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Shine on…

 

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Getting ready for beach season we are prepping our body’s and skin with detoxes, body polishes and tanning. Not forgetting our luscious locks, everyone also wants to lighten up their hair and put a kiss of highlights or maybe go up a shade or two. Let’s face it ladies our Tans just look better.
One of the down sides though with the lighter shades and the high lifting is that we don’t have the shine that comes with your darker riche hair color, because the cuticle tends to more lifted and less smooth.
Imagine your favorite red nail polish with no top coat, sad!!!! But if we pop a clear high gloss on it Wowza! It Adds depth and dimension through the shine.
Aveda have come up with a fab Shine treatment that will enhance the preexisting color by allowing it to reflect and refract light off the shaft of the hair by adding this clear coat. This also only takes an extra 5 mins at the bowl after the shampoo and before the conditioner .It seals down the cuticle and improves the appearance of the hair condition lasting up to 20 shampoos giving a beautiful shine. As with all of Aveda product it is 93 % naturally derived from plants and non-petroleum minerals and water.
Getting summer ready?
Come shine on with the Family here at Folawns and add this to your next haircut.

Till next time.

Blogger: Angie Hunt

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The Best Hair Day Of Your Life!

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By donating your hair, you could be giving someone the best hair day of their life,

Choose Where to Donate Hair: 

First things first, Make sure you meet the requirements

The last thing you want is to have the years you spent growing your gorgeous long locks go to waste because it’s too short to be used in a wig. Talk to your stylist about your plan before you arrive at the salon, this way we can be ready and make sure we have the camera loaded and measuring tools on hand.We wouldn’t want this monumental moment to go un documented after all.

*For donating at least 10 inches:
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*For donating less than 10 inches:
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Choose The Right Salon to Donate Your Hair

Going from long to short hair isn’t as easy as it might seem. Doing some mental prep and styling research before the big day will help you happily face the mirror. Also not having to worry about having to prep and mail it off. Here at The Day Spa @ Folawns, we’ve got you covered! We not only will give you a beautiful new hair style & photograph of the special moment but we will also prepare it and mail it off to your charity of choice.

Let’s not forget “Why”Donate Your Hair

Men,Women and children with medical conditions that prevent them from having their own head of hair will receive your hair donation.However It is not just people who have endured cancer that need your long locks. There are also people with alopecia areata, those that have undergone radiation/chemotherapy, trauma,burns and other many other genetic/dermatological conditions need hair donations.

However, hair donations aren’t for everyone either

For those who are inspired to snip off your locks, here’s a huge high five. But hair donations aren’t for everyone. It’s a big commitment and can be a little daunting. There are other ways to pay it forward…you can send in financial donations. You also can arrange an event during which a group of people do hair donations at the same time. It’s said that our hair is our crown and glory. I believe that to be true. I also believe that God has given us the ability to grow more so we can share our Glory!

Blogger: Terry Folawn

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The Big Bang Theory

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I hear it all the time these days especially with all the celebs taking the plunge and getting bangs. “Do you think I could rock Bangs? “
Well ladies, here are the basic concerns, questions and answers that we should ask ourselves before we reach for the scissors. Oh, and I know you do!
1. Let a professional do it!
It may look easy, but it is not and its front and center. There is no hiding a mistake.
2. Not every bang is for everyone. The shape of your face determines what style of bang would look most flattering.

* A round or heart shaped face can look good with a very hard angular straight bang because it balances out the other round features.

* A square face shape should avoid a straight line and go with a wispy curtain fringe that is longer at the temple area and you could even sweep it off to the side.

* An Oval shaped face can pretty much pull anything off.
3. The rule of thumb is that wherever the length of the bang ends, that is the feature that you emphasize

So, for instance, the long heavy curtain bang is going to high light your cheek bones or nose, but the bangs that skim the brow will highlight the eyes. If you want to highlight great brows or a fantastic pair of eyes or frames you will want to go with a baby bang.
Flattering bangs should frame and highlight your most positive features and not overwhelm the face.
4. Questions every girl should ask themselves before they make the commitment.
* Do I mind hair in my face?

• * Will I be able to make time for regular trims?

* Will I be willing to style my bangs every day?

* Do I wear glasses? This will affect how the bang will lay.

* Make sure you understand the level of commitment if you have highly textured hair or a cow lick that will have to be addressed daily.

With all this taken into consideration, they are a fun way to add sass to an old cut, often giving the allusion of youth or length to your hair. Highlighting your best features and hiding your worst. If you have never taken the plunge give it a whirl, it could be the change that you needed. Come and see us at The Day Spa @ Folawns. We will bang you right into shape!

