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Vivid, Bold, & Bright

Friday, February 6th, 2015

It is slowly becoming more and more acceptable to have bright and bold hair colors opposed to the more traditional blondes and brunettes. Walking down the street or scrolling through your newsfeed you may find that friends are making daring changes in their hair colors from bright, bold reds and coppers to deep and daring violets, people are loving this new trend.

Before having brightly colored hair was only something done by the rebellious and dare devil crowd. Now even more conservative people from all age ranges are venturing into pure pigment vivids.

Not everyone needs to have there entire hair done in a full all over color of pure true red like the little mermaid, there are many other ways to get your feet wet with these primary colors.

Bold- Some are tinting their brunette tones by adding a kick of red or violet to give their natural color a tint/hue of the color without being too overwhelming. Inside your hair may still have that nice traditional brunette color but in the sun it will pick up and enhance the color you toned it with.

Bolder– Others are choosing to dip-dye their hair or do a few peek-a-boo high lights of a bold color, this look will give you the vibrancy your looking for while still keeping your over all color this will be less up keep by not brining the color not completely up to the roots.

Boldest- Then many are either doing an ombre or all over color of a pure pigment color definitely giving you a bold vivid look where ever you go.

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Here are some looks that were done with us at Bella Gia Salon and Day Spa!

Still Getting Break Outs and Don’t Know Why?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Are you following your home care regimen and faithfully following your product routine and still getting break outs? In addition to getting regular facials at our day spa here are a few little tips to help you out!

 

Wash your make-up brushes! 

 

 

In brushes that have not been cleaned it’s an easy place for bacteria to grow and multiply when this happens you are spreading the growing bacteria all over your skin every time you use the brush. In return you will continue to have break outs and blemishes despite your skin care routine.  Depending on how often you apply make up and the manufacturer of your brushes you would clean them either weekly or monthly. (if you apply a full face of make up daily clean your brushes every week, but if you only apply make up every few days you can wait longer to clean them)

There are many types of brush cleaning sprays you can purchase and use or if you are looking for items around the house, shampoo or using a gentle dish soap with a drop of olive oil is a great option as well. After washing them reshape the bristles and allow to sit over night to dry!

 

Skip fabric-softener with pillow cases!

 

 

Try washing your sheets and pillow cases more often first, but if that doesn’t work try skipping the fabric-softener. Fabric-softener basically adds a coding over the fabric which can be irritating your skin while sleeping! Try out this tip especially if you are having break outs specifically on the side of your face you tend to have against the sheets.

Wipe down your phones screen!

 

Especially now that cell phones never leave our sides they collect all types of dirt, debris, oils from our finger tips, and bacteria. Make sure you clean your phone frequently so none of that will spread to your skin.

 

It’s not just about making sure your skin is clean but making sure everything that touches your skin is clean too! Especially if you have break-out prone skin take the extra precautions simple smile Still Getting Break Outs and Dont Know Why?

Brazilian Blowout Treatment

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Working at a salon I get tons of phone calls about the Brazilian Blowout treatment for their hair. Clients want to know, what is it? Will it damage my hair?  What if my hair is colored?  So I have decided to blog the answers to all these questions and then some simple smile Brazilian Blowout Treatment

What is a Brazilian Blowout?

Through the use of innovative and breakthrough bonding technologies, these treatments actually improve the health and condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.
They start by washing your hair multiple times using the Brazilian Blowout shampoo followed by apply the solution to each section of hair. Next, they dry and flat iron the hair to lock in the treatment. Once that’s complete they wash your hair again and flatiron one more time. The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine!

Who is the best candidate for a Brazilian Blowout?

The Brazilian Blowout is effective on all hair types; thick, thin, dry, chemically damaged, blondes, brunettes, straight and/or curly.

Can I still receive a Brazilian Blowout with colored or highlighted hair?

The answer is YES! The BB actually improves the health of color treated hair. BB conditions the hair and seals the cuticle for enhanced color, leaving it shiny and frizz free.

How long will the Brazilian Blowout treatment last?

The Brazilian Blowout will last for 10-12 weeks if the Açai After-Care Maintenance product line is used. The Brazilian Blowout is a cumulative treatment, in that the more you receive it, the healthier the hair will be and the longer the result will last.

