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Highlight Finishes You Just Must Have – A Salon Sora Cosmetic Recommendation

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When it comes to cosmetics and make-up living in a place like Boca Raton, you must remember to select the right foundation and finishes. In fact, with the hot, humid weather if you use the wrong base the rest of your makeup will not stay put or even stay on your face. In this blog, we reveal some of the best highlighters to use for your skin tone and the type of look you want to make you look healthy and not ruddy up your finish. Grab your powder brush and let’s go!

Since we’re talking about highlighters and not foundation, let’s just say, when your skin is tan, you don’t want to cover that up. You want to give the illusion that your skin is shining and healthy with the same glow you see actresses like Jennifer Lawrence sporting around. If you pick a highlighter that’s too light, it might make you look ghostly or ghastly either way you want to look at it. So, here’s what we recommend:

  1. Use a great concealer and substitute in places where you typically use foundation.
  2. Select bronzers that match your skin tone.
  3. Use your highlighters sparingly and don’t be afraid to use different shades in diverse places.
  4. Strategize your look with the right colors.

If you ask Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian, they will probably tell you they pioneered the “concealer rules” rule. This is the foundation that you will use generously on the face to give a base. Say bye-bye to using foundations of any sort. When you apply, the concealer get a good one, and two of the best would be Boo-Boo Concealer and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. The concealer needs to be implemented in the following places:

Under eyes and in a ‘V’ shape below the dark circles, between the brows and on the ball of the chin. If you have any other blemishes, cover them too. The Wonder Pencil by NYX is incredible for covering flaws and should be in every person’s makeup kit.

Once you’ve covered your dark circles and other discolorations, it’s time to highlight.

Technically you’re going to be contouring the facial features by using your darkest highlighter under the cheekbones, neck, chin and temples. After you’ve done this the next technique is to use your lightest highlighter on the top of the cheek bone, bridge of the nose, the center of the forehead and on the ball of your chin. We love the NAKED collections by Urban Decay as well as the Milk Makeup sticks. If you have a nice warm tan, try the Holographic Stick that can be worn on any part of the face and leaves a gorgeous lavender tone.

By learning to use your highlighter with ease, you’ll soon be kissing your foundation’s good bye once and for all. Keep in mind; you can always book a session with our make-up artists to give you a hands-on lesson.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s blog, keep watching for more amazing tips from the Best Salon in Boca Raton! Salon Sora Loves YOU!

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5 Tips for Hair Nutrition Found in Your Grocery Store

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If you’re looking to have healthy hair, there are a lot of things you can do to create nutrients with products you can get right from your local grocer. While some people may still use things like beer and eggs to make hair stronger there’s some other products you may not have thought to use. In this week’s blog we share a few of Salon Sora’s tips that might help you.

  • Coconut Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fenugreek Seeds
  • Banana

It seems that coconut oil is great for a multitude of uses including a hair remedy.  We suggest using this incredible product as a hair strengthening conditioner. The Salon Sora recipe treats dry scalp and psoriasis giving the hair follicles a chance to hold in the moisture from the natural product. Try it yourself by mixing a cup of coconut oil with enough hot water to melt it down. Apply to the hair and leave on for up to 30 minutes. Then rinse completely. You’ll notice a difference almost immediately and your hair will love it.

Castor oil is yet another excellent substance found right at the supermarket. This is a great cure to rid dandruff and can also help with psoriasis. Seborrheic Dermatitis patients can also benefit and prevent the infection from spreading. Jamaican Black Caster Oil is an excellent product and you can buy from AMAZON. For severe cases or if the scalp gets worse, contact your doctor right away.

Lemon Juice is an incredible fruit with its amounts of B2 complex and vitamin C attributes. Lemon juice can be used as a hair lighter for blondes and red heads. But, it’s ideal for oily hair when mixed with egg white. Let us know how it works out for you.

When mixed with water, Fenugreek seeds can add shine and make hair appear sleek and soft. It’s also an excellent solution for treating eczema.

Stay away from high sugar and preservatives that can take a toll on your hair, scalp and skin. Remember to use a good shampoo and conditioner twice a week, unless you sweat a lot or work out regularly.

