Thursday, July 28, 2011

Say Later Lather, And Beat the Heat!

We have been trained to consider a lather as a necessity to producing a clean outcome. Sulfate compounds found in many shampoos are the cause of both the lather and drier hair. Other moisturizing ingredients have to combat the lathering agent to make the hair healthy and properly conditioned.

Thermafuse understands the science of eliminating damaging sulfates to ensure a constructive heat beating products. If you use heat instruments on your hair (straighteners, blow driers, and curl irons) Thermafuse is fortified with a generous treatment technology to block any damage heat can cause. Thermafuse has been mentioned in Spirals of a Curly Girl and Friztastic posts although it is much more deserving of it's own feature.

Thermafuse has a hair product-line offering a variety of sulfate-free shampoos for all hair types and conditions. Maybe you can identify the correct product for you although you should always ask you stylist for recommendations.

Shampoos and Conditioners
          Moisture: For hydration to dry damaged hair
                          *Moisture conditioner also makes a great  
                            shaving cream!
          Color Care: For maintaining vivid and brilliant color from fading.
                           *Color Care Conditioner makes a great soak
                             for cuticles before a manicure!
          Strength: For enriching and rebuilding fragile hair
                           *During conditioning, wrap hair with towel or 
                             cover with a shower cap for a deeper
          Volume: For weightless plumping and volumizing flat hair.
                           *Use the shampoo a week before coloring
                             services for a better outcome!

Thermafuse offers styling products for all needs including gels, volumizers, and 
the top selling heat serum.

Ask your stylist what selection is best for you!
Check out their website to learn more about their product-line.

If you are a Joico lover that's okay too!
(We can't choose favorites, Joico will be equally featured in the future
so stay posted to learn about both brands)

Be on the look out for:
Cut-A-Thon Clips- August 14th Benefit for Officer Dodez
I Dream of TIGI- Cosmetics that beautify your day and Hair products that tame your Bed Head!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Face the Facts Facial Truths

Our poor pores! Why are there so many facial myths?

It's time to face the facts and explore your way to healthier skin.

Most Common Misconceptions:

The facial might cause my face to break out: False
     Professional facials are cosmetic treatments done by Estheticians who are trained to identify what your skin needs. The pores are opened during the procedure to draw out or extract any clogging of the pores. After being steamed, cleansed, and treated to your condition the only slim possibility of breakout would be due to the clarified open pores being susceptible to new debris or build up. (not because of the facial product)

Why spend money when I can do it from home? Don't try it at home!
     Estheticians are trained professionals using the appropriate products and procedures specifically for your skin condition. Home made facials are not guaranteed to be suited for how your skin should be treated. (Beware of breakouts when considering home treatments.) It is important to be advised by a professional first to obtain the products and procedure knowledge needed to best care for your skin.

I already have a Dermatologist I don't need and Estetician.: False
     These two professionals often work hand and hand with each other. It is not either, or if you want to properly care for your skin. Dermatologists can verify your condition and prescribe medications but do not always know how to advise on the best methods of treatment. They also check for other more dangerous conditions such as cancer which makes a minimal yearly visit very important. Estheticians, on the other hand, provide daily care instructions with cosmetic products to assist in making your skin condition healthier.  

Facials are another frivolous pampering routine: False
     Although facials are pampering they are more importantly beneficial to having the best skin possible. Facials are mostly thought of as just another way of relaxing (which indeed they are relaxing involving gentle touch, neck and shoulder massaging and skin rejuvenating) although they also target and focus on correcting problem issues such as acne, dryness, aging, discolorations, etc. 

They are under looked for the most part as one client verified when walking away from her first facial. " I never realized how unhealthy my skin looked and felt before now. I defiantly have a new opinion of my whole skin care procedure."

At Nicole Jeffrey's we are proud to use the Bioelements line for our facial procdures and carry the full retail product line in our inventory. Bioelements is a natural skincare line that utilized different elements of nature to target various skin issues.

Daily skin care is most important yet the most commonly neglected step to healthy beautiful skin. Choosing the right products for your skin type and concerns should be done with a professional and used as directed.

Rachelle's Helpful Hint: Remember Witch Hazel is your best friend! Tone twice a day with this inexpensive product with an antiseptic to clear skin as well as balancing your PH for overall healthy skin daily!

Our Estheticians at Nicole Jeffrey's can assist in answering any questions you may have about the facial procedures offered or the Bioelements line. Estheticians also perform body waxing and make-up applications. (Be on the Look Out for the New TIGI line coming soon!) You are always welcome to call 330-733-0700, email or comment!

