October 31, 2007

Eyebrow Tinting & Dye those Brows

When even Oprah thinks dark's not better than light...

For those of you wondering how those damn celebrities have such Kick Ass Brows....I'm going to let you in on a secret used for many years on every set from here to Vancouver....& a product that's been around almost as long as the movies.

What happens when taking the Level 5 thru Level 1 eyebrow color up ( see why knowing the Level Colors help in a host of ways!!) to a softened beige is not an easy task to nail. For years part of every hair color service with me was an eyebrow tint at the same time...the "drapes MUST match the curtains!!" hee hee Even Oprah in all her glory and cash has found the secret to the beautiful brow when you are born with that dark brown to black brow. If you look at photos of her from the 80's when she began...she did not have the access to all the tricks of the trade. Now she OWNS THE TRADES.

The most poignant point about this bleach...is ...it does not get you where you want them to be in one step, for the majority . For a lucky few, it will....only after some practice. Its more than likely a 2 step process if you can believe that....which separates the Lions from the Lambs....who REALLY wants beautiful brows?

If you do, set aside an hour that first time. You have to play around with the timing as you will read in the instructions and everyone is different. Too light? and you will still have to use a nice beige eyebrow powder to fill them in, which is what I mean by a 2 step process. But at least you have killed those Jet black stripes across your brow, which is hell-acious on many people's complexion (personal preference abounds here). Too Dark and you can re-apply immediately, the directions are quite clear.

For the top starlets we bleach them very very light, then re-tint them as if we were coloring a head of hair so they are a beautiful beige, this way the color stays on all the time - we then give them some of the tint and instruct them how to re-tint if they need to before their next appointment. All that for the price of a small car! j/k.....but it is NOT cheap. {Do not try tinting them on your own, it is a tricky formulation which at some point in the near future will be a new post. They will end up orange or worse - the hair is such an odd texture it took a while to nail it}.

The product is Jolen Creme Bleach, now I have heard some use it for the "hair down there"... personally I use to do a small business on the side called PAINT BOX ( !! ) - we would bleach and then do shapes and bright colors - leopard prints....it was a blast....but I used the oil bleach....and still would I think it's safer.........the most important part? The masking off of the Private Parts ! ! ! Be very VERY careful!

If you have level 1 thru Level 5 Brow and your desire is a level 8 - 9 - 10 soft beige....
your product is JOLEN Bleach , it is made for the face and for the sensitive skin .
DO NOT US ANY OTHER TYPE OF BLEACH- PERIOD - or you will risk your brows.

This link shows several different sources, the $5.00 size is PLENTY if you only plan to do brows. The other size would last you, thru your grandchildren's... grandchildren!

2 sizes > 1 OZ & 4 OZ, price range from $4.00 - $10.00


October 27, 2007

Hair Fly-aways . . .now a 'piece-of-cake'

This new product is a helluva long time in the making. When I began formulating hair products, this was one of the very first I made, it is a very simple flormulation ( contact me - if interested- - I would be glad to post the formula)....it is scary -- how close >> mine and their formula's are >> I still make it for my clients and call it "Whack Attack"...naming products has always been a blast for me.

I will never understand why the large companies do not pick-up on the simple concept of: making styling products - dual purpose - - have them "moisturize and condition" while they are on the hair. As soon as I understood the concept of how to make products PROPERLY and safe....I could see that making any type of hair styling wax for men could also have 'Minoxidil' in it ( for those who are worried about losing their hair > > > every man on the planet)! They have styling products ON their hair for hours.

Same with women's flyaway's ( which we all have) why not make the styling wax have 1 or 2 of the natural butters & oils that are so rejuvenating. Which brings us to this brand new product . . . over at CAKE BEAUTY -- they have formulated the most wonderful: dry & flyaway balm made with a whopping 84% of Natural Shea Butter. Shea butter is from the Karite Tree in Africa...this one butter is one of "Gods" True Wonders - - and still fairly unknown. For centuries the African's have used it successfully for many ailments.

