(AND FROM A DISTANCE)
While many of us won't be able to spend Mum's day with her this May, we can still make her day by doing special things we know she will love!
1. / Spend some time with her – via Facetime, Skype or Zoom! Make a tea and sit down for some quality time together.
2. / Order her favourite meal delivered to her for lunch or dinner – you may not be able to make her breakfast this year, but you can still ensure she eats her favourite food and take the hassle of cooking out of her day!
3. / Send her some photos you love of her or your favourite memories throughout the day.
4. / Write her a letter and post it to her.
5. / Give her a gift voucher to be used on product or treatment in the future.
Since the boom of the big, bold brow: shaping, designing and maintaining eyebrows has become more of an art form and iconic beauty trend then a quick wax and tweeze.
It’s no doubt that the desire to create the best brow is the ULTIMATE GOAL for every talented brow artist out there... 🤷🏼♀️so why are you still popping into the local nail salon to get a quick brow wax?!
It’s time to to see a brow specialist – professionals trained to give you the best brows of your life.
#1 / Have an idea of the style of brow you’d like to achieve
While there are plenty of brow professionals out there, each has a different style. Some may help you achieve a more natural finish, while others can help you create a more striking look, so it’s a good idea to do some research before you book your appointment.
Why not bring in any celebrity brow inspiration you may have. Sometimes you may have a bundle of images and none of the brows look the same, however there is always a common point with each brow and it’s my job as an artist to see what it is that attracts you to each image.
Always remember though, your brow shape depends on what Mother Nature gave you.
#2 / There are different ways to get your brows shaped
Different artists may have different go-to methods for giving your brows their optimal shape – whether that’s waxing, tweezing or threading. When going in for your first appointment, always let your artist know if you have reactive skin so they can decide the best hair removal system for you.
#3 / Book a longer appointment for your first time
At So Glamorous we like to spend some time at the beginning of your brow appointment to get to know your brow history (like that serious over-plucking addiction in the 90s) and goals. Having extra time will also ensure your brows get the attention they deserve.
Once we shape your brows we always fill them in with brow products, so you leave feeling like a #bombbrowbabe. Don't be afraid to ask us about the best ways to care and style your brows at home
#4 / Don’t touch your brows for as long as possible pre-appointment
To give your brow artist as much to work with as possible, leave your brow hairs alone for as long as possible.
The more hair we have to work with the better. However this can be a bit much for some people, so at least four weeks can be a good amount of time before visiting a brow artist. We strongly recommend a lash & brow serum or hair, skin and nail supplement to help speed up the process.
#5 / Tell your brow artist if you’ve recently had a facial
Always let your brow artist know if you have changed your skin care or had any facials in recent days, any change in your skin care can affect the outcome. There is a risk of skin being taken off if you have used retinol or vitamin A or had a facial in the last seven days.
#6 / Don’t expect a complete overhaul after one visit
Yes, a brow professional can transform your brows, but depending on your starting point and what you want to achieve, it may take some time to see progress so be patient.
If you have a brow that needs growing out, sometimes you may see very little change, as you may be waiting for hair to grow out. Have faith that your brow artist has listened to you and will get you to your goal brows.
On the flipside, if you’ve never or barely touched your brows, you can expect to see stellar results immediately.
Why not try our VIRTUAL BROW DESIGN?
ITS FREE! But only for a limited time!
DON'T FORGET MOTHERS DAY!
THIS SUNDAY 10TH MAY
SHOP SKIN CARE
Social isolation is difficult enough without seeing gray hairs sprouting or lash extensions fall onto the computer keyboard or pillow as the weeks go by amid STAY-HOME guidelines.
We (Beauty Therapists) are holding your hands, figuratively, through this time... When you are at home, bored and experimenting with DIYs on Instagram, that's when we see trouble. You wouldn't take medical advice from a barista, so don't listen to skin care tips from a bored mum!
First of all, stay away from magnifying mirrors. Nobody sees your pores that close, and no good can come from it!
