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Albion Elegance Paris Face Powder

by Shirleen @ womenlovebeauty

  Many months back, I got to receive the Elegance Paris La Poudre Haute Nuance Face Powder by Albion Japan. Elegance Paris is a luxury makeup collection designed for unrivalled beauty marked by elegance and sophistication. Elégance La Poudre, the face powder series that first introduced in 1989, has steadily gained loyal fans around the ...

Make Your Next Fitness Spa Visit a True Vacation

by Melissa @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

A great spa can definitely jump start your fitness routine by way of inspiration and instruction. But, people who regularly work out at home often wonder how they can make it feel like a vacation, without neglecting their fitness goals? After all, no matter how breathtaking the spa’s surroundings may be, it’s hard to tear yourself away from the massage tables if the prime fitness draw is just a heightened version of the sport or workout you do at home. The trick is to look for a spa that offers exercise options in stark contrast to your home routine. Swap Your Fitbit for Qigong If you normally have your workout plotted to the last footstep and precise pulse rate, a spa fitness program requiring you to get out of your head may be in order. Look for programs which blend Western comfort with Eastern teachings. Meditation and breathing practices, such as qigong, can open your mind — as well as improve workout performance. And in terms of really putting your body through its paces, check out spiral dancing workshops, or classes in unfamiliar types of yoga. Trade Hills for Waves Are you a rugged hiker on the weekends? Climbing mountains is undeniably a great all-body workout, but you’ll activate new groups of muscles, and open your mind in new ways, by opting for a seaside spa. Choose one that not only has an accessible beach for swimming and walking on the sand, but also offers canoeing the marshes, or kayaking the waves, as part of the included amenities. Go from State-of-the-Art to Down-Home If you spend most of your workout time in a high-tech gym with all the latest weight machines and cardio contraptions, it can feel good to get back to basics again. Look for a “boot camp” or “sports camp” spa package that focuses on back-to-basics drills with kettlebells and jump ropes, as well as old-fashioned pushups and crunches. This no-nonsense approach will likely be coupled with less structured but still active group sessions, such as line dancing, or ball games. You’ll soon get your heart pumping and your sense of fun reignited, all at the same time!

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Are You Using Your Hair Conditioner the Right Way?

by Kat Vu @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

When is the last time you thought about the way you use your hair conditioner? If you’re like most people, it was probably not long after you graduated from using “No More Tears.” Once you read the directions on the back of a bottle of hair conditioner the first few times, you’re all set, right? After all, it’s not rocket science. You put a dime-sized dollop in your hand, slather it on, rinse, and go. Not so fast. Here are the issues that can arise when you misuse hair conditioner, as well as the right way to do it. You’re Using Too Much   Over time, that dime-sized dollop has ballooned into a quarter-sized dollop or maybe even a half-dollar size. In the case of hair conditioner, a little goes a long way. Unless you’re rocking Rapunzel locks, it’s likely that you really need to dial back the amount of conditioner you’re piling on your head in the shower. When you use too much conditioner, what happens is that you end up coating your hair strands, and it’s much harder to rinse out. Ultimately, the conditioner ends up attracting debris from the environment, making your hair dirtier, sooner. Then you have to wash it more often to get rid of the debris, use too much conditioner again, and the vicious cycle continues. Ever wonder why your hair gets so dirty? The conditioner might be too blame if you’re using too much of it. You’re Blocking Your Hair Follicles Your hair grows out of follicles that are similar to the pores in your skin. These follicles need nourishment and oxygen in order to retain healthy function. The problem happens when you slather on all that conditioner into your scalp and fail to rinse it all off. The hair follicles are literally smothered beneath the viscous layer of conditioner. They get blocked and stop functioning properly. This can result in thinning hair, hair fallout or hair that just doesn’t seem to grow as fast as it should. The Right Way to Use Hair Conditioner First, use less of it. Dispense only a dime-sized dollop and rub it between your palms. Run your hands gently down your hair strands, starting from about midway down. Your objective is to condition the ends, not the scalp. Let the conditioner get absorbed for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly with cool water. Hair conditioner can be really beneficial, but only when you’re using it the right way, and not using too much, or coating your scalp with it. After just a few times of adjusting the way you use it, you’ll notice improvement.

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My Morning Routine- Taming My Wildest Pores

My Morning Routine- Taming My Wildest Pores


The Strattons

My morning routine. Features the amazing Biore Deep cleansing pore strip! Check out the amazing animal print on these limited edition strips!

Model Adut Akech Bior radiates elegance in new editorial for Ryan Storer Jewelry by photographer Jay Exposito - AFROPUNK

Model Adut Akech Bior radiates elegance in new editorial for Ryan Storer Jewelry by photographer Jay Exposito - AFROPUNK


AFROPUNK

Adut Akech Bior is drop dead gorgeous as the face of Ryan Storer Jewelry. We’ve all seen editorials where melanin isn’t appreciated or presented as beautifully as it could be, but Jay Exposito doesn’t disappoint in his use of lighting and angle with the stunning Adut. It’s a remarkable time in fashion–there’s so much conversation …

Open House Week – October 10-13

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

TSB OPEN HOUSE WEEK – October 10-13, from 9:00-2:00. At the Open House you will be able to: Tour the school Meet with a financial aid representative if you need assistance with […]

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Bior LT


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Are you wearing the right shoes for your workout?

by Veranda @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Did you know that selecting the appropriate shoe for your workout can make a major difference in performance, comfort, and preventing injuries? That’s right. When shopping for workout shoes, one sneaker doesn’t fit all. Choosing the wrong shoe can lead to shin splints, back pain, knee pain, and even numbness in your feet, according to podiatrists (i.e. foot doctors). Here’s what you should look for based on your workout preferences: Running If you’re lacing up your sneakers for a run, be sure they have built-in stability, cushion, and motion control—but in the right areas. When you run, the ball of your foot strikes the ground first. This requires more cushion in this area to absorb shock and prevent injuries. Look for light-weight running-specific shoes that have stiffer heels and appropriate arch support. Getting a gait analysis from a fitness expert can help you select the best shoe for you. Cycling Depending on your choice of cycling surface—trail, road, or spinning—you’ll require a different shoe. The best shoes for cycling have moderate to hard soles that allow your feet to remain on the pedals. These shoes should also be breathable and decrease any strain on the balls of the feet. Hiking Hiking shoes require heavily-treaded outsoles with good support and stability to prevent falls on rugged terrain. These shoes often have stiff, wider toe boxes that protect toes from impact against rocks. Hiking shoes should also be mid to high-cut in breathable and waterproof materials. Cross-Training Shoes for weight-lifting typically have thin soles (think Converse) and flat bottoms. However, if you are strength-training in addition to performing other causal sports, a good cross-trainer may be appropriate as well. These provide decent cushion and stability for activities like aerobics, basketball, and light jogging. Selecting the correct type of shoes is important, but so is choosing the correct fit. Overall, you’re searching for the right comfort level and optimal performance based on your chosen activity. Make sure the next time you purchase workout shoes you speak with a trained fitness professional who can guide you in making the right choice.

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Rihanna Keeps Them Coming- New Collection Alert!

by SV Beauty @ StyleVitae

While the entire makeup world, fashion influencers and in fact all of us are still putting up reactions, reviews, vlogs  and just generally trying to get over the all new Fenty Beauty line of products, Riri just dropped another bomb! She took to her Instagram account yesterday to announce a new ‘Holiday Galaxy Collection’, I […]

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August 15th Open House with HOT 104.5

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

You’re invited to join us Tuesday, August 15th for the TSB Open House with HOT 104.5 and Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage from 5:00pm -6:30pm (scholarship drawing at 6:15 pm). Enjoy: Complimentary services, including chair massages […]

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Bioré Self Heating One-Minute Mask Review - Vagaro Beauty Blog

Bioré Self Heating One-Minute Mask Review - Vagaro Beauty Blog


Vagaro Beauty Blog

Everyone seems to love the Bioré Self Heating One-Minute Mask, but we were skeptical. Face mask results in just one minute? We

Open House Week – May 9-12

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

TSB OPEN HOUSE WEEK – May 9-12, from 9:00-2:00. At the Open House you will be able to: Tour the school Meet with a financial aid representative if you need assistance with […]

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You Beauté - MICAH GIANNELI

You Beauté - MICAH GIANNELI


MICAH GIANNELI

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Beauty Basics: 10 of the Best Facial Cleansing Wipes

Beauty Basics: 10 of the Best Facial Cleansing Wipes


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If you haven't yet incorporated cleansing wipes into your beauty routine, you really are missing out on one of the easiest ways to: a) freshen up and b) clear

Model crush: Adut Akech Bior - StyleVitae

Model crush: Adut Akech Bior - StyleVitae


StyleVitae

South-Australian migrant Adut Akech is our model crush today for many reasons. First, she is absolutely stunning. This beauty comes with a contrasting dark babyface and very sultry lips, which always seems to get the right concept across whether she’s in an editorial, billboard or on the runway. She is a classic grass to grace …

4 Alarming Skincare Trends

by Managed WordPress Migration User @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Suffering for beauty is not a new thing. For centuries women have been doing terrible things to their skin and bodies all in the name of beauty. While it is widely believed that many of these beauty trends are no longer in practice, there are still some that are rather alarming. Are you partaking in any of these dangerous skincare trends? Mercury in Your Skin Cream Bottom line here, beware when purchasing skincare products from import stores. The FDA identified a lengthy list of products from these sources that included mercury. Most of these are skin lightening creams, but a few had other purposes. Before purchasing, check the label for mercury but be aware that it can also be listed under other names including calomel, mercurio, mercurous chloride, or mercuric. Mineral Makeup Mineral makeup is usually considered to be a more natural, better makeup that is better for your skin, but an ingredient in some brands cause concerns. Mica and several other minerals are common ingredients which aren’t bad, but it’s particles can become airborne and inhaled, resulting in lung damage. On construction sites, workers who use products like Spackle that contain mica wear masks to avoid breathing in the particles. While there are no formal warnings yet, it is worth keep an eye on the ingredients list and how you use the product. Arsenic as an Impurity of some Skincare Ingredients Arsenic is a toxic carcinogen linked to cancer and other serious health issues. It’s something you don’t want near you, but it could be lurking in your skincare products as an impurity of other ingredients. The ingredients hydrogenated cottonseed glyceride, polyvinyl acetate, hydrogenated cotton seed oil, octenylsuccinate, and aluminum starch may contain arsenic as an impurity. Failure to Read the Labels on Your Beauty Products Did you know that you absorb as much as 60 percent of what you put on your skin? It’s true and what you don’t know could make you very sick and even kill you. Benzoyl peroxide, FD&C color and pigments, sodium lauryl sulfate and other toxic substances may be lurking in your beauty products and you won’t even know it if you don’t read labels. This infographic provides a great list of toxic compounds found in beauty products.

