The Latest Buzz from Go Glam

Glaze or Toner?

You hear a lot about getting a glaze or maybe a toner; but what’s the difference?

Nothing! A glaze and toner are the same exact thing. A glaze is just a prettier word for it. Glazes are typically used on blondes to help ‘tone’ out unwanted brassy and yellow hues. But what most clients don’t know, a glaze can be used on any color of hair. Brunettes and even darker black shades can all have glazes done as well. Whether you want to freshen up your color or even give it some shine. Check out these other facts that you might not have known a glaze/toner can do!

Here are a few reasons why we suggest clients get their hair “toned” at least once!

    • Glazes make the hair more shiny and brings out dull colors
    • Conditions the hair; making it more smooth and silky
    • Helps to blend grey; used on clients who usually don’t do all over color
    • They only take 10 minutes
    • Most blondes always need one; highlights and Balayage
    • If you have brown hair and are wanting less caramel or even more; a glaze will help with that

Charcoal Purifying Facial

Do you have problematic skin that’s got you feeling down? Our Charcoal Purifying facial may be the best solution for your skin concerns. This deep cleaning, pore refining, and revitalizing facial helps combat many tough issues with skin. It contains Kodin clay and charcoal that detoxifies the skin by drawing out oils, dirt, and bacteria. These components reduce the look of pore size which leaves your skin looking noticeably softer and smooth!

Our skin absorbs everything that it comes in contact with. It is dangerous to use store-bought charcoal face masks because of the harmful chemicals contained in them. The wonderful aspect of Éminence organics is that all of their products are natural and organic. This helps maintain your skins health which is the key to keeping it looking beautiful.

Here’s the differences between our masks compared to store-bought versions:

Ours:

~Paraben-free

~No sodium lauryl

~Does not contain propylene glycol

~No animal testing

~Fragrance & color derived from essential oils, fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

 

Store-bought:

~Contains butyleneglycol

~Contains methyl gluceth-20

~Unnatural fragrances

~Contains BHT

~Not cruelty-freeBalancing masque duo

 

It is important to be conscious of what kinds of charcoal masks you put on your skin! Éminence strives to provide organic and natural facials to make sure your outside is as healthy as your inside.

 

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Cold Air Hair- How to combat it

Starting from October up until March, lots of excitement is happening. The holiday season has begun and everything is busy! Your hair may not have to deal with humidity and rain but there are problems that start in those cold months: dry scalp and dry hair.

Problem #1: Dry Scalp

-Nothing is more frustrating than looking in the mirror and seeing dry flaky skin decorating your scalp. So what causes this? When we run back and forth between our warm cozy homes to cold outdoor air, your scalp and hair have a more difficult time retaining moisture. The extreme differences in temperature irritate and dry out your scalp the same way your hands get dry and cracked in the winter. It’s itchy, uncomfortable, and doesn’t look good. Moisture hair line for cold weather

So what helps this?: Try using a moisturizing conditioner and cut down the amount of times you shampoo your hair. A lot of shampoos dry out your hair and scalp so a moisture intensive formula can help prevent dryness. Neuma has its’ neuMoisture collection that focuses solely on moisturizing and hydrating. NeuMoisture shampoo restores any moisture that is lost and makes your hair feel super soft. The neuMoisture conditioner creates a protective barrier around your hair to protect the moisture that is already present in the hair. If you need something more intensive our salon offers scalp therapy. This service exfoliates your scalp to combat dandruff or anything more serious. So don’t worry everyone! You can prevent your skin from shedding annoying flakes so that you stay looking fabulous through the colder months!

 

Problem #2: Dry Dead Hair

-So we’ve conquered dry scalps but now unto the hair! Our hair goes through a lot during the holiday season. It gets curled, straightened, colored, permed, and who knows what else! Although all those things help us look good in the moment, it can really mess up our hair in the long run. Strands dry out and end up looking dead and brittle.

-So what can we do? Well number #1, moisturize! Our hair is practically screaming for some hydration when we put heat to it. Hair masks can be a really great solution! In Neuma’s neuMoisture collection, they have the intensive masque that dramatically restores hair’s moisture even when it seems like it’s too late. Just apply after shampooing for 2-3 minutes and rinse. Another great product to use would be Neuma’s neuRepair Argan Oil! Similar to the masque, the argan oil directly applies oil to your hair strands to get it a smooth and healthy. After you’ve restored that moisture, make sure to use a heat protectant such as Neuma’s blowdry lotion to prevent damage to your hair. Luckily for all of us, all of Neuma’s hair products contain a heat protectant to ensure we get great hair without damage. That cold air won’t put a damper on your hair!

Why stylists encourage the use of Professional Products

 

As your stylists, our job is to

focus on giving you, your best hair.

 

 

We always hear, “I can never make my hair look like this at home”, so why is that?

We know it can be expensive, but saving your hair now will prevent you from spending more in the future.

If you take a look at a professionally sold product, whether it is sold in a salon or a beauty supply store, you can compare the ingredients on the back of the product to an off brand you may have found at a T.J. Maxx or Marshall’s. We all love those stores, but be mindful of what you’re buying to put on your body.

Look closely at the serial numbers and even the labels, they won’t look the same and they will not give you the same outcome you are wanting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All products are not created equally and we want you to use the best products you can to keep your hair in the healthiest condition.

Using professional products can:

  • Keep you safe from toxic ingredients
  • Maintain your hair color and help it last longer
  • Give you the result you’ve been looking for
  • Benefit your lifestyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being educated on hair products is far more important than most realize!

Just talk to your stylist next time your in if you have any questions or concerns about any products. The more you know, the better!

Tell your stylist your hair history.

Your hair history is very important to your stylist.

Your stylist wants to give you exactly what you are asking for. But clients tend to forget to tell their stylist what they’ve used on their hair previously.

It is so important that your stylist knows what is on your hair and your previous hair history. Think of it as going to the doctor, you wouldn’t hide previous medical problems from the doctor would you? No! Because it could be dangerous and in this case life threatening to your hair. That is why it is vital for you to tell you stylist everything. If they don’t know, it can turn out for the worse, and no one wants that!

Lets go over the reasons why you should ALWAYS tell your stylist if you have used box color.

  • Hair color may take differently or not at all!
  • Box color can cause a chemical reaction in your hair (it literally can and will start to smoke)
  • It also makes hair more susceptible to damage.
  • You don’t know what chemicals the color is made up from…
  • Speaking of which, every hair type is different. So one box color more than likely won’t always be your best option.
  • And if you ever want to lighten your black/brown box colored hair, your $7.99 box is going to cost you more than $100 in a color correction because your hair will more than likely turn orange.

We only want the best for you and your hair.

Professional products and color are here for a reason. Consultations are free too, so why not just let the pros help you out?!

 

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. It contains Lactic Acid which even outs 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

Mangosteen 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!