New Towne & Reese is Here!!

Lather Hair Salon is so excited to have the new Towne & Reese line!!  We have expanded our collection to include amazing pieces from the Summer/Fall line.  Whether you are looking for something everyday or more of a statement piece Lather has a great variety of Towne and Reese pieces.  Stop in today and pick out that perfect gift for someone or spoil yourself with something great!

 

 

Keep it simple with these Silver or Gold Hannah Earrings:

  add a dose of elegance with these May earrings that make a huge statement!

We love this Laci necklace!  It hits you right at your collar bone which makes it the perfect everyday necklace.

This  Avery Necklace comes in red/orange and aqua and adds a bright pop of color to any outfit.

It’s Finally Here…

We are so excited to finally have our TIGI Cosmetics here at Lather Hair Salon!!  TIGI Cosmetics reflects your every style. Premium ingredients create effortless application with staying power. Clean, clear and modern; it’s apparent from your first glimpse that this is a cosmetic line that will do more than conceal, it celebrates and reveals what’s more important to you, yourself.   TIGI has been voted favorite professional makeup 7 years in a row and is a multi-generational and multi-cultural line that truly has something for everyone.  You can use our eyeshadows as wet or dry to create dramatic effects.  The newly released waterproof eyeliners and mascaras are a must for all women!  Lather Hair Salon is carrying the entire TIGI Cosmetics Line everything from Mineral Tint and Concealer Pencils to Whipped Foundation and High Density Eye Shadows so stop in today to check out all amazing TIGI make up at Lather Hair Salon.

                                      

Adding Volume to Your Hair

A lot of women struggle with having limp lifeless hair and it can be a bit overwhelming when trying to figure out what will work to add more volume to your hair.  Here are a few different easy tips to try to get the most volume out of your hair.  The first thing is super easy and simple try adjusting your part.  Your hair can get use to the same part you use so try mixing it up by parting it to the side if you usually part in the middle to part the opposite way or in the middle if you part to the side.

 

Of course if you are looking for more volume, volumizing products are a must!  Lather Hair Salon carries and recommends Sebastian’s Volupt line of shampoo and conditioner for a great shampoo/conditioner while still adding volume.  Revolutionary cushion particle technology constructs your hair into a harmony of soft volumes while shielding-in the lightness for a color safe shampoo and conditioner.  Sebastian’s Volupt Spray can provide extra volume after using Volupt shampoo and conditioner.  Just apply to damp hair and blow-dry as normally done.  Some other amazing root and volume boosting products that Lather offers are Aquage uplifting foam, Nioxin root lifter (which is great for thinning or very fine hair), and Big Sexy Hair’s Backcomb in a Bottle which is applied to dry hair to add even more lift after dried.

 

Another great tip to add more volume to your hair that a lot of people do not think about is to not wash your hair too often.  We have mentioned in previous posts about how actually washing your hair less is better for it.  This is because it doesn’t dry it out as much and it will also help build up your volume because it is a little dirtier.  You are probably thinking well that’s all fine and good but what about my extremely greasy hair.  I have the solution…dry shampoo!  This miracle in a can/bottle seriously needs to be in everyone’s beauty supply for this reason just spray some at the roots and you are good to go until your next wash.  It is a much better way of getting a few more days in between your washes to make your hair that much healthier.

 

Believe it or not adding some color to your hair also adds some volume through dimension.  If you already color your hair it is an added bonus and if you don’t you can always work your way in.  Hair color can be overwhelming but finding the right salon and stylist to really work with you on what your hair wants and needs are is key!  The great thing about color is that you can do a lot or just a little.  Lather Hair Salon offers a great intro into color with our 10 foils or less service.  It is exactly what it says and you can just add some face framing highlights to add dimension and introduce you into the wonderful world of color!

 

                                                  

 

Trying out a different cut and style could also boost your volume.  Again having a trained and qualified stylist that knows hair type and textures is key.  Also being completely up front with your stylist to let them know your hair routine is very important.  If you are someone who spends minimal time on styling your hair daily then your stylist should be recommending a very different haircut for you.  Compared to someone who spends a lengthy amount of time styling their hair daily.

 

Besides dry shampoo a teasing brush is going to be your best friend when it comes to adding volume.  The great thing about a teasing or backcombing is that you can add just a little or you can add a lot for a big night on the town, it is all up to you.  Do however be gentle because teasing too much and too often can damage hair so just ease your way into it and see what amount works best for your hair.

