27Mar

Rose gold has seemingly taken over every aspect of Millennial existence: from technology to Snapchat filters, clothing, and accessories, the color is everywhere. A newer way to “rosé all day” has emerged over the past year: rose blonde hair.

For those looking for a versatile change-up from the usual high and lowlights, consider this edgy take on a classic. Celebrities such as Emma Roberts, Elle Fanning, and Hilary Duff have all plunged into the rose gold pool. While they dove right into an all-over tone, clients can also dip in one toe at a time by adding rose blonde highlights throughout their existing colors.

Zano Salons has the most highly trained hair colorists in the industry, and they never shy away from opportunities to try different looks. This rose blonde shade is one of them. We’ve done it before, and we’re eager to do it again!

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Before you swan dive into the rose blonde color pool, we’ve answered some questions about one of the hottest trends of 2018. Think pink.

Will it look good on me?

The main appeal of rose blonde is its versatility: it complements any skin tone, and can be modified to an exact hue that works for you. So, although it will be a change, it won’t be SO shocking that you will no longer recognize yourself. It will add character in a wearable, classy way.

How Do I Get Rose Blonde Hair?

There are always two choices: DIY or the salon. If you’ve decided on coloring your entire head with rose blonde, having a professional colorist take the reigns is by far the best option. The look will require more maintenance as time goes on, and it will be most beneficial to stick with someone who knows where you started and where you should end up on the color spectrum. And, with a significant change like this, wouldn’t you like it done right instead of worrying about the outcome?

For highlights, the same rule applies. You may be able to get away with keeping it up yourself, but it would still do a great service to gauge your colorist’s opinion on which products are preferred over others. As good as a lot of home color products are, one mishap can affect your look, particularly if it’s the first time and you have to bleach your hair. No one wants to go through the hassle of going back to the salon and spending more money fixing a mistake than preventing it from the beginning!

How Should I Prep For Rose Blonde Hair?

For blondes, it’s rather simple. Just visit your colorist and add rose gold highlights to get the look. For the brunette and black hair colors, it’s a bit more challenging. Accept that achieving this look is not impossible, but it will take some time. Hair needs to be bleached before applying rose blonde, regardless of the starting color. The darker the shade, the longer (and more expensive) it will take to build the shade. If you’re up for the color, but not so much the upkeep or expense, you can always try dyeing your ends or light layers first to see how much you like it before committing to the full-on hair color.

How Do I Take Care of Rose Blonde Hair?

Once you do have the look, it will require regular maintenance and retouching. Customers will notice the first signs of fading after 5-7 washes. To prolong fading, adjust your hair care routine. Using color-treated shampoos, conditioners, and other products doesn’t stop fading entirely but can delay it as much as possible. Ask your colorist what products he or she recommends.

27Mar

A hot bowl of wax is an intimidating sight. If you’ve booked a waxing appointment, it’s probably in preparation for a significant life event where photographs are certain. Weddings, bachelorette parties, honeymoons, or tropical vacations are all common occasions for a wax.

As cringe-worthy as a bikini wax may sound, there are some things you can do to alleviate your anxiety, increase comfort, and promote lasting effects. Here’s our official breakdown of generally accepted Do’s and Don’ts of waxing.

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Do’s

Shower before waxing

Taking a brief, warm (not hot) shower before your appointment will help relax your skin and open up your pores. The looser your skin is, the easier it will be to remove hair.

Exfoliate gently (before and after)

A standard tip that many waxing technicians will give you before your wax is to gently exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells and any moisturizers/additional skincare products so the waxing strips can cling and nip hair quickly.

You’re usually clear to start exfoliating your skin again a few days after your wax. Especially if you have sensitive skin as it is, it’s important to wait long enough for the initial effects of the wax to subside before removing excess dead skin cells.

Take pain medications

Taking a dose of Ibuprofen, Advil, or any other mild over-the-counter pain meds at least 30 minutes before your wax will help relax your muscles and act early to lessen your pain.

Avoid harsh sunlight

After you’re fully waxed, it’s best to avoid extended time in the sun, as UV rays can be harmful in drying out or even blistering your skin. We understand you want a sunkissed look so you don’t look washed out in pictures, so if you want the best of both worlds, try to get your tan on plenty of time in advance. This kind of irritation could lead to infection in the waxed area, which is both unhealthy and uncomfortable!

