DIY Skin Soothers for this Harsh Weather!

These frigid temps we’ve been having can be absolute torture on our skin, causing severe dryness, flaking, chapping, and even splitting for those that wash their hands frequently like we do here at Head Candy!

Coconut oil is one of our favorite ingredients for moisture for not only the hair, but for the skin as well. It has amazing antibacterial properties, provides natural protection from sun damage, and improves the moisture and lipid content of the skin, all naturally without any added chemicals. It is the main ingredient in a few of our favorite Bumble products including the Creme de Coco and Invisible Oil lines and is a must-have for winter!

We recommend splurging on the Bumble & Bumble Creme de Cocoa Conditioner for the ultimate in moisturizing conditioner for your hair. It delivers the perfect amount of coconut oil to the hair without overloading on proteins, which is too much of a good thing. Applying too much pure coconut oil directly to the hair can overload it and cause it to become brittle. No need to worry with a perfectly mixed and tested conditioner that we’ve loved for years!

We also recommend the Hair Stimulator Vitamins, especially during the harsh winter months! When our hair is constantly in hats, feeling dry and in need of extra moisture, it needs all the nourishment it can get. Start from the inside-out to make sure you’re taking the best care of it that you can! All of those vitamins are also helping your skin at the same time to ensure optimum cell turnover! And our vitamins are only $12.99 for a 30 day supply! But don’t forget- you get Candy Points with every $1 you spend so that adds up to free services!

Where you can save your money is on those expensive lotions and body butters! We have a few recipes for the most amazing DIY skin Soothers that we know you will love! They’re super affordable, they’re all natural, and they work better than the drug store varieties!

Whipped Coconut Butter

1 Tablespoon Vitamin E + 1 Cup solid Coconut Oil

Whip with the whisk attachment of your electric mixer for 5-7 minutes. Store in an airtight container. (We love small recycled jars for this!)

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Soothing Coco Lotion

1/4 Cup Coconut oil + 1/2 Cup Olive oil + 1 teaspoon Vitamin E + 1 Tablespoon Shea Butter + 1 drop Vanilla extract (optional)

Place all ingredients in a glass jar with lid on, closed loosely. Put 2 inches of water in a saucepan and place jar in center of saucepan. Place saucepan on stove over medium heat. Slowly heat until ingredients melt completely. Remove from heat carefully, remove lid and stir. Use lotion within 5-6 months.

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The 50’s Head Candy Collection

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Fall Winter Head Candy Collection The 50’s

Several times every year the entire staff gets together to work on a new collection, and it is hard to believe that this is only our 2nd full collection together! I spend a few weeks carefully thinking about a theme that will not only inspire the entire staff, but will also inspire our clients, and will showcase the team’s talents, along with the ability to display the latest trends in cut, color, and styling. I announce the theme at our twice-yearly team meeting, and have everyone draw names to choose their teammates. The staff knows there is always a method to my madness, and I like having them choose teammates randomly so they get the opportunity to work with new people on a regular basis. It is great for moral and team building, and helps everyone to learn and grow by constantly working with different people.

The theme this time was vintage styles. We randomly chose decades from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and gave them a “Candy Remix” or a modern update. Since vintage styles are always coming back around again, I thought it would be a fun way for the team to put their own personal twist on updating these classics with a more modern edge using today’s techniques. We get so many requests for vintage styling, especially for weddings, and there seems to be a major surge of vintage adoration everywhere we look. With shows like Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, and Downton Abbey, everyone seems to be longing for more simple times and classic beauty.

This time I called in Danielle Lambersky, a very special makeup artist that I’ve worked with on several projects before. She is amazingly talented and I absolutely adore her! I also decided to work with Jillian Goodman of Jillian Kathryn Photography for our third project together, since we seem to be making such an amazing team!

We hope you love these vintage inspirations as much as we do and our Candy Remixes on the classics! We work hard to not just stay on top of the latest trends, but to also help start the next hottest trends to keep all of you ahead of the game! We absolutely love what we do and it wouldn’t be possible without you and your support!

 

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Finally it is the last in our collection– The 50’s! We would also like to give a big shoutout to Nick Grice over at Nordstrom’s in Cherry Hill for help in styling the 1950’s collection! He did a great job helping us find wardrobe for this collection!

 

 

The 50’s

Hair: Robin Dorton & Kristin Pellegrino
Models: Allie Robinson, Jessica Minton, Brendan Moffat

The 1950’s were booming. Booming economy, babies were booming and the new suburbs were booming. Elvis was King, James Dean was our hero, and Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe won our hearts on the big screen. Circle skirts with soft sweaters, wool coats, Levi’s and the classic white tee were the favorites of fashion, with perfectly coifed updo’s and roller set styles keeping women looking their best while they kept the house clean and the tummies full. But life wasn’t all poodle skirts and sock hops. Rosa Parks made history in the 50’s, while paving the way for Civil Rights. The Cold War threatened our way of life and communists were not to be trusted. Yet with all that is happening in today’s society and the global threats we see on the news every night, wouldn’t it be so  peachy to just get dolled up and head to the drive in for a soda pop with James, Audrey, and Marilyn?

