Pumpkins, brown leaves, and crisp cool air are all signs that fall is officially here (even if we won’t feel that crisp air here in Texas any time soon!). Starting today, we’re offering our new seasonal scrub, Pumpkin Spice. Filled with warm, earthy notes of pumpkin seed, nutmeg, and ginger, this invigorating blend will nourish your body and calm the senses. The scrub is made with organic raw sugar, which gently buffs away dry, dead cells to reveal fresh, soft new skin. Ground cinnamon, clove, and ginger work together to plump your skin, improve evenness and elasticity, and provide antioxidant protection against harmful free-radicals. Lastly, ground pumpkin seed, which is packed with vitamins A and E, promotes cell rejuvenation, providing a barrier against skin-damaging external pollutants.
What treatments feature our Pumpkin Spice Scrub?
Renew and refresh your skin with this invigorating treatment. First, our seasonal scrub gently exfoliates dead skin cells to give brighter, softer, and more nourished skin. A relaxing steam, followed by a 45-minute Signature Massage, completes this treatment and leaves your mind and body feeling soothed.
The scrub purifies the skin while nutmeg and clove oil provide anti-aging antioxidants. This treatment includes the same care as our Lux Combo.
Photo Credit: Food Network
With Summer still in session (but school not too far behind), it’s time to get a good dose of festivals and outdoor activities while the day is young. Here are our top six can’t-miss Austin events for August 2017.
Achieve a soft, glowing complexion with the new Vitamin C Probiotic Polish ($108) from OSEA. This gentle exfoliant brightens your skin and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Here are the five key ingredients:
- Pomegranate Extract removes surface build up, reduces the appearance of blemishes, and protects against environmental aggressors like pollution.
- Ground Bamboo and Rice powder extracts gently exfoliate dull, dry skin.
- Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, helps brighten and even out skin tone.
- Plant-derived probiotics help smooth out the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of blemishes and redness.
How Do I Use This Product?
The Vitamin C Probiotic Polish is gentle enough for most skin types with the exception of super-sensitive skin. Those with sensitive skin should mix this product with OSEA Ocean Cleansing Milk for a more gentle formulation.
How to use: First, dispense 3/4 tablespoon of powder into your hand and add in a couple drops of water. Rub the powder-and-water mixture into your hands until the consistency changes from a powder to a creamy paste. Once it’s in paste form, apply it to your face in a circular motion. Make sure to avoid contact with your eyes. Next, massage the paste into your skin for a minute; then rinse with warm water. For best results, use it at night, two to three times a week.
OSEA Vitamin C Probiotic Polish is available at our 2nd Street District, Hill Country Galleria, South Lamar, and River Oaks locations.
In order to foster growth, empowerment, and a positive environment for all our employees, milk + honey offers benefits and opportunities that far exceed industry norms. The SALON by milk + honey Apprentice Program is one such example of this commitment.
Led by full-time SALON by milk + honey stylists, the Apprentice Program is designed to offer advanced training in techniques, formulation, and client experience to new cosmetologists, and lasts approximately 10 months with formal classrooms held once a week. In addition, our apprentices gain cut, color, and styling knowledge as well as glean insight into true behind-the-chair experiences from a Program Mentor, which is meant to enhance their classroom education.
Today marks the start of a new class of SALON by milk + honey apprentices and we thought it would be fun to meet them!
From rising temperatures to prolonged exposure to the sun, summer can throw your beauty routine out of whack. Now’s the perfect time to go through your beauty bag and toss out those traditional summertime staples in favor of these 11 clean-beauty alternatives.
Say goodbye to blow drying your hair! AQUIS towels and turbans will not only cut your dry time in half, but will also add shine, reduce frizz, and prevent breakage. The proof is in the numbers.
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 protected] 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.
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.