$35 Haircut and Deep Conditioning Treatment for High school students!


Are you a High school student in Brighton and getting ready for the Holiday Season?! 

HAIRAPY is giving all high school students the chance to pamper themselves with a haircut and deep conditioning treatment for only $35(normal value $45 haircut, $35 deep conditioning treatment)! Okay, so what’s the deal? Be sure to like and follow us at Hairapy, be following our Instagram page @hairapybrightonco and bring your school ID to your appointment. This offer runs only until the end of the year 12/31 so book your appointment today by Texting 7207174508.

Okay, so what if I am a parent of a High school Student in Brighton? Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you! At your High schooler’s appointment they will be given a voucher to share with any parent or teacher for a Complimentary Haircut with any Color Service!!

TEXT 7207174508 to book today!!

So who is ready to enjoy some amazing deals this holiday season!!

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3 Things for the Perfect Self-Love Night

3 Things for the Perfect Self-Love Night

When was the last time you took time at the beginning of the week to relax? Our lives are so chaotic and crazy 99% of the time so what if you made time for you during the week? Yes, the world will keep spinning! Here are a few things I love to do during my self-love nights!

Wash your face!

Sounds simple, I know, but a task like washing your face can change everything. After a long day, nothing feels better than to wash your day away so you can enjoy your evening. Close your eyes and take a moment to reflect on your day. What are the things you want to wash away the most? Take this time to imagine yourself scrubbing the negativity off your face and watching them run down the drain.

Write it down

What if you have a to-do list a mile long and can’t see the end? Well, could you write out everything you need to do and then take 20 minutes to catch your breath? Doing a brain dump of all the tasks, and things going through your head actually reduces stress! Without overwhelming thoughts flooding in, the relaxation you’ve dreamed of all day is right around the corner.

Meditate

Imagine lighting a candle, smelling your favorite essential oils and taking time to be in your OWN zone. Find a comfortable spot, shut your eyes, focus on your breath and how your body moves with each inhale and exhale. Make your practice your own.

Work can be stressful enough, girl, so take the time you need this week. Wash your face, brain dump and meditate. Love yourself and care for yourself so your cup is full to give to everyone else who needs you.

XOXO,

Abi

The best product for Instant Volume!

As you hop out of the shower and blow-dry your hair, what is the first thing you notice? How does your hair feel after that blow-dry? Super soft, clean and like you don’t have any lift at your root, right?! This one product will give you all the volume your little heart desires in an instant AND will last all day!

What is it??

Puff.me is a volumizing powder that creates texture at your root. This allows the root to stand up leaving you with the volume you want all day! Puff.me is odorless and mess-free and is the first volumizing powder with a pump.

How does it work??

Simply push down on the pump and it will release a small cloud of product. Grab small sections at the root where you desire volume. This will create texture underneath each small section without having to tease a section. Make sure to only apply this to dry hair and hold 2-4 inches away from your hair.

Where can I find this??

This product comes in 2 versions. Light for fine hair and the original for normal to coarse hair. Get your hands on this instant volumizer by contacting me at hairapywithabi@gmail.com.

XOXO,

Abi

3 Simple Ways to Up your Ponytail Game

I’ve been there… Your warm bed sucks you in and the last thing you want to do is get up. You have snoozed all 6 of your alarms and nothing will get you out of your bed. After 30 minutes you now have no choice, it’s time to get up. In a panic, you try to figure out what to wear and how you’re going to look like you DIDN’T just wake up! Girl, here are 3 simple ways you can up your ponytail game.

Wash your hair

I know what you’re thinking, this girl knows I don’t have time and I still have to wash my hair?! Yes, that’s right, but we’re washing our hair with dry shampoo today!

This is an essential first step for the perfect ponytail. The dry shampoo soaks up the oils in dirty hair while giving volume! This volume gives the illusion that we tried really hard, even though we didn’t! ūüėČ Apply your dry shampoo only to the roots because when you apply it to the ends of your hair they can begin to look dull and lifeless.

When you use your dry shampoo try flipping your head upside down. This will ensure a quick and easy application and you will receive the most volume.

Try this Sulfate and Paraben Free Dry shampoo!

Keep your chin up

Have you ever heard of a power pose? Posing like a superhero with your chin up and chest out for a few minutes a day will actually boost your confidence level and decreases stress! So how does this relate to your hair?

