How to Get Sun Kissed Skin Safely

Building a great tan is a hallmark of a great summer. Not only can a tan show off those summer white dresses but a tan can actually make a person look slimmer as well. There are more than a few options when it comes to tanning but not all are created equal when it comes to what is healthiest for your skin.




Laying out by the pool with a little tanning oil slicked on your skin, a magazine to read, and maybe a frosty beverage in hand is a much beloved summertime activity and the most obvious way to get a tan. Unfortunately, laying under the sun’s harsh UVF rays can also lead to a little thing called skin cancer (and wrinkles, sun spots, discoloration, etc.). While sunbathing may be an effective strategy to tan, when laying out in the sun you should forgo the tanning oil for sunscreen with a high SPF instead. It may take a few hours longer to reach your desired bronze shade than sitting out with only tanning oil but the peace of mind about the health of your skin is certainly worth the risk.


Avoid Tanning Beds

Maybe you have a special event coming up and it’s embarrassing how blindingly pale you have become since winter. Maybe you have a white dress to wear and don’t want to wait until you spend a few hours outdoors in the sun before you feel confident enough to wear it. Whatever the reason, you want to be tan now! Hitting up your local tanning salon and jumping into a tanning bed seems like the easiest and fastest solution, but is it the safest? The World Health Organization doesn’t think so. In fact, they classify tanning beds with tanning lamps into its highest cancer risk category. However, there are a few other options to transform you into a bronze goddess quickly and the good news is that they are significantly safer.


Spray Tanning


The quickest way to get an evenly tanned body is through spray tanning. In fact, it’s the only truly instant way to do so, as even tanning lotions need to be re-applied and built up to get to the desired shade. Besides being fast and convenient, spray tanning is completely safe and free from carcinogens, unlike tanning beds. Another bonus is the fact that a spray tan will provide an even color all over, which means you can kiss unattractive bikini lines good bye.


Tanning Lotions


If you have plenty of time to build a tan and want the convenience of doing it from the comfort of your own home, then self-tanning lotions may be a great option for you. Convenient and simple to use, these lotions can be applied daily until your desired shade of tan is reached. Self-tanning lotions are also arguably the most affordable option to getting golden skin. One word of caution though—it’s important to make sure the lotion is completely dried before touching the skin, putting on clothes, or climbing into white sheets.

Hair Trends · Make-Up · Nails · Uncategorized

Nailing Down Your Bridal Look

Once you slip that sparkly ring on your finger, it’s happily ever after. Or at least you thought it was, until you realized you have an entire wedding to plan. Wedding planning can be a stressful time between picking out font styles for your invitations and finding the perfect shade of coral for the reception napkins…the list goes on and on. While all those elements are certainly important, the main attraction for the guests will be the glowing bride. Nailing down your bridal look is crucial and the following are steps to make sure you get all the details right.


Search For Inspiration


Before making any decision, take some time to look through bridal magazines, Pinterest, old movies, or wherever it is that you draw inspiration from. Decide how you want to look and, more importantly, how you want to feel. Old Hollywood glamour? Magical forest fairy? Whatever it is, make sure that each part of your bridal look embodies this aesthetic and feeling and you will look thoughtfully put together on your big day.


Bombshell Hair


There are a few considerations for hair. Will your wedding be outside? Does your dress have a high neckline? Will you be wearing a veil? Walk through every aspect of your day, the external conditions like weather, what you’ll be wearing, etc. Once you have a style in mind, run through a trial session with your hair stylist before the wedding. This will ensure you are both on the same page, as well as provide a dry-run to see how much time you should allot for hair styling on the actual wedding day, although it’s probably prudent to add an additional 30 minutes on to that.


On Point Make-Up


A wedding ceremony plus a reception to follow can make for quite a long day and night when it comes to having picture perfect make up that stays in place. A professional make-up artist is the best choice to ensure your make up is perfect down to every lash and that your make up will last throughout dancing, sweating, and happy tears. To make matters even simpler, look for a salon that offers complete Arvada bridal services and you may be able to bundle hair styling, make up application, and nail services together for ease of scheduling and possibly even a discount.


Think Sun Kissed Bronze, Not Orange


If you’ll be wearing a white dress, sometimes it’s nice to have a little color on your skin to really make the white color really pop. However, try to get a tan that looks as natural as possible as you don’t want your guests to make Jersey Shore references during the ceremony. A great recommendation is to try spray tanning. Since it’s temporary, you can test out the right shade for you well in advance of the big day.


