Bridal Hair Style Ideas

Ladies the Holiday’s are fast approaching. Which means lot’s of love will be in the air and your significant other just may “pop the question”. Or maybe you don’t quite have your prince charming yet….but you will. And it’s never to early to have some “wedding hair” inspiration!

No we aren’t talking 1980’s prom styles either. Brides have become quite trendy the past couple of years, using fun braids and hair pieces. Even if you consider yourself to be a very traditional bride you can still find a style with a little “flair” without being too “over the top”. So enjoy our little collage of some of our favorite Bridal Styles.

-Steph-

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Meet Our Jet’s Monday…..Sara

Today we would like to introduce you to Sara! Sara was a Jet back in 2008 and has since made her way through college with a full circle back to Groove Jet. We are beyond thrilled to have her back on the team. We know you will feel the same once you meet her….or maybe you even remember her from 2008.        260367_4643404614283_1172360361_n (1)

Who inspires you?

Motivated, free-thinking, non-judgmental women

If you were an animal what would you be? And why?

Honeybee, because they are essential to life and honey is delicious.

What made you want to be a Front Desk Coordinator?

Wanting to be surrounded by women with a passion for self-care 

Give us a random fact about yourself?

I’m left handed!

Got an idol?

Julie Delpy

If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be and why?

Nick Offerman, with or without the mustache! 

Tell us one thing you can’t live without?

My mother

You’re passionate about your job, but what career would you have chosen if you weren’t a Front Desk Coordinator?

Midwifery (CNM)

Whats the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Question everything

Who is your style inspiration?

My body and it’s individuality

What is your life motto?

I trust myself.

Thanks Sara. We are thrilled to have you back at Groove Jet!

Fun Summer Buns (hair buns that is..) By:Allison

 

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Hey ladies! When you think of putting your hair up in a bun, it doesn’t always have to look like you were being lazy and just wanting your hair out of your face. Trust me, it is HOT out there and a lot of women, including me, want our hair up and off our neck and back to help cool off. I’m here to discuss and give a few tips that will help you put your hair up in a bun that doesn’t look “lazy.” Actually, a bun can mean quite the contrary to looking lazy. Buns are absolutely classic! With the right touch and products there are many different ways to achieve the bun you are looking for. To name a few, there is the classic “sock bun,” boho “messy” bun, low and clean bun, or a high knot bun! There are hundreds of ways to wear your hair in a bun, but we’ll just chat about a few right now. First, every girl wants, or has tried the sock bun. It’s not as hard as it looks, I promise! An easy way to do this at home, is take a knee high sock similar to your hair color, cut off the toe section and roll into a doughnut shape. Put your hair in a high pony tail, tie with a rubber band, pull up your hair to a tip with one hand and with the other, put the sock around your hair to about the mid-shaft of your ponytail. Now, wrap the top half around all sides of the sock and start to roll and work the sock down your hair close to your head. Usually, it stays tight but sometimes a couple bobby pins to secure it. Bam! A pretty new hairstyle that you can do right at home that costs nothing! Another way I like to dress up an average bun is with a face framing braid or twist! Also, I have learned that curling your hair before putting it in a bun is a fun way to let pieces fall whimsically around your face and it’s a really beautiful way to lighten up the bun. Usually, only some hairspray, hair-tie, and bobby pins will be the only things you’ll need! Long hair, short hair, any hair! A bun is a perfect solution to getting your hair up and away from your face, but still look flawlessly beautiful at the same time! XO- Allison

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Classic Bun Style

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Low Boho Side Bun

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High Top Boho Bun

Short Hair styles for Summer By: Blythe

Everyone has to figure out what style suits them best, but more and more women are    images8J9Q8CLSrealizing how fun and feminine short hair can be! Whether it is a pixie cut or bob you can feel sassier and give your hair more personality by changing it up and trying a short cut.

Especially if you find you don’t have time to deal with long locks a short hairstyle can cut styling time down significantly. Also by adding a cute hair-clip or headband you can easily dress your hair up.

Depending on what type of short hairstyle you choose to try you can have a sleek polished look or a textured beachy feel. By playing around with products like paste and sea salt sprays you can create super fun different looks to suit your mood. And just think how much easier that shorter style would be for the summertime.

