How to Use Dry Shampoos by the Redken Pros

Have you always wondered how to use dry shampoo without getting all the buildup?

Whether your roots start to get shiny after a couple days (or what feels like hours!) without a shampoo, everybody’s hair eventually gets greasy. Enter dry shampoo, a miracle product that saves time and adds style. But what is dry shampoo? Redken Artist Brittany VanDyke says, “it’s simply powders in aerosol form that can absorb greasiness and give you texture.”

WHO SHOULD USE DRY SHAMPOO?

chocolate brunette haircolor with subtle highlights

Sales of dry shampoo skyrocketed around 2011, but it’s actually been around since the Victorian era. Rumor has it, Marie Antoinette used perfume-laced powder in her hair to get her signature bouffant-styled up do.

Not everyone needs dry shampoo, but everyone can benefit from using it. If you’re looking to prolong the time in between shampoos, it’s definitely for you. It can also be used as a styling tool.

“Dry shampoo eliminates odor and oil, but it also helps to add body to the hair so even if it’s not oily, you can still use dry shampoo on day two or three or four of not shampooing just to revitalize the hair,” says Redken Artist Adina Doss.

HOW DO I USE DRY SHAMPOO?

Doss also mentions that often people don’t use dry shampoo correctly either.

“It’s so misused it’s not even funny,” she says. “People don’t use enough of it they kind of spray it around hitting only their part line that people see the most, but one of the keys to using it is that you take small sections and spraying each section to full saturation.”

Using Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo or Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair, which is tinted, make small vertical parts in hair and spray the shampoo on each section, Doss advises.

Hold the dry shampoo at least six-inches from hair, about the length of the can, so the product isn’t concentrating on one spot. For more texture, blast hair with a blow dryer to move the dry shampoo around scalp, then add styling products over the dry shampoo to give hair a revamp.

The fresh scent will make hair feel freshly washed, and the matte finish will give it a nice refresh.

WHEN SHOULD I USE DRY SHAMPOO?

Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender helps to absorb oil and maintain hairstyles.

Dry shampoo can also be used proactively as well. Spritz your roots with some dry shampoo before going to bed to get ahead of any grease.

“Stop the grease before it starts,” says VanDyke. Put on dry shampoo the night after a fresh blow dry or flat iron. If I put it in at night and sleep in it, my hair absorbs the dry shampoo better.”

CAN I USE DRY SHAMPOO FOR VOLUME AND STYLING?

Absolutely! Dry shampoo can also add dimension to hair. VanDyke uses the Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair when styling up-dos and creating braids to darken the sides of the scalp that are often more visible in these styles.

“Spray it on really lightly and it kind of fills in those gaps and gives you a thicker appearance,” she says.

HOW MUCH DRY SHAMPOO IS TOO MUCH DRY SHAMPOO?

Overview of purse filled with dry shampoo, shine spray, and other accessories.

Make no mistake, dry shampoo can definitely be overused. It’s easy to get spray happy, especially when you’re feeling greasier than normal. While, Pillow Proof is not going to weigh hair down, it will build up after multiple uses throughout the week, in which case adding a cleansing cream is important.

“Try the Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo once a week to clear everything off your hair and your scalp,” VanDyke says.

All in all, dry shampoo is an absolute must-have for anyone who needs a few extra minutes in the morning (so…pretty much everyone). Share your second (or third!) day hair with us by tagging @Redken in your next Instagram post!

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DIFF CHARITABLE EYEWEAR IS BUILT ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT DESIGNER EYEWEAR SHOULD BE AFFORDABLE, FASHIONABLE, AND SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS. OUR “BUY A PAIR, GIVE A PAIR” PROMISE ENSURES THAT FOR EVERY PAIR OF DIFF SUNGLASSES PURCHASED, A PAIR OF READING GLASSES IS DONATED TO SOMEONE IN NEED.

Microblading Before & After Images by Keka

BEAUTIFUL AND CUSTOMIZED BROWS FOR EACH AND EVERY CLIENT

When you’ve tried every pencil for sketching your misaligned arches, powders for filling in those sexy bald spots, gels to keep unruly hairs in line, and your brows are still off fleek…. Ladies, I’d like to introduce you to microblading, a semi-permanent solution to sparse over plucked, over waxed, and thinning eyebrows is the last-ditch-effort treatment that promises to change your brow life. Microblading is a manual, semi-permanent technique of hyper-realistic eyebrow drawing in which the shape of eyebrows is calculated according to facial morphology and golden proportion (phi 1.618). The technique is intended for men and women over the age of 18 (persons under 18 must be accompanied by their parents) who wants to correct the aesthetic problems of their eyebrows.

