Shears or Scissors?

Why does your stylist use shears instead of regular scissors?

Stylist shears are made of stainless steel and are manufactured in Japan, Korea, Germany, Taiwan, China, India, or Pakistan.

They are usually mixed with different metals such as:

  • Carbon to harden and increase corrosion resistance
  • Chromium to protect against corrosion and add heat resistance
  • Vanadium to add toughness and fatigue resistance to maintain set and balance
  • Cobalt and Titanium to increase hardness and decrease weight and will result in the finest scissor steel

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Healthy Summer Hair

Summer presents its own challenges as you try to keep your hair healthy. Here are a few products that we recommend and some tips for protecting your hair this summer.

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 Tip #1

Wash your hair immediately after swimming.  If you can’t shampoo right away at least rinse your hair with clean water. We have shampoos that will remove chlorine buildup and protect your hair from outdoor elements such as sun and wind.

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How to Blow Dry Your Hair

Stylist’s often get asked the best way to get a salon worthy blow out at home. While we admit it isn’t easy to do yourself, it is possible. We suggest investing in the right tools like a good blow dryer with a nozzle attachment, one that is ionic (it makes a real difference) and one that is at least 1875 watts as this will give you enough power to get the job done in a timelier manner. Round brushes with compact bristles for tension and of course good styling products are musts. Ask your stylist for recommendations that are right for your hair.

Here is a video to help give you a visual and get you started:

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It may take some practice but soon you’ll be able to get salon worthy hairstyles all on your own.

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What Exactly is Shea Butter?

So what exactly is Shea Butter?

Shea Butter is a solid fatty oil derived from the nuts of karite trees.  This butter contains vitamins A, E, and D and has been used for pharmaceutical and cosmetic reasons for centuries. Shea Butter is even mentioned in historical documents as used by Cleopatra, who had clay jars full of Shea butter for cosmetic use.

And why is it so special?

Shea Butter has many uses as a decongestant, an anti-inflammatory, a healing salve, lotion, and cooking oil. But it’s most popular use is in skin care. It helps cure rashes, skin peeling, stretch marks, frost bite, burns, athletes’ foot, insect bites and stings. Shea butter also helps soothes dry and irritated scalps and can also be used as a hot oil treatment for an intensive conditioner treatment.  In recent clinical trials it was found that Shea Butter helps protect skin against climate and UV aggression, helps prevent wrinkles, soothes irritated and chapped skin and helps keep our skin moisturized.

But wait there’s more! It also helps regenerate your skin cells, helps capillary circulation which helps prevent and minimize stretch marks, inflammations and scarring.

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Oils For Your Hair

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about oils and our hair? There are so many different kinds on the market how do you know which one is right for you? Here is some information about the most popular oils and their uses.

Argan Oil

Argan Oil, also known as Moroccan Oil, is plant oil produced from kernels of the argan tree that is found in Morocco. It is used for its nutritive and cosmetic properties, is very moisturizing and can help with many skin and hair conditions. Argan Oil contains nourishing qualities for your hair and helps to repair damaged hair, strengthens, restores smoothness, and helps detangle your hair. Argan Oil can stop free radical damage, reduces wrinkles, prevents stretch marks and helps improve chicken pox scarring, acne, eczema and flaking of the skin. When choosing argan oil, purity is important; look for oils with no additional dyes or ingredients.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is edible oil that is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts from the coconut palm. Coconut oil can last up to two years due to the slow oxidation process. This oil can be used as a skin moisturizer and you can use it on your hair as a conditioner to help reduce protein loss in your hair and promote healthy balance for your scalp.

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