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Open House Week – August 8-12

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

TSB OPEN HOUSE WEEK – August 8-12, from 9:00-2:00. At the Open House you will be able to: Tour the school Meet with a financial aid representative if you need assistance with […]

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Just 2 Unwritten Rules You Need to Know About Visiting a Salon

by Brandie @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

There are unwritten etiquette rules about virtually every life situation and your visit to your favorite salon is no different. To ensure you become a valued customer, whom your stylist looks forward to seeing, make sure you keep the following unwritten rules you should know about your next visit to the salon. Yes, You Should Tip According to Elie Camoro, a high-end stylist at Frederic Fekkai and Tahnee Seiler, who is a student services coach at the Aveda Institute, of course, you should always tip. This is a no-brainer. However, determining what percentage you should tip along with whether or not you should tip other people in the salon, like the person who shampoos you if that is different than your stylist, can be a bit confusing. In bigger cities, the trend is to tip more than 20%, while small town salons say that 15% is pretty common. If you have an added complication, like you bring along a small child and therefore, your stylist has to stop frequently throughout your visit, make sure your tip is a higher percentage. Also, if you have another person performing a specific service during your visit, like your shampoo, these experts say you should tip them separately from your stylist. A good rule of thumb is to tip between $3 and $5 for a shampoo. Be on Time!!! There is likely no other salon visit faux pas that will aggravate a stylist, and subsequently a salon, more than a client being late to their appointment. This is because stylists have their day set up like a well-organized jenga tower. If you are late, this will either cause your stylist to have to skip their break or prevent them from eating lunch or will throw the rest of their day off kilter. Be respectful of their time. Be on time. Even be a bit early. Of course, life happens. You get sick, the sitter cancels, things happen and your salon and stylist understands this. Just ensure being late or canceling without at least 24 hours before your appointment doesn’t become routine. There are other rules to remember when visiting a salon like it’s okay not to make small talk during your visit if you just want to veg. Also, stay off of your phone when possible, stylists need you to keep your head up so they can properly cut and style your hair. Not to mention the fact that it’s rude to stay on your phone throughout your appointment. Remember these rules and you are well on your way to becoming your stylist’s favorite client.

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Stop Sun Damage: Skincare Treatments That Really Work

by Laura W @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Soaking in the warmth of the sun is relaxing when you’re sunbathing on the beach, but harmful UV rays can sprinkle your skin with spots and wrinkles. And if you’re fair-skinned, simply stepping outside without sunscreen can summon the sun’s wrath upon your face. Sun damage doesn’t have to leave a permanent mark. Thanks to the latest skincare treatments, clearer skin can be yours. And remember, prevention is key. Make applying sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher part of your morning routine. Your skin will thank you. Erase Sun Spots with Microdermabrasion How does exfoliating away sun spots sound? That’s essentially what microdermabrasion does. Microdermabrasion is the pain-free rejuvenation treatment anyone can try. An esthetician simply sprays tiny crystals onto your skin and then vacuums them up for a process that is more powerful than at-home methods while remaining gentle. By removing the outermost layer of skin, through a series of treatments, microdermabrasion can fade sun spots. Peel Away Sun Damage with Chemical Peels If you’ve never had a peel before, the idea of purposely injuring the skin with chemicals to remove layers and promote new growth might sound a little crazy. But medium-depth peels, like like trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and glycolic acid are perfectly safe and work wonders on wrinkles acne, and sun spots because they penetrate both the deeper layer of the epidermis and the superficial dermis of the skin. Depending on your skin type and the severity of your sun damage, you may need a series of peels to achieve ultimate results. Fight Spots and Wrinkles with Antioxidant Facials Enjoy some “me time” and treat yourself to an antioxidant rich facial. Antioxidants are not only are anti-aging fighters, but they also reduce sun damage on the skin. If wrinkles are your nemesis, ask for a facial rich in beta-carotene. Vitamins A (retinol) and vitamin C give a one-two punch to sun spots by reducing the pigmentation and brightening the skin. Vitamins work great in combination on the skin. According to the Journal of Dermato-Endocrinology, vitamins C, B3, and E do the best job at penetrating the skin through their small molecular weight.

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Beauty. Riley Montana. Allure September 2017. Images by Hans Feurer.

by superselected @ SUPERSELECTED – Black Fashion Magazine Black Models Black Contemporary Artists Art Black Musicians

Never Before Seen Images of Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene

by Pat Ada Eze @ StyleVitae

Vanity Fair made an exclusive release of never before seen Images of beauty and acting Icon, Marilyn Monroe taken by her friend and accomplished photographer Milton Greene in his home and other locations. Milton talks about speaking to her  for an hour and a half before she overdosed. He also talks about his upcoming photography […]

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Tennessee School of Beauty gives free haircuts to Boys and Girls Club

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

WATE 6 On Your Side staff Published: July 26, 2017, 4:42 pm KNOXVILLE (WATE) – While many parents are scrambling to make sure kids have the supplies they need to go back […]

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Eyebrow Fixes for Thinning Brows

by Kat Vu @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

It isn’t just the hair on top of your head that thins as you age. Your eyebrows can also start to thin out as time marches on. Thinning brows can make you look older, since young women usually don’t have the same issue. Not only that, but thinning eyebrows can dramatically alter the overall appearance of your face. Do you long for the lush eyebrows of your youth? Here are several eyebrow fixes for thinning brows. Rogaine Some anecdotal evidence supports claims that Rogaine can help with thinning brows. Rogaine contains minoxidil, an antihypertensive vasodilator medication used to treat hair loss. Although the manufacturer only provides instruction on applying Rogaine to the scalp, it’s possible that Rogaine might be effective with the hair growth of eyebrows, too. However, since the eyebrows are so close to your eyes, it’s recommended that you seek a professional if you want to try this kind of treatment. Cosmetic Tattoos If your eyebrows still have some hair, but are severely thin, you might consider cosmetic tattoos like microblading. Treatments like microblading are not as permanent as you might think, so over time you may have the procedure done again. More permanent solutions are available if you’re committed to never changing your brow style. Your spa esthetician will be able to perform this procedure in as little as an hour or two. The result will be something that can barely be noticeable from your natural brows. Stencils and Powder For a temporary solution to thinning brows, consider carefully applied brow powder used with a stencil. This technique is time consuming until you get the hang of it. After that, it could easily become part of your daily beauty routine. For best results, have your spa esthetician do this the first few times for you so you can learn how to get the most realistic shape and color. This is also a great way to experiment with different brow looks for drama and beauty. Wunderbrow Eyebrow Gel Wunderbrow is a gel formulation that contains synthetic fibers that mimic authentic eyebrow hair. It’s applied with a mascara-like wand. The product is waterproof and smudgeproof, so it will last all day and possibly even longer. It comes in five shades, so you can get exactly the look you desire. It can even be used to darken or lighten your natural brow color if you want. The good news is that you’ve got lots of options when it comes to filling out thinning brows. One of the above options is sure to give you great results.

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Beauty. Londone Myers for Models.com. Images by Zoey Grossman.

by superselected @ SUPERSELECTED – Black Fashion Magazine Black Models Black Contemporary Artists Art Black Musicians

Open House Week – April 11-14

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

TSB OPEN HOUSE WEEK – April 11-14, from 9:00-2:00. At the Open House you will be able to: Tour the school Meet with a financial aid representative if you need assistance with […]

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How to De-Stress When The Kids Aren’t Around

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

Life can get very hectic as a mom. Get the kids ready for school, make sure their lunch pack is full with delicious options and actually get them to school on time everyday cycle. After the mad rush of the morning, we need to quickly fix ourselves up. Apply a dash of blush and lipstick […]

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Fall 2017 Bold Makeup Looks

by Laura W @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

As seen on the runways, fall 2017 makeup looks are bold, colorful and rebellious. Fall makeup is freeing with no strict set of in or out colors. While shimmery metallics, jewel tones and dark berries painted models’ faces, so did 70s-inspired bright oranges, blues, yellows and greens. Channel your inner child – playing with makeup and coloring outside the lines – and mix in some fashion savvy for head-turning beauty. Colorful Fall Eye Shadows Color-blocking is not just for that slimming dress. The top designers embraced color-block eye shadow to varying degrees. Oscar de la Renta kept it subtle with a line of fuchsia surrounded by violet while Emilio de la Morena went for it with thick lines of orange, blue and white. If you want to dip your toes into the trend before diving in, wear a smudge of crimson in the middle of a smokey eye. Also, anything that glitters under the lights of Studio 54 is en vogue again. Sparkle with metallic golds, silvers, bronzes and colorful jewel tones. With these colors, you can delicately line the whole eyes or use shadow sticks to create long wingtips or block smudges under the eyes. Dramatic Eyeliner Art Be bold, brave beauty. Dramatic cat eyes, thick wingtips and skinny lines just below the eyebrows are all part of fall’s eyeliner art. If you’ve ever wanted to embrace your dark side, take a page from Versace’s book with thick, villainous eyeliner that tips up to the outside corners of the brows. To balance such a heavy look, draw a single liquid line on the lower lid. Spider lashes have also crept into the season. Reminiscent of Twiggy’s signature style, this trend uses liner to draw long lower lashes. Balance the look with nude lips, soft shadow and minimal top lashes. Luscious Fall Lips You know that look after a make-out sesh? Smudged lipstick that lets everyone know what you’ve been up to? That’s the sexy look for fall, as seen on models for Giambattista Valli, Gypsy Sport, and Rosie Assoulin. Try the look in a red or berry using either a matte or gloss. Dark, gothic lips created with matte berries, crimsons and browns are also on trend. Purple and blue lips are the most fashion-forward fall looks.

