Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Brazilian Reasons Why you Should Wax bu Demi Pleming

Here’s a few:

Shaving is a form of depilation which means it is only removing the hair at the skin level. Though it is quick & easy, it is extremely temporary. One case of the goose bumps and you are back with stubby legs.

Shaving is known to irritate the skin and cause razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and in some serious cases Folliculitis (infected ingrown hairs). Shaving too much can also cause the skin to darken due to the skin being overly irritated. 

Waxing is a form of epilation which means the hair is removed from the follicle. Because the hair bulb is removed in waxing, it takes a lot longer for the hair to grow back. Waxing leaves the skin with a smooth glowing texture.

There are 2 types of wax that can be used during a service:

Soft wax is the most common form of wax. It is a thin wax that is removed with a strip. This wax is used to remove thin hair in areas such as the brows or lips. Soft wax is not recommended for people with sensitive skin because it tends to adhere to the skin when it is applied over the hair and may cause some irritation.

Hard wax is “stripless” and can be used for hair removal on any part of the body. It is applied very thick and though it looks a little intense, the removal is less painful than with soft wax. Hard wax adheres to the follicle as it dries instead of sticking to the skin.

Waxing also helps decrease growth of unwanted hair. Overtime waxing becomes less painful because the hairs will eventually pass the early growth stage which will make hair thinner and easier to remove.

Most people stray away from waxing because they think it will hurt. Don’t be one of those people!  Service providers tend to wax quickly to help decrease discomfort for their guest.  Remember “Beauty is Pain” and you are only one quick wax pull away from smooth, glowing, hair free skin!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Be the Light by Jennifer Boutwell

I decided to bring our blogging back however I wanted to add a little more than just hair and skin information. Since our company is named Salon Sanity why not offer some ways to have “sanity” in your everyday life. To find that sanity personal self growth is a must. We have to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others. Here is my take on doing it all.
Personal self Growth:
I get asked all the time how do you do it? How do you workout, travel, show up and your kids stuff, runs a company,etc? Don’t you ever get tired? 😴
Listen up all you busy moms, boss ladies and entrepreneurs. It’s not a secret 🤫 I promise.
I have a great support team. I am organized. I’ve surrounded myself with inspiring people. Most importantly, I am passionate about being able to “do it all.” We all heard the statement “if you do not take care of yourself then you will not be good for anyone else.” This is a huge part of the puzzle.
Finding time for me each and every day is something I actually put on my schedule first. I get up an hour earlier so that I can set my intent for the day and express gratitude. After I set my positive mindset  I work out. Working out has increased my energy level beyond belief. No I don’t always want to get out of bed but I am very disciplined in not hitting snooze 😴 and just doing it!! Now I’m ready to take on the day.
Another key to the puzzle is enough sleep. I make sure that I get eight hours of sleep every night. Yes I go to bed before 10:00 most night because 5:00 comes early.
At the end of each day I take time to reflect on the happenings of the day. What worked, what didn’t. Did I drink enough water? Did I fuel my body with good things? Did I fuel my mind with positive things? Did I pass it forward? Did I inspire someone to be better today than they were yesterday.

Here is the deal if you want to show up everyday then you have to take care of you first! Challenge yourself. What can you do  right now to show up better for you, your family and your coworkers?  BE THE LIGHT 🌞

Friday, October 18, 2019

Why Spray Tanning? by Brandi Houin Michel

Spray tanning, the perfect alternative to UV rays that will give you “A just off the beach look”
  For years, the simple answer for getting color or a “tan”, was to visit the local tanning spa and enjoy some UV rays courtesy of the salon’s tanning beds or go lay out for hours on the beach. With more people wanting to avoid the skin cancer percentage increase that can happen with long time exposure to UV rays, spray tans are one of the fastest growing services in the beauty industry. Many people feel extra confident with a tan body and I know for certain I’m one of them!
  The most popular times guests book a spray tan session is before a wedding, proms, homecoming dances, a vacation, a body building competition, or any other special occasion that could be coming up.
   First things first, the key to a natural Just off the Beach Tan is starting with a palette that is clean, healthy, and fresh.
Before getting a spray tan it is mandatory to shave, wax, and/or exfoliate 24-48 hours before your spray tan session. If you don’t it could result in uneven color results and your spray tan could potentially not last the 5-7 days it normally would.  When exfoliating the day before please do not use an oil-based scrub it can leave a residue on the skin that can affect the color adhesion.
  The day of your appointment it is best to arrive with no make-up, moisturizer, or deodorant on your skin. Wear loose fitting and/or dark clothes to your session. Your spray tan artist will consult with you and pick the perfect tanning solution for your skin type and desired results.
  After your session is complete the immediate color on your skin is the cosmetic bronzers. Your full tan color with not develop for 12-24 hours. Immediately following the spray tan application, avoid activities that may cause you to sweat excessively and possibly cause streaking of the cosmetic bronzers. Use the air conditioning in your car on a hot day.  Remember, your skin has just been tinted with a water-soluble solution. The day after a session and after the first shower only pat the skin to dry off, do not rub. Be sure to use a recommended moisturizer to protect the tan 2x every day because dry skin doesn’t hold a tan as well as moisturized skin.
Spray tans do not protect the skin from UV rays, so be sure to still apply sunscreen.
1.)    Always get a trial spray tan (especially if you haven’t had one before) or two if you can before your wedding day.
2.)    Take some photos and get someone to video you while wearing your trial tan to check that you like the level of color on your skin.
3.)    Get your final spray tan 2 days prior to your wedding day. This will minimize any of the bronzer coming off on your wedding dress and a tan always looks better on day 2 or 3.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Why Toning Hair is Important After A Color Service by Cheryl Farman

Why toning is the most important part of your hair coloring process.