A mashed banana is yet another super food ideal for those wanting to rid a bad case of the frizzies. Next time those favorite fruits are starting to get ripe and brown, mash them with a fork and leave on hair for 15 minutes. You’ll be impressed with the smooth look,

These are just a couple home solutions you can try out, let us know how these tips work out

If you’d like to see topics or have questions regarding our blog, leave us a comment.

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Reasons Why Your Hair is Having a Bad Day

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keratin treatments boca ratonThere are many factors our hair has a bad day from time to time. Where you live, what you eat and your lifestyle can all play a part of your hair getting out of control. We’ve all been there no matter what the cut, style, straight, curly, color or natural aspects are of our beautiful locks. Everyone is entitled to a bad hair day. If you’re finding yourself weeping or whining in front of your mirror, then you’ll want to let Salon Sora come to your rescue. Before wearing a ponytail or tucking under a baseball cap, read this blog.

Check your diet for a reason why your hair is reacting in an awkward manner. Many people don’t realize things like alcohol, too much greasy food or even gluten can play a huge part of how your hair may react. From the follicles to the ends your hair need to have the proper nutrients and care to be healthy, grow properly and look gorgeous 24/7. Medication is also another problem that can cause your hair to be out of control. If you’ve ever been pregnant before, and took pre-natal pills, you might recall how well your hair and nails grew. Ask your doctor or physician if your current diet or meds are causing you to have a lack of the proper nutrients.

Another reason for bad hair days is the weather. If you live in a place like South Florida, you are already used to this as a part of normal and daily living. Solutions could be cutting your hair into a shorter more manageable style to wearing it in a different way. The bun, the pony and the braid can be your best buddy if your hair is longer. Bobby pins and other hair accoutrements will make life easier if you’re in a hurry.

Your shampoo may be wrong for you. Certain shampoos and conditioners can make life unbearable if they’re not right for the texture of your hair. Cheap shampoos can contain a lot of bad chemicals and products like alcohol which can be drying. You don’t necessarily need suds to be clean and shampoos containing sulfates can seem like the hair isn’t getting clean when on the contrary it is.

One last point to make is you hair may be in desperate need of a new hair cut. While the hair grows, it can also change in texture, and the way it lays on the head. Let your stylist know if there have been any significant changes.

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New Year’s Eve Manicure’s Salon Sora Style

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boca raton nail salonsThis year you can bedazzle any one of your colleagues or family members when you give out their presents with a sexy-chic manicure that’s sure to make an impression. We’ve got just the colors and styles right at your fingertips. No pun intended. Get your cell phone ready because after reading this blog you’ll want to make an appointment! Ready? Go!

While we’ve seen the hot look of a chrome wrapped car, this 2017 you can rock out with chrome plated nails. Ask you, manicurist, to see a variety of shades from dark gun metal to gold foil. These colors are ultra-sexy and are ready to click the champagne glasses right along with you.

Unwrapping gifts can be super embarrassing when your nails are on the fritz! Try out a short style with well-manicured and groomed cuticles to match. There’s nothing worse than taking a beautiful photo with your nail bed and cuticle looking like it’s ready to star in Halloween. Don’t hide your hands, be proud of them with a professional ‘mani.’

Depending on your work schedule if you’re able to sport the longer nails then try a new shape such as coffin or stiletto to pump up your style. Another shape that’s sweet is the tapered square which is much like the coffin only it’s wider at the ends.

Don’t be afraid to get trendy with the glitter and transition techniques. We’ve seen so many variations of this from one nail painted to half and half or just glitter tips. A super smoking look is using flat paint finishes with glitter accents on one or many nails. Shiny and matte are the latest trends in the nail world.

It’s cute when people can pull it off, but a decal or two for the holidays is nail art. Think snowflakes (even if you live in Boca) bows, bling, sparkle and candy canes to liven up any paint job out there. Salon Sora knows you’ve got character, now let’s see you use it!

From your head to your toes we want you to be the princess at the ball. Keep in mind 90% is you attitude the rest you can leave to us for making you look stunning before the ball drops. Ask you manicurist for the look that’s right for you.

