Salon Price Lady https://www.salonpricelady.com Find Which Salon Has The Best Prices! Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:22:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 What Every Woman Must Know About Eyelash Extensions https://www.salonpricelady.com/what-every-woman-must-know-about-eyelash-extensions/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/what-every-woman-must-know-about-eyelash-extensions/#respond Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:22:43 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2728 Many women who have eyelash extensions swear by these facts. First, these products will make your eyes look more dramatic even without mascara – in fact, no amount of mascara will make your natural lashes lusher than with eyelash extensions. Second, these are relatively high maintenance, high cost, and labor intensive. But if you’re still […]

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Many women who have eyelash extensions swear by these facts. First, these products will make your eyes look more dramatic even without mascara – in fact, no amount of mascara will make your natural lashes lusher than with eyelash extensions. Second, these are relatively high maintenance, high cost, and labor intensive.

But if you’re still dead set on getting eyelash extensions, you should choose reliable professionals who have the necessary training on their application. We highly recommend Amazing Lash Studio, a chain of salons that offer a wide range of eyelash extension services and deliver the best results.

Here are the things that you should keep in mind before, during and after getting your eyelash extensions.

Customized Extensions Are Best

The best eyelash extensions are customized so if you come into a salon and you’re offered one-size-fits all lash extensions, then you’re not getting the best, not to mention that you’re likely being shortchanged. You and the lash technician will discuss at length the best lash extensions for your eye shape, lash length, and preferences, even your lifestyle (i.e., maintenance issues), among other factors.

Keep in mind that what looked great on your friend will not exactly look great on you because of the individual differences in these factors. Most eyelash studios offer their clients a menu from which customized extensions can be made.

For example, if you have round eyes with outer corners that turn down slightly, your eyes will be more attractive with lash extensions that are longest in the center of your eyes. Cat-eye shapes aren’t exactly the best choice although these are more vamp since these can further open up your round eyes.

You may also be asked to choose from several types of materials, such as faux mink and silk; faux mink has a natural yet fluttery quality while silk tends to pop and shine more. Your lash technician will also determine the best curl type and the number of lashes that can be applied so that your lash extensions have a naturally wispy look.

The bottom line: Getting eyelash extensions isn’t exactly like getting manicures and pedicures. Be ready to spend a half-hour or so on the consultation process.

Tip: Avoid the cluster lashes, if possible, especially if you have sparse lashes. Cluster lashes, which are three hairs attached together resulting in more voluminous lashes, can weigh down and break your natural lashes.

Barefaced Is the Way to Go

You shouldn’t be wearing any type of makeup before your lash studio appointment – or in other words, showing your natural beauty is recommended if you want to enhance it with lash extensions. Even the no-makeup makeup look isn’t an exception so skip the mascara, oil-based skincare products, eye makeup and eye cream; these will interfere with the glue’s adhesive action so your lash extensions will not be surely attached to your natural lashes.

Don’t even curl your natural lashes on the day of your appointment! The reason: Curled lashes have creases at the root that makes it more difficult for a lash technician to properly apply the lash extensions.

Also, remember that lash extensions shouldn’t become wet at least 24 hours after these have been applied; the glue has to completely dry. Take a shower and wash your face before going to your appointment for this reason.

It Takes Time to Apply

If you’re thinking that your lash extension appointment will take just an hour, aside from the consultation time, then you’re mistaken. Most sessions can take up to two hours from start to finish so be sure to allot time for it.

In case of a refill, the time will be longer because the lash technician has to remove many of the old extensions, a time-intensive step. The lash technician also has to clean your lashes before the new set of extensions can be applied.

Tip: Avoid consuming caffeinated food and drinks that can cause nervousness a few hours before your appointment.  Otherwise, you may just be restless, perhaps even get twitchy eyes, during the appointment, which can become frustrating for your lash technician.

Weird Feeling Afterwards

Lash extensions may make your eyes pop, so to speak, but these feel weird when first applied for obvious reasons. You will likely take a couple of days before you can become accustomed to the feeling of wearing them but these are worth it, we promise.

But it isn’t just the weird feeling that can make your life seem just a tad different. You have to adjust the way you sleep as well as your skincare and makeup routines including:

  • Sleeping on your back; sleeping on your stomach and side can crush the lash extensions.
  • Using non-oily cosmetics, skincare and makeup products including makeup removers.
  • Avoiding the use of mascara and waterproof eye makeup including glittery eye shadows and loose powder completely.
  • Changing the way you wash your face such that your lash extensions don’t become wet in the first 24 hours.

And you have to pay extra attention to your lashes, too. You have to thoroughly clean the bottom of your eyes and top lids with distilled water and tear-free baby shampoo to remove the buildup of dust, as well as combing your lashes daily with a spoolie.

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A Quick Guide to Quick Weave https://www.salonpricelady.com/a-quick-guide-to-quick-weave/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/a-quick-guide-to-quick-weave/#respond Sat, 26 Jan 2019 10:19:31 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2724 A quick weave is a great way of getting a new hairstyle quickly, as well as the more affordable option. But before you get excited about it, you should first know the basics because it still involves investment in time, energy and money. And it’s also important to choose a reliable salon that can deliver […]

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A quick weave is a great way of getting a new hairstyle quickly, as well as the more affordable option. But before you get excited about it, you should first know the basics because it still involves investment in time, energy and money.

And it’s also important to choose a reliable salon that can deliver professional results for your quick weave, and The Weave Shop comes highly recommended by its customers. The salon chain offers several weave packages, individual services including cornrows, full lace wings, and ponytails, and regular salon services like haircuts, hair treatments, and hair coloring.

