Thursday, September 29, 2011

Don't Let the Cool Down Hang Your Skin Out to Dry

The best tricks of the trade to keep your skin smooth all winter long without old man winter drying you out!

Moisture VS Hydration
                          Moisturizing: Takes care or the outer (epidermal) layer of your 
                                             skin for smoothing and easily applicable makeup.
                          Hydration: Reflects having healthy skin through all the layers and 
                                           maintaining hydrated skin (dermal) from the inside out.

The award for the most common misunderstood  skin care term goes to... 

MISTAKE: Exfoliating methods are commonly thought of as a heavily textured products used to scratch dead skin away resulting in a smoother outer (epidermal) layer of skin.

TRUTH BE TOLD: Analysis of skin post scrub based elfoliants revealed more scratches in the dead skin layer rather than actually removing the skin.

ACCURATE: Exfoliating is most beneficial when an enzyme is used to eat away dead skin. This method is professionally recommended opposed to commercially pushed scrubs.

SPECIAL INGREDIENT: Look for either natural enzymes that exfoliate or AHA-Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is a chemical exfoliant. Either will strip the dead skin away in a non-abrasive manner. Lactic acid is another element to be aware of although it is recommended for professional use due to it's strength causing sensitivity to the sun. 

*Expert Opinion*
"Exfoliating with the correct products is the key to healthy skin"

Nicole Jeffrey's offers a quality Flash Foam Cleanser by Bio-Elements that both cleanses and exfoliates. Enhanced with the natural enzymes needed to create healthy hydrated skin. 
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and deserves your attention to keep it healthy and alive. 
Truth About Chap Stick 
 Keep your lips puckering all fall & winter long?
 Stop your lips from chapping and protect them throughout the entire season

Maintain:Exfoliating your lips is the key keeping them kissable. After brushing your teeth, use a separate new hard bristled tooth brush with a small dab of white tooth paste and massage on the lips as an exfoliator. Then rinse off and continue as needed. This technique removes dead skin cells and maintains smoothness.  

Treatment: If chapping does occur, vitamin E is the best treatment element. Using a vitamin E capsule, puncture the capsule open and rub a small dab of the vitamin E on your lips. (Extra Benefits: can be used around the bags of eyes and a small amount on eye lids if dryness is felt in the eyes) Limit use to an as needed basis due to high concentration. 

Protect: Chap stick is best used to protect lips from damage because most contain no curing agents. The vaseline consistency seals and prevents dryness to already soft lips. Applying chap stick to chapped lips only seals in and maintains chapped lips. 

NEW Facial Prices!!!
With the hustle and bustle of the winter season on the horizon, we wanted to make sure you found time to pamper yourself without breaking the bank! 

Intro to Bio-Elements-(1/2 hour)                   $30
Bio-Elements Calming Facial-(1 hour)         $45

Specialty: (1 hour)
Skin Treatment for Men                              $60
Acne Clearing                                               $65
 Pumice Peel                                                   $70       
                                            (Manual Midrodermabrassion Treatment)   
Double Surface Peeling Treatment              $65
Stress Solution Spa Facial                             $60
Oxygenation Facial                                        $60
Vitamineral Power Facial                               $65
Urban Detox Post-Op Facial                          $60
Lightplex Pigment Balancing Treatment       $70
Flaxx-C Anti-Aging Facial                              $85

Call 330-733-0700 to set up your facial and experience the difference you deserve! 

WOW Your Toes Wednesday is Back!!!! $10 a Regular or Spa Pedicure on Wednesday's
Themed pedi's are the new norm! Enjoy scents and tastes of the season as you treat your feet and experience the difference you deserve! October's theme is Trick-or-Treat Smell Your Feet with scents and tastes of Halloween and the Pumpkin Patch!
Help us reach our goal of $500 donating to the American Cancer Society's Strides Against Breast Cancer! Donate or Join  Our Strides In Style team in our 5K walk at 10am on October 16th at the Akron Field House. 
Together we can make a world with more birthdays!

