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10 Outdated Beauty Tips

Posted September 17, 2014 at 11:13 am By Re Salon & Med Spa

10 Outdated Beauty Tips

Maybe you heard it from your mother, a friend back in high school, or a magazine article back in the 80′s, but there are a lot of bad beauty tips floating around. These tips have been around for decades, and despite having been proven incorrect or actually harmful, people still live by them. Well, it’s time to stop.

Come into the 21st century with us and stop practicing these outdated beauty tips.

1. Shampoo your hair every day. 

Shampooing your hair every single day can cause your hair to dry out and doesn’t allow your scalps natural oils to protect and nourish your hair. Instead, wash your hair every 2-3 days, using a great dry shampoo if you need it or find a a cute and easy up do. Dirty hair makes the best up dos.

2. Brush your hair 100 times a night. 

You probably have seen starlets doing this in TV shows and movies from the 60′s and prior. However, over-brushing can cause your hair to break. Run a brush through your hair a few times and call it a day. No need to count!

And if you have curly hair, you shouldn’t brush your hair at all. Instead, use a wide tooth comb to gently detangle any hair while you’re in the shower.

3. Preparation H eliminates under-eye bags. 

This secondary use for the hemorrhoid cream has never been proven to work. In fact, some people claim that using the cream under their eyes irritates their skin. The original formula for the cream included an ingredient  that could reduce puffiness, but that particular ingredient was removed in the 1970′s.

4. Women with curly hair shouldn’t wear bangs. 

This is just simply not true, especially with the right cut from the right stylist. Curly haired gals can wear bangs and often find long layered bangs to suit their hair type best.

5. Match your eyebrows to your hair color. 

Too much contrast can look unnatural, but typically, people look best with slightly darker eyebrows than their hair color.

6. Oil-free skincare products are best for those with oily skin. 

Today’s revolutionary skincare products can moisturize even the oiliest of skin with oil without clogging pores. Don’t believe us? Check out Sonya Dakar’s line of facial oils for all skin types (which is sold at Re!)

7. Lining your bottom lashes will make your eyes look smaller. 

Lining your bottom lashes can make your eyes really pop and whether or not you line them completely depends on the look you’re going for. Also, you needn’t feel constrained to black and brown liner. It’s very trendy now to wear a pop of color on your lower lashes. Play around with different looks for different occasions to find the looks that work best for you.

8. Stick to season appropriate colors for lips and nails. 

When it comes to colors, there really are no rules nowadays. One of the biggest trends right now and for the past summer months are dark nails. Find colors that reflect your personal vibe and make you happy. Those are the colors that are “right” for you!

9. At X years old, you need to start using wrinkle cream. 

Your skincare regimen should be all about prevention no matter what your age and treatment if you have observed signs of aging. Every woman’s skincare needs are different based on her skin type, exposure to the sun, and genetics.

10. Match foundation to the skin on your hand. 

This is such a bad idea. Don’t believe us? Look in the mirror and hold your hand up to your face. Are they the exact same color? Probably not. It’s best to actually have a makeup artist help you choose a foundation color by applying a few similar shades to your jaw bone. This way you can compare the color to both your face and your neck.

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{Let’s Eat} 25 Protein Packed Snacks

