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Quick Holiday Hair Hacks

Quick Holiday Hair Hacks Published on phl17.com  on November 20, 2018 (function(){window.viewReq=[];window.vu=function(b){var a=new Image;a.src=b.replace("&","&");viewReq.push(a)};}).call(this); vu("https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/adview?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dSjGAZiMDJhg\u0026tpd\u003dAGWhJmsjfViFUOFr26hSKMmS_USrlvMLWZY-XADtfkEys4aNtXcc6tMWuPLyadWtV_JyIQx9Av4ckbKfGL8u4PCX_hoxfoCm-8Kf3LfSQllj2AXoKIx2IyZJsEuPna83S1U2d8OOiee8kPWqxnng4geVmuf7lxEJ7sFtofJLVieTP7-oA-lRpm5iyp797x0fO-86Ri5P9MqrIlzANY4S6vFLtbCVl48f6kp-EjzFc2F9b52LNBzuG08GJq7-8D79ug-w96JgCcI48rtIvGrsfHOQtAVg6CUQ3pPw825iqFEaYrUlCgBQywqGqU4dkoSDufZ3rEy9sYWDsE47Zox-I_latLqDIHn9h4Enk_cH4swoSlz4ocU_2rY0qG7plxmWQFM-6SQfXxioEmaaQNVEsXc94pz5yZxxqR9OP3n0V8CIdEe-_YU9-nOmifulKeQe2VYH_t4nOiUd5Hz-ZDbsWdWcL7kGKAR0tUhvh4eK2gviHoWN7CckRjDzIYPxf5VCI2L7Zb0YRZTMCbgf_8ZVhqWIDa-suvtSQgd3Iaf4N8Gn_tJlomoKzeLRj5HG2w-KAFg1sMNXsxjzABfqTsQ0LfsufsBPNIPa4akZyerxuBGXdH-GH3s-l1nxrMErR5zlF3vHYDhCKdGp_Kn8B-EB_nonlfaFImPFZ8vcvLDOXFeI0Dz_3XT7IAWJ5XJ6epksEjmXWhzUbvBOFkilwPW1GEvWGsqhZVmF7bLklnNDxwVJF1UQIY2dlm4cq-G_GdXc4S8MRr_YIqCnFiZC49y8mtc") rubicon_cb = Math.random(); rubicon_rurl = document.referrer; if(top.location==document.location){rubicon_rurl = document.location;} rubicon_rurl = escape(rubicon_rurl); window.rubicon_ad = "3162067" + "." + "js"; window.rubicon_creative = "3169883" + "." + "js"; Looking to quickly transform your hair to a festive or formal look for holiday parties? You’re in luck! Marilynne Cosmillo from Cherry Blow Dry Bar joined us to share holiday hair hacks. Here's four of Marilynne's hair hacks: 1. Make a deep side part and accessorize with bejeweled bobby pins. 2. Twist your hair away from your hairline and secure it with a bobby pin. 3. Take the half-up style, braid the ponytail and wrap the finished braid around the base for a top knot look. 4. Loose curls are a classic. The key is not to brush out the curls until the next morning in order to keep them fresh. For more information go to  cherryblowdrybar.com Find the full article and video segment: here function initWindowFocus() {window['window_focus_for_click'] =wfocusnhinit("https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/conversion/?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dFSKKoZr9rE8","Vk_sW4PWHNCNMOGluIAJ","CNDz5-yo1N4CFcxADAodqlwB-g");}if (window.wfocusnhinit) {initWindowFocus();} else {window['google_wf_async'] = initWindowFocus;} osdlfm(-1,'','BLsyyVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAPAM7PvdjqAgAAEAE4AcgBCeACAOAEAaAGIdIIBQiAYRAB','',1480116331,true,'ud\u003d1\u0026la\u003d0\u0026alp\u003dai\u0026alh\u003d3062686491\u0026',3,'','//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/activeview?avi\u003dBLsyyVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAPAM7PvdjqAgAAEAE4AcgBCeACAOAEAaAGIdIIBQiAYRAB',''); googqscp.init([[[[null,500,99,2,9,null,null,null,1]]],null,null,null,null,null,null,null,0]); if (window.top && window.top.postMessage) {window.top.postMessage('{"googMsgType":"adpnt"}','*');}

11 things that are ruining your dyed hair

11 things that are ruining your dyed hair Published on thisisinsider.com  on November 13, 2018 (function(){window.viewReq=[];window.vu=function(b){var a=new Image;a.src=b.replace("&","&");viewReq.push(a)};}).call(this); vu("https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/adview?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dSjGAZiMDJhg\u0026tpd\u003dAGWhJmsjfViFUOFr26hSKMmS_USrlvMLWZY-XADtfkEys4aNtXcc6tMWuPLyadWtV_JyIQx9Av4ckbKfGL8u4PCX_hoxfoCm-8Kf3LfSQllj2AXoKIx2IyZJsEuPna83S1U2d8OOiee8kPWqxnng4geVmuf7lxEJ7sFtofJLVieTP7-oA-lRpm5iyp797x0fO-86Ri5P9MqrIlzANY4S6vFLtbCVl48f6kp-EjzFc2F9b52LNBzuG08GJq7-8D79ug-w96JgCcI48rtIvGrsfHOQtAVg6CUQ3pPw825iqFEaYrUlCgBQywqGqU4dkoSDufZ3rEy9sYWDsE47Zox-I_latLqDIHn9h4Enk_cH4swoSlz4ocU_2rY0qG7plxmWQFM-6SQfXxioEmaaQNVEsXc94pz5yZxxqR9OP3n0V8CIdEe-_YU9-nOmifulKeQe2VYH_t4nOiUd5Hz-ZDbsWdWcL7kGKAR0tUhvh4eK2gviHoWN7CckRjDzIYPxf5VCI2L7Zb0YRZTMCbgf_8ZVhqWIDa-suvtSQgd3Iaf4N8Gn_tJlomoKzeLRj5HG2w-KAFg1sMNXsxjzABfqTsQ0LfsufsBPNIPa4akZyerxuBGXdH-GH3s-l1nxrMErR5zlF3vHYDhCKdGp_Kn8B-EB_nonlfaFImPFZ8vcvLDOXFeI0Dz_3XT7IAWJ5XJ6epksEjmXWhzUbvBOFkilwPW1GEvWGsqhZVmF7bLklnNDxwVJF1UQIY2dlm4cq-G_GdXc4S8MRr_YIqCnFiZC49y8mtc") rubicon_cb = Math.random(); rubicon_rurl = document.referrer; if(top.location==document.location){rubicon_rurl = document.location;} rubicon_rurl = escape(rubicon_rurl); window.rubicon_ad = "3162067" + "." + "js"; window.rubicon_creative = "3169883" + "." + "js"; You're swimming in chlorine. Chlorine can tint your hair. If you're practically a fish out of water, don't be surprised if your hair starts feeling dry and looking green.  "Chlorine can leave mineral deposits that will tint highlights with a cool, green tone, so if you know you're going under, dampen hair with a leave-in spray to serve as a protective barrier," MariLynne Cosmillo of  Cherry Blow Dry Bar  said. "Avoid washing hair every day if your color is a single process or tinted gloss, as it can make the color look faded faster." function initWindowFocus() {window['window_focus_for_click'] =wfocusnhinit("https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/conversion/?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dFSKKoZr9rE8","Vk_sW4PWHNCNMOGluIAJ","CNDz5-yo1N4CFcxADAodqlwB-g");}if (window.wfocusnhinit) {initWindowFocus();} else {window['google_wf_async'] = initWindowFocus;} osdlfm(-1,'','BLsyyVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAPAM7PvdjqAgAAEAE4AcgBCeACAOAEAaAGIdIIBQiAYRAB','',1480116331,true,'ud\u003d1\u0026la\u003d0\u0026alp\u003dai\u0026alh\u003d3062686491\u0026',3,'','//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/activeview?avi\u003dBLsyyVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAPAM7PvdjqAgAAEAE4AcgBCeACAOAEAaAGIdIIBQiAYRAB',''); googqscp.init([[[[null,500,99,2,9,null,null,null,1]]],null,null,null,null,null,null,null,0]); if (window.top && window.top.postMessage) {window.top.postMessage('{"googMsgType":"adpnt"}','*');} Find the full article and all 11 things ruining your dyed hair: here

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Coming to Mount Laurel

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Coming to Mount Laurel Published on Franchising.com  on October 18, 2018 Cherry Blow Dry Bar - an expanding franchise that provides premium express services including blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services and treatments - is set to open a new salon in Mount Laurel by end of this year. The new salon, located at Route 38 and Marter Avenue in Mount Laurel, will be owned and operated by Theresa Riley, a longtime customer of Cherry Blow Dry Bar’s flagship location in Cherry Hill. Riley’s location will service the Mount Laurel, Hainesport, Delran, Moorestown and Cinnaminson communities. However, this Cherry salon will be more than just another business opening in the community, as she is dedicating her Cherry salon in memory of her late son, Brandon. “I am excited to bring Cherry Blow Dry Bar to Mount Laurel. A good hair day seems simple but it can make a difference in how we feel about ourselves,” noted Riley. “Our appearance drastically impacts our personal and professional lives by boosting confidence and promoting positive self-esteem. Cherry Blow Dry Bar will provide a welcoming environment for customers to come and receive incredible service with long-lasting results.” Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers blowouts for hair of any length starting at about $35. Customers can pick and choose from the salon’s styling menu which includes nine different hairstyles - from updos and beachy waves to braids and voluminous curls. Salons offer three types of memberships, starting at about $59 for two monthly blowouts. Although Cherry Blow Dry Bar primarily focuses on blowouts, other beauty services such as hair extensions, treatments, makeup application and even scalp massages are also offered at affordable prices. “Cherry Blow Dry Bar has experienced rapid expansion throughout the country due to it proven business model and concept. We look forward to introducing our specialty services along with our affordable and convenient membership program to local consumers,” said Riley. "Our continued growth throughout New Jersey and beyond is a true testament to the brand’s appeal,” said Fred Vicario, CEO of Cherry Blow Dry Bar. “We couldn’t be more excited about welcoming Theresa to our team, and we're confident her location will thrive." Today, there are 18 salons open and operating in seven states - Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas - with nearly 80 more under various stages of development throughout the country. For more information about Cherry Blow Dry Bar, visit www.cherryblowdrybar.com. Find the full article: here

