Classic TV Moms We Love

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  • Carol Brady

    Together The Brady Bunch represented the perfect family. None of that would have been possible without mom - Carol Brady. She was truly head of the household being a stay at home mom she also juggled a lot of hobbies and had a career of her own. Not to mention she also had three girls of her own and then three step kids! Mom award goes to Carol Brady.

  • Morticia Addams

    Not only was she a mom, she is a queen! Her husband worships the ground she walks on and Morticia Addams is an overall boss. She ran a very different household, not the usual family - but she always looked flawless! How did she keep her skin looking like porcelain!?

  • Samantha Stephens

        Samantha Stephens also represented the classic American family - only one thing. She was a witch. I’m pretty sure most moms can agree that having little extra magic power to get the dishes done and playing tricks on your husband would be very useful.

  • Louise Jefferson

        Also known as “Weezy”, Louise Jefferson was another boss mom! Louise Jefferson was a kind-hearted, honest woman who had a hot-headed husband. She gets lots of props from us!

  • Sophia Petrillo

    “Blow it out your ditty bag.” Sophia Petrillo is a tell it like it is kind of woman and the best mom to go to when you need some advice. “Picture it, Sicily 1912.” She is hilarious, and another classic mom that we love! Why put mom in a home when you can move her in with you and your best friends!

  • Lucy Ricardo

    Calling all New York City Moms! Lots of hard work when you live in a Manhattan apartment, your husband is a musician and you are in training to become a housewife. I Love Lucy gave viewers tons of laughter and still does to this day! Lucy was a caring mother, loyal wife but also managed to get herself into lots of trouble because she is so passionate and determined.

    

 

All The Single Ladies: What To Do While Single On Valentine’s Day

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If you find yourself alone on February 14th, it doesn’t mean that you still can’t make the day special and enjoy yourself. Doesn’t matter if you have someone to celebrate the day with. Maybe even one of your other single friends will want to spend time with you. Here are some fun ideas for Valentine’s Day for all the single ladies.

 

  • Movie marathon featuring your celebrity crush. Which one is yours? Leonardo Dicaprio, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt - Valentine’s Day featuring your star heartthrob.

  • Shopping spree - take the day or night to do some shopping! Get some new makeup or a new outfit to have you feeling great!

  • Do Valentine’s Day gift exchange with your other single friends. Just like Secret Santa - pick a name and surprise them with some flowers and chocolate.

  • Pamper yourself - just call 484-863-4855 and book your spa day! Need your hair did? Add that in too! Nothing says Valentine’s Day like “me time”.

  • Play Tinder roulette. Gather all your single friends and have some fun swiping through Tinder. Maybe you’ll find a date for next year.

  • Laugh it out. Spend the night out at a comedy show or just put on a comedy special on Netflix.

  • Galentine’s Day. Gals night out - do brunch during the day or go out dancing at night.

  • Unplug. If you get annoyed at all the happy couples on social media - unplug, and take the day off from social media. Just put your phone day and focus on you!

  • Do something that your ex-hated. If there was anything you did less of in your last relationship, spend all day doing it! Eat the food you wanted to eat, wear what you wanted to wear.

  • Take a class. Is there a class you’ve been dying to take? Sign up for that class you’ve never been able to get a spot in.

  • Veg out. Netflix and chill have never felt so good when you’re doing it completely alone! Watch what you want and eat all the snacks you want.

  • Go to a museum. Nice, quiet, relaxing and educational.

  • Go on a date. Has there been someone that’s been asking you out lately and you just haven’t had the time? Let someone take you out! Or ask that person out that you’ve been wanting to go out with - chances are they don’t have plans for Valentine’s Day either.

Spray Tan Tips

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    It’s not uncommon leaving a spray tan appointment coming out bright orange - we understand you may be nervous about getting another. Here are some tips to avoid the spray tan disaster.

 

  • Skip deodorant before the appointment. Deodorant will interfere with the spray tans absorption.

  • The same thing goes with moisturizer - before your appointment.

