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Have you Heard about Hempz?

Hempz is about to be your new best friend

Summer is finally on its way and it’s time to start prepping your skin for the season. Find out why Hempz is the best lotion for your summer time needs!

  • It is enriched with 100% Pure Natural Hemp Seed Oil

  • Paraben-Free, Gluten-Free, 100% Vegan, THC-Free

  • Vitamins A, C and E help protect skin from natural and environmentally triggered oxidants

  • Helps condition skin for a healthier look and feel

  • Helps provide dramatic skin hydration and nourishment

  • Miracle Oil Blend – A blend of essential oils that effectively nourish skin. It will help to hydrate, repair and restore skin’s moisture barrier leaving skin soft, smooth, supple and nourished

Not to mention we have a variety of fragrances as well as sizes. Stop by the salon to pick yours up!

Mangosteen Lactic Collection

ÉMINENCE MANGOSTEEN COLLECTION

“Get ready for your close up–any time, anywhere–with the Mangosteen Lactic Collection! It’s the secret behind picture-perfect skin.”

Go Glamorous now offers Éminence’s newest collection! This collection was designed for ALL skin types and uses Lactic Acid to even out skin tone while creating a smooth complexion as well. Clinical studies discovered that 84% agree that their pore size was reduced and their skin texture was refined as well as 90% saying their skin appeared to be more radiant! This collection uses a Lactic Acid complex that consists of lactic acid, red clover flower extract, and ribose which all play a part in revitalizing skin.

Along with the facial, Go Glamorous is offering these products for sale at the salon as well!

Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser

This cleanser:

~Gently resurfaces skin

~Refines pores

~Evens out skin’s complexion

 

 

 

 

 

Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate

This resurfacing concentrate:

~Resurfaces pores

~Refines pores

~Radiates skin

~Removes and prevents buildup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why are pedicures so important?!

Don’t neglect your feet!

Your feet need attention all year long, not just for summer! During the dry seasons, your feet will build up calluses and dead skin cells. Pedicures will help keep this down and remove any and all dead skin. And not only that, it increases circulation to your feet and legs, and relieves stress by relaxation.

Refresh your feet and keep them neat.

Your feet will feel so much better after a good scrub and deep clean! Pedicures help refresh your feet, and even though spring is around the corner, keeping them fresh all year long will make a big difference. Clipping and shaping your nails helps reduce stress and possible damage on the toenail. Especially for those who wear closed toed shoes; whether it be everyday wear, or those who are  So be safe and aware of your nails health!

Pedicures and Your health.

Not only do they relieve stress, increase circulation, but also promote relaxation and even hydrate your nails and skin. Overall, they are great for your health all year long! And its a good way to enjoy being pampered!

 

Ask about our monthly specials on our nail services!
Call or book today for a glamorous experience for your nails and skin!

 

New Service at GoGlamorous!

Eyelash Extensions

Starting in January of 2018, GoGlamorous has added eyelash extensions to the many other great services we have to offer. Lash extensions are an effortless way to make your lashes look naturally bold and beautiful, with or without make up. Eyelash extensions are a wonderful addition to your beauty regimen that require special care and maintenance to keep them looking their best.

 Our esthetician uses a specialty glue to adhere single lashes to a single, natural lash, one at a time. The lashes are never applied directly to the skin or eyelid. Please be mindful that you will lose the extensions as your natural lashes grow and shed. After you receive a full set, be sure to have a filling done every few weeks!

 

Are you a good candidate?

Do you find that your eyes are lacking something?  You may be in need of full, voluminous, long lashes! Come in today to find out if you are a good candidate for eyelash extensions!

If you are prone to itchy or overly watery eyes, or if you tend to rub your eyes excessively or pull on your lashes frequently, lash extensions may not be the best solution for you.

Oil-based eye products, facial cleansers, and makeup removers should not be used while wearing lash extensions because the oils may cause the glue to break down, and your lashes will not last as long as they should.