 

Curls add tons of volume so if you are lucky enough to have curly, wavy, or if you hair is able to hold curl fairly well this will be your best volumizing technique!  If you have natural curl/wave you can just wear your hair that way.  Simply add a little curl cream, Tigi’s Catwalk Curlesque Collection: Curls Rock Amplifier is Lather’s favorite, and let it air dry or you can also diffuse it.  A diffuser can be purchased pretty inexpensively from pretty much any local store and you can get a universal one to slip onto the end of your blow dryer.  The way it works is it just spreads or diffuses the air so that the curls hold their definition.  If your hair does not have naturally curl/wave or if you want to enhance your natural body you can simply supplement with a curling iron.

 

If you have not been blessed with curly/wavy hair and your hair refuses to hold any curls you try to put into it, don’t worry you can go the other route.  You can now focus your efforts on an amazing blow out.  The key to a great blow out is sections!  Small sections allow you to concentrate the heat from your blow dryer and it helps with the manageability of having to hold the blow dryer and round brush.  Another tip for a great blow out is finding the right size of round brush so that it is not too small if you have long hair and not too big if you have short hair.

                                               

No matter how much volume you are looking to put into your hair these tips are all great and can be used individually or combined.  Everyone can increase the volume of their hair with just a little work!!

 

 

 

Curls Without Heat

 

It’s getting hot and humid out and for some going straight doesn’t work, so ladies just ease the frustration and embrace the waves and curls!  Another great thing about going curly for the summer is that there are different ways to create curls and waves without heat…that’s right you can still get a cute style this summer without making yourself even hotter.  An easy way to start off is just by a simple braid.  Just braid your hair when it’s wet and let it dry in the braid; this works great if you want to sleep in the braid and just undo it in the morning.  Play around with big braids and little braids to see what you like best.  Bantu knots are also super easy and make a great curl to your hair.  Put your hair into sections (the more sections the more curl)  and twist your hair around and around until it starts to create a knot and then pin it once it is tight against your scalp.  Let them dry, unpin them, and admire your Bantu knotted curls.

A super easy way to get waves without heat is to twist your hair into a bun and sleep on it.  In the morning undo your bun to revel simple natural waves.  Rag curls are an oldie but a goody!  Just twist sections of your hair around scrap fabric starting at the ends, then secure the hair by knotting the fabric, let it dry and untie.  You can also create a different variation with other things around the house including pipe cleaners–get creative.  To get a really different type of curl try pin curls.  To create a pin curl you section off the hair and roll the hair up to the head as if you had a roller and then secure with a bobby pin. You can either or lay them flat against the head.  keep the curls big

          

 

Towne & Reese and Twistbands Now at Lather!!

 

Lather is so excited to now be carrying the Towne and Reese Jewelry line and Twistbands.  Twistbands are the latest hair tie and accessory that won’t dent or damage your hair and have been worn by many celebrities such as Kristin Cavalari, Kendall Jenner, Gwyneth Paltrow, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just to name a few.  The soft super comfortable elastic bands are durable and will hold your pony in its place no matter what you are doing.  Our favorite part is that they also double as a cute accessory while on your wrist instead of a grungy old plain hair tie.  Towne & Reese is an amazing jewelry line that is super fashionable AND  affordable.  You may have seen Emily Maynard from The Bachelorette wearing tons of the amazing Towne and Reese jewelry.  She is a huge fan of the line and is also from the Charlotte, North Carolina area where Towne and Reese is based.  Come check out both lines at Lather we have an amazing selection and variety of both Twistbands and Towne & Reese jewelry and we are so excited to share both of these lines with everyone!!

 

 

 

Spice up your hair with a cute headband!

With the smoldering summer months fast approaching cute hair is going to be even more difficult to achieve.  But don’t forget about the amazingly diverse headband!  Headbands are perfect for summer because they not only will spice up a simple ponytail or bun but it will also keep the humid induced fly aways to a minimum.  Another great thing about headbands is the vast variety of headbands so you can mix and match to go with any outfit and they work great with all hair types and lengths!  So go out and stock up on some super cute headbands and get ready for the hot summer months.

 

 

                                                

8 Healthy Skin Must Do’s!

So the secret to healthy skin isn’t necessarily the expensive cleansers or creams, it is actually just making sure to follow a well-balanced routine.  The first seems simple enough cleanse and moisturizer right?  Well as simple as it may be it is often overlooked before and after a long busy day starts and ends.  It is so important to start your day with a clean moisturized face and to end the day the same way.  Also finding the right moisturizer for your skin type is whether it is more oily or dry definitely finding the right moisturizer for you is key!

 

Not only do you need to clean your face you also need to make sure the things that touch your face are clean, especially your make-up tools.  Cleaning your make-up once a week is not only going to keep those built up germs off you skin but it will also prolong the life of your tools.

