Posts Tagged ‘heat’

KEEP YOUR FACE ON!

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

This two-product wonder is critical if you want your makeup to last when the temperature rises. If you’ve surrendered to the idea that your foundation can only last a couple of hours this summer, I promise you, you’re mistaken! You just need the right primer before you apply it then you have to lock it in with a setting spray. Here’s how:  (more…)

PERM PAPER CURLS FOR DAMAGED ENDS

photos/post/design: Kristin Ess

In the hair coloring world, lighter ends seems to be here to stay. It looks beautiful and quite natural, but there is a little bit of a down side– ends that have been processed repeatedly can start feeling a bit compromised. Putting a hot curling iron on dry, damaged ends can be really brutal if you’re not careful. Here’s a little trick I use on my own hair as well as my clients when I feel like the hair just needs a little more protection than product can provide:

  • Get perm papers from your local professional beauty supply store.
  • Wrap a perm paper around the dry ends of your hair (long-ways).
  • Put the curling iron over the perm paper and roll up as usual.
  • Take the iron out once the hair is ready and then remove the paper.

Curls will be just as bouncy as ever! Putting that piece of perm paper in there keeps the metal from coming in direct contact with split/brittle ends and minimizes damage.

 

 

TEMPERATURE CONTROL

photo: remodelista.com post designed by kristin ess

Something about a piping hot shower just makes everything feel more clean. But be careful. Really hot showers can lead to dandruff. All of that heat actually sucks the moisture right out of your scalp and will cause flaking in the long run. Such a pain to get rid of. Heat also opens the cuticle on your hair more. The more open the cuticle, the more color molecules can slip out resulting in faded hair color. So turn that temp down a little (or a lot) when shampooing + conditioning!

Xx Kristin

QUICK TIP

photo: http://rainbowcinnamon.tumblr.com post designed by lauren conrad

If you want to turn your eyelash curler into a mini curling iron, all you
have to do is blast it for 20 seconds with your hair dryer.  Wait at least
a minute to let it cool down and be sure to test it with your finger to
make sure it’s not too hot that you burn your eye lids. Then squeeze once
at your lash line, once again half-way out and one more pinch 3/4’s out.
(If you only pinch at your lash line, it will look like you’ve been
chasing parked cars!)
XO Amy Nadine