 

 

Jess (Marilyn Monroe Remix)Jess before and after 1a web

Kristin decided that a modern day Marilyn wouldn’t just be a normal platinum blonde, but to give her a real Head Candy remix, she would have to be more of a Rose Gold with light violet accents! She prelightened her hair and then toned her with a custom mixed toner for that perfect modern rose-violet platinum! Her styling was kept more classic, close to the original, but with more modern movement and softer curls. We love the results!

 

 

 

 

 

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Allie (Audrey Hepburn Remix)

Robin loved Allie’s look from the second she first saw her picture, and just knew that she would make the perfect modern day Audrey! She is cute as a button and an absolute sweetheart so she fit the role perfectly! Robin thought that a more updated Audrey wouldn’t just have solid dark brown hair, but would probably love the uber modern balayage highlights that all the darker-haired celebrities are wearing now. So she hand-painted lots of balayage highlights around Allie’s face and crown area, toning with a rich warm medium brown for a perfect sun-kissed look! Then she cut the dead ends off the bottom and gave her long layers with a straight razor cut with plenty of face-framing to really open up space and add lots of movement to the hair.

 

 

 

Brendan (James Dean Remix)

It’s not often that you put a call out for a male model that can pull of playing the role of an icon like James Dean, while being open enough to let you have your way with his hair. For several months Robin looked everywhere. She searched through her network of models, contacted a few local agencies and photographers, sent a mass text out to everyone she knew, and came up with nothing. Then one day she called her husband at work and told him to check out all the servers at his restaurant and see if anyone could possibly fit the bill. He sent a picture of Brendan and that was that. Not only does he obviously have those rugged good looks, but he also let her cut his hair any way she needed to for this photo shoot. He turned out to be the perfect model for this role, and we are quite sure you will be seeing his face again in future shoots here at Head Candy, and possibly other places too. A star just might’ve been born!

 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane! Enjoy the rest of your stay at the soda counter!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 60’s Head Candy Collection

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 Fall Winter Head Candy Collection The 60’s

Several times every year the entire staff gets together to work on a new collection, and it is hard to believe that this is only our 2nd full collection together! I spend a few weeks carefully thinking about a theme that will not only inspire the entire staff, but will also inspire our clients, and will showcase the team’s talents, along with the ability to display the latest trends in cut, color, and styling. I announce the theme at our twice-yearly team meeting, and have everyone draw names to choose their teammates. The staff knows there is always a method to my madness, and I like having them choose teammates randomly so they get the opportunity to work with new people on a regular basis. It is great for moral and team building, and helps everyone to learn and grow by constantly working with different people.

The theme this time was vintage styles. We randomly chose decades from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and gave them a “Candy Remix” or a modern update. Since vintage styles are always coming back around again, I thought it would be a fun way for the team to put their own personal twist on updating these classics with a more modern edge using today’s techniques. We get so many requests for vintage styling, especially for weddings, and there seems to be a major surge of vintage adoration everywhere we look. With shows like Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, and Downton Abbey, everyone seems to be longing for more simple times and classic beauty.

This time we called in a very special makeup artist that I’ve worked with on several projects before. She is amazingly talented and I absolutely adore her! I wanted to give Chrissi the opportunity to be a part of assisting the rest of the team with styling for the day and to give her the chance to learn from one of the best makeup artists I know. We also decided to work with Jillian Kathryn Photography for our third project together, since we seem to be making such an amazing team!

We hope you love these vintage inspirations as much as we do and our Candy Remixes on the classics! We work hard to not just stay on top of the latest trends, but to also help start the next hottest trends to keep all of you ahead of the game! We absolutely love what we do and it wouldn’t be possible without you and your support!

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We will be counting down the newest collection from the 90’s to the 50’s. So check back with us every few weeks to see the next decade in our trip down memory lane!

Only 2 more to go! Now is the 60’s!

The 60’s

Hair: Melissa Kenny and Jamie Tate
Models: Crystal, Sarah, Greg and Ryan

The assassinations of both President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the Vietnam war, Civil Rights for African Americans, women, and gays were all part of the radical 1960’s. Hippies wanted peace and free love, women wanted equal pay, minorities wanted equal treatment. We had Janis Joplin, The Doors, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix giving us unheard of music that still stirs something in our souls. Flower power and the smiley face were found on everything. Elvis and The Beatles had millions of women screaming and passing out. In the summer of 1969, more than 400,000 hopeful people trooped to upstate NY to be part of a harmonious 3-days known as Woodstock. Throw on your finest fringe vest and put a flower in your hair as you groove along this peaceful journey!

 

 

 

 

 

Check back with us in a few weeks to see the 50’s in our last trip down memory lane!

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Budget Beauty Makeup Dupes!

 Budget Beauty Makeup Dupes!

Covet those high-end makeup and beauty products but want to keep on a tight budget? This blog is just for you! A dupe is basically a drug-store or budget friendly version or copycat of the more expensive designer brand. Try them out and let us know what you think or share your favorites with us!