 

While washing your face daily does remove most make-up, some heavier make-up such as mascara and eyeliner can remain.  This is when it is important to use a make-up remover to make sure you are able to remove all the make-up from your face, and your bed sheets will thank you for it!

 

So you go and spend all this money on your make-up and that is why it is so hard to part with it, but just like most things in life your make-up also has an expiration date unfortunately.  It is important to keep track of the age of your make-up and throw it out in a timely manner.  All make-up has very different expiration dates but here are a few guidelines for the most used things:

  1. Mascara, liquid  or gel eyeliners: 4 to 6 months (always toss out dry mascara—never add water to extend its life)
  2. Moisturizers, Serums, & Foundations: 6 months to 1 year
  3. Powder-based products: 2-3 years
  4. Lipsticks., Lip Gloss, & Lip Pencils: 2-3 years

 

Since you are making all these preparations to keep your skin healthy the next logical thing to do is to protect it by applying sunscreen daily and it’s so simple too!  Just make sure to get a moisturizer that has an added SPF, simple enough so there are no excuses ladies!

 

Last, but not least, proper amounts of sleep and healthy eating are a must!  Everything you put into your body affects it so make sure to eat healthy and you will definitely the proof in your skin.  Also making sure to get enough sleep is very important, just like the rest of your body needing rest, your skin does as well.  Getting into a good routine and using these tips will really help your skin get and stay in tip-top shape!

How to make your make-up last all day

You take the time to perfect your make-up each morning only to have just a trace left on by the end of the day, how annoying!  Here are a few tips on how to help your make-up stay on throughout the whole day.  First thing is moisturizing, it will smooth out, hydrate and make your skin ready to accept make-up.

Another problem throughout the day is the smudging and waterproof does not always mean smudge proof unfortunately.  Asking a lot of questions, researching, and trying different products will really make a difference on what works best for you.  Since you are using your make-up on a daily basis it will most likely be worth the extra splurge to get professional make-up that will hold up daily.

Primers are also a must, just apply a little to your eyelids let it dry for a minute, apply your eye shadow and be super amazed by the easier application and longevity of your eye shadow.

Although lip gloss is amazing and gives extra shine to your finished face; however, lip-stains are much better when you are looking for a lip color to stay put for the entire day.  They come in a variety of different colors and brands so you can shop around to find what works best for you lips.  They will stay put during the day no matter what you eat, drink, etc.

Finishing off with a loose powder will help keep your make-up in place and your face less oily throughout the day.  Apply after a cream foundation and follow up with a light brush of loose powder to seal everything in.  If you are still having problems with your skin getting oily by the middle of the day just make sure to pat, don’t wipe!  They even make blotting sheets that help absorb the oils out of your skin.  And just a reminder that if you need your make-up to last throughout the day don’t cake it on because by the middle of the day it is going to settle into your creases and that is not a good look for anyone! a while.

Does your hair become “immune” to hair products?

 

Do you ever feel like at times that your hair is just not jiving with the same products that usually work great on your hair?  There are two different factors as to why it feels that your hair products may not be working as well as they once did.  One factor is good old mother nature.  Weather plays a huge role on our hair, not only how our hair reacts but how the products we use on it react as well.  During the hot dry humid months our hair can get extremely dry so try switching it up and focusing on moisturizing products.  Another factor is that all these products we put on our hair can cause major build up.  To get all the excess product build up off your hair you should use a clarifying shampoo whenever you feel the need.  Lather loves Nioxin’s Clarifying Shampoo to really get all the environmental grime and product residue off your scalp and hair follicles.  You can use it as often as you like and it will really make a difference to the overall health of your hair and how well your products work on your hair.

The Heat is Coming!

So the hot humid heat is coming along with many pool and beach days which is great for relaxing and spending time with friends and family, but not so great for your hair.  One trick to preserve your healthy hair are deep conditioners.  The hot humid weather is going to create frizz and your hair being wet and the salt is going to really dry it out.  There are great deep conditioners that you can buy and do your self at home, Lather loves Sebastian Drench deep-moisturizing treatment.  This amazing product provides hair with deep intensive moisture retention.  It is great for normal or damaged hair and makes it feel conditioned, silky, moisturized, and healthy.    This product is great to use at home as often as once a week and it is also great to pair it with a salon deep conditioner as well.  It is great to alternate with at home treatments and salon deep conditioners because after applied the deep conditioner “processes” under heat which opens up the cuticle of your hair to really let the deep conditioner penetrate in.  Lather knows the importance of a deep conditioner especially during the hot humid months in the south and offers $10 deep conditioners every Tuesday and offers Sebastian Drench deep-moisturizing treatment for your at home in-between visits.