The Best Anti-Aging Secret, That is Not So Secret.....

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What is the BEST Anti-Aging Secret? That is not so secret..

Protect Your Skin At ALL Times!

Rain or Shine, Winter or Summer, Spring or FALL... Protect your skin! We only get one face, one set of SKIN on our face, so protecting your skin like you would your precious little newborn baby is imperative. These are our TOP 4 products by Dermalogica for protecting your skin against that evil, wrinkle-causing, trecherous sunshine. For those of you who are ahead of the skin game and already wear hats, you still need sunscreen. Hats will help the overhead sunshine UV rays, but when reflections bounce back up, damage will occur. Protect your SKIN at all times.



1. Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30 and Dynamic Skin Recovery. Both are products from our AGE Smart, Anti-Aging line, and can be used together. 

  benefits

  • A make-up primer, sunscreen and treatment for skin aging in one.
  • Stimulates collagen production to increase skin firmness.
  • Has a silky feel and provides a smooth surface for a "soft focus" effect.
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  •  benefits
  • Provides long-lasting hydration and critical protection against UV light.
  • Helps control the triggers that lead to skin aging.
  • Blends smoothly into skin for a perfected finish


2. Dermalogica Sheer Tint SPF 20

 benefits

  • Convenience of a moisturizer, sun protection and skin-evening sheer color wash in one.
  • Helps balance skin tone and soften fine lines.
  • Provides Broad Spectrum defense against UV damage.



3. Total Eye Care 15 SPF

benefits

  • Chemical-free SPF helps prevent further UV damage.
  • Helps reduce puffiness and fine lines.
  • Optical light diffusers help minimize dark circles.



4. Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster

benefits

  • Boost the UV defense of prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizers by mixing equal parts together. May also be used alone for maximum SPF50 coverage.
  • Sophisticated, non-chalky formula forms an invisible shield against skin damaging environmental assault.
  • Antioxidants help improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals.

Dermalogica: Our Top 3 Best Selling Facial Products!

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Dermalogica Facial Products:

Our Top 3 Best SELLERS






1.) Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm:
      ~Powerful firming complex helps combat lines around the delicate eye area. Antioxidant Vitamins C and E help improve elasticity and scavenge, free radicals, while silicones shield vulnerable skin, acting as a protective barrier against futher assault.

~Unique botanical extracts help firm smooth skin, texture, and help minimize the appearance of fine lines. Makes a great makeup prep, prior to concealer application.

2.) Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant:
     ~Thermal skin exfoliant infuses skin with age-fighting ingredients. This powerful skin polisher combines physical and chemical exfoliants to refine skin texture and enhance vitamin delivery.

~Resurfacing microgranules gently polish off dead skin skills, to reveal smoother, fresher skin immediately.

~Unique thermal techonlogy activates upon contact with water to stimulate sloughing lactic acid. silic acid and retinol. Skin feels and looks dramatically improved and smoother. 


3.) Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair (Includes Buffer Cream):
 ~Concentrated customizeable nighttime retinol treatment cream. Accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of skin-aging. ACtive .5% encapsulated pure retinol helps increase collagen production and cell turnover.

~Powerful peptides and antioxidant Vitamin C help reduce uneven skin tone and discoloration.

~Formulated with a clincally-proven bioenergized Copper amino acid complex shown to reduce visible wrinkles and improve the skin firmness. Cermaides and active Polysaccharides hydrate and prevent water loss in the skin, helping soften fine lines.


 



 

What is the Best Haircut For a Round Face Shape?

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What is the Best Haircut for a Round Face Shape?

 
Not sure if you have a round face shape? When you pull ALL of your hair back, its easy to see! If the width of your face is about the same length, then it is ROUND! Also, a sure sign of a round face shape is the inability to see your jaw-line. Our goal is to elongate a round face shape. We want to create length to the face with our haircut, which will give the illusion of a slimmer face.
 
Length. If you can flaunt it, long hair works perfect with a round face shape. When hair is longer around the face, it will slim the sides and lengthen the face. BUT, for those ladies who cannot wear it long, do NOT be shy when cutting it short. The most flattering short haircut for a round face-shape is to show LESS hair, more face :). Do not hide behind your face, instead a sexy, short pixie haircut is the way to go! Leave the hair around the sides of your face on the longer side for a slimming, flirty style.
 
Bangs. Its all about the bangs, bout' the bangs! A side bang or a longer middle part bang flatter a round face shape. A side bang that shows the highest point of the forehead, and cuts off the sides of the face softening those round features. A middle part with a longer bang (below the cheekbones) also will give a narrower illusion and be super flattering.
 
