It’s not uncommon to be overwhelmed by the the price tags of skin products we don’t necessarily find in the drug store. Meticulously harvested essential oils from across the world, purified spring water from an exclusive European well, and other similar naturally derived ingredients certainly can’t come cheaply. As wonderful as these products sound, the average consumer simply cannot afford to spend hundreds of dollars on their face alone. As such, they may decide to rely on drug store brands to satisfy their skin’s needs. Convenient and inexpensive as these products may be, the reduced price tag is not without its own consequences. The old saying, “you get what you pay for,” has never been as accurate as it is here. One of the most common reasons these products are as inexpensive as they are is because they are full of fillers like waxes or less than satisfactory quality ingredients. Although the ingredients list may have some wholesome sounding things in it, you are likely receiving a product that is 90% filler, up to 5% preservative, and 5% of beneficial ingredients to your skin. In the past, I remember demonstrating a night cream rich in Shea Butter to a client, only to be rebuffed because she told me she could buy Shea Butter for $3 at the local dollar store. I may be getting off topic with this, but researching the exhaustive process of preparing Shea Butter for aesthetic use, I would be worried if a giant tub of it only cost me $3. Skin care is an investment. Your Aesthetician should go through each and every product you consider and explain how it will work with your skin. Don’t be afraid to ask him or her how the ingredients work. If you are still unsure, consider trying out the “basics” of a proposed skin regimen, which usually is your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. A lot of modern spas also offer exchanges (and sometimes returns) on skin care products if they do not reach your expectations, even if you have opened them. At Axiom, we have chosen to carry Darphin, which has proven itself as an extremely reputable skin care system since its beginnings in France. Merging scientific applications, high quality ingredients, and an extensive approach to analyzing one’s skin, we are proud to offer Darphin products and services to Vancouver’s discerning clientele. This month (September) we are offering 15% off all retail and skin care products, which includes Darphin! Now more than ever is an excellent time to come in and explore a new skin care regimen tailored to your needs. Consultations are always free. We look forward to seeing you!
Do you ever wonder why your hair looks fabulous coming out of the salon but you have trouble recreating the look? Do you find that your hair colour fades quickly and you keep having to spend more money getting it redone? Do you think that getting your hair coloured and cut professionally is all you need to do to keep your hair looking the way you want it to? Do you purchase hair products at drug stores because salon products are more expensive? If you answered Yes to all of these questions, then please keep reading! How much time you you spend in the morning trying to decide what to wear? And how much money do you spend on articles of clothing to create the desired look? How often do you wear each article of clothing? Did you ever stop and think that one of the most noticeable items in your “desired look” is your hair? If you’re spending money on clothes, why are you not spending money on your hair? After all, it’s permanent and you wear it every day. If you are hesitant to buy salon products that will prolong your colour, give your hair shine, strength and hold, then think about the above questions. Many people think that it’s economical to get their hair professionally coloured (to do it right) and then use drug store products to maintain it. Most of the time, they’re wrong. What ends up happening is that the colour fades faster, and they have to visit the salon more often and spend more money on colour, rather than products. Why not just spend less money on the right products the first time? Plus, there is such a variety of products that there is bound to be one that is suited exactly for the look you want to create, while maintaining the health and colour of your hair. The next time you make an appointment, make sure to talk to your stylist to find out what products are best for your hair!
A lot of people don’t realize that using styling products can cause a build up in their hair that doesn’t wash out with regular daily shampoos. If your hair feels as though there is still product in it after you get out of the shower, you should try some of these deep cleaning shampoos. They should only be used when needed and should be used every second day for a week to detox the scalp and hair. The deep cleaning shampoos are also good for swimmers who find that chlorine damages their hair and causes dis-coloration.
The most current trend in hairstyles today is actually cutting it all off! What better way to feel refreshed and ready for the spring season than to get rid of those split ends and try something new?!Many women are afraid of cutting off their locks that they have cared for all those years. All the time they spend brushing, styling, and conditioning, has made them fall in love with their long beautiful hair, which causes them to be afraid of separation anxiety if they commit to going shorter. However, they would be surprised at how short hair can look great on anyone! There are so many different short hairstyles that can compliment any face shape or personality. Just look at any celebrity magazine and you will see how many of the Hollywood stars are opting for shorter looks! And don’t forget, hair always grows back! If you are unsure of what cut would look great on you, come in to see us for a free consultation!
The Brazilian Blowout treatment had a lot of media attention in the past year, being accused of producing formaldehyde during the treatment. The company stands by their product in terms of safety and integrity and has been featured in many different beauty magazines. However, due to the controversy, Brazilian Blowout came out with their new product Brazilian Blowout ZERO. It produces zero formaldehyde before, during or after the process but has the same desired smoothing results. The treatment takes approximately 90 minutes in the salon and lasts up to 12 weeks. For more information go to www.brazilianblowout.com We carry the New Brazilian Blowout ZERO!Book your free consultation or appointment call 604-875-1470