Cezanne, Keratin System! Your Cure for Frizz, damage, or an Unmanageable Mane!!

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Can’t seem to win the war against frizz, or damaged hair? Cezanne offers an unbeatable Keratin System that will have you amazed at how beautiful your own hair can truly be! The system is safe for stylists, and clients, and will leave you with gorgeous hair for months!

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- It is a 100% formaldehyde free, next generation smoothing system that uses the latest advances in science, along with only the finest ingredients, to create a product that delivers the results of a traditional keratin smoothing treatment without the harmful chemicals.

-It works on all hair types and lasts for months.

-Results last as long as or longer than any formaldehyde systems on the market, but without the harmful chemicals.

-Using the best quality ingredients and without unpleasant odor, CPF outperforms and outlasts carbocisteine and amino acid products, and CPF doesn’t break the disulfide bonds, which can be damaging to the hair.

-Is unique in that it works from the inside out in changing the overall health and shape of the curl.

Curious? Call your stylist to book a consultation today!

Bye Bye Blondie! Hello Brown Town!

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Yes, it is Monday! Yes, the first couple phases in the hair transformation was completed! This was indeed a time consuming transformation. I am hoping that this maps out why it isn’t so easy to just go from one color to the extreme opposite. Erin and I met up at Structures Salon of Downtown Frederick. We had pulled inspiration, we had a goal, and we accomplished it. I went from a level 10 blonde as they come, to a level 5 rich luxurious brown.
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Before

Phase 1- Fill the hair. Filling the hair is done when you are going from lighter to darker. Blonde hair is incredibly porous, and it is hard to get the color to evenly saturate. Plus, you can only change the hair color by 2-3 levels at a time. Meaning I went from platinum blonde to a dark strawberry blonde. Erin chose to fill with a lot of copper tones for added dimension.

No turning back now!!!
No turning back now!!!

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Ta Da! Filled!
Ta Da! Filled!

Phase 2- After drying the hair, Erin went through and foiled sections with a light brown Highlight for dimension. Then, she did an all over darker brown application.

Foiled.  3 hours in...
Foiled. 3 hours in…

I needed to have a trim due to my ends not taking the color,but the blue fashion color that I had was browned out, but I most likely will need a retouch in a week or two since color fades fast on porous hair. Stay tuned!

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Bye Bye Blondie!

It has happened again, hair anxiety. I have a huge case of it. I have made up my mind that I must undergo a hair transformation for a few different reasons; every two week root touch up has become exhausting (for me it takes lifting me to several levels lighter, and then toning which takes hours.) Two, I care about the health of my hair, and I am starting to see more breakage. Three, Erin Heyrend a Great Lengths hair extensionist of Structures Salon
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will be applying some amazing hair to my head, and I think it would be best to be darker for health, maintenance, and better blending.

Four, I am monochromatic, meaning when you look at my hair it looks like one color with no dimmension.

This is me with my lovely grandmother.  As you can see, my hair it needs help.
This is me with my lovely grandmother. As you can see, my hair it needs help.

So, this Monday I will embark on a hair journey. I will be going from platinum blonde to a beautiful rich healthy looking sombre. I pulled my influences from Rachel Bilson, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Drew Barrymore. Stay tuned, it is going to be a journey!

Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore

All I Want for Christmas is Bigger and Better Lashes!

Alicia and I with Eyelash Extensions.  (notice the different styles, you can always go with a more extreme look )
Alicia and I with Eyelash Extensions. (notice the different styles, you can always go with a more extreme look )

Happy Holidays everyone! I decided to cycle through another round of Xtreme Lashes Amplifeye to make sure my lashes were nice full, and strong to take on Xtreme lash extensions. My last few blogs were all centralized around Amplifeye lash and brow fortifier by Xtreme lashes. It is a revolutionary prostaglandin-free formula that nourishes and fortifies lashes and brows. It has three powerful peptide complexes, vitamins and nourishing extracts that give lashes volume, length and a darker tint. This product was amazing, and I truly enjoyed seeing the difference.

For the final phase in the process, my co-worker and certified Xtreme Lash extensionist friend Jessica Granese used her skills to give me a set of lashes I could be proud of for the holidays! The pictures speak for themselves. They are beautiful!

Before and After
Before and After
Before and After
Before and After

For this holiday season don’t be caught without your face on! With Xtreme Lash extensions you never have to worry about early morning photographs by the Christmas tree! You will be stunning! For more information call Structures Salon and Spa of downtown Frederick Maryland today!

