August 23, 2014 10:12 pm by Chantel Excell
There are so many things to love about the fall. The smells, the leaves changing and BOOTS! Us girls love our boots. In Palm Harbor we only have a small window to enjoy it before it gets to hot again. So we have to enjoy the fall in other ways. Playing with our makeup, using deeper tones. Going to the salon and changing your hair color. Don't forget about your nails though! There are so many great choices. If you prefer the more classic colors try Essie Mink Muffs. Its a great warm neutral color. Or their Recessionista red. Want to go a little more bold like this beautiful green, called Going Incognito. Or the blue in No More Film. All colors are Essie. They have so many great choices. Want to step it up even more? Use more than one color, choosing shades with similar under tone.
August 22, 2014 8:59 pm by Chantel Excell
wheither you have plans for a fun night out in palm harbor or for an easy way to deal with bed head, this quick updo is just the style ticket you need. This great look is a simple twisting technique so no major hair skills are needed! It works on all hair types-straight-curly-wavy and is also a great hairstyle for second day hair. You can keep the hairstyle neat or you can pull on it to create more of a messy look. The appearence will change depending on the texture you have in your hair. Follow these easy steps, and you'll have a cute updo in no time!
1. Start from one side of your hair and and twist that side from front to back and secure with a clip while you do the other side the same.
2. now that both side of the hair are twisted back take the clips out and twist the two pointails into one and secure with one ponytail elastic.
3. Roll the hair around the base of the ponytail, for more volume dont roll too tight.
4. Secure with bobby pins and pull a little on the twist and the bun for a messier look and you're done! need any help? Just stop by the salon and we can show you how!
August 21, 2014 9:58 pm by Chantel Excell
We often get asked in the salon what certain oils can do for your hair, and do they really work? Well the answer to one of those questions is YES! One thing Avocado, Jojoba, Almond, Coconut, and Olive oils have in common is they can help your hair grown faster and healthier. But they each have their own qualities. Eating avocados will increase your shine, and movement. Jojoba oil can be used to naturally treat dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis of the scalp. Almond oil doesnt just smell amazing, it is amazing. It will strengthen your hair by sealing in the moisture. Almond oil also helps releve inflimation and a dry itchy scalp. Coconut oil helps combat frizz, which lets be honest we all suffer from at some time or another with this humidity in Palm Harbor. It is also an Anti fungal, and anti bacterial. And the cherry on the top is Olive oil. When heated up and used as a mask, it will help repair chemical damage and split ends.
August 20, 2014 9:06 pm by Chantel Excell
Can't tan? Try these two make up tips that will help you embrace your pale skin! When summer hits, people with fair skin seem to have only two options: they can douse themselves in unatural orangy looking self tanner or try the goth pasty look. Neither of those sound appealing and burning your beautiful ivory skin sure isnt a great option either! Instead of pursuing a tan, try switching up your make up to enhance your fair skin instead of camouflage it. For instance, while a bright pink blush gives life to your skin, it's not the most natural looking. Peach is your friend when it comes to blush! I like MAC powder blush in Royal Sunset. Also choose your bronzer WISELY, there are many many face bronzers out there that look beautiful but on too fair of skin wind up making you look like you've been out playing in the dirt. One bronzer that gives just a sheer glow is Bobbi Brown Golden light. Its goes on sheer so even the fairest of them all can work it!
August 18, 2014 8:27 pm by Chantel Excell
Palm Harbor gets so humid this time of year, and Im sure you curly girls wish it didnt. Frizz can be so uncontrolable, if you dont know how to maintain it properly. Naturally curly hair tends to lack moisture causing it to feel dry. So the first step is to use a lightweight shampoo and conditioner free of sulfates, heavy fragrances, and other harsh chemicals. Always use a detangling spray, and wide tooth comb. Never a brush, because it will cause the hair to stretch. Then evenly apply your favorite curling cream or mousse. In the salon we love Alfaparf Dicsipline Frizz Control Mousse. Then start picking up random sections about an inch in diameter and twisting them to form a "dreadlock" through out your hair. Using a diffuser on high heat and low speed until your hair is about 75% dry. Allowing your hair to dry the rest on its own. This will make your hair look effortless and not stiff or out of control.