Meet our Microblading Artist Keka

 

~Meet Keka~

Keka is a licensed Cosmetologist and holds a separate degree in Microblading.  After learning of a new PhiBrow technique called Microblading, she did months of research to find the best training in the field.

Education was very important to her so she decided to become dual certified in Europe as well as in Chicago.  Keka was intent on receiving the best training possible and has learned from the top artist in the field.  She received her certification in the Art of Microblading and has proudly attained the title of a Certified Microblading Artist.

Keka continues to perfect her craft to create the most customized and beautiful results possible for each and every client.

ABOUT MICROBLADING

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 HOW IS IT DONE
Eyebrow Microblading is a manual method of depositing a small amount of ink in the outer layer of the skin without reaching the dermis. The needle used in manual microblading is 3 times thinner than the one used in machine, which allows to create very fine, crisp hair strokes. The pen-like device yields amazingly natural-looking arches because the needles etch hyper-precise strokes that look like your brow hairs.

BENEFITS

Semi-permanent solution (9 to 18 months), fully restore the eyebrow shape, crisp, realistic, natural looking hair strokes, no downtime after treatment, safe application, non-toxic and hypoallergenic materials.

IS THE TOUCH UP SESSION NECESSARY

Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during the first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!

AFTERCARE ESSENTIALS

That means protecting freshly bladed brows from all moisture–no sweaty workouts or washing your face with water. Some patients experience itching and redness during the first week, which Vaseline can alleviate. Brows will look slightly darker at first, but the color will fade 30 to 40 percent. Aftercare ointments are provided during your first appointment. Overall they look great right away and you don’t have to hide.

IS IT PAINFUL

Pain is relative. Some feel more than others. Overall it feels like little scratches. You feel it, but it’s not unbearable. Patients’ brows are prepared with topical numbing cream topped up throughout the process to dull the discomfort.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment. Patients who tan, use products with AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months.

WHO CAN’T HAVE MICROBLADING

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you’ve had Botox or other injections less than 3 weeks before treatment, and you must be 18 years or older to get microblading. Do not use tanning beds 3-4 days before the treatment, do not use blood thinners or aspirin, do not drink or use drugs before treatment, and tell your technician about any concerns you have as well as medicine that you are taking.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE

The procedure for the first session should take about 2.5 to 3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows, select the pigment color for clients approval and begin the procedure.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL

The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and is part of the healing process. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microblading area. The color of your eyebrows will fade up to 40% as it heals. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in.
Email lisa@swervesalon.com to set up a consultation with Keka

10 OMBRE HAIRCOLOR IDEAS TO TRY NEXT

Hair trends come and go, but ombre haircolor is here to stay. The idea behind the ombre haircolor trend is simple: hair is darker at the roots and becomes lighter at the ends, or vice versa. It’s a gradient haircolor technique that became a staple in the hair world, and it’s clear why. Not only is ombre an easy look to pull off, but the color possibilities are endless. Before visiting your stylist for your next appointment, get inspired with these ombre looks.

FIREY RED OMBRE HAIR

Long straight bright red ombré haircolor.
Photo_Credit @daniel_pasek

There’s no doubt about it, this fiery red ombre haircolor makes a bold statement. Whether you’ve been rocking red hair ever since you can remember or are going red for the first time, it’s a great way to keep your look bright and vibrant. The last thing that you want when rocking red hair is dull color. To keep your ombre red hair looking radiant for up to four weeks, use the Color Extend Magnetics System. The sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner, and mask won’t strip away your haircolor which means you can show off your ombre red hair longer.

RED BLONDE OMBRE

Curly red ombré roots and blonde haircolor ends.

Want to step up your look beyond the traditional ombre? Blonde ends are a fun complement to red hair. To get the look, ask your stylist to keep your haircolor bright and bold red at the crown and go lighter on the bottom. Red curly hair is best for showing off this  red blonde ombre haircolor since curls can show off all of the shades going on in your hair. Bring out your hair’s natural wave by applying an air dry styling cream to damp hair.

