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  • Wait, Why Aren't You Using A Hair Mask?

    SAMSUNG CSCHair masks are without question a Holy Grail beauty product, but we find ourselves asking- why aren’t more people using them? Although there are a lot of myths behind hair masks, such as they make your hair greasy, they’re too heavy for certain hair types or what have you- I guarantee you there is a mask out there for everybody.

    When it comes to masks, the most important thing you can do is read the packaging. Odds are if a hair mask is making your hair greasy or ‘crunchy’, it’s not for your hair type. Another reason you may be seeing less than positive effects it’s because you’re using the mask wrong. Some hair masks are designed for weekly use, daily use, monthly use and so on and so forth. If you’re using a ‘once a month’ mask once a week, there you have it. Myth debunked! However, you should be using masks fairly regularly (we’re talking once a week, ladies and gentlemen)- especially during the changing of seasons. Altered temperatures and sun exposure can wreck total havoc on all hair types, so it’s best to play it safe and throw on a moisturizing mask every now and then to prevent dry and brittle hair. When applying a hair mask, be it on wet hair or on dry hair, it is crucial that you focus on the ends of your hair. Focusing on this part of your hair with a mask mixed with regular trimming will prevent breakage and split ends, giving your hair a more sleek appearance overall.

    It’s also important to shampoo and condition your hair after applying a mask. Once the mask has done its thing, grab a gentle shampoo and conditioner and make sure to thoroughly cleanse the hair. Oil based masks especially will leave a greasy appearance towards the scalp if not properly washed out, so it is key that you spend a little extra time washing the hair to ensure a soft and shiny result.

    More so than moisturizing the hair itself, regular use of hair masks can prevent dandruff. There are some masks geared specifically towards dandruff prevention, however any mask with healing ingredients and natural oils will soothe and moisturize a dry scalp.

    Having adequately moisturized hair will also prevent fading when it comes to coloring your hair. You should start using a hair mask at least two or three weeks prior to getting color applied to the hair if you aren’t already. After coloring, you will want to keep up this routine to help retain as much moisture in the hair as possible, which will make the color look more vibrant and help protect the hair from becoming brittle.

    Any time is a great time to start using hair masks, it’s never too late to start taking better care of your hair. As much of a hassle as hair masks may seem, there’s a mask for practically everyone and anyone’s schedule. Masks are designed for all time frames- 5 minutes, overnight, 20 minutes…the list goes on. You can even throw on a mask in the shower. leave it on while you shave your legs and rinse it out when you’re done, it’s that simple and will benefit your hair tenfold in the long run.

    Here are some masks to try: Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus (Dry/Damaged Hair), It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask (Dry/Damaged Hair), Ouidad Melt-Down (Curly Hair), Wella Age Restore (Aged/Coarse Hair), Alterna Bamboo UV+ (Damaged/Color Treated Hair), Keratin Complex Blondeshell (Blonde Hair)

  • Marula Pure Beauty Oil - Is This Missing From Your Beauty Collection?

    marulaMarula Oil is a naturally superior, doctor recommended oil for both skin and hair- making it an extremely versatile addition to any beauty regimen. Skin products range from a Foaming Cleansing Oil, a hybrid cleanser that provides the user with benefits found in traditional cleansers (gel and oil) without harmful sulfates or an oily residue, to Pure Marula Eye Cream, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and dark circles ultimately leaving you with the appearance of refreshed and youthful eyes. There is an even more vast collection of hair products as Marula Pure Beauty Oil has solutions for every hair type- course/curly, damaged/chemically treated and fine/thin hair.

    Coarse & Curly Hair + Damaged & Chemically Treated Hair:

    Deep Moisture Hair Mask – Intense conditioning treatment to rebalance the scalp, improve hair elasticity and restore essential moisture. Daily Moisture Mist (Leave-In Conditioning Heat Protector) – Multi-functional leave-in conditioner providing heat protection up to 428 degrees. Intensive Repair Shampoo – Sulfate free shampoo to rebuild and revive dry/damaged hair by restoring moisture and shine. Intensive Repair Conditioner – Deep conditioning treatment to protect color-treated hair damage while sealing the hair cuticle to add vibrancy and shine to the hair.