What Is It?

A quick weave is a type of full weave wherein the hair extensions are bonded to a thick weave cap. Its process is easy and quick than the traditional sew-in weave, thus, its popularity among women who want a new hairstyle within an hour or so.

It’s also best to let weave professionals do the job for best results although it can be done as a DIY project in the comfort of your own home. The professional-only suggestion stems from the fact that even a quick weave requires precision, patience and steady hands.

There’s also the fact that improper application of a quick weave can result in mold development on your scalp, among others. With a hairdresser, your hair will be checked whether it’s completely clean and dry before the weave cap is placed on it. You will also be asked whether you want a deep conditioning treatment or a protein treatment before the quick weave; both treatments will enhance your results.

Your hairdresser will also have the right training to ensure that, indeed, the quick weave’s braiding pattern and weft cuts are in the proper order. You may not have the skill for it so it pays to go to the professionals.

What Are Its Pros and Cons?

Keep in mind that a quick weave may have its advantages over the traditional sew-in method but it still has its disadvantages. You have to discuss these pros and cons with your hairdresser and determine whether it’s a better option for you. You have to consider several factors including your budget, style preferences, and lifestyle (i.e., required maintenance).

For the pros:

  • More affordable cost
  • Easier and quicker installation, a great thing if you don’t want to sit on the salon chair for prolonged periods
  • Long-lasting results with proper care
  • Wide range of hairstyles possible

For the cons:

  • Hair can be pulled out if a protective seal isn’t used over your scalp
  • Hair extensions can be messed up (e.g., clumps) from the dried glue
  • Cutting the wefts increases the shedding of hair extensions in comparison with a traditional sew-in

Most of these cons, nonetheless, can be eliminated when a professional hairdresser applies the quick weave. If you do it on your own, you will be more likely to make mistakes and get inferior results, perhaps even regret ever getting an amateur quick weave.

What Are Its Possible Styles?

With a quick weave, you will have little to no leave-out. This means that nearly all hairstyles is possible with it! Even when you have long hair, you can get a short hairstyle with a quick weave, too.

Possible styles include pixie cuts, bobs, and blunt cuts, all of which requires no leave-outs. You can color your hair, too, so it becomes more attractive or bohemian, whichever look you want to go for.

Longer hair quick weaves are great, too! Keep in mind that these will take more time to install as well as take more effort in maintaining their beautiful appearance.

How Do You Care for It?

With a quick weave, you have to take good care of both your natural hair and the quick weave. For this reason, you will likely spend more time than before on your hair care routine, as aspect of all types of weaves that every interested woman should consider first.

  • Shampoo your hair every 7-14 days (i.e., 7 days if you sweat a lot and 14 days if not) with a sulfate-free shampoo, which has a gentler formulation suitable for a combination of natural and artificial hair. Use lukewarm water in wetting your hair and rinsing it afterwards. Use gentle massaging motions so as to prevent the weave from tangling while shampooing.
  • Wash between the braids. Mix lukewarm water and sulfate-free shampoo into a squirt bottle and use the mixture to clean under and around the braids. Massage between the braids and your scalp using your fingers, too. Rinse the shampoo off and repeat the process two more times.
  • Tip: To prevent tangles, don’t hold your head upside down while wetting, massaging and rinsing your hair. Dry you’re the braids completely by sitting under a hooded dryer.
  • Deep condition leave-out hair, such as the hairline, edges and part, so that these stay healthy. Do this whenever you shampoo your hair. Apply a light, leave-in conditioner, too, after the deep conditioning product has been rinsed off.

You should also spray an antibacterial weave spray on the weave, too, which will reduce the risk of mold development. Do this every day for good measure.

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Haircuts for Autistic Persons: Tips for Parents And Hairdressers https://www.salonpricelady.com/haircuts-for-autistic-persons-tips-for-parents-and-hairdressers/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/haircuts-for-autistic-persons-tips-for-parents-and-hairdressers/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:16:10 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2721 For children on the autism spectrum, getting a haircut isn’t a walk in the park. As a matter of fact, it can be filled with anxiety and apprehension about the sights, sounds and touch that comes with the experience, from the snip-snip of the scissors to the sit-down position for the half-hour it takes for […]

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For children on the autism spectrum, getting a haircut isn’t a walk in the park. As a matter of fact, it can be filled with anxiety and apprehension about the sights, sounds and touch that comes with the experience, from the snip-snip of the scissors to the sit-down position for the half-hour it takes for the hairdresser to finish.

Fortunately, both parents and hairdressers can adopt several measures to make the haircutting experience more tolerable, if not more enjoyable, for autistic children. Of course, it’s also important to choose a kid-friendly salon like Pigtails and Crewcuts whose hairdressers have the right training to deal with children as clients.

Here, you will read about the reasons for the issues that parents and hairdressers are likely to encounter when getting children with autism on the barber’s chair. You will also get useful tips for dealing with these issues to the benefit of all parties involved.

Know the Reasons for the Issues First

Children with autism have sensory issues that hairdressers should have a basic understanding of, at the very least. For them, any of their senses can be under-sensitive or over-sensitive, or both in some cases, at different times. Such level of sensitivity can affect the child’s behavior, such as the distress experienced at the sound of the scissors snipping away at the hair.

If you’re a parent of an autistic child, you should then consult with the hairdresser about the sensory issues that can affect your child’s behavior while inside the salon. By doing so, you’re giving the hairdresser basic insight into your child’s condition and, thus, the basic tools to effectively prevent issues during the haircut.

