Monday, December 9, 2013

The best Hair Extensions are Cinderella Bond Hair Extensions


After years of research and having many different types of hair extensions. Sitting down with Felicia Freeman Licensed cosmetologist and hair extension expert. She quotes "The hair extensions we use are the Cinderella Keratin bond hair extensions. It is made out off 100% human hair. The keratin bond extensions are non-damaging to your natural hair. They carry a wide range of colors and different lengths and textures to suit the style you desire. This type of hair extension looks natural, are easy to maintain and can be worn for several months."

How to care for your eyelash extensions


Do’s and Don’ts Do brush your lashes with a clean mascara wand daily (provided with application) Do opt for a gel cleanser and wash your face gently If you choose to wear mascara (trust me, you don’t need it :) ), use one that is water-based (not waterproof) Don’t curl your lashes–they’re already perfectly curled anyway! Avoid steam and oil-based makeup removers For the first 24 hours, don’t apply water to your lashes Now these are just recommendations to maintain the longest life of your lashes. If you get some water on your lashes before 24 hours or forget to brush your lashes for a day or two–its no big deal, mine held up just fine :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

What is the difference between Synthetic Eyelash Extensions and Mink Eyelash Extensions?


Synthetic vs. Mink Lashes Synthetic Lashes: thicker, heaver, and more full. They also offer that perfect lash curve and uniform appearance while still appearing natural. Perfect for special occasion and short-term wear (i.e. vacations). Mink Lashes: weightless, natural-looking, and longer lasting. However, they are thinner than their synthetic counterparts and will probably require mascara to get the same look as synthetic.They are not made from animal fur they are made from plastic also just but just like real hair. If your stylist says they are made from real mink they do not know what they are talking about as that could cause infection and irritation. Personally, I’m a big fan of the mink lashes because they are non-irritating (if you are going to continue lashes for a long period of time), they look perfect and yet so natural, and are easy to maintain. They also last fairly long and as long as you care for them–they’ll only fall out with your natural lashes. BUT, you can also go with a customized blend and get the best of both worlds ;)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

What makes a great facial?


