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Fall in love with your skin

November 3rd, 2017 • Posted by Fall Favorite • Permalink

Can you believe this year is coming to an end? Since we are slowly moving into the fall/winter season in Santa Barbara, we know that your skin can start to feel dry, tight, and even parched by this time of the year. If you receive the Newsletter than you'll know exactly which December favorite we are about to recommend(wink, wink). At the end of every newsletter we have added a small interview with one of our team members. We thought this would be a fun way for you to get to know our team one by one and for you as clients to here about what the professionals love using at home. This month we introduce our Owner Cindi! Her favorite product for the month is the luxurious Eminence Body Scrubs that come in four delicious scents. When we hop in the shower, most of us have a variety of skin care products lined up on the side of the tub- everything from shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner,to face washes, ect.But among all of these products, do you have a good body scrub? A scrub works in a few ways,as you massage it over your body, the exfoliating granules help slough off dead skin cells, and the rubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin's surface. Just like the skin cells on your face, the cells on your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. First up is the Pear and Green Apple Sugar scrub, this will give silky smooth skin with a mouth watering blend of antioxidant-rich pear, apple and sugar cane. Sugar cane produces a natural alpha hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate and smooth the skin while pear and apple extracts impart vitamin-rich nutrition . Sweet almond oil and grape seed oil leave your skin velvety smooth with an irresistible glow. Next up is the Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub which is an antioxidant-rich nutrition blend of blueberries that gives your skin an extra special treat. Smooth your skin from shoulders to toes with this raw sugar cane and enjoy the sexy dewy finish that last all day and into the night. Third on the list is the Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub and it is always a winter favorite. This is a vitamin-rich body scrub for all skin types. A mouth-watering treat that refines the silhouette and melts away dryness and roughness. Skin is caressed with vitamin-rich cranberry and pomegranate infusing it with nutrition and softness that leaves the skin with a lustrous radiance. Last but not least is Cindi's favorite choice, the Coconut Sugar Scrub. This is an ultra-rich refining and hydrating body scrub. Buff your skin to perfection with raw sugar cane granules and infuse potent virgin coconut oil to give deep hydration and nutrition. Known for it's ancient healing properties, coconut contains high levels of antioxidants and hydrators to restore your skin leaving it soft and supple. All of the Body Scrubs come in 250ml/8.4oz jars so they will last you throughout season. The combination of cleansing, exfoliating and massage will help you age more gracefully, now who doesnt want that? the turnover process for skin cells slows as we get older; to give it a nudge, reach for a scrub. 

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Beautifully Undone

October 2nd, 2017 • Posted by cutting edge team • Permalink

Introducing Invisiblewear by Paul Mitchell. Beautifully undone - in today's no-filter beauty world, there's nothing more desirable than effortless cool. It's tousled, touchable look, an everyday, undone elegance. Invisiblewear is all about embracing the beauty of imperfection and making it chic and simple. It's the ultimate cheat code- freedom from a complex routine. There is ten different products in this line. From cleansing to moisturizing, to volume and texture… and everything in between, Invisiblewear leaves your client’s hair beautifully undone and you get all of the credit.

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Manage the morning madness

September 1st, 2017 • Posted by Cutting Edge Team • Permalink

Now that school is back in session, we are all getting back into a busy schedules! Making for rushed mornings with not enough "me-time" . We have some beauty tips and tricks to help you get through your morning routine faster and more effectively!

First things first.... BROWS! We can forget what a difference nice clean shaped brows makes. Brows are just like the hairs on your head. When you tint your brows, the pigment coats the hairs and makes them look thicker. There are six different brow shades, to find your perfect complimenting shade. In addition to brow tinting we offer lash tinting, that way in the morning you won't have to touch those brows or lashes at all!

Now for the hair...if you are someone with frizzy, unmanageable, dry or damaged hair, spending way to much time drying and styling your hair in the morning then you are in need of our Express Keratin Blowout treatment. This appointment takes about an hour and a half. During your appointment, keratin will be sealed into your hair to lock out frizz and reduce the amount of curl in your hair. The Keratin Express treatment will give your hair a softer, smoother texture for up to 6 weeks, and you can wash your hair in just 8 hours after leaving the salon. The results are very noticeable. Your hair will be more manageable and easy to style, and will be resistant to humidity. It will feel softer & silkier and will have luminous shine. Also reduces blow-dry time! So you can get going on your day quicker! We also have a more permanent option, a normal Keratin Complex treatment will give longer lasting results of up to five/six months and requires a 72-hour waiting period before you can wash your hair.

Call us if you have any questions or to make your brow and keratin appointments!

Thank you for reading!

The Cutting Edge Team

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