Our head stylist, Irene Janzen, has put together her expert advice on how to improve the health of your hair!
We’ve decided to do a product review on one of our favourite new products of the season!
MIRABELLA’S CC CREME!!
Firstly, what is BB & CC…BB is a beauty balm and CC is a colour corrector.
Truthfully, we could all use a bit of colour correction to balance our skin. That’s where the Mirabella CC Creme comes in!
The creme comes in three shades which are so easy to match up to different skin tones:
The creme has worked really well on my combination (dry and oily) skin. It has bamboo water and avocado oil for skin hydration and improvement. It balances out with witch hazel for oil control on your face. So whether you have dry skin, oily skin or combination skin, CC Creme can work so great for you! It also has anti aging benefits from acai berry and SPF 20 for skin protection, we will be looking fantastic for years to come! (http://mirabellabeauty.com/face/cc-creme.html)
You can use it as a very light foundation when applying it with your fingertips or apply a heavier coat with a brush depending on how much or how little you want to cover up, I like using a brush. The creme blends really well with my skin because it is not heavy and does not smudge or wipe off throughout the day. I love it! I like to team the CC Creme up with Mirabella’s mineral based Conceal to cover up blemishes and the Pure Press to set the makeup. Then I like to finish my skin off with Mirabella’s Face Highlighter on the ball of my cheek with the brighter pink shade and the darker bronze under my cheek bone. This gives my cheeks the perfect pop of colour while adding contour and giving my face more shape. And VOILA you’ve got a great everyday skin look!
First of all what the heck is balayage?
The balayage hair technique is when a skilled stylist sweeps a colour that is 2-3 shades lighter than your all over colour. It creates a beautiful subtle sun kissed look.
Another gorgeous technique is ombre. This is a gradient of colour from root to tip of the hair. Depending on the technique and how light you want to go can create a subtle to striking look. You decide!
So how do you choose which look you want?
Here are a few questions to ask yourself….
Do I want a low maintenance colour?
How light do I want to go?
How do I usually style my hair?
ps. Your stylist will ask you at least some of these questions, so be prepared! At Hair Creations we provide really helpful consultations that will help you choose the look that will most compliment your hair type, face shape and lifestyle.
Why am I asking you these questions?
Depending on which technique you and your stylist decide will determine how much up-keep you will have to maintain your hair. Balayage and a subtle ombre will be the lowest maintenance, I guarantee it!! Because the colour you are applying to your hair is not extremely drastic you can allow it to further grow out and you wont see a strong line because of difference of colour.
Another sidenote, during our consultations we determine how much stress your hair can handle. By this I mean the lighter you take your hair the more stress you will be putting on your hair. This is why it is so important that you are using professional hair products that have been recommended to you by your stylist.
And lastly…i’m almost done….a drastic ombre or balayage hair are complemented by different styling techniques. An ombre tends to look best with a wavy or curly style because if your ombre is drastic, from dark to light, there may be a subtle line of colour that can be better blended when putting a curl in your hair. Balayage can obviously be styled both ways, but it’s a safer straight look.
Both colouring techniques are really on trend right now so take a moment to think about which is best for you!
Ok, not just one chic lip, we’ve spotted four looks that are eye catching for the fall and winter this year… like stop a guy in his tracks good. From feminine berries, rich reds, warm neutrals, and moody metallics. If your mourning the end of the summer we’re giving you something to look forward to, it will cheer you right up!
Fall is all about undone elegance. All of these lip looks work so well with natural looking, but still polished skin. They create a subtle yet sophisticated look. Don’t be afraid to add depth to your skin by giving your cheeks and forehead touches of pink and gold to carry your summer glow through the transition to fall. Let’s not forget about lashes, they continue to rule the season! Complete your look with long, bold lashes and your set for whatever comes your way!
1) Berry stained lips.
Believe it or not, a berry stained lip is very versatile. If you have a light complexion then just dab a little bit of colour to your lips or use a satin wash of colour. For those beauties with a darker complexion a thicker, opaque finish is most complementary. Either way, it’s a universally flattering look! You can work this look with simply applying a berry lip colour…OR you could go with more of the stained look by: 1) Choose a deep berry look that compliments your skin tone 2) Apply a small amount to your finger and gently blend onto the inside centre or your lip working your way out 3) Keep applying colour little by little. And your lips should look smudged with colour. It’s simple to pull off and easy to wear because it can fade naturally!
2) Red lips never get old. They are classic.
Red lips are a great accessory for a minimalist make-up look especially in these upcoming cool months.
Now again i’m going back to skin tones…they’re important people! Ladies with warmer skin tones should try reds with an orange tone. A cherry red is more flattering for those with cooler, fair complexions.
3) Naturally warm tones.
Another of this season’s shades to add to your lip stick collection is a natural warm tone. This colour is subtle and low key and great for everyday wear! It’s flattering for every woman and I think appropriate for any occasion. How much better can this colour get!
4) Metallic Lips.
So you’ve done red, worn the nude lip or the warm tones…now it’s time to take things into a completely different direction, i’m talking about really moody lips. You can go with a deep shade to create a very sexy, dramatic look or you can downplay the trend to a minimalist glow depending on the occasion.
The wedding season is soon coming to an end and it has been a busy season for Hair Creations salon. This is the first year that we have really taken the plunge into the wedding industry and it has treated us well! We were a bit nervous in the past to take on such a daunting task of taking care of a bride and her wedding party on such an important day in her life. But the girls in the salon worked hard and prepped and prepped and prepped some more. They went back to their roots….or I should say, salon owner, Irene’s roots to when the braid and the twist were on trend for hair. These are some of the modern styles of braids and hair twists that have inspired Hair Creations salon this wedding season.
Thank-you to all of the brides that we had in the salon this season! Each and every one of you were amazing! xoxo
We’ve started a blog and we are super excited about it!
The girls at Hair Creations salon wanted to create a space to show you where we get our inspiration from and what the outcome is. We want to give you style tips, not only for your hair and make-up, but also for your house and home. There are so many beautiful things in life that get us excited and we want to start sharing them with you! We want to let you in on new hair and fashion trends, how-to makeup tutorials, DIY for your home, and we may even pop in some healthy recipes to give you the energy you need for all that life throws your way.