Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 Winter Holiday Hair & Make-up Trends

 Photo found on beauty.excite.co.uk

It's that time of year, when you need to bring your A-game. You have a schedule packed full of holiday festivities and an already busy life. You want to add a bit of fashion and sparkle to your look. After all, what's the point of showing up to the office Christmas party, if you can't wow them, right?
Gone are the days of endless searching, page by page, through stacks of magazines for the perfect holiday party style. Who has time for that? The beauty of living in today's world is that you have access to fabulous pics of hair and makeup through blogs, YouTube videos, and Pinterest boards all in the palm of your hand. All you need to plan your seasonal party look, is a quick Google search, and BOOM, you've found endless ideas! 
Of course, you want to know the hottest holiday trends for 2014. You definitely want your holiday selfies to look fresh! So look out for these amazing styles to add to your beauty wish list:

But, you're busy, remember? You need someone that can make your sugar-plum dreams a reality...Bring your holiday hair and makeup ideas to us on your smart phone and we'll take care of the rest. We know you want to be  show-stopping gorgeous this year... we'll make it happen! Come see us at Enve, where you can sit back and relax with a pre-party pampering. Call it a little holiday gift to yourself!

Which hairstyle will you try this holiday? Share with us by leaving a comment or photo below.

Feel free to contact us about your hair needs. We look forward to helping you find the right style for you this holiday.

Friday, November 21, 2014

5 Tips for Great Bangs

Bangs. They look fabulous on some ladies, and not-so-fab on others. Yet, every few years, they keep on coming back and appearing on heads across the country. Have you had them? Did you wear them right? Maybe you've never had them but want them. Either way, bangs are one of the hottest hair trends this year, and we've got the inside scoop on how to wear them.
 1. Update for Maximum Effect 
A center-parted and disheveled style is perfect. When we say bangs, we're not talking about prim and proper, like, the 1950s. More like a mix of the 70s and 90s, more like Farrah and less short and sharp.

2. Research Before You Purchase 
Because you have to already have some length before you dive head first into bangs, try a few styles that mimic bangs without the trim. Consider if you have time for the upkeep, your hair's growing pattern, cowlicks, splits, and so on. If it all works out, then bang on!
3. Face Shape Isn't Always Key
Long ago the idea was only certain face shapes could work it out with a bang'in cut. But with modern bang styles (take a look at Jennifer Garner's most recent do), forehead size and face shape can be worked with. Ask your stylist!

4. But Free Reign Isn't Advised
We know that we just said to ignore face shape, which is true in many cases. But what we don't want you to do is to become an anarchist! There are still rules to follow, guidelines to consider with bangs. So, again, confer with your stylist before trimming off your locks.
5. Watch the Length!
Perhaps the worst mistake: bangs that are too short. We're talking middle of the forehead short, like we're heading down to Chelsea for a short walk. Okay, we aren't discriminating against the look, because if you are a punk rocker than more power to you -- it's your things and we get it. But bangs cut to the middle of your brow when that's not your look? It's time for bed.

Bangs give women dozens of options and new versatility in choices of her looks. A few snips with the scissors and presto....A whole new you. And if you're looking for lots of head turning fringe ideas, check out my Pinterest page on bangs-fringe/



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The correct way to use bobby pins

From fancy updo's to casual ponytails, bobby pins are an easy and essential beauty tool that can be used for tons of different hairstyles. But, did you know you could be using them the wrong way? Based on the design of the bobby pin, there is a definite right and wrong way to use them, and using them incorrectly can lead to frustration, more hassle, and redo's! 
First off, if you look at a bobby pin, you will see it has two different sides. One is flat, while the other is wavy. For optimal security, insert bobby pins into the hair, wavy side facing toward the scalp. Those seemingly pointless waves are actually designed to better grip hair, which will help them stay in place longer. 
Another important thing to know about bobby pins is what size works best for your needs. From jumbo to regular to mini, bobby pins come in a variety of sizes. Follow this simple guide to pick the right size for you. 
  • Jumbo Pin: For thick hair, buns, and twists.
  • Regular Pin: For average thickness, small braids, and twists.
  • Mini Pin: For fine hair, and final finishing details. 
Direction is also key in securing bobby pins. When using bobby pins to secure braids, be sure to insert pins parallel with the braid. Then push the pin forward to lock the braid in place, as well as hide it from view. Don't forget, when using bobby pins, be sure to use ones that are the closest match to your hair color. The less pins seen, the better!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIY Hair Tips and Tricks You Have to Try

Are you in a hair rut?  Here are a few DIY hair tips and tricks that can mean the difference between flat, mousy hair and full, glossy locks that draws attention from everyone in the room.

