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Winter products

Screen shot 2014-02-07 at 3.06.44 PMBaby it’s cold outside, and this Texan is NOT used to it!

I’m not a girl who hates winter – I like having actual seasons – but this one has been unusually cold for us and it’s taking a toll on my skin, nails and hair. I’m looking dry, feeling itchy, and I’m oddly red from the cold wind. Something must be done! So, a trip to Sally Beauty this weekend to stock up on all the winter essentials is in order.

Here’s what’s on my shopping list:

1. Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops  - My cuticles are a mess from being out in the cold, and shoving them into gloves. Argan Oil is a little miracle worker, and I like this brand for its nice, clean scent.

2. TIGI Pro Reconstructing Treatment Mask  - Raise your hand if your hair is dry, dry, dry! My ends could definitely use some TLC, and having some moisture back in my hair will help with the frizzies. I like to apply it, and then pop on a shower cap to concentrate the heat. I find it helps it absorb and really work.

3. Queen Helene Olive Oil Masque  - I love Queen Helene products. They are classic and have stood the test of time for a reason! I use the mint masque on my t-zone several times a week to help with blackheads, but I like this olive oil masque for when my skin is feeling extra dry and flakey.

4. Heel to Toe Cucumber Heal Treatment - Can’t forget about my feet! They need some lovin’, too, after tromping around in boots all day. This treatment works like a charm and smells delicious.

What products help you get through the long, cold winter?


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Six Favorite Products Under $10

donnasfavsAs we’re still kicking off the new year and waiting for the cold weather to end, I wanted to share six of my favorite beauty products. My style is fun and a little rock ‘n roll, and these products can help you achieve the spring 2014 look that resembles what was hot in the 1990’s. Think metallics, iridescence, pastels, collared shirts and cropped jackets.

Bonus: they’re all under $10 with your Beauty Club Card.

The most important product I use every day is the Femme Couture Flawless Touch Facial Primer. Every morning after I wash my face and apply moisturizer, this creamy goodness goes on next. It smooths my skin and makes my makeup last all day.

To contour my face and add color, the Femme Couture Velvet Bronzer and Blush duo is a great two-in-one product. It comes in a variety of shades and I like Brownie the best.

I’m a big fan of eye shadow and one of 2014’s most wanted makeup colors is a bright cobalt blue, that’s why I choose Palladio Mystique. I already have the perfect outfit in mind to wear it with!

Nothing adds better glam than the new OPI line by Gwen Stefani. Gold, studs and glitter? I’m in.

I also love funky hair, so lavender semi-permanent color? I’ll take that, too. Pastels are always popular in the spring. Pick your most-flattering color and try it on your hair. I only dye my tips, but an Argan Oil treatment is great to tame the frizz and add shine, while protecting and repairing stressed hair.

You can find all of these in your local Sally Beauty Supply store or online at

What do you think of the spring 2014 trends? Are you going to rock pastel hair?

Femme Couture Flawless Touch Facial Primer | Femme Couture Velvet Bronzer and Blush Duo Velvet Brownie  |Palladio Silk FX Eyeshadow Palettes Mystique | Gwen Stefani by OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby. | Ion Color Brilliance Brights Semi-Permanent Hair Color Lavender | One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment



Hot Cheetos!

cheetos2I love snack foods. The salty crunch of a potato chip. The “fun” in Funyun. The only drawback to some of these tasty treats is that pesky ingredient; Artificial Color. (Specifically Red 40 and Yellow 6)

In high school I had a friend who likewise shared my love of snack foods. She also loved her French manicure. Sadly the two do not go well together. Does this mean that my dear friend had to miss out on the happiness that is a bag of Cheetos?! Not at all. During lunch she would place her perfectly polished hands into two sandwich bags and proceed to eat her much loved snack. It kept her manicure intact while I returned to class with my fiery red fingertips as a badge of shame.

Now that I think about it, why didn’t she just wear gloves? Hm. Oh well.

