Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Professional Hair Care and Waxing Services

Is your big wedding night coming up? Or maybe you are just looking to pamper yourself for a day? There are services that can help you to look your best and feel your cleanest with hair care and waxing.

Looking to get your hair done? There are many different cuts colors styles and treatments to choose from at a salon. You can get a moisturizing hair mask to make your hair silky and beautifully nourished.

Also, there are ways to permanently straighten your hair from the curly frizzy mess it once was. That is called Chinese straightening. It is a chemical process that straightens your hair permanently leaving it heavy shiny and silky all the time. This might be good for someone with really curly frizzy hair. It will smooth out the hair and make it have a natural sheen all the time.

If you are looking for color, there are salons that will take your skin tone into consideration before offering a number of different colors and highlights that will blend with you. You can get any color under the sun from a salon including bold unnatural colors like green, purple and blue. Places do the funkiest cuts and colors and can make them look great on you.

If you are more interested in waxing your bikini, under arms, legs, arms or eyebrows there is something there for you too. You can get your legs waxed smooth for a fair price. The first time you get it done you may have to let it grow in for a while but the results are beautiful and it will last you about a month depending on your hair growth and body type.

A bikini wax can be full Brazilian if you like. You can get as bare as they come for the beach season and even surprise your husband! These are trained professionals so they make sure every hair is gone in that situation, or in a service like eyebrow waxing they will shape your eyebrows to frame your face and make you look like a star.

Are you looking to just have your hair styled? You can look to a salon to have your hair fully styled for your prom, wedding or any other type of event you may need a professional stylist for. They will make you look as glamorous as they can with or without a reference picture that you bring in.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Discovering Various Salon Styling Chairs

Today when a person goes to have something done at a beauty parlor or barber shop, they will find several salon styling chairs that they will sit in. These chairs will raise and lower as well as swivel to allow the stylist to turn up to reach the areas that they need. For some people, the chair helps the stylist to reach their hair in the back.

Many different types of these products are found today in varying styles. Most of the salons will have matching ones where each station will have the same chair as the next. They will have the foot levers that the stylist will use to raise and lower the chair as well.

The design of the chair has only changed slightly over the years. Today they are more compact and smaller than the original ones and most have only a slight recline to them. In addition they will have some ability to recline but not as far bar as those that were originally used in barber shops in the past.

Today different a different chair is used at each location through the store rather than a single chair moving to accommodate the next process. For washing, the person moves to the washing chair and then back to the other chair for the cut or styling that they are having done.

The design of this product is intended to be comfortable for the customer, convenient for the stylist and efficient to clean. It is important to consider that when you are having your hair trimmed, there are pieces that fall onto the floor. It is important when the trim is being done that these locks can fall through the back and onto the floor easily, avoiding the pieces sticking to the back of the customer or the chair.

It is important to understand that there is a difference between a barber chair and a salon chair. While they appear similar when they are positioned in the same way, a barber chair has the ability to recline quite substantially to allow for a customer to get a shave. A salon chair typically does not recline this far back as there are separate units that are used for the cutting process and the washing process.

A variety of different types and colors are available today. Many of the salons use a uniform color for each station. Most times the chairs will be a solid color with a silver base. Whether the base is round or if there are actual legs will depend on the overall design of the chair. Most in chain type salons will be all the same from place to place.

The use of salon styling chairs is a practice that goes back for many, many years. Barbers of course were the first to use this type of chair in a period of time when barbers served as the local dentist and doctor as well as the barber. Today there are many more choices for a person to have a comfortable seat while having their hair done.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Use Alpha Hydroxy Face Cream For A Home Chemical Peel

If you have heard the term "chemical peel" then you are probably looking at an application that contains a solution of alpha hydroxy acid. Cosmetologists are allowed to use concentrations of up to 30%, but the consumer cannot purchase over the counter alpha hydroxyl face creams that contain over 10%. The chemical peel works much like microdermabrasion, which eliminates fine lines and smoothing the skin so it feels soft and supple. Doctors may use concentrations of up to 70% to remove scars and deeper wrinkles. With any amount of solution there is risk of skin rashes and reaction, so if you are trying it yourself at home for the first time, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

Alpha hydroxy acids come in a variety of skin care products, from exfoliants, moisturizers, cleansers, eye cream, and foundations. Once you have tested for sensitivity it is probably best not to combine other cosmetics and creams that contain alpha hydroxy acids, unless, like me you have skin like elephant hide! Save your money on skin cleansers, by the way, that contain alpha hydroxy acids because it needs to stay on the skin for quite a long time before it can dissolve the top layer of skin and be effective.

I have tried any number of skin treatments to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as any woman knows; it takes a long time to find the right cosmetics to best suit her skin. I use an alpha hydroxy face cream three to four times as week and leave it on for about half an hour, it does sting a little so you are unlikely to forget about it. I simply wash it off and apply my favorite moisturizer - which doesn't contain any alpha hydroxy acid. Once or twice a week I will use a facial scrub before using the alpha hydroxy face cream.

All I can say is it works very well on my skin and many wrinkles and fine lines have disappeared. I had a deep crease down the side of my face that has all but disappeared too. Whether that was the moisturizer I use that did it, I don't know, but the alpha hydroxy cream leaves my face smooth and soft. I was a smoker for far too many years also, and the lines above my upper lip are lessening too, possibly from quitting smoking and with a little help from the alpha hydroxyl face cream I'm sure.

A 1.05 oz. tube of the brand I use doesn't cost a lot, I have had this tube for quite a few months and there's still plenty in it - you don't need a lot - this brand suggests a "pearl sized drop". Using too much of anything does not make it more effective, it simply wastes money.

For an alpha hydroxy face cream to be effective it must penetrate the skin and be left on the skin for a length of time, the stronger the solution the quicker it should be removed. Typically, a chemical peel done under the supervision of a doctor or cosmetologist will not last more than a few minutes before skin damage may occur, including soreness and redness, and blistering that can last for days afterwards.