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5 Beauty Hacks For The Woman On-The-Go

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It’s officially back-to-school season. Whether you’re a mom getting back into the school routine, a teacher, a college student heading back to class, or just a gal that has added traffic on her morning commute, we can all relate to the morning crunch to get ready. It seems like no matter what time you set the alarm clock for it’s always a struggle to get out of your cozy bed, right? The challenge that most of us face is hitting snooze for an extra 15 minutes of sleep or using that time to get ready in the morning.

Which one do you usually pick?

If you chose to hit the snooze button, but still want to look your best, we’ve got some tips to help you get ready in the morning when you only have a few minutes to spare. Who knows, these tips may even buy you enough time to grab a cup of coffee before your start your day.

Beauty hacks for the woman on-the-go

Wake up with waves- When you only have a few minutes to dash out the door, trying to figure out what to do with wet hair isn’t exactly a fun option. Save yourself some stress in the AM by washing your hair the night before. Apply your styling products, and part your hair. Divide your hair into two sections and twist your hair into two buns (think princess Leia for this one). When you wake up in the morning, simply comb your hair gently to reveal your soft waves, sans the morning hassle.

salon sora blog 1Revive your hair with dry shampoo- Did you forget to wash your hair on a day that a pony is simply not acceptable? Don’t fret, dry shampoo has got your back. This wash-in-a-can will hit refresh on your tresses while pumping up the volume. Just remember to apply dry shampoo at the roots of your hair and work the product into your hair, just like you would do with regular shampoo.

Pro tip: Dry shampoo absorbs the oil in your hair and can sometimes leave your hair lacking luster.  If this is the case for you, add a few drops of a dry oil to your ends to dial up the shine in your hair.

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Use skin care products that multi-task- Time is of the essence on mornings that you hit snooze one too many times. It’s natural to want to cut corners with your beauty routine if it means getting a few extra minutes of sleep. The secret to getting the best of both worlds is using multi-tasking skin care products that nourish your skin while giving you a head start on your makeup routine. For example, a tinted moisturizer can provide moisture, sun protection, and complexion correcting benefits all in one easy step.

Pro tip: Apply your skin care products before you do your hair. By the time you finish with your strands, your skin care products will have time to absorb into your skin before you apply your makeup.

Focus on framing your features when applying makeup- When you only have a matter of minutes to put your face on in the morning, start your makeup routine with the most important part of your canvas— your eyes. This is the area of the face that people notice most and can quickly be made up in a few minutes. Just apply a few coats of mascara to your lashes, and fill your brows if needed. For most women, this is enough to give a bright-eyed look. If you feel that you need a little boost to look peppier in the AM add an under eye brightening product to your routine. Finish off your express makeup look by evening out your skin tone with a tinted moisturizer, and bring a pop of color to your face by applying blush and a lip color. No one will even know that you ran out the door without your first cup of coffee.

Speed up your manicure dry time– There’s nothing worse than realizing you desperately need a mani just minutes before you have to be at an important meeting. The only thing that tops that is figuring out how to get your nails to dry quickly without smudging in the process. Sure a quick drying nail polish would do the trick, but what’s a girl to do when she’s out of options? Expose your nails to a quick blast of cold! You can do this by dipping your fingers into ice water after polishing your nail, or putting your hands in the freezer for a minute. The cold temperatures will speed up your dry time to make sure you’re not late to your appointment so that you can walk in with perfectly polished nails.

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Do you have any beauty hacks you’d like to share with us? Comment below to share your insider secrets with us.

Blonde Hair Tips

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8 Tips for Blonde Bombshells to Keep Your Hair Looking it’s Best!

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They say that blondes have more fun and there may be some truth behind that statement because blonde hair is one of the most popular colors that we see at Salon Sora. From natural to highlighted, or full-on bleached blondes—there’s no shortage of golden goddesses in Boca Raton. While we can’t confirm if blondes really do have more fun, we do know that blonde hair needs special care compared to darker tones. That’s why we’ve put together some tips to help you keep your blonde hair in tip-top shape.

If your blonde hair starts in the chair, find the right colorist for your needs.
Some of us are lucky enough to be born with beautiful blonde locks, the rest of us rely on our trusted colorist to get us the blonde strands we’ve always dreamed of. For those who naturally have darker hair, finding a colorist that specializes in blonde hair is half the battle. Lucky for you, we have a seasoned team of stylists at Salon Sora that has the experience that it takes to reach your blonde hair goals.