GOLDEN BLONDE OMBRE

Dark brown roots and curly golden blonde ombré ends.
Photo_Credit @meganniccollshair

A high contrast ombre haircolor doesn’t have to look harsh, and this haircolor is a perfect example. Ask your stylist to give you dark brunette roots at the top, then blend it into a golden blonde haircolor. If you’re a natural brunette who wants to go blonde but aren’t ready to go all the way, an ombré is a good option. Keep the ends of your hair from feeling dry by using a haircare system that’s rich in argan oil like a softening shampoo and conditioner.

GUNMETAL GRAY OMBRE

Light brown roots and dark gray wavy ombré hair.
Photo_Credit @meganniccollshair

An easy way to stand out from the crowd is with a gunmetal gray ombre. Cool brunettes can add a little bit of this ashy gray hue into their hair for a softer take on ombre hair with low contrast. To help your haircolor pop, try using a hair shine treatment as part of your styling routine.

ROSE GOLD OMBRE FOR BRUNETTES

Dark brown roots and rose gold haircolor ends.
Photo_Credit @cowboyboots.n.cowgirlroots

Looking to play up your dark hair, but don’t want to go too bold? Ask your stylist to create a gradient with your haircolor by keeping the top of your hair dark and adding rose gold haircolor to your ends. You can also help keep your hair’s flyaways under control and add shine throughout the day by using a multi-benefit hair treatment spray on damp or dry hair.

ASHY LIGHT BROWN OMBRE

Ashy light brown ombré haircolor on straight hair.
Photo_Credit @natalia_kozhokhina

Sometimes you may feel like your haircolor needs a refresh, but you aren’t exactly sure how to make it happen. Instead, try the cool side of the haircolor spectrum with this ashy light brown ombre. It’s a super-subtle way to show off natural light brown haircolor, but still lets you experiment with a different shade at the ends. Keeping your long hair looking sleek is the best way to show off this gradient, so you can help keep frizz under control with a smoothing shampoo and seal out humidity using a smoothing spray.

CHAMPAGNE BLONDE OMBRE

Curly champagne blonde ombré hair and dark brown roots.
Photo_Credit @hairrbygab

Maybe you’ve always wanted to trade in your brown hair for blonde but weren’t ready for the commitment. This champagne blonde ombré is a compromise worth trying. Not only is the haircolor a cooler shade of blonde that can look flattering on medium skin tones, but it’s also a good choice if you want to keep the lightening at a minimum since the blonde doesn’t go up to the roots. If you plan on using a curling iron, spray hair with a heat protection hairspray first to help it curl more easily.

OMBRE WITH HIGHLIGHTS

Light brown hair and blonde balayage highlights.
Photo_Credit @zhenyachori

Do you love the look of highlights but want to keep them as far away from your roots as possible? Ask your haircolorist to add dimension to your ombre with highlights. It combines dark roots with lighter haircolor at the ends and uses face-framing highlights to brighten up the hair. Since the highlights start further down, it helps give your hair a more natural and sun-kissed effect. Bouncy, textured hair looks great with this haircolor, which you can create by using a texture treatment spray.

ICY BLONDE OMBRE

Cool brown roots and platinum blonde haircolor ends.
Photo_Credit @zhenyachori

An icy blonde ombre is very eye-catching, and it’s easy to see why. This look involves a lot of contrast since it starts off with nearly black roots at the top, then transitions into ash brown haircolor in the middle and bright blonde at the ends. There’s a lot going on with this haircolor, but the shades blend into each other beautifully, so you won’t be able to tell where one haircolor begins and ends. Be sure to ask your stylist about Color Extend Bonder. It’s a three-step system that can help your hair feel stronger which is important when lifting is involved.

MAHOGANY OMBRE

Curly mahogany haircolor and brown ends.
Photo_Credit @zhenyachori

Add some warmth to your hair with this mahogany ombre. It’s a perfect color for fall and winter and can be exactly what you need if you want to go slightly lighter with your brunette hair at the ends. If one of your favorite things about this look is the shine, ask your stylist about including a Shades EQ Gloss in your haircolor service. It’s demi-permanent which means that it gradually fades over the course of a few weeks so you won’t see harsh lines later down the line. Plus, it helps boost the shine and richness in your haircolor which is always a bonus.

For more haircolor inspiration and tips on how to score your favorite hairstyles, follow @Redken on Instagram!

BRASSY HAIR: WHY IT HAPPENS AND HOW TO PREVENT IT

Thanks @Redken artists for the great information on this subject!

