Animal prints are back in style. Are you ready to get wild?

Animal prints are back for fall 2018, ladies! Some fashion articles are calling it the Animal Print Revival, so get ready for a myriad of options for animal prints! Simply incorporate your favorite animal prints to stay on top of the trend this fall.


Personally, I would go for the classic leopard print; there are tons of great choices for this print. I've fallen in love with my two new pairs of leopard shoes and a scarf. Accessories like scarves give a sophisticated, timeless look and are the perfect accent for your outfit.

Going overboard with animal prints can look a little too ostentatious, so my advice for your autumn leopard trend is focusing on footwear. You're less likely to mismatch styles with footwear so you can stay on point without looking cheap with the right shoes. Also, if you are bored with plain, basket-style bags, or cotton tote bags, grab a shoulder clutch for a stylish accent.

Tops brands are already out with endless animal print options, so be bold and show your wild side!


Goodbye summer hair. Here come new bangs!

We are getting many requests for a haircut with bangs as we approach Fall.
Don’t want to get rid of your long hair but want to change up your style?
Want to look fun and maybe a bit younger?

Maybe it’s the Fall freeze, the pumpkin spiced latte, or the holiday lights in the street, but you can feel the change in the air. So, why not change with the season?
If you’re getting the itch to say goodbye to your summer beach style, let us give you some edgy bangs that suit your facial frame.
Many of our customers come in nervous about making the change, but leave happy and satisfied with their new bangs.

Try a new hairstyle and give yourself a stylish, fresh look :) 


Say, YES to avocado! It's not just for eating.


I would like to talk about the benefits of eating a certain, special superfood. Avocado!
Avocado is considered one of the top super food for a reason. Avocado is good for your skin, hair, and has many more benefits to health and beauty.

Avocado contains unsaturated oils that penetrate deep into the skin. This oil provides excellent nutrition to moisturize the hair. 

Potassium, vitamins B, E, and K affect the emollient of your skin and hair, enhancing its moisture and softness.
This means what you consume and will affect your skin, so it’s important to
Avocado oil is known to smooth the skin and reduce wrinkles. Not only does it moisturize the hair, but it also contains a protein that is very beneficial. Avocado can be used in many ways and is more than just a superfood for consumption.
It's important to eat properly to maintain healthy skin.

I’ve listed a few DIY spa treatments you can try out at your own home!
You can have fun while pampering your skin with pure, rich ingredients. Natural ingredients provide the best nutrition for your hair and body.

 1. Avocado oil face mask
Mixture: Avocado, egg whites, and lemon juice  

Avocado contains abundant omega-3 fat that strengthens the firmness and silkiness of the skin.
Egg whites contain the protein called albumin that tightens the pores. Albumin helps to firm the skin and act as an anti-aging booster.
Lemon contains a natural astringent that controls the oiliness of the skin so it can help skin to stay healthy while keeping it moisturized.

2. Deep hydrating face mask
Mixture: Avocado, honey, and yogurt    

When the avocado oil is combined with honey, it acts as an antibacterial cream for the face. Not only that,  but you can add some yogurt and it to help reduce inflammation. This face mask can also open up the pores and tighten the skin as well.

3. Deep conditioning hair mask
Mixture: Avocado, egg yolk, and olive oil

Mix raw avocado, egg yolk, olive oil, and apply them directly to the hair. This combination of super-foods with rich nutrition will rejuvenate the hair like nothing else.

4. Citrus hand treatment serum
Mixture: Oats, and lemon juice

Mix oats and lemon juice for a cost-effective, natural serum with high-absorption to moisturize your hands and the added benefit of a fresh citrus scent.


The Pros and Cons of Blow-drying and Air-drying Hair

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that hair dryers use air and heat to dry wet hair.
Do you know the primary component of hair? It’s protein, just like an egg. Protein is very fragile to heat, that is, using excessive heat will result in moisture loss, dryness, and split-ends. This is why hair will begin to feel very hard and stiff after frequent blow-drying. Unfortunately, hardened, damaged hair will not be able to return to its original condition. I believe this is why many prefer to air-dry their hair because of the damage that blow-drying causes.