5 Shampoos That Will Breathe New Life into Dry, Damaged Hair

5 Shampoos That Will Breathe New Life into Dry, Damaged Hair DERMSTORE  article features hair care suggestions and advice from MariLynne Cosmillo, director of education and operations for  Cherry Blow Dry Bar . We all live for those good hair days when getting our mane ready in the morning doesn’t have to feel like we’re fighting a losing battle. But when those days start to become few and far between and you find yourself rocking a frizzy crown and snipping  split ends , then you know your tresses are going through a hair emergency. If you’re wondering how your locks got from bouncy and full of life to dry, dull and damaged, it may be time to re-think your hair-grooming habits and the products that touch your tresses. Starting with your shampoo. How Hair Becomes Dry and Damaged There are several factors that cause hair to become dry and brittle, says licensed cosmetologist and hair stylist  Lexi Shelton . Hormone-related illnesses like  hypothyroidism , in which the thyroid glands don’t produce enough thyroid hormones, can have dry, weak and slow-growing strands as one of its symptoms. Genes also play a role.  Menkes disease  is a rare genetic condition that affects hair health due to the body’s inability to absorb enough copper. However, Shelton says most hair damage is a result of mechanical, chemical and environmental factors: like heat and styling tools, over-brushing, color and chemical treatments and exposure to the elements. “Hair can become dry from either using too much heat or products that strip the hair’s natural moisture. Once it’s dry, it loses elasticity and easily becomes damaged as there is no moisture to protect it,” echoes MariLynne Cosmillo, director of education and operations for  Cherry Blow Dry Bar . And while changing your hair color can score you major points in your hair game, certified hair colorist and salon owner  Chrissy Stone  says at-home coloring and bleaching without following instructions can also hurt your mane’s strength and luster—not to mention “using a box of color that has too much ammonia or getting highlights that are too light,” adds Shelton. Even cleaning your hair,  when done incorrectly , can be a major problem as over-washing can actually strip your hair of its natural oils and cause it to look dull and lifeless. How to Restore Dry and Damaged Hair Restoring dull, dry and brittle hair may sound like a lot of work, but Cosmillo says, “A healthy hair regimen will bring most damaged hair back to life in just a few months and can make hair look and feel smoother.” While booking a professional protein treatment is guaranteed to rejuvenate lifeless locks, you can also give some much-needed nourishment to your hair at home. Swap out your usual shampoo, which may contain harsh chemicals (like sulfates, sodium chloride, formaldehyde and synthetic colors) that can irritate and dry out your scalp and strands, for an ultra-hydrating cleanser instead. Reach for ones that are specially formulated for dry and damaged hair as these are loaded with natural moisture-boosting and hair-strengthening ingredients. “On the ingredients list, look for pure proteins, like keratin and wheat. These strengthen the hair from the inside out and replace the natural proteins lost in the hair strand,” suggests Shelton. For those with curly or textured hair, Shelton says jojoba,  argan  and macadamia oils can help your locks regain its strength, shine and manageability. “All three are lightweight but incredibly nourishing,” she adds. Other