A huge struggle of mine is the saggy ponytail! Who else has been there? Lol. As the day goes on, all of your hair falls out at the base of your neck and you look like a hot mess by 12 pm. This pose will help you feel confident and your hair will stay in place all day.

When grabbing your hair for your ponytail LOOK UP! Keep your chin up and tell yourself you love yourself and secure your ponytail without ever dropping your chin. You will never have a saggy ponytail ever again and all that hair at the base of your neck will stay nice and tight all day!

Brush your teeth… I mean Hair?

Grab your toothbrush! Random I know. How many times have you gone into battle with your flyways around your hairline and part line?! Everyday, huh? This is the easiest way to get rid of these guys without having super crunchy hair from hairspray! Without flyaways holding you back, you will look put together and ready to take on the world.

Get a new toothbrush you have never used on your actual teeth before and spray hairspray directly onto the bristles! Gently brush stray hairs back with the toothbrush before the hairspray dries and Ta-da! NO MORE STRAY HAIRS!

Protect our world and go biodegradable with these amazing toothbrushes!

Let me see your beautiful, perfect ponytails by using the hashtag #hairapywithabi on Instagram!!

XOXO,

Abi

HOW TO GROW YOUR HAIR LIKE A MERMAID

HOW TO GROW YOUR HAIR LIKE A MERMAID

Girl, I see you. Your poor hair hasn’t grown more than an inch longer than what is now. AND it has been FIVE years! I’m right, huh? Honeyyy, it is time to do something different and show your hair some love. Whether your hair seems to break off at a certain point or doesn’t grow at all, let’s dive into a few ideas that will change your hair game.

Cool it, Sister!

I get it. You’re in a rush 25/7 and you have no time to breathe let alone style your hair. When you do have time you blast as much heat onto your hair to move quicker. Cool it, Sister! A lower temperature will allow you to go back and reapply heat if needed. You do not want to be the girl who burns her hair off! Burnt hair=damaged ends=breakage!!

DID YOU KNOW… When you apply too much heat to your hair, the color in your hair can burn out. For all my blondies out there, burnt blonde hair turns a brassy color that you can’t get rid of!

CLICK BELOW & CHECK OUT MY FAVORITE CURLING IRON AND STRAIGHTENER!! (I am obsessed with the heat settings on these!)

Cut yo hair…

I know. This is the last thing you want to talk about. You dream of long mermaid hair and panic strikes at the thought of cutting your hair! But cut yo hair and it will grow. A healthy hair strand is so much stronger than a split and fried one. A broken edge will just keep breaking but a solid edge will stick with you through everything.

DID YOU KNOW… split ends are irreversible. Once you have split ends the only way to get rid of them is to cut them.

BOOK YOUR HAIRCUT TODAY @ hairapy.glossgenius.com

Oil saves lives.

Have you heard of castor oil? This has been my go-to lately because of the ricinoleic acid, which comes in high amounts in this oil and improves blood circulation to the scalp. This stimulates dormant hair follicles and increases the amount of new hair growth. Apply to scalp and let this magic oil stay on your scalp for 30 minutes or even overnight for the best results. Castor oil can also be applied to natural lashes and eyebrows to help them grow! TIP: Double shampoo hair to reduce the oily leftovers of this treatment!

DID YOU KNOW… Castor oil actually contains antimicrobial properties and reduces acne as well as heals wounds!! Caution: This oil is said to induce labor and is a natural laxative so keep away from your mouth! Lol

Happy hair is healthy hair. Love your hair and it will love you right back and you will have mermaid hair in no time!

XOXO,

Abi

These 3 products will change your life…

These 3 products will change your life…

I see that face of horror you hold when you finally gain awareness of the number of beauty products you own. Filled with empty promises you now guard your heart against the brutality you feel when brands sell you pretty products but you never feel the true power you desire. Yes, we’re still talking about beauty products! I have been in search for years for products that actually do their job they promise you so here is a list of favorite products of mine that ACTUALLY do their job!

Natural Deodorant

Until recently I have always used the same deodorant and never had an issue with it. Lately, I started to get these really bad reactions under my arms. I began to venture out and try new things. Everything from crystals to putties and pastes and even tried making my own! Honestly, every time I walked into the drugstore I was in search of a better solution. After months of searching, I found my holy grail.

