STEP 1: HAIR
Most shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are formulates to clear, condition, and support styling of the hair strand. Unfortunately, they often contain damaging alcohols and ingredients that coat the hair to create buildup on the scalp which can clog the follicle and may further aggravate the overall problems associated with thin-looking hair. Sebum/oil plugs, buildup of hardened collagen, and layers of dead skin cells contribute to the most common signs of aging which are graying, thinning, and undesired textural changes of the hair
NIOXIN® Scalp Renew™, the first anti-aging scalp renewal treatment which contains a blend of alpha hydroxy acids and enzymatic exfoliants to restore and renew youthful scalp vitality, leading to increased hair strength, density, and shine.
“It’s like a facial for the scalp,” says Hair Designer Mandy. “The deep cleansing helps to regenerate the scalp, creating a healthy base so that hair growth is maximized. We apply the product to your scalp, massage it in, and then shampoo, condition, and style. At home, you’ll follow up with the NIOXIN shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in scalp treatments for optimal results. The combination or products helps to deliver essential botanicals, nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins to the scalp and hair to help boost the growth and condition of healthy hair.”
STEP 2: MAKEUP
“Natural beauty never goes out of style,” says Makeup Artist and Hair Designer Kelly.
“My beauty secret is to get a spray tan and lash extensions. That way you already have a base to work with. Then you can apply a moisturizing foundation for a light, natural glow to your skin and add some lip gloss. And you’re set to go. It couldn’t be simpler. For evening, dust with a little mineral foundation powder for a long-lasting hold. Add smoky eyes by mixing up shadows for a more dramatic look and glossy lips, but still keep the face light and natural looking.”
Kelly Recommends: BEINGTRUE™ TRANSFORMING SKIN TINT
“This light, moisturizing foundation with SPF 17 creates an even tone with undetectable coverage for a natural glow. Contains age-defying minerals and vitamins that visibly firm and smooth the skin.”
STEP 3: LASH EXTENSIONS
Who doesn’t want to wake up feeling good about how they look in the mirror? With lash extensions, you don’t need to wear mascara, curl or tint your lashes, or even apply eye shadow. You always have this natural, deep swooping lash and it can be subtle or dramatic as you’d like. Other than coming in for a touch up every 2-4 weeks, it requires minimal upkeep. Since extensions are applied directly to the eyelash with a medical-grade adhesive and not the eyelid, it’s perfect for those who have sensitive eyes, allergies, or wear contact lenses. They also withstand heat and moisture, and stay put while swimming, exercising, or in the shower or sauna. Plus, since extensions have the natural flow of an eyelash which are thicker at the base and skinnier at the tip, they give the effect of wearing an eyeliner.
“It’s all about simplifying your daily routine,” says Esthetician Melissa
Originally for PRO Pulse January-February 2009