Children with autism may also experience difficulties with the sense of touch, and these difficulties can appear weird to others. Even the simplest brush of skin against skin can be highly distressing to an autistic child, for example. Just imagine the distress that some autistic children may feel when a stranger washes and brushes their hair, use scissors near their ears, and/or drape a towel on their shoulders.

The sensitivity to noise can also be a source of concern for parents and hairdressers. The background noise in a salon combined with the sounds of the blow dryers, clippers, and television can overwhelm their senses and thus, lead to a tantrum. This is also true for sensitivity to bright lights including their reflections on the mirrors and to strong smells from the salon products.

Fear of the unknown can also come into play, such as when it’s the autistic child’s first time to get a haircut or first time to visit a particular salon. In some cases, the use of certain words can trigger the child’s anxiety so it may be necessary to use other terms, such as “shortening the hair” instead of “haircut”.

The bottom line: It’s important for both parents and hairdressers to set parameters about the autistic child’s sensory issues and work around them.

Know the Possible Solutions

There are several possible solutions that parents and hairdressers can prepare autistic children for a haircut, perhaps even make them look forward to it.

  • Tell your child about the hairdresser appointment two days prior. Your child will then be mentally prepared for it, especially as it means disrupting his daily routine. You can also place a haircut symbol, such as scissors, on a calendar for the same purpose.
  • Use positive words in describing the experience and be patient when answering questions about it.
  • Arrange for your child to watch another person, preferably a child of his own age or a sibling, getting a haircut. You can either take him to the salon or videotape the other child getting a haircut. Your child will then be able to see that it isn’t painful, if that’s a concern for him.
  • Use play acting or role playing in demonstrating the haircutting process. Be sure to make it as realistic as possible, such as using a doll and kid-safe scissors to ease your child’s anxiety about it. Cutting up paper with scissors is also a great way to ease your child’s anxiety about scissors.
  • Lessen the risk of sensitivity to the sights, sounds and smells that your child reacts to. Examples include letting him wear a face mask to reduce the effect of the strong smells; asking the hairdresser to use an unscented shampoo or bringing your child’s shampoo that he uses at home for washing his hair prior to cutting; and letting your child become more involved in the process.
  • For example, letting your child brush his own hair prior to cutting or letting him spray the water on his head can make a difference. You can also let your child listen to his favorite music through earphones so that he calms down.
  • Ask the hairdresser to use tools that can lessen the distress level of your child. Instead of clippers, which can cause vibrations, scissors can be used, for example.

With each visit, your child will likely be more appreciative of his haircutting session. You can give a reward, if necessary, so that he enjoy the salon visits more.

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Eyelash Extensions: What to Expect And What to Do https://www.salonpricelady.com/eyelash-extensions-what-to-expect-and-what-to-do/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/eyelash-extensions-what-to-expect-and-what-to-do/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:13:54 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2717 Eyelash extensions make short or sparse eyelashes more length and volume. These are then great options when you want your eyes to appear more attractive, especially when you want more definition. These are available in professional salons like the Amazing Lash Studio, a chain that specializes in eyelash extensions for men and women. Are you […]

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Eyelash extensions make short or sparse eyelashes more length and volume. These are then great options when you want your eyes to appear more attractive, especially when you want more definition. These are available in professional salons like the Amazing Lash Studio, a chain that specializes in eyelash extensions for men and women.

Are you interested in them? If you are, then it’s best to know what to expect and what to do during and after the procedure. You will find that the more you know about it, the better you can maintain the results and minimize the side effects.

Typical and Atypical

In many ways, professional eyelash extension application follows the same steps as do-it-yourself application. The main differences lie in the fact that a trained professional apply the fake eyelashes and the results will likely be better and last longer.

If it’s your first time, you should ask the eyelash technician about what’s normal and what’s not normal after the fake eyelashes have been applied. While there’s no pain involved in the application, each individual will have a different experience but it’s still a good idea to know the common experiences among clients.

The typical things to expect include the following:

  • Minor redness around the eye area and dry eyes, especially in people with skin sensitivities. In most cases, fortunately, these side effects will wear off within an hour or so. If they don’t, you should call the salon for assistance or information.
  • Falling fake lashes, usually 1-5, every day or so. This isn’t a cause for concern as it is normal because the fake lashes are significantly larger than your natural lashes. The number of lashes falling out will vary from day to day, such as none yesterday and then more today, but your lashes will hold.
  • Lash growth cycle varies between individuals and even in the same individual. You may find, for example, that your lashes shed slower than it did in the previous month. Your lashes will likely still look great even after 4-5 weeks after the first application.

You should preferably request for personalized lashes that will suit the unique shape, size and color of your eyes, as well as your natural lash condition and your personal tastes. This may be more expensive but the results are always well worth the money. You should also be aware that even if you request similar lash extensions as your friend, these will look and feel different on you.

You are also well-advised to come for your infill appointment. Depending on your fake eyelashes, you may need an infill once every 2-4 weeks; the average is 3 weeks. Typically, the more fake lashes, the longer period between the first application and an infill; the shorter the fake eyelashes, the longer these tend to last, too.

If you experience any of these things, then you should contact your aesthetician ASAP since these are atypical:

  • Red or swollen eyelids, intense itching, and other signs of an allergic reaction
  • Excessive shedding of the fake eyelashes off your natural lashes in the first few days after application
  • Gritty or sandy feeling in the eyes after wearing your extension for quite a while

You may also consider seeing an eye specialist if you have health concerns.