Wear loose clothing

It is typically ill-advised to wear very tight, form-fitting clothing the first days after a wax. Clothing can cause inflammation if repeatedly rubbed against raw waxed areas.

Take showers instead of baths

In the initial stages of recovery from a wax, showers are recommended in place of baths. Running water from a shower is cleaner that sitting in bath water.

Don’ts

Drink caffeinated beverages before your wax

We completely understand the need for caffeine. But, perhaps hold off until after your appointment to fill up on your usual jolt. Drinking any kind of caffeine, even alcohol, can make your skin more sensitive and prone to irritation.

Ice your waxed spot

We’re not denying it, waxing does hurt in the moment. We, of all people, understand how tempting it is to numb the pain with ice. It makes sense, too: cold compresses and ice have been used to reduce pain for centuries. But, in this case, icing your skin can tighten your pores and make it more difficult to remove hairs.

Wait too long to wax again

The longer you wait to wax again, the harder it will be. The process will take longer and will be more painful because you’ll have more hair to remove. It’s a good idea to book your next wax once the hair reaches roughly a quarter of an inch.

Do extremely intense workouts

It’s great you’re taking care of yourself with proper exercise. But, maybe hold off on your most intense workouts until at least a few days after your wax. Sweat and friction will cause more discomfort and delay healing.

Get a spray tan immediately following a wax

The chemicals used in a spray tan are risky to put on freshly waxed areas. Also, the color may look uneven between waxed and unwaxed areas.

Use scented skincare products

Ingredients of scented lotions, soaps, body washes, essential oils, and other toiletry items are very irritating to newly waxed skin. Use generic or fragrance-free products for the first few days after your wax.

View our current waxing and brow specials here!

25Jan

Curl Up And Dye: Our Picks For Fun Hair Colors To Try This Year!

Are you thinking of switching up your hair color? Zano’s hair colorists and stylists are prepared to help you reinvent your look. From rose gold to silver and rainbow, it’s safe to say we’ve seen a surge of eclectic color choices over the past couple years, to which we say: a little color never hurt anyone!

We’re all for taking risks. But, it’s important to take it one step at a time. A drastic color change looks completely different on your head than it does online. That’s not to say it won’t look equally great; it’s just key to take into account your natural hair color, texture, budget, and hair care routine so you end up with a color and style that works for your lifestyle. Instead of diving head first into the color pool, dip in one toe at a time until you’ve reached a color you’re comfortable sporting every day.

Dying for a change? Make an appointment!

For those of you on board with color, we’ve got some examples of the magic our colorists have been able to create with some of our clients.

Blue

Blue Hair Color Zanos

 

We’re feeling blue – not sad, we’re just really loving the concept of deep blue tones. Blue is a popular color because it’s often not as harsh or “crazy” as other colors of the rainbow. It can also go with a variety of skins tones and styles. If you’re intent on going blue, make sure it is the right shade of blue: sky blues are more complimentary to lighter natural hair colors, while deep blues (as pictured) work well with darker bases.

Fun fact: Some celebrities who’ve had blue hair are Hilary Duff, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, and Nicole Richie.

Bronde Balayage

Bronde Balayage

It’s as they say: brondes have more fun. “Bronde,” the combination of blonde and brown hair, is the best of both worlds. How to get it? Balayage.

Balayage is a highly popular technique, and one of the most requested in our salon. Balayage is often confused with “ombre.” Balayage is the technique that creates the ombre style. The signature dark-to-light transition of ombre is achieved through the gentle dispersion of color throughout your hair.

The word ‘balayage’ comes from a French term that means “to sweep.” Our stylists apply balayage by sweeping the color through hair in small triangular sections in foil to give it a more natural transition to light from dark. The end result is hair with more dimension and interest.

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Icy Blonde

Platinum Blonde Zanos

Today’s forecast: icy, platinum blonde hair. From Kim Kardashian’s internet-breaking platinum bob to Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, and Christina Aguilera, this near-white shade is making headlines. Despite its ice queen quality, platinum hair adds warmth and opens up your face to accentuate your features. The cold never bothered us, anyway. (Had to).

