FALL IS FINALLY IN THE AIR

FALL IS FINALLY IN THE AIR

When the humidity starts to normalize, I notice a distinct change in my skin – especially on my hands and feet – and it seems to occur overnight! Does this ever happen to you? This is my signal to start a more regular, intense skin nourishing regime. Aveda products naturally help me combat the dry flakiness, and (bonus!), they are free of parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, paraffin, lanolin and synthetic fragrance.

Starting with my hands, a few times a day I lather on Aveda’s Hand Relief (shop here), which is so rich and creamy, it deeply moisturizes my skin (I even dab a bit on my heels as I head out for my day). The Andiroba oil sinks right in and leaves my hands soft and smooth, but not greasy.

And, we all know that skin care serums are the current go to, but have you ever tried a serum for your hands? We tend to forget that our hands show the signs of aging just like our face and décolleté. At the salon, we love Aveda’s Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum (shop here) – it’s just amazing. Not only does it smooth the look of fine lines on your hands, it improves the texture while you sleep – awesome! I love something that works for me while I rest.

Speaking of hands and feet, have you tried using a nightly foot cream? Aveda’s Foot Relief (shop here) is a best seller and for good reason. A moisturizing crème that contains fruit acids that exfoliate and oils to soften and smooth dry feet, it also contains peppermint oil and tea tree oil to cool and invigorate – something that feels so wonderful after a long, busy day.

I’ve found that making a few adjustments in my daily routine really helps keep my dehydrated skin under control! These recommendations from the Mayo Clinic can also help:

  • Avoid harsh, drying soaps. It’s best to use cleansing creams, gentle skin cleansers, and bath/shower gels with added moisturizers. Choose mild soaps that have added oils and fats. Avoid deodorant and antibacterial detergents, fragrance, and alcohol.

 

  • Apply moisturizers immediately after bathing. Gently pat your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains. Within a couple of minutes after bathing, apply a moisturizing cream or an ointment to trap moisture in your skin.

 

  • Use a humidifier. Hot, dry, indoor air can parch sensitive skin and worsen itching and flaking. A portable home humidifier or one attached to your furnace adds moisture to the air inside your home. Be sure to keep your humidifier clean.

 

  • Choose fabrics that are kind to your skin. Natural fibers, such as cotton and silk, allow your skin to breathe. But wool, although natural, can irritate even normal skin. Wash your clothes with detergents without dyes or perfumes, both of which can cause irritation.

    Contact us at either Ivy Salon to help you craft a plan of attack for dry skin. We want to help you keep that glow…

    Enjoy these autumn days!

    Cheers, Dreama

Fall 2019: Beauty & Hair Trends

Fall 2019: Beauty & Hair Trends

Fall is a great time to embrace not only bonfires, flannels, and the changing leaves, but new fashion trends—our favorite! It’s the perfect time to switch up your look if you’ve been wanting a reason to make a big change. Whether you’re changing up the color, cut, or adding in some accessories, there are plenty of options to choose from if you want to enjoy this year’s fall hair and make-up trends.

 

It can be hard to decide on just one style, but there are plenty of styles to choose from to be trendy in the fall. One fall hair trend is to go dark—we know, go figure—but we stick by it. Fall is a time to embrace the cooler tones and darker colors, so it’s no surprise that your hair should follow suit. This can mean going after a beautiful, chocolate brown or even a deep, rich red.

 

At this year’s New York Fashion, we saw styles ranging from full-bodied curls to super straight tresses. These looks gave us a good idea of what trends we expected to see this fall. A go-to trend this season is big texture, or disco texture. If you’re going for this look, think voluminous and brushed out curls. There’s a reason it’s been in style for decades…and it’s not going anywhere.

This time of year is perfect to showcase your new hair accessories. We’ve already been seeing scrunchies make a comeback, so it’s about time that hair clips do too! Hair clips are the perfect way to add a little something to your everyday hair. They can also spice up a standard braid or updo. Whether it’s several small clips or one large attention-grabbing one, hair clips are a clear sign you are with the trends this season. One of the easiest hairdos you can add clips to is the ever-sleek low pony. Low ponys are low maintenance enough for a casual style when your hair feels dry and untamable due to the fall air.

Finally, fall makeup styles are perfect for taking advantage of the darker colors that haven’t been used all summer. Going dark is a good thing for all makeup looks in the fall, but a dramatic lip is especially in. You can stick with a classic matte red, but there’s also the option to go for a velvety purple. For the lip to pop, a subtle blush is necessary. If lips aren’t your best feature, then highlight your face with some deep blushes and stark contour shades. You don’t want to have too many attention points with your makeup, so pick on feature to focus on and go from there.

No matter what trend you’re going after or if you want to be a trendsetter, there are tons of looks to choose from this fall. A special thanks to Kate McAlister, our Level 3: Elite Stylist at Eastside, for contributing to the trends of this upcoming season.

 

At Ivy Salon, we want to give you a style that you’ll be proud to show off all season long. Call us today to book an appointment!

