Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trick Out Your Tips, Fall in Love with Nail Art This Autumn!

Nail art is a practice of endless possibility. If you think that "endless possibility" is an extreme statement, than prove me wrong after viewing this master piece by Cathrine Wong which is Kentucky Derby themed.

Don't get me wrong, this is a bit over the top, but now you have a better idea of just how much creativity can go into nail art. The most difficult part is thinking of a design. Luckily, you can always get inspiration from the thousands of nail artists who post their creations in this great online gallery. 

Nicole Jeffrey's might be an acrylic free salon, although do not under estimate our nail art skills. We are embracing the bedazzling nail industry with these new additions to our art department. Nail jewels and inlays! 

Nail art can be a very individual project featuring personal expression therefore
 Lisa our lovely nail technician has provided some basics on DIY nail art! 

At Home Tips: Wash hands thoroughly, pick out your favorite polish, polish as usual and dry completely. Using craft acrylic paint, experiment with stripes, polka dots, or other designs. Don't worry about messing up, a mistake is easy to fix by wiping over the nail with an alcohol soaked cotton ball. This will remove the art while keeping the polish in tact. After perfecting your design, use a top coat to seal your art. 
What a great way to start, or simply get your creative juices flowing! Although you now have some easy at home tips, there are still many benefits to having your nail art done professionally!
Professional Perks: One word....Shellac! Coming into the salon, you have greater access to higher quality techniques, products, and technicians. Just a hint about Shellac, it is a gel based polish that helps to strengthen and grow your own nail, unlike the damaging effects of acrylics. WE LOVE IT! Shellac, being a gel, wears very similarly to an acrylic, again minus the damage. It has a long wear life and ensures no chipping or smudging for at least two weeks. Shellac is a better nail art sealer than any regular top coat, ensuring a beautiful lasting design! The salon also has detailing supplies to use such as nail pens, gems, inlays and technicians have experience using layering techniques. 

Weather experimenting on your own or coming in for a manicure or pedicure, nail art can be a very therapeutic passtime, not to mention an avenue of expression. Whether you are walking at a breast cancer research event October 16th in Akron with the Nicole Jeffrey's Team (please contact us if you would like to join us) or you are a teacher embracing back to school, your nail art can speak your personality and charm. Even detailing just one finger per had is popular so have no fear if you are , remember the possibilities are endless! 

Passionate about Pedicures? We Are! 

Give your toes a taste of the season! We are proud to be introducing themed seasonal pedicures for each month. Get S'more September with a special snack and theme scented lotion. At a special rate you can schedule your themed pedicure once a month and you will be in for a treat! More information will be available soon providing info on each months theme and special pre-scheduling offers!

Look for next weeks post: Stick up for the Strand, Superhero Powers of Joico Hair Products. Protecting and strengthening hair against harsh heat and other hair bullies.

VOTE for us on the Beacon's Best List!  Last day is August 31st so please follow the Link and share the Nicole Jeffrey's Love! *you can vote once a day for each category I believe so keep the votes coming!*

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cut-a-Thon Snips of Sucess!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Cut-a-Thon event and help us raise a grand total of $2,500 for Officer Mark Dodez! 

We could not be more ecstatic about the turn out! It is amazing what 59 hair cuts, 20 waxes, 24 nail treatments, 14 facials and makeup applications, & 11 massages can do! Let's not forget to mention the 16 wonderful raffle prizes available. All of the gifts were donated from local community businesses or members. We are so fortunate to have such a giving community!

<Valerie performing a Make-up application

Please be sure to patronize these local businesses 
who did their part and helped to make this event such a success!

Taylor Made Jewelry                                    Raffle Item
Bio-Elements                                                Raffle Items
Home Depot                                                 Raffle Item
Drummond Chocolates                               Raffle Items
Encore                                                           Raffle Certificate
Papa Joe's                                                    Raffle Certificates
Quaker Steak & Lube                                  Raffle Certificates
Denny's                                                          Raffle Certificates
Just One More Bar & Grill                           Raffle Items & Certificates
White House Chicken                                  Raffle Certificates & Refreshments
Dilly's                                                             Raffle Certificates
McDonald's                                                  Raffle Certificates
Station House                                              Raffle Certificates
Ryan's                                                           Raffle Certificates
Wing's Warehouse                                      Raffle Certificates
Lindsay's Amber Restaurant                      Raffle Certificate
Lembo's                                                       Raffle Certificates
Simones                                                       Raffle Certificates
American Executive Gift's                          Raffle Certificates
Akron Beacon Journal                                Raffle Items & Certificates
Family Video                                                Raffle Certificates
Courtyard by Marriot                                    Raffle Certificate
Starbucks                                                      Raffle Items
Stampin Up rep Jan Brumbelow                Raffle Items
Great Harvest Bread Company                 Raffle Items
Akron Civic Theater                                    Raffle Items
Akron Ohio Moms                                       Marketing Support and Raffle Items
DM Printing                                                   Printing

Just a glance at our raffle items!                                                    

Thank you again for your participation and support!     

Look out for next weeks blog about Tricked Out Tips, Fall in love with nail art this autumn!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Dream of TIGI Cosmetics and Wake up with Bed Head

TIGI has recently released a brand new cosmetic-line that we are very excited to share with you!

What is every woman's makeup checklist?
             Long wearing lip color?
             Puckering lip gloss?
             Eye popping eye liners?
             Color flaunting eye shadows?
             Light and natural mineral infused foundation?
             Beautifying blushes?
             Longer lash defining mascara?
             You want it, TIGI's got it!