There is plenty of time to apply masks now while you work from home, read or watch TV.
So why not try these:
This is also a good time for home peels and retinol serums as you won't be out in the sun much! Retinol stimulates cell renewal to produce new skin cells; the new skin that develops is more delicate and thinner and therefore should not be exposed directly to sunlight.
ABOUT RETINOL / VITMAIN A
Touted by many as the holy grail of flawless skin, retinol, also known as vitamin A, is a topical ingredient that promotes skin renewal and enhances collagen production. Considered by many dermatologists to be the gold standard of antiaging products, it targets fine lines, wrinkles, pore size and uneven tone and texture.
BROWS AND LASHES
By now our poor brows and lashes are in need of some desperate TLC!
If you still have lash extensions on then you may want to safely remove what is left... check out our LASH EXTENSION REMOVAL KIT, along with a u-tube demonstration you can remove them safely at home!
To strengthen and lengthen your lashes quickly, we recommend EyEnvy Growth Serum and Mascara! Brows, too, can use a benefit from EyEnvys Serum. It can help strengthen your arches by nourishing them with essential nutrients and in just weeks, you'll notice brows are healthier, more defined and fuller-looking.
DONT BE SAD, LETS "MAKEUP"
You may not be able to enjoy the luxury of perfect lashes and brows from a salon so here are some tools you can create magic at home.
LEARN HOW TO DO YOUR BROWS - SALON STYLE
Learn how to do your BROWS like a PRO via ZOOM... with me!
This lesson can be 1:1 or with your friends... it is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to do their brows like a professional!⠀
Workshop plus home kit⠀
Contact me for details and dates x⠀
Looking forward to hanging out (in ISO) with you x⠀
Ok, lets started with: How much water do you drink each day?
If you’re not drinking at least eight full glasses a day, you’re not drinking enough, and your probable are seeing the side effects of it!
Staying properly hydrated is necessary for your overall health. Not only does water play an important role in your digestion and circulation, but it’s also vital for your skin’s health and beauty...
Find out how: you will be thankful you read this!
How lacking water affects your skin!
Your skin is an organ. In fact, it’s the largest organ in your body, and it’s mostly made up of water. Without water, your skin can’t function at its best. If your skin doesn’t get enough water, not only will it become dry, tight, and flaky, but it will also become even more prone to aging.
The truth is that your body loses large quantities of water every day, so if you don’t replace it by drinking more water, your skin will suffer the consequences. It’s easy to see the visible difference that hydration can make for your skin.
Keeping hydrated is one of the easiest beauty treatments you can do.
- No, you shouldn't get rid of all your beauty products just because you’re drinking more water, but it will definitely help.
Still not convinced? Check out these 10 amazing skin benefits from drinking more water.
The more hydrated you stay, the fewer wrinkles and fine lines you’ll see. Water helps your skin maintain moisture, which increases your elasticity. The more elastic your skin, the fewer wrinkles you’ll see.
Drinking enough water can help you combat a variety of skin issues including psoriasis and eczema.
It does this by helping your digestive system flush out toxins from the body. This, in turn, will improve your complexion for healthy and glowing skin. In addition, one study by the University of Missouri-Columbia found that drinking two cups of water increased blood flow to the skin, which can help even out your skin tone and complexion.
There’s no doubt that our skin can swell sometimes. Most often, this is because our body is retaining water.
Why do we retain water? Because we’re dehydrated and our body is protecting us. If you want to reduce puffiness and swelling and smooth out your skin, make sure you’re drinking enough water.
If you’ve ever gotten a sunburn, you know how painful it can be and how long it can last. The good news is that drinking more water can help speed up the healing process for your sunburn. Yes, you’ll still want to have plenty of Aloe Vera on hand, but drinking more water can also help.
Adult acne is incredibly common.
In fact, it’s estimated that between 40-55% of the adult population age 20-40 has acne. It’s a common skin issue that can be helped by drinking enough water. Water can help flush toxins from the skin and shrink your pores, making them less likely to clog and cause a pimple.