How far are you willing to go for the sake of beauty?



Graff*Etch Hair Art Pencils

GraffEtch photo 3 Graff*Etch hair art pencils  are specially formulated for filling in barber design with bold, vivid color.  Color-in hair art takes design to a new creative level.  Color, blending colors and enhancing design makes hair art come alive. It’s a true art form and an artistic way for a barber/stylist to attract a new clientele and expand their business.

Hair art patterns are etched onto the scalp with a trimmer, fine details can be created with a razor. Often the design is pre-drawn in with a Graff*Etch pencil before it is carved out. This is especially helpful for spacing letters when a logo is created.  Color can be applied to short hair, the scalp and the face & body.   The rules of color wheel apply, colors blend easily to create additional shades. Graduate the colors for a rainbow or 3D effect.  Use the pencils to hi-lite & contour or add depth and angles to a beard & hair line.

Graff*Etch pencils are very different from ordinary eyeliner pencils. The colors are vibrant & long lasting, waterproof and easily remove with soap. They will not drip if you sweat.  Graff*Etch was created for newly shaved sensitive skinThey are fragrance free, non-allergic, Paraben and petroleum free The Graff*Etch pencils have the proper combination of texture, richness of color, and ease of application. Plus there is a convenient pencil sharpened as part of each pencil cap.

The concept is taking off just like tattoos and body art. One of my barber friends, Samuel Semi of Unlimited Kuts Barber Shop in Mississippi can duplicate any picture on the back of your head. The creativity and talent of the barbers & stylists is absolutely fabulous and limitless.

Application Tips:
1. Temperature affects application. Ideally pencils should be applied at room temperature.  If the pencil core is cold, warm it up in your hands before applying or draw a few lines on the back of your hand before using.  Conversely, do not leave your pencils next to a hot trimmer or any other heat source.
2.  Each pencil comes with a built in sharpener so when sharpening, do a half turn to a full turn and & pull straight out to check the core.  Do not keep twisting or you are just chewing up the pencil and wasting it.
3.  After color is completed, lightly spray with spritz or hair spray to seal color & hold.

Graff*Etch pencils are sold in an 8 piece pencil pack. Currently there are 2 different packs available. A total of 16 colors; the original colors and the Neon / Hot colors.  The original color pack contains the primary colors – red, white, blue, green, yellow, orange, light blue and black.  The Neon/Hot pack [Product 'SBS-213009' not found!]contains neon pink, green & orange; hot pink & purple, brown, metallic gold & silver.

Graff*Etch  can be ordered online at and in  select Sally Beauty Stores.

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NEW Virtual Makeover Tool

How often do you get the urge to change your look?

For me, it happens about every three or so years. I start to find myself looking at magazines and envisioning myself with the same haircut or color as the model. Alas, sometimes my imagination tricks me and I end up with a less than flattering cut like the Infamous Pixie Incident of 2010. Let’s never speak of it again.

Luckily I don’t have to worry about that anymore thanks to our new Virtual Makeover tool.  I can upload a photo of myself, or use one of the provided models, and quickly test out different styles, hair colors, makeup looks and even polish shades. I loved playing with paper dolls as a little girl, so this sort of thing is right up my alley.

Like your new look? One click adds the products used in your virtual makeup to your online cart. You can even share your photo with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and get their opinion.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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Beauty Club members: Set up your online profile

BCC CardAttention all Beauty Club members! (And I hope that includes YOU!)

I’m happy you’re saving money and getting all the benefits of Beauty Club.

But have you created your online profile at

Do it here:

You’ll need to enter your Beauty Club card number, your contact information, set up a password, and some other things. You can even specify the beauty categories that interest you.

Here’s why you should to it:

  • If we have your contact information, we can send you tips, special offers, and rewards.


  • If you’ve earned a reward, you’ll see a section called “My Coupons” on your account page.
  • Reward coupons are posted to the page and remain there until they expire. You can print them or show them on your smartphone screen to your sales associate.