Do you find that your lashes fall out at a higher rate? Make sure to use a strengthening serum to help lashes grow strong and beautiful! Some mascaras may break the bonds of the adhesive. To prevent breakage, apply starting halfway on the shaft or just on the tips of your lashes. Also, do not used waterproof mascara as it is harder to remove and may cause more lash-loss.

If eyelash extensions are not right for you, don’t worry because we have other lash options for you to choose from such as Grande Lash Serum, eyelash tinting and lifting, or false lashes.

 

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Ingredients to Avoid

Don’t know what is exactly in your favorite shampoos or moisturizers?

Learn about the 12 ingredients to avoid and why!

1. BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluen)

What is it? BHA and BHT are synthetic antioxidants used as preservatives in cosmetics and food.

Why is it harmful? These chemicals mimic estrogen and have negative impacts on reproduction and hormone function. They are carcinogens (cancer-causing), may promote tumor growth and can also cause liver, thyroid, kidney, and lung function problems.

2.Coal Tar Dyes/ Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

What is it? These are typically listed on ingredient lists as “P-phenylenediamine” or “napthalene” or “CI” followed by a number. They are petroleum-derived compounds found in dyes and various pigmented cosmetics.

Why is it harmful? They have been recognized as a human carcinogen and have been linked to brain damage. These compounds may also be contaminated with heavy metals such as aluminum, which is a neurotoxin.

3. DEA Compounds (Diethanolamine)

What is it? These ingredients are used in products to make them creamy or sudsy. And they can also be found in cleansers, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and lotions.

Why is it harmful? Short term exposure can cause skin and eye irritation. Not only has long term exposure has been linked to liver, skin, but also thyroid cancers. DEA compounds are also hormone disruptors and can deplete the body of choline, which is needed for fetal brain development.

4. DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate)

What is it? This be in your products, but hidden under “fragrance.” It may also be listed as a “phthalate.” This ingredient is also used in nail polishes as a plasticizer to keep polish from becoming brittle. However, it is banned from use in the European Union.

Why is it harmful? DBP has many reproductive and developmental side effects. It can cause harm to unborn babies and cause fertility impairment. Phthalate exposure has also been linked to early puberty in girls and is a risk factor for breast cancer later in life.

5. Formaldehyde-releasing Preservatives

What is it? These are preservatives used to prolong the shelf life of a variety of cosmetics. They do this by continuously releasing small amounts of formaldehyde. Look for these in your products listed as “DMDM hydantoin,” “diazolidinyl urea,” “imidazolidinyl urea,” “methenamine,” “quaternium-15,” and ” sodium hydroxymethylglycinate.”

Why is it harmful? Formaldehyde is a human carcinogen. It has many adverse side effects such as immune system toxicity, respiratory irritation, and cancer in humans.

6. Parabens

What is it? Parabens are used in approximately 75-90% of all cosmetics. They are used as an anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and as a preservative in many creams, lotions, ointments, deodorants, and many other cosmetics. Look for ingredients with these prefixes: “methyl-,” “ethyl-,” “propyl-,” “butyl-,” and “isobutyl-.”

Why is it harmful? Parabens are easily absorbed into the body and bloodstream by the skin, and they mimic estrogen. They have been linked to hormonal disruption, breast cancers, increased skin aging, and DNA damage. Traces of parabens are often found in biopsy samples of breast cancer tissues and tumors.

7. Fragrance or Parfum

What is it? The words “fragrance” or “parfum” can be found on many ingredient lists. These words are a mask for over 3,000 chemicals that are used to create these fragrances, and are not required to be listed on product labels. Phthalates and DEP (mentioned in number 4) may also be hidden under the title of “fragrance.”

Why is it harmful? Fragrances are often irritating and can trigger allergies, migraines, and asthma symptoms. Of the thousands of fragrance ingredients, most have not been tested for toxicity. Some that have been tested have been linked to cancer and neurotoxicity. However, other ingredients have been linked to hormonal disruption, obesity, and reproductive and developmental problems.

