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Award Winners

Just getting a great cut and color is not enough to ensure your hair stays healthy and happy; the product you use on your hair makes a difference too.  Here are a few award-winning products to add to your mane repertoire that have proven they go above and beyond average hair products.

Looking to get a little rise out of those roots?  Well, look no further!  Kérastase has Lift Vertige, a long-lasting and touchable root lifting gel, to help give you a boost without leaving your hair stiff.  It also adds shine and UV protection to keep those strands strong and healthy!  As an Allure “Best of Beauty” award winner in 2013, the experts think this is the cream of the crop when it comes to adding a little lift to that mop.

Need to add some shine and softness to those strands?  Well, Elixir Ultime is here to rescue those locks from the stresses of everyday styling.  Elixir Ultime is a versatile oil that can be used on all hair types before or after styling to inject luster, strength and suppleness. Another Allure “Best of Beauty” Award winner in 2012, Elixir Ultime will take your hair from ordinary to extraordinary.

Everyday styling paste can lead to stiff, sticky hair that no one wants to run their hands through.  It’s a good thing that Pate Capital Force is no everyday styling paste.  It delivers a medium moldable hold while still respecting your hair, delivering a special Taurine and D-Biotine technology that helps to fight against the enzymes responsible for men’s hair loss.  The boy’s over at Esquire agree that it’s a keeper, bestowing upon it their Grooming Award in 2010.

Ask your stylist at your next appointment about these phenomenal products!

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The Important Eyebrow

Eyebrows are one of those facial features that can have an impact on your entire face, for better or for worse.  They’re underestimated and sometimes overdone, but the eyebrow is kind of the unsung hero of facial features.  Purposeful as well as decorative, their use goes beyond just how they look!  Here are a few facts you may not know about your eyebrows.

Have you ever thought about what eyebrows are for, exactly?  They’re basically like umbrellas for your face!  They protect your peepers from sweat, rain and other things that could possibly run down your face and get into your eyes.

Psychologically speaking, your eyebrows play a part in facial recognition.  MIT did a study where participants were asked to recognize digitally altered faces of celebrities; some were without eyes while others were without eyebrows.  And guess what?  The participants were more likely to recognize the faces without eyes than the faces without eyebrows.  So, don’t freak out your friends and family by over-plucking and taking away a feature that, in their minds, makes you more you!

Brows have a pretty impressive life span too.  In an unplucked brow there can be up to 1,100 hairs.  The average lifespan of a brow hair is about four months from the time it takes to grow back in and fall out.

Since brows seem so important to your face, you should know how to pluck them.  For example, the best shape for your brow depends mostly on your face shape.  If you have a round face, you don’t want a rounded brow arch, but should instead opt for a more dramatic arch.  Heart shaped faces should go for a soft arch.  Square faces should have a more angular arch and oval faces do best with a defined brow.

If you opt to change your hair color did you know that you can change your brow color too?  Your colorist can dye your eyebrows to match your hair color or you can use pencils, pens, powders and gels to change your color.

Just like the hair on your head eyebrows can thin with age, so beware of how much your pluck!  Thinning brows can also be caused by hormonal changes, medical treatments and nutritional deficiencies.  So, care for and consider your brows just as much as you do the hair on your head!  They’re important!

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The Science of the Washcloth

Washing your face daily is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin healthy and vibrant looking.  You may have noticed advertisements for fancy spinning brushes to wash your face with or special gloves that guarantee your skin will be as smooth as a baby’s bottom, but you don’t need all that.  All you need to include in your daily face washing ritual is your preferred face wash, some water and a simple washcloth.

Yes, a washcloth.  Why that of all things?  A washcloth can help to give your face a more thorough wash than just your hands, while still being gentle.  It’s all about the kind of cloth that you use.  Muslin cloths are a great option because they’re simple, gentle on the skin, rinse out easily and dry fast because they’re thin with a loose weave.  Bamboo and microfiber are other great possibilities, as they’re soft and gentle.  It’s really up to you to decide what you prefer. Just make sure you use something that is going to be gentle on the delicate skin of your face.

Remember that because you are using something besides your hands to wash your face you want to be gentle.  Don’t scrub hard or for as long as you would if you were just using your hands.  Washcloths will not only do a better job but they’ll do the job faster, so you don’t need as much oomph behind the scrub as you may be used to.  If you’re too enthusiastic it can lead to redness and breakouts so go easy on yourself and scrub lightly.

If exfoliation is your thing, there are special washcloths that are sold just for that purpose.  You can incorporate them into your routine once or twice a week, but only if you’re not using a regular wash cloth daily.

Washcloths are also great to give yourself a little steam treatment with.  After applying cleanser to your face, instead of washing it off right away leave it on and apply a hot, damp cloth over your face.  It will help to open up your pores and let the cleanser work its blemish-busting magic.  When it starts to cool off just wipe away the cleanser.  At home spa treatment!

Remember that this washcloth is going on your face, so take care of it by rinsing it out thoroughly and letting it dry completely between uses.   Otherwise it’s going to be home to a few million colonies of bacteria that thrive in damp and humid environments.  Ew.  So, wring out as much moisture as possible after use and hang it to dry in a well ventilated area.  That way, bacteria, mildew and mold won’t have a chance to take up residence.  Also, throw it in the washing machine every couple of days to keep your face wash or makeup from building up on it.  In an ideal world, using a fresh cloth every time your wash your face would be best, but if you take these provisions you can get a few uses out of just one.

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