We have the entire line available to you now. We can not wait to complete your new hair-do or your post facial pampering with a touch of TIGI.

What a Deal! 
Buy any 2 TIGI cosmetic items and get a Bed Head hair spray FREE! 
(either Masterpiece or Hard Head)

I personally had the opportunity to receive a makeup make-over from Valerie, one of our skilled make-up artists.

Here is my Before...Don't Laugh, I admit I needed help!

TIP Makeup 101: Moisturizing before applying make-up will increase the hold of the makeup.

Tip from Valerie: A makeup primer is a great tool to create a clean even base for flawless makeup.

Foundation:  My lesson started with a light layer of foundation to event my tone and hide pesty blemishes. Having a fair skin tone we decided to go with the Mineral Tint "Cameo Glow". All the mineral tint foundations are a light cream base. I was skeptical because I am used to a powder (which is also available) but the mineral tint impressed me by being very light and comfortably wearable. It smoothed out my tone perfectly. I few brushes of the Dual Bronzer and I was glowing. Tip from Valerie: Dual Bronzer is a great alternative to blush for a great summer glow. 

Eye Shadow: Next, I was educated on the layer effects of eye-shadow. I have naturally deep set eyes and, with no technique, would slap a layer of grey shadow all over my lid and be done with it. Ending up with raccoon eyes I suppose that was not the best. Valerie had me explore some lighter shades for brightening and opening my eyes. We started with a Longwearing Cream Eyeshadow "Bubbly". It was a beautiful base color! Valerie worked in shading with the High Density Single Eye Shadows "Champagne" and "Vanilla". Tip from April: For over 40 women, keep shimmer to a minimum to avoid accentuating any wrinkles!

Smokey Eye Tip from Valerie: To keep skin clean while doing a smokey eye, apply a layer of loose powder under the eye. This will catch any shadow from falling to your cheek and settling in your skin. 

After completing your smokey look, gentle brush away extra powder and fallen shadow.

Eye Liner: My blue eyes needed a pop of color. The "Peacock" Perfect Eyeliner did the trick followed by the Precision Black Eyeliner to define my lid line. This was very easy to apply because of the fine tip!

Mascara: Luscious lashes are every girls desire and TIGI has two very lengthening, and defining mascaras. Eyes Love It in a brown and black, and Lash Love in black which I had the opportunity to try. Marie, one of our stylists, said "I am not easily impressed by mascara, but this is amazing" when referring to these products. 

Last but not least...

Lips: I am not a lipstick wearer although I am considering with our new Decadent Lipstick colors. For my makeover I used the "Maui" Lip Creme for a boost of color. The "Diamonds & Pearls" Lipgloss polished off my whole look with a pucker. Tip from April: Leave any powder on lips, it acts as a  base so that your lip colors do not migrate.


Thank you Valerie!
 I am now educated and have so many great products to work with!

Call 330-733-0700 to schedule a makeup application or makeup lesson 
with our beautiful TIGI cosmetic-line.
Don't forget about our buy 2 get a hair spray FREE deal!!! 

See you at the Cut-a-Thon for Officer Mark Dodez this SUNDAY August 14th 12-6pm 
Cut-Shampoo-Blow dry-Brow Wax-Pedi Soak-Polish Change-Facial-Massage
and MORE! Don't miss out on our great raffles too! 

Check in next week for our Cut-A-Thon results!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hair Raising Fund Raising!

Community support for our community safety providers. 

Springfield Township has been devastated by the tragic accident of dedicated officer Mark Dodez this recent March 31st. Dodez was struck by a drunk driver and suffers paralyzing injuries. You can read more of his road to recovery at his website.

It is our turn to give back to someone who has been so giving to us!

Come and show your support by joining us 
August 14th from 12-6pm 
for a Cut-A-Thon Hosted by Nicole Jeffrey's and sponsored by various community businesses. Tell your family and friends. Great for getting the kids a trim for back to school!

Cash or Check ONLY!!!

Services Offered Include:
Hair Cut                               $10
Shampoo                                $2
Blow Out                                $5
Brow Wax                              $5
Lip Wax                                 $3
Makeup Application            $10
Foot Soak & Polish              $10
Nail Art                                 $3+
Massage (10min)                 $10
Skin Analysis                         $5
Mini-Facial                           $10
(Cleanse, tone, moisturize)

Please find out more and feel free to RSVP to the event on Facebook. (If the link is in-active, please find the event is public labeled "Cut-A-Thon benefit for Officer Mark Dodez")

Thank you to the committed sponsoring businesses thus far for showing your support and making donations to make this event possible! Please be sure to give them your patronage in the future for their generosity.

American Executive Gifts & Awards
Drummond Chocolates
Encore Resale Fashions
Great Harvest Bread Company
Akron Ohio Mom's
Taylor Made Jewlery
Akron Beacon Journal
Wing Warehouse
Station House 319
TJ's Amber Restaurant
Home Depot
(more to be added)

Look for raffles, including these businesses donations, on August 14th!

Thank you also to DM Printing Enterprises for your printing assistance to help us advertise! 

Be on the look out for next weeks post on: 
I Dream of TIGI cosmetics and Wake up with Bed head! -Featuring our new line of TIGI make-up and exclusive offers! 

Don't forget to vote for us on the Beacon's Best! We need your help!