Schmidt’s Bergamont + Lime Natural Deodorant has changed my world. All-natural and free of harsh fragrances, aluminum, and parabens, I now smell amazing AND it last ALL DAY! With ingredients like baking soda, coconut oil, shea butter, and more this Deodorant is Certified vegan and cruelty-free. To all my gluten-free peeps… yes its gluten-free too!!

To use: Gently hold the stick up to your skin to warm and soften the product. In addition, begin to kindly apply and wave your arms in the air like you just don’t care!

Click here to get your own>>> Schmidtsde Deodorant Lime Bergamot 2.65 Oz

Oil-free makeup remover

How many times have you battled the wonderful raccoon eyes that come with mascara? Every day huh! What if you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum and have beautiful lash extensions? Did you know that oil actually breaks down the lash adhesive! As a lash artist, I have searched for quality oil-free makeup removers since I have started lashing and this is hands down my favorite.

Mary Kay’s oil-free eye makeup remover is a must-have for any makeup lover. Designed for those with sensitive skin and eyes, you will never have to wonder if this product will cause irritation or discomfort. I myself have such a hard time finding something that doesn’t irritate them. For instance, with my contacts especially my eyes would always itch like crazy with other removers and I have never had an issue with this guy! Because Mary Kay cares about the quality of their products enough that they actually had it ophthalmologist tested! This go-to has even earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and is a consistent best seller.

To use: Lightly soak a cotton pad and press lightly onto eye area for about 15-30 seconds while it does its magic. Makeup will disappear right before your eyes WITHOUT any harsh rubbing!

Click here to get your own>>> https://www.marykay.com/cherisimmons/en-us/products/best-sellers/mary-kay-oilfree-eye-makeup-remover-180101

Detangler & Heat Protectant

If I had to go down to one hair product for the rest of my life this would be the one! For years, I always thought I HAD to have a million different hair products in my bathroom. Boy was I wrong! This discovery has changed my life and I use it on EVERY guest that sits in my chair.

Design ME’s Fab ME is an 18 in 1 leave-in hair treatment that is ALWAYS the first thing I grab when blowdrying! This bottle defends, controls and makes your hair fabulous with every spray. Here is a list of the 18 amazing benefits straight from the source:

DEFENSE
1. Colour fade protection
2. Split end smoother
3. Breakage prevention
4. Free radical and heat damage protection
5. Revitalizer for hair’s natural protective layer
6. Protection against environmental damage

CONTROL
1. Detangling
2. Enhanced manageability
3. Reduced blow-drying time
4. Static reduction
5. Frizz control
6. Porosity control

FABULOUSITY
1. Light conditioning
2. Shine and luster
3. Hydration
4. Hair strengthener
5. Enhances volume
6. Silky feel

Above all, it smells good, does its job and its only one product! Who would have thought?!

To use: Spray from roots to end on damp hair, brush through and style your pretty hair!

Email me at Hairapywithabi@gmail.com to get your own!!

XOXO,

Abi

Everything you want to know about Balayage and more…

Everything you want to know about Balayage and more…
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Did you know that Balayage (BAH-LEE-AHGE) first came about in the 1970s in a salon in France?! Translated in French as sweeping. These custom painted highlights, in other words, Balayage, has now become a must-have for every low-maintenance color lover. With salons filled with traditional highlight guests throughout the 80s and 90s, Balayage never stood a chance. It’s crazy to think how slowly trends moved without the power of social media, right?

What is the difference between Balayage and Traditional Highlights?

So, let’s dive in, the biggest difference between balayage and traditional highlights is the application.

During a balayage service, your hairstylist will take sections throughout your whole head and sweep color from the mid-lengths and ends. These sections can process in a foil for a higher lift of blonde or left out in the open air like the traditional application of the 1970s. Whether your little heart desires a cooler or warmer blonde, your hairstylist will find the perfect gloss for you that will eliminate any unwanted tones. With a balayage and gloss as icing on the cake, you will be flipping your hair any chance you get!

Maybe custom highlights aren’t for you. Traditional highlights create a more uniform and brighter look from roots to ends. Each one of these sections will live in a closed foil with the enlightener placed as close to the roots as possible. Traditional highlights can create a variety of different looks anywhere from chunky to super fine and sunkissed. In the most recent trends, the finer and more natural the highlight the better. Big difference from the well-known chunky highlights of the famous Kelly Clarkson, huh?

