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Hey Estheticians! 50 Incredible Facts About Skin

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
I’m sure most of this is old news to you estheticians and esthetics students in training, but we still thought this was a fun infographic about the largest organ of the body – your skin! Special thanks to Beauty Flash for putting this gem together. :)
50 Incredible Facts About Skin


Attract A Jughead – Archie Themed Make-up Line Now Available

Friday, October 12th, 2012

MAC is one of the most innovative and creative cosmetic companies in the marketplace. Known for offering women a selection of makeup that is theatrical and stunning, MAC continues to find new ways to intrigue its customers. Just recently, the brand line has decided to introduce a line of Archie-themed cosmetics onto the marketplace.

Maybe you’re not sure whether you look more like a Betty or a Veronica. A MAC makeup artist can help you figure out your inner Archie character. At the San Diego Comic Con, MAC plans to host some of its makeup artists at the event in order to help comic fans glam up their looks. Dan Parent is an Archie comic sketch artist, and he will actually be at one of the MAC stores in San Diego on the day of the comic con festival. During the festival, Parent will show fans how he completes his sketches. Fans will be able to ask him any questions that they have about the Archie comic series.

In addition to meeting Dan Parent, comic con fans will be able to schedule a makeup appointment with one of the MAC makeup artists. During their appointment, fans will be able to receive a comic-con inspired look. They will be able to extend their eyelashes or add glitter to their eyelids. Perhaps one wants a dramatic deep shade of lipstick to entice other fans at the festival. Whatever one wants, a MAC makeup artist will be able to help him or her achieve.

The fact that MAC is hosting its makeup artists at the comic con festival is no surprise. For years, MAC has been one of the leading makeup brands to supply makeup for celebrities and actresses on Broadway. MAC is synonymous with individuality and a city-chic look. It is the perfect type of makeup to wear out for a day on the streets of New York City. When one wants to add some drama to his or her daily life, MAC makeup products will help him or her with the task.

Archie and the gang go to Riverdale High School

MAC is known for helping individuals find their inner sense of self. If you decide to attend the comic con festival, you should let MAC professionals help you express your inner beauty and goddess. MAC professionals are on hand to help you learn new makeup tips. They will also help you add a bit of edginess to your daily look.

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How to Get Gorgeous Daytime Cat Eyes Like Emma Stone

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Ever since Emma Stone showed the world that the cat eye look can be worn in the daytime, women everywhere are trying to replicate this look. When attempting to create the daytime cat eye look, it is essential to strike a balance between those dramatic smokey eyes and eyes that have very light eyeshadow. By combining the two, you can end up with a winning look just like the one that Emma Stone wore to the recent Los Angeles premiere for The Amazing Spider-Man.

The first step to creating the daytime cat eye look is to pick out a light eyeshadow. You should find a cream, white or pearl eyeshadow to use for the base color. A cream eyeshadow will blend nicely on your eyelids and will stay put for hours. You can try using the Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Fantasme eye shadow for the perfect look. You will also want to make sure that you blend a bit of the cream eye shadow on your brow line. The shimmering effect that this add will add a touch of beauty to your cat eye look.

The next step will be to apply liquid eyeliner to your lids. Try to use a fine line and outline the area just above your eyelashes. You can use a liquid eyeliner like the Revlon ColorStay Creme Gel Eye Liner in Black. This liquid eyeliner will stay on for hours. The size of the marker tool is also very helpful in drawing the perfect line. When you draw the line, you should extend it out beyond the end of your lash line. You will want to create a small wing at the end of your eyelid. You should make sure that the wing is no longer than the length of an eyelash. Otherwise, your look will be too dramatic for the day time.

Emma got her start in acting at eleven years old at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, where she starred in over sixteen stage productions as well as performing the the theatre’s comedy improv troupe.

After you apply the liquid eyeliner, then you should use a mascara to add some volume to your lashes. This will add a touch of glamor to your day time look. You may also want to use an eyebrow pencil to add some definition to your brows. This can help you define your brows and achieve a more put together cat eye look.

Add some fun to your daily look by trying out the cat eye look. Having cat eyes can add some spice on those days when you want a little extra boost.
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3 Tips to Follow When Coloring Hair

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

As a hair stylist, one of the most common requests from clients will be that you color their hair. Clients need help when it comes to color hair, and you can come to the rescue as their stylist. When you give a client the perfect color, you will know because he or she will feel confident and sexy. You can have an active role in helping your client feel beautiful by giving him or her a great hair color. When you are first starting out in coloring the hair of clientele, here are three tips that you can follow.

