Today, 2nd Street District massage therapist, Monique, gives us the 411 on the differences between three individual massage techniques.
Massage therapy is a vast field with a variety of different techniques and treatments. If you’re not a massage therapist, it can be a bit difficult choosing what type of technique is best for you. Well, take a deep breath. I’m going to break down the differences between the Big Three: Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage.
To start, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage are all massage modalities. Within each of these modalities, I’ll use different massage techniques to help you achieve your individual goals. I like to tell my clients to think of massage as a blank canvas. The primary colors are the basic techniques of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports, which provide the foundation for any session. By mixing these colors, or techniques, you get different variations and modalities. All of these different massage techniques can be incorporated into your session so that it caters to your unique and individual needs.
It’s Diano from the River Oaks salon — and here we are in the first beautiful days of summer. As we dive into the heat and humidity, I want to share my take on some of the most popular hairstyles of the season. But before I do, I should give you some context for how I approach these styles.
- These “takes” can change based on my clients’ needs, expectations, and desires.
- I want to create something for you that you love.
- Together, we’re going to create a stylish, fashionable, fun, and easy hairstyle.
The Five Most Popular Summer Hairstyles
1. Pixie Cut
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
What Makes the Pixie Cut Great?
It’s lightweight, low-maintenance, and offers you more freedom. You’ll use considerably fewer haircare products and save on time in the mornings, making it a true wash-and-go style. It’s great for a power look and allows you to play with different color trends. If you’re looking to stand out, the pixie cut helps to accentuate facial features.
Take Into Consideration…
You may be seeing your stylist more often for quick trims and touch-ups — and you may need to wash your hair more often due to the higher concentration of natural oils.
Photo credit: David Shankbone
Why Should I Get Bangs This Summer?
Yes, bangs are a commitment game-changer, but there are so many styles to choose. From blunt (bold!) to sweeping (face-framing and romantic!) to the fringe (softer! choppier!), bangs can be the main focus of your look. They shape and enhance the eyes, and for those looking to cover your forehead, this is a simple solution.
Take Into Consideration…
Unless you plan on growing them out, bangs need touch-ups frequently. Contrary to popular frustration with “in-between” bangs, if you are growing them out, I can create fun ways to maintain them easily.
Hydrate and plump your skin — hello Summer refresh! — with our new Perk™ Eye and Lip treatments. These express treatments give your skin a more youthful appearance by infusing it with potent ingredients and vitamins. Best of all, you will take home the remaining Lip Revitalizing Serum or Eye Replenishing Serum (which lasts up to 30 days) along with a milk + honey goodie bag ($150 value).
Join us Friday, July 14 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of our 2nd Street District, Hill Country Galleria, and River Oaks locations.
Reserve your spot for our Perk Party by calling 512.236.1115, 713.231.0250, or emailing email@example.com. The full service deposit is required to reserve your spot (Lip Enhancement, $40 | Eye Enhancement, $45).
Summer is all about easy, effortless beachy waves. What better way to achieve those waves than with the light and flexible Bedroom.Hair hairspray ($29) from Kevin.Murphy. This finishing spray helps lock in moisture to your curls and waves, giving you long-lasting hold without weighing your hair down.
5 Reasons We Love Bedroom.Hair:
- Adds shines and hold to your hair for that perfect “lived-in” look.
- Locks in your curls and waves shape, allowing you to wear your natural hair texture even longer.
- Contains sunflower seed and ginger root extract which conditions, protects, and strengthens your hair.
- Offers all-day flexible hold.
- Leaves your hair feeling soft and touchable.
Interested in trying Bedroom.Hair by Kevin.Murphy? You’ll find this product at all five SALON by milk + honey locations.
We’re excited to announce, that we now offer a new facial service: Perk™Eye and Lip Treatments. These new express services will visibly plump, hydrate, and brighten your eye or lip area in 15-minutes with little to no irritation or downtime. You can schedule the Perk™ Treatment in addition to any HydraFaical or by itself.
Summer vacation. Those words elicit feelings of relaxation and visions of an island paradise. But why travel so far away, when Houston boasts some of the best spots for a fantastic getaway. Inspired by the beauty of the city, we decided to create our own staycation guide filled with museums, restaurants, must-see attractions, and other great places to explore.
Summer vacation! As a kid, it meant no school, unlimited time to hang out with friends, trips to theme parks, and so on; as an adult, it can mean jetting away to an exotic island or country to get a taste of something completely different from home. Here at milk + honey, we think that summer vacation can also include exploring your own backyard. Inspired by the city, we’ve mapped out our ideal Austin Staycation guide. Just like our Houston Staycation roundup, this guide highlights which hotels, restaurants, activities should be on your to-do list.
Now through July 31 …
Purchase any Kevin.Murphy Wash and Rinse at your favorite SALON by milk + honey location and choose from one of four complimentary full-sized Kevin.Murphy styling products.
Note: both the Kevin.Murphy Wash and Rinse must be 8.4 oz or larger. Valid while supplies last.
Here are the Kevin.Murphy styling products to choose from:
Summer is in full swing and to help you make the most out of this month’s festivities, here are our top seven can’t-miss events for July 2017.
From concerts to food trailers, here are our top seven can’t-miss Austin events for July 2017.