Why the blog…

Finding Everyday Beauty was created with my valued clients in mind. But it’s for everyone!

salon is a gathering of people under the same roof, partly for fun and to refine taste,  increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation either to please or to educate.  Finding Everyday Beauty is an extension of that.  An online salon, with an emphasis on finding real everyday beauty in all of us while having fun doing it! Monday posts will be style inspirations. Wednesdays are all about promotions!!! So don’t miss my Wednesday posts…they will be for you!  And Friday posts will be for the fun of it.

I will show you styles, hoping to inspire you to try on your own, or with me at the salon. I will answer questions, update you on trends,  new services, promotions, schedule changes and much more.

In the mean time check out the new addition to my color arsenal, organic color and let me know if you want to give it a try.  Great lengths, another fabulous product that makes changing your look a lot of fun is coming soon, too. So, please feel free and get in touch with any questions, comments or ideas about the blog.

XO

Carey

Summer Hair Afterlife.

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As your tan fades and fall approaches, chances are your sun-streaked summer hair could use a little TLC. Follow these steps and you’ll make autumn the season of gorgeous hair days.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Summer hair damage isn’t going to just repair itself, treat parched manes with a moisturizing shampoo followed by a moisturizing conditioner. Be sure to apply the conditioner where sun-damaged hair needs it most–from the mid-shaft to the tip. Hair isn’t as dry at the roots thanks to its natural oils, so condition there more sparingly.

Handle With Care
To baby your stressed tresses, apply a leave-in detangler. This will add an extra boost of conditioner and also gently smooth and separate strands, so you won’t have to tug at snags with a comb. That kind of rough handling can add further damage to your hair.  When your hair is wet, only use a wide-toothed comb to prepare it for styling.  Even when it’s dry, you want to use the minimum number of brushstrokes it takes to achieve or refresh your style.

Get Deep
If your hair still look lackluster after using rinse-out and leave-in conditioners, call in the SWAT team: a concentrated hair-conditioning treatment or mask. To get all the benefits from the nourishing ingredients, apply the conditioner section-by-section to your hair.   Start at the tips and work toward the roots. Then, leave it on for a few minutes while you buff your skin with your favorite body scrub. (Your skin can also use some extra care now!) The steam from the shower will help the product really penetrate the hair shaft.

Tweak Your Color
Sun exposure can leave your hair looking dull and brassy, especially if it’s color-processed. And the streaks that looked glowing against bronzed skin will wash out fall’s paler complexion. Maintain a flattering balance by adding rich tones to your hair. That means auburn, chestnut, chocolate and coffee if you’re a brunette; caramel, gold and toffee if you’re a blonde. An at-home or salon gloss will also restore shine to your hair so it gleams on even a cloudy fall day.

Cut Your Losses
Chlorine, sun, salt, ponytail elastics — all can lead to frayed and fried ends. Left alone, those split ends are going to continue to split. A half-inch trim will make a world a difference — leaving you with well-defined, healthy ends that will show off your hairstyle, whether it’s a modern bob, a pixie, straight and sleek or long, sexy waves.

 

Xo Carey

Hair Language

Unknown-8We have all witnessed the affect of body language in ourselves or in others.  Our posture, stance and facial expression are just another form we communicate to others how we feel.  I came across this amazing Ted video that discusses how these simple expressions and stances actually influence our bodies chemistry.

I relate this unscientifically to hair – We’ve all felt that excitement and how amazing we feel after a great cut. It doesn’t need to be complicated nor do you need to be a celebrity to get creative with your looks – There are no rules to follow! Get some simple ideas that go with your current style. Challenge  yourself and do them at home, and see how good it makes you feel.  I believe the affect is beyond psychological, but that our physiology is also influenced.  So, stand tall and own that new look. Whether it’s a simple ponytail or a new hair scarf, change feels great so stand tall & own that new look.

XO Carey

Here’s the video I was telling you about…

 

 

Wedding love with Vera Wang

Coral , blushes , and violet colors all walked the runway yesterday at the Vera Wang wedding show.  I was there doing hair for the models … what a great day, a great event, and amazing talent.  So fun to be there the flower inspired dresses that fit and move on women perfectly, there is nothing as beautiful as a Vera Wang dress.  Sneak preview.

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WEEKEND LOVE.

The weekend is here.  Whether your weekend is about food, conversation, friends, a glamorous night out or simple downtime.   Here are some looks that feel great for the still very wintry weekend.

Also some great brunch recommendations from this blog Guest of a Guest   http://guestofaguest.com/washington-dc/dining/top-5-best-boozy-brunches-in-dc.

You will love them all.

Stay warm, enjoy.

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A snow day to hydrate.

images-39I get asked a lot what are the best conditioners out there. I always say, it depends on the season and your hair.  Like your skin, your hair routine should vary with the weather.  I recommend having three shampoos and conditioners you love.  Why? Because that product that you loved and was working great either plateaued or your environment changed effecting your hair and the way the product was working.  So changing your routine to the season and your hair needs will recharge a loved shampoo and conditioner.  I say three kinds do the trick. Don’t be scared to shake things up with good products.  You spend a lot of money on your hair. Treat it well. It does matter

Shampoo’s & Conditioners I love

Oribe

Kerastase

Low lather shampoo’s and the less you shampoo the better.  Which leads me too…

Oribe Dry Texturizing spray, a way to gain a extra day in-between shampooing.

A deep conditioner for those of you with real hydrating needs.  This once a week or every other week is amazing.

At home remedy thats a must in everyones shower.  Coconut oil, you can use a conditioner and make sure rinse very well.  

My favorite is to shampoo the night before use coconut oil on mid-shaft to end tie up and rinse shampoo and condition normally the next morning.  Conconut oil on the skin is a everyday ritual especially in the winter.

