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September Specials

This is our first ever Instagram Giveaway!

If you have an Instagram and get services done at our salon, then have a little fun and enter our giveaway! We will be raffling off the new addition to the AVEDA skincare line, Tulasara Renew Morning Creme. It’s a wonderful creme that gives an instant glow and delivers a pack of anti-oxidants to help strengthen our skin! It has a beautiful light smell of certified organic Jasmine, Chamomile, and Grapefruit.

Our Instagram Raffle Giveaway will run from September 15th through October 15th

 

Also for this September come on in and try a new shade!

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Back to School Skincare

In a perfect world, we cleanse, tone, treat, moisturize, and put on our eye cream every night and in the morning we exfoliate, cleanse, tone, treat, moisturize, and put our sunscreen on every morning. However,¬†school is back in session and many of us will eventually hit a point when we are too tired and too sleepy to keep up with these routines, and that’s ok! So this post goes out to our awesome teachers, students, parents, and anyone really short on time. We have our night owls who stay up late studying, preparing for the next day, catching up on the day, etc and we also have our early birds who prefer to get things done in the morning. Either way, the following multi benefit products will cut down on the time you spend cleansing your face while repairing, protecting, energizing, and brightening because time is of the essence with hectic school schedules!

This night time combo takes 3-5 minutes max to complete. Our first secret weapon is going to be a sleeping masque that goes to work on our skin while we sleep. Now we can literally get some beauty sleep. We will wake up with brighter moisturized skin that has been repairing overnight. Don’t worry, the sleeping masque seeps into the skin so there won’t be product left on the pillow while we sleep. To combat the look of tired dehydrated eyes, our secret weapon is going to be our nighttime eye creme that’s going to firm and brighten as we sleep.

Step 1: Cleanse- use a face cleanser tailored to your needs

Step 2: Apply Tulasara Overnight Sleeping Face Masque

Step 3: Apply Tulasara Overnight Sleeping Eye Masque

Step 4: Sleep!

Step 5: Wake up to beautiful skin!

The Tulasara Overnight Masque was inspired by the Haldi ceremony in India where a tumeric paste is applied to the bride and groom for glowing skin on their wedding day. AVEDA has taken that tradition and added their plant based science to create a super product! AVEDA’s overnight sleeping face and eye masques have plant stem cells to help repair and restore. They contain tumeric extract to help soothe and calm the look of skin and promote more even looking skin over time. AVEDA has also added organic apricot seed oil to work with the skin’s natural circadian rhythm to help support its natural overnight repair process. A medium creme texture with a light aroma of organic jasmine, chamomile, and grapefruit. Now that just sounds lovely to me ūüôā

Alright, moving on to our morning combo. Again, this will take 3-5 minutes at the most. For our morning, we are going to be using a multi benefit facial moisturizer that’s going to give you an instant glow with a power packed dose of anti-oxidants to take on the day. For our eyes, our secret weapon is going to be an eye creme that works like giving your eyes a shot of espresso in the morning.

Step 1: Cleanse- use a face cleanser tailored to your needs

Step 2: Apply Tulasara Morning Renew Creme to face

Step 3: Apply Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Creme

Step 4: Take on the day!

AVEDA calls their morning creme “yoga in a jar” because it will leave our skin glowing and ready for the day just like yoga! Licorice and molasses extracts help brighten. Anti-oxidants derived from rice bran, vitamin E, and ginger help strengthen our skin’s defense against environmental aggressors. Our dose of instant glow comes from mineral derived luminizers. Our eye creme helps diminish the look of our under eye circles with licorice extract, and coffee bean extract helps energize them!

With school back in session, we need efficiency. Simple to use, these products are back to school must haves! Can’t come into the store, no worries, check out the link below to have your beauty products shipped to you!

Tulasara Natural Skin Care

 

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Back to Basics Haircare

Back to school, back to basics,                                                                                               what hair cleansing mistakes are you making?!

