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Have you ever wondered the exact difference between balayage and full highlights? Well, there really is a difference between the two. After reading this blog, you will be up to date on telling your hairstylist exactly what you want.

Full Highlights

A common mistake when it comes to describing full highlights is that they are streaks of blonde hair that run through a brown base color. That’s not exactly the case here! Highlights are small sections of your hair that are lighter than your base color.

So, someone with a dark brown base color could get light brown highlights while golden blonde highlights would complement deep honey blonde hair.

When it comes to applying full highlights, they are done with the help of aluminum foils. The dye is applied from the roots to the tips and covered with foils to trap in the heat and lighten your hair more drastically.

The size, placement, and tone of the highlights can be planned according to the hairstyle that you are going for. Just make sure to tell your hairstylist your plan!

Now, What is Balayage?

Balayage is a French word that means “to sweep”.

When applying, the dye is swept on or painted onto sections of your hair in a freehand manner. Normally, the dye starts from the middle of your hair to the ends. First, the dye is applied to the bottom section of your head, which is the neck on down. Then, it is worked up to the midsection of your head. Finally, the top of your head will be colored at the end.

Balayage ends up looking like thick highlights that are just a few shades lighter than your base color. Balayage highlights add a ton of depth and dimension to your hair. The color adds a perfect sunkissed look to your hair!

Down to the Nitty Gritty, What is the Real Difference?

Highlights follow a more structured pattern and are more carefully placed than balayage. Balayage is more hand-painted on into larger sections of your hair. So, balayage blends more seaminglessly into your hair than highlights.

If your want more intensely lightened highlights, then you should go for the full highlight look as they use aluminum foils to saturate the color. Balayage is just a few shades lighter than your base color and adds a softer, more blended look to your hair.

First of all – why not? Customized color is created just for you! You’re special and worth it!  The answer is simple. Do you want healthy, beautiful vibrant hair? Professionals have practiced their skills to be the best at what they do.  Think about it, most Professionals color at least  4 – 5 clients in a day.

 All Over Color Versus Retouch! What’s the difference?

All over color and retouch are completely different!

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to explain. Getting “all over color” differs from a “retouch” because it is all over your hair. It’s a root to ends application. A “retouch” is used when there is a line of demarcation. It goes from your roots to that line where the color was applied.

All over color initially costs more because you are changing your hair color. To maintain this new color, you will need to be on a schedule to return for a retouch. This is typically in 4 to 8 weeks and depends on what color you choose and your natural hair color.

A retouch is an application of color that is only intended to last for 3 or 4 weeks. You will need to return to the salon to maintain the color. When to return will depend on the color that has been chosen and the re-growth line of demarcation.

It does not necessarily benefit you to wait to come in for a retouch. If you return in 8 weeks you still will have a line of demarcation that should have been retouched 3 or 4 weeks prior. So that means that there is now more hair to cover (from the line of demarcation to your roots). That means that more color product has to be used, and it will take longer for your stylist to do this correctly – hence the cost will be higher than a normal retouch.

Benefits of using a professional hair colorist

We all have a choice about where to go for hair color.
Here are some reasons to use a Professional Hair Colorist:

  • First – the color looks professional! It’s not haphazard!
  • Professional hair colorists are trained in choosing the correct palettes.
  • The color tones that professionals have access to are ricer and more vibrant.
  • Confidence that your color has been customized just for you.
  • Less fading when used in conjunction with your take home care package! This helps with the care necessary to maintain your beautiful color.
  • The texture type of your hair influences how the color goes on your hair. Some textures are more resistant to color. This is all taken into consideration when a professional colors your hair.
  • Maintenance guesswork is eliminated. You will know when to have your next treatment so that your color can be properly maintained.
  • Professional hair stylists have a wide range of colors to choose from. This makes for true custom hair colors.
  • The color a professional creates for you will be much closer to what you had in mind than color from a box will be.
  • You get specific recommendations for products that will work with your hair color and texture type. It is not hit or miss – the recommendations are based in knowledge and experience.

How often should you get your hair colored?

A professional hair colorist takes into consideration many factors when creating the perfect color formula for your hair. This includes the texture of your hair, the amount of gray in your hair, and the length of your hair.

A consultation prior to any coloring or cuts, is vital to determining what your goals are for your hair.