NARS Bronzer in Laguna $36 OR Wet n’ Wild Bronzer in Princess $7

 

MAC lipstick in Vegas Volt $18 OR Revlon Super Lustrous in Coralberry $7

 

Benefit Browzings Kit $30 OR e.l.f. Eyebrow kit $3

 

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner $23 OR Maybelline Gel Eyeliner $8

 

Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Color $16 OR Cover Girl Jumbo Gloss Balm $7

 

MAC Quick Sizzle Lipstick $18 OR Sephora Love Test $12

 

Philosophy hope in a jar $67 OR St Ives Timeless Skin Moisturizer $5

 

Benefit Porefessional $28 OR L’Oreal Miracle Blur $25 (double the size)

 

Top Ten List of Foods and Vitamins for Healthy Hair

Clients are always asking if there are any magic vitamins that will help with growing healthy, beautiful hair. Of course, there’s more to hair health than just taking a vitamin! A healthy lifestyle, following your stylist’s advice for proper hair care and products, and getting enough sleep can all do wonders for your hair. And to go along with that, here is our Top Ten List of foods and vitamins that can help give you that great hair and skin you long for!

1. SalmonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Salmon is rich in protein, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. About 3% of the hair shaft is made up of these fatty acids, which your body can’t make, and which you need to grow hair. They also keep your scalp and hair hydrated! Trout, avocado, and pumpkin seeds can also give you these amazing fatty acids!

 

2. WalnutsWalnuts
These are the only type of nut that contain a large amount of those essential omega-3 fatty acids. Even better, they are rich in biotin and vitamin E. Vitamin E is a great protector from DNA damage, and sun damage. Use walnut oil in your salad dressing as an easy way to ensure getting it into your diet!

 

3. ZincZinc
Having a lack of zinc in your diet can lead to hair loss, along with a dry scalp. It can also be a great help for dandruff and psoriasis sufferers. You can take a supplement for zinc, or you can add foods rich in zinc into your diet like oysters, cereals, nuts, and eggs.

 

4. Beta CaroteneSweet Potatoes
Beta Carotene is a much needed antioxidant which your body turns into vitamin A. It helps your scalp produce the oils used to protect and nourish your hair. Being low in vitamin A can lead to a dry, flaky scalp. Foods rich in beta carotene include sweet potatoes, carrots, mangoes and pumpkin.

 

5. Eggseggs
Not only are eggs a great source of protein, but they are also full of a few other minerals that are key to maintaining hair and skin health. They are rich in zinc, and also in iron, which helps carry oxygen to the hair follicles. Too little iron, also known as anemia, is a major cause of hair loss in women.

 

6. Dark, leafy greenskale
Spinach, kale, and broccoli are all rich in iron, beta carotene, folate and vitamin C, which helps to keep hair follicles healthy and helps with scalp oils for hydrating the hair.

 

7. Lentilslentils
Lots of vegetarians and vegans know about the amazing health benefits of these legumes. They’re a major source of protein for those that don’t eat meat, but they are also rich in iron, zinc, and biotin- all essential to healthy hair and scalp! You can also try adding edamame and kidney beans to get all of these great nutrients.

 

8. Vitamin B Complexgreek-yogurt
You may see this ingredient in a lot of hair care products, for the wonders that it does for the health of the hair follicle. You can find vitamin B5 in a lot of dairy products, like Greek yogurt, cheese, and milk, which also contain protein and vitamin D. Vitamin B Complex contains every vitamin B available, including B6, B12, and Biotin. They help reduce hair loss, slow down graying process, and promote shiny hair.

 

9. Vitamin Cblue
This vitamin is critical for circulation, and supports blood vessels that feed your hair follicles. Not having enough vitamin C in your diet can lead to hair being fragile or breaking. Try adding more blueberries, tomatoes, and strawberries to you diet to get plenty of vitamin C.

 

10. Vitamin Avitamin-a_2
This may be the most essential vitamin for optimum hair and scalp health. This is one vitamin that is easiest to get your daily allowance by taking a supplement. Vitamin A adds conditioners to the scalp, it fights free radicals like pollution that weaken hair, and it strengthens hair strands.

 

Natrol Biotin Maximum Strength and Viviscal both contain many different nutrients viviscal_box_350w 20120206_170that help with hair and skin health. They are an easy way to add a supplement to a healthy diet that can give you a good all-around assortment of the essentials needed every day. Both can be found at most health-food stores, pharmacies, or online.

 

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What Your Hair Says About Your Health

What Your Hair May Be Saying About Your Health!

We are not doctors, nor do we claim to be. These are merely professional stylist’s research and findings over many years of experience that we’d like to pass on to our clients. When in doubt, seek the guidance of your physician! But if you’d like some general ideas of what your hair might be saying about your health, read on!

Problem: Dry, limp, thin-feeling hair1

What it may be telling you: Many factors can lead to overly dry hair, including home hair coloring, blowdryers, curling or flat irons, swimming in chlorinated water. But a significant change in texture that leaves hair feeling finer than usual, can be an indicator of an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism. This doesn’t mean that you’re losing a lot of hair, but more that each individual hair is becoming finer and weaker. See your physician to find out if there is a health concern. We recommend DS Labs Revita Shampoo and Cor Conditioner to help with hair thinning.

