A hair-raising day!

I left Florida at 84 degrees this week only to play,work and freeze in the windy city…Chicago. After a couple of days or maybe a bit less my shiny long healthy hair is NOT happy with me.I got a fresh cut before I LEFT Flyaway and dry as can be. My complexion is tight & dry and far from dewy. So, since this is not my first trip to Chicagoland I packed a few things to get me through this winter in February.

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Winter Hair Beauty Rescues

I always travel with Kbeauty hydrating hair capsules and or a treatment hair mask. INSTANT gratification a hair conditioner cannot do.

I also pack a baggie with dryer sheets to rub on my hair for those dry fly aways and static cling hair.

Use heat less. Let your hair dry naturally.

Use dry shampoo and wash your hair less. OR just wash at the roots.

Apply hair conditioner on your ends only.

I can’t get enough of the brand WETBRUSH called the Detangler brush. I have one at my house,in my luggage,at my desk in my office and in my car. I LOVE how it keeps my hair from tangling and helps keep it in the best condition it can be. I even have my husband and family hooked on this brush.

You don’t have to use these tips only in the winter. They can be used year round. But I do love these to rescue you and to make your hair look and feel amazing too.

Come back this weekend for my beauty rescues for dry weathered skin.

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Tis’ the season to start shopping!

There is a chill in the air and that means Thanksgiving and the other holidays are near. I know you’ve heard or read it all in the news. The supply chain, shortages and more. Don’t stress I’ve got you!

I’ve discovered some unique and pretty ideas to give from hair to toe! Not just for the ladies.

CHI haircare has some new product collections for curly hair,dehydrated hair and a NEW brush that is a 3 in 1. It is a brush that smooths your hair, is a blow dryer and a styler brush for silkier looking shiny hair. I already own the Spin & Curl styler, a hot pink blow dryer by CHI

But this brush is next level fabulous!

So lightweight and easy to use! I think it is an awesome give to give to YOURSELF or someone else.

This week on TV 📺 in my beauty & lifestyle segment I will feature this brush for my holiday gift ideas and stocking stuffers.

Stay tuned for more gift ideas that I featured on TV and have discovered I will share some cool gift ideas. Some of us may also need gifts after Chanukah or Christmas in case you forgot someone on your list. Also don’t forget those hostess gifts.

Self-care is so important now more than ever! Taking care of the hair between haircuts. Conditioning it and using the right tools is what it us all about. Make that haircut and fresh color last longer.

You don’t have to pay a fortune 💵 to look your best! OR to give as a gift.

Go to: http://www.News4Jax.com

Click on River City Live. To get all the deets on other gift 🎁 ideas too.

It is time to sparkle!

In ❤️with this!

Now that this pandemic is slowing down for most of us in different states across the US and other countries. It is time to glam it a bit a bit. I’m not talking to pile on and wear lots of makeup I mean to add some fun to your beauty routine.

CHI the hair care brand has come out with special edition hair styling tool that you just have to know about. This hair styling iron heats up so fast (425F) you don’t have to wait long. Unlike others.I was amaze and impressed.It is covered in 3,000 genuine crystals so gorgeous! It features CHI’S award winning 1″ LAVA Ceramic floating plates. Easy on and off. The special technology plates produce less damage to the hair and offers smooth SHINY results.

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Now I will admit I may not use it every day. But I definitely will NOT be putting it away and hiding it in a drawer. IT looks so stunning and sparkles with the most beautiful crystals. By the way it even comes with a mini packet along with the instruction booklet filled with extra crystals if you happen to need them. Even cooler. Right?

If it’s made by CHI it is for me. I have never been disappointed by the companies hair care or tools.

If you are looking for curl give the Spin N Curl tool give it a whirl.

If you’re looking for some soothing light and aromatherapy the tabletop lamp may just be for you. I filled the lamp with Egyptian rose essential oil and my bedroom smells so good it also purifies your air and space.

Add a little extra glam to your everyday styling experience!

*This month they are offering a FREE gift with every order. ONLY at CHI.com.

Hair Raising

I finally ventured out and shopped. Shopping 🛍 not for groceries but for FUN for a change. I have not shopped since March. But this 5 Minutes for ME shopping time felt good! WOW! I forgot what that feels like. But definitely remember what it looks like. A couple of stores I visited are NOT the same. The experience is so different and the mood is cold. It is a new shopping frontier with this pandemic.

