Thursday, August 29, 2013

Special Promotion!

Good evening!

In the midst of Facebook posting (https://www.facebook.com/GentleCareforYourHair), I got an idea!

In addition to informing you all about Arbonne's AMAZING Pure Vibrance hair product line for color-treated hair, I've decided to extend a special to everyone.




Anyone who makes a purchase, via myself, of ANY Arbonne Pure Vibrance products, AUTOMATICALLY receives a Shampoo & Style service for FREE!

Email me at yentlnicole@gmail.com or visit Arbonne.com and use #13333420 for Consultant ID # when placing your order. 
Contact me with any and ALL questions!

Yentl

Tips & Tricks: Rainy Day

We meet again!

Due to these last couple of rainy days, I decided to post up some fun and easy hairstyles to maintain our look even on a not-so-sunny day.

Let's Twist Again:




Already Messy... who will notice?:



Braided Horsetails:




Go on... be FABULOUS ;)

Yentl

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hair of the Week: Beyonce's Pixie Cut

Although I'm not a fan of Beyonce's, I chose her for my first ever edition of: Hair of the Week.

I think some of you can agree this is not a good look for "Queen B."


 
Much better! (aftermath of the Pixie Cut)

After years and years of braids and weaves, she is NOTHING without her hair! Ever heard of the story of Samson & Delilah?
He lost his strength when his hair was cut off... Could Beyonce possibly ever lose her star power?

You decide...


Yentl

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bacteria... YUCK!

What do you think of when you hear the word "bacteria?"

I immediately see these tiny, disgusting, million-legged critters... my whole body itches... are you itchy? I just got itchy :-/

Fear not! Not all bacteria is bad. Here's the breakdown:

Nonpathogenic bacteria is helpful or harmless, such as decomposing garbage for improving soil fertility, where as, Pathogenic bacteria is the complete opposite. In this group belong the parasites, which requires a host for continued growth.

What about Infection? Now that's another scary word...

Infection occurs when body tissues are invaded by disease causing or pathogenic bacteria. The presence of pus is a sign of infection... YUCK!

Here are some measures of prevention one can practice in order to stop the spread of any local, general, or contagious infections:

Decontamination, the removal of pathogens and other substances from tools and surfaces. Sterilization, is the highest level of decontamination. is a higher level of decontamination than sanitation.

Decontamination involves the use of physical or chemical means to remove inactivate, or destroy pathogens so that the object is rendered safe for handling, use, or disposal. Sterilization completely destroys every organism on a surface whether beneficial or harmful, where as disinfection provides the level of protection required by the salon to kill most organisms, with one exception. Disinfection does not kill bacterial spores, but this is not necessary in the salon environment.

Make sure all disinfectants are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and each individual state. Also, check the label for a registration number and ensure the label tells you exactly which organisms the disinfectant has been tested for, such as HIV-1 or the Hepatitis B virus.



Now, besides the EPA registration number, federal law requires manufacturers to provide you with important information in the form of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), along with other important information, such as directions for proper use, safety precautions, and a list of active ingredients. Operating without an MSDS poses a health risk to anyone in a salon who comes in contact with hazardous materials.

Have you ever heard of OSHA? Sounds familiar?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created as part of the U.S. Department of Labor to regulate and enforce safety and health standards in the workplace. The standards set by OSHA are particularly relevant to the cosmetology industry because of the nature of the chemicals used.



The following are examples of things that can and cannot be disinfected:

Porous
Orange wood sticks, Emory board nail file
Non-Porous
Combs, Brushes, Scissors, Razors, Clipper blades, Nippers, Electrodes

Here are the types of disinfectants you can use in order from most effective to least effective:

1. Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATS), disinfecting in 10-15 min
2. Phenols, a caustic poison, must be handled with care, avoiding skin and eyes
3. Alcohol and bleach, although used to disinfect, in order to effectively work, the strength of ethyl alcohol must be no less than 70%. Unfortunately, it is not legal to use alcohol as a disinfectant in most states, they are extremely flammable, evaporate quickly, and are slow acting.