If you’re in Boca Raton and are considering going blonde, schedule a consultation with one of our stylists to learn about the process. Typically, you should expect to see your stylist every 6-8 weeks to keep your color fresh in between touch-ups. Ready to take the popular platinum plunge? One of our pros can let you know if that’s the right move for you and what to expect along the way. Whether you want to go from dark hair to blonde hair or lighten your naturally blonde hair, we can help you do so while keeping your hair healthy.

Tips for Blonde Hair at Boca Raton Hair Salon

All shampoos are not created equally—chose the one that’s right for you!
We cannot stress enough the importance of the right shampoo for your hair. After spending hours in the salon becoming a blonde, you don’t want to ruin it with the wrong shampoo. Make sure to use a color-safe shampoo at home that is free of sulfates to prevent fading between touchups.

We have a several shampoos that we love here at the salon. One of our favorites is Davines Oi shampoo. This product is designed for all hair types and it’s great as a daily shampoo. It contains nourishing Roucou Oil which will help to maintain soft, shiny and voluminous hair.

Beat the Brass
Yellow tones can start to develop for both natural and artificial blondes but don’t fret, they are easy to take care of. The trick is using a shampoo that deposits a kiss of purple into your hair to cancel out any yellow or brassy tones. We tend to opt for the Phyto Subtil Gloss Violet Shampoo when we are looking to cool down blonde strands and give hair extra shine.

Clarify to get rid of the gunk
Your hair gets exposed to all kinds of things. From pollution to smoke, to mineral deposits from hard water, all of these things are the culprits behind hair that looses its luster. Keep your hair from becoming dull by using a clarifying shampoo every couple of weeks. Malibu C has a great clarifying shampoo, UN

-DO-GOO, that we suggest to all our clients to remove all styling product resins from the hair. And for our blonde babes we suggest Malibu Blondes Shampoo for at-home maintenance. This product keeps natural and bleached blondes bright and shiny while also imparting moisture into the hair.

Replenish your blonde golden locks frequently
All blondes can use a little extra loving, especially if you are a color-treated blonde. To prevent breakage in between color treatments, it’s important to nourish your hair often. We recommend using a deep conditioner once a week to keep your hair strong and brilliant.

Blonde Hair Tips from salon in Boca Raton FL

Gloss it up!
Glossing treatments are a great way to bring out the brilliance in natural, bleached, and highlighted blondes. One of the most popular glosses that we use is the Goldwell Colorance line. This gloss will make your hair feel luxurious by noticeably increasing the radiance in your hair while making it feel silky smooth without causing any build up.

Wash less, dry shampoo more often
Even if you are using a color-safe shampoo, the more you wash your hair, the quicker it will fade. To help your hair color last longer, use dry shampoo that is formulated for blonde hair in between washes.

 

Prime and protect
In South Florida, we love our sunny days splashing in the pool. But when you have blonde hair (especially color-treated strands), you can run the risk of subjecting your hair to UV damage and greenish tinged hair from the chemicals in pools. In fact, “blondes gone green” is a common problem that we see here in South Florida. As far as we’re concerned, both of these situations are a no go, so make sure to protect your hair before you head outside. Use a hair sunscreen to protect your hair from the sun and pre-treat your hair before swimming in a pool. You can do this by soaking your hair with water before going in the pool and rinsing your hair right after you are done swimming. It’s always a good idea to have a treatment option on hand in case your strands go green. Malibu C Swimmers Wellness collection is a 100% vegan shampoo and conditioner duo that every South Florida blonde needs.

Shine on
After styling your hair, always use a shine spray or oil to keep your hair looking its best. Pai Shau makes a soufflé that makes hair silky smooth and incredibly shiny without weighing it down. We recommend applying a small amount to damp hair before you blow dry.

How do you keep your blonde hair looking its best?

5 Popular Hair Coloring Techniques Explained

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Balayage. Babylights. Ombré. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ve heard about these trendy hair coloring techniques, but could you spot each look if you saw them in a photo? If you’ve spent some time on Instagram, you’ve likely seen many of these techniques without even knowing it. Although they are very popular, unless you’re a beauty editor or a hair stylist, some of these terms may seem like a foreign language. That’s because many of them are, and the tricky part is that more hair coloring techniques emerge every day. We know that our stylish community in Boca Raton is fashion forward, and we want to keep you up to date on the latest coloring techniques, so today we’re going to break down each one of the top 5 hair coloring techniques in Boca Raton that are trending right now.