Think about this….

A client has a dry, itchy, and irritated scalp, but has hair strands with little damage as she doesn’t color her hair often and she uses the appropriate heat protectant products when needed. Currently she is using a shampoo that has rosemary mint as the main ingredient because her actual hair strands are in great condition, so she believes she can use any type of shampoo, even though she is still experiencing problems with her scalp. She comes in for a consultation and discovers that although the shampoo she is currently using is a great shampoo, it is not the right one for her in particular. The shampoo she is currently using turns out to be too invigorating for her scalp, and she also discovers that her current shampoo is ¬†meant for a normal to oily scalp, opposite conditions to what she has. The client is recommended to buy a shampoo with moisturizing agents to help nourish the scalp and to help calm the irritation. Weeks after using the recommended shampoo she notices that her scalp is less itchy, less irritated, and less flaky.

Using the wrong shampoo and conditioner for your scalp/hair type is one of several common mistakes that happen all too often. Now, for the most part we tend to think shampoo is shampoo, and yes,they’re all meant to ultimately cleanse the hair, but they are not all made the same for just one type of head. Today, we have an abundance of customized shampoos for practically all hair types. With such variety, so many questions instantly prompt up. Which one is right for me? How often should I even be shampooing? Should I even use conditioner? Two in one? Three in one?!…Our haircare routine should not be this complicated, nor do we want it to be! But we’re not all hairdressers, and what may seem obvious to them is not necessarily always obvious to us.

So for this post, we are taking it back to the first step in our haircare routine, shampoos and conditioners. Today, we are asking two of our awesome stylists for their input on some basic hair cleansing info that is often overlooked!

  • Our amazing stylist, Sandra, says she notices that too often people shampoo too much or everyday and overlook investing in a quality conditioner. As our hair grows out the more damaged it becomes due to chemical processes, styling tools, and every day environmental elements like the hot sun, dry winds, or breakage from combing. Basically the longer our hair grows the older it is and the more nourishment it needs to remain healthy, hence why investing in a quality conditioner is key!
  • Another overlooked haircare routine is changing up our shampoo and conditioner as the season changes or as we change our hair. For example, Sandra suggests using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner during the dry winter months and switching to a hair repairing shampoo and conditioner during the summer after getting your summer highlights done!
  • Barb, the owner, says she notices that too often the products are overused and even misused because they are applied incorrectly. Most of the time we pour out more than we need and just plop it on our head, and then we wonder why it weighed our hair down. She recommends slowing down and being aware of what you’re doing. Start out with a little bit because salon products are more concentrated. Start at the back of the head where it is the thickest and work your way to the front. If you feel like you need more you can always put on a little more. This will help you prevent product waste and can even prevent your hair from feeling weighed down.

 

Using the incorrect shampoo and conditioner for our hair type

Shampooing too often

Not investing in a good quality conditioner

Not changing our routine as the season changes/hair changes

Overuse of product

Incorrect application

If you have a great haircare routine that works for you, awesome! but if not, have you been making any of these common mistakes?!

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Stylist’s Picks: Beach and Poolside Product Must Haves

During our last post, we featured 6 summer products that will help keep our hair moisturized, frizz-free, and under control. After asking our stylist’s what they would recommend to their clients for this summer, the results further emphasize the need to nourish and shield our hair and face! Read on to see what the stylists have to say.

For this summer must have, April, who can give your hair that sun kissed style! recommends the Brilliant Damage Control for it’s UV protection and detangling effects.

Check out what people have to say about it! Brilliant Damage Control

Our stylist, Sandra, who has been with the salon for over 5 years, also recommends the Brilliant Damage Control because it can also be used as a leave in conditioner and it’s a great detangling product for swimmers.

To help refresh your style this summer, Sandra recommends Shampure Shampoo Thermal Dry Conditioner.