1. Give Clients Instructions

Before clients leave your salon, you should always instruct them about the ways that they can take care of their newly colored hair. You may even want to give clients a small piece of paper with care instructions. Clients should try to stay out of the sun with newly dyed hair because the sun can cause hair to lighten. Also, exposing hair to the chemicals in pool water can cause hair to turn green or become faded.

2. Follow the Directions

Before your client’s appointment, you should try to read the directions on the bottle of color. It is important for you to read the directions because manufacturers may have different ways that you should apply color. You should also read the directions carefully to understand how much concentration of chemicals you should use. This will ensure that you mix the color in the right way for your client.

3. Start with Clean Hair

No matter how pressed you are for time in the salon, it is essential that you start with hair that is clean on your clients. Always take the time to also get to know about the condition of your client’s scalp. If your client has had any medical issues in the past, it is important that he or she makes you aware of these medical issues. Some people can not have their scalp exposed to chemicals during treatments such as chemotherapy. Also, you should take note of the condition of your client’s hair. Pay attention to whether your client’s hair is dry or damaged. Applying color to hair that is damaged can cause hair to fall out.

These tips are essential for any hair stylist to follow when applying color for clients. Following these tips will ensure that a client has a high quality experience with a stylist and knows how to treat his or her own hair after the appointment is over.

Are Eyelash Enhancers Truly Effective?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

A woman’s eyes tell a great deal about her. They are the window to her soul, and a man can instantly become entranced by a woman’s lovely eyes. Her eyelashes also contribute to the loveliness of her eyes and their mesmerizing effect. The Egyptians were the first ones who realized the powerful effect that enhancing one’s eyelashes could have on the opposite sex. With oil, they curled eyelashes so that lashes would appear darker and longer.

Now, take a look at any celebrity, and you will notice that the enhancement of eyelashes continues to be a strong force in the world of cosmetics. Jennifer Lopez has donned fox hair to make her lashes appear longer, while Kim Kardashian is also known for using gels to enhancer her lashes.

The most popular look for eyelashes right now is full, dark and long. Defined lashes are essential, whether one is wearing jeans out for the day or an evening gown on the red carpet. A woman looks gorgeous when she has lashes that look healthy and full.

To enhance one’s eyelashes, women have a variety of options. False eyelashes are still on the market, and they remain a strong competitor with the new gels on the market that can enhance eyelashes. False eyelashes are difficult to apply, however, and they require a very steady hand. If a woman misapplies the glue, she can suffer severe injury to her eye or cornea. If one wants false eyelashes and does not want to apply them herself, she can find a makeup artist who will apply them for her.

Another popular eyelash enhancer is extensions. Extensions are not the same as false eyelashes because they do not contain the same length. Extensions are just tips of hair that are applied to the ends of lashes. Most extensions have an adhesive already placed on them so that application is made easy for a woman. One can find extensions that are made from real human hair, fox hair or even bunny hair. One of the growing trends is to use extensions that have a unique color, such as magenta or aqua blue.

One more option that women have is to use a gel enhancer. A gel enhances is applied every night in order to help lashes grow faster. Some women have found these gels to be incredibly effective. The reason they can be so effective is because they contain polypeptides that active the growth hormone for lashes. This helps women achieve a gorgeous set of full lashes.

How Vegan Lovers Can Benefit from This Hair Smoothing System

Friday, June 15th, 2012

For women who yearn for straight and luscious locks, they now have a “vegan” way to achieve such locks. The latest vegan hair smoothing system, Zerran RealLisse, purports to help women achieve smooth locks without the same harmful substances found in keratin. This vegan hair straightening system was initially released in Canada, but it has gained international attention from the top salons in the world. The product was developed in response to an advisory opinion by the Canadian government that hair products contained too much formaldehyde. This hair straightening system does not contain chemicals like formaldehyde that can harm the hair follicles and roots.

vegan hairThe Zerral RealLisse system gives women the chance to wear their hair in any style they prefer. Hair is not permanently straightened with the system, so women can wear their hair in loose curls or straightened. Women have greater freedom to style their hair in a blow-out or in a chic ponytail with the Zerral RealLisse system. The benefit of this straightening system is that it does not leave hair too stiff to achieve the latest styles that have been featured on Pinterest and in the top fashion magazines. Women can still achieve a full and natural look by using the Zerral RealLisse system.