8. PEG Compounds (Polyethylene Glycols)

What is it? PEGs are common in cream-based cosmetics and used as thickeners, solvents, and moisture carriers.

Why is it harmful? Polyethylene glycols (along with chemical cousin propylene glycol) open up the pores, allowing harmful chemicals to penetrate more deeply. PEGs and other “ethoxylated” ingredients (whose chemical names include “eth”) may be contaminated during manufacturing with “ethylene oxide” and “1,4-dioxane,” both are cancer-causing. Therefore, ethylene dioxide may harm the nervous system and interfere with human development.

9. Petrolatum

What is it? Petrolatum is a petroleum jelly used in skin moisturizers, hair products, and lip products to lock in moisture and add shine. Look for it on ingredient lists as “petroleum” or “liquid paraffin.”

Why is it harmful? Petrolatum is a “petrochemical,” and can be contaminated with PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), which are known carcinogens. “1,4-dioxane” (also mentioned in number 8) is a petroleum-derived contaminant formed in the manufacture of body wash, children’s bath products, and other sudsy products. However, the International Agency for Research on Cancer and The National Toxicology Program have labeled 1,4-dioxane as a possible carcinogen. The European Union has restricted the use of petrolatum and other petrochemicals (like 1,4-dioxane) in cosmetics.

10. Siloxanes

What is it? Look on labels for ingredients ending in “-siloxane” or “-methicone,” such as “cyclomethicone,” “cyclotetrasiloxane,” and “cyclopentasiloxane”. Not only are these ingredients used in medical implants but they are also used to make hair products dry quickly. And they also help make deodorants slide on easily, and help moisturizers and facial products to soften and smooth.

Why is it harmful? These ingredients can cause a multitude of problems including endocrine (hormonal) disruption, uterine tumors; therefore can cause harm to the reproductive and immune systems. They are also possible reproductive toxins and may impair human fertility.

11. Sulphates (Sodium Laurate and Lauryl Sulphate, or SLS)

What is it? SLSs are foaming agents found in cosmetics, cleansers, bubble bath, and shampoo.

Why is it harmful? Many commercial varieties of SLS may be contaminated with “ethylene oxide” and “1,4-dioxane,” which both cause cancer. These ingredients also may harm the nervous system and interfere with human development.

12. Triclosan

What is it? This ingredient is found in antibacterial products such as deodorant, cleansers, hand wash, and hand sanitizer as a preservative and antibacterial agent. It is also used in laundry detergent, facial tissues, and wound antiseptics.

Why is it harmful? Triclosan is classified as a pesticide and can cause antibiotic resistance and hormonal disruptions. It can easily pass through the skin and affect thyroid hormones which regulate metabolism, and may also disrupt normal breast development.

 

If you have any other questions about the 12 ingredients to avoid, stop by today or call to ask! We are happy to answer any questions!

Fashion Color Trend

Fashion color is any unnatural color not found in virgin hair, such as blue, purple, green etc.

There are many posts and videos online raving about pastel fashion color trend and especially the silver/grey trend. If you search this for yourself,  you may find tutorials of people showing how to achieve this color at home. Many have tried this, but only to be let down when they do not get the look they wanted. So what don’t they show you? The hair they work on has more than likely been previously lightened professionally, or is naturally light blonde.

At GoGlamorous, we know the transformation of going from a darker color to a beautiful pastel or silver will be a process.

Some of these processes can take several sessions, while some may take only one or two. This depends on how dark the hair is. And also if there is already color on the hair, or if the color has been done professionally or with box color. Many people do not understand how light the hair actually needs to be in order to get the look they want with fashion colors. The hair has to be almost a platinum blonde before the color will take to the hair to give you your desired look. However, if you do not already have naturally blonde hair, you will most likely have to go through more than one lightening process.

Chemically lightening the hair causes the sulfide bonds to break down, leaving hair dry and damaged. 