Posted September 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

25 Protein Packed Snacks Looking good starts from the inside out so we’re always looking for ways to eat healthier. Protein is an important part of this. You skin, your nails, your hair, all of these important parts of our overall look depend on protein to thrive, repair, and recreate themselves. When we eat good, we feel good, and we look much better. But if we don’t pack a healthy protein-filled snack, we find ourselves hangry or snacking on unhealthy things (which often begins a downward spiral…you know what we’re talking about). You know the old saying, failing to plan is planning to fail.  So check out these yummy protein packed snacks that will keep you satisfied an on the right track for healthy eating. 1. Greek yogurt ranch dip and veggies - mix your favorite ranch dressing mix with plain Greek yogurt 2. Tuna salad on wheat crackers – make your tuna salad with just a dollop of light mayo and Greek yogurt 3. Protein hot chocolate – we like this recipe 4. Mini protein smoothie - make your favorite protein packed breakfast smoothie but drink half and save the other half for another snack 5. Cottage cheese with fruit or whole wheat crackers - take your choice of either sweet or savory 6. Turkey jerky and low fat cheese stick 7. Half a peanut butter and banana sandwich made with whole wheat bread 8. Hummus with veggies 9. Homemade trail mix – use your favorite nuts and seeds mixed with raisins or dried cranberries 10. 2 Hard boiled eggs with a sprinkling of fresh ground pepper and sea salt 11. Ham and cheese rollups – choose your favorite low fat ham deli meat, paired with your favorite slice cheese 12. Tomato mozzarella salad – a small caprese salad complete with basil, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar is elegant and filling 13. Protein-packed banana pudding – trust us, use this recipe 14. Ants on a log – celery, peanut butter, and raisins 15. Non fat Greek yogurt and berries - we like to microwave the berries for a healthier version of berry pie a la mode 16. Half a cup of edamame (shell removed) with a sprinkling of sea salt 17. Protein snack balls – we like this recipe 18. Cheese and veggie kabobs – choose yummy raw veggies and no cooking is required 19. Silver dollar protein pancakes – we like this 3 ingredient recipe 20. Turkey and avocado rollups – choose your favorite low fat turkey deli meat, slice avocado and roll up two pieces in a piece of turkey 21. Chicken salad lettuce wraps - use just a dab of low fat mayo mixed with Greek yogurt for a super light version 22. Mini chicken taco - fill a small corn tortilla with a few pieces of grilled chicken, low fat cheese, salsa, and a dollop of Greek yogurt 23. Roasted chickpeas – we like this recipe 24. Breakfast cookies – they’re not just for breakfast; we like this recipe 25. Chocolate milk - blend your own with 1 Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and sweeten to taste with stevia (or sweetener of choice) For more tips and help eating healthy, call us at 704-334-8087 and schedule your FREE consultation with Health and Wellness Coach.

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Gray Hair Don’t Care

Posted September 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

At Re, we love helping a customer find their true authentic self by becoming more comfortable in their own skin. For some people it means highlights or a new cut. For some, it means Botox or i-Lipo. For some it’s a quick manicure or a relaxing massage. And for others, it’s finding their perfect hair color, even if it’s that natural color they’ve been hiding for years.

Did you know that it’s on trend right now to dye your hair gray? Don’t believe us? Just google it. We’ll wait….

Okay, you’re back. Great! While 20-somethings are embracing this trend, we see this as a great opportunity for those of you with natural gray hair to embrace your natural hair color.

Growing your gray hair out can be a little tricky, and we’ll be here with you all the way, holding your hand and giving you tips.  Our stylists really are miracle workers!

But to give you that extra little push into embracing your gray hair, here are some of our absolute favorite gray hair looks. These mature beauties wear their hair color proudly with an attitude that says, I’m confident, I’m graceful, and I love myself.  Check them out!

Gray Hair BeautiesSources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14  / 15 / 16

Call us at 704-334-8087 for a consultation with a stylist to find a look you’re going to love!


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8 Anti-Aging Foods You Should Be Eating

Posted September 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Anti Aging Foods

At Re, we offer many anti-aging services like the jet peel facial, fillers/injections, photo rejuvenation & Sciton Broadband Light (BBL), the VI Peel, etc. But, fighting aging isn’t just about quick fixes; we want to support a lifestyle that fights the aging process in a healthy way that starts from the inside out.

When it comes to having an anti-aging lifestyle, the first line of defense is what you put in your body. It actually is just as important as what you put on your body. To get you started on the right foot, here are 10 anti-aging foods you should eat regularly and a recipe that allows you to enjoy these foods in the most delicious way possible.

1. Lean Protein

Protein is an important part of building and maintaining muscle mass, which becomes especially important as you age and muscles start to deteriorate. Protein also helps you stay fuller longer, which is a great tool in preventing weight gain.

