Sun Care for Your Hair – Don’t Let Your Ends Scorch & Sizzle
Memorial Day Weekend is coming up & that means, with any luck, you’ll be out enjoying yourself in the sun! Your hair, on the other hand, will be slowly scorching & frying…that is if it’s not cared for properly. Here are some tips to start the summer off right for your hair’s health!
- Wet your hair & Work Leave- In Conditioners or Hair Masques through [Aveda’s Dry Remedy Treatment or Suncare treatments anyone?] roots to ends. The sun will bake that moisture right in.
- Wear a Hat – Much like protecting your skin, wearing a hat will protect your hair from sun damage & help keep your color vibrant.
- Don’t Go It Alone – Products are a support system for overstressed, over chlorinated, dehydrated hair. Treatments, masques & smoothing fluids will be your best bet for styling summer hair – they keep frizz at bay & add moisture to hair that has had its fair share of Vitamin D.
- Maintenance Trim – Help your tresses by not allowing split ends to persist unattended. Regular trims prevent damage from spreading. Think schedule…if you’re planning a vacation in the sun, plan a hair appointment for when you return.
- Protect Protect Protect! – Shampoos & Conditioners with Sunflower Oil & UV protection are meant to protect hair from the same sun damage your skin can incur. So when you slather on your sun block, make sure you’re giving your hair the same benefit & slather up with Aveda’s Sun Care Hair System.
Lastly, Enjoy yourself! With your skin & hair cared for properly…relax & Happy Memorial Day from Mango!
Look Who Was Featured In Salon Today Magazine….
Johanna Morgan, our Manager of Inventory & Procurement, was recently quoted for her inventory expertise in Salon Today’s article “Develop A Finely Tuned Inventory Control System”. The article focused on the wide variety of inventory systems implemented in salons across the country. Johanna, quoted for her expertise in biweekly ordering, keeps our locations brimming with Aveda & Bumble & Bumble’s finest. Now you know exactly where your shampoo comes from….Thanks & congrats Johanna!
Skin Care Decoded: Get to Know The Ingredients That Are Fighting For Your Skin
You might know your skin type & you’re sure to know that you may need acne cleanser over face firming cleanser but do you know what the ingredients in your skin care products actually do? We’ve got you covered. Below are some of the most common ingredients found in skin care…decoded.
Dimethicone – is used as a skin conditioning, emollient & skin protecting agent. Found In: Aveda’s Green Science Line
Glycerin/glycerol – is a naturally occurring alcohol compound that is used as a hydrating, conditioning humectant for skin and other beauty products. Found In: Aveda’s Enbrightenment Line
Retinol – Is a component of Vitamin A that’s touted for skin rejuvenation. It is most commonly known for its ability to exfoliate the skin, diminishing wrinkles, discoloration or disparate textures.
Salicylic Acid –is a naturally occurring beta hydroxyl acid that is used to treat acne. The acid removes debris (ie- pore clogging agents like dirt & grime) & is also used to remove skin in the treatment of conditions like psoriasis & eczema. It’s different from acids like lactic & glycolic in that its primary function is to strip debris rather than exfoliate & plump up the skin as do the other acids mentioned. Found In: Aveda’s Outer Peace Line
Lactic Acid – is an alpha hydroxyl acid. It’s used to exfoliate & fill simultaneously which is why you will often see it in anti-wrinkle creams. Is known for being milder than glycolic acid.
Stearic Acid – is a naturally occurring cleansing agent used to emulsify & expand skin. Like Lactic Acid, is known for being milder than glycolic acid. Found In: Aveda’s Enbrightenment Line
Caffeine – in skin care, caffeine acts like a vasoconstrictor, something that temporarily tightens skin. It’s also used for its antioxidant properties known to reduce dark circles. Found In: Aveda’s Green Science Line
Tourmaline – is derived from a tourmaline crystal. It is most helpful as a conductor that increases the absorption of other ingredients into the skin. By strengthening the power of antioxidants, vitamins & exfoliants, it works as an anti-aging & moisturizing agent that boosts skin & crystalline energy. Found In: Aveda’s Tourmaline Line
Last week’s big beauty talk? The Royal Wedding. Would she or would she not, wear her hair up? By now you’ve seen the photos: Kate Middleton went half up/half down with her hair. Her makeup focused on her usual – heavily rimmed eyes & mascara, light colored lips, cheeks barely flushed. Her manicure was pastel pink & her dress was classic. If the throngs of women who flocked to mimic Lady Diana are any indication of the power of royal inspiration over the beauty of women everywhere, Her Royal Highness Kate’s will be the next look to copy. Here’s how to Repli-Kate:
Tease your hair at the crown, spraying with hair spray at the roots to provide stability. Brush hair back neatly. Take hair starting from a half inch above the ears & pull back into a ponytail at the curve of the head. Either clip hair in place, secure with a hair band or twist in the manner of a French twist & pin with bobby pins. Curl the ends with a barrel curling iron. Spray once again with hair spray. Throw on your mascara & your best smile & head out the door with your head held high & your shoulders back (that’s how the royals do it….)!
Best Haircuts for Your Face Shape
The goal when working with face shapes is to achieve balance & symmetry. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder & everyone is unique in their own way, but if you want to look your best (conventionally speaking), get a haircut that makes your face appear more oval. Oval is the pinnacle, the nirvana of beauty. Whatever exterior shapes you create around your face should be in an effort to widen or narrow areas of your face that need it in order to appear more oval. So consider this:
Round Face – The goal? To slim down the sides of your face. Try side swept bangs & face framing layers that hit at or below the jawline. If you’re going to go short, keep the layers & fringe long & angled.
Square Face- The goal? Anytime you have strong angular lines you want to soften them. Try layers that hit at the point of angle (think at the cheek bones, at the jawline, etc). You want them to lay on the angled points to help conceal severity. Center parts are great on square faces – it opens up the face.
Heart Shaped – The goal? Fill in the space where the jaw line & chin begin to recess. This is different for different people, so place your layers in the middle between the jaw bottom & the tip of the chin. Keep fullness around that chin area to balance its narrowness & help your face feel more balanced. If you’re going to go short, make sure to keep hair long enough to tuck behind your ears & see some hair to offer balance.
Oval Face – You’ve got it made. Your face shape is ideal & may only require balancing around the temples, where oval faces tend to narrow. Keep side swept bangs that sit at the point of recess if this is a problem. If you are perfectly oval, enjoy wearing your hair any which way you please.
Next? Learn How Eyebrow shapes that compliment face shapes.
Grab some Shine in Short Pump!
Ladies & Gentlemen…..Bumble & Bumble is proud to introduce Bb Shine: a family of shampoo, conditioner & finishing spray designed to add shine to “dull, lackluster hair”. Sold at our Mango Short Pump location, Bb Shine is available in both full size & a travel size. Read on for product bios:
Let It Shine Shampoo: Lightweight “clear-as-day” cleanser that gently clears away dulling particles (like product residue, excess oils, & environmental residues) to leave hair shiny & lustrous. Color-safe.
Let It Shine Conditioner: Lightweight conditioning that hydrates, detangles, smoothes flyaways & softens. Color-safe
Shine On Finishing Spray: Lightweight silicone formula that reduces flyaways, & adds runway shine! Mist directly on to dry, styled hair.
Grab some Shine in Short Pump!