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Guide for Picking the Best Nude Lipstick for You

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

Finding the perfect nude is quite a challenge. What is nude for one person is not necessarily a nude to some. Be it a choice or complexion, discovering that perfect nude can be a hit or miss. Nudes can be anything from green to peach to brown–it all is determined by what you desire to […]

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7. Lago di Bior e rive Lago di Molveno

7. Lago di Bior e rive Lago di Molveno


Andalo Life Park

partenza dal parcheggio vicino al ponte a fine del paese di Molveno, sentiero sterrato, ghiaino o erba sulle rive del lago di Molveno, medio facile km 2,2 Transfer per e da Molveno con bus o mezzi propri.

The Business of Selling Enrichment

by Catherine and Aileen @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

One of the recurring themes we hear from stylists (and even owners on a regular basis), is “I don’t like to sell”. Here are some real truths: every service organization is selling something– either products, services or the people who give it. If a client comes back to see a stylist a second time, it’s because the stylist has sold their service value. That’s selling! So guess what: we are in the business of selling. The sale makes the customer. It took me a minute to get it, but here’s what it means: we often think that it is the customer that makes the sale, but if you change it around and look at it in a different light, you start to realize that the point of sale can be the pivot point in creating a long-time customer. As an example, Catherine and I were out shopping the other day in a store we hadn’t frequented before. We weren’t offered any help on the floor, but finally found what we were looking for and proceeded to check out. We weren’t given any love there, either! Our discussion on leaving was, “Well, they didn’t make a customer there!” That idea of “the sale makes the customer” came back to me and I finally got it. If that store had given us the feeling that our attendance was appreciated and our business was worth something, that store could have made long-time customers out of us. So, let’s think about what goes into the sale. Of course, the most important aspect of a sale is to have a customer! That means prospecting or finding the customers to frequent our business. Once we have a prospective customer, we offer to sell them something; in our industry, of course, we are offering time slots for services, and take home products for maintenance. This is often where we, as an industry, fall down on the job. We leave all the decisions to the customer. We let them direct our business because we don’t help them in the decision making process. What makes a successful business is a returning client. They don’t come back unless you ask them! They don’t buy anything unless you ask them! Most of us are not trained to sell. Selling isn’t a skill that you are born with; it is a skill that you develop. Make no mistake, every business that you and your employees will work for, will be sales organizations. You are either selling products, services, or your own personality. In our industry, the products and services we sell to our clients enrich their lives. We are their beauty experts. We ensure that their hair, fashion, scalp-health, skin care is up-to-date and increases their sense of wellness. We ENRICH their lives! Let’s change our attitude towards presenting our products and services to our clients and ENRICH their lives with our talents and products. Let’s break down ENRICHING into something easy and manageable. Here’s Enrichment 101 in a nutshell! Let’s ASSUME every client or customer wants what we have to offer and offer it to them. Let’s word our offer in such a way that it ends up guiding our client in the decision making process. To do that we simply offer them ALTERNATIVES until we have satisfied their needs. Here are a couple of examples: “Mary, you will notice re-growth from your colour in about four to six weeks. Let’s book your next appointment in that time frame so that your colour stays fresh. What works best for you: the beginning or the end of the week? Morning or afternoon? Which time works best for you, 9:00 or 11:00? “ “Mary, the colour care shampoo we talked about to hold your colour investment is available in either an 8.5 ounce size or a liter size. Which works best for you? It sounds simple, yet stylists and front-end staff often struggle with these simple techniques. The best way to overcome this objection is to create some simple scripts for employees to use and you can create your own, like the samples above. Then make sure that every staff member has a copy. The consistency of dialogue is very important. After a day or two of scripted dialogue, the conversation becomes your own! Let’s face it; you can be the greatest technician in the world, but if you don’t have a client in your chair, are you still a stylist? We need clients to be stylists! To get clients, we have to sell our services. So, let’s get out there and practice!  

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Salon Business Tips: Customer Service

by Catherine and Aileen @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Catherine and I are out travelling the world these days and are experiencing customer service from the more modern venues. The shortcut language we have developed between ourselves usually results in a lifted eyebrow, immediately followed by guffaws of laughter as we recognize that we read the situation in the same manner. The Ideal Customer Experience If customer service is in the small things we do for our customers then let’s look at those small things individually, then add them up to that exceptional customer service experience: The greeting Introductions are important, so introduce yourself and then make sure you use their name at least five times while they are in the salon. It has been proven (boy, wouldn’t you love to do that research!) that it takes five times for the customer to feel like they belong to the salon. The consultation Whether it is for the first time or repeat client, a consultation is an important aspect of the customer service experience within the salon. There should be a specific formula for first time clients and a follow-up consultation with each visit afterwards. The service Make it about them, their hair, their fashion, their color, their world! Presenting retail; an extension of the service you offer in the salon. Make sure that your clients go home with product to enhance their salon experience. It also improves your chances of your client returning. Re-booking Take care of your client’s hair future. It is part of the customer service experience – they will be grateful! Check-out Graciousness and courtesy throughout! Smile, smile, smile Through the entire transaction; from greeting to check-out. Example Good Customer Service We were at a Starbuck’s last week and had the most wonderful server at the counter. A welcoming smile greeted us and an uplifted voice asked us for our order. After placing our requests she told us to find a seat and she would bring our order to us. When she arrived with our coffees she also had a sample of the freshest batch of muffins for us to try. Again, a lovely smile and a gracious attitude. We were both struck by the overall feeling of well-being; of being welcomed in a place of business. Here’s what intrigued us: her smile and welcoming attitude, method of introducing a new tea blend to us and the use of the word “experience” in describing a new product. She brought our coffee to us rather than make us wait at the counter where the barista makes it (you know as well as I do, they don’t normally do that!), and she brought us a sample of a new product to try. Each of these aspects seem small on their own, but put in a total package from the coffee shop perspective, this was exceptional customer service! It made me realize that exceptional customer service is in the small things we do for our clients. Improving your Customer Service What else can we do to bring an exceptional guest experience to our salon clients? We have a tendency to sometimes take our clients for granted. We have an established relationship with them so perhaps we stop seeing them as new and fresh when they come in to the salon on a regular basis. Ask for customer feedback Our first clue then is to take a step back when a client comes in to see us and see them as new again; kind of like an old love that we want to refresh and re-romance! Ask your client how they are doing! Put together a client feedback form and get the information straight from the horse’s mouth. Again, this will gather valuable information for you to analyze and make adjustments. Compare your business with competitors When was the last time you or your staff experienced a salon service in another salon? It is an important aspect of the customer service you offer to your own clients. Find out what services others in your area are offering to their clients. You may learn something new or you may come home happy with the level of service you are offering at your own salon. Bring in a mystery shopper Have you ever hired a mystery shopper to explore your customer service policies? Ask a friend from a community group, someone who hasn’t been a client of the salon; ask them to be your mystery shopper and give them a gift coupon for one of the services provided by your salon. After their visit give them a feedback form to fill out. The feedback questions should cover every aspect of their visit, from greeting to check-out. Cover all the areas discussed above. The information gleaned from the experience can guide you to service improvement or a super-duper pat on the back to your staff!! Put together a customer service policy Finally, it is important to establish a written customer service policy for the salon. Every aspect of our clients’ experiences needs to be in writing within your policy manual. That way your customer service policy is part of the systems you have developed for the salon. It will make your life simpler when the plan is laid out and in writing. Any questions your staff have on how to handle a client situation will be in an established policy for them to follow; takes some of the guess work out of the equation! So let’s get out there, romance our clients and watch our retention and re-booking figures grow in an upwardly motion!

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How to Prepare Your Hair for a Keratin Treatment

by Sarah @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Chances are you’ve already heard of the wonders of keratin treatments. This salon sanity-saver transforms frizzy, fluffy hair to smooth, easy-to-dry locks for the next two to three months. If you’re tired of dealing with tangled locks and humidity frizz, and sick of spending an hour perfecting your hairdo only to have it explode when you step outside, it’s time for a keratin treatment. While your aesthetician will do the heavy lifting when it comes to the treatment, though you must do your part by preparing for it correctly ahead of time. If you want the best chance of a good result, here’s what to do. Deep Condition the Week Before You want your hair to be as natural as possible before the treatment, but have a solid base from which to work. That means sealed cuticles and healthy strands. You can protect your hair by doing a deep condition the week before your treatment. This doesn’t mean buying a fancy DIY treatment from the store, but rather steaming your hair for 10 minutes in the shower before conditioning, then letting it sit for 10 minutes for rinsing out. Avoid Harsh Treatments in the Week Leading Up In the week leading up to your treatment, avoid harsh stripping shampoos. Shampoos labeled “clarifying” should also be avoided, since those perform the same stripping action, even if they are less harsh and don’t create the same “squeaky clean” effect. You should also hold off on any home remedies you may perform, such as vinegar soaks to remove buildup – and should probably talk to a salon professional before using these remedies in the first place. Avoid Conditioners Two Days Before Avoid conditioners two days before your treatment, as they may block the keratin treatment somewhat and make it less effective. You should also steer clear of oils of any kind, and any heavy products that build up on your hair, such as wax. The goal is to keep hair as natural as possible right up until the moment the treatment is performed. If you follow these steps in the days leading up to your treatment, you will love the results. Get ready for smooth, frizz-free hair all year round.

