Post by Chantelle Anyone whose been in my chair knows I have a fondness for my side satchel, and upon closer inspection will find this adorable little guy on the front: Well, not exactly like that, but close enough. And I think he's a fitting symbol for this months topic, as we're diving deep today. That's right. What your cosmetic's labels actually mean. I'm going to clear the air first here, and talk about Aveda. The things I'm going to bring up about what's in your products, are nasty, harmful things. Aveda is not putting any of these things into their products, in fact, they're doing the opposite and taking these ingredients out, completely. And if it can't be done, then they'll discontinue making it. That's how important it is to Aveda to have completely safe, non-toxic, sustainable products. There are a few other companies following suit. But for the most part, it's very important that you know what's in your bottles. So I've decided to point out and highlight a few of the MANY different chemicals that make up whatever's hanging out in your bathrooms. What are parabens, and why do we care? Parabens (Propyl, Isopropyl, Butyl, and Isobutylparabens): Parabens are estrogen-mimicking preservatives,found in breast cancer tumors of 19 of 20 women studied. The CDC has detected parabens in virtually all Americans surveyed. According to the European Commissionâ€™s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products, longer chain parabens like propyl and butyl paraben and their branched counterparts, isopropyl and isobutylparabens, may disrupt the endocrine system and cause reproductive and developmental disorders. Extremely harmful, especially to young children! Remember when the Brazilian Blowout got pulled off the market? Formaldehyde was the reason, but it wasn't actually an ingredient in the product. It was a by-product of another chemical. Formaldehyde: A potent preservative [...]
School has started and there's that crispness to the air that says "Fall is here". At Sin 7 Salon that makes us practically jump up and down with excitement! If you have a look on our website's left sidebar you'll see the Aveda trend looks for Fall/Winter 2012, which include yummy, gorgeous super-rich plums, violets, and reds in hair and makeup. It's going to be a Bordeaux season, that's for sure! So, what else is in store? Let's have a look at the trends - some pretty and wearable, some utterly ridiculous. Ruffian Fall 2012, photo: Imaxtree Moschino 2012, photo: Imaxtree Think "Retro" this fall with voluminous curls, waves and bouffant styling. Era blending ideas include deep side-parted faux bobs (longer hair pinned up in back to create a fake bob), sky-high updos, and lots of backcombing in general. Oscar de la Renta 2012, photo: Imaxtree Summer's beachy waves go softer and shinier this season, a la Kate Middleton and Ashley Greene: Ashley Greene, photo: Getty Images Heavy, blunt bangs have been spotted all over the place for Fall. However, there is a right way to do it: Marni 2012, photo: Imaxtree There's also a not-so-flattering way to do blunt bangs (hint: if you have a very square, angular face, you might wanna curve or angle the edges of the fringe down so your face doesn't end up looking like Spongebob Squarepants, n'est pas?): Versace 2012, photo: Imaxtree This fall's prettiest makeup trends are Bordeaux lips, seen all over the runways. To get in on this trend, visit Sin 7 Salon for Aveda's completely gorgeous limited edition fall makeup colors - we have a beautiful Bordeaux for every skin tone! Gucci 2012, photo: Imaxtree "Windswept" hair is allegedly trending. Ummm...we'll probably skip this one. Galliano 2012, photo: Imaxtree Other trends [...]
!!Wednesday Sept. 19, 2012 7 - 9 p.m.!! Are you one of the many people who find the wide variety of hair products a confusing, sorta scary different world? Do you struggle with styling your hair each morning? Do you wonder if you're using the correct brushes and tools to get the finished look you desire? At Sin 7 Salon, we have your back! Let us demystify the world of hairstyling for you. $20 reserves your seat, redeemable toward any styling product or tool after class. Class includes: Lecture/demo explaining products, tools and techniques. Hands-on time with your own hair expert. A glass of wine (if you imbibe)! A light snack. A super fun time with a lot of laughs! Best of all, you will leave with new hairstyling skills to get professional results at home! Don't miss out, reserve your chair at one of our Sin 7 Styling School sessions! Head to the salon to slap a $20 on us to reserve your own chair/mirror/electric outlet for the night. :) The fine print: Space is limited. Class may be cancelled if there are 2 or fewer registered participants. In that case we will gladly move your reservation to the next convenient date for you, or refund your deposit. You are encouraged to bring your own blowdryer, brushes, and other tools from home so we can help you use them better, or you are welcome to use ours.