Check in next week for our Fall Homecoming Updo, Makeup, and Style Trends

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Making Strides In Style to a World with More Birthdays

The American Cancer Society's 2011 Campaign is "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer"
And "Making Strides to a World with More Birthdays"

Nicole Jeffrey's is Making Strides in Style
10am October 16th 2011
University of Akron Field House
(more info at the end of this post)

When diving into the statistics of this devastating disease that effects our 
loved ones and friends and we too are at risk, it becomes more evident
that we have a long way to go in this fight and still no one is giving up 

What are we fighting?
Relentless......In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases (1 in every 8 women) of invasive 
                                breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., 
                                along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
Unrelated......About 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no 
                               family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic 
                               abnormalities that happen as a result of the aging process and life in 
                               general, rather than inherited mutations. (Risk is doubled if a mother,
                               sister or daughter has been diagnosed only because the gene 
                               mutation could be passed on by relation.)
Not Just a Girl Thing... Men too can suffer from breast cancer as estimated at 1,970
                                new cases in 2010.
HOPE for a World with More Birthday's
Survivors......In 2010 there were more than 2.5million survivor's in the U.S.
Strides..........The American Cancer Society not only dedicates it's funds to research for a
                            cure but it also educates and informs women of the steps to take for an
                            early detection for overall higher survivor rates year after year. 

We have a wonderful opportunity to help make strides and walk in the
 Akron 5K Walk Against Breast Cancer on 
October 16th starting at 10am. 

 We welcome you to join us in October or make a contribution to our team goal of raising $500.  Women everywhere need your help. Every little bit counts and the Top Donor Receives a Free Making Strides Against Breast Cancer T-Shirt! 
You may also make a cash or check donation at Nicole Jeffrey's Salon before October 16th to help us reach our goal. Please let the receptionist know if you would like to join us on our 5K walk  10am October 16th at the University of Akron Field House! We would love to have you with us!

For more Statistics and Information on Breast Cancer check out: , or at American Cancer Society. Read person testimonies and Stories of Hope.

If you are a woman over 40 PLEASE be sure to schedule and attend your yearly mammogram, it could save your life! 

Check in for next weeks post on Combating Desert Skin and Staying Moisturized this Fall. How to Beat the Embarrassment of Dry Skin.  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Treat Your Feet With Scents of the Season

NEW Nicole Jeffrey's Monthly Themed Pedicures
 that match the season's tastes and smells. 

Treat Your Feet
Monthly Season Themed Pedicures
Only $45each
Prepay savings
 Pre pay for 3 receive $5 OFF EACH

Treat your feet with scents and scrubs 
while we treat you to a decadent taste of the season. 

September- Have S’more September         
               Enjoyment- S'mores
               Scent- Chocolate, Graham Cracker & Marshmallow
October- Trick or Treat Smell Your Feet 
               Enjoyment-Apple Cider & Candy Corn
November- Thanksgiving Feast          
               Enjoyment-Cranberry bread, Apple Cider & Pumpkin Pie 
               Scent-Apple & Pumpkin
December- Winter Wonderland            
               Enjoyment-Hot cocoa, Candy canes, & Peppermint bark
January- Let it Snow!                     
               Enjoyment-Vanilla cappuccino & Snowflake cookies
February- Love it sweet         
               Enjoyment-Chocolate cherries & Candy hearts 
               Scent-Chocolate & Cherry
March- Pot of gold (Lucky Feet)  
               Enjoyment-Spearmint candy, Gold coins, Werther’s
April- Bunny Hop         
               Enjoyment-Jelly beans, Bunny cookies & Chocolate Bunny               
               Scent- Fruity
May-Mayflower Tea Party   
               Enjoyment-Chamomile Tea & Danish           
June-Aloha Luau  
                Enjoyment-Pina colada & Pineapple       
                Scent-Pineapple & Cocoanut
July- oh say can you see Nicole Jeffrey’s    
                EnjoymentBlueberries,Strawberries & Fruit dip
                Scent- Blueberry, Strawberry & Vanilla 
August- Lemonade Stand             
                Enjoyment-Lemonade & Lemon cookies       

Kick back, relax, and treat your feet with this pampering pedicure.
Receive a soothing massage from our massage chair while indulging in the tastes and scents of the seasons.
Add Seasonal Nail Art for only $3!
Wow your toes with watermelons or sprinkle them with snowflakes

Experience the difference you deserve!

Check back next week to learn about how we are making strides in style to a world with more birthdays and how you can join us.  Fight for a cure to breast cancer! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back with a Bang! Fall Trends 2011

The season is changing and you might be in the mood for a new cut or color to compliment your new fall fashions. Fringe, lob, and curly bob are  just some of the terminologies being brushed up. Fashion forward hair is softening this season and becoming a more natural gentle look.

Whats a fringe? Fringe or as most of us call them, bangs, have taken a turn to the front from the long running side bang that has been pushed to the sidelines of trendy.