    Fine & Thin Hair:

    Daily Moisture Mist (Leave-In Conditioning Heat Protector) – Multi-functional leave-in conditioner providing heat protection up to 428 degrees. Weightless Moisture Conditioner – Gentle and rich weightless, sulfate free conditioner to hydrate moisture deprived hair and protect color from fading. Weightless Moisture Shampoo – Gentle and mild moisturizing shampoo to replenish moisture and add shine while protecting hair from damage and fading.

    In addition to a myriad of ‘in the shower’ products, Marula Pure Beauty Oil also offers treatments such as:

    5-in-1 Volumizing Spray – Create immediate volume at the roots of the hair and build both body and a thicker appearance without residue while maintaining natural looking shine. Intensive Hair Treatment and Styling Oil - Silicone-free and color safe leave-in styling and conditioning treatment to deliver moisture and protect the hair while reducing frizz and adding shine. Light Hair Treatment and Styling Oil – Lightweight, color safe leave-in styling and conditioning treatment to deliver moisture and protect the hair while reducing frizz and adding shine without adding unnecessary weight to thin/fine hair.

    Marula Oil has an overwhelmingly high content of antioxidants and fatty acids (such as Omega 6 and Omega 9) which makes it superior at anti-aging. Not only can Marula Oil be used on its own, but it can also be added to other facial care and beauty products to boost their efficiency. Marula Pure Beauty Oil is a versatile, multi-use product that is a necessary addition to your collection of beauty and hair care products.

  • Primers: The Most Important Step You May Be Neglecting!

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    We ALL want a flawless face whenever we apply our makeup. Sometimes, we just jump into our look without taking the necessary steps to ensure our makeup stays on for as long as possible. That is why priming your face before makeup application is so important to make sure that you get the maximum life out of your makeup. There are various types of primers for various skin types, so let’s talk about them.

    There are many primers out there and a lot of them have different purposes.  Not only are there regular primers that work very well on most skin types, but there are primers to help color correct, there are primers to help keep oil at bay, and there are primers to help conceal larger pores.

    Regular Primers: Primers that don’t target specific skin needs are typically universal and can work for most skin types that don’t require specific needs. Primers like the NYX HD Foundation Primer and the Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer can be used on most skin types and will help prevent makeup from creasing, fading or melting away.

    Color Correcting Primers: These are best for people who have specific undertones they want to counteract. Those with more red pigmentation should use a green colored primer to help counteract the redness that they do not want visible. Similarly, those with more yellow undertones should use a purple primer to help counteract the more yellowy pigments. These will create a more evened out appearance of the skin for foundation. NYX has a few different color correcting primers, such as the Studio Perfect Primers in Lavender & Green.

    Oily Skin Primers: This is one of the more popular types of primers. These primers are usually oil-free to help keep further oil production. They are typically thinner in consistency and will help keep your oil at bay for longer without having to blot your face as frequently. NYX Shine Killer is perfect for this need.

    Pore Filling Primers: This is the category that I typically fall into. I don’t have very oily skin but I do have larger pores so this is the type of primer I usually go for. These are also usually oil-free and will fill in the look of larger pores to create a softer look. I am obsessed with NYX Pore Filler primer; it really creates a smooth look and makes my skin look flawless.

    Shop all primers [here]

    What type of primer do you usually go for? Let us know in the comments below!







