuit with confidence. To learn more, go to...

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How to Do Simple Jewelry Repairs at Home

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Do Simple Jewelry Repairs at Home

If your favorite necklace or bracelet breaks, don’t despair! Most jewelry repairs are simple enough to do at home with some basic tools and replacement items that you can purchase from your local craft shop. Here are instructions for what you need to do to repair each kind of jewelry and what tools you should use to get the job done. Broken Clasp Supplies needed: New clasp, jump rings, jewelry pliers Start by opening up the old jump rings that attach the chain or beaded part of the necklace or bracelet to the clasp. Slip the old clasp off of the old jump rings. If the old jump rings looks salvageable, slip the new clasp onto the open jump rings and close with the jewelry pliers. If the old jump rings are damaged, take the chain off. Open up the new jump rings by using the pliers. Open them up just wide enough to slip the chain on and then follow with attaching the new clasp onto each side. Do one side at a time. Close the jump rings with the jewelry pliers. Beads came off of broken string Supplies needed: jewelry string, a jewelry needle, scissors, jewelry glue Nothing is worse than the noise of the beads from your necklace or bracelet hitting the floor and rolling in a million different directions. First, gather up as many of the beads as possible and put them in a bowel. If there is enough string left to reuse, thread the jewelry needle, then start putting the beads back on by pulling the needle through each bead. If the string is too damaged to reuse, take all of the beads off and put them in a bowel. Take a picture of the pattern on the necklace first so that you can duplicate it when you restring the beads. Cut off a length of the string. If the necklace has a clasp and jump rings, tie off the string to one of the rings and the clasp. If there is not a clasp, make a large knot in the string so that the beads won’t slip off. Thread the needle and restring the beads, following the picture that you took. When the beads have been restrung, tie off the string to the other jump ring. Join the jump ring to the clasp. If there is no clasp, tie off the remaining string to the other side. Put a touch of jewelry glue on to each string knot and let the piece dry overnight. For assistance, talk to a professional like Woodbury...

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Tips For Creating Flawless, Lasting Bridal Makeup

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Creating Flawless, Lasting Bridal Makeup

When you’re getting ready to walk down the aisle, every detail matters. Once you’ve got the venue, decorations, dress and other details worked out, it’s time to think about your makeup. Chances are, you’ll be asking more of your makeup on your wedding day than you ever have. To make sure that you are not only getting the look you want, but also getting a look that will last all day, you’ll want to know some of the tips that the pros use when they’re applying a blushing bride’s cosmetics. Here’s a look at a few things you should know to help keep your look all day long. Opt for Primer No matter what brand of makeup you’re using, you can probably find a primer in the same brand. If not, mixing and matching is okay as long as the shade is consistent with the rest of your products. Before you apply foundation, use a primer to smooth your skin and tone down redness. Another great benefit to using primer is that it creates a base that your makeup can cling to, helping it last from vows to the final dance. The same holds true for your eyes. Don’t apply your eye color until you’ve put a primer on your lids. Just don’t use the same primer for your face as you do for your eyes. There are specific primers on the market designed for eye shadow, and they help keep your color smooth, even and crease-free. Do Your Eyes First If you’re like most women, you probably wash, moisturize and then apply foundation. When you’re creating your wedding day look, though, you’ll want to start with your eyes. This helps to ensure that you don’t mess up that carefully balanced foundation if you have to clean up a mistake around your eyes, and it keeps you from smudging your foundation with your palm as you work. Apply Your Foundation Before the Concealer Most women start with a concealer product before applying foundation. The goal is to cover up blemishes and flaws, then create a smooth base with foundation that covers the concealer. When you’re looking for a smooth, flawless finish without disrupting the concealer, apply your foundation first. That way, you have the solid makeup base to work from, and you’ll know which flaws are actually going to show through the foundation. Apply the concealer with light dabs of your fingertips. It will help it blend into the foundation more effectively. If you try to apply it with a sponge or brush, you’re just going to smear your foundation and cause streaks. With the tips presented here, you can create the look you’ve envisioned for your wedding day without worrying about makeup disasters striking later in the day. Another bonus to this is that smooth, even makeup looks better in wedding photos. For more information, or if you would like professional assistance, contact Adevia SpaSalon or a similar...

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Follow These Tips To Give Your Friend Or Partner The Best Massage Ever

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you don’t want to shell out the money or time for a professional massage, you can always exchange massages with your partner or a friend. It may not be quite as amazing as the massage you’d receive from a professional (because, let’s face it, you don’t have a few spare years to spend in massage school), but with these tips under your belt, it can be pretty darn good! Always use massage oil. Rubbing dry skin against dry skin just does not feel that great, and if you do it for long enough, you might end up with some brush burn. Avoid the urge to jump right in, and apply some massage oil before you start rubbing your friend’s shoulders or back. It does not have to be a fancy oil. Even some coconut oil or olive oil from the kitchen will do the trick if you’re in a pinch. Both of these are great for the skin. Start at one point, and work your way down. People who are new to the idea of giving massages tend to jump around from area to area. This haphazard approach means you’re likely to miss important places. To give a more thorough massage, start at one end of the body part you’re massaging, and work your way towards the other end. If you want to be super thorough, you can work from end to end twice. Don’t be afraid to apply a little pressure. A lot of non-professional massage-givers use too light of a touch because they’re afraid of hurting their subjects. A deep massage, however, is more rejuvenating and relaxing than one that barely skims the surface. Your partner will let you know if you’re pressing too hard — and then you can lighten up. You’re unlikely to actually cause any damage by pressing too hard. Use various massage techniques. You will give a much more thorough massage if you use several different movements throughout the process. Don’t just knead with your thumbs in circles the whole time. Knead with your thumbs for a while, then use your knuckles a bit, and then use some long, smoothing strokes. This variation allows you to work the muscles in a few different ways for more thorough relief and relaxation. Like anything else, giving a good massage takes practice. Ask your partner what feels good, and what does not feel as good. You can take this feedback to heart and use it to hone your massage technique for next time. (For more information, you can contact Euro Spa Of...

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