Beauty

Combating Springtime Frizz

April showers bring May flowers and unfortunately they also bring frizzy hair. Luckily, there are lots of products available to combat this dreaded condition whether your hair is fine, coarse, straight or curly! Check out some of our favorite products to combat frizz as well as the products to pair with them to get even better results.

 

Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil

This amazing oil can be applied to either damp or dry hair and not only detangles and smoothes frizz, but also acts as a UV protectant making it perfect for summertime sun.

Key Ingredients: Grape Seed Oil, safflower Oil, coconut oil, and almond oil, each broken down to their purest form to condition the hair from the inside out.

Perfect for: All hair types, use sparingly on fine hair

Pair with: Invisible Oil Primer, Shampoo and Conditioner

Bumble and Bumble Curl Anti-Humidity Gel

Applied to dry or damp hair, this product is designed to block humidity and retain the hairs natural moisture making your curls much more manageable.

Key Ingredients: A blend of Brazilian oils including Brazil nut oil and babassu seed oil

Perfect for: Coarse, curly hair

Pair with: BB Curl Shampoo and Conditioner

 

Bumble and Bumble Defrizz

Applied to damp or dry hair, this product is for those who need serious frizz control.

Key Ingredients: Castor oil

Perfect for: Thick, unruly hair

Pair with: Thickening spray

Bumble and Bumble Blow Dry Straight

Applied before blow-drying, this heat-activated cream makes blow drying your hair straight effortless and frizz free.

Key Ingredients: Panthenol, dimethicone and glycerin

Perfect for: Those looking for a straight hairstyle start with a small amount

Pair with: BB Straight Shampoo and Conditioner

Davines Oi Oil

This lightweight oil only requires one drop to do the job and can be reapplied as needed throughout the day! Not only does this wonder oil protect against frizz, but also protects against oxidative damage and strengthens the hair, so it can grow long and strong!

Key Ingredients: Roucou oil

Perfect for: All hair types

Pair with: Oi Shampoo and Conditioner

 

 

 

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Beauty, Skin Care

What to Expect at Your First Wax

We’ve already covered the dos and don’ts of waxing, but today we’re going to discuss what to actually expect at your waxing appointment. If you haven’t checked the dos and don’ts out yet, do that first!

 

When you Arrive

After checking in with the front desk, you’ll be given a Wax Intake. The wax intake asks important medical and personal information that directly pertains to the success of your wax, so it is vital you answer these questions honestly and thoroughly. Once you’ve finished with your intake, you can return it to the front desk and have a seat until your highly skilled technician comes out to meet you.

 

In the Treatment Room

After you esthetician greets you in the lobby, you’ll be escorted back to one of our private waxing rooms, each with relaxing music and a comfortable bed to lay on for your service. Your esthetician will confirm what service you’re getting done, ask any questions you may have that have stemmed from your intake, and answer any questions you may have. Remember, there are no stupid questions so ask freely! Once all your questions have been answered, your technician will instruct you how to lay down on the table and, in the case of a body wax, will leave the room to give you privacy to change. For all body wax services we provide a modesty cloth and you are always encouraged to just disrobe to your comfort level.

 

The Wax

 Once your comfortable, your service will begin. Here at Designer’s Denn we use a high quality European wax that comes in three different varieties: a blue hard wax (for all skin types,) a pink hard wax (for extra-sensitive skin) and a gentle, aquamarine strip wax (use for larger areas of the body, such as legs and arms.) If getting a brow wax, your technician will consult with you before the wax even touches your skin, to discuss what you’re hoping to get out of your service today and your desired shape.

Next, a small patch of warm wax will be applied to the skin. If hard wax is being used, a few may be applied at the same time. This process will continue until your wax is complete and you’re hair free and care free. Soothing oil will be applied to moisturize and calm the skin, as well as helping to slow down hair growth. You’ll be given post-wax care instructions before leaving as well as any recommendations for product to make the waxing process even easier going forward.

 

Checking out and the Rewards Program

We recommend pre-booking your next service before you leave. Not only does this assure an appointment will be available for you when you need your next wax in 4-6 weeks, but you also receive 200 Points as a thank you for being one of our loyal guests! Equal to $2.00, these points are applied to your account, never expire, and stack until you have enough to cover the full amount of a product or service. Plus, refer a friend in and you’ll receive 500 points, or $5.00 worth of points, making a free service well within reach.

 

We hope to see you soon!

 

 

A Quick Note on our Wax

Other than the rigorous training every esthetician goes through here at Designer’s Denn before being released on a service, it is our wax that makes all the difference. While many salons use soft wax for every waxing service, we have a different philosophy. Soft wax adheres to the skin, which can result in skin tearing when used in extra-sensitive spots, like the bikini area and the eyebrows…ouch! This is why we only use hard wax in these delicate locations, which works by shrink wrapping around the hair so your skin is safe!

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Welcome the HydraFacial to Designer’s Denn!

Searching for smoother, clearer, healthier skin? Look no further than HydraFacial MD! HydraFacial MD is the first of its kind, utilizing Vortex-Fusion® technology to gently resurface the skin, purge congestion, and rejuvenate the skin with vital antioxidants and peptides.

 

HydraFacial MD uses a simple four-step system that can be completed in just 30 minutes, with no downtime, but gives similar results to medical procedures, such as IPL.

Step 1: The Activ-4 serum utilizes glucosamine and lactic acid to gently soften the upper layers of the epidermis and remove dead skin cells

Step 2: Vortex-Peel’s combo of glycolic and salicylic acid effortlessly peels the skin and softens sebum.

Step 3: Vortex-Extraction painlessly removes impactions in the skin resulting in a smooth even finish.

Step 4: Finally, we drench the skin with Antiox+, a serum packed full of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid-it’s like a drink for the face!

 

The HydraFacial is great for all skin types and ages; every condition from acne to general aging to hyperpigmentation will benefit. For many conditions, just 1, 30-minute treatment a month is all that’s needed to maintain beautiful skin (with proper home care of course!) If you’re wondering if the Hydra Facial is for you, give us a call and schedule a consult today with an esthetician to determine what’s going to work best for your skin and lifestyle.

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Our Favorite Products

 

There are so many products here at Designer’s Denn that we love, but every so often there is that one product that really blows us away. Here are some of the products that a few members of our team are loving.

Lori, Senior Esthetician: “To me, toner is the most important part of a healthy skin care regimen. I love Décleor’s Essential Tonifying Lotion because it’s nourishing and prepares the skin for better absorption of moisturizer.”

Kendra, Designer Stylist: Thickening hairspray from Bumble and Bumble because, it is a hairspray but you apply it to wet hair, so it doesn’t give the hair a crunchy feel and also acts as a heat protectant; it gives the hold of a hairspray without the crunch, resulting in beautiful body.”

Angie, Master Colorist, “I love Zents Concreta because it doesn’t wear off and heals my cracked hands from shampooing all day.”

Sarah, Massage Therapist “I love Décleor’s Sunless Tanning Milk because it gives a wonderful golden color to the skin and moisturizes at the same time. A lot of sunless products have a weird smell to them and this one smells great!”

Olivia, Nail Technician “My cuticles get super dry and OPI’s Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Oil does wonders!”

Jane, Nail TechnicianDM Skin Care’s Repair Bar helps me manage my facial eczema and I love that it can be used as both a cleanser and mask.”

 

All products mentioned can be purchased at Designer’s Denn!

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