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6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wax At Home

Posted July 30, 2014 at 8:16 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Waxing At Home

We know it’s tempting.  There are so many articles and websites saying it’s easy and how you can totally do it all by yourself. So go ahead and ask your friends if they’ve tried it and be prepared to hear some horror stories.

Even if you do DIY your wax job successfully a few times, that one time when you botch the job will be awful enough to send you back to the professionals (that’s us!). Trust us.  It’s just not worth it. There’s a reason people get certified in waxing and it’s not because anybody can just do it after watching a You Tube video.

Still need convincing? Here are six reasons why you shouldn’t wax at home.

1. How hot should the wax be? Not that hot.  But you won’t know until it’s too late.

2. You can’t reach that spot, but professionals can.

3. Ripping off a bandaid is much worse when you do it yourself.  Okay, now multiply that by 10.

4. A professional knows just how close to get to the hair you want to keep. Most people don’t, which is why you see people with drawn-on eyebrows.

5. Professionals have tactics that will help your waxing not hurt so much, like numbing cream and other tricks of the trade.

6. Slippery wax. We’ll let this botched wax job speak for itself…

Botched Waxed Eyebrows
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Make an appointment with Re to get the best waxing experience possible by calling us at 704-334-8087!

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Healthy Eating: Blueberries

Posted July 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

It’s one of our favorite times of the year — blueberry season! Not only are these gorgeous little blue orbs low in calories and delicious, they’re also chock full of antioxidants, which is why they’re always on “the most healthiest foods” list.

While eating them by the handful is perfectly fine by us, we also like to use them in creative summery dishes that really compliment the sweetness of this berry. Here are a few healthy and easy ways to enjoy blueberries!

Chicken Fruit Salad
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Chicken-Fruit Salad from Cooking Light
This light and tasty salad is perfect for lunch! It packs a healthy pack of nutrition from several different types of fruit, especially blueberries. If you like savory/sweet combos, this is a must try!

    Pork Chops with Blueberry Relish

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Teriyaki Pork Chops with Blueberry-Ginger Relish from Eating Well
We bet most of you have never thought about pairing blueberries and pork, but we can attest that this is a delicious pairing. Blueberries make a delicious relish on this Asian-inspired meal.

 

Blueberry Parfait

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Greek Yogurt, Chocolate, Walnut, and Wild Blueberry Parfaits from Health
Did someone say chocolate? Sign us up! This parfait would make a fantastic snack or breakfast (yes, you can eat chocolate for breakfast.)

 

Blueberry Smoothie
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Blueberry Blast Smoothie from The Food Network
This berry-filled smoothie would make a perfect breakfast on this hot summer mornings. We’d also love drinking this smoothie after a workout!

Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins

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Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins from Martha Stewart
Banana bread gets a makeover when you add berries and make them into single serving muffins for an easy grab-and-go treat.

Blueberry Oatmeal

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Blueberry Oatmeal from the NY Times
Blueberries takes oatmeal from boring to scrumptious with this hearty and filling recipe.

And if you’re looking for a place to pick up the tastiest blueberries around, Atherton Mill & Market’s vendors have fresh local blueberries most days of the week and they’re just down the street from Re!

 

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6 Ways to Make Your Makeup Last

Posted July 25, 2014 at 4:18 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

6 Ways to Make Your Makeup Last

At Re, we believe that you get what you pay for. A professional hair colorist’s talents are worth their weight in gold over a box dye job. Makeup is the same. We don’t believe in skimping on drug store products and will gladly pay to take the very best care of our skin with the best products possible.

However, after spending money on these phenomenal products, we want to make sure they last and we know you feel the same. That’s why we’ve compiled our favorite ways to make your makeup last. Keep these six tips up your sleeve and save lots of money over time on your favorite makeup products.


1. Reinvent your cracked bronzer or blush. 

Mix your broken bronzer or blush with moisturizer to create a light tinted moisturizer that goes on subtly and does double duty by keeping your skin hydrated.