The chemical substances in this solution that work to straighten hair are wheat, corn and oats. Vegan proteins help hair become smoother and takes out the frizz from hair. This treatment moisturizes hair, unlike keratin treatments that have a tendency to dry hair out. Each hair treatment in the system lasts for 90 minutes. One should plan on applying a hair treatment to her hair about every two to three months. People who use the Zerral RealLisse system should wait for 24 hours before washing their hair.

The makers of the vegan hair system also recommend a heat straightener that should be used in conjunction with the system. The heat straightener adds the last chic touch to one’s straightened hair. The benefits of using this system in comparison with other hair straightening systems is that no fumes or harsh chemicals are used in the process.

This reprocessing system has also been created with essential oils in order to avoid hair breakage. Even hair that is typically resistant to hair straightening treatments will respond to this new treatment.

The maker of Fernanda Pimentel has a clear vision for the success of the Zerral RealLisse system. The maker of this system believes that it will be a popular item in the beauty supply business. Since its release, Ms. Pimentel has been visiting the top salons around the world to promote the system and educate stylists about the benefits of using a vegan hair treatment system.

The 10 Hottest Summer Beauty Trends

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Oil from coconuts.Summer 2012 is just around the corner, and it is time to get one’s look up to date. With celebrities like Blake Lively embracing pastel colors, there is no better time to update the wardrobe. Other singers, like Ciara, are embracing dark roots and blonde ends, so it may also be time for you to update your hairstyle too. Get ready for Summer 2012 by adding these 10 hot trends to your look.

1. Dark Roots

Ciara was recently seen on a red carpet event donning dark roots and blonde extensions. The votes have been counted, and this is officially the hottest look of Summer 2012. Other celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Rihanna and Jennifer Aniston have also been spotted with dark roots on the red carpet.

2. Tangerine Lipstick

Tangerine lips are all the rage for this summer. This subtle look creates that effortless summer beauty that we all try to achieve for the summer.

3. Coconut Oil

Not only is this oil healthy for your skin, but is also helps it achieve a stunning glow. Coconut oil also smells amazing, and it helps keep skin moisturized and protected from the sun. Dab a little coconut oil all over your body before heading to the beach this summer.

4. Loose Braids

Look on Pinterest, and you will find hundreds of photos of loose braids. Loose braids give an effortless elegance to any look. Even if you are attending a cocktail party this summer, try wearing a loose braid to the event and notice the stares of envy surround you.

5. Painted Toes and Exfoliated Feet

All eyes will be on the feet this summer, since leather sandals are also a part of this summer’s trends. There is no better reason to get a pedicure or exfoliation treatment than to get your feet ready for showing off some new sandals. Hot pink is also a popular color for toe nails in the upcoming fashion season.

6. Subtle Highlights

Gone are the days of bright blonde highlights. This summer, subtlety is key in achieving an elegant and refined look. Subtle highlights are the way to go for showing off one’s bronzed skin.

7. Makeup Primer

Makeup primer is essential to use this summer because it will keep makeup from smearing on the skin. Makeup primer also helps make-up to stay put on oily skin.

8. Shimmer Gloss

A simple shimmer gloss will make lips look soft and pouty for the summer. The key motto in wearing makeup this summer is “less is more.”

9. Aqua

Aqua is the “it girl” color of the moment. Try picking up an aqua romper or aqua dress to get in style.

10. Leather Satchels

Leather satchels look great with any outfit, and they can also be used in the fall or winter months.

These are the 10 hottest summer beauty trends that you should add to your look.

Taking Fashion Risks On Your Nails

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Risky fashion statements are always in, as you can plainly see when you look at celebrities who dye their hair outrageous colors, and who wear some of the boldest prints you can imagine. The newest trend in daring fashions deals with your nails. Although shades of red were a staple for any fashionista a decade ago, the focus is shifting from basic colors that are a bit loud to patterns and 3-D effects.

Stick on nail art and glitter were all the rage at one time. Even the more recent trend of nail polish that has a cracked surface has been left behind in the dust. The same goes for nail polish with a heavenly aroma.

Every season seems to bring in a few new hues, since every maker of nail lacquer wants to feature unique shades of every color known to man. However, this season has nail polish manufacturers bringing some one-of-a-kind tints like shrieking green to the shelves of your local drugstore and department stores. Tints like muddied orange are selling out quickly to those who want a divalicious look for their nails.

