What about your hangnail ….Carlos Lissimore Salon

We have all experienced them at some point in time. Those little bits of skin around the cuticle, that are so unsightly and irritating.Not to mention the fact that they completely ruin a lovely, well-done manicure. Those dreaded hangnails!

What actually causes hangnails has a lot to do with what you do to your cuticles. Over-stimulation of your cuticles causes them to grow down your nails. Yes, that’s right. ANY kind of massaging or rubbing of products into your cuticles will result in dry, The problem is that people don’t realize what cuticle stimulation is. Recently I embarked on a extensive spring cleaning weekend. In doing so I banged, bumped, snagged and ultimately damaged my cuticles by not wearing gloves. Whatever the case may be: it is imperative that you ALWAYS leave your cuticles alone. NEVER cut or clip your hangnails, NEVER rub in any kind of hand cream/lotion, NEVER pick at your bothersome hangnails, NEVER massage in any product to your cuticles!!! If you have a terrible hangnail put a bandage over the area for a few days and it will eventually heal..also come in Carlos Lissimore Salon for manicure/pedicure…

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Scruples Pearlscriptives at Carlos Lissimore Salon

Scruples’ exclusive Protective Barrier Complex (PBX®), an essential blend of ingredients designed to condition and protect hair against environmental damage. that hair is not only made up of protein, but also mucopolysaccharides.  Where protein delivers strength to hair, mucopolysaccharides are hair’s natural moisture ingredient.

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The Hair You Want: How to Get It from Carlos Lissimore Salon

Voluminous
You share va-va-voom maestro Carlos motto “Bigger is better.” For sexy, “modern” volume, follow his supermodel-tested-and-approved prescription: After applying a spray, blow-dry hair using a round brush, pulling hair upward from the root or hairspray. While hair is still warm, wrap sections around large Velcro curlers and allow it to cool. Remove rollers, tease around the root for added height, and comb through with your fingers to create a soft finish. Refresh as needed with a dry shampoo such as Scuples structure bath Volumizing shampoo/ER Condition. For added oomph, use a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove weighty product buildup.

Smooth
For frizz-free strands, ATL-based stylist Carlos Lissimore suggests working a dime-size amount of Scruples Renewal  Cream into towel-dried hair to calm unruly strands before blow-drying with a large round brush, making sure to point the dryer nozzle downward (moving the dryer in all directions lifts the hair cuticle and causes frizz). Soften ends with a moisturizing oil like Scruples Hair therapy Polish Oil and finish with an anti-humidity hairspray such as Scruples Enforce firm. In a rush? Here’s a simple solution for static-free texture: “Comb damp hair into a loose bun and let it air dry. That will tame frizz and create a soft wave,” Carlos says.

Shiny
Despite the matte-hair trend, shine is still on the most-wanted list. To get mega-gloss, celebrity stylist Carlos Lissimore recommends starting with a vitamin- and protein-rich shampoo and conditioner (try the Moisture bath Shampoo/Moisture intensive treatmentEnhance duo), running a comb through hair to coat each strand. After towel drying, apply a leave-in conditioner (we like Scruples Soothing Polish) to protect against heat damage. Blow-dry, again positioning the nozzle down. Finish with a blast of cold air, then a glossy mist such as Hyper Shine Spray. For a weekly boost, try an at-home gloss treatment

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Spring color trends 2011

Though we’re still breaking from the grips of winter, we can’t help but be entranced by warm weather’s siren song and the imminent arrival of new spring hair color trends.

In theory, there are a ton of shades to choose from, but in practice, this really means variations on blonde, red, black, and brunette. (And realistically, you have to take into account your skin tone  such as peach,olive,cream tones before making a dramatic color change.)

In terms of trends, ombre and balayage were two of last year’s hair color bywords, and they’re back for 2011, but with a fresh, toned-down take. And don’t forget that your hair texture plays a role in hair color, too. According to colorist Carlos Lissimore if you have very textured or curly hair, highlights become more noticeable and can look stripy, so think strategically about where to place your highlights—subtly around the face is best. If you want to change your hue, lift your hair color one or two shades for an overall sense of vibrance. Whether you’re going back to basics or flipping the switch on your natural shade, here’s how to revamp your locks by adding blonde, brunette, or red in a fresh way.

Lighten Up: Want to go blonde for spring? Say goodbye to platinum locks and hello to luxurious gold

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Summer Hair Care Tips

If Your Hair is Fine & Frizzy
1. Use a moisturizing shampoo to help hydrate hair and calm frizz.
2. Apply conditioner from the mid-shaft to the ends to seal the cuticle and promote shine.
3. Towel-dry, then apply a lightweight mousse from roots to ends to increase volume.
4. Split hair into three sections (back: hair near the nape of neck; center: ear to ear; top: temple to temple).
5. Blow-dry the back section first with a large round brush (use one with both boar and nylon bristles to help smooth hair while adding volume). Guide the brush and the nozzle of your blow dryer from roots to ends to get the cuticle to lie flat. Repeat these steps for the other two sections.

No, No, No! Stay away from sticky hairsprays—they’re too drying for fine hair. Also, wash your hair every other day so you don’t deplete natural oils that fight frizz.

Pro Tip: To restore volume and make a blowout last longer, sleep with hair in a high, loose bun. In the morning, release the bun and shake out hair with fingers.

If Your Hair is Thin & Flat
1. Begin in the shower by washing with a volume-enhancing shampoo.
2. Apply a small amount of conditioner to just the ends so hair won’t get weighed down—especially at the roots, where you need lift.
3. On towel-dried hair, apply a volumizing spray along the roots at the crown of your head.
4. Flip your hair over and apply a texturizing spray to just the ends.
5. Blow-dry while your head is upside down and work your fingers from back to front, gently massaging the roots. when your hair is completely dry, flip it back over and use your hands to help shake up hair and create a piecey style.

No, No, No! Too much pomade or conditioner can make fine hair look greasy fast.

Pro Tip: Keep a travel size can of hairspray in your bag to quickly perk up limp hair and absorb scalp oil.

If Your Hair is Coarse & Curly
1. Wash with a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner (sulfates can strip hair of natural moisturizing oils).
2. Nourish and hydrate hair by applying a generous amount of leave-in conditioner to hair.
3. Using a wide-tooth comb, work the conditioner from roots to ends.
4. Divide damp hair into several small sections, and finger-comb a hydrating styling cream through to fight frizz while hair air-dries.

No, No, No! Steer clear of any styling products that can cause curly hair to dry out and frizz quickly, like alcohol-based sprays and heated styling tools.

Pro Tip: To boost the health of curly hair, look for products that contain aloe vera (promotes healthy hair growth), panthenol (vitamin B5, which improves elasticity) and silk protein (penetrates the hair shaft and strengthens hair).

Source: Women’s Day, Summer Hair Care Tips

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Edge Hairstyle for 2011


Valentine Day is approaching and the cuts are definitely more edgy. Retro looks are going to be where it is this year ….with somber lipsticks and more 80s look to be the up-coming style…..with asymmetrical cuts and with a bob twist. Carlos Lissimore Salon will be leading the pack with more edgy looks for 2011. With looks with the gold lipsticks and more..We are the leader for Haircolor and cut. Razor cutting is a must for the 80s look, with volume.

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