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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

5 Ways to Prepare for a Bikini Wax

Here are a few steps to follow before you go for a bikini wax to ensure you get the best possible results. 

  • Your hair should be a ¼ of an inch in length so if you have been shaving stop for at least 3 weeks before your appointment.
  • A couple of days before your appointment lightly exfoliate to get rid of any dead skin cells. This will keep your skin healthy and prevent ingrown hairs. This will also allow the wax to grip shorter hairs.
  • Take some painkillers at least 30 minutes before your appointment.
  • Have a warm shower before your appointment to open up the pores. Skip the body moisturiser as this will prevent the wax from gripping to any stray hair.
  • Your skin is more sensitive right before you start menstruating so make sure to book your bikini wax at least three days before you start.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Shellac Manicure

Shellac Nails are a 21st technology that have revolutionized the nail industry and over the past few years have changed the way women get their nails done. So SalonAddict have put together some useful facts about Shellac Manicures

  • The term “Shellac” is a technology that was invented be Creative Nail Design in 2010.
  • The shellac formula is thin and flexible like nail polish but provides protection with a high gloss shine that resists dullness and chipping.  
  • Shellac is a mixture between gel nails and regular nail polish however it’s not thick and heavy like gel or acrylics. 
  • Shellac nails resists chips, scratches and smudges and can last up to two weeks.
  • A shellac manicure starts out like a traditional manicure, your nails are shaped and filed and your cuticles are pushed back. 
  • A base coat is applied followed by two coats of shellac and then a top coat to finish, then a UV light is used to cure each coat. 
  • No dry time is required so don’y worry about smudging your nails.
  • Shellac nails are removed by wrapping the nail in acetone either with special nail wraps or with a cotton ball soaked in acetone. 

Want to try Shellac nails? Then book your appointment online now at one of SalonAddict's member salons.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Celebrity Hairstyles 2013 – Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud have finally reunited 10 years after their first hit. So SalonAddict are here to investigate before and after hairstyles of the five talented girls. 

Nadine Coyle 

Nadine started her career as a natural brunette with a slight plum colour, however over the years she has experimented with blonde highlights and darker hairstyles.

Sarah Harding

Sarah has always been a blonde bombshell however she is the only one of the member to really experiment with haircuts. She has gone from long hairstyles to edgier pixie haircuts.

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl’s hairstyles have come a long way since pictured here at the beginning of her career with chocolate brown hair and faded red highlights. Her team of hairstylists have transformed her tresses and have made her into the hair icon she is today.Check out our blog for more Cheryl hairstyles.

Nicola Roberts

Throughout the years Nicola has transformed her hair countless of times. When she first joined Girls Aloud she was a natural redhead, however since then she has experimented with a number of red hues to dip dye hairstyles to even dying it pink!

Kimberly Walsh 

Kimberly is known for her gorgeous caramel highlights, however in the early days of her success Kimberly opted for a very dark hairstyle.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Hairstyles 2013 – Braids

More and more celebs are choosing braided hairstyles when they walk the red carpet. Whether it’s a simple plait or messy fishtail or a braided headband, the A –listers just can’t get enough of this versatile hairstyle. Here at SalonAddict we have chosen our favourite braids that are definitely red carpet worthy! 

One Sided Braid Hairstyle

This is a very simple hairstyle, and is a great look if you have long hair. These stars prove that this hairstyle is simple yet stylish. 

Braided Headband Hairstyle

If you are looking for a Boho look this hairstyle is for you. The braided headband hairstyle is a perfect daytime hairstyle and is also glamorous enough for any big night out! 

Braided Up- styles

Transform any up-style by adding braids. Braids will instantly add some glamour to any up-style hairstyle

Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braids can be either worn neat and tidy for a polished look or for a slightly messy look, simply loosen the braid and pull loose strands out from the braid.