Dos and Don’ts

There are also certain things that you can do to minimize the side effects of fake eyelash extensions and maximize their longevity. Your aesthetician will also provide specific instructions about proper care of your lash extensions.

Do these things:

  • Don’t touch your lash extensions for the first few hours so as to avoid transferring oils from your finger to them, among other side effects.
  • Keep them as dry as possible for about 2-3 days after their application, which can mean no washing your hair and face for the time being. But if you really must, be sure to use lukewarm water and to use eye protection to keep water off your eye area. You should also avoid being in high-moisture areas, such as hot showers, saunas, and spas for at least 24 hours.
  • Use oil control or oil-free products on your face, especially when using eye makeup cleaners and removers. Clean your eyelashes, too, at least a few times a week using a foaming lash cleanser.

As for the don’ts, these are common suggestions:

  • Don’t play, pick and pull your lashes, which includes rubbing your eyes roughly.
  • Don’t use oil-based or waterproof eyeliner or mascara.
  • Don’t use mascara, if possible, as well as makeup wipes, cotton wipes, and baby wipes for removing it; water is just fine.
  • Don’t remove the lash extension yourself; let the aesthetician do it instead.

The bottom line: Eyelash extensions will make your eyes appear more attractive but these require proper care, if not more care, than your natural lashes. You should then be ready to invest the time, energy and effort toward their upkeep.

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Guide to Eyebrow Threading for First-Timers https://www.salonpricelady.com/guide-to-eyebrow-threading-for-first-timers/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/guide-to-eyebrow-threading-for-first-timers/#respond Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:11:21 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2713 Once you have your eyebrows threaded by a hair removal expert at Brow Art 23, you will never go back to plucking your eyebrows with tweezers! Here, you can be assured that your eyebrows will be perfectly shaped with nary a stray hair to be seen, not to mention that the results will last longer […]

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Once you have your eyebrows threaded by a hair removal expert at Brow Art 23, you will never go back to plucking your eyebrows with tweezers! Here, you can be assured that your eyebrows will be perfectly shaped with nary a stray hair to be seen, not to mention that the results will last longer than traditional plucking and shaving.

While eyebrow threading isn’t scary in any way, it’s still a good idea to come prepared for it, both in the physical and mental sense.  We prepared a basic guide with useful tips, which should banish your anxiety about the procedure.

Skip the Eye Makeup

The salon aesthetician will likely ask that your eye makeup be removed prior to threading although you may also choose to ignore it. Just be prepared that when you refuse to remove your eye makeup, it will probably be smudged all over the place, so to speak. Just skip it and then apply it afterwards, if you still want to.

Tell the Technician Your Preference

Your eyebrows, your rules. You should tell the aesthetician your preferred eyebrow style, such as its thickness, arch and shape, before undergoing the procedure. You can show a photo of yourself with your preferred eyebrow style or a photo of a celebrity with perfect eyebrows.

Still, you are well-advised to listen to the aesthetician’s suggestion, too. Keep in mind that he or she likely has the right training to match the eyebrows to the face shape, as well as consider other factors like the type and thickness of hair. Like with all salon services, good communication between the client and the aesthetician is essential in getting the best results.

You may also be asked by the aesthetician whether you want your eyebrows trimmed or not when it has been threaded. Trimming is optional although it’s recommended because it can make your eyebrows look so much more polished. But it isn’t recommended for people with sparse brows or fine hair.

Gentle But Slightly Painful

Aside from shaving, threading is actually the gentlest hair removal method but it isn’t exactly a walk in the park either. Instead, threading involves tolerable pain akin to tweezing several hairs at once. Plus, only the hair is being yanked so your skin doesn’t become as irritated as first-timers fear.

But don’t flinch while the aesthetician is threading your eyebrows. Otherwise, you may well end up with bald patches on your eyebrows and we know that it isn’t a pretty sight, especially as these will become too obvious.

There’s also the fact that even people with acne-prone or sensitive skin can undergo eyebrow threading. This is because threading doesn’t pull on and strain the skin so it doesn’t become irritated.

The tolerable pain comes from the cotton thread rubbing against your skin. You can ask the aesthetician for something to ease the discomfort and/or the minor irritation afterwards. You may be provided with a cooling gel, tea tree gel, or aloe vera, perhaps rose water, which can quickly soothe the skin and remove redness.

Tip: if you’re apprehensive about the pain from threading, especially if you have a low pain threshold, you can ask the aesthetician to thread the fine hair on the back of your hand first. You can then gauge whether you can tolerate the discomfort or not.

During the procedure, and even for a while after it, you may experience watery eyes and random sneezing. These are common side effects caused usually by sensitivity, not the bearable pain, and which will resolve on their own.

You will also be asked by the aesthetician to pull your eyelids in opposite directions. This way, your skin will be tauter than usual and, thus, the aesthetician will have an easier time pulling out the unwanted hair.

Check the Results

When the aesthetician has finished threading your eyebrows, you should carefully check the results – and when we say carefully, we mean closely check them from every angle. You will be provided with a handheld mirror for this purpose. You should wait until you’re completely satisfied with the results before telling the aesthetician about it.

If you’re unsatisfied, you can ask for tweaks until you’re happy with the results. You should get defined eyebrows that have been threaded with precision so much so that even the tiniest stray hair has been removed. There should be no half-grown strays left either.

The reason: Threading is about precision! The aesthetician can either thread through a line of hair or thread one hair at a time, whichever one will give the client well-defined eyebrows.

