Monday, November 25, 2013

Fashion & Beauty magazines & Media Mis-Informatioin.

There seems to be quite a bit  mis-information that is being presented by the media, through either print, Magazines and Internet and the media through TV and Internet. 
 This Mis-information is concerning the fashion and beauty industry. 
I am confounded by where and who they are getting their so called expert opinions and or advice.
So "Madame Claude" is going to try to clear up some of this
mis-information and some of this negative PR.

As reported in many medias that
Jennifer Lawrence has a pixie cut.
 This is a pixie cut
This is not a Pixie cut
Jennifer Lawrence new look
When we as stylists (cutists) design a hair cut, we cut or sculpt the hair.
We do not CHOP hair.
In all most all written articles and Media through TV, News or Internet, these  so called experts are using the term chopping off hair when referring to cutting and/or designing any short hairstyle.
The term chopping off hair is never used by the fashion and/or beauty media when they discuss  hair cuts for long hair
only is used when referring to shorter styles.

This is not a Pixie either
Once and for all we do not chop off hair. We are artists and what we do is sculpt hair, we cut hair, we design hair.
We do not ever chop hair.
We leave that for the non-professionals 
Now for some more Mis-information regarding other celebrities who have gone shorter with their hair style.
It has been reported that these decisions for the shorter looks was because of over coloring their hair and/or a Brazilian gone bad.
Like all professional fields (Doctors, Attorney, Dentists and yes hair stylists) a well EDUCATED and EXPERIENCED
professional should always be a must, to insure the best possible results.

"Madame Claude" will be addressing the subject of damage to ones hair because of hair coloring.

One can color their hair without creating damage by relying on a well educated and experience stylist first and to listen to the advice and suggestions from that stylist as to what will work best, give you the best looks and what will not create damage to your hair
As for Brazilian Treatments and damage to one hair.
It is not possible with a reputable and certified Keratin treatment to create damage as it is just a clear coating that is on top of and sandwiched in between the hair cuticle. It does not penetrate into the hair shaft nor  alter the hair structure in any way. This treatment can be used on Highly bleached Blondie hair. The only way the hair can get damaged in this treatment is poor technique on the flat ironing.  This would be in the physical act and not in reference to the treatment. Flat ironing techniques should be a given in hair styling by a professional ,,,basic 101.
Again make sure you are partnered with a reputable salon and spa. 
See my  previous post on the differences in salons and spas and what makes for professionalism.
I welcome your posts so please feel free to let me know what you think
Also. Please feel free to visit our website for more information on hair color, hair design, keratin treatments, thermal reconditioning, hair extensions, hair loss solutions,  trichotillomania treatment, skin rejuvenation treatments, Injectable, and our Med spa.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Break through in Growing more hair could be right around the corner
But  findings are preliminary, don't amount to cure for baldness yet.

There's new hope for anyone who's bald or balding.  Researchers  are getting closer to the goal of cloning hair cells and coaxing them to grow hair once they're replanted in the scalp.
"We've been able to overcome the first block," said study co-author Angela Christiano, a professor of dermatology and genetics & development at the Center for Human Genetics at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City.
Right now, the research is in the early stages. Questions about costs and possible side effects remain unanswered, and it's not clear whether the technique will produce the kind of hair that people want in terms of traits like texture.
At issue is the need for a better way to replace hair in people who lose it. It is estimated 50 percent of people over the age of 50  suffer from hair loss
There are drugs to help people with hair loss, but they tend to focus on stimulating existing hair follicles to grow longer hairs, In male-pattern baldness, men still have follicles that grow hair, but they produce "peach fuzz" instead of normal hair.
There are other treatment options, but they're not much better
Surgical methods, mainly hair transplants, really just shuffle existing hair around from the back of head and sides to front of scalp," said Dr. Luis Garza, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. "The main challenge is to grow a new hair follicle."
This new approach will  help  men  and woman with hair loss.
About 90 percent of women with hair loss are not strong candidates for hair transplantation surgery because of insufficient donor hair," Madame Claude (Claudia). "This breakthrough method offers the possibility of inducing large numbers of hair follicles or rejuvenating existing hair follicles, starting with cells grown from just a few hundred donor hairs. It could make hair transplantation available to individuals with a limited number of follicles, including those with female-pattern hair loss, scarring alopecia and hair loss due to burns."
In the new study seeks to figure out how to take hair cells from the body, clone them and then reinsert them back into the body where they'll grow new hair from new follicles. Christiano stated that The process falls apart because the cells lose the ability to instruct the skin to make new hair, In the new study, researchers found that the cells retain their ability to figure out what to do when the researchers grow the cells upside down. "We don't put genes into them, and they're not manipulated at all," Christiano noted.
The hair cells produced by the process were able to produce new hair in five out of seven donor models of human skin, she said, although there's more work to be done to make them fully develop hair the way they should.
The technique holds potential for more than cosmetic treatments to help people grow new hair. Among other things, the research could ultimately lead to more functional replacement skin for people with scars and burns because the skin would have hair, Christiano said.
Garza praised the research, but emphasized that it is preliminary. "This work helps to climb the mountain, but there are miles to go and more steep terrain ahead," he said.

