Monday, January 21, 2013

Pucker Up, Buttercup!

    I have recently noticed more and more ravishing lips on ladies these days! Wearing lipsticks and bolder colors seems to be a growing trend that I cannot say I mind at all!! I love it actually! Because of this love for lipsticks, I decided to discuss the current shade trends with you and how to play them up with your makeup and outfit! Shall we??...

Nearly Nudes:
    - Go with a matte rather than a gloss
    - Pair with a "less is more" eye
    - Fair or pale skin, avoid beige (will wash you out); Go with soft pinks and peaches or pale apricot base
    - For golden girls, use creamy caramel tones and warm beige; Avoid anything too cool like greys or silver-toned shades
    - If you have olive skin consider yourself lucky! You can just work whichever shade you'd like!
    -For yellow undertones, light creamy toned beige and latte or mocha shades work great!

Precious Pinks:
    - Keep your eyes and face simple; stick to a nude blush or bronze
    - Cool skin, go with blue undertones
    - Warm skin, use red or orange based pinks
    - If you have light or fare skin, try cool or pale shades of mauve or rose pink
    - If you have medium to dark skin, try going vibrant with berry and fuchsia
    - It is important to make sure your lips are moisturized prior to applying!
    - Keep your outfit simple with neutral shades and accessorize with a pink shade or polish to match!
    -Be confident with these lips! You've got to own it! ;)

Fiery Reds:
    - When outside, stick to a soft sheer red
    - In the evening you should go bold and play it up!
    -Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips. They tend to make lips appear smaller. Not good!!
    - Keep the eyes simple during the day and play up the eyeliner and a nice smokey eye at night!
    - Top with a gold gloss to help soften and add warmth
    - Top with a pink gloss to cool down
    - Be precise!! Don't just throw this on!
    - If you use a liner, use a shade close to your natural lip
    - To avoid any "bleedng," apply concealer around the border
    - Don't overdo the outfit and take away from your lips!
    - Outfits of dark shades or neutrals go very well!

Plump Purples:
    - For pale/light skin, avoid dark shades and use blue or pink undertones
    - For medium skin, use warm and yellow undertones
    - For dark skin, use it all!
    - Simplicity is key! Don't overdo your makeup.
    - Neutral clothes look great with these lips. Add colors with accessories.
    -Avoid wearing a lot of dark clothing. Might appear goth.

I hope this excites you about dressing up your lips for a change!! It sure does me! What are some your favorite shades in these colors?? What about favorite brands??

-Peace Love & Beauty

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall'n in Love With...Hair

Fall seems to be one of the best times to change your hair. Going darker is always the "to do!" I am definitely guilty of going darker come cooler weather. However, it doesn't always need to be darker, per say. You can always just make a shade change. Blondes that are afraid to go darker?...Don't go darker, just get some warmer caramel and honey tones in your hair! Brunettes don't know what else to do but go lighter?....Add some red shades or some warm medium blonde hi-lites around your face! Then there is always the famous ombré! It's sticking around for the fall it looks like. I finally jumped on the band wagon for a good in between of the brown and blonde. I couldn't make the leap into brown yet. It won't be long though, I am sure. ;)

If you are thinking you need a change, tis' the season!! Here are some of my favorite fall looks right now!

I hope some of these beautiful locks caught your interest! They sure did mine. Decisions, decisions...
I always vote fall hair! ;)

-Peace Love & Beauty
Find me @ Texture 2 Salon
7745 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 300-8081

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Fall'n In Love with Fall

     Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back!! You know what that means....IT'S FALL!!! My favorite time of the year! At least one of them. I love all things fall. Hair color changes, warm cozy clothes, layers, hot cocoa assortments, BOOTS AND SCARVES (omg!), and the holidays of course. The list goes on and on! One thing I am not a fan of, is the cold that follows with its hibernating feel. Eat and sleep. I am trying to get serious with my eating and workouts now so that I'm ready when the warm weather comes back. I definitely recommend the same to anyone else that wants their beach bod come summer time, so I will be filling you on my experience and any encouraging ideas I have for you. Now, let's go over all the things I think you should love about fall. First things first, we'll cover the hair! Shocker! ;P

Here we go!!

-Peace Love & Beauty

Find me @ Texture 2 Salon
7745 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 300-8081

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Let's Take a Stroll in Her Locks (Take Two)...

“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.” -Lucille Ball

     Lucille Ball obviously knew what was up. Her insight is more reason why we should all go down that scary path once in our lives, whether it be on accident or intentionally. I don't know about you, but I know that my red days were not my better!! However, I am glad I did. It was a blast. I immediately felt this sassy attitude creep out of me. I know I have a little sass as a blonde, but this was a whole other story!! It's almost as if other people knew also because they treated me so. Many people also treated me as though I was very gutsy and willing to do just about anything. If only they knew! ;) Other than the temper changes and feeling like a wild child (more than usual), I didn't feel too different. I do know it was a blast while it lasted and would definitely recommend at least trying a shade of red, whether it be a red brown, orange red, or just some red pieces. 

What was it like while you were a redhead?? If you are a natural redhead, what is it like??

Brunettes, get're up next!

-Peace Love & Beauty

Find me @ Texture 2 Salon
7745 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 300-8081

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let's Take a Stroll In Her Locks...

    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a blonde? After all, they do have more fun-or so I hear. Would you really feel more bold or sassy as a foxy red head? And what do they even say about brunettes? Does it vary by the shade or depth? Are they all sultry and sexy? Well, I'd say there is really only one way to find out, right?? You have to just try one on and see if the shoe fits!! I am going to cover blondes, reds, browns, black, different mixes of colors, and cuts from short to long.