2. Omega-3 Rich Fish

Why take fish oil pills when fatty fish is so yummy? When we say “fatty” we mean the good fats. Fish is actually low in saturated fat (the bad fat). Fish like salmon and tuna protect against heart disease, reduce inflammation, decrease the risk of arrhythmia and lower blood pressure

3. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is low glycemic, which means it’s filling (fights weigh gain) and doesn’t spike blood sugar (keep you full longer). Oats also soothe skin and prevents damage to skin cells, which is why you often hear about calming oatmeal baths. It turns out that oatmeal is just as good for your skin when you eat it as when you apply it to your skin directly.

4. Nuts

Omega-3′s, vitamins, and minerals? What’s not to love? Be careful of portion sizes for best results.

5. Berries

Berries are chock full of antioxidants like flavonols and anthocyanins, which promote cell health (i.e. healthy youthful skin). Plus berries are great for taming a sweet tooth with very little calories.

6. Avocado 

Don’t be afraid of the fat in avocado! It’s monounsaturated fat, which helps your skin stay hydrated. Supple, moisturized skin is youthful skin, so grab a chip and dive into that guacamole! 

7. Red Wine

Red wine is full of antioxidants, most importantly resveratrol, which may prevent blood clots, reduce the risk of cancer, decrease inflammation and lower bad cholesterol, according to recent studies. Limit yourself to one glass a day to optimize the results.

8. Dark Chocolate

We bet you know that dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, but do you actually know what that means? The flavanols in cocoa beans helps reduce inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to UV.  This means, that overexposure to the sun can be minimized by eating dark chocolate. So wear your sunscreen, but enjoy some great dark chocolate for dessert as well.


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10 Ways to Relax {Back to School Edition}

Posted August 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Relax While the Kids Go Back to School

If you’re a stay-at-home or work-from-home mom, then we bet you’re starting to breathe a little easier now that back-to-school time is here. Summer is all about the kids and getting your kids ready for the first day of school is an extra dose of stress. You’ve worked hard to get them prepared for that first day and we think you should reward yourself with a little R&R. Here are 10 ways to relax now that the kids are back to school.

1. Make a lunch date.

Get together with your favorite girlfriends and enjoy each other’s company. The only rule is no talking about the kids!

2. Sit in the back yard with your favorite adult beverage in the middle of the day, just because you can.

Whether it’s a crisp glass of white wine or your favorite fall beer, one little adult beverage in the middle of the day never hurt anyone.

3. Take a mid-afternoon nap.

Even if you have to get up a bit early to get things done, there’s something so refreshing about taking a nap in the middle of the day.

4. Work or read from a cool coffee shop.

While the kids are at school, you’re no longer tied to them or the house. Pick your favorite spot or a hip new place across town and enjoy a latte while you work or do some reading for pleasure.

5. Enjoy a treat you would typically have to share with your kids. Cupcake, anyone?

Sure, we teach them that they should share, but what they don’t know won’t hurt them, right?

6. Go see a non-G-rated movie in the middle of the day.

The movie of your choice and you don’t have to share your popcorn? Sounds like a win-win to us!

7. Take a short class to learn something, while you’re kids are learning.

Learning keeps you young! Is there a skill that you always wished you had? Now’s the time to sign up! Whether it’s an intensive French language program or a one-time photography class, you’ll never regret spending this time on yourself.

8. Exercise on your own time.

If you’re committed to exercise, you are probably used to scheduling it around the kids. But remember when you just threw on running shoes at any ol’ time just because you wanted to go for a run (or insert exercise of choice here)?  Take advantage of the opportunity, if you can, while the kids are away.

9. Take a long hot relaxing bubble bath with no fear of the kids charging in. 

Bubble baths are only relaxing if you can take one uninterrupted, which every mom knows it’s virtually impossible while the kids are home. So light some candles, put on some soothing music, and indulge yourself in an hour of “me” time.

10. Schedule an hour or a day of relaxation at Re!

Just in time for back to school time, Re is offering some fabulous discounts to celebrate the mothers who have given so much of themselves this summer, September 1-6.

Mimosa’s and snacks served Tuesday and Wednesday after 10:00 am

10% OFF all spa services-massage manicure, pedicure, facial,
Shampoo Style for $35
Make up application $50

Call 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment now!

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