Until this happens. Because of the expertise of  Claudia Tapp the owner and founder, we at Claude Thomas Salon and Spa has 25 years of experience and expertise in many techniques of hair extensions and hair replacement designed to address any hair issue. We have a vast resource of many different hair manufacturers so we can accommodate every need of our clients. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

What effects do hormones have on Hair, Skin and Nails?

What are hormones? 
First you have to understand the endocrine system to truly understand what hormones are and how they effect us from head to toe. So I will start with the endocrine system, which is a network of gland and organs that produce and release hormones through our bodies. It is one of our body's main communication systems, which controls and coordinates proper body functions. Hormones are the chemical messengers of the endocrine system. The hormones play the role of the chemical messengers to the endocrine systems. Hormones help maintain and control energy levels, reproduction, growth, development, metabolism, sexual function and internal balance known as Homeostasis. Nerves send electrical messages and hormones sends chemical messages to the body's cells, tissues and organs.
Hormones are produced and released by eight predominant endocrine glands:
  • Pituitary gland
  • Pineal
  • Thymus
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Pancreas
  • Gonads
These glands are not localized to one another but are found throughout the body. many factors can affect the endocrine glands and the body's hormone balance. If the body reaches  a state of imbalance, a variety of health problems can arise. Problems make their presence known internally in the blood, heart, internal organs and the outside, in hair, skin and nails.

The Endocrine System
The Pituitary gland located in the brain is considered the most complex organ of the system. It affects many functions:
  • Our growth
  • Blood pressure
  • Contractions during child birth 
  • sex Organ functions
  • Thyroid gland function
  • Conversion of food into energy
  • Metabolism
  • Control growth hormone
  • Development of bone and muscle
  • Produces Prolactin (breast milk)

The Pineal gland is also located in the brain. This gland is responsible for:
  • Production of melatonin
  • A hormone that affects reproductive development and daily physiological cycles
  • Plays a significant role in reproduction, sexual behavior and skin color

The Thymus is in the upper chest. It is responsible for:
  • Assists in the bodies production of certain types of while blood cells Known as T Cells, that is a major component of the immune system
  • *****By adolescence this gland is already beginning to shrink

The Thyroid is located in the neck. This gland is responsible for:
  • Metabolism
  • Creating Proteins
  • The gland produces and releases hormones by is dependent upon the presence of Iodine (e.g. thyroxine and triiodothyronine)
***An imbalance of the above hormones indicate a low level of iodine. Low levels of iodine can increase the potential for developing an enlarged thyroid gland. (goiter)
 The parathyroid glands which are attached to the thyroid are responsible for secreting parathyroid hormones. They are responsible for regulating the blood calcium levels, which are important to ensure that the nervous and muscular systems operate properly.

The Adrenal gland are located on the kidneys. These glands are necessary for the production of:
  • Steroids or sex hormones (Androgen) Such as testosterone and estrogen
  • Epinephrine and norepinephrine, which causes the "fight or flight response.

The Pancreas is located in the back portion of our stomach. The importance of the Pancreas is:
  • It secrets enzyme-producing cells that digests carbohydrates, proteins and fats
  • Cells in the Pancreas controls the production of glucagon and insulin. Glucagon is released when sugar levels in the blood have become low. The insulin is released when the levels of sugar are to high in the blood.
The Gonads are the sexual organs of men and women. (testes and ovaries) These are primarily reproductive organs and they determine the sexual characteristics in men and women.
In Men:
  • Growth and development of male reproductive structure
  • Increased skeletal and muscular growth
  • Enlargement of the larynx
  • Growth and distribution of body hair
  • Increased male sex drive
In Women
  • production of estrogen and progesterone
  • Development of breast
  • Distribution of fat evidenced in hips, legs and breast
  • Maturation of female reproduction organs
***Estrogen and progesterone plays a dominant role in female health and balance of these hormones is vital.