Zooey Deschanel has always been a fabulous fringe supporter.

Mary J Blige, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Mena Suvari 
are some of the celebs who are fashionably bring back the bowl cut bangs from the 70's.
This shaping rounds out the face and is very complementing.

Hair styles such as the Lob (long bob) are popular this fall. 
 Who wouldn't want to look like the stunning Jennifer Aniston?
Beautiful for it's clean look and perfect length for the chilly weather.

 The curly bob with is a styling option for long bob wearers, and curly girls. Make sure to add the bangs to make it 2011 trendy! Gina cut and styled this look perfectly on our client who absolutely loved it!

Last but not least lets take a look at some color options. Fall reminds us of the leaves changing and the colors naturally deepening. Browns and reds are in! That does not mean blonde is out, it just means fall is inspiring a darker direction. Some women are just in need of a change in general which could go any direction. Most of our stylists have had it with their hair color and made the change all at once. Beth is blonde again, Marie went red, Louise looked to an ashy brown from her platinum and Valerie darkened and low-lighted too. It's amazing to see the difference a color change can make. 

These fearless models made the dramatic change they desired. Leading the way to possibilities this fall. these before and afters from Fashionising

Anything is possible with color, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha poly, Eniko Mihalik, and Lily Cole are just a few examples. If you want to stick with the trends just keep it comfortable, confident, and add some fringe. 

Thank you for voting for us on the Beacon's Best, we made it into the top 10! The final announcement will be made on September 26th! 

Supporting Breast Cancer Research. We are making strides to a world with more birthday's! Make a donation or join our team at the event October 16th! Help us reach our $500 donation goal!

Look for next weeks post on Treat your Feet Themed Pedicures featured each month at Nicole Jeffrey's! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Joico's Super Hero Powers, Rescuing One Strand at a Time!

Joico is our leading salon brand from our shampoos to our color formulas. I never understood the significance of my hair products ingredients until our Joico educator, Gina, explained how important it is to be informed.

Joico's slogan is "The Art of Healthy Hair". They exercise their slogan very literally. Not only is it an art, but it's a science of healthy hair they have perfected through their continuous research and dedication to quality. Nicole Jeffrey's stands strongly behind Joico is because they go above and beyond when constructing their product's ability to restore moisture, add body, and maintain a lasting hair color. Joico can confidently offer those perks because of their practice of "The Art (and science) of Healthy Hair". They break down the correct molecules and measure accurate protein balances that will not just restore but it will actually reconstruct the hair from the inside out.

Currently Joico's K-Pak line offers the most reconstruction to the hair.

Shampoo & Conditioner Products Include:

   K-Pak Color Therapy- Ensures lasting color and treatment of damaged hair
   K-Pak Reconstruct- Implements deep penetration and reconstruction of the hair
   K-Pak Clarifying- Assisting damaged hair
   Moisture Recovery- Moisturizes dry hair
   Color Endure- Secures long lasting color
   Silk results- Encourages smoothing of frazzled hair
   Body Luxe- Boosts body and thickens hair

All are fortified with the proper complex of ingredients to treat and restore your hair to your hairs needs.

Joico is launching a couple NEW products this month that we are very excited about!

K-Pak Revitaluxe Restorative Treatment instantly revitalizes, nourishes, and repair's damaged hair! It delivers complete restoration and hydration to damaged. Not only does it correct years of damage, but it prevents future damage as well as it reconstructs the hair to protect it's self.

Look for this liquid gold at Nicole Jeffrey's very soon!

Cure your Frizz with Smooth Cure. Smooth hair for any type of wear, straight, defused, or curly. This product is sulfate free and contains the new  KeraShield Complex, a unique blend that nourishes, hydrates, strengthens and protects. KeraShield Complex contains:

• Tucuma Butter: for moisture
• Brazilian Nut Oil: antioxidants, to restore the appearance of damaged dehydrated hair
• Hydrolyzed Keratin: to repel humidity and protect against color fading.
• Quadramine Complex, Joico’s proprietary blend of  proteins that protect and reconstruct hair from the inside out.

Joico offers a large selection of styling products for all hair styles so be sure to ask your stylist what products will help transform your hair to it's healthiest.

Thank you for Voting for us on the Beacon's Best List!

Check back next week for our post on Fall Trends. Introducing the cool fall colors and sleek styles to look for. Change your hair with the seasons.