Book your appointment today for your mani-pedi! Hugs from Salon Sora!

Let Me Be Blunt, Blonde, and Bob with You in January 2017

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blondIt seems that almost any of the hair stylists we’ve spoken with are all leaning toward three dazzling looks for January 2017. Blunt, Blonde, and Bobbed hair is sweeping fashion magazines globally, and while these are not for everyone, they can certainly freshen up your New Year with a whole new way to be daring. Here are the reasons why.

Let’s talk about blunt bangs and cuts. If you’re not ready for a long-term commitment such as taking your long locks and going rogue with a pixie cut, then we’ve got just the solution. Try out a Salon Sora Blunt Bang or Blunt cut that allows you to have a slightly different look but allows you to keep some length which is a much easier transition than going from long to short. A word of caution for blunt bangs. These will grow out, but not everyone likes them. Consult with your stylist for the best solution and ask for their honest opinion. Your stylist wants you to be happy long after you leave the salon so they can assist you in finding just the right cut, color, etc., that you can manage and maintain.

Now that we’ve covered the bluntness let’s talk about the blondness. Today’s blonde isn’t just about bleached hair. There are several different shades of blonde from golden blondes to platinum and every hue or tone in between. While not everyone can pull off a blonde color, most can with the right shades and highlights. Let your new year be met with stunning highlights that frame the face. Or you can pop some champagne while discussing your decision to go silver and purple. Don’t be afraid of becoming a blonde bombshell; we hear its quite fun and a super alluring color for one seven!

What about Bob? Not the movie, the hair style!! Bobs are never out, there are just a few modifications to wearing them. The lob is seemingly phasing out with more of an even cut all away around. No longer layers draping down the front with a shorter back. The year 2017 is bringing in more balance with the styles that are seen on the runway and in magazines such as Elle.

No matter what the look is you’re trying to achieve our stylists are here to help. We’ve got just the right shade, cut, and design that you’ll love all year round.

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Salon Sora Sombre Style for 2017

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flocolordone copy26Many of you have already heard of the term “Ombre” which is a transitional color trend, which swept the nation for 2016. For the New Year, you’ll hear the word “Sombre” which is taking the place of the big panels of lighter or darker colors for a more subtle and softer look. Salon Sora has just the right shade for you to keep you looking stunning even during the winter months of Southern Florida. Let’s take a closer look.

When you live in a place like Boca Raton you can expect two things. One, your tan may be faded since you might not be spending too much time in the sun and Two, you’re still supposed to look your best no matter what the season may be. To keep your face looking bright and cheerful, highlights are a sure-fire method to achieve this effect. With the Salon Sora Sombre approach, you’ll still have darker roots with highlighted ends that use a soft blend of both high and low lights. This effect gives a subtle transition between the colors and looks more natural.

The trick to the perfect transition is not to make it seem like the hair has been color treated at all. This hair style creates the illusion the hair has been gently kissed by the sun which makes it perfect for this time of year.

The best part about going Sombre is you can stick with any shade or tone that you’d like and still create the effect by using lighter shades. For instance, let’s say you’re a spicy ginger, with a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon tones. The colors we would use to highlight your hair would be soft golden blondes with strawberry to make the flat tones of the darker reds pop with a slight highlight.

With Sombre colors we don’t pull the hair through a cap or weave it in. This technique is typically done by painting the product directly onto the hair without using foils and such. Although each stylist has their way of achieving the same outcome, this is one of the most common.

With a little hair ingenuity, we can make your hair go from the darker shades of mmmm, boring to a bombshell that creates as a stunning statement to carry you all the way to spring time. Don’t forget to bring in photos of the shade you’re looking for and share them with your stylist. We love pictures and examples, and this will help us to pick the look that will complement the rest of your features such as skin tones and eye color. Until then, Hugs from all of us at Salon Sora!

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Salon Sora’s New Year Styles for 2017

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make up salon boca ratonWith the new year gaining quickly upon us, many people are scrambling to get their last-minute cuts and colors in to look fabulous before the dropping of the ball. In this week’s blog, we uncover some party styles for you to consider before booking your appointment with the best salon in Boca Raton. Three, two, one!

