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8 Benefits of Being a Brunette

Posted December 16, 2014 at 10:12 am By Re Salon & Med Spa

Benefits of Being a Brunette

Do blondes have more fun? Maybe. But don’t fret if you’re a brunette. Just look at all the benefits your raven locks give you!

1. Being a brunette is cheaper. 

Most people are brunette naturally, and obviously its cheaper to keep up with hair color costs when you’re already using what nature gave you.

2. Brunettes “appear” to be smarter. 

Research has shown that most people would consider a brunette smarter than a blonde when meeting both for the first time. The reason behind that is not perfectly clear but is supposedly based on the fact that most women who dye their hair choose the fair color, thus they are perceived as focusing too much on their looks. (source)

3. Men find brunette females more likable. 

A study conducted by the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology sent the same women into a night club on three different occasions. Once their hair was blonde, once their hair was brunette, and the last time, their hair was red. The women were approached more as blondes, but after surveying the men who approached them, the men reported that the brunette version was more appealing. They reported finding the women “most attractive, intelligent, approachable and dependable” (source).

4. Brunettes are perceived as more worldly and mature. 

A recent study conducted in Poland on 360 men between the ages of 18 to 46 claims that blond-haired women, compared to women with brown locks, are rated as younger looking. While that’s great news for blond women hoping to shave a few years off their actual age, the flip side of this finding is that youth is also associated with immaturity and superficiality. Plus, a different study found that among the men polled, 63% would prefer to engage in an in-depth conversation with a brunette. (source)

5. Brunettes are seen as being “marriage material”.

A study found that while fair-haired women are considered to be the most adventurous in bed, brunettes are seen as more reliable in a relationship … and more sexy. In a poll of 1,500 men, more than 60 per cent thought dark-haired girls were the most trustworthy and loyal, compared with just 14 per cent of blondes. (source)

6. Brunettes are perceived as being more self sufficient. 

One finding from a UK study led by Peter Ayton on the perceptions of more than 1,500 men was that 67% of respondents suggested that brunettes were self-sufficient. In contrast, 40% of individuals polled described the blonde model in the study as lacking independence and being needy. (source)

8. Brunettes are more likely to get the job. 

Looking for that “in” for your next interview? Seventy-six percent of women believe brunette is the best hair color for making a good impression on an interview. Blonde came in second (12 percent) and red last (three percent). (source)

Thinking about returning to your natural brunette hair color or trying it out for the first time? Call us at 704-334-8087 to schedule an appointment with our talented colorists.

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Professional Hair Care Gift Sets at Re

Posted December 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Professional Hair Care Gift Sets

Re has five fabulous professional hair care gift sets that we know you’re going to love gifting for the holidays! Check them out!

1. Bumble and Bumble Hair Dresser’s Invisible Oil Gift Set

  • Hair Dresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo: A sulfate free shampoo infused with 6 featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle and protect.
  • Hair Dresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner: A deep conditioner infused with 6 featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle and protect.
  • Hair Dresser’s Invisible Oil: This transformative blend of nourishing oils vanishes into hair, leaving a smooth feathersoft feel and a trace of shine.

2. Bumble and Bumble Make It Big Gift Set

  • Thickening Spray: Begins styling lift-off for any hair type (thick, thin or otherwise); moderate hold.
  • Thickening Shampoo: It makes fine hair look and feel fuller, moisturizes without weight, helps seal split ends and tames flyaways.
  • Thickening Conditioner: It moisturizes without weight, protects, and contains a silk powder which adheres to hair strands and separates for fullness.

3. Loreal Vitamino Color Gift Set

  • Vitamino Color Shampoo: Shade insurance starts with this creamy-light shampoo that uses Incell Hydro-Resist* double-locking technology.L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color Shampoo, specifically designed for coloured hair, prolongs colour radiance intensity with a lightweight film that repels water, helping to protect colour and enhance shine.
  • Vitamino Color Conditioner: This colour-radiance protecting conditioner enriched with Incell Hydro-Resist double-locking technology seals the hair fibre to help keep colour in and water out. The more regularly you condition, the softer and radiant your coloured hair becomes.

