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New Extension Services

Gina Reynolds - Saturday, September 24, 2016

The beauty industry is always coming up with new ways to add length to our crowns or reinventing previous methods. I've decided to add a few services to the menu this year. Some are similar to services I already offer, but to provide my clients with an array of services I'm adding them to the current menu.


Flare Tips- Applied with silicone lined microtube like microtube extensions, but has a flatter base so they side-by-side with no gaps. Available in 18 inch straight remy hair only. 


One-Step
- wefts (tracks) with pre-attached mini clips  are fastened to your natural hair with a special tool. No tape, glue, or thread is used in this method. Maintenance should be performed every 4-5 weeks. Available in straight & body wave remy hair only in 14 inch straight, 18 inch body wave or straight, or 22 inch straight.





Skin Wefts
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clients hair is sandwiched between skin wefts. It's a very flat method and is adhered to the clients hair with double sided durable tape. Maintenance should be performed every 6-10 weeks depending on hair growth. During maintenance appointments hair is removed, re-taped, and reapplied. Available in remy hair only 14 inch straight, 18 inch body wave or straight, or 22 inch straight. 



All services are done by appointment only and require a complimentary consultation to color match hair.  To book an appointment email Gina@glamouryou.net or call 301-717-6964. You can also book online 24/7 at Book Here.

Caring for your fusion, microlink, or microtube extensions

Gina Reynolds - Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Strand by strand hair extensions are very delicate, but once you get the hang of them they are easy to take care of. They are a great option for clients that enjoy having all of the hair out and not braided. You should have an adequate thickness of hair to cover the extensions. Ideally your hair should be at least 4-6 inches long. If your hair is closer to 4 inches you should option for extensions that are a natural length in comparison to your own hair so it blends better. For example if your hair is 4 inches I do not recommend getting extensions that are 22 inches. It will not blend as well. If your hair tends to be dry and mattes easily I do not recommend strand by strand extension methods. Strand by stand methods are not considered a protective style it is considered a hair extension method. Protective styles only applies to methods in which your hair is not exposed.



Caring for your strand by strand extensions:

1. Maintenance or microlinks and microtube extensions are critical to avoiding matting and tangling! Your extensions should be adjusted every 6-8 weeks depending on hair growth. If you have fusion, I do not recommend wearing them more than 4 months.

2. Shampoo with a moisturizing shampoo, for fine to medium hair I normally recommend Redken AllSoft Shampoo and Conditioner. For thicker coarse hair I recommend Crème of Nature Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. I recommend Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner or It's a 10 Shampoo and Conditioner.

3. Run your fingers through your extensions 2-3 times daily to make sure there are no knots. You should purchase an extension brush. Hold your extensions at the top and brush gently from the ends first then work your way up. I recommend Denman’s D80 brush or The Wet Brush Original Wet or Shine Brush.

4. When shampooing hair cleanse the scalp by applying shampoo and massaging gently. After cleansing the scalp gently work shampoo down the extensions. Do not manipulate the extensions as vigorously as you manipulate your hair. Make sure to completely rinse shampoos and conditioners from your extensions I see people make this mistake allot because they aren’t use to having so much hair in they mistakenly do not rinse out the products or the over use of stylist products will ruin the extensions.

5. After shampooing and conditioning hair, and before blow drying I recommend using a leave in treatment on the hair. My recommendation is It's a 10 Keratin Leave in Treatment. If this treatment is too heavy for your hair texture you can try others.

6. Do not go to sleep with wet extensions. This can cause matting and tangling.

7. Before going to sleep secure your extensions by putting them in a loose ponytail, braid, or wrap hair up in a satin scarf or hat or sleep on a satin pillow case.

If you have any more question on caring for your extensions please feel free to contact me at gina@glamouryou.net.



What I think of Younique Moonstruck Fiberlash

Gina Reynolds - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

So recently I've seen allot of people posting about makeup products by an company called Younique. I decided to purchase some lip glosses a while back from a young lady I follow on Instagram. I liked the glosses, but I'm pretty easy to satisfy when it come to lip gloss. I saw multiple posts by multiple representatives about another product they offer called Moonstruck Fiberlash.