 

 

Did Someone Say COLOR?

Did Someone Say COLOR?

Check out these amazing new fashion colors coming this month to our salon and try something new this fall:

Have You Tried Vegan?

Aveda’s lip colors are all moving to plant-based formulas that are 100% vegan friendly.
Two new colors will kick off the new vegan line this month- a balm and a gloss.

Ivy Salon August Specials

Ivy Salon August Specials

Purchase any AVEDA Hero Product and be entered to win all 8 (check out the list below!)
Plus, IVY VIPs who come to the salon and post your pout will be entered to win two *NEW* AVEDA lip colors! (Color Balm & Lip Gloss)

What’s post your pout, you may ask? We mean kiss a piece of paper that will be placed on the salon wall. On October 1st, we will randomly select one winner.

Drawings will take place on 10/01/19.

Eight Hero Products
Air Control
Be Curly Curl Enhancer
Phomollient
Daily Hair Repair
Hand Relief
Thickening Tonic
Smooth Infusion Style Prep
Shampure Composition Oil

Fresh Start To Fall

Fresh Start To Fall

When we were kids, there were a few things on the back-to-school checklist each year:

A new pair of jeans.
A new pair of sneakers.
A new backpack.
A new hairstyle.

This year, as McKenna heads off to college, the list in our house is a little longer than usual — an egg crate for her bed, dorm room décor, a shower caddy.
The end of summer and start of a new school year gives unspoken permission to reinvent ourselves- whether we’re heading off to a new school, college or even just business as usual.

This time of year gives us a chance at a new beginning.  And so with the changing season, give yourself a chance to start fresh- a new hair color (check out the whole new line of fashion colors below), a new style, or a new pair of jeans.

Cheers,

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Weekends

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Weekends

Weekends are supposed to be the perfect time to relax around the house in your comfiest sweatpants and sleep in without feeling ashamed, but, unfortunately, not all of our weekends can be as carefree as we want them to. There are times when we have to look presentable and brave the outside world during our weekend retreats. And while getting our glam on can be fun, other times it’s a hassle that we really can’t be bothered with. Thankfully, there are a few lazy girl tips to look good on the weekends while still keeping it low-key.

 

  1. Dry Shampoo

 

Let’s all take a second to thank the hair gods for inventing dry shampoo. What was once a strange concept is now a staple in plenty of bathrooms around the world. Dry shampoo is the number one essential for lazy girls. Don’t have time to shower? Dry shampoo. Skipping a hair wash day? Dry shampoo. Need a hair boost? Dry shampoo. There are tons of great brands for dry shampoo, but our favorite is Aveda’s Dry Shampure. With a refreshing scent, this dry shampoo is perfect for any hair color. There’s little to no residue left behind and it sucks all the excess oil right up.

 

For all of the curly-haired girls out there who think dry shampoo won’t work on their untamable hair, think again. Rinseless Refresh is a great alternative that can revive your second-day hair into bouncy curls, waves, and coils. The no rinse formula is still great for getting in a quick fixer-upper if you need to be ready at a moment’s notice.

 

  1. Easy Updos

 

For any event, an updo is always a go-to option, but it’s the best option on sleepy weekends. Messy buns and low ponytails are back in style and we’re all for taking full advantage. Both of these hairstyles are casual enough to be no stress but can also give you the perfect, tousled look. To achieve these low maintenance updos, a trusty hair tie is a must. Spiral hair ties are great for this because they don’t leave any marks or pull your hair out. Another option is the classic scrunchie—the 90’s are back and we are here for it! Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but scrunchies are a close second.

 

  1. Minimalist Make-up

 

Weekends are the perfect time to brunch with your friends, but that doesn’t have to mean you need to give up your lazy weekend vibe. There are a few things you can do for makeup that are light enough to still look casual. For starters, a tinted moisturizer, like the Daily Light Guard from Aveda, can go a long way. It’s a great staple if you want to nourish your skin, clear away any imperfections, and protect it from harmful UV rays. A lip tint or quality lip balm can also leave you feeling fresh. Aveda’s Lip Saver can get the job done and leave behind a yummy taste and scent. Finally, to pull the look together, you can rely on Mosscara, a mascara that not only enhances your lashes, but also conditions them and encourages lash growth. Pro tip: go with brown mascara on the weekend for a softer look.

 

You may be wondering what to do with your hair for a weekend brunch date, but fear not, there’s a solution for that too. If you’re going for the lazy girl vibe, or are really just a lazy girl, you don’t want your hair to look too clean or styled. That’s where the Texture Tonic comes in. All you have to do is put your hair in a ponytail and spray in the texture tonic for a look that makes your bed head look chic instead of shabby.

 

No matter what you’re spending your weekend doing, these tips can keep you looking casual, cute, and carefree. A big thank you to Kate McAlister, our Level 3: Elite stylist at Eastside, for lending us some expert advice on how to master the lazy girl’s weekend. And if you ever want to switch up your lazy girl look, contact our trusted stylists at Ivy Salon to schedule a consultation or appointment today.