Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lashful, Not Bashful: Are the Individually Glued on Lashes for You?

No matter what your makeup style – from naturally demure to a smoky eyed Glamazon – there isn’t one of us who doesn’t want long and luscious lashes. While we might be satisfied with our eye shadows, and firmly set with our foundation, mascara is probably the one beauty product we’re always changing in hopes of finding a new one that will give our lashes the WOW factor.

For the past few years, the individually glued on lashes have been garnering devoted fans. They add so much drama to your look, much more than even the best mascara and they never look fake, like the ones we apply at home.  Expert,   Melanie Mills, Makeup Artist for "Dancing with the Stars": Ardell is truly my number one choice when I go for lashes. I love the variety and how long they last. When you pull them off the packaging, they don't curl up or wobble around! I especially love the Invisi-Bands for a "no-makeup look". You can't even tell you have lashes on! On "Dancing with the Stars", we literally go through hundreds of lashes: We double them, cut them and layer them. Our favorites on the show is are the Ardell Wispies, Demi Wispies, #117, #118, #114, and the #115.

Outside of "Dancing with The Stars", I use Ardell Lashes with every look! Ardell # 103 is a nice natural lash, and I love throwing on Ardell Individuals all over lash line or just on the upper corners. I have used Ardell lashes on Toni Braxton, Brooke Brurke, Kate Gosselin, Pam Anderson, Lil' Kim, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger, Jane Seymore, Priscilla Presley, Shawn Johnson, Natalie Coughlin, Mel B, Macy Gray, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Tia Carrere, and Megan Hilty,

Jennifer Anniston, The real trick for red carpet eyes...For every day, you might opt out of these. But for a special occasion, Aniston tends to wear a few false lashes. Ardell Fashion Lashes, #110, are so natural-looking, you might even forget you're wearing them by the end of the night. "Trim the lash strip to the length of your natural eye width," Runne says.

There are so many new trend options for eyelashes. The false lashes can be individual or strip, demi or permanent.  There is also have a new product that just came out that contains a proprietary blend of peptides and conditioners that will boost the appearance of your natural eyelashes in 4 to 12 weeks. 

What’s the process of applying these lashes and how long will they last?
MM: The lashes are applied one by one as you are sitting or lying down, what ever your preference. It takes 10 to 20 min for a full set of upper lashes to be applied. The lashes are permanently glued onto your individual eyelashes and there’s no way to detect where the glue meets your natural lash.

How much length and volume does it create?
MM: Your lashes can be 50% longer and 30% thicker. Once you have these lashes applied, you do not use mascara or an eyelash curler. You can use mascara on the bottom, as most people don’t have the extensions put on the bottom lashes.
MM: Because application to lower lashes has to be done with open eyes and it’s a little uncomfortable, and they don’t last as long because different glue has to be used.
Tell me about the lashes and the glue. Are there differences in quality?
MM: The individual lashes are synthetic, the strip are human hair. The glue is really the key thing to ask questions about.  The demi and permanent glue  is 100% latex free.

How long will the lashes last and is there any special maintenance?
MM: The permanent lashes are glued to your natural lashes and stay on for the growth cycle of the lash. That’s usually between 3 to 4 weeks. To maintain a full look, I recommend getting a fill-in approximately every 10 days. You do need to be careful to not get moisturizers or eye creams on the lashes as they can break down the adhesive bond.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Create your own unique polish!

with CND unique polish!



Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa is has the unique nail polish brand Colour & Effects by CND that promises to bring an extra pizzazz to your style. The colors can be worn alone, as subtle and classy, or you can choose to add a little excitement with the effects.

CND has created 15 effects that can be used on any color to coincide with your every mood. The effects range from subdued to loud and exciting with effects like Sapphire Sparkle, Copper Pearl, Gold Sparkle and Scarlet Shimmer.

Depending on your style, combinations like Fireberry and Copper Shimmer, Raspberry Parfait and Gold Sparkle, or Tutu and Lavender Pearl will be sure to kick your look up a notch.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hair Removal Tips

Ladies, let's admit it -- we ALL have hair that grows in unwanted areas.  Stray brow hairs, underarms, faces, and ... more private areas.  Now that we've admitted to this issue, let's take a look at the options for hair removal.  There are expensive and painful procedures, all kinds of sketchy gadgets advertised on infomercials, and don't forget about the old standard -- a razor and shaving gel.  Waxing, however, is the best choice available! 
Waxing at Paul Kenneth Salon &Spa gives you the best value for your money because it doesn't cost hundreds of dollars per treatment, but it will last much longer than shaving.  We offer face and body waxing services. Why is waxing at Paul Kenneth Salon the best choice for you:
Ease and Convenience of Waxing
Our certified professionals are trained in the latest methods for removing unwanted hair as quickly, completely, and as comfortably as possible.  Waxing is a great way to prepare for a vacation or honeymoon.  Results vary, but a waxing treatment can last for weeks or months!  Waxing will also slow down hair growth over time, so the more you wax, the less you have to worry about unwanted hair.
If you are getting your first body waxing treatment, here are some tips on how to prepare:
·  Allow hair to grow for a period of time before your waxing service.  The hair should be about 1/4 inch long, which is about the length of a grain of rice.  This allows the wax to grab the hair follicle completely for the best removal results.
·  Gentle exfoliation the day before your waxing service can help prevent ingrown hairs. 

  The Art of the Brow Arch 
You may be surprised at how a professional brow shaping can dramatically change your overall appearance.  At Paul Kenneth Salon, our licensed professionals can give your brows a new shape that will complement your appearance and give a flattering effect.  After receiving a "brow makeover", many clients are surprised at how it changes their whole look in a great way! 
There are a lot of factors involved in shaping brows correctly, including:
  • Shape of eyes
  • Width and height of the brow area
  • Space between eyes
  • Natural growth patterns of the brows
Paul Kenneth Salon licensed professionals are knowledgeable about all of these areas and will explain the best option for you. 
Working towards filling in your brows or achieving a new shape or arch?  No problem!  Waxing or Threading can help with this process by eliminating hair that is not contributing to the look and allowing growth in other areas.  No matter what your goal, a Paul Kenneth Salon licensed professional can help you -- just schedule an appointment  and you'll be on your way to the perfect brow arch!
Worried about redness or irritation after your facial waxing service?  Our licensed professionals will apply Mirabella mineral makeup powder after your service to cover up any temporary redness and to enhance your newly arched brow.  The gentle mineral makeup is non-irritating and won't block pores or bother sensitive skin.  This makes it convenient to schedule your appointment on your lunch break or while running errands -- you can go about your day without worrying about redness around the brow area! 
Imagine the convenience of not having to shave on your beach vacation or never having to try to shape your own brows again.  Schedule your waxing appointment at Paul Kenneth Salon!