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<TABLE id=table5 cellPadding=5 width=530 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>Q:</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>I have hard tap water which dulls my hair. What can I do to improve the luster of my hair? </TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>A: </TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>Minerals in hard water, like calcium and iron, bond to hair's protein making it dry and dull. Try using a clarifying shampoo, such as Beyond The Zone Strip Search Gunk Removal Hemp Shampoo or Quantum Clarifying Shampoo once or twice weekly to remove hard water build-up.</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22> </TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center> </TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>How long should I rinse my hair after I shampoo?

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>Rinsing hair well after shampooing is important. The average time is 60-90 seconds, but two minutes is probably better and thorough rinsing may take longer if hair is very thick or long. Hair should not feel like it is coated. It is best to rinse hair with the water flowing in the direction of your cuticle, not against it—head is held back and water flows from forehead to back.



<TABLE id=table6 cellPadding=5 width=530 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>Q:

</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>Are professional shampoo products really different than those found in grocery, drug or department stores?

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>Yes! There are significant differences in professional shampoo products. Some contain higher concentrations of certain ingredients, such as protein. A key benefit is that salon or professional shampoos are often developed based on the hair stylist's actual experiences, rather than the manufacturers' marketing surveys! Professional shampoos have a pH of 4.5 to 6.5, and emollients and cleansers are blended to break dirt and oil into tiny particles that slide off hair and scalp harmlessly.


<TABLE id=table7 cellPadding=5 width=530 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>Q:

</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>I've often heard that eye makeup should be replaced frequently to guard against contamination. What are the guidelines

</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>A:

</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>Because bacteria spread more easily in liquid makeup products than powder, mascara is the most perishable eye makeup and should be replaced every three months. Try not to touch the wand to anything but your eyelashes. Keep the case tightly closed and store in a cool place. Don't use mascara if the smell or texture has changed. Pencil eye liner lasts for up to three years. Sharpening with a clean, professional sharpener decreases the chance of contamination. Powder eye shadows should last for three years or longer but can become flaky with age. Clean eye makeup brushes and wash sponge applicators weekly with a mild soap and water. Replace as necessary. To extend the life of your cosmetics, consider using disposable cosmetic spatulas and mascara wands available from Beauty Secrets.




<TABLE id=table8 cellPadding=5 width=530 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>Q:

</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>I have a thin scar on my chin from an old childhood injury. What is the best way to camouflage it?

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>Skin treatments, like Claudia Stevens Scar Reducing Cream, contain Vitamin E, aloe vera and collagen which can help to reduce the appearance of scars. If the scar is red, try applying a little green concealer, which counteracts the red, and blend well. Try Claudia Stevens Complexion Corrector - Green Formula. Apply foundation lightly and evenly over your face. Finish by gently pressing the translucent powder with a large velour puff. Sometimes trying to camouflage a scar with heavy coverage only draws more attention to it. The best bet is to draw attention away from a scar by emphasizing your best facial features.




<TABLE id=table9 cellPadding=5 width=530 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>Q:

</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>Is it true that over-plucked brows won't grow back?

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>No. The only way to keep hair from growing back is to destroy the hair root (papilla), which is usually done by electrolysis. It can take plucked hairs up to eight weeks to grow back.

<TABLE id=table10 cellPadding=5 width=530 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>Q:

</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>Do powder and cream blushes produce different effects?

</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>A:

</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>Yes. Powder blushes are easiest to apply and provide a matte finish. Cream-based blushes have more texture and provide a dewier look. Cream blushes are a good solution for older or dryer skin types. Savvy Blush Touch Contouring Blusher is a silky, blendable powder blusher with aloe vera and vitamins A,D and E and enriched with minerals for moisture and protection.

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>What causes those large brown spots on my face, and how can I get rid of them?

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>Flat "age spots" or "liver spots" can range in size from one-quarter inch to several inches and result from cumulative sun damage. Lemon juice applied to the spot is the age-old treatment and can be effective, but the acid in the juice can also cause irritation. Today, dermatologists have both surgical and chemical methods for removing "lentigines," as they are medically called Age spots, dark spots and frekles may also be treated with over-the-counter lighteners or "fade" creams . Try Purist Skin Repair Lightening Lotion with hydroquinone and alpha-hydroxy acids, or Palmer's Skin Success Fade Cream with Vitamins C and E, alpha-hydroxy acids and sunscreen.

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>When should I use a reconstructor?

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>A reconstructor is designed to repair protein damage caused by chemical services or heat styling. Use weekly to restore damaged hair or once a month to maintain healthy hair. Try Ion Repair Solutions Hair Reconstructor Treatmentor Aphogee Intensive Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor.

<TABLE id=table13 cellPadding=5 width=530 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>Q:

</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>Why do so many conditioners and styling aids contain alcohol? Doesn't it dry hair out?

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>The kind of alcohol found in some shampoos and conditioners is cetyl or stearyl alcohol. This type of alcohol actually helps condition hair to make it softer. Isopropyl alcohol, usually called "SD-40" alcohol on the label, is found in hairspray and some other styling aids. It is the ingredient that makes hairspray dry quickly. Generally, there is not enough SD-40 alcohol in any professional beauty product to be harmful. But remember, over time, styling aids can build up on hair. Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove all residue and a daily moisturizing shampoo to keep hair hydrated. Try Ion Clarifying Shampoo and Ion Moisturizing Shampoo.

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</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>It is really a matter of preference. Pump sprays go on wetter, and as a result, take longer to dry. Aerosols can provide more precise control for spot holding. For a pump stray, try New Image Non-Aerosol Hair Spray. For an aerosol spray, try Aura Lavender Freeze Spray. <TABLE id=table15 cellPadding=5 width=530 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>Q: </TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=center>How do I keep lipstick on all day?</TD></TR><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top width=22>A: </TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-VARIANT: normal" vAlign=top>Try a lipstick sealer, like Claudia Stevens Lipstick Sealer, over lipstick, or apply a lip base, like Brucci Changes Lipstick, before using lipstick. Apply lipstick, blot, then apply again. Do not blot final coat. Using a lip liner as lipstick also works well!</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>






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Very good INFO!! Loved reading all that, thanks Californian


 
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Originally Posted by laura127 Very good INFO!! Loved reading all that, thanks Californian
Californian is an overflowing font of knowledge
 
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Originally Posted by laura127 Very good INFO!! Loved reading all that, thanks Californian
Your very welcome, Laura!! Sorry about the formatting. I was not able to fix that. Glad you liked it. xoxo


 
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Originally Posted by shoediva Cali what would we do without you????!!!
LOL... oh START IT you guys!! hahahahhahah



 

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