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Getting Ready for Prom- from a girl’s perspective

Teen Talk by: Karley Brayden

 

Best night right around the corner and there is a lot left to do? Let’s break it down so that there is nothing left undone. Assuming the dress is purchased, don’t forget to try it on again two weeks before prom night. A tailor can adjust anything that might sag or bind, so no worries. Don’t forget to try the dress on with the shoes you will wear prom night, length is important as you want to stay upright. Speaking of shoes, wear those gorgeous “they say everything about me” shoes around the house days before the prom. You will be more comfortable in slightly broken-in shoes, without a doubt. The night of, spray the inside of your shoes with hairspray; this will keep your feet from sliding and make your dance moves smoother.

Schedule pedicure, manicure and hair appointment in close proximity to each other, if possible.

Allow plenty of time so there is no need to rush, thereby raising the anxiety level before lunch. Skylar, at 140 Salon and Drybar, suggests combining hair and make-up appointments at the same place, makes sense to us! Always best to take a picture of hair and make-up if you are dead set on a style, pictures convey more than words. If you are adventurous and request the stylist to be creative, prepare for the fun. Stylists love to express creativity, so sit back and be amazed. Give some consideration to adding a floral barrette or headband. Two of my favorite styles are pictured below and this prom girl added a simple headband for an out of this world unique look.

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The day before prom;

1) pick up corsage

2) confirm ride arrangements

3) confirm dinner reservations

4) put your favorite lip gloss in the prom purse, along with a little cash or a card

5) confirm nail and hair appointment time

6) confirm before prom picture plans

 

Natural Hair- Lacking Moisture??

If you have sworn off relaxers and embraced natural hair then there are probably questions arising on a daily basis. Kristina, natural hair expert at 140 Salon and Drybar, is pleased to tackle those questions and concerns but, most importantly is here to teach clients to actively manage those locks. Natural hair does not necessarily mean shake and go, maintenance is required more often than not, so learn best practices now.

Surprised that moisture is a concern? This will be a much discussed topic in future posts but to begin on the right foot now, drink your eight glasses of water a day. Moisture is a critical part of growing and strengthening natural hair and water is the simplest addition to make in your day. Water hydrates the hair from the inside and provides energy to cells for growth, including cells for hair growth. Wow!! Take charge and fill that water bottle, it will benefit the skin and hair.

At home coloring may deplete the hair’s moisture, thereby making future moisture retention more difficult and the new color dull and flat. If you desire color, consider scheduling a complimentary consult with our natural hair expert, Kristina. The health of the hair will be assessed and a best approach plan to color can be determined. If the hair is not healthy enough for a chemical process then recommendations towards improving the state of the hair may be made prior to a color plan, this decision is best left to the experts.

Look for upcoming blogs and don’t hesitate to schedule a natural hair appointment with Kristina.

Embracing natural hair with confidence can be a path more easily traveled with a guide.

Bassu Surface Hair Care Hydrate- Heal- Condition

The Babassu Palm tree, nicknamed the Tree of Life, provides the world with a babassu oil “known for it’s healing powers throughout the world.” While petroleum and mineral oils create a barrier on the hair, this “non-drying penetrating oil” moisturizes without coating or adding weight. Products made from the Babassu oils, combined with Aloe and Flax Seed oil, provide maximum moisture while healing and conditioning the hair.

 

INDY Week’s 2015 Best of the Triangle!

Did you see? INDY Week’s 2015 Best of the Triangle nominations are taking place now!

It’s time to recognize the Triangle’s Best. Check out the Indy and vote for Best of the Triangle. We know that there are some pretty awesome new businesses in town!

There are 6 major categories – Health & Body, Out & About, Shop, Services, Eat & Drink, and Odds & Ends.

We would LOVE your vote! Voting ends 4/26.

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Spring Hair Trends in 2015

By: Karley Brayden/ Teen Talk

 

Want to know a secret? The big hair trend for medium length hair this spring is… “The Chop”!!!!

The Chop is for girls who are tired of their long hair but do not feel ready to commit to a Bob yet. Think this might not look good on you? Add some cute to-the-side-bangs for the perfect haircut that frames anyone and everyone’s face. For example, actress Mena Suvari’s Cool Shoulder-length Cut is The Chop and the stylist framed bangs for Mena’s face structure. This beautiful actress said she needed bangs to hide a little bit of her larger forehead, looks great on her.

This cut is versatile as it may be worn straight and sleek or beach wavy by adding some loose curls, your call. The staff at 140 Salon and Drybar is always delighted to assist with styling tips!