The effects of hormones throughout your life.
Hormone levels naturally vary throughout your life and major developmental events such as puberty, pregnancy. menopause and old age will affect your hormone balance. The fluctuating in hormone levels can have ab impact on the skin , the hair and the nails. This can be a physical and emotional challenge.

How Hormones can adversely effect our skin, hair and nails

Acne can occur at any age but is most prevalent during adolescence. The onset  of acne is usually attributed to the hormone Androgen s  which  promote oil production in the sebaceous glands of the skin .Other hormones that come into play with acne is steroids, testosterone and estrogen.  Acne can also be triggered by menstruation, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, stress Diabetes and PCOS. 
Claude Thomas's Skin Treatment in our spa can address acne. The treatment that are very effective are:

  • Glycolic peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • LED Light therapy
  • Meta Therapy for the scarring of acne 
Oral Contraceptives ( birth control pill)
The positives are the obvious as to controlling pregnancies but can also help some with balancing out hormones to help with acne.
The negative of contraceptives is it can change the hormone balance and could have a negative effect on the hair and skin. Such as hair loss, skin break outs, skin dryness, hair loss of luster and body. Fungal infections on the skin and nails could also occur. If you experience this effect one should consult their physician.

It is recommended for loss of hair by the AHLA (American Hair Loss Association) for those women experiencing hair loss to only use  Low-androgen index birth control.

 Claude Thomas has the above treatments for the skin in the paragraph of acne, with the addition of Collagen facials and moisturizing facials to add to correct skin dryness. As for the hair loss  we do hair extension, crown hair extensions, many other options for hair loss and for hair that is dull , dry and not body, we have  keratin treatments and deep hair conditioning therapies.

Pregnancy can greatly affect the skin, hair and nails. The body's hormonal balance is altered to suit the needs of the growing baby. The changes in hair skin and nails can range from mild to dramatic. The  effects can  be acne, Hyper-pigmentation (Melasma), stretch marks, varicose veins, hair loss, excessive hair growth, Many of these effects will dissipate or completely go away during the pregnancy or after.

Claude Thomas does have solutions with the hyper pigmentation with LED therapy,  glycolic peels and microdermabrasion. Stretch marks are best addresses early on rather than later and we can help this with Meta therapy and microdermabrasion. With hair loss this should be only addressed several months after delivery as it may return to your normal hair, however if after 3 or months you are not getting regrowth see our hair loss expert The owner Claudia Tapp to consult on possible solutions. It could be as simple as creating a different style, to adding some extensions or crown hair extensions. As for varicose veins consult your physician, such a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Hormones and Normal Aging

Our Skin

Hormonal balance is affected as we age and this effect can be seen in many ways. When we age  many of our body functions slow down, including hormone production and secretion. Estrogen and testosterone both decrease as  we age. which leads into many skin, hair and nails issues. 
Skin issues that occur when we mature are:
  • dry skin
  • sagging skin
  • age spots
  • wrinkles
Estrogen has an effect on collagen production and skin thickness, so as this hormone decreases with age and menopause we develop  dry loose skin. The skin becomes thinner and looses fat.  Less blood is supplied to the skin making the skin have a dull appearance. With the changes in circulation and skin thickness one can develop spider veins and broken blood capillaries.  Topical estrogen treatment have been found helpful for some people but does come with a possible risk..Some things that can help are: Tretinoin, Vitamin C, Alpha hydroxy acids, laser resurfacing.
Claude Thomas has skin rejuvenation treatment to combat aging skin:
  • Meta therapy
  • Glycolic Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • LED light therapy
  • Micro-Current Treatment
  • Vascutouch
  • Rejenica
 Our Hair
As we age our hair tends to lose it's luster,  turn grey, thin in certain spots or all over in general. Of coarse there are exceptions to the rules but most will experience at least one.
 There are a variety of reason hair  thins and fall out:
  • malnutrition
  • hormonal unbalance
  • menopause
  • stress
  • serious illness
  • simply the aging process .
 Grey is the most noticeable signs of aging. Hair usually will start to grey in the 30's to 40's.  This will vary from person to person. What makes the hair turn white is the lose of melanin in the hair follicle.. The onset of  white hair is related to genetics and occurs earlier for Caucasians and later for Asians or African descents.
What Claude Thomas can do to help solve these problems.
  • Hair greying: Hair Glazes, Hair coloring. Dimensional hair coloring to  blend the greys away.
  • Hair dullness: Hair color or glazes, keratin treatments, deep conditioning treatment,     Cellophane
  • Hair Loss: Hair extensions, hair loss solutions, Crown hair extensions
Our Nails