ingredients to keep an eye out for include avocado,  coconut  and  olive oils , shea butter, vitamins D and E and  biotin . These natural ingredients are known for their moisturizing and reparative properties that aid in fortifying weak strands along with promoting a healthy scalp. To remedy dry and damaged hair, hydration and protection are key. Below are more tips on how you can restore your hair to its lustrous glory. DO  make protective products a part of your daily regimen, says Cosmillo. Always spray on a heat protectant before using a blow dryer or styling iron. Shelton agrees and adds, “Heat opens up the cuticle of each hair strand, leaving the underlying protein and moisture exposed. If unavoidable, find a heat protectant that protects up to 450 degrees.” DO  treat your hair to a  weekly mask . “Leave it on for five minutes while showering and rinse with cool water to seal in the moisture,” Cosmillo recommends. DO  cut down on shampooing, suggests Shelton. “The oil our scalps produce is designed to keep our hair in optimal health. If you’re shampooing every day, consider cutting back to every other day and  replacing with a dry shampoo ,” she explains. DO  go for regular trimming. “Just a little dusting off of the ends of your hair will keep it from breaking,” says Stone. DON’T  forget your scalp. A  healthy scalp  not only makes sure you don’t add dandruff and itchiness to your hair concerns, it also promotes faster hair growth. The easiest way to keep your scalp in top form is by doing a scalp massage. “Get that blood flow up to those follicles and keep your scalp pliable,” says Stone. Best Shampoos for Dry, Damaged Hair Ready to say goodbye to frizzy, brittle and lackluster tresses? Here are our top picks for best shampoos for dry and damaged hair! 1. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo  This moisturizing shampoo pampers your tresses with its luxurious blend of caviar extract and powerful proprietary ingredients that restore moisture, prevent color from fading and boost protection from everyday damage. In fact, it’s clinically proven to improve shine, texture and manageability after just one use. Don’t believe it? Take it from one Dermstore shopper who says, “Your hair will feel silky and smooth even after the first try.”   2. Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Matcha Apple Replenishing Superfood Shampoo  Think of this shampoo as a juice cleanse for your hair. Featuring  matcha , spinach, apple and  vitamin C , it delivers visible vibrancy and shine to dull, dry hair and nourishes the scalp to promote healthier hair growth. According to one Dermstore customer, “This shampoo really brought my hair back to life. I was suffering from frizzy dryness of my fine hair and this has replenished it back to a much better condition.” 3. R+Co ATLANTIS Moisturizing Shampoo  Coarse, curly or color-treated hair is even more prone to dryness and damage. Fortunately, this frizz-fighting shampoo is infused with babassu oil, witch hazel and vegetable proteins to increase moisture and hydration, rosemary to promote scalp health and nettle to condition and protect against fading and discoloration. 4. Leonor Greyl Shampooing Crème Moelle de Bambou Nourishing Shampoo  With its list of ultra-nourishing ingredients (that includes wheat and silk proteins along with collagen), this shampoo hydrates each hair strand from root to tip and prevents breakage while smoothing out frizz and sealing in much-needed moisture. The result? “Full and bouncy [hair] as well as shiny. I have long, fine hair and the moisture has been helpful in making my head even healthier,” raves one Dermstore shopper.     5. DevaCurl Low-Poo  Curly girls, the search for your holy-grail shampoo ends here. With its blend of  castor oil , hops and German chamomile extracts, this mild-lather cleanser clarifies and cleanses thoroughly, maintains bounce and hydrates without weighing hair down. Gentle enough for daily use, one Dermstore customer claims, “This is by far the best shampoo I have ever used. The smell is absolutely amazing, and it leaves my hair clean and reduces frizz.” View the full article here .

