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When I was in my late twenties, I started noticing that my hair color was changing. It was subtle at first, a few light hairs here and there, but it was small enough to just pull out by the root and not think anything of it. My mother’s story was that she went gray at 18 and I prided myself on that fact that I, at the ripe old age of 27, still had my natural brown color. I may have blown and flat-ironed my hair to death, but at the least color was o-nat-ur-al. This all changed, of course, when I started to find those stray “light” hairs. As the year progressed, more and more appeared. But now they couldn’t be categorized as “light”, they were just gray. If I was wearing my hair down, no one could tell the difference, but as soon as I pulled my hair back the streaks of gray splattered the sides of my head. It was horrible. I couldn’t hide it any longer. It was hard to accept having to color my hair because knew once I started, there would be no turning back. Once I admitted that the gray was becoming too much to bear, it would never go back to the way it was. Coloring my hair would become a standard part of my beauty maintenance and it was a commitment I wasn’t yet ready to make. But I had to come to terms with, and fast. I went to CVS and got a generic brown hair dye and went to work. The results were less than ideal. There was hair dye all over my bathroom, all over my back, in my nails and down my face. The only place it didn’t seem to be, was covering my grays. This wasn’t going to work and I was in no position to pay $200 at the hair salon. I was a a student and even the $6.99 to cover the DIY coloring was a stretch for me.
So off to CVS I went for Round 2. This time I took a few extra minutes to scour the invesntory. There is a huge variety of choices for hair color. It seems like there are a thousand options to choose from. But I just needed one. Then I spotted what seemed to be the answer to all my problems. Hair color with an application brush! It was perfect for me. I ignored the words “root touch-up” and decided to use it all over my head. I still didn’t have too many grays so I figured it would do the trick. And………it did! The brush made applying the dye so easy and clean. It only took about 5 minutes to apply, 12 minutes to sit and then a quick shower to rinse.
I have been using Clairol Nice’ N Easy for about 5 years and it’s easy, fast and effective. Unfortunately this may the last month using it as the grays have now progressed past the “touch-up” phase and I need to move on to a more permanent hair solution, possibly at a salon, but as my starter hair color, this was perfect.
Last week I had a big event and decided to get my hair done. Let’s get this straight though; I am requiring less and less of a reason to get my hair done as I get older. Now the mere mention of a blowout drives me straight into the stylist’s chair, so it wasn’t a big decision to get it done. What was big decision, however, was where. Given my involvement in the beauty industry with www.beauteeze.com, I have many many options at my fingertips.
There is a new salon in Chelsea called Muze, which had generously contributed to our launch party and was dying to try so decided to start there. I booked my appointment through www.Beauteeze.com, got my confirmation and was ready to go. The salon itself is beautiful and spacious. The friendly receptionist and pristine foyer make you feel like you are entering a 5-star spa. I was immediately offered coffee and a place to hang my coat, which was convenient considering it’s May and I still have my winter coat on. I sat down on the couch to wait, but before I could pick up a magazine, my hairstylist, David Marinelli, was there to see how he could help me. David is known for his expertise in coloring, but unfortunately I didn’t have time for that, only a quick trim and blowout.
After David and I discussed my plans for my hair that day, I went for a wash. There is something about getting my hair washed at a salon that makes me so tired. It is possibly the most calming experience I have had, especially when they give you a little extra scalp massage (which she did). So with me falling asleep in David’s chair, he quickly and expertly, cut my hair and made it look like I spent five hours in a salon. He was so precise and efficient, I can imagine why he would be know for coloring hair. In the end, the event came and went and my hair still looks good. Thank you Muze and Thank you Dave!
To make an appointment with Muze salon, click here.
To make an appointment for David Marinelli to come to your home, click here.