With age our nails may become dry, brittle and/or discolored, which is caused by the decrease in our hormones as we age. Toenails tends to become harder and thicker. Ingrown toe nail can also happen as we mature. Check with your Nair technician if what you are experiencing is normal aging regarding your nail. If there is any doubt consult your physician.


Monday, July 8, 2013

The differences in Salon and Spa

The differences in Salon and Spa
 Salon and Spa    Store front owned and managed by one or more ownersSalon and Spa  store front that is owned as landlord renting out individual spaces to independent contractors that are stylist, nail techs or estheticiansNo store front                  Salon and/or spa is in technicians home or travels to clients home or other locations
License as business federally requiredYes  mandatoryYES  Owner or landlord of booth rental store Individual contractors???Generally are not claiming a business
Licensed by state and City requiredYes  mandatoryYes to owner or landlord of business..Individual contractors discretionGenerally are not claiming a business
BUSINESS INSUREANCEYes  mandatoryYes to owner or landlord of business however individual contractors  discretion to complyGenerally are not claiming a business So can not insure
Stylist, nail tech, esthetician licenseYes  mandatoryIndividual contractors  discretion to have and be currentIndividual discretion to have and be current
Adhere and comply to sanitary lawsYes  mandatoryIndividuals contractors discretionIndividual discretion
Quality control of productsYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividuals discretion
Quality control of skill levels of professionalYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividual discretion
Set levels of education and continuing education for all professionalsYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividual discretion
Warranty  of product and servicesYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividual discretion
Yearly CEU units required by stateYESIndividuals contractors discretionIndividual discretion
Customer standards of servicesYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividual discretion
Promotional deals for clientsYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividual discretion
Referral programs for clientsYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividuals discretion
Client data base of hair colors and all chemical services and productsYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividuals  discretion
Professional environment, with no interruptions, distractions or inappropriate cell phone usage.YesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividuals  discretion
Reliable business operations and timesYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividuals discretion
Quest and research for new services and products within the industryYesIndividuals contractors discretionIndividuals  discretion
I put together this comparison chart so consumer can see side by side what the differences are. I will surmise   the differences in Salon and Spas and give you information and questions to ask that will make it easier for you to decide what your best fit is. 

A Salon and Spa that is owned and managed by one of more owners will be:
  • Legally compliant
  • Compliant to all licensing, business licensing and staff
  • Compliant to all sanitation and staff licensing
  • The staff will be working directly for the business
  • There will be set standards for services and products
  • Set standards of skill and experience for stylists, estheticians, and nail techs
  • Set standards for continuing education
  • Set professionalism standards
  • Warranty of service and products
  • Proper procedure for all client data base info (all chemical services and formulas, timing of services, products used and purchased)
  • Accepts payment of credit and/or debit
  • Insured
  • Team goal for excellence and service oriented.
  • Promotional deals for clients and referral program.
  • Like any other business the standards will vary to degrees but will have to comply to these basic criteria’s.
Salon and Spa that are owned by one or more individuals that lease out (like a landlord) stations or rooms to independent contractors that are stylists, nail tech, or estheticians.  The owner of the booth rental salon and spa has to be compliant with licensing and insured but do not in general  set standards for individual contractors as they are running their own business within the business.  This is a general practice but there are some exceptions.  The above list is up to each individual independent contractors discretion. They set their own business practice standards, licensing compliance, legal compliance. insurance and continuing education.
Now for in home salon and/or spa or, travel to client’s home or off site beauty services there are some Red Flags on this one.  If there are no signage of the business, no web presence, and will only take cash or cash checks and does not take credit or debit they are probably not legally compliant, could be license non-compliant and not insured.  This is the case of a true truism “Buyer Beware”. The  stylist, esthetician, nail tech  may have  no  business presence and  set standard set by the beauty industry to comply.

