Friday, October 28, 2011

Skincare for Men

 Image Skincare posted an article about what men's skincare routine should be. Don't worry guys, it's nothing too girly, just the basics!

Basic Skincare for Men

Does your man’s skincare regimen measure up to his professional need to look his best?  Let’s face it, in this economy every little detail matters whether your guy is looking for new opportunities or solidifying his job security.  His personal appearance plays an important role in how others perceive his energy, credibility, and trustworthiness.
In order to maintain their edge, guys of all ages are interested in taking care of themselves and indulging in image enhancing products, gadgets and treatments – even if they pretend not to!  But since they are still men, they are impatient and less likely to grasp the concept of maintenance routines. In fact they generally prefer to get it over with in one shot.
If the image he presents at work is important to your guy, then getting it over with in one shot isn’t going to do.  Let’s look at some options for the basics.
Although men have thicker skin (didn’t we all know that ladies!)- approximately 0.5mm thicker than women’s, it is also oilier, with larger exposed pores, and more of a tendency to break out in a sweat.  Therefore, using deodorant soaps directly on the face is a practice men should avoid, as this might irritate their skin and leave a residue.  Men should try a cleanser that will leave their skin feeling fresh and clean.
Skin that gets shaved on a regular basis has a whole host of other problems – like red bumps, ingrown hairs and dry patches. For these instances, men should remember that razor burn or cuts can be reduced by using a good cleanser, a good quality scrub every couple of days and a softening shave cream with a sharp razor, followed by a soothing moisturizer.  Of course changing the blades regularly is also vital.
The problem of excessive oil and shine can be addressed by using products like the Clear Cell Salicylic Clarifying Tonic.  The advice of beauty editors is for men to use a weekly treatment product containing salicylic acid.  Keep in mind that, if they are willing to go just one step further, adding atonic can reduce pore size, control oil slicks, and help avoid nasty ingrown hairs.  Guys do need to be mindful of not using a product that’s too harsh, as it will strip away essential oils when the skin is most vulnerable.
While the same basics of skincare apply to both men and women, without a doubt men are definitely taking more notice of what’s looking back at them in the mirror these days.
How does your man’s skincare routine measure up?
Could he use some more encouragement or does he surprise you with the amount of effort he makes taking care of his appearance on a regular basis?

My husband only uses shampoo for his face (a big no no!) One day he will have a normal regimen! Just one day at a time ;)


Friday, October 14, 2011

Rag curling video tutorial

Here is a great video on rag curling. When you watch it you are gonna ask yourself why didn't I think of this? It's such a simple technique and with the right sectioning and placement it can give you amazing natural looking wavy curls! Much easier and less time consuming that using that flat iron or curling iron to curl your hair! Check out the tutorial HERE. The tutorial is about 12 minutes long but make sure you watch it all for the best tips and results!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brow Waxing

The Haven Bazaar is almost a week away! Danielle will be doing brow waxing for only $5 that day! Call & make your appointment before she gets booked! 801.379.0540

Friday, October 7, 2011

What happens in the salon, stays in the salon!

My favorite part of being in a salon is the conversation!

I sit by the phone, waiting for it to ring, most of the day. When the dryers aren't going, I can hear everything! I love it! Just the other day, two of our stylist & a client were talking about what happens to our bodies when we're pregnant. (Congratulations Gillian who is 18 weeks along!) The conversation moved from baby sizes to belly sizes to even boob sizes! That was the funniest part of the whole topic, comparing boobs! (don't worry, we are a very modest salon. no one pulled anything out ;)   
I love it when clients bring in their friends & everyone is just having a ball!
So next time you have an appointment, tell your friends & bring them in! Who knows, them may find their favorite new stylist here!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Braided bang tutorial

Great tutorial for french braided bangs. I've had lots of clients and friends want to know how to create this style on themselves. Here's a quick video to learn how. For those of you with longer hair it also looks super cute to keep the braid going down around the side of your face and ear and under then show the braid off a bit more by pulling all your hair into a ponytail.