Thursday, December 27, 2012

Shedding Hair


how to COpe WITH SEASONAL HAIR SHEDDING 

Seasonal hair shedding can be such a nightmare! There are ways to make sure even the most serious of shedding doesn’t bother you that much. You don’t have anything to risk but a few minutes of your time! Take a look at this list of easy cures for hair shedding problems that have been driving you crazy, try them out and start enjoying every season:


BRUSHING MORE OFTEN

Even the ladies with wavy to curly hair have to start working on their relationship with a brush or a comb! I know you think it ruins the curls and makes your hair look like you've stuck your finger in a socket, but it’s the only way to get rid of the dead hairs stuck in the mass of healthy, live ones. Try to comb yours twice, once in the morning and once before bed but you can do it more often if you’d like. In case you’re worried this will mess up your curls, here’s a trick, run wet fingers through your hair once you’re done brushing, or spritz some water, and give your curls about 15-30 minutes to air dry and regroup.

LEAVE YOUR HAIR LOOSE

Take your pick among tons of great styles to help you look your best each day but remember to untie your hair while chilling in the comfort of your own home. Styles that put a lot of stress onto your scalp and roots are not the most ideal choice for all day round wear anyways! And that’s not all, ponytails and buns won’t let the loose hairs fall out naturally, increasing the chances of them getting all tangled with the healthy ones as well as the risk of damaging your hair while trying to detangle and remove dead hairs.

AVOID HEAVY STYLING PRODUCTS

You don’t want dead hairs sticking and tangling with your healthy ones, so the solution is to avoid mousses, hair gels and all the other products that make your hair sticky. We’re not talking about long-term commitment here, of course, just something you may want to think about in those days when your hair seems to shed more than it grows.

EXPERIMENT WITH BANGS

Once the seasonal hair shedding had stopped you’ll probably end up dealing with a lot of baby hairs! Now’s the perfect time to give bangs a go. A stylish full fringe will help you hide that unruly peach fuzz at your hairline. The worst of shedding usually happens in autumn or early spring which means you’ll definitely have enough time to grow out your bangs before the next hot summer!

STYLE IT RIGHT

Speaking about baby hairs, fuzz, frizz and all the post shedding drama, remember what I told you about ditching heavy styling products? Well, you can forget about it at this point! Once all the old hair has fallen out and there’s tons of new frizzies to worry about, you could use all the help a hairspray, gel, pomade and shine serum can provide! Use gels and hair sprays to nail down a perfectly glamorous sleek bun or chignon or opt for a shine serum to help smooth down those tiny fly aways.

AVOID CERTAIN COLORS AND/OR FABRICS

It’s actually quite simple, in the case that your hair is dark, you should probably stick to darker colors and vice versa. It’s not a rule you should follow for months thus limiting your outfit choices, merely a cool trick to help you look your best even in those days when the shedding gets unbearable. Choose your fabrics carefully as well! Rougher or static-y fabrics will prolong your agony and make the loose hairs stick while silkier, softer or less static-prone ones help them roll off undetected.









Friday, December 14, 2012

Perka APP

INTRODUCING
PERKA

We now are offering a great new perks system at the salon!
You can go to www.getperka.com to get the app or look it up on your smart phone

Download the PERKA app on your iPhone or Android phone, then open the app during your next visit to Nicole Jeffrey's and check in. 

The first time you check in with us we will give you 25 bonus points to get you started!

For every dollar spent you will earn a point! As the points add up you will receive Big Rewards!

100 points earns you a $15 credit towards any Retail product.

200 Points earns you $20 off Any Service or Retail product.

300 Points earns you a Free Shellac Manicure

400 Points earns you a Free Shampoo, Cut & Finish

750 Points earns you a Free One Hour Facial

1,000 Points earns you a Free 90 Minute Massage

4,000 Points earns you the Total You Package Plus Color

And if you think all that sounds great you will become a regular with your first 6 visits, which you can earn your points 10% faster

Become a VIP with 12 visits and you can earn points 25% faster

We want to Reward you for being our Loyal Clients and show you how much we appreciate you! 

Get the Perka App now and start getting Rewarded!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Longer Eyelashes


how to make your EYELASHES APPEAR LONGER

Longer eyelashes are the way to go this season, and finding the right ways to make eyelashes look longer isn't always easy! If you've tried every single thing to lengthen your eyelashes, and are looking for the tips to help you get fuller eyelashes, here are some great tips to guide you along the way. 