If you completed your online profile when you joined Beauty Club, we bow to your awesomeness. But when was the last time you took a look there? Make sure we have your current email address. We don’t want you to miss out on the great benefits!

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Meet the Gang

Showcasing the men and women behind the scenes at Sally Beauty

Julie Walker

Julie is manager of wellness initiatives that inspire Sally Beauty employees to eat right and stay in shape. She also organizes health fairs, is supervisor of the leave of absence team, and takes on many ad hoc projects.

What do you love about your job?

The variety of roles I play keeps things interesting, and my co-workers are great people to work with.

How do you spend your free time?

With my kids, reading, and scrap-booking.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I competed in gymnastics in middle school and high school.

What is your favorite product available at Sally Beauty?

The Sally Girl Eyeshadows. They are small and really affordable.

Spring Scarf

For this post, you will get a weather update and fashion report all in one! So news flash! Spring is here! Those warm sunny days and flowers blooming have arrived.

On those slightly chilly and cloudy days when a spring shower is likely to come down, I like to throw on a cute scarf to brighten up my day while keeping me warm. It’s super fashionable and fun, not to mention practical.

Sally Beauty delivers everything you need to stay on trend, and now has a really darling Spring Bliss Scarf FREE with purchase of GVP styling tool. I’m loving it in pink but it also comes in blue.

But that’s not all, you also get your choice of a FREE GVP styling product when you buy a GVP styling tool! Pretty awesome deal, right?

So go get your Spring Bliss scarf and post a picture of how you are wearing it on our Facebook page.

Double Reward Day: Save 30% on Feb. 23!

Hi, there, Beauty Club members!

Millions of you get rewarded every month. Any time a member spends a total of $25 during one month, they earn a 15 percent off reward to use the following month.

Did you spend $25 during January to earn your reward?

If so, you can use your reward and save 15 percent anytime during February, in stores or online.

However – Saturday, Feb. 23 is a special day.

If you visit a Sally Beauty store and use your reward coupon on Feb. 23, your sales associate will DOUBLE your reward – that’s a 30 percent savings!

Double Reward Day is this month only, and only in our stores on Saturday, Feb. 23.

You’ll need to bring your reward coupon and your Beauty Club card or card number with you. Your reward coupon is waiting for you – sign in or create a profile here for access.

And if we have your current email address, we’ve already your reward coupon.

So guard your reward coupon and head over to Sally Beauty on Saturday, Feb. 23.

See you then – and let me know what you got with your 30 percent savings!

Meet the Gang

Showcasing the men and women behind the scenes at Sally Beauty

Stacey Jones is senior brand manager of professional goods and hair color.

Stacey’s work with research, design, and hair color products takes her all over the world, most often to Italy and Switzerland. She also manages the team of educators, and is in charge of the test salon where new products and techniques are evaluated.

What do you love about your job?

The creative aspect. There’s a lot of creativity behind the science of beauty products, determining what we want the product to accomplish and how to get there. I also enjoy directing artwork and photography shoots for the packaging and promotional imagery supporting my brands.

How do you spend your free time?

I love being outdoors, anywhere! I’m a passionate gardener. I also love the water, whether it’s a pool or the ocean. I enjoy it all, from skiing to scuba diving.

Give us an amazing fun fact about yourself.

I have a passion for cars. I worked at a car wash and I took auto tech in high school. I can rebuild a carburetor without any trouble.

What is your favorite product available at Sally Beauty?

Ion Color Brilliance. I think it’s the best hair color in the industry, and I love the rich, emollient feel to my hair after rinsing.

Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops by ORLY
TIGI Pro Reconstructing Treatment Mask by TIGI
Queen Helene Olive Oil Masque by QUEENH
Heel To Toe Spa Cucumber Heel Treatment by HL2TOE
Graff*Etch Hair Pattern Pencils by GRAFFT
Graff*Etch Hair Pattern Pencils by GRAFFT