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My FSJ Shoes Picks

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

  I was recently introduced to FSJ shoes and I loved their collection of footwear. At FSJ shoes you can find a lovely selection of shoes including stripper heels and stripper boot. If strippers are not your cup of tea, then you can also find flats, oxfords, and many more. In today’s post, I put together some of my favourite […]

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Perfect Fashion Outfits for Autumn to try now

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

The crisp crunch of falling leaves under foot, the smell in the air, the slight chill that arrives as one autumn takes over from summer and prepares the masses for winter… yes, it’s the perfect season. Better yet, it’s the ultimate fashion season, with a chance to dig out your scarves, boots, and cable knit […]

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Bioré Cleansing Oil Review - Mommy Rockin' In Style - Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

Bioré Cleansing Oil Review - Mommy Rockin' In Style - Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines


Mommy Rockin' In Style - Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

If you have been my reader for a long time, you would know that I always stick to my cleansing duo which is the Bifesta Cleansing Lotion and Giggles Wet wipes.  This is my cleansing regimen for a long time that I can’t barely remember when it started. Hmmm 2011 perhaps?  Nowadays, aside from the …

These Are All The Products In Arra San Agustin's Skincare Routine

These Are All The Products In Arra San Agustin's Skincare Routine


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She loves Korean and Japanese brands as much as we do!

Kylie Jenner Pregnant- Preggo Style Inspiration From Kim and Kourtney!

by StyleVitae @ StyleVitae

20 year old beauty mogul and reality Tv star Kylie Jenner is pregnant and the internet has gone bonkers. I’ve seen all sorts of theories from the fact that she’s Kim and Kanye’s surrogate, to saying that the baby may be Tyga’s since he put up a post about it. Close family sources report, according […]

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Celebrities’ Favorite 10 Products Under $10

Celebrities’ Favorite 10 Products Under $10


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Find out stars' favorite makeup and skincare products that are actually affordable!

Who rocked and who flopped at last night’s TPF6 show?

Who rocked and who flopped at last night’s TPF6 show?


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The show yesterday was not the best for Uganda as our girl Sitenda was put on probation. The buxom beauty did a Fantasia song that she struggled to carry through. It was evident that she couldn't manage the high notes. …

Day 3 in Korea [National Museum, Ewha Womans University, Hello Kitty Cafe]

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

Hello dear! My apology if our Korea Travel Diary took some time to finish but we are finally on the last leg. Our last day in South Korea was full of sight seeing and MORE shopping, of course! Our first stop was the National Palace Museum of Korea. It took us less than an hour to […]

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Facial Treatments that Correct and Replenish Your Skin

by Kat Vu @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

One of the most frequently requested day spa services is a facial. Even if you’ve had a facial treatment in the past, you may still have some questions about the various kinds of available facials. What are Facials For? Facials can offer several skin care benefits, including relaxation, improved skin circulation, cell sloughing and rejuvenation, moisturizer, and an overall improved skin condition. The specific benefits of a facial treatments depend on the ingredients as well as any additional manual techniques, such as massage, used to administer the facial. Repêchage Four Layer Facial This facial treatment has been featured in Vogue Magazine and other periodicals, and is widely considered to be the most advanced anti-aging facial. It involves using a Vitamin C cleanser, a proprietary seaweed formulation, glycolic acid, and a Vitamin B formula. It’s finished with European massage. Classic European Facial This facial treatment includes gentle cleansing to remove makeup and dirt, a skin analysis, and some light pore extraction if needed. The skin is then exfoliated with a scrub, followed by a massage. A mask may be applied with ingredients such as cooling cucumber, after which the skin is cleansed again and hydrated with a moisturizer. The facial often finishes with a layer of UV protection in the form of a mist or lotion. Acne Facial Acne facials are good for skin that is prone to breakouts. Since this type of skin is typical of younger people, it involves more rigorous treatment and ingredients than a classic face treatment. Acne facials will usually start with a steam and deep cleansing, followed by extensive pore extraction. Formulations containing enzymes and glycolic acid are used in turn to improve and balance skin’s natural oils. An anti-bacterial mask or cream will then be applied, followed by a toner. After A Facial Your skin will feel smooth and refreshed after a facial treatment. There will typically be enhanced rosiness due to the elevated circulation. Some people will experience a breakout or two, since toxins are released during facials. Follow your day spa aesthetician’s instructions for follow up care of your skin after your facial. This may include things like avoiding sun and makeup for 24 hours. Spas often offer specialized or variations of classic facial treatments. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different kinds of facials, as this can renew tired skin and provide a variety of helpful nutrients. Ask your day spa aesthetician for recommendations the next time you visit.

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Making Yogurt Fun Again

by Melissa @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Packed with protein, calcium and probiotics, yogurt is undeniably beneficial to your health. Yet if you’re eating it on a daily basis (at breakfast with granola, on top of a potato as a sour cream alternative, to thicken a smoothie…), even the once-novel Greek types may have lost their “wow” factor. Fortunately, Icelandic yogurt is one of the next big things in the health food world, and is even lower in calories than its Greek counterpart! Need even more alternatives, especially if lactose is an issue? If you haven’t tried kefir, now’s the time. Skyr Technically, the dairy product known as skyr is considered a cheese in Iceland. Yet it’s so similar to thick, Greek-style yogurt that in the U.S., you’ll find it flavored and marketed as yogurt. Like the Greek types, skyr is much thicker and creamier than traditional versions. And as with many yogurts you can find in your supermarkets, skyr is high in calcium and protein, as well as probiotics. But skyr has the edge when it comes to taste, according to its fans. Although the Icelandic product is lower in sugar, it is sweeter-flavored. The skim milk-based yogurt is also lower in calories overall — about 50 fewer calories than comparable yogurt versions — and lower in sodium. Kefir Like yogurt, kefir is a fermented milk product that contains the prebiotics and probiotics considered to be useful for digestive health and to boost immunity, while helping to control blood sugar and cholesterol. Unlike yogurt, however, kefir is liquid. This difference gives you a little more versatility — and even portability — in your diet. Choose flavored kefir on its own as a thick, satisfying drink, or as the liquid base to a smoothie containing other nutritious ingredients. In addition, the pourable nature of kefir allows the plain varieties to be added to your diet in new ways, including in tangy cucumber salad dressings, or as a substitute for milk in desserts, muffins and pancakes. Looking for Vegan Alternatives? You may have to hunt a little harder, but both skyr and kefir, as well as “American” yogurts, have non-dairy alternatives. These fermented products can be made from any kind of “milk,” including almond, soy and rice.

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Free haircuts and styles get Knoxville children ready for school

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

Free haircuts and lots of styling by Tennessee School of Beauty students helped get Knoxville children ready for the start of the school year. Calvin Mattheis/USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Seiara Webb looked in […]

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Review of my ZOEVA Haul at Sephora

by Carol @ womenlovebeauty

  We were thrilled when Sephora Singapore approached Womenlovebeauty to blog about the awesome makeup products available on their online store. We knew we had to say yes because we have been wanting to try out this highly raved German makeup brand called ZOEVA for the longest time. ZOEVA do not have any retail counter yet, so ...

MAKE CLEAN PORES A PART OF YOUR SKIN ROUTINE | NotJessFashion

MAKE CLEAN PORES A PART OF YOUR SKIN ROUTINE | NotJessFashion


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Bioré Pore Strips are my favorites because they’re effective and super easy to use, which is ideal even when I'm in vacation mode.

5 Ways to Wear Braids for Special Occasions

by Sarah @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Braids are a time-honored hairstyle that women have worn to commemorate every occasion under the sun, from weddings to first dates, school celebrations to spiritual events. If you’re looking for a gorgeous braided ‘do for your next to-do, one of these choices might just work for you. 1. Accent Braids Small braids scattered throughout the hair lend an elfin look to any outfit. Whether you opt for tiny braids framing the face and buried in the hair, or larger side braids on either side of the head, both are perfect for long, loose locks. 2. Braids to a Half-Pony Braids are beautiful worn down around the face, but they make an equally sleek statement pulled straight up to the back of the head in a half-pony. This style works particularly well for natural hair, although straighter hair also looks lovely when half of it is bound into small braids and pulled up, and the rest worn loose around the shoulders. 3. Crown of Braids The crown of braids is an age-old style, appropriate to queens and commoners alike. For those who don’t have quite enough hair mass for this ‘do, a set of clip-in extensions dyed to match do the trick nicely. 4. Daenerys Targaryen Braids The Mother of Dragons always has a fantastic hairstyle, no matter how many battles she goes through. Grab her look with multiple layers of braids, each pair gathered at the back and flowing down into the one below, like this. 5. Dressy Fishtail The mermaid-like perfect of fishtail braids is well known to beach girls everywhere. What more perfect way to sweep back your tresses? For a dressier take on the fishtail, start a smaller fishtail braid at the crown, then blend it into the larger version below. Or in hair at the nape of the neck with a statement clasp before beginning the style. Once you’ve chosen your poison – sorry, your braid – it’s time to get some professional help. Make sure to book your salon appointment several weeks before the big day. If it’s for a dance or wedding in your town, make sure you book it out even further to make sure a rush doesn’t make getting an appointment impossible. Bring pictures the day of so you can show your stylist, which will ensure the best results.

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Rihanna Loves This Two-Year-Old's Fenty Beauty Review

by by @ Cosmopolitan Philippines

Get that toddler-approved glow.

