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22
Sep

New ideas!

Posted by Bethany in General Info, Outside Links, Q&A

A good friend recently told me about her frustration with not being able to find any good “inspiration” hair style pictures online.

I told her I would see what I could do about finding some good links for all of you guys/girls looking for a new style.  And then, voila!  The link below popped into my inbox, and I am sharing it with all of you.

L’Oreal Professionnel Hair Inspiration Gallery

This link has also been added to my links column over on the side of the page –>

Enjoy! I will be adding more links as I find them. If you have a favorite site to find hairstyle pics, please leave a comment!

Ciao,

Bethany

18
May

Fight the Summer Elements

Posted by Bethany in Color, General Info

So here in middle America, we are about to embark on the scariest time of year… for our hair at least.

Summer is a great time of year - we all have more time, the sun stays out longer, summer vacations await us. But this is a dangerous time for those locks you’ve been perfecting all winter.

Here are some tips that can help this be your most beautiful summer ever:

  • Protect your Color. Stock up on color-preserving shampoo and conditioner, and also Hair Sunscreen for vacations and long days out in the sun. All Pureology products have Anti-Fade complex in them, even their styling products, for the maximum in color protection. My Top Two color protectors:
    • Pureology ColourMax This fabulous spray detangler conditions, repairs and protects against thermal styling and UVA/UVB damage.
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    • Aveda Color Conserve Sun Protector A color-preserving foam, with sun filters derived from cinnamon bark and wintergreen.
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  • Un-Do Pool Damage Swimming laps is great for your body, not so great for your hair. To prevent undue damage from your favorite water activity, make sure you 1) Get your hair wet with clean water before entering the pool. This prevents chlorinated water from soaking into your hair as easily. You can also put in a leave-in conditioner before you swim for protection (the two products above would work great!) 2) Have a proper after-swim routine:
    • Step 1: Detoxify - remove chlorine as soon as possible w/ a clarifying shampoo like Pureology’s Purify or Aveda’s Hair Detoxifier.
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    • Step 2: Replenish Put moisture and protein back into the hair with a deep conditioner like Pureology’s HydraCure or L’Oreal Professionnel’s Absolut Repair Masque
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  • Smooth those Frizzies! Even those of us with the slightest wave can feel the effects of humidity on our hair. Those who have lots of curl have a lot of hair on their hands when that hot, humid air comes mid-summer. Depending on your amount of frizz control needs, there are several options:
    • Light - Seal and Smooth Using a smoothing serum or a humidity-blocking hairspray might be all you need to keep your hair looking fresh and beautiful if you have a slight frizz problem.
      • Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid - A fluid styling formula that adds shine and movement as it restores a healthy look and feel to hair.
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      • L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium Hairspray Ultra fast drying, satin shine and weightless frizz defense with maximum humidity protection. (Available in regular, strong, or extreme hold)
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    • Medium to Strong- Perfect Your Blowdry In addition to using the products above, drying your hair well helps fight the frizz. Make sure you take small sections and use a 100% boar-bristle brush - not metal! If desired, smooth ends with a flat iron to seal down the cuticle for humidity protection.
    • Brushes:

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      Flat Iron (My favorite is the CHI):

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    • Extreme - Consider a Smoothing or Straightening Treatment When your hair is causing you more grief than joy, it’s time to think about a more long-term solution. I offer a range of smoothing services, from just a soft smoothing, to perfectly straight hair. Treatments typically last 4-6 months. Call the salon to make an appointment for a consultation - 314.721.4230.
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(all products mentioned are available at Dominic Michael Salon in Clayton, Missouri.)

Have a Beautiful Summer everyone!!

~Bethany

29
Jan

Updates coming soon!

Posted by Bethany in Events, General Info

It’s a new year and it’s time for some new updates on the site! Stay tuned… more pictures, more ideas coming your way for 2008!

- Bethany

22
Feb

gallery

Posted by Bethany in General Info

the gallery is up and running! i’ll be adding more pictures to it soon.

also, i’m looking for models for an upcoming portfolio shoot. if you’re interested, please contact me at bethany.laska@gmail.com with your contact information and a picture of yourself, as well as anything you are *NOT* willing to have done to your hair. ~bethany

30
Jan

First official post!

Posted by Bethany in General Info

Hello readers!

So, here I am, with my own official blog. Of course, I have a few personal blogs other places, but this is going to be place for me to write about what I love the most - hair and all that has to do with hair. Hopefully in the future this will grow to be a place for both you clients and you professionals to get information about beauty topics that interest you. So, if you do have any topics you would like to see on here, please send me a note and let me know!

Welcome to my site!

Beth