French Tip Styles – Nail Design

TRENDING NOW: THE NEW WAY TO ROCK A FRENCH TIP

1472861180-elle-french-tip-nails-manicure-frenchfadeFRENCH & FADED

This concept blends two styles into one beautiful look!

Simply ask your nail technician to stick to the french tip style, with white tips & a nude base, but ask for this beautifully faded effect in order to give your nails a fresh new take on the ever popular ombre trend.

For best results, the nail technician should apply the two polishes on a makeup sponge and continuously dab onto the nail. Finish with a topcoat and voila! You’re fabulous.

CUSTOM DETAILS

We admit, this nail trend requires incredible patience & talent, something that I personally don’t have when it comes to doing my own nails.

1472861180-elle-french-tip-nails-manicure-krocaineLuckily, Colleen the incredible nail technician at Music To My Hair has steady hands & inspiring precision when it comes to painting these practically microscopic designs. Just ask for custom nail art when booking your next appointment at Music To My Hair Salon!

To achieve this look, a thin brush is needed to paint the playful designs onto the base of your nail.

You can incorporate the changing seasons into your design or your favorite sports team, or even something that simply speaks to you & shows off your sparkling personality.

DOUBLE LINED

Minimalism remains a massive trend in the beauty and home decore industry. Why not incorporate the minimal trend into your nail design?

1472861177-elle-french-tip-nails-manicure-aliciatnailsThis look upgrades the basic french tip with a simple & elegant corresponding middle line.

For this simple addition, ask your nail artist to mimic the curve of your tip to get the cleanest look.

FADED MINT

This nail artist combined a mint-colored french tip with a black ombre fade.Mint and Black Ombre French Tip Nail

If mint isn’t your color of choice, you can always opt for your favorite color instead!

Just ask your nail artist to start with the lightest shade first & allow each coat to dry completely before moving to the next color.

Get creative and mix a few different complimentary colors together or stick to this clean and subtle version, it’s all up to you!

STRIPED & SIMPLE

This look is a subtle way to add an eye-catching twist to the classic french manicure.

Colleen would allow your white tips to dry and underline with a stripe of nude polish, finishing off the look witha clear top coat.

Although a simple statement, this look was worn by ELLE.com’s very own beauty gurue, Julie Schott – take note of this version of the french manicure ladies!

French Tip Styles RosesFLORAL ELEGANCE

Another take on the customizable manicure, this easy addition to the original french tip will keep you looking elegant & graceful!

To get this design, the nail artist applys a thin coat of clear top coat, and while taky, carefully sets your design & presses down.

CHECK MATE!

To rock the checkerboard themed french, Colleen will begin by painting the classic french tip. Once dry, Colleen will apply black boxes on top of the white strip to create the design.

Not only does the black & white combination offer a statement, but the look will work well whether your personal style is on the edgy side or considered classicly chic!

BOOK YOUR MANICURES!

All of these looks are gorgeous upgrades to the french manicure and each of them can be custom tailored to fit your personality & style.

Tell us, which of these designs would you most like to try?

Luckily, Music To My Hair has an incredible nail technician who is more than capable of bringing these designs to you!

Colleen is skilled, precise, & passionate when it comes to nails. Her expertise lies in nail art & design, which are meticulously done by hand. Colleen always aims to give you the best nail experience at Music To My Hair.

Call to book your appointments at 518-313-7723!

Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

 

Introducing Our New Product Line The Orange Owl

INTRODUCING: THE ORANGE OWL PRODUCT LINE

Orange Owl Product Line

Music To My Hair is happy to announce the newest product line addition to our salon! We believe you’ll love it just as much as we do. Here’s why!

MADE OF INGREDIENTS YOU CAN PRONOUNCE

NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS INCLUDED

HANDMADE IN VERMONT

100% VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE!

The new product line includes everything from body butters, scrubs, bath salts, soaps, lip balms, and more! Plus when you receive a manicure or pedicure from our incredible nail technician, Colleen, you’ll be able to feel the amazing results of these natural products. You’ll be left with soft, smooth, and beautiful looking skin!

Learn more about our nail services and meet Colleen by clicking on the links!

If you’re interested in learning more about The Orange Owl & why we love the company click here. Plus discover all the other incredible product lines that we carry at Music To My Hair!

Orange Owl Product Line Bath Salts

Top 5 Tips For Getting Healthy, Glowing, Youthful Skin

MTMH: TOP 5 TIPS FOR HEALTHY, GLOWING, YOUTHFUL SKIN!

STEP 1. INVEST IN A QUALITY SERUM

Serums are far more concentrated that cream or lotion, so you can get away with applying a small amount of a high quality serum daily to see results in your skin. Start by searching for a seum with antioxidants (the skin’s major defense against free radicals and stress) and pentapeptides, which are a must-have when it comes to boosting collagen, the support structure that gives skin a firm, youthful appearance. For best results, apply to freshly cleaned skin and follow with a moisturizer to lock in hydration.

Image Skin Care

We recommend the Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating ACE Serum which is an advanced polypeptide/antioxidant formula including vitamins A, C, E to promote hydration & reduce signs of aging (paraben free).