The Big Bushy Braid | Beachy Lobs  |  Spectacular Colors  |  The Chanel Platinum Manicure  |  Dark Lips & Cat Eyes

You can turn just about any magazine page today and find the big bushy braid as one super smoking hot style for this year’s newest hair styles. One thing you’ll notice is the many different styles of how to wear the big bushy braid. Of course, these hairstyles would work more for those with long hair. However, if you’ve got medium hair, that’s long enough you can add a few extensions made of human hair to enhance your look. Nonetheless, this is a romantic and alluring way to wear your hair that’s just right for the 2017 New Year.

Next, it’s off to chat about the beach lob. Rather than a Bob, that is tapered and cut and can coiffe them to just about any length; this is a cut that derives from longer styles and is lobbed off at the shoulders or nape with longer strands toward your face. What makes it beachy is the way you style it afterward. Soft waves work better with hair that is not freshly shampooed. If you haven’t used a dry shampoo, you might want to try one using this hair technique.

Today’s hair colors are more wild and vivid than they were let’s say ten years ago. Pinks, purples and now the neon dyes enhance your natural hair color and bring it to new heights. Silver or Platinum is an ultra-chic tint that brings a bit of mystery to any age. Ask your stylist to hook you up with just the right color for your skin tones.

The Chanel nail colors and manicures are dramatic and look stunning for both day and evening wear. Think metallic mixed with black, silver, and gray. We love the way these colors ‘POP’ when dressed in a little black dress or your office wardrobe.

Lastly, let’s talk about your makeup. This year the lip is dark and matte. Drop the lipgloss and pile on the lipliner in shades of deep cherry, burgundy, and plum. When you live in South Florida and sport a year-round tan, these shades of lipstick are complimentary. After you pile on the dark lips, use a cat-eye liner to top it off. You can find many ways to make the perfect cat eyes on places like YouTube and Pinterest.

With all these Salon Sora tips for your to consider and try out, you’ll be bringing in the New Year with a Big Bang!

Contact us today to book your appointment. Hugs from Salon Sora!

Salon Sora’s Holiday Updos Lineup for 2016

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Whether you’re looking for a quick way to go from the office to the office party or the perfect style to wear to your family gatherings, the updo is one hair creation that never gets old. This year the trends seem to be soft and alluring braids, buns and bows and we’ve got the updo with Salon Sora spirt! Get ready to get your ends curled with this week’s blog!

Boca Raton Hair BraidingBows, barrettes, and bling! Bows in your hair can be both romantic and youthful. This year we see a lot of ponytails wrapped in big bows to dress up any black gown or pantsuit. If you’re looking to use barrettes, use hair jewelry with lots of gemstones and silver or gold to show off your sparkle. It appears that these techniques are capping off the style whether that be a ponytail or messy bun, these accouterments can add something unique to any cut.

Braids, braids, and more braids are sweeping the runways and magazine layouts. Try on a fishtail braid that’s loose with lots of sultry sprigs of hair flowing along your face. You can add twists to shorter cuts like bobs and lobs by adding a few hair extensions to your natural cut. Be sure to buy extensions made from human hair and match to your current hair color.

Speaking of color, neon dyes is grabbing attention both under the fluorescent lights. Be prepared to have everyone asking you where you got your hair done! Fiery reds, Electric Blues, and purples are what everyone is raving about for 2016 and most likely will carry past the New Year. Imagine how crazy beautiful your French twist will be once you add some of these ultra-funky and fresh colors that glow in the black lights.

Next, decide with your bun if you’re going to go low with a flow or up high on top of your head. Incorporate braids with buns and you’ve got a whole lot more fun. One theme is definitive across the board with any of these styles, and that’s fine flowing curls and waves. Be sure to make it the hair look fluid.

Bangs are always a nice way to change up any cut. With a chunky short bang that frames the face, you’re updo takes on a whole new design. Keep some sprigs pulled around the face to show off your eyes. Wispy pieces of hair also avoid the tightly coiffed locks from last year.

