Although flaunted in varying iterations-from teeny-tiny braids to prepubescent pigtails-the decade marked by baggy jeans and Doc Martens is back in a big way. Well, at least in terms of beauty!
What’ s old about it: Come on.. we’re talking about the ‘90s!
What’s new: The past decade’s trends get a modernized update. Little-girl-gone-edgy pigtails (made popular by pop princesses Baby Spice and Brittany Spears) gain traction in wilder incarnations, and hair accessories like visible hair ties and bobby pins function to soften more mature ensembles. Zulu knots, braids, and visible pins have been seen on countless catwalks. Just remember to keep the look updated!
Exfoliation: Did You Know . . .
As we age our Cell Renewal Factor (CRF) or cell turnover rate slows down. Cell Turnover is the process by which our skin produces new skin cells which travel from the lowest layer of the epidermis to the top layer and then shed off the skin. This is what keeps dead cells from building up on the skin surface.
Our Cell Renewal Factors changes as we age:
Babies- 14 days
Teenagers- 21-28 days
Middle Age- 28-42 days
50 and up- 42-84 days
That means as we age the top layer of skin, the one we see, touch, and even agonize over becomes dull. We lose our “glow”. This is why your esthetician will recommend and encourage you to practice exfoliation, whether it is through facials, chemical exfoliation treatments, or products.
Our new autumn Pumpkin Berry Facial brightens, tightens, and exfoliates down to your best ‘glo’, while including a moisturizing cucumber mask and a relaxing, aromatic orange tea massage to get you into the fall spirit.
Individual $75 or $150 for a package of three.
TRUE BLOOD: Deep, blood red lips are HOT for Fall 2014. Go BOLD with a rich, creamy lipstick, or tip toe into the trend with a sheer, red finish. With so many shades, there’s a red out there for every customer.
SMOLDERING COLOR: Sultry, smokey eyes bring on the drama like nothing else. This season, the classic smoldering look gets a colorful new twist. Rich hues of blue, green, and purple, as well as dark, metallic formulas, give the smokey eye a fresh feel.
BREATHTAKING BROWS: Polished and beautifully defined eyebrows reigned supreme on the runways for Fall 2014. The look is shaped, without losing fullness, and filled in to add extra impact-stop in to our salon to learn how! For the rest of July $15 for a brow wax and complimentary wonder brow application. Call 630-587-0111 to make an appointment.
Here at One Salon and Bridal Company for the rest of July.
Through July 31st, stop in for a $15 dollar brow wax with a complimentary wonder brow application.
Give us a call at 630-587-0111 to book an appointment.
3. The obvious Fill in Brow: These are brows filled in or elongated with the wrong-colored powder or pencil, or brows that look like makeup, not hair. Most women go too dark, which makes the brows look heavy, artificial, and blocklike, or use straight strokes that look like they’re drawn on.
THE FIX: use a powder or pencil at least a few shades lighter than the color of your hair and apply in small strokes to mimic hair and give a 3-D effect.
2. The “Surprised” Look: Round brows that are semicircles with no arch. They make a woman look like she’s constantly in a state of surprise.
THE FIX: While they grow out, tweeze only the “homeless” strays that are way below your brows or edging toward your temples. Use a brow powder to fill in sparse areas as brows grow back. To reshape them, the pro will re-create an arch for you and lift the ends up instead of down.
1. The “Anorexic” Brow: Brows that are too thin don’t do their job- which is to frame your face and accent your eyes-or so painfully thin they look obviously plucked.
THE FIX: Fill them in lightly and slightly while you let them grow; but often brows that have been plucked again and again never do grow out. Beverly Hills celebrity dermatologist Boris Zaks says using Latisse grows brows too, though it’s not approved by the FDA for this purpose. Ask your dermatologist.
1. Use less makeup! There will be less to melt. Start with a self tanner for a subtle glow that will eliminate excess products later.
2. Stick with creams OR powder! Once makeup sets, it looks chunky to layer more on.
3. Make shadow stay on! Shadows that have some sparkle wont look old as fast as matte shadows, which tend to crease thanks to the natural oils on your eyelids.
1. Use less makeup! There will be less to melt. Start with a self tanner for a subtle glow that will eliminate excess products later. Continue reading