Spring Makeup Collection 2013

Art of Nature

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AVEDA just launched the new spring makeup collection, and at Folawn’s we are all in love. It consists of gentle pinks, dreamy blues and soft greens. The collection is called Art of Nature, and rightly so! Each pigment is named for the very substances of nature, from flowering plants, to the endless glowing blue that is the ocean. We are obsessed with the new colors, which are right in line with what is showing up on the runways now. Come in to Folawn’s to take a look at the new line and experience it yourself. Today we are all trying the different lip colors! They range from subtle pinks to bright corals. Everyone is walking around with a different beautiful shade!


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Brie: One of my favorites in the line is the new rehydrating lip glaze, Kukui. The color is rich and deep in a romantic wine-stained burgundy. The name “Kukui” comes from the ancient Hawaiian tradition of using the wax from candlenuts to burn in stone oil lamps. Hawaiians called the oil lamps kukui hele po, which means “light, darkness go”. I thought this concept was so beautiful and perfectly fitting for this gorgeous lip glaze. The color is not dark, rather a deep shade that emanates a glow from within its depths.


Linds: The very essence of this collection is that of a Victorian dream. The enchanting hues and shades transport me to another world of ethereal beings. The colors are soft and romantic. I have a weakness for all things fairy-tale and dainty; this makeup collection hits those exact qualities! The colors are pure and gentle, with vibrant hues that call for attention, but don’t scream for it. Today I wore the bright coral tinted Cana Lip Color with a bare eye, and I loved the subtle yet powerful look it created.

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.

My Princess & Me 2012

Our annual My Princess & Me event was a success! Take a look through our gallery to check out some of the pictures from this great event!

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Help Empower Girls – It’s time for the 2012 “My Princess and Me” Event

My Princess and Me Logo As we approach the final quarter of 2012, we really turn our focus to our great event that gives back to the community – the Ninth Annual”My Princess and Me”  which is slated for Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Granberry Hill.
What is it?
The My Princess & Me Event is an event created to raise funds for St. Peter/ St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. Created in 2004 by Terry Folawn and her daughter Hailee, Princess & Me has raised a total of $85,000. We have gone from 100 participants to a total of 500 last year. This year we are anticipating 700 participants.  My Princess & Me is one of the only charity events that allow you to involve your child. It is a chance for mothers and daughters to support a need in our community and have a magical day in the process. My Princess & Me offers mothers and daughters a chance to live a fantasy, while making the dreams of underprivileged children come true.

Girls arrive in their princess gowns with Mother, Step Mothers, Aunt or Grandmother. The princesses then receive a special magical treat of hair design and makeup from our very talented fairies. Following, the Princesses dine on cake and punch with their mom.

Then off to a fairytale photo with their Mother or a picture of themselves to remember this special day. It’s a magical event to see hundreds of little girls of all ages have a fairytale day spent with their Mothers and new friend Princesses.

This Royal event wouldn’t be complete without dancing. Princesses will all gather together and dance to great music with girls from the Royal Court.
How can I help?
Pre-sale tickets are on sale at Folawn’s for $25 for the first 100 tickets. Please call (210) 481-0101 to order. Also, visit our website at www.myprincessandme.com.

Beauty fun facts;

You can amaze your friends with this one …

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  • Did you know that water is the best beauty treatment of all time for both men and woman??
  • You can tell which side of a person’s face they sleep on?  Just look closely at their eyelashes.  The outer corner portion of the eyelashes will be bent and sort of smashed looking (if you will).  Whichever eye’s lashes display this is the side of the face in which they sleep on.  Just don’t tell them that’s how you know
  • Sugar breaks down collagen and elastin which can cause wrinkles. So too much chocolate doesn’t give you pimples, it can give you wrinkles!
  • When your hair is wet it is as strong as aluminum. It can hold one third of its weight in absorbed moisture, and can be stretched as much as one and a half times its original length.
  • A human can shed 10 billion dead skin cells. This is approx. 2 kilos per year. Dust is made up mostly of dead skin. This is more than enough reason to exfoliate everyday!
  • A human body has a square inch of 19 million skin cells! We must feed these cells with vital nutrients, hydration and goodness everyday.
  • The skin is our largest organ and has a major role in our body such as protecting the skin from infections. Most of the things we apply to our skin go directly into our bloodstream. Lavender essential oil has been show in our kidneys only hours after applied to the skin.
  • Damage to our skin is 90% made up from ultraviolet rays. Half of this damage occurs before the age of 20. Sun damage can lead to premature aging, wrinkling, rough, saggy skin, and discolored skin and skin cancer.
  • Going to bed with your makeup on can age your skin up to 7 times faster. You must remove makeup before going to sleep and let your skin breath and repair while you sleep!
  • The skin starts aging when the cells die off faster than the body can replace them. Sickness, stress, anxiety and depression also add to the aging of the skin. Keep your skin young by feeding your cells nutrients, minerals, water, and goodness every single day!
  • Exercise can combat wrinkles. The boost in blood circulation to the skin strengthens blood vessels and increases the renewal of cells.
  • Toothpastes that contain menthol can work to reduce redness and extract impurities from your skin such as pimples. But it can also dry your skin slightly so don’t go overboard with your application! Next time you have  a dark red pimple apply toothpaste. I have heard of celebrities doing this…
  •  Did you know to help make any lipstick last longer. You can separate a tissue by making it one ply and placing it over your lips (once you’ve applied your application of lipstick) and dip your powder brush into loose powder, it can be face powder or even baby powder and dab it over the tissue making sure to cover entire lip area.  This will “set” your lipstick.