A Little More Bling


While your engagement ring will certainly be the star of the jewelry show, a few simple pieces of jewelry can really compliment your wedding gown and tie the whole look together. Long earrings can elongate your face and make you look thinner while elegant pearl studs can add the perfect touch of class to an old school glamour up-do.

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4 Popular Nail Trends to Try

Most regular manicures last on average for about a week, with shellac manicures lasting up to two weeks. Using the two week estimate, that’s twenty-six times a year that you have the chance to try out a fun new nail look. Instead of getting in a rut and choosing the same red or pink simple polish manicure each week, why not try one of these trends instead?


The Statement Nail


Instead of painting all of your nails the same color, this trend involves painting one nail on each hand a different color, creating a “statement” nail, if you will. This nail is typically the one on your ring finger. Try painting this statement nail a contrasting color, bedazzling it in glitter, adding a design such as polka dots or a heart, or simply using a matte version of the same color. While all of these design ideas are fun, they can be a bit overwhelming when used on every single finger. By using these designs on the statement nail exclusively, you can still have some fun without being too in your face. This also makes the design feel more special.


The 3D Nail


This nail trend is one that is a little trickier to do at home so you may want to ask a professional Avarda 3D nail artist at your favorite nail salon to get the best results. 3D nails are a great way to really make a statement and are the perfect accent to a costume or special event. Some 3D nails can be as simple as adding rhinestones or other jewel accents, while some can be more sculptural. Flowers, pearls, bows, fruit, stars, and cartoon characters are just a few examples of the fun 3D art design you can add to any nail.


The Marbled Nail


Marbled nails are created by dipping the nail into marbleized polish. To do this, fill a shallow dish with warm water and then begin adding drips of polish to the water, one at a time, one on top of the other. Once you have about 8-10 layers, use a toothpick or other utensil and drag it across the surface of the water until you reach your desired marbleized effect. Simply dip the nail onto the surface of the water and nail polish mixture. Use nail polish remover or acetone in order to remove any extra nail polish along the cuticles, and then allow the nails to dry fully before sealing with a clear coat of polish.


The Almond Nail


If you don’t want to commit to overly saturated hues, wacky patterns, or sculptural 3D art, a great way to mix things up and add a little fun to your nail game is to try changing the shape of your nail. Instead of simply rounded or square shaped nails, try the latest nail trend by asking your manicurist for an almond shaped nail. It may take several return trips of growing out your nails and subsequently filing them into the almond shape in order to cultivate the perfect shape as it’s not easy to do with very short nails. This is a great nail trend for those who love experimenting with their nails but work in a professional environment where wild designs are frowned upon.

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The Different Types Of Massage And Their Benefits

There are various types of massages and getting to know the differences will help you in selecting the best and most effective technique that will alleviate your discomfort. In traditional massage, different levels of pressure are applied to your soft tissues such as the ligaments, skin, muscles and the membrane surrounding the muscles. The styles used in massage therapy can range from short, persuasive strokes to long and smooth strokes. Some of the massage therapists will use lotions and oils while other will not. Some will encourage their clients to undress during a massage while others will not. A normal massage will last anywhere between five minutes and two hours. The following is a list of the most popular techniques used in massage therapy.


Swedish Massage


This is the most common massage therapy offered in most spas, gyms, clinics, and wellness centers. Using oil or lotion, the massage therapist begins the session with general strokes and then moves to specific strokes in order to address the problem areas. Swedish therapy provides you with general relaxation of the whole body, improves blood circulation, and it can be very helpful in case you are recovering from an injury.


Aromatherapy Massage


This is a Swedish massage that uses essential oils added to the massage oils. The essential oils are extracted from some specific flowers and some parts of certain plants, and they are believed to possess some healing properties. Although the oils are selected to address different needs, the therapist will use the blended oils to energize, relax or uplift. This type of massage has soothing effects, and it is beneficial in various conditions, including insomnia, back pains, premenstrual symptoms, and headaches.


Heated Stone Massage


In this type of massage, the therapist uses heated stones. The therapist places the heated stones on some specific points of the body and holds the warm stones as he gives the massage. The warm stones relax and loosen the tight muscles enabling the therapist to reach the areas of muscle tension quickly. If you are suffering from certain medical conditions such as diabetes, heart problems, varicose veins and high blood pressure, check with your doctor first before you go for a stone massage.


