Category Archives: Beauty Tips

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    Holiday Self-Care Part II

    We all know that the holiday season can take a toll on our nerves, but when we invest in our own self-care, we can handle all the parties and cooking and gift shopping that comes along in the winter. While daily at-home self-care is important, it’s also nice to explore other ways to pamper yourself.

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    Holiday Self-Care Part I

    It’s November, which means that the holiday season is quickly approaching. This time of year can be wonderfully festive, with all the delicious food, family gatherings, gift giving, and social outings. However, it can also be very stressful, and many people identify the holiday season (typically November through mid-January) as a big source of anxiety

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    Don’t Go Blonde Without Olaplex!

    It’s fun to change your hair color, and many women are going bold with new shades this year. However, depending on your natural hair color, and past treatments, it may be more difficult to achieve the new color that you want. Boutique salons have the tools and experience to take even the darkest brown to

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    Pantone Color of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

    The year of the pastel. Pantone saw a need for patience, calm, and peace in 2016 and thus selected rose quartz and serenity as there colors of the year for 2016. “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and

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    2016 Hair Trends

    Fort Collins he New Year is here! Does that mean it’s time for a new do? We vote yes! Let’s take a look at some of our favorite 2016 trends. The New Bob: Gatsby Inspired Bobs aren’t going anywhere in 2016, and while we have seen lots of takes on them over the last few

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    Spring Nail Trends 2015

    We love the change in seasons because it means new hair and nail trends! This year, no model walked down any runway without having some kind of nail art, but it’s not the art that was popular last season. This season’s nail art is more understated and less graphic. Ready for a change? Here are

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  • A woman with some summer hair and looking in the camera.

    Get Ready for Summer

    It’s been a tough winter for many across the country. Whether you faced frigid temps or multiple feet of snow, your skin and hair probably suffered a bit over time. The drier air takes its toll in the form of itchy, flaking skin and dry hair, and all of the layers you pile on to

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    How to Get the Perfect Beach Waves

    Spring is nearly here, and that means that girls all around the globe will be looking for one thing: perfect beach waves. We don’t really think that this trend is ever going to go out of style during the warmer months, and that’s okay because beach waves look great on everyone. The question on most

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    Reasons to Cut Your Hair Short

    Your long hair is your mane. It’s your cover up. It’s the one thing that you can make look good no matter what kind of day you are having. It’s fun to toss and it’s great for braiding. We get it! But there are many benefits to cutting your hair short for a while. Really!

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    Lob Talk: Who Can Rock This Style

    The lob (longer bob) was uber popular throughout 2014, and it looks like this trend is here to stay throughout the spring and summer of 2015 too. We love the lob because (when done right) it can look stylish, fresh, and nothing like the bob your mom used to sport back in the early 90s

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    Weird Facials: Snails in Thailand

    It seems people will try just about anything to look younger, no matter how odd (or gross!) it seems. The latest in the weird category: snails. In Thailand and Japan, aestheticians are putting the slow moving, slime secreting creatures, on faces in the name of more youthful skin. The UK is the latest to offer

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    Our Warrior Spa Package

    As a woman, you do many things every day, right? You may go to work, take care of the kids, hit the gym, run races occasionally, make dinner, and tend to all the other things that a woman manages to (amazingly!) balance day in and day out. We’re betting that you barely break a sweat

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    Combat Dry Winter Air

    Winter is a tough time of year for our bodies. The torture of snow removal strains our muscles, the cold temps make it tough to get motivated, and the cold, dry air wreaks havoc on our health. The drier air makes it easier to pick up a nasty virus or cold, and dries out our

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    Beauty Trends that are Quickly Fading

    The thing about a beauty trend is that it’s meant to disappear eventually. For some reason, certain trends just never go away, and some people keep rocking those trends well past their “best by” date. One good example of this is feathered hair, which went out as a popular hairstyle sometime during the 1980s. Yet,

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    Our ‘Mother-to-Be’ Spa Package Details

    There’s a well-guarded secret amongst mothers: pregnancy can be exhausting! From first trimester morning sickness to extreme fatigue and swollen extremities in the second and third trimesters, your body goes through a lot when creating another human being. You deserve a bit of pampering throughout your pregnancy to take some of the load off of

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    Facial Scrubs: When You’re Using Too Much

    Every January, magazines start printing articles focused on two things: the detox diet and the newest form of a facial scrub. We’ll leave the detox diet craze to another post. For now, we’ll focus on the facial scrub. What is a scrub? When you need one? Where should you get one, and is it possible

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    Old Beauty Products: Should You Toss Them?

    What harm could possibly come from using eyeshadow or lipstick that’s been hanging around for a few years? It certainly seems harmless enough to use the same makeup that you’ve been using for a while, even after that expiration date has passed — after all, it’s makeup, not food, right? Not so fast. Researchers from

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