    Let's start with my favorite of course....blonde bombshells!! Naturally I am a dirty light blonde.
Other than strawberry blonde and black, I think I have experienced just about every color and shade out there! I always find my way back home to my blonde hair though. Why is that?? At first it was "just because." Then it was the typical "it's summer time." Recently however, it finally hit me! I am a blonde! It is just who I am through and through. Those of you that really know me or probably even those who barely know me, can agree and understand that statement. I know most of you blondes out there know just what I am talking about!! If you are not naturally blonde and do not understand, I am happy to fill you in on just what it is like to be a blonde. Life as a blonde 101:

How a blonde feels:
-Sometimes spacey

How a blonde acts:
-Sometimes ditzy

How others view blondes:
-Sexy (Thanks Playboy)
-High maintenance
-All things Barbie
-Sometimes Classy

How blondes are often treated:
-Basically treated in ways resulting from how they are viewed

I believe it is all in how you do it! There are ways to make the negatives stand out as a blonde but a way to make more positives! Keep it classy ladies!

How have you felt as a blonde?? Fill me in! Next up....Foxy red heads! Oh-la-la! ;)

-Peace Love & Beauty

Find me @ Texture 2 Salon
7745 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 300-8081

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

-Coco Chanel

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Monday, August 20, 2012

End Of Summer Locks

    The weather is beginning to cool down (I think/hope) and everyone is ready to actually be outdoors for extensive amounts of time. You know what this means....outdoor parties!!! It's time for pool parties, cookouts, and bon fires all day and night. So are you ready for preparing your hair for these shenanigans?? If not, don't panic!! I'm about to fill you in on some great tips for working that unpredictable hair for the unpredictable weather!!

Short Hair
Sexy Chic: Smooth a gel, such as Aquage Straightening Ultragel or Aquage Molding Megagel, through your towel dried hair scalp to ends. Use about a dime-nickel size. Comb it through and back, leaving it to dry naturally for best results. Victoria Beckham does a fabulous job of strutting this look.

Frazzled and Free: Embrace the frizz and craze (moderately). While damp, apply an oil such as, Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment or Marrakesh Oil (I switch between both!). These products will help seal your cuticle down (fighting frizz) while adding shine and improving the condition of your hair. Once dried, add about a pea size of Aquage Illuminating Gelade to add texture through the ends and enforce the sealed cuticle to keep the frizz controlled and then let it do its thing. Feel free to move it around and mess it up too! ;)

Shoulder-Length Hair
Nice Buns: Run a pump of Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment through the ends of your hair working your way up. Once dry, pull hair back into a low ponytail. Then wrap the remaining into either a neat or messy bun, whichever you prefer (or your hair prefers). Secure strands with bobby pins and spray with Aquage Finishing Spray to lock everything in. It's great because it will give you enough hold and resist humidity without being crunchy or too heavy. Kenra 25 is also a great hair spray, just a little more hold and stick to it. Since braids are the hottest thing on the block these days, add a couple braids down the same side of your bangs and add them to the bun. Braiding your bangs in is also great for the heat to keep them off your face!

Halfsies: If you're still wanting to have some hair down, whether it be down next to your jawline or just to show the length that you do have, wearing it half back is a great way to keep it controlled and mostly away from your face. Like I previously said, I love the braids and recommend them always. Prep the hair with the Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment. Once dry, back comb the top of your crown using 1/2 inch sections close to the scalp. Leave out one or two sections just above the ears at whatever size you prefer your braids to be. Braid and band. Lightly comb the hair back down concealing the tease underneath. Pull back the hair just above the ears and push up for a little volume. Keep it a little messy to keep the look casual. Secure by crossing the bobby pins. Then add the braids and cross in back and pin. Spray with Aquage Finishing Spray. In the top picture, she pulled once side back pinning it, then added the other side and slightly twisted it before pinning. With that, you will want to put one pin going down at the top of the twist and one going up and connecting to the above pin at the bottom of the twist.

Long Hair 
Top Notch: This hair style has become one of my new faves. Especially with the unpredictable weather! There are many ways to go about this look depending on if you want to keep it classy and chic or messy and chic. Either way you will definitely look chic! Good news, I know! You also don't have to use a lot of product for this one. Simply put Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment on your ends to smooth flyaways. One of the easiest ways I have found to do this style is to pull the hair back with either no volume or leaving a little like the picture on the bottom right. Beginning making a high pony. Once you are pulling the hair through the band the last time, stop halfway leaving a "tail." Pull down the sides of the "half bun" while wrapping the tail around the base, encasing the "half bun." Secure any stray hairs with bobby pins. I like to pull and separate some pieces and make it a little messy to keep it looking casual. Finish it out by spraying down flyaways with Aquage Finishing Spray. Also, for those of you that don't like to show a lot of forehead (which I am sure is not as big as you think!), you can definitely pull a small amount of fringe down. If you do, I would recommend leaving some volume on top also. ;)


Beach Babe: I know we all love the beach wave look!! It is definitely my go to! They key to this look is to just let your hair go free. You can definitely enhance it with some products and styling though! I love using the Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray to give it the texture and definition in the waves. Just spray throughout damp hair and comb through. If you take strands and twist them before you either air or blow dry it will help give more defined waves. When blow drying, either diffuse the twisted strands with an attachment on your dryer or with your hands. Important: The more you touch it, the frizzier it will be!! Once it is dry, add sea salt spray where needed and you are good to go!

     Regardless of which style you go with, products are going to play a big part in the success of that look. If you ever want more information about the products you are using whether it be what is in them, what they do, or how to use them, you can definitely ask me or you stylist. It is our job to educate you on what you are using!
Above all, don't allow the effects of the horrid humid weather on your hair discourage you! Just embrace it and work with it instead of against it! :)

-Peace Love & Beauty

Find me @ Texture 2 Salon
7745 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 300-8081


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