 

Problem: Scaly or crusty patches on the scalp2

What it is telling you: When a thick crust forms on the scalp, this usually indicates psoriasis, which can be distinguished from other dandruff-like skin conditions by the presence of a thickening, scab-like surface. Psoriasis affects nearly 7.5 million Americans and is the most common autoimmune disease. The discovery that you have psoriasis should alert you to the possibility of a more serious condition. Approximately 30% of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, or have another autoimmune disease. It also puts you at increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. There are plenty of ingredients that can relieve psoriasis, and it may take some time to find the treatment that works best for you. A few of the ingredients to look for relief include coal tar, zinc, salicylic acid, aloe vera, hydrocortisone creams, and vitamin D. Once you get your health checked out, see a Dermatologist for treatment options. And don’t be embarrassed or afraid to get your hair done! We are professionals with many years of experience and have seen plenty of cases of psoriasis. Just let us know ahead of time and alert us to any medicated shampoos you need to bring with you for us to use!

 

Problem: Hair falling out in small, circular patches3

What it says about your health: We know this as alopecia areata. This happens when the immune system attacks and shrinks hair follicles, causing hair to fall out, usually in small round patches. Diabetes is the most common trigger for this condition. It can continue to spread, causing hair loss over a large area, or over the entire body. We’ve had a few clients that have found great success with our DS Labs products. We can also help by giving a style that helps to blend in those patches, and we can even use the amazing Hotheads extensions to fill in thin areas.

 

Problem: Yellowish flakes and scaly, itchy patches

What it says about your health: Most of us know this as dandruff, with the technical 4name being seborrheic dermatitis. It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the scalp and is an interaction of health issues that deserve to be taken seriously. This condition causes skin to develop scaly patches, often in the areas where the scalp is oiliest. When the flaky skin loosens, it leaves the telltale “dandruff” flakes. It is caused by a fungal infection due to an overgrowth of the yeast that is present on our scalps and skin. This yeast organism, known as Pityrosporum ovale, inflames irritated skin, causing excessive flakes. To see the difference between plain dry skin and seborrheic dermatitis, when skin is dry you’ll also see dry scaly skin between the eyebrows and by the sides of your nose, where as seborrheic dermatitis is mostly found on the scalp. While it is not contagious, it can be triggered by stress, oily skin, cold or dry weather, and infrequent washing. Left untreated it can cause premature hair loss and hair thinning. We have found great success using DS Labs Revita shampoo at least 3-4 times per week.

 

Problem: Traction Alopecia (Pulling hair too tight)5

What it is telling you: Change your hair style and loosen up! Pulling hair too tight in constant ponytails, cornrows, and tight headbands, can damage the fragile hair follicles around the hair line and causes hair to break and fall out. Changing your hairstyle usually lets hair grow back. Pulling hair back tightly for a long time, though, can lead to permanent hair loss!

 

How to maintain hair and scalp health: Eating healthy is not only good for our bodies, it’s also good for our hair and scalp. Salmon and walnuts with omega-3 fatty acids are great for shiny hair. Spinach and carrots for vitamin A, cashews for zinc, low-fat dairy, and vegetables are all great for overall skin health.

 

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Prom 2014

Prom 2014 is Here!!

Formal photo shoot. Hair by Rachel.

Need to know what the latest trends are for Prom 2014? Head Candy has you covered! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite hair and makeup trends to help you look and feel your best so you can dance the night away, have a blast, and have memories you’ll cherish forever! We’ve also included a Q&A below to help answer your top questions about all things Prom beauty! Don’t forget to schedule your appointment ASAP- we book up quickly on those busy prom days! We have an amazing Prom Hair & Makeup package for $75!!!

 

It’s Classic for a Reason!
When in doubt, stick with the classics! A classic smoky eye, a classic red lip, a classic black dress, a classic bun- all classics that never go out of style!

 

Choose your dress first!
Your dress style, color, and neckline will all determine how you should wear your hair and makeup! This is the important first step. If the bodice of your dress has lots of beading or an intricate pattern, you don’t want to wear long loose curls that will cover it up! The same goes for a high neckline. You’ll want to wear your hair all up in a pretty updo. If your dress is a one-shoulder design, you’ll want to wear your hair up, or swept over to the other side. Your makeup color will also be determined by the color of your dress. A classic red lip would clash with that bright pink or pastel green dress!

If you’re unsure of how to wear your hair, don’t worry! We have a book in our waiting area that has a great guideline of what hairstyles work best with different types of dresses! Bring a picture of your dress and your stylist can help you find a style that will be perfect for you!

What’s Old is New Again!
You can never go wrong when you go vintage! Find your inner flapper or pinup girl and stand out in the crowd! Head Candy stylists have tons of experience with vintage styling from every decade of the past. We can even give you a modern version of a vintage look! From the fingerwaves and sharp bobs of the roaring 20’s, to the soft elegance of the 30’s and 40’s, to the classic pinup girl of the 50’s, Head Candy is your go-to place for vintage style! We also have an entire book devoted to these amazing favorites!

Radiant Orchid
Pantone’s Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid and we are in love with this color! Whether you have a dress in this color, or you want to play up your eyes or your lips in this color, Radiant Orchid is the color of the year for good reason! It is such a beautiful bright shade and can be made to suit every girl for prom!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’m not sure of how to wear my hair for my prom?

We have a great guide in the salon that gives suggestions on how to wear your hair depending on your dress style and neckline. You can also take some time to gather inspiring photos online and bring them to your appointment! Be sure to bring a picture of your dress too!

How far in advance should I book my appointment?