2. Cut open containers. 

Container shaped like this can be cut open to get the very last bit out. Cut the very end of the slim end off and you’ll have several more applications of your favorite moisturizer, foundation, or what have you.

3. Save your old nail polish. 

Add a few drops of nail polish thinner to revive old gunky nail polish and use it for another season.

4. Keep eye and lip pencils in the fridge. 

Heat can melt makeup pencils, but by storing it in the fridge, you prevent that from happening.

5. Keep a few empty makeup containers on hand. 

When you get down to the end of your makeup, it can often break up. Scoop out the broken bits and press into a container, which you can continue to use. Scoop out lipstick and press into the pot and use a makeup brush to apply to your lips.

6. Don’t pump your mascara. 

Old habits die hard, but this habit is actually detrimental to your mascara.  You think you’re getting more mascara on your brush, but in reality you’re pumping air into the mascara container and drying out your mascara much faster than it would dry out without pumping.

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Keep Cool This Summer With These 5 Easy Tips

Posted July 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Keep Cool Beauty Tips The temperature are soaring this summer and it’s become harder and harder to keep our cool. It’s tough to look calm cool and collected when your makeup is running down your face and your hair is limp and sweaty. Trust us, we feel your pain.

That’s why we’ve put together five easy beauty tips to help you keep cool this summer…cool, and beautiful, that is!

 

 

1. Cut your hair shorter or wear it up.

Our girl crush Jennifer Lawrence has made short dos trendier than ever and there are lots of gorgeous cropped styles for ladies with any face shape. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t wear short hair. You can! Here are our favorites to get your creative juices flowing.

If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge and cut your hair, now is the perfect time to learn an easy up-do that you can wear the rest of the summer. Be mindful of your work’s culture and select a style that is appropriately professional. Our favorite place for hair tutorials is The Beauty Department. Check out their Up Dos Pinterest board for some fantastic ideas.

 

2. Keep makeup minimal.

Heavy makeup can feel like another layer on your face (it basically is) and once you sweat enough, too much makeup can actually start to melt off your face. Sounds attractive, right? We recommend glo minerals Sheer Tint Base for a sheer healthy glow that delicately covers imperfections in the skin.

 

3. Store beauty products in the fridge. We can’t think of an easier way to cool down than by putting storing your beauty essentials in the fridge. This works well for body lotion, sunscreen, and face moisturizer. But not so fast with your foundation! The cold temperature can actually mess with the chemical makeup of your foundation and nobody wants that.

 

4. Hydrate. The more you sweat, the more water you need. Don’t leave home without a big jug of water, preferably with ice to keep it chilled longer. If you think water is bland, add some fresh berries, sliced cucumber, or citrus wedge for a natural flavor enhancer.

 

 

5. Stay stylish in layers. A lot of work dress codes poo poo bare arms. But you can stay stylish and cool by dressing in layers that can be removed when you’re safe in the privacy of your office or when you run out for lunch. Lightweight jackets and summer-weight cardigans can be thrown over sleeveless tops.

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Infographic: Learn More About Your Hair Color

Posted July 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

When it comes to hair color, we admit that we can be a bit nerdy. We love learning about the newest innovations in hair color technology and we love learning how to use them on our customer’s hair. Being in the know keeps our hair colorists at the top of their game and it’s also why our clients love coming to Re again and again. When it comes to hair color, we know our stuff.

But there’s more to hair color than highlights, lowlights, and balayage. There is a whole psychology to hair color — why you chose the hair color you have and how it changes the way you’re perceived and the way you perceive yourself.  And we think that’s fascinating! Check out these cool infographics to learn some really cool facts about your hair color.

#1 – The Hair Color and Length of College-Age Females (source)

Hair Color Infographic

#2 – Which Hair Color Gets The Most Attention Online (source)

Hair color online dating

#3 What Does Your Hair Color Say About You? (source)

What does your hair color say about you?

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