Don’t apply concealer, foundation and makeup on the threaded area immediately after the threading process. The reason: Makeup may clog your skin’s pores, which have been opened due to the removal of the hair, and result in unsightly spots. You should wait for at least 24 hours before using any makeup just to be safe.

The best thing about eyebrow threading that make the discomfort worth it: You can spend less time on shaping your eyebrows, from plucking to filling in with products, so you can spend more time on other things.

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Sunless Spray Tan Virgin No More! https://www.salonpricelady.com/sunless-spray-tan-virgin-no-more/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/sunless-spray-tan-virgin-no-more/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2019 00:01:10 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2710 Spray tanning is a safe and effective alternative to baking under the sun to get the bronzed goddess look. But you may be apprehensive about getting your first spray tan because unknowns have a way of doing that. Here’s the good news: Being a spray tan virgin isn’t a sin, so to speak, and it’s […]

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Spray tanning is a safe and effective alternative to baking under the sun to get the bronzed goddess look. But you may be apprehensive about getting your first spray tan because unknowns have a way of doing that.

Here’s the good news: Being a spray tan virgin isn’t a sin, so to speak, and it’s so easy to stop being one. Spray tanning, after all, isn’t painful and it’s available at Island Sun Tanning, a chain of salons that offer a wide range of beauty-related services including Sunless Spray Tan, Red Light Therapy, and Slimming Body Wrap.

And to further ease your anxiety about your first spray tanning session, here are the things that you can expect when you’re inside the salon.  We also included a few preparatory steps to get the best results from your tanning session.

Smooth Skin Is Best

You must prepare your skin so that it can absorb the tanning solution better, as well as allow it to settle on your skin better. You should exfoliate and shower well at least eight hours before your appointment. You should arrive at the salon without foundation, makeup and deodorant as well as lotion.

You may remove these face and body products at the salon – the tanning technician will provide wipes for their removal – but it can eat away at your time. Besides, wet wipes may not be as effective as a shower combined with an exfoliant in removing dead, dry skin that can otherwise increase blotchy, uneven results.

If you want better results, you may want to think about shaving your skin at least 24 hours before your appointment. Shaving, of course, is the least painful hair removal method but it isn’t as effective as waxing.

Buck Naked Is a Must

If you have never stood buck naked – as in nude – in front of anybody, then you may have reservations in doing so for your first spray tanning session. You may have to work up the courage to do so but you can make it easier by thinking that for the tanning technician, it’s just another day at work, not to mention that they have seen plenty of nude bodies before. Plus, you will be assigned a tanning technician of the same sex or you can ask for somebody with whom you feel comfortable with.

The tanning technician will wait outside of the room while you get completely undressed – and by that, we mean you have to discard your underwear. You should also remove every piece of jewelry and wipe off all body and face products, if any.

You should then wear the accessories provided before your session starts. You have to wear the disposable paper pants or the thong, which you can also wear when going home afterwards. Be sure to check that the thong is the right way round for comfort reasons.

You have to wear the hair net provided, too, regardless of the length and style of your hair. This will protect your hair from being stained with the tanning solution while also keeping your ears out for an even whole-body spray.

As for your feet, you will be asked to wear the sticky feet. These will prevent your soles from being stained with the fake tanning solution.

Listening to Instructions Is a Must, Too

When you’re ready, you can call the technician so that the session can start. You will likely be asked about “how deep” you want your tan to be, a phrase that refers to the lightness or darkness of the finished tan.

You can explain what you like, usually by telling the technician what your tan is for like a wedding day or a holiday. You may also show a picture of yourself in the tan you liked most or a photo of a tanned celebrity. Just be sure that the tan will suit your natural coloration, too, since you don’t want to end up like the human version of a carrot with blond hair.

You should listen to the technician’s instructions on how to stand including your body and hand positions. Don’t worry as these aren’t meant to embarrass you – there are no compromising positions, if you’re anxious about that – but to ensure that every patch of skin will be covered.

For example, you may be expected to raise your left arm up and your right arm forwards while bending your knees. You may even be asked to slightly bring your bum out. You should also expect two layers of the tanning solution to be applied so if you feel silly the first time, you may not feel so the second time.

Typically, the technician will start spraying the tanning solution on your face; the formula will be dispersed through a specially-designed spray gun. You will be advised to close your eyes and take a deep breath – and hold it – while the technician applies the formula, which will take a few seconds only.

While every technician has his or her own technique, the typical process starts with spraying from the face and then working down toward the body and finally the feet on the front. Then, the back will be sprayed.

When you’re dry, you can get dressed and your first session is over! Now that’s what we call looking like a bronzed goddess the easy way.

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Chronic Nail Biting: Its Risk and Resolution https://www.salonpricelady.com/chronic-nail-biting-its-risk-and-resolution/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/chronic-nail-biting-its-risk-and-resolution/#respond Wed, 26 Dec 2018 08:05:42 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2707 Onychophagia – it may be difficult to pronounce but it’s a common habit among children and adults alike. Also known as chronic nail biting in layman’s terms, onychophagia may not cause long-term nail damage but it’s unsanitary, to say the least. Beyond being unsanitary, nonetheless, it also comes with health risks not just to your […]

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Onychophagia – it may be difficult to pronounce but it’s a common habit among children and adults alike. Also known as chronic nail biting in layman’s terms, onychophagia may not cause long-term nail damage but it’s unsanitary, to say the least. Beyond being unsanitary, nonetheless, it also comes with health risks not just to your nails but to your mind and body as well.

