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3 steps to your most radiant skin ever- by bareMinerals

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3 steps to your most radiant skin ever- by bareMinerals

Classic beauty entails beautiful youthful skin.  As we age, our skin looses its elasticity and begins to show the effects of this.  A simple daily routine can stop these effects before they start, unfortunately most of us don’t learn this until we already see the signs.   If you didn’t start a skin care regimen before you noticed wrinkles, sun damage or dryness (most of us didn’t)- the best time to start is now! Taking care of your skin is the first step towards youthful beauty.   We’re excited because we now carry bareMinerals full line of make up and skin care.

Bareminerals offers amazing and luxurious system for any skin type.  They recommend finding the perfect 3 products for your skin.  The first step is the Purifying.  They have 4 cleansers that all deliver exceptionally pure and revitalized skin.  The cornerstone of these is the Pure Plush, for all skins types. Starts as a cream, but with water transforms into a cushiony lather to refresh and lift away make up.  Then there is Clay Chameleon, a detoxifying clay-to-cream cleanser that lifts away impurities.  For those with dryer skin, there is Oil Obsessed, ultra-lightweight oil provides a comforting cleansing experience.  Oil obsessed is also great for removing waterproof eye make up.  Lastly, Blemish Remedy formulated to combat acne.  This cleanser helps prevent future break outs and treats existing ones, suitable for acne-prone skin or anyone who gets the occasional break out.

 

The second step, Empower, is the first of its kind infusion, designed to reawaken and help maintain your skins most vibrant look of health.  This fluid-serum powered by the long life herb derived from Okinawa Japan, where people live longer than other parts of the world.  This herb delivers radiant, resilient and more youthful looking skin.  This product is the most essential part of the system and is perfect for all skin types.  It soaks right in, plumps, firms, and smooths all while feeling super luxurious.

The last step of this pampering ritual is moisturize.  Pick the perfect level of moisture for your skin to soften, smooth and deeply replenish.  The lightest of the choices ideal for oily to combination skin is True Oasis. True Oasis is a unique oil-free gel cream that is formulated with peptides, ceramides, and amino acids to help smooth rough texture and ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  The next step up in moisture is Smart Combination designed for combination to normal skin, its light and oil-free with a little smoothing moisture to improve the skins appearance and replenish hydration.  Normal to dry skin gets treated with Bare Haven.  This creamy moisturizer revives overall resilience and suppleness and effortlessly blends into skin to help enhance a natural, healthy glow.   Lastly, for our dry to very dry skin types, we have Butter Drench.  This one deeply immerses your dry skin in rich, luxurious moisture.  Powered by intuitive mineral moisture technology and enriched with shea butter this saturates skin with rejuvenating moisture.

The next time you are in any of our 4 locations, you can try any of these steps or the whole system.  If you don’t necessarily want to take up all your make-up and re-apply, we can pamper your hands and revive them with a relaxing hand massage.  You’ll love  how amazing your skin feels  after we purify, empower and moisturize with the bareMinerals skinsorials line.

 

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Clogged Hairspray Hacks

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Clogged Hairspray Hacks

.If you love hairspray like me, you experienced the sputtering clog.  So annoying when the perfect fine mist is replaced by a drippy, weak and pathetic attempt at a spray. And why do I only get this when I’m in a super hurry.  Sigh.  Ok, but as a hairstylist I’ve learned some quick hacks.

Now there are levels of clog.  It can be an easy nail flick to fix and range up to taking the sprayer apart.  The faster you resolve the situation,  the less severe the resolution is. Kinda like life.

De-clogging hacks below:

Try to use your fingernail or bobby pin to scrape off the dried hairspray from the nozzle opening.  Do this first, before getting the nozzle wet, as dried hairspray is likely to pick off in one piece .

Still clogged? Run hot water and get a cup or bowl to submerge the top of the hairspray.  Soak the hairspray container in the hot water for 5 minutes.  towel the sprayer off and test it.

Still sputtering? remove the top plastic button, it should just click off, and put back into the hot water.  Next look at the tube that supplies the product and aerosol to the actual nozzle.  if you can see it clogged, try poking it with a bobby pin, then rinse with warm water.  Place the nozzle back onto the can and try it.

If after these three steps you don’t have success- I’m going to give you two pieces of advice.

Maybe the can is done. might just be old, or no product left and-

If your hairspray doesn’t dissolve with hot water, do you really want that on your head? Professional hairsprays are designed to be water soluble. You can achieve the strongest of hold with professional products.  Personally I love some Redken hairspray.

Mermaids & Unicorns

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Mermaids & Unicorns

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Bright hair is everywhere lately!  Mermaidians and Unicorn tribe is now a way of life.  Some people go big, transforming their hair, reminding this blogger of My Little Ponies, in a great way!  If you have been thinking of living in Technicolor, read below to know some basic facts about taking the plunge into a vivid, colorful hair dream.

