Saturday, February 22, 2020

What Products do you Recommend?

Knowing what products you need to use on your hair is Key to protecting your beauty investment. We often get asked what can I get at Walmart or Target. Here is our advice:⁠
We cannot recommend something from Walmart or Target because that is not something that we use. We have chosen a professional product that we trust and personally use. If you are willing to invest in you hair then we recommend you investing in the professional products that we recommend. ⁠
Look at it this way if you spend $150-200 on an outfit do you throw it in the washer and dryer on high heat or do you bring it to the cleaners or wash it on delicate and hang it to dry? Why? Typically because you spent a lot of money on that one outfit and you want it to last more than one wear. ⁠
The money you invest in your hair is an outfit that you wear each and everyday, so why would you want to shampoo your hair with a $5-10 bottle of shampoo that will potentially strip out your beauty investment? ⁠
If you are curious what you should use on your hair and why just ask your stylist they will be more than happy to help you protect your investment. ⁠
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Monday, February 10, 2020

Sunday Sanity by Jennifer Boutwell

Sunday Sanity:
Some days you wake up and you just KNOW that you will face challenges. You can either chose to let those challenges rule you and your day with negativity or you can chose to rule the challenges with grace, love, forgiveness and positivity.
When I have a day like this I set myself up with a positive mindset.
1- I journal about the different scenarios. The what if’s. I get it all out on paper then I let it go.
2- I will do a high impact workout routine to let the negativity out and create my own positive energy.
3- I set my INTENTIONS for the day and stick to my plan.
We can not control others however we can control how we respond to others. Choosing grace and forgiveness is not always easy however when you take the personal emotion out of a situation choosing grace and forgiveness is the ONLY CHOICE!
Hope you have a great Sunday full of love, grace, forgiveness and positivity.  #emotionalintelligence #grace #sanitypositivity #salonsanity#happinessbc

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Spring Colors by Haley Songy

Blog: Spring Colors

We always want to be one step ahead of the game to bring you the most updated trends going on for 2020. As a boutique and salon company, we strive to let our guests know what’s in style and what the most updated “fashion trend” is going on in the current year and/or season.
The color palette for 2020 is very interesting and intriguing. There is a mixture of colors that can fit anyone’s style, personality, and lifestyle choices. These colors can be friendly and able to give one a sense of ease. Colors can also bring out many self- expressions and take some unique twists and turns by highlighting foundations of humor, modernity, and entertainment within humanity.

“Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

There is quite a bit of color choices that fit the Spring Fashion and Trend line. These choices usually pursue an analogy for why it is worn during the particular season. The seasonal core shades will come together to create modern classic colors for fashion. The top 12 colors trending now are:

Classic Blue - A boundless blue hue, an infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.
Biscay Green - An aqua shade connected to cleansing waters; cools and refreshes.
Flame Scarlet - Burning bright, portrays confidence and determination.
Chive Green - A savory herbal green, portrays a healthy and uplifting harmony.
Faded Denim – A  dependable blue conveys comfort and ease.
Orange Peel - Introduces a tasteful tang.
Coral Pink - Wraps you up in a warm and welcoming embrace.
Grape - A composite of mysterious and smooth purple shades.
Mosaic Blue - Displays an air of grace and depth of feeling.
Sunlight Yellow - Invites happiness, pleasant cheer, and a smiling presence.
Cinnamon Stick - Earthy and warm; sweet yet spicy.

If you are looking for a more sophisticated look, the following neutral colors may suit you better for what you are trying to express:

Lark – Authentic and low-key; an understated and versatile khaki.
Navy Blazer – A deep blue that is stylish and self-assured.
Brilliant White – Clean but crisp; a suggestive of simplicity and modernity.
Ash - Solid and strong; eternally timeless which carries a message of longevity.

Come stop in our Salon & Boutique to shop the latest fashion and trends going on for 2020!

Thursday, January 16, 2020


How do you view yourself? How do you view the world? Do you let others make you feel unworthy? Do you worry about other people’s opinion? Do you truly LOVE yourself?
We often go through life without living it to the fullest. We let other people’s opinion dictate what we do and how we see ourselves. Are you letting others see the REAL you?
The older I get the more I realize how important it is to live my life to the fullest because tomorrow is not guaranteed. I strive to be a better person today than I was yesterday. Yes I have days that are not the way I want them to go but I don’t let that stop me from always pushing through to be the best version of me.
One of my 2020 goals is to be very intentional in what I am currently doing. Being focused and present in what you are doing is key to be a better version of your best self.  I want to inspire people to live their biggest dream, be the person they want to be, be their BEST version.
 “Be the type of energy that no matter where you go you always add value to the space and lives around you.”
Go out into the world and paint it bright with positive energy.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Heat Protectants and Your Hair by Courtney Jensen

Why should you use heat protectants in your hair styling routine?

When using thermal irons and blow dryers on your hair, the hair can become over-worked and brittle. When you add a little heat protectant to your daily styling routine, this helps to reduce the friction between the heated styling tool and your hair. To keep your hair looking healthy and beautiful, heat protectant is a go to product.

