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Fall Hair Tips & Trends

Fall hair trends are on the prowl - and our saloon chairs have been buzzing with brunette's and golden beauties already! 

This quick trend read is for all of you ladies that are not quite ready to bid your highlights goodbye.  

I suggest keeping your face light and bright while dosing down with rich brown behind and under to bring color into the face, plump up your cuticle and to usher in a season of soul renewal. 


FALL TRENDS |  BE Natural & Youth Renewal Hair Color

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If you've followed our instagram stories this summer and caught me hitting the trail rides this summer on my favorite horse pal (Rebel) - then you'll get this is my all time fav!

Hats off and yeehaw to this beautiful image - as a horse lover, cowgirl and obsessive colorist and   - this photo says it best.  


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Honestly want to tell her to SMILE, but for all intensive purposes, exposing this fabulous, soft approach to  winding down a blend of beige blonde and beige brunette.  


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Much like my gal in the cowgirl hat, this technique is along the same lines.  Framing the face only is a strategic way to hide gray on your six week marathon, brighten the face and richen up the rest of the crown and crowd.  


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This lovely is a all-star on pinterest.  Many of my clients adore her bright blonde tenacity - as do I!   If you're a ash blonde to begin with, amping it up with our keratin - brass free - mineral clay is the way to go.   As fall comes near, throwing in a few icy brunettes makes the blonde pop even more.  


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Look Younger While Living Longer (a plastic surgeon's perspective)

As a beauty and health professional, I get all types of questions form our guests about what I think about botox, lasers and potential natural alternatives.  While I am not here to position my opinion (every case is personal and individual), I thought this podcast would help add to the conversation on botox, skin health and "aging" tactics. 

The Episode

This episode explores the question of how we can maintain a naturally youthful look as we get older. Brett — a New York City oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes in both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the eyes and face — shares some remarkably practical advice on everything from the most extensive procedural options, down to the simple steps one can do themselves, starting today, that can make a tremendous impact.  

Check out this podcast hosted by Peter Attia showcasing Brett Kotlus, MD.  I've also left the show notes to skim through the chit chat. 


The Discussion Outlined

  • History of medical training that led to Brett’s current interests [5:00];
  • What changes occur that make skin look older over time? [8:00];
  • How to avoid the “unnatural” look associated with cosmetic surgery [17:00];
  • Facial augmentation, fixing eye-bags, and picking the right provider [22:15];
  • Common botox mistakes, and how to do it right [37:30];
  • Protect and rejuvenate your skin with these 3 main tools [46:30];
  • Latest trends in cosmetic industry, botox, cryolipolysis, the various forms of facials, and PRP [1:05:00];
  • Importance of picking a provider you trust, rather than a device you want [1:31:30];
  • Future of the cosmetic field [1:33:00]; and
  • More.

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My Final Comments

On a professional level in the skin industry, it's a delight to see Brett commenting on UV protection, the power of the RIGHT kind of vitamin C (although I much prefer C-Ester due to it being enveloped in fatty acids to travel deep and deliver), and more education on the great tactics of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP).

Really, the critical piece to capture on healthy aging come down to drinking plenty of water, quality nutrition, fresh air with doses of healthy sun, moving our body for detoxification and ridding old negative thought patterns.  

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SEA PEARL EXTRACT­ 

Works to slough away dull epidermal cells and reveal a brighter, more luminous complexion.

ISOTONIC SEA WATER­ 

Infuses skin with essential minerals and trace elements needed for healthy skin.

SHEA BUTTER + SUNFLOWER

Protects skin from everyday toxins and promotes cell renewal, while soothing dryness, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis with Vitamins A and E.

 

BOTANICAL STEM CELLS OF NARCISSUS AND MADONNA LILY­ 

educes skin discoloration by inhibiting the transfer of melanosomes, which can create dark spots. 

VITAMIN C ESTERS

Gently brighten skin to reduce dark spots and scars, and regulates oil production.

LIQUID OXYGEN ­ 

Decreases the look of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing skin’s volume

     HIBISCUS SYRIACUS, RUTIN, & IRIS PALLIDA STEM CELL EXTRACTS­    Plant­ based stem cell extracts stimulate cellular turnover, giving skin a younger, fresher look and feel.   SODIUM HYALURONATE­    Locks in moisture to plump up wrinkles, leaving skin looking firmer, and helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines.   NANNOCHLOROPSIS ALGAE EXTRACT (OMEGA­ 7 FATTY ACIDS)­    An anti­-inflammatory extract of algae that reduces redness and calms irritated skin.

