Ev's Favorite Hair Product

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ORIBE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

By far, this is my top favorite product line for my hair. Everyone who knows me knows by my work alone. I will always pick quality over quantity – and my hair is no exception to this rule. Oribe hair line is heaven sent, especially if you dye your hair like myself. These products are definitely on the pricier side. However, I don’t mind the splurge, and here’s why. The shampoo formula blends centuries-old healing oils and extracts with modern technology to rejuvenate and strengthen damaged locks from the inside out. Yes I said the inside out! Therefore, every wash revitalizes tired hair, returning it to a healthier, younger state, and simultaneously shields tresses from future damage.

In addition to the rejuvenating and strengthening treatment I get from every wash, I’m obsessed with the scent it leaves on my hair! It never leaves my hair feeling weighed down or dried out. After falling in love with this line, I wanted to try their Gold Lust shampoo. I found this to be the perfect daily shampoo for color treated hair. I have been using this line for years and never has it left my hair color looking dull or faded. Oribe conditioner is just as amazing! For those with dry or damaged hair and split ends, this is what you’re looking for.

 

TEXTURIZING HAIR SPRAY ouai

Like dry shampoo and hair spray had a baby! This ultra-lightweight hair spray builds incredible volume and texture. Its' formula absorbs oil and leaves your hair looking refreshed. Best part – no animal testing! I love recommending this to my clients because it’s the perfect fit for all hair types.
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

The key benefits are that it builds volume and texture, absorbs oil, and refreshes hair. This talc-free multi-tasker is the ultimate go to product to achieve innately cool model-off-duty hair. The formula keeps hair looking full all day and night with more hold than a dry shampoo.

*Style tip: mist it on dry hair and scrunch strands out with your fingers for a loose, lived-in look. Flip hair upside down and spray for instantly fresh-looking hair. This product is scented with Ouai No. 3 Fragrance, containing notes of Italian bergamot, water lily, and white musk.

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What Beyoncé really meant when she said she woke up like this – Flawless Skin!

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With the holidays around the corner and the colder weather setting in, our skin needs extra TLC more than ever! What better way to look after your skin than with a Hydrating Facial at Evolution Lash Studio & Spa? Hydrating Facial, also known as the HydraFacial, is the answer for all skin types infused with pure, nurturing moisture which makes this the perfect gift to treat yourself or someone special.

Skin care specialists recommend having a professional facial every three weeks. This is because your skin moves through the full life cycle of skin cell growth and exfoliation within a 3 week time period. Think of facials as our skin’s way of working out, without the sweat!

 I’m so excited to declare Evolution Lash Studio & Spa HydraFacial the IT facial of the season because the results last! Yes, that’s right – one treatment results will have you glowing, even days later! I especially love how smooth your makeup applies and sets to your skin once receiving this facial! Everyone will be asking you what you're wearing! You can tell them that your foundation is your own flawless skin!

Evolution Lash Studio & Spa offers an amazing procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection simultaneously. There is no discomfort or downtime and the treatment is non-invasive, and non-irritating. So ladies, no need to clear your schedule or have to miss out on any holiday get-togethers this season! HydraFacial will leave you feeling fresh and beautiful, along with hydrated skin and a long-lasting healthy glow you can’t wait to show off!

In addition to the immediate benefits of the HydraFacial, the long term effects for your skin is what makes this the IT facial of the season!

-Nourishment of dull, lifeless, and rough skin

- Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles

-Removes Blackheads, especially from hard to reach areas

-Minimize Pores

-Removes Dry Skin Cells allowing the rich face treatment oils and long-lasting, replenishing products to deliver hydration deep into the skin

-Allows makeup to look smoother and set better when applied

-Healthy Skin Glow

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Skin Care Myths Clients Should Stop Believing

Despite what some social media sites or beauty blogs share, most skin woes don’t have a magical fix. So how can anyone tell good advice from bad?

 

The following lists the truths regarding some online remedies for skin care.

 

1. You don't need sunscreen on a cloudy day. 

Even on a cloudy day, UV radiation from the sun reaches the earth's surface. So make sure you use sunscreen everyday and reapply it every two hours as well after swimming or sweating.

2. Natural does not mean safe.

Most natural products are made WITHOUT Parabens, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Synthetic emulsifiers, Alcohol, Artificial Colors, Mineral Oil and Artificial fragrances. They are also Non-toxic and Chemical Free, you cant go wrong with that! 

3. Lemon juice is a great treatment for blackheads.

Lemon juice is more irritating than it is helpful, and it can seriously burn skin when exposed to sunlight.

4. Washing your face multiple times a day may cause dryness.

Ideally you should wash your face twice a day and any additional times as necessary. DON'T FORGET TO MOISTURIZE!

5. Everyone needs a toner.

Toners can only help select people. Over-drying and irritation is a concern for those with dry skin.