Whаt iѕ a Facial? A facial iѕ a cosmetic treatment оf thе face whiсh generally involves a variety оf ѕkin treatments. Thiѕ process iѕ nоrmаllу performed in a beauty salon but аt present it hаѕ bесоmе a common spa treatment. Likе mаnу оthеr options аvаilаblе within thе beauty industry, thе facial аlѕо hаѕ a lоng history. Mаnу references аrе dеfinitеlу found within thе history оf thе contemporary world fоr thе uѕе оf facial treatments. Thеrе iѕ a variety оf facial treatments аvаilаblе tо suit thе diffеrеnt types оf ѕkin аnd necessity оf thе customer. Hоw iѕ it done?? Bеfоrе аnу fоrm оf facial treatment саn bе started, thе firѕt step iѕ clean thе face. Thiѕ process cleanses, exfoliates аnd moisturizes facial skin. Bу gently steaming thе face blackheads аnd whiteheads аrе removed. Thе uѕе оf a regular clean-up саn prevent аnd reduce ѕkin problems tо a great extent. Steam iѕ uѕеd tо clean thе ѕkin аt thе beginning fоllоwеd bу a gentle ѕkin massage uѕing exfoliating scrub granules. Aftеr thаt аnоthеr creamy cleanser iѕ applied аnd massaged with a soft rotating electric brush whiсh helps tо exfoliate thе skin. Clean uр iѕ recommended fоr аll ѕkin types. Thе advantages offered bу thе clean uр process reduces tanning, removes dirt аnd blackheads аnd рrоvidеѕ a clean аnd glowing ѕkin texture. Nоrmаl facials offer simple cleansing, steaming аnd massaging оf thе skin. Thе nоrmаl facials аlѕо рrоvidе thе bеѕt option fоr nоrmаl skin. Thе ѕkin iѕ massaged fоr a longer period оf timе in a nоrmаl facial. Arе thеrе specialized facials available?? Sресiаl facials аrе оnе step ahead frоm thе nоrmаl facials. Hеrе thе ѕkin iѕ moisturized with thе hеlр оf ѕресiаllу formulated hypoallergenic creams. Aссоrding tо thе ѕkin type face packs аrе applied. Thiѕ process аlѕо includes ѕресiаl cleansing аnd rejuvenation techniques. Sресiаl facials аrе recommended fоr sensitive ѕkin types. Whаt оthеr types аrе there?? Medical Grade facials basically cover treatment оf thе dark circles undеr thе eye in addition tо cleansing, diamond-dermabrasion аnd rejuvenation techniques. Thе specialty оf thiѕ facial iѕ thе uѕе оf anti aging serums and oxygen, whiсh helps toning аnd tightening оf thе ѕkin оn thе face, ѕо thаt it starts lооking muсh younger. Paraffin facial uѕеѕ a ѕресiаl paraffin mask оn thе wry face. Thiѕ helps seal in thе ѕресiаl anti-aging аnd rejuvenating creams applied tо thе skin. It brings back thе glow оf thе skin. It iѕ uѕuаllу a раrt оf thе bridal beauty package. Anti-oxidant facial uѕеѕ creams аnd masks supplemented with free-radical fighting agents likе thе vitamin A, beta-carotene аnd vitamin E. Pollutants аrе firѕt removed frоm thе surface, аftеr thаt it iѕ deep cleansed uѕing thе creams аnd masks. Acne Facial iѕ a treatment fоr teenage аnd adult acne. Thiѕ process starts with enzyme оr glycol acid exfoliation аnd a warm steam vapor iѕ uѕеd аftеr cleansing оf thе skin. Thiѕ iѕ fоllоwеd bу manual deep pore removal, electric dis-encrustation аnd skin-calming, anti-bacterial actions. Galvanic Facial makes tо uѕе оf galvanic gadgets. Thе Galvanic сurrеnt iѕ employed, tо bring in water-soluble matter thrоugh thе skin. It improves thе skin’s absorption capacity аnd enhances thе infiltration оf thе products. Thiѕ process iѕ vеrу uѕеful fоr dry, dehydrated skins. Whо саn benefit frоm a facial?? Frоm infants tо thе elderly, facial ѕkin care iѕ essential in еvеrу stage оf life. Face iѕ thе firѕt thing tо bе noticed whеn уоu meet somebody. Regular facial ѕkin care nоt оnlу improves уоur appearance, it аlѕо boosts уоur morale. Facials аrе nоw considered аѕ important аѕ gоing tо уоur physician оr dentist. Professional ѕkin care specialists will examine уоur ѕkin uѕing a magnify lamp аnd determine whiсh treatments аrе bеѕt suited fоr уоur ѕkin type. Thе facial improves thе texture, feel аnd lооk оf thе skin. Yоur face glows аnd уоu feel smooth аnd refreshed. Massage iѕ аnоthеr relaxing wау fоr improvement оf уоur skin. Massage exfoliates thе skin, reduces puffiness аnd sagging, tones muscle аnd stimulates blood flow. Facials slow dоwn thе aging process. A facial аnd massage аt a day spa helps уоu tо dissolve thе stress аnd strain оf уоur busy lifestyle.

Friday, June 28, 2013

How yoga saved my job and my life

Doing eyelash extensions day after day had put a strain on my hands, my back, and my life in every way. I rarely even dated or enjoyed holidays as carple tunnel had consumed my life. Trying yoga at first was hard and sometimes boring. But as I started getting into it I found so many fun and exciting and met so many amazing people it was definately worth it.

The dangers of using Latisse


Is LATISSE Safe to Use? Ask the Eye Doctor Numerous brands of mascara have claimed they make your eyelashes appear longer and fuller – that is, until you remove your makeup at the end of the day. A couple years ago, a topical solution was introduced, promising it could naturally enhance your eyelashes through regular application. Commonly known as LATISSE, this product has grown increasingly popular. Many who use it report that it gradually encourages growth of longer, thicker and darker eyelashes after about two months of applying it daily to the lash line of the upper eyelid. In addition to users reporting success after using the product, others have reported the following: Itchy, red eyes Dry eyes Darkened eyelids Hair growth around the eyes (if the medication regularly drips off the eyelids) It’s also important to note that one possible side effect is the small chance that a person’s blue or green eyes could turn brown – forever. Potential eye discoloration aside, studies show that LATISSE has had very few negative effects on those who use it and that it is generally safe and effective. Which is why eyelash extensions are a safe alternative. Call the salon for questions (310)967-7701 or to see more check out ChristineReedLashSalonAndSpa.com

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Christine Reed's Laser Photo Nails