A Beginners Guide to Motorcycles

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

Riding a motorcycle is an extreme sport. They are even sometimes called death machines. While people who love thrills and adventures find it awesome and cool. My dad used to tell us that riding a motorcycle needs practice, keen mind, and sharp skills while on the road. But whatever reason you may have, make sure you […]

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Open House Week – July 11-14

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

TSB OPEN HOUSE WEEK – July 11-14, from 9:00-2:00. At the Open House you will be able to: Tour the school Meet with a financial aid representative if you need assistance with […]

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Diet Changes To Improve Your Mood

by Kat Vu @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

How does diet interplay with your overall physiology and well being? The human body is a complex web of chemical reactions working together, and each substance we ingest has an effect on our internal environment. Food has an indirect but strong effect of influencing how we feel. Though there is no absolute diet, since everyone’s physiology varies, there are ways to improve your mood through diet. Attaining Better Clarity and Focus To attain more clarity and focus, you could simply eat less. This would divert some of the energy expended in digesting food to the brain. With this technique, you wouldn’t eat wheat, gluten, and sugar, because it destabilizes blood sugar levels, is cost intensive to digest, and causes you to feel sleepy. If you fasted and ate only one meal a day and followed these protocols you might be more alert and aware. What Would Be A Good Diet For Someone Who Is Suffering From Depression? If you’re just having a bad day, one of the most common things people will do is go for cookies or carbs, especially if you’re feeling sad. This works temporarily, but if you suffer from depression or anxiety that’s caused by hormonal imbalances, things get a lot more complicated. If you suffer from low moods, avoid alcohol. Since alcohol is a natural depressant, it will ultimately only make the anxiety or depression worsen. The best solution is to consult your physician to determine the root cause of your depression. What Is An Overall Good Diet For Overall Mood And Well-Being? Eat moderately, and eat whole foods. Avoid foods that contain preservatives and any sort of processed foods.  You don’t really need to spend an exorbitant amount of money on nutritional supplements, as many of them tend to not be absorbed into your system. Calorie Control Try to stay within a safe body fat percentage. A low body fat level will help you feel more confident about the way you look, which in turn will help your overall mood. How Much Influence Does Diet Have On Our Well Being? In the end, if you’re feeling a certain way the food you eat can subtly offer a lift. Healthy eating habits are a great foundation for a positive life, and can contribute to a good, well-adjusted attitude, Stay strong and good luck on your health journey!

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4 Health Problems Your Dry Skin Is Trying To Warn You About

by Samantha @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

It’s usually harmless and easily fixed, but dry skin can sometimes be a clue that you have an underlying health issue. If your skin stays dry no matter what you do, or your dry skin is also itchy or uncomfortable, it is time to take a closer look. Each of the following conditions can impact your skin, leaving it overly dry and uncomfortable. Diabetes Diabetes can wreak havoc on your skin; soaring blood sugar levels can lead to dehydration – and dry skin. According to the American Diabetes Association, even pre-diabetes could result in dry and uncomfortable skin that is more prone to infection. Every person with dry skin doesn’t have diabetes, but it is worth getting checked out if you have other risk factors. Thyroid Trouble For women over thirty, some dry skin issues can be linked to hypothyroidism, where the thyroid gland stops performing as it should. If you feel tired easily or feel cold all the time, your thyroid could be to blame. Along with the fatigue and constant chill, people who have an underactive thyroid can also suffer from patchy, dry, scaly skin, according to a recent article in the medical journal Dermato Endocrinology. Kidney Issues Many of the 26 million adults who have kidney issues don’t even realize that they are suffering from an ailment until they are diagnosed. The tiredness, increased urination and bloating that are caused by kidney disease are often misinterpreted as colds, illness or even premenstrual issues. Kidney issues may have only subtle signs, but dry skin is one of them; if you have a family history of kidney disease or are being treated for high blood pressure, then your dry skin could be linked to your kidneys. Skin Cancer Not every patch of dry skin is dangerous, by dry, scaly patches the bleed or won’t go away could be a sign of squamous cell carcinoma. This common form of cancer may look like a dry patch with elevated edges, a wart or even an open sore; any dry patch with this type of appearance should be checked by a doctor right away. Not every patch of dry skin is a cause for alarm, but understanding the connection between your skin and other underlying health issues can improve your overall wellness and ensure you always look and feel your best. Get any suspect spot checked by your doctor and you’ll get the peace of mind that comes from knowing all is well.

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be contour ready with kat von d beauty!

by Zulvanny Andiny Utina @ errordigital

May your contour always look like you were born with it Be ready, as one of our all-time favourite makeup brand, Kat Von D, is coming out with a new range of its best-selling contour palette. The two new contour palettes, Kat Von D Beauty Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette and Kat Von D Beauty Shade […]

What we’re currently obsessing over! | Our2Cents

by Sharon Mundia @ Capital Lifestyle

Want to know what Sharon and Susan are currently obsessing over? From beauty products to restaurants, today’s video gives you insights to what exactly we’ve been loving lately. If you happen to like these...

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Four Hidden Problems in Your HVAC System

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

Your HVAC system is crucial to your happiness as a homeowner. If it’s broken, you will sweat in the summer and freeze when it snows. If you have to replace your HVAC unit, you will spend thousands of dollars, and you don’t want that. So, you must safeguard your unit. Here are four hidden problems […]

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Beyond Products: Ways to Give Your Skin a Healthy Glow

by Brandie @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Just as a solid, well-constructed foundation is crucial to the longevity of any building, your skin and its health are crucial when it comes to your overall appearance and beauty. This doesn’t always mean; however, that you have to depend on products in order to achieve healthy skin. There are other ways in which you can transform your skin, bringing out its natural glow and vitality, all without the use of products and they are as follows: 1. Protect Your Skin From The Sun According to a dermatologist at Eastside Dermatology in Columbus, Ohio, the number one way to improve your skin is by keeping it out of the sun. When you’re out and about, wear a large hat or use an umbrella if you have to be in the sun. If you can, choose the shade instead. Don’t forget the importance of applying sunscreen! Finish your look with a big pair of fashion-forward sunglasses. 2. Ensure You Get Enough Sleep The adage “getting your beauty sleep” is actually based on fact. Not only will a sleep deficit lead to all kinds of negative characteristics, such as weight gain, your skin won’t look its best either. Your skin will look brighter and younger and you will reduce the presence of those dark circles and pesky bags that take up residence under your eyes when you begin to make sleep a priority. You might be wondering if in fact you are getting enough sleep at the present time. According to the National Sleep Foundation, if you are between the ages of 24 and 64 years-of-age, you should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep at night as a general rule. If you are regularly under that, you need to make sleep a priority. 3. Drink Enough Water To imagine what happens to your skin, think of the way a grape looks when it gets dehydrated. Yep, like a wrinkly raisin. Okay, perhaps, your skin won’t look that bad just because you don’t drink enough water. It won’t look its best, though. That’s for sure. Therefore, another way to keep your skin looking youthful, smooth and clear, is to make sure you’re drinking enough water. The Institute of Medicine states that men should drink 13 cups of liquid and women should partake of nine cups of liquid on a daily basis. This is an average, though, so an increased activity level means you need more liquid. By following the tips listed above, you can successfully improve your skin’s appearance all without the need of products.

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Bioré - Self-Heating One Minute Mask Reviews | beautyheaven

Bioré - Self-Heating One Minute Mask Reviews | beautyheaven


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Bioré Self-Heating One Minute Mask is a thermal mask that warms to open the pores. The mask draws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins...

How to Cut Thick Hair for Versatile Hairstyles

by Sarah @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Thick hair is the envy of women who don’t have it, but often the bane of those who do. These difficult tresses often end up being worn in a ponytail just because the owner doesn’t know how else to cope. If that’s you, never fear: with the right haircut, your mane can become a lot more versatile. If your hair often seems like a wild animal you just can’t tame, let’s talk a few strategies to transform it into the smooth, fun locks you’ve been waiting for. Bangs Bangs do wonders for thick hair. For one thing, they frame your face better, so that instead of two huge curtains on either side, you have a style that wraps around more. This is perfect for oval or square faces that tend to look stretched out with just a middle part and hair on either side. Plus, when you cut bangs, you remove a significant amount from the overall mass, so they pull double duty. Layering Layering is the classic technique to make thick hair more manageable. Whether you’re going for a shoulder-length style or a mid-back coiffure, layers can take some of that square heaviness out of especially thick or coarse hair. Long Length When you have thick hair, length is your friend. While it’s tempting to chop in response to the frustrating weight, don’t do it. Long hair performs many services for you. It weighs down troublesome curls, gives your hair a smoother shape (no one likes the blunt thick-hair triangle bob, right?) and pulls annoying body out for a sleeker look overall. Thinning If longer length and layering aren’t enough to weigh hair down and calm that body, try thinning shears. These are specially made to cut right through sections of hair to thin it without creating the chopping look that happens when you try to thin with regular scissors. Don’t spend any more time hating on your thick hair. Instead, ring your stylist, explain what you need and make an appointment. They can tailor the plan even more carefully to your hair type and needs, and before you know it, you’ll love your locks again.

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Fall Fashion 2017 Pantone Report

by Alethea @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Fall fashion colors are always those rich tones that bring out the golden and brown hues of our summer-kissed skin. Fall is the time for crisp weather and beautiful leaves, and the fall palette reflects that each year. After analyzing the New York and London Fashion Weeks, PANTONE released a report for the trending colors of Fall 2017. The PANTONE colors from New York Fashion Week included: Grenadine: A wonderfully bright shade of a leafy red-orange. Tawny Port: A rich burgundy hue. Ballet Slipper: A light, feminine hue on the slightly cooler side of pink. Butterum: A tawny, balanced swatch of tan. Navy Peony: The navy blue of the sky in autumn twilight. Red has been a very trending color for this fall season’s shoe and accessory lines among top designers. Each of these colors play nicely with the others to create a fantastical fall wardrobe that is warm and inviting. Some of the other noted colors included cooler hues of blues and greens, a neutral gray and a very cliché fall orange pick of Autumn Maple (the color of a ripe pumpkin). Mixing these colors in patterns, layers and accessory splashes will provide the look that is modern and elegant for this upcoming season. The PANTONE colors from London Fashion Week for Fall 2017 lines included: Flame Scarlet: A stunning hue of pure red that might be found in a Cardinal or ripe pie cherry Primrose Pink: A very close pink hue to Ballet Slipper with just a hint more warmth. Toast: Close to Butterrum, but more fleshy and slightly cooler. Blue Bell: A midday sky blue on a warm but blustery day with just a tinge of violet. Royal Lilac: A balanced shade of purple. Other colors included were warm shades of tan and yellows with the same Navy Peony that was chosen to represent popular colors in NY lines for Fall 2017. From these two pallets combined, it is clear that red, navy, medium tan and light pink are going to be popular colors in many lines. Florals remain popular, including several selections from these popular colors and layered ruffles in solid hues are another big trend. What will you be adding this season to really make your wardrob pop?

