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Welcome to the Alchemy Blog. Here you will find tutorials, info about upcoming events, and other fun things. Comments are always welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

Top Four Fall Hair Color Trends

:: in Sep 5, 2014 :: in Beauty, Fashion, Hair Trends, News :: 0 comments

With crisp fall breezes right around the corner, thoughts of pumpkin spice, fuzzy sweaters, and boots aren’t far behind! Many women choose to alter their hair color in the fall, and warming up your tresses with shades of caramel, copper, and auburn may be just the ticket to make you feel glamorous as the seasons change. Starting clockwise from top left, here are the top color trends for Fall 2014: Bronde: the hybrid between-...

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Three Things Your Hairstylist Needs You to Know

:: in Aug 1, 2014 :: in Beauty, Hair Trends, Haircare Help, News :: 0 comments

We all love our jobs at Alchemy so much that it’s a little crazy! So when I was thinking of different blog topics I could write about I came across an idea- What if I write about a few things that would make my job even better? So here they are: 3 Things that you need to know so that I can do the best job possible for you! It’s science, not magic! Chemistry & geometry are what our careers are all about. Sometimes we can bend...

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Deva Curl Before/After

:: in Jul 11, 2014 :: in Hair Trends, Haircare Help, News :: 2 comments

I mentioned our newfound love affair with DevaCurl products a few weeks ago when I wrote this post describing our experience at Discover in St. Louis.  I now use DevaCurl exclusively on my own naturally curly hair, and Sa’dia wanted to try the products out as well. Sa’dia usually wears her ultra-long hair straight, but she has a tiny bit of frizz if she dries her hair naturally. According to the folks at DevaCurl, frizz...

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Olay Regenerist Luminous Moisturizer: A Review

:: in Jun 27, 2014 :: in Beauty, News :: 0 comments

  I am a member of Influenster Nation. It’s a pretty sweet gig. A few times a year they send me a small box of products to use and review! My most recent VoxBox contained a jar of Olay’s new Luminous Moisturizer which I was very excited about. I’m usually a believer in the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’.  But as the beauty industry becomes increasingly more competitive, even drugstore brands are being pushed to...

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Discover 2014 – What We Learned

:: in May 12, 2014 :: in Hair Trends, News, Uncategorized :: 0 comments

We were so excited to attend State Beauty Supply’s huge conference and hair/nail show in St. Louis this month! Continuing education is very important to us at Alchemy, and the Discover show featured many new techniques and products that we will be able to utilize within the salon. We had the opportunity to sit in on several sessions including bridal makeup application, gel nail techniques, business development, and curly hair...

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Short Cuts for Springtime

:: in Mar 27, 2014 :: in Fashion, Hair Trends, News :: 0 comments

Short hair is everywhere right now. Actresses  and fashion editors are chopping their long locks into playful bobs and pixies. Is it the retro influence of “The Great Gatsby” or just the liberating feeling that comes from releasing the weight of years of old growth and split ends? We’re not sure, but with the (finally!) warmer temps, we’re seeing an uptick in clients requesting shorter ‘dos. Most...

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Our Favorite Things: Paulette

:: in Jan 7, 2014 :: in Beauty, News :: 0 comments

Besides coffee (ask the other girls) there are a few things that I really can’t do without in my life. These are products that have stood the test of time for me – things that I always use until they are empty, and then promptly buy more of. I consider them my LBDs of the bathroom counter. Oil of Olay Regenerist Cleansing Cloths I’m a lazy girl sometimes. I used to be really bad in my twenties and early thirties, and...

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Our Favorite Things: Kayla

:: in Dec 20, 2013 :: in Beauty, Fashion, News :: 0 comments

Kayla’s Three Must-Haves I’ve never been the type of girl who wore a lot of make-up, moisturized, or worried about my wardrobe (let me tell you –  sweat pants and athletic clothes were my BFF in high school.)  But being around Paulette and Sa’dia, I have learned that the basic essentials of good beauty care and fashion are so IMPORTANT!!   Who knew beauty and fashion would be a major part of my life? I sure didn’t!...

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Our Favorite Things: Sa’dia

:: in Dec 5, 2013 :: in Beauty, News :: 0 comments

The holiday season always conjures up wish lists and ideas of things we are thankful for. So we’ve decided that this would be the perfect time to start our new blog series: Our Favorite Things! I’ve been a hardcore make-up junkie forever. Over the years I’ve tried just about every line; whether it’s a high dollar brand available only at department stores or cheap drugstore brands. I cut my teeth on the Wet n’ Wild brand. $10...

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Featured Artist: Megan Frauenhoffer

:: in Dec 4, 2013 :: in Events, Featured Artists, News :: 0 comments

Megan Frauenhoffer is a printmaking artist originating from St. Louis, Missouri. In May 2010, she completed the Master’s in Printmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her drawings, prints and collages explore the ideas of perfection/imperfection, subconscious fears, identity and transformative narratives. Megan’s work has been found in Beautiful/Decay Magazine, Minneapolis CityPages 100 Creatives, Juxtapoz...

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