What is best for me?

Let’s take a step back and reflect on some of the main things that differentiate the balayage technique and the traditional way of highlighting.

Balayage

  • 8-12 weeks in between appointments
  • Custom hand-painted highlights
  • Focused where the sun would naturally lighten throughout your hair
  • processes in foil or sitting out in open hair
  • Provides 2-3 levels of lift
  • Color stays off new growth and lives in the mid-lengths and ends
  • Does not provide grey coverage
  • Requires a Gloss or purple shampoo in-between visits

Traditional Highlights

  • 6-8 weeks in between appointments
  • Created by weaving or slicing small sections throughout your hair
  • Processes in foils
  • Provides a higher lift of blonde
  • Color lives from new growth to ends
  • The original color will remain between foils
  • Blends out greys without showing a harsh grow out
  • Requires a Gloss or purple shampoo in-between visits

If you have any questions about what technique will fit you best email me at hairapywithabi@gmail.com.

XOXO,
Abi

GIRL, WASH YOUR HAIR!

GIRL, WASH YOUR HAIR!

When was the last time you bought shampoo and conditioner from your local drug store? Yesterday, 6 months ago, maybe years and years ago? Whether you’re a local drug store beauty shopper or a “I only buy from my hairstylist” type of girl, here are a few things that you should always look for in your shampoo and conditioner!

Follow what you stand for

Here in 2019 it is super hard to find a beauty brand that doesn’t align with your moral values! Remember, there is a shampoo for everyone! If you live your life zero waste, vegan and/or cruelty free you do not have to go and force yourself to collect plastic bottle after plastic bottle through a company you know nothing about. ¬†There are amazing shampoo bars that not only cut down your waste but can actually last you longer than a traditional bottle of¬†shampoo. Always try to shop locally for these sorts of things to avoid unnecessary packaging. I know The ZERO WASTE MARKET PLACE in Colorado never disappoints but if you are in need of a shampoo bar and don’t have access to an amazing resource like this,¬†CHECK OUT this company by Pressing on the image below and try out a few samplers of different shampoo bars they carry and find your perfect match!

Maybe you’re not into the whole shampoo bar thing, there are plenty of companies that create naturally derived products that either try to cut down on waste or have a recycling system in place! It is easier to fall in love with a product line if you love what they stand for!

 

Stay away from the unhealthy things

At some point I know you have heard about parabens and sulfates, but do any of us really know what those weird words mean?

Starting in the 1950s parabens have been used to prevent the spread of bacteria and act as a preservative in our everyday beauty products. As much as we want our shampoos to last us, parabens have been linked to hormone disfunction and research has shown it can actually cause breast cancer and fertility issues! I think I can say this for all of us, NO PRODUCT IS WORTH A RISK LIKE THAT.

Sulfates create the bubbles we love to see in our shampoo, but not all shampoos that sud have them. Sulfates are big offenders for drying out our hair, scalp, and our skin! This can even create irritation and redness and make our poor scalps more susceptible to dandruff and itchiness. NOBODY WANTS DRY, BRITTLE HAIR, PEOPLE!

If a shampoo and conditioner say on the back of the bottle PARABEN AND SULFATE FREE go for it! Save your bodies, hair and scalp from the worst and shower your hair with the least harsh chemicals possible. Side note: If the bottle doesn’t note that it is paraben and sulfate free don’t believe that they aren’t in there. Do your research and love on your hair by sparing it from these harsh ingredients.

 

Listen to your hair

The best advice I can give you with this one is listen to your hair stylist. Your professional will know whether your hair is damaged or just dry, and in need of moisture or more protein. Not all shampoos and conditioners have to act as a treatment, sometimes your hair will be happy with just a nice “daily” shampoo. (just because it is a daily shampoo doesn’t mean you should use it everyday)

**Did you know too much protein in your hair can actually make your hair look like its damaged? This is why it is so important you know whether your hair is split, frazzled, fried or just plain dry.**

Color treated hair should be treated with as much love as possible! Color safe shampoos will save not only your hair color but your pocket book as well! There are so many color enhancing shampoos that will add more vibrancy to your hair color so the possibilities of how many and which shampoos you collect are endless. Please reach out to your amazing stylist and find the best shampoo and conditioner system for you, YOUR HAIR WILL THANK YOU!

