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September is upon us and we just wanted to let you know what’s happening for the upcoming month!
In Observance of Labor Day Weekend, we will be closed from Sunday, September 3rd, through Tuesday, September 5th. If you missed us, feel free to leave us a message or email us!
Also happening this month for Pure Privilege members
Earn 500 points when you purchase any 2 skincare products!
Now is a good time to stock up on your favorite skincare products, or if you have been curious about them, now is a good time to try something new! Whatever the case, come on in and experience botanically derived, cruelty-free skincare!
Speaking of skincare…Fandango will be having a contest to giveaway for our new Tulasara Morning Renew Creme! A multi benefit creme that gives you an instant glow with a boost of anti-oxidants. It also helps to firm, brighten, and strengthen. Great for anyone who is short on time and needs a creme that is efficient and effective and anyone really who would enjoy the wonderful light aroma of certified organic chamomile, jasmine, and grapefruit!
Check back in soon to see how you can win!
Also, If you’re on Instagram check out these #hashtags for some hair inspiration!
Thanks to Donorschoose.org and the amazing people who helped fund Mr.Cox’s project, “The Martian Comes to East Los Angeles!”, the students in his program will be receiving their books to get them off on a great start this school year! Congratulations Mr.Cox and cheers to you on helping your students become scientifically literate!by
Help support the new incoming science, tech, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students of Lincoln High School taught by Barb’s Husband, Allen Cox! His goal is to prepare “students to be scientifically literate members of the community” and he wants to encourage his students to pursue STEM careers! He wants to start them off by reading Andy Weir’s, The Martian, book. The total cost to purchase these books for his students is around $465. So far about $340 have been donated, so help him reach his goal and lets get these students off on a good start this fall!
Click the link for all the action! —>The Martian Comes to East Los Angeles!by
Hello to everyone!
We just waned to let you all know that the LA Marathon is this Sunday on Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget that Sunset Blvd will be closed for a couple of hours so plan on taking different routes if you’re trying to get around the area!
Check out this link to see some of the street closures! http://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closuresby
Some of the best ways to enhance your hair color or your look is by getting the right style that works best for you individually. There are many cut and color styles out there and it might seem overwhelming by all the latest trends going on at the moment, so hopefully after this post you can gain a little more knowledge to help you decide what style you want or don’t want the next time you go in to receive a hair service. In this post, as you can tell by the title, we will be explaining and giving you a little more insight as to what is Balayage.
Balayage: French for to sweep or to paint
What is Balayage? April, who specializes in natural sun kissed looks and natural colors, describes balayage as customized free hand highlights.
How is it different than normal highlights? Normal highlights use foils that tends to give a more contrasting look between the dark base and the light areas being highlighted. WARNING: this client came to us after originally going to another salon. She asked them for balayage but the end results were that of highlights. One can clearly see the contrast between the dark base and the light regions where foils were used. The regrowth, line of demarcation, is also very noticeable. April did a color correction on her to give a more natural sun kissed look to her hair.
Balayage on the other hand gives a more natural blended appearance and lessens the contrast between the dark base and light customized highlights. Balayage does not use foils, instead a small hair paddle is sometimes used to achieve the affects. The picture below shows April’s client after her hair service. She has lessened that contrast between the top, which is dark, and blended it towards the bottom for a natural look.
Is it hard to maintain? Because it gives a more natural blended appearance, the longevity of the style lasts longer. It lesses the sometimes harsh lines of regrowth that normally comes with highlights, so the style grows out beautifully and there are less visits between the service. It takes a lot less to maintain other than using a good shampoo, conditioner, and occasional deep conditioning treatment, or sometimes just getting a toning service in between the regrowth.
Can anyone sport this style? This is a great color style for those with medium to long lengths in their hair so it can be more prominent versus a short choppy hairstyle length. It can also be a great alternative to those transitioning into gray hair. It is also a great start for those who may feel overwhelmed by color maintenance or for those clients looking for a new look without the change being too drastic or overwhelming. This is not great for those who wish to have solid all over colors such as an overall platinum color, but it can help you achieve such colors with less maintenance.
April did a subtle change of color on this client by using the balayage highlighting technique and she also cut of some length to give her nice long layers. As her hair grows out she won’t have a harsh line of regrowth since it was not a solid all over color and in turn extending her salon visits from 3/4 weeks to 6-8 weeks.
Here are a couple of other examples to help distinguish the two. They’re both a form of highlighting, but produce two different results. Balayage highlights blend more into the hair and it graduates, as in the picture on the left. Foil highlights start more at the base and the colors tend to be more contrasting, as you can see in the picture on the right. NOTE: the pictures below are not of our clients. They are just examples to show the different styles.by