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New York Fashion week.. Beauty

The beauty of New York fashion week.  Well our favorites anyway!!

Nicolas K
Heavy black liner under the eyes.
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Honor
Blue eyes and nails w/pearls!
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Ann Yee

Blue and white nail wraps.  Red lips and low ponies!
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Peter Som
Red liner.
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Jason Wu
Side parted low ponies and beautiful natural makeup.
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Actually there was low ponies everywhere!!
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And some with wet fringes and zagged parts.

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There was heaps of inspiration… And some yes strange that I wouldn’t be so inclined to try!!  Stay tune for London!!

 

I’m excited to try some of the cute nails @ esstudio!

Jax xx

Floppy Flat Hair

All the fine hair ladies put your hands up!!

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Thats me!! seriously I have like cob webs on my head.. I’ll let you in on a few secrets I have up my sleeve to  show that limp hair of yours a thing or two!

Ok look, yes yes we all want soft shinny hair, but if you have fine hair, soft and shinny actually means floppy, flat non co operative waste of time hair! am i right?! Right!

So here are your options fellow limp ladies…..

Add some texture into your hair with colour.
Adding pieces of colour into fine hair to add texture with a contrasting colour can really lift and give the illusion of more voluptuous hair.
Let me enlighten you with some visual options:

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Now lets look at complimenting your contrasting texture highlights with a chop…
short hair for fine hair = thicker fuller hair.
here are come examples:

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But if your like me and you like to pretend you can grow hair like rapunzal well get this! We can actually trick people into thinking we do have longer thicker locks with a few simple chopping techniques!
Tell your stylist you neeeeeeed to have slight slices and layering added into your hair with out taking too much length from around the face area then vualla !! You will look like this!

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Now styling, forget that myth where you can’t wash your hair too much, flip that myth the bird!! Why you ask ?! Cause its your god dam hair that’s why!
Wash it as much as you like! I wash my hair every day! Why again you ask? Cause its fine and limp!! and i can’t re create what I did the day before because after I have slept on it, its so flat and in-cooperative it makes me want to cry!
So what do i do , I wash it and blast dry it every day to add extra body and volume and that’s how I tell my hair who is boss!

Tips on how to style that super fine hair are as follows:
Blowy dry blow-dry blow-dry- you have to get air and body into the few and far strands  you have so it bounces and builds!
Before blow drying I looooooooooove Mouse!! Especially mouse that gives body and hold but doesn’t make it stiff and sticky- I really love the (Sebastian whipped creme) not only does it work, but it smells amazing and is so pretty when you squeeze it into your hand it actually does look like whipped cream, it really does look good enough to eat!
You can then add a few waves or kinks in your locks with wands, straighteners etc whatever you have to give movement
Then to finish, powder. yes that’s right i said powder! I am so obsessed with this stuff I would line up to buy it like a 12 year old girl lining up for tickets to see one direction! That obsessed!!!
(the rock star powder lightest hold and Alfaparf VintageE for a Stronger hold)

These powders add texture and grit with hold but moveable hold and that look of sex hair (not bed hair but sexy sex hair) with a mix of “my hair is so great I just woke up like this’
Make sure you ask your stylist about the powder!!

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So there you have it ladies ! Blow that fine hair off your head with these tips and tricks and you will be bouncing and boosting your hair to a better life! Pop into Esstudio for a personal consultation on what you could do with that fine hair of yours.

Sarah x

Nasty Polish

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Are you aware of the potential dangers of your pretty named nail polish ?
With cute names like bubble bath or Strawberry shortcake,  are you blinded from the potential dangers of these polishes?  With some scary ingredients that are known cancer causing chemicals and those toxic to the nervous system.

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The top three worst chemicals of concern are toluene, dibutyl phalate (dbp) and formaldehyde – the TOXIC TRIO.

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DBP is now banned from cosmetics in the EU, but the other two are still allowed.
It is a commonly used to make plastic.  It is also used as an additive to adhesives or printing inks.  It is a suspected endocrine disruptor.  Meaning its bad for your hormones! 

Toluene, a solvent and pain thinner, is a potent neurotoxicant ( toxic to the nervous system) that acts as an irritant, impairs breathing and causes nausea, according to EWG. It’s especially hazardous if your pregnant, as breathing in toluene vapours can harm your unborn baby.

Formaldehyde, on the other hand, is commonly found in nail-hardening formulas and is a known allergen classified as “carcinogenic to humans”.  We’ve all heard of formaldehyde.
I’ve had a few clients that have said their nail has fallen off using nail hardeners.  It is the main ingredient in hardeners. Formaldehyde is highly toxic to all animals, regardless of method of intake. Ingestion of 30 mL (1 oz.) of a solution containing 37% formaldehyde has been reported to cause death in an adult human.[28] Water solution of formaldehyde is very corrosive and its ingestion can cause severe injury to the upper gastrointestinal tract.  There is so many wrong things with Formaldehyde.

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Fortunately, a number of beauty brands, including some mainstream ones, are now phasing out these chemicals, and are proudly 3 free already. A few have gone 4 and 5 by also excluding Formaldehyde resins from their formulas and / or camphor, a strong smelling plasticizer that can be an irritant in large amount.

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Our favorite polish that we use at Esstudio is Hello Darling which is 5 Free! (meaning absolutely NO toulene, formaldehyde/formaldehyde resin, DBP or camphor) and are animal testing & cruelty free. They didn’t stop there – it is also  free of parabens, phthalates, SLS and SLES, and source low-toxicity & biodegradable ingredients to make it as safe as possible to humans, with minimal impact on the environment and other living beings.

 

THE UNDERCUT

It’s been undercut central here at Esstudio lately. With our clients drawing inspiration from celebrities like Rihanna (Thank God her mullet style didn’t take off) it’s becoming more and more popular every day. What do you think? Are you brave enough to take the plunge?

Pastel Hair Don’t Care

Mermaid Hair. Unicorn Hair. Pastel Hair. Call it what you want – it’s still one of the best things since sliced bread. And it’s one of the other trends that has been taking the salon by storm! In the past few weeks we’ve done pink, blue, purple and orange. And we’re loving it!

Keep your eyes peeled for Esstudio’s Hair Tutorials which should be coming out next year – we’ll be doing a whole segment on DIY pastel hair and how to get the most out of it.