LUSH LASHES WITHOUT THE GLUE: LASH LIFT 101

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It's no secret that lush lashes can make you look and feel so much better. They frame the face and bring attention to the eyes, and give you a boost of beauty and confidence. But if you are like me, you may not be able to commit to lash extensions and the maintenance that they require.

Enter, the Lash Lift!

The Lash Lift is essentially a lash perm and tint together

in a two part service at a salon. The lashes are permed in a lifted and curled position, and then tinted with a rich dark color from root to tip.

The results last upto 6 weeks and women everywhere are jumping on this band wagon. Just search the term

#lashlift on instagram

and you'll see some amazing results. The price typically ranges from $60-100 depending on the salon.

Moore Hair Design, Lash Lift Service, Salt Lake City Lashes

Take a look at the process in the

video

below for more info.

Just keep in mind that this process should be done in a salon by a trained professional, you don't want to be messing around when it comes to your eyes. I had my lashes done by 

@BeautyBy_Bree

at

Moore Hair Design

in Cottonwood Heights.

The process takes about 1hr. from start to finish, and isn't painful in any way. Your lashes are carefully glued back to a silicone pad (there are different sizes for different lash lengths and the amount of curl desired) Next a lash-safe perming solution is applied to the lashes and processed for about 15 minutes. Next, the neutralizing solution is added and another 15 minutes of wait time.

Next, the tinting dye is applied to darken the lashes all the way to the root. This step alone makes a big difference in the final look of your lashes (unless you are blessed with super dark lashes to begin with, lucky you!)

After the tint is processed a conditioning oil is applied to loosen the lashes from the silicone pad. Just like a perm for your hair, you'll want to avoid wetting the lashes for 24-48 hours to ensure the curl is set. And that's it! Beautiful lift lashes without an ounce of glue.

Have a question, just ask! xo

WHAT TYPE OF HIGHLIGHTS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU? // DECODING STYLISTS LINGO ONCE AND FOR ALL

explanation of the differences between balayage, ombre, foiling, highlights, tipping

It can be confusing to sit down in your stylists' chair, and discuss the myriad of possibilities when it comes to highlights. Plus there are new techniques popping up all of the time, not to mention buzzwords and trends that come and go so fast, it'll make your head spin! 

That being said- this post will clarify the techniques you can expect to hear about in your local salon, and the different results you'll achieve with them.

Studio5 TV

stopped in to my salon today, so I can give you the run down and hopefully lessen your confusion and help you to get the best results for your own individual needs.

Moore Hair Design

 |  Salt Lake City

Why are some highlights processed in foils/papers, while others are left exposed?

  • Foil or paper sheets are used to separate hair strands from one another to prevent colors bleeding on to one another. It's a physical barrier and also a surface for the stylist to apply color onto for control and precision.

  • Color that is processed inside a foil also processes to be brighter/lighter because of the heat that is created inside the packet of foil- resulting in higher contrasting highlights.

What are the different in-foil highlighting methods called? 

  • Fine Weave - Small (less than 1/2 inch) woven sections of hair are placed inside the foil and color is applied for a subtle and more blended highlight or lowlight.

  • Chunky/Wide Weave - Large (1/2-1 inch) woven sections are placed into the foil and color is applied for a bold pop of color that is high contrast to the surrounding colors.

  • Panels or Slices -Large sections of hair are placed without any weaving action prior to placement inside the foil. This results in the entire panel of hair receiving color, for a very bold color application. This technique is often used for fashion colors such as blues and purples.

  • Tipping - A technique typically reserved for shorter hair when the ends or tips of the hair are placed in a foil and color is applied in one of the above mentioned fashions. Leaving un-changed roots, but a visible color change in the tips of the hair.

What about hand-painted highlights?

  • Balayage - [balāˈyäZH] A free form painting method where lightener is applied at the stylists discretion, slightly off of the scalp and typically more subtly at the root area, and more heavily at the mid length and ends. This results in a melted or graduated effect with more depth in color at the roots and lightness at the ends. Variations of this method are result in these often-buzzed about color patterns: Sombre, Flamboyage, Ombre, Color Melt. This method is typically processed in the open air resulting in a more subtle contrast between the surrounding hair. You may see stylists use cotton strands or plastic wrap to help separate the sections during the process as well.

I hope that gives you a good over view and understanding of what your stylist is talking about next time you are at the salon. Got a question? Just ask in the comments below. xo!

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PINTEREST AND ME // AN INTERVIEW WITH KSL NEWS

This week I had the great opportunity to be interviewed by a local news station, KSL 5- about Pinterest and how I use it in my business both at the salon and here on the blog.

I am a huge lover [and addict] of Pinterest and consider it a huge part of my success as a blogger. So I was honored to talk about it with some other great women who also use it in their businesses too.

I wanted to share the video with you here in case you were interested in learning more about it. Thank you all so much for reading this blog and supporting me the way you do! xo