Summer Hair Trends Are Going Up

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Summer Hair Trends: Top Knots
During the summer months, our luscious locks flow ever so lightly in the warm breeze with our highlights shining from the bright sunny rays giving the essence of long beautiful hair. But let’s be honest, underneath the beauty is a sweaty mess of sticky hair or continuous sprays of hairspray to keep those humidity curls from springing up. Take these trending updos to keep cool this summer, each featured with a tutorial so you can nail every look. TOP NOTCH KNOTS Whether you want to part ways and wear it half and half or tie it all together, the top knot has made its way up. From a casual look to a trend celebrities are sporting out and about and on the red carpet. Top Knot Tutorial by Amber Scholl HOT CROSS BUNS If you’re not a fan of knots...
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Fall In Love With Your New Winter Look

Fall In Love With Your New Winter Look
Balayge light to dark
Fall is just around the corner, and in the tradition of grayer skies and more indoor lighting, it's time to start thinking about your fall and winter looks. Personally I love the dark in fall/winter, light in spring/summer, however there is more to that than meets the eye. Take these tips to learn how you can take your summer looks darker without going mod black and save your hair next summer when you want to return to your bodacious blonde locks. Warm Up For Winter Both of these Balayage are about the same lightness, so minimal lightening at the end of the cold months would get you back to where you started. In addition to minimal lightening to get you back, getting you there is pretty easy as well. Because most of the differences lie in the tone of the...
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Break Up With Your Frizzy Hair

Break Up With Your Frizzy Hair
Frizz, the word alone sends a lot of us into a panic. You may be doing everything you can to avoid it, but the problem may not be originating from where you think. The root cause of frizz is breakage. Breakage has many sources, some well known and some overlooked. If you color your hair or use hot tools, deep conditioners and heat protecting products are your best friends. Those are fairly common, but there are two less obvious, but incredibly common culprits for frizz. The first sneaky cause for breakage is your hair band. That’s right, even the “non-breakage” kind. The tension that they place on your hair from either pulling the hair taunt in an unnatural position, or the band itself being wrapped too tight around the hair for extended periods of time, weaken and break the strands....
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Don't Let Your Mane Be Your Bane

Don't Let Your Mane Be Your Bane
It’s often hard to be proud of our natural color or texture of hair. We are all guilty of wishing we had anything but our own hair. There are ways to discover new, fun, interesting and exciting styles to wear your locks. However, if you hate your hair because “my natural color is just gross and drab”, or “it's just too frizzy and wild”, there may be options that don't take you away from your natural beauty. Here are the three most often received complaints I get in my chair that can first be remedied with products, express services and at home styling hacks. Problem: “My natural hair color is just so dull.” Solution: Gloss add-on is this sad hair days enemy. This is a service that can be easily tacked on to a blow out or cut. It usually ranges...
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Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom

Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom
Charlotte Tilbury 6 Shades of Love
A rock star in her field, Charlotte Tilbury is well known for being the go-to make-up artist of the most well known celebrities and an innovator in the beauty field with cosmetics and skin care. Her dream to make every woman feel empowered and beautiful with make-up started at the young age of 13 when she put on her first lipstick and got attention like she never had before. Her story is inspiring and her positive attitude is contagious, when I asked her how she overcomes obstacles, she answered, “You have to train your brain to get out of a negative thought, wake up every day with crazy visualization and think in a limitless way.” Her power of positive thinking and making her crazy visualizations reality has really set her apart as a make-up artist. After 22 years of traveling...
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Earth Month: Beauty Recycle Programs

Earth Month: Beauty Recycle Programs
April is Earth Month and being that we live in city known to reduce, reuse and recycle there is still room for improvement. Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, most of which are thrown away! Many are still unaware that plastics such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion containers should be recycled. In order to tell if a product is recyclable check for the well known recycling logo—a trio of arrows on the back of the packaging. All you have to do is rinse out each container, toss the lid or bring them into any Aveda retailer near you that is involved in the Cap Recycling Program ** , then place alongside your recyclables. Amongst your beauty products plastics aren’t the only thing that can be recycled; makeup tubes, compacts, and empty lipstick containers can be added...
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Top Three AVEDA Hairstyle Picks from NYFW 2016

