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The Correct Order to Apply Your Morning Skincare Products

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If you’re like us, your skincare routine is something you take very seriously. Between moisturizers, toners, cleansers, and all the other good stuff working hard to prevent wrinkles – you have your routine down pat. But, the one question we get very frequently from our clients is what the proper order for applying these products is. Step One: Cleanser The first step to your morning skincare routine should always be using a cleanser. This will get any of the dirt and oil out of your pores, leaving you with a fresh, clean face. If you use both an oil and a water-based cleanser, always use the oil cleanser first! Step [...]

Should I Be Clarifying My Hair?

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Are you experiencing oily roots by days end, hard to style hair, and hard to comb-through-hair, forcing you to wash your hair every day? It might be time to clarify your hair! The products you use, water you come in contact with, and chemicals from swimming pools can leave build up on your hair over time. Why Do You Need to Clarify Your Hair? Just like our skin, our hair needs to be exfoliated and stripped of the impurities and build up. Over time, all of the products you use on a daily basis – dry shampoo, texturizing spray, pomade, and even hair mask – build up at your roots, [...]

How to Treat Dry, Cracked Lips

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Even has the New England weather has tempted us with mild temperatures, winter is still here and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. As we experience freezing cold temperatures and dry atmospheres, our lips tend to take the grunt of it. Dry, cracked, and flaky skin that doesn’t seem to be going away can put a real damper on things, especially when your lips starting experiencing the same symptoms. It’s time to stop worrying about whether or not you have a tube of Chapstick on your and start wearing matte lipstick again. Add Moisture to Your Environment Humidifiers aren’t just for when you’re sick. As one of the most over-looked [...]

Natural Ways to Get Glowing Skin

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The cold winter months tend to cause skin to become dry and dull. While dewy, natural skin is currently trending, it’s not always possible when your skin has been dry for what seems like an eternity. With these tips, you’ll be sans dry skin in no time and your skin will have a natural, healthy glow. Start with Dry Brushing An ancient Indian practice, dry brushing is the process of brushing your skin with a hard thistle brush in circular motions towards your heart. This will remove the dead skin cells that are blocking moisture from penetrating your skin. Wash with Lukewarm Water We’ve mentioned it before and we’ll mention [...]

Tips for Growing Out Your Hair When You’re Impatient

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Growing out your hair can be a long, frustrating process especially when you’re used to having your hair styled out. Those weeks that pass by between hair cuts can leave your hair limp, but by sticking with it, committing to cute up-dos, and following these tips, you’ll have long hair in no time. 1. Skip the shampoo Shampooing is extremely drying and the longer you go in between washes, the better. If you can’t stand not washing your hair every day, utilize a dry shampoo and cute up-dos to help 2. Trim the ends often Although trimming your hair is counterintuitive, it keeps the ends of your hair healthy which [...]

How to Maintain Your Color Treated Hair

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Whether you color your hair blonde, brunette, orange, or purple, maintaining your color treated hair is a priority for most individuals to help maximize the amount of time between colors. There’s nothing worse than spending money coloring your hair, not maintaining it, and having your color fade after a few short weeks. 1. Wait a full 72-hours before shampooing When you color your hair, the cuticle layer opens for the color to better penetrate the hair shaft. The cuticle layer can take up to three days to complete close completely, so washing your hair during this time frame can make the color wash out of your hair. Wait to shampoo [...]

When Do Makeup Products Expire?

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When was the last time you did a cleanout of your makeup bag? Chances are, it’s been awhile! Beauty products don’t last forever and as they age, the formula in them start to break down, which can cause breakouts and infections. Something we know you don’t want to deal with. Grab your makeup bag, take a seat, and throw away the products that have expired. Beauty Sponges Lasts: 3-6 months Thanks to the material of our beloved beauty applicators, beauty sponges are more likely to harbor more bacteria than your traditional makeup brush which your skin won’t be too happy about. Be sure to clean your beauty sponges once a [...]

Tips for Avoiding Winter Skin

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With the temperatures continuously dropping and winter right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to start preparing your skin for the cold temperautures. If you live in a climate that has harsh winters, you know the effects the weather has on your skin – dry, chapped, scaly skin that seems to last centuries. By getting ahead of your skincare routine now, you’ll be able to combat the dry skin this winter. Utilize a Humidifier Cold temperatures and heating systems suck the moisture, reaking havoc on your skin. By utilizing a humidifier on a regular basis (not just when you’re sick!) you’ll put the moisture back in the [...]

How to Brush Hair Extensions

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Hair extensions get a bad reputation for being damaging to your hair, but the hair extensions themselves aren’t actually damaging. Issues typically arise when if the wrong type of extension is selected for your hair type, the hair stylist doesn’t teach you how to properly care for your extensions, or if the extensions are put in wrong. The most common issue that arises is hair extensions not being taken care of properly, and more specifically, not brushed correctly. Although, all of the issues are easily avoidable! Tips to Avoid a Disaster: Use a hair brush that does not have the little balls at the end of the bristles Purchase and [...]

What Are the Different Types of Hair Extensions?

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Clip-in, weave, pre-bonded, tape-in, fusion, micro-link, oh my! There are so many hair extension options out there and before making a decision on which type to get, it’s important to understand the differences of each and which type will work best for your hair type. 1. Clip-In Hair Extensions Clip-in hair extensions come in a stands of contoured pieces that have clips sewn into the strand. The clips are sewn in before purchasing, making it easy to clip them in and out of your natural hair all on your own. This means you don’t have to have them in 24/7 and can pick and choose when utilize them. Clip-in hair [...]

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