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Traditional highlights/lowlights– This is the highlighting technique you’re probably most familiar with. A colorist applies bleach to highlight the hair or color to lowlight hair in uniform strips throughout the hair. The hair is usually placed in foils since it’s important that it’s consistent throughout the hair. This technique is typically applied in a chunkier manner and the foiling gives it vibrancy, providing a more dramatic coloring effect.

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Babylights- Have you ever looked back at photos from your childhood and thought to yourself, “I used to have natural highlights.” This is where this highlighting technique is inspired by. Fine highlights are applied through the hair for a very subtle and naturally lightened look.

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Ombré- There are a lot of buzz-worthy coloring techniques out there right now and most of them stem from the coloring technique known as ombré. Ombré is the gradual transition of colors. The quintessential ombré starts off with dark roots and gradually lightens to the ends of the hair. The lightener or color is thoughtfully hand-painted onto the hair. The result is a lived in coloring style that is perfect for those looking for a low maintenance look.

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Color Melt-
This hair coloring technique is very similar to ombré in the sense that it’s a gradual transition of color. What makes it different is that it can start from dark roots to lighter ends or vice versus. Color melting is especially popular with vibrant colors, such as a color melt from deep violet to pink.

Screen Shot 2018-04-13 at 7.43.43 AMBalayage- Everyone has been raving about this highlighting technique since it took off a few years ago, in fact, it’s the most common coloring service that we perform at Salon Sora. The word balayage comes from the French term that means “to sweep”. When the hair color or lightener is applied to the hair, it’s applied in a sweeping motion that allows a colorist to create a work of art. The result is hand-painted highlights that look soft and natural.

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Rooting- If you have a hard time committing to color touch-ups every 6-8 weeks, then rooted color may be right for you. This coloring technique focuses on giving hair a naturally grown out look by strategically blending color approximately two inches from the scalp. Rooted looks can be achieved with your natural hair color if you’re looking for low maintenance color. On the contrary, if you’re ready to commit to touch ups and are looking for some fun, try a rooted look with a pop of color instead of your natural color. For example, if you have platinum blonde strands, you can try a pink rooted look.

Our team of experienced colorist at Salon Sora in Boca Raton specialize in all of the hair coloring techniques listed in this article. After learning more about these coloring techniques, you may realize that you have some of them saved to your photos as hair color inspiration. If you’re ready to give one of these trendy hair coloring techniques a try, schedule an appointment with one of stylist today by calling us at 561-338-7597. Not ready to take the plunge just yet? Check out our Instagram for a gallery of color inspiration.

Spring Beauty Trends for 2018 to Try Right Now

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We’re just a few weeks away from the official start of spring. But let’s be honest, living in Boca Raton, Florida we all know it’s practically spring now. We’re lucky enough to have warmer weather that allows us to jump right into the season’s latest trends early. These looks will have you at the forefront of cutting-edge fashion all the way until the summer starts to sizzle.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite beauty trends from hair to makeup in Boca Raton, FL for spring 2018 to share with you today.

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Pop of color lids- During New York Fashion Week many designers, including Marc Jacobs and Tracy Reese sent their models down the runway with colorful lids. Think turquoise, lime green, and punchy pink tones. We know, in real life these looks can look a bit dramatic, but there’s a way to make this trend wearable. With our tropical surroundings, this look can easily be achieved here in South Florida. We recommend swapping your go-to black/brown liner for a bright color. For a subtle look, apply the color on your water line. To make a statement rim the top and bottom of your lash lines.

The low pony- When it comes to hair, the low pony was everywhere on the runway. We spotted several interpretations of the look, with a slightly off centered low pony being one of the most common. To give this look an added level of chic, consider pairing it with a side part.

Fresh face- A healthy glowing face is always in style. Countless designers went with a bare skin look, which can be easier said than done. The trick to beautiful skin doesn’t start with makeup, it starts with skincare. Getting regular facials is a great way to perfect your canvas. It helps to even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, and gives you the glow we all live for. Then when you want to try the fresh face trend at home, all you have to do is apply a tinted moisturizer and radiant concealer to get the look. Remember to use makeup remover if you do put on makeup here in Boca Raton, FL to avoid breaking out and giving your skin a the break it needs.