It was hair raising.

Since I own a beauty business I ventured down the beauty aisle. So empty …so different.

What caught my eye since I am lip 💋obsessed was a hair brush with fuchsia lips. I HAD to have it! It was by the company called Wet Brush. The brand is NOT new to me.

I love their detangling hair loving and protecting brushes. Wish I had these brushes in my teen years too as I have always had long hair and struggled with tangles. Only in the past couple of years have i lightened it up and got my hair cut a bit shorter. My hair loves to tangle so these brushes protect and love my hair too. Since I get a lot of compliments on my hair and people wonder whats my secret to healthy looking haircare I highly recommend these brushes and allow your hair to AIR dry naturally. No heat damage for me or over drying by a blow dryer.


I also was drawn to another brush on the rack that was called a SHINE enhancer brush by Wet Brush.

  • Detangles hair and brings natural shine.
  • Detangles with less force and less damage.
  • Shine enhancing
  • Made from natural boar and exclusive IntelliFlex bristles.

This brush is AMAZING and does what it says on the package above. I AM IN ❤️LOVE. By the way, the Shine Brush also works beautifully with DRY shampoo too!

If and or when you venture out shopping and have some time for you. Masked up and hand sanitizer in hand check out these brushes and give them a whirl. I know you will enjoy them too.

Happy Shopping.

 

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STOP the insanity!

It’s time to hang around the house,go to the mail box or take a walk with a little color on your face,lips and nails!

I see in social media some people have NOT put on makeup or a lipstick in approaching a month! As a professional Make-Up artist and Skin Therapist I find this so sad!🙁

As I mentioned before my mantra is ” A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine” So, please pretty please at least put on some lipstick 💄 or at least a lipgloss 👄

I promise you’ll not only FEEL better. You’ll look better too.

Tomorrow is a new day if you didn’t do it today.

Take the time to get a little dolled up! WHY you say? For who? For YOU and those around you.

Because you need to! Perk yourself up! Brighten that complexion! Give those cheeks a pop of color!

If you don’t want to do any makeup at all and I haven’t convinced you enough on that go do something good for your hair.

If you don’t want to go all the way with foundation and more. At least put a tinted moisturizer or BB cream on. Add a little blush to your cheeks, put on little mascara and lipstick.

While you’re at it apply a nude or metallic hue to your nails. They don’t require a lot of work or precision to apply. Just swipe and you’re good to go!

These nail polish shades also don’t show chips as fast.

As for your hair...

Give yourself a hydrating treat by mixing tap water in a spray bottle with a bit of conditioner added.

Shake the two together.

Spritz on dry hair and rinse after 15 -20 minutes. Take a bath or shower and wash your hair. No need to condition your hair again.

Give a bit of the blow dryer and you’ll have shiny happy better looking brush and go hair. Even if you’re just going to your living room. 😁

I know we’re all restlesswe’re all in this together and need to keep our spirits UP and look our best waiting and staying home.

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Education is Essential!

Are you a hairstylist,beauty professional,spa or salon owner?

If you are listen up! If you’re not… know that your hairstylist may be attending these two iconic shows. March 13th -15th 2002 in NEW YORK CITY.

In a few weeks beauty professionals, hair stylists, estheticians, makeup artists,massage therapists, nail techs, salon and spa owners from all over the globe 🌎 will make the city even prettier!

The iconic International Beauty Show for the beauty experience. Alongside the iconic International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference.

For licensed hair, skin,makeup and nail professionals only.

If you haven’t been there in a long time or never attended the show. It is amazing! So much education, inspiration and fun!

And so is shopping and dining in some awesome places in the one and only NYC.

It is not too late to get your ticket, book a flight.make a plan and discover something new,be inspired and get educated even more too. YOUR career depends upon it!

Wait and see … it is a hair razing experience that will inspire the stylist,skincare expert,beauty business owner and beauty PRO in you! Tell a friend.

See it all in NYC!

Get your ticket for my class…

I’ll be teaching an advanced class on the Power of Makeup Consultations and Makeup Lessons.