Why Organic hair color?

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The past year working with Organic systems has been great.  So Im reposting information about this line.  This year at the end of February  I am adding hair extensions a great way to change your look, add volume, or just for the fun of it!

I love the results and feed back I get from clients in 2013.  For those of you who are conscious about their lifestyle and our environment, this color line exceeds the norm in results and handling. It’s really one of a kind.

How it works..
The key difference with OCS is that not only is it the base of the color (the main ingredient); which is alkaline, so it raises the pH of the hair. But it is also a conditioning agent; so it softens the cuticle at the same time.  This softening process means that OCS is able to work at a far lower pH and is a far gentler way to color the hair than ammonia-based colors.

Unlike ammonia which operates at a high pH and swells the cuticle, literally forcing the pigments into the hair, Organic Color Systems moisturizes the hair which softens the cuticle, allowing it to open at a lower pH and enabling the color to wind itself through the layers of cuticle.

Why?
Health of staff and clients, far better condition of the clients’ hair, the fact that clients are increasingly asking for it and no smell of ammonia in the salon.

Organic Salon Systems is a company build on integrity and inspiration. We are committed to eradicating dangerous toxins in the salon environment without sacrificing product performance or beautiful results. We are confident that we will accomplish this through nurturing the beauty, dignity, respect, health, and well-being of all.
Through uncompromised integrity and an unwavering respect for our the salon profession, we have found our inspiration that drives us in our determinant and purposeful pursuant of our Mission. We invite you to join us in changing salon … for the better.

Organic color systems mission statement…
“We will change salons for the better by eradicating harmful chemicals, toxins, and carcinogens in the salon environment without sacrificing the health, beauty, and well-being of clients, stylist, or salon professionals.”

Organic Salon Systems is the world’s only hair color that is:
• Truly Salon Exclusive & ammonia free;
• Supreme 100% resistent Grey Coverage;
• Exclusive Certified Organic Ingredients;
• Certified vegan & cruelty-free by PETA;
• Guaranteed Supreme Performance;
• Rich with Nutrients, Antioxidants, Vitamins, & Amino Acids.

At Organic Salon Systems, we are committed to reduce our impact on the environment as much as we possibly can. In order to do so, we have adopted the following environmental policy as explained below:

Consistent with the organic professional salon products we distribute, Organic Salon Systems recognizes that our commitment to the clients goes beyond simply product distribution. We accept that, to distribute our products and service our partners, our operations will have an effect on the environment, and that we have a duty to control this aspect. Due to this realization Organic Salon Systems is committed to not only complying with, but exceeding, all legislative and regulatory statutes governing the impact that we have on the environment. Furthermore, we recognize the value of a program of continuous improvement built towards reducing our environmental footprint. Organic Salon Systems therefore value the creative ideas and suggestions of our employees, clients, partners, and suppliers who are integral to our efforts towards continuous improvement.

Organic Salon Systems is also committed to striving to achieve the following:

• Reusing, reducing, and recycling wherever and whenever sensible;
• Ensuring that our employees are sufficiently equipped (tools and training) to minimize the effect that their activities have on the environment;
• Reducing the environmental impact of our distribution activities;
• Packaging using recycled or biodegradable materials when available;
• Recycling of waste packaging material and office waste;
• Motivating the end-user to recycle however possible including the use of packaging symbols; and
• Encouraging the emerging ideas to be socially or environmentally responsible from all constituent stakeholders.

Tell it like it is.

It’s all about hair today, even nose hair.  If you have it which we all do you should consider waxing it away.  As my esthetician said it’s a must for every women,  & I agree.  When I had this done it was virtually pain free, lasted for months this varies person to person.  I loved the results and now recommend to all my clients.  Men and women.

Guy’s  we all know the men who need to have it done, who are over grown and the plucking & trimming is not fixing the problem.

Guys and Girls when you make your next appointment be sure to do this, it is a grooming necessity.

Have a great week

XO C

P.S.

A video for those who want to see how it’s done.  He is a little corny but you can see the process.

HOLIDAY STYLE.

December is here the month of parties, this week I will be posting lots of ideas for your hair and style inspirations for the holidays.

Today is about accessories for the hair.

They can be great, try anything a headband, flower, bow, or ornaments.  They are fun fresh and can make a gorgeous look.

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Long and Layered inspiration.

Loosen up long hair with these layers create shape, style, & give a complete change to your look.

Beautiful heavy layers bordering on a fringe in the first photo.  These layers are a real game changer to long boring hair.  The second photo is perfect for any hair texture curly to straight, adding lots of movement to the hair.  Fall is a great time to amp up your look!

Today we are honoring all our veterans with our deepest appreciation & gratitude.

Happy Monday

Xo C

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Why The Blog ?

Hello,

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Finding Everyday Beauty was created with my valued clients in mind. But it’s for everyone!

salon is a gathering of people under the roof of a host, held partly to amuse one another, to refine the taste, and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation … either to please or to educate.  

Finding Everyday Beauty is an extension of this..  An online salon, with emphasis on finding real everyday beauty in all of us while having fun doing it! Monday posts will be style inspirations.Wednesdays are all about promotions!!!  don’t miss those posts…they will be for you!  Friday’s posts will be for the fun of it.

I will show you styles, hoping to inspire you to try on your own at home or with me at the salon. I will answer questions, update you on trends,  new services, promotions, schedule changes and much more.

In the mean time some new addition to my color arsenal, Organic Hair Care Systems and let me know if you want to give it a try.  Scarlet extensions, another great product that makes changing your look a lot of fun is coming soon. Please feel free and get in touch with any questions, comments or ideas about the blog.

XO

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