Check out what people have to say about it! Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner

While at the beach or pool, our ends can get dry really fast due to the hot and dry temperature, salty beach waves, and chlorine filled pools. To help counter these effects, Sandra also recommends the Dry Remedy Moisturizing Oil for it’s nourishing effects.

Read why people love this product! Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil

For this summer, Barb recommends the Daily Light Guard to help protect your face. She also recommends the Suncare Hair and Body Wash to help get rid of the chlorine, salt, and product build up.

 

 

 

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6 Must Haves for this Summer

The sun is out and the days are longer, so let’s take the opportunity to show off our amazing hair!

This season we will be facing off against the three major elements:

Sun

Chlorine

Water

With the right products, we will keep our hair nourished, protected, and looking amazing.

Here are 4 ways to protect our tresses against these summer elements:

  1. Lock in Moisture

Choose AVEDA’s Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque

This weekly masque saturates the hair with intensive moisture and seals it in.

After leaving it in for 2-5 minutes and rinsing it out, you will notice that your hair is more soft, supple, and shiny.

**Perfect addition for treating your hair to an added boost of moisture!**

2. Shield Your Hair 

Choose AVEDA’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

This is a lightweight, water resistant, UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect your hair from sun exposure for up to 16  hours to minimize color fadage, damage, and dryness. It also helps detangle hair.

Simply, spray lightly on dry hair or spray evenly on damp hair and comb through for even distribution.

**Perfect companion to take along to the beach or pool!**

3. Control Frizz 

Choose Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme

This is a conditioning styling creme that moisturizes hair by creating smooth, soft hairstyles while fighting frizz all day, even in intense humidity; with UV filters to help protect hair from drying effects from the sun and shea butter to help create a lightweight barrier around each hair strand to condition and smooth the cuticle.

Put this creme on after towel drying your hair, comb for even distribution, and let it air dry or follow with a blow-dry for a smooth style!

**Perfect for wash and go days!**

4. Heat Styling Protectants 

Sometimes we can’t get enough of those beach waves or sleek styles, so a great thermal protector is our hair’s best friend

Here are 3 different types of thermal protectors to keep our hairstyle looking fabulous this summer!

Choose Brilliant Damage Control 

After we towel dry our hair, we spray this on to help detangle and protect our hair from thermal styling, UV damage, and breakage from combing.

 

Choose Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair 

We apply this daily leave in conditioner to our damp hair, comb to distribute evenly, and then we style. This daily leave in helps protect our hair from our blowdryer while helping to repair the hair with quinoa protein.

 

Choose Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner 

This is a perfect companion to our dry shampoo days!

We simply spray this on our second/third day hair from mid-lengths to ends and then we can style our hair with either the curling iron/wand or straightener. This fine mist spray conditions, detangles, and softens our hair with sunflower and jojoba oils.

Come in to try these products out or you can purchase them online!

Shop AVEDA Click this link to learn more and read reviews!

The sun is out, the days are longer, so let’s take this opportunity to show off our amazing hair!

 

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End of June Newsletter

June is coming to an end and the sun is definitely shining. Stay tuned for more summer hair tips, but for now here is quick overview of July!

4th of July Salon Closure:

The salon will be closed from Sunday, July 2nd, through Tuesday, July 4th. We will resume normal business hour on Wednesday, July 3rd.  Have a fun and safe 4th of July everyone!

Tips:

Reserve Your Next Service:

Summer means vacation time for many of us, and some of our stylists will also be taking some time off. If you are also planning any trips, lets plan accordingly by reserving your next appointment!

Where to Find Summer Hair Inspo:

Instagram is a great place to find oh so so many hair pictures. From styles to how to’s, inspiration is a #hashtag away!

Check out these #hashtags for smooth looks and tips for the hot summer months and don’t forget to check us out on Instagram @fandangosalon!

#aveda 

#avedaartist 

#avedaartistcontest 

#avedacolor

#styledbyaveda

#avedastudent 

#frizzfree

#smoothinfusion 

 

 

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