 

HIBISCUS SYRIACUS, RUTIN, & IRIS PALLIDA STEM CELL EXTRACTS­ 

Plant­ based stem cell extracts stimulate cellular turnover, giving skin a younger, fresher look and feel.

SODIUM HYALURONATE­ 

Locks in moisture to plump up wrinkles, leaving skin looking firmer, and helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines.

NANNOCHLOROPSIS ALGAE EXTRACT (OMEGA­ 7 FATTY ACIDS)­ 

An anti­-inflammatory extract of algae that reduces redness and calms irritated skin.

     HIBISCUS MALIC ACID   Natural acids increase cell turnover to support fresher, younger, smoother looking skin.   MARINE CRISTE EXTRACT OR “SEA RETINOL”    Patented Sea Retinol visibly smoothes wrinkles and creates a radiant complexion.   LIQUID OXYGEN (PERFLUORODECALIN)    Decreases the look of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing skin’s volume and improves the look of dark circles over time.   

 

HIBISCUS MALIC ACID

Natural acids increase cell turnover to support fresher, younger, smoother looking skin.

MARINE CRISTE EXTRACT OR “SEA RETINOL” 

Patented Sea Retinol visibly smoothes wrinkles and creates a radiant complexion.

LIQUID OXYGEN (PERFLUORODECALIN) 

Decreases the look of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing skin’s volume and improves the look of dark circles over time.

 

     25% NON­-NANO ZINC OXIDE 35 SPF­    Reduces visibility of skin damage by eliminating free radicals that increase the risk of skin cancer. Safe for the whole family.    VITAMIN D3 (CHOLECALCIFEROL)­    Traditional sunscreens block natural intake of vitamin D but our Primer is infused with it to offset what your skin doesn’t take in on its own.   SUNFLOWER SEED (VITAMIN E)    ­ Naturally a UV absorbent, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lightens dark, under­eye circles and scars.

 

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Reduces visibility of skin damage by eliminating free radicals that increase the risk of skin cancer. Safe for the whole family. 

VITAMIN D3 (CHOLECALCIFEROL)­ 

Traditional sunscreens block natural intake of vitamin D but our Primer is infused with it to offset what your skin doesn’t take in on its own.

SUNFLOWER SEED (VITAMIN E)

­Naturally a UV absorbent, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lightens dark, under­eye circles and scars.

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    The NEW Alternative to Micro Needling Wand. FEEL the difference!

    When it comes to having the best skin health, it often breaks down to getting sufficient collagen and elastin production in your skin and how Vitamin C Ester is a vital component of maintaining these two proteins.

    If you need a quick refresher, you can catch up on our posts about the inner workings of skin aging.

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    Collagen and Elastin: 2 Critical Proteins to Defy Advanced Aging

    Smoother Skin 2x's Faster - The Critical Component You're Missing

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    Can a professional facial really make a difference?

    As we age, our skin slows down, and we all need a little extra help from the pros. We can control a lot of factors when it comes to our skin’s health - our lifestyle, product use, etc. - but getting older is inevitable.

    At BE, we celebrate laugh lines, and realize not every women’s top goals are to look younger.  We can agree that taking steps in optimizing our skin’s ability to regenerate and work at its best so you can confidently feel and look your - BEST.

    Stimulating cell production is the truest way to maintain great skin-fit health and slow hormonal aging. 

     
    Whoever said “beauty is pain” obviously never experienced the pleasure of a Rezenerate facial!

     Pro-Collagen & Elastin Skin Needling

    This gentle facial INSTANTLY increases collagen and elastin regeneration. The best part? We’ll help correct your skin problems WITHOUT nasty synthetics or chemicals.

     The NEWEST Skin Technology For Visible Transformation.

    Our most powerful facial service uses the newest Microderm technology to give your skin the plumpness, glow, and evenness it can lack by delivering the key to anti-aging - cell production stimulation.

    Common and popular facial methods can do more harm - than good.

    If you've heard of it, micro needling can cause skin infections, bleeding, and other health concerns...Plus, it hurts!

     THE INNER WORKINGS -for- YOUR OUTER GLOW

    This facial wand is a professional-grade, state-of-the-art precision cosmetic tool that delivers instant results with long-term benefits.

