Why Organic hair color?

Anna7

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.

A one dimensional view.

Unknown-2

Mirror mirror on the wall…

Your friend and/or your enemy.

After years of watching clients sit in my chair, talk about their hair, their frustrations with it, the things they like, don’t like or don’t want to change. There is always a moment when you notice how a person sees themselves in a one-dimensional mirror. How this flat perspective can be deceiving to the person on the other side.

First, most people do not get this flat view, or see you when your chin is down or when you’re looking at yourself with a tilt of your head, focused on things you don’t like. With mirror’s and photograph’s we build our ideas of how we look and yes to some degree they are true.

This view is hardly ever animated with a true smile, a look of happiness, compassion, or eyes filled with moment. Which is how the rest of the world gets to see you. From the side, from the back, from all the angles and more than that … you … caught in a moment; whatever that moment may be. These moments are always a perspective mostly unseen by you.

I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.

~Author Unknown

I wrote this post ages ago not ready to publish it when I saw this video it completed my thinking.

Its good to be bad. Five decadent things for your skin & hair.

Monroe

American beauty culture is teeming with rules. Always do this, never do that, and for the love of God, don’t ever do the other, and herein lies the rub, literally and figuratively. Americans in general take very little time for massage, facials and other bodycare; in my experience over the last decade, well over half my clients view getting facials as a special treat rather than a legitimate practice for their overall epidermal health. What’s more, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, at least 60 countries far surpass us in vacation time, whether paid or unpaid, and anyone who has ever worked in a service profession knows that there’s a tacit implication that it’s noble to work while sick, despite all evidence to the contrary. We get less sleep than most countries’ citizens, thus cementing Americans in our position among the least kind to our collective epidermis, instead always searching for the quickest fix.

We are inundated with an ever-burgeoning glut of celebrity dermatologists’ cutting-edge procedures, technologies, and newly minted game-changers in the constantly churning active-ingredient market. I love a great moisturizer with retinoids or glycolic acid; however, I am skeptical of products that claim to do 10 things; surely if those 10 benefits existed in one product, at least three of the active ingredients would contraindicate each other. It’s just not feasible that a single moisturizer could contain a stable, and therefore realistically productive, combination of active ingredients in high enough amounts to actually do something.

I am not saying that nothing works, nor do I suggest that products shouldn’t be tested cautiously. In fact, I try almost everything; I’m a shameless beauty-product addict, having long ago become an aesthetician to parlay my obsession into a profession. I consider it part of my job to discover the next jewel in the rock-pile of What Works. To some, the mere thought is exhausting. To me, good times. Therefore, here are the five things that are tried and truly excellent for your skin—and to us overworked, stressed-out Americans, may feel positively decadent:

Eat guacamole as often as possible. Avocados are high in good fat and oil, and your face will thank you.

Get a facial at least every three months. This isn’t terribly expensive, and the more massage, the better; tell your aesthetician that you really enjoy the massage portions of your service. Facial massage stimulates cell turnover, circulation and collagen production. Plus, it feels really good, and you need that in your life, right?

Get more sleep. As I’ve mentioned previously, your skin does its best work as you sleep, making your products optimally effective and promoting fresh, bright eyes (and firming the surrounding tissue).

Put on a little weight if you’re thin. Your face loses volume as you age, and it can cause you to look haggard and more wrinkly (I got really skinny when I was injured a couple of years ago, and I can definitely attest to this.) The gorgeous and timelessly stunning actress Catherine Deneuve is rumored to have remarked that at a certain age, a woman must choose between her butt and her face. My face wins that hands-down. A lot more people (probably) see your face than your rear end.

Get down, make love. Sexologist and southern belle Dr. Gloria Bramer claims that having sex increases blood circulation, encourages cell turnover and amplifies collagen production, among many more epidermal bonuses. Just having an orgasm plumps lips, as well as producing dopamine and other happy hormonal bursts, all of which also increase cell turnover and circulation. Not to mention the sexy flush it brings to your cheeks!

So sleep late, get a facial massage, have some sex and eat guacamole I say it’s our duty as Americans to change our all-work-no-play image.

Thank you Arika Casebolt

Baltimore-based aesthetician Arika Casebolt knows good skin in every season.

Easy, right! Whats good for your Skin translates to good for your HAIR. So I think you know how to do all this, but here is some avocado 101 and my two favorite ways to eat them plus Rodan and Fields skin care line that I am in love with.

Avocado’s…
Considered an aphrodisiac by some, this fruit is also high in good fat and packed with vitamins and fiber.

In addition to their high oleic acid content, avocados are a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6, as well as folate, copper and potassium (half of a medium avocado has more potassium than a banana). Studies have suggested that the fats in avocados may speed the absorption of carotenoids in other vegetables, another good reason to include them in salads and salsas.

Avocado, goat cheese, lime, & mint or simply the best way cut in half sprinkled with sea salt eaten right out of the skin.

7421632886_193a28cd5e_b

images-4

A thick slice of toast smothered in creamy avocado and spiked with fresh herbs and citrus is happiness on a plate to me.

Serves 2 for breakfast or lunch

Ingredients

2 thick slices of your favourite bread

1 avocado

Juice of 1/2 a lime

2 teaspoons chopped mint, plus a bit extra for presentation

60g goat cheese or feta

Olive oil

Salt flakes and freshly ground pepper

This is great stuff.

aarg001-web

Have a awesome weekend! C

A ponytail to remember.

With this weekend and the Easter holiday quickly approaching, here is a fun sophisticated look you can wear anywhere.

side-twisted-hair-140

twistedponytail

twisted-hairstyle-back

Also the high ponytail, you cant go wrong with this one when done well… it always looks stylish.

texturedhighponytail

textured-pony-140

slick-pony-140

Have a great week, love & enjoy your families this weekend.

“HAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED”
― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Heavens to Betsy, you’re still here.

Not much to say about hair today except, it’s still hat weather so take advantage of the cute possibilities.

3056811820_fc3fc2629c

ALSO…

I was stopped short when I heard this song yesterday, so I had to share. To these final days of cold weather goodbye…
( I have weakness for the piano)

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.
Buddha

Spring new strengths & new thoughts.

Unknown-4

prom-hairstyles-party-hairstyles-casual-hairstyles-2012-2013

Spring forward and Im feeling these looks & loving that we get extra daylight!

Today Im starting a 5 day detox today that is not only healthy for you but for your HAIR, skin, & nails.

Check out http://littlegreen.me ….learn about Christy and I hope you give this a try.

In honor of international women’s day this week…

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Xoxo have a great weekend
Carey