 

There are so many different hair products and I know it can be really overwhelming when trying to find the right path for you and your hair. Follow your heart and the things that mean most to you in your lifestyle. Say no to harsh chemicals and listen to what your hair needs and your lovely stylist recommends. I am always a click away with any questions!

 

XOXO
Abi

THE NOT SO GLAMOROUS SIDE OF RED HAIR!!!

THE NOT SO GLAMOROUS SIDE OF RED HAIR!!!

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Almost a month and a half ago I took a leap and went from the blonde hair that I had loved for 3 YEARS and decided to go red! Red had always been the color I wanted SO badly BUT I was terrified to achieve.

Would I be able to pull it off? What would I look like? What will everyone else think?

Honestly, looking back on these questions it’s a little embarrassing. I was so focused on what other people would think of how I looked and what my outside appearance would look like instead of how I would feel internally about this big change.

I am a strong believer that our hair changes the way we feel about ourselves emotionally and mentally. So this is why I was kind of upset with my self for holding off for so long. If it makes YOU HAPPY DO IT! You will always have me in your corner cheering you on! ūüėČ

While I was so concerned with what other people were thinking I wish I thought of these KEY things:

 

  • RED HAIR IS A LOT OF MAINTENANCE!
    • Red hair is so beautiful and vibrant but even though you want it to stay like that… IT WON’T. Red along with any vibrant color will¬†NEED to be refreshed EVERY 3-4 weeks! Well, Why? Even if you don’t mind seeing your roots come in, your beautiful red hair WILL FADE AFTER EACH wash. After 3 weeks have passed I am begging to get my ends refreshed! Like I said… RED IS A LOT OF MAINTENANCE! Find a stylist you love and visit him or her every month! ūüėČ

 

  • YOUR HAIR CAN’T GO FOR A DIP IN THE POOL WITH YOU THIS SUMMER!
    • With Red or any color treated hair you have to be SUPER CAREFUL when it comes to the pool and any water for that matter! So let’s just imagine you’re enjoying your day at the pool, you’ve baked in the sun for half the day but it’s hot and all you want to do is dive head first into that ice, cold pool! Let’s fast forward to seconds after that head first dive… You pop up for air and flip your hair like every fun hair pool pic on Instagram and next thing you know YOUR HAIR IS BLEEDING RED INTO THE ONCE CLEAR POOL! ¬†I know, right? Super dramatic Lol buuuut I kinda had to freak you out so you wouldn’t try it! Be nice to your hair and save yourself from the awkward convos and keep your fabulous hair OUT of the pool this summer!

 

  • YOU WILL FEEL DIRTY!
    • YOU HAVE TO GO LONGER BETWEEN SHAMPOOS! Washing your hair every day won’t do like I mentioned earlier every time you shampoo your hair, your hair will fade! You will have to train your hair to go longer with out a shampoo to stay looking fabulous! I shoot for washing my hair 2 times a week and I still refresh my color every 3 weeks sooo moral of the story is red hair fades fast. Please remember just because you aren’t washing your hair everyday you will still need to shower lol shower caps, top knots and dry shampoo save lives, people!

 

These 3 things have been the hardest part about having my red hair but I have been OBSESSED with it since I made this transformation! DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY & BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE!

 

XOXO,

Abi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#GYFLT

#GYFLT

Soooo who else is struggling to fully understand Adulting when it comes to finances?!

Who else wants to learn the right way to budget? Or even learn how to get out of the hole that Student Loans are burying you in??

CHECK OUT THIS NEW FAVORITE OF MINE!!

I know I am not the only one who feels like I will never understand half the stuff I’ll need to in order to make it by in this crazy world! So here’s a book that I found at Barnes n Noble ($15) that has literally changed my outlook on money, debt, and future adulting issues!!

BROKE Millennial- By: ERIN LOWRY

It says it right on the cover! Stop scraping by and get your Financial Life together.

Beware you will get called out in this book and it will definitely open your eyes and get you thinking! Personal Finance is a thing. Setting yourself up for Retirement is a thing. (Even if you’re working your first job!) Consumer Debt, Student Loans, Investing, Credit Scores, Savings Account, Emergency Funds, are all a thing!!

Don’t believe me? Or what to find out more about what I’m talking about? Join Erin Lowry and read her words of wisdom!

***A Sense of Humor is NEEDED***

-Abi