Shea butter is unique, not only does it act as a natural skin moisturizer it is extremely high in Vitamins A, E & F and enhances cell regeneration and capillary circulation. The most amazing wonder of this little butter (to me anyway) . . . . It is the very first and ONLY natural sunscreen - no chemicals needed ! How about that! ( I'm sure the reason we have not heard this is because of the HUGE supply companies we would be putting out of business with this little bit of info - such a shame) . Perhaps it is most effective when applied to the skin in its pure state.

Shea butter can be used to treat all of the following conditions: Dry Skin, Stretch Mark Prevention & Minimization, Psoriasis, Wrinkle Prevention,Scar Minimization & Skin Discolorations. As far as for hair and scalp: Shea repairs Dry, damaged, (especially) Frizzy Hair as well as many scalp issues. The Intensive Conditioner I make has 52% of pure UNREFINED organic Shea Butter and works UNBELIEVABLY...I truly think it helps hair growth & thickness -- so do my clients.

You get my drift on how highly I think of this butter......anyway here's the product: called SATIN SUGAR ....
Satin Sugar All Purpose Treatment Balm will simplify your life and handbag. Decadently mixed with 86% shea butter, you only need one balm for your entire body.This ultimate on-the-go balm will help take care of anything and everything beauty-related.
Nourishes and smooths frizzy ends & flyaway's, treats dry spots on skin, lips, cuticles, knees and even stretch marks.
Deliciously infused with: Shea Butter – contains 86% of this rich ingredient, chapped skin Beeswax – also included a dash of an emulsifying humectant that boasts nourishing properties with a satin-smooth texture.
Approx. $24.00
October 19, 2007

27 Uses for the wonderful Shea Butter

Shea Butter will provide improvement in all the conditions listed below. As you use this multi-purpose cream you are likely to discover additional uses. The amount of time required for optimum results with various conditions may vary with each condition. Wrinkles, for example, require 4 to 6 weeks of daily use. Itching is relieved immediately.
1.) Dry skin
2.) skin rash
3.) Controls Hair Fly-Aways
4.) Skin peeling, after tanning
5.) Blemishes and wrinkles
6.) Itching skin
7.) Sunburn
8.) shaving cream for a smooth silky shave
9.) hair dry ends
10.) Small skin wounds
11.) Skin cracks
12.) Tough or rough skin (on feet)
13.) Cold weather
14.) de-FRIZZING hair
15.) Frost bites
16.) Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
17.) Insect bites
18.) hair conditioner
19.) Healthy skin
20.) Muscle fatigue, aches and tension
21.) For before and after strenuous exercise
22.) Men's hair styling product
23.) Skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
24.) Eczema
25.) Hair follicle damage (hair loss)
26.) Dermatitis

27.) Skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc.)

The most effective shea butter is the UNREFINED...no its doesn't look all snow white & pretty, but if you want it to work at its optimum, then unrefined is the ticket....refining takes out all of the vitamins and yummy properties of the butter, just like with food... The UNREFINED butter can be truly amazing.

You can purchase a 8 ounce jar of unrefined shea butter from me through PAYPAL for $20.00
plus shipping. I happen to purchase mine from a group of women in Africa that use collecting the nuts as their sole method of income to support their children.

Purchase 8OZ Unrefined Shea Butter $20.00 plus $10.95 shipping charge
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October 14, 2007

EMO / Scene Hair Ideaology

October 9, 2007


Eyebrows are one of the most important features of the face

and yet often neglected. I have been asked many times about something to help brows grow, most inquiries come from those that "over-pluck", a huge problem with 15-25 year olds. My best advice is to get your eyebrows shaped professionally, then once a week follow what she started NEVER PLUCKING MORE THAN THE ORIGINAL SHAPE. The youth of America have a tendency to go overboard, especially taking too much from the top of the brow.

Eyebrows are super important, almost everyone should tint them, in one of the many different ways....it fills them in, therefore anytime you might be without make-up, they still show up (except Level 1 thru 5).
There is a new product I thought I would post claiming it helps those of you with over-plucked brows. Its worth a try, as soon as I hear how it works .... I will let you know.
Brow Boost ( $19.95) by Billion Dollar Brows is designed to help men and women restore thin, over-plucked brows. The deep conditioning action works overnight to help stimulate brow growth. Directions:Use nightly for 30 days and your brows should begin to fill in, giving you a beautiful brow line. Comes in a convenient brush-on applicator.
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