Look our for our up-coming topics of:
Later Lather- A squirt about the unnecessary ingredients hiding in your shampoo!
Cut-A-Thon Clip- How you can help make a hair raising donation to the recovery of Officer Mark Dodez.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spirals of a Curly Girl

Have you ever seen straight hair cut curly? No, because that does not make sense. So, why do so many stylists find cutting curly hair straight acceptable? We have no idea but that is exactly why we have made the switch to adopt the Deva hair cutting technique. The owner of Devachan salon in NY has shared all of her secrets to cutting curly girls. We love it! (and so do our clients!)

Deva hair cutting involves reacting to the curls natural placement. Each curl is cut individually just how it fits together in the big picture. The bounce, body and texture of every curl is carefully considered.

Our own Tricia and Gina made the trip to New York specifically to train on this cutting edge technique and they have brought all the Deva skills back to Nicole Jeffrey's salon.

Take a peak at this quick clip on the technique it's self. 

Deva cutting would not be complete without it's Deva Curl product line. Starting the routine in the shower is a necessity in order to achieving the healthy, hydrated, maximum curl desired everyday in between cuts. We offer an array of the line's most popular products at Nicole Jeffrey's.

Ask Tricia or Gina which products are best for you and why it is so important to try this line.

Fun Fact: This No-Poo conditioner is absent of sulfur which is a very common ingredient in all detergents that is only good for creating a lather and drying out hair, Yikes! Sulfur free shampoos are offered for all hair types at Nicole Jeffrey's salon to eliminate the harmful effects of sulfur. Getting used to no lather is the hardest part, but worth the change. Straight hair girls, try our Thermafuse product line for smoother, softer hair.
As we mentioned, the method to the curly madness starts at home. The routine involved is quite simple and very important to receiving the ultimate curl for your hair type. The video below includes the steps needed for each hair type so that you can see just how easy it is to care for your curls.

 The beautiful results of this technique and product line capture just how excited we are to share it with you. If you are a curly girl, please mention your interest in the Deva cut when scheduling your next appointment. Tell all your curly friends their hair frustrations will vanish and to give it a try.

Call 330-733-0700 to book the difference you deserve today and spiral your way to a new beautiful you.

Be on the look out for next weeks "Face the Facts: Facial Truths" post. Our poor pores need our help!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fro No! Frizz-tastic Taming Tricks

It has been one hot, rainy, humid summer to say the least and we wanted to share a treatment that will make your beauty life easier and explore some of the best products on the market that will keep that frizz controlled.

Fun Fact: Hair can be thought of as dry skin. It needs constant moisture! When it is damp or rainy out, we experience frizzy hair because the hair it's self is attempting to grab the moisture out of the hair. Similar to a flower reaching for sun light. If we treat to hair and moisturize it, the hair will not need to search for the moisture from the air therefore reducing frizz.

Quick Tip: Gina, our Joico educator, suggests leave in conditioners of the Deva Curl line for curly haired girls. It doesn't make sense to put lotion on your skin before getting in the shower, so why condition your hair and proceed to wash it out?

Latest and Greatest
There has been a lot of talk in the beauty industry about the new Keratin Straightening Treatments. We are proud to offer a treatment that has been very successful in decreasing the amount of time needed in the mirror wrestling with a straighter. Lasting an average of 4 months holding straighter softer hair. Talk about getting rid of frizz! This treatment is safe and approved by happy clients. One client raved after her visit with Beth for her Keratin..."GREAT JOB BETH! Love my hair- I was so skeptical but you made a believer out of me!!" 

This treatment is most suited for naturally wavy, of frizzy hair. If you are burdened by a straightener every day or get headaches trying to figure out how to tame you mane, this option is for you.  The treatment includes a hair cut and bottle of shampoo! Be sure to talk to your stylist to learn more!

It's time to get your strands on some great products to help your hair beat the heat!

Four of our best shared secrets available at Nicole Jeffrey's:

Best Seller! Thermafuse Heat Serum: Use before drying with an option to reapply at ends sparingly after dry. It may come in a small bottle but it is a mighty product.

Kenra Styling Creme: Versatile styling product, apply to damp hair and style normally.

Tigi Bed Head After Party: Apply to dry hair and use sparingly from end to root.

Deva Curl Angel Gel: For naturally curly girls, apply to wet hair before defusing or air drying.

Tip of the week: Always blow out hair down the hair shaft to avoid influencing frizz from the drying process. *Recommended by Valerie

Be sure to take a peak next week when we dive into the new Deva Curl cutting technique in our "Spirals of a Curly Girl" post!