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Hair Washing Do’s & Don’ts for Your Wedding Day

February 1, 2018
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by Meg
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Q: Should I wash my hair the day of the wedding?

Hi there! Meg here your hair and makeup expert coming at you with another great tip for your wedding day. Today I’ll answer a frequently asked question- “Should I wash my hair the day of the wedding”.

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First, if I were getting married today I would want a full shower letting the water flow freely from head to toe. You know what I’m talking about, almost a full body cleanse vs trying to wear a silly shower cap and avoid the water getting near my head at all costs. I would want a full spa experience from exfoliating to shaving to a face mask and my hair washed. Plus I would want the quiet time before the festivities begin. How about you? Me to, so go ahead, give yourself the treat and luxury of “me time”.

While in the shower it really is best to rinse and repeat your shampoo, especially if you are the gal that goes 4+days between washing or you’re a product junkie. When you grab that conditioner, go easy, and condition just the ends and not root to ends. Why? Well assuming you want volume and height to your hair, conditioner can weigh down the hair at the crown and scalp. What you want to do every day is your choice, but we are talking about wedding day prep. 

As a general rule, consumers use far more styling product than they should. It’s true and I’m guilty of it myself. You grab the shine serum, then the root booster, followed by a heat protectant and so on. Now I’m not saying not to use all these products, what I’m challenging you to do is use half the amount you normally put into your palm or spray at the scalp.  If your buying quality products that are concentrated and made to give shine, volume or protecting, more is not better. More just weighs your hair down, making it more challenging to get the height and hold you need for the duration of your wedding day.

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Now that you’re on the same page, the best rule to follow. Blow dry your hair. Yes, I know, you’re about to get your hair done, but a proper blowout, even one that you do yourself will smooth your cuticle and give you shine. Smoothing the cuticle while it’s wet gives your hair a better chance of manipulating the curl size and style you want? Smoothing the cuticle with a brush and blow-dryer will also leave your hair with a luster that it so beautiful and model perfect. If you have damaged ends or haven’t had a trim because you’ve been growing your hair out, the blow out will give your stylist the opportunity to hide that damage while Hair Washing Do's & Don'ts for Your Wedding Day | Makeup In The 702styling your hair. The biggest no no for wet hair is to throw it up in a bun or clip and let it air dry. Letting your hair air dry this way will give you a big beautiful dent, how pretty for your wedding day!

I know I know, so much prep and you’re wondering why you can’t just take the “easy” way out and flat iron your hair to make it “smooth”. Well this is a fine idea if you want your end result to be flat ironed, but if you want your hair curled or up your going to miss the mark. When hair is flat ironed your temporally telling your cuticle “stay straight don’t move”. A stylist, cannot then go back and manipulate a curl OR get a curl to stay or hold. Just don’t…

 

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Photo Credits:  KMH Photography, The Emerics, Cashman Photography, Chelsea Nicole Photography

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Airbrushing

January 23, 2018
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by Meg
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Should you choose airbrush on your wedding day? 

We are passionate about achieving the end result look you want and we will stop at nothing to ensure that you look like you, on your most beautiful day.  The decision to choose traditional over airbrush should not be based on price, but determined after your artist evaluates your skin type and condition and you choose the type of coverage and texture you like. That’s right, there is not price difference between the two. How can you choose which is best for you without a greater understanding of what each of foundations are?

Traditional Foundation

liquid foundationTexture is liquid, cream or powder. Is applied with a brush or a sponge.  Coverage is determined by the actual formulation itself and can be sheer to full coverage. Traditional Foundations generally do not last as long and may not withstand some environmental conditions such as the 100-degree temps that Las Vegas has to offer.

 

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Texture is consistency of skim milk. Applied with an airbrush compressor and counterpart tools. Coverage can be adjusted from sheer to full coverage. Transfer and water resistant, 15+ hours of wear, can be custom blended and can cover the neck, décolleté, arms and back. 

In the past decade the phrase “Airbrush” has been misused as many times as “All Natural” at the grocery store. I’ve seen everything from infomercials with celebrities to aerosol cans filled with “airbrush” foundation.  I can only speak about the tools, training and products we use at Makeup in the 702. Here’s what you need to know so you can make your based-on education, not price…

Airbrushing refers to not only to the application of foundation, but the physical formulation of the foundation as well. To help gain a better understanding of what you’re booking or in some instances paying for, ask your artist what type of compressor they use and if they use actual airbrush foundation.

iwat airbrush gunOnly an airbrush compressor that allows the artist to control the PSI is a professional compressor. Infomercial brands don’t have the airflow needed for smooth, even coverage. They’re also not made for commercial use so are likely to break and stop working when the motor gets hot from extended daily use. Certainly not what you want on your wedding day!! 

Foundations also need to be made specifically for an airbrush compressor. All too often I see inexperienced makeup artists use a traditional foundation and “base it down” with water or some other liquid in an attempt to make it thin enough to pump through the compressor. First, when liquid is added to foundation it’s chemical composition is changed. This causes the inexperienced artist to use several “layers” to get the result/look needed for photos. Hence what should be weightless has now become the feeling of a pancake on a client’s skin. Even coverage is gone and any texture on the skin becomes exaggerated and glaring.

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For an artist the tools and training to perform quality airbrushing services for a client are an ongoing cost. In fact, very expensive cost. Makeup in the 702 spares no expense to provide quality, long lasting results and deliver a magazine cover perfect look to our clients. Want to experience this on your wedding day?