1.  Once you have washed and conditioned your hair, turn the water on cold and get your hair wet again.  The cold water will close your hair cuticles and seal in moisture, letting your hair reflect more light.
2.  You learned from your mother and grandmother to wrap your wet hair into a towel to speed the drying process.  However, doing so might actually be increasing the frizz you have to fight.  Gently, towel off the drippy water with a paper towel and then blow dry your hair for a few minutes to heat your hair and speed the evaporation process.  Then let your hair air dry for 5-10 minutes more before you pull out the blow dryer to finish the job.  
3.  Rather than waiting until your hair-do is a day old and you are running late for work to apply no-wash shampoo, go ahead and apply a minimal amount at your roots when your hair is freshly washed and dried.  The no-wash shampoo will restrict the amount of oil and debris your hair produces during the day.  
4.  You can use Velcro rollers on the top of your hair to increase volume and bounce in your hair.  Either put them in at night to air dry or use the blow dryer to speed the process. 
5.  If your bobby pins tend to slip out, spray some of that no-wash shampoo right onto the bobby pin.  It will increase the grip and keep your up-do looking salon perfect all day.
6.  Let time be your friend.  Wash your hair at night and dry 80%.  Then loosely braid your hair in two or more braids.  When you wake up in the morning, you'll have soft body in your hair.
7.  As you blow dry your hair, use your fingers to lift the roots.  Once dry, use a clean toothbrush to backcomb the undersides of hair at the roots.  This will give fine hair more volume.
8.  Let products rest for 10 minutes after applying to your hair.  Whether you are volumizing, straightening, or curling, the products need time to fully absorb into the strands of your hair for full effect.   
9.  Use a humidifier at night if your hair is particularly dry.  The moisture will keep hair from becoming brittle. 
10.  Tame flyaways with one of these ideas.  Lightly rub a bit of lotion on your hands and then smooth any errant strands.  You can also calm them with a fabric softener sheet.  
These simple tricks won't require you to alter your routines too much but can yield fantastic results.  For more ideas on making your hair your crowning glory, contact us.
xo - Enve

Monday, July 14, 2014

4 Great Ways to Boost Your Hair's Volume in a Snap

Want hair that remains voluminous and rich, and keeps its volume from morning to night? Want to keep that last remaining trace of your morning blowout from deflating into thin air? We got you covered!
Here are 4 simple tricks anyone can do to add a boost of volume to your hair instantly:
Try Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo can easily add volume to your hair with little to no effort on your part. How? After it's applied not only does it soak up oil your hair doesn't need, it adds some much needed lift to your roots, creating a voluminous look (while cleaning your hair). Simply mist it into your hair and massage it gently into your scalp. Voila! Instant volume.
Pick Up a Curling Iron
Soft, wavy hair will always look more full than thin hair. Grab a medium- or large-barreled curling iron (the bigger the barrel the looser your waves look), and twist your hair in it from about your ear down. Leave out the bottom inch or so (to avoid prom hair), then brush the waves out with a boar-bristle paddle brush.
Try Hairspray on your Roots; Salt Spray on the Rest
Flip your hair over, and mist your roots with a light hold hairspray. For the rest of your hair, mist it with some salt spray from about an arm's length away. The hairspray will add volume to your roots, while the salt spray will texturize and add body to your length. Combined, your hair will look fresh and styled.
Don't Underestimate a Topknot
Not to wear out, rather, to sleep in. Just grab a Scrunchie (retro!), and tie your hair up on the top of your head in a loose bun. This will cause your roots to be pulled up all night long, adding volume throughout the next day, while the bun will create subtle waves.
See. Now wasn't that easy! 

Feel free to contact us about your hair needs. We look forward to helping you find the hair care products that match your busy lifestyle.


Monday, July 7, 2014

6 Ways to Unleash the Power of the Beard [Mens hair, beards for summer]

  •  Mens hair, beards for summer
    Beards. Any man can grow one, but what do they do with it once they have it? Do they just let them hang there, dribbling off their chins like leftover spaghetti? No! The man who is worthy of his beard cultivates it, grooms it, takes care of it. He knows that a good beard is like an underscore for his face, and he wants it to look right.
    When it comes to mens hair, beards for summer are the ultimate statement for manliness. During winter maybe you let a little scruff grow. After all, it keeps your face warm for the most part. But a man who wears a beard in the summer is a man who knows his beard. What style, though? Which one is right for you? Let's take a look at some face shapes to determine which beard you should have:
    1. Round face- A full beard can make your face look even rounder, but a beard that is longer near the chin and trimmed neatly to the cheeks and sideburns can put a little angle to the look and reduce the roundness. Some men with this look go for the goatee.
    2. Large face- Remember Rod Stewart's band "Small Faces"? Well, this definitely isn't you. If you have a large, manly face you want a large, manly beard to go with it. A tiny little "soul patch" is terribly off balance. "Go big or go home", as they say, and cap it off with a mustache. You're one of the big boys, you've earned this!
    3. Oval face- Will Smith has an oval face. Like any man with an oval face, he can wear any beard style without fear that it will detract from, or worse insult, his facial features. He normally wears a thin, short beard, but a man with an oval face is a canvas ready for anything!
    4. Square face- A man with a good, square face who wants a beard will have to avoid making his face look even more square. Keep your beard trimmed short at the sides but much longer at the chin. This will give you a more oval appearance and accentuate your beard and your face. Like the man with a round face, a goatee is a good pick.
    5. Small face- A man with a small face has to be careful that it's not overwhelmed by the beard. Sideburns and goatees help provide an attractive frame for your features without running the risk of them getting lost in facial hair. Just a little elegance, if you please!
    6. Long face- You definitely don't want to make it long at the chin unless your goal is to make your long face look even longer. Go with full sideburns and either round it out with a full look around the chin or square it off by going shorter at that part.
    Yes, any man can grow a beard. Not just any man can wear one like he's mastered it! Check your face shape and select the beard that works for you. It's your beard, wear it like you own it!
    Feel free to contact us about your hair needs. We look forward to helping you find the hair care products that match your busy lifestyle.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Men's Thinning Hair: Dispelling the Myths

