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Insider Secrets: How to Get Your Hair to Grow and Shine on

Insider Secrets: How to Get Your Hair to Grow and Shine

When it comes to hair growth and natural shine, the first step is remembering that things like this can’t happen overnight. From there, we have some little tips and tricks for you to explore what will help make the wait a little bit more bearable.

Care about you

Your health should always come first: it’s the key to making sure your hair, skin, and overall self are in the best shape possible. Pay attention to your diet and fitness routines, because finding that healthy balance can make a huge difference! Just by making simple healthy changes in your daily routine, you’ll quickly notice a change when it comes to how you feel.

Getting regular trims

Not only do regular trims keep your hair full and healthy, but it can also be very informative of your health when you get your hair evaluated by a professional. Since you see your hair every day and may not notice little changes, getting another take on your hair from someone who would notice them can be helpful and reassuring.

Explore products

Until you find what works for you! If you want an almost sure answer instead of buying products you won’t end up using, head to your local hair salon to see a professional, who can evaluate your hair and offer a recommendation when it comes to what will work and what to stay away from for your specific hair type.

Remember that products don’t always have to go on your hair. All natural supplements like SugarBearHair Vitamins are specifically formulated for hair growth and can help expedite the process. Plus, they’re vegetarian-friendly and cruelty-free, made right here in the U.S.A!

Keeping an eye out

Your hair can tell you a lot about your health, so paying attention to it on a regular basis can reveal warning signs that could impact your future. If you’ve noticed that your hair is lacking in its normal texture and natural shine, it could be signs of underlying health conditions such as thyroid disease, anemia, Cushing’s syndrome, and protein deficiencies.

If you’re overwhelmed by all the options for improving your hair and aren’t sure what warning signs to look for, schedule an appointment today with our expert stylists. They’ll help you determine what’s best for your hair and give you some tips on how to keep improving it all the time.

Top 5 Makeup Tips You Didn’t Know on

Top 5 Makeup Tips You Didn’t Know

The world of makeup is extremely vast and can be so overwhelming. But we’re here to give you some of the tips that will keep you above the rest in the beauty community. Remember, we’re not giving you tips because we think you should wear makeup to be beautiful: that’s not what makeup is about at all. Makeup is about enhancing your natural beauty and just having fun. So without further ado, let’s have fun!

1. Your makeup expires

Did you know that your makeup actually has an expiration date? Because it does! Makeup doesn’t last forever, and when it comes to something that you put on your face, it’s so important to pay attention to how fresh those powders and foundations are. If you’ve been experiencing redness of the skin and an increase in acne after wearing your makeup, you might want to take a look at the serial number and expiration date. If your makeup has gotten to the point that it’s so old that you can’t find a number, just replace it as soon as possible!

2. Don’t share lipstick

Seriously: don’t! Whether you’re a makeup artist or just someone who wants to do your friend’s makeup, you’re risking your own health and quality of your skin. Did you know that you could even get herpes and cold sores if you share lipstick? A condition that could stay with you for your entire life if you aren’t careful.

3. Use a primer

Many people who are new to makeup don’t really understand the purpose of primer, but we’re here to tell you just how important it is for boosting your makeup game! Using a primer on your face is the base of all your makeup. This clear gel will act as a barrier to reduce clogged pores and will help your makeup last longer and go on more smoothly. If you struggle with maintaining a flawless finish because of large pores and fine lines, primer will act as an instant boost to blur those imperfections away for good.

4. Use only natural toners

Adding a toner to makeup routines is often skipped because of the additional price tag and lack of understanding its purpose. A soothing and all natural toner acts as a makeup remover and cleanser when stripping your face of dirt, grime, and excess makeup left behind after washing your face with water. Toners are 100% necessary if you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts. Trust us, if you’re going to take the plunge into makeup, you have to do what’s best for your skin: no more skipping steps!

5. The neck, not cheeks!

We know you’re tempted, but trust us, matching your foundation and base shades to your skin tone is most beneficial when you apply to your neck, not your cheeks. More often than not, the hues on your cheeks are discolored due to oil, blemishes, dry skin, or inflammation, even if you don’t notice it. But when you match your makeup to your neck, you’ll receive a much more accurate depiction of your actual skin tone.