But don’t despair if you’re one of millions worldwide with a habit of biting your nails, often regardless of the situation or occasion. You have hope of overcoming it with a few simple yet effective steps although the desired results will likely take time to be enjoyed.

It Isn’t Without Risks

Nails aren’t just the visible part where manicures and pedicures are performed on. Instead, these extend into the nail bed beneath the U-shaped cuticles. For this reason, chronic nail biting will unlikely interfere with normal nail growth so it won’t cause long-term damage either; the nail bed should remain intact, however.

There’s also the fact that chronic nail biting isn’t such a weird habit. About half of all children and teens have a nail biting habit, usually when they’re nervous, hungry or bored, but most of them grow out of it. Even for those who still bite their nails in adulthood, there’s always hope of overcoming it – or at the very least, managing its frequency, intensity and duration.

Again, nail biting isn’t without its risks!

  • It can result in odd-looking nails. This usually happens when the tissue around the nails are damaged resulting in the nails growing in an abnormal manner.
  • It can increase your risk of infections. Keep in mind that your hands are hotbeds for bacteria, viruses and germs, which can cause a wide range of infections, while your nails are great places for these pathogens to thrive. Each time you bite your nails, you’re increasing your chances of getting sick, such as from the common cold or diarrhea.
  • It can damage your teeth. When you bite your nails, you can crack, chip and even break your teeth over time, not to mention increase your risk of jaw issues.

Besides, biting your nails can betray your mental and emotional issues. You may bite your nails because you feel insecure about a situation, such as prior to a job interview, and it isn’t usually such a good way to establish a good impression.

It Can Be Resolved, Fortunately

Of course, you can bust your chronic nail biting habit! You can adopt these steps and see small changes over time.

You should set realistic expectations, obviously, especially when you have been at it since childhood.  You may also want to consider professional counselling for your mental and emotional issues, if necessary, since your nail biting habit is likely only a symptom.

  • Cut your nails as short as possible but not too short as too cause nail infections. If your teeth don’t have enough nail to grab, then you will not feel satisfied from biting your nails. You will then find other ways to occupy yourself.
  • Apply a bitter-tasting, clear-colored nail polish so you will be less likely to bite your nails. You can ask your nail technician at Regal Nails, if it’s available. Many nail polish have a bad taste anyway so even when a bitter-tasting polish isn’t available, a nail polish of any color can serve as a deterrent against nail chewing.
  • Get weekly manicures. You may find that with the time and money spent on regular manicures, you will want to keep your beautiful fingernails and stop biting them. You may even like the compliments coming your way, especially from people who have noticed your formerly ragged-looking nails.
  • Know your triggers and avoid them. You have to observe when, where and why you bite your nails more frequently. Your triggers may be a combination of physical and mental things or just a single trigger. These can include physical triggers, such as hangnails, and mental triggers like stress, anxiety or boredom.
  • You have to figure out a way to manage your reactions to stressful situations, if not avoid what you can avoid. You should also develop a personalized plan to stop nail biting during stressful situations. Even the knowledge of what triggers your habit is a great start toward controlling it.
  • Find other distractions for your mouth or hands. You can chew gum instead or find a pen to click so that you don’t resort to nail biting. You may even consider wearing gloves so you can’t get at your nails so easily.

You may be unable to go cold turkey depending on the intensity of your habit. You can take small steps or set small goals for yourself, such as not biting the nail on your thumb for a week and then building up to include all the fingernails on your right hand. You will eventually make it until such time that you’re not biting your nails anymore!

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Bikini Wax Virgin No More, Too! https://www.salonpricelady.com/bikini-wax-virgin-no-more-too/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/bikini-wax-virgin-no-more-too/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 11:01:55 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2703 Many women avoid getting a bikini wax because it’s no walk in the park for obvious reasons. The hair will be pulled out from the roots after all, so there’s a certain degree of pain involved, especially in the sensitive private regions. With that being said, however, a bikini wax is the most effective non-surgical […]

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Many women avoid getting a bikini wax because it’s no walk in the park for obvious reasons. The hair will be pulled out from the roots after all, so there’s a certain degree of pain involved, especially in the sensitive private regions. With that being said, however, a bikini wax is the most effective non-surgical hair removal method so no wonder it’s such a popular option for many women.

Also, first-timers will find that the transition from being a bikini waxing virgin to being a fan can be easier when you know what to expect. You will also find that there are plenty of benefits to bikini waxing, such as smoother application of sunless tanning sprays.

Making Your Choice

Your first step should be making the right choice in a waxing salon and Brazilian Wax by Andreia comes highly recommended. Brazilian Wax by Andreia is a chain is waxing salons that offers a wide range of hair removal services.  Here, you can be assured that the instruments and supplies used are the industry standard and the waxing technicians are fully certified.

Before undergoing a waxing session, you will be asked to choose from several types of bikini wax including but not limited to: (The terms used by waxing salons may vary)

  • The classic bikini wax involves cleaning up the hair at the front of the pubic mound and a small amount beneath it.
  • The Brazilian wax involves more hair being removed, usually all the hair beneath the pubic mound and even to the back area. But there will be a small landing strip (i.e., a small triangle-shaped cluster of hair) at the front for a more natural look.
  • The Hollywood wax involves the removal of all pubic hair from the front to the back.
  • No matter your choice in a bikini wax for your first time, you should check that indeed you’re as prepared as can be for it, physically and mentally. For the physical part, keep these tips in mind for a less painful first-time experience:
  • Don’t shave your hair! For the waxing technician to pick up your pubic hair, it must be about ¼ of an inch long – too short and your first waxing session will be more painful and less effective.
  • You can trim your hair with scissors, if you want, but it’s best to leave it alone if you’re unsure. You can call the waxing salon in advance and tell the receptionist or technician that your hair will require trimming before waxing. It is part of the service so don’t worry about it.
  • Don’t schedule your appointment within three days before the first day of your period. Otherwise, your pain will be increased since your skin in the pubic area becomes more sensitive at this time. You can reschedule, if needed, and tell the technician the reason for it.