Top Three AVEDA Hairstyle Picks from NYFW 2016
The Power Braid
Senior stylist, Dan at Vann.Edge Salon Spa, had the chance to attend New York Fashion Week and brought back some looks we just had to share. By no means are these all of them, but just a little taste of some runway looks that can be easily recreated at home to give you a new spring style! The Power Braid Secure hair into a tight ponytail then divide hair in half and twist each section clockwise while simultaneously twisting together counterclockwise to the end. (This may take some practice and a little patience but once you get it you’ll be rockin’ an awesome look.) To control frizz with a light shine try Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme; $26 . The Zen Pony Prep hair by saturating and blow drying in AVEDA Thickening Tonic to create some texture then flip...
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Worth "AGOLDE"

Worth "AGOLDE"
Mei Kawajiri of Nails by Mei and Tannya Bernadette
Mihu “Mei” Kawaijiris is the most in-demand nail artist at the moment. Simple objects around her inspire the intricate designs such as artistic patterns on clothing, American fast food, pop culture, and the list goes on. Just look through her Instagram #ciaomanhattan2012 and you’ll be mesmerized by the infinite amounts of art she has painted since her start in 2012. The technique she uses is freehand with a tiny brush and many colors of her favorite Japanese nail polish. Nails by Mei , is based in New York where she works with up to six clients a day including celebrities and house calls to devoted fans. You can rest assured her art lasts about 2 weeks, she paints one design per nail which can take up to 90 minutes, and charges around $150 per manicure, not bad! AGOLDE jeans has...
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Eyeshadows to Enhance Your Eye Color

Eyeshadows to Enhance Your Eye Color
MAC eyeshadow in Sable
Looking to make your eye color pop? Take these makeup tips and get ready to show off those beautiful eyes! Blue Eyes Light neutral tones are the most complimentary colors for blue eyes. Steer clear of harsh overly dark tones and smoky eyes. For a day look sweep a light champagne shadow over the lid and add mascara. For night, add a darker color to the crease and corners and line the bottom lash line with a gray brown or taupe-y-plum to intensify the eye. Try:  MAC eyeshadow in Sable ($16) Brown to Dark Brown Eyes Almost anything goes with brown eyes, however reddish browns or bronzy golden tones accentuate them the best. Adding just a touch of dark brown or black shadow to the crease will help add a touch of intensity. For dark brown eyes add black liner...
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Tips for Textured Hair

Tips for Textured Hair
Vann.Edge Salon - Tips for Textured Hair
For all you beautiful textured haired ladies out there, we asked award-winning AVEDA Texture Artist Lisa Vann for some pro tips on our most asked questions. What is good advice for someone who is trying to go from straight (continuously flat ironed or previously relaxed) hair back to their natural curl? LV: Getting weekly conditioning treatments in your favorite salon. Conditioning treatments give hair added moisture, which can help create a great curl set that will last through the week. How do you add shine to hair that is feeling dull and dry?   LV: There are many shine product that you can use to finish your style to keep your hair from feeling dull and dry. My favorites are  AVEDA Brilliant Humectant  Pomade or Jojoba oil. Other great products you could try are; Ted Gibson Shine Lotion , Bb...
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5 Foods for Gorgeous Skin and Hair

5 Foods for Gorgeous Skin and Hair
Blueberries - Beautiful Hair and Skin
As the saying goes, “beauty starts from the inside out” and it couldn’t be more true. If you’re looking for healthier skin and hair, products aren’t the only things that help. Many times the source of skin or hair issues comes from what we are consuming. Read on to find our top 5 foods to add to your diet for gorgeous skin and hair. Blueberries Rich in antioxidants these berries can help protect you from premature aging. So add half a cup to your morning yogurt or cereal and keep your skin looking young. Avocados Packed with healthy monounsaturated fats - “the good fats” - which are key for producing healthy hair, skin and nails. Avocados also contain antioxidants, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate and contain “nutrient boosters,” which aid the body to absorb nutrients from other foods. If you’re...
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AVEDA Winter Skin Must Haves