  • Get your wax or shave the day before your appointment. Hair removal will also remove the tan.

  • Wear loose clothing to your appointment. That way it doesn’t stick or stain your clothing afterward.

  • Avoid showering or going into a pool at least 12 hours after your spray tan.

  • The more you moisturize after your tan - the longer it will last. You can also use tan extender lotions.

  • Spray tan does NOT contain SPH. So it’s still very important to protect your skin from the sun - using your usual sunscreens.

  • After your spray tan, pat dry with a towel instead of rubbing it on your skin. Avoid using loofahs and washcloths for the same reason.

  • Spray tans get darker after application. So if you leave feeling like it’s too light -don’t worry it won’t be for long.

  • Exfoliate before your spray tan. Get rid of all your dead skin so that your tan looks even.

  • DO NOT use scented body washes or lotions after your spray tan. Use fragrance free products.

  • Face washes containing salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide are NOT RECOMMENDED because they can eat away at your spray tan.  Your face will fade faster as you wash it more frequently. Use a gentle cleanser.

  • Wait at least one day before going in the ocean or a pool after your tan.  Chlorine may make your tan fade faster, however it is not going to remove the tan immediately.        

How To Find The Right Hairstylist

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How to Find the Right Hairstylist

    Getting into a new relationship is an exciting time - especially a new relationship with a new hairstylist that suits you. It’s extremely important that you can trust your hairstylist and have a good connection. Whether you are moving to a new area or going through a hair breakup, here are some tips on how to find the right hairstylist for you.

  • Word of mouth. Ask your friends and coworkers who style their hair. You can always trust someone who has great hair! Make sure to tell your new hairstylist who referred you.

  • Book a blowout. If you're dying to try out a salon but don’t want to make a full commitment yet - book a blowout appointment. You can get a feel and talk to their stylists there for your needs and decide if it’s the best fit. Add in a conditioning treatment as well!

  • Favorite products. Ask around and call salons if you have a favorite professional salon product you like to use. Most of the salon brands have a salon locator on their website to see which salon in your area carries that specific brand.

  • Research. If you’re changing salons - look up the salon on their website, yelp and social media pages. You can see what other happy customers are saying about the salon and about their favorite stylists. Their pages will also forward you to their stylist pages so you can view their work and see if any other the hair colors and cuts interest you.

  • Ask the right questions. Credentials are important and asking the right questions that suit your needs before getting in the chair. Get to know the stylist - what are their strengths, how many years have they been in the profession, what is their passion.

    Now, get to choosing the right hairstylist and looking fabulous!

 

New Year, New You

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How should you start off 2018? New Year, New You - Treat yourself to a fresh hairstyle, color, new makeup, skincare, and nails! Here are all the great things you can do for yourself to achieve the new you in 2018.

  • Change up your hairstyle. Nothing says “new you” like a fresh cut. Work with a hairstylist that can give you a cut to shape your face and compliment the texture of your hair. If you have long hair, add some layers. Don’t be scared to try something new and dramatic! It’s the new you! Add some bangs, go for a shorter cut - make a statement and do something different to start your year off right.

  • Get a vibrant color - a fresh new color always makes you feel good. Choose some healthier hair color choices for your hair, NO MORE drugstore box color. Cover up those greys or just all out by making a complete color transformation. Are you a blonde and always wanted to go darker? Go for it! It’s 2018!

  • The New Year brings new weather conditions, temperatures are going to get even colder. Keep your hair hydrated by using deep condition masks.

  • Throw away your old makeup! Treat yourself to some new, quality makeup. This is a new year - skip on your drugstore favorites and invest in better makeup. This will be better for you skin and confidence. Try some new makeup trends that you’ve been wanting to try - now is the time to try new things!

  • Get a facial. Take better care of your skin in 2018. Schedule a facial so that your skin can get a good deep cleaning, exfoliation and feel hydrated for what is to come with our busy schedules when the year starts. Your skin will be in perfect condition so that your daily skincare routine is more effective.