  • Zoella Beauty - New at Beauty Plus Salon

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    Introducing Zoella Beauty- a wide array of primarily bath and body care products curated by popular lifestyle YouTuber Zoe Sugg, better known as her online/public persona Zoella. The brands offerings include products such as the Fizz Bar (Fragranced Bath Fizzer) and the Wondrous Whip Body Cream- creating a unique, Zoella-fied bath and body experience. Zoella Beauty was initially launched in the U.K. over two years ago and first made a trip stateside in 2016 upon the release of a limited edition holiday line. However Zoella Beauty is here to stay and now has an American line comprised of fan favorites from past collections. This beauty brand is a direct reflection of Zoella’s personality- cute, whimsical and created in hopes to help alleviate anxieties by providing an all-around pleasant experience. Zoella knocked the packaging out of the park with this one. Some products are so pretty it pains us to unwrap them or break the seal- but not only is this brand aesthetically pleasing, it is also extremely affordable. There is not one product in the line that exceeds $15 in price, meaning you can buy two of everything. After indulging yourself in an array of Zoella Beauty products, you’ll feel rather dainty and delightful without breaking the bank. Beauty Plus Salon carries the following Zoella Beauty products:

    Zoella Soap Pop – Fragranced soap on a stick with ingredients to help keep skin feeling smooth

    Zoella Blissful Mistful (Solid Fragrance) – A solid fragrance in a portable container for easy on the go use

    Zoella Soak Opera – Bath and shower cream that can be used directly on wet skin or as bubble bath

    Zoella Creamy Madly Dreamy – Body lotion with skin-loving ingredients to soften and condition the skin

    Zoella Pretty Polished – Sugar scrub used to exfoliate and rid your skin of dull and dead skin

    Zoella Blissful Mistful – Fresh and floral scented fragrance

    Zoella Wonder Hand Cream – Hand cream packed with moisturizers to keep your hands soft and smooth

    Zoella Scooper Dooper – Foaming bath soak with ingredients to keep your skin feeling soft

    Zoella Wondrous Whip – Lightly whipped body cream to condition and soften the skin

    Zoella Fizz Bar – Eight small cubes of bath fizzers to create a relaxing bathing experience

  • Voluminous Hair Has Never Been So Easy!


    All of us aspire to have giant hair from time to time … Okay, maybe all the time. Whether you dream of beachy, textured hair or just plain big and voluminous hair, Redken has just the products for you. Recently, they launched the newest members of their family, Beach Envy Volume and High Rise Volume. Your hair will certainly rise (literally) above the rest.

    For those who are curious, yes, Redken did in fact discontinue the Body Full line, and these products will be taking its place. High Rise is your more volumizing line if you want a polished but still big and voluminous look, especially those who have finer hair types and need some lift and body. The High Rise Lifting Shampoo is your starting point for cleaning and lifting your hair all at once. It will give you body and a beautiful, silky finish. It is perfect for those who have flat and fine hair types that need a boost. Need a volumizing conditioner? Look no further than the High Rise Volume Lifting Conditioner. No one wants big voluminous hair with knots, am I right? This volumizing conditioner will not only give limp hair lift, but it will also detangle at the same time for big hair without the hassle. Hair is left soft and easier to style and work with, making the process a lot more manageable when styling. Speaking of styling, after washing hair you need a product to coordinate with your shower routine. That’s where the High Rise Volume Duo Volumizer comes in. This product is unique as it is a gel-cream, so you get the long life of the gel and the manageability of a cream to make your hair unbeatable. It combines the power of both products to give you unbelievable lift, body and volume. Let’s say you don’t exactly want huge hair, but you want the appearance that you just stepped off of a beach and your hair is wavy, textured, and just gorgeous. You either want to go big or beachy, and we talked about big already, so let’s go beachy, shall we? The Beach Envy line will be your best friend if you dream of summer waves. The Beach Envy Volume Texturizing Shampoo is your starting point. It gently cleanses hair as it gives volumizes and gives texture to the hair all at once. It will give amplified, loose and just downright beautiful waves. To further add to the summer look, follow with Beach Envy Volume Texturizing Conditioner. What’s interesting about this conditioner is that it has a unique consistency; it is a gel-lotion conditioner but it will not give a weird feeling to the hair. It gently conditions and detangles hair while it gives body and texture and sets the hair up for beautiful waves. If you need a product to further help achieve those waves without the sand, look no further than the Beach Envy Wave Aid Spray. This salt-free styling treatment spray contains a blend of minerals to infuse hair with texture and movement without feeling crunchy. It is perfect for using before styling or air drying. Spraying on wet hair before air drying, blow drying or diffusing will give it an effortless look. If you want to use it on dry hair, use before curling or waving hair for a knockout look.

