winter skin care

Awwww, winter – the perfect time to hibernate inside, drink hot chocolate, and watch old black-and-white sappy movies – right? It’s also a time when many of us let our daily skin regimen go by the wayside – no sunscreen, no dried out skin, and no chlorine. According to experts, winter is the best time…

I will never forget the Christmas I bought pedicures for my closest friends. I had made arrangements at my local salon, cleared the date with my friends, and there we met, to indulge, to laugh, and to create a lifelong memory. To this day, we all talk about it – and while the cost per…

I think we’ve all experienced those “down-and-out” days when we only had enough money to buy a roll of toilet paper at a time. For many, like me, it occurred during those college days, and the thought of buying salon products for my hair or face was so far beyond me, I used to dream…

hair thinning hair loss

I love singing in my church choir, not only for the joy and love it brings to my life, but also because it’s a great way to socialize with my friends. Recently, I was rehearsing in my usual place – a step behind and a step up from the choir row in front of me…

I have a confession to make – even though I live in Minnesota, I haven’t always been mindful of keeping my skin moisturized during the coldest months of the year. Until last year, that is –that’s when I noticed that my dry, itchy skin was actually beginning to crack and flake in places, so much…

If you’re like me, all summer long, you’ve pulled your hair into a ponytail or a bun, or simply worn it short while the temperatures climbed ever higher. But now it’s September, and it’s time to fall in love with your hair again. New hair color, length, style, or hair texture? The professionals at Fantasia…

Okay, I admit it. All summer long, I’m not only lax about my beauty routine…I’m just plain lazy. I pull my hair into a messy ponytail, I leave the house with barely a stitch of makeup on, and my nails – well, the last time they looked this bad was…last summer! It’s to be expected,…

If the sun, sand, and chlorine did a number on your skin, nails, and hair… Fantasia Salon & Hair Restoration Center has some first aid to get you back into shape. Hair 911 When we think about summer sun damage, naturally we think of our skin. But your hair can also be exposed to the…

I write a lot about fitness products – and people are honestly surprised when I ask them to name the most important muscle in their body. Many will guess the core, the triceps, or the biceps – but the most important muscle we have is the Heart. Yes, the heart is a muscle, and, that’s…

Just as hairstyles have changed over the years – from bouffants to pageboys to the Rachel and more – so has hair color. In the 1950’s and ‘60s, blonde hair was the color of choice, largely driven by “Blonde Bombshells” like Marilyn Monroe and Carole Lombard. With the advent of the “Love-in” generation of the…

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