  • Stop using your nails as tools. Use gloves while doing housework and also in the cold weather. Protect your hands and take it easy. Use a daily moisturizer, keeping them from cracking etc. during these next cold months.

  • Get a fun manicure in the new year. Throw on some glitter polish, try a fun new color while introducing the new you.

 

    

 

2017 Holiday Hairstyles

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  • Natural Hair. The most simple style there is - go all natural. Just wash and go. Whether you have curly, wavy or straight hair - just let it all down. You can’t go wrong and it shows confidence in who you are and your style.

  • Low Pony Tail. If you have longer hair, try rocking a low ponytail. Leave it straight or curl it to add texture. Add volume to your ponytail by teasing it with a comb and then hairspray the ends. It’s a great look with your hair out of your face and is still an elegant look when it's lower.

  • Bouncy Waves. If you have longer hair, try something new this season with this vintage style. This style has a lot of volume and will look fabulous at any event - and don’t forget the red lipstick.

  • High Bun. Not only are high knots very trendy this year but this is also a very elegant look for the holidays. It’s very easy to do on your own - don’t forget the hairspray!

  • 1920s Bob Styles.Think The Great Gatsby and if you have shorter hair create some finger length waves at the bottom and top it off with a jeweled headband.

  • Braided Bun. Create loose, messy and relaxed braids up in a bun. Going to a holiday party with tight braids all night is not the way to go. It's another effortless look that looks great with a holiday cocktail dress.

 

Tips on Keeping Your Fingernails Strong

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Do you have thin, brittle nails? Do they crack, take a long time to grow and are dry around the nail area? These are signs of weak, unhealthy nails. Here are some everyday tips to keep your nails strong.

  • Do not cut your cuticles. Your cuticles are protecting your nails from any fungus or bacteria. If you remove the cuticle, you are risking infection. The best thing to do is to lightly push the cuticle back using a cuticle pusher.
  • Stop peeling off your nail polish. This is very damaging to the nail, especially if you are one to peel off the gel polish. Use nail polish remover (without acetone) or properly get the polish removed at the salon.

  • Make time for manicures. Make time for yourself, if you not only want your nails to look good but also stay strong and healthy.

  • Moisturize. Moisturize with your favorite hand cream and cuticle oil after washing your hands. This will definitely help keep away hangnails, soften cuticles and keep your hands and nails moisturized.

  • Wear rubber gloves while doing the dishes. Too much water getting in your nails can cause them to become soft and weak.

  • Keep your nails polished. Even if it’s just a base and top coat. Keeping a polish on your nails will protect them and keep them looking great. Make sure when applying the polish you keep the layers thin.

  • Add more protein into your diet. This will give you more of a boost and you could be experiencing a deficiency, which can cause nails to be brittle.

 

 

Why You Should Be In Love With Balayage

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First, let’s talk about the word, Balayage! What is it? The word itself is French. It means to paint or to sweep. It is a natural looking way to give hair color a softer sun-kissed look to hair. Less is more when creating this natural look. The process itself is when color is applied only to the surface of the hair compared to applying color all the way to the tips in sections. No foil is needed and is done freehanded. 

Applying Balayage process takes technique! It should only be done by a trained professional. Your colorist will know and understand your skin tones to pick and choose the best color and application for you. 

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Now the good stuff. Why you should love it!

  • It’s gained major popularity, from celebrities to the runway, it’s one of the most popular coloring techniques.
  • Works on all hair colors. Light hair or dark hair, Balayage is a beautiful option. Works on all hair types. 
  • Low Maintenance. When hair grows out it gives it more a natural look and not that obvious regrowth when you get your entire hair colored. Just use the proper products on your hair and this will last you. 
  • Gives your hair a healthy finish that looks naturally enhanced and glossy. 

Bottom line, Balayage gives your hair an overall gorgeous and timeless look that anyone can wear. It’s all about application technique. Haven Salon and Spa has qualified Balayage colorist on staff. Call today for your appointment. 

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