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Thai Massage By: Stephanie E.

Hello friends,
Did you know that massage therapy is not just for pampering but also for helping you live a happy and healthy lifestyle that is more in harmony with your goals for how you wish to feel and be? Massage therapy can help you feel better and prevent dis-ease.

One of my favorite massage modalities is Thai Massage Therapy. I have taken many trainings over the years and I always enjoy offering this amazingly relaxing and therapeutic treatment…

  • It has been said that Thai Bodywork or Thai Massage Therapy was first administered to the Buddha over 2,000 years ago and has roots in Ayurvedic medicine.
  • The work focuses pressure on energy (sen) lines and points as well as a large variety of slow stretching movements. The stretching movements affect the entire body by increasing flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension and helping the body’s natural energy to flow more freely.
  • The slow stretching movements are similar to Yoga and are known in the west as “passive yoga”. The application of rhythmic compression’s and stretches along the of the most important “sen” (the body’s energy lines) and yoga-like positioning of the body: deeply opens joints, facilitates the release of long held tension in the muscles, and brings a feeling of peace and relaxation.

Thai Bodywork is wonderful for yoga practitioners or athletes, and also helps alleviate problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle so common in our society. Treatments vary in length from 60-120 minutes and are fully clothed, non-oil massages. Also, as in yoga it is best experienced on an empty stomach.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits:
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year.

Remember, just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan. I will work with you to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

I thank you for doing something for you and sharing your good vibes with all of those around you.

Take care and be well,

Stephanie

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Melt-Proof Summer Make-up Tips by: Christie

                                                  Melt-Proof Summer Makeup Tips
1. USE A BROAD SPECTRUM SPF. Sunscreen is the single most important anti-aging imagesproduct for your skin. Broad-spectrum SPF protects your gorgeous face against both UVB and UVA rays, which can lead to signs of aging and cancer.
2. SKIP THE SOAP. The use of soap-based cleansers can irritate the skin’s protective barrier and raise the pH level, leading to sensitivity, wrinkles, acne and inflammation. All Dermalogica cleansers are soap free, and pH-balanced to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Pick one that works for your specific skin needs.
3. USE A PRIMER. Primers keep your makeup smudge-free, which is essential in the hot summer heat. Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer is a makeup primer, sunscreen and treatment for skin aging all in one!
4. SWITCH TO A BB CREAM OR TINTED MOISTURIZER. Foundation can be too thick in the warmer months, and can leave behind a melted mess. Beauty Balms, aka BB creams, are sheer foundations including moisturizers, anti-aging ingredients and sunscreen in one tiny package.
5. CHANGE TO CREAM BLUSH AND EYE-SHADOW. Creams, gels, tints and stains are all great options to give you a healthy glow in the rising temperatures. Cream blush is perfect for creating a beachy, dewy radiance, while cream eye color can last though swims and sweats.
6. WEAR WATERPROOF MAKEUP. This tip is self-explanatory…waterproof mascara and eye liner last through the sweltering heat and dips in the pool.
7. GIVE YOUR LIPSTICK A BREAK. Opt for lips stains this time of season…they’re heat and humidity proof. And don’t forget to apply a balm with sunscreen over the stain to protect your pout! Maybelline Baby Lips offers a great selection of colors with protection.
8. INVEST IN BLOTTING PAPERS. Blot away oil, perspiration and shine…wiping or rubbing can make things worse.
9. ENJOY THE GORGEOUS WEATHER!!!

Meet Our Jet’s Monday…..Christina

We would like to introduce Christina. Our newest member to the Groove Jet team! Christina is one of our wonderful Front Desk Coordinator’s. Welcome Christina!

If you were an animal what would you be? And why?  Christina

An owl because they are nocturnal, wise and mysterious 

What’s your trademark?

My last name and my curls

Give us a random fact about yourself?

I have traveled to over 10 different countries 

Got an idol?

Ellen

If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be and why?

Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel

What’s the perks of your job?

Having a job!!

Whats the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 

What is your life motto?

“It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy. . . Let’s go exploring!” 

What decade do you wish you could have experienced?

The Golden 20’s for the fashion and music 

Thanks Christina! We are so happy to have you on the Groove Jet team!!