I am very picky when it comes to my mascara. I've always wanted the individual lash extensions, but since I'm a contact lens wearer I have to be careful about the adhesive getting wet and going into my eyes when I change
my lenses. I've tried the band lashes and the clusters. Once the adhesive gets wet with my tears it seeps into my eyes and burns. A cousin of mines started selling the Younique products so I decided to give the Moonstruck Fiberlash a try. When I initially opened the package then opened the two tubes I thought one was a dried up mascara brush and thought I had been ripped off lol because I failed to read the instructions. Upon successfully reading the instructions I realized what I thought was an empty tube was actually the fibers.

The products is actually a lash enhancer.

Steps

  1. 1. Apply your favorite mascara 

  2. 2. Apply the Moonstruck Transplanting Gel 

  3. 3. Apply the Moonstruck Natural Fibers 

  4. 4. Apply another layer of the Moonstruck Transplanting Gel 


Picture 1: My natural lashes
Picture 2: Covergirl Lashblast Fusion
Picture 3: Younique Moonstruck Fiberlash




 I must say I was pleasantly surprised. My lashes were twice the length they were with my favorite mascara MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash. Its also waterproof. So when I changed my contact lenses it didn't wipe off or seep into my eyes! I'm sold, I hit the Mascara JackPot!!!! My lashes look like I added extensions!


I am now a Qualified Hair Practitioner of the International Association of Trichologists

Gina Reynolds - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I passed my test and I am now a Qualified Hair Practitioner of the International Association of Trichologists. What does that mean?

As most of my regular clients know I've been interested in hair loss and wanted assist those experiencing hair loss issues. That's part of the reason I offer so many different techniques. I recently attended a course taught by Trichologist Evie Johnson to attain my certification which helped to put me one step closer to my goal. I am now offering scalp analysis and therapies that help to address these issues. The therapies include digital scalp analysis, laser treatment, shock therapy, and dht therapeutic services and products.

 In August I will be attending a course to broaden the treatments to offer non-surgical hair replacement as well.

DreamCatchers Hair Extensions

Gina Reynolds - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I've recently started offering DreamCatchers Hair Extensions as I'm always adding the latest and innovative techniques to my menu of services. The had a class in Maryland so I attended in order to get the proper training and my certification. The offer a number of colors in European hair and they also offer a various textured suitable for ethnic hair as well. DreamCatchers are reusable remy hair that attached with special cylinders. DreamCatchers hair is very soft with all of the cuticles intact, which allows the hair to last longer. After initial installation the client comes in every 5-6 weeks for an adjustment. No glues or waxes are used with this system.

Now Offering HotHeads Extensions!

Gina Reynolds - Monday, December 03, 2012

Hot Head Extensions are adhesive based hair extensions that are applied without the use of heat or tools. They are seamless and less detectable than most methods. Manufactured with amazing quality human remy hair with the cuticle in tact allows our hair to be reapplied up to 3 times, while still looking and feeling amazing. Clients will get 8 to 10 weeks of wear from each application. The extensions installation process is much faster than most other application processes.

 


HotHeads come in a bodywave texture, which has a slight wave and can be straightened or worn slightly wavy.

 

Schedule your free consultation today!

 

www.glamouryou.net

What is a Keratin Restructuring Treatment?

Gina Reynolds - Sunday, October 14, 2012
Keratin is a substance naturally in hair . The treatment works by adding keratin to the hair and modifying the form of the hair. This process takes the frizziness out of the hair and helps to repair damaged hair. It is not a relaxer or straightener it is a restructuring treatment. This treatment can be used in conjunction with a relaxer and done the same  day as a relaxer or color. Relaxers chemically straighten the hair, add a keratin treatment to build it back up. You will have less breakage and stronger hair. It's also great for hair that has been damaged by color. The duration depends on the porosity of the hair, but like average it is possible to be said that 12 to 24 weeks, as long as it is used the recommended Shampoo, conditioner and serum.