    Would you want to go big, or go beachy? What type of hair would you prefer? Leave a comment below, or if you have already tried either line!

  • Get Your Best Hair Yet!


    Great hair is something almost every woman dreams of. Whether your idea of great hair is smooth, soft, shiny, full -  it doesn't matter - it's something we all strive for. Here at Beauty Plus, that is our goal - to help you customize your hair routine to achieve your goals of beautiful hair. The most basic steps to great hair are 1. Wash and Condition, 2. Repair and Hydrate, 3. Prep and Protect, and 4. Style and Finish.

    Lets start with washing and conditioning... It seems so extra basic that I shouldn't have to mention it right? WRONG! There is more to picking the right shampoo and conditioner than meets the eye. You must truly understand what your goals (and hair needs) are before choosing a shampoo and conditioner. Don't get me wrong, there are no "one size fits all" shampoo/conditioner duos out there - but some come close. One of my favorites is Redken's Color Extend Magnetics duo. It is color safe - and, lets be honest, most woman today color their hair  - so finding a color safe shampoo is extremely important. (You don't? that's ok, this shampoo and conditioner are still great for you!) The shampoo is sulfate free, gentle and lightweight (which is great, it won't weigh you down if you are looking for volume!). The conditioner has targeted repair properties that will help restore your hair. It will leave your hair feeling soft and smooth but never weighed down.

    Next is the step that most woman skip - mostly because they are unaware of this step or scared of it. You have to, I repeat - HAVE TO - use a mask treatment on your hair at the very least bi-monthly (I use one weekly). Masks help repair everyday damage to your hair - like heat styling and environmental - and add much needed moisture back to your locks.  Yes, it is true that some masks could leave your hair a little oily afterwards, but that's ok! That oil is helping moisturize your hair - moisturized hair is healthy hair! One of my favorite masks (and if you've read the blog before - I've mentioned it before) is the Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets Intense Treatment Mask. It is an oil infused mask that provides nourishment for dull/damaged hair. It also adds a layer of oil for protection for further damage! It will leave your hair with a luster of shine, and smoothness that you've always been looking for!

    After you've washed and conditioned (or washed and treated) - comes prep and protect. This is probably the most important step of the four basic steps. Why you ask? Because everything you do to your hair after this point is DAMAGING! Brushing your hair is damaging. Blow drying your hair is damaging. Curling/flat ironing your hair is damaging. Riding in your car with the windows down is damaging. And yes, just leaving your house and getting fresh air is damaging! We all know about the first few and how heat can ruin your luscious locks, but people rarely think about the environmental stressors for your hair. The sun, wind, and dry air can wreak havoc on your hair if you aren't protecting it. That's where this step comes in! The Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Cream is sort of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to heat protection. It will not only protect your hair from heat up to 450 degrees, but it will reduce drying time, prevent breakage, and it will leave your hair stronger and healthier. But, I'm going to be honest with you - I always find that I need two leave in products when it comes to my own prep and protect step. Before I even worry about blowing out my hair - I first need to detangle it from the shower, right? After I've towel dried my hair, I spray in Redken's One United All-In-One Multi-Benefit Treatment. I use this to protect my hair from my brush - helping to eliminate friction and pulling. You could argue that any detangling spray would work - but I'm going to tell you why you need this one! This spray has 25 benefits in one little bottle - that's 15 more benefits than an It's a 10 product! It will give your hair increased manageability, protection, and beauty. It can be used as a leave-in spray to condition, nourish, reduce dryness and detangle to make hair stronger and healthier. It will also prime your hair before hot styling to prevent heat damage, split ends, and color fade. Also, it will help give hair a silky touch to help smooth, control frizz and add a luxurious shine to the hair. Using both will give your hair the ultimate amount of moisture and protection for anything that comes your way for the day!

