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Color Trends for Fall 2016

Welcoming Myrna to One Salon!

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Myrna specializes in natural nails and encourages weekly or monthly maintenance to enhance what you have. She offers a range of services, including manicures that will leave your hands soft and beautiful, and pedicures with a sea weed and sea salt exfoliation.

Express Manicure $18

Basic Manicure $26

Deluxe Spa Manicure $35

CND Shallac No-Chip $35

Express Pedicure $25

Spa Pedicure $40

(Myrna offers additional services, for pricing or to schedule an appointment call 630.204.5268)

6 Facts About Acne & Our Clear Skin Solutions

Many experts believe there is a genetic link to acne, although anyone can experience congestion and breakouts. Decrease oil production and purify the skin by eliminating bacteria, reducing inflammation and healing breakouts. Whether your acne is genetically rooted or externally triggered, our experts have your skin clearing arsenal ready.

Acne Facts

  1. Acne is the most common skin condition in the US, and according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it affects as many as 50 million annually.
  2. Acne can happen at all ages. While acne is often thought of as an adolescent skin condition, acne can occur at all stages of life, usually on the face, chest or back.
  3. Over exfoliation can exacerbate acne. Exfoliation happens in two forms: chemical and physical. Chemical exfoliators, like enzymes, penetrate the skin to help the skin slough, while physical exfoliators scrub the surface of the skin. The removal of dead cells can help unclog the skin, but over exfoliating may also irritate it.
  4. Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid are powerful acne-fighting ingredients. Benzoyl Peroxide, which kills acne-causing bacteria, is one of the most commonly used ingredients in acne care products, but it can be overly drying if it’s used too frequently. Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that stimulates exfoliation in the skin, clearing pores and promoting new cell growth. It reduces inflammation and smooths skin’s surface.
  5. Adult acne affects more women than men. Sorry, ladies! According to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, more adult women will experience acne than men (The Prevalence of Acne in Adults 20 Years and Older). According to the AAD, acne can be caused by genetics, hormones, stress, medication, menstruation as well as food.
  6. Breakouts take a few days to a few weeks to surface. Breakouts may be in the works underneath the skin’s surface, waiting to make an appearance. When you start a regimen to battle acne, results take time.
  1. Clear Acne Cleanser – This cleanser treats and prevents breakouts with Salicylic Acid while leaving the skin thoroughly cleansed and smoothed with gentle scrubbing beads.
  2. Clear Complexion Pads – These medicated pads dissolve excess oil and target bacteria for clearer skin. Throw these convenient wipes into your gym bag to stay clear on-the-go.
  3. Renew Serum – This must-have serum is a true multi-tasker. It stimulates mild exfoliation and cell renewal to smooth skin and improve texture and tone with Retinol, Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid. Apply directly to your acne or all over.
  4. Clear Anti-Blemish Treatment – This is one powerful Benzoyl Peroxide spot treatment! Clear Anti-Blemish Treatment should be used at the first sign of a breakout. Apply directly to the inflamed lesion and discontinue once the breakout has cleared.
  5. Healing Gel – Have you ever had a dark spot or red mark that just won’t go away after a breakout? This post-breakout fix smooths and heals skin while helping erase the shadow mark left behind from a blemish.
  6. Clear Skin Body Spray – This spray treats body blemishes and congestion by helping prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. The 360 degree spray nozzle lets you use the bottle upside down, so you can get all of those hard to reach areas.

by Glo Editorial Team


What Type of Blush to Trust

  • Powder Blush: A powder blush formula can come in a variety of shades and work well on all skin types. It’s the perfect place to start if you’re new to the world of blush being that it is so easy to apply.
  • Cream Blush: Cream blush formulas are ideal for creating a sheer, glowing finish, suitable for both dry and combination skin. A well formulated cream blush can act as a multi-purpose product. For a lightweight and natural makeup look I apply a sheer luminescent foundation or tinted moisturizer, followed by a light application of cream blush to the cheeks and lips. I then add a soft skin toned eyeshadow with a bit of shimmer across the lid followed by a generous coat of mascara on upper and lower lashes to finish off the look. I’ve introduced fun and vibrant pops of fresh color in a natural and minimalistic way, while keeping skin the main focal point.
  • Cheek Stain: Stains offer vibrant, long wear color. The key is to go light, layering the stain bit by bit to get the perfect look. By applying too much of a cheek stain the look can appear forced and at times even clownish. Just keep in mind that cheek stains can take a little extra effort to get just right.

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5 Ways to Revamp Your Summer Skincare Routine

1. Switch to a lightweight face cream.

When you step out into the 90 degree heat of summer, it can be tough to keep shine under control and products can feel heavy on your face. Even though it might feel like you don’t need a moisturizer when your skin is extra oily, moisture and hydration are important for all skin types. Your skin may even overproduce oil to compensate for being dehydrated (it’s confusing, we know), so keep up your twice a day moisturizing routine, but stick to lightweight formulas during the day. You can also swap your usual eye cream for an eye serum.

