If you saw a photo of a woman with stick-straight hair and a middle part, or another with fluffy hair and permed bangs, you’d likely be able to immediately recognize the decade of each. Hair trends aren’t the only defining characteristics of an era; though not quite as obvious, eyebrows can be indicative of moment in time, too.
Back in the ‘80s, the most advanced brow-care one could hope to find in the hands of an esthetician was waxing. In those days, the process consisted of sitting upright with a technician at your side, while brows were formed into a matching comma-like shapes.
Modern Brows Should Frame Your FaceThankfully, the one-shape-fits-all view is no longer en vogue and tides have turned towards approaching brows as works of art—not to mention, one of the most important features of your face.
While beauty experts now approach each brow job as unique—based on your bone structure, of course—certain aspects of brow shaping can still be seen as on-trend. Modern brows have moved to a thicker, fuller shape overall, with either a square, highly-groomed front, a round, natural shape, or a combination of both as dictated by your face shape.
Strong Definition is a MustWhy all the fuss about brows? Because eyebrows do much more than frame your eyes. Like a signature hair color or style choice, brows play their part in defining your look. They also tell others around you a story—your story. Are you confident? Tired? Sad? Powerful?
Bottom line, if you don’t have great brows with really strong definition, you’re probably not doing yourself justice. Thankfully, brow tinting can make even the most sparse or unruly brows appear gracefully natural, without taking any time out of your daily never-spare-a-minute schedule.
What Is Brow Tinting?Unlike shaping waxing, threading, or tweezing, brow-tinting is a color service that doesn't take away any hair (although you can do so in conjunction with hair removal) but uses semi-permanent vegetable dye to enhance color, shape, and thickness—or all of the above.
And the benefits are immediate—brows look groomed with zero effort.
Plus, when professionally applied, tinting adds more structure to each hair strand. This gives you a stronger arch and thicker brows, without even touching them with brow pencil or powder.
Even if your brows are already dark, tinting may find hair that you didn’t realize you had. This is because some people’s growth tends to come in blonde, and tinting grabs those peach-fuzz hairs, filling in each brow shape to their desired arch.
Want to know more? Contact Hoshall’s to learn exactly what brow tinting can do for you!
Gone are the regular pedicures of summer months that keep you constantly sandal-ready. But just because your feet are currently cocooned inside a warm pair of woolly tights doesn’t mean that it’s alright to neglect your toes.
Why bother keeping your feet a priority all year ‘round?
Winter pedicures keep toes in tip-top shape.
April showers bring May flowers, which means sooner than later you're going to be trading those rain boots for your favorite pair of sandals.
But until then, winter boots and heavy socks can be quite compressing on feet—and toenails that are left to grow wild can become ingrown from the pressure of shoes.
Regular pedicures ensure that toenails are kept neatly trimmed in a straight line across the edge of the toe, with corners rounded off to stop them growing inwards.
You could be missing some important signs.
Are you guilty of layering on new polish to the point where removal requires a chisel come spring? Allowing your nail beds to hibernate like a sleeping bear doesn’t just make your nail technician’s job more difficult, it can hide potentially nasty infections or fungus.
And, there are other ways in which winter pedicures are good for your foot health that don’t involve hangnail scares.
Feet are an especially difficult area to soften up since the heels tend to harden drastically with all your everyday activities. This can mean soles plagued by stubborn causes, dryness and cracking if left without proper care. Exfoliation helps control and prevents the growth of calluses and corns, which not only look unattractive but can cause discomfort.
Additionally, that delicious pre-polish massage loosens your muscles and helps with joint performance—often adversely affected in cold weather. The massage also helps with circulation of the foot and lower leg. Plus, allowing a professional access to the important pressure points located on the sole of your foot provides much-needed relaxation.
It’s the perfect time to experiment with new nail polish combos.
Longtime winter staples such as bright red, burgundy, or bordeaux can feel more overplayed than a Christmas carol by the time January rolls around.
However, that doesn’t mean your toes need to be boring. Instead, take advantage of winter’s weather-appropriate footwear to try out some yet untested shades and designs.
Need inspiration? New York’s Paintbox manicure salon has a constant supply of fresh ideas to tickle your fancy and delight your toes.
Not only are there innumerable benefits to keeping up your pedicures through winter, you never know when a peep-toed evening out might present itself! Not to mention a last-minute long-weekend escape to sunnier shores.
Want to go lighter, faster? You may have heard of Olaplex, the treatment helps you push the envelope—to go blonder without compromising the integrity of your hair.
Olaplex can mean going from black to blonde in half the time, reaching true platinum without sacrificing the way your hair feels, or a whole head of highlights on previously color-corrected hair.
Since Olaplex treatments have made it possible for stylists to create such dramatic changes in your hair color, it’s taken the salon world by storm. Now, as something of a catch-all buzzword for anyone thinking of going lighter, there’s some confusion as to what Olaplex is and what it can do.
Here’s what you need to know: Olaplex isn’t just another hair conditioning treatment
Instead, it’s a patented three-part system that permanently rebuilds the damaged disulfide bonds in your hair. These bonds are broken during any chemical process, whether your stylist is depositing permanent color or straightening your tresses.
Once those bonds are broken, your hair is more prone to additional damage incurred from heat styling, environmental factors, and additional chemical processes.
And that’s where Olaplex’s difference really shines: Repair and conditioning treatments can temporarily treat dry, damaged, and splitting strands. However, Olaplex rebuilds the strength, structure and integrity of your hair, restructuring bonds that have been damaged even after years of over-bleaching.
In short, Olaplex is a chemical mending process that’s like a “reset” for your locks—and it’s available at Hoshall’s for just $25.