ASAP!! Most proms fall on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, which are the busiest days in the salon. Our early afternoon and evening spots book up very quickly, especially during the busy prom and wedding season! As soon as you know what time you’ll need to be ready, book your appointment! Don’t forget to give yourself extra time to go home and get a shower, get in your dress, and get your pictures taken by your adoring family and friends!

How long before my prom should I have other services done?

For color, highlights and trims, we recommend 1-2 weeks. This will ensure that your color is fresh for the big day, while leaving any time needed for emergencies or color changes. For waxing services we recommend 5-7 days, which lets your skin be fresh and smooth for the day of, while ensuring that any redness or swelling has time to go away. For GelMani’s, you can have this service done the day of, or within 5-7 days.

Do I have to wear my hair up for my prom?

No, you can wear your hair in any style that suits you and your dress. Most girls prefer to wear their hair up so they look more formal, and they don’t have to worry about “messing” with their hair for the entire day and night. Keep in mind what the weather is going to be like, and how well your hair will cooperate with the weather. Also think about things like humidity or how lots of dancing could wear down your curls, causing frizz, or falling flat. These are all important things to consider when choosing your hairstyle. We will give recommendations based on your prom date, hair type, and typical weather patterns during the different seasons.

How should I have my skin and hair prepared for my appointment?

Arrive to the salon with clean, dry skin, wearing only your usual moisturizer. Please make sure you have removed all remnants of makeup from the day before and don’t wear any foundation, mascara, or concealers. Please also arrive with clean, dry hair. If your hair needs to be blown out straight for your updo, please either arrive with it blown out or include a blowout when booking your appointment. Blowouts are not included with updos, so be prepared to do this yourself, or to pay extra for a blowout the day of. DO NOT arrive with dirty hair and DO NOT put any products in your hair. It is a huge myth that dirty hair works best for updos! We don’t know what products you are using at home and most non-professional products are just not made for layering or for excessive brushing and styling. Having products left in the hair runs the risk of causing flakes the next day which look terrible when trying to achieve a beautiful updo. Please arrive with clean, dry hair! And don’t forget a button or zip up top!

Have any other questions? Feel free to give us a call and we will happily answer them for you!

2014 Wedding Packages

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Salon Head Candy is excited for our 2014 Weddings! We are preparing the entire staff for a great year of weddings and we love staying on top of the latest trends, while perfecting our techniques of the classics!

We have a highly skilled full staff of makeup artists and hair stylists that are reliable, professional, and extremely talented. We are knowledgeable and experienced with being camera-ready, using makeup and hair products that look great on film, even in HD! We have experience in bridal, artistic, and commercial photo shoots, hair shows, and even New York Fashion Week. We can accommodate any size wedding party and event!

We also have 4 stylists that are completely certified in Hotheads extensions, along with 2 stylists that are experienced with clip and sew-in extensions, which can all add a world of possibilities for your special day!

Although we do have quite a few weddings already scheduled, we still have plenty of room weddingsavailable and are now taking appointments for the 2014/15 wedding seasons! Our Saturdays book up very quickly so reserve your day as soon as possible!

We are also very excited to have Jillian Kathryn Photography as one of our preferred wedding photographers! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions on our wedding services, or to book your contract meeting. We know how much work goes into planning a wedding and we work just as hard to make your wedding day beauty the least of your worries!

 

In-Salon Bridal Services

Ala-Carte Services
Although packages are really the most cost-effective way to go, we do offer ala-carte services for the bride, wedding party members, moms, and wedding attendees. Ala-carte services are only available in-salon.

Makeup Just Eyes $20
Full Makeup $30
Lashes $10
OPI GelMani $30
Blowout $35 & up
Flower Girl $35
Updo $55 & up
Bridal Updo $75 & up

 

Candy Hearts Packages necco-hearts
The Candy Hearts Packages are small bundles of love (much like the real candy hearts) available for those that like ala-carte options, or for those with smaller wedding parties. These packages are only available in-salon.

For the Bride: $225 ($250 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Groom: $40 ($58 value)
Hair cut
Neck Shave
Eyebrow grooming
Men’s manicure

For the Bridesmaids: $100 each ($125 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Moms: $90 each ($105 value)
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

 

Chocolate Kisses Package $400 ($455 Value)Hershey_Kisses
The Chocolate Kisses Package is the perfect sized package just for the Bride, Maid of Honor, Mom and Flower Girl! This package is only available in-salon.

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Maid of Honor:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl:
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day

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In-Salon or On-Location Bridal Services
The packages listed below are available for both in-salon and on-location weddings services. On-location wedding services may require a travel fee or added fees for holiday bookings. Please set up a time to come in for a meeting to learn more about on-location packages.

Bon-Bon Package $550 ($645 Value)Cake BonBons (2)
The Bon-Bon Package is the perfect package for a small wedding party including the Bride, 3 Bridesmaids, Mom and Flower Girl!

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 3 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl:
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day

 

Jordan Almonds Package $675 ($780 Value)jordan-almonds
The Jordan Almonds Package is a great way to include the entire wedding party, including the Mother of the Groom, and without a flower girl.

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 4 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mother of the Groom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

 

Gourmet Truffle Package $875 ($1000 Value)truffles
This package is the most luxurious all-inclusive package, just like those gourmet Truffles! It is the perfect package for large wedding parties. It includes 6 bridesmaids, a flower girl, Mom and Mother of the Groom. This continues to be our most popular package!