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Audio Workouts Offer the Best of Both Worlds

by Melissa @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Fitness videos are great when it comes to guidance, but they keep you stuck indoors. The latest audio versions, however, allow you to grab your phone and head out to your favorite park or beach. You’ll still get instruction and music — but with fresh air and a view! Burning Out on Fitness TV? Whether you’ve been working out to YouTube videos or DVDs, there’s no question that being able to visually confirm how certain moves are done can be helpful. But having to be near a screen to do your routine also mean that you’ll often have to contend with the distractions of family members or annoying gym “rats.” And even if you opt for viewing the videos on something more portable, like your tablet, the limitations can be frustrating for cardio routines. After all, you can’t exactly stay in the zone when you need to keep your eye on the screen at all times. On the Go An audible workout app, on the other hand, allows you to simply grab your phone and go. The subscription system works especially well for cardio, in which you don’t need to study a complicated yoga move or modified plank. Instead, you can run around your neighborhood, hit the beach or just climb on the treadmill, knowing you let your imagination take you somewhere other than a tiny screen. With audio workouts, it’s as if you have your own personal teacher telling you when to ramp up the running intensity, when to work in some squats, and when it’s time to cool down. Along the way, you’ll have music to keep things pumping or to cool things down, along with an expert’s voice to guide you through it. How it Works A good audio workout app like Daily Spot or Aaptiv will allow you a free trial for several days, after which you can choose to subscribe for about $10 a month. Once you have the app, you can choose whatever workout suits you for the day. Sort offerings by intensity level, type of workout (walking, running, marathon training, cycling and more), or by a preferred trainer. New workouts are uploaded every day, so you’ll never run out of options!

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What Not to Do When Treating Blackheads

by Brandie @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Blackheads, zits, pimples… they are the worst nightmare of any teen on the eve of prom, or a bride nearing her wedding and are a nuisance to anyone who wishes for clean, flawless skin. If you are like most, your go-to treatment for this common, yet pesky skin problem is to pop it. Turns out, according to Sandra Lee, a dermatologist more commonly referred to as “Dr. Pimple Popper” and other skin experts featured on Allure, this is the last thing you should do to remedy the problem at least not in the traditional way. Read below to learn more about what you “shouldn’t” do to get rid of blackheads: 1. Don’t Pop Them Too Early We just mentioned that you shouldn’t pop a blackhead at will. Dr. Lee says her mantra is “Know when you pop and know when you stop.” The good doctor explains that popping a blackhead at the wrong time can lead to all kinds of issues, perhaps the most severe being scarring. This is, of course, the last thing you want. Therefore, in order to ensure you do the least damage possible, you need to wait until the pimple has a head. In other words, when it’s still a red zit situated deep under your skin, don’t force it up. You can apply warm compresses to move the process along though. 2. Don’t Use Your Fingers Saying “don’t pop zits” is something most dermatologists say but know you and everyone else will likely ignore. Therefore, since Dr. Lee knows popping will happen, she recommends you use a tool, not your fingers to complete the task. This will prevent infection from your fingernails and also will reduce the trauma on the surrounding skin. One tool she recommends is a comedone extractor. Use it by rotating it around the blackhead, pushing around it, not on the blackhead itself. 3. Don’t Keep Messing With it It is just human nature to mess with a zit, even after it’s been popped. Dr. Lee says this is a big no, no. Instead, once you have popped the pimple, treat it will any antibiotic cream, peroxide or topical acne treatment and then leave it alone. If you keep touching it, the risk of infection to the area and eventual scarring increases. Remember, the less you touch it, the quicker it will calm down, the redness will go away and you will begin to look like your amazingly beautiful self once again.

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editor’s note: why fenty beauty release is more than just a stan moment for us

by Haida Yusof @ errordigital

Tell me, growing up, who was your beauty icon?  I heard many tout Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn..and the list goes on. In truth, I grew up hadn’t heard of any other non-white celebrity being considered as a beauty icon – as a matter of fact, mine was actually Britney […]

Five Most Common Causes of Gum Disease

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

Very common in all parts of the world, gum disease can be caused by many things. But primarily, it is the result of poor oral hygiene. Plaque is the main ingredient to accelerate gum disease. Also, improper or infrequent cleaning of the teeth will most certainly lead to some form of gum disease. The average […]

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Open House Week – September 5-8

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

TSB OPEN HOUSE WEEK – September 5-8, from 9:00-2:00. At the Open House you will be able to: Tour the school Meet with a financial aid representative if you need assistance with […]

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marc jacobs beauty is launching a hip-hop inspired make up!

by Zulvanny Andiny Utina @ errordigital

 Following the Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter 2017 Show, the brand is releasing a limited-edition beauty collection that’s inspired by the influence of hip-hop on street style. Taking the notion from the tonal hues and fabrics of its iconic Fall17 collection, the curated collection offers limited-edition shades of: Trax – a luscious burgundy inspired by Marc’s beloved […]

You Beauté

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The YSL Beauty Club party was lit!! With my girl Adut Poppin bottles Can’t sit with us Snakehips in da house Photographer // Jesse Maricic @ ONPOINT. Model // Micah Gianneli

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Artificial Nails 101: Acrylic, Gel and Silk

by Trina @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Whether you want your nails to look beautiful because your class reunion is coming up, your best friend is getting married or you are heading out of town to meet a long-lost relative, professional nail technicians have the tools, experience and skills necessary to give you the gorgeous, natural-looking nails you desire. Choosing an Artificial Nail Material For the most part, nail technicians use acrylic, gel and silk to create artificial nails. The material that is best for you depends on a number of factors. For example, if you want to commit to wearing your artificial nails for an extended period, you should consider acrylic or gel nails. However, if you are not necessarily interested in lengthening your nails, but you want to repair your nail(s) or strengthen your nail tips, you should choose silk. Acrylic Nail Application First, your nail technician will ‘rough up’ your natural nail: This helps ensure that the acrylic adheres closely to your nail. As your technician creates your artificial nails, he or she will mix together a powder and a liquid. This mixture is then brushed onto your fingernails. Generally, your entire nail will be covered; however, there are times when a flexible form is used to assist with sculpting your nail extensions. Furthermore, your technician may decide to extend your nails by applying nail tips. As the acrylic mixture is exposed to the air, it hardens. Your technician can now shape your nail to your desired length and style. Maintenance As your nails grow, a small gap forms between your nail beds and the acrylic nails. Every two or three weeks you will visit your nail technician so he or she can fill in these gaps for you. Removal If you decide that you would like to have your acrylics removed, this can be accomplished quite easily. Your technician can remove your acrylic nails without prying or forcing them – both of which can cause damage to your natural nail. Gel Nails The gel used to create artificial nails is nothing like the thick gel products of years gone by. Today, the consistency of these gels resembles that of nail polish. Thus, allowing for a natural-looking result. Application If you want to extend the length of your nails, your nail technician will apply nail tips before he or she applies the gel. After each coat of gel is applied, you will place your hands beneath an ultraviolet light (UV) for a specific length of time (up to two minutes). The UV light allows the product to harden or “cure.” Maintenance Just like their acrylic counterpart, gels will grow out and filling in is required every few weeks. Removal For the most part, gel nails can be removed by immersing them in nail polish remover. However, not all gel nails can be removed in the manner; therefore, you must speak with your nail technician before attempting to remove your gel nails at home. Silk Wraps These wraps are designed to strengthen weak nails or assist a cracked nail as it grows out. Wraps may also be used to strengthen nail tips. Application Your technician fits the material to match the shape of your nail. The material is held in place while he or she brushes on the glue. The adhesives used to apply wraps lasts from two to three weeks. If your hands frequently come into contact with water, the glue may loosen sooner. After your silk wraps are applied, you should wear gloves when you wash dishes or perform any other task that requires you to submerge your hands for any length of time. If your wraps do come off, your technician can reapply or remove them at your next visit. Now that you know the difference between acrylic, gel and silk artificial nails, take the time to find an experienced nail technician in your area.

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Frequent Discounts Will Cost Your Salon Business

by Catherine and Aileen @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Just got back from a selling trip in another city; and it looks like the same issues exist in every city! We came up against one of our major complaints at least SIX times over the last week – service providers that are DISCOUNTING their services! The unfortunate truth: stylists only do it, because the salon owner allowed it to happen. We cannot understand how a service provider can charge their clients a lower price than the one offered on the menu!  As a salon owner/business person, you establish your pricing based on what you need to bring in to the salon to meet your rent, salaries/commissions, and expenses. It’s actually stealing from the salon owner to charge less than the prices stated by the owner! Yet, salon owners complain about this happening over and over again. Because we actually touch people, service providers often feel close to the client and think of them as friends and therefore want to offer them gifts like lower prices. This also happens when the service provider themselves feel they are not worth the price being charged or make unnecessary assumptions that their clients can’t afford their services. The most upsetting thing for these Two Blondes is the complaining that salon/spa owners do when this happens. If you have discounting happening in your business, go and look in the mirror for the real culprit! Imagine this scenario: you need $30,000 per month to break even with your expenses. You set your prices accordingly, market your business, book your employees and BANG! Johnny Angel decides that $60 haircut is too much for his clients to pay and only charges them $45. He still gets his 50% commission of $22.50 but the business has been screwed out of the necessary amount they need to cover the cost of the service. If you are like the majority of business owners, you are probably not making much profit and that discount Johnny just offered just cost you 8% of the sale!! PUT IT IN YOUR POLICY MANUAL! If a stylist is discounting due to lack of faith in their abilities, consider putting the stylist back to a level where they feel more comfortable. The solution is really quite simple. When you hire a new employee, make sure that they understand all of the policies in your manual. Go over this particular one until you are sure they understand the implications. Let the stylist eat the discount. If you discover that a service provider is discounting, take the discount from the service provider’s portion of the service. In other words, if a service is $50 and the client is only charged $40, the lost $10 should come out of the service provider’s portion. For example, if you are paying a 50% commission, then the salon still receives its $25 and the service provider receives $15. Johnny Angel, for example would only receive $15 for the service he performed instead of the $30 he should have earned if charged correctly or the $22.50 he would have received for discounting. Number One lesson here? As the owner, you have the right to determine the policies and procedures you want in place to operate your business efficiently. Do it! Policies are the foundation that every business, that’s EVERY business, from the largest corporation to a small enterprise, must have to determine how they want their business managed and developed.

