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Pastel Makeup for Spring

Posted April 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

There’s nothing groundbreaking about wearing pastels in spring, but spring 2014 is a great time to wear pastel makeup! This trend is super popular right now and can work on any skin tone for any age. Here’s how to wear this trend so you look fresh and current, without looking like an Easter egg.

Pastel Makeup

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1. Play it safe.
We’re all about trying new colors like light blue and spring green, but if you’re wary of color or if you want to wear this look to the office, play it safe with pastel pinks and lavenders.  Choose a lip color that isn’t too shocking against your natural lip color. We suggest a shade or two lighter.

2. Keep it simple.
A thick black line would make any of the looks above more dramatic, so if you want to keep your look subtle, skip the eyeliner or keep the liner thin.  You could also use a softer color like medium brown or gray.

3. When it comes to eyes, go matte.
While shimmery pastels might look fantastic for a night time look, matte pastels tend to look a little more appropriate for daytime looks. Shimmer eyeshadows may also look a little sophomoric, so stick to matte if you are worried about being age-appropriate.

4. Pair with a bronzed complexion.
We think the pastel makeup look looks best when skin has that beautiful sun-kissed look.  But don’t forgo the spf! Use a bronzer to highlight your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Think about all the places the sun would naturally darken first if it was a “real” tan.

Our makeup artists have a wealth of knowledge about how to wear the latest trends and what makeup will bring out your natural beauty.  Give them a call at 704-334-8087 to schedule an appointment!

 

 

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Get Your Legs Ready For Shorts Weather

Posted April 8, 2014 at 11:19 am By Re Salon & Med Spa

Long Legs
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1. Exfoliate
To get your skin ready to show off in shorts, you want them to be silky smooth.  But you’re not ready for moisturizer just yet.  To really get the job done, you need to get rid of that dry patchy winter skin.  And the best way to do that is by exfoliating.  Before getting into the shower, exfoliate with a loofah or exfoliating glove.  Additionally, you can also use an exfoliating cleanser like Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub.

2. Moisturize
You might think moisturizing starts when you get out of the bath or shower, but you should start to moisturize while you wash.  Choose a creamy moisturizing body cleanser like Kieh’s Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream. Then as soon as your out of the shower, gently pat your skin with your towel to remove water while leaving skin dewey with moisture.  Now, it’s time to moisturize.  Two great products that seal in moisture and will give your luxuriously silky skin are Sonya Dakar’s Omega Hydrator and Nourishing Body Oil.

3. Safely Tan
When we say “tan”, we don’t mean tanning in the sun or in the tanning bed.  What we mean is spray tans and/or tanning creams and moisturizers.  Tanning in the sun or the tanning bed is not safe.  End of story. There are so many wonderful products out there, as well as professional tanning salons that give you a 100% safe warm glow.  Why would you continue to wreck your skin?

Now that we have that clarified, safe tanning can make legs look more toned and reduces the appearance of cellulite. It’s the fastest way to make your legs look great!

4. Get rid of unwanted hair
In our opinion, laser hair removal or waxing is the way to go, but regardless of the method you choose, you’re not ready for shorts or skirts sans hosiery if you don’t have silky smooth hairless legs!

5. Reduce the look of cellulite
As mentioned above, safe tanning is one step toward reducing cellulite.  In addition, there are also creams that help reduce cellulite.  However, the most affective, non-invasive way to reduce cellulite is iLipo.

Call Re Salon and Med Spa at 704-334-8087 to get gorgeous legs!

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On Trend: Metallic Nails

Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

One of the biggest nail trends for spring 2014 is metallic nails.  But there is more than one way to rock this trend.  Check out all the different ways below that you can keep your look up-to-date, from sexy to subtle.

Metallic Nails

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1. Pastel metallics just in time for Easter.
2. Cracked metallics — a trend from last year is made new again.
3. French metallic tips — a really old trend is made new again.
4. Silver simplicity.
5. Navy nails with metallic nail beds.
6. Mirrored metallics.
5. Peachy pastel with subtle metallic striped.
6. Textured metallic accent nail.

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The Undone Up-Do

Posted March 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Anyone who saw Michael Kors’ 2014 spring fashion show, will remember the gorgeous beachy hair of the runway models in his show. Hairstylist Orlando Pita was the genius behind these gorgeous messy looks that just screamed, “I’m too fabulous to need too perfect hair.” And while we can get behind perfectly coiffed updos, there’s just something so cool about an undone up-do.  With warm weather in our sites, we think this hairstyle is the perfect addition to your look.  It compliments cutoff jeans perfectly and also is a great contrast to a dressier look.

Here are a few of our favorite undone up-dos!

Messy Updo

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Tricks of the trade: You don’t need a tutorial to achieve this look and if you’ll notice, each of these looks are slightly different.  That’s because this look depends on how your hair falls and how your hair is cut. Almost anyone can achieve this look, but the look will differ from person to person.

First, you hair has to be long enough to pull back. Pull hair into a loose knot or bun at the nape of the neck, just below the crown (like in the last photo), or to the side of the nape of the neck (for a messy side up-do).  Leave the knot or bun as is, or pull it out from the elastic to create more volume.  Pin with bobby pins to secure it if necessary, but not so much that every hair is in place.  You want the look to be “undone”.  Now, the most important part is that you have tendrils of hair around your face.  Make sure you have these tendrils, by pulling hair out of the up-do from the hair around your face.  Part and style so that hair stays to the side and out of your eyes.  This look is best achieved if the hair is a little dirty, but you can also get this look by adding a styling product, like hairspray, to clean hair.

 

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Introducing the VI Peel at Re

Posted March 26, 2014 at 2:43 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

 VI Peel

The VI Peel is an innovative procedure for treating hyper-pigmentation, changes in skin due to aging, acne, sun damage, and other discolorations and changes to the skin.  As you can see in the photo above, the treatment can be dramatically successful.  The treatment can be applied to most areas, but is typically used on the face, chest, or hands.

The VI Peel is achieved through a medical grade peel that improves the look, vitality, and health of the skin. It differs from laser skin treatment, because it is typically successful in less treatments, costs less, and is less painful. Also, in the event of removing sun damage, the VI Peel can actually remove precancerous cells.

Check out these remarkable before and after photos of the VI Peel!

VI Peel VI Peel

The VI Peel is scientifically proven and has been tested for effectiveness and safety.  A clinical study over four weeks showed:

  • After close examination, VI Peel was determined to be completely safe within intended use.
  • Crow’s Feet line improvements were “statistically significant for the spacing parameter, and trendwise (directionally) significant for five additional parameters.”
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkle improvements were “statistically significant. Overall, the changes were in the direction of smoother fine line texture, i.e., decreases from baseline for Rz, Shadows and NumWr.”
  • Up to 71% of participants reported a significant improvement in “improved fine lines” and “skin suppleness.”
  • Signs of minor irritation decreased quickly after participants used the VI Peel.
  • Participants rapidly showed a reduction in melanin content and increase in collagen content.
  • Just two weeks after VI Peel use, participants showed a hemoglobin increase, suggesting increased blood flow to the treated areas. (source)

To find out if the VI Peel might be right for you, make an appointment at Re to speak with an aesthetician.

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