Once both you and your colorist know what you are trying to achieve, then a plan can be formulated. The plan takes into account realistic times frames for maintenance, budget considerations, and of course, your customized hair style.

Here are 10 facts maybe you didn’t know about our salon/spa!

1. We’ve been open for 10 years now!

2. The owners of Elements Salon & Wellness Spa are sisters!!!! (In-law)

3. One of our hair dressers has worked with us since we’ve opened! Can you guess who?

4. We offer Ultrasonic Cavitation (sounds funny, works great)!

5. We offer Brazilian Blowouts!

6. We offer full glam and natural glam makeup services!

7. You can request to see whom ever you want!

8. We have a med spa!

9. We accept walk-ins!

10. We are open 7 days a week!

Bonus fact:

11. We have offers on groupon!

I hope you learned something new about our fabulous Salon/Spa! We hope you have a great weekend! We look forward to seeing you!

Hello my fabulous readers!

I wanted to write a post all about makeup tips and maybe a couple tricks! I hope you enjoy!

Tip #1: Knowing your skin type.

We all have different skin. Normal, oily, dry, normal-dry, normal-oily, combo skin etc. Step one will always be knowing your skin type. This determines what moisturizer you use, what primer you use and of course what foundation you apply! No one knows your skin better than yourself, so you tell me! What type of skin do you have? Once you’ve decided then you can go forward and purchase the products best for your skin! At Elements Salon and Wellness Spa we offer skin products for ALL skin types! So don’t forget to check that out!

Tip #2: Eyes=Prize.

The best part of makeup (in my professional opinion) is the EYES! Lets make your eyes pop! Your eyes should be the main focus of your face! How to make your eyes pop you may ask?! Wear the right colors of eye shadow! This is EASY! Depending on your eye color these shadows are really going to make your eyes POP!

Blue: BROWNS, purples, greens, BLACKS

Green: PURPLES, browns

Brown: Bronzy browns, COPPERS

Hazel: Creams, GOLDS, greens

Tip #3: Clear skin.

Having clear skin is so beneficial and important! Not just important for wearing makeup. Luckily makeup covers up most blemishes but we all want that baby bottom soft skin! Right?! How can you accomplish this? MONTHLY facials, (our outstanding Aestheticians can tell you what facial is best for your skin type! Just give us a call or stop by!) using the correct skin products DAILY,(our Aestheticians will also recommend the best skin products from our salon to you that will benefit your skin the most!) drinking lots of water, eating the right foods,(see my previous blog post for foods that benefit your skin to get a great list of foods!) etc.

Tip #4: Comfortable.

You may think what does being comfortable have to do with makeup?! EVERYTHING. Being comfortable with the amount you’re wearing. If you aren’t, you won’t feel like your self and we don’t want that! Be your beautiful self! Wear what you want and don’t wear what you’re not comfortable with. Put loads on or just brighten up your face a bit! Makeup is not required it’s a choice!

Tip #5: The right shades.

My final tip for you guys is simple. Wearing the right shades for you face! Cool, warm and neutral toned shades. This depends on your skin type! You DON’T have to follow this tip! Wear what YOU want! My skin tone and eye color pop the best with warm toned shades but sometimes I feel like wearing cool toned shades! But if you really want to make features pop this is a good one!

Warm skinned:

People with warm skin tones look best in you guessed it!! Warm colors. Duh! Lol! You can reach for oranges, orange-reds, peachy pinks, bronze, browns, and golds. Try out a peach or orange blush! Lips, it’s best to go with orange reds instead of berry-toned reds to really pop!

Cool skinned:

If your skin is light or dark, you will benefit with cool tones! Like wearing cool pinks, purples, reds, blues, greens, and grays. Instead of reaching for a peachy pink blush, grab a more vibrant pink. Cherry reds and fuchsia would look fabulous on your lips! Gray and deep purple eye shadows make cool eyes pop!

Neutral Skinned:

If you’re neutral skinned you’re the LUCKY ONES! You’re a chameleon! You can wear whatever colors and shades you want! Everything looks flattering on you!

REMEMBER: Wear what feels best to YOU makeup is fun! These are tips not rules!