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Tightening Your Core: Getting Rid of The Mommy Pooch

by Alethea @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

The middle of the body is typically a source of frustration and focus for many women. The torso often picks up excess fat quickly and a kind of pouch begins to appear that many battle. The “mommy pouch” is best known among women who have carried their babies to term and stretched the skin and muscles in that region. While some choose to wear stretched skin and flab as beautiful marks of life’s greatest adventure, others are bothered by it. It is the constant bane that countless blogs and exercise programs have attempted to solve. What if the approach is wrong? While most programs encourage crunches and special fat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, carb-free or sugar-free diets, many fail to address the underlying problem. The ab muscles have actually started to separate in a condition called diastasis recti within the medical world. And a study from Norway found that a third of moms had this condition after giving birth. This condition can lead to not only an unflattering tummy that makes clothes fit poorly, but it also frequently leads to lower back pain. Occasionally, the abdomen tissue can also be torn from this condition, which may lead to a hernia. And, it is actually worsened by crunches that splay the muscles further apart. Dia Method, the MuTu System and the Tupler Technique Instead, a new approach to a fast and effective kind of exercise is being explored that allows the abdomen muscles to realign and reduces the pouch around the tummy area. Some of the exercise programs that are supported by doctors and physical therapists include the Dia Method, the MuTu System and the Tupler Technique. These exercises for the abs are done in many positions, including: standing, laying down, on all fours or cross legged. Keeping a tall posture and sucking the belly muscles back towards the spine, the tight position is held for several minutes. The hand is kept over the belly button to ensure that each breath tightens more and does not release the muscles. The actual separation can be felt to close after days of this 10 minute exercise and many women lose inches from their waistline. Classes run 12 weeks and this kind of muscle conditioning is supported by many OB-GYN doctors for during or after pregnancy.

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3 Lush Mascaras That Outlash Falsies

by Kat Vu @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

All mascaras are not created equal. As you probably have already found out, there’s a huge difference between mascara formulations. If you don’t choose a good one, you could end up with, well, smudges, flakes, bare lashes, stains, lash imprints under your eyes and a lot worse. A bad mascara can not only ruin your day; it can make a horrible impression on the people you meet. So, you’ve turned to false lashes. Falsies definitely have their place. They are ideal for holiday parties, photo ops and situations where you need to attract attention to those gorgeous eyes of yours. But falsies can look out of place at work, backyard barbeques and weekend garage sale expeditions. How to get that lush look without falsies? Here are lush mascaras that outlash falsies. 1. Avon Mega Effects Mascara Avon isn’t the most luxurious brand out there, but they are certainly one of the oldest beauty brands in existence. They work hard to formulate the best beauty products for women, and their Avon Mega Effects Mascara hits it right on the nose. This mascara offers really noticeable lashes at a fraction of the cost of other luxury brands. 2. Cover Girl Clump Crusher Extensions Lash Blast Mascara The one huge, gigantic drawback of using this mascara is that it gives you such lush lashes that your friends will accuse you of wearing falsies. The resulting thick and long lashes after each and every use will make you rethink wearing falsies at all. 3. Estee Lauder More Than Mascara This lux brand delivers thick, long lashes in a matter of a few strokes. The brush wand is pretty unspectacular, so the formulation must be where all the magic resides. Promises that it won’t smudge, clump or flake are pretty solid as far as consumer responses have shown. This one is worth a try. Depending on your budget and preference, one of the above mentioned lash products are sure to provide you with the results you’re looking for. Time to put your falsies into storage!

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Five Home Remedies for Acne

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

Just about everyone has been through the pain of acne. Although you’ll never want these pimples, to begin with, they certainly have a knack of showing at most inappropriate of that time period! Planning out a picnic? Prepare yourself to welcome an awful bump on that very day! Need to show up at a wedding? […]

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Open House Week – June 6-9

by kiera@5monkeyscreative.com @ Tennessee School of Beauty

TSB OPEN HOUSE WEEK – June 6-9, from 9:00-2:00. At the Open House you will be able to: Tour the school Meet with a financial aid representative if you need assistance with […]

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Introducing: Tupperware Brands Minis + GIVEAWAY!!

by Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos @ Mommy Rockin' In Style – Beauty and Mommy Blogger Philippines

We are officially in BER months! Three months to go before the most wonderful time of the year. Do you feel excited? 🙂 Time flies really fast no?! I still remember last year, we were in a Christmas rush completing our list and we almost missed the Missa de Gallo. And here we are, making a […]

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Is It Safe to Work Out While You’re Sick?

by Melissa @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Sometimes “powering through” can make you feel better when you’re sick. On the other hand, serious infections or breathing conditions make waiting it out a better strategy. The key is evaluating your symptoms. The Dilemma With common colds or sinus headaches, working out is generally fine, and even helpful. Because vigorous exercise opens nasal passages, pain and pressure are reduced, as is nasal congestion. On the other hand, a sinus infection (as opposed to clogged sinuses) can be worsened by contact with outdoor allergens. In addition, mild asthma and bronchitis flare-ups might be aggravated by excess activity, because the increased oxygen you get through cardio causes your bronchial tubes to narrow. Evaluating Your Symptoms Of course, when in doubt it’s always best to check with your doctor before working out. In general, however, determining if exercise is a good idea — especially if you’re prone to a wide range of allergic and bronchial issues — can often be determined by the nature of any pain or pressure. One method doctors often describe as the “neck check” can help. If your breathing problems seem to be centered in your lungs rather than your nasal cavities — in other words, the problem is below your neck — working out may worsen the symptoms. In contrast, allergic reactions that are giving you headaches, runny eyes or stuffy nose — i.e., “above the neck” — typically means that working out is fine. The exception to the neck rule comes with sinusitis. Exposing yourself to more allergens during a sinus infection can worsen the sinus allergy. Thick nasal discharge that is discolored is one way to distinguish sinus pain or a cold from actual sinusitis. Possible Solutions Even with a bronchial flare-up or sinusitis, compromises may allow you to get in a workout with exacerbating your condition. Swimming indoors often prevent “below the neck” issues from worsening, because the moist air you’re taking in is less aggravating to your airwaves. Controlling your environment can also help when you have a sinus infection. With fewer outdoor allergens to get to you as you’re exercising, your less likely to suffer from a histamine overreaction. On the other hand, if interior dust or mold is the issue, experiment with outdoor workouts.

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Find Your Fall Nail Art Style

by Laura W @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Look to the fall 2017 fashion shows and you’ll find the models are not just stomping down the runway in amazing clothes, but also in killer nails. Some of the fall nail art styles are out of this world and really only practical in the realm of high-end fashion (like scary long claws) but most of the trends are wearable for everyday fashion and even the envelope-pushing styles can be adapted for the real world. Fashion-Forward Fall Manicure If you are ready to go full fashion-forward with your fall manicure, go bold with bling. Draw inspiration from the 70s and get a manicure with metallic nail polish and glittery disco ball appliques. To wear this trend toned down, ask for the appliques on a single accent nail on each hand. Bold 70s colors are also on trend. Ask for rainbow color block tips, and if you really want your nails to make a statement, add tassels, feathers or beads. Office-Friendly Fall Manicure Some jobs aren’t going to let tassels and rainbow colors fly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the latest looks for an office-friendly fall manicure. In fact, nudes and neutrals are right on trend this season. To punch up your manicure with some work-appropriate nail art, ask for a black or glitter outline around a neutral base. If you love a French mani, go for black or neutral gray tips instead of white. And if your job is OK with a little sparkle, a smattering of gemstone appliques just below the cuticles instead of at the tips is what’s new and hot for fall. Short Nail Styles Since short nails have less real estate available for nail art, choose styles that provide an elongated look. Just as pinstripe pants help short women appear taller, the trend of a single vertical line in the middle of each nail gives the appearance of length. Long triangles create the same effect and can tie into the color block trend. When blank space is left between the lines, horizontal and chevron stripes look fabulous on short nails. If you have extra short nails, instead of filling the space with art, ask the nail technician to paint each nail in a slightly different shade from the same color family for a cool ombre effect.

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4 Ways to Get Sick at the Gym

by Samantha @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

You head to the gym to get healthy, but if you are not taking the proper precautions against germs, parasites and even fungi, you could end up sick. Here are 4 surefire ways to get ill or injured at the gym. 1. Not Investing in your Own Equipment Sure, the gym tries to keep up, but you have no way of knowing who used that communal yoga mat yet, and you’re about to place your hands all over it. Cold and flu germs can survive on plenty of gym surfaces, from yoga mats to the handles of your favorite pieces of equipment and even the water fountain. Bypass your own basic supplies and you could pick up a cold, the flu or worse. 2. Skipping the Shower Shoes A simple pair of slide on shoes or flipflops can do more than keep you from slipping and injuring yourself, they can keep you from catching a nasty fungus too. Even if you skip the shower, the fungi that causes athlete’s foot could be lurking on the floor, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. 3. Not Fueling Up Before or After You may be heading there to lose weight, but failing to eat something healthy before you go and after you are done could make you feel tired and unwell. You’ll be burning though calories and expending energy – and the goal of heading to the gym is to feel better, not worse. Water is essential as well; skip hydrating and you could wake up on the (germ covered) gym floor after an episode of dizziness. 4. Not Wiping Down the Entire Machine Before and After Using It You may take a swipe at the seat (good) or even wipe down the handles (better) but if you’re neglecting the headrest of that piece of equipment, you could come away with more than buff abs. Lice are a dirty little gym secret that no one wants to talk about, but that can be transmitted at the gym. Wipe down everything – and be safe rather than sorry. Making an investment in your own equipment and taking care to wipe down machines (including the head rest) before you use them can considerably cut your risk of becoming ill. You’re heading to the gym to get healthy, so these simple precautions ensure you don’t end off feeling worse than you did before you went to the gym.