Keep layering to a minimum. "Over-layering" the hair will create volume at the sides of the face which will just make the face shape appear even ROUNDER! Keep the layering below the chin and do not "over-do" your "hair-do". :)
 
Volume. Volume in the right places, i.e. the top of the head, will work magic with a round face shape. The haircut should give you the ease to create volume on the top of your head. (The Crown). This will elongate your round face shape and will give the appearance of an oval face shape.

 

Top Haircut for Spring 2015: The Wavy Bob A.K.A. The WOB

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The Top Haircut for Spring 2015:

 

The Wavy Bob A.K.A. The WOB



 
Wob. Hmmmm.. Sounds like mob, but with the letter "W". 
 From Kim Kardashian to Jennifer Anniston, the most famous celebrity haircuts are inspired by it; The WOB a.k.a. The Wavy Bob. This innovative word has been floating around salons all over the country as the new, HOTTEST, hair trend. 

It can be worn silky & sleek, but most of the time its worn as a sexy & textured bob. With curls or waves going every which direction and alot of volume, it gives the messy, yet elusive sexy bob.

A New Year, A New Haircut

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2015 A New Year, A New Look = A New Haircut


Eat better, workout more, spend more quality time with loved ones, etc... Whatever your new year resolutions are, don't forget about your new HAIRCUT! Leave it up to your stylist to find what is most flattering for your hair type & face shape. After all, it is our job..
 

Think about the last time you have had a change, has it been over a year? It is time for a change. Here are a few of our favorite 2015 haircuts.















Winter Wonderland Blondes

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Walking in a Winter Wonder BLONDE-land......

The winter months are here and if you are wondering what to do with your blonde hair color, let our stylists help you with their TOP three tips! 

1. Go MORE Natural with a LOW-LIGHT.

During the winter months, the sun isn't as close to the earth and we don't spend as much time in the sun. Naturally our hair color gets darker because we are not out allowing that hot sunshine to bleach it out. Let this reflect in your hair color by adding a more natural blonde low-light or color that is similar to your natural color.  

2. Add a heavier highlight color around the face.

Adding a little big more of a thicker highlight around your face only will brighten you up without washing you out.  Skip the very bright blonde everywhere until the weather breaks. Leave the color on top a little darker by highlighting LESS and as mentioned in #1 adding those low-lights.

3. Tone it DOWN.

Ask your stylist about what color you could tone down with that would flatter your skin and eye color. Everyone has a different eye color and skin tone so leave this up to the professional to formulate the best color to tone your blondes down. This will add a shiney gloss while taking the "white" out of your blonde through these winter months..



10 TOP TIPS FROM YOUR HAIRDRESSER

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10. Be Realistic. Don't come in with fried, unhealthy hair and expect to leave looking like Kim Kardashian. Unless you're getting extensions that is :)

9. Be On Time. We truly TRY to always be on time or early for you. Most likely we will not be able to do all or any of your services. Have the mutual respect for us!

8. Trims DO matter! If you want your hair to look good and be healthy get on a regular, schedule basis for haircuts/hair trims. They DO matter and will make all of the difference in maintaing a good style and healthy hair, this is even 100x more important if you are growing out your hair.

 

7. Invest in your hair. If you're already at a top salon in Chicago (SALON ENVY CHICAGO), don't skimp on those locks because of the prices. Invest in a good shampoo, conditioner/mask, and products that will maintain the health and condition of your hair. Also, most of the time when you purchase at a salon it goes towards your stylists education fund, which in turn will benefit you, two for one!

6. If you're not happy, communicate.  A little communication goes a LONG way with your hairdresser. Don't expect them to know what you want. Bring pictures! Sometimes just communicating (if there was a problem) will solve it and you will begin to develop a relationship with your hair dresser which will benefit YOU! You'll never see a woman with good hair that is a HAIR GYPSY. Be LOYAL.

5. Be healthy. This is very important. Be physically & emotionally healthy. This means to exercise, invest in YOURself, and eat healthy! Drink your water too! This will have a direct correlation with your hair, so if you want good hair, take good care of your body!

4. Tell your friends about us. This makes your friends happy and us happy, two for one! Referrals are the BEST clients!

3. Pre-book. We know it is hard, but this ensures you a time spot you want! Especially months before the holidays, book those appointments and keep them.

