Archive for March, 2012

Spring Fashion Trends 2012 Part 1

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

We love to keep you ‘in the know’ when it comes to all things fashion and beauty.  Let’s talk color trends for this spring. Here is what’s hot:

  • Minty Freshness: Yep, that’s right.  All shades/tones of mint are going to be on the racks.  Use it as a full outfit color or as a pretty accent shade.

  • Tangerine: Beautiful, Bold and Eye-Catching! Perfect for a sundress, purse or sandal! Don’t dilute this one by pairing it with other colors–make a statement!

  • Pastels: Soft, Flirty & Subtle! Now these are perfect for pairing together.  Don’t be afraid to layer and the more the merrier!

  • Neon: Need we say more? This trend is a little bit harder to fall in love with but nevertheless, it is out there! Though mixing with neutrals is surely safe, you truly have fun when you go neon on neon.

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Making Your Blow-Dry Style Last

Thursday, March 1st, 2012



Wouldn’t it be awesome if every day was a good hair day? We spend a great deal of time every week with a blow dryer held to our head, fixing our locks.  It feels amazing when we know our style turned out just right but many days, we walk away feeling like we have wasted a lot of time and it still doesn’t look good.  I mean, it just falls flat about 5 minutes after you style it, doesn’t it? There may be some pointers that you could use if you struggle with this, too. We have listed some below for you:

  • Start with wet hair. You can gently towel-dry so it’s not dripping wet, but don’t rub too hard (it’ll get tangled). For the smoothest, most long-lasting results, avoid “rough drying” — fluffing the hair with your hands while drying. While it saves time, it makes hair frizzy.
  • Don’t use too much product. If your hair is fine or oily, it’ll become limp. Put a bit of product only the ends, if needed.
  • This takes more time but is WORTH it.  Divide your hair in sections, and start in front because this area tends to dry the quickest. Using a round brush and plenty of tension, aim the blow-dryer at the roots and move it along the length of your hair to the ends. Heating the hair in the direction of the cuticle helps keep it smooth and fights frizz.
  • For volume and height, hold each section up and in the opposite direction from the way you want it to lie. For extra bounce, pin each section up after drying to let it cool. This helps set the curl so your hair doesn’t go flat the minute you walk out of the bathroom.
  • To make your blow-out last, spray your hair lightly and then leave it alone. Avoid brushing it out or running your fingers through it — this will break up the bounce and make it go limp. RESIST that temptation.  Just messing with your ‘do too much after you are done can leave it flat.  It is better to spray and go!

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