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Matching Your Skin Tone to Your Hair Color

by Sarah @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

If you’ve decided to dye your hair, chances are you’d like it to look as natural as possible … assuming you’re not going for candy pink, that is. Even then, there are a few rules of the road when it comes to choosing a color that will work for you. Follow these steps, and you’re much likelier to walk away from the salon without regret. Match Yourself to a Celebrity The A-listers know what they’re doing. Not only do they dye their hair like it’s their job (oh wait, it is), they have the best aestheticians in the industry to help them do it. You can start by looking through pictures of your favorite actors and actresses to find the colors you like. Understand Your Skin Tone: Warm or Cool? Once you have a clearer idea of the hue you’re looking for, it’s time to do a little skin tone research. Hold a piece of white printer paper up to your face and check out your skin. If it looks yellow, you have a warm complexion. If it’s rosy or bluish, you have a cool complexion. If it looks gray, your complexion is neutral. Pick the Opposite Temperature Now it’s time to pick the color, which should be in the opposite direction on the temperature scale. If you have warm skin, go for a cool tone – ice blond, bluish-black or reds with a lot of purple in them. Cooler skin tones do well with rich hues such as honey or espresso. If you have a neutral complexion, the world is your oyster! Get a Professional Makeup Artist’s Advice Last but not least, always ask a stylist for advice before coloring your hair, then set up an appointment to have it done professionally. Many people will need to bleach their hair before adding color, and that’s not something you want to do at home. Plus, your stylist can warn you away from any colors that might not suit. That’s all, folks! Your brief mini-guide to complexion-friendly hair color. Make sure you whip this out next time you’re considering switching hue.

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Waist Trainers 101

by Kat Vu @ Vagaro Beauty Blog

Waist trainers are to the modern woman what corsets were to older generations. The fact that they work is indisputable. You’ve only to look at celebrities like Khloe Kardashian to see how impressive the results can be. Waist trainers (and corsets) work by constraining the waist, which makes it both impossible to overeat and enhances the sensation of being bound. The “bound sensation” is what women in the past did not enjoy about corsets. But the resulting narrow waist has never been a complaint. Are Waist Trainers Safe? Waist trainers do carry inherent risks. If worn over a long period of time, and with sufficient tightening, a waist trainer can actually displace internal organs. Think of it. Some of your organs are in the waist area. If you squeeze them out, they have to go someplace. This organ displacement can lead to issues with digestion or even lead to internal bleeding. Obviously, this isn’t a risk that is worth having a smaller waist. When Using a Waist Trainer Makes Sense There are situations when using a waist trainer makes sense. If you have trouble controlling your appetite, and thus are heavier than you’d like to be. A waist trainer can help. Likewise if you don’t have a waist to speak of. A lot of women just don’t have an hourglass figure. If your shape is more straight up and down and less shapely, then it might make sense to try using a waist trainer and see if you like the results. What to Avoid When Wearing a Waist Trainer Now, a waist trainer can potentially help with your weight and shape goals. Some women even note that wearing a waist trainer gives them body confidence and hope, so they feel more empowered to reach their fitness goals. But first, here are some ways not to use a waist trainer: Never go to sleep wearing a waist trainer Don’t do heavy exercise wearing a waist trainer Never wear a waist trainer while breastfeeding or while pregnant Don’t wear a waist trainer longer than eight hours Waist trainers can be a good idea as long as you don’t use them incorrectly. Be sure to check with your general practitioner before embarking on a waist training regimen, especially if you have any existing medical issues.

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Bioré Men's Kao Double Scrub Face Wash, 130 g
$11.08
Kao Biore | Facial Washing Foam | Acne Care 130g
$6.97
Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++
$7.55
BIORE Kao Nose Pore Clear Pack Black
$7.90
Nivea Sun Protect Super Water Gel SPF 50/PA+++ (Face & Body)Pump Type 140 g (Japan Import)
$16.99
Mens Biore Black Cleansing Nose Strips, (10 Pore Strips), (Thailand Edition)
$10.99
Mens Biore Face Lotion - UV Milk Type
$9.80
Biore Uv Perfect Silky Bright Milk Spf50 + / Pa ++++ 30ml 2015 New Packaging By 21st Century Japan
$8.99
Kao Biore | Make-up Remover | Mild Cleansing Liquid 230ml
$13.98
Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar, 3.77 Ounce (Pack of 2)
Biore Combo Pack Deep Cleansing Pore Strips Face/Nose 14 Each (Pack of 3)
$32.95
Biore Make Mo Otoseru Facial Washing Foam Uru Uru Micchaku-Awa 140ml Refill (Japan Import)
$7.31
Biore Make-up Remover Perfect Oil 230ml (Japan Import)
$14.12
Biore SARASARA UV Aqua Rich Whitening Cream Sunscreen 33g SPF50+ PA+++ for Face
$13.89
Biore Marshmallow Whip Facial Washing Foam Rich Type 150ml (Japan Import)
$8.73
Biore Skin Boosting Night Serum 1.4 fl oz (41 ml)
$19.95
Biore Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths 60 Count (2 Pack)
$23.08
Biore sarasara UV Perfect Face Milk Sunscreen 30ml. SPF50 + PA+++ for Face
$14.26
Biore Uv Aqua Rich Silky Bb Essence Spf50 + / Pa ++++ 33g 2015 Packaging By 21st Century Japan Only
$7.83
MEDca Deep Cleansing Pore Strips Combo Pack, 48 Count Strips
$16.99
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, Charcoal, 6 Count (Pack of 2)
$14.89
Biore Marshmallow Whip Facial Washing Foam Rich Type - Refill 130ml
$8.36
Bioré Kao Men's Pore Cleaning Pack, Black, 0.5 lb.
$7.90
Biore Facial Washing Foam Scrub-in - 130g
$7.50
Biore Kao Biore Makeup Cleansing Sheet with Oil, 44 Count
$11.53
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, All Skin Types, 13.5 fl. oz.
$8.99
Biore Uv Aqua Rich Smooth Watery Gel SPF50 + PA ++++ (2017 Summer Limited Edition)
$21.69
Biore Hard Days Night Overnight Face Moisturizer - 1.7 oz
$13.49
Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++ 85g 2017 spring limited Edition
$18.57
BIORE U Body Angel Rose Soap Refill, 0.32 Pound
$9.99
BIORE Kao Face Cleansing Rich Moisture
$6.96
BIORE Kao Moisturizing Eye Pack
$17.99
BIORE MENS Kao Deep Oil Clear Face Wash, 130 Gram
$11.08
Biore Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths 60 Count (3 Pack)
$31.98
Biore Charcoal Acne Scrub 4.5 Ounce (133ml) (2 Pack)
$20.52
Biore Kao Makeup Removing Cotton Sheet Box, 46 Count
$14.68
Biore Uv Aqua Rich Watery Cream Whitening SPF 50+/pa+++
$17.88
BIORE Kao Nose Pore Clear Pack 04
$12.99
Biore SARASARA UV Bright Face Milk BIHADA Sunscreen 30ml SPF50+ PA+++ for Face
$15.40
Biore Acne Clearing Scrub (1% Salicylic Acid), 4.5 Ounce
$6.49
Biore Moisture Jerry Very Moist Body 180ml
$11.61
Kao Biore murmuring [refill] Powder sheet Pure fresh citrus scent (36 pieces)
$8.87
Kao Japan Biore Uv Aqua Rich Watery Gel 90ml Spf30
BIORE UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence - SPF50 PA++ 50ml
$16.18
Biore Shine Control Oil Blotting Sheets Absorbs & Mattifies - 65 Sheets
$5.98
Biore Make Mo Otoseru Facial Washing Foam TSURU SUBE Bihada 210g (Japan Import)
$9.03
BIORE Aqua Rich Waterly Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ 50g NEW-2015 (2packs)
Kao Men's Biore Bubble Facial Wash 150ml
$8.22
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Nose Strips Charcoal 6 Count (2 Pack)
$17.89
Biore Marshmallow Whip Facial Washing Foam - Refill 130ml
$8.90
Biore Makeup Remover For Eye & Lip Active Cleansing Liquid 130Ml
$25.00
Biore Uv Aqua Rich Smooth Watery Gel Spf50 + / Pa ++++ 90ml Pack of 2
$22.79
Biore Facial Washing Foam Moisture - 130g
$8.45
Biore Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser 6.77 Ounce Pump (200ml) (3 Pack)
$27.13
[2017 Limited Edition] Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++ 50g and Facial Sheet Mask (2sheet)
Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Jelly Water Base Sunscreen for Face and Body SPF 30 90ml (3 oz)
$14.03
Biore Make Mo Otoseru Facial Washing Foam Pump 200ml (Japan Import)
$11.88
Biore Uv Aqua Rich Smooth Watery Gel Spf50 + / Pa ++++ 90ml 2015 New Version By 21st Century Japan Export by Kao Corporation
$11.97
380ml refill Men's Biore Deodorant Body Wash fresh mint scent of
$10.78
Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cream Face Cleanser, 4.5 oz
$7.45
Kao Men's Biore Medicinal Deodorant Body Wash fresh mint aroma of [body] (440mL) by Biore Japan
$17.97
KAO Biore Uv Perfect Face Milk Spf+50 Pa+++
$13.99
Biore U Bodywash - Fresh Floral Scented - Refill 400ml
$17.69
Mens Biore Face Lotion - Gel Type
$9.66
BIORE U Body White Floral Regular Soap, 0.32 Pound
$9.99
Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask 4 Count (2 Pack)
$16.66
Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ 50g / COOL (2016 Summer Limited Bag)
$19.50
Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ 75g (2015 Spring Limited Bag)
$22.59
Biore Mens Nose Deep Cleansing Pore Pack Active Cool 10 Strips
$10.00
Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen EX SPF 50+ PA++++ 60ml
$26.71
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