Want more master tips and advice? Schedule an image consultation with us today and find out how we can help you develop an image that truly represents who you are and who you want to be.

How to Fake Big and Beautiful with Thin Hair on

How to Fake Big and Beautiful with Thin Hair

If you’ve always had problems with your hair holding curls, hair ties, or it doesn’t seem thick enough to comfortably wear down, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean that you have to accept the fact that your hair is thin, because we’re here to show you that you can transform your hair from here on out. From styling techniques to simple everyday products that will simplify your life and boost your confidence, we’ve got it handled!

Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is a highly underrated product that should be in everyone’s hands in the morning. You’re seriously missing out if you aren’t applying the godsend product to your roots every day before you go out the door. Dry shampoo can instantly transform your oil prone roots to dry and light, while also adding a bit of volume that will last all day. This product is an all-in-one and it covers every base when it comes to faking big and beautiful hair! We recommend Perfect hair Day Dry Shampoo by Living Proof: it’s a dry substance that works with all hair colors and doesn’t leave a greasy finish later in the day!

Salon visits

Regularly scheduling an appointment to have a hair mask applied will increase shine and the natural health of your hair, and getting a simple trim will lighten your hair and get rid of those scraggly dead ends. You’ll be helping your hair promote growth and have a one-on-one opportunity with your stylist to ask any questions you have about your hair. Don’t be shy when it comes to asking what you need to know to take care of your hair the best you possibly can!


Sometimes just styling your hair in a different way can increase the natural volume you’ll have throughout your day or even till your next wash. When you’re styling freshly washed hair, blow dry while bending forward to increase the amount of volume you can get from a simple blow dry. From there, add volume to your part by using a dry shampoo or a styling product that doesn’t leave an oil residue. Try changing your part to a side part for an even bigger illusion of big beautiful locks!

Want more help for thin hair? Our expert stylists can not only give you a beautiful cut that is easy to maintain, but can give you great tips for adding volume every day. Schedule your next appointment today.

Foundation and Sunscreen Are More Crucial Than You Think on

Foundation and Sunscreen Are More Crucial Than You Think

We’re not talking about makeup routines. We’re talking about the health of your skin and just how important this fantastic duo is when it comes to protecting your skin from the summer sun! Makeup is constantly being applied to our skin every day, and because of that wear and tear, it’s extremely important that we take a step back and do the research to find products that actually help our skin. Makeup should not just improve the look of our skin; it should be healthy and make us feel fresh and ready for anything.

Benefits of foundation

Finding the foundations out there on the market that offer more than just pore coverage is key to making your skin feel fresh and beautiful even when you’re going bare-faced. When we constantly use cheap products and products that only clog our pores, we’re left in a cycle that will make us feel like we need to pile on more makeup because of the blemishes we’re getting. Trying products like Mineral Liquid Powder Foundation will leave you with an even finish that not only conceals blemishes, but it uses antioxidants to keep your skin tight and hydrated throughout the day.

If you’re looking for something lighter that is just as impactful with a punch for your skin, check out Mineral Sheer Tint, a tinted cream that makes your skin glow while also using natural reflections to improve your skin’s appearance. Put this over a soaked-in moisturizer and sunscreen to really bring out that natural glow your skin needs this summer!

Benefits of sunscreen

This summer it’s crucial that you embrace sunscreen again! Many adults have come to this opposition of sunscreen because it was something our parents coated us in against our will, but we’re happy to share with you some amazing alternatives that will not only look flawless, but will reduce the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.

We’ve found the perfect tinted moisturizer that works for every skin tone, and we’re excited to share that the range of tones does actually cover a majority of skin types unlike many other brands. But that’s not all you have to look forward to: this BB Cream with SPF 30 will be just enough coverage to hide blemishes while also giving you full coverage of protection for your face. It’s known for its multitasking formula that helps even skin tones, moisturizes, brightens dull skin, reduces wrinkles, and shields skin against UVA/UVB rays. What’s not to love?

To find a summer skincare routine and products you’ll love, come by our salon today and talk with one of our expert stylists about improving your skin with every application.

