Friday, July 30, 2021

Why use Eye cream? by Melissa Bustamant


                                                                       Crow’s feet what?

Are you a believer or are you a killjoy?  Are you loud and proud shouting from the rooftops about all the products with whoever is willing to listen, or are you secretly dabbing concoctions around your eyes twice a day with hopes of easing fine lines?   

Why to use eye cream and how to choose an eye cream.  Most authorities believe there are certain issues that eye creams can help treat, but some concerns, no matter how much you spend, are untouchable. There is no magic anything that will stop the aging process, well at least not today, but there are products that will help reduce the look of wrinkles, however they have to have the proper elements.

We should use eye cream to protect the fragile skin around our eyes. Our daily squinting, blinking, smiling allows for our skin to be put through rigorous daily workout.  Eye cream targets the delicate skin around the eyes and can prevent common signs of aging, it can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it delivers tailor-made hydration, and can strengthen and protect delicate skin.

Why are we prone to wrinkles?

·       The skin around your eyes is naturally thinner than the rest of your body.

·       This skin will becomes thinner with age and loses elasticity and strength over time.

·       The fragility of the area also explains why it’s often the first part of your face to start showing signs of age.

·        It’s natural for our skin to become drier over time.

·       A lack of hydration is also a wrinkle-causing factor.

Everyone's skin and goals are different, but eye cream can be a vital part of a balanced, nourishing skincare routine.  Before buying, take your age, skin type, and skin care habits into account. And your best bet, no matter where you stand on the eye cream debate, is to religiously use sunscreen and take care of your body.

How to protect the skin around our eyes

·       Be mindful of the products you use.

·       Use formulas that are specifically made for the skin around your eyes.

·       Never apply products meant for other parts of the body, as they may be too harsh.



Key ingredients to keep an eye out for

·       Retinol boosts cell turnover

·       Vitamin C and Peptides will help strengthen the skin and make it more robust.

·       Antioxidants can help protect against free radical damage

·       Hyaluronic acid helps to reduce the look of wrinkles

Correct application for eye cream

·       Use your ring finger. It’s your weakest finger, so it will naturally have a gentle touch.

·       Scoop up a pea-sized amount of product.

·       Gently tap small dots under your eyes starting in the innermost corner and moving outward. Avoid applying cream too close to your bottom eyelashes.

·       Pat the product into your skin- avoid dragging or rubbing.

·       Wait 2 minutes to let the cream fully absorb.

·       Apply the rest of your skin care products and makeup.

Final Thoughts

Never skip eye cream day; just as forgiveness is easier to seek than permission, prevention is easier than treatment. The earlier you start the better! 

And lastly, no matter which product you choose to use, you should always use it with caution.





Thursday, July 22, 2021

Just Another Day in Paradise by Melissa Bustamante


Just Another Day In Paradise by Melissa Bustamante

Summer, when the days are longest and the nights are shortest. It seems here in southeast Louisiana we are still going strong holding onto these summer months. All of our summer planning has come to fruition and most of us are in full vacation modes; some experiencing our dream vacations while others are enjoying the staycations.  Now more than ever we are running; running the kids to and from summer camp, to and from sleep overs, and some of you, well some of you are so prepared that you have already started running to get those uniforms and school supplies.  

It’s the never ending story, right? Amidst all of the planning and running some of you may be too busy to look out for yourselves, but fear not we are here to meet your needs and to take care of you. Keeping you feeling confident, appreciated, relaxed, loved and happy! Here at Salon Sanity we have great go to summer services that will make you feel like you’re being pampered on vacation!

Living in the south and especially during the summer months we have to deal with not only the humidity and how that can wreak havoc on our otherwise beautiful hair, but we too have to deal with damage from the sun, beach and pool and it’s during this time of year we should pamper ourselves a little more! Whether you are looking to tame that frizz with a Keratin blowout or keeping your hair with that sun kissed look we have what you need.  Ask your stylist what you can do to add a little pizazz to your scheduled service that will help keep the appearance and maintain your healthy hair. We want you to feel like the super star you are and we want to help empower you by offering you the best quality products!

This month we partnered with Kerastase Paris, a luxury hair care line that is absolutely phenomenal!   We have done this because not only does it compliment the two hair care lines that we have, but also something that will elevate it and take it to the next level. Kerastase is science and technology driven and it’s all about repairing the hair from the inside out. There are so many aspects to the Kerastase line. Some of the things that we fell in love with were all of the smells, the science, and the fact that they have specific lines for different needs. They have a line for ageing hair, curly hair and they have amazing in salon treatment concentrates that are mixed with boosters to treat: hydration, shine, protein and moisture. All of these can be customized for you!  We are super excited about this partnership. Be sure to keep checking our Facebook and Instagram stories and pages for different featured products as we are sure to go through them all.

One of our fun go to summer services that we offer is being able to help you achieve your “Glow Up”! Yes, that sun kissed look before you leave for a trip to the beach or even if you’re staying local for planned weekend festivities.  Brandi Houin Michel is our certified Norvell Spray artist and she would love to help you achieve that glow!    

