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Prom Makeup Trends

It was a bustling weekend for us at the salon. We did the hair and makeup for a prom fashion show. Crazy busy and lots of fun! It felt like preparing the beautiful young women to get in their gowns and go to the Oscars! There are 4 big makeup trends to look for prom. The focus is on bold brows, bright lips, dewy moist skin and lashes. To get the look.... Brows Let your brows grow in. Then, have them professionally shaped. Use a brow powder to darken them and fill in the sparse areas. Choose a brow color close to the color of your eyebrow hairs. Lips Choose a bright rose, pink, coral or red lipstick. Use a lip liner to define your lips. Your lip liner color should be similar to the lipstick color to keep the bright color bold and clear. Skin Get your skin looking moist and dewy with a good skin care regimen. Use a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type, followed by a toner and moisturizer. BB creams are fabulous for creating a dewy look. I am loving Physician's

Yon Ka Eau Micellaire

My favorite spa skin care line, Yon Ka, has a waterless cleanser. Yonka is a beautiful botanical French skin care line known for it's signature blend of essential oils. Many exclusive salons and spas use Yonka for their facial treatments. What is Eau Micellaire Micellar Water It is an instant cleanser and eye makeup remover called Eau Micellaire (Micellar Water) that does not required rinsing. Super convenient, right? You can keep it by your bed and actually cleanse you face from your bed. No more excuses for going to bed without washing your face!!! It also tones, contains a nice dose of anti-oxidants and is good for all skin types. It is a really great product to use when your are traveling or are going on a weekend get away because you get a cleanser and toner in one. That's on less thing to pack. It looks like water and has a nice light scent that is distinctively Yon Ka.  It contains micelles which are described as micro-bubbles, small cleansing particles that gently

Hives from Waxing

Once in a while, I have a client who experiences hives immediately after a waxing. They can be small itchy bumps right where hairs were or larger welts that look like mosquito bites. The hives only last a short time. An hour at most. Typically, hives on the area that was waxed first, are already fading by the time the waxing service is completed.  This is a histamine reaction. The body is reacting to the hairs being pulled out. The body is perceiving the hair removal as a threat. The immune system springs into action producing histamine to fight the threat, like an allergic reaction. Does this mean my client was allergic to the wax? No. The body is reacting to the irritation of the hair being pulled out not the wax itself, producing inflammation and hives as a defense mechanism. Calm the Reaction There are some things you can do to calm the reaction. You could take an anti histamine allergy medication such as Zyrtec before you get waxed. After waxing, apply a thin layer of an anti

Fun Hair Colors

Creative fashion hair colors.  I don't want them wear them on my hair, but I really appreciate them on other people. I love the bright, vibrant colors. It's hair art. It's beautiful! Here are a few creative hair colors I just love. Fashion Hair Color Ideas Fabulous Let your creativity shine! Shop for Manic Panic Semi Permanent Hair Color Have a Beautiful Day! xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist PS: Thank you for using my amazon affiliate links 💋 I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you that keep my blog running and supports the care of animals in need!😸   

Can I use alcohol as a toner?

Q. My skin is breaking out. My friend uses rubbing alcohol on her face as toner. Will it help clear my skin up?   A. Don't do it!  Rubbing alcohol, which is isopropyl alcohol, is not a good toner. It will over dry your skin and create a tough dead cell layer of skin which will actually clog the pores more. Use a toner containing salicylic acid to gently remove dead skin cells and calm inflammation. A toner is used after using a facial cleanser to remove any leftover cleanser and treat skin conditions. T ry Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Clarifying Toner. A bottle of it is just$8.97 on Amazon. It is gentle, effective and easy to find.  Go to to see the store locator. Shop for Burt's Bees Toners Have a happy skin day! xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist PS: Thank you for using my amazon affiliate links 💋 I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you that keep my blog running and supports the care of animals in