Blogger: Angie Hunt

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3 Things you can do to improve your natural texture

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I hear it a lot- especially as a hair stylist with curly hair, “My hair has natural wave/curl, but I don’t like to wear it natural because it isn’t pretty or uniform!” I’m willing to bet that your natural texture can be pretty with a few simple changes to your routine.
First and foremost, you must adjust the way you view it. Your wave pattern is a lot less set in stone than you think. Consider hair texture as a spectrum ranging from stick- straight to kinky curly, with several degrees of wavy in between. It can feel overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it these few tricks for encouraging curl (or increase wave) can allow you to take advantage of your built-in style and save a lot of time by avoiding blow-drying, curling, and flat ironing. Starting with…
1. Give it moisture
Curly/wavy hair tends to feel dryer than straight hair simply because it is harder for the natural oils from your scalp to navigate the turns in the hair shaft. To compensate, make sure you are using a good quality moisturizing shampoo and conditioner (Aveda Dry Remedy is my BFF). Also, consider stretching out the time between your shampoos to give your scalp a chance to provide some of its own conditioner. Something like every three days or twice a week is ideal, but I prefer to shampoo based on the way my hair looks and feels. Sometimes after the gym I will simply rinse and condition to remove the ickiness without stripping it on day two. A super moisturizing mask once a week or every other is ideal for long or colored curly hair. If you find yourself frustrated with frizzy curls, it may be time to add a moisturizing product (like my favorite: Aveda Universal Styling Crème) to give it the moisture it’s reaching out for.

2. Be gentle!
If you’re feeling fluffy, frizzy, or poofy you are probably over brushing your hair. The more you mess with your hair the less like individual curls and more like one giant, fluffy mass it becomes. Instead try detangling with a big, wide-toothed comb in the shower once you have applied your conditioner. Start from the ends and work your way up to undo any tangles. Never scrub your hair side-to-side and avoid roughing it up with a towel. Instead, try drying your hair by wrapping it in an old cotton t-shirt. The cotton is gentler than terry cloth and does not pull the hair like the weight of a full-sized towel. Avoid breakage (and thus frizz) by avoiding the temptation to put your hair up in a bun or pony tail while it’s still wet and consider replacing your elastics with bobbles, scrunchies, and spin pins which put less tension on the hair.

3. Experiment with product combinations
The final step in styling with natural texture is to scrunch in your styling products. Once your hair is damp but not dripping thanks to t-shirt wrapping simply apply your product(s) to the palms of your hands, tilt your head upside down and lift the ends of the hair up towards your scalp. Give it a good squeeze, so that you are gathering it in a fist, and then drop. Continue this process all over your head until everything is scrunched, and most of the product has been absorbed. Resist the urge to break up the curl by running your fingers through it, pulling it, or combing in any way. You can continue to scrunch as it dries, but that’s really it!
Here’s the trick: the perfect combination of products for beautiful, shiny, frizz free locks is totally personal to the individual. Generally, wavy and curly hair works best with a product for moisture (creams, oils, and serums) and a product for hold (gels, foams, and hairsprays). You might throw in a third for humidity, but 2-3 leave in products is best. Try different kinds in different combinations to see what you like, and more importantly, what your hair likes. My personal favorite combo for my dry, fine, curly hair is about a quarter-sized amount of Aveda Universal Styling Crème (for moisture) scrunched in damp hair with a layer of Aveda Damage Control spray (for crunch free hold).

Drop a comment below and let us know your favorite combos or any tricks you like to use for rocking your natural texture!

Blogger: Mandi Marquez

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My Chair-ish Thoughts.

 

 

Today I thought it might be fun to drop a few “Fact Findings, from behind our Chairs”. If you think you know everything there is to know about your hair, you just might want to re-think that. If you’re like many, you may know how to style it or maybe what length that looks or feels best on you, but there’s a lot of weird stuff going on up there that we rarely give a second thought too. Here are a few interesting fun hair facts may just blow your mind, or at least make you rethink the extent of your hair knowledge.

 

  • On average, you shed around 50-150 strands of hair a day. Yes, now you know what’s been clogging your shower drain.
  • Hair is  the second fastest growing tissue in the body after bone marrow. Lets just say thank goodness for that. If you’ve ever had a bad haircut.
  • A healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% when it’s wet. So don’t pull it while brushing it wet, for all that is holy!
  • Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth. “Beach Time Maybe?”
  •  The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure. I think I might be watching to much NCIS.
  • The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.” Yeah, I had to look that up!
  • Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day. Geez people haven’t you ever heard of Dry Shampoo!
  •  A single hair has a lifespan of about five years.
  • Trying to grow out your hair? It takes about 7 years to grow it to your waist, and 3 years to grow it to your shoulders!
  • All of the hair follicles in the human body are formed by the time we are just five months old in the womb. Apparently, one more thing to blame on mom!