Here are some questions you can ask to determine what’s you comfortable with and is a good fit for you.
Don’t be afraid to ask
  1. Ask when they do their taxes do they use a 1099 or a schedule C form.
  2. Is their  stylist, nail tech , or esthetician license current and proof of it.
  3. Are they insured?
  4. Do you take credit card or debit?
  5. Do you have a business license if so can they show you?
  6. Do you warranty your service and products?
  7. Do you have a web presence (website, business listing on the web)?  Not just Facebook. Do not have to be a business for a Facebook, twitter, etc.
  8. Have a data base of clients information with technical card, products used, and products purchased?
  9. What is your practice on continuing education? How often and what classes did you take?
  10. Do you have promotions and a referral program?
  11. Do you Warranty your services and products?
You can also go on line a Illinois professional regulations and look up anyone license to see if they have one and if they are current.  If they are not a business you cannot go on line to see any reviews on them.

Take a good look at the environment of the salon or spa you are at:
Is it unorganized?
Is it cluttered?
Is it dirty?
Is it unprofessional?
That says a lot about the Professionalism if you answer these questions with a YES.

In conclusions, I can only speak for myself  but I would never go to a doctor, a dentist, an attorney that was not a business. I also would not want work done by an electrician, plumber, HUVAC  tech that was not business backed.

When you go to a Salon and Spa that is a business the laws that govern that  industry are there to protect the consumer.

I hope you found this helpful and I wish you all good hair days.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hair Loss could be caused by Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease can cause hair loss
Thyroid disease causes your hormones get out of whack and your whole body can feel off-kilter. Your weight, your mood, and even your thinking, can be affected. Also it can cause a host of other physical symptoms . A common side effect of thyroid disease is Hair Loss  However  it's not a permanent problem as long as you get the treatment you need.
How does Thyroid Hormones Cause Hair Loss?
Your hair follicles has a natural cycle of hair growth and resting phases. Most of your hair is growing while only a small portion of it is resting. But Thyroid disease creates  changes in the body that throw off that cycle.  The changes causes too much hair rests at one time and not enough grows.  This results in excessive hair loss, thinning hair, or balding.
Many medical conditions and some medications can cause hair loss, but thyroid disease is  a common culprit. Thyroid problems include both an under active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) and an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Hair growth depends on the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Abnormal levels of thyroid hormone produced by this gland will result in hair changes, along with many other side effects, when left untreated. When there is too much thyroid hormone, the hair on your head can become fine, brittle, dull and  thinning hair all over the scalp. When there is too little of this hormone, there can be hair loss, not just on the scalp but through out  the entire body.

In some cases, taking the hormone levothyroxine to treat an underactive thyroid can contribute to some hair loss, among other side effects. This seems to be more common within the first month of treatment and more often in children than adults. This  hair loss resulting in the medication is only temporary and will go away as treatment is continued and thyroid hormone levels stabilize.
What are some of the symptoms of Thyroid Disease?
  • Any type of thyroid disease can cause a number of different symptoms, but they can sometimes be subtle. In addition to hair loss or thinning hair, be aware of these other symptoms:
  • Changes in mood, such as anxiety, irritability, and increased nervousness
  • Being unable to tolerate hot temperatures or cold temperatures
  • Insomnia or lethargy and sleeping too much
  • Weight changes — either weight loss or weight gain
  • Abnormal menstruation
  • Pain or weakness in the muscles
  • Dryness in the hair or skin
  • Cognitive impairment, such as having trouble paying attention, remembering, and concentrating
Thyroid function can be measured using a simple blood test, so if you notice any symptoms that could signal thyroid disease, see your doctor promptly. 
What are the treatments  for Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss?
Once you get your thyroid disease diagnosed and the right treatment is prescribed to regulate thyroid hormone levels, the hair loss problem should resolve itself. Healthy hormone levels mean healthy hair growth. 
Te right dosage of thyroid hormone will get your thyroid under control. If you're unhappy with the look of your hair while treatment is underway, there are options to consider. Wearing a hair piece or wig or getting a new hairstyle can help camouflage hair loss as you wait for the results of thyroid treatment to begin.  
Thyroid disease affects many body functions besides hair growth, however a tell tale sign is hair loss and hair changes,  so be sure to talk to your doctor if you suspect that a thyroid problem could be the cause of your of it.   Getting the proper treatment will improve how you feel as well as how you look.
Claude Thomas Salon and Spa has the experise to address any type of hair loss.  Our experience in this  field is over 20 years. We also have private rooms for our hair loss clients  if they prefer.