It’s all in the accessories- Hair accessories are an easy way to keep up with the latest spring beauty trends, some which you may already own. We never thought we’d say this, but remember the Scrunchie? Yep, it’s back. Add one on to your low pony, if it’s printed even better. If you’re feeling really creative, try your hand at Bobby pin art by using pins to create linear designs in your hair. Think triangles or diagonal lines.

 

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Long hair, short hair, anything goes!- In terms of hair style trends, there is something for everyone one this spring. If you’re all about growing out your hair and keeping your stands long, you’d be happy to know that we saw long lengths galore at most shows. On the other side of the spectrum, razor-cut boy cuts had a moment at the shows as well. What does this mean for you? Pick the hair length that you feel most comfortable in and if you’re ready for a chop, let one of the experienced hair stylist at Salon Sora get you into a new cut for spring.

These are just a handful of the spring beauty trends for 2018, what trend are you most excited to try? 

Bad Beauty Habits to Break This Year

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The New Year is filled with goals and resolutions aimed at improving oneself. When thinking about ways to improve their lifestyle, most people think about things related to their day-to-day life. A really popular resolution for 2018 is practicing self-care regularly which includes your hair, makeup and overall beauty routine. The stylists at Salon Sora are happy to help you break some habits!

Did you know that making some small changes to your beauty routine can get you moving successfully towards your self care goals? While your making your “New Year, new me” list, make sure to add breaking these top 5 bad beauty habits to your list.

Going to bed without removing your makeup 

After a long day at work or a fun night out with friends, sometimes the thought of having to wash your makeup off can seem impossible. We get it. We’ve all been there, but let’s make a pack to not do this again. After all, all of that long wear foundation isn’t clenching onto your face for no reason. It’s sitting tight in your pores, along with oil, dirt and bacteria. It’s a lethal combination of gunk that’s ready to cause some trouble, also known as a break out pimple just waiting to make its debut. Just think, this beauty nightmare can be avoided by taking a few minutes to cleanse your skin before hitting the sack.

Pro Tip from our Make Up Stylists in Boca Raton: Use a makeup removing wipe or micellar water as the first step in your cleansing routine. This will help to break down the makeup on your face. Following up with a cleanser will ensure that your face is squeaky clean, leaving Mr. Pimple with nowhere to live.

Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly  

No one likes to clean their makeup brushes, but it’s a job that needs to be done at least once a week, especially if you are using your brushes daily. Makeup brushes get full of a combination of product and the bacteria that they have picked up from your face. Keeping your brushes clean not only prevents breakouts, but also helps to preserve the life of your brushes.

Neglecting your strands of a regular cut

Even if you’re growing out your tresses for 2018, regular haircuts are still in order. Although it may seem counterintuitive, it actually helps your hair grow healthier. Without trims, split ends will continue to split further and will not only make your hair look unhealthy, but can also compromise the strands. Talk to your Salon Sora stylist in Boca Raton, FL about how often you should be coming in to have your ends trimmed to make sure you stay on an individualized plan for your hair goals.

Washing your hair regularly 

We love dry shampoo, we really do, but it doesn’t replace the need for washing your hair regularly. A good old scrubbing with the right shampoo and conditioner will remove dirt, buildup, and promote scalp health. And as you may know, the scalp is the foundation of healthy hair.

So how often should you really be washing your hair? That depends. On average two or three times a week is recommended, but that can vary based on the texture of your hair and the amount of oil that your scalp produces. Next time you’re in the chair at Salon Sora in Boca Raton, ask your stylist what he/she recommends for you.

Removing chipped nail polish at the first sign 

When your manicure is past its prime, it’s time to remove the polish once and for all. There is no negative effect in leaving it on, other than aesthetic. However, if you’re one of those people that likes to pick at your polish, then there can be some trouble. Doing this can actually remove the top layer of your nail making it weaker and subjecting your nail to breakage. Avoid all that drama by removing the nail polish with nail polish remover, or better yet, stop in and treat yourself to new manicure.

What bad beauty habit are you ditching this year?

6 styling tools for perfectly styled strands

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Great hair happens when a few key factors are combined, one of those being styling tools. We’re sure you’ve noticed that when you come to Salon Sora in Boca Raton, FL our hair stylists are equipped with a slew of styling tools. All of these gadgets are part of the mix of creating a hairstyle that you love long after you leave the salon chair. It might seem like your stylist uses a lot of tools to style your hair, but we’ve narrowed down the list to help you maintain your hairstyle at home.

