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5 Tanning Myths That Will Burn You

Posted July 30, 2015 at 3:01 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Tanning Myths

We all know we should wear sunscreen, but there’s all these myths floating around about how much to use, when to use it, and where to use it. So we’re clearing things up so you stay burn-free. Let’s address these tanning myths and ditch them so you can hold on to your beautiful skin and prevent further damage.

1. If it’s cloudy, you can’t get burned.

This is one of the oldest myths out there. The sun’s rays can permeate through the clouds. That’s why it’s not completely dark when it’s very overcast. People very often get burned because they don’t put on any sunscreen when it’s cloudy. Just because you don’t “feel” or see the sun’s rays, doesn’t mean they’re not there. And even if you don’t get burned on a cloudy day, you’re still getting exposed. Year after year of cloudy days and no sunscreen can equal lots of wrinkles. So, repeat after me, “I need sunscreen, even when it is cloudy.”

2. If you get a good base tan, you won’t get burned.

A “base tan” does not make you any less susceptible from getting burned than showing up to the beach with pale skin. Furthermore, a base tan also makes you more likely to get wrinkles and sun damage. Regardless of your level of “tan”, slather on the sunscreen liberally. And never go without sunscreen to establish a “base tan.” You’re doing more harm than good.

3. Sunscreen on your face is good enough.

Dermatologists will tell you that the back is a common place they find moles that need to be removed due to overexposure to the sun. In other words, places other than your face are getting exposed to the sun and need to be protected by sunscreen. You should apply sunscreen to any part of your body that isn’t covered by clothing.

4. All sunscreen is the same.

Nope, not even close. To get real protection from the sun, you need both UVA and UVB protection. Your sunscreen should state this plainly on the label. Also, for optimal protection, you should use an SPF of 30 or higher. Fair skin should use SPF 50.

5. My sunscreen from last year is still okay. 

The sunscreens that protect you against UVA rays (which is a good thing) break down quickly. So, you should replace it after a season. And if you’re using the correct amount daily, you should be easily running out by the end of the season.

Keep applying that sunscreen to all exposed body parts to keep your skin healthy and sun damage free!

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The Hairstylist’s Dictionary {Part 1}

Posted July 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Hairstylist Terms

When getting your hair cut it is super important to 1) be able to clearly communicate what you want in a new haircut and 2) understand your stylist’s suggestions and descriptions of options that would be flattering for you and your hair. In other words, you and your hair stylist need to be able to understand each other. To help foster better communication between our clients and our staff, we give you “The Hairstylist’s Dictionary”.

These terms are an important part of our hairstylist’s lingo and can be very useful when trying to tell them exactly what you’re looking for in a hair cut. Keep reading to start learning!

1. Beachy (adj.) beech-ee
Describes a hairstyle with long loose waves
See also: “beach waves”
(See Jennifer Garner’s beachy hair)

2. Blunt Cut (noun) bluhnt kuht
A hairstyle that is cut at a zero degree angle making hair fall at the same length
(See Rose Byrn’s blunt bob)

3. Choppy (adj.) chop-pee
Describes a hairstyle where hair varies in length slightly; sometimes this look is achieved with a razor.
(See Lauren Conrad’s choppy bob)

4. Layered (adj.) ley-erd
Describes a hairstyle where vertical sections are cut into different layers (usually longer on the bottom and shorter as you approach the scalp); this is done to add volume and movement, especially to fine or thin hair
(See Jennifer Aniston’s layered hairstyle)

5.Overdirecting (verb) o-vər-die-rect-ing
A technique to add volume by flipping hair and blowdrying in the opposite intended direction of the part, then flipping hair back over to part.

6.Piecey (adj.) pee-see
Describes a hairstyle where sections are defined by using gel or wax to separate into sections with the hairstylist’s fingers
(See Kelly Cuoco-Sweeting’s piecey short hairstyle)

7. Structured (adj.) struhk-cherd
Describes a hairstyle where ends are clearly defined and sharp
(See Beyonce’s bob)

8. Texturizing (verb) teks-chuh-rahy-zeeng
A haircutting technique where curly hair is cut into diagonally to appear less bulky or straight hair is given layers to add more volume

9. Thinning Out (verb) thi-ning out
A haircutting technique to reduce bulk in hair by gliding razors or sheers over the hair starting at one inch from the scalp to the ends.

10. Weight Line (noun) weyt lahyn
An area of the hair that visually holds the most weight; adjusting the weight line of your hairstyle can make your face look thinner

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Four Ways To Get Amazing Lashes

Posted July 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

4 Ways to get amazing Lashes

Voluptuous sexy long lashes are the ultimate accessory. While you would never wear eye-catching jewelry or lipstick while working out, eyelashes are an accessory that can accentuate your look, no matter what you’re doing. And you wouldn’t leave home for a night out on the town without your favorite mascara, right? Lashes are SO important to your overall look, no matter what you’re doing!

Here are four ways to get get amazing lashes at Re Salon and Med Spa!

1. Use an AMAZING mascara. 
The easiest way to make your eyelashes look fantastic is to use a mascara that really does the trick. We love Lash Boosting Mascara from gloMinerals. It does more than your typical mascara with film-forming polymers that actually make your lashes look fuller, longer, and thicker!

