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The 411 on Brows

Full brows aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. “I’ve always been a firm believer in full, natural brows and I’m so happy that people are finally embracing a more natural look,” says Sania Vucetaj, brow expert and Sania’s Brow Bar founder. “Full brows are universally more flattering.” And for clients seeking a more lasting solution than pencils, powders and gels can provide, there’s microblading…” “Eyebrow microblading is a method of tattooing that leaves tiny, natural looking hair strokes applied manually with a microblading pen.” [From: American Salon]

Try it out by calling Kim at 708.247.4674 today!

Magic Eye (Liner)

A little eyeliner can go a long way. From the eye-opening impact to the numerous application techniques, there is no shortage of ways to create captivating eyeliner looks. But, understandably, eyeliner can be a bit overwhelming. Where to begin? What looks the best on each eye shape? Here are a few guidelines to begin..

Shape Up!

When eyeliner is applied just right, it can help correct and complement the eye shape. For downturned eyes, line the eyes starting from the inner corner, working towards the outer corner. Begin to wing the eyeliner before reaching the outer corner. The line from the inner corner to the center should be very thin, building thickness from the center to the outer corner. The direction of the winged line should point to where the outer edge of the bottom eyelash line meets the end of the eyebrow.

For close set eyes, begin at the center, follow through working towards the outer corner. Following the natural shape, extend the eyeliner past the edge of the eye. Repeat this on the bottom, bringing the top and bottom lines together at the outer corner. Finish by adding a light, shimmering shadow to the inside corners. Remember to always apply eyeliner with the eyes open. IF they are closed, the shape could point downwards.

If you have wide set eyes, start at the inner corner of the eyes, following the eyelash line to the outer corner. Neck, build the line thickness around the center of the eye. One the bottom, line from the inner corner, stopping just shy of the iris. Always keep color on the inner corner of the eye. Avoid bold colors above the crease on the outer corners.

Many eyeliner techniques complement the almond-shaped eye. Try lining the upper eyelash line from the inner to the outer corner. Repeat on the bottom eyelash line from the center of the eye to the outer corner. If using a pencil, smudge the eyeliner to soften and bland it into the eye and crease color. Go bold by lining the waterline with a waterproof pencil.

From Dermascope; Linda Tawil, president and creative director of Morphe LLC

Short and Sweet

Normally when you envision a buzz cut, you tend to think of power, strength, and masculinity. But that mental connection between a super-short cu and “manliness” is slowly eroding. “Recently, we’re seeing a lot of female celebrities going very short, and I feel it has something to do with what’s happening right now in the world with women’s rights and gender fluidity,” says two-time NAHA nominee Jesse Ervin.

So looking for something out of the box?

Give us a call today!

Source: American Salon October 2017

Glo Has Reinvented Itself Here at One Salon!

Well, not completely-it was already pretty perfect. But we do have some fancy new packaging, and products!

This week we are featuring Glo’s Lip Revival. This minty gloss will hydrate and promote the look of fuller lips. It contains almond oil, sunflower seed oil, peppermint oil (for a fresh Holiday feel, of course).

Eye shadow Techniques for all Eye Shapes

Not sure how to shadow? Here you go!

Almond eyes: Accent this perfect eye shape by concentrating a warm, mid-tone to the crease

Round eyes: Blending the shadow beyond the outer corners of the eyes will lengthen this shape. Create a cat eye with liquid eyeliner to further elongate the eye.

Close-set eyes: Create space by applying a highlighter color to the inner corners of the eyes, near the bridge of the nose. Adding a few individual eye lashes to the outer third of the eye will draw attention outward.

Slanted mono-lid: Rather than attempting to create a cut crease, it is best to concentrate color along the eyelash line by blending upward towards the crease. Highlight the eyebrow bone to create more dimension.

Full eyes: Minimize the most prominent part of the eye by concentrating the deepest shadow color at the center of the eyelid, carrying it just past the crease.

Small eyes: To make small eyes appear larger, extend the lightest shadow slightly above the upper eyelash line.

Aliesh Pierce-Dermascope

Praise the Beard

The era of beards has been resurrected. Beards are trending and men are grooming their facial hair with pride. Savvy beard growers are investing a lot in their grooming and maintenance. The way a man styles, trims, and grooms his beard shows character. Caring for the skin under the bear, however, takes strategic planning with knowledgeable professionals-and here we are at One Salon! $60-1 hour. Call 630-587-0111 to schedule your appointment today.

Dermascope-October 2017

Pumpkin Enzyme Facial! ‘Treat’ Yourself this October

Treat yourself to a pumpkin enzyme facial at half the regular price- only $50-for the month of October! This facial features our pumpkin enzyme scrub:

Glo-therapeutics Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub is an exfoliant that removes dead skin cell buildup and stimulates cell regeneration with granules and enzymes that exfoliate without stress or irritation to the skin. Recommended for all skin types and conditions, except very sensitive and acne skin. This face exfoliant is a natural, gentle physical exfoliation that works to improve skin texture and soften the skin while simultaneously helping to protect cell surfaces against harmful environmental factors.


  • Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed – Natural physical exfoliant used in scrubs.
  • Jojoba Esters – Smooth spheres that provide gentle emollient exfoliation and help deliver active ingredients directly to the skin.
  • Zeolite – Used to gently exfoliate and trap heavy metal pollutants, helping to remove toxins and debris from the skin.
  • Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract – Fruit enzyme naturally rich in antioxidant bioflavonoids and Vitamin A that assist in breaking down dead and irregular cellular build up.
  • Protease – Enzyme that digests proteins, improving skin texture, exfoliating and contributing to wound healing.
  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract – Soothes and softens the skin. Helps to calm inflamed, acne-prone skin.
  • Phospholipids – Important barrier forming component of skin cell membranes.
  • Sphingolipids – Support signal transmission and cell communication.

The Orchid and White Sands

These products ingeniously utilize the anti-aging and mineral richness of the orchid flower. The complex will treat the hair and close the cuticle layer, filling in strands of imperfection.

With each use of this complex, healing properties are enhanced as coarse split ends become mended and hair is strengthened, restoring it back to a vibrant state. Ingeniously utilizes the anti-aging and mineral richness of the flower for superior in salon treatments and at home care.

Find Clarity

Clean up your act!

Sticky silicones, thick waxes, conditioner buildup, hard water mineral deposits and damaging chlorine- the list of elements sticking to your hair is endless. And without properly removing these coatings, the results of hours in the hair salon can be negatively affected. Here’s some tips to keep in clean!

a. When using a clarifying shampoo, apply it from the scalp to mid shaft, avoiding the ends. This allows the shampoo to focus where the buildup lives.

b. In the summer when you are swimming and perspiring more, your hair  color and texture can shift. A clarifying shampoo can restore the hair’s balance, and save it from discoloration.

c. Clarifying shampoos are especially important for curly haired clients who use a lot of products to keep their curls under control.

American Salon Magazine


Spring and Summer 2017 Makeup Trends

From glossed over lids to color swept cheeks and eyes, this season is all about color, both soft and vibrant. Soft pastel shades to bright colored blocked 80’s inspired eyes and lips were seen on runways from NY to Milan. Just when we thought that glitter was so last holiday, it has reinstated itself in the form of the dramatic glitter pout. The classic French manicure reinvented itself with a creative glitter flair of lining the cuticles. The dark, vampy, red lip of last season has updated itself in bright shades of raspberry, orange and cherry red. Dreamy watercolor eyes sparkled with pastel shades brushed artfully across the lid present a fresh, fun approach to the season.

source: colorlab

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