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Strategies to Help You Avoid Over-processed Hair

Blake Charles Salon
November 16, 2022

Everyone loves having hair that has been colored and styled to perfection. While color treatments, heat tools, and more are great for achieving your desired look, too much can lead to damage and over-processed hair. Over-processed hair looks dull. It’s also more fragile and prone to breaking. It tends to…

Tips for Preventing Ingrown Hairs after Waxing

Lead Genix
November 2, 2022

There are certain areas where most women (and some men) prefer to be hairless. There are multiple ways to go about achieving that smooth, hairless look. Waxing is popular thanks to how long the results last. No hair removal method is without its drawbacks though. One of the drawbacks of…

Tips for Extending the Life of Your Manicure

Lead Genix
October 20, 2022

You’ve just had your nails done and you’re absolutely in love with the results. Now how long can you make them last? Few things ruin the beauty of a fresh manicure like chips, cracks, or discoloration in the polish. So what should you do if you want to extend the…

How to Prepare for Your First Facial (And Every Facial After)

Lead Genix
October 6, 2022

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Does your skin look moisturized and healthy? Or could it use some love? If so, a facial could be the perfect treat for your skin. Facials can help your skin look youthful, healthy, and clear. If you want to get…

What Should I Do to Keep My Scalp Healthy?

Lead Genix
August 17, 2022

Everyone wants to have beautiful hair. Not everyone knows how to achieve it though. Sure, different hair products can make a huge difference, but there’s something else you should be thinking of as well. Beautiful, healthy hair starts with one simple thing: a healthy scalp. So what should you do…

3 Ways to Get More Volume in Your Hair

Lead Genix
August 3, 2022

There’s something about voluminous hair done right that is just beautiful. If you’ve ever looked at your hair and thought it looked sort of flat and lank, you’ve probably wondered if there was anything you could do to rescue it. The good news is that there are a few things…

The Benefits of Getting Professionally Waxed

Lead Genix
April 29, 2022

When the weather is cold and everyone is all bundled up, it’s a lot easier to let certain grooming habits slide. Now that the weather is warming up, however, it’s time to get back into your beauty routine. That means dealing with unwanted body hair. While there are plenty of…

Blake Charles Salon is all Geared up to Acquire Atelier Emmanuel

Blake Charles Salon
April 27, 2022

Blake Charles Salon is a contemporary salon located at historic 77 Maiden Lane in San Francisco. The salon is famous for delivering an amazing experience with some of the top hair stylists and makeup artists in the country. Blake Charles Salon is acquiring an established salon in Atelier Emmanuel May…

Balayage, Ombre, and Sombre: What You Should Know

Lead Genix
April 15, 2022

So you’ve decided it’s time to change up your hair, but you don’t want to do much with changing its length. Changing the color design can be a great way to create a change without changing other aspects of your hair design. Balayage, ombre, and sombre are some examples of…

Vacation Beauty Prep You Should Do

Lead Genix
March 28, 2022

When you’ve spent months planning for a fun vacation, you don’t want to spend hours in the bathroom trying to look your best before you go enjoy the day. You want to be present on your vacation and enjoy every moment that you have there to the fullest. You can…

How to Achieve a Natural Glam Look for Your Wedding Day

Lead Genix
March 12, 2022

Have you ever seen a friend’s wedding photos and hardly recognized them under the heavy makeup and overwhelming updo? Of course, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want to look your best. However, that doesn’t mean that you should coat yourself…

Timeline Tips for Preparing Your Skin for Wedding Makeup

Lead Genix
January 6, 2022

Your wedding day is meant to be one of the most special days of your life. Assuming all goes well, you’ll only have one, which means it’s extra important for everything to be perfect. That’s why you made an appointment to have your makeup done by our professionals, after all.…

A Deeper Dive into Hair Types: Wavy Hair

Lead Genix
November 26, 2021

So last time we took a closer look at straight hair and discovered that there were a few more twists and turns to that particular hair type than you might have thought. This time, those twists and turns should be a little less surprising, given that there are some literally…

A Deeper Dive into Hair Types: Straight Hair

Lead Genix
November 19, 2021

So now that you know your hair a little better, let’s take a closer look at the different types of hair out there (if you missed it, be sure to check out our two-part series on getting to know your hair). We’ll be starting out with a deceptively simple hair…

Getting to Know Your Hair: Greasiness, Elasticity, and Curl Pattern

Lead Genix
November 12, 2021

So last time we talked about the diameter, density, and porosity of hair. In this last part of our two-part series on getting to know your hair, we’ll explore greasiness, elasticity, and curl pattern. These three characteristics are the last half of the information you need to know to take…

Getting to Know Your Hair: Diameter, Density, and Porosity

Lead Genix
November 5, 2021

For many of us, our hair tends to be either our best friend or our worst enemy. All hair has the potential for being stunningly gorgeous, but if left to its own devices it can be nothing short of a stubborn mess. One of the most important things you can…

How to Care for Fine Hair

Lead Genix
October 13, 2021

No matter what your hair type, it’s a sure thing that you want it to look its best. The thing is, if you want your hair to look its best, you need to know what your hair type is. From there, you need to know what it takes to keep…

Helpful Tips for Healthy Cuticles

Lead Genix
October 6, 2021

When was the last time you really looked at your hands? If it’s been a while, take a few moments now to look them over. Look at your skin and your nails. How are they looking? If you haven’t given them much attention, you might find them looking a little…

Hard Gel vs Shellac – What’s Right for You?

Lead Genix
September 29, 2021

Sometimes a girl (or guy, we don’t judge) just needs a little help with their nails. Maybe your natural nails aren’t sturdy enough to pull off the nail shape you’re dying to try, or maybe you just like the look of nail extensions. When it comes to these sorts of…

Tips for Finding Your Perfect Nail Shape

Lead Genix
August 24, 2021

You can tell a lot about a person from looking at their hands. The nails in particular are a perfect opportunity for self-expression. Everything from the color to the shape can have a strong impact on how your hands look. In fact, the shape of your nails is the perfect…

The Best Polish Colors for Different Skin Tones

July 30, 2021

Manicures and pedicures are some of the more enjoyable spa and salon treatments you can have done. They feel amazing and the vast array of polishes you can choose from giving you a perfect avenue for self-expression. Of course, you find yourself thinking that one color is absolutely perfect for…

Post-Wax Skin Care Tips

Lead Genix
July 16, 2021

You’ve figured out how to prepare for your first waxing appointment (and all the ones to follow). You’re good to go now, right? Well, yes, but there’s still more that you should know about taking care of yourself as it relates to waxing. If you don’t have much experience with…

First Wax? Here’s How to Prepare

June 18, 2021

Hair – it’s beautiful and troublesome all at the same time. Some of it you love and never want to lose, while some of it you might wish would get lost for good, if only so you didn’t have to shave so frequently or deal with razor burn, especially in…

Benefits of Red Light Therapy for your Skin

June 15, 2021

Red Light Therapy (RLT) has been gaining popularity and acclaim in recent years. If you’re into skincare, then you may have heard about it. There are so many benefits of red light therapy that can help you look younger and healthier. We are proud to offer rejuvenating, high-quality facials with…

What Is Kerastase Hair Treatment?

June 2, 2021

Whether you’re putting too much heat on your hair or have had one too many bleaching appointments, there are some types of hair damage that can’t be treated with at-home shampooing or DIY hair masks. To reverse more serious hair damage or to keep your hair healthy, we recommend Kerastase…