For the Bride:
OPI GelMani (French incl)
Hair & Makeup Trial
Hair & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For 6 Bridesmaids:
Formal Updo & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For Mother of the Groom:
Blowout & Makeup on Wedding Day (lashes incl)

For the Flower Girl: 
Blowout with curls or formal updo on Wedding Day

 

FAQ’s:

Will I get a full hair consultation?headpiece

All of our packages include a full bridal trial, including hair and makeup. This will help us to get a good feel for your hair and if the look you desire will work for your hair type. It also gives us a chance to discover if any extensions will be needed, and if your chosen hair pieces, accessories, and veil will work, leaving you plenty of time to order or exchange anything that isn’t working. 

What if I’m not sure of how to wear my hair for my wedding?

Your meeting and your trial are opportunities to ask for advice and suggestions. We have an updated portfolio here on our website, along with a printed portfolio in the salon. We also have a great guide in the salon that gives suggestions on how to wear your hair depending on your dress style and neckline. You can also take some time to gather inspiring photos online and you can email them to us. Once you sign your contract with us, we make a folder just for you and your wedding, saving your contract and all important information that we need to be prepared for your big day. Any images you email to us are printed and put in your file.

How long before my wedding day should I book my trial?IMG_4729-L

We recommend approximately 2 months before your wedding day. This gives you plenty of time after your trial to order any necessary accessories, book your other appointments including touch-ups, highlights, waxing, etc.

How long before my wedding day should I have other services done?

For color, highlights and trims, we recommend 1-2 weeks. This will ensure that your color is fresh for the big day, while leaving any time needed for emergencies or color changes. For waxing services we recommend 5-7 days, which lets your skin be fresh and smooth for the day of, while ensuring that any redness or swelling has time to go away. For GelMani’s, you can have this service done the day of, or within 5-7 days.

Why are ala-carte options not available for on-location weddings?

Doing on-location weddings requires a lot of time and planning to make sure we are fully prepared with everything needed for all of the services. Some services are just not available out of the salon due to the amount of products and equipment needed, like the GelMani. We are also taking time out of a normal work day to leave the salon and our regular clients in order to travel to your location. The amount of services booked needs to compare with what can be made by working in the salon for a day. There are just too many variables with ala-carte services, and it is much easier to be organized and prepared when we know exactly what we are doing the day of your wedding!

Do I have to wear my hair up on my wedding day?

No, you can wear your hair in any style that suits you and your wedding. Most brides and bridesmaids prefer to wear their hair up so they look more formal, and they don’t have to worry about “messing” with their hair for the entire day and night. Keep in mind what the weather is going to be like on your wedding day, and how well your hair will cooperate with the weather. If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, wearing your hair down runs the risk of having it blow around during your vows if it’s windy. You also risk things like humidity wearing down your curls, causing frizz, or falling flat. These are all important things to consider when choosing your hairstyle. We will give recommendations based on your wedding date, hair type, and typical weather patterns during the different seasons.

 

How should I have my skin and hair prepared for my big day?

Arrive to the salon or to your location with clean, dry skin, wearing only your usual moisturizer. Please make sure you have removed all remnants of makeup from the day before and don’t wear any foundation, mascara, or concealers. Please also arrive with clean, dry hair. If your hair needs to be blown out straight for your updo, please either arrive with it blown out or include a blowout when booking your appointment. Blowouts are not included with updos, so be prepared to do this yourself, or to pay extra for a blowout the day of. DO NOT arrive with dirty hair and DO NOT put any products in your hair. It is a huge myth that dirty hair works best for updos! We don’t know what products you are using at home and most non-professional products are just not made for layering or for excessive brushing and styling. Having products left in the hair runs the risk of causing flakes the next day which look terrible when trying to achieve a beautiful updo. Please arrive with clean, dry hair! And don’t forget a button or zip up top!

 

 

Eyebrow Matters

Your eyebrows are one of the most important focal features of your face so we’re devoting a blog entirely to this topic! We’re including some eyebrow do’s and don’ts, some examples of eyebrows gone bad, some eyebrow before and after makeovers, and some expert tips for getting and maintaining your perfect eyebrows! We’ve even included some advice for men’s eyebrows too! And just to show you how serious we are about helping you with your eyebrow matters, we will be offering a free eyebrow shaping, waxing, or threading for the entire month of February with Chrissi or Payal!

We’ve all seen our fair share of bad eyebrows; too thick, too thin, too dark, too high, too joey2low, barely there, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, many of us have experienced bad eyebrows ourselves. That time when you ran into that cheap place around the corner and walked out with a big gap or even worse, a burn! Oh and let’s not forget that hilarious episode of Friends when Joey decided to try out some waxing and ended up looking, well, you remember!

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Poor Joey, taking the advice of his agent, is the perfect example of eyebrows gone terribly wrong!
First, let’s talk about bad eyebrows. Back in the 1920’s and 30’s, the super-thin, overly high arches were the style, but modern times call for a more natural brow. Your face shape is going to help determine the shape of your eyebrows but you don’t want to stray too far away from your natural thickness and natural arch. Its all about emphasizing your natural beauty and features. Square face shapes can round the brow arch slightly to soften features, and a round face can go slightly higher with the arch to add length. Small changes to natural shapes are perfectly fine, but should be left to the professionals.