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Hair Extensions That Won’t Break Your Hair (or Your Bank) on

Hair Extensions That Won’t Break Your Hair (or Your Bank)

If you’re ready to jump into the world of hair extensions, there are some things you really have to know before you get out your wallet! To make things a bit easier, we’ve created a list of our favorite extension brands that do well with any hair type, a range of budgets, and application options. While some of these brands might be a bit more expensive than others, to balance the budget and the quality to protect your natural hair, we’ve found a middle ground we know you’ll be happy with!

Donna Bella Hair

Donna Bella is a brand that prides itself on the fact that it’s the leader in selling high quality products, from styling equipment to extensions of all varieties. They offer a range of extensions, from I-Link, Kera-Link, Tape-In, and Flat-Tip, each with their own benefits. No heat and completely invisible, Donna Bella makes sure that the hair they provide is healthy and exactly what you want for the price.

Balmain Paris Hair

We had to include Balmain, because for the price, you get even more out of the products they offer. Balmain Paris goes to great lengths to provide innovative extensions, such as their Fill-In extensions, which are simply clipped in and are one single piece to minimize the hassle of multiple pieces. These human hair single installments are a great option for those of you who want to have some versatility when it comes to your styling!

Hot Heads

Hot Heads is a newer company that has been changing the fashion game over the last few years. With their range of products and their hand in humanitarian relief projects, you can’t say no to these amazing creators. Not only do they offer multiple packages that can be used for different looks, but they also extend their experience to covering a huge selection of colors. Hot Heads without a doubt has the biggest color variety when it comes to human hair extensions. We don’t even want to get started on their natural gradient extensions called Color Melts: talk about stunning!

If you’re in the mood to change up your hair and try out extensions, our stylists can advise you on the best options for the look you want. Schedule an appointment today.

Men's Hair Needs Love Too on

Men’s Hair Needs Love Too

We would be here all day if I went into why you shouldn’t get your haircut at home, even as a man. Why your wife shouldn’t chop away at your locks, and why you shouldn’t go to a barber exclusively. But instead, let’s try to focus on the positives and benefits when it comes to men going to salons for a cut and style. Be daring and set aside your fears of being embarrassed by going to a salon, because many will commend you for taking care of yourself in the highest degree possible: that’s nothing to be ashamed of.

What a stylist can offer

Going to a salon is more than just getting your hair cut and leaving it at that. Going to a quality salon is an experience that will help the health of your hair by using treatments full of the necessary vitamins to build strong hair, as well as making sure that your hair stays nourished. Whether you need a consultation for advice, haircare tips, or a full-on cut and color, a salon is an all-in-one place where you can receive a real professional’s opinion without any stress.

Overall health and products for the long term

Not only does a salon take great care in the natural products they carry and the quality of what they use to nourish your hair, they also offer all the products that will keep your hair and skin as healthy as possible even after you leave the chair. Without the proper aftercare, you’ll end up with dry and dull hair as well as split ends, and who wants that?

Treat yourself

When it comes down to it, everything in life is an experience, and if you’re holding back from experiencing a salon day just because it’s where women stereotypically go, you need to set those preconceived ideas aside. Salons are for everyone, and you shouldn’t let your fears get the best of you. Treat yourself and show yourself the pampering you deserve!

While you’re at it, why not book an appointment here and we can make sure that your experience is the best it can possibly be!

Hottest Hair Trends for Fall 2017 on

Hottest Hair Trends for Fall 2017

Just because the end of the year is around the corner doesn’t mean that it’s too late to switch up your hair! Especially since fall fashion is the best time of the year to show off the newest trends we see on the red carpet and runways from fashion week. You don’t need to wait until the start of the New Year just for a fresh look. Live in the now with these hot hair trends for fall!

1 Bold Auburn Hottest Hair Trends for Fall 2017 on

Nothing says cozy and warm during fall more than a bold auburn hue. While it has always come back around in the fall, this year, individuals have decided to take it to a whole new level when it comes to how bold this color registers. Also known as a neon peach color, this dye job focuses on taking a classic darker auburn to new heights. Maximalism is coming back as we approach the end of the year because of influencers like Gucci, so stay ahead of the game with this beautiful color.

