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Sun, sea, sand, wind, water!

By: Sally Beauty Staff

July, 12 2016

Summer’s here and all the things warm weather girls love can wreak havoc on hair. One ‘n Only© comes to the rescue with intensely moisturizing, but never heavy, argan oil hair care products to keep parched summer hair shiny, smooth and healthy looking!

For super summer styling, One ‘n Only© tools make it easy to create the season’s hottest looks. A sleek ponytail is a warm weather classic – whether you wear it high or low! Blow-dry, flat iron, pull up in a ponytail and you’re ready to go! Or choose curls of all sizes and shapes! Pick up a One ‘n Only© curling iron for big, bouncy, retro curves with a side part – tuck a flower in for tropical glam, twist in some random, tousled grunge locks or make windswept, beachy waves for alternative chill. A chic and sexy messy bun is cool for hot nights – just blow-dry, curl and pin it up!

There’s no better time than summer to try out an outrageous color with One ‘n Only© Perfect Intensity Color! Let this hydrating, non-ammonia, semi-permanent formula unleash your creativity – every drop of color is infused with argan oil for maximum smoothness and shine. Our summertime picks? Pure Purple, Emerald Green, Pastel Lilac or Electric Teal. Prelighten for even more intense color! Or for a more natural look, Argan Oil Permanent Color Cream creates explosive shine, a silky feel and a rich, soft texture.

Try One ‘n Only© for your BEST Summer Hair!

A New Straightening Iron that Understands Your Hair

By: Sally Beauty Staff

June, 8 2016

We're practically gleaming with excitement! Why? Glad you asked. Our newest styling gem is the Ion Precision Straightening Iron with Smart Technology that understands your hair. Trust us, you'll never want to use another straightening iron again.

Here's why we ❤ the Ion Precision Straightening Iron :

  • Programmable setting provides optimum temperatures to avoid over-styling.
  • Ideal temperature settings are automatic, depending on the length, texture and humidity of your hair.
  • Precise temperature settings up to 430°F, so there's no frying with this straightening iron.
  • Ultra-quick heater maintains a stable temperature to avoid unnecessary extra heat exposure.

Did we mention that the Ion Precision Straightening Iron is now on sale for $59.99? Also, you'll score a free cooler tote to store your iron. Sounds like a hot deal to us.

What are your thoughts on the Ion Precision Straightening Iron ?

Mani Monday: A Real Glow-Getter

By: Sally Beauty Staff

May, 5 2016

Go all out with your mani this week by experimenting with new neons.

step 1

Start with the right base. FingerPaints Basecoat For Neons is your go-to to stop the polish from staining your nails (it also makes the colors pop under the black light!) Let your nails dry completely before moving on to the fun part.

step 2

It’s time to test-drive the color. Starting with your left hand, paint half of each nail with Orly Glowstick—excluding the accent nail. Make your ring finger stand out by painting it with China Glaze Purple Panic.

Heads up—neon polish isn’t as thick as regular polish, so make sure to clean up any polish that runs onto your skin or it will shine bright under the black light. Avoid a mani fail!

step 3

Finish the color on your left hand by painting the other unpainted halves with FingerPaints 15 Minutes of Frame. Left hand—check!

step 4

One more hand to go. Start by painting your accent nail with Glowstick. Then paint half your nails with FingerPaints InkBlot and half with Purple Panic. Right hand—check!

step 5

Wait ’til your nails are finished drying and apply Top Coat for Neons. This sets the polish and prevents chipping so your magnificent new mani stays perfect longer.

step 6

Take this super-fun look from day to night with neon polishes that shine bright in the daylight and glow in the black light.

THE LOOK

Mani Monday: Crazy For Color

By: Sally Beauty Staff

March, 30 2016

STEP 1

Make your nails stand out by painting each one with a different color. We went bold for spring. Starting with the thumb, we used Nina Ultra Pro Ocean View, China Glaze Spontaneous, OPI I Just Can't Cope-Acabana, FingerPaints A-Cry-Lic A Girl and China Glaze Four Leaf Clover. Let your nails dry completely.

STEP 2

Use Cina Nail Striping Masking Tape to apply an X onto your nails, making sure the top of the X passes through the corners of each nail.

STEP 3

Fill in the top of the X with a contrasting color of your choice. We used China Glaze I’ll Pink to That, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, OPI Aloha, FingerPaints Magritte's Masterpiece and China Glaze Coconut Kiss. Let your nails dry completely.

STEP 4

Using tweezers or a very steady hand, carefully add a metal dot at the center point of each nail. Cina Selfies are self-adhesive, so they are very easy to apply.

