Staff Picks : Beautiful finds at beautiful prices

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1) FingerPaints Endless Wear – Dilly Dali Around & Top Coat 
This nude-pink color of FingerPaints Endless Wear is gorgeous and the easy 2-step system sells itself!
2) Femme Couture Fake Lash
Fake Lash is the perfect everyday mascara for volumizing, curling and lengthening my lashes.
3) GVP Tea Tree Oil Shampoo: Compare to Paul Mitchell
I love the way you can feel this shampoo working – it’s magical & affordable!
4) Helen of Troy Purple Turbo Hair Dryer 
This lightweight dryer makes my hair manageable & soft after only a short amount of drying time.
5) Beyond Belief Argan Oil Body Lotion 
This lotion nourishes & smoothes my skin without any sticky residue – and it smells great, too!

Metallic Hair : Trend

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Have you noticed the winter trend of taking last year’s pastel hair colors and amping them up with extreme shine to create a metal effect? We have and we’re on board with this cool color effect. Celebs have been rocking the trend and it’s all over the runways, Pinterest and Tumblr.

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To get this look, use Ion® Color Brilliance® Master Colorist Series Hair Color. Get your creative hair color juices flowing with these Sally Beauty permanent creme colors : Smoky Pink, Sable, Black Cherry and Midnight Blue Black.

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To achieve any metallic hair color, you’ll need to start with a bleached base, creating a blank canvas for your shiny metal. If you go with the hot trend of metallic grey or favor a bright metallic blonde, Clairol Shimmer Lights Original Conditioning Shampoo is a great maintenance tool, canceling brassiness and adding immense shine.

Fulfill your metal head fantasy at sallybeauty.com.

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Images : Pinterest (Mari Moon)

TUTORIAL : Smokey Eye

Looking for some drama? Try a smokey eye. It smolders, it sizzles, it means business.

Keep scrolling for the simple step-by-step tutorial.

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Femme Couture Perfect Arch Brow Highlighting Pencil

Femme Couture Quad Shadow

Face Secrets Eye Contour Brush

Femme Couture Intense Silky Shadow in Amethyst

Palladio Herbal Retractable & Waterproof Eye Liner in Exotic Plum

Femme Couture Perfect Arch Tinted Brow Gel

Femme Couture Fake Lash Instand Volume Mascara in Blackest Black

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Romantic Hair…A Flat Iron Is Your Secret Weapon!

It’s February, the month of love. If you are looking for romantic hair styling ideas to celebrate the season, we have a couple for you. Both come courtesy of a flat iron – a tool every woman needs in her styling tool chest. This versatile hot tool not only smoothes and adds shine but may also be used to create curls, waves, flipped ends and more! One of our faves – the Jilbere Tourmaline Series flat iron – is ON SALE NOW.

ROMANTIC HAIRDO IDEA 1  Beach-Ready Waves

How to Make Waves with a flat iron

There are a few methods to produce a sexy beach wave with a flat iron.

METHOD 1 : The Crinkle
Section out your hair and as you move the flat iron down each section, fold in alternating directions. The larger the chunks, the larger the wave. To keep it messy & natural-wave looking, alternate the size and direction of the folds as you move around your head.

METHOD 2 : The Curl
Once you get a section in your flat iron, twist to form a curl as you pull the iron through. Again, work in different-sized sections and pull the tool through in different directions to get that messy, beach-y look. TIP: Don’t curl all the way to the ends.

METHOD 3 : The Fold
Think of a pin curl for this method. With your fingers, roll a section of hair up into a round curl near your head. Then replace your fingers holding the curl with the iron, clamping it over the rolled up hair for a few seconds (watch those fingers when clamping!). Release and move on to next section, working in differing section sizes and curl directions.

ALL METHODS TIP : Do not adjust or touch the curls until you have finished your entire head. Then use fingers to shake the style and loosen it up a bit. Go back in anywhere that needs more love and set with a finishing spray, if you like.

ROMANTIC HAIRDO IDEA 2  Delicate Low Ponytail

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If something a little more subdued is what you are after – a romantic, low-slung ponytail is always in style. For this look, you will want to use your flat iron as a straightening iron. First, straighten your entire head of hair. Next, just above your neck take half to two-thirds of your hair, give it a twist, then secure with a band with the rest of your hair. Twist accomplished!

To get the hair wraparound to happen…
(1) Take a small strand of hair from the bottom of the ponytail.
EITHER…
(2a) Wrap it around until almost completely wrapped and end of hair strand is on underside of pony. Then use a bobby pin to secure (in towards your head).
OR…
(2b) Wrap the strand around just a few times, then use a clear band to secure, release rest of strand into pony and pull the loop over the band. Here’s a good tutorial video of this second way.

Want more flat iron tips? Check out Sally Beauty Flat Iron 101 and Flat Iron Tips and Tricks!

#SallyNailTour : Los Angeles

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If you’re in the Los Angeles area this week, be sure to come out to see the Mobile Nail Truck, get a free manicure and enjoy the fun!

Los Angeles Schedule:

February 5 – UCLA from 10am-4pm

February 6 – Pershing Square from 10am-6pm

February 8 – Rose Bowl Flea Market from 7am-2pm

February 11 – Moor Park Community College from 10am-4pm

February 12 – Art Appetite DTLA Art Walk from 4pm-10pm

February 13 – LA Grand Park from 10am – 3pm

February 15 – Santa Clarita Swap Meet from 7am-2pm

 

See you there and be sure to tag all your photos with #SallyNailTour!