    Lastly, you style and finish your look. Picking the right product to finish of your style could be the make or break for long lasting looks. Luckily, Redken has a whole family of finishing sprays - from quick dry to extreme hold - there's a spray for everyone. Control Addict 28 is a hairspray I always have on hand!





  • Our Milkshake Brings Great Hair to the Yard!

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    Getting tired of your normal hair care products? Need something new to give your hair exactly what it needs? Beauty Plus Salon is excited to introduce Milkshake into our line up! This hair care line will give your hair exactly what it needs. It is formulated with some of the most professional ingredients, such as milk protein, which is fitting for the name. All of their products are also suitable for all hair types. Let’s explore some of the products, shall we?

    Color Maintainer Shampoo: Milkshake created this shampoo to care for the beauty of color treated hair. It is a hydrating and protective shampoo that will maintain the vibrancy of hair color. It will also repair the hair cuticle and protect color against radicals and harmful UV rays.

    Color Maintainer Conditioner: Similar to its sister shampoo, the color maintaining conditioner will hydrate, detangle and protect color treated hair. It will also maintain a healthy balance of moisture and leave hair soft, radiant and smooth.

    Energizing Blend Shampoo: Where are my ladies with fine or thinning hair? You need this shampoo in your life. This energizing shampoo will deeply cleanse while being gentle on the scalp. It will purify, stimulate and fortify hair all at once.

    Energizing Blend Conditioner: Those with fine and thin hair all desire a conditioner that will hydrate, detangle and soften the hair without the added weight. This conditioner is perfect for all those needs. Combined with the shampoo, these will give hair a foundation for new hair growth.

    Silver Shine Shampoo: Blondes like me LOVE shampoos like these. With the deep purple pigments found in this shampoo, yellow and brassy tones are instantly removed from blonde and gray hair tones. This shampoo will refresh and brighten these hair tones and eliminate any unwanted pigmentation.

    Leave-In Conditioner: Any hair type will benefit from this leave in conditioning spray. It is for either normal or dry hair types that gives manageability and a healthy moisture balance to hair. It will also give hair strength, shine and protection against UV rays. It also smells like cake batter. Yes please!

    Incredible Milk 12 Effects: When this intense leave-in treatment has won awards, it has to be good. It is the only leave-in that you need. It gives hair 12 different actions such as heat and UV protection, detangling, controlling frizz, strengthener, among many others.

    Whipped Cream Leave In Foam: The leave in foam is Milkshake’s best-selling item. This no rinse, leave in conditioning foam is a deep and protective leave in formula that will condition and restructure the hair. It also gives it softness and manageability, all without weighing the hair down.

    Shop the Milkshake line --> [shop]



  • Instagram Giveaway!


    The winner of our Instagram Giveaway will win $450 worth of our top products! They include the CHI Rocket, Olivia Garden Thermal Brush, Babyliss Nano Titanium Curling Iron 1 1/4", Lanza Healing Haircare Glossifying Shampoo [10.1 oz] and Conditioner [10.1 oz], It's a 10 Leave In [4 oz], Moroccan Oil Treatment [.84 oz], Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Intensive Treatment [3.4 oz], Batiste Dry Shampoo Original, OPI Taupe-Less Beach, Essie Starry Starry Night, Ardell Demi Wispie Lashes, NYX Highlight and Contour Palette, and Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

    How to enter:

    1. Follow us @beautyplussalon

    2. Repost our any of our #BPSGIVEAWAY posts OR tag two friends in the comments

    *Enter as many times as you'd like!*

    Contest ends August 15, 2016 and winner will be picked

    Winner will be announced August 19, 2016

    Contest open to US residents only.



    1. You must be following @beautyplussalon at the time the contest ends

    2. Two friends must be tagged or one of our official giveaway pictures reposted

    3. Make sure accounts are public so we can see reposts

    4. Ghost accounts will not be entered





  • Beat The Summertime Hair Blues!

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    Summer is here… and with that comes heat and humidity! We all know that heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your hair, causing it to be dry, frizzy and hard to tame. Summer also brings the fun in the sun-hanging at the beach or the pool. It’s no secret that the salty water of the ocean or the chemicals in the pool can damage your hair. So what can you do to beat the summer hair blues? I’ll share my top three tips and tricks below!


