Dec 28, 2011

Nurture Inner/Outter Beauty

I might be a bit passionate about beauty—if the description of “beauty” involves being able to cite a hair/beauty launches from 2005, or a designer hand-bag a client is sporting, or understand the difference between nitro-dyes versus petrochemical free products. You see, I’m of the old school of thought that beauty is just the accessories on top of an already-healthy main course. While I’m in support of enhancing what already Mother Nature gave us, many of the things we want to enhance such as – shinier hair, good skin, striking eyes, etc., we do through products. However not to get all spiritual on you but there is no point to any of this beauty stuff if you’re not also working on good health and being a more beautiful person on the INSIDE. Just like the old saying goes Beauty comes from the inside out holds true and 2012 is an opportunity to connect these elements and be in sync for the best possible you.
My beauty and health resolutions

-Buy certified organic beauty products

-Eat organic foods
-Hair- Spa or any Aveda Concept salons in your neighborhood
-Read or something like that
-Do mani-pedis + massages
-Practice meditation + vitamins
- Be kinder, generous and always have a servants heart
Happy New Year!

Dec 16, 2011

Candles for Holiday

One of the nicest and reasonable gifts one can buy this holiday season just too say Thank You is a aromatic candle. This year Aveda's holiday candle *Grounding* is fabulous with vanilla, ginger, cassia and other pure flower essences will make anyone feel calmer, relaxed yes grounded and even sexy! with a bonus of 50 hours of burning without any fear of toxins. My top recommendation for those who need a lovely small gift to buy someone or yourself this xmas going with the Grounding candle is it!!.

Dec 5, 2011

Brunette Beauty

Brunettes may not be the most exciting hair colors but they sure have taken on a whole other personality this year and to me there is nothing more striking then Tone on Tone coloring for all my brown haired ravens. And staying dark and rich in the dull winter months is absolutely fine as long as we have a pop of color somewhere else (lips. eyes, checks, scarfs), and with brown hair colors which need dimension there’s no better way than adding various brown tones starting with light to even black which is my favorite on a brunette seeing bold or soft panels running through the hair which I have been doing now for a while is beautiful. Still the traditional highlight tones for brown hair remains most popular (golden, caramel, and butterscotch) however for those who really want lower maintenance particularly Tints – Single Processes go with Tone on Tone. The fastest way I do this is after I have finished applying root formula I then begin to take slices of hair and apply my second formula to those slices of hair. The amount or density you take with the slices will determine again a bolder or softer end result, rule on thumb 1/ Fine hair = Fine slices, 2/ Thick hair = Bigger panels (Back to Back slices), 3/ Medium hair = both  Fine slices + Bigger/ Back to Back slices.   
Remember when we use Tone on Tone shades to always have a combination of warm + cool; this creates incredible balance to hair.