Cherry Red

Redhead Zanos

This cherry-red hue is great for the girl who wants to be noticed. It’s an edgy choice, but if done well, it offer an edge that is sass and class. Not dissimilar to our advice about blue undertones, you have to be sure this is what you want before you move forward. You can get a feel for it first by trying some cherry lowlights in the under-layers of your hair.

 

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12Jan

Easy Makeup Tips For When You’re On The Go

With the new year in swing, everyone is getting right down to business on his or her New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s working on your fitness, getting more involved in the community, or cleaning and re-organizing your home, you’re busy! All this running around leaves little time for makeup.

But, when you’re in a jam to get out the door, there ARE some simple makeup tricks that save you time and give you a fresh face for other important events in your schedule. Especially if you’re the person that is always late no matter how hard you try (guilty as charged), these tips are lifesavers!

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Mascara & Lipstick

Sweeping your lashes with a thicker coating of mascara takes you from tired to bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Even without eyeliner, mascara accentuates and draws attention to your eyes. A bold lip – like red, plum, or pink – also creates the illusion that you put a lot of effort into your look, despite the fact that the only other thing you might be wearing is mascara. It can take you from “I just woke up 10 minutes ago” to “Yes, I am going to an award show later” in 60 seconds.

Tend To Your Brows

These days, everyone is obsessed with having thick brows. That doesn’t mean they should go ungroomed. Filling in your brows and ensuring they’re cleaned up makes a world of difference in framing your face and opening up your eyes. Fill in your brows with a pencil, then apply a gel to keep them in place. Add some mascara, and you’ll be good to go!

Prime & Conceal

Primer is a quick, sure-fire way to prep your skin for makeup and helps your foundation settle into your skin, eliminating the need for reapplication. It also helps even out your skin, so even if you don’t have time to dab on foundation, your skin will still appear fresh and put together. If you have dark circles, adding a simple under eye concealer helps you look more awake. You’ll also feel reassured that your dark circles are not bringing down other makeup you’ve put on.

Prioritize

Be reasonable. There’s no need to skip a meal or a shower in favor of full-on makeup. Take your shower, dry your hair, eat breakfast, and focus on makeup elements that you would feel naked without putting on. If you don’t feel complete without a full brow, start there and know when to stop. Forgo unnecessary extras to save time, but bring some with you in case you do have a couple of spare minutes when you arrive at your destination. However, if you don’t, you’ll still be pleased with your appearance.

Keeping up with personal hygiene is also key to providing your face with a healthy, solid foundation on which to put makeup. Skimping on your skincare routine will do you more harm than good in the end: the presence of oils and dirt promotes blemishes, which do not make for easy makeup application.

Make A Last-Minute Appointment

If you’ve got a significant event coming up that you completely forgot about, you know you won’t have time to prepare for, and are petrified of doing your makeup incorrectly, book a last-minute appointment for a makeover! You’re paying for more than makeup. You’re paying for peace of mind. You’ll receive the look you want (and can’t duplicate at home) from professionals who get it right the first time. You’ll leave feeling confident and with plenty of time to put together the rest of your look.

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21Nov

This season is momentous for many reasons, including dedicated time with family and many causes for celebrations. A new year brings feelings of renewal and change. This is why we see countless customers coming in for a new look. Whether it’s highlights, lowlights, or a completely different hair color and cut, the new year is a great time to try something different and amp up your style.

We have another amazing way to rejuvenate for the holidays and new year: a hydrolifting facial.

What Is Hydrolifting

Hydrolifting facials are one of the newest therapies for more glowing, hydrated, and youthful-looking skin. This is perfect for before a holiday work party, wedding, or NYE celebration where you know cameras will be on you – and with such glorious skin, why wouldn’t they be?

Hydrolifting gives customers the benefits of fillers without the scalpel. It’s meant to erase dull and sagging skin through the infusion of hydrolifting, skin-identical hyaluronic acid microdroplets into your face. The result is replenished, firm, plumped-out skin with a natural lift. The facial also helps promote increased hydrobalance and collagen-forming abilities.

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How Does It Work? 

Preparation

Although it has five progressive steps, a hydrolifting facial begins similarly to a regular facial. After you’ve wrapped yourself in the given robe or cover-up and laid down on the table, the esthetician will usually wrap your hair in a towel. He or she will then cleanse your skin with esthetic wipes or sponges. Sometimes, a double-cleanse is preferred.