Here’s a list of the essential tools that everyone should have at home to have perfectly styled strands between appointments:

Blow dryer- A good blow dryer is important to have on hand regardless of your hair length. Short haired gals can use the blower to quickly dry hair, while long-haired ladies can use it to smooth strands while drying. Gentlemen, we didn’t forget about you. You can use the blower to dry hair and achieve hairstyles such as the popular pompadour. Want a quick tutorial? Our hair stylists in Boca Raton, FL are more than happy to help!

All blow dryers are not created the same, and that’s why our team of talented hair stylists at Salon Sora love the Twin Turbo 3800 watt blow dryer. This blow dryer is powerful but has a low noise level. It has a ceramic element that helps to speed up the drying process while minimizing heat damage to the hair.

Diffuser- If you don’t have curls, you can skip this one. If you do have curls, then don’t you dare skip this one. A diffuser is an attachment that goes on your blow dryer. It looks a little strange, but don’t be afraid of it because a diffuser is a curly haired gal’s BFF. This tool will help reduce frizz while lifting your curls, creating defined curls with plenty of bounce. 

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The DevaFuser Diffuser is a universal diffuser, meaning it will fit any blow dryer. It is only one of many diffusers that you can use to coif your curls and help tame your mane!

Curling Iron- A curling iron should be a staple in your styling tool squad, especially if you’re embracing the beachy waves trend. We really like the Hot Tools curling irons and recommend them to all of our clients. These curling irons are affordable and work great! One of the best features that the Hot Tools Curling irons have is that they have an adjustable heat setting. This is critical to maintaining the integrity of your hair. Keep in mind, the finer your hair, the lower you should keep your heat setting. If you’re not sure about the thickness of your hair, opt for lower heat seating.

Flat Iron- A good flat iron can create pin straight hair on various hair textures. It’s another one of the tools on the essentials list, but it comes with a few precautions to keep in mind. We’ve all heard the horror stories of people who have fried their hair with a straightener. The key to protecting your hair while straightening it is getting a tool with adjustable heat settings. We recommend the Croc Black Titanium 1” flat iron for this reason. It has adjustable heat settings and an auto shut-off feature, so you don’t find yourself worrying about the flat iron when you’ve left your house.

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Sleep Styler- If you love the look of curls, but hate the amount of time it takes to smooth and curl your hair, then you need to check out The Sleep Styler. These “rollers” are a modern take on your grandmother’s rollers. They are made of a super absorbent towel fabric and memory foam, so they comfortably dry and style your hair while you sleep. It may take a few times to get the hang of how to use the Sleep Styler, but practice makes perfect. When putting on the foam rods, we suggest rolling the hair that frames your face away from the face. On the back of your head, you can rotate the direction of the curls. If need some extra pointers, local beauty Youtuber, Angela Cruz, has several videos to help you out. Our hair stylists in Boca Raton, FL would also be more than happy to show you a few tips.

Round Brush- Our Boca Raton clients love having their hair blown out at Salon Sora and one of the most popular questions that we get is how they can recreate the look at home. We believe in giving our clients all of the tips they need to achieve beautiful hair daily and one of the top things we tell clients is the importance of having a round brush when blowing out their hair. A round brush helps to dry hair while creating volume. Volume is the key to big, bouncy hair. We really like the Bio Iconic Square Round Brush. It gives amazing volume while smoothing down hair.

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Boar Bristle Brush = Shine. Everyone wants more shine and there’s no tool that creates shine the way that a boar bristle brush does. The close bristles of this brush grip the hair to create tension, which in turn creates shine. Boar bristle brushes are pretty easy to find, but we recommend the Creative Professionals Boar Bristle brushes. They have a few different styles, all which provide impeccable results. We carry an extensive assortment of brushes at Salon Sora and your stylist would be happy to assist you in choosing the correct one for your hair and style.

We know this is a long list and it may feel a little overwhelming reading through it. If you’re not sure what tools you should have for your hair type or style, make sure to ask your stylist the next time you visit Salon Sora. Not sure how to use one of the tools? Ask us during your next appointment and we’d be happy to teach you.

What styling tool do you use most? Did you discover a new tool in this article? Let us know by commenting below!

