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HOT BEAUTY TREND ALERT

HOT TREND ALERT: The Men’s Room

Thinking back when I first got into the beauty industry 17 years ago, men taking the time or even the care to groom themselves was barely considered. At least, in my realm of training and work environments. I’m sure we have all heard the term “manscape” especially in the last 7 ish years. Fast forward to now and it is 100% accepted, trendy looked quite highly upon. I mean why shouldn’t men take time to take care of their appearance? Continue reading

HOT BEAUTY TREND ALERT

HOT BEAUTY TREND ALERT

One of the newest and hottest trends, as evidenced through social media within the past 12 months is “Microblading”, and it has taken the beauty industry by storm. You can’t go on social media, within the beauty world, without reading about it, seeing someone that has gotten it done or discovering a professional who performs that service. When I started researching about it, 18 months ago, it seemed like the perfect new service to offer my clients as the trend hadn’t quite caught on in the Rochester area just yet. What a whirlwind it has become in such a short amount of time.Continue reading

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THE BROKE AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Spring has finally sprung! Time to put away those big bulky sweaters and pack away those Uggs in exchange for some much lighter pieces. The malls and internet offer such a vast variety of beautiful clothes and shoes, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin !

There was once a time I could afford to to go out and buy a new wardrobe as soon as the weather shifted each season, but unfortunately those days have been long gone due to the responsibilities of adulthood.

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Edge & Elegance

Things change. Societal norms adjust along with the times. Masculine meets feminine. Hard meets soft. Classic gets a contemporary upgrade. The beauty of today’s style is that anything goes, no matter what your age or gender. The age of barbering is making a comeback along with fun colors and dramatic styles. If you want to wear a colorful rainbow in your hair go for it.

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All models and photoshoot coordination provided by the Mary Therese Friel Modeling Agency with the fabulous images taken by Lush Light Photography. Fashions are courtesy of  Sojo Designs, Intrique, Simplicity Boutique, Serendipity Boutique, Pearl & Stone, Matilda Jane and Janies Closet.

 

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Natural Beauty Without Compromise

The summer season is closely approaching. While everyone loves the sun, sand, and sitting by the pool, this is the time of year when many people experience extreme damage to their hair. The sun changes coloring. The oxidization destroys your vibrant coloring, tones it to a brassy hue and dulls the natural shine. The heat can degrade protein which otherwise protects your hair.  UV rays are alos damaging. The chlorine in pools and salt water can also cause hair issues. Your hair is at risk of becoming frizzy and brittle. How do we protect our hair when we are having fun in the sun?

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March Into Spring Style

Hello readers I’m hoping that this month finds you in great health, great spirits and most important some great shoes!! I am actually not a big fan of March , but I must say I am happy that it is finally here and New York Fashion Week is officially over!!
Although I promised myself this year I would not get caught up in the hustle and bustle of all of the fashion shows and events, it was completely unavoidable.  I battled the ice,snow and freezing cold of New York City to witness first-hand all of the hottest looks on the runway.

And the not so hot !

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It’s All About The Product

Following up on our last column talking about whether color is good or bad, let’s take it up a notch and go to the extreme. How do you choose a product?

Mario’s Salon is a Tocco Magico salon. This is an Italian product line ( I know I’m biased), which is far ahead of any American color. The Tocco line, first of its kind, uses herbal extracts. The founder of this company is deeply committed in producing a line of product which protects the natural integrity of the hair and scalp.

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Love and Fashion Week

February is here and I hope everyone is keeping warm and fabulous!! Which also means Valentine’s Day is approaching. I must confess this is one of my least favorite holidays for many reasons. First of all you start seeing the teddy bears and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates the very next day after Christmas which I believe is a little premature but hey I guess some people like to shop early?

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