Powder

One of the greatest ways to make eyelashes look longer, and be more plush, is by adding a bit of powder to you lashes before you've applied your mascara. What this does is make your lashes super lush, totally plush, and thick. It also makes the mascara stay on a little bit longer without clumping! This is very easy to get the longer lashes you've desired.
Color
All you do to get fuller eyelashes is coat your lashes in black, then use a dark brown along the tips and then coat them in black again. This absolutely will make your lashes appear thicker and longer! 
Lengthening Mascara
Coat your lashes at least a couple times with the lengthening mascara, making sure you coat every single lash before you move on. It’s a great way to make your eyes look bigger and your lashes look longer!
Eyelash Curler
After one use of the eyelash curler, you’ll see just just how beautiful your eyelashes can really look and just how curly they can be! Be careful and don’t use your eyelash curler every single day, it can cause your eyelashes to break eventually if you use it too often.
Clear Mascara
You can actually do a clear mascara before you place the color that you are using. The reason? It causes your lashes to look fuller and longer! It’s also a great way to ensure that your lashes are going to stay looking long and fresh!
Color Tricks
You can use colors to actually make your lashes look longer. For example, putting black along the edges lashes and then brown in the middle can make your lashes appear so much longer and thicker. Also take your time applying mascara it helps separate them and keep them from clumping, therefore making them look longer.
Brush your Lashes
If you brush your lashes, you’ll see just how thick, how full and how long they are! Just simply use an eyebrow brush. It's the simple things that get those lashes looking gorgeous.
Mascara Brush
Know the brush that you are working with! Is it silicone, is it clumpy, is it double-sided? There are so many different mascara brushes out there, you have to find the one that really works for you!
Permanent Eyeliner
Permanent eyeliner will help enhance those lashes. This is one sure way you can avoid having to apply mascara all together, it will keep your eyelashes looking soft and pop your eye's out as well.












Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How to strengthen your hair


how TO STRENGTHEN YOUR HAIR


We all want strong, shiny, healthy hair, but unfortunately the stresses and strains of daily modern life tend to make it difficult. A busy schedule often mean our locks don't get the attention they deserve. Between the outdoors and the indoors, our hair tends to become neglected, weak, fragile and brittle. If your strands are feeling a little on the worse side, and you’d like to see their natural shine restored, these helpful tips will help guide you in the right direction.

PROTEIN 

It is important to understand that weak hair needs special attention. If yours is feeling a little brittle and lifeless, you’ll need to get yourself a specially designed set of shampoo and conditioner. Opt for something that is protein enriched: this will help your hair to rebuild it's strength you long for. We offer a great variety of shampoo's and conditioners at the salon. Ask about our Joico k-pak line to get you started!

MOISTURe

Dull, fragile hair is often left looking lifeless because it is dehydrated. Very dry hair is prone to breakage in ways that healthy, nourished locks are not, and so it’s important that you give yours the moisture that it needs. Apply an intense conditioning hair mask about once every week, or twice in times of real hair crisis, and consider a leave in re-hydrating treatment as well.

less heat

Beware of taking very hot showers. Exposing your locks to high temperatures can actually contribute to weakening. Make sure your water temperature is sitting somewhere around the pleasantly warm mark, and never let it go all the way up to scalding hot. We also encourage less heat when you use your blow dryer  if you have a medium setting use that before the high heat, or just simply air dry your hair.

diet

Your diet is such an important factor when it comes to re-conditioning weak and lifeless hair. Make sure you are getting all the correct vitamins and minerals by adding a multivitamin to your daily diet regime, or by increasing your intake of foods rich in protein and iron, and those full of calcium as well.

PROTECT

Curling irons, blow dryers and ceramic hair straighteners have become tools in our everyday beauty arsenals, and, as we know by now, they also contribute significantly to weakening our locks. In order to avoid dehydration and the breakage that results from it, it is crucial that you apply a defensive product before you get on with using the heat from one of those tools. This will help to seal in moisture, and will guard against the weakening effect of exposure to high temperatures as well.

GET RID OF SPLIT ENDS

Split ends occur when hair is especially dry and fragile at the tips and they pose a real threat to the rest of your locks as well. Split ends can ‘grow’ up the length of the hair, so that eventually almost the entire strand is cut in two. It goes without saying that this contributes significantly to weakening, and so, in order to keep your locks strong, it’s important that you trim about every six weeks or so.

DETANGLER

While this is perhaps not so much a means by which to strengthen hair as a strategy to avoid excessive breakage, it is very important to consider. Especially if your hair is a little on the fragile side, you don’t want to be dragging a brush or comb through them; instead, get yourself a good quality detangling spray and use it to help you to brush without breakage.