Halloween Makeup Ideas

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Fall is one of our favorite times of the year at Salon Sora in Boca Raton, FL. We love all of the new trends for the season, but we also enjoy a very special day in October—Halloween! Did you know that Halloween in only a few weeks away? Do you already have a costume in mind? If not, put that PSL latte down and start thinking about what you’re going to dress up as for one of the best days of the year. It’s one of the only times of the year that you can enhance your natural person or take on a completely different alter ego. And for us, it means that we get to use all of our creative noggin to achieve the perfect hair and makeup for your costume.

Halloween Makeup Ideas at Salon Sora

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Ready to get inspired for Halloween? Our makeup team in Boca Raton, FL put together a handful of our favorite looks from glitzy and glamorous, to ghoulish and gory. Scroll down to see a round up of some of our favorite looks from Instagram!

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Cheetah Girl- If glamorous with a touch of sultry is what you’re looking for this Halloween, then look no further. This cheetah makeup look is a fun and easy to make into a costume for Halloween. Just pop on some cat ears and a cute dress and you’re ready to go. It’s perfect for a girl’s night, an impromptu costume, or to wear to work on Halloween.

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Mystical Mermaid- We’ve always been fascinated by mermaids and in the last few years, pop culture just can’t get enough of them. At Salon Sora, we can’t get enough of this beautiful mermaid makeup look. The artist created this look using a cool color palette of shades of green, teal, and purple. You can easily take inspiration from this look to create the mermaid makeup look of your dreams.

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“Pennywise” Evil Clown- There are those that like to look pretty for Halloween and those who want to scare. This Pennywise makeup look perfectly mixes the best of both worlds.

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Out of this World Unicorn- Love unicorns? Become one! The best thing about being a unicorn for Halloween is that you can create a look that reflects your inner unicorn. Make it as colorful as you want, and just remember—you can never have too much glitter or color with this look!

 

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Day of the Dead Sugar Skull- We love the simplicity of this sugar skull makeup look. What we love even more is how easy it is to turn this into a costume. All you need to do is dig up your flower crown from Coachella and throw on a lacy black dress. Done!

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Wonder Woman- Nothing says girl power like dressing up as Wonder Woman for Halloween. Since she hit the big screen earlier this year, we’ve been crushing on this costume idea. The makeup look for Wonder Woman is all about enhancing your natural beauty and topping it off with a red lip. It’s a great costume idea if you’re not a fan of having a face full of makeup on Halloween.

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Zombie- Dawn of the Dead. Resident Evil. The Walking Dead. All of these movies and shows have helped to make a zombie lover out of us all. As we’ve learned from watching these movies and shows, zombies come in all forms. We particularly like this zombie makeup look because it balances beauty and gore quite well.

Do you know what you’re going to be this Halloween? If you need help bringing your costume to life, let our makeup team at Salon Sora in Boca Raton, FL help you. The hair and makeup portion of your costume is just as important as the outfit. Our seasoned team of stylists and makeup artists is here to help you be the star of the Halloween party this year. To schedule a consultation, please give us a call at (561) 338-7597 to schedule your appointment to meet your Halloween dream team.

6 of Our Favorite Fall Beauty Trends to Try This Season

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Pumpkin spice everything has returned and you know what that means? Fall is in full effect! With the change in the season comes a change in the world of fashion and beauty. There are a lot of trends making their way from the catwalk to the mainstream, but we’ve sifted through all of the looks that came down the runway and picked the trends that we feel our Boca Raton, FL salon clients would appreciate the most. We know our clients are fashion-forward and vibrant, and the trends we are highlighting are perfect for you!

 

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Short Cuts– If you’ve ever dreamed of chopping off your long locks for something short and sweet—now is the time. The Fashion Week runways were filled with haircuts that range from blunt chin-length styles to romantic pixie cuts. Not sure what would work for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our experts and he/she will be able to help you pick a style that works with your face shape and hair texture.

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Vivid hair– For the last few years, the unicorn hair (or mermaid hair) trend has been going strong. It seems like everywhere you look there is someone with vivid colored hair brightening the day. This trend is one of our favorites at our Boca Raton, FL salon because it allows our stylists to have tons of creative freedom. Thinking about popping some color? There are many ways to do this. You can opt for a whole head of pink (or any color for that matter) or subtle pops of color (think rose gold or mauve) in specific sections of your hair.