And be sure to take a warm bath or shower on the day of your appointment, perhaps pay more attention to your private area, for many reasons. Your technician will appreciate it – no bad odors – and you will feel less self-conscious about exposing your private area. You will also find that the warm shower opens up your skin’s pores so the hair removal process becomes less painful.

Aside from the warm bath, you may want to consider lightly exfoliating your body including your private region at least three days before your appointment. Do so every day for best results.

Exposing Your Hoo-Ha

Now we come to the part that makes first-timers self-conscious – opening up your hoo-ha to a stranger, even if it’s a woman. You’re not alone because everyone feels self-conscious the first few times of bikini waxing. You can even tell the technician about it and she will understand your concern.

But don’t worry about it too much. Your waxing technician has seen it all before, especially since she may have performed multiple bikini waxes every day for the past years. You may even find that your technician will talk you through the process so you can feel more relaxed about it.

Your technician will ask you remove your clothes below the waist and lie down on a bed. You don’t have to take off your pants if you don’t want to – and most women don’t either so it’s alright. Your technician will work around your panties; wear comfortable cotton panties, preferably the pair that can be stretched at the side, instead of your lacy, if flimsy, Victoria’s Secret pair.

You may, however, be asked to be completely naked down below if you’re going the full Monty.

You will likely be asked to place one of your legs bent up at the knee while the other leg lies flat at a right angle. This position will expose your bikini line and make it easier to remove the unwanted hair at this part.

You have to be prepared to let your technician get up close and personal with your private part. You should tell the technician if you’re feeling uncomfortable about the touch but if it doesn’t seem malicious or invasive, then it’s likely alright.

And yes, waxing will hurt definitely. The degree of pain will vary between individuals but the pain will be there. You can ask for a numbing cream if you want it, such as when you have low pain tolerance.

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Enjoying Longer-Lasting Spray Tanning Results https://www.salonpricelady.com/enjoying-longer-lasting-spray-tanning-results/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/enjoying-longer-lasting-spray-tanning-results/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:59:08 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2700 Bronzed skin with a golden glow is a desirable trait for many men and women in the United States, and we aren’t surprised because there’s something beautiful about it. But getting bronzed skin by baking under the sun isn’t such as smart way to go about it because of the increased risk of skin cancer, […]

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Bronzed skin with a golden glow is a desirable trait for many men and women in the United States, and we aren’t surprised because there’s something beautiful about it. But getting bronzed skin by baking under the sun isn’t such as smart way to go about it because of the increased risk of skin cancer, among others.

The best solution: Professional spray tanning your nearest Beach Bum Tanning location! Here, you can choose from a wide range of indoor tanning services including airbrush tanning where hypoallergenic vegan tanning solutions are applied on your skin. You can also choose sunless booths and sunbeds equipped with high-pressure tanners, cooling fans, and aromatherapy services.

While walk-in clients are accepted in tanning salons, clients are well-advised to remember a few things that will allow them to get the most out of their spray tanning session. Here are a few of the most important tips that you should also remember.

Prepare Before Hitting the Salon

We’re not talking about mental preparations – there are none since spray tanning services aren’t akin to cosmetic surgery – but about preparing your skin for the spray tanning solution. The better your skin condition is, the better your results will be and that includes a longer-lasting tan, possibly even lasting for more than a week.

First, you have to exfoliate your skin every day for at least three days before your spray tanning appointment. You should exfoliate, too, about eight hours before the appointment. The reason: Your skin will be smoother – less dead and dry skin cells – so the spray tanning solution can be applied more smoothly and last longer, too.

Second, you have to ensure that waxing will be completed at least 24 hours before your appointment. Doing so will also prevent the so-called dark pore look, especially on your bikini area.

Third, you should take a shower or a bath eight hours before the spray tanning application. This will allow your skin to have a good pH level for the spray tan solution to develop well, not to mention that you will be unable to shower so soon after its application.

But don’t apply heavy body lotions and face moisturizers on the day of your treatment; otherwise, the spray tanning solution will become lighter in color once applied.  Don’t apply deodorant and foundation, too, before your appointment; eye makeup may be okay but it depends on the tanning solution used.

When in doubt about the necessary preparations, ask the tanning technician about them.

Wear the Right Clothes

Even if loose T-shirt dresses aren’t your personal preferences, you will find that these are among the best options when going for your tanning appointment. You should also reconsider wearing a bra or similar clothing items since these can leave unsightly lines on your now-tanned body.

Paper panties are best, too, after your treatment. You should wear them for a few hours until the tanning solution has settled well on your skin.

In terms of shoes, which are trickier to choose, you can wear flip-flops since these will affect the tan less than, say, sandals and running shoes. But don’t worry if your preferred shoes result in strap lines since you can exfoliate your feet when you get home – it will make the color more even, not to mention that the tan on your feet isn’t as noticeable as on other parts of your body.

Follow the Post-treatment Instructions

With the time and money spent on a spray tanning session, you should take the necessary steps to make its results last longer and it starts with following the post-treatment instructions.