This is why we use Olaplex at GoGlamorous to repair hair and to prevent damage during these lightening services. Olaplex reconstructs sulfide bonds in your hair that are broken during chemical services. In  which repairs existing breakage and keeps hair looking and feeling healthy.  It is important to remain patient during your color transformation! Because we want the end result to be a beautiful color and keep your hair healthy. So listen to the advice of your professional stylist because they want the best for you and your hair!

Are you over exfoliating?

Are you over exfoliating?!

There are more exfoliating products on the shelves today than ever before. Products ranging from cleansing brushes, peeling creams, enzymes, scrubs, retinols, and acids are all effective ways to exfoliate, but you might be doing it too much.

Many people believe that if you can’t feel it working, then it’s not working. They want to feel that burning or tingling sensation on almost a daily basis. While exfoliating is a vital part of your skincare routine (helps to unclog pores, smooths the skins texture, promotes collagen production, removes dryness and flakiness, and promotes cell turnover), over exfoliating can have detrimental consequences for the skin.

Exfoliating too much strips the skin of its protective lipid barrier, which results in dehydration, flaking, irritation, sensitivity, inflammation and the loss of the skin’s ability to retain moisture. When the skins barrier is broken down it leaves the new, healthy, skin susceptible to damage and irritation. Over exfoliating can actually cause your pores to appear larger, which are the very things that you are probably trying to correct through exfoliation.

So… What can you do if you have already over exfoliated your skin?

The first thing to do is to cut back on any scrubs or exfoliating products you are using, and that includes topical peroxide. If you use a cleansing brush daily, such as a Clarisonic, you should cut back on the use of your brush, preferably until your skin has healed completely. We recommend exfoliation between one and three times per week, depending on your individual skin type.

Here are a few more tips to care for over exfoliated skin:

  • Use products only as directed by the instructions or by your esthetician or dermatologist
  • Use facial scrubs that are powder based, or that contain round grains so that you are not causing micro tears or scratches on the skin
  • Apply light pressure when using a scrub
  • Do not use too many exfoliating products together
  • Avoid toners and pads that contain alcohol
  • Avoid harsh cleansers or cleansers that contain sulfates
  • Use products with hydrating and soothing ingredients such as ceramides, rose hip seed oil, jojoba, stone crop, lavender and camomile
  • Avoid harsh vitamin C serums that cause severe tingling; vitamin C is great, just use a more gentle one
  • Use a hydrating and cooling mask once or twice a week
  • Use a sunscreen EVERY SINGLE DAY

Always let your skin be your guide.

If your skin is irritated, take it easy and respect what it is telling you. It will tell you what it likes and what it does not. If you have any questions about what exfoliating products are safe and best for your skin, your esthetician can make recommendations for products that will not cause harm or irritation.

What is a Color Melt?

The evolution of natural-looking hair color has come a long way in the last few years.

So what exactly is a color melt? Color melting is a technique that our stylists at GoGlamorous use to achieve a natural looking blend between colors. It not only blends color seamlessly, but it can also mirror real hair color by giving multiple dimensions instead of one flat all over color. The color melting technique looks natural because it uses three or more colors along each strand of hair. This effectively overlaps to create a natural transition with no lines of demarcation.

This is unlike the blunt color transitioning of the ombre that has more of a distinct cutoff between colors. In addition to color melting natural shades, this technique also blends well with unnatural colors; like pastels and other fashion colors. If you are tired of the same all over color or bored of your usual highlights, come in to GoGlamorous and have of of our experienced color melting stylists refresh your look!

 

 

Alternatives to Acrylic Nails

With all the new nail products in salons today, how do you decide which option is the best for you and your lifestyle?

Damaging acrylic used to be the only long-lasting option. There have been many new advances in recent years, presenting new and healthier alternatives. Gel polish and SNS dip powder are two of the latest and greatest options for natural nails.