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Blows Into the West Coast

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Blows Into the West Coast Published on Franchising.com  on October 16, 2018 Cherry Blow Dry Bar - an expanding franchise that provides premium express services including blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services and treatments has signed for a massive 50-store development deal to establish salons in California and Nevada over the next several years. Coming on the heels of the company’s national expansion initiatives, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has signed with a development group to grow the brand’s footprint on the West Coast, starting in the greater Los Angeles area. While no leases have been signed, targeted areas of development include: Cerritos, Sherman Oaks, Melrose, Downey, Woodland Hills, Encino, Calabasas and West Hollywood; and in Nevada, a strong emphasis on the Las Vegas metro area. “This is an exciting new partnership, and we are thrilled to establish the Cherry Blow Dry Bar salon in the state of California,” said Lissette Anguiano of LLC, and the Operational Manager for Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Cherry Hill Southern California and Nevada. “Cherry Blow Dry Bar is an extraordinary beauty niche that has experienced rapid expansion throughout the country due to it proven business model and concept. We look forward to introducing the established East Coast brand’s specialty services along with affordable and convenient membership program to local consumers.” Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers blowouts for hair of any length starting at about $40. Customers can pick and choose from the salon’s styling menu which includes nine different hairstyles - from updos and beachy waves to braids and voluminous curls. Salons offer three types of memberships, starting at about $69.99 for two monthly blowouts. “One’s appearance drastically impacts their personal and professional lives by boosting confidence and promoting positive self-esteem,” said Anguiano. “Cherry Blow Dry Bar will provide a welcoming environment for customers to come and receive incredible service with long-lasting results. We’ll help every woman look red carpet ready any day of the week.” Although Cherry Blow Dry Bar primarily focuses on blowouts, other beauty services such as hair extensions, treatments, makeup application and even scalp massages are also offered. "Our continued growth throughout the East Coast and beyond is a true testament to the brand’s appeal,” said Fred Vicario, CEO of Cherry Blow Dry Bar. “We couldn’t be more excited about expanding our footprint to California and welcoming LLC to our team. They’re an experienced and successful company with other business ventures, and we’re positive that with their background Cherry will thrive on the West Coast. " Today, there are 18 salons open and operating in seven states - Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas - with nearly 80 more under various stages of development throughout the country. For more information about Cherry Blow Dry Bar, visit www.cherryblowdrybar.com. Find the full article: here

7 Beauty Secrets Main Line Area Salon and Spa Owners Swear By

7 Beauty Secrets Main Line Area Salon and Spa Owners Swear By M ain Line Today  article includes tips and tricks on blowout secrets from Cherry Blow Dry Bar - Glen Mills' professionals. From eyelash extension maintenance to finding the right color foundation, these insider tips will help you refine your beauty routine. Lashes 101 Want to get the most out of your faux lashes? Tien Nguyen Balan, co-owner of  Zazen  in West Chester, has become one of the region’s leading experts. Clients travel for hours to get extensions at Balan’s chemical-free salon. Balan’s first piece of lash advice? Wash them at least once a day—twice if you have oily skin. “A lot of people are scared to wash their lashes, so they end up with grimy- looking lashes,” says Balan. “Lashes last longer if they’re clean.” But that’s no easy task. Lashes get caked with dead skin cells, facial oil, bacteria, eye makeup and foundation. Most of the build up is on the lash line, so the whole area needs to be thoroughly cleaned, Balan says. But don’t use makeup wipes. “They contain oil and using them on extensions is a big no-no,” says Jill Radka, an esthetician and makeup artist at  Amelia Paris  in Glen Mills. “Those wipes will make your lashes fall out faster.” Balan suggests foaming face cleanser, organic baby shampoo or a product specially made for lash extensions. You can also create your