link to video on this subject

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Claude Thomas Salon and Spa... GK Keratin Treatment

The Do's and the Don'ts and Information on Keratin treatments
The Do's
Do  wear your hair down for the first 2 days
DO blow dry your hair dry and smooth  with flat iron at medium to high temperature if hair gets wet.
Do be the hair envy of all your friends
The Don'ts
DON’T  wash hair for 2 days.
DON’T participate  in any activity that may cause you to sweat excessively
DON’T use styling products for 2 days.
Q and A

Are the Gkhair keratin treatment permanent?
No. All keratin treatments are not permanent . The keratin treatment will gradually wash out over time. The keratin treatment will last about 5 months depending on the hair type, proper maintanence and the use of recommended products. In general color treated hair seems to hold the keratin treatment  a little longer.
Can I go into oceans, lakes, saunas or pools after this treatment?
Not for the first 2 days after treatment.  After the 2 days YES, however . Use a conditioning treatment recommended by stylist for your particular hair before getting into the water. This will protect your hair. After you are out , wash your hair and condition with your recommended product.
***Note***In this blogg we do not state a particular product as we have hair products that are designed for the individual. We all have different hair and our hair has  different needs. Consult your stylist
Can I  use styling products?
Yes, after the first 2 days after treatment.
Can I get a Keratin treatment while pregnant or nursing?
While there is no known adverse effects, pregnant woman or nursing woman should consult their physician prior to any type of treatment.
Do Keratin treatments work for ethnic hair?
Yes, this treatment is great for all types of hair.
Medical conditions?
Your health is the most important issue in any situation. Since, we are not aware of any individuals medical history we always strongly recommend that you consult a physician if this is any type of concern for you.
What is the formaldehyde percentage of this keratin treatment?
We use Methylene Glycol as an ingredient in our formulas. When heated it may release a minuscule amount of free formaldehyde.
What is the Keratin percentage in this product?
The benefits of keratin comes from the natural healing properties which comes from the protein within the type of keratin used and not the  percentage. Our products contains Juvexin, which is a special blend of  proteins that have been optimized specially for hair and found exclusively in our products.
Can this be used on perms that seem to be frizzy?
Yes, it can. It may reduce some of the curl but will still keep the curl pattern up to 40%
Can this treatment be used on hair extensions?
Yes. It has to be 100% human hair to do so.
We at Claude Thomas use the best professional Keratin  treatment in the beauty industry. That being said, the product is important but without extensive training and lots of experience the  product can not perform the way it was intended. 
 We, at Claude Thomas have been extensively trained, have the expertise and experience to perform this service so our clients can  receive the maximum benefit of this service.
How it works
"The Best" reduces the stiffness (elastic modulus) in the hair, this reduction or softening effect causes the hair to lose its natural curl and feel softer.
The greater the concentration along with application of Juvexin, the softer or straighter the hair will become. Juvexin penetrates throughout the hair shaft delivering important conditioning and moisturizing benefits.
This improves the softness and reduces friction enabling the hair to better withstand heat, helps make hair less prone to breakage and improves the    lubricity of hair, giving hair overall better manageability. On both wet and dry hair there is less entanglement during brushing, making the hair less prone to breakage and improving manageability.
What is Juvexin?
Juvexin is a special blend of proteins and peptides optimized specifically for hair. Juvexin has been developed to protect and restore the hair back to its youthful state and is found in  Gkhair Keratin treatments .  Juvexin restores your hair to its pristine condition. It puts back the same   properties found in young, healthy and vibrant hair which are usually lost over time. There is    nothing artificial and no harsh chemicals are used.
• Leaves the hair healthier using a high concentration of Juvexin
• Reduces styling time
• You can air dry hair
• One formula which can be customized to offer varying results
• Cuts your styling time in half


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to get the Makeup looks for 2013. Looks that make number 13 anything but unlucky

