Beauty Tips with Dawn-Marie: Choosing the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

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Wondering how to choose a hair color that works best with your skin tone? The best way is to determine whether you have a cool, warm or neutral skin tone. Here are a few tips to determine yours:

1). Hold up a piece of silver and yellow-gold jewelry against your skin. If the silver looks better against your skin, you have a cool skin tone. If the yellow-gold looks better, you have a warm skin tone. If both pieces of jewelry look equally as good, you have a neutral skin tone.

2). Look at the veins on the underside of your forearm. If your veins are blue, you have a cool skin tone. If your veins are tinged with green, you have a warm skin tone. If you have both blue and green veins, you have neutral skin.

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People with a warm skin tone look best with hair colors that have a warm overtone. People with a cool skin tone look best with hair colors that have a cool overtone. If you fall under the neutral category, you look good with any hair color (lucky!).

Skin tone hair color matches:

Warm

  • Gold
  • Honey
  • Caramel
  • Copper
  • Red
  • Mahogany
  • Strawberry Blonde
  • Ginger
  • Dark Brown
  • Rust

Cool

  • Platinum
  • Ash-blonde
  • Sandy Blonde
  • Medium Brown
  • Jet Black
  • Fawn
  • Mid-level blondes
  • Wine
  • Burgundy
  • Mahogany

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Tips:

  • If you want to change your hair color or add highlights, don’t go more than two shades above or below your natural color.
  •  Adding a few face-framing highlights will add dimension to your hair (especially if you have layers)!
  • The key to having black hair is to add tons of shine because this shade can easily look dull or dry.
  • If you naturally have fair skin, you’re best suited for a cool beige or platinum hair color.

Fashion with Compassion

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October 18, 2013 – Last night, MC College Alumni: Nicole Campre, Sid Negium and Alisha Schick showcased their designs in the fashion show at the 17th annual Syncrude presents Fashion with Compassion. Their designs will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, in support of Sorrentino’s Compassion House.

Each of the designers created an illustration of their designs to reflect the shows theme: “Make a Statement”. Nicole Campre made her creation a statement of thought, relaxation and peace; designing a modern kimono robe with a plunging neckline. Alisa Schick of Suka Clothing designed a high collared, black and white gown with metal studs. Sid Negium, a designer based in Toronto, took a modern twist on the little black dress.

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In a local newspaper article, the designers were asked why they chose to participate:

Nicole Campre:  “I love what it represents and what it stands for. It’s such an honour to be involved — it’s such an amazing show for the community and it’s for a good cause. We’re really excited.”

Alisha Schick — Suka Clothing: “I always wondered how I could be a part of it,” she says of the show. She, like so many people, has been touched by cancer affecting loved ones. “It’s a very familiar cause to me; it really does hit home. I don’t think people are aware that this (Compassion House) exists in Edmonton and I think what they’re doing is amazing.”

Fashion with Compassion is an annual fundraiser for Compassion House Foundation, in support of Sorrentino’s Compassion House. Every year, the show is sold out to an audience of over 1400 guests, helping to make a statement about the importance of the healing journey of women fighting breast cancer.

Blind bids for the one-of-a kind pieces are accepted from Oct. 12 until Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Winners will be notified Oct. 24

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Beauty tips with Dawn Marie: How to get a brighter, whiter smile!

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Just like our skin, your teeth can age over the years. Did you know that surface stains can be caused by the following?

  • Drinking coffee, tea, red wine, sodas
  • Tobacco
  • Accumulation of plaque and tartar
  • Eating highly pigmented foods such as blueberries and cherries
  • Antibiotics: tetracycline and doxycycline

We all want a whiter, brighter and younger smile-last year, 10 million Canadians spent over 1.7 billion dollars on teeth whitening products. Why spend thousands of dollars at the dental office and on over-the-counter remedies when you can make you own!

What you’ll need:

  • Toothpaste
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide- available at your location drug store
  • Water
  • Toothbrush

Directions:

  1. In a small cup, place a dime sized amount of toothpaste.
  2. Mix in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of water.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide.
  4. Stir the mixture.
  5. Use your toothbrush and the mixture to brush your teeth for 2 minutes

To achieve maximum results, repeat steps 1-5 2 times a week. Once you start to see results, use the mixture once a month.

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Dawn Marie Needham is the School Director at the Vernon Campus.  She is also a beauty consultant for the local newspaper.

Beauty Tips with Dawn Marie

Did you know? Wasabi is not only delicious on sushi, but is also healthy for your skin.  Wasabi creates natural effects as an antimicrobial agent, anti-inflammatory and a skin purifier.  Here is a simple recipe to achieve healthier looking skin.

Wasabi Massage Oil:

Combine ¼ cup vegetable oil and ¼ cup light sesame oil in a small saucepan. Heat on low for 2 to 3 minutes or until warm but NOT boiling or smoking. Immediately remove from heat and stir in ½ tsp wasabi paste. Be sure to use a wooden spoon as plastic can leach out chemicals. Cover and let cool for at least 1 hour. Add 5 drops of vitamin E oil.

Rub the oil on back, arms, chest and neck for moisture to create a glowing skin.  The wasabi in the massage oil helps eliminate any bacteria from building up that may be caught under the skin.

Dawn Marie Needham is the School Director at the Vernon Campus.  She is also a beauty consultant for the local newspaper.

Curly vs. Straight

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Sometimes what nature gives us is not always appreciated. People with curly hair wish for straight hair and people with straight hair wish… well you get it!

Don’t restrict your hair cut to having only one styling option, instead opt for a cut that is versatile and can be worn both curly and straight. Your styling decisions most often will depend on your mood, occasion and how much time you are willing to spend on it.

June’s special will help you achieve what you don’t have! So, whether curly, wavy or straight, you can achieve the change you need for less. Our Salon is offering all Perms and chemical straightening for only $30.00! Check out our website for a location near you.

Photo Source: Woman’s Health Magazine