Mens thinning hair

About 2 out of every 3 guys will start balding by the time they're 60. Many do not part with their hair voluntarily - American males invest about $1 billion a in an attempt to hold on to their locks. While there's no remedy for mens thinning hair, there are several medications that can slow down the hair falling process and preserve the hair that's already in your head. Current studies note men's hair loss can be set off by malfunctioning hair-making progenitor cells in the skin of the balding area. Guys whose hair gradually thins over time tend to have a depleting amount of these cells - subsequently causing the hair to thin out. To help alleviate any potential confusion that can stem from this confidence-debilitating occurrence, we will have to dispell some of the myths that are associated with men's hair loss. 

Hair Shampoo Causes Balding
Many individuals might find a few hairs after they shampoo or brush their hair. Hair strands live in cycles. Every day about 150 to 200 hairs naturally shed. These hairs are then replaced with a new hair. Men's hair loss occur directly in the hair's follicle by deactivating it. 
Being Upside Down Will Cause Hair To Grow
It might be a bit comical, but this is a frequently heard misconception. Baldness is not a blood flow issue, but can be triggered by another variable like age, genetics, and overall health. Even if enhanced blood flow stimulated hair growth, the difference will be minimal. You will need to be in a handstand for a long time before you might see a marginal difference - if any.  
Shaving Will Cause Your Head Hair to Grow Thicker
Shaving your head will trigger hair to grow back thicker and healthier. If this were true, you would see many people visiting the hair salon to chop off all of their hair to regain their thick locks. You can shave your head all you want - but it's not going to cause the hair to grow back with a vengeance.
Just Old Men Are Bald
This is an absolute misconception because androgenic alopecia impacts males and females of various demographics. Any individual can start losing his or her hair at any age and for numerous reasons. Male pattern baldness can start as early as the late teens.
There's a Surefire Cure For Hair Loss
No kind of medication issued by a doctor will cause the permanent reawakening of dead hair follicles. There are some types of therapy and medicines that are utilized to decrease the rate of baldness and in many cases even promote some hair development. These can be used as an effective preventative measure. There's hope though, for many doctors are feverishly trying to find an effective cure for men's thinning hair. 
Anxiety Will Cause You To Go Bald
While there is some reality that anxiety can trigger thinning hair, it is not the major reason for hair thinning. Anxiety is a short term cause of hair thinning. By finding the source of anxiety, you can resolve it. 
Feel free to contact us about your hair needs. We look forward to helping you find the hair care products that match your busy lifestyle.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Beauty Tip: Bangs for Every Face!

Monday beauty tip
Ladies, here is your much deserved Monday beauty tip! Bangs have been used time and time again to add texture to a haircut and add enhancement to the face. Unfortunately, many women are unaware of how crucial the right bang style is and its relation to the shape of one's face.  For instance, if you have an oval face, you're in luck!  With this shape, nearly any cut bang will due.  If you're feeling daring, go for a blunt cut straight across, but make sure that it compliment the rest of your haircut.  Oftentimes, a long, non-layered look does the perfect job!  For those with a very square jaw (so jealous!), longer sides on your bangs will do the trick.  Avoid bangs that cut straight across, and a center part will likely not do your face justice. For the heart-shaped face, straight across bangs are lovely (think Taylor Swift).  Compliment this look with lengthy layers and bangs that reach the brows.  You'll thank us later!  For gals with round faces, stick to long, side-swept bangs.  They will enhance your feminine features while not overdoing the round aspect of your face.  Long layers add the perfect touch! If you decide to go with bangs, remember that all good things take work.  Blow-drying your hair with a round brush will help your bangs to reach their full potential and will leave your girlfriends asking what made you so fabulous. For those with the unfortunate frizz (we've all been there), a simple straightening will do the trick!  As a final note, trim your lovelies once a month :).  
For more tips on bangs visit our Pinterest page bangs and fringe
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