July 26, 2012
Having a bad hair day can be enough to make you want to just stay home. Curly hair can frizz, straight hair can go limp, and wavy hair can go either way. Sometimes you just have bedhead — hair that sticks out or flattens exactly where you don’t want it to. Then there are the days when your hair isn’t at its best because you didn’t have time to give it a needed shampoo.Summer can make the situation even worse. High temperatures and humidity, along with all those afternoons spent in the sun and water, can make hair become dry and harder to control. That’s because the sun’s rays can damage hair, and exposure to chlorine in pools and saltwater at the beach can add to the damage. What to do?
Preventing a Bad Hair Day
Proper hair care can go a long way toward preventing bad hair. Try the following strategies:
- Get a good haircut. A good cut makes hair easier to style. Then be sure to get your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks to keep it from growing out of its shape.
- Select a shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. If your hair is thin, lather up with a volumizing shampoo. If you have dry or damaged hair, try a leave-in conditioner for extra moisture.
- Avoid shampooing every day. Washing your hair too often can dry it out and make it harder to manage.
- Stay away from styling products that are high in alcohol, especially if your hair is dry. These can make hair brittle.
- Keep your hair natural. Letting curly hair curl and wavy hair wave doesn’t just mean fewer bad hair days — it means hair that’s easier to care for in general.
Fixing a Bad Hair Day
Even with your best efforts, it’s not always possible to keep your hair looking good. Bad hair days do happen. But before you take refuge under a hat, try these tips:
- If your curly locks go frizzy, rub a little hand cream between your hands, then smooth it lightly over your hair to tame it.
- Rub dry, flyaway hair with a dryer sheet. Just as dryer sheets keep your skirt from clinging to your panty hose, they can keep hair from sticking together, which will make it easier to style.
- If your hair won’t hold a curl, use a styling cream or gel to lock your look in place.
- No time to shampoo? Use a dry shampoo (a powder that absorbs oil to clean hair without water). Dry shampoos can also add volume.
- Accessorize. Pull or brush your hair back and put on a headband. If your locks are limp, clip them away from your face with a barrette. And remember, long hair can always be pulled into a pony tail.
- Try a hair extension to add length and fullness to your own hair. Permanent extensions are sewn or bonded to your hair and last about five months; clip-on extensions are attached to your hair with clips that are almost invisible.
- Get a wig (or two). Wigs cover up problem hair — and they can also give you an entirely new look.
The bottom line: Home repairs can turn your hair from bad to at least acceptable, so you don’t have to let bad hair ruin your day.
July 11, 2012
photos, graphic design + post by Kristin Ess
Girls with bangs (aka: fringe) seem to have some trouble finding updos. Here’s one that I think is super cute and pretty easy to do. It takes about 5-10 minutes and keeps your hair out of your way all day. It’s a great way to deal with second day hair if you just don’t feel like doing it in the morning but have to look prim + proper for work. Here’s how this bun is done…
- Start with dry hair. It doesn’t have to be perfectly clean– in fact 2nd day hair does better than clean hair when it comes to this look. If your hair is on day 2, spray a little DRY SHAMPOO at the root before you start.
- Use this type of thick rubberband or something similar to gather all of your hair on the top of your head. Don’t worry about it being perfect, just make sure it won’t move.
- Take about 1/4 of the whole ponytail (as you see Kamille doing in photo 3) and drop it off to the side. Note: try taking this piece from the side, not all the way from the back– that way the best/thickest part of the braid will show up in the front.
- Leave the 1/4 section out and create a regular ballerina bun on top using the other 3/4 of the ponytail. If you don’t know how to do a ballerina bun, CLICK HERE for our video.
- Once you’ve secured the bun, take the 1/4 section you left out and braid it. Fishtail, regular braid, whatever kind you want. Tie that off with a small clear elastic.
- Secure the braid using small bobbypins. I like to put a bobby pin in every inch and a half to make sure it really stays put.
You can accessorize this with a rosette for added texture as you see in the top photo. The one we used was from Forever 21 a long time ago, but we found some good onesHERE, HERE + HERE.