Traditional acrylic nails have been linked to causing heart valve problems and respiratory issues due to the toxic fumes. As well as extensive nail bed damage due to drilling and improper or rough removal. Acrylics cause long term damage to the actual nail and have been known to cause fungal infections.

The first alternative that was developed is gel polish.

It requires no drilling, no harsh primers, and no toxic fumes. Making it less harmful and a less damaging option. So, how do you know if gel polish is right for you? It offers a flexible, yet durable, polish-like feel that can easily last two weeks with no chipping or fading. Be aware, if you are an avid swimmer or have your hands in water or chemicals frequently, this may not be the right option for you. Because of this, it may cause the polish to lift from the actual nail.

The newest alternative to basic acrylic is the SNS dip powder.

This method also requires no drilling, harmful chemicals, or harsh primers. The powder is a blend of acrylic powders and glues that have been fortified with vitamins A, E, D3, B5, and calcium to promote healthy nails. Recommended for clients who like the feel of acrylic and the durability it provides, as it is chip resistant, less flexible, and is more water resistant than gel polish.

If you have any questions regarding which application is best for you, one of our nail specialists would be happy to consult with you to help you decide what best fits your needs and your lifestyle.

Why Get A Facial?

Every detail counts, learn from the professionals on what steps you should take to prep your skin!

Expert Skin Analysis and Problem Solving

Facial treatments offer the expertise of a professionally trained esthetician. They will be able to analyze your skin to reveal your true skin type. And bring to your attention any problems you may not be aware of. Like possible cancerous lesions or dangerous-looking moles and freckles. While working with your skin for an extended time, the esthetician will be able to “get to know” your skin. With your skins unique needs, they will be able to suggest the most effective treatments, products, and home-care routine for your skincare needs.

Professional Strength Exfoliation 

Exfoliation at home and in spa is not only essential for clearing clogged pores, fading acne scars, but also stimulating cell turnover, and revealing a youthful, fresh glow. It also aids in product penetration. Your esthetician uses professional grade products and methods that you cannot get in over-the-counter products. Methods such as microdermabrasion, enzymes, and acids are highly effective in treating dull, lifeless, congested, and hyper-pigmented skin. Exfoliation contributes to cellular regeneration, preventing skin from aging before its time. A chemical peel clears the whole outer layer of skin and stimulates new cell growth. It also adds collagen production with more evenly distributed melanin, leaving you with clear, smooth, and evenly toned skin.

Clean Out Pores and Treat Acne

With proper skin softening techniques, your esthetician will use a skilled and sanitary method to gently extract clogged pores, blackheads, and impurities. By doing so, in a safe and effective way without causing harm to the skin or spreading bacteria. Which can cause more acne flare-ups. Your esthetician will also help you determine what type of acne you have. Once this is done, they can suggest the correct treatments as well as recommend an effective at-home skincare routine.

Tighten Up 

As you age, skin becomes looser and less defined due to the loss of collagen and elastin. As well as from years of sun exposure and other external damaging factors. Professional serums, masks, and peels used during facials can help boost collagen and elastin production. It also will tighten skin and make it appear more youthful. These products and their ingredients have the capability to penetrate much deeper than your at-home and over-the-counter products. Therefore, they are extremely effective. Ingredients such as powerful antioxidants, isoflavones, vitamin A derivatives, peptides, and pharmaceutical grade botanicals are all used in professional products to reduce collagen breakdown and also to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

Massage and Increased Circulation

Aging causes circulation to slow down, resulting in dull, tired, and sometimes congested skin. Facial massage significantly increases blood circulation and vascular function, facilitating the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin and underlying tissue as well as aiding in the efficient removal of waste products to keep the skin healthy, radiant and youthful. Facial massage also helps to maintain the tone of the underlying facial muscle, preventing lines from forming. During the massage, the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, which helps the body rest and slow down, having strong effects on stress alleviation. Massage is also a form of manual lymphatic drainage, which reduces puffiness, removes toxins, reduces sinus congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, acne, and eczema.