AP® Monthly Archives: May 2016
Years ago, while traveling for the holidays, I had a mani emergency. I had just gotten a shellac manicure (uber chic and not yet widely done at the time) and was promised it should last up to 2 weeks. When I arrived at my destination, I immediately put my hands to good use. I played with the kids in the family, helped with holiday food preps, and overall just enjoyed my vacation. Well, 2 days in I noticed my GORGEOUS manicure was chipped! While I normally go for muted colors, this time, I figured…what the heck…let’s do something bright! And lo and behold, the bright color choice came back to bite me as I was stuck, in an extremely small town, without my manicurist and an obviously chipped nail a few days before Christmas. This was well before phone apps were the standard. Luckily my host had a similar color (enough to offset the chip nail’s obviousness), but all I could think was, “I wish there was a way to find a manicurist without going in blind.” How does one fix these traveling beauty dilemmas?
How awesome is it that now, in 2016, there are sooo many ways to do just that! As summer begins here in the northern hemisphere, know that you never have to go in blind. Whether on vacation, moving to a new town or just want to try a new service, there is an app for that! Below are our top rated apps for finding the service of your dreams, no matter where you are!
Traveling Beauty Dilemmas Fixed with Apps!!!
StyleSeat is AHH-mazing! You can literally find anything and everything here from head to toe (including extensions and weaves) to get your glam on! It even includes same day services, reviews, and full treatment menus. Available on Android and iTunes.
Currently only available in NYC, they are looking to expand nationwide. Each spa/salon is hand-picked and curated to give you the best experience possible. Available on iTunes
Glamsquad is changing the game by bringing the beauty pros to YOU! Just pick a look, book your appointment and they arrive on location. Available on iTunes or book online.
Priv ups the ante by not only bringing you beauty on the go, but also bringing massage and fitness! Sadly, they are only in NY, LA, Austin and London. If you happen to be traveling to any of those cities, check them out! Available on iTunes and Google Play.
And, of course, no list would be complete without at least a mention:
Definitely one of the most common apps: you can buy gift certificates for practically everywhere. Highly customizable and has tons of reviews. Note, though, that you cannot currently book your appointment through spafinder.com. News is they are planning to release an in-app option to book. Available through both iTunes and Play Store.
Have you used any of these apps? Comment below on which was your FAVE!
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AP® Monthly Archives: May 2016
As sugarists, we know that for optimal results, the client NEEDS to have adequate at-home care between treatments. It was this need that led to AP creating the Full Circle of Skin Conditioning program. One of the key components of this program is our skin softening balm, Phenomen-all™. We know from training that this wonder balm helps to prevent ingrown hairs by ‘softening’ the skin, but what else can it do?
Skin Softening Balm for Eczema
According to Alicia (a product reviewer – check out her story here), it completely helped keep her eczema flare ups at bay! Grapeseed oil and Clary oil are both known to help battle eczema by clearing rashes and reducing inflammation. They do this through their high content of linoleic acid and linalyl acetate within the oil. Jojoba is also one of the closest oils to natural sebum. This enables the eczema flare up to be highly moisturized, but not irritated.
Skin Softening Balm for Acne
The same ingredients in Phenomen-all™ that prevent eczema inflammation help to keep acne inflammation down as well. Clary sage also helps to regulate oil production on the skin. Grapeseed oil is known for acne reduction, and jojoba is a natural anti-microbial. In addition to those ingredients, rosewood oil is an antiseptic oil, while grapefruit helps to brighten and heal acne spots. All of these characteristics combined make for one powerful skin healer.
Skin Softening Balm for Scars
The healing properties of clary, rosewood and grapefruit oils work towards toning the skin and helping it repair itself. Clary and grapefruit peel oils, being naturally astringent, tone skin and restore vitality.
How To Use Phenomen-all™ skin softening balm In The Treatment Room
If you have a client coming in who happens to have eczema, offer up a small sampling of Phenomen-all™ so they can see first hand how awesome it is! Incorporate it into an acne facial so the client can see immediate results. If there is scar tissue present from previous acne flare-ups, or stretch marks that are of concern, offer this product as a solution. As always, keep a tube visually present. Seeing it encourages questions and offers up the opportunity to suggest at-home usage. Once they see how phenomenal their skin is, there’s no going back!
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