Last but not least, here are some safety procedures you can follow to ensure the highest level of cleanliness for your clients:

1. Always wear GLOVES!
2. Use tongs, gloves, or draining basket to remove implements from disinfectant.
3. Always add disinfectant to water, not water to disinfectant.
4. Keep AWAY from children,
5. Never pour on your bare hands - can cause skin irritation and increase chance of infection.
6. Always label bottles or containers containing disinfectant.
7. Avoid overexposure - overuse is detrimental to the environment.



Disinfecting Implements:
1. Pre-clean to remove hair, filings, and other such loose matter by scrubbing with soap and water.
2. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with clean towel.
3. Put on gloves, goggles and or safety glasses.
4. Mix disinfectant according to manufacturers directions.
5. Use gloves or tongs.
6. Remove with tongs or basket or gloves.
7. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
8. Place disinfected implements in a clean, closed, dry, disinfected container.

I have many responsibilities as a salon professional, but none more important than my responsibility to protect my clients' health and safety as well as my own.


If you should have any questions, please email me at yentlnicole@gmail.com, or comment below! Thanks for reading!

Yentl




Saturday, August 17, 2013

What're you waiting for? Book me ;)

Have you heard the exciting news?

Style Seat has a new listing...

Still haven't guessed it?


No worries! I'll just spill:


Now you can book me directly through StyleSeat.com! Click on the link above and view all my services, new and old, with brief descriptions of what is available to you.


Sharing is caring, so spread the L-O-V-E!

Yentl

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bookings & Appointments

Good evening, All!

As a licensed Cosmetologist, I'd like to extend my talents to any aspiring photographers, models, make-up artists, beauty pageants, shows, birthdays, weddings, any and all special occasions, etc.

If you would like to book me, please contact me via email: yentlnicole@gmail.com.



Email me to find out if I will be in your area!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Services & Prices

Hello Everyone!

The following are the services I provide as well as the prices, as promised!

PLEASE NOTE:
Prices are subject to change. All prices include Travel Fee. All consultations must be done prior to appointment at the time of booking. Please allow 15 - 20 minutes for any COLOR application and 45 minutes processing time, same goes for CHEMICAL services, such as relaxers, etc. All hair services include a very relaxing Scalp Massage.

In The Comfort of YOUR Home:

SERVICE                                                   PRICE
Shampoo, Style                                             $35.00
Shampoo, Cut & Style                                  $45.00
Fringe Cut                                                     $5.00
Hair Cut                                                        $15.00
Single Process                                               $65.00
Double Process                                             $95.00
Color Correction                                           (Quoted at consultation)
Base Break                                                    $40.00
Partial Highlights/Lowlights                          $55.00
Full Foil Highlights/Lowlights                       $95.00
Relaxer                                                           $45.00                                        
Conditioning Treatment                                  $5.00
Flat Iron/ Curling Iron Finish                          $5.00

ADDITIONAL SERVICES INCLUDE
Light Manicure - $15.00
Light nail cutting, nail filing, push cuticle, nail color application. Includes a hand scrub and hand/arm massage.

Hand/Arm Massage - 20 minutes for $15.00
Mixture of Effleurage, Petrissage & Vibrating. Includes a hand scrub.

Foot/Leg Massage - 20 minutes for $15.00
Mixture of Effleurage, Petrissage, Vibrating & Tapotement. Includes a foot scrub and foot cooling creme.

RE9 Anti-Aging Facial - $15.00
A 5 step anti-aging regimen for a youthful appearance, sure to lift and smooth out all your fine lines with a light citrus scent!

Calm Gentle Facial for Sensitive Skin - $15.00
A Calm, soothing facial catering specifically to Sensitive skin types. Anyone can enjoy this facial for it's refreshing components of cucumber and Japanese green tea!

Deep Sea Mud Face Mask Facial - $15.00
This mud mask will draw out impurities as it absorbs excess oil from skin, helping prevent clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes. Vitamins and minerals from marine botanicals are sure to leave your skin glowing!

If you should have any questions regarding my services please feel free to comment below or email me at yentlnicole@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hello, and Welcome!

I'd like to take a moment and WARMLY WELCOME all of you to my new hair blog! After a couple years of debate, my creative side finally won! Please come along this journey with me while I educate, coach and tip you, on a never ending subject of: HAIR! Of course, beauty and fashion go hand in hand... let's hope I can marry these two right!

Thank you for your continued support and for walking alongside this FABULOUS road with me!

Enjoy the remainder of Summer 2013!

Yentl