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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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chalk It Up

     Thanks to the wonderful Lauren Conrad and her team, bright colored tips have become a huge trend this year! I have especially enjoyed them for the spring and summer due to their bright hues. Now that summer is coming to a close end, I am curious if these tips and strands will continue to stay bright or even continue to be colored. I would love to see more this fall in warmer and cozier colors!! (I just might have to try it for myself). However, it is still summer so I think we should embrace it while we can!
     I have decided to offer bright colored/unnaturally colored tips and strands as a color service! Woo!! There are a few ways to go about this. One is using a temporary dye which is a little more difficult to remove and only works well on prelightened hair. The other route is using hair chalk! This method can be done on brown, blonde, red, or just about any color you can think of! They also come in a larger variety of colors! The best part about this method is that it is pretty quick and easy to put in and remove!! If you're anything like me, you probably don't want to keep this look for long but also want to revisit it every now and then! I am definitely going to be chalking mine very soon and cannot wait to begin this service at the salon!! Here are some of the different ways Lauren and others have added some flare to their strands.

 Feelin' the inspiration?? I sure am! Now, who wants to do it?!?! I will be soon... ;)

-Peace Love & Beauty

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7745 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Can You Pull It Off?...

    I will say first and foremost, it does not matter if it is "in," if your skin tone matches, or what other people think. If you want to rock a hair color, I say do it! You can pull it off if you want to! What I will explain in this post, however, is what will enhance your appearance and what colors are technically best for your skin tone. Trust me, I have definitely worn many colors that were not for my skin tone and it was totally worth trying! ;)
     Now with that said, lets figure out your skin tone! There are a few techniques that you can try. The simplest is looking at your veins on the inside of your arm near your wrist in natural light. If they appear a greenish tint, then your skin tone is warm. If they are blue, you have cool skin. You can also just take into consideration your natural hair and eye color. If you have blue, gray, or green eyes and blonde, black, or ash-brown hair then you are most likely warm toned. If you have hazel, brown, or black eyes and and brown, black, auburn, red or strawberry blonde hair then you are most likely cool toned. Figure it out?? Great! Let's move along...

Go for golden shades a little darker than your skin.
Caramel and bronzes are great!!
Try to avoid jet black colors because they will wash you out.
Hi-lites are great as well but keep them golden rather than platinum.

Same thing goes for make up and clothing. If your skin is warm, you want to stick to warm and earthy colors.
Fun fact: Gold, pewter, brass, and copper jewelry work best for you!

Your best bet is ash blondes and browns. If you like warm colors, it wouldn't really hurt to do some kind of low lite or hi-lite as long as the majority of your color is cool.
Avoid colors that are golden, auburn, or copper.

You also want to stick to cooler colors that are blue based with your make up and clothes.
Fun fact: Silver, platinum, and white gold are the best types of jewelry for your skin!

If you have any further questions about your skin tone regarding a color you want to try, please feel free to ask and I will give you my best recommendations! Like I said, if you really want to try something then I vote do it! As long as you do it right! I don't recommend doing it yourself especially if it is a big change. You will want to have it professionally done so that it is customized to perfection for you! Now that we have some of the basics of hair covered, we will be exploring more stunning things for your day to day hair and beauty needs!

-Peace Love & Beauty

**Speaking of color, we are offering Hi-lite/Color & Cuts for only $65 to new clients for the month of August. It's back to school time!! This is a perfect opportunity to try something new!**

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7745 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 300-8081 Pin It