 

Tame the “Frizzies” By Kimberly

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Bb. Curl Conscious Creme

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Bb. Quenching Line

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Bb. Straight Blow dry

Keeping frizz under control can be a challenge this time of year, particularly because of the climate we live in. As we all know, humidity is a major culprit in creating a “frizz- fest”, so to speak. The underlying reason for this is your hair is lacking moisture and will seek to find it in the air. When there is lots of moisture in the air (aka it’s humid), the dehydrated hair reaches out for it, thus creating the crazy fly-away frizz we all dread. Curly hair is especially prone to dehydration, in turn making it more prone to frizz. Therefore, our first line of defense against “frizzies” should be hydration – maintaining healthy, supple hair. There are a few tricks to apply here: If you have hair that is dehydrated or damaged, please do not wash it every day! If you have an oily scalp, it is ok to wet it down in the shower and work fingertips through to the scalp as if you were shampooing, minus the shampoo and then put some conditioner through the mid-shaft and ends. Once your scalp gets adjusted to not being shampooed every day, it will become less oily in response.

It is imperative to use professional products on the hair as well, since most cheaper brands have detergents that can be harsh and drying and some have wax, which coats the hair making it feel temporarily moisturized, but it’s effects on the hair are similar to that of waxing a car – it prevents moisture from getting to the hair, exacerbating the problem of dehydration. Bumble and Bumble makes a luscious treatment line called “Quenching” which is made specifically for “the terribly thirsty”. What you follow with for styling depends on what look you’re after. If you are a curly girl who wants to embrace your natural texture, Bumble’s Curl Conscious Creme is great for taming and defining curl. If you are after the sleek look, and are heat styling to get it, Bumble’s Strait Blow Dry might be your product. If you are creating some beachy waves that just need some definition, one of my faves for that is Bumble’s Grooming Creme. We also offer the Agave Smoothing Treatment at Groove Jet, which is an in-salon service that can help control and relax unruly hair. We hope that you enjoy the summer, and not miss a beat because of frizzy hair!

How to Get the Perfect Bronze Glow By Christie

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The temperature is rapidly warming up and our hemlines are getting shorter meaning one thing…we want to have that perfect bronze glow.  No one wants to hit the beach with pasty skin, and we all know it’s not safe to fry in the sun.  Exfoliating is the first step in getting that perfect sunless tan glow.  Get rid of dull, dry winter skin by using an exfoliating body wash, and make sure you perform all hair removal prior to application to ensure a streak-free finish.  Next, apply a light moisturizer to ankles, wrists, elbows, knees and in between fingers to guarantee these naturally drier parts won’t darken too much.  Whether you apply an over-the-counter sunless tanning lotion or go to a salon for application, there are ways you can extend the life of your beautiful golden tan.  Do not come in contact with water for at least eight hours after a spray tan; this allows the bronzed color to set in.  And remember that chlorine and salt water can cause a spray tan to fade more quickly.  To make your color last, avoid shaving or exfoliating after application and apply moisturizer daily to keep skin hydrated.  Depending on your skin type and the product you use, your tan should last anywhere from 3-7 days.  Here at Groove Jet Salon + Spa we offer Fake Bake Spray Tan applications in addition to products that can give you a fresh-from-the-beach look in just minutes.  This temporary, natural-looking spray tan works well on legs, arms, face, and anywhere you need a little color.  For touch-ups in between salon visits we offer Fake Bake Airbrush Instant Self-Tan.  It’s the perfect accessory to keep your tan looking its best.  It’s now easy, quick and safe to look as radiantly bronze as Malibu Barbie!

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Meet Our Jet’s Monday…..Laura

Last, But certainly not least….Meet Laura! Laura is one of Groove Jets apprentice’s. We are so excited to have such great upcoming talent in the salon.

Give us a random fact about yourself?photo1

I only have one dimple

Most cherished possession?

my great grandmothers ring

You’re passionate about your job, but what career would you have chosen if you weren’t a Hair Stylist?

a buyer for clothing stores

Anything you can’t live without?

lotion and conditioner

I love…..

Wilmington and Groove Jet

What is your life motto?

radiate positive vibes

What decade do you wish you could have experienced?

1960

Thanks Laura! We are so thankful to have you on our team. Come check Laura out and get a style club blowout for just $25!!!