Deep Tissue Massage


This is a focused massage that targets specific problem areas and muscle knots in the deep layers of the connective tissue and muscle. It uses slow friction and deep pressure on the areas of the body that are aching or suffering from chronic muscle tension. This style of massage is beneficial for people suffering from chronic pain or injuries that limit their mobility.

In conclusion, before deciding the massage style that best suits you, you should know the reason behind getting that massage. You may decide to have a massage for stress control, relaxation, symptom relief or to assist you with a certain health condition. Before you book in for a massage, ensure that your therapist understands what you are looking for and also enquire about the style he or she uses for the massage. Many of the Arvada massage therapists use more than one style, and your therapist may also customize your massage according to your condition, age and any other special needs you may have.


Hair Trends · Uncategorized

Hair Extensions And Why Clip Ins Are So Popular

Nowadays, most people want their hair to look thicker and shinier. Sometimes you may be interested in trying out some new hairstyles, but due to thin and short hair, it can be difficult to pull off certain ones. Instead of waiting for years for your hair to grow longer and thicker, you can use hair extensions such as clip in, real hair luxury extensions, to get that instant look that you desire. The following are the reasons why clip in human hair extensions have become so popular.




When you are looking your best, it can seriously impact your state of mind. A good set of clip in hair extensions can transform your look from washed out to wonderful, and get you ready for that business meeting, speech, social event or an important interview. Hair thinning or hair loss can lead to loss of confidence in many women. But clip in hair extensions will give you the look you desire by filling out and increasing volume, and this will boost your confidence.




According to a Harvard study released back in 2003, a different haircut can have a huge impact on your psychological and physical health. By having the hair style you desire, you can increase your serotonin levels. This is the chemical that is responsible for maintaining your mood levels, and it will keep away depression. Eventually, this can help lower your anxiety levels and also lower your blood pressure. Apart from being an accessory, clip in extensions can be transformational for your body, mind, and soul.




It is a fact that we always want what we can’t have. But with the availability of the clip in hair extensions, it is much easier to create your dream hair style. If your tresses are looking thin and tired, wear a clip in hair extension to create volume. If you are eager to reflect your vibrant personality, add some color to your hair extensions for funky and fuss-free hair. Clip in hair extensions are the perfect way to reflect your individuality, irrespective of what your natural look dictates.

In conclusion, there is a wide range of hair extensions in the market so you should be very cautious when selecting the best ones. When buying clip in hair extensions, ensure that its texture is similar to that of your natural hair so that it can blend easily with your hair giving you a more natural and realistic look.  They can be styled any way you choose.  If you have a problem selecting the best clip in extension that will suit you, consult the services of the professionals to help you get a set of clip in extensions that will add to your style, glamour, and sensuality.


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Trending Hair Colors For The Summer

Summer is full of fun and fierceness. Stand out this season with a bold new hair color. The world is shifting from the norm where only natural hair colors were deemed appropriate. Do not be afraid to step outside of the box this season. Whether you dye your entire head or, opt for a more subtle change, there are no limits to your color options.

The thought of a new hair color can be scary. Nobody wants a bad dye job. Work with your colorist to develop the perfect new shade for your hair and lifestyle.  There is a new hair color for everyone to try. Be both imaginative yet realistic when shade shopping.  Perusing fashion and beauty magazines for hair trends is a great way to start.


Trending Hair Colors


As with any industry, the hair world is dominated by trends. Classic styles are always prevalent, yet every season, various looks come out on top. Gather inspiration from your favorite singer or actress’ new hair color.  Once you have your ideas in mind, it will be easier to reach the end goal. Use the following trends to help your search for your new hair color.


Get A Gradient Look


Ombre styling is a great way to achieve a new colorful look. Super long mermaid-inspired hair is trending and going to a top stylist in to provide hair extensions is the perfect way to fuse these two trends. Hair extensions not only add length and body but also color without damaging your own hair or committing to one long-term look. Ombre hair is when the hair gradually changes from dark to light from the roots to the ends.  This trend can even be done in reverse, going from light to dark as the hair gets longer.


Stay Modern With Glam Greys


Silver grey hues with lavender purple tones are also a top pick for this season. Grey hair is a sign of age and wisdom, but it is also a daring color that anyone can pull off. This hair color trend is gorgeous as a full head dye job; however, streaks of grey can give a chic and effortless effect. Incorporate grey strands to your short or long hairstyles. The color is a great way to edge up a soft style.