2012 Cosmetology Graduation Ceremony Speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome

Thank you for that warm introduction,  and thank you for allowing me to the privilege to speak to you today, the Class of 2012 Milan Graduates.

 
 
Introduction

When I was asked to come speak and hopefully inspire the next generation of graduates at Milantoday .I found myself in a world of reflection. What do I say? What can I truly contribute? How do I not get the “Oh this is a good time to go to the restroom, thought”

Reflection
Upon reflection, I decided to share MY story.  My mom use to say, “Terry, the more things change the more things stay the same.” My mom was full of metaphors and quite frankly I often didn’t understand what she meant by them until much later.
What I believe she meant was simply to learn from the past,(it’s not so different ) and build on that… That’s truly how we move forward.
So what is my past?   I still get asked all the time, why did you want to become a cosmetologist? I still can’t tell you why, I don’t know.
I grew up in a very small town inNew Hampshire. For those of you that are geographically challenged that’s the state wedged betweenMaineandVermont.
I grew up with a single Mom, when that wasn’t the coolest thing or the norm. We lived with and in my grandparent’s home .A single wide trailer. My uncle also lived there. He was a quadriplegic. Oh yeah and as if we weren’t crowed enough whenever any of my grandparent’s children (all 12 of them) had any family problems their kids ended up at our house. We lovingly called it the family half way house.
I didn’t have a single role model in the beauty business. If you’ve ever been to any small town on the east coast, then you realize make-up isn’t a must, or the fashion for that matter.
So once again, I have no idea “why” but I can tell you I knew it was what I was going to do since Junior high.
Fast forward to 12th grade… I graduated high school and all of a sudden lots of people had an opinion on what I should do and who I could be. I heard things like: “Your grades are too high. You don’t want to go to cosmetology school. Go to a REAL college. You won’t make any $ as a hair dresser. And my favorite, I guess you can’t get into a good college.” YIKES!
Everyone was telling me what I wanted to do was WRONG, not good enough! It was sublevel.
I was so confused. It’s all I ever wanted to do!
So what did I do? I did what so many of us do. I listened to the “Nay –Sayers” and I didn’t go to school. I went to work instead.
Future
I was working for about a year, when I ran into one of my high school classmates and she was on cloud 9. She had just graduated from Cosmetology school!  WHAT?  Her grades were as good as mine and she could have gone to a “real college”. I repeat WHAT?
Unfortunately, we often believe in site instead of faith.  The little voice in my head had already told me years ago what I should do
but I chose to not listen and follow in site. I had forgotten that I am the author of my life. I am solely responsible for the writing of my life book… no one else.
Gandhi once said “The future depends upon what we do in the present.”
I decided that day to always live by faith, not by site; to take back my right and to be the author of my life. I wrote the first addition of my “book of life” that year. And I started living my life as if it had already come true.
I became a hairstylist that next year. I then worked towards and became a platform artist. I have managed a few salons, been a business coach, an Author twice, a business owner 3 times over. I currently own a 2 and half million dollar salon and spa and still going strong. I look forward to my next phase of accomplishments.
Conclusion:
So I may not know why I stepped into Cosmetology school for the first time so many years ago now .But I can definitely tell you what has kept me in it all these years.
Every day for the past 20 something years I have lived by this one quote.  If you would allow me, in closing, I’d like to share it with you on this beautiful afternoon.
I’d ask respectfully if you would indulge me by closing your eyes and allowing the words to resonate with you and only you.
The Quote is titled:
Our Deepest Fear:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It’s our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to manifest the glory of God.  That is within us. It is not just in some of us: it is in ALL of us.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Once again my name is Terry Folawn. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be in your presence, this glorious Sunday afternoon.
Congratulations!  Welcome class of 2012 to the Professional Beauty Industry!
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