Content: The Beauty Department
June 28, 2012
Colorless pencil smooths and defines lips with plant waxes to help extend wear and prevent lip color from feathering. Refreshing, certified organic aroma flavor featuring spearmint and sweet vanilla.
- Shapes and defines lips
- Provides even, true color distribution
- Visually plumps lips over time
- Creates a barrier to reduce lip color traveling
- Formulated without parabens, carmine, talc or mineral oil
- FSC logo on pencil indicates wood came from a well-managed forest certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM
- Packaged in 80% PCR/FSC-certified fiber unit carton
May 3, 2012
Have you seen our latest giveaway on our Facebook Fan Page? We are currently offering a special giveaway for just our Facebook Fans. How would you like to have a Spa Day for 2?
Rizzieri Aveda School is giving away a package that includes a 60 Minute Aveda Facial, Hair Wash & Blowdry, & a Make-up Touch-up, to enter, just visit our Facebook Fan Page, like us, and fill out an entry form!
May 1, 2012
Many thanks to all the wonderful participants and sponsors! This year’s Walk for Water was a great success. We had a ticket auction with great prizes that raised a lot of funds, 103.7 The Morning Edge provided entertainment, and Spoon Me surprised the participants with a post walk treat!
We raised $2,100 to go towards our Clean Ocean Action Earth Month Goal! If you’d like to see more photos of this great event, please visit our Facebook Fan Page!
This was just another event that was apart of our very successful Earth Month!!
April 5, 2012
credit – Dana at The Wonder Forest
Quick and easy spring look. Since nudes are in, naturals are definitely the way to go. Here’s a very simple 8-step approach for a fresh face look!
March 27, 2012
Every girl needs to know the basics of a manicure. Thanks to The Beauty Department, Lauren Conrad’s Beauty Blog, here’s a great how-to, step-by-step tutorial!
photos by http://www.angelaandithyle.com post designed by kristin ess
There’s something really nice about taking a break from nail polish for a second, right? There are so many fun nail trends today that it makes you want to change things up… a lot! In this tutorial, we show you how to give yourself a perfectly polished, natural manicure that looks lovely and allows your nails to breathe.
- Always clean your tools properly before you begin. You can simply wipe them down with alcohol and a cotton ball, b for proper sterilization we placed our metal tools on a cookie sheet (make sure they don’t have plastic on them) and baked them at 375 for 15 minutes. Make sure to let them cool off completely before using.
- You want to file your nails dry. Filing wet nails can cause splitting or peeling. Not cute!
- Soak your nails in a bowl of warm water. Add a little bath salt or Epsom salt to your water for softening. Or add liquid soap for cleansing. We added 5 chamomile oil drops as well to soothe an moisturize.
- Next apply a cuticle oil or cream to keep the cuticle soft while you’re doing your manicure.
- Using an orange stick or a metal pusher as seen above, push your cuticles back. Apply light pressure and don’t be too aggressive.
- If you don’t have an orange stick or metal pusher, you can push the cuticle back with a hand towel.
- If you’re a pro, you can very carefully trim the cuticle. It’s best to leave this step to a manicurist, but if you want to do it yourself at home, make sure you know what you’re doing! It can be very painful if you cut yourself.
- Last, buff the nail using a 3 or 4 sided buffer. The shine from buffing is AMAZING!! It’s better than any top coat you could ever apply. Buffing takes patience, but it’s so pretty once it’s done. Don’t forget to buff the edges of the nail where you filed! This will keep it from snagging.
March 15, 2012
Our Open House is only days away. Monday, March 19 Start your career in less than a year, take the first step and see what Rizzieri Aveda School is all about.
When: March 19, 2012 (Monday) 7pm – 9pm
Where: 8200 Town Center Blvd. Voorhees, NJ 08043
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-552-2270 for more details!
March 6, 2012
There is still space available for our upcoming Open House!
Want to learn more about what Rizzieri Aveda School has to offer? Join us in our school to learn about upcoming classes, meet with students and staff, get complimentary services, etc.
When: March 19, 2012 (Monday) 7pm – 9pm
Where: 8200 Town Center Blvd. Voorhees, NJ 08043
RSVP: Admissions@Rizzieri.com or 856-552-2270
February 20, 2012
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