Review of Stila Lip Glaze

Gina Reynolds - Monday, March 05, 2012
I would always see these in Sephora, but I guess because it's not real fancy looking I never purchased one. Over the holiday my sister and I went to Ulta and they had 3 minis for $7.99 so we purchased them. It was definitely worth the money. These Lip Glaze's really stay on your lips and moisturizers them. It doesn’t feel sticky, and only ads a hint of color. The texture is more so creamy, than sticky. I can’t stand those sticky tube lip glosses (yuck). And since I've been wearing it on a regular I've noticed that my lips have been more moisturized.



The glazes are also lightly scented, but not overbearing like some scented glosses. List of ingredients: All shades contain: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Helianthus Annuus (Hybrid Sunflower) Oil, Lanolin Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax\Candelilla Cera\Cire De Candelilla, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\Cera Carnauba\Cire De Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Flavor (Aroma), Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Farnesol, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol. +/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 27 (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

Removing Your Glue Free Quick Weave

Gina Reynolds - Tuesday, January 10, 2012

OMG Glue!I love the protective barrier I use to install my clients quick weaves. It makes the installation last long and the take out a breeze as well as protects the hair & scalp from damage from the bonding glue. Sometimes people don't believe how easy it is to remove. You don't need to use glue remover or any type of solvent. Simply immerse your hair in water for about 5-7 minutes. The protective barrier is water soluble. After you've saturated your hair in water remove the tracks, they will come right off. Then shampoo your hair as usual and condition.

Caring For Your Hair Extensions

Gina Reynolds - Tuesday, January 10, 2012



Tips for Home Care of Your Fusion/Microlink/Shrinkie Extensions



DO NOT!

1.       Wash your hair for 48 hours after getting your extensions installed.

2.       Allow flat irons, curlers, or any direct heat to come into contact with the fusion hair bonds--this will cause the bonds to weaken! If you curl your hair make sure to curl below the bonds. Do not put direct heat on your fusion bonds.

3.       Go to sleep with your hair wet. That will promote tangling.

4.       Keep your extensions in longer than 3 months.

5.       Apply chemical such as relaxer and colors on your own. Seek professional service.

6.       Remove your extensions on your own!

DO!

1.       Braid or put in a soft ponytail using a scrunchie not a rubberband before going to bed at night.

2.       Comb your extensions with an extension brush at least twice a day.

3.       Detangle hair before washing, from the ends first brush lightly. Hold your hair firmly when brushing so that you do not pull your bonds. Brush below bonds.Remember your extensions are attached to your own natural hair, pulling too hard or mistreating your extensions can result in your own hair being pulled out.

4.       Keep an eye on your hair daily to make sure you do not get any knots in your hair. Proper brushing will stop knots from forming.

5.       Expect to shed some of your extensions that’s normal. If you are shedding more than you should call your stylist for a maintenance appointment.

6.       Make regular maintenance appointments.

7.       Use recommended products to care for your extensions.

8.       Have your extensions professionally removed!!!!

YOU CAN:

1.       Blow-dry your hair, but again keep high heat away from the bonds. Also keep hair in a downward position when blow-drying. Do not toss hair and extensions around will cause tangling. 

Brushing Your Extensions
Brush your hair extensions two times a day with brush made for extensions and wigs. Brush the ends of your extensions gently first, then work your way toward the link/bond, brushing in a downward motion. Avoid pulling or tugging the hair, especially near the link/bond. 

Washing Your Extensions

Tilt your head back and start at the scalp and work to the ends when shampooing hair. Massage the scalp gently, and do not rub shampoo into the bonds. Do not rub extensions, as this will cause tangles. Rinse hair with cool/warm water and be careful to remove all shampoo to prevent residue buildup and dandruff. Condition below the bond or clip only. Conditioner can weaken and remove bonds if applied directly on them. Pat hair dry with a towel or wrap with a towel. If you blow-dry, remember not to pull or tug your extensions and keep direct heat off the bonds.
You should use mild shampoo with low or no sulfates, ammonia, and alcohol free. Pureology, Morrocan Oil Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, and Redkin Smooth Down Shampoo and Conditioner are good for extensions. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, is great to revive your extensions. Conditioning your hair is very important to keep it soft and manageable.


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