2. Get your daily dose of Vitamin C.

Vitamin C applied topically to the skin protects you from free radicals, unstable molecules that are missing an electron. They damage nearby molecules by taking an electron to complete their pair. This normal molecule then becomes a free radical itself, starting a chain reaction. Free radicals can also disrupt collagen production, but Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis, helping to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging.

3. Fight acne on your face and body.

When it’s hot out, you wear fewers layers of clothes, and it makes sense that you would want to keep your makeup light as well. If you have acne, it’s best to attack it head-on instead of relying on concealers and correctors. Incorporating an acne cleanser and spot treatment as needed can help keep breakouts at bay. Help your skin recover from a blemish quicker with a healing spot treatment that will reduce redness and irritation. Keep an eye out for Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) like Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid in your skincare products because these ingredients can cause sensitivity to sunlight. If you are using AHAs, be extra careful to protect your skin from the sun by wearing SPF and limiting your skin’s exposure.

Don’t let body blemishes like back acne keep you out of your favorite summer swimsuit. Spray an acne-fighting body spray on your chest and back both morning and night, allowing the product to dry before putting on your clothes.

4. Wear sunscreen every day.

Sunscreen should be worn 365 days of the year, hot or cold, rain or shine, but it’s even more critical during the summer. Most people love Daylight Saving Time because it means extending the hours of daylight, but it also means your skin is exposed to the sun that much longer. We’re a fan of multi-purpose products like Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ which provides moisture, color and sun protection.

If you do end up with a sunburn, the game isn’t over yet! Use an anti-inflammatory product with Hydrocortisone and Aloe to calm the skin and reduce redness and a cucumber mask to hydrate and soothe.

5. Get a professional skincare consultation-at One Salon!

The best way to revamp your summer skincare routine is to get personalized advice from a pro. A licensed esthetician will be able to create a customized skincare regimen based on your skin type and skin concerns.

by -Glo Beauty Blog

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How to Apply Eye Cream

Did you know that the skin around the eye is much thinner and has less oil glands than the rest of the face? The elastin and collagen breaks down faster than in other areas, and there are approximately 22 muscles working any time you make an expression. This constant activity creates creases earlier than on other parts of the face. Because the skin is thinner and drier it is more susceptible to dehydration and irritation. Even the salt in tears can dry out skin if you shed them enough.

Treat this delicate area with the gentleness it deserves. Any time you are touching the contour around the eyes, use a light touch. Over time, tugging, rubbing and excess pressure on this skin will contribute to the problems you want to prevent.

When removing makeup use an appropriate eye makeup remover that dissolves makeup thoroughly without having to rub. Always remove eye makeup before bedtime and apply a product designed especially for the eyes like an eye cream or eye serum.

With your eye cream, apply a portion smaller than a pea to the back of the hand and then to the ring fingers of both hands, so there is an equal amount for each eye. Moving from the outside of the eye inward, lightly pat the product onto the skin staying on the orbit bone. This may seem counter intuitive, but it is beneficial because you are moving in the correct direction recommended for massage, the insertion of the muscle to the origin.

If your eye cream comes in a jar, like Cyto-luxe Eye Cream, use a spatula or cotton swab to get it out, or take the plastic insert on top and use it as a scoop. Don’t dip your fingers in the jar as the bacteria from your fingertips can break down the cream over time.

extracted from glo beauty blog by Kristin Cristiano


Pai Shau at One Salon

Pai-Shau currently has eight products in their Luxury Haircare collection. They will soon ass three more. Though they have a few other products in development, they plan to keep Pai-Shau a very focused, non-repetitive brand. Stylists tell them they appreciate a boutique brand that uses multi-functional formulations. Each Pai-Shau product is categorized by a beauty ritual, including a Hydrating Ritual, a Design Ritual, and an Enhance Ritual. The next hair care ritual they will launch is the Volume Ritual


What is Pai Shau’s Target Market?

Using age-old ingredients with innovative technology to create a luxurious brand-and also vegan, gluten, paraben, and sulfate free- appeals to  much larger user profile than Pai Shau anticipated. It used to be that luxury and vegan were never used in the same sentence to describe a brand. But many customers want to have a luxurious experience and use a clean line at the same time. At Pau Shau, they believe that luxury and environmental/social responsibility don’t have to be mutually exclusive.


Source: American Salon

Pai Shau: A Unique Name for a Unique Brand

Pai Shau believes that they are bigger than themselves and have a substantial philanthropy component in order to give back and encourage everyone to live their lives with passion. To them, the word “luxury” is not based on price, but on creating a memorable user experience. They wanted to speak to the modern consumer whose definition of luxury is more nuanced, and that involves aroma, packaging, textures, and concentrated formulations.


What is the meaning of the name “Pai Shau”?

Pai-Shau is derived from the Portuguese word paixao, which means “passion”. Their “Passion for Life” concept is what sets their brand apart. It’s about inspiring everyone to live life to the fullest and with passion. They are a luxury brand with a heart.


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