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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!

Fall-Winter Hair and Skincare

:: in Oct 31, 2013 :: in Beauty, News, Uncategorized :: 0 comments

With the changing temperatures, our hair, skin, and nails undergo some serious stress. The dry air inside coupled with harsh winds and the hot showers we take to warm ourselves after being out in the cold, combine to sabotage our looks. So, what’s a girl to do? Hydration is key, so drinking plenty of water and applying a moisturizer to the face and body are good ways to combat dryness. Switching your skincare routine to...

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Curling Iron vs. Curling Wand {Tutorial}

:: in Oct 19, 2013 :: in Haircare Help, News, Tutorials :: 1 comment

Have you ever wondered how those movie stars get bouncy, perfect spiral curls? Or have you ever been frustrated by curling your hair, walking out the door, and having it be straight just minutes later? This easy tutorial will show you how hairstylists use Paul Mitchell Ionic and Neuro irons and wands to create waves and curls that stay put for hours. You’ll be curling like the pros in no time...

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DIY Fun: Sweater Sleeve Leg-Warmers

:: in Oct 1, 2013 :: in DIY, News :: 1 comment

At Alchemy, we are frugal fashionistas! We love repurposing clothing and household items to become something new and super cool. During a recent thrift-shopping expedition, I picked up this sweater for just 25 cents! It was pretty cute, but the sleeves were way too short for my lengthy limbs. So, lightbulb moment! How about making them into super fun leg warmers?? This is a no-sew project, which is great for me, because I never...

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GALAGXY Art Exhibition: October 4th

:: in Sep 18, 2013 :: in Events, Featured Artists, News :: 0 comments

    Alchemy…a Salon announces a special art event supporting GALAGXY, a partnering program with GLO- the Gay and Lesbian  Community Center of the Ozarks. GALAGXY is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13-21. They meet at the GLO Center at 518 E Commercial Street every Tuesday from 3:00pm – 9:00pm for dinner, a meeting, and an activity or program. GALAGXY youth come...

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Fashion Week Inspiration: Fall Hair 2013

:: in Sep 5, 2013 :: in Fashion, News :: 0 comments

It’s New York Fashion Week! The looks parading down the runway inspired us to create a post celebrating the new trends in hairstyling we are seeing this Fall. Texture, deep color, and a film noir silhouette are big in clothing, and hair is following suit. Messy, undone buns and braids, tailored chignons, and simple low ponytails are  all the rage on the catwalk. These trends will translate to the street, and many of these...

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So, You Wanna Be a Rockstar?

:: in Aug 13, 2013 :: in Featured Artists, News, Press :: 0 comments

  Janelle Patterson, our featured artist for August/September, is now taking orders for your very own commissioned Rockstar Portraits! She did some sample portraits of the Alchemy girls, and as you can see, she captured us perfectly! The portraits are only $90, and she will paint them in the color scheme of your choice. To commission your portraits, please email any of us at Alchemy, come by the salon, or contact Janelle...

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How Safe is Your Nail Salon?

:: in Aug 1, 2013 :: in Nails, News :: 0 comments

  Most of you know that I am doing a nail specialist apprenticeship with the gals here at Alchemy (almost done..yay for me!)   Having 800 hours to learn the trade is quite exciting, mostly because there is so much to learn and never enough time.  But what interests me the most is how, even though people know that there are risks in going to the dime a dozen nail salons, they still go.  We have had several clients come into the...

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IN CONTRAST: Janelle Patterson

:: in Jul 30, 2013 :: in Events, Featured Artists, News :: 0 comments

On Friday, August 2nd, Alchemy will debut a new art exhibition by Janelle Patterson. The show will run for 8 weeks, through August and September, with a reception on August 2nd from 7-9PM. The music of upcoming young singer/songwriter Kayleigh Rose will be the entertainment for the evening. Complimentary wine and beer for purchase will be served. About Janelle: Janelle Patterson is a mixed-media fiber artist, painter and...

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