Ultrasonic facial treatments cleanse, repair and stimulate the skin by using a machine that emits gentle sonic waves.  It uses ultrasound to loosen and remove dead skin cells and restore the natural charge to cells. The process is safe and is perfect for sensitive, sun-damaged, and acne prone skin.

 

What is an Ultrasonic Facial?

This high-tech facial uses a specialized ultrasonic/ultrasound machine that emits high-frequency waves. Ultrasonic treatments benefit a variety of skin types and can improve many common skin conditions. Your aesthetician will customize your ultrasonic facial according to your skin type and skincare needs.

 

In a treatment, the ultrasonic machine’s high-frequency waves work to:

 

  • Exfoliate dead skin cells for clear and radiant skin without the redness or irritation.
  • Loosen and remove oil, dirt and sebum from the pores and hair follicles, resulting in less blackheads and breakouts. Ultrasonic frequency zaps bacteria and decongests the pores. The result? Clear, healthy skin with noticeably tighter pores.
  • Gently stimulate skin to encourage collagen and elastin production. With a series of treatments, fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable and skin color, tone and texture becomes more even and uniform.
  • Stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage through the combination of ultrasound and electrical therapy. This nourishes the skin and gives it a youthful rosy glow.
  • Facilitate hydration and plump the skin, thereby filling out fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Help skincare products do their job by penetrating deeper into the skin. This is especially true for anti-aging and antioxidant serums, creams and masks. n.
  • Safe for most people: The sonic waves emitted by the ultrasound machine aren’t harmful to your health. However, if you have an autoimmune disorder, a diagnosed heart disorder or cancer, it’s best to skip the ultrasonic treatment. Anyone living with a chronic health condition or are pregnant should check with his or her physician before proceeding with any aesthetic treatment.

 

The ultrasonic facial is gentle, non-invasive suitable for most skin types, from acne to rosacea to sun-damaged skin. Once your skin is rejuvenated and healthy looking, maintain your results with monthly ultrasonic facials.

 

Hello again to my frequent readers and hello to my new ones, too. We’re going to talk about obtaining and maintaining beautiful and healthy nails. With short winters (even though it’s Vegas it gets pretty cold!) and long summers, it’s not just our skin that will be going through some changes, our nails will as well! They can tend to get a bit dry and even brittle in some cases. Also, as some of us love to get manicures (acrylics, gel, or regular polish), our nails go through the wringer a bit in between manicures. So to help combat and minimize any (further) damage, we at Elements have a wonderful treatment called IBX! Just a short summary as to what it is: a treatment that helps to condition and strengthen the nail, whether you’re in between manicures or you just want to give your nails a little TLC.  This treatment doesn’t just SIT on the nails but actually PENETRATES the nail bed.

Now, while most of us have minor nail issues, I am providing a short list to show you a few examples of what your nails might be trying to tell you.  Now don’t freak out beauties, these are just symptoms/signs to look out for so you can keep your nails healthy and strong. Of course, as you know, I am NOT doctor, and neither are some of you so I don’t want you self-diagnosing. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed, please visit your REAL doctor:

*THICK NAILS – This may indicate that the vascular system is weakening and the blood is not circulating properly. It can also be a sign of thyroid disease.

*WHITE LINES – This can show possible signs of heart disease, high fever, or arsenic poisoning.

*WIDE NAILS – If your nails are unusually square and wide, this could indicate a hormonal disorder.

*SEPARATING – Nails separating form the nail bed can be due to injury or infection, a reaction to a drug, thyroid disease, or psoriasis. While infections can occur underneath the nail bed during separation, most times the nails will re-attach themselves to the bed within a few months. If this doesn’t happen and you feel it could be much more serious, please see your doctor immediately.

*DARK BLUE BAND – An isolated dark blue band in the nail, especially in fairer-skinned people, can be a sign of skin cancer.

*CHIPPED, CRACKED, OR PEELING – Nails that chip, crack, or peel can show a general nutritional deficiency, insufficient hydrochloric acid and protein. Minerals are also needed. So take those vitamins ladies! (and gentlemen!).

So there you have it folks! While manicures are fabulous, it is very important to take care of ourselves inside as well as out.  Our nails can also serve as barometers to inform us if we’re doing just fine or if we need to take a little extra care. Also, for more information on our new IBX treatment, please visit us and one of our talented and knowledgeable nail techs will be more than happy to fill you in! Thanks for reading!

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