Slows Down Ageing
By drinking enough water you will notice you skin looks plumper, which can slow the aging process. Plump skin also helps hide current signs of aging, so that any wrinkles you already have are minimized.
Our pores can get clogged and enlarged throughout the day. The more water you drink, the better balance of oil and water on the surface of your skin. This can help reduce your pore size, decrease acne breakouts, and reduce blemishes.
When you have dry skin, it can crack, flake, and itch. It’s easy to solve this problem by drinking enough water and hydrating your skin. When you stay hydrated, your skin is less likely to crack and become itchy.
Do you have sagging skin from weight loss or from aging? A great way to help tighten the skin around your jawline, stomach, arms, and legs is to drink more water. That’s because water helps improve skin elasticity, making it bounce back from sagging.
If you have problematic skin, you know that maintaining a healthy pH balance is key to keeping your skin blemish-free and glowing. Drinking more water can help balance your pH level to give you healthy skin.
We LOVE talking all things health and beauty, if you would like to find out more about your skin, come and see us! x
WE ARE SO SAD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE CLOSING OUR DOORS 6.30PM FRIDAY 27TH MARCH TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF BOTH OUR AMAZING STAFF AND BEAUTIFUL CLIENTS!
THIS IS TEMPORARY!
PLEASE DON'T WORRY, WE ARE WORKING HARD BEHIND THE SCENES TO ENSURE SO GLAMOROUS WILL SUSTAIN AND WILL BE UP AND RUNNING AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO!
WE WANT TO THANK ALL OUR LOYAL CLIENTS FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS!
It has been announced that Hair & Beauty are still able to operate!
So YES, we are still open!
We will be operating under the guidelines of the Australian Department of Health and the World Health Organisation and their recommendations for minimising the spread of COVID-19.
Our strict practices include:
—Being vigilant with hygiene standards ensuring all surfaces, machines and products are cleaned with a high-grade disinfectant spray.
—Ensuring our therapists wash their hands with soap and water before and after performing treatments.
—Using disposable beauty applicators, bed rolls, gloves, paper towels and other supplies for all services.
—Adhering to local and state health requirements relating to sterilising reusable instruments.
If your unsure please give us a call or contact us online via our website!
To help reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, our salon team members are implementing the following additional measures:
—All high customer contact areas including the reception areas, eftpos machines, iPads, and treatment rooms will be cleaned on a regular basis using an appropriate disinfectant. —High touch point areas include doors, door handles, the counter, the waiting area, cabinets, treatment beds and pillows.
—There will be hand sanitiser at the front counter and in each of the treatment rooms (where supply is available).
—Salon team members may request all customers to use the hand sanitising gel supplied and to please cover coughs/sneezes and dispose of tissues appropriately.
—Our Standard Operating Procedure for all treatments is for all team members to wear disposable gloves for each treatment or service undertaken.
If you have recently returned from Overseas and/or are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms, we would ask that you isolate yourself by way of a home quarantine. Even though you may not have any symptoms, you may be a carrier and may be contagious for up to 14 days.
If at any time you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath within 14 days of travel or have had contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus, you should immediately isolate yourself from other people. Contact your GP or your emergency department or call the Health Direct helpline on 1800 022 222 and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If you have an appointment with us, and are experiencing any symptoms or believe you may have been in close contact with the virus, please contact us and we will reschedule your appointment at your convenience.
For further information on the Coronavirus please visit: www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Stay safe & well beauties x
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
YOUR SKIN IS YOUR BODIES LARGEST ORGAN AND
THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST EXTERNAL AGGRESSORS AND PATHOGENS!
- KEEP IT CLEAN!
For the ULTIMATE EYEBROW MAKEOVER
First, an eyebrow consultation, we then sculpt your eyebrows into to a perfect, flattering shape using our specialized techniques (includes an eyebrow tint).
You receive a Poni Cosmetics Take home kit (valued at $99), in which we show you exactly how to apply each product so you have have perfect brows-all day, everyday :)