How to apply heat protectants:
Step 1. Pick out your favorite heat protectant that works for your hair type
Step 2. After washing, towel dry hair and add heat protectant to damp hair
Step 3. Dry your hair and style as desired

Salon Sanity's Top 5 Favorites:
1. Play Safe, a leave in treatment that protects the hair up to 450 °F. This product is infused with plant based protein and tourmaline to strengthen and keep the hair sustainable. Play Safe, reduces the appearance of split ends up to 70%, and prevents the hair from any future damage due to excessive styling.

2. Rebel Tame, this is a multifunction heat protectant cream. Which protects hair up to 450 °F, tames unmanageable frizzy hair, and is Sodium Chloride and sulfate free. Rebel tame contains Babassu Oil, which is a non drying vegetable oil, that gets extracted from babassu palms. 

3. 21 Benefits Leave in Treatment, also acts as a heat protectant. This all inclusive leave in conditioner treatment primes the hair, to prevent and heat damage that may be cause from thermal ironing tools. This product also is packed with vitamins and nutrients to protect color, add luster, and reduce breakage.

4. Iron Shape 11, is a thermal holding spray. This means the product will hold curls, add shine, help prevent frizz, as well as protect your hair from heat damage. 

5. Smooth Perfection Intense Smoothing Cream, is a product that not only protects hair from heat damage, but it also smoothes and controls coats frizzy hair. This multitasking cream is also 100% vegan.

The next time you go to grab a blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron or wand make sure to protect your hair! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Hair Maintenance by Lacey Carmedalle

Fantasy Color is the hardest color to keep looking it’s best. I recommend every 3-4 weeks. Most fantasy colors are direct dyes so they tend to wash out faster. The best way to keep the color looking it’s best is to use a Sulfate free shampoo/conditioner, my favorite is Redken Color Magnetics. Second, using a heat protectant when using hot tools is a must. I love Extreme Play safe.

Toner - Freshing up your toner about every four weeks will keep it always looking it’s best. Toners are great for adding warmth or for getting rid of warmth. If you don’t want to see brassy tones I recommend using Color Blondage purple shampoo. Use once a week or every other wash depending on the level of coolness that you want.  When using hot tools using a heat protectant is a must.

Highlights  - To keep your highlights always looking their best I recommend having them done every 6-8 Weeks. To keep the integrity of the hair I recommend using Redken Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner. You can also use Color Blondage purple shampoo once a week to help with any unwanted grassiness. Extreme anti snap leave in for dry or brittle hair is a must when doing any color service that lightens the hair.

Balayage is perfect for the person who doesn’t like a lot of upkeep. I recommend getting it done every  8-10 weeks. Depending on your hair texture and the tone that you desire will depend which shampoo you chose. I love Redken All soft shampoo and conditioner to keep hair soft and shiny. Redken Color Blondage Shampoo to keep cool tones. My leave in conditioner of choice is All Soft Hydramelt.

Root retouch   Depending on the amount of gray that you have I recommend every  4-6 weeks to keep your hair looking it’s best.  Color extend magnetics shampoo and conditioner will keep your color shiny and vibrant. Color Extend Magnetics Mask is a great weekly treatment to keep the color lasting and your ends moisturized.

Haircuts- I recommend every 4 weeks for someone with a short pixie cut. If you like to wear your hair in a Bob I recommend every 5-6 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. Longer hair I recommend 6-8 weeks, anything longer than 8 weeks will compromise the integrity of your ends (aka split ends).  If you have thick frizzy hair I love to use Frizz Dismiss Shampoo, conditioner and Rebel Tame to keep your hair looking it’s best. If you’re looking to add volume my two favorites are Redken High Rise and Pureology Clean Volume.. Stay tuned for a future blog on my favorite styling products.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Make the Most of Your Life by Jennifer Boutwell

“It’s not the years  in your life that counts but the LIFE in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
Are you living your life to the fullest? Are you taking in every moment making fabulous memories? Are you making each day truly count?
Are you just going through the motions? Do you feel like life is passing you by? Are you so busy being busy that you’re missing out on the most important things to you?
It’s so easy to get consumed with the day to day task that you can loose yourself. Here is a challenge for you:
1- Write down five things that you love to do but have not made time for. Now put those things into your schedule. If it’s a date night book it. If it’s lunch with a friend book it. If it’s one on one time with your children then do it. Set weekly, monthly and yearly goals to live life.
2- Write down five things that you can do for yourself to better you. What makes you a better you? Is working out your thing or do you want it to be your thing? Do you enjoy reading or meditating? Do you get at least 8 hours of sleep each night? Figure out what you can do each and every day to be a better version of you and then do it!
3- Take a moment and dream. That’s right what did you dream about as a kid? Now do it. Make that dream a reality.
Follow Abraham Lincoln’s advice and see what happens. Live your life 😊