SPF

We often forget that our hair, when it is exposed to UV rays, suffers significantly from sun damage. In order to protect your locks from this kind of inevitable wear and tear, it’s a good idea to invest in an SPF enriched product for your hair.
We offer a great 4 step conditions treatment at the salon as well! Call 330-733-0700 to set up your appointment today, before the heat from your house sucks all the moisture away from your strands.





Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fixes for Thinning Hair


WAYS TO HIDE THINNING HAIR

There are plenty of ways to hide thinning hair.  Now, I’m sure you know wigs, weaves and extensions are all cool ways for disguising thinning hair but, there are plenty of other things you can try. Whether your thinning problem is reversible or a result of genetics and/or age, there is a way to add hair volume without having to pay top dollar for hairpieces! Interesting, right? Well, check out these following suggestions:

change

Darker shades of hair makes thinning more noticeable, which is why hairdressers usually advise a hair color change! Simply go a shade or two (maybe even three if you’re brave) lighter and those areas where your scalp used to kind of peek through won’t be as noticeable as before.

LAYER IT

Disguising thinning hair or giving the illusion of volume to thin hair can be achieved with tons of layers! Ask your stylist to cut a few more layers, style them then explain how to achieve the same result at home. Have them suggest a few products and styling techniques for you to use on daily basis.

VOLUMIZE!

Although it gives great results, teasing as a popular volume-boosting method probably isn’t what you want to be doing day, after day! No need to risk further thinning, breakage and damage. Why not experiment with other ways to add hair volume such as thickening hair care and styling products? Thickening shampoo and conditioner will work wonders on their own, giving you the illusion of at least 20% thicker hair. But, you can also follow up with a root booster, volumizing mousse or powder and crank that volume up even more.

ACESSORIZE

But what if your thinning hair isn’t a result of age or genetics, but a completely reversible damage your hair had sustained through your wig or extension wearing habit or chemical treatments? Well, time to give your hair a break, there are ways to hide thinning hair and look absolutely gorgeous in the process! Fold your favorite scarf into a headband or invest (and maybe even design) a few elasticized, quick-slip ones to have on the go and you’ll have a trendy interesting look to experiment with while growing out your edges.
COLOR
Scalp colors are another interesting, highly effective way to hide thinning hair and make those critical patched areas less noticeable. Don’t give up your beloved hair color – get a matching spray-on color instead and achieve that head full of hair at home! You will have to experiment a bit to find the product that works best for you, but once you discover that perfect, non-sticky, non-transferable, long lasting formula, obtaining a flawless hairstyle will be a piece of cake!
be CREATIVE
Speaking about ways to hide thinning hair – here’s a tip that never gets old! Part your hair differently and experiment with hairstyles that can help make those critical areas less noticeable. And with so many hair accessories you can use… who’s to say you won’t even enjoy your new and improved styling habits!
KERATIN PROTEIN FIBErs
Look for a product containing keratin protein fibers! This product basically looks like a powder, but actually contains special protein fibers that attach themselves to your hair making it look thicker, fuller and more voluminous! And crazy as it may sound – this revolutionary product really works magic and, unlike scalp color sprays, won’t run in humid weather!










Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nicole Jeffrey's Sparties


Want FREE facial services? 
Or discounts on professional skin care products? 

Become an exclusive host for a professional BIOELEMENTS® skin care party at Nicole Jeffrey’s. 

Sparties are perfect for football widows, holiday treats, or just for fun!


HOW TO BECOME A HOST
Gather 4-7 friends or family members (Limit 8 per party)

THE PERKS:

Earn up to 20% in FREE*

        
TOTAL PARTY SALES
10% of party sales with NO new party booked
15% of party sales with ONE new party booked
20% of party sales with TWO new parties booked
$500
$400
$300
$200
$50
$40
$30
$20
$75
$60                    
$45
$30
FREE ½ HR FACIAL
$100
$80
$60
$40
FREE HR FACIAL
The chart above is for example only and does not represent minimums or maximums. You can earn 10, 15, 20 percent or more based on actual sales total at the party you host and the number of bookings from your event to use toward your choice of BIOELEMENTS® products and services.

