Its summer ladies the time of the sun, and the sun kissed hair. Get your blonde on!
There is a shade of blonde and a color contour for everyone, find the best one for you. The more time you spend outside the blonder you'll be, thank you sun <3.
Not all blondes are the same and not all blondes have to come with dry hair. You can pick the type of shade that is right for you, and a unique beauty (or follow in the footsteps of your favorite celeb, love my Kardashians). When there comes blonde there comes moisturizing, not just for your face. Keeping your hair healthy may take some conditioning treatments, but hey whats an add on compared to gorgeous healthy hair?
The icy platinum blonde, the gray blonde hair can stop a man in his tracks. It adds attention to you and makes a women feel powerful. Its the lightest of the blondes and takes some toner up keep. Its suggested for light to mid skin tones, giving a nice but not drastic contrast. This shade of blonde not only looks good as a full root to ends look but as well as a balayage. For up keep use davines silver shampoo and conditioner, to keep the tones in the hair.
That sweet spot right between the golden and icy blonde giving you the best of both worlds. Its a soft and subtle blonde that makes the hair look very natural. The beiged out color is easier to keep then the icy and can work for tanner skin tones.
The natural golden honey blonde, the suns bestie. The golden tones is an easy up keep and the sun will naturally make it lighter with out taking away any gold from the hair. With tones of golden in the hair it is most versatile with skin tones and dimension. This blonde looks good on most skin tones and is easier to achieve this shade.
A perfect contour for the face, it adds definition that frames the face. Its important to have the right contour to compliment the face.
Balayage is a great way to start blonde, its the blonde without the commitment. You wont have to get those roots touched up, just freshen the color and your better then golden. Not only is it easier up keep but it is raging in fashion right now. The balayege trend is only going to get bigger this year.
Want your hair to grow, but hate putting chemicals in your hair?
You can actually help your hair grow organically by just eating the right foods, keeping everything natural, and healthy.
You are what you eat, your hair is directly affected by what you eat, like most things. The healthier the better. The more lean proteins, and veggies you eat the healthier your hair is. If you needed that extra motivation to start eating healthier, here it is, do it for your hair!
Your body just loves those natural proteins, omega 3s, fatty acids, and vitamins, why not help it out. The perks of eating healthier doesn't solely help your hair, it helps slim you down, gives you more energy, makes your skin better, and improves your health. It's time to look into your diet today.
There are some yummy foods that can improve your hair health, you don't have to sacrifice food you like for bland food that don't make eating healthy even feel worth it.
For the love of your hair, start eating healthy today. It all starts from the inside out, the better you keep your self the better you'll keep your hair. It will start growing faster, and come in healthier, shinier and less greasy.
Cut = Healthy
Healthy = Grow
Another way to know you need a hair cut is to look at the shape of your hair, this goes for shorter to medium length, above or right on the shoulders. These kind of styles are cut at a certain angle to layer on the shape of the head, the more it grows the more it loses it shape. After the the layers have grown past a certain point on your head, the cut becomes bulky and misshapen. There for to prevent this you should schedule regular appoints with your stylist.
Last of all you will know you need a haircut if your bangs are in your face, bangs are a great indicator of knowing how much your hair has grown. So if you like you hair at a certain length, your bangs will give you the heads up when its time.
Lets keep that hair healthy!
With a heavy heart we say Au Revoir and good luck to one of our amazing stylist, Misa West. She is a true artist in everything thing she does. She has been with Orrell for 8 years and is no less than family. She is an amazing artist, stylist, mentor, and dog mom. Misa is a spunky fire cracker with a heart of gold from Czech. Anywhere she goes, it's definitely going to be a party. Portland just got a little more exciting.
She has achieved the rank of Master Stylist at Orrell and was deservedly earned, she has proven herself time and time again, to whatever challenge comes in her path and goes beyond expectations. Misa has put forth enormous amounts of effort in bettering her skill and every aspect of herself, and is a personal inspiration.
Misa has raised herself from nothing, told by multiple people that she can't do what she wants, based on appearance or geographical background. But when a strong woman decides that she is so very much more than what people tell her she is, she becomes something amazing. She is nothing less than an inspiration, she will continue to grow her empire.
Misa is a master in the coloring arts, finely toned with Davines, Redken, Joico, and PulpRoit colors. Taking every opportunity to enhance and perfecting her formulas. She truly has an eye for color.
The cutting skill that she has ,have been honed near perfection, but still bafflingly get better and better. Through constant practice and continually seeking for education and new techniques. She is truly a force to be reckoned with, shears in tow.
Misa has touched the hearts of many, including her clients, she makes a real connection with everyone of her clients. She goes out of her way for them, and really cares for them as people. To be able to touch people's hearts the way she does is truly a gift that is rarely seen. She is a truly great soul, and her kindness will take her above the moon.
Follow her on Instagram at misa_creations to see some more of her amazing work!
Facials are a relaxing experience for everyone, but there not just a fancy face wash. They have some serious benefits to getting a facial. Facials can help clear up skin problems, weather its blemishes, dry spots, black heads, or overly oily productive skin. It promotes circulation, relaxes you, and of course helps reduce wrinkles and aging signs.