Stand Out With Pink Hues


Pink and golden pink hues are perfect for the summer. Crossing fashion and beauty borders, all shades of pink are shaping up to be the color of the year.  Pink tinted hair is perfect for the summer and will also transition well into the fall.  Pink is a great color to rock on its own but infused with gold and orange to achieve a rose gold tone is a great way to rock this trend.  This trend is wearable by all since rose gold is a neutral metallic and can be manipulated to work for any skin tone.


Natural Tone Changes


If the Hollywood Hair Of Fame daring hair colors are pushing your limit, you can still experiment with more natural-looking hair color.  Light browns, dark browns, honey blondes and jet blacks are all trending hair tones that can awaken your look this season. Adding elements of these shades can have the same dramatic effect as blue and purple hair. To add depth and drama with natural tones, use colors that contrast your natural hair.   Have blonde hair? Add some warmth with golden brown tones. If your hair is naturally black, take it to the next level with a hint of chocolate brown. Do not hesitate to get bold this season.

Nails · Uncategorized

Want To Nail It? Get The Perfect Summer Manicure

Let your personal style speak with your nails. Ditch that boring manicure and pedicure this season.  French tips, pink acrylic and solid red manicures are classic, but this summer, break out and go for daring manicured looks.  Use bold nail lacquers and glosses to set trends this season. Different shapes, textures and techniques are all great tools to express yourself through your nail design.


No More Basic Manicures!


Getting your nails done is a good opportunity to explore creativity and imagination. There are no limits to inventiveness. Hollywood Hair Of Fame nail artists are equipped with the tools to help your dream manicure manifest in reality.  Use nail trends to express yourself. Song lyrics, cultural flags, favorite books and even favorite foods can be expressed through nail art.  There are infinite possibilities for your next nail session.

There are many nail trends to step out of your comfort zone and try. Plentiful options mean there is a new look for even the most traditional of nail enthusiasts. When getting your routine manicure and pedicure, mention to the nail artist that you would like to try something new. You do not have to sacrifice the quality of your nails to achieve a new look.  A manicure can add comfort and class to your hands. After the nails are filed, trimmed and buffed, the real fun begins.


Use Colors That Shine


Add colors, patterns, shapes and textures to your paint job. A fun nail trend is metallic nail polish. Golds, bronzes, silvers and rose golds are perfect shades to match an all over summer glow.  Using metallic colors on your nails will add to your season glow.  Use metallic colors to coat the entire nail or as a fun accent color. Metallic nail polish is a cool update on the French manicure. Instead of white tips, opt for silver or gold.


Add Art That Stands Out


Nail art can be a fun way to spice up your manicure. In Arvada 3D nail art is a top trend and perfect for any occasion.  3D nail art can be done on natural nails or acrylic and gel manicures. Typically, the 3D element is created and then attached to the nail bed  A nail artist can use various colored acrylics and paint  to create designs and attach them on the wearers nails using nail glue. Shapes such as flowers can be sculpted and painted for a glamourous look.   Rhinestones, beads and other small items can be glued on to achieve the 3D effect as well.


Everyone Can Do It


Another fun nail trend is modernizing classic nail polish. As mentioned before, doing things like changing the color of your French tip can provide a fresh update to an everyday look.  There are many ways to add a new twist to the classics. Instead of white tips, go for a full white nail. Is red or pink your go-to nail polish color? Use a glittery top coat or even a full glitter nail polish in your favorite hue.

Do not be afraid to step outside of the box. Gather inspiration from nature, magazines and other forms of media.  Use your nails to complete your look.

Uncategorized · Waxing

Body Waxing And Its Benefits

Waxing is a procedure of removing hair from some parts of the body. Waxing can be done on the face, eyebrows, abdomen, arms, legs, back and also the pubic area which is referred to as bikini waxing. Waxing is one of the most common methods of removing hair from the different parts of the skin. It is known to be the most effective method to attain a hair free skin for a long time. The only areas where waxing should not be used are the on eyelashes and inside the ears and nose. Waxing on the nipples and the genital organs should be done by a trained professional since these areas are quite vulnerable.

Body waxing is done by applying a thin layer of new wax on the skin. Then a cloth strip or paper is pressed and quickly pulled against the direction of the hair growth. This process assists in removing the wax and along with the dead cells and the unwanted hair, making the skin smooth. Waxing is known to be an essential technique in lifestyle management and it is very helpful. Below are some of the benefits you will enjoy from body waxing.