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Tousled waves– We love beachy waves at Salon Sora, so we’re excited to see this trend  continue into the fall. This look can be achieved at home by using styling products and a curling wand. If you don’t feel like fussing with your hair, you can schedule a blowout and one of our stylists will help you get the look while you relax and browse through a magazine.

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Vampy lipstick– As soon as PSL season rolls in, so do the vampy lip colors. Deep reds, browns, and greige (the result of combining gray and beige together) will continue to trend this fall. To change things up this fall experiment with different lipstick textures. We know that matte lipstick has been a staple, but don’t forget about the other options that are available such as metallic lipsticks and lip stains.

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Natural Makeup- Lips may be making a statement this season, but as for the rest of your makeup look it’s all about keeping it simple. The world of fashion is striding towards inclusivity and embracing natural beauty. This season keep your makeup look clean and minimal with light-coverage foundation and taupe lids. To add a subtle pop of color, opt for a peachy blush or eyeshadow.

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Avant-garde nails– When it comes to nail trends, this season’s hottest look isn’t for the mani minimalist. In fact, it’s everything but minimal. The nails that graced the runways were bold and individual works of art. Think prints, texture, sparkles, and mini works of art on all 10 fingers. Now we know that real life isn’t a runway, so there are ways to make these looks more wearable for the everyday woman. Stay on trend this season by trying on some custom nail art at Salon Sora.

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Which fall beauty trend are you planning to try this season? Do you need a little help figuring it out? Give our Boca Raton, FL salon a call and one of our stylists can help you achieve your fall beauty goals. Call us at (561) 338-7597 to schedule your appointment.

Three Reasons Why You Should Get Facials Regularly

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There are many factors that play a role in having skin that is healthy and radiant. Drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep, and implementing a skincare routine are all important factors, but there’s more to it. Regular facials are a key piece in the equation. While facials may be viewed as a way to pamper yourself, the benefits are far from being just skin deep. In fact, it’s a beneficial experience from head-to-toe. So keep reading and see if a Salon Sora facial in Boca Raton, FL is something you might like to try…

Reducing the signs of aging- Let’s face it, no one wants to grow older, but it’s part of life. Luckily, there are ways to delay the aging process and the signs that come with it, such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. One of the best ways to maintain the youthful appearance of your face is by getting a regular facial.

After a careful evaluation of your skin, our aesthetician will develop a custom facial based on the condition of your skin and any issues that may be specific to you. She will then combine hand-picked organic skincare products to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin. These steps will remove dead skin from the epidermis (top layer of your skin) while penetrating deep into your dermis to increase healthy cell turnover. In addition to these essential steps, our aesthetician may suggest added treatments to address individual skin concerns such as wrinkles, dark spots, and acne.
Skincare treatments may include:

  • Microdermabrasion;

Sun, pollution, time, and other damaging elements can really wreak havoc on your skin creating lines, acne, age spots, wrinkles or even uneven pigmentation. Microdermabrasion is one of the first steps in combating these aggressors. Using a very fine spray of microcrystals this treatment removes dead skin and reveals the younger, more youthful skin below. This will encourage the production of newer skin with more collagen and elastin thereby giving you a more “plump” and “dewy” appearance.

Microdermabrasion is not the “be all end all” of facial treatments. It is meant for people with fine lines, rosacea, clogged pores, uneven pigmentation, and in some cases even acne, to name a few

  • Hydrafacials;

Moisture, moisture, moisture!! It’s what all skin needs more of and one way to get it is with a hydrafacial. This multipurpose facial combines exfoliation, deep cleansing, extractions, and antioxidant protection all in one!

 

Unlike  microdermabrasion, hydrafacials are a much “softer” approach to healthy looking skin. Instead of using microcrystals hydrafacials employ a medical grade serum which helps to loosen dead skin while simultaneously vacuuming it off with a gentle suction. This helps reduce or even eliminate the redness that can occur during deep facials and microdermabrasion.

  • Hyaluronic acid with microdermabrasion;

Hyaluronic acid is something our skin loses as we age which makes it appear dry and wrinkled. This miracle acid is known for its water retention properties. And as we stated earlier, moisture is one thing our skin really needs, especially when we are in the sun as often as we are in Boca Raton, FL. The fact that Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000ml of water for each gram of HA gives this one ingredient a very special place in your skincare routine. You can see why using this simultaneously with microdermabrasion would be great for your skin! This is definitely one ingredient to look for in all your skin cream formulas.