  • Shower only when the recommended time has passed; your tanning technician will tell you about it. For a quicker-developing solution, for example, you can shower a few hours after its application.
  • Use lukewarm – neither cold nor hot – water for your first shower after your tanning session. Shower gels should be avoided, too, since their moisturizing ingredients can decrease the longevity of the tanning solution.
  • Use a moisturizer. Just keep in mind that while moisturizing your skin can make your tan last longer, it can also degrade it. The trick is in using a basic lotion – no oil-based lotions, please – and to apply it either in the shower or as soon as you get out of it.
  • Use the right product for your face and hands. You can also use a moisturizer with a primer that will give your face an instant bronze sheer look; this will eventually develop into a base tan that can last for several days.
  • Lightly exfoliate your skin after a tan so that it fades evenly, as well as prevent blotchiness on your skin. You won’t rub away the tanning solution but it’s best to use a gentle exfoliating product; oatmeal scrubs and salt scrubs aren’t recommended because of their harsh effect.

And be sure to go for your professional tanning session two days before a big event, such as a wedding or a beach party. Your tan will then settle better and you can address areas that need retouching.

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Nail Infections: Reduce The Risk, Know The Kinds https://www.salonpricelady.com/nail-infections-reduce-the-risk-know-the-kinds/ https://www.salonpricelady.com/nail-infections-reduce-the-risk-know-the-kinds/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:58:33 +0000 http://www.salonpricelady.com/?p=2697 Manicured nails aren’t just a sign of good hygiene – these are, in fact, also a sign of social status and a fashion statement! Men and women are then well-advised to have their nails manicured by salon professionals for these reasons. But before you go, you should also be aware of the possible risk of […]

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Manicured nails aren’t just a sign of good hygiene – these are, in fact, also a sign of social status and a fashion statement! Men and women are then well-advised to have their nails manicured by salon professionals for these reasons.

But before you go, you should also be aware of the possible risk of nail infections that can come with manicures and pedicures.  These infections can come from cuts on your skin made by the manicure tools and/or pathogens on these tools transferred to these cuts, among others. These infections, fortunately, can be prevented by adopting a few sensible measures including the following discussed below.

Choose Your Nail Salon Carefully

Don’t just walk into a nail salon and ask for a manicure because then you’re asking for nail trouble. You have to scope out the nail salon first so that you can determine whether its staff members adopt good hygiene practices. You have to observe these things for a half-hour or so, perhaps even ask a few of the staff members and customers, to see for yourself.

Here are a few things that you should look out for.

  • The instruments used for manicures and pedicures should be cleaned and/or sterilized before these are used on another customer. These instruments include foot bowls or foot baths, nail clippers, and nippers, to name a few, most of which are made of either plastic or metal.
  • The instruments are cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant or with a process known as autoclaving, a method used in hospitals for sterilizing surgical tools.

If you see a nail technician using the same instruments used on a prior client on the next client without cleaning or sterilizing them, then you should walk out the door and find another salon. You aren’t obligated to state your reason but you shouldn’t be forced to stay either.

But if you see new instruments being brought out for each client and the foot bowls being disinfected after each use, then you are in the right place. We suggest checking out the nearest Da Vi Nails salon in your area because these safety measures are already and always in place.

Ask About Professional Training

You’re a client so you have the right to ask the manager and/or owner about the professional training including certifications of the nail technicians who will be working on your nails. Said training is important because even with the right instruments – and sterilized, too – an untrained salon staff can cut your skin and increase your risk of infection from a manicure and pedicure.

In fact, nail technicians shouldn’t cut, tear and abrade your skin with the manicure/pedicure instruments! Even a tiny cut near your nails can pave the way for a bacterial infection that, in turn, can become a major issue when left untreated for too long.

There’s also the fact that microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, can enter through the cut on your skin from the foot bowls. You shouldn’t put your feet into a foot bath when you have an open wound including scratches, cuts, and bites.

The bacteria may also come from your legs – the bacteria are, in fact, are part of the natural flora of your skin – that may swirl around in the water. These microorganisms can become harmful when they get inside your skin and, thus, cause an infection.

Of course, the nail technician should use the right instruments and methods for your manicure and pedicure, even for your hand and foot spa service. For example, your toenails shouldn’t be cut too short since it can result in either an infection or an ingrown toenail.

You should also ask the nail technician not to use metal files in removing calluses and dead, dry skin since these can also cause tears on your skin. Softer instruments like brushes are better for this purpose.

Seek Medical Treatment, ASAP

But even with these precautions, there’s still the risk of getting infections from a manicure or pedicure. The infection can either show up almost immediately or in a future time, sometimes even weeks or months later.

You must seek medical treatment for a nail infection as soon as possible (i.e., observable symptoms).  You can’t just ignore it because the complications can affect your health in more ways than one, such as when your nails become dark-colored from a viral infection.

There are three major kinds of infections that can occur on nails, namely:

  • Bacterial infections usually manifest as red, hot or swollen nails and/or the skin around them. The treatment usually includes antibiotics, perhaps with an incision to drain the fluid.
  • Fungal infections are usually seen as nails turning yellowish and thick, perhaps with white streaks and spots. The nails can become chalky, crumbly, and fragile when left untreated. The treatment includes oral and topical medications.
  • Viral infections, such as plantar warts, don’t show up until months after the manicure or pedicure. Topical medications are the typical treatments for these infections.

But don’t let the risk of infections get in the way of your love affair with your nails! The secret is in taking the necessary safety measures to protect them against infections.

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