The esthetician will likely take a look at your skin under a bright magnifying lamp to identify the source of acne, blackheads, aging, sun damage, or dehydration. Depending on what skin type you have (normal, oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination), it will help the esthetician discern and recommend the best treatments for you. Next: steaming. Most – if not all – facials use a machine that sprays a thin layer of warm mist to your face. It’s not only relaxing, but helps loosen up blackheads and whiteheads to be removed.

The Hydrolifting Mask

Zano’s utilizes world-renowned product line G.M. Collins for its facial treatments, including hydrolifting. The hydrolift process is divided up into five steps:

  1. Exfoliant
  2. Hydrolifting fluid
  3. Restorative cream
  4. Toning mask
  5. Tensor concentrate

First, the esthetician will treat your face with an exfoliant. Proper exfoliation helps scrub off dead skin cells and promotes blood circulation to your face to achieve healthier, glowing skin. Next comes the hydrolifting fluid. The hydrolifting fluid is essential to hydrating your skin on a micro-level and encouraging elasticity. The restorative cream follows to allow the fluid to settle, further moisturizing your skin and preparing for the toner. The toning mask is left on for at least 10 minutes to activate the toning and collagen-boosting nutrients. A heated compress, such as a netted facial cloth, is then used to remove the mask and open up your pores. Lastly, the tensor concentrate is applied. The concentrate soaks into your skin to polish it and solidify the effects of the previous nourishments.

Who are Hydrolifting Facias For? 

Basically: anyone! If you have mild to moderate sagging, under eye circles, or just overall lackluster skin, you could benefit from a hydrolifting facial. This is an anti-aging treatment, so if you’re younger, you probably won’t notice the benefits as much. But, you’re on the right track: it’s proven that starting an anti-aging regimen in your 20’s or 30’s is effective and helps your skin be more adaptable as years go by. The great thing is, if you don’t like it or don’t notice a difference, you can drop it for another skincare routine that works for you. Whichever you decide, staying consistent is key!

Interested in more facial treatments? Have a look at our entire facial menu to explore your options and schedule an appointment!

 

03Nov

As the holiday season approaches full steam ahead, we can all agree that nail maintenance is going to take a back seat to time spent with friends and family. Between prepping meals, gift giving, and marathon shopping, pretty nails become an afterthought.

It’s often right before a holiday party or event that the state of our nails becomes a very real concern. Cue the hurried, last-minute nail job that is often done half-dressed and hunched over a sink. We’ve all been there.

That’s where the all-powerful shellac manicure steps in.

Shellac nail polish creates the illusion of fake nails without having to apply and care for fake nails. Shellac is a blend of gel and nail polish that coats your nail in a thicker polish that is stronger, more durable, and healthier for your nails than your typical gel or nail polish. Ultimately, this means no chipping. And as we all know, no-chip nails are the secret to a happy life. (Not really, but almost.)

Shellac manicures are the perfect solution for busy holidays, carrying you from themed party to family gathering in a cinch. The shellac finish ensures a complete look and one less thing to worry about as you rush out the door.

As industrial-strength as shellac manis are, there are some things you can do to help them along. Take note of these tips to help your beloved shellacked tips last even longer.

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Start with healthy nails

Healthy fingernails are a necessary jumpstart to a healthy manicure. Peeling or splitting cuticles and nail beds does not a healthy nail make. Moisturizing your cuticles, ceasing biting your nails and keeping them away from drying agents is important to stimulate healthy nail growth. Hydration helps your nail cells expand; if they are dry or damaged, polish will only add a brittle surface that doesn’t last nearly as long as even regular nail polish.

The shellac should last about a month

If all goes as planned, your shellac manicure should roughly last a month. Its staying power is in part thanks to how the gel polish is cured with UV or LED lights. This should not be made a regular habit, however, for prolonged UV exposure can increase risk of age spots. Keeping your fingernails moisturized and even applying a sunscreen before your nails go under the LED lamp can ensure a higher degree of safety.

Care for your nails at home

Longevity is the core appeal of shellac. To keep its glossy quality and promote good nail health, apply cuticle oil at least twice per day. Nourishing your nail beds so they hold the polish will help the manicure last longer and maintain its trademark sheen.