    How the Wand works

    In a matter of 10 to 15 minutes of conditioning the skin, the tiny tip will create millions of microscopic channels in the top most layers of the stratum corneum, thereby making it ultra absorbent for product and extremely receptive.  

    When the skin is conditioned, topically applied serums will absorb 7 to 10 times more effectively than unconditioned skin into the epidermis and travel to the problem areas. Products’ efficacy will be boosted substantially and results will be greatly accelerated.

    "On demand results?” Yes, we mean it!

    Instantly, your skin will utilize products better, have an increase in cellular turnover, and experience a gentle micro-peel. Combined with our deep-cell Evoq biomimetic, fresh ingredients, you’ll give a super-boot to those immediate results.

    Short & Long-term Results | All Skin Conditions

    - Plumper skin

    - Minimized fine lines and wrinkles

    - Reduced blemishes, scars, and dark spots

    - An overall improved complexion

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    - How long is my down time?

    There is no downtime! You can put on makeup just a few minutes after treatment is complete and get on with your busy schedule. The treatment is so gentle you can even use it around your eyes and lips for crow’s feet and smile lines. Your fillers and Botox are safe and you may even be able to get fewer injections after the facial series!

    In 2-3 days after your treatment, you may experience some very light peeling of old skin. In 10-14 days, the skin has done "it's thing" and you'll be looking sexy, smooth, and restored.

    - How often do I come?

    For full, radiant results, you’ll want to complete the full six treatments in the series. If you have specific areas of concern or an upcoming event to get ready for, you can come back every seven days for treatment.

    For regular skin care maintenance, you’ll see the best results if you come in every two weeks for treatment. That’s the great thing about Rezenerate - we take hardly any time out of your schedule to get excellent results!

    - Is it right for me?

    While our Pro Collagen Facial is gentle and non-invasive, it is not recommended for certain cases of Rosacea, Psoriasis, open sores, warts, Scleroderma, young scars (less than six months old), nursing or pregnant women, along with a couple of other disorders and skin infections.

    *You should always consult your skin health expert to see if you are a good candidate for any facial treatment.

    - Are there any side effects?

    Other than being mistaken for your daughter’s sister, there are no side effects!

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    Packages of 4-6 facials are recommended for the best results.

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    3 Makeup Trends To Inspire Your Everyday Look (or to glam your holiday parties)

    The change of seasons call for your makeup to be applied with a heavier hand. Your lusting makeup bag is calling for a update to level-up your inner and outer bold confidence (we know its in you)!

    Stop by BE anytime or grab a RSVP with our makeup artist and we’ll make these simple and glam looks -personalized and easy!  

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    Hello beautiful!   We're bringing a little makeup inspiration as we officially move out of a long-standing trend of nudes, golds and makeup-LESS face. 

    We all know that makeup can warp us back to a time in history. I had to laugh when putting this archive together with our incredible skin expert, TAYLOR. Taylor was teenage-ing in the 90's and loves these looks as it reminds her of the 90's grunge look.  While I squirm a bit when I think of Kirt Cobain, my reaction is lifted as I attribute these rich makeup tones back to the 70's when the disco ball was well and running at Studio 54.   Want to really get into it? I found two tutorials to re-create the 90's grunge or a night at the 70's disco. 

    Ok - back to 2016.  Stay on trend with these winter makeup statements of bolder hues that pop out any lip, cheek and eye shape.    

    Step outside the box (more like your makeup bag) and gather a few spellbinding and glam makeup effects with these enchanting palettes in tones to suit every mood.



    QUICK TIPS - LET'S GET MADE UP

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    Deep dark lips

    Think deep ruby reds, sinfully dark violets, dare I say the darkest of sapphire blue? The color of your lips can change an entire look.

    If you haven’t tried a dark lip, get sassy or classy with a standard berry base and opting to apply a darker shade over top – this will blur the darkness to a medium shade. Ease into it - you may learn to love it.

    The Blush Taxonomy

    We’ve come a long way from the toxic mercury, synthetics-based formulas of the past century and methods of grandma’s time. Between stains, creams, and powder - choosing the best color can be in and of itself confusing.  Get the quick rundown.

    Where to put it!
    To perfect your rouge, gently sweep color above the apple of your cheekbone and brush outwards towards your temple (over extending blush past the cheek bone can result in a baby doll look).