STEP 5

Use a top coat to set the polish and secure the metal dot. Now go out and enjoy your colorful new look!

THE LOOK

The Perfect Hair Solution

By: Sally Beauty Staff

March, 24 2016

Introducing our New Hair Care Solutions Center

Drumroll, please … Sally Beauty is proud to introduce our new Hair Care Solutions Center!

Starting now, all your favorite hair care products are grouped together by the benefits they offer. Pretty nifty, right? We did it all to offer you an easier, faster way to find the products you use most. Drop by today to browse our six new color-coded categories: Repair, Anti-Frizz, Color Protect, Thick & Full, and Styling. Just decide what your hair needs most and select from products under that icon and color. It’s never been easier to find your fave go-to products, no matter your unique hair need.

We’re hoping you never damage your tresses, but if you do, our Repair section offers you the rescue needed to recover. From over-styled or over-colored hair, to dryness and dullness, this section has everything you need to moisturize, strengthen and deliver shiny, healthy hair. Search among some of the best names like Zotos Professional, Miracle 7 and Hair Chemist.

If you like to create gorgeous, on-trend looks (and who doesn’t?) you’ll love our new Styling section. Here you’ll find solutions and formulas for hold, texture, shaping and sculpting. Shop some of our best-selling styling brands, like Biotera, Beyond the Zone, and Ion, for everything you need to create drop-dead gorgeous looks—from mousses and creams, to styling sprays and spritzes.

Got flyaway strands? Then you’ll love our Anti-Frizz solutions. Jam-packed with products that defy humidity and create silky smooth hair, our Anti-Frizz section showcases brands like Ion, Hair Chemist and One ‘n Only. From masques to conditioners and everything in-between, you’ll find plenty of products to keep frizz under control. While you’re there, check out one of our faves, Ion Keratin Smoothing Shampoos and Conditioner.

If you color your hair, you know your strands need a little extra TLC. Our Color Protect section offers a wealth of gentle, color-safe, sulfate free products. We’ve selected some of the best names in color, like AgeBeautiful, Quantum, and Clairol, all created to help you extend your color and maintain healthy, vibrant hair. From shampoos and conditioners, to leave in treatments and masques, everything your color-treated tresses crave is here. 

If you have fine or thinning hair, you’ll be drawn to the products in our Thick & Full section. Here you’ll find products that create thicker, fuller-looking hair. Shop our selection of brands like Toppik, Nutri-Ox and VoluMedic, all of which the volume you’ve been craving - from moisturizing treatments and thickening kits to hair-building fibers and shampoos.

Count ‘em, five wonderful ways to help you revive your hair routine. Drop by Sally today to see how our Hair Care Solutions Center can help you get the beautiful results you love.

6 Steps To Your Perfect St. Patty’s Day Look

By: Sally Beauty Staff

March, 16 2016

Hello beauties!

The parties, parades, and fun surrounding St. Patrick’s Day are enough to make you want to go all out. This year, go Shamrock chic with our fun eye makeup tutorial. Don’t let your luck run out - follow these steps and have all eyes on you!

Brown Eye Look

Step 1: To create long-lasting, crease-free eye shadow, apply Palladio Herbal Eye Shadow Primer to eyelids before eye shadow.

Step 2: Apply Palladio Baked Eye Shadow in Champagne across the entire lid with a flat eyeshadow brush.


Step 3/4: Next, apply Femme Couture Mineral Effects Eye Shadow in Olive tini to the outer half of the lid. For best results, lightly mix both colors (black and white) in Palladio Herbal Matte Eye Shadow Silhouette.


Step 5: Dazzle your eyes by applying a layer of the Femme Couture Eye Drama Glitter Liquid Eyeliner in Honey Dust across the lash line. This can be applied with a smudge brush like Face Secrets.


Step 6: Finalize your shamrock chic look by coating lashes with the Femme Couture Build A Lash Mascara in Midnight Black.

Blue Eye Look

Step 1: Lightly shade the entire lid with Palladio Baked Eye Shadow in Champagne with a flat eyeshadow brush.


Step 2: Next, apply a layer of the Femme Couture Eternal Color Felt Tipped Liquid Eyeliner in Teal. For added glamour, wing the liner by creating a diagonal line going outward.

Step 3: Use a brush to apply and blend the Femme Couture Eternal Intense Silky Eyeshadow in Emerald with the Palladio Baked Eye Shadow in Champagne.