WHAT TO EXPECT
All sparties are on Sundays from 12-6 at Nicole Jeffrey’s Salon & Spa. We provide wine and snacks and each guest (including the host) will receive the following:

ü  Skin analysis
ü  Double cleanse
ü  Exfoliation
ü  Mask
ü  Toner
ü  Moisturizer
ü  Professional advice
ü  Discounted retail products
ü  Discounted facial services


Book a Party Now! Let’s get the party started. Pick the date. Invite some friends. 
To book a party or for more information call 330-733-0700 or email askaskincareproffesional.nic.j@gmail.com

Friday, November 9, 2012

How to get your Hair Blowout to last


how TO MAKE YOUR hair BLOWOUT LAST



How to make a blow out last seems to be a question most women have. There’s nothing like a good blowout from the salon to make you feel like a brand new woman! We get our hair done, fall in love with that beautifully tousled hair and, naturally, want to find out how to make it last. It’s not that easy, of course, but it can be done which is what matters the most! So here's a few hair tricks and effective ways to make your blowout last as long as possible so you can preserve the sexy feel and keep your locks looking lovely as long as possible!


hands off 

One of the hardest things to do after you get a fabulous blowout is to keep your hands off those soft and silky strands but it’s one of the most important rules! The one you must follow in case you want to master the art of how to make a blowout last. Touching your hair will cause it to lose its shape and body as well cause your scalp to produce oil so admire your hair from afar and avoid touching it at all costs!
WRAP IT UP
Wrapping your hair up can mean the difference between waking up to soft, straight strands and having to face a tangled mess! Grab a silk scarf and carefully and loosely wrap your hair up so that the ends aren't disturbed and leave bangs out. Avoid putting anything that might dent or produce weird lines in your hair.
TIE it DOWN
If you don't have a silk scarf to use, another trick to making a blowout last is to loosely tie the ends of your hair in a ponytail with a soft scrunchie high on the top of your head. Leave out the front portion that frames your face and sleep with a satin pillowcase. The key here is to loosely tie up your hair so that your strands and ends remain intact without becoming tangled or causing frizz.
SHOWER AND SHINE
Make your blowout last even in the shower by putting your hair up again in a high and loose ponytail and tie a scarf or bandana around your hairline so that the shower cap doesn't make any your hair and to keep hair from getting wet. Once you're done showering, dry yourself off and shake your hair out. Feel free to use hairspray to help settle your hair. One hairspray that will be great is Bed Head Masterpiece for $19.50.  It will provide hold without that crunchy look and will keep your hair looking healthy and shiny.
DRY SHAMPOO
Another important step in how to make a blowout last is to use a dry shampoo after a couple of days when your scalp and/or hair starts feeling a little oily. There are a lot of excellent dry shampoo's available, we offer the Kenra for $19.50 . Spritz or powder your roots and gently rub or brush the formula in to improve the look, feel, smell and texture of your hair!
REDUCE PRODUCT USE
When you’re looking for ways to make your blowout last, keep in mind that you want to use the least amount of products possible such as serums, certain hairsprays and shine enhancers. You can use these products, especially if you're hoping to prolong your blowout for a work week, although using them towards the end is generally considered better  as it will allow you to have a fresher looking style as opposed to the one matted with a full week’s worth of product buildup.
BRING THE HEAT
One of the final steps in how to make a blowout last is to use a large barreled curling iron to give your hair some oomph. Change your part for more volume and use dry shampoo again if needed. Give your hair some bouncy curls or just use the iron to flip the ends under and get a more uniform look. If you don't have time to curl your hair, dirty hair is always the easiest to style and braid so go for a fun fishtail braid or try something new!
Nicole Jeffrey's Salon & Day Spa
Call 330-733-0700 to set up your appointment today with one of our stylist to get your beautiful blowout!








Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall Hair Trends


HAIR TRENDS FOR FALL 2012


Hair trends for fall are unexpected, interesting and always pretty, which is why we have to share them with you! So, are you ready to fight the frizz? Have you taken your hairdryers, curling irons and brushes out to battle the fall weather? Are you ready to work hard on perfecting all those complicated styles that are almost always impossible to replicate? Well, we have the trends, and tips right here to guide you through getting the look you desire! 

*Messy Braids


Loose, messy, and kind of boho, braids are all the rage this fall. Try getting a little spice to your braid by adding some flowers or ribbon.  Let that braid get frizzy, no need to get picky with this one.  The messier the better for this look. A braid is a perfect way to get the hair  out of our faces. Great for summer it also flows straight into fall!  Need some tips on braiding? Call the salon and set up an appointment today and one of our girls would be glad to guide you! 


*Center Part for your Hair


Wavy, Curly or Silky smooth, Your hair must be parted in the center this season! Many celebrities have already embraced it, even if your used to a side part, switch it up a little and try it out.  You will for sure get some great compliments from family, friends, & coworkers. It not only looks good but makes the face more symmetrical and slim (who doesn't love a slim looking face).  Not bad for something simple to try out and give your self a change you've been hoping for! 