    Perfecting your hugh:  For winter tones, enhance your skin hughs of a warmer blushed cheek. Think orange, brown undertones or a subtle mauves.  

    Peach can be especially flattering for complexions with yellow undertones, while pink works best for those with pink undertones.

    Smudgy Liner

    Love up on some drama with your day or night look with black liner on your lower lash line. Apply black eye pencil to the thickness and darkness of your liking. Use a q tip or smudge brush in a back and forth motion to pull apart the sharp line for a faded look.

    We look forward to helping GLAM you UP as you mix and match the hottest trends and the best colors and tones personalized just for you.  xo

     

    Call or Text or simply Email us to reserve a hair, skin or makeup appt today!  

     

    Youthful Fall HC Inspiration: Look & Feel Younger Instantly

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    A great haircut can make a woman look and feel ten years younger – instantly! A great haircut can hide wrinkles ("it ok"...we understand secret motives), add body and life, define the jawline, and enhance cheekbones.

     

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    All-time Classy Hairstyle

    A classic hairstyle is soft and feminine, sophisticated, and timeless.  A mid-length haircut for mature women is often best and age appropriate. Soft layers beautifully frame the face and add volume; the antidote to visually aged or thinning hair. Adding “bangs” may sound a little too scary – but done properly, they help cover age spots or wrinkles on the forehead that many women become sensitive to.

    Variations of a medium length cut will compliment women differently.  For youthful looking hair with bounce, one must start with healthy hair.

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    Coloring to Lighten and Brighten'  Highlights can appropriately compliment your base color. Highlights (and lowlights!) are a key component to looking younger. I recommend having discussion with your stylist about the alternatives to dimension and placing highlights versus a  solid color – when done wrong or with a conventional/home hair color job - you can pull the hair dark which is unflattering and harsh, especially against mature skin.

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    Low Cost - Big Impact

    The best approach is to apply a "spot foil" of glowing blonde or bronze to bring brightness to your skin tone.

    The next time you visit your hair salon, be prepared to step out looking younger, feeling younger, and absolutely loving your new style.

     

    Contact our expert team today to lighten and brighten your hair color and style.  

    90% of all food allergies are caused by 8 common foods! Do you have these symptoms?

    Eight common foods are causing 90 percent of all food allergies! Do you have any of these symptoms?

    Food Allergies

     

    This may surprise you, but eight common foods – milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, soy, wheat and shellfish – cause 90 percent of all food allergies. Chances are, half of those items make common appearances in your daily diet. They could, however, be jacking up your cortisol, decreasing your immune strength, and keeping you from achieving your wellness (and weight loss!) goals.

    Allergies versus intolerances While the cause of true food allergies – the kind that produces severe or anaphalatic reactions — involve IgE antibodies in the immune system, food intolerances can arise when we consume the same foods day after day with little variety. This dietary stagnation causes the body to become “sensitized” to the food. In common parlance, the terms “allergy,” “sensitivity” and “food intolerance” are often used interchangeably, but sensitivities and intolerances are not true IgE allergies.

    Food sensitivities or intolerances usually involve a different set of immune system antibodies called IgG antibodies. Symptoms are less intense and typically do not appear immediately, but rather within 12–48 hours, after eating the offending foodstuff. Heartburn, headaches, difficulty getting out of bed in the morning, looking tired even after sufficient sleep, an inability to lose weight, bloating and relentless water retention can all be related to food sensitivities or intolerances.

    Because the connection between the symptom and a specific food can be difficult to pinpoint, those who suffer these discomforts often go on feeling worse and worse as their immune system takes a constant beating.

    Many of us with food sensitivities don’t even realize how bad we feel until the problematic foods are removed from our diet. Then suddenly getting out of bed becomes easier, our energy, mood and concentration improve and joint pain, headaches and sinus congestion disappear. Here’s a handy chart on common symptoms associated with food sensitivities. You may be nodding your head to more than a few of these side effects:

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    Symptoms commonly associated with food intolerances/sensitivities

    Digestive: Gas Bloating Abdominal cramping Loose stools Indigestion or heartburn Constipation GERD (reflux) Blood in the stool Lactose intolerance Inflammatory bowel disease Irritable bowel Syndrome

    Skin: Eczema Psoriasis Acne Hives

    Mental/Emotional: Irritability Anxiety Depression Food cravings Insomnia

    General: Joint pain or stiffness Arthritis (rheumatoid) Fatigue Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning Headaches Migraines Malaise Weight gain Water retention Puffy eyes Dark under-eye circles High blood pressure Cellulite Difficulty losing weight