4. Loreal Mythic Oil Gift Set

  • Mythic Oil: Enriched with a special blend of avocado and grape seed oil, L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil is a lightweight oil that cares and pampers all hair types. Nourishing even the finest hair, the formula leaves hair looking shiny, feeling nourished and supple.
  • Mythic Oil Shampoo: L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Shampoo provides a refreshing cleansing experience, leaving your hair feeling tamed, manageable and looking shiny.
  • Mythic Oil Conditioner: L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Conditioner nourishes the hair, to leave it feeling silky, smooth and soft to touch. The formula provides luxurious conditioning care.

5. Loreal Volume Expand Gift Set

  • Volume Expand Masque: This perfectly balanced masque gives substance to the hair for immediate results; hair has body and nourishment without being weighed down. Light nourishing masque for fine hair. Enhances body and shine of the hair
  • Volume Expand Shampoo: This shampoo is specially formulated with mineral calcium to give your fine hair added body and bounce for enhanced volume. It boosts your hair’s volume from the roots and transforms fine fly away hair into full beautiful soft, shiny hair.

Come in soon to grab these gift sets while they last!


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Sculptra Treatment (Before and Afters)

Posted December 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Sculptra Before and After CharlotteBefore: left photo; After: right photo (two weeks after initial treatment)


Everyone talks about wrinkles. But what makes us look much older is our loss of collagen, (i.e. the fullness in our face). In fact, my grandmother used to say that her gorgeous skin was due to the fact that she was “plump” (her words, not mine).  Adding a few extra pounds to our waistlines for the sake of a younger looking face is not something that I personally want to try, and I’m sure our clients feel the same way. Lucky for us, Re now offers Sculptra Aesthetic, a filler that makes you look  younger and can last more than two years! 

Within the deep dermis, your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds* that has been depleted over time. The result? Sculptra Aesthetic is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles. This can provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance that can last more than two years.

Check out the rest of these amazing before and after photos of a client recently treated at Re with Sculptra!

Charlotte Sculptra Filler Charlotte NC Sculptra Before and After Sculptra Charlotte Charlotte NC Sculptra Aesthetic

Want to know if Sculptra is right for you? Call us at 704-334-8087 and our talented Nurse Injectory, Sandra Hatfield, will go over the procedure with you, examine your skin, talk about your concerns, and come up with a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals. You can also schedule online.

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Holiday Beauty Blunders

Posted December 4, 2014 at 9:37 am By Re Salon & Med Spa

Holiday Beauty Blunders

The holidays are such a fun time! Parties, presents, friends, family, and all the delicious food! It should be a wonderful time, but sometimes it can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to taking care of ourselves and our beauty routine. It’s ironic that during a time when someone is always taking a photo, we might not look our best. But it doesn’t have to bet that way. We have some great and easy tips to make sure you look great during the holidays and any time of the year.

Keep reading to learn about out our top holiday beauty blunders and how to fix them.

1. Too much makeup

You don’t have to overdo it to look festive this holiday season. A good rule of thumb is to stick to one dramatic makeup look. So red lips OR smoky eyes, but not both. If you go for a vibrant lip color, pick a natural eye makeup look like a neutral matte tan eyeshadow. If you go with a smokey eye look, use a shimmery pink or nude lip color to keep the focus on the eyes. For a beautiful natural look, check out our tips on natural makeup.