-Deep cleansing gets rid of all the dead skin, oil, and dirt on your face. Leaving your skin feeling tight and clear.
-Removes toxins for the skin from all the pollution in the air , the environment can be harsh on the skin, and your skin and hair likes to suck up all those toxins in the air. A deep clean that is provided by a facial dramatically reduces the stress your skin is under and truly makes it healthier.
-Removes over active sebum. Facials get rid of all the grime that accumulated, including the dead skin cells that get left on your skin, all the dirt in your pores, and reduces the amount of excess sebum, which is the oils produced by your skin and hair.
-Increases circulation in the skin and face, a facial is basically a face massage. When the skin is stimulated, this increase the amount of blood cells that are attracted to the area, making cells grow with greater ease bringing more white blood cells to your lovely face to fight off those irritants, improving your skin from contracting as many blemishes.
-Increases the flow of oxygen-enriched blood cells to the facial skin, promoting new skin cells keeping your skin healthy and looking new. Your cells are replacing them selves in a timely manner.
-A facial can be majorly relaxing, having a nice doze off from the stress of your life, with peaceful music and a magical touch. Now I don't know about you but having that little hour of just forgetting my crazy life sounds amazing.
-Stress relieving, it has been proven that facials can relieve stress, the relaxation process leaves your body well relaxed your muscles aren't as tight. You get a feeling of calm and puts you in a gentler mood. Grab a smoothie after and your all set.
-Slows aging process, due to the amount of skin cells replenishing after a good stimulation to the skin.
-Reduces wrinkles and dry skin, facials moisturizes the skin and leaves it feeling tight and replenished.
-Plumps up skin cells with nutrients, the facial scrubs, toner, and moisturizers are designed to give your skin those natural nutrients that it needs to keep its cleanliness and health.
-Helps develop and maintain healthy skin cells, the stimulation that the skin receives during a facial brings in lots of blood to your face. Causing the production of new skin cells.
Facials are a step in the right direction for your skin, if your hesitating on getting one, dont! They truly benefit you in more then one way. Hey why not treat your self, your beautiful not matter what. But the more you care for your skin the more it will care for you.
We are excited about Jane Iredale, and here's 7 reasons why.
1. It's hypoallergenic.
Have sensitive skin? No problem, we've got you covered. Alot of companies will just pile anything into their make up, and your skin suffers. But sensitive skin worriers, fret not! Jane Iredale will keep that end of day blotchieness, itchy face, and acne away. These products don't fight your skin, it works with it.
2. Cotton Candy Blush
This blush is what dreams are made of. If you are searching for a perfect blush, look no further. With just enough shimmer to give you a summer glow without making you look plastic this blush is too perfect! It's light pink hue is perfect for all seasons.
3. It's actually good for your skin!
You read that right, this make up is good for your skin. I'll say it again, a make up that doesn't fight your skin but works with its' natural oils and chemical makeup. A makeup that is good for your skin is hard to believe but, dreams do come true! Each and every product offers some sort of benefit to your lips or skin!
4. It's organic
Organic... what does it mean for make up? It means that all the pigments are mineral based, so they are all natural. Organic isn't a term exclusively used for groceries and food. Instead of clogging your pores with products containing unknown chemicals and ingredients, treat your skin to light and natural products.
5. It's cruelty free
No bunnys were harmed in the making of this make up. Actually, no animals at all were used to test any of their make up. Can we give them an award? They love our animal friends as much as we do. <3
6.Crazy acne pills
Jane Iredale carries an acne supplement called, Accumax. Accumax works from the inside, out. Acne starts under the surface of the skin so start there! This supplement is proven to work and that is why we love it!
7. The concealers
I'm gonna say it for the ones in the back, a concealer that actually conceals. You don't even have to cake it on. For those of you who suffer from acne, this product will be your best friend. Instead of hiding under a hat during those breakouts, just grab your concealer and blend those little suckers away! Remember, it's not going to clog up those pores and make everything worse so blend away and keep your acne secret between you and your concealer ;)
Esthetician extraordinaire, Carolyn Ridge is the newest addition to our team here at Orrell Design.
Carolyns relaxed and professional demeanor brings a warm and inviting atmosphere to our esthetic department.
Carolyns specialties include: Advanced training in Cosmedix treatments and peels, microdermabrasion, Skin Script treatments,
advanced waxing techniques and lash extensions.
For more information about all of these services, visit our website at orrelldesign.com
Carolyn offers a wide range of facials from basic facials to anti-aging peels and corrective therapy treatments.
Each guest will receive an in-depth consultation to discuss any current concerns to create an action plan to help you achieve your most beautiful skin!
In the name of beauty, Carolyn has a passion for makeup! In addition to Carolyn joining Team OD, we are also introducing
Jane Iredale Cosmetics- stay tuned for a blog on 7 reason why we love them!
Product lines, Skin Script & Cosmedix
We believe that beautiful skin begins from the inside out. So we have partnered with Cosmedix and Skin Scripts
New Make Up line Jane Iredale
In the name of beauty, Carolyn has a passion for makeup! So in addition to Carolyn joining the orrell team we are also introducing
Jane Iredale Cosmetics.