 

I am looking forward to my makeup and skincare class in NYC!

The Best Hair Oils For Every Budget —

Hair oils are a great addition to any hair care regime, and the days of oil making hair too ‘heavy’ are gone, the new crop of oils are designed to make hair beautifully shiny and manageable by nourishing deeply with essential vitamins, providing protection from styling and adding gorgeous shine without weighing it down. Here…

via The Best Hair Oils For Every Budget —

Barbie Beauty

Cruising the shelves of a Dollar store I was looking for more than I went  there for.You know you NEVER know what you are going to find when you take time and explore. Since I am in love with ALL things color and pink is at the top of that colorful l SAW a spray bottle down the beauty and health aisle.

Since my hair tangles so…I had to pick this bottle up and TAKE IT HOME for a test drive.Barbie

At first I thought it was strange to try this cotton candy scented  de-tangling spray but those thoughts soon went away. I am writing this post to tell you I LOVE it. I know I am not a kid but this woman is here to say IT WORKS!

Now, no the ingredients are not like my grown up expensive spray…but for $1.00 its a win win for me! Did you ever have your bottle of liquids when you travel and somehow magically open and half of it pour out and disappear?

Little girls LOVE Barbie and I do too!

Peace,Love and Blowouts!

drybar-photo-blog-jpgHave you ever had an actual blowout? No, not your tire blowout but a hair blowout.Many women do not know what it is.

A couple of weeks ago  a new spot for hair opened in Jacksonville,Florida. This is epic for the city.The name of the business is DRYBAR.

No cuts,no color,just blowouts!!! That’s all they do.

I have had this service done at other salons across the country but never by this brand. I tried to get one a blowout while working in these cities… Las Vegas,NYC and Chicago bu all locations were booked.They have sixty locations to serve you and offer long convenient hours.They recently opened a shop in a section called Brooklyn.So, being homesick and craving my NYC. I HAD TO GO!

The reception at the front desk was awesome. They took a good guess on my name and calling me by it once I walked in.What caught my eye first is all the yellow and white decor and when you enter the overhead lamp is made with a yellow blow dryer.

Pretty cool!

Next they asked me if I wanted something to drink. The offerings were:water,coffee,tea and a Champagne mimosa. I of course chose the Mimosa.

Blowouts I could choose from the service menu were named after drinks.If you don’t drink alcohol this could be a problem.But the services are described beautifully in the menu alongside pictures of how that style will look.

The Straight Up

The Manhattan

The Cosmo

The Mai Tai

The Cosmo-tini

Southern Comfort

Dirty Martini

The Uptini

Shirley Temple for kids or pre-teens

Add a braid to your service

I chose the Manhattan and a dash of Southern Comfort.

What  I wasn’t ready for was it took a total of 45 minutes! The stylists wash and work at styling and blow dry every strand of hair and they follow a certain protocol. If you do not want your locks to be pampered… you may not like this service.

I enjoyed my experience and you will too. Give them a whirl!

The holidays are coming and you may just need that special look for all the holiday parties and New Years Eve too. #treatyoself!

$40.00 per service

You book your appt. via the APP or connect online.

http://www.thedrybar.com

 

 

 

Scandal …and Bouncin’ & Behavin’ Hair!

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Yesterday I tried a shampoo and conditioner for the very first time..the brand is called White Sands.It came boxed in a kit and I was anxious to try something new.You know how we love shiny pretty packaging.

And as most girls we like to play with and try new things! My hair (like yours) has been through the winter roller coaster of dry,frizzy and flyaway. Almost like a kitchen Brillo pad.

The floral scent of orchids filled my shower softly and my hair took to it well. I loved the way the conditioner did not weigh my hair down and took away my tangles. My locks are long and are not as strong as they used to be.

I try to eat right and that keeps my hair shiny from inside out.But dry and frizzy it has become from the weather this winter.

You may have noticed in my blog posts I love to whip up things in my kitchen for my hair…but besides my avocado mash…I am aghast!

I AM IN LOVE…this product is amazing. What I am even more amazed is to learn that this brand is used on Celebrities and on shows on TV.

Pretty Little Liars,Mad Men,Scandal,Jane the Virgin,State of Affairs and Glee…I see I am in delightful company!