Weeks after coloring your hair blonde, you start to notice something strange: the shade you left the salon with is no more, and now your hair has taken on an undesired yellow, orange or red tone. What gives? Brassy hair, that’s what.

Brassiness refers to the unwanted warm tones that show up in colored hair. It typically happens in dark hair that gets dyed platinum or blonde, but it can also occur in hair that’s been highlighted or in hair that’s been lightened to brown.

To understand why this occurs, you’ll need to understand what’s happening during the whole hair lightening process. To lift dark hair, bleaching with a mix of ammonia and peroxide is usually a necessary part of the equation. When hair is bleached, melanin, a dark brown to black pigment, gets diluted in a process known as oxidation.

Blonde model with highlights Photo Credit: @paintedbeaute

After bleaching, the next step is usually to apply your haircolor, which deposits artificial pigment onto your locks while removing some of your natural color.

Brassy haircolor becomes a problem when bleaching or lifting doesn’t get rid of all the underlying pigment in your hair, giving the warm tones an opportunity to reveal themselves. For lightened blonde hair, the underlying pigment is yellow, and for lightened brown to black hair, the underlying pigments are orange to red. When the brassiness starts creeping up, think of it as your natural hair telling you, “Hey, remember us?”

When brassiness occurs, that also means that among the red, yellow and blue color molecules your hair dye contains, the blue ones have made a faster departure, leaving—you guessed it—just the warm tones. Since the blue color molecules are smaller, they’re broken down easily and fade quicker with every wash. Unfair.

Fortunately, you have several options when it comes dealing with brassy hair, in terms of both preventing it and fixing it after it happens.

1. START OFF BY CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERMANENT HAIRCOLOR

Select a cool haircolor, like one with the word “ash” in the name, since it’s less likely to turn brassy than one that’s warm. If you gravitate toward warmer shades, don’t worry; there are plenty of lighter haircolors you can pull off that have a good balance of cool tones.

Need a place to start? Redken’s new Color Fusion Cool Fashion Collection contains 14 haircolors, including shades of blonde that are meant to provide cooler results and will counteract brassiness. Using C-Lock technology, the collection has larger dye molecules so cool tones stays in place for up to 8 weeks, and the haircolors all have a black-to-gray background so that warm tones are less noticeable.

2. HEAD TO THE SALON AND GET A TONER FOR BRASSY HAIR

A hair mask can help to soften and moisturize your hair.Photo Credit: @matheusredken

Toner, a translucent deposit of haircolor that fades in a few weeks, isn’t just great for altering your haircolor without the commitment. It can be a great brassy hair fix, too. Also known as demi-permanent color, glaze or gloss, toning can correct the unwanted yellow, orange or even red tones lingering on your hair since it contains just enough pigment to improve your haircolor. Plus, the service will enhance the shine levels of your strands in the process, so you’ll be doing your hair multiple favors in just one sitting.

Redken’s Shades EQ service, which can be used as a toner for brassy hair, does all of the above and raises the hair cuticle, giving hair volume and texture and improving manageability in the process. Plus, the toning service can take as little as 20 minutes.

Just remember that a hair gloss yields only temporary results. The good news is you won’t have to deal with that obvious growing out period situation with your roots like you might have to deal with if you decide to color your hair all over again.

3. GET A BOND-PROTECTING SERVICE

Photo Credit: @felicianogferreira

Since healthy hair is less likely to turn brassy, add in a bond-protecting service, like Redken’s pH-Bonder, during the bleaching or haircoloring process, to protect your hair from damage and strengthen your strands.

4. WASH YOUR HAIR WITH A COLOR-DEPOSITING HAIR PRODUCT TO NEUTRALIZE UNWANTED WARM TONES

Need an at-home brassy hair fix? If you’re blonde, go for a purple-tinted hair product, and if you’re brunette, go for a blue-tinted one, since yellow is opposite to purple and orange is opposite to blue on the color wheel.

5. AVOID THE SUN AND THE POOL

We know, we know: how can you say no to the pool and soaking up some rays? But if you want your haircolor to stay put, it’s best to stay away.

The chlorine commonly found in swimming pools can strip your hair dry, leaving your locks dull and damage-prone. And when hair becomes damaged, your haircolor will have a harder time staying in place, meaning more opportunities for brassy haircolor to show up.

Sun exposure can also do a number on your haircolor by making it fade faster and making brassiness more visible. So the next time you go outside, make sure you cover up or use a hair sunscreen.