Winterize

Sexy Choppy Hair
Sexy Choppy Hair

Hello friends, it is that time again, where the season is changing, and just like we must winterize our wardrobes we must winterize our scalps. All summer long our hair has taken a beating with the sun’s intense rays, chlorine, salt water, sweat, and many other factors. Now we approach a much dryer season, our hair grows less, and our scalps tend to get much dryer. For today’s blog I’ve listed a few tips to keep a great mane of hair all winter long.
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1. Oil treatments. Structures Salon of Downtown Frederick Maryland recommends Eufora’s Beautifying Serum a treatment oil. It is a light weight fast absorbing oil that brings back life, and enriches the scalp. We also love it for the skin. Dry elbows knees? Try it out, it is genius!
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2. Another favorite of mine is utilizing the wonders of Virgin Coconut Oil. Use it at home as a treatment once a month. Apply the oil before shampooing, make sure there is even distribution. All the hairs on your head want to be treated as equal! Massage for about three to five minutes. Follow up with shampoo and conditioner.

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

3. That hair needs to go! For long hair, and short hair clients, now is the time to let that stuff that no longer serves a purpose go. I recommend 3-4 inches off. Your hair will grow, and tis the season to look more polished, and shiny, as for the summer you can get away with untamed frizzy beach hair.
4. Good Brushes make all the difference. While they may cost a bit more, a good brush serves a great purpose. I recommend anything with real boar bristles. The bristles massage the scalp, aiding in new hair growth, and scalp health.

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Jessica Simpson

Stronger Then Yesterday; Thanks to Amplif*eye by Xtreme Lashes!

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Today marks the 6th week in my Amplif*eye journey. Yes, I am pleased to say that this product definitely works. I have stronger, darker, and much longer lashes. I am so pleased by the way that they look, and feel. I no longer feel lash envy, and am very excited to see their presence in pictures. For all of you eyelash extension lovers out there, this product is fantastic in creating a stronger base for those extensions. I look forward to reporting how my lashes do with the extensions. Stay tuned!

Earlier this summer, you cannot see my lashes :(
Earlier this summer, you cannot see my lashes :(

I may not have a tan, but I am much happier with healthier, more noticeable lashes.
I may not have a tan, but I am much happier with healthier, more noticeable lashes.

Amplif*Eyed!

Week 6 is here, and look...My lashes are standing out in a picture!
Week 6 is here, and look…My lashes are standing out in a picture!

Xtreme Lashes has a revolutionary, prostaglandin-free formula that nourishes and fortifies lashes and brows with three powerful peptide complexes, vitamins, and nourishing extracts. I have been given the opportunity to try Amplif*eye by Xtreme Lashes thanks to Structures Salon of downtown Frederick Maryland. This is week 5, and I am happy to report even more progress on my lashes. I am happily batting away my stronger, thicker fuller, and much darker lashes. When I touch my lashes with my fingers, I can feel they are much stronger, and there are far more lashes than I used to have.

Week 4 Amplif•eye by Xtreme Lashes

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Just an update, so far I am loving Amplif*eye by Xtreme Lashes! My lashes have definitely grown in length, they are noticeable in pictures, and I haven’t seen any of my lashes fall out when I remove my make up. So, they are indeed getting stronger by the day. I am currently not taking Biotin, or any other hair and skin strengthener, and so Amplif*eye is currently my lash hero.

Amplif*eye Lash and Brow Fortifier is formulated with three proven peptide complexes, vitamins and nourishing extracts in a revolutionary delivery system that nourishes and fortifies your lashes and brows. What is a peptide? Jo Mousselli the founder of Xtreme Lashes describes it like this “Amino Acids are the basic building blocks of hair and lashes. Peptides are chains of amino acids. As we age, amino acid levels decline, resulting in weak, thin, short, and sparse lashes. Peptides replenish amino acid levels and promote cell rejuvenation. Your lashes and brows will appear youthfully long, thick, dark, and voluminous.

This is Really Happening! My Lashes are growing!

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For the last three weeks I’ve been testing Xtreme Lashes Amplif*eye, and am so far pleased with the process! Claimed by Xtreme, Amplif*eye is a revolutionary, prostaglandin-free formula that nourishes and fortifies lashes and brows with three powerful peptide complexes, vitamins and nourishes extracts resulting in longer, thicker, darker, lashes. Structures Salon and Spa an Xtreme Certified Salon of downtown Frederick Maryland is letting me be there test bunny for the product.

In my third week I have noticed lash growth, they seem to be getting fuller, and after applying mascara they are starting to show even more. I cannot wait to see what next week has in store for my lashes! This is very exciting to me, and I do see how this could be an immense help for those in need of lashes, and for a better base for lash extensions.