These dry summer months and exposure to too much sun calls for getting those pores pampered, and special facials to cool and soothe summer skin. And let’s not forget to give our brows a little love! Our Esthetician Katelyn Adams cannot wait to customize a day at the salon with you!

And lastly give your feet a treat! Our FarmHouse Fresh honey heel glaze is a honey based moisturizing serum that instantly soaks into skin helping to relieve cracked, dry heels and feet. Be sure to check out all of our other Farmhouse Fresh products while you’re in the salon.

 There you have it we have you covered from head to toe with go to summer services and products that will make you feel like you are surely on vacation! Should you have any questions about our products or services be sure to call the salon and our front desk will direct you accordingly! And remember always be your own kind of beauty!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Summer 2021 (Fashion) Color Trends by Melissa Bustamante


Well, color me PINK!

From London to Florence, Milan, Paris and New York, September is the hottest month for the upcoming Spring/Summer fashion reveal. This past September, because of the pandemic, things were a bit different and shows were viewed on digital media and in person, despite these limitations the runways didn’t stop and the shows went on!!  Unsurprisingly, “Optimism” is the word that is being portrayed through color trends for summer 2021!

Clothing and color is a form of expression, a way to lose restrictions and liberate oneself from repetition and routine! Colors can represent emotions, they can lift our moods and give us confidence. Each color serves as an aura, and who doesn’t think of russet and crimson when it comes to autumn! Colors relay to us seasons and power and even personality temperament and it seems that the designers are trying to both foster energy and express their desire to return to normal.  


Here at Salon Sanity, boutique and salon Company, we too had the desire to return to normal. We have taken all the right steps to get back to seeing and serving our guest. We take pride in ensuring our guest have the very best experience from the moment they walk in the door. That means having the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of our clientele.  This month we went to market and sought to find what we most hear you ask for and while we were there we picked up apparel representing the hottest colors making their way this summer!  Along with sophisticated and timeless pieces.


When you think “Girls run the world” you think Queen B, but this summer when you think “pink” know that all of the pinks from muted to bright are taking over from clothing to jewelry and even architecture.  Bubble Gum Pink, is the hottest color of the season and that’s not all there are actually several contenders that are fighting to be the leader from pastel yellow, lavender, aqua blues and tropical greens, as well as, sparkles and sequins!  All of them are making their way to the front of the line. We have already begun to display some of our new arm, ear and neck candy. Clothes are arriving weekly! We are so excited to be bringing in brands such as Taylor Shaye Designs, Adrienne and Cello Jeans to mention a few. 2021 fashion trends are looking like a lot of fun. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Summer Hair Tips by Melissa Bustamante


Summer Time Hair Tips

How to protect your blonde color treated hair by Melissa Bustamante

When I hear the words summer time I think of the smell of suntan lotion, barbecues, Kenny Chesney’s  “Summertime”,  fireflies, vacation,  sun kissed bodies and beach hair don’t care!!! Every summer has a story what is your hair going to tell about yours?

Doesn’t it seem that during this time of year we always take extra measures to keep and protect our skin from sun damage and our bodies hydrated, but we rarely hear talk about keeping our hair protected? During the summer time we are harder on our hair due to the time we spend in the sun, to the time we spend splashing around in the pool or at the beach.  Chlorine and salt water work to strip moisture away from your hair causing things like split ends and breakage, taking away shine and vibrancy leaving your hair to appear dull and lackluster. Did you know that the UVA/UVB rays break down your melanin causing damage to your hair and allow it to look dry and brassy? UV rays break down the color toner molecules that keep your color pure and lively. Also, color treated hair is more susceptible to protein and lipid layer damage since our hair can become dehydrated from color treatments. So, by now you’re probably thinking, what is it that I need to do to help protect my blonde hair, we have the answers that you’re looking for!

3 Healthy hair tips for blonde color treated hair

Tip 1: Keep it hydrated

It takes work to get the perfect color blonde, so during the summer months you want to take extra measures to ensure your hair stays hydrated.   At our salon we have several products and treatments available. Just a few are our Redken Bonding concentrate shampoo and conditioner. It adds moisture and protein and is made for all hair types.  Our Redken Color Extend Blondage system conditioner features citric acid to strengthen and repair blonde hair from the core and strengthens, moisturizes and detangles in one step. In addition we have Keratin Treatments that protects hair from damage, including breakage and split ends.

*Fun fact: Always wet your hair with fresh water before exposure to chlorine. This step allows your hair to absorb more of the regular water, leaving less room for chlorine infused water to infiltrate your strands therefore helping to keep your hair from being stripped of moisture.

Tip 2: Protect it from the heat

Using a heat protectant before using your favorite styling tool would help your hair remain healthy, and lock in your hair color. A few we recommend are Redken’s Extreme Play Safe 3-in-1 leave in treatment and Redken Thermal Sprays Iron Shape 11 and 21. These are a must have for protecting hair from thermal heat and preventing damage.

