Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's time for beautiful nails!

There are plenty of reasons to get artificial fingernails. Maybe you're going to a wedding or reunion and you want to look sharp. Or perhaps you've had trouble growing your nails long and need assistance. Which is right for you: Acrylic or Gel? Acrylic Nails Your nail technician will mix a liquid with a powder and brush the mixture onto your nails. They'll usually cover your entire nail, though sometimes they'll just add tips or a flexible form that they can sculpt to extend your nails. The product hardens as it is exposed to the air. You may notice a strong odor during the application process, but it isn't harmful, provided the room has good ventilation. Maintenance: Over time, acrylics grow out with your nails. Every two to three weeks, you should return to the salon to have your nails filled in. Your technician will gently file down the acrylic edge closest to your nail bed, then fill in the empty area between your nail bed and the existing acrylic nail. Removal: When you decide to have your acrylics removed, your nail technician will remove them quite easily, with no forcing or prying, after soaking your hands in remover for 15 minutes.
Gel Nails Today's gels have a similar consistency to nail polish. They are brushed onto your nails, nail tips, to extend length. After your nail technician applies each coat, you must put your nails under ultraviolet (UV) light for up to two minutes to "cure" or harden the product. There is no odor during the application process, but some gel products create a burning sensation as the product cures. Maintenance: Like acrylics, gels grow out with your nails and need to be filled in every two to three weeks. Your technician will gently file down the gel edge closest to your nail bed, and then fill in the empty area between your nail bed and the existing gel nail. Removal: When you decide to have your gels removed, your nail technician will remove them quite easily, by gently clipping and filing to the natural nail

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Hair

Summer is here and it is getting hotter day by day, your skin and hair needs special attention especially from drying and harmful sun-rays, so It’s necessary to understand the effects of summer season. Protection from Sun Sun affects not only your skin, it also affects your hair. It’s the enemy of your hair and scalp because it is consist of heat, UVA, UVB rays that cause damage. Sunscreen on the scalp while you are out in the sun will help to protect your scalp, and a professional deep conditioning treatment will help keep your hair soft and healthy through the summer. Overuse of heat appliances Especially during the summer, over use of hot irons and hair dryers can damage your hairs. Before using a blow dryer put a leave in conditioner in your hair, and before using a hot iron use a product that is designed to protect your hair from heat tools. Chlorine and salt water Chlorine and salt water can dry, discolor and damage your hair. Before swimming wet your hair thoroughly with water then add some leave in conditioner, this helps your hair from absorbing harmful chlorine. Most importantly make sure you wash your hair thoroughly immediately upon exiting the pool every time with a clarifying shampoo and moisturizing conditioner.

Monday, July 21, 2014

IBX and your nails

IBX is the first treatment of its kind. This penetrative toughening system works inside the nail instead of sitting on top like traditional nail services.The IBX application process is designed for ultimate penetration into the nail plate. IBX actually fuses the layers in the upper portion of the nail plate together with an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN). This patent pending formula locks itself within the nail plate–a permanent addition that will never need removal.
This innovative two-part system offers revolutionary benefits: Under Gel Polish Creates a protective shield for the nail. Reduces white spots that tend to occur with the use of Gel polish As a Natural Nail Growth Treatment IBX Repair is used to repair severe nail damage to set the stage for growth. IBX toughens the upper layers of the nail plate allowing nail growth. With multiple treatments fills up deep grooves resulting in a smoother nail plate. Natural nail color and appearance improved.
IBX by Famous Name The Next Generation of Award-Winning Nail Products For a product to be a “FAMOUS NAME”, it must be the best in class. We will only introduce the best. We are a company dedicated in selling only to the Nail Professional. We are commited to our partnership with the Nail Professional. Your industry is our industry—let’s make it the best it can be together!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Brazilian Blowout

Revisiting Brazilian Blowout benefits
Through the use of innovative and breakthrough bonding technologies, these treatments actually improve the health and condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine! Through the use of a Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex and a proprietary polymer system, the Brazilian Blowout actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. The end result is smooth, healthy, conditioned hair with radiant shine. WHAT TO EXPECT: When you arrive at the salon, the process is as follows. Stylist will shampoo your hair with the Brazilian Blowout specially formulated Anti-Residue Professional Shampoo to prepare your hair for the optimal smoothing result. After towel drying, your stylist will divide your hair into sections and begin to comb the Brazilian Blowout Professional Treatment through each section of the hair from root to tip; lightly dusting each section with the solution. Solution will surround each hair shaft with protective protein layers to smooth and flatten the cuticle. Stylist will then blow-dry your hair as straight as possible with a flat or round brush. Once the hair is dry, the Stylist will divide the hair into four sections and begin using a flat iron to further straighten the hair in 1 - 1¾ inch sections. Once complete, the Stylist will rinse the hair (no shampoo), towel-dry and apply the Brazilian Blowout Masque to further seal in the professional formulation. After 60 seconds, the stylist will rinse the hair once again and towel dry. The Stylist will then apply the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Serum to further seal the cuticle and assist in detangling the hair prior to the final blow dry. The Stylist will then blow dry the hair straight one final time and style as desired.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Creative Coloring

Our hair team was challenged to use a different tool that they had never tried before and we all had a great time exploring these new options! Hannah use a spatola, Gretchen used a different type of foiling comb, Mandy used a cd as her platform and Kietra used super streak cups!

Monday, February 24, 2014

It's theatre time at Whitman!

We were honored to be hired by the costume designer of the contemporary take on the classic William Shakespeare play "Hamlet" We were able to spend an enjoyable evening with the Actresses to practice and come up with some looks for the play, while the Actor's have made individual appointments to come up with their character looks. Using the vision boards created by the director and costume designer: "Haluska Designs" it is always fun to be involved with things that get us out of our comfort zone. From makeup influence to hair product and style design, plays are a great way to use skills that help bring each persons' creativity to the forefront.
For more information or to purchase tickets: H A M L E T BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE • MARCH 5-9, ALEXANDER STAGE RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 24 Shakespeare takes us into a shadowy world where a complex young prince is torn between the demands of duty, love, and revenge. Which will win the battle for primacy in his troubled heart, and how can Hamlet find peace when the questions he asks himself make action impossible? From the Whitman site: Recognized as one of the top theatre schools in the country by Princeton Review's Guide to Best Colleges, the Theatre Department offers courses in acting, directing, design, literature, theory and history, and playwriting, along with all aspects of technical and production work. Aspiring actors, directors, designers, and theatre technicians choose Whitman for our strong performance-based theatre program. The Theatre Department produces eight season productions each year ranging from the classics to musical comedy to contemporary drama.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Who says girls don't love football? There are a bunch of us girls at the spa that are football fans, and we have been having lots of fun since our team (Seattle Seahawks) are in the playoffs! One of the fun things we are doing is Seahawk nail designs!! Here is a look at some of the designs we have come up with. Some are decals and some are free hand painting by Krystin one of our nail specialist, we hope you enjoy and GO HAWKS!!