Beauty Tips

Facial Treatments and the Therapeutic Benefits

Taking Care of the Largest Organ of the Body: Skin Without doubt, from the time we first looked in a mirror, we have agonized over the condition of our skin, more specifically, our facial skin. We find an imperfection, a blemish, a full blown breakout, freckles, a mole, and then that first wrinkle. We don’t glow or have that dewy freshness we have been told is desirable. We procure products blindly, knowing very little about the uniqueness of our individual skin, how it reacts to external and internal stimuli, how the products specifically affect the desired outcome or even how and when to apply the promised cure for...

Corrective Hair Color Demystified in Chapel Hill, Part 3

What is Corrective Color? My hair is brassy and uneven!!! Pt. 3 Often times when trying to go blonde at home, or sometimes even in the salon, your blonde ends up being uneven and brassy. Never fear, your salon professional is here! The first step in this corrective color service is a thorough evaluation of the hair’s strength to see what the hair can handle. This evaluation helps the stylist to select the right plan of action. Next a lightening process may be needed to ensure even color from roots to ends to lighten any darker or brassy areas all to an even palette to work...

Corrective Hair Color Demystified Part 2

My hair color is too dark!!! So, you try to color your roots again, but things get a little messy and instead of just coloring your roots, you have colored all the hair on your head. Now its way too dark!!! What do you do? The only safe and reliable way to get rid of that dark hair color is to step into a salon. This is what is refered to in the salon as “corrective color.” You may think the only option is to bleach the color out, but that is not exactly the wise thing to do. Here is...

Corrective Hair Color Demystified in Chapel Hill, Part 1

What is Corrective Color? Have you ever been to a salon to get your hair colored and had your stylist say, “We have a ‘corrective color’ on our hands?” I’m sure you probably wondered what they meant by “corrective color.” When it comes to professional color services there is a lot of jargon thrown around that guests may not be able to understand, and “corrective color” is one of them. Corrective color can refer to the process of correcting a wide variety of challenges with a guests’ hair color. One challenge is that the guest has been using an at home coloring product and...

Skin Changes with the Seasons, Tips from Kristi Sundberg

Have you ever noticed that skin imperfections occur more often when the weather changes? That’s because the differences in temperature and humidity confuses our skin. Fall and winter tends to bring on itchy and dry skin. This is quite different from spring and summer, so it would be wise to adjust your skincare regimen. Moisturize and exfoliate flaky and chapped skin. This will remove the damaged skin cells and encourage growth of new ones. A lot of people tend to put away the sunscreen after summer is over. I recommend that you continue to use it. The sun is...

Waxing at Home?

Removing hair by waxing is where a warmed waxy substance is applied to skin. The wax binds the hair to a strip of cloth, which is then pulled off in the opposite direction of growth. The hair is removed from the roots so it takes longer to grow back. The hair needs to be about ¼ inch to obtain optimal results. This gives the wax something to bind with and reduces the risk of hairs being left behind. The pain factor could be high, but the first time hurts the most. After the first time the hair grows in thinner. So...

Bobbie’s Beauty Tip – Brushing Wet Hair

Are you brushing your hair wet? If you are, you are most likely damaging it. This is a little known fact. Most people believe that it is easier to get the tangles out of their hair while wet, but that is only because the hair is breaking. Hair has natural hydrogen bonds in it and when it is wet, these bonds are weakened. As the hair dries, the bonds reform and the hair regains its strength. My advice is to gently squeeze excess water from the hair. Squeeze, not wring. A wringing motion puts unnecessary pressure on wet hair...

Make Up Tip from Carrie Dacunto

Have you ever noticed dark circles appearing under your eyes? Here is an expert tip to help reduce the look of those circles. Take a slice a white potato and place the slices under the eye for about ten minutes. The potassium in the potato will reduce the appearance of the dark circles. Follow this up with an eye brightener and concealer to cover anything that remains....

Quick Beauty Tip for Hair!

Have you ever spent your morning blowing your hair out nice and straight and in a couple hours it was all curled up and frizzy again? Most of you already know that this is the result of high summer time humidity. There are products on the market designed to target this problem. Look for an anti humidity seal. This product will seal out the humidity and protect all of your hard work. If you want to take the time brushing, blowing, and straight ironing to get that look, you want it to last longer than an hour. With a good anti...

More Great Mother’s Day Ideas!

We have put together some product packages for Mother’s Day. We still have our exciting Spa Packages going, but for those of you that would rather give something tangible, we have a KMS California hair care package, a Yon-Ka skin care package, and a Glo-minerals make-up package. The KMS California hair care package consists of Moistrepair Shampoo, Moistrepair Conditioner and Moistrepair Revival Creme. This package is only $40.36. The Glo-minerals make-up package consists of eye shadow, blush, and lipstick. This package is only $54.00. The Yon-Ka skin care package consists of Lait Nettoyant Facial Cleanser, Pamplemousse Moisturizer, and Le Baume Lip Shimmer SPF 10. ...