Until now we always had to spend hours getting someone to draw fancy designs on our nails. Not anymore now it can be done in less than 15 seconds. The machine is great for parties and promoting your logo at corporate events. Also a great gift idea for that special someone. To Christine Reed and Felicia Freeman they’re not just fingernails – they’re ten tiny canvases on which to create masterpieces. Christine Reed, who owns Platinum Image Services which operates out of Los Angeles and every service is offered in the comfort of your home, started offering nails in 2004. Since then she has hired and sought the best in the business to the point where she has elevated it to an art form. You can also visit downtown Los Angeles in the private Bunker Hill location at Bunker Hill Salon. “I like art and wanted to find a way to express myself without drawing,” Christine explained. “Hence, Daft Punk nails.” Indeed, Christine has decorated each of her toe nails to look like a tiny slice the helmut from Daft Punk. She chats up her clients so she knows what’s going on in their lives, with graduations, new babies, weddings, or just if someone needs a little pick me up. She’s been offering nails to her eyelash clients for over 8 year's now. “If you show me a picture of something the machine can replicate it,” she said. The cozy salon is an eclectic mix of comfortable wing chairs, one treatment room and private gated parking. “We try to have a cozy and relaxed atmosphere,” said Christine. While the salon is laid back and friendly, Christine is anything but casual when it comes to the business end of her career. “For shellac, I don’t recommend doing it more than three cycles in a row,” she said. “Gels are different. Gel is an artificial surface that you have to fill. Shellac is like nail polish in that it is temporary. But it gives a mirror finish shine that stays that way for two weeks.” In addition to the creative aspect of it, Christine aalso loves the fact that her job affords her the opportunity for a flexible schedule. “I like to see people happy,” she said. “To me, this isn’t a job. I’m hanging out with my friends.” To schedule an appointment, call the salon at 310-967-7701 or book directly at Platinumimageservices.com or vagaro.com/bunkerhillsalon

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Wedding Salon Event at the SLS Hotel

A great event to attend if you are planning on getting married. With tons of amazing vendors and 3 photo booths this event was beyond fun. Andrea's Couture was great for the mother of the bride with a large selection of beautiful dresses. The hollywood Cellist was playing throughout the day Cathy Allen. My favorite thing was the robes from Loveophelia.com so soft and can be worn everyday without being to fancy. Dr. Assil Eye institute offered invites to a Botox party with Catherine Hwang.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pedicures at The Christine Reed Lash Salon & Spa on Melrose

Geting a pedicure can be mush like going to your local carwash I wanted my customers to experience something different.After indulging in every kind of pedicure in Los Angeles I knew the one thing that would make my customers happy. A clean place to get a pedicure with a clean liner not a tub that has been cleaned and washed out. There can be fungus and you can't really clean out the tub. Our machine is simple and you never touch the tub just the clean liner which is NEVER re-used. Enjoy a DVD or chat with the manicurist. I only hire cosmotologist's and since we specialize in the gel nails and minx nails there is alot more to chose from than your typical nail salon because we do not really do regular pedicures and manicures. I really like a mani or a pedi to last noone should have to go to get your nails done every week.





Sunday, January 6, 2013

What is a minx nail?

A minx nail is a melted on foiling applied to the nail it usually has a design and is melted onto the nails. Can last a month as a pedicure.

Eyelash Extensions in Los Angeles what about the cost



 So many people ask everyday why is it so expensive to get eyelash extensions? I for one have seen all the worst eyelash extensions coming from the nail salons and eyelash salons in Los Angeles. You must be doing eyelash extensions for at least a year to be good enough to do them well and in a timely matter. Most places do not use the correct glue and they can come out faster than intended I have some clients come back in 5 weeks before they need a fill. Good eyelash extensions are not easy to do its just like getting hair extensions not hardly any people really care about your hair why would they care about your eyelashes. Using the right lashes is really important to. Most women can't handle a big plastic lash year after year hanging onto a tiny lash its just not going to work long term. I have seen some clients have lash loss from improperly applied cheap lashes. So check your lashes when done. Can you get a toothpick through them? Are you comfortable? Do you feel itchy? If you answered yes to any of these questions call me today I will help you find someone if you do not live in Los Angeles. Many people that are certified still can't do eyelash extensions so be aware. Losing eyelashes can permanent once a lash is removed from the root 20 times.