STEP 2. GET YOUR BEAUTY REST

“Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which is why you look pale & washed out if you only get a few hours” says Amy Wechsler, one of only two U.S. physicians board-certified in both dermatology and psychiatry. It’s actually the best time to rejuvenate your skin. “Your body’s cellular renewal team has the night shift, so this if when you want to equip your skin with as many nutrients and hydrating ingredients it needs to do a fine job.”

STEP 3. DRINK SOME MORE WATER

“Water helps clear the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes,” explains Eliaz. “It alo assists in transporting nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells, preventing dehydration, which can causepremature aging.” Lack of hydration from water can even make skin appear fuller due to the hyaluronic acid, which naturally exists in skin, that will pull in & retain water for a wrinkle-plumping effect. We recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day, more if you’re active or live in a warmer climate. Bonus: Try drinking some skin-soothing tea in the morning like chamomile or mint!

STEP 4. GENTLE EXFOLIATION IS KEY

Image Skin Care

Stop in a pick up the Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque which works to gently exfoliate the buildup of dull, dry skin. Nourishing Vitamins A,C, A hydrating enzyme masque that gently exfoliates the buildup of dull, dry skin. Nourishing Vitamins A, C, and E promote healthier, more radiant youthful skin.

“Over time, the natural enzymes in your skin work less effectively at removing dead skin cells, so they hang on and prevent your skin from reflecting light,” says Wechsler. What’s the result? You end up looking ashy and gray. Instead, speed up your skin’s cellular turnover and smooth its surface with apha-hydroxy acids (AHA) like glycolic acid or lactic acid.

Beware, despite the fact that a lot of products include AHA’s, the concentration is often far too low to do much for your skin. Wechsler suggests, “Look at the label to see how much it contains and pick one that’s around 8%. Anything more is too much.” Expect some initial stinging at first, it should subside as your skin gets used to it.

STEP 5. STAY OUT OF HOT WATER

Sure, a steaming hot shower may feel great, but it’s one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Not only can this strip essential oils from the skin, but it also creates a mild burn. In turn, blood vessels respond by dilating in an effort to cool the skin, causing flushing and ruddiness. “When you’re in your twenties, you can take a hot shower, bed red & swollen and recover in an hour. However, in your thirties it may take 2 hours.” says Alexiades-Armenakas. “By your forties, your skin just doesn’t have the ability to shrink back to its original state so you stay ruddy all the time.”

MUSIC TO MY HAIR BONUS TIP:

Treat your skin by getting routine monthly facials to look healthy, glowing, & youthful! Not only do facials give your face a deeper clean that you’d be able to achieve with a cleanser, but it also helps to reduce fine lines & wrinkles, evens your skintone, and slows the aging process.

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Learn more about the facial services we offer at Music To My Hair, meet our incredible esthetician Brianna, and get the inside scoop on why facials are incredible for maintaining & perfecting your skin here!

OXYGEN FACIALS, TEEN FACIALS, FIRMING NECK & DECOLLETAGE TREATMENTS, CHEMICAL PEELS, LED TREATMENTS, 24 KARAT GOLD MASKS, & SO MUCH MORE.

It’s all at Music To My Hair.

Aveda Control Force Hairspray

MTMH: PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

Aveda Control Force Hair Spray

AVEDA CONTROL FORCE FIRM HOLD HAIR SPRAY

The Control Force Hair Spray  by Aveda is our favorite product of the week!

It’s the strongest & firmest holding hair spray from Aveda & the product offers long-lasting hold & humidity defense for all hair types. Strong hold hair spray doesn’t mean crunchy hair with this product. The Control Force Hair Spray gives moveable hold, while still keeping your hair looking perfect all day. The formula is quick-drying, non-flaking, and it contains UV filters & healthy anti-oxidants to keep your hair feeling & looking its best.

wavyhair2WHY WE LOVE IT

 This product is one of my favorites to apply to my clients as a final finish. It gives a great hold, but still has movement. Plus, the hair spray doesn’t weigh down clients hair.” –Asad, Creative Director & Owner.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

All-day firm hold and 24-hour humidity defense

Fast-drying, non-flaking formula

UV filters and anti-oxidants

Certified Organic essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, and vetiver-calming aroma

HOW TO USE IT

Hold can 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) from dry hair and mist lightly.

Layer product for extra hold.

 STYLING TIPS

Voluminous Soft Curls Hair Spray

GREAT BIG HAIR:

Spray Control Force onto dry hair, with head upside down. Turn head upright and “comb” into shape with hands. Finish with Control Force to set and protect from humidity.

POWERFUL PONY:

Spray Control Force into palms and smooth over pulled back hair.

Pony Tail Control Force Hair Spray

Wind Blown Hair Spray

FINGER FINISH:

Spray Control Force onto fingertips and stroke onto wisps and details for hold.

AMPED UP:

Backcomb hair until desired texture and volume are achieved. Mist Control Force over style and mold into shape with your hands. With a diffuser, blow-dry with high heat to prolong the hold.

BLAST OFF:

Hold dryer underneath dry hair & point forward. Blast hair while misting with Control Force for a dramatic wind-blown effect.

Try this product out for yourself  or request to have your stylist apply the product at your next appointment to see the amazing results of this strong hold hair spray.

Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723