Step 4: Dust a layer of Femme Couture Color Made Easy in Bare Browns (middle shade) on top of the eyeshadow that’s been previously applied.


Step 5: Shade the lower lash line with Femme Couture Eternal Intense Silky Eyeshadow in Emerald. You’ll want to use a smudge brush for this application.


Step 6: Give your lashes a sweep of Femme Couture Build A Lash Mascara in Midnight Black.

Now, you’re ready to shamrock and roll! Share your look with us by tagging #SallyBeauty!

Get The Look: Seche Premier Colour

By: Sally Beauty Staff

March, 10 2016

No, we haven’t been reading your diary. We don’t have to. What girl in the world isn’t wishing for new, dazzling nail colors? We’re proud to present 24 all-new shades from Seche Premier Colour, the makers of award-winning Seche Vite top coat. It’s a new way to experience lacquer and it’s available exclusively at Sally Beauty. And peep the gorgeous design featured here. It's easy and we’ll show you how to DIY in just a few easy steps.

1. Start with a great base coat like Seche Premier Base Coat.

2. Paint the full nail, except for the ring finger, with a layer of Seche Premier Colour Flirt.

3. Using Seche Premier Colour Whimsical, paint from the top corner to the bottom diagonal corner of each nail. Paint the entire middle nail with Whimsical.
 

4. Finish up with the award-winning Seche Premier Sealant Top Coat.

Mani Monday: Two-Tone Metallic

By: Sally Beauty Staff

March, 2 2016

Step 1

Apply Seche Premier Colour Extended Wear Base Coat to each nail. Then, apply [2] coats of Seche Premier Colour Extended Wear Goddess.

Step 2

Excluding your ring fingers, paint [2] coats of Seche Premier Colour Extended Wear Whimsical onto the outer half of each nail.

Step 3

Use the Whimsical polish to create a diagonal design on both ring fingers. Start at the inner base and create a curve as you paint to the outer top of the nail.

Step 4

Finish by applying one coat of Seche Premier Colour Extended Wear Sealant.

The Look

Enjoy your Seche Premier Colour Extended Wear design with base coat, polish and sealant. Lasts 7-10 days.

How To Detox Your Hair Like The Pros

By: Sally Beauty Staff

February, 23 2016

Your hair can be one of your best accessories. No matter if you prefer it short and sweet or swinging long and low, natural brown or neon blue, your hair is your crowning glory. You’d do anything to keep it looking great, but sometimes a mixture of styling and the elements can leave your hair looking lifeless and lackluster. In the same way you detox your body after a holiday binge, you can detox your mane of all the contaminants it collects by avoiding products with harmful parabens and sulfates.

Parabens have been a part of the DNA of popular cosmetics since the 1950’s. They were originally used to prevent the spread of bacteria, but in recent years have been found to disrupt estrogen in the body and were even linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues. Today, there are many brands that offer safe paraben-free options for a variety of cosmetics.

Sulfates, on the other hand, are harsh cleaning agents often found in shampoos and body washes. They can strip hair of natural oils and cause severe dryness that can lead to annoying issues like dandruff and frizziness. Whether you prefer a natural, chemically treated or colored look, sulfates can damage your precious tresses.

Luckily, you can find a broad range of safe products that are free from these damaging chemicals here at Sally.

Paraben-Free:

Unlock the key to lasting, vibrant hair color with Ion Color Defense After-Color Sealer. This post-color treatment contains cuticle-smoothing properties, and leaves hair feeling hydrated and manageable.
 

Try a conditioner that keeps on giving. The Ion Effective Care Treatment is one that should be part of your regular hair regimen. It’s gentle enough for daily use and helps strengthen damaged hair.

Sulfate-Free:

Protect your color-treated tresses with Ion Color Defense Sulfate-Free Shampoo. This gentle cleanser safeguards against heat and environmental damage for vibrant, healthy-looking hair that stays beautiful.

Show your locks some love with SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil. This leave-In conditioner is perfect for chemically-treated and natural hair textures, offering superior moisture for styles that shine.

The Ion Keratin Smoothing Masque is one smooth operator. It fights frizz and strengthens while prepping hair for easy, tangle-free blow-drying.
 

Nurse your hair back to life with Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Shampoo. This sulfate-free shampoo is loaded with ingredients like Aloe Leaf Juice to help hydrate and improve manageability.

Both:

Get your hair on the road to recovery. Biotera Ultra Color Care Shampoo is your go-to for supreme color retention and hydration. This gentle shampoo is perfect for all hair types and is both sulfate and paraben-free.