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2 The Shaggy LobHottest Hair Trends for Fall 2017 on

If you took a risk this summer and chopped your locks into a short blunt bob, have no fear, because the growing out process is no longer awkward. Instead, it’s what’s super hot for the transition between summer and fall! Grow out your length and add low lights for a bit of wow factor to refresh your look, as well as making it look intentional!
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3 Rose GoldHottest Hair Trends for Fall 2017 on

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that the rose gold trend has taken over every aspect of Hollywood lifestyles. From hair color to accents in your home, rose gold has been everywhere. It’s the metal that pairs perfectly with millennial pink, and 2017 wouldn’t be anything without it. When going to get your hair dyed this shade, we suggest that you try out a shadow root so it can really pop and warm up the transition for fall by bringing in some darker hues.
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4 The Big BuzzHottest Hair Trends for Fall 2017 on

Everyone has been cutting off their long locks to embrace this buzz trend, including Cara Delevingne and Katy Perry. Not only is this trend beautiful and generally looks great on anyone, it stands for something much more important: showing how beautiful someone can be without hiding behind their hair and embracing their confidence fully.
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BalayageHottest Hair Trends for Fall 2017 on

Many people hear the word “Balayage” and they run away. For some reason, this latest trend has left people confused and lost when they step into the salon, but we’re here to set the record straight so you no longer have to be afraid of this amazing technique you need to try this fall! Balayage is the process of highlighting your hair in a way that creates a natural gradient effect. It creates dimension, all because of the special application of “painting” it on in strokes so it doesn’t end up as a dip dye effect.
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Now that you have nothing to fear, will you be heading to the salon to have us work some magic on your hair for the new season? Contact us for an appointment today.

Sophisticated Summer Bridal Hair on

Sophisticated Summer Bridal Hair

Long waves to short pixies, textured hair to elaborate braiding, we’ve seen it all when it comes to bridal hair, so we’ve curated a list of the hottest modern bridal hairstyles for summer that are no fuss and resistant to humidity, perfectly elegant and practical at the same time.

1 The ClassicSophisticated Summer Bridal Hair on

This take on the classic braided crown brings a sense of natural flow to the overall look of this wedding aesthetic. If you plan on having an outside summer wedding, this should be your go-to style simply because of its ability to be worn without much fuss throughout humidity, sweat, and movement. The elegance of this look leaves me speechless and the practicality is equally impressive.

2 Natural TextureSophisticated Summer Bridal Hair on

There’s nothing wrong or unsophisticated about embracing your natural texture. Use accessories or fresh flowers to really dress up your thick curls and you’ll be good to go! You’ll not only look amazing, but if you condition and blow out your hair the day before, you’ll have ample volume that won’t flatten just because of the summer humidity!

3 Loose CurlsSophisticated Summer Bridal Hair on

These wedding curls really frame the face in a sophisticated way that will complement your bridal makeup and can easily be decorated with matching accessories. Whether or not you add flowers to dress up this look or keep it simple, this no-fuss hairstyle is easy and can be thrown back into a loose bun when it gets too hot on the dance floor!

4 SimplicitySophisticated Summer Bridal Hair on

Keeping it simple and embracing the minimalistic trend that’s been circling the web this year really will help you look stylish and fresh. Pulling your hair back to a loosely twisted bun and using a simple white ribbon to bring the look together will stand out with elegance while still looking modernly chic.

5 Cut ShortSophisticated Summer Bridal Hair on

Having a sophisticated bridal hairstyle isn’t just reserved for those who have long locks. You can bring your classic style to a short pixie cut just as well! Using a light styling mousse to create texture and a light swoop of the fringe will highlight the neckline of your dress in a beautiful way, complementing your shoulders and elongating your neck. Plus you’ll stay cool throughout the ceremony! It’s a win-win!

Whether you’re looking for a new everyday summer style or need an expert to help you with styling for your special day, schedule an appointment with our stylists to get you looking as elegant and beautiful as you are inside.

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Summer S.O.S. Haircare on

Summer S.O.S. Haircare

Summer is all about having fun in the sun, catching the waves, and embracing the natural side of beauty. But you can’t go out in the blazing rays without any preparation, especially when it comes to your hair. Just because your hair looks great on the outside doesn’t mean it should be ignored, because haircare goes much deeper than you might expect! If you plan on soaking up the last month of summer, there are some rejuvenating tips you can implement into your haircare routine to repair damage from previous months and refresh before the cozy fall season that’s right around the corner.