Yes, there are benefits to drying hair naturally, such as less damage, longer-lasting colors and perms, and saving time and energy. However, there are far greater negative consequences to air-drying hair.

1. Bacteria live on the scalp and hair, and they multiply in the wet conditions. So, if your hair stays wet for an extended period, then these living bacteria will begin to cause an unpleasant odor. EWW!

2. There are cuticles that coat and protect the surface of the hair. In a wet state, these cuticles begin to peel off, which causes split ends.  Also, when you lose these cuticles, the inner layers become exposed and emerge from inside the hair shaft. OH, MY!

3. When hair stays wet and cold, it leads to poor blood circulation and increases the chance of thinning hair. NOOO!

So, blow-drying slows down the spread of bacteria, keeping hair protected and coated with cuticles. The key is not to leave the hair wet for an extended period and reduce blow-drying time to reduce scalp and hair damage. The best way is to quickly towel-dry immediately after taking a shower to dry the moisture from the hair and scalp, thereby reducing the need for extended blow-drying.
I hope this helps everyone to understand the pros and cons of both methods. Yes, some hair types and styles require you to dry your hair naturally, but remember, the two key points are to towel-dry and use product to keep your hair healthy.


Think beautiful, Stay beautiful.


50 shades of red

Matte red-brown lip color is a hot new trend this season.  As some of you may have noticed,  ‘red’ has been trending for some time now.  But wait! There are, of course, 50 shades of red out there. Whats ‘in’ right now is a darker shade with a hint of brown. This gives it a deeper color, and the matte finish gives it a flawless look.

I went into a M•A•C store to find a color for myself, and ooh-la-la, each one of the lipsticks had a cute name like, ‘smoked almond,’ ‘toast and butter’ and so many more creative, catchy names. After trying on many colors (because that’s the best part of makeup shopping, right?) and giving it some thought, I finally decided to go with ‘brick dust.’ It’s an orange-ish brown matte finish lipstick with a sweet scent to it. I love that this color goes with so many looks. And the best part? You don’t have to break your wallet when you’re shopping at M•A•C. Ladies, don’t underestimate the power of red lipstick, there’s something about it that empowers us and gives us confidence.  So, grab one for yourself, and rock the world! 


Leave-in hair cream by Rene Furterer

I was very excited the other day when I read an article in VOGUE JAPAN about a hair care product I love. The Rene Karite Overnight Care by Rene Furterer was discussed in the article, "Aftershower Hair Care Product to Nourish Beautiful Hair." Rene Furterer is a French brand that we use at Viange Hair Salon. This hair treatment cream is one product that we recommend to many of our customers.

It’s a moisturizing cream that is highly effective for dry hair. Out of many naturally based hair care products to choose from, Rene Karite Overnight Care is specifically designed to treat damaged, extremely dry hair. It's a leave-in cream so, there's no need to rinse it off.
After drying your hair with a towel, massage it gently over your entire scalp. Focus on the damaged areas especially, such as the tips of your hair.
There's no need to rinse off, so just let it dry before going to bed.
Super easy, right? And the results? Oh, man! My hair, from the roots to the tips, was so incredibly soft when I felt it in the morning.
You would think it might be too thick since there's a fair amount of shea butter mixed in, but surprisingly, it leaves no stickiness and adds no weight in your hair. My hair felt superb! It's definitely worth giving it a try.


How are you taking care of your hair?
I’d like to talk about a simple yet under-appreciated technique, brushing.

Photo Credit: woman excite

Our hair produces natural oil to keep it moisturized. However, even with the natural oil produced by the scalp, it does not moisturize the tips of your hair. Brushing properly on a daily basis helps to spread the natural oil evenly to every part of the hair. This can give a lustrous look with no added product. Who doesn’t want a naturally beautiful look without the hassle?

Also, brushing helps to massage the scalp, which improves the blood circulation.
Why is blood circulation so important for your scalp? Because it will help feed the scalp with more nutrients, which means better hair growth can be expected. Furthermore, brushing also removes the excess dirt and dandruff, while it also untangles your hair and cleans the split ends. I recommend using brushes made of nylon or plastic because they are easy to clean and are less likely to break.

If you haven’t been doing this, make the simple act of brushing daily a habit for natural, beautiful hair.