Remove it correctly

Shellac manicures should be properly removed by a nail technician before another manicure is applied. Normal nail polish remover will not penetrate the polish as thoroughly, if at all, as the specialized agent used at salons. It also requires more time, as you want to remove the polish without taking off part of your nails in the process. To remove the polish and ready your nails for your next manicure, the technician will often wrap each individual nail and let it soak in a particular acetone to loosen the shellac polish.

Want to earn money towards your next shellac manicure? Refer a friend to Zano’s with our rewards program! Find out more here.

10Oct

The combination of teenagers and cosmetics is like betting on Secretariat: it’s a sure thing. Social media has only intensified the industry by increasing the awareness, accessibility, and perceived importance of beauty products for all ages. The line between “teenage” and “adult” makeup and hair services turns blurrier by the day.  

However, there are some aspects that distinguish teenagers from adults (as far as beauty care goes). Here are some Zano’s services that are perfect for teenagers!

Treat Skin Conditions

A teenager’s skin is going through significant hormonal changes that make it particularly sensitive and prone to irritations like acne. In fact, of the 85 percent of young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 who suffer from acne, 25 percent will develop permanent scars from it. This means that in addition to a skin care/acne treatment regimen, teenagers should carefully consider what kinds of makeup they’re applying to their faces. Oil-free foundations with sunscreens will provide protection from damaging UV rays and oils that contribute to breakouts.

A good habit to instill in your teens early is to get facials on at least a semi-regular basis. Schedule a facial to promote healthy practices and reduce stress before a big test, game, or college interview. Teaching teens the value of aging gracefully by taking care of their skin is a key to building one’s confidence in their natural features.

Spa Parties

A specialty of Zano’s is our spa parties. A spa party is fun no matter your age, but for teens it’s a nice way to treat yourselves in a way you wouldn’t normally – unless mom is paying. You can choose from any combination of services we have; or, if you simply can’t make up your mind, you can choose our Express Service package. This includes:

  • Express* Pedicure (30-minute)
  • Manicure (30-minute) Natural Nails Only; Excludes SHELLAC™
  • Express* Facial (30-minute)
  • 30 Minute Massage
  • Hair Blow Out (does not include flat or curling iron)

Whether it’s a Sweet Sixteen, Prom, Graduation, or the end of college applications, a spa party is a perfect way to celebrate or cap off the school year.

Hair Styling

What is high school without dances, plays, concerts, or ceremonies? Between homework and extracurricular activities like sports, your hair can either take a beating or a backseat to proper care. For once, wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about your hair? Driver’s license photo? Yes, please. Zano’s has great hair styling and blowout services for teens that will help complete your look and make you feel fancified for a special occasion.

In the mood to try something different? Now’s the time to do it! Zano’s has special deals for highlights, color, and cuts for teens that will make it easy to have a signature style without spending a ton of money.

Fair Prices

Speaking of fair prices: in creating its Teen options, Zano’s took time to make sure prices were affordable for teenagers. You may have a part-time, summer, or babysitting job, but you should be saving up for other life events soon approaching, like your first car or college classes. Zano’s has special teen prices for both guys and girls that will make not just teens, but parents happy. As one of the best salons in the area with award-winning services, you’ll be sure you’re getting your money’s worth!

12Sep

The benefits of hot stone massages have been widely recognized for centuries. It’s a technique that is actually thousands of years old, first used by the ancient Chinese to improve the function of internal organs. Hot stone massages have since been reborn and resurged with modern applications. Massage therapists use hot stones for healing ailments, relieving muscle tension, reduce stress, and promoting rest. Hot stone massages also yield ultimate serenity and relaxation. Like many kinds of massages, they provide a mental break from anxieties and the daily hassles of life to take care of yourself.

A proper hot stone massage involves the use of smooth, flat stones on specific parts of your body. The most common are the spine, stomach, chest, face, palms, feet, and toes. Your therapist may also use Swedish massage techniques, such as long strokes, kneading, vibration, tapping, and circular movements. The hot stones apply targeted relief with direct heat.  

Hot stone massages are often recommended for individuals who are in recovery from surgery, in physical therapy, in a stationary position at work for long periods of time, or who have open wounds, blood clots, or diabetes. The massages are not only used to treat pain, but prevent the worsening of it in the future.

If you haven’t booked your appointment yet, here are some more detailed benefits of hot stone massages that should make the decision easy.