6. Cellulite creams firm skin.

The results are inconsistent, minor and temporary, if experienced.

7. The SPF in makeup or moisturizer is enough.

You should look for products that provide broad spectrum coverage with at least 30 SPF. Most tinted moisturizers contain an SPF of 15 or 20. After moisturizing, you should apply a thin layer of SPF before applying your makeup.

8. There are rules about when to start anti-aging products.

The facial aging process is influenced by a combination of genetics, environment and behaviors, as well as how well, in general, someone takes care of her body. To take care of your skin and prevent signs of aging, it’s recommended to use a daily facial sunscreen and maintain a healthy diet.

9. Hand sanitizer can be used to tone down oily skin.

Hand sanitizers contain alcohol as an antiseptic, which doesn’t work against acne. For most people, it also dries out their skin. 

10. Chocolate does not cause acne.

While there might be a relationship between diet and acne, it is primarily dairy products and low-quality carbohydrates (simple sugars) that are most responsible.

11. Neosporin is a magical zit treatment.

Since the driving force behind acne is inflammation, a topical antibiotic, such as Neosporin, is not an effective means to eliminate acne.

12. Toothpaste can't irritate a pimple.

Toothpaste can actually be very irritating to the skin, causing redness and peeling when applied to a pimple.

13. Calamine can't dry a pimple.

It’s sulfur-based and drying! Calamine lotion soothes redness and reduces the outbreak of acne by absorbing the excess oil produced by over-stimulated sebaceous glands.

14. You should be open to using at-home products laying around your house for skin care.

Examples include rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and breaking open liquid gel pain relievers. The best solution is to use a product that’s actually designed for your skin and acne.

15. Egg whites shrink pores.

Egg whites might make your skin feel tighter just by drying and sitting on your skin, but they won’t do much else. 

16. Coconut oil will make wrinkles disappear.

 While it might be an effective moisturizer, it cannot relieve pre-existing age spots or wrinkles.

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Try These Money-Saving Hacks & Save Big Bucks

Summer is coming which means our cash flow is diverting from our savings account straight to weekend getaways and beach wear. Instead, try these tips to skim cash from your everyday activities so you can play without dipping into your rainy day funds.

 

At Evolution, we’re all about the life hacks especially when they save money. Here’s 18 ways our in-house beauties are saving cash this summer without sacrificing their fun.

  1. Set $$ goals. And stick to them. For example, commit to carrying cash instead of credit cards.
  2. Renegotiate bills. Call your utility companies, cable and cell providers, and anyone else you pay monthly and talk to their customer service to find new ways to save.
  3. Sell your closet. You may be tired of your old clothes, but someone else won’t be. Consign or trade them at local resale shops or online.
  4. Brew at home. Nix the hefty coffee shop spend by making your morning cup at home or scoring it free at work.
  5. Crockpot your dinner. Large one-pot meals mean loads of leftovers that you can pack for weekday lunches.
  6. Rethink your Friday night. GNO doesn’t have to include a velvet rope and VIP list. Instead, make it besties night in with face masks and wine instead of blowing your budget on overpriced cocktails.
  7. Stay grounded. Instead of taking your weekend getaway by air, think about day trips or overnighters that closer to home and stash the airfare funds in the bank.
  8. Buddy up. Take Lyft or Uber and share fares. You can cut your cab allowance in half.
  9. Gas up on the cheap. I'm obsessed with GasBuddy, a gas-saving app that stalks the stations nearest you for the cheapest prices per gallon.
  10. Score cash back. If you’re loading up your credit cards at least get some rewards out of them. Our favorite “perk” is the cash back option that puts money back into your checking account the more you spend.
  11. Nix Netflix. Gasp! If you love a good story, go old school and read a book. Skipping a month of streaming services like Netflix feeds your mind and wallet.
  12. Hunt for freebies. From admission-free museums to movie nights at the park, look for low- to no-fee concerts, shows and events in your city and pocket the savings.
  13. Freeze your gym membership. At least three months a year, switch your workouts to the great outdoors. Instead of a taking a spinning class or running on a treadmill, hit the beach, boardwalks and hiking trails to burn calories.
  14. Lower your grocery bill. Roadside stands and farmer’s markets often offer lower prices on seasonal, local and organic produce than what you’ll find in store. Shop around for the best steals.
  15. Host a potluck. Opening night at hottest new restaurant in town can be a little pricey. Instead, invite friends over (with their side dishes) for a gourmet night in. Be sure to include at least a few foodies on the guest list.
  16. Shop flea markets. Upgrade your digs and spend time with friends by making a day of outdoor flea marketing.
  17. Get crafty. You don’t need to be master craftsman to create a work of art for your space. Paint over an old canvas, take your own photographs or find simple DIY projects you can do to makeover your home or office without flat lining your budget.