Here’s a list of 3 Eyebrow Don’ts:

1. Don’t Over Pluck!bad2
Step away from the tweezers! Overplucking is one of the biggest mistakes you can make with your brows. As you age your brows tend to thin out, making it even more difficult to grow back those gaps in your brow shape. Leave the original shaping to the pro and just clean up around the outside as needed in-between visits. (As you can see with the image to the right, overplucking can result in gaps or holes in the brow line, or can leave them too thin.)

2. Don’t spread your brows too far apart.bad1
Having too much space in-between your brows can make your nose look wider and your eyes look smaller. Don’t tweeze any wider than the bridge of your nose. Just clean up the very center as needed. (This image shows what can happen when you tweeze the center past the natural bridge of the nose. The eyebrows are too far apart, making the face look more round and the eyes look small and further apart. They’re also way too high, giving a very unflattering shape.)

3. Don’t tweeze into your natural brow shape!bad3
Stick with removing the hair that is further away from the brow. It gets too easy to make mistakes when you start removing hair from the actual brow- just tweezing out one hair too many can ruin your shape. (Tweezing too much into the natural brow shape has turned both of these brows too thin. The image on the top shows how overplucking has left her with hardly any brows left, and a bad attempt at filling them in. The image on the bottom shows that overplucking has left her with almost no eyebrows, and filling in just a thin line gives a very unnatural appearance.)

 

Here’s a List of 3 Eyebrow Do’s:

1. Do grow them out and come see our eyebrow gurus!
If you’re unhappy with your current brow shape, just stick to cleaning up the very outside while letting them grow in for a few weeks. Head Candy has 2 amazing eyebrow gurus that can give you an eyebrow makeover! Giving them a little more to work with gives you more opportunity to have your best eyebrows!

2. Do invest in a great brow kit if you have gaps or your brows are too thintoofaced
The first step in getting great brows is learning how to find an amazing shape that goes with your natural brows. When you come in to see our eyebrow guru Chrissi, filling-in is the first step she takes in shaping your brows. She then cleans up around the newly shaped arch. This can help you maintain your new perfect brows at home and will help keep you from overdoing it. We use and highly recommend the brow kit “Brow Envy” from Too Faced which comes with everything you need and you can pick it up at Sephora! Chrissi will even give you a lesson on filling them in at home!

3. Do Learn the Perfectly Shaped Browhow-to1
The front of the brow should line up with the upper bridge of your nose. The arch should be approximately three-quarters of the way back from the bridge of your nose. Then the tail of the brow should taper off, getting thinner, following the shape of the eye. Both brows should be pretty symmetrical and look like mirror images of each other. No two brows look perfectly alike, but they should match each other in both size and shape as close as possible. (The picture shows how to find a great shape for your natural eyebrows. We highly recommend leaving the shaping to a pro, and just maintaining the look at home, filling them in by following the picture!)

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Men sometimes need their brows groomed too but you need to be especially careful not to remove too much hair, like the picture of Joey shown above! Men can get away with just a simple clean up, usually involving a small amount of trimming, and maybe just tweezing or threading a few strays away. If you comb your eyebrow hairs up and they go above your brow line, you can definitely use a little trim. If you have a unibrow or have brows as thick as Groucho Marx, then perhaps you should stop in and get those little beasts cleaned up! We don’t recommend men getting their eyebrows waxed, so threading or tweezing would be your best bet! Please don’t try this at home, especially if you have zero experience in this area. Just ask for a quick clean up at your next haircut appointment!

Guys need to pay attention to their brows too. We recommend tweezing or threading for men’s brows, along with a little trimming if needed. Just don’t over-do it. Leave this to the pros!

 

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If you’re in need of an eyebrow makeover, stop in to see our 2 amazing eyebrow gurus! There are several options available to get you the perfect brow including filling and shaping with traditional waxing or tweezing by Chrissi, who is completely obsessed with brows and does an amazing job, paying close attention to detail! (The image to the right shows how growing in your brows for a few weeks can give us more to work with to create a much more flattering and natural looking brow shape.)

Or, if you have very sensitive skin, have had a bad experience with waxing, or use skin makeover3peels, Retin-A, Accutane, or products that treat acne, come see Payal, our Eyebrow Threading Expert with over 12 years of threading experience! (The image to the right shows how anyone can get an amazing brow shape that still looks natural, by just cleaning up a few strays and following the perfect brow guide! These brows are done with threading!)

The image to the right shows an amazing eyebrow makeover, by first filling in a more makeover2natural brow shape and just cleaning up around them. These brows will need several months to grow back in before matching the new beautiful shape, and a great brow kit helps them look this perfect! Of course some gorgeous makeup and lashes add to the beauty even more but the eyebrows make the biggest impact!

Whatever your brow needs are, Head Candy can help accentuate your natural beauty, face shape, and make sure you find your perfect eyebrows! Come see our Eyebrow Gurus! Chrissi is available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and our Threading Expert Payal is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! And for the entire month of February, try out your first eyebrow visit with Chrissi and Payal totally free!!

