Makeovers truly can give you a new and fresh outlook on life. The best part about this cut and style was that my client can truly manage the upkeep.
“I saw your fabulous makeovers on TV and would truly like for you to do your magic for me. I am currently caring for my 93 year old mother, who has alzheimers, and my 83 year old husband who has diabetes. I do not have the time or energy to keep my gray hair colored every 3 weeks, so I had some highlights put in to try and blend the gray. As you can see, this did not turn out well. I will be 70 in October and would really like to have a new look. Thanks for considering me.”
September is usually the month for a fresh start; back to school or new job, but change is in the air. Take a look at some fresh cuts – including another donation for Locks of Love!
Angela’s Makeovers have everyone talking. See the makeovers done on the TV 3 program a few weeks ago.
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. (visit www.locksoflove.org)
My client patiently grew her hair to be able to donate the required 10″. Her hair was still so long afterward – yet now styled and healthy, adding to her overall glow!
“Not only do I love my new hair, but everyone has been giving me compliments. I still have enough length and it falls into place perfectly – no styling or hassle. I am amazed how easy and light it feels!”
Here are some quick tips on getting shiny fun hair with a polished salon look.
With the right products and techniques, you can easily duplicate this effect at home:
After shampooing, apply Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion – a great product which is sprayed to the roots to add lift.
Next, apply Kerastase Nectar Thermique, using a dab the size of a quarter and spread all over the hair. This is used to protect the hair from the blow dryer heat and a must if you use the flat iron.
Use a ceramic dryer to dry and style your hair, moving your hands in a circular motion to lift and give the volume and the movement needed.
My recommendation for anyone professional or at home is the CHI PRO Hair dryer. Important to remember to keep the nozzle on! This allows for faster drying – and it also adds shine, giving the salon blow dry look you want.
The best finishing product for this cut is Kerastase Vinyle Nutri Sculpt. This gives your hair the separated look with lots of shine. Rub a small peas size amount into your hands, then start gently fingering through the back of your hair working your way to the front, lifting and seperating as you go.
For more info on Kerastase Products, visit www.kerastase-usa.com.
Looking to have that summer glow without damaging your skin? Bronzers easily offer a way to be both sunkissed and safe.
Types: Bronzers are available in shimmers, flat, pearls, creamy sticks, powder and gels. For a soft and glowy effect as if you were sitting under candlelight – choose a shimmer bronzer. If you have dry skin – choose a creamy stick bronzer. If you like to keep a natural skin look – choose a flat, powder bronzer.
Colors: Bronzers come in a wide range of colors. Look at the undertones in your skins to pick the color best for you. If you commonly have redness – choose a bronzer with more brown rose undertones. If your skin has gold undertones – choose a brownish gold one. Warning: Stay away from cosmetics that have orange undertones – these look good on very few people.
Application: Use a large brush and dip it into the powder. Place the brush only on the spots where the sun hits your face: Top of the forehead, cheekbones, tip of the nose and chin. Blend well.
Great products we recommend:
$$$ – Bobbi Brown has a variety of bronzers and a trained staff to help you make the right choice for your skin. Found at Nordstroms, Saks, and Neiman Marcus.
$ – Physicians Formula also offers a wide variety of bronzers that will not hurt your pocketbook. Found at Target, Walgreens, CVS and most major drugstores.
The magic of a professional MakeOver can change your outlook. Comments from Clients:
First off I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. What you do and give back to the women in the community really makes me want to pay it forward.
I’m so glad you had the time to take such delicate care with my hair. I swear you made sure every strand was accounted for when cutting, what I consider, my masterpiece. You didn’t miss a beat.
[At work the next day] half of the people I usually have morning converstions with passed me by today without saying hi! People think I’m the “new” girl and can’t believe it’s me! I purposely didn’t wear my glasses so I get an even better reaction. People have been taking several glances and EVERYONE has been commenting EXTREMELY positive on it. They’ve been calling me beautiful, model, sexy…you name it. Like I said…You completely transformed me.
It was so easy to do this morning too, which I love since I have to be up at 5am; and I haven’t tried putting it up in a ponytail because it feels so light! It’s been wonderful! I feel so fresh and rejuivinated, like I just came from the spa. Lol! My boyfriend and I have been trying to restore our relationship and I think this was just the trick.
Now I can’t wait to see what my friends reactions will be and I can’t wait to start messing with it and having some let loose, hair down, sexy fun! Thanks a million!!!!
The french braid can be formal or casual and is great for both day and evening looks. If you are not able to braid your own hair, buy a hair piece to match your hair color and pre-braid it. Place it in your bang or around a low bun for instant fashion.