6. USE A SHAMPOO FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR THE REST OF THE TIME

Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics is free of sulfates to make sure that haircolor stays vibrant and healthy. Photo Credit: @Redken

Since overusing a color-depositing hair product may end up turning your hair blue or purple, only use it once a week. The rest of the time, apply color-protecting hair products, like Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo, since they’re gentler than regular shampoo and tend to not include sulfate, which can fade haircolor.

7. INVEST IN A SHOWER FILTER

Washing your hair with water that leaves a large amount of mineral deposits, including chlorine and iron, is bad news for colored hair since the buildup is drying and the chemicals could end up fading your haircolor, leading to another opportunity for brassy hair to reveal itself. A shower filter can help cut down on the mineral deposits, so your haircolor stays around for longer.

Need some cool-toned haircolor inspiration? Browse through @Redken on Instagram for a picture to show your hairstylist.

WHAT CAUSES HAIR STATIC & 7 WAYS TO FIGHT IT

Thanks to the Redken Professionals for givings us such great tips on Frizz and fly-awyas.

No matter how often we moisturize our hair during the winter, escaping static electricity seems impossible. To better understand how to tame your hair static, you find need to know a little bit more about what causes it.

SO, WHAT CAUSES HAIR STATIC?

Static electricity is created when two unlike objects rub against each other. The process causes electrons from one object to be transferred to the other. The object that loses the electrons gets a positive charge, while the object that gains electrons get a negative charge. Take hat hair for instance. When the material of your hat rubs against the strands of your hair, they swap electrons. This swap causes a kind of electric charge to build up on your hair. Usually, if there is humidity in the air, the charge can usually just go away.

However, if there isn’t any humidity or moisture in your hair, like on a dry winter morning, the charge causes your strands to repel from another like a magnet. In short, your hair is literally so full of electrons that it can’t stand itself. Now, that you know what causes static electricity let’s talk about ways that you can fight it.

HERE ARE SEVEN WAYS TO FIGHT OFF STATIC ELECTRICITY IN YOUR HAIR.

1. TURN TO HAIR OILS

Image of Redken All Soft Argan-6 OilPhoto Credit: @redken

One of the reasons that your hair is conducting an electric charge is that it’s dehydrated. During the winter, our strands can become dry due to lack of moisture in the air. Needless to say the cold winter winds and warm indoor heat are not doing your hair any favors. Give your hair some TLC by moisturizing your strands with argan oil. This powerful oil is full of nutrients that can help to replenish the moisture in your hair and keep fly-aways at bay.

2. UPGRADE YOUR HAIR DRYER

Image of Sam Villa hair dryer Photo Credit: @redken

In order to help balance your hair’s natural charge, try using an ionic hair dryer when drying your strands. Ionic dryers work by emitting negative ions to help separate water molecules. This process not only helps to dry your hair faster, but it also helps to reduce heat damage that could dry out your strands.

3. FIGHT FRIZZ ON-THE-GO

Fight frizz on-the-go with Redken Frizz Dismiss linePhoto Credit: @redken

Don’t let fly-aways get the best of your hair. Fight frizz on-the-go by using anti-flyaway sheets throughout the day. Just stash a few in your purse and head out the door.

4. SWAP OUT YOUR HAT

Blonde French woman wearing red sweater and navy hat. Photo Credit: @redken

It’s time to ditch your cotton lined or acrylic hats in favor of options with silk or satin lining. By having a smoother fabric on your hair, your strands can lie flatter and won’t be roughened up by the material. Instead your hair will glide across the material, which will help to prevent frizz and dreaded hat hair.

5. COMB WITH HAIRSPRAY

Redken Artist, Richard Kavanagh go-to hair tools and hair styling productsPhoto Credit: @richardkavanagh

Don’t leave your house without hairspray or a metal comb this winter. They are the perfect travel companions for taming your mane during the colder months. Simply spray your metal comb with hairspray and comb from root to tip. The hairspray will help to tame any fly-aways without causing the hair to feel crunchy or hard. Also, the metal comb itself helps to remove any built up static in your hair as the static will attach to the metal rather than your strands. How cool is that?

6. CONSTANTLY CONDITION

Brunette model with curly hair Photo Credit: @redken

Another great way to feed your hair the moisture it needs is by using a leave-in conditioner throughout the winter. The product will help to hydrate the strands and defend it against the varying temperatures and weather conditions. Simply spray the product throughout your strands and comb through to evenly distribute.