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Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are quickly approaching and we all know how fast time flies when you have gifts to buy! We’ve done a lot of the work for you, in fact, we have made it so easy that you can just order these items online or stop in to Head Candy. We’re including things for her, for him, for your boss, and for those that already have everything. You can thank us later for saving you the trip to the way overcrowded mall & big box store parking lots!

Here’s what fascinates us!

 

For the girl that loves jewelry:
Vintage-inspired or ultra-modern jewelry from Baublebar.com. Our faves include the Neon Deco Spike Drop earrings ($28) and the Pave Links necklace ($38)! If your girl likes shine then she’ll also love the Bumble “Let it Shine” line! Shampoo, conditioner and shine spray!

 

For the Cat Lover:
Head on over to Urbanoutfitters.com and pick up the Plum & Bow Cat Shelf ($39) or the adorable Coal the Kitty Beanie ($42)! They’re just purrrfect!

 

For the Man That Has Everything:
Your man is one with classic, refined taste. He probably enjoys a bit of luxury but likes to keep things simple. We recommend clicking over to Nordstrom.com and indulging him in the Movado Large Bold watch at $350, or the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker at $299. If his taste in Scotch is also refined, try finding a bottle of Dalmore King Alexander III single-malt Scotch whiskey for around $200. The bottle alone shows your good taste! You can also get him a gift certificate for a great haircut, along with Tonic Shampoo and Grooming Creme. The perfectly simple combo for great men’s style!

 

For the Techie in Your Life:
We all know one of those super techie types, or the guy in our life that wants to be (or is) a DJ. Go pick up a classic vinyl at a yard sale or thrift shop and add it to the gift bag with one of these cool finds! Nordstrom.com carries the Beats by Dre Solo headphones that are sure to please at under $200. They also have an amazing Thule Macbook Pro attache case for $79. Urbanoutfitter.com has these super fun Headphone Bookends for $39. Don’t forget a bottle of that funky, swigging Plantation Village 2000 Jamaican Rum ($40). And we highly recommend Seaweed Shampoo and Sumotech for that perfectly undone hair!

 

 

For the Drinker of…
For the caffeine addicted coffee drinker, make sure they have a really nice French press. If they already have one they’ll love a new one, if they don’t have one they will thank you! And we mean thank you A LOT! It is a perfect gift and is a totally affordable wow factor! We love the Bodum French Press Coffee Maker from Surlatable.com priced at under $30! For the lover of all things beer, this 8-piece Beer Tasting Glass set from RedEnvelope.com at just $40 is a great gift to help him drink all his favorite beers in their best-suited glass. It’ll help kick his beer loving taste up to a higher level! And finally, for the wine lover that also loves to entertain, these adorable Wine Appetizer Trays, also from Red Envelope, are just the cutest and most helpful gift for a perfectly priced $40!

 

For Anyone:
No fear, we’ve got a few gifts that can help with that too! Here’s a few really fun & awesome gifts that are sure to please any of your quirky friends & family! Any girl at any age would love to have a personalized Gem Monogrammed Wristlet from Anthropologie.com, and the best part is that it’s only $28! Affordable enough to get for a few of your fave girls! For those in your life that never forget a card or postcard, this absolutely adorable set of Mercy Cards from SetEditions.com is the cutest $12 you’ll ever spend and they’re sure to send you one since they never forget a “Thank You” card! Whether this person on your list is an entertainer, a busy mom, an artist, or just an eclectic decorator, they’ll definitely love the Chalkboard Table Runner from Anthropologie.com for $42!

 

 

For the Unique Ones:
If they already have everything or if they say they want “nothing really”, here’s a few truly unique and quirky gifts that will make them think of you every time they see it, and they’ll be sure to giggle a bit too! Head on over to Amazon.com and get The Art of Fixing Things. An awesome and clever gift at around only $12. Makes a great gift for Dad, your brother, boyfriend, or the handy woman that swears she doesn’t need help. Even your not-so-handy husband will appreciate the gesture! We’re also crazy about the Tetris Light Up LED Lamp from ThinkGeek.com! You can stack it any way you want & it lights up as soon as you start connecting the pieces together! Seriously the most fun $40 you’ll spend all season! Last, but not least, is the Hoodie Pillow! Its like a snuggie for your head! Its only $20 from HoodiePillow.com and is great for the frequent traveler, frequent napper, or anyone that already has everything! Their next plane ride will be so much more tolerable!

 

 

 

For the Last-Minute-Please-Help-Me-Gifts:InStyle-May-2013
Don’t worry- we’ve got ya covered! We have convenient holiday hours to help with those last-minute purchases when you REALLY don’t want to fight the parking lots! Check out our home page for updates on salon hours! We have gift certificates available in any increment! Everyone loves gift certs & they’re perfect for literally anyone on your list! We also have a huge selection of stocking stuffers including travel sizes of Bumble & Bumble products, Spray Chalks in 4 awesome colors, and Wet Brushes, all starting at just $7! We can even help you pick out the best hair products specifically for them, and we’ll even bag it up in a beautiful Bumble bag with holiday tissue paper! Don’t forget- we carry Ibiza brushes- voted the world’s finest brushes by countless beauty magazines and voted as the top brush on Amazon! Trust us, you’ll make someone special a very happy person to get these gifts!