With a little ingenuity and imagination, you’re be turning your holiday glam into Salon Sora Glamour! Stay charming!

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Holiday Nails by Salon Sora for 2016

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This year if you’re looking to be sexy from your head down to your toes, Salon Sora can help you put your finger on just the right seasonal polish and nail art that will help you go from super to super-sexy in 2.5 minutes! Let’s point to the obvious, shall we?Nail salon boca raton fl

First, let’s say clean and healthy nails are in style no matter what season it is. A French or American manicure never seems to be old-school. However, add something chic to your white tips like glitter or gold to accent the already super-girl handle.

Gold foil designs over shades of green and red can tip things off when it comes to nail art. Ask your manicurist what his/her favorite design is this year, and we’re sure they’ll give you a dynamite and decorative pattern that will keep your hands from being hidden inside your pocket.

Geometric patterns are not only contemporary, but they’re also very popular throughout the fashion magazines. Bring in the look if you find something you admire and we’ll see if we can’t copy it. Be sure to browse through Pinterest to get a different perspective.

When you live in a place such as Southern Florida, you’ll find it’s not appropriate table manners to have dirty, dingy nails. Try a new shade of blue or a pearly pink to brighten up your fingertips even when you’re not sporting a tan.

If you’re into cute, think about adding a few snowflakes or some contemporary lace designs. This type of nail art is perfect for both child and adult and are ideal for the 2016 to 2017 holidays.

Black and Gold is a hot commodity for classic nail techniques. We’ve seen a lot of faded techniques as well. More nail technicians are focusing on the half-moons and decorating the nail beds from the cuticle up to the tip. Although this is opposite of what is typically requested, it’s a unique way of showing off those sexy nails.

Trying something new is half the fun. Be sure to look for a design or technique that will match your holiday gowns or outfit. Our manicurists will be happy to suggest the look that right for the dress or wardrobe. The best part is when you hear the compliments on how pretty your hands are for this year’s big celebrations.

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Gift Giving the Salon Sora Way

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holidayAs part of the tradition, gift giving during the holidays continues to be on the forefront of everyone’s mind. Not only is finding the right gift valuable, but the reason or message behind the gift is also equally essential. (that is if you want the person to continue speaking with you) We at Salon Sora believe this week’s blog will help those in search of foolproof gifts that will make you look like a skilled gift giver of sorts…. Read on!

Everyone likes to be pampered, and there’re no two ways around it. Finding gifts that make a person feel special should be your utopia. Whether you give someone a gift certificate for a soothing massage or a detoxifying facial, your directive should entail wrapping the gift with intricate packaging or use a surprise element like tying a gift card to the end of a bouquet of beautiful balloons. The point is not to hand a gift card to someone and think they’ll get the same experience. Go the extra mile with ribbons and bows, and they’ll cherish the memory forever.

Next, contemplate things you can do together, such as booking a mani-pedi. Ladies, don’t think your man will frown upon this terrific gift either. People are becoming more in-tune with their feminine side and having you next to them while the manicurist gives them a fantastic foot massage may just be the flame needed to light your fire. (Just saying).

Now you understand the element of surprise and pampering; we’ll talk about encouragement. Giving someone inspiration to do something that person has always dreamed of, not only encourages them but, maybe they didn’t have the courage says wonders about you. For instance, if your mom or sister has always wanted to cut her hair short but was afraid, why not book them an appointment with an experienced stylist to give them their makeover. Furthermore, encouraging someone to do something that will change their appearance, may also change their entire outlook on life.

If your spouse or significant other isn’t looking forward to the company party or a family event, give them an early gift of getting hair and makeup done before your event. Let them know it’s an early present because you want them to shine at your celebration. Not too many people will turn you down for that one, rest assured.

Lastly, it is equally important to give yourself a gift of self-appreciation. Treat yourself to any one of our services as a way of saying, “Good Job” whether that’s for planning another first work party or finishing your shopping early. Either way, the holidays are a time to show people around them how meaningful they are and we’ve got a clever souvenir that’s ideal for anyone on your list. Until then, best of luck during your quest for gift giving.

We’d like to remind everyone to book your appointments early. Happy Holidays!

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