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How do you get your hair this Rainbow Bright?  The key to these colors’ vibrancy is a two-step process.  First, the hair must be pre-lightened (read bleach) to achieve a light enough canvas to see the hue.  Some colors require more lightness as a background than others.  Pastels are only achievable on the lightest of pale blonde hair.  Hot tip: if your stylist suggests Olaplex, Ph Bonder, or other strengthening treatments- do it.  Bright colors don’t last on compromised (read: fried) hair.  The stronger your hair, the better the results.

After the hair is lightened, the direct dye (the most vibrant hair color available) is deposited on dried strands.  This process is known to be lengthy, so younger kids and fidgety people, beware!  That being said, if only some parts of the hair is to be super colorful, I do recommend a gloss or some color on the other parts of the hair so the shine is consistent. For example, if you are just putting hot pink on the ends of your hair, a gloss on the root area to the pink really completes the look.

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Unfortunately, the maintenance for this look does not end with salon visits.  A color protecting shampoo and conditioner are a MUST for this adventurous look.  If you heat style your hair regularly, a heat-protectant is also needed.   Dry shampoo is a great way to stretch out time between shampoo, making color last even longer.  After washing your hair, be mindful of the towel or any other cloth that comes into contact with your wet hair.  White towels can become pink; pillowcases can grab purple, etc.

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Some colors even glow under black light.

Be forewarned that while rocking this awesome look, people will stare at you.  People will ask you if that is your natural color ( har-de-har, dad jokes). But some say that is the best part!  This is not a look for wallflowers.  You can always do a little peek-a-boo piece to see if you are ready to commit.

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One last thing to consider:  removing the direct dyes that are used for these looks is best left to a professional.  We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, but know, as awesome as we are, changing you back to “normal” can be a process.  Don’t let that scare you – talk to your stylist today about a jewel shade or candy hue today!

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The “Secret” your stylist is dying to tell you.

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The “Secret” your stylist is dying to tell you.

As a stylist and hair colorist, sometimes people can confuse us with magicians.  Believe me, we wish we were.  Hair color and other hair chemical services are science, and science has rules.  If you are a fan of chemical hair services, you have probably noticed the aftermath.  Bonds being broken in the hair cause damage to the hair structure.  Damage is seen as broken hair, wiggly or frizzy hair, limp and lifeless strands or inability to hold color.  The secret?  We now have an incredible tool to combat hair damage for all hair types.

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Olaplex! Olaplex is a system stylists can use to get healthier hair results.  It dramatically reduces breakage with any chemical services.  Olaplex will relink the bonds that are broken during a chemical service and strengthen the hair immediately. Olaplex makes your hair stronger, healthier, and color will last longer.

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This incredible tool can be used just as a treatment for distressed hair to help rebuild the strength, structure and integrity to the point where you can proceed with a chemical service.  Olaplex can also be used with hilights, balayage, on-the-scalp lightener, extensions, keratin treatments, relaxers, perms, thermal straighteners and to repair bounce to naturally curly hair.

The system has three parts.  No 1 an No 2 are used by your stylist and No 3 is a take home treatment designed to keep the hair in pristine condition. Once you experience this system, you’ll never want to be with out it.  Want your stylist to love you? Ask about using Olaplex with your next chemical service and watch them smile.  Olaplex is available to experience at Salon Disegno this moment.

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Behind the Scenes of Our Photoshoot

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If you were wondering where Salon Disegno has been for the last two days, you are not alone.  We just wrapped our two-day amazing photoshoot led by the talented Noah Hatton. Noah is well known in the fashion business for his ability to style hair in any environment.  Georgia’s heat, humidity and wind certainly put his skills to the test.  Noah has been assisting, working, and teaching in the hair industry since high school.   His work has been featured on multiple magazine covers, fashions spreads, and advertisements.  We are so thrilled to have worked with him so closely.  After multiple visits to the salon to teach us the ropes, the photoshoot was finally here.

Two days, 15 models, production managers, videographer, multiple wardrobe changes and over 10 locations- we can safely say we worked our tails off.  We are so excited to see the final product!  Check out some behind the scene shots to tide you over until our final product is finally ready.

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You Need To Lighten Up!

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You Need To Lighten Up!

With warmer weather on the way, styles are starting to change.  Bye, boots! Hello, sandals! Wardrobe changes isn’t the only thing our salon is noticing.  Hair color is lightening up!  Longer days, more sun, and the thoughts of vacation are all around us.  This is reflected in the haircolor our guests ask for.  New soft, blurred and hand-painted hi-lighting techniques that are coming to the fashion fore-front are in high demand!  And what is awesome, is because these looks are so soft, lightening the hair is now open to more people.   Dark hair? Olive skin? Don’t think blonde would suit you?  Scared of maintenance? The clouds have parted, and we all can lighten up our hair! Check out the slide show below for some inspiration and dream light!