2. Dry skin

During the holidays, the weather turns cold and skin is more likely to become dry and scaly. Don’t forget to use a rich body moisturizer after every bath or shower. Don’t take scalding hot baths. Also, baby your skin with quality moisturizing beauty products. Don’t cheap out on one of the most important parts of your body. Maybe even add some professional beauty products to your wish list…

3. Excessive booze

Between holiday parties and stressful family situations, it’s easy to over-imbibe. Obviously the best thing for your health would be to not drink too much. But we’ve all been there from time to time and once the damage is done, the effects of alcohol can show it’s ugly face all over our face. To prevent a hangover and all that goes with it, make sure to eat something before you go to bed and drink plenty of water.  If you wake up feeling not-so-good, keep chugging water or even some gatorade to replace electrolytes. Eat a healthy breakfast with plenty of protein as well as healthy carbohydrates and fats. Give yourself a little R&R before getting sucked into the business of the holiday season.

4. Salt overload

Holiday party food and your family favorites are often laden with salt, which can dehydrate you and make you look bloated (even if you didn’t overeat). To avoid too much salt, fill your plate with a lot of veggies and drink lots of water. If you’ve already overdone it on the salt, keep drinking water to flush it out of your system and make your next meal a healthy one. Be especially careful of processed foods. Don’t fall for health buzz words. Processed foods are rarely healthy.

5. Stress to the max

Whether it’s work, family, or money, all the drama seems to accumulate over the holidays. And stress can reek havoc on your looks in the form of frown lines, under eye circles, dull skin, etc. To fight the signs of stress, take some time for yourself every day and make sure you practice self care. Sure, you probably have a lot of people who depend on you (work, family, friends), but you can’t be your best self if you don’t take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest. Create a serene tranquil environment when you get ready for bed. Take care of your skin. Drink plenty of water, eat right, and exercise. These may seem overly simplistic, but these healthy habits often go out the window when we’re faced with holiday stress.

6. Late nights

Late night shopping, parties, last minute deadlines before vacation…there are so many reasons late nights happen during the holidays. Sometimes they’re unavoidable, but if they happen often enough, these late nights can start to shop up on your face. Make a point to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night you possibly can. And the nights you can’t get to bed on time, well here are a few tips to look well rested even when you’re not.

7. Shiny in all the wrong places

If you love everything shiny and sparkly, you may use the holidays to express your love for glitter. However, sparkly makeup is best used in moderation. Stick to a little bit of sparkle in one place like your eyelids. Or for a more subtle shine, stick to highlighting creams on your brow bone or cheek bone.

And then there’s the shine from perspiration. Standing over a hot stove, rushing around the mall, going into an over heated room in a thick sweater, can leave us leaving flustered, red, and well…shiny. To avoid this problem, stay hydrated with cool water, dress in layers to allow for the extreme changes in temperature, and pack a small compact of matte powder and/or shine control blotting sheets. They’ll keep you looking fresh and shine-free.

To look ravishing during the holiday season, book an appointment at Re to get a gorgeous cut and color, a professional makeup application, or to relax with a facial or massage!

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All About Ashiatsu Massage

Posted November 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa



*The above photo was taken during an Ashiatsu massage demo and doesn’t fully represent the typical Ashiatsu massage experience, where the client is disrobed and in a dimly lit relaxing environment. 

Recently, we added Ashiatsu massage to our menu of services. This ancient massage technique from Asia is the latest trend in health spas and we are so excited to be able to offer our clients this service. Keep reading to learn what Ashiatsu massage its benefits!


What is Ashiatsu massage? 

This ancient massage technique was originally practicied by Buddhist monks in Asia. It stems from traditional Ayurvedic foot massage and combines principles from Thai massage, barefoot Japanese Shiatsu massage and Indian Keralite massage.

This massage is the perfect remedy for people who experience a lot of tension in their back, glutes, and legs. This massage technique was created to improve circulation and relieve tension.

What are the benefits of Ashiatsu massage? 

  • Aids in rest, recover, and repair of muscle tissue
  • Create a positive structure change in chronic soft tissue damage
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Softens and lengthens hypertonic muscles
  • Chronic pain relief
  • Improves posture
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation along the spine
  • Improves overall health and well-being

If any of these benefits sound like something you would like to experience for yourself, call us at 704-334-8087 to schedule an appointment or schedule online here.

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