*Ponytail


High, low, messy, or clean cut, a ponytail is the most stylish way to deal with the bad hair days from our fall weather!  Some would suggest to wear it low, have a messy look, and pin it down for a different looking ponytail, while others like a more elegant, sleek, low ponytail with a center parting.  Why not try a few different ways to give that pony a good galloping! Regardless of how simple or extreme it is, a ponytail is one of this fall's hottest hair trends.  


*Bouncy Curls & Waves


Natural soft and playful waves have won the hearts of everyone from celebrities to your average girl. We love the air dried look of your natural waves.  Try some curl cream and scrunch away.  If you have trouble with achieving the natural wave try wrapping larger sections of hair around a curling iron in places that maybe a little more straight. Both natural and curled, the bigger and bouncier the better! 


*Messy Buns


The epitome of style and glamour, we recommend low messy buns. So incase you get tired of your ponytail, or need an easy evening look in under 5 minutes, all you need to do is part your hair to the side, let the natural pieces fall around your face, tease a ponytail, and pin away. Such an easy fall look!


*Fresh out of bed


I know what you  must be thinking, you always want a style that you can jump out of bed and voila ready to go, but you never seem to get that look.  Well you're in luck today, the fresh out of bed look is a huge hype this fall. Every style you choose to wear this fall can be absolutely sleek or a hott mess, so enjoy this season of hassle free hair. 


*Frizz


We aren't kidding when we say frizz is in. Instead of fighting that crazy frizz and using all your anti-frizz hair products, getone glossy hair gel, use to form a sleek low ponytail and let nature do it's thing. If you have a problem with getting frizz, no problem, simply tease a little and spray you have that frizz look in seconds.  


*Accessorize


Hope you saved all those headbands and crystal pins from the past because guess what, they are back in style.  This fall grab your crystal embellished headbands or chic feathery hair pieces and transform a plain ponytail or hairstyle to a trendy party look.  All you need is a minute to add them to you hair. You will be flashing away a new look that will have everyone loving your hair.



Need more help? Call 330-733-0700 and set up your appointment today with one of our stylist at Nicole Jeffrey's Salon & Day Spa.  We would be happy to help you get that fall look you've been craving!













Friday, October 19, 2012

Make-Up Fixes for a Tired Face!


QUICK MAKE-UP FIXES FOR A TIRED FACE

The stresses of a hectic lifestyle can take their toll. We can’t all be fresh faced and perky all of the time, but luckily they invented makeup to help us out with that! Here’s a few hints on how to get your glow back!

CLEAN SLATE

Please, remove your make up from the night before. Nothing can bring that flaky smudged mascara back to life. Clean it off, towel dry, let your skin breathe, and prepare to start fresh in the morning.
Moisturize
Tired skin needs moisture, so before you do anything else apply an intense hydrating cream to your freshly washed face. When you start the make up, remember, less is more. Tired features tend to look heavy to start with: eyes are dark and shadowed, lips are dry and raw. Your job isn’t to hide your exhaustion under inches of face paint. Instead, you need to restore some of that healthy sparkle that’s slipped away in the night.
VICIOUS CIRCLES
Key to refreshing your less-than-perky look is eliminating those dark bags that have collected under your eyes. A light touch is all you need, it's best to use a creamy concealer. Make sure the shade’s not too pale. Go for something with a little yellow in it. The tint will counteract the shadows and have you looking lively in no time at all.
THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
You'll want to get a good illuminator. Believe me, you’ll use it every single day. Tinted cream highlighters are about the best – just make sure the one you pick isn’t too sparkly. They’re great for defining brow and cheek bones and will banish bleariness from a tired face in seconds.
ULTRA VIOLET EYES
Apply a dab of pale purple shadow to the centre of your lid and watch your drooping peepers transform back into the bright sparkly eyes. Go for a cream product if possible, and one that’s a little translucent. Powders tend to rub off and matte down, and this destroys that fab fresh effect.
LIGHT LINER
Instead of black or brown liner, which will pick up sallow tones in your skin, slide a white pencil along you lower lid. Your eyes will instantly look clear, wider and more defined.
LIP SERVICE
Tired, dehydrated lips do not do well under lipstick. The only thing worse than raw chapped skin, is raw, chapped skin that’s coloured. To avoid this unfortunate scenario, simply stick with a lip balm. Find something soothing and ultra hydrating (teatree based products work very well) and apply regularly to revitalise your worn-out pout.