    We all know to beat dry hair, you need to use a weekly, or biweekly, mask - that’s no surprise. Sometimes deciding which hair mask to use is the challenge. My favorite for summer is Redken’s Diamond Oil Deep Facets [grab it here]. Not only will it hydrate your parched locks, but it will prevent damage and breakage while enhancing natural shine. Each strand of your hair will feel replenished, softer and smoother, and more fortified after the first use!


    Choosing the right brush to detangle can make all the difference in the texture of your hair. I ONLY brush my hair with The Wet Brush [shop brushes here]. They make a few different sizes – I carry the mini in my purse at all times! Let be honest, in the summer your windows are down causing tangles in your hair anytime you go somewhere – you will need to detangle when you get there. They are perfect for beach bags or by the pool too. The Wet Brush bristles are thin but strong and flexible allowing it to glide through any hair type combating tangles effortlessly and reducing breakage. Since the bristles are flexible, it enables protective and pain-free detangling.


    One of my favorite tricks to saving my hair from becoming dry in the summer is always keeping a leave in conditioner in my beach bag (or when I’m by the pool). Spraying your hair with a leave in conditioner before playing in the waves or swimming the in the pool will help protect your hair from the damaging effects of salt and chemicals. I usually always reapply when I leave the water as well. My favorite leave in conditioner is It’s a 10 [shop It's a 10 Leave In with Keratin here], I do alternate between the one with keratin and the blonde (as I bleach my hair). I love how soft the Leave In with Keratin leaves my hair while the one for blondes as UV filters in it. *Don’t forget to use a clarifying shampoo when you return home from the beach or pool – just remember to not clarify too often as this will dry out your hair even more! I always deep condition when I use a clarifying shampoo – this is a great time to use your mask!


    How do you prevent and repair summer damage? Comment below!


  • Calling All Curls!

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    If you have curly hair, chances are you have either tried or at least heard of Redken’s Curvaceous line. A best seller for those with any type of curly hair, their line has recently upgraded its packaging and introduced a few new products to their already popular line. Don’t fret if you can’t find your favorite products! Here’s a little information on the line, for those who don’t know:


    -It is formulated for all curly hair types, ranging from wavy to even the most spiral curls.

    -Thanks to the curl memory complex, it strengthens, moisturizes and reactivates the shape of curls for an unbeatable look.

    -The most important ingredients to help you achieve a perfect look are sugar crystals (to reactivate your shape), moringa oil (to restore moisture), and a UV filter (to help protect from UV rays).


    Although they have kept some of their products, including the Conditioner (which can still be left in or rinsed out), the Cream Shampoo (still the same product, it is now called Low Foam Shampoo), as well as the popular styling products Full Swirl (for curls), Ringlet (for spiral curls), and Wind Up (for waves), there are a few newbies in the market. The only discontinued product in the line is the Wave Ahead Texturizing Mousse.


    Let’s talk about some of the new products, shall we?


    High Foam Cleanser: It is a lightweight but high foam cleanser that will give moisture from top to bottom. It is still sulfate and paraben free, which protects color treated hair as well! It will define and give your curls bounce without being too heavy.

    No Foam Highly Conditioning Cleanser: Cleansing conditioners are becoming more popular (check out our blog post [here] talking about this!). This specific cleansing conditioner will cleanse curly hair and give you moisture from top to bottom.

    Curl Refiner: Your go to primer before styling curly hair. It is a moisturizing and priming cream for prepping your hair before styling. It will define curls before you style for a disciplined but perfect look.

    CCC (Climate Control Caring) Spray: The name says it all! This spray gel is a climate-controlling product to help define and refine your curls with one step. It can be used throughout the day as well for a refresher.

    Spiral Lock: This is perfect for those with kinky and spiral curls. It is a high hold gel that is perfect for knocking out those kinks and defining tight curls to block out humidity.


    Comment below if you have curly hair or if you use any Curvaceous products! If so, what is your favorite product?

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