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    Beauty products can make you look younger, if you know what to buy

    It’s hard to argue that we aren’t looking better in our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and even 70’s than our grandmothers did. But can you buy it in a beauty product’s bottle? I’m not sold that this phenomenon is the result of what the cosmetic and beauty products industry would have us believe. I am sold, in what my friend, Tammy in marketing will say and that is, marketing is everything. So buyer beware! The beauty products industry does exploit women’s insecurities without question, yet on the other hand, they enable us to achieve what we want . . . to feel more beautiful. I’m not sure what I would do without the my favorite beauty products that I’ve come to rely on . . . and I’ve come to rely on these more and more as years go by believe me. I always want to have youthful skin so I always ignore the products that make ridiculous claims and instead find the brands who promote their products through honest, simple promotion. It’s not more makeup or beauty products that I need; actually it’s less with better choices being most important. I’m totally in agreement with those who note, More is less as we age. (You’ve seen that scary woman whose makeup or hairdo precedes her, haven’t you?)

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    Making the Right Choices

    As a hairdresser I’ve seen thousands of new beauty product launches over the years. Each one claiming a revolutionary breakthrough that it is 100% more effective than all the others. The industry HAS developed better products over the years, improving on styling products that can improve the condition of your hair or skin care products that protect against sun damage and more. But, have you also noticed the price range you can pay for any number of similar products? They’re very expensive so it’s no wonder people are looking for Amazon beauty coupons at GetYourCouponCodes to save money. By becoming informed on ingredients, you will be able to determine where the bargains are. It’s common knowledge now that the moisturizer you can pay over $100 for at a fancy department store can contain the same ingredients as the one in the corner drug store that sells for $8.95. Marketing claims, packaging and fragrance unfortunately are key things consumers buy rather than ingredients. You just need to make some good, intelligent choices on what’s right for you. If you walk into the beauty product area of your biggest department store desperate for help but unarmed with good information on what you need, you’ll be quickly targeted for more than you really need. How do you make good choices? Try these things that will help you make better decisions, not only now but for a lifetime.

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    READ UP, BECOME INFORMED

    A couple of my favorites:

    • Paula Begoun, Beauty the new basics
    • Rona Berg, Beauty the new basics

    Store shelves with dozens of hair care product brands

    HAVE A PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION

    • Make an appointment with a dermatologist or make an appointment for a facial at reputable spa. Ask lots of questions and get information on a good skin or hair care regime for your specific needs. If money is tight, look into training schools in your area for these services at a discounted price.
    • Ask for beauty product samples (Especially if you have a sensitive skin)
    • Like good grocery shopping; know what you want, buy only what you need, comparison shop and know what ingredients are important for your skin or hair type
    • Taking care to eat right, exercise and generally taking good care of yourself are the keys to overall good health, which is the best beauty advice we can get. And when we feel better it just follows we look better too!

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    Hair Products Don’t Need a Prescription

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    Best Hair Products Should be Prescribed by a Hairdresser

    I’ve had a horrible “cold” for well over a week, that just wouldn’t go away. The doctor did a thorough examination to investigate my symptoms and concluded that it was allergies and not a cold. I asked which over the counter drug would be the best and she said, “Well, with how bad you’ve been feeling, I’ll prescribe you a medication that I know will work.” After just a day of taking what can only be described as a miracle prescription, I felt much better. All it took was the right product!“Best Hair Products Come From Hairdressers”

    Hairdressers are a bit like medical doctors; just a different kind. Hairdressers prescribe hair products that suit each individual’s needs, hair type and hair texture. And the perk, is we don’t have to go to medical school!

    Often times I have clients insist that they hate their hair and I should “just cut it all off.” After talking them off the ledge, a good hairdresser will talk some sense into them and go through a thorough hair consultation to find out what is really the problem.

    Usually what they’re experiencing is one of three things: they are misusing their hair products, they’re using the wrong hair products, or they aren’t using any hair products at all (GAHHH!). The vast majority of the times, new clients come to a hairdresser because they are looking for solutions to their chronic problem of bad hair days. I must confess – a lot of those bad hair days are a result of a bad haircut combined with the wrong prescription for hair products; they work hand-in-hand.

    When it comes to choosing a medical doctor, you wouldn’t go to a doctor who would prescribe a product that wouldn’t make you feel better – it’s the same thing with a hairdresser. I’ve been told that hairdressers are a dime a dozen. My rebuttal: maybe, but not all hairdressers are interested in hair malpractice – we don’t sell hair products, we sell solutions!

    If your hairdresser does the same thing every time you see them, without ever asking if you want a change, chances are they aren’t interested in you! Without at least the opportunity to change (hair styles or hair products), you are missing out! You won’t have the chance to feel better about how you look because you won’t  know if there is a hair style more suitable for you – the real you or maybe even the you that you want to become.

    Guest Blogger Nicole Greenhagen is a hairstylist professional with Hair Expressions in Arden Hills, MN

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