own. “First, dilute Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo with water,” Radka says. “Then use a spoolie or your finger tips to roll the mixture through the lashes.” Just be sure not to rub or wipe. Another lash no-no is mascara. “One of the biggest mistakes people make is putting it on their lash extensions,” says Radka. “The extensions have enough darkness and drama as is.” Balan agrees: “When I see mascara on clients’ lash extensions, I cringe. It’s not needed, and it damages the lashes.” Be careful with anti-aging eye cream, warns Balan. “Put it on 30 minutes before bed so it absorbs into the skin,” she says. “Otherwise, lashes are lying in the cream all night.” And you should never curl your lash extensions. “That bends them in the wrong directions,” Balan says. “Lashes come in different kinds of curl, so if you want something different, express that to your lash artist.” Finally, don’t remove your own extensions. “No rubbing, no picking, no pulling,” Balan says. “Have them taken off by a lash artist so your real lashes don’t get harmed.” Balan’s top-secret at-home suggestion: lash serum. Use it to build up thin, fine lashes, even when you’re wearing lash extensions.  She recommends serums by Rodan + Fields, Latisse, Bella Lash and GrandeLASH MD. Brow Magic Having eyebrows professionally waxed is a great beauty booster. “Brows frame your whole face, and getting the right shape and color is really important,” says Kim Sinicropi, owner of  Grazia Skin Care Studio and Spa  in Malvern. That’s especially true for those who’ve tweezed themselves into trouble. “Skinny isn’t the same as having a brow shape,” Sinicropi says. “Also, the brow arch can be misplaced or the tail can be missing.” Color is another issue. Like other hair, brows turn gray. Darkening them with tinting is a great and inexpensive option, Sinicropi says. But that should really be done in a salon. Brow powder is a good DIY solution, says Sinicropi, who prefers powder to pencil. “First use a wax pencil to tame the brows, then apply the powder,” she adds. Microblading is another option. The semi-permanent tattoos make brows look perfect 24/7, and they last about a year. Microblading has to be done by a certified professional like Sinicropi or Balan, the latter who pioneered the technique at Zazen. The cost is north of $400, so to get their money’s worth, clients should follow Balan’s guidelines. First rule: Don’t get brows wet for two weeks after the procedure. No sweating or swimming; salt water can pull out the pigment in the tattoos. Sleep laying flat on your back so the tattoo doesn’t rub off on the pillow. Protect brows from the sun and keep them moisturized. “Use whatever products you use on your face,” Balan says. “But make sure you put them into your brows.” Maintenance is minimal, and stray hairs can be removed with tweezing, an eyebrow razor or waxing. Blowout Secrets Get a good shower cap.  Nothing kills a blowout faster than moisture, says Cheyenne Reczek, manager of  Cherry Blow Dry Bar  in Glen Mills. “People think they can clip their hair up in the shower and that will work, but that doesn’t protect it,” she says. Use a frizz-fighting shower cap, preferably one lined with terrycloth. Invest in silk pillowcases.  “They are the best bet for not messing up the style,” says Monica Rivera, co-owner of  Privè Salon & Style Bar  in Newtown Square. “Cotton pillowcase can create frizz. Satin allows hair to glide smoothly and avoid bedhead.” Sleep in a scrunchie.  Prevent tangles by putting hair in a high ponytail right before bed. “Rubber bands crease, but a soft scrunchie on top of your head will maintain the midshaft and ends of the blowout,” Rivera says. “I love scrunchies—I swear by them.” Use dry shampoo.  Go from greasy to glam with the right type. Apply the dry shampoo to the roots and work it through your strands, especially the hairline around your face. Get one enhanced with protein that acts as a root booster. “It’s a great way to keep hair soft, strong and clean,” says Reczek. Don’t shellac your tresses with hair spray.  “Clients often get blowouts with waves or curls that they want to preserve,” Reczek says. “But spray that makes hair hard and crispy eventually gets soft, making hair go limp and dirtying the whole style.” Get a non-stick, alcohol-free spray. “You want hair spray that dries instantly so it doesn’t get sticky but does create long-lasting, moveable hold that looks soft and natural,” says Reczek, whose favorite is Blow Pro’s Blow Out Spray, which has a silk protein that adds gloss and enhances texture. Expert Exfoliating Removing dead skin cells is one of the secrets to creating a healthy facial glow. Yet too many people exfoliate incorrectly or not all. “We do need to exfoliate to speed up cell turnover, which slows down as we age,” says Sinicropi. “But over-exfoliating can harm the skin.” Start by getting a professional facial and a skincare analysis from an esthetician. Everyone has different skin—dry, oily, combination, sensitive, sun-damaged—and estheticians can recommend exfoliation products and regimens. Generally, you should exfoliate just a few times a week, says Kristie Cole, owner of  Cole Wellness Spa  in Wayne. Evening is the optimal time. “That way, your nighttime hydration products sink into the skin while you sleep,” says Cole. Beware of over-the-counter exfoliation treatments. Most contain harsh additives that dry out skin. “Don’t over stimulate or dry the skin,” Cole warns. “That causes inflammation and the production of more oil—and that makes acne worse.” That’s especially true for teenagers grappling with hormonal changes and pores that are still developing. Cole offers a special teen facial that detoxifies skin, then nourishes it and calms inflammation. Teens also get a heaping helping of education. “We want to make sure they’re doing the right at-home care,” Cole says. “A few changes to their routines can alleviate their acne.” Teens aren’t the only ones dealing with hormonal changes. Their mothers may also need to change their beauty routines. Masks with enzymes and botanical ingredients are good choices for exfoliating and moisturizing, Cole says. Sinicropi agrees, but cautions against using the wrong products. “An oily T-zone isn’t a good place for a clay mask,” she says. “On the other hand, charcoal generally detoxifies the skin, and hyaluronic acid is another good plumper.” Still, Cole and Sinicropi say to exercise caution. Treat yourself to a facial, they advise, and get an expert’s opinion on what products to use. Extend Your Hair Color Is your salon color fading fast? “Your home’s water is crucial,” says Rivera. “If you have hard water or well water with copper or another mineral, that will show up in your hair color.” Blondes are especially at risk. “That tint can appear after just one shampoo, and it’s not undoable,” Rivera says. Get a filter for the showerhead, Rivera advises, and use clarifying shampoo and color-safe conditioner. Chlorine is another color killer. Rivera has a simple solution for people who swim frequently. Before you get into a pool, wet your hair in the shower or a sink. “Your hair is like a sponge,” she says. “Fill it with non-chlorinated water first so it won’t absorb the pool water.” Wash your hair immediately after the pool, and use a clarifying shampoo. Even the best colorist can’t prevent roots from showing, but concealer is a great option. Don’t use over-the-counter brands, since they’re permanent dyes that aren’t matched to your hair. Instead, ask your colorist for a salon brand. Privè Salon & Style Bar carries Keratherapy’s Gray Root Concealer, an inexpensive spray that’s available in a range of colors. “It’s a quick fix that shampoos out and doesn’t effect your salon results,” Rivera says. Mismatched No More Thanks to Rhianna’s Fenty line and other cosmetic brands, foundations now come in many shades. Still, most women buy the wrong color. “It’s the biggest mistake made because it’s actually difficult to match foundation to your face,” says Jordan Johnson, an esthetician and makeup artist at Amelia Paris. Always test the shade. If possible, ask for help in color matching before you spend money on the wrong products. And don’t try to look tan by using a darker shade of foundation. “Buy the right foundation, then add color with blush and bronzer,” Johnson says. Don’t forget the neck. “It should not be a different color from your face,” Johnson says. “Blend, blend, blend.” And don’t skip powder. “Get one that’s neutral for your skin so you can use it for touch ups,” Johnson adds. “Don’t use bronzer for touch-ups. It’ll be too much.” Foundation isn’t the only choice for coverage. Johnson suggests tinted moisturizers and BB creams. The C Secret “My biggest pointer is to use Vitamin C serum in the morning,” Cole says. “It’s a strong antioxidant that boosts hydration, reduces fine lines and brown spots, and creates a healthy glow.” Sinicropi concurs. “Everyone knows about getting Vitamin C through food or supplements, but few people know about it as an anti-aging tool,” she says. Get it in a serum that has a thin consistency so the skin absorbs it. And use it every morning before applying moisturizer, sunscreen and cosmetics. View the full article here .

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