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Looking for a new and catchy hair transformation? Well, it’s time to try the trendiest hair colouring method in town— balayage. Balayage is a French word that means sweeping or painting. And in the hair salon industry, balayage is a hair colouring technique that features soft, smooth, and natural-looking highlights through the use of the hands. And to prove why balayage hair is the new hair colouring trend, here are some significant and beautiful aspects of this rather charming hair trend. What is Balayage?


From the French word ‘balayage’ meaning to sweep, this signifies that it is a freehand colouring technique that uses the bare hands to apply the highlights instead of using foils or caps. This hair colouring method was developed during the 1970s, but gained an attraction to the hair industry recently. The balayage highlights are more relaxed and charming than those processed by the traditional colouring techniques. The Balayage Colour


The balayage hair colour does not limit to only one shade. You have the choice to amplify the color from mild to bold, depending on your liking. Balayage method uses the hands to apply the streak of colors directly on the surface, and not infuses through the strands up to the hair tip. This gives a more natural and soft distribution of the hues to your hair. Thus, it is best to find a balayage expert that will help you find the right color to match your skin tone. Finding the perfect hair colour will definitely light up your features, creating a more striking look. The Balayage Color The balayage hair shade selections for those with brown strands are seriously countless, ranging caramel to auburn, and anything in between. But if you’re looking for a chic balayage colour, you can try the well-loved brunette balayage, which is ideal for those with natural curls or voluminous hair. Or if you want a more bold shade, then opt for the blonde balayage, which is great for those with long locks. Give you natural brown hair some love, and choose one of the Trendiest Brunette Hair Colors to Try this 2017. For sure, you’ll be making waves with your striking hair transformation! Suitable Hair Types

Balayage works on either dark or light hair strands, so that means anyone can actually achieve a more natural-looking hair colour through this attractive hair colouring method. Whether you have a very long hair or mid-length hairstyle, balayage can pretty much help you with your hair transformation. However, this technique may not be advisable for those with a very short bob or pixie hair because it might be very risky considering the limited strands. And even if balayage is best applied on natural hair, you can still try such a method even with your chemically treated hair with the help of your hairstylist. There are a lot of hair colouring techniques, and your hair fairy godmother will help you come up with the best balayage hair taking into account your hair type, and of course, your hair colouring history. Maintenance Tips and Tricks One of the main reasons why balayage is the new hit hair colouring technique is its low maintenance. And when we say about low maintenance, we are referring to fewer salon visits and less money to spend. Since balayage gives a more natural-looking and gorgeously healthy hair, you will only need a very little maintenance. You don’t have to frequently book hair appointments because the regrowth of the strands will still look beautiful and natural, making your entire hair more flattering than ever. Balayage Hair


Though there is really no expiry date for the balayage, you should always take care of your hair. To keep your hair healthy and attractive, it is best to use hair colour protecting shampoo. Also, don’t forget to add conditioner for smoother and manageable strands. And of course, you can still visit your favourite salon for your regular treatments. Since very short hair can be difficult to undergo a balayage, we will help you achieve those long locks. Here are some significant tips in making your hair longer and stronger: How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster? Timeless Balayage

Ever wondered why this hairstyling trend is so popular recently? It’s because of its magical wonders. This skilled hair colouring technique goes off from the typical and fully-coloured hair to beautiful and naturally-enhanced strands. You have the chance to choose, whether you want the hues to be milder or bolder. You have a lot of colour selections depending on your preferences. Thus, giving a more charming attraction to your hair. And of course, A-listers have proudly worn their balayage hair in the runways and red carpet, so it's definitely something to look forward in the years to come.

How great would it be to wake up in the morning and have your eyebrows already good to go?



With henna, you can temporarily tint your eyebrows in a painless and all-natural way so they’re shaped every morning, with no need for pencils or powders. It’s also a really great way to trial a shape before you commit to feather-touch tattooing or microblading.


The service is fairly new to Calgary and the USA, but henna dye has been used for thousands of years for body art and temporary tattoos. So, we spoke with the experts to give you everything you need to know about henna brows:


What are henna brows really?


Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs. The purpose of this is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness.


Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as Hina or the henna tree. Henna has been around since ancient Egyptian times when it was used for many purposes such as dyeing hair, clothes, fabrics and makeup.