People are now considering their nails as small canvases to show off the latest styles. You’ve seen Nicki Minaj do it, and you may have even heard of Rihanna’s extra expensive nail polish with real gold, but are you ready for the latest? If you are, then you might want to try some nail color with a 3-D effect. Don’t forget about the crazy patterns available on the market today. Yes, it’s true, a snakeskin print isn’t just for your shoes or purse; it can be used as an accessory you can take anywhere and everywhere—your nails! A leopard might not be able to change his or her spots, but you can surely change your nails with a fierce cheetah print finish.

What’s nice about the fad of your nails being a blank slate is that you can always use nail polish remover to remove anything that you don’t like or that doesn’t suit you well. The rule might be the more outrageous the better, but you can experiment with your comfort level without the consequence of a permanent blunder.

While you might not want to invest in Chanel’s blackened orange nail polish, there are plenty of options from brands like Esse and Sally Hansen that won’t cost you a fortune. In fact, you can spend under $30, and get still get a bottle of color that will get your fingertips noticed. If you want to learn more or maybe attend a nail school go here!

Four Trendy Braids Hot Off the Runway

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Braids were all over the runways this season including Fendi, Miu Miu and Isabelle Marant. This easy summer styles adds unique texture to your look. It also keeps the hair out of your face! The following lists represents the best and easiest braids that you can do yourself to keep your look fresh and trendy.

1) French Chic- The French Braid

The classic French braid is one of the easiest to do. It also looks great in every situation from the beach to an afternoon wedding. This braid is easy to start do; start at the crown of the head and work your way towards the end of the hair by adding strands in to the braid. It is that simple! You can also make this braid more interesting by doing two braids or doing a reverse french braid starting at the nape of the neck. For a super cool celebrity look, french braid from one side of your head to the other to create a super cool crown of hair! This is also known as the crown braid and it can take some practice. However, do not worry about the braid being perfect!

2) Simple and Easy- The English Braid

The standard braid is also known as the English braid. It refers to the most common type of braid: three pieces of hair woven together to create a polished look. You can begin at the base of the neck with three even sections. Then, just cross the left portion over the middle followed by the right. Repeat these steps until you get to the end of the hair. For a more modern take on the standard braid, gently tug on the braid in different sections to create a messy bohemian look.

3) Mermaid Beauty- The Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid is very cool and one of the easier braids to do. It is done in the same method as the English braid. However, very small sections must be used as they are woven together. Many people pull their hair into a ponytail before the begin to create a solid base for the braid.

4) Remain Neutral- The Swiss Briad

In order to achieve this look, you will need long hair that can be piled on top of your hair. First, you will need to braid two even pigtails. Then, take the braids and cross them around the head until they reach around the towards the crown. After, secure the braids with bobby pins or pretty clips for an elegant summer look.

If you are looking to start a career in hair braiding check out our list of schools here!

Three Secrets You Would Learn In Esthetician School

Friday, May 11th, 2012

You can learn a lot from an esthetician, including some very important information about exfoliation. Sure, you may think there cannot be anything else to know about something that seems so simple. Most young girls are taught something about exfoliation from their mothers, whether it be to use your wash rag in a circular motion when you wash your face, or to use harsh scrubs that contain pieces of nut shell. But in this case, mamma may not always know best. Here are three things that an esthetician could tell you that may surprise you.

1. Use a Lubricant

Olive oil, moisturizer, even baby oil is better than nothing. Just do not exfoliate bare skin. No matter how much it claims to be safe for sensitive skin, if you use it without some protection you might as well be using sandpaper. A cream or oil will not get in the way of the exfoliation process. It will actually help it.

2. Less Really Is More

You need to do it, but be careful not to do it too much. It is kind of like eating. You have to eat to stay healthy, but too much food or the wrong kinds of food can actually do damage. Exfoliation is essential to healthy skin, but doing it too often actually defeats the purpose. Exfoliation is meant to remove dead skin cells and leave room for healthy, younger ones to shine through. If you exfoliate more than once per week chances are you are getting rid of healthy skin cells, which increases cell production. The result is too many cells needing attention and care, and a dull or uneven complexion.

3. Step Away from the Sandpaper

Regardless of skin’s condition, harsh scrubs are not the answer. Skin cells are delicate and it does not take much to knock them free. Larger beads are better than jagged sandy ones, and a homemade scrub made with a rich cream and fine grain sugar works just fine. Use a light touch, rinse thoroughly, and beautiful skin is yours for the taking. The rougher the grain, the more irritating and damaging the skin is going to be. Damage and irritation does not result in beauty.

Estheticians are full of useful information and great skin care is their specialty. They take what they learn in esthetics schools and take your exfoliation advice from them and watch glowing skin ensue. Find a beauty school and