7. AVOID CLARIFYING SHAMPOOS

Model with brunette spiral curls, black jacket and white t-shirtPhoto Credit: @tinakunakey

Instead of cleansing your hair with a clarifying shampoo this winter, try using a hydrating shampoo instead. Since clarifying shampoos can strip the hair of all its oils and leave the hair dry, a hydrating option will help to preserve some of that moisture and minimize the static.

DID YOU KNOW CHAMPAGNE CAN ACTUALLY IMPROVE YOUR HAIR AND SKIN?

It’s officially champagne season and we have major news—the best part of the NYE countdown also happens to be a fab beauty ingredient. That’s right, our fave holiday beverage is pulling double duty to get you glowing from head-to-toe. Read on to find out how champagne is not only good for hair and skin, but it will keep you looking your best, well after Auld Lang Syne.

champagne hair
(image via twenty20)

CHAMPAGNE HAIR & SKIN

Champagne is the best (clinically!) because it contains polyphenols. Defined as micronutrients, polyphenols contain antioxidant properties—meaning they are super good for you. Polyphenols pack a ton of health benefits including improvement of digestion; they are also used in the body as a natural defense against UV radiation and pathogens. And we’re happy to report polyphenols are just as beneficial in skincare and for our hair.

In fact, champagne is the toner we never knew we needed, according to the pros. “Champagne detoxifies the skin with antioxidants and lightening tartaric acid helps even out the skin tone,” Dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD, told New Beauty. “For those with oily skin, its antibacterial properties aid in leaving last year’s breakouts behind.”

To DIY your own bubbly scalp and skin toner, pop that leftover Veuve in the fridge and let chill. Next, reach for your cotton ball and give this drugstore standby the most luxurious soak of its life. Take your champagne-stewed cotton ball and blot over you facial skin—expect it to reduce inflammation and redness while fighting acne. Next, work your way up. Part hair so you can reach the scalp and work through, letting the champagne bubbles cleanse and clarify. Note-always do a patch test first before trying out something new, just to confirm this is the right treatment for you.

To really penetrate locks and get the most from this does-it-all dream drink, do a champagne hair rinse. The UV-fighting polyphenols will guard your tresses against damaging sunrays while clarifying.

If you’re looking to go all in, and maybe you overestimated how much your guests could drink, pour your leftover bubbly into the bath. This major exfoliant will not only make you feel rich (we are literally ringing in 2018 with a champagne bath) but leave skin and hair softer and smoother.

For those who want all the benefits of champagne, but prefer not to DIY, here are our champagne-based selects for skin and hair.

Look your festive best! Holiday season must-haves

Expert advice from our Master Stylist Mallory..

It’s that time of year! Twinkle lights are glowing, stores are frantic with holiday shoppers, and you have 3 parties on the calendar per week! Here are a few of our favorite products to keep you looking and feeling your best, without the stress!

IGK PreParty

Add some sparkle to any style with this spray! Fine pieces of glitter will make you the envy of any and all lights that deck the hall.  Whether you add it to your everyday curls, or spray it over a festive updo, Pre Party is sure to get you in the mood to celebrate!

Redken Forceful

A great hairspray to hold your hair all day! Although we would recommend this hairspray all year round, it is one of our favorites for this time of year. With weekend days filled with gift shopping, straight to your bestie’s ugly sweater party, Forceful will leave you with touchable style from A.M. to P.M.!

So whether you’re sporting a voluminous blowout or winter soft curls, finish your look with Forceful

Idolize Matte Liquid Lipstick

Swerve’s Liquid Matte Lipstick is sure to be a makeup bag favorite!  Add some festive flair to your favorite LBD with this perfect red lip! Idolize is sure to compliment every skin tone.

Eat, drink and be merry without the worry of reapplying all night.

Babor Ampoule Concentrates- Lift Express

Put your best face forward this holiday season with these magical little ampoules! Lift Express will visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving your skin a wonderful glow.  Add this product to any skincare regimen for the boost you’ve been looking for.

 

Pureology Superfood Treatment- Hydrate

This time of year is sure to take a toll on your hair.  Between the cold dry air and heat tool styling, your tresses may be left feeling dry and dull. Pureology’s Superfood Hydrate Treatment is formulated with concentrated avocado and coconut oils to leave you with the silky strands you know and love!