1. Bleach is not a color

"Bleaching is a tool that we use to take color or pigment, out of the hair. The professional term is a 'pre-lightener'. During this process, you are pulling the pigment from the hair, stripping away the color but not adding any color."

2. Toning is when the color  is added

"Your final color comes from the toning process. You can go anywhere with a toner. On blondes, cooler toner makes the color more silvery and warmer toner makes it more coppery. Toning is the most important part of the color process."

3. It's not just for blondes

"Contrary to popular belief, toners are not just used for achieving blonde shades, but are also a must for redheads and brunettes.

4. Toning doesn't last – this is why your color fades

"Depending on your hair type, toner can last between two-to-six weeks depending on the porosity of the hair and how frequent you Shampoo.The general rule of thumb is that previously colored hair which is more porous will hold color for less time than natural or 'virgin' hair, which can hold color for up to six weeks."

5. Toners aren't just for color, but shine too

"Toners don't just add color to the hair. Toners can add shine to natural hair and won't affect the color. By reflecting the light, this gives hair a super glossy varnish-like effect which we call 'glossing'."

Toning is a great way to finalize the end results!!!!!!

♥️♥️♥️ Sanity Stylist Cheryl
Thank you to Redken for much of this information.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Say Goodbye to Flakes

“The truth on Dandruff”

There’s no way of sugar-coating it: Dealing with dandruff is no fun.

Flakes, or an itchy dry scalp…the condition can be seriously uncomfortable, not to mention maybe a little embarrassing. Happily, all it takes is the right dandruff shampoo to get rid of it!!!!    Keep reading to learn how to fight those flakes.
As annoying as dandruff is, the good news is that it’s easy to treat! The Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo by Redken contains that superstar ingredient, plus hydrating glycerin and soothing lavender for your scalp. A unique interbond scalp system carries these important ingredients and helps them bind better to the scalp and the hair. Guys dealing with dandruff (if that’s you, you’re definitely not alone, as one in two men are looking for dandruff control products) will appreciate the new Brews Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. It also contains that all-important pyrithione zinc, and also helps control flakes, itching, irritation, and scaling.
If your dandruff is mild or you’re just trying to prevent flaking, use it twice per week. To treat more intense dandruff, use daily.
Either way, be sure to massage the dandruff shampoo into your scalp—after all, that’s the area that needs it—and let it sit for about five minutes in order to give the pyrithione zinc enough time to knock out.
Sanity Stylist Cheryl

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Add a little H2O in Your Life by a Salon Sanity Team Member

          Why drink Water? Does it affect your hair? Skin? Nails?

Do you drink enough water? Did you know that the amount of water that you drink each day matters? While many people don’t take this into consideration, water intake can determine the health of your hair, skin, nails and normal bodily functions. 

Humans are supposed to drink about 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day to provide the body with essential hydration. The reasons for many problems people have with their hair and skin can be attributed to a lack of water intake.

Some of the positive effects of a normal water intake are listed below.
  •   Cells that are provided with enough water will assist in strengthening hair and providing essential nutrients throughout the body.
  •   Normal water intake can reduce dry skin. This includes dandruff, chapped lips, and cracking skin. While the effects are not immediate, over time the dry skin will heal as long as water intake stays constant
  •   Water can assist with flushing the body of chemicals.
  •  Normal water intake can assist with digestion and bowel movements.

In conclusion, healthy water intake can lead to an overall strong body, which will promote healthy skin and hair. Without the necessary water, this can lead to a body plagued by the lack of exposure to water. Drinking water in conjunction with good haircare and skincare products can give you that radiant look.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Airbrush Makeup WHY? by Jamie Nguyen

Why Airbrush Makeup?

What is airbrush makeup? Airbrush makeup is the key to those stunning, beautiful, glowing model shoots that are in glamour magazines you see every day.

Why is it better than traditional liquids or powders? The biggest difference between airbrush makeup and traditional makeup is the way that it is applied. Instead of the rubbing, patting, and brushing of makeup onto your skin, airbrush makeup is applied by spraying a fine mist onto the surface on your skin for a perfect coverage. Since the airbrush makeup just sits on just the surface of your skin it will not clog pores or cause an allergic reaction. Blemishes are concealed and your skin tones will glow. Airbrush makeup offers flawless coverage, without looking or feeling like you are wearing makeup. Unlike your traditional liquids and powders, it is also sweat and water-resistant!

An airbrush makeup system is comprised of a compressor, hose, and airbrush makeup gun. The compressor supplies the makeup gun with air through the hose and the speed at which the air comes out of the compressor can be varied.

The makeup that is used in airbrush makeup system is very different from traditional makeup. You are not able to use traditional makeup in an airbrush makeup system. Airbrush is liquid makeup and has a finer pigment size than most other makeup. It can also be either water-based or silicone-based. The airbrush makeup is fast drying and will last the entire day without smudging and rubbing off on your clothes! Airbrush makeup tends to look more natural as well.

Airbrush makeup versus traditional comes down to personal preference. Some of our makeup artist love airbrush and others like the traditional application. No worries if you are not a fan of airbrush makeup it’s okay because Salon Sanity offers both. Stop by and speak with one of our Pros to see what they recommend for you

Until next time gorgeous! XOXO