Winter Skin & Hair Care

Buffalo is buried under 6 feet of snow (at least, one half of the city is), so I think it’s safe to say Winter has cannon balled itself upon us. With the seasons’ blustery cold and our efforts to keep warm indoors, it’s going to be an uphill battle to keep both our hair and skin from drying out. Here are some tips to help lock in moisture this winter:

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-styling/winterizing-your-hair-care

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/ten-winter-skin-care-tips

Stay warm out there and do you best to keep your skin and hair from getting the winter blues!

GirlinSnow

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What’s the Best Bob for You?

The “Bob” is a tried and true hair style that has been popular since the Jazz Age. Whether you’re keeping it soft and casual or edgy and bold this is a versatile and chic style that can work for anyone.  So let’s explore the various incarnations of “The Bob”.

A-Line/Asymmetrical: 

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This bob tilts the perimeter of the haircut so that the corners or points of the style are longer in either the front or to one side. A true A-Line will not have layers or be stacked in the back. It will also frame the face in the front and curl under the chin. That’s not to say you can’t make it your own and shake it up a bit. If you want even more playfulness try the Asymmetrical Bob. Longer on one side, this style looks fantastic textured or with a few layers. Both of these looks, when kept close to the jaw line, have a slimming affect on the face.

Blunt:

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Most closely aligned with the iconic imagery of the style, the blunt bob comes to a uniform length all around the perimeter of the cut. Length can vary on this look from resting just below the chin to extending to just above the shoulders (nearing the “Lob” look). If you have a finer hair texture a blunt bob can add an impression of fullness to your hair.

Layered:

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The most relaxed styles of the bob, the layered look is casual and softens the features. It can be based in a blunt or asymmetrical bob and is usually kept on the longer side. Just as with the other bobs, this can be styled sleek and straight or tousled; It also offers versatility in its length, allowing for pony-tails or chignons.

Blonde is in for 2014


Ladies, it’s time to show off your blonde ambition. See the light and reach for the bleach.

According to Kyle White, lead colorist at the Oscar Blandi Salon, 2014 is set to be the year of the platinum blonde. “Judging by client requests and everything I’ve seen on the red carpet and runways,” White says, “the ‘It’ color of 2014 is going to be platinum with a capital blonde. Celebrities like Elle Fanning, Miley Cyrus, and even Kim Kardashian are the lightest they’ve ever been. First, it was in the fashion shows, then on the celebs, and voila! It’s happening in every hair salon across America.”

Book your appointment at Xhale today to go for that blonde look that you have been wanting. Why wait!

Happy New Year!!!

New Years Day is TOMORROW! Can you believe it? It feels like 2013 breezed by! We are ready to celebrate the end of a great year and we bet you are too! The morning after a great night out can be a little rough and staying up late can take it’s toll on your body. Here are some of the tips you need to survive January 1st and beyond…

1. 60 Minute Massage – A massage can help curb those morning after headaches, along with easing pain from dancing all night long.
2. Signature Facial – Here at Xhale, we say goodbye to the cookie-cutter facials by customizing our facials to your skin’s needs.
3. Manicure/Pedicure – You might have chipped some nails, spilled a drink on your toes, or just need a fresh start to the new year. Our signature manicure and pedicure will give your nails that special boost.

Remember to be safe and have a fun and happy New Years celebration!!