Tip 3: Keep it out of the sun

Stay out of the sun- what? No way Jose’!  It’s inevitable we are always outside and during the summer even more so, no fear  we carry Pureology Color Fanatic Instant Deep Conditioning hair mask and Pureology Refresh and Go dry shampoo that  contain a UV filter  that  keep your hair protected. Additionally, hats are a great way to keep your hair protected and it can keep you cooler too.  Not to mention, insert happy dance, summer 2021 hats are in style, but if you’re not fond of bucket hats, brim hats or caps a sun umbrella is another option and hold on to your seat because the most fashionable headwear this summer is the headscarf!

*FUN FACTS: Properties found in sesame oil have been shown to protect scalp and hair from up to 30% of UV rays according to NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). Sesame oil resists 30% of UV rays, while coconut oil, olive oil block out about 20%. Coconut oil protects hair from protein loss. Some essential oils that contain a natural SPF: Peppermint essential oil- SPF 7, Tea tree essential oil- SPF 2.

 * NOTE: You should always check with your hair stylist when it comes to oils especially those with tints, and especially if you have white or platinum blonde hair. Oils are good for you, however, it all comes down to the formulation. For blondes any oil that isn’t water soluble should be avoided.

HOT TIP: Apply oil to damp strands or dry ends prior to sun exposure. The summer heat leaves the cuticle open and more porous, so your hair will absorb the oil.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Fun in the Sun with SPF by Katelyn Adams and Jennifer Boutwell

 Planning a tropical vacay ?? Or even just staying in .... You need your SPF either way ! Sunscreen is the most important thing to help fight anti aging and skin cancer. The sun is the most dangerous thing for your skin in the WORLD. 

Tips for protecting your skin and why you want to protect it:

  • Use a sunscreen with an spf of at least 30- this will protect against 97% of the UVB rays
  • Re-applying every 2-3 hours is best , ESPECIALLY when in the sun !! 
  • Wear sunscreen whether it is rain or shine
  • Spf protects your skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays from the sun (Uv rays can cause sun damage as well as burn the skin. UVB also can cause wrinkles and age the skin.
  • Wear hats
  • Use an umbrella
  • Wearing sunscreen can prevent you from getting skin cancer. 
  • Sunscreen can hydrate the skin especially the ones that have shea butter and avocado oil

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Summer Sunless Tanning by Brandi Michel

 It’s Spray Tan season!

As summer approaches people desire to be tanned, however with the growing numbers of skin cancer more and more people are shying away from the old school way of "laying out" without sunscreen. people are turning to self tanners and spray tanning. As a salon that as offers spray tanning we are often asked "HOW LONG WILL MY SUNLESS TAN LAST?"
The longevity of a sunless tan depends on the type of self-tanning application, the skin’s natural exfoliation process, and on the skincare regimen followed before and after application. A professional application, a sunless tan received at a salon or spa, will last longer than an at-home application as there is usually a greater percentage of DHA used. Professional application (stand-up spray units, airbrush, Custom Bronzing) typically last 5 to 7 days. The “life span” of a sunless tan also depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation. We all have a natural exfoliation process. The faster your skin turns over, the faster the sunless tan will fade. The tan created by the DHA affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after 4 to 5 days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate.
If you want the maximum lasting results, following a good skin care regimen before and after sunless tanning will help a sunless tan last longer. Exfoliating prior to a sunless tanning application and keeping skin moisturized afterwards is essential if you want the sunless tan to last longer. Sunless tan extending products with a light self tanning bronzer help hydrate skin and maintains natural-looking color longer.

There are many different brands our their. Our company's favorite is Norvell. We have two certified technicians and offer various formulas depending on your skin tone as well as the desired result. Headed to the beach or an event you can get spray tanned and have that natural looking tan in just minutes.. Go get your tan on the safe way.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Brow Bomb by Sanity Stylist Brandi Michel

 What is eyebrow lamination and how does it work?

If you aren’t familiar with the treatment, you can basically think of eyebrow lamination as the secret to getting high-shine and ultra-full brows. Although lamination has been around for quite a while, it’s recently shot into popularity (the thousands of #BrowLamination pics on Insta are proof) as a noninvasive (and less permanent) alternative to microblading for people that don’t want that kind of commitment. Brow-laminations are great for filling gaps, adding definition, and giving the illusion of more hair to sparse brows.

Even though eyebrow lamination is often described as a “perm for your brows,” it’s actually the complete opposite. Eyebrow lamination is a three-step treatment meant to straighten out the brow hair. 

The whole treatment—including consult, shaping, and trimming— takes about 45 minutes(an hour if you add a tint and wax). The end result is brows that basically look selfie-ready. If the sleek, pin-straight look isn’t your vibe, dont worry because the treatment doesn’t stiffen or lock your hair into place. The will be softer after you are able to wet them 14 hours later. Your new brow lamination will last about eight solid weeks after treatment. Brow Tint usually last 2-4 weeks. 

Thank you @cosmopolitan for helping me explain Brow Lamination the best way possible. Your article last year was very detailed and explanatory. 

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