Local Experts Share the Beauty Products and Tools They Swear By

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Plumping System by Kevin Murphy

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“The product we can’t live without is the fabulous Plumping System by Kevin Murphy. Using the eyelash-lengthening industry as inspiration, Kevin Murphy brings a very successful line for woman that uses different natural ingredients adapted to the feminine hormones, so we can now grow hair very fast – an amazing discovery for women who have hair loss and also for our clients who are getting out of cancer treatments.” – Lyn Gagnon, owner and master stylist at Atmosp’hair.

Parlux 385 Blow Dryer

Atmosp’hair Parlux-385

“[We also love] this Parlux 385 blow dryer; it gives amazing volume to those who need it and also incredible smoothness to those who have frizz! It has both ionic and ceramic systems, incredible airflow, it’s ozone-friendly and so light that you’ll never get tired. This is the best tool I’ve owned since my beginnings 34 years ago. It comes in all different fashion colors, and we always have a few in stock. Nobody is disappointed with this one!” – Lyn Gagnon

Wet Brush

Spruce Hair The Wet Brush

“I love using a Wet Brush on my clients’ hair. The soft, flexible bristles easily and painlessly detangle wet hair without snagging or breaking hair, which is more fragile in its wet state. The soft bristles can be used to massage your scalp as you brush, helping to promote circulation for a healthy scalp. These brushes work magic on every type of hair, but I love using them to brush conditioner through curly, dry or unruly hair. Great hair starts with a healthy foundation.” – Lucas Taylor, stylist/owner of Spruce Hair.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream

Murad_small“I love to have bright eyes, and since I don’t drink coffee, this is only achieved with our 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream. Not only does it smell like a latte, it brightens and de-puffs under the eyes in seconds. The coffee bean stimulates the cells, which creates the brightening, and the added benefit of rosehip oil leaves my eyes looking smooth and youthful.” – April Manring, founder and head makeup artist of Be Pure Beauty.

Hanz De Fuko Quicksand

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“Hanz De Fuko Quicksand is a good, multi-faceted product. It includes diatomaceous earth in its ingredients, which gives hair a lightweight, beach-like texture. It can also be used as a dry shampoo to absorb excess oil.” – Laura Martin, stylist at Rock’s Bar and Hair Shop.

glo minerals luxe foundation

140 Salon and Blow Dry Bar LUXE_Cafe_Large“A must-have product is the glo minerals luxe foundation. It’s super hydrating and leaves a dewy, natural finish to your skin. It’s mainly for skin types that need hydrating, and it’s perfect for mature skin as well.” – Nick Haynes, master stylist/makeup artist at 140 Salon and Blow Dry Bar.

glo minerals precision eye pencil

glominerals“The glo minerals precision eye pencil is designed for supreme control when applying eye liner; it allows you to create a flawless winged look.” – Jill Batten, master stylist/bridal specialist at 140 Salon and Blow Dry Hair.

Essential C Day Moisture

Murad“Everyone needs to have a great moisturizer with SPF, like the Essential C Day Moisture with SPF 30. It only takes five minutes of being exposed to the sun for your body to start breaking down collagen and elastin, which is why an SPF is so important. Vitamin C is also very high in antioxidants, which helps to repair and prevent free radical damage (when environmental aggressors damage cells in the body and skin, which can lead to premature aging).” – Amanda Taylor, lead esthetician at Massage Envy.

Aveda tourmaline-charged hydrating cream

Wavelengths - Aveda2_small“This has tourmaline in it, which acts as a natural barrier, but it gives the skin a really luminous quality. It’s got vitamins A, C and E in it. It infuses dry skin with radiance and moisture – all the tourmaline products do that, but I really love the Aveda tourmaline-charged hydrating cream, especially on mature skin but even on younger skin.” – Sherry Clayton-Stanley, owner, head stylist and makeup artist at Wavelengths Salon.

Beauty Blender

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“The Beauty Blender is a tool that gives an airbrush [look] to all liquid and cream makeups, making the finish flawless.” – Lauren Taylor, designer and makeup artist at Posh The Salon.

Mirabella primer

Mirabella Primer“[The Mirabella primer] is a product that’s applied prior to foundation and other makeup that smooths and corrects imperfections in texture and color of the skin. It has a cross-polymer that stands out in consistency above the rest – it will blur imperfections in the skin better than most!” – Lauren Taylor

Hairizon’s Whipped Shea Butter

Hairizon“Hairizon’s Whipped Shea Butter both protects and seals moisture to the hair and body. It’s our go-to essential because it’s packed with vitamins that are known to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, heal imperfections, promote healthy cell renewal and afford great skin protection. Shea butter has a SPF of 6 to 10 as well. At Hairizon, you have the opportunity to customize with oils and fragrances to make it extra special. It’s use is so versatile – its benefits cover head to toe.” – Joi Stepney and Val Jackson, owner/CEO and co-owner, respectively, of Hairizon.

Bamboo-fusion tools

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“Bamboo-fusion tools are specifically designed to be warmed and used during a massage session. The bamboo has a beautiful quality to it and allows the therapist to perform a deep, luxurious massage. For the client, they receive the benefits of deep tissue work without the discomfort and feel incredibly relaxed as well.” – Ivy Jo Staton, licensed massage therapist and owner of Fusion Massage Therapy.

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