Take a look at our massage specials here before booking your next appointment!

Relives Muscle Tension And Pain

Heat is nature’s pain reliever. The heated stones are rested on trigger points before the actual massage begins. As heat permeates your deep tissues, your blood vessels open and increase overall circulation. Poor circulation can lead to muscle tension and fatigue. The effect is similar to having frozen pipes: water freezes when exposed to the dramatic temperature drop, decreasing the rate at which it flows into your home. It’s the same with blood flow: fatigue from increased activity causes a buildup of lactic acid in your muscles that limits the flow of oxygen to your blood.

This boosted circulation from a hot stone massage will not only relieve tension but accelerate pain relief. As muscle temperatures rise, their elasticity and flexibility improve, greatly reducing resulting pain and tightness. The intense nature of a hot stone massage also helps cleanse and remove bodily toxins, leaving you feeling physically better than before the massage.

Reduce Stress

Occasional time away (however long) from work, school, and other stresses of daily life is healthy for body and mind. It “helps you go into a state of deep meditation” that promotes a rejuvenated and refreshed outlook. Periods of short, yet dedicated, rest that relax your heart rate are important to giving your body the energy it needs to think and act clearly. This can provide a sense of calm when making decisions regarding family, friends, and career. The hot stones help worries evaporate and get you ready for your next challenge.

The mental benefits of hot stone massages have understandably been used to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. Escaping triggers of depressing or nervous thoughts to effectively relieve stress is a healthy way to cope. Improved circulation from massages keeps your mind occupied in an environment that is free of negativity.

Promotes Sleep

As you drift into meditation, it’s easy to begin falling asleep – which is okay! Meditation mimics sleep: lowered heart rate, relaxed muscles, hushed surroundings and closed eyes. It’s not uncommon to fall asleep during a massage for these reasons. Our bodies need sleep to function properly, so encouraging quality sleep is a definitely positive attribute to a hot stone massage (and massage therapies in general). Inconsistent sleep can lead to increased blood pressure, mood swings, somatic pain, memory and concentration problems, disorientation, and more. Prolonged sleep deprivation can even lead to risk of diabetes, heart disease, weight gain and weakened immunity.

Ready for a hot stone massage? Schedule your appointment here!

 

08Aug

Taking care of your nails is often an afterthought. Of course, we all love to “pamper” ourselves once in awhile with a mani/pedi combo; realistically, nail care should be a regular activity. Clean nails not only look more presentable, but are better for your overall hygiene.

Particularly in the summer when trips to the beach and pool are an everyday occurrence, maintaining proper nail health helps fight fungal infections, overexposure to the sun, and overgrowth, which is common in warmer weather. Our nails are indicators of our overall health, so it’s important they get as much attention as the rest of us!

Click here to learn more about our nail services AND book an appointment with our certified technicians!

Here are some simple ways to ensure your nails withstand this season and into the next.

NOURISH YOUR NAILS

Your nails can become dehydrated with repeated UV exposure. Applying cuticle oil to the nail and surrounding skin will help prevent dry or cracked nails. It also improves the nail’s appearance, keeping them smooth and more flexible. Cuticle oil also spurs on nail growth and helps your manicure last longer. Using a moisturizing lotion or hand cream on top of this will aid in more healthy skin growth, providing a healthy cushion on which your nail can grow.

ADD A TOPCOAT

Before you head to the pool, make sure to add a strengthening topcoat to both your fingernails and toenails if they’re polished. The base coat will stick to the top coat to secure the polish and give you a high-gloss shine. Many top coats also include ingredients that stop nail splitting and breaking, like protein, vitamin E, and calcium. Once the nail is broken, there’s a higher chance for bacterial infection and other ailments.

DON’T FORGET TO CLIP

Remembering to cut your nails may seem basic, but in the hustle of everyday life, other things take precedence. Fingernails are there to prevent injury and stop dirt or grime from entering the body. Going a long time without clearing underneath your nails not only shows, but opens a window to infection and unpleasant odors if you’re not careful. Filing and clipping them altogether when they reach a certain length is a sure-fire way to get rid of filth for good. Fingernails also grow faster than toenails, which makes upkeep that much more important.

