Going to start this one off by saying this is not being written to downplay anyone’s artistry. Simply to offer an understanding of why a licensed artist is your best option.The reason artists are granted licenses is because they did two things. First they completed their education which entails all aspects of the beauty industry. It is no so glitzy to learn about diseases of the scalp, fungus on the toes or skin irregularities but none the less a necessity! Secondly the artist must apply for a state license and pass their state board test. This test entails a practical & written portion and lasts approximately 8 hours. If both parts are successfully completed a license is granted & required to be kept current for the duration of the technicians career. Maintaining a license means being held accountable for all procedures performed not only to clients but to the state. If an artist does not adhere to all health, safety, and sanitation regulations their liscensed can be suspended or revoked.
What does this matter to you? Everything!! Sanitation is key in preventing the spread of diseases. How do you feel about someone using a dirty brush on your hair? Toe separators from someone else’s feet? A lipstick that has touched a strangers lips? Maybe a foundation brush used on skin with open lesions? Disgusting, I know. An unlicensed artist has no social or state responsibility. They have no risk or care if they cause harm because they only report to themselves. Would you let a “doctor” who taught themselves how to perform surgery by watching Grey’s Anatomy & reading Wikipedia put you under the knife? Then why let an un-licensed artist play with your health .
Category Archives: Skin Care & Make-up
False eyelashes are not just for special events anymore, they seem to be working their way into more & more everyday make-up routines. They add fullness, shape and definition to the eye area. Start by measuring the lash on you eyelid and trim any excess length. Some lashes are self adhesive, although most you have to add glue. Personally speaking even when dealing with self adhesive lashes I still add glue for added security & recommend using black glue, clear glue always seems to dry to a white color. Lash glue usually comes in tubes in which case you squeeze an even layer across the base of the lash. Others come in containers, you can dip a toothpick in there & line lash or make a tiny puddle & drag lash base through. Be warned!! Lash glue stains so if you drop it on any surface or clothing address that immediately. Let glue dry about 20 seconds until it gets some tackiness to it instead of just a wet feel. Begin applying from inner to outer eye along lash line NOT eyelid. Keep your eye closed and allow to dry completely (about 1-2 minutes) before opening your eye, this is crucial in securing the lash. Finish up with some eyeliner, possible some mascara and bat those lashes!!
Summer is here and it is hot outside! One great benefit of the temperature heating up outside is most people cool down the temperature during showers. Cooler showers or rinsing hair in colder water helps add shine to hair. Exactly how we close our pores to improve our skins overall look our hair shaft shares the same principle. It has a cuticle that when rinsed with cooler water is able to close, like your pores do, and offer a more radiant appearance. So keep it cool when it comes to rinsing your hair to stay shiny all year long.
Summer season has arrived. Time to switch up your beauty routine and
try some new, fun looks for the hotter months to come. It’s time to
retire your liquid/creme foundation & full coverage powder for some
tinted moisturizer (with SPF, of course) and translucent powder to keep
your skin in optimal condition. Heat and humidity adding to a full
face of make-up equals clogged pores and a runny, shiny look. Not to
knock intense shadows, but is an intense smoky glittery eye really
necessary poolside or at the beach? Try out the shadows you haven’t
used all year that cute coral, funky green and pretty pink because you
can! Waterproof mascara is another good option so your sweat doesn’t
make you look like Ozzy Osbourne in concert. Your lips need extra
moisture this time of year, so lather up and try just using a gloss to
lighten your look. Don’t forget bronzer!! Bronzer adds beautiful
shine, color, and dimension when applied properly. It can also help
even out skin tone if your body is a little more tan than your face.
Just lighten up! Your summer make-up routine can be quicker,
lightweight and more free-spirited.
An ingrown hair is when hair grows back into the follicle or grows sideways which is caused by being cut and left with a sharp edge. One way to prevent ingrowns is to let hair completely grow out no cutting,shaving,waxing, etc. BUT since some of us are not looking to rock our own winter coat all year-long we must remove hair one way or another and exfoliation is key in preventing ingrown hairs. Prior to hair removal cleanse the area with a mild cleanser & warm water or a steamed towel. Exfoliate!! Exfoliation helps remove excess dirt, skin & oils that may be blocking the follicles and creates a smoother surface for hair removal. Regardless of what method of hair removal you use (shave, tweeze, threading, wax or depilatories) exfoliation is beneficial. If you are addressing an area on your face or neck another
great tip is to apply a small amount of product with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid after the hair removal process. This helps reduce bumps, lowers inflammation & the possibility of infection.
As good as turkey may taste, it definitely is not as easy on the eyes. One of the first things you do to prepare a turkey is forget all about the neck and keep the process moving, something very similar to what you may be doing with your skin care regimen! Our neck and decolletage are tell-tale signs of our age and saggy, wrinkled “turkey” necks have a lot to say. The skin in that area is very thin making it extremely sensitive to all the elements. In order to slow down. or better yet prevent, the aging in that zone is to treat it as you do your face. Shave some years off by simply taking the extra moment daily to use toner, moisturizer and sun protection .