 

Glowing skin- One of the main reasons that our clients come in for a monthly facial is because they love how their skin looks and feels after their treatment. Your facial in Boca Raton, FL includes a facial massage from our seasoned estheticians. While this feels great, the real benefit is that it increases circulation and lymphatic drainage. Paired with high-quality organic skincare products, this will increase product absorption and oxygen production. The results are a radiant glow, no highlighter required!

To maintain this radiant appearance, we recommend that you schedule a facial every month. It may seem too frequent, but the average person experiences cell turnover ever 28-30 days. During that time period, the inner layers of your skin work their way up to the surface and cause dead skin to build up. A facial removes the dead skin cells to reveal new, smoother and softer skin.

Stress reduction- Are you in need of some R&R? Getting a facial at Salon Sora is one of the best ways to treat yourself. Our signature facial includes a shoulder, hand, and foot massage in the 1 ½ hour treatment. Massage therapy, combined with aromatherapy and soothing sounds are the perfect formula to reduce stress levels and unwind.

Are you ready to book your signature Salon Sora facial? We offer 20% off your first facial if you are a new client and also offer specials when you purchase a facial package. To schedule a custom facial with our seasoned aesthetician Linda Creta, please call her directly at (561) 414-0031 to schedule your appointment.

3 Tips for Picking your Wedding Day Glam Squad

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Wedding bells are ringing! Are you getting married this season? We know how exciting it is to plan a wedding. However, there are so many vendors to work with that the planning process can become a little overwhelming. We’d like to help make the beauty aspect of your wedding planning a little easier for you. Picking your wedding day glam squad is a big decision and we’ve rounded out some of our best tips to help you pick the team that is best for you.

3 Tips for Picking your Wedding Day Glam Squad

Experience is Imperative

Anyone on the internet can call themselves a makeup artist or a hairstylist (or both!), which is why experience is more important than ever. While some individuals have mastered the art of flawlessly applying their own makeup or styling their own hair, it doesn’t always mean they can do the same on others. Your wedding day is not a day to give a friend a chance to practice applying false lashes! It’s also not the day for you to attempt to try your luck at winged eyeliner. Instead, you need a seasoned team that has the skills to make you look and feel your best for your special day.

When picking a wedding hair stylist and/or a makeup artist in Boca Raton, FL you want to look for proof of experience. The best way to do this is to ask for a portfolio with samples of previous work. When reviewing a portfolio, you want to see samples of work that are relevant to the look you are trying to achieve. For example, if you are looking for a braided hairstyle for your wedding, you want to make sure this is a skill set that your stylist feels comfortable with.

In addition to viewing a portfolio, make sure to request references. It’s also a good idea to read reviews from websites such as Facebook, Yelp and The Knot.

ALWAYS ask for a trial session;

Now that you have an idea on how you want to style your hair for your wedding, how will you know if it will work with your makeup look? Will the eye makeup look you picked look right on your eye shape? This is where the trial comes into play.

A trial gives you a chance to get to know the dream team that will be by your side on your wedding day as well as to see how your hair and makeup will look together. We know that there are a lot costs associated with celebrating your wedding day, but skimping on a hair and makeup trial is not where you want to save some cash. In fact it’s one of the most important investments that you will make for your big day.

We suggest booking your hair and makeup trial a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your wedding day. If you want to get a little more bang for your buck, you may want to consider scheduling a date night on the same day so you can get more use out of the look and see how it wears through the night.

Ask questions… lots of them!

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, this is your wedding day after all! We cannot stress how important it is to communicate with your beauty team throughout the process of preparing for your wedding day. We know wedding planning is just as much fun as it is hectic, so keep a running list of questions as they pop up in your mind. Not sure what to ask? Here are a few things you may want to consider:

Does your bridal makeup team come to the location of my wedding, or will I need to come into the salon?

Can my bridesmaids also book with your team?

How long will hair and makeup appointments take?

Do you offer touch up services?

I’m allergic to silicone. Do any of your products contain this ingredient?

What kind of products will you use to ensure that hair and makeup last all day long?

At Salon Sora, we not only have a team of qualified cosmetologist, but we also have a selection of seasoned professionals that are passionate about their art. Our team has worked on countless weddings and special events in Boca Raton, FL as well as throughout South Florida. To schedule a consultation for your wedding day hair and makeup, please give us a call at (561) 338-7597 to schedule your appointment to meet your wedding dream team.

 

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