With the  humidity and hot summer days nearly makes impossible for women to keep their make-up looking polished and perfect. How do  celebrities such as Florence Welch, Jillian Michaels and Joan Jett look perfect in hot and humid weather? Many  Celebrity make-up Artist have perfected some great tricks that can  keep your complexion set and your color makeup looking its best. Here are three easy looks that will the summer heat.
The big must is to have a your skin for any of these fabulous looks is  ReGenica. In the summer months it is imperative to keep the skin moisturized and protected from the harmful rays of the sun and ReGenica does it all and  more. It minimizes your pores, evens out your skin tone and fills in fine lines
Take Make Up For Ever Aqua Black inside the eye as well. It stays all day and gives added depth and dimension that delivers a gorgeous grunge look with a polished look and sophistication. For more drama add Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics deep burgundy Lip Tar in Black Dahlia. This was featured in New York Fashion week on multiple designer runways including the debut of Chicago based designer Juju Lacour for his collection Maison de Lacour.
Look 1

Grunge Gorgeousness
This nineties look gives a fashion edge to even the simplest look. Perfect for a day at the beach or brunch with the girls, this effortless look lends itself to dressing up or down.

STEP 1: Start the look with MAC Face and Body Foundation for sheer, water-proof and sweat-proof coverage. Use  Claude Thomas exclusive  KZyms mineral powder and our blush powder to set in place with Make Up
STEP 2: Brows are soft and structured with this look. Try Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil paired with Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius Clear Waterproofing Gel. But before anything have a great foundation with Claude Thomas expect eyebrow shaping
STEP 3: Sweep Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Cream Eye shadow in Topaz or Quartz across the eyelid from brow to lash. Line the bottom and top lash lines with Make Up For Ever Aqu
Black for a smudgy, smoky sexiness that stays put. And to make it even more dramatic Claude Thomas personally designed eyelash extensions to enhance the eyes
STEP 4:Complete the look with Lip Ink and Cheek Stain for the perfect pout.
 Madame Claude’s tip

Madame Claude’s Tip”Try blotting paper from Nurturing Force as an easy carry in any hand bag or cosmetic kit for keeping the makeup shine free. If you want to add in a bit of glamour or drama bring in Temtpu Airbrow for an elegant eyebrow that never moves and will frame your gorgeous metallic eye. 

Look 2

Gold Rush
The gilded eye look will have every woman getting attention. Gold is a flattering color for any Skin tone from the fairest to the darkest. Plus you can add this gold to your hair with the Oribe line of color pomade for the hair. AMAZING

STEP 1: Mehron No Sweat Skin Prep is the perfect primer for long days that lead into late nights. And the KZims mineral power over that

STEP 2: Try a BB Cream from Aj Crimson, Embryolisse or Stila for a sheer summer complexion. Set in place with  Claude Thomas KZIMS No color mineral powder to set and keeps it from getting that “ I do not want shine”
 STEP 3: Swipe a bold yellow gold or slightly guilded color over the lid to give yourself a gorgeous glimmering eye. Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows and Aqua Creams and Kett Cosmetics Metallics lend themselves for warm weather looks and never budge.
STEP 4: NARS Multiple in South Beach on lips and cheeks completes this look or again the lip ink line.

The brush can make all the difference. Use Crown Brush Small Oval Foundation Brush for applying blush that is balanced and natural and gives the look like it is glowing through your own skin”

.Look 3

Think Pink
Make pink be your signature color by making a monochromatic statement with pink applied everywhere and anywhere in your makeup application. Claude Thomas’s  KZYMS mineral blush is perfection for this blushy pink look
STEP 1: Apply Grafrobian HD Foundation or Mehron Celebre Pro for a perfect complexion that allows you to control coverage. Set in place with Claude Thomas exclusive  KZyms mineral powder .
STEP 2: Eyes get a wash of pink color from crease to lash. For a bolder bright pink, try I Make Your Beautiful or Magnolia Makeup from Viseart available through Alcone NYC. A thin line of blue eyeliner and blue mascara add a subtle hint of color that brightens the eyes. Make Up For Ever Aqua Line and Aqua Mascara is a great option. If your prefer pencil add in Inglot or Anastasia Waterproof Pencils.
STEP 3: Lips are the focal point of this look. Try NARS Satin Lip Pencil in YU paired with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anime of if you want a metallic pink pout try Lip Tar in Yaoi..Another great option Is Lip Ink…it will not ever fade off
STEP 4:Complete with Temptu Blush in a large assortment of pink shade colors.