The process for henna brows is very similar to henna colouring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however, the shades have been formulated to cater for eyebrow tones.


What does the henna brow process involve?

Generally, sculpt your brow line into your preferred shape via wax and tweeze method, or by Eyebrow Threading, then select a suitable henna shade to use.

Henna powder and demineralized water are mixed together to create a paste, which is then applied through the shape of your eyebrows and allowed to soak into the skin for 10-15 minutes. Less intensity is applied that the beginning of the brow, with more strength in the arch and tail for an ombré effect.


How do henna brows compare to other temporary tintings?

Melbourne College of Cosmetic Tattooing’s Henna Brow trainer Kathryn Turner told Lavoom that henna is a safe and natural alternative to tints and dyes. It is vegan-friendly and free from peroxide activators, making it a suitable option for anyone with sensitive skin. “We find most clients prefer the Henna brows to traditional tinting as the henna is a natural product and generally produces longer-lasting results,” she said.

Kathryn said its a good stepping stone to more permanent eyebrow procedures. “We have found its been beneficial to those wanting better definition to their eyebrows perhaps not quite ready to tackle cosmetic tattooing or microblading eyebrows.” Amy Jean said henna tinting is more effective for staining the skin compared with other forms of eyebrow tinting.

“It will appear matte and fluffier than regular tinting. Traditional hair and brow dye will tint the hairs more effectively, whereas henna successfully grips the skin.” How long do henna brows last and how do you maintain them? The results of henna brows typically last between 2-4 weeks, but it’s dependant on your skin type. If you have a dryer complexion, henna brows will tend to last a bit longer than they would on someone with an oily complexion.

To maintain them for as long as possible, Kathryn said it's important to not over-wash your face. You can also purchase conditioners and oils to help them last longer. She said henna works best on clients with healthy skin. Skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema will mean the henna won’t last as long. Freshly exfoliated skin is not ideal.

The more bow hair the better – people with little hair in their brows won’t see as long-lasting results. Amy Jean said the henna will shed as your skin does. “Henna dye is semi-permanent but the important fact is, the skin is not. We are continually releasing oils and the renewal of skin cells, paired with environmental factors means the henna will shed as the skin does.” Have you had henna brows? What was your experience like?


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Eyelashes/ By Naghme When I was at the gym one day, I noticed that my personal trainer had really full lashes despite not having any makeup on. I was amazed. After complimenting her on her luscious eyelashes, she shared her secret — EyEnvy Lash Conditioner, also known as EyEnvy Lash Serum. My eyelashes have always been a little “meh” … I wanted falsies and lash extensions since I was a teen. Well since I discovered this eyelash serum, there’s honestly been no going back. Once I saw the new volume of my lashes, I now proudly sell this product in my salon. What is EyEnvy? EyEnvy is a lash conditioner serum that uses a special formula of vitamins and peptides to encourage eyelash hair growth across your lash line and even your brows.


How Does EyEnvy Work? EyEnvy works by targeting the hair follicles in your eyelashes and encouraging hair growth from dormant follicles. You see, you have lots and lots of eyelash hairs in the early anagen phase of hair growth. Eyelash hairs grow in a cycle — anagen (actively growing), catagen (the root starts to degenerate) and telogen (growth stops). [1] Soon enough, the hair falls out. This product uses nourishing vitamins and peptides to speed up this process and give you fuller, thicker lashes more quickly (similar to this). Other “long lashes” products like Latisse use Bimatoprost and Prostaglandin IC for this purpose. Below you can see my client's results after using EyEnvy.


Before and after using eyenvy How Long Does It Take For EyEnvy To Work? I personally noticed results in about a month, though it might take 6-8 weeks before you start seeing the difference. After 3 months, you’ll see the full results that are possible if you’re applying EyEnvy every morning. How Do You Apply EyEnvy Serum? Application is really easy — you take the applicator wand and knock off any excess. The wand is a bit like a liquid eyeliner brush — a very fine, pointed applicator. Apply the conditioning serum to the lash line of your upper lids — do not apply on your bottom lashes.