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Tis the season for giving!!!

December 23, 2015
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Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus, the holidays that fall during this chilly month can be warmed a bit with the spirit of sharing and generosity.   We asked the Makeup in the 702 team, what some of their go to holiday gifts this year and now we’re sharing with you.
Luxurious bath and home spa gifts are always a treat, but by far, one of our most favorite products of the entire year is the LUSH bath ball. They come in dozens of delicious smelling products that are made of the planet and health friendly ingredients including mint, lemons and limes, rosemary, avocados, coconut oils, eucalyptus etc.
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The fun and sassy packaging and case are almost enough to land this next pick on our list. Clinque skin care and lip products are hands down some of the best in the industry, and this year they have out done themselves with this collection of beautiful shades.
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This adorable advent calendar has 17 of Ciates most popular shades from the past year included in teeny tiny mini bottles included. There are also some really glamorous additions like sparkles, and holiday tinsel to customize your mani even more!! How fun would it be to pop in Miracle on 34th St. and have a winter mani/pedi party!!
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Whether it’s raining, snowing, foggy or just a bitting cold wind, a thick, squichy knit hat is perfect for any condition. There are so many styles and they can add to practically any hair do. Whether it’s a casual beanie over braids or an adorable French beret with bangs, there is a go to winner for any one on your list
Whatever you may be celebrating this season, we hope you have a change to spend time with the people you love, we want to wish you season full of beauty, joy and light!!!!

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Winter Time Skin & Hair Care Tips

December 16, 2015
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by Meg
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As the temperatures drop and we start to pull out the long sweaters and warm boots, it’s also a good time to take a look at our beauty routine to make sure we are getting the most of your efforts. You know my mantra! “Good skin and good color go hand in hand!”
Here are a few tips on keeping staying fabulous and bursting those winter blues.
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Stay Hydrated-
Drinking plenty of water is a go-to piece of advice all year long for those of us living in this beautiful Las Vegas desert, but it is also so important for everyone else who has a bit more humidity. During the winter months the hot showers, cold winds and dry air can leave our hands and lips chapped and cracked. Of course popper moisturizing is necessary; by staying hydrated you are addressing the problem from the inside out.
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Sweet Cheeks
This winter you will be seeing lots of pretty peach and coral tones on the cheeks. Obviously the color of your blush will depend on your natural completion, but go for more pink and peachy tons over gold’s or bronze. During the winter months it is totally normal for our com
Stick to SPF
This one might also sound like a summer skincare tip, but it is so important to continue the protection into the winter. The dark clouds and gloomy days can lead us to drop our guard a bit during the winter months, but sun burn and sun blistering can be quite common for those enjoying the outdoors in the low temps. Protect your hands and face from the suns harsh rays by applying a moisturizer with at least 20 SPF every single day.
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pletions to be lighter or a bit paler, so don’t fight the winter and embrace the rosy cheeks.
Pamper your locks
Hot steamy showers, dry hot indoor air and static cling can wreak havoc on your mane, and can leave your hair dry, brittle and frizzy in the winter. Even shampooing with the wrong product can strip your hair of moisture. This season, go light on the washing try to skip a wash every now and then. Since big, waves and tousled tresses are making a big comeback this season, it’s a perfect opportunity to give your hair a break.
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Chic Top Knot
Quick, Easy, and Glamorous! This effortless up do is a winter beauty staple. Because it only requires a pony holder and a few bobby pins, its casual enough to be worn with jeans and a chunky scarf. But it’s also perfect for statement earrings or a sparkly headband because it is so elegantly simple. Whether you jazz it up or dress it down, be sure to incorporate the top knot this season.

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LUSH Cosmetics-Makeup In The 702 Product Review

October 30, 2015
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by Meg
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Have you ever come across a new product or accessory and thought to yourself “How did I make it this long without you in my life?!” If you have, then you absolutely know how we are feeling right now about LUSH Cosmetics.
From the amazingly fresh aromas, to the luxurious buttery textures and bubbles to the responsible, humane and ethically sourced ingredients- this company and every single one of the products is top of the line.
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In the weeks and days leading up to the wedding, as the details start to come together and the final prep is started, brides may be interested in a little bit of extra pampering. The below products are a few of our absolute favorites from LUSH, and will help prep your beautiful hands for all of those close up pictures of you and your loves rings and will have your feet peep-toe and sling back ready to walk down.
Lemony Flutter- Hand Care LUSH made Lemony Flutter to soften your dry, cracked cuticles and nourish your nails; it’s our thickest, zestiest cream yet. In fact, it’s so good at softening; our customers have been using it on other rough body parts, like feet, elbows and knees too. Fresh lemons infusion is lovingly blended in our rich butter base to brighten skin and lighten nails. Each batch contains twenty-two pounds of beeswax and cold-pressed avocado oil to moisturize and soften your skin. There are so many nutritious butters and oils in each pot, it’s no wonder that such a little amount can go such a long way.
Lush Blog 1Salted Coconut- Hand Scrub-Supremely softening. This creamy coconut scrub is the perfect way to keep your hands in tip top condition. One small scoop will brighten skin with fine sea salt and fresh lemon infusion, while softening at the same time with cupuaçu butter, argan and extra virgin coconut oils. Your hands will be left feeling silky, moisturized and perfumed with a delicious coconut fragrance that will have you hooked.
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You can find these AMAZING products and more online at LUSHUSA.com and at LUSH stores locally in Las Vegas at the Fashion Show Mall, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and in Downtown Summerlin.
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