 

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This March, Redken launched their new three part lightening system designed for lightening every hair level (that means darkness of hair.) Blonde Idol Color gives your stylist the tools they need to lighten every level from dark brunettes to light blondes.  They can provide on-trend platinum, lighten up with rich caramel highlights, anything between balayage to ombre, and more!  And because it is from Redken, you know the science is there to protect the hair’s integrity.

Now, Once you have been blessed with your new lightened look, don’t forget to take care!  At home hair-care is what is going to make or break the new sunny you.  To keep your hair shining, soft and on-tone- Redken Blonde Idol shampoo and custom-tone conditioner is a must.

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Prom Dreams come true for Gwinnett Teens

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Prom Dreams come true for Gwinnett Teens

Salon Disegno loves to give back to Gwinnett!  Earlier this month, we teamed up with Gwinnett County DFCS (Devision of Family and Children Services) to provide essentials for a perfect prom night.  This 4th annual Promstarganza provided dresses, tuxes and shoes for teens in need.  Along with the formal attire, teens also received hair and make-up tips for the big night!

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Our lovely stylists (some pictured above) donated their time and skills to be a part of this amazing event.  As stylists, we get the opportunity to talk to many of the people in Gwinnett and we feel it is very important to contribute to the local community. Every month we have a specific service project.  With our specific skill set, helping teens with a prom look is right up our alley.

“Seeing the transformation was beautiful!  Those girls were so different from start to finish, inside and out!”  ~ Katie Jo Williams

You could really see that the girls felt beautiful.  They were so grateful and sweet.  One of the girls hugged me after I did her hair and make up.  She said we are magical fairies! ” ~ Christina Lindsey

Prom is meant to be a fun, memorable experience, and I think we helped bring a little of that excitement back to the girls!” ~ Hollyanne Porter

“This opportunity to make these young women feel beautiful was so fulfilling and rewarding! I feel lucky to be able to share something that I love doing with people that get so much out of it.”  Amanda Chase

We helped the girls feel pretty and like they can actually have fun at prom and not worry about wearing or looking the part…It was really touching to me.” Hannah Moore

A big THANK YOU to our guests who donated gently used prom gowns, donating makes a huge difference!

If you ever want to help, ask your stylist how Salon Disegno is giving back this month.  Also, you can donate to our Fringe Benefits program.  We draw from that to provide local scholarships and fund other projects that help out all around Gwinnett.

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NEW Chromatics Ultra Rich Color from Redken

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NEW Chromatics Ultra Rich Color from Redken

A whole NEW color line from Redken!  You have probably heard of Redken Chromatics- a fabulous luxury color line with prismatic, healthy results.  Chromatics has a multi-dimensional effects, showing off natural peaks and valleys of tonality.  What Chromatics Ultra Rich offers something completely different with the same No Ammonia delivery system.  Chromatics Ultra Rich lets you achieve monochromatic hues with luminous shine and uniform results from roots to ends.  Basically- Chromatics is like a shimmery lip gloss and Chromatics Ultra Rich is your lipstick.  Now your stylist has more tools to get you the exact look you crave.  Watch this minute video to see Chromatic Ultra Rich color in action!

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Latest From Vegas!

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Latest From Vegas!

Our Disegno Girls are having the time of their lives!  Opening night is a great HUGE celebration/show that sets the tone for the whole symposium.  Check out the gallery below to see what we captured!

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Ok, for those of you who watched the slide show- most exciting part?? Apparently two new lines! #FrizzDemiss and #ExtremeLength.  OMG! We can only speculate what that could mean.  Stay tuned!

We’re @ Redken Symposium 2015!!

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We’re @ Redken Symposium 2015!!

vegas2015 Redken is throwing us a party!  Well, that’s how we see it- But actually Redken Symposium in fabulous Las Vegas is meeting of the industry’s leading educators, stylists and colorists!  We learn but also have fun, I mean, it is Vegas.  This bi-annual meeting serves a great purpose.  Surrounding yourself with knowledge, inspiration, and business skills, Redken encourages you to “Learn better, earn better, and live better”.  The classes offered range from in-depth knowledge on how color is actually made, to how to build your brand, to picking the perfect cut for a clients face shape.  There is so much knowledge and inspiration to soak in.  Being surrounding by a sea of people who share your passion is truly an electrifying experience.

Sounds great for the four stylists Salon Disegno has attending this event right now!  But what do we get?  Redken Symposium is also known to us in the Redken world as a premiere of new products! New colors and technology are normally unveiled.   Last symposium in 2013, we were introduced to the Redken Steam Iron that is now a staple in our salons.  So we wait, hold our breath for the next big thing!  This blogger is in close touch with our salon attendees and will be posting updates- so be sure to keep an eye out!

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