Keeping up with your nail length can also be a factor of the season. Nails tend to grow quicker in warmer temperatures because of the nutrients brought by sunlight exposure that encourages growth, much like a flower that blooms after getting plenty of sun and water. Our nails are made of a type of keratin, a protective protein that our hair is also made of but that does not result in the same hardness.

GET A MANICURE AND PEDICURE

Yes, we do believe getting a manicure and pedicure is beneficial for your health, both physical and mental. Nail technicians are trained to spot trouble areas and treat them with various therapies. A pedicure will scrape off dead skin and control calluses that may be causing you discomfort. Having your hands and feet gently massaged relieves tension, replenishes skin, and promotes circulation that your nails need in order to maintain their coloring and strength. Professional technicians are experts at digging out hard-to-get dirt, and shaping your nails appropriately so they grow healthier.

A second set of eyes examining your nails can also help identify potential problems you wouldn’t have been able to detect on your own. For example, nail discoloration is a common symptom of overarching issues in your body. Your mind will be set at ease, and you’ll come out with one less thing to worry about.

Ready for a manicure and/or pedicure? Call us today!

10Jul
Guide to a Gorgeous Wedding Day Look

Your wedding day is the ultimate occasion to show off your style and personality. The hairstyle you choose is a part of that. No matter what your day has in store for you, your hair and makeup should be able to keep up and highlight, not take away from, your natural beauty. Zano Salons makes this process easy by offering on-site bridal services and blow dry styling options with clear pricing.

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of working with countless beautiful brides on their big days. It’s in that time we’ve discovered some timeless truths that will help you be the timeless bride you wish to be. Follow these tips to make sure you truly get the look you want on your wedding day.

START WITH A PICTURE

Oftentimes, it’s hard to articulate something that lives in your mind. This is why stylists suggest bringing two to three photos of hairstyles that resemble your vision to your trial. It will be much easier for your stylist to pick up the feel you’re going for, make further recommendations, and save time trying to “guess and check” what you like.

PLAN AROUND YOUR ACCESSORIES AND DRESS

What makes your wedding look special is the attention to the details that make it your own unique look. Is there something you’d definitely like to wear on your wedding day, like a headband, tiara or flower crown? Does your dress harken back to a certain time period? Incorporating those aspects into your hairstyle will not only play up your wedding theme, but your personality as well. However, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

WASH YOUR HAIR THE DAY BEFORE

Although you want to be clean and fresh for your wedding day, it’s recommended to avoid showering the night before. Shampooing and conditioning your hair removes essential oils that build up in your hair that will help your style hold. Clean hair tends to have a slippery consistency that makes curling it a chore. Styling your hair with slightly more natural greases will make your hair more adaptable and save time.

HAVE A HAIR/MAKEUP TRIAL AT LEAST 1 MONTH PRIOR TO THE BIG DAY

This is the time to work out all the kinks (literally). You’re going to be able to see not only how your style will look on your wedding day, but how it will feel. If you don’t like it, it’ll be easy for your stylist to come with another option and get to know which products to use based on your needs, the environment, and flow of your wedding. Make sure you consider all angles, as well: your style should highlight all sides of your face so that your photographer can get great shots from all sides.

There’s no day like your wedding day to be bold. However, there is such a thing as too bold. It’s not recommended to significantly change your color or cut right before your wedding. It’s not worth the potential stress you’ll feel trying to combine your new look with decisions you’ve already made.

ENSURE IT’S WEATHERPROOF

Never count on perfect weather for your wedding day in the Midwest. Even if it’s summertime, you just never know. Consider the environment your wedding is in: is it indoors, outdoors, or both? What kinds of elements are your hair and makeup going to be exposed to? If you are the bride, it ultimately comes down to whatever makes you comfortable. That being said, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep a kit in your limo or at the church during pictures with extra hairspray, bobby pins, or clips to fix last-minute flyaways.

BE OPEN TO RECOMMENDATIONS

Chances are, your stylist has dealt with brides in similar situations. Whether they’ve been rained on, snowed on, burned by the sun, or windblown, hair and makeup artists have seen it all. This not only pertains to weather, but in times of conflict resolution, it’s nice to have someone on your side. Getting his or her feedback on what they would recommend based on your desired look, hair type, wedding theme, or location will put you more at ease and even open you up to options you didn’t know you had.

In the process of wedding planning? Contact Zano Salons to schedule an appointment and get to know our styling team!