AVEDA Winter Skin Must Haves
Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser
For the dry winter months it is essential for us to take care of our skin. Typically, during this time our skin dries out and can start to look dry, peels, and scaly. To combat the dry dull winter skin, we’ve come up with three of our winter skin musts. AVEDA Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser The first step in AVEDA's tourmaline charged system with jojoba exfoliating beads this exfoliating daily cleanser helps increase cell turnover and remove impurities from the skin to jumpstart a healthy glow. Use 2-3 times a week. AVEDA Botanical Kinetics Rich Creme or AVEDA Green Science Firming Face Creme A richer, creamier moisturizer helps to not only hydrate but to protect skin from dry air. AVEDA Botanical Kinetics Rich Creme features a silky, comforting texture that dissolves quickly into skin to seal in deep moisture for...
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New Year, New Look, New You

New Year, New Look, New You
Silver Gray Hair Color
The new year is fast approaching and what better time than now to make that change you’ve always been looking for. For most the new year comes with resolutions and goals that could take days, months, and even years to accomplish, but one thing that can change in just a few hours is a new hair color. Here are some of our favorite hair color trends for winter 2016. Icy Blondes A little Elsa goes a long way... get ready to see some beautiful wintery blondes with subtle silver undertones. But remember that this could be a process depending on your current color and color history. Rich Coppery Reds This hair color that is rare in nature will bring in that deep fiery and vibrant warmth this winter. "Brondes" Bronde inspired by blondes who want to go darker but not...
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Top 5 Products from the Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show

Top 5 Products from the Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show
Many new products in time for the holidays! View my top five favorites: 1. GWEN STEFANI EYESHADOW PALETTE // URBAN DECAY $58 Urban Decay is known best for their NAKED palette collection, but they now have a limited edition selection too good to pass up. The Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette is the first celebrity collaboration Urban Decay has taken on. This luxe, 15 shade kit has enough colors for you to experiment wearing and create looks that will never bore. Everything from the design of the case to the names of the each eyeshadow are all inspired by Gwen Stefani’s personal style. With color names such as pop, stark, punk, and danger you would think the colors would be too crazy to wear, but there are mostly neutral tones with only a few bolder colors. 2. MATTE REVOLUTION LUMINOUS MODERN-MATTE...
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Product Review: Aveda Dry Shampoo

Product Review: Aveda Dry Shampoo
Let's be honest, washing your hair every day can be time consuming and actually isn't best for you hair stripping the natural oilers that keep your hair healthy. A great alternative to keep your hair fresh and looking great is dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is a very fine powder that can be an aerosol, mousse, or powder. The main purpose of this little miracle worker is to soak up all the excess oil on your scalp, which can make your hair look dirty. “Who wants to wash their hair every day? Dry shampoo allows you to get a little more mileage on your style, plus it smells great and is 99.8% natural. Winning on all fronts. ” ~  Christopher, Senior ImEdge Designer What are the benefits? The benefits to using dry shampoo is simply this, convenience. It helps make greasy hair look presentable, adds volume...
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Holiday Do's and Bold Looks

Holiday Do's and Bold Looks
VannEdge Salon Looks
‘Tis the season for top knots, faux fringe, nude and bold lips, heavily lined eyes, and effortless plays on classic looks. We have created a winter collection of styles that could easily be brought to life this season that could be your next look for all those holiday parties and gatherings. Along with our winter collection, many celebrities showed off some of our favorite looks at the 2015 American Music Awards. J. Lo showed us the top knot with not only one, but two completely different looks. She displayed a classic french twist to show off her neck line in the beautiful Costello gown with a gorgeous bold red lip and gorgeous soft curls for a more natural look with a beautiful smokey eye. Demi Lovato took it back to a more classic vibe, mixing in a modern version of the 1920's finger ...
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