So till next time,

Blogger: Terry Folawn

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A change is in the Air!

It’s a cold day, nearing the end of January in good old San Antonio Texas. I grab my purse and my warm elixir of life, coffee, and jump into my car feeling the cold leather against my thighs and back. Instantly I reach for the seat warmer and adjust my air settings. Those of you living in San Antonio know we experience 39 and 70 degrees in one day and I had my A/C blasting from the ride home from work yesterday.

I feel the warm air hitting my shoulders and face feeling my hairs stand up on end as I shiver with relief. Coming to my first stop light, I look up into my rear-view mirror and see my reflection staring back at me. After the initial shock, of seeing the hair standing up clinging to the roof of my car because of static, I noticed the dry chapped lips, tight crêpey skin, and my hands looked like the crypt keeper grasping my steering wheel.

Time to look at my beauty regime and adjust to the season.

In this cooler season we need to protect, our first layer of defense our skin. We need to intake more water to compensate for the cooler fronts causing dry air outside and forced hot air heating inside causing moisture to evaporate from the surface of the skin. Here are some of my tips that I incorporate to negate the dehydration and dryness in my skin and hair in our cooler months.

Because its cooler I tend to drink more coffee and tea. These come with a price, more dehydration. I generally stick to the rule of thumb to take in two eight-ounce glasses of water to every caffeinated or alcoholic beverage I consume as both are diuretics and will make you dehydrate more quickly.

My routine is all Aveda and so I just adjust accordingly.

First changing out my cleanser. Instead of using the Botanical Kinetics Gel Cleanser, I would use our Botanical Kinetics Crème Cleanser, which is gentler, cleansing the skin with plant derived oils leaving the skin soft and smooth and not stripped.

My usual moisturizer is Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion, which I would change up for the thicker, and more moisturizing Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Rich Crème or Soft Crème if I needed a lighter version. This would add a barrier layer protecting my skin from the elements and helping the water in my skin from evaporating which in turn would leave it dehydrated.

I also change up my shampoo routine. While still using my Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo, I would swap out my conditioner to the Aveda Dry Remedy Conditioner. This helps add and maintain moisture balance in the hair, relieving you of the static with the Buriti Oil and the gentle aroma of organic lavender, bergamot and ginger lily and other pure flower and plant essences

Finally, I will pull from my purse, because I always carry it with me, my Hand Relief Lotion. It is full of anti-oxidants vitamins A and E, lactic acid which exfoliates and licorice root for lightning and brightening, which is a must for aging skin. Our hands and neck show our age first ladies!

Until we get back our regular eight months of 85 to 100 this will be my winter and spring routine.

Join me in changing it up and come visit us at The Day Spa @ Folawns for some pampering. YOU deserve it!

Signing out, till the next time yours in Service

Blogger: Angie Hunt

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Don’t burn your hair with the Blow dryer,Flat iron & or Curling iron…

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An important tip worth passing on. Your blow dryer, flat iron, and curling iron can make your hair look great.

But if you misuse those tools or have the wrong ones, your hair may look like it’s ready for a lengthy stint in hair rehab.
1. Buy Good Tools
Hair styling tools don’t have to cost a fortune. But they do need basic features,
Look for tools that offer different heat settings. “The cheaper ones have just one setting,”
Check to see if your tool displays heat temperatures. For instance, some hair irons can be dialed to a variety of heat settings, from 175 or so to nearly 400. (The 400-degree setting is “definitely too high” )
2.Don’t touch your hair with the nozzle. That’s right, get close to the hair, but don’t ever let the nozzle touch your hair. You will torch the poor cuticle.
That’s all there is to it. Rough drying, round brushing, whatever it is. Keep a little space between the nozzle and the hair.

3. Protect your Hair from the Heat

There are hair products made to protect your hair from the heat of dryers, curling irons, or flat irons. Many of them use silicone as a protective coating for your hair.

4. Study Styling Technique

A little professional advice never hurts. Ask your hair stylist to go over how to style your hair, even if you’ve done it yourself for years.The stylist may be able to show you shortcuts, or newer techniques. Set up a separate appointment, or ask in advance for some extra time at your next visit. That will give your stylist time to work with you.