Archive for September, 2011

Friday Fashion Poll

It seems like everywhere I look these days, people are sporting accent nails. Have you jumped on board? Do you think it’s just a passing trend or here to stay?

 Be sure to vote and tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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Graff*Etch Color Pencils

A product thumbnail of Graff*Etch Hair Pattern PencilsI am attracted to anything and everything ART. Whether it’s fashion, hair, photography, music or dance, I love anything related to art! That’s why when I saw the Graff*Etch colors, they immediately caught my eye.

Have you seen the designs people shave on their head? They’re a great way to express your personality through your hairstyle. Well, barbers are taking it to the next level by using these colors to make designs pop! They fill in the shaved part of the head with the color pencils and immediately the etched design has a vibrant new look.

These aren’t the ordinary color pencils you remember from grade school art class, though. They were created with a special formula for the skin and are totally safe. Not only are they safe, but they are sweat proof, too. If you are dancing or doing any activity, the color will not easily rub off. When it’s time to remove the color, simply wash with shampoo or a mild cleanser.

Oh and I must mention that this look is not only for guys. Girls are rocking this style, too. It is a very hot, “street-style” trend.

Give it a try and post your pics on our Facebook. I can’t wait to be inspired!

Silk Elements Kera Minerals Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the Kera Minerals Smoothing Kits! I will be contacting you shortly by email to claim your prize.

1) Melissa

2) Lesley M.

3) Lois L.

4) Efy

5) vivian l.

6) Lori

7) June T.

8 ) Becca D.

9) betie

10) Kizzy

11) Tara

12) Tia M.

Silk Elements Kera Minerals Giveaway

A product thumbnail of Silk Elements Kera-Minerals Smoothing SystemSilk Elements has just introduced their new Kera-Minerals Hair Smoothing System.  This new product touts that there is no formaldehyde added, no thioglycolate, no sodium hydroxide, and that it’s made with Seriseal Complex

Huh?  Seriseal Complex?  What in the world is that?  As it turns out, it’s a combination of hair Keratin and Sericin Silk Protein.  Safe to use on all hair types, these two things together help seal hair cuticles that have been damaged over time due to over-processing or chemically treating hair.  It also reduces hair volume and frizz, and leaves hair with an intense shine.  The results are amazing!

Most of the other smoothing kits out there require you to leave the treatment in your hair for at least 24-48 hours.  This kit allows you to wash the treatment out right away, which means you don’t have to leave some sort of product in your hair for an extended period of time.

Check out the Silk Elements Kera-Minerals YouTube video to see how this product works.

Intrigued?  Want to try it out?  We’re giving away 12 Silk Elements Kera-Minerals Smoothing kits!  Just leave a comment below from now until 11pm on 9/25/11 to be entered for a chance to win!

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of 50 US states and DC, 18 or older, who have Internet access and a valid email address prior to 9/23/11. To enter, access Sally Beauty Blog at from 9:30 am CT on 9/23/11 to 11 pm CT 9/25/11and post a comment to the Kera Minerals Giveaway blog entry and provide your screen name and valid email address. Entries must be received by 11 pm CT on 9/25/11. Limit one entry per person. 12 prizes to be awarded in random drawing on or about 9/26/11. Prize is a Kera Minerals kit. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited by law. For official rules and winner’s list (after 9/25/11), visit or mail request to: Sally, Attn: Blog Promotion, PO Box 490, Denton, TX 76202. Sponsor: Sally Beauty Supply LLC.

Make your hair color last!

You love your hair color so how can you make it last longer between coloring treatments? Here are some tips for getting the most out of your color using Ion – our most popular brand!

1. Start with Ion Color Defense Shampoo. It gently cleanses without stripping out color.

2. Towel dry your hair, then apply Healing Leave-In Therapy to restore moisture and get silky soft hair. Comb it through for even distribution.

3. Then style as usual. We recommend the Ion Titanium Platinum Digital Dryer with its unique styling controls that allow you to customize the heat and air flow.

4. Use the Ion Perpetual Heat Ceramic Digital Styling Iron for one-stroke styling that limits your hair from damage. Remember, when using a styling iron, your hair must be completely dry.

5. Then finish it off once a week with Ion Color Defense Intensive Shine Treatment for added moisture, shine, and vibrancy.

Gelish Tip – Layering

Did you know that you can layer Gelish gel polish?  Yes, you heard that correctly!  We polish lovers love to layer colors, so I was very excited to hear that Gelish can be layered!

 All you need to do is pick a dark color and a light color. Follow the directions as you normally would.  For the first layer of gel polish, apply the dark color. The second layer of gel polish will be the light color.  Voila! You have a beautiful finish and a fun, new color!

Gelish even has a collection that is especially for layering in stores right now through October! The Aurora Collection has 6 colors just for this purpose!

Try it out and let me know what colors you used!

Summer hair repair

A product thumbnail of One 'n Only Brazilian Tech Keratin Leave-In TreatmentFootball season has started and pumpkin spice lattes are on sale, which can only mean one thing – fall is finally here!

After a hot, hot summer spent in the pool trying to cool off, my tresses are looking a little frazzled. Luckily, Brazilian Tech has come out with three new products that will get my hair back in shape just in time for my high school reunion! They’re full of keratin, which helps fill in any scraggly places along the hair shaft. Perfect timing!

Here’s a little info about the new products:

Brazilian Tech Leave-in Treatment - This is a lightweight leave-in protein spray that repairs damage to the cuticle, while conditioning and controlling frizz.

Brazilian Tech Lusterizer – Use this product on wet or dry hair to provide instant shine, revive color and strengthen damaged hair.

Brazilian Tech Smoothing Lotion - This is a non-greasy anti-frizz and anti-curl styling lotion that eliminates frizz and temporarily straightens and smoothes thick, curly wavy, hair.

Did your hair suffer a little wear and tear over the summer? What are you doing to repair it? Leave your ideas in the comments!

Which fashions do you miss?

Meet Diane. She was my friend many years ago in college, and that’s how she looked back then. Pretty eyes and a dazzling smile. And 1980s hair.

I want to talk about her hair, but Diane is an attorney now, so I must choose my words carefully.

Let me just say her hairdo seemed like a great idea at the time.

Today, a hot trend is straight, sleek hair, and it’s easy to do it yourself with smoothing treatments like Ion Keratin Smooth Solutions.

While it’s tempting to use Diane’s hair to inspire a long list of all the fashions that have gone out of style and should stay there, I’d like to talk about something else –

Tell me about yesterday’s fashions that you’d like to see return.

Hair, makeup, even clothes.

Which ones do you miss?

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