Ready for a Lash Boost? Containing lash conditioners and film-forming polymers, this mascara is formulated for optimum performance. Lash Boosting Mascara does all the eye-wonders in one formula – volumizing, thickening, lengthening, strengthening and conditioning. Look for long-lasting, bold, lush lashes you’ll love!

2. Improve the health of your lashes everyday. 
Did you know that your lashes change as you age? Over time, lashes get sparser meaning they look less thick and full. So even the best mascara has less lashes to work with, which can really impact your lash look. Enter, Ageless Lashes by Image Skincare.

This eye lash enhancer both enhances the look of your eye lashes as well as stimulates follicle growth and strength. The result is fuller, longer and healthier eye lashes. Regular usage will dramatically improve the texture and youthfulness of lashes. Paraben free.

3. Get a prescription for sexier lashes. 
Ever heard of Latisse? It’s a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker in only 16 weeks. It’s the only FDA approved product to grow lashes and it’s available at Re!

Check out these before and after photos. They’ll make you a believer!

4. Get insta-glamour with Novalash!
Novalash is the an innovative approach to eyelash extensions and will give you amazing lashes instantly for up to four weeks.

NovaLash Lash Extensions are a glamorous new way to extend the length and thickness of natural eyelashes, and are a practical, convenient and beautiful alternative to the daily use of mascara.  Unlike decades-old, traditional false lashes, lash extensions are the first innovation in lash lengthening that can be worn daily, without nightly removal.  Because each tapered, synthetic lash is bonded to a single natural lash, the final result is of effortless glamour and difficult to detect even close up.

Learn more here.

Are you ready to have the lashes that you’ve always dreamed of? The ones that make people think you’ve been blessed by the eyelash gods? Pop into Re to try our lash enhancement products or call Re at 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment with Latisse or Novalash!

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What is Olaplex?

Posted July 17, 2015 at 10:56 am By Re Salon & Med Spa

Olaplex Charlotte

If you’re in-the-know when it comes to the latest hair trends and products, you may have heard about Olaplex. But what is Olaplex?

Olaplex is a NEW salon product that protects the integrity of your hair when undergoing color. 

When you apply chemicals to your hair, even salon-grade chemicals, it can change the texture and dryness of your hair (side note: salon-grade products are the extremely healthier than drug store-purchased products). However, Olaplex is the latest technology in protecting your hair when it undergoes chemical treatments like coloring. This allows your stylist/colorist to go even blonder (if that’s the look you’re after) and to restore your hair’s natural beauty. Virgin hair (hair without chemicals like texture treatments and color) is like no other. But with Olaplex, you’re stylist will help your hair retain its beauty while achieving the look you want.

How do they do it?
The creators of Olaplex used two of the world’s leading PhDs in Materials and Chemistry, Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker, to created this dream product. Olaplex achieves what no other nourishing product has been able to do, and without silicone or oils. Olaplex links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them even stronger than they were before.

How does it work?
Your colorist will add the Olaplex Bond Multiplier No. 1 directly to your chemical treatment. After color is applied and rinsed, the Olaplex Bond Perfector No. 2 will be applied to your hair and left on for five minutes (before shampooing). Lastly, you will be sent home with Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 to use once a week to continue strengthening your hair. You will also be sent home with easy-to-follow directions on how to use this product. 

For more information or try out Olaplex yourself, ask your stylist at your next coloring appointment. We love educating our clients about the newest salon products to keep their hair looking and feeling beautiful! 

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Why We Use Image Skincare

Posted July 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Image Skincare Charlotte

To have a successful spa, Re only hires the very best estheticians. We provide only the very best (and most effective!) spa services. And we only use the very best skincare line. For a high-end progressive spa, it’s important that we are always at the top of our game. This means using a skincare line comprised of only the best ingredients, makes our clients’ skin feel great, and does what it says that it does.

That’s why we use Image Skincare.

Image Skincare is an evidence-based clinical skin care company, providing professional skincare products and effective skincare solutions. The most innovative brand in the industry, Image Skincare consistently produces the latest anti-aging, balancing, hydrating, and illuminating technologies to further its mission of helping the world to Age Later™

Image Skincare products are developed and formulated by internationally recognized chemists working together with a board of physicians. All Image Skincare products are manufactured in the USA and are unparalleled in their quality in today’s marketplace. Our philosophy is to use superior ingredients to achieve outstanding results.

Paraben Free
Image Skincare is dedicated to offering safe products without the use of chemical preservatives like parabens. The use of parabens as preservatives in cosmetics is controversial. There are clinical studies suggesting that parabens have potential health risks, including estrogen activity. Image Skincare is one of the first skincare companies that started to remove parabens from its product line beginning in early 2007. All of the lines of Image Skincare are paraben free.

To see what others are saying about our favorite skincare line, check this out!

How do you get access to this line of products? There are two ways!

1. Some spa services include a sample of Image Skincare Products for you to try (call to find out more).

2. Re is an exclusive seller of Image Skincare products. Drop by anytime we are open to purchase this cutting-edge skincare line. Our estheticians are happy to help you choose the products that are best for your skin.

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