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Top Four Fall Hair Color Trends

Posted by on 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- you guessed...

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Three Things Your Hairstylist Needs You to Know

Posted by on 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 the rules...

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Deva Curl Before/After

Posted by on 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 is a sign...

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Olay Regenerist Luminous Moisturizer: A Review

Posted by on 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 improve the...

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Discover 2014 – What We Learned

Posted by on 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 cutting and...

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Short Cuts for Springtime

Posted by on 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 requested?  The...

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