Why buy products at a salon

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Hair products are an important tool in achieving the look that we want. While it can be
convenient to toss hair products into our cart at the grocery store, the benefits of buying
hair products at a salon can be just as significant as which product you choose!

Your stylist has spent time getting to know your look as they artfully color and cut your
hair. The stylist is invested in your look and knows your hair. They know if you should
choose a gel or a mousse or which shampoo is right for your…

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Beautiful Ombre

Ombre MarkieLast week on this blog we talked about balayage, which is French for “sweep”, and the term we use to describe the freehanded technique of painting hair color on to create beautiful, natural highlights.
Ombre is a French term that means “shading.” When you hear about ombre hair, the balayage technique has been used to blend a dark hair color at the roots with a light hair color beginning around the midshaft of the hair. Usually there are no dark pieces left on the bottom of the hair.

We love this look for so many reasons!
It is…

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Keep Your Golden Glow All Year

Airbrush Tanning at e salon and med spa

A beautiful, natural-looking tan that lasts without risking damage to your skin… that is what you get when you get an airbrush tan at e salon and med spa. These are available for a great price, but this was by far the best tanning experience I have ever had at a salon!

Why get an airbrush tan at e salon and med spa?

The formula e salon and med spa uses a sugar-based formula that leaves a rich, natural, brown tan. The specially-formulated color does not leave the orange, Oompa Loompa look…

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What does that SPF number mean for you?

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Did you know that there is a way to calculate how much sun protection you need? It’s true! As it turns out, choosing a sunscreen because it is cheap and smells nice then applying it once a day is not the ideal strategy for protecting your skin.

This is a calculation to help select a sunscreen product or to know when you need to reapply your sunscreen.

There is the equation you can use to figure out what that SPF means for you:

(How long you can spend in the sun before burning)…

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Young and wrinkle-free? Botox might be for you!

We all want to maintain a soft, smooth face that allows us to naturally express the emotions of life as we age. Starting Botox with an experienced, skilled injector before wrinkles develop can allow your face to look softer and younger longer.

When joy causes us to smile, surprise or worry causes us to furrow our eyebrows, pain causes us to squint our eyes, the skin naturally folds. Repeated and prolonged folding causes wrinkles that make a face appear aged. Botox relaxes the muscles that cause our skin to fold in a way that causes wrinkles.

I spoke with Jami from e Salon and Spa about…

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Beach Waves

Summer is officially here! One of my favorite things about summer is embracing effortless, easy beauty routines. Flowing dresses, sunscreen and lip gloss, and of course.. beach waves!

Beach waves are reminiscent of a relaxed vacation spent by the water, letting the wind and sun style our hair, and looking and feeling amazing. The great news is that if you can’t actually be on that vacation, you can still look like it.

We love the beach waves trend because it is easy and versatile. There are so many ways to get this look and you can adapt each strategy to fit your hair, your routine, and the…

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No more excuses… put on the sunscreen!

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Sunscreen is not just a lotion to protect us from sunburns on a hot day, but should be a vital part of our daily skincare routine as it will do more than prevent a red face.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day that you are exposed to the sun, in order to minimize the risk of damage that the sun can to our skin, such as skin cancer and premature aging.

I’m sure that this is not new…

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Wellness Spa Room

May 9, 2016
Taking of the watersSome days I wish I could push “pause” on life. The Waters Spa Room at exhale salon (e salon and med spa) is the therapeutic escape that should be experienced by everyone.

When the weekend rolls around I crave a break from the busyness of daily life and the toll that it takes on my mind and body.

Friends, I have discovered a way to get the “pause” we need.

The “Taking of the Waters” consists of a Finnish Sauna, eucalyptus steam room, and a hot…

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The Domino Effect Stress Has on Your Health

October 9, 2015

As evolved organisms, we have automatic processes within our bodies that activate in response to threats. When your child becomes upset, your significant other loses their job or your see red and blue lights flashing in your rear view mirror, your fight-or-flight instinct kicks in.
Stress

This is all well and good for improving our chances at survival, but when we allow stress to set up shop as a daily part of our lives, our health can easily become compromised. Stress hormones affect almost every system of the body, and…

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Which Massage is Right for You?

September 11, 2015

massage-bostonIn 2330 BC, the Tomb of Akmanthor was built in Saqqara, Egypt. Known as the “The Tomb of the Physician,” the site is covered with hieroglyphics and murals — among them, the depiction of two men receiving hand and foot massages. The ancient tomb is proof that humans have been enjoying the benefits of massage for over 4,000 years, but for as long as we’ve been practicing the art of massage, many of us still know little about it.

If you’ve never gotten a massage, you may be confused…

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