For Epitome Style Lounge’s owner Raena, helping people look beautiful requires more than just a keen eye and skilled hands. She makes a commitment to stay up to date on beauty education, and has attended trainings on topics including precision wet/dry cutting, color correction, and certified color classes for such brands as Matrix, Wella, and Redken. She uses this training to craft new hairstyles at the snip of her scissors and to helm a talented and trained staff who join her in her efforts. Together, they straighten hair with keratin treatments and enhance features with makeup application. The beauty professionals also sculpt gravity-bullying updos for bridal parties and remove unwanted hair with waxing services.
The beauty experts at Bella Rouge Studio do it all, from film and editorial shoots to informative makeup lessons. Bridal parties, bachelorettes, and girls enjoying a night out all gather at the perfume bar to create sweet-smelling personal scents or sip wine and share laughs during glamorous makeovers. Meanwhile, stylists work their magic on tresses to create stunning formal hairdos, such as a luxurious cascade of glossy, ironed curls, or a superfluous bridal veil made entirely of hair. After guests accentuate their natural beauty with facials and cosmetics, an on-site photographer can even be enlisted to capture milestone images of brides before they walk down the aisle or prom-goers before they take their first dance
A deep, healthy bronze hue floods customers' skin about four to six hours after expert technicians spritz bodies with Toto Creations' airbrush tanning solutions. That's because the DHA in the organic, aloe-based spray tan reacts with the amino acids in the outer layers of the skin, causing the bronze hues to appear. Technicians carefully apply the spray to ensure no drips or streaks, customizing the color to best suit each client's body type and distance from the nearest beach or roof that gets a lot of sun.
Hair Dryers: The Physics of Rapid Evaporation####Hair Dryers: The Physics of Rapid Evaporation
The invention of the hair dryer has given hairstylists a powerful tool of the trade and the rest of us a quick way to dry soggy fireworks. Check out Groupon?s explanation of the science behind dry hair.
Given time, everything wet?even hair after a long shower?dries due to evaporation. When left to "air dry," hair slowly loses its moisture as the air scoops it up and converts it to water vapor. Hair dryers speed up the drying process by blowing hot air over the wet hair?a process that works wonders thanks to two key principles of evaporation:
Evaporation requires energy, and more energy?in this case, heat?helps break the bonds holding water molecules together more quickly; when those bonds are loose, the water changes states.
A pocket of air can only hold a certain amount of vapor before it becomes saturated. Thus, blowing air over the hair increases the amount of air that can potentially pick up the vapor.
All hair dryers consist of an electric fan and a heating element. As the fan pushes air down the barrel, it passes over the heat and emerges as hot air. Though some models heat coils of wire with an electrical current, others have ceramic heating elements, which can dry hair more quickly by producing the more radiant, safer far-infrared heat. Lately, many stylists have begun to adopt ionic hair dryers, which expel hot air with a surplus of negatively charged ions, reducing static electricity and resulting in smoother hair.
Plaza Salon & Spa's artistic design team works with clients to discover the eye-catching cuts and color treatments that make manes both look and feel great. In addition to the advanced salon services, the European day spa environment imbues visitors with relaxation, aided by a menu of services that includes facials, nail care, eyelash extensions, spray tans, and massages.
Pumpkin, pomegranate, and peppermint mocha: these aren't the list of flavors at an ice cream parlor, but rather a few of the ingredients found in facials at Carpe Diem Spa. The haven offers indulgence in the form of salon and spa services that incorporate natural ingredients. Antioxidant-rich masks and cleansing fruit extracts can brighten complexions of all types, addressing concerns ranging from signs of aging to semi-permanent milk mustaches, while soothing massages banish stress. The spa's menu of top-to-toe treatments also includes haircuts, chip-resistant gel manicures, and waxing.