Beauty Tips

Q and A: What Kind of Products Should I Use for My Curly and Color Treated Hair?

Posted April 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

We recently got an excellent question on our Facebook page as a follow-up to our blog post 5 Tips for Curly Hair on Rainy Days. When it comes to having two types of hair, in this case, curly and color treated hair, what kind of products should you use to make sure you both smooth your curls and protect your color. Keep reading to find out!

Q: You say to use products specifically for curly hair. My issue is that I also color my hair and so I buy products for color treated hair. Should I switch?

A. We recommend a combination of products to tackle both the smoothing of curls that you want and the color protection you want. Here are some great product combinations that will help your hair’s dual needs.

Illuminating serum to intensify the cosmetic colour of hair. Ideal for all types of coloured hair to allow the colour to last longer. Its leave-on formula is designed to protect the duration of cosmetic colour and to give extra shine to colored hair.

Smoothing Shampoo – Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo
Ideal for frizzy or unruly hair for a smooth look. Its formula, characterized by a soft and creamy foam, is designed to gently cleanse frizzy hair and favour styling, making the hair smooth.
Smoothing Conditioner – Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner
Ideal for frizzy or wavy hair for improved control. Its formula is designed to gently condition frizzy and unruly hair, favouring straightening and giving elasticity and hydration.
Color Protectant Spray/Serum – Davines Minu Hair Serum
Illuminating serum to intensify the cosmetic colour of hair. Ideal for all types of coloured hair to allow the colour to last longer. Its leave-on formula is designed to protect the duration of cosmetic colour and to give extra shine to coloured hair.

Colored and Curly Hair Products

Color Protectant Shampoo – Davines Alchemic Shampoo (for your specific hair color)
Color Protectant Conditioner – Davines Alchemic Conditioner (for your specific hair color)
Smoothing Serum/SprayDavines Momo Fluid
It facilitates shaping of the hair and enhances the smooth effect on frizzy and curly hair, moisturizing it and protecting it from the damaging effects of pollution. It eliminates the frizzy look and counteracts the destabilizing action of humidity.

Having a smoothing serum, like Davines Momo Fluid, for those humid days is a must-have for people who want to avoid frizzy curly hair. Even if you choose to have a color protectant serum, keep a smoothing serum on hand for those rainy and humid days.

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The Correct Order To Apply Skincare: Morning Edition

Posted April 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

When it comes to skincare, choosing what products are right for your skin is only half the battle. The next challenge is figuring out the correct order to apply your arsenal of skincare products. Does your sunscreen go on first or your moisturizer? What about serums?

Keep reading to find out the correct order to apply skincare in the morning so your products can work their best all day!

When to apply skincare

1. Cleanser
Your first step in your morning skincare routine should be to cleanse your face. You need to start with a clean slate so your skincare products can best impact your skin.

2. Serum(s)

Serums such as brightening and lightening serums should be applied second.  If you have multiple serums, layer them based on the weight of the product. The light weight serum should go first and the heaviest serum should go last.

3. Chemical Sunscreen
You’ll notice that we have two types of sunscreen on our infographic. You don’t need two types of sunscreen, but when your sunscreen you be applied depends on the type of sunscreen you are applying. For chemical sunscreen, these should go before your moisturizer. If you are using a physical sunscreen, skip this step.

4. Moisturizer
To make your moisturizing/sunscreen steps easy, choose a moisturizer with a sunscreen. Voila! You’ve saved some time and can skip a step.

5. Physical Sunscreen
Physical sunscreens (such as a mineral sunscreen) should be applied after your moisturizer. If you’ve already applied chemical sunscreen, skip this step.

6. Makeup
Now comes the fun part — applying your makeup. But what’s the correct order to apply your makeup for the best results? Well, that’s another post for another time.

 

 

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Why You Should Leave Facials To The Professionals

Posted April 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Leave Facials to the Professionals

If you’re on Pinterest, subscribe to any women’s magazine, or live anywhere besides under a rock, you’ve probably seen a recipe or two for DIY facials. And while these facials are perfectly fine for a weekly treatment or when you’re short on time or money, you can only expect so much from these homemade masks. To get professional results, you’re going to need to see a professional esthetician.

Only a skilled and trained esthetician can fully asses your skin’s needs and prescribe a treatment, revealing your true beautiful skin. Keep reading to learn why you should leave facials to the professionals.

1. Your skin has unique needs. 
There are a lot of homemade facial recipes out there, but are they specifically made for your skin type? Absolutely not. Most people’s skin isn’t just one type. Your skin isn’t just dry; it’s also dry and suffering from premature aging and overexposure to the sun. Your skin isn’t just oily; it’s also prone to breakouts and you have large pores on your nose. See what we mean? Facials should not be one-size-fits-all because not everyone’s skin is exactly the same. That’s why it’s so beneficial to have the expertise of estheticians with many many hours of training.

2. Your skin has needs beyond the pantry. 
Think of skincare technology as comparable to medical technology. Would you rather be treated by a doctor 100 years ago or a doctor today? And would you rather your skin be treated by substances 100 years ago or with the knowledge we now have about our skin’s needs and how to treat it ? Skincare technology has come a long way and we now know more about natural extracts and how they can help your skin, substances you won’t find in your kitchen.

3. Your skin has ever-changing needs.  
Obviously your skin’s needs will change as you age, but your skin’s needs will also change seasonally. That’s why it is great to schedule regular facials or at least one every change in season. It’s also great to establish a relationship with an esthetician so you can continually work with her or him on the issues your skin has and they will also be able to notice changes to your skin’s condition. A lot of people wouldn’t think about changing hair stylists regularly (“She’s the only one who really knows my hair!” they’ll say.) and this is completely true for an esthetician too. Find a service provider you love and stick with them. You’re skin will thank you.