Smooth And Even Skin


When you are waxing, you not only remove the unwanted hair, but you also remove the dry and dead skin cells from your skin in the process. This gives you a smooth and even skin that will make you glow.


No Cuts Or Bruises


Contrary to the other methods of removing hair such as shaving and hair-removal creams, waxing will not cause any pigmentation or cuts, nor leave you with scars. Waxing will not leave you with damaged or bad smelling skin since there are no harsh chemicals present in wax.


Diminished Hair Growth


After regular sessions of waxing, the re-growth of your hair becomes very slow. You will also notice a sparser hair growth each time, and the re-growth may eventually stop with time. In contrast, shaving will stimulate hair growth since it only removes hair from the surface of the skin but not at the root.


Soft And Finer Hair


The hair that grows after waxing is usually softer and finer, not as rough and hard as after shaving. Also, waxing does not cause any ugly stubble as seen after shaving.


Less Body Odor


Body hair absorbs perspiration. Even after a good shower with anti-bacterial soaps, the odor will still build up with time. But once the hair is removed, body odor will not be absorbed and retained, which is beneficial, especially during social interactions.


Better Performance


Full body waxed male athletes and swimmers will enhance their performance in their sports. It is also easier to dry off a waxed body after a swim. The men also enjoy a boost in performance with their partners due to increased body sensitivity.

In conclusion, waxing professionally will save you a lot of time, and it will also keep your skin smooth and even for longer. Ensure you do not do the full body wax yourself, since it can be dangerous. You can get help from a trained and experienced professional. You can seek the services of Hollywood Hair Of Fame professional body waxing and enjoy the benefits thereof.

Men's Services · Uncategorized

So You’re In A Wedding, Now What?

This summer, one of the guys is making the ultimate life decision and getting married.  Being chosen as a groomsmen or best man can be stressful. A wedding is one of the most important days of anyone’s adult life and your best bro chose you to take part in the magical affair.  Preparing for a wedding can take time.  Make sure you have the following for a winning look among the wedding party. Even if you are just attending the wedding, preparation is crucial. Who knows, with love in the air, you might meet your future significant other as well.


Tailored Suit


The suit is the most important piece to your wedding style. Choosing the right suit can make or break your entire look. If you are part of the wedding party, check with the groom for suit details. Often there will be an exact style; however, sometimes, the happy couple will request you wear a simple blue or black suit.  Once the suit is chosen, it is essential to get it fitted and tailored to your body. If you are purchasing a brand new suit or wearing one previously owned, have it tailored close to the wedding day.  If the suit is rented, have your measurements taken accurately for optimal fit.


Signature Scent


Cologne is an element of style that no one can see, yet everyone will notice. Choosing a cologne for the event can prove to be a hassle. There are hundreds of fragrances and shopping can be a headache with all the different smells fusing together can create madness. When selecting a scent choose one that aligns with the date and time of the wedding. Go for a lighter, more airy scent for outdoor or daytime weddings. Save the heavier more romantic scents for evening or formal weddings.


Clean Cut


A haircut and well-groomed facial hair are the next step in nailing wedding style. Locally, Hollywood Hair Of Fame straight razor shaves are popular, and the hot foam feels so good!  However, there are alternative ways to get the look you desire. Cleaning up your look for the wedding is great for pictures and upgrades your entire look. A clean cut does not mean removing all your hair. If you wear your hair long or short, a grooming session will have you wedding ready. Include beard, moustache and sideburn grooming in your pre-wedding routine.


Man Manicure


The bridesmaids should not be the only group getting pre-ceremony manicures. A manicure massages the hands, removes dead skin and clips the fingernails. It does not need to include sparkly nail polish. Take a seat in a nail technician’s chair before the big day. Get your nails clipped, filed and buffed for a mature look and feel. The subtle difference will be noticed and appreciated by all.


Award Winning Speech


As a member of the wedding party, having a prepared speech should be a requirement. After the “I do’s”, the reception will be a time to eat, drink and be merry. The perfect wedding speech is composed of a little humor and a little passion. It is okay to include a semi-embarrassing memory, but stay away from those that are vulgar or super secret.  Start with a joke or touching memory and flow from there. It is ideal to keep your speech between three and five minutes. Writing it beforehand and rehearsing eases the nerves and ensures a smooth delivery.