According to this woman’s EyEnvy review, it’s possible to grow hair on the top of your cheeks if you try to use the product on your bottom lashes. Don’t go there! A single coat of EyEnvy every morning is plenty – you don’t need to add more than 1 coat, trust me! Leave for 1-2 minutes to dry before applying makeup. What Are The Key Ingredients In EyEnvy? EyEnvy includes many ingredients that help to promote eyelash health, strength and growth. Here's the full list: Water (Aqua), Myristoyl Pentapeptide 17, Butylene Glycol, Dextran, Acetyl Tetrapeptide 3, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Panthenol, Sodium Citrate, Leuconostroc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Polysorbate 20, Gluconolactone, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Yeast Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arctostaphylosa Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract, Magnisium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Sodium, Metabisulfite, Triethanolamine. Does EyEnvy Expire? While unopened, a tube of EyEnvy will last for around 18 months. Once you open it, the formula will stay active for about 9 months according to their website. [2] EyEnvy is a lash conditioner serum that uses a special formula of vitamins and peptides to encourage eyelash hair growth across your lash line and even your brows. How Much Does EyEnvy Cost? In Canada (and in my salon Sunday Beauty Boutique) a small tube (2.0 ml) costs $90, while the larger tube (3.5 ml) costs $125.00. You save around $17.50 by purchasing the larger tube. To order online click here.

Who Will Benefit From EyEnvy? People who have over plucked their eyebrows, leaving them sparse. Those who have damage due to poorly applied eyelash extensions. People who have used mascara too much, damaging their lashes. Women who are going through menopause. Anyone who wants eyelashes with more length and volume.

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Great eyebrows can make an individual’s confidence soar. While a handful of clients walk through a spa’s doors with a clear idea of how they want their eyebrows to look, most clients are expecting the professional to provide direction on shape and shade, which makes perfect sense if you think about it. After all, we’re the experts, right? But, what if eyebrows are an add-on to the services you offer and not your primary focus? It can be intimidating to know clients are literally placing their eyebrows in your hands. 

 

With the following three-step best eyebrows blueprint, allow me to make the process of selecting the perfect shape and shade for your clients infinitely easier. 

 

DETERMINE THE CLIENT’S FACE SHAPE

This is the first step in landing on a great eyebrow look, so take your time with this. There are five core face shapes, each with their own characteristics:

  • Heart: The chin is pointed and the forehead is the widest part of the face.

  • Oval: The face is balanced, with very little width difference between the forehead and chin.

  • Rectangle or Oblong: The face is longer than it is wide.

  • Square: The face is basically as wide as it is long and the jaw is slightly angled.

  • Round: The cheekbones are the widest part of the face and the chin is curved.
     

WORK TOGETHER TO SELECT THE IDEAL EYEBROW LOOK

While this is not written in stone, you and your client may want to tweak and customize based on how lush or sparse their existing eyebrows are and the image they want to project. These are what I generally consider to be the most flattering eyebrow shapes for each type of face:

Heart: A slightly rounded arch.

A low arch will create a more natural look and a higher arch will elongate a shorter face.
Oval: A soft, angled arch that shoots straight up at 45 degrees, then gently curves down.
Rectangle or Oblong: A soft arch, with a wide distance between the eyebrows. Ideally, eyebrows will not exceed the inner corner of the eye.
Angular, with a lifted arch and lengthened tail, which will help balance the face.
 

Go with more of an arched look, rather than rounded. Adding a defined arch instantly gives a lifted, more elongated look, which can be really beautiful.

 

DEFINE AND BEAUTIFY WITH COLOR

Subtle shading enhances every eyebrow, even the most full and lush. But, since it isn’t always easy to know which eyebrow colour will be the most flattering for a client, I’ll share this incredibly easy insider tip: match it to the client’s hair roots. This will all but guarantee a flattering effect, lending just the right amount of definition and polish. Another insider tip is to shade with a dark brown and not a black pencil if the client’s eyebrows are black. The black on black will most likely be too dark. If a client is a blonde, however, you’ll most likely want to go a shade darker than their roots. This will avoid the washed-out effect that no client wants and add some visual pop and impact. This is, however, the preference of the client, so it’s important to ask.

 

See how easy it is to select the right shape and shade for your clients? Now get out there and create some serious eyebrow magic.

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