    Nasal/Immune system: Sinus congestion Ear congestion Post-nasal drip Seasonal allergies Hay fever Asthma Chronic ear infections Itching in the ears Itchy mouth Runny nose Watery eyes Sneezing

    Identifying your trigger foods To get to the bottom of your symptoms, I recommend that you do a 14-day elimination diet where you remove the most common food allergens from your diet to give your body a break, alleviate stress off your immune system, and detox overall. Slowly re-introducing each food after a 14-day break can allow you to connect particular symptoms with your food choices.

    All that experimenting with different foods may sound like a major inconvenience, but the results can be invaluable. I recall one patient who had suffered with headaches for 20 years – they were gone after just two weeks of avoiding wheat. Another woman had bleeding from the bowel for two years – it was gone after one week on a dairy-free diet.

    Uncovering food sensitivities is a powerful process to explore. But what you do with the information you gain is up to you. Once you’ve determined the effects of particular foods on your health, you have to decide whether or not you want to continue eating them.

    Check out Dr. Oz's Elimination Diet HERE!

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    Plan B for determining your food allergies If you don’t want to do a 14-day elimination diet you can consider IgG food allergy testing. Although I encourage you to go through the process of food elimination and reintroduction because it’s so effective, you can choose to have a blood test to identify your IgG food allergies instead. This test identifies the presence of IgG antibodies to certain foods. Positive results to certain foods should be followed with the removal of those foods from your diet for a period of two to six months.

    Guest Post:  Natasha Turner, N.D., is a naturopathic doctor

    How to Wear the Color of the Year: Orchid! (hair and makeup tips inside)

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    Move over Barney, there's a new purple in town!

    The Pantone Color of the Year is called “Radiant Orchid”—a powerful purple tone that lives somewhere between cold, blue tones and warm, red nuances.  Somewhat Fucia but heartier than lavender; less alarming than grape; and too gutsy to be barbie pink.

    Start early because you're about to see it everywhere…in fashion, cosmetics, hair color, home décor, even wedding palettes.

    Purple is growing on me, and I can name a few clients that obsessively ADORE!  Moderation is a good thing.  I wouldn’t buy it in a car, but I could be persuaded to  a great spring clutch or a ballet flat, or scarf.

    Hair Color? Well, if you ask.  The "Best Of" this high-maintenance shade:

    Radiant Orchid clothing looks best on a deep redhead; a dark, cool brunette; or a very pale, icy-blonde.   Those that want to color their hair purple— well, that's not for the faint at heart.

    More than anything, you will see these tones ALL OVER the cosmetics counters. This is  the best, easiest way to let some of this radiance into your life.

    Here’s our top La Bella Mineral Makeup choices to check out at Kasia:

    Duo-Lip Crayons  Duo_Lip_Crayon_Main The natural antioxidants duo-ended crayons are richly pigmented and designed to line, define and enhance your pout.  A high level of precision, as well as smoothcoverage.  The soft, rich colour pay-off makes this formulation a favorite used among makeup artists.

     VentiAniVenti Ann Eye Quad “Star” is the lightest shade of sparkle which can be used as a highlighter below the brow; in the inner creases of the eye and on the lid. Use the depth of “Twilight””in the crease and in the outer corners of the eye. “Night””is a perfect splash of black to create any smoky eye. Use it wet for a liquid eye- liner. A light dusting of “Sweet Dawn””on the cheeks which can also be used as a pop of colour on the eyes.

    Mineral Light Lip Colour Highest level of mineral pigment for color on the market, followed by Ceramide 2, which is designed to keep lips smooth and protected from the sun’s damaging UV pinksandrays.  Add a little vitamin C and enjoy the finish of rich, creamy with a satiny texture and lush shine.

     

     

    Get Natural Coverage:   Contains no petrolatum, free of preservatives,  dyes or lanolin derivatives.  Dermatologically approved.

    I am going to ease in with a few orchid splashes throughout my home and I just may try some plum-up nail polish on my toes as sandal season closes in. Ughhhhh.....Sounds good right about now, doesn’t it?

     

    Contact the Kasia Team today to PLAY with new colors of inspiration for 2014. Here are few favorite captured  PINS!   Until next time....xo

     

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