4. Your skin has needs that only a professional should treat.
Did your mother always tell you, “never pick at a pimple”. This is sage advice and something only a skilled esthetician should do. Extractions are tricky and doing it yourself can cause irritation, infection, and scarring. However, an esthetician has the tools and know-how to perform extractions without these nasty side-effects.

Ready to find the esthetician that can treat your skin issues and leave your skin looking radiant, glowing, and gorgeous? Call us at 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment now.

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5 Tips for Curly Hair on Rainy Days

Posted April 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Curly Hair on Rainy Days
Guys and gals with curly hair, we just love you. Your curly Q spirals are spunky and playful. We love your hair’s body and bounce. But we also know that your curly hair can be a big pain, especially on rainy days.

We want to help you keep your hair lustrous and beautiful, even on those trying rainy days. Check out our top five tips for styling and caring for curly hair on rainy days.

1. Get a stylist who understands curly hair
The first step of having consistently good hair days is to have consistently good haircuts. Unfortunately all stylists are familiar or experienced with how to cut curly hair. So once you find the perfect stylist for your beautiful ringlets, don’t step-out on your stylist. Trust us, your hair will suffer in the long run.

2. Never Ever Brush
Put down the brush and walk away. Instead, style your curls with your fingers after using a styling product specifically created for curly hair.

3. Smooth with a Leave-In Conditioner
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and this is true when you’re trying to prevent your curly hair from frizzing. The best way to stop frizz in its track is with a leave-in conditioner.

4. Allow Hair to Air-Dry
For the most natural looking curls, allow your hair to air dry. The hair dryer is not your friend and can further dry out your hair (curly hair is often dry already) and make it frizz long before you step out in the rain.

5. Use products specifically made for curly hair.
Would you only buy clothes that were one-size-fits-all? Then why would you buy hair products that “fit all”. You need hair products developed for your specific hair texture so your hair can look its absolute best, even when it’s humid and raining outside. We recommend the Curl Conscious line from Bumble & Bumble. This whole line works together to de-frizz and emphasize your curls so that they’re shiny, soft, and natural looking. Simply beautiful!

To find your perfect curly-hair stylist or to find out what products you should be using for your curly hair, schedule an appointment at 704-334-8087!

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7 Ways to Get Beach-Ready at Re

Posted April 13, 2015 at 8:28 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Get Ready for the Beach

Summer is almost here and if you’re anything like us, you’re excited to get some rest and relaxation in a beachy location. But are you beach-ready for your vacation? Don’t let any beauty or body issues get in the way of the ultimate getaway. Let Re help you get beach-ready with these seven services to help you look and feel your best!

1. Get hair-free skin
Can you imagine packing your bags with absolutely no razors? And not having to worry if you “missed a spot” while you’re relaxing on the beach? Let Re help make this possible with our waxing and laser hair removal services. It is recommended that you avoid sun exposure from one week to several weeks, depending on your skin’s tendency to develop hyperpigmentation. So please talk to your service provider to find the hair removal method that is right for you.

2. Restore your skin’s natural glow
The newest technology is facials, the Jet Peel facial, uses oxygen and infused serums to exfoliate deep into the dermal layer of the skin which improves the overall tone, texture, clarity and firmness of the skin. Who doesn’t love going makeup-free (or at least use minimal makeup) when the weather heats up? The Jet Peel facial helps your skin regain it’s youthful beauty so you can go au natural as possible! Learn more here.

3. Banish fat and cellulite
Getting our bodies “ready” for the beach is probably the thing you think about most when getting beach ready. Unfortunately, nature is against us when it comes to troublesome spots like thighs, buttocks, and stomach. You’ve probably tried everything to tighten and tone your “trouble spots”, but unfortunately diet and exercise only goes so far when you’re predisposed to carry extra fat in these areas. Lucky for you, technology is an amazing thing and now we have i-lipo to help us reduce fat and cellulite with no downtime and no pain.

And now for a limited time save 15% off 10 session of i-lipo (a $300 savings) or $99 off a single i-lipo session!

4. Book a massage
This may seem counterintuitive, but we often find that people have a difficult time turning on their “vacation brain”, especially if they spend Monday through Friday at a stressful job. Scheduling a massage just before your vacation, helps you get in that “beachy” frame of mind. A massage will relieve you of stress and allow you to leave your worries at work while treating yourself to a relaxing time at the beach.

5. Get sun-kissed locks
Letting your hair bake in the sun can damage your hair, especially when your hair is also exposed to chlorine. So get your perfect sun-kissed locks at Re and then save your hair with a hat and then use Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray for beachy hair that also protects your hair and your color.

6. Prep your hair with a conditioning treatment
The salt and sun can really do a number on the condition of your hair. Plus, we’re just coming out of the cold season where constant running of the heat will dry out your skin and hair. It’s time for a conditioning treatment. Whether you want a frizz-free look, a straightening treatment, or need special attention because you have color-treated hair, our expert stylists can recommend the perfect conditioning treatment for you!

7. Get rid of unsightly veins
Varicose veins can make you think twice about shorts, skirts, and bathing suits. But you don’t have to live that way! We are excited to offer Sclerotherapy at Re to reduce the appearance of veins and give you the gorgeous legs you’ve always wanted!

Ready to get beach-ready? Call us at 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment, then pack your bags for your sunny getaway!

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