You’ll want to make One ‘N Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo your one and only. You’ll discover added volume, instant shine and color protection are just some of the benefits of this efficient shampoo.
 

Talk about instant gratification. One ‘N Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner instantly revitalizes dull, weak, and damaged hair. This daily conditioner is safe for chemically and color-treated tresses. The result is hair that’s healthy and silky soft.
 

This smooth criminal lives up to its name. Beyond The Zone Smooth Criminal Blow Out Balm is guilty—for giving killer shine and drop dead gorgeous results. Use before you blow-dry to speed up drying time.

Ion Moisturizing Shampoo is just what the hair doctor ordered. This powerful, ultra-hydrating daily shampoo reduces breakage and restores the vitality of your hair. The gentle formula is suitable for all hair types.

Which one of our paraben and/or sulfate-free products will you use to detox your hair?

Your Biggest Hair Problems Solved

By: Sally Beauty Staff

February, 22 2016

True, every head of hair is unique, but the problems that plague our tresses usually fall into one of a handful of categories. That’s why we came up with a coding system to help you find your perfect hair “fix” in a flash. What’s your woe? Is your hair thin, frizzy, or damaged? Or is it color-treated and in need of a little extra TLC? Whatever your worry is, we’ve got the so that gorgeous, healthy-looking hair will never be a problem. Following is a list of the most common hair issues, along with solutions on how to solve them.

Your Biggest Hair Problems Solved

If your hair is thin, then you need products that give you volume. We recommend Biotera Ultra Thick and Full Sheer Volume Conditioner. It’s fortified with caffeine and a scientifically advanced Tri-Soy Complex that envelops hair fibers to leave hair feeling fuller with increased manageability and shine. Follow up with a foaming dollop of Beyond the Zone Power Lift Volumizing Booster to target the root and maximize volume and hold. Set of your style with Ion Volumizing Shaping Mist to add extra body and shine with a natural finish.

Your Biggest Hair Problems Solved

Got damage, anyone? Don’t feel bad, eventually it happens to us all. Overwashing and overstyling can leave our hair fragile and broken. Even the elements, like extreme cold or heat, can do a number on our locks. To reverse the damage, start out with Mystic Divine Nourishing Masque, which penetrates deeply to condition and smooth the cuticle while improving strength and shine. For your daily regimen, try Ion Effective Care Shampoo, which is packed with proteins and vitamins to strengthen and moisturize those damaged strands. To further hydrate and soften, use Mystic Divine Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner, which has the healing power of Argan and Monoi Oils. And let’s be honest: the chances are, you like using styling tools (hey, who doesn’t). Before you power up, blast your hair with Ion Heat Protection Spray to seal the cuticles and protect against further heat damage. 

Your Biggest Hair Problems Solved

With all the beautiful new color options out there, it’s a sure bet you color-treat your hair. And we all know that coloring leaves your hair a little more delicate than before. If you’re going to color at home, we recommend using salon-quality brands. Ion Color Brilliance Permanent Crème is made in Italy by an expert team of chemists to deliver unparalleled results. Enriched by botanicals and PPD-free, this formula is gentler than drugstore dyes with 38% less ammonia. Once you’ve attained your perfect color, use Ion Color Defense After Color Sealer to lock in vibrancy and increase softness and shine. Of course, you don’t want to use just any shampoo on your new color, so try Clairol Shimmer Lights Conditioning Shampoo or Beyond the Zone Rock On Dry Shampoo, which are made for color-treated locks and work hard to extend the life of your color. For overall color maintenance, try One N’ Only Argan Oil Restorative Mask. Packed with proteins and Keratin, the mask penetrates the cuticles to restore strength, shine, and elasticity.

Your Biggest Hair Problems Solved

Since it’s still winter, you might have a case of the frizzy hair blues. Frizz is brought on by hair that has lost its moisture, which is common in the colder months. Consider saturating your strands daily with formulas specially formulated to hydrate, like Biotera Ant-Frizz Intense Smoothing Conditioner and Ion Keratin Flex Finishing Spray. Depending on your frizz level, you may opt to go a bit harder by using special treatments. We’re loving Mystic Divine Nourishing Oil Treatment for the glossy shine it gives as it conditions the hair’s surface without weighing it down. We’re also fans of Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Deep Repair Masque. This thick, pleasantly scented formula revitalizes dry, damaged hair at the root level, leaving hair nourished with brilliant shine.

Look, we understand how it feels to have bad hair days. But hopefully, these hair care solutions will help keep those days in the past, leaving only gorgeous, healthy-looking hair in your future.