Acrylic Course

Acrylic four day beginners course – 5th September
Course Content: History of nail enhancements, different systems in nail enhancements, anatomy & physiology of the natural nail, nail diseases and disorders, nail facts, product knowledge, mix ratio of monomer & polymer, client consultation, hygiene & salon safety, french/natural nails, nail bitter, refills & rewhites, natural overlay, colour & glitter acrylic, tip application, creating an arch /apex, file grits, filing and shaping, client aftercare, sculpting a nail with forms, troubleshooting, pricing your service, repairing a tip, marketing & how to build your client base.
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Pale Skin Bible

If you have a fair complexion you may wonder about beauty tips for pale skin. Porcelain skin is absolutely gorgeous. With these 5 beauty tips for pale skin you can make it even more fabulous.

1. AVOID NEUTRAL LIP COLORS

If you have a light complexion it is best to avoid light lip colors. Nudes and light browns won’t do your fair skin any justice. In fact you will look more dead than alive.

2. GO FOR COLOR

Since we know neutral lip colors are out, what are some beauty tips for pale skin? Women with pale skin look best in bright lipstick. Try reds or corals. Think of Scarlett Johansson with her beautiful porcelain skin and bright ruby lips.

3. AVOID NEUTRAL EYE SHADOW

Pale skin doesn’t do well with neutral eye shadows. Creams and beige will wipe out your complexion instead of giving you dimension. Avoid them at all cost

4. DON’T SKIP BLUSH

Ever! It still confuses me why so many women think blush is not a necessity. Blush gives your face color, definition and warmth. Always apply light and add more as needed.

5. NO LIGHT CLOTHES

Unless you want to look naked from a distance, I strongly urge you not to wear whites and creams. The colors are too light and will blend in with your skin tone.

7 Ways To Make Your Blow-Dry Last!

1. HANDS OFF

One of the hardest things to do after you get a fabulous blow-dry is to keep your hands off those soft and silky strands but it’s one of the most important rules and the one you must follow in case you want to master the art of how to make a blow-dry last. Touching your hair will cause it to lose its shape and body as well cause your scalp to produce oil so admire your hair from afar and avoid touching it at all costs!

2. WRAP IT UP

When it comes to tricks to making a blow-dry last, wrapping your hair up can mean the difference between waking up to soft, straight strands and having to face a tangled mess! Grab a silk scarf and carefully and loosely wrap your hair up so that the ends aren’t disturbed and leave bangs out. Avoid putting anything on your hair that can cause a dent or any weird lines in your hair.

3. TIE ME DOWN

If you don’t have a silk scarf to use, another trick to making a blow-dry last is to loosely tie the ends of your hair in a ponytail with a soft scrunchie high on the top of your head. Leave out the front portion that frames your face and sleep with a satin pillowcase. The key here is to loosely tie up your hair so that your strands and ends remain relatively intact.

4. SHOWER AND SHINE

Next on the list of the ways to make your blow-dry last even in the most challenging situations (such as showering)  is to tie your hair up again in a high and loose ponytail and tie a scarf or bandana around your hairline so that the shower cap doesn’t make any embarrassing dents in your skin or your hair and to keep hair from getting wet. Once you’re done showering, dry yourself off and shake your hair out. Feel free to use hairspray to help settle your hair.

5. DRY SHAMPOO

Another important step in how to make a blow-dry last is to use a dry shampoo after a couple of days when your scalp and/or hair starts feeling a little oily. Spritz or powder your roots and gently rub or brush the formula in to improve the look, feel, smell and texture of your hair!

6. REDUCE PRODUCT USE

When you’re looking for ways to make your blow-dry last, keep in mind that you want to use the least amount of products possible such as serums, hairspray and shine enhancers. You can use these products, of course, especially if you’re hoping to prolong your blow-dry for a work week, although using them towards the end is generally considered better  as it will allow you to have a fresher looking style as opposed to the one matted with a full week’s worth of product buildup.

7. BRING THE HEAT

One of the final steps in how to make a blow-dry last is to use a large barreled curling iron to give your hair some oomph. Change your part for more volume and use dry shampoo again if needed. Give your hair some bouncy curls or just use the iron to flip the ends under and get a more uniform look. If you don’t have time to curl your hair, dirty hair is always the easiest to style and braid so go for a fun fishtail braid or try something new!

Now you know exactly how to make a blowout last! Just be very gentle and avoid touching it or playing it as much as possible. The key to keeping your hair looking its best is to control oil and avoid using too many styling products in your hair which will weigh hair down. What’s the longest you’ve had a blowout last and what tricks did you use?