As birthdays have been rolling around more frequently, I have had to face a horrifying fact; My skin will not always look like it did when I was 25. It has been an emotional hurdle to come to terms with the notion of aging, but I have realized that the longer I deny this process, the damage will take place on my skin. So upon my 30-something birthday this spring, I looked in the mirror to see what needed to be done. I saw lines that were never there before, I saw loose skin which has detached from under my chin and finally I saw some dark, tired circle under my eyes. I knew in a few years, these imperfections would probably be permanent so if I was going to try and turn things around, the time was now. As a person who did most of her cosmetic shopping in Duane Reade, I needed some reinforcements. I sought out the expertise of a close friend, well-versed in in the area of cosmetics and picked Clinique as my brand of choice. My purchases were as follows:
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap
Just one squirt of this stuff has totally changed the texture of my skin. It feels refreshed, light, and unlike my previous drug-store purchases, CLEAN.
Clinique Superdefense Age Defense Moisturizer with SPF 25
I hate to admit it, but I rarely used face cream before. I know, I know, its so so important, but I just didn’t feel like it did anything before. After I use this cream my skin feels nourished and hydrated. I feel like when I put this on, I am actually being kind to my skin.
This product has probably made the biggest improvement in my appearance. I sneered when I saw the term “anti-gravity” used. I am very sensitive to overly ambitious ad campaigns, but I have to say, it kind of is defying gravity. I put it on twice a day and I honestly think it has taken a year off eyes.
Clinique was a great choice for me because they are products that won’t break the bank yet provide all of the benefits of the really expensive ones. It’s been over a month of continuously using these products and the results are astounding. Sure, my morning and night routine have increased by about 15 minutes, but it has been well worth it. I know I’ll be grateful when my 40-something birthday rolls around and my skin is no older than 30-something.
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OK Ladies…I know summer is here, but try and keep your “assets” to yourself.
Sacha Quarles has been the go-to stylist to stage, fashion, print, television and film stars for over a decade. He works with many hair care companies, television shows and editorial publications, providing his expertise in hair styling, cutting, color design, hair extensions, wig creation, and hair restoration. He’s been nominated for 2 Emmy’s for Sex and the City and his personal client list includes Catherine Zeta Jones, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBoeouf, Carey Mulligan and Kristin Davis to name a few.
Beauteeze was lucky enough to speak with him for a few minutes while on his way to his next movie set:
Beauteeze: What’s the biggest challenge in running your business today?
Sacha: Being in the movie business, everyday brings a new challenge. There is no telling what kind of materials will end up being needed from one set to the next. Extensions, wigs, and color could all be called upon in a moments notice and I need to be prepared for any scenario.
Beauteeze: How do you utilize technology to improve your business?
Sacha: I am always looking for new ways to improve my technique with new products and new tools. Hair companies are always putting out new methods to keep hair in place and it is important to be on top of all the new breakthroughs. The new tools I’ve been most interested in are the ones that allow me to straighten my client’s hair without doing long-term damage to it. My clients trust me to take care of them and it important to find the techniques that will not cause harm to their hair after they leave the set.
Beauteeze: What are the hottest hair trends for women this summer?
Sacha: “Done” styles are definitely in. Because of the influence of TV shows like Boardwalk Empire, Pan Am and Mad Men, women are going for more of a styled look, with a modern twist. The stars are sporting a lot of updo’s on the red carpet this season. Two films I’ve recently worked on also depict the very elegant style making a come back. In Men and Black III starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Emma Thompson, they travel back in time to the 1960’s and Gangster Squad with Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin is set in the 1940’s. The period look is very beautiful and sophisticated and I love that women are seeking this out now.
Beauteeze: What is the biggest hair crime you have seen lately?
Sacha: The biggest hair crime today is definitely women who have heat-damaged hair. Women need to learn to check the heat settings on their straighteners, hair dryers and curling irons. Heat damaged hair can have long term consequences ruining the texture and making styling and coloring very difficult.
Beauteeze: Where do you draw inspiration from?
Sacha: Everything inspires me! The real women walking the street of New York City inspire me. Things that I like, things that I don’t like. All of it inspires me. I like to look at styles that I don’t like and figure out a way to make it better. Of course, fashion shows and fashion magazines always inspire, but it’s the real women that encourage me to always do better.
Beauteeze: Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us! Good luck on your next movie!
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