I hope this answers some if not all of your questions about the Brazilian Blowout treatment. Call Bella Gia Salon and Spa today to try one out! 619.297.7601

Before and After Pic

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Why Buy Salon Recommened Shampoos and Conditioners?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

It happens to everyone when they go to a salon to get their hair done, the stylists recommends a “pricey” shampoo and conditioner.  The one thought that always came to my mind was ” why pay $30 each for a shampoo and conditioner when my head and shoulders is $10 total?!?” After working at a salon and having numbers hair stylists as friends, I now know why it’s important for me to spend that extra money to get a better quality shampoo/conditioner. I made the switch to Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner and it has made the world of a difference!

Here’s what I learned:

Pureology products are all highly concentrated and have NO sulfate. This means that I don’t have to use very much product, a little goes a long ways! The bottle seems small but lasts for a while. Using a shampoo with no sulfate is probably going to be one of the best decisions you make for your hair. Sulfate is essentially used to make the shampoo thicker and lather up in the shower, it also causes frizziness and is damaging to color treated hair. Why spend all that money coloring your hair to just ruin it with your shampoo?!?!

All Pureology products have an  AntiFadeComplex®
Our exclusive blend of potent antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens, including Heliogenol and Vitamins C and E, defend hair against free radical damage to help optimize colour retention and protect from harsh environmental factors. Who doesn’t want to protect their hair?

All the products are Vegan, meaning no ingredient of animal origin. Save the animals simple smile Why Buy Salon Recommened Shampoos and Conditioners?

All in all spending the extra $20 or so is SO worth it to maintain healthy hair! Check with your salon or come visit us to pick up your new Pureology products!

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Fun Fall Hair Trends

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Fall is approaching and there are a ton of fun new trends in the mix. Here are 3 of our favorite fall hair trends.

Blunt Bangs, people are crazy about these this fall. These sleek, straight strands seem to be staying around for a while. The blunter the better.

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Bobs and A-line cuts are here to stay! I’ve seen more clients in the last couple weeks come in to change their long hair in to the trendy new “bob” or “A-line” cut! This cropped cut is not only timeless it’s extremely versatile! This trendy hairstyle flatter every face shape and the below the chin length makes styling options endless.

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High Pony’s – Most read carpet looks are extreme up-dos, but I’ve seen the “high pony” more often then not. This easy to do yourself look can be created by skipping a few washes ( the dirtier the better) and a ton of spray ☺ After gathering your hair in a high pony , curl a few pieces with a 1” curling iron then spray on a Thick Dry Finishing Spray for a more textured look.

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Call today to set up and appointment with one of our amazing stylists to get one of Falls greatest hair trends!

Bella Gia Open House

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Hello Bella Gia Friends!! Not sure if you had a chance to join us last month for our Open House event – but what a great time! We are located in the Promenade Rio Vista Luxury Apt Complex, so many of those residents joined us that day. However, our goal was to let the other people and businesses in our neighborhood know that we are here and to give everyone a chance to meet our fabulous Bella Gia Salon and Day Spa team.

We had 85 RSVPs and more than 100 people showed up for the actual event! We served wine, champagne, appetizers and desserts but more importantly people were given a chance to try 2 services AT NO CHARGE. We offered eyebrow or lip waxing or lip sugaring with a skin analysis, a no-wash hairstyle (curls or flat iron) with a color analysis, nail polish changes and chair massages! We received RAVE REVIEWS and have seen many of those clients back for more services.

This type of event is fun for us at Bella Gia because it gives us a chance to demonstrate what a great location, facility and team we have! My service providers are hugely talented and extremely professional, our location and facility is beautiful and serene – everything a discriminating client looks for in a Salon and Day Spa! We are not sure when we will do another event like this, but that shouldn’t stop you from coming by to check us out! We are “One Stop for ALL Your Beauty Needs!” as we are a full service hair and nail salon and day spa (offering hair cuts, styles, color/highlights, Brazilian blowouts, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, body wraps/scrubs, waxing, airbrush tanning and more!) We have some great 1st time service specials (try one or all!) Be sure to check out all of our salon and day spa service specials. I promise you will LOVE us!