Monday, September 29, 2014

Smith and Cult

Hello Readers,

Have you ever heard of Hard Candy Nail Polish?

Well, its creator Dineh Mohajer is back with her partner Jeanne Chavez and they are better than ever. Smith and Cult is a high end line with thirty 30 shades in it including a top coat and a base coat. This line is one of the most creative and fun lines I have come across.

"Gay Ponies Dancing in the Snow"

The name of the polishes have some and interesting names. Anywhere from "Dirty Baby" to "Bitter Buddhist" to "Gay Ponies Dancing in the Snow".... and no I didn't just make that up. Along with this line comes an illustrated journal that tells little stories about six of the existing shades.

The eye catching bottle is a small circular glass bottle with a silver dented cap and the polish inside is to last (chip free) for seven days. Not only do they have the unique name factor to their line that makes you curious, but they also have what they call the "Five Free Formula" that draws you in and keeps you coming back for more. The "Five Free Formula" means it has been formulated without he harsh chemicals Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. This is a very good thing for my fellow nail bitters out there. Each polish is $18 dollars. Not only do they have the existing thirty shades and plan to introduce news shades quarterly, but they also are set to launch a lip gloss line in the summer of 2015.

Now you can't go down the street and buy this little bottle of shiny goodness, because it's only offered in specific salons. Only 250 salons where given the oppurtunity to carry this unique line and Freshair was one of them. We are also the only salon in the state of Arkansas to have this privilege. So don't wait! Stop by the salon to have your chance and using this nail polish.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Miss America Favorites

Hello Readers,

As you all know I am very involved in working with pageants across the state of Arkansas... and the Super Bowl of Pageants happened last night. Yes, I am talking about Miss America. So I am gonna give you a recap of some of my favorites!
Photos Courtesy of Miss America Organization

1. Miss Arkansas - Ashton Campbell

Of course our home state girl is gonna be in my top four! She looked great all week! She killed it in every phase of competition. She looked fabulous all week and her beauty team helped with that! Two amazing women were back there with her and they are also some good friends of mine, Jane White and Lauren Colclasure. My favorite look the entire week was her talent hair and makeup! Her hair pulled back into a half up half down style was perfect for the neckline of the dress and the song she sang. Then the soft pink lipstick was the icing on the cake. ELEGANT is the perfect word to describe her look. Well done Lauren and Jane... as usual! And congratulations Ashton on Second Runner-Up to MISS AMERICA!

Photos Courtesy of Miss America Organization

2. Miss Mississippi - Jasmine Murray

If you didn't watch last night you seriously missed out on an AMAZING Talent! She performed Christina Aguilera's version of "Something's Got a Hold of Me". Jasmine was on the 8th season of American Idol and made the top 13. She brought that Miss America stage down last night! And then to top it off her hair looked amazing all week. She had the cascading waterfall of curls and it looked so full and classic. Jasmine made the Top 10.

Photos Courtesy of Miss America Organization

3. Miss Florida - Victoria Cowen

I absolutely loved that she wore her hair straight for competition. She stood out from the crowd, but it wasn't that board straight stuck to her head straight. It had the perfect amount of volume and was curled under just a touch on the ends. Bravo Florida for rocking the straight hair! Victoria danced to "Note to God" and was so elegant and she made every move look effortless. She was awarded Third Runner Up to Miss America.

Photos Courtesy of Miss America Organization

4. New York- Kira Kazantsev

Miss New York was crowned Miss America last night and while many were surprised, I wasn't. Yes her talent wasn't the best there... but here is the thing she is UNIQUE. She had the time of her life on stage and the judges saw that. And what a lot of people don't know is that this kind of pageant is won in the interview room. Those judges fell in love with her which is not surprising after learning more about Kira. She is fluent in three languages (English, Russian, and Spanish), graduated from Hoftstra University Honors College with a triple major (Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography) and she has already been accepted into the Law School at Notre Dame. So now you can see she that is a sharp and probably won the pageant as soon as she walked out of the interview room. Now for her hair... her pony tail for her talent was SPOT ON... the curls were bouncy and the bang framed her face perfectly! And guess who her hair and makeup team was? They were also TEAM ARKANSAS... Jane White and Lauren Colclasure. Congratulations Kira!

Photos Courtesy of Miss America Organization

Monday, September 1, 2014

Get Ready Hog Fans... It's Game Day!

Hello Readers,

Football season is officially in full swing and for all my southern belles out there that means tailgating, game day outfits, game day hair and finding that perfect shade of razorback red lipstick to call the hogs in! Today I want to talk about the perfect game day hair!

For those hot and muggy game days your go to hairstyles can be a top knot, high ponytail, or side braid! These are perfect because they are not only cute and stylish with any outfit, but they will keep you nice and cool! Products that are must haves for the looks are R+CO's Dallas Shampoo and Conditioner, Oribe's Dry Texture Spray, and either Oribe's Superfine Hairspray or R+CO's Outer Space Flexible Hairspray. 

1. R+Co's Dallas Shampoo and Conditioner
This set will help to achieve that BIG Texas hair with the perfect amount of sleekness to it. The ingredients in it help to create the perfect balance of healthy and voluminous hair. The cypress root oil helps to nourish dry and/or damaged hair while the advanced polymers not only creates body and volume, but ALSO helps to reduce static.

2. Oribe's Dry Texture Spray
The Dry Texture is gonna help absorb any extra oils and add that extra volume every southern belle loves. This is a product that is a TOP SELLER at our salon and we think it is a must have!

3. Oribe's Superfine Hairspray or R+CO Outer Space Flexible Hairspray
Superfine is for those girls who like a good hold and Outer Space is for girls you just like a little bit of a softer hold. Either way is good... It just comes down to preference.


Now for those game days that are a little cooler because the colder air is starting to come in so I would recommend that you show off your gorgeous locks and wear you hair down! But the cooler air means dry and frizzy hair for some so use some moisturizing products to help your hair have that extra shine and softness! From R+Co you should go with the Atlantis Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner and from Oribe I would recommend Moisture and Control Shampoo and Conditioner AND then this amazing little product in a green bottle called Soft Dry Conditioner Spray. 

1. Atlantis Shampoo and Conditioner 
This duo adds the perfect amount of hydration to your hair. The combination of ingredients helps to achieve the perfect amount of hydration for moisture deprived hair. The witch hazel helps to balance out hydration levels, the vegetable protein increases the moisture content, and the rosemary maintains scalp health and removes build up of product.

2. Moisture and Control Shampoo and Conditioner
This shampoo and conditioner will cleanse and nourish the hair and leave the hair looking sleek and polished. The amber extract provides an antioxidant that conditions and strengthens the hair while the silicone complex gives the hair a control factor.

3. Soft Dry Conditioner Spray
This is a product that you can spray on your ends and it creates an instant softness. The cotton complex in the product is what creates the instant softness that I absolutely love. The argan oil and the neem oil also help to hydrate and nourish the hair while creating shine and eliminating frizz.

Hopefully this will help you achieve that perfect game day hair! Woo Pig Sooie!