Dealing with split ends

First and foremost, one of the most prominent issues we notice when it comes to the health of our hair are pesky split ends. Before you go chopping away at the ends of your hair to try to rid them, know that not only will that leave you with a not-so-cute haircut, but you’ll also encourage the damage to return to each hair strand. Instead, start by applying your favorite hair conditioner from about halfway down your hair length. Use a wide-tooth comb to brush in the application evenly; this will nourish your hair and lock in moisture while getting all the tangles out. If you have minor split ends, this little S.O.S. hair trick will help minimize and repair your hair over time. Do this once a week or as much as necessary to see a difference.

Leave-in conditioner

Speaking of conditioner, finding a leave-in product for when you get out of the shower can be a life-changing moment! Leave-in conditioner solves a whole list of issues, but most important it helps prevent split ends, decreases dandruff, and encourages natural oils and moisture to hydrate your hair for health and a natural shine! If you’re new to this side of the haircare world, check out Living proof leave-in conditioner, perfect for all hair types!

Turn off the heat

Put your heat styling tools away! For those of you who constantly curl or straighten your hair, it’s time to retire those bad boys and really embrace natural styling. From braiding your hair or adding pin twists after a shower for loose beachy waves in the morning, there are so many other options for you to experiment with so you don’t have to deal with excessive heat that not only damages your hair but will also dry out your scalp.

End of summer trim

Not only will a trim before fall rolls around improve your split end problems, but it will also give your hair a healthy rejuvenation to lessen the dullness you’ve probably begun to notice over the months of intense heat. You’ll feel a rise of confidence and give your hair a much-needed break.

For help with your summer hair and to refresh your look before fall gets here, make an appointment with our expert stylists today.

Hot Beach Hair Looks – Swimhair Edition on

Hot Beach Hair Looks – Swimhair Edition

You no longer have to scroll through Pinterest for hairstyle ideas while you’re in the car on the way to the beach. We’ve gathered up some of the most popular and easiest styles for you to sport at the beach that will look great throughout some fun in the sun. This beachy inspired hair guide has you covered for the remaining month of summer, so enjoy it while you can, without any stress from your hair!

Try out some of these looks and let us know which ones you like the best!

1 Half Up

Hot Beach Hair Looks – Swimhair Edition on buildingbeautymaster.comWhy not try this half up and half down style? If you want to keep flyaways back off of your face when going out into the breeze, but still want to leave your hair down, this is the perfect happy medium!
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2 Space Buns

Hot Beach Hair Looks – Swimhair Edition on buildingbeautymaster.comOf course we had to include space buns! This double bun style is super cute and looks great with any hair type and texture! Whether or not you leave half your hair down with this look or you wear all of your hair in the two high buns, you’ll be looking great!
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3 Messy Pony

Hot Beach Hair Looks – Swimhair Edition on buildingbeautymaster.comA classic pony is a must, but if you want to switch it up, opt for a lower styled look and spray your ends with sea salt spray to make your hair a bit more textured and naturally tousled. This look is great if you still want to show off your impressive length while also keeping the hair off your face. You can always pull out a few pieces to frame your face as well if you choose!
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4 Low Bun

Hot Beach Hair Looks – Swimhair Edition on buildingbeautymaster.comIf you want your hair to look a bit more refined but are attracted to the low ponytail as well, a great option is to go for a low loose braid that has been wrapped up into a “messy” bun that looks perfectly in place. This looks fantastic with a few strands of hair being pulled out so it gives off an effortless style. You can’t go wrong with this beachy statement!
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5 Double French Braid

Hot Beach Hair Looks – Swimhair Edition on buildingbeautymaster.comHow could we leave out this gorgeous double French braid! The perfect style for you to try if you have a lot of length and have naturally thick hair, this style tames it and can be let down later in the day for a huge blast of volume and beachy waves that will last for days! If you wanted to give the illusion of longer hair you can always work with clip-in extensions that will blend seamlessly into your natural hair, plus they will be secure all day in the braids, so you won’t have to worry about seeing the clip-ins if your hair is moved!
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Want more advice on great summer styles or need to give that sun-soaked hair a little pampering? Schedule an appointment today for a great cut, color, or conditioning treatment that will keep your hair looking spectacular for the rest of the summer and beyond.