InFluential Trend Alert: Coffee Scrubs to Revitalize Skin

Most people kickstart their day with a cup of coffee in the morning to get their blood pumping.  Not only can coffee give you that extra boost but can also be used to revive and brighten your skin while reducing puffy eyes and prevent premature aging.

The beauty industry is turning to coffee scrubs because its acids exfoliate the skin both chemically and mechanically, constricting the blood vessels to prevent clogged pores and soften the lines of the skin.

One such treatment called the Weekend Warrior serves as the ultimate skin refresher.  The 150-minute massage and facial therapy treatment is a fatigue-fighting sequence that starts with an invigorating coffee and sea kelp scrub to slough away unwanted dry and flaky skin. Following that comes a massage targeting areas of tension, knotty tissue and tightness to ease stress. The grand finale is a facial to revitalize, exfoliate, brighten and tighten your skin while boosting healthy cell regeneration. If that’s not enough, research proves that topically applied coffee helps to protect against some skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in skin.

The Weekend Warrior is currently offered by SpaQ at QT Sydney in Australia.

Achieving the Hairstyle to Best Complement You

Contributed by Wendy Walicek
 of Deseo Salon
Austin, Texas

No matter the shape of your face, there’s a hairstyle out there for you that will make you feel beautiful, balanced and like the local celebrity you are! 

Here are a few popular looks as we move into the Fall season.  

The Side Swept Look 

The side swept look is a great technique for a night out on the town. This style is great for any hair type because all that is needed is a little texture to complete the look and requires only a few simple steps to replicate. This look was created using all Kevin Murphy products, which are listed in each step.

Before

Step 1
Create a foundation by using ANGELWASH and RINSE which helps infuse volume.

Step 2
After removing excess water by towel drying, add FULLAGAIN through the mid shaft and ends to help create fullness.

Step 3
Next, add BODYBUILDER mousse to mid shaft and ends to give additional body and hold for the hair you’re about to curl.

Step 4
Dry hair thoroughly to prep for curling.

Step 5
Next, use a one inch curling iron and take one inch sections all over the head and curl away from the face. Let curls cool for ten minutes.

Step 5

Step 6
After cooling, brush out the curls with a Mason Pearson boar bristle brush until hair has a fluid continuity for a more polished look. If it’s a beachy, unkempt look you are going for just shake out the curls and spray with HAIR RESORT.

Step 7
Create a deep part on the right side.

Step 8
Next, apply a dime size of EASYRIDER to the side of the head being smoothed down and then brush with a Mason Pearson.

Step 9
Then secure the look with two combs length-wise on the back left side of the head.

Step 9

Step 10
To polish off the look, apply light back combing to the left side for added volume, then just mist with SHIMMER SHINE and set with SESSION SPRAY.

After

 

The Top Knot Look

The top knot with faux bangs is a fun look that works for a casual event and can be dressed up for a special occasion. This look is best for longer hair that is medium to fine in texture. This look was created using all Kevin Murphy products, which are listed in each step.

Before

Step 1
Create a foundation by using with YOUNG AGAIN WASH and RINSE for a weightless hydration.

Step 2
Use FULLAGAIN while the hair is damp from mid shaft to ends for fullness and body

Step 3
Blowdry hair straight with a paddle brush for a smooth finish.

Step 4
Once the hair is dry, apply HAIR RESORT to the roots for texture.

Step 5
To create the faux bangs, take a square section from each corner of the front of the hairline back to the crown of the head. Secure with a ponytail holder but do not pull the ponytail all the way through.  This will create a loop on top with the remainder of the hair lying over the forehead creating a bang.

Step 5

Step 6
With the remaining hair, brush with a boar bristle brush to the crown of the head and secure to the looped hair with a ponytail holder.

Step 6

Step 7
Now you will take the the ponytail and wrap it around the loop to create a top knot.  Secure with a bobby pin.

Step 8
Finish off this look with SHIMMER SHINE and set with SESSION SPRAY.

After

All hair products used were Kevin Murphy, an Australia-based company. Kevin Murphy products are made from renewable and sustainable resources whenever possible, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants. All KEVIN.MURPHY hair products are sulphate and paraben free.

“After” look wardrobe provided by By George

Photography by Brianna McKinney.

Deseo Salon is located at 830 W. 3rd Street, Suite 1142, Austin, Texas.  Our telephone number is (512)-551-2989.  Visit us online at www.deseosalon.com.