TIPS FOR CURLS

As summer is approaching, natural curly hair styles are a “go to” for most women. Wearable curly hair must be defined and as frizz free as can be.  Hydration is key to all things curly!  Try Dual Senses Rich Repair Shampoo and Conditioner by Goldwell.

As far as styling products go, you must ask yourself what look you want to achieve.

The Bouncy Soft Look can be achieved by applying Be Curly curl enhancing lotion (Aveda) to wet hair, followed by Glamour Whip mousse (Goldwell) for medium hold and extra shine. For best results diffuse throughout.

The Beach Look can be achieved by applying K Spray A Porter (Kerastase) to wet hair, or to already dried hair that needs extra texture can be air dried or lightly diffused.

-All looks can be completed with Big Finish hair spray (Goldwell) for extra hold and/or Diamond Gloss shine spray (Goldwell) for maximum shine.

For best results use the scrunching technique (making sure not to run fingers through hair) when applying product to wet hair, this will help keep your curls intact.

Remember to experiment with different products and have fun!

 

By:  Yelena Tchilikinyelena

Deberardinis Salon & Spa

 

Why Nails Hate Winter

services-3Two words: moisture loss. “Healthy nails contain 18 percent water on average,” says Erin Gilbert, a New York City dermatologist. “In winter, you’re constantly moving between the hot, dry air indoors and the freezing temperatures outdoors. These extremes can reduce the moisture level in your nails, leaving them dehydrated.” Dried-out nails are more likely to break, split, and chip. Compounding the harsh climate conditions are stressors such as hot showers (water draws moisture from nails as it evaporates from skin) and drying products, like polish removers with acetone, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and dishwashing liquid. “Washing dishes is just about the worst activity for nails,” says dermatologist Leslie Baumann. Time to break out the rubber gloves.

The Protection Plan

Intense hydration is the name of the game. Nails are made up of flattened dead cells containing keratin, but moisturizers can make them flexible, supple, and less likely to split and break. So when you reach for that rich winter hand cream (which you should apply after every hand washing), get in the habit of slathering your nails, too. If you have polish on, just massage the cream into the cuticles to help stimulate healthy nail growth.