Jane Iredale is a high end natural mineral make up that is healthy for skin, hypoallergenic, and cruelty free. The line is made of organic ingredients that nourishes your skin. We offer a wide range of products, from powders, to primers, to colorful lip care. We hope you are as excited about this line as we are.
In addition to the services mentioned earlier Carolyn is introducing a new service to our menu. Celluma Light Therapy reduces acne, tones aging skin and offers pain relief through the use of LED lights. We are very excited to delve into the future of skin care.
Next time you're in ask about these services or call us today and schedule an appointment with our newest team member, Carolyn.
Book a service and improve yourself today!
What style is best for me and my face shape?
First figure out your face shape, cover your chin and nose and look at how wide and long your forehead is. Now cover your forehead and look at your chin and jaw line. If you have a pointed chin and large forehead your are a heart shape. If you have a curved jaw and and large to medium forehead you are a oval shape. If your forehead is wide and your jaw is very round your are a round shape. If your forehead is large and or wide, with a blocky chin or jaw line you are a square shape.
Round with short style
Spiky layers add height, and lengthens the face. Making the eyes the emphasis of your face.
Use a pliable paste or gel to keep your hold and height.
Round with Medium style
Long collarbone length bob with wispy pieces by the neck to slim the face.
Use Moisturizing fluid and blow dry to get a nice smooth look.
Round with Long style
Long layers that start at the jawline to add edge and dimensions to thin out the face.
Use dry texturzer and medium hair spary to keep everything in place.
Heart with Short style
Pixie cut with short sides, and tousled layers to cancel out the jawline and wide forehead.
Use cream or wax to get a piecey look.
Heart with Medium style
Collarbone cropped hair with sweeping bangs and uniform layers, to add volume. Bangs disperse the space of the forehead and volume evens out the face.
Use a volumizing mousse before you blowdry to add more body to the hair.
Heart with Long style
Long layers with curls to add full body, to soften the prominent jaw and gently tousled layers for light body.
Blow dry with a round brush to get a smoother and fuller look.
Oval with Short style
Angled bob with stacked layers, this style shapes and frames the face.
Use texturing spray to add some movement into the layers
Oval with Medium style
Uniform layers to lay flat around the head, for fine hair have uneven pieces to add body.
Use moisturizing fluid to give it a clean blow out.
Oval with Long style
Long cut with sweeping bands to shorten a long face, covers forehead and brow.
Use oi milk to keep the hair looking silky and medium hair spray to keep body in place.
Square with short style
Layered bob with slight bang to emphasize the cheekbones and not the forehead and jaw.
Use tousle cream to add some body before you blow dry.
Square with medium style
Shoulder length with long layers, and sweeping bangs. Adds curved shape to softens jaw, layers add body.
Use curl cream and a defuser to achieve a curly look to add volume to the hair.
Square with Long style
Long layers with face framing to elongate the face for a more slimmer look. Add curls to give movement, distracting from the strong jaw.
Use volumizing mousse to add some movement into the hair.
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Love your hair color?
Of course! Your stylist works so hard to give you the perfect color for you.
Here are 6 tips to keep that color looking vibrant till your next appointment.
1. Get the Minu Post Color Treatment
Minu post color treatment does wonders, it closes and seals the cuticle so that your color stays put in the hair shaft, where its suppose to be. This treatment extends your color and only takes 3 minutes making it a must add-on.
2. Less Washes
Keep that shampoo away from your hair as long as possible! Try washing your hair 2-3 times a week max. Shampoo is great to cleanse your hair, but it also strips your hair of oils and color, exposing your hair less to less striping agents will prolong your color. When using shampoo always use conditioner after to replenish your hair, and put moisture back in.
3. Color infused shampoo and conditioner
Keep your color bright with a color shampoo.
Fun Fact: Reds are the hardest color to maintain.
Keeping up reds just got easier with color shampoo, the shampoo holds the primary pigments to your color. Davines has a line of color shampoos that range from silver, red, of course blondes, and brunettes. Every time you use the shampoo or conditioner it revitalizes your color.
4. Stay away from the pool
Keep that hair away from Chlorine. Chlorine will strip the hair if natural oils, moisture, and can damage the cuticle. Chlorine is very diluted in a pool, but can dry out your skin, and force open your hair cuticles. Blondes beware the most, your hair is a sponge and loves to such up water. A higher concentration of chlorine can go into your hair and leave a greenish tint. (If this happens use a clarifying shampoo)
5. Less Hot Water
Stay away from hot and steamy water, just on your head. No cold showers needed! Hot water opens up your hair cuticle, the cuticle is opened, its much easier for partials to go in like moisture but also easier for partials to get out, like your color. To avoid the color leakage use cold to lukewarm water to wash your hair.
6. Color Safe Shampoo
If you have a special color that isn't available in the colored shampoos, your still covered. Use a color safe shampoo. Milu shampoo and conditioner offer color protection, to help from fading. Not only keeping your color safe but nourishing your hair, putting moisture back in and keeping your hair from further damage.