2. Don't SKIMP on your tools. Trust us for your hair tools, too! Make sure to consult with us before you purchase your blow-dryer or other tools! The grocery stores try to take over the hair industry. You should not buy your curling iron where you buy your broccoli. Let us help you.

1. BE OPEN! Be open to suggestions from your hairdresser, who is the professional. Sometimes it may be "OUT OF YOUR BOX", yet the best thing you have ever done!

Hair Color that is Under Cover

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Hair Color that is Under Cover
Literally.

Are you tired of your basic BLAH hair color?
Try some under cover COLOR!



5 WAYS TO HELP FADING COLOR

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5 WAYS TO PREVENT HAIR COLOR FROM FADING

Let's face it, hair color fades. I don't care if its the most permanent hair color on the market, we all experience it. Here are a few TIPS to prevent your hair color from fading.

1. KNOW YOUR COLOR/COLORIST. Know who is doing your color and what color you get. Are you getting permanent hair color re-freshed your ends with a high developer over and over? Do you use a semi-permanent that fades automatically within a month of shampooing? Make sure your colorist is KNOWLEDGEABLE and knows how to prevent fading. This way they won't be the one causing your hair color to fade.

2. USE THE RECOMMENDED SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER. Your colorist should ALWAYS reccommend shampoo and conditioner. Listen to them and take their advice. Not only will this help your color LAST, but also will keep your color VIBRANT!

3. LIMIT HOT WATER ON YOUR HAIR. Hot water will open the cuticle of your hair, which will make hair color fade out faster. Be sure to use a cooler temperature on your hair when shampooing and conditioning.

4. LIMIT SUNSHINE ON THOSE LOCKS. The sun will definitely fade your color. Even if the weather is cloudy and you think the sun isnt shining out there, it is. Be sure to wear a UV protection product in your hair and/or a hat.

5. PROTECT YOUR HAIR FROM THE CHLORINE. Swimmers beware: pool chemicals fade hair color tremendously. Be sure to load the conditioner on your hair before you swim and shampoo immediately after.

Demi-Hair Color. What's Up With It?

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Demi Hair Color
 
It is in-between permanent and semi. It is called Demi. It will give you RICH COLORS, INCREDIBLE SHINE, & NO AMMONIA.

 

How To Clear Up Acne, Help Improve Hyperpigmentation, & Powerfully Target Lines & Wrinkles

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What is the best skin care peel to change your skin?
BioActive Peel by Dermalogica


Our esthetician Dana says, "It leaves your skin resurfaced, smoothed, brighter, & tighter". She herself had the BioActive Peel done and says it left her skin "noticeably softer & smoother, subsided her break-outsa
 

Dermalogicas BioActive Peel Multi-Step Approach

 

1.) prep.
 

  • -Preps skin by sloughing off epidermal cells
  • -Removes lipids that block peel penetration


 

2.) peel.
 

  • -Digests keratin protein
  • -Accelerates cellular resurfacing and renewal
  • -Stimulates collagen and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) within the dermis
  • -Increases natural ceramides


 

3.) neutralizes.
 

  • -Calms and soothes inflamed skin
  • -Restores natural pH of skin


 

How Can I Keep My Red Hair From Fading? Red Hair Color FADES!

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BUMBLE & BUMBLE COLOR-MINDED PRO TREATMENT

 
 
Red hair color fades. Lets face the truth. Bumble & Bumble developed a treatment called color minded that is done immediately after your hair color service. The color minded treatment prevents fading up to 40 washes! It will keep your hair color EVEN YOUR RED HAIR COLOR true to tone!

Kerastase Salon Chicago Introduces New Reformulated Nutritive Products

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The newest re-formulation by Kerastase is exclusively offered at Kerastase Salons including our own, Salon Envy Chicago.
 


Kerastase developed a 4 step process to help treat dry hair. Kerastases philosophy is not only to make hair look & feel beautiful, but to ctually treat the hair to heal it and make the hair beautiful.

1. Pre-Treat. Immersion Nutritive. This is a pre-shampoo treatment for very dry hair. This provides moisture & smoothness onto your dry hair before you cleanse.
2. Cleanse. Bain Satin 1 & 2. Both shampoos are made for dry, sensitized hair. Sensitized hair could mean damaged from hot tools, broken, or just fried.


3.Treat. Lait Vital. This is an incredibly light, moisturizing conditioning treatment.
4. Texturize. Touche Perfection. This is the newest product offered by Kerastase. It is the first instant nourishing touch up treatment balm for dry, sensitized hair. It will instantly give you moisture without an greasy appearance or feel.
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