Hiram Maxin and Marcel Grateau

While Hiram Maxin, inventor of the machine gun, is known to have obtained the first patent for a curling iron in 1866, it’s Marcel Grateau who is credited for actually inventing the curling iron in 1990.

The Marcel iron, was a revolutionary breakthrough for women and their hair

. Salons boomed with business from woman wanting the new hair trend.

Little did Hiram Maxin or Marcel Grauteau know was, that for one hundred and thirty years and still counting, the curling iron revolutionized the way women do their hair.

Have a look at my photo Museum of Hair History to look at some cool pictures of the past tools used in the Beauty and Barber industry.

HAVE you read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry, yet?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Foundation for mature skin

Wearing foundation softens the appearance of fine lines, brightens skin, and hides discoloration that comes along with mature skin.

Choosing the right foundation and color are crucial to the outcome of younger looking skin.

Have you ever seen someone wearing the wrong shade of foundation and you can see a distinct line of demarcation along their jawline?

Picking the right shade will give you a natural look rather than a caked on look.

Mature skin needs color and concealment. When choosing a foundation, remember, it comes in two basic formulas, oil and water based. Water based foundations are sheer but don’t necessarily cover blotches or discoloration. Oil based foundation has the best coverage for evening out the skin.

Choosing the Right Shade:

For ruddy skin, Yellow based shades such as golden beige or honey beige are the most flattering.

For sallow complexions, Rose or ivory undertones look best.

Very pale skin, looks best in ivory, rather that yellow undertones, such as alabaster.

Always remember before applying foundation it is imperative to hydrate the face prior to using any foundation.

Seal your foundation with a loose or pressed powder geared for mature skin. Powders for mature skin contain more moisturizers and don’t make your skin look dry. Follow with blush. follow my next blog post on blush for mature skin!

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I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Brilliant Book Quote

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say sometimes, I read up a storm and other times I may not read a book for months. Sometimes, a book devours all my time and stirs me so much that there’s just not a book worthy of following that one. And sometimes, I will read a line from a book that just floors me. Floors me enough to reread the line several times and possibly write it down because the line is so brilliant.

I have been in what I call, reading mode, chomping down on a stack of books I’ve had awaiting me for quite some time. I opened the book Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman and reached the second sentence and had to stop for one of those reread moments and for sure, this time, I had to write this sentence down because this was writing at its finest.

On this glorious day, the brilliant sky is filled with banks of motionless clouds, fleecy as sheep, but so obedient and lazy they haven’t a need of a Shepard or fence.

Enough said.

Have you checked out my book trailer yet? Get a glimpse into my novel.

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

You can purchase Towel Dry and a Good Cry at your favorite eBook store.

Blush For Mature Skin

My last two blog posts, Conceal Age-related skin Imperfections and Mature Skin and Foundation, talked about the best way to conceal undereye dark circles, broken capillaries on the cheeks and choosing the best foundation for mature skin.

As we age older skin becomes more sallow. Blush can help mature skin recapture the rosiness of youth.

Blush comes in three forms: cream, powder and cream-powder. cream blush works best on dry skin because it adds a little more moisture. Powder blush is great for normal to oily skin, reducing shine and giving more holding power on the skin.

Warm shades of blush contain more yellow and red such as peach and pink. They are more forgiving on mature skin.

Gray or white haired look best in pink, rose, plum, mauve because it compliments cooler skin.

To minimize wrinkles, be sure to apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.

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I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all,especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you so proud of the hairdressing profession!

You HAVE to read my novel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry! It’s about two Italian BFF’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

Purchase at your favorite ebook store.

Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Conceal age-related imperfections

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Under eye concealer erases dark circles and hides broken capillaries on the cheeks.

First and foremost, choose a concealer that is going to do its job. If you have dark circles, choosing a concealer with an orange or peach base helps to cut the purple undertones.

Always begin your routine with an undereye moisturizer to guarantee an even look and to help in concealing age-related imperfections. Using a little foundation, dab a little with your ring finger, in the inner eye area close to your nose and on the under eye crescent. Let dry.

Apply your concealer, in the same fashion right over the foundation. Always drag the concealer past the under-eye crescent to your cheekbone. Keep patting with your ring finger until the concealer is well blended. Let dry.

Here is the part that lots of people make a big mistake in, sealing your concealer with powder.

Pressed or Loose powder make the under-eye eye look dry, drawing attention to lines and wrinkles and all the other imperfections.  Instead, use a powder set. This is a specific product to seal in your concealer without having the product seep into fine lines. Using a sable brush, dust powder set over your concealer.

I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Huh? Glycolic Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, on my skin?

Huh? Glycolic Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, on my skin?

Get a simple answer to what this all means and the benefits for you.

With so many skincare products on the market it is difficult to choose what is best for your skin type. Let’s shed some light on these confusing terms. Just the word acid sounds scary but these three acids, Glycolic, Beta Hydroxy and Salicylic all serve a purpose.

Glycolic Acid is the most common over the counter anti-aging product ingredient. Derived from sugarcane, the chemicals found in Glycolic Acid sloughs off and exfoliates the build up of dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin.

The percentage of Glycolic Acid in a product determines how much benefit you will get from it. 10%, which is a low concentrate, won’t do much for fine lines but can make the skin smoother. A higher percentage of Glycolic Acid may stimulate the formation of collagen, which is the connective tissue in the skins second layer (dermis) that gives your skin its youthful plumpness and strength.

Dermatologists can offer a variety of products that contain 25% of Glycolic Acid, more likely to benefit aging skin. If skin becomes sensitive after using Glycolic Acid, try a gentler wrinkle fighter.

Salicylic Acid, also known as, Beta Hydroxy Acid, is found in the bark of willow and sweet birch trees. This Acid, works at much lower concentrations than Glycolic Acid.

Those battling breakouts along with wrinkles may want to use Salicylic Acid. Like Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid exfoliates the top layer of skin penetrating the pores liberating trapped dirt and oil that can lead to acne.

I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Pickle Christmas Ornament Tradition

Hiding a pickle ornament within the branches of a Christmas Tree has been a tradition in a lot of households since the late 19th century.

On Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle on the tree would either receive an extra present from Santa or they get to open the first present.

The fun for families, is the frantic hunt for the pickle ornament as they comb through the tree in search.

Many rumors have circulated over the years as to the origin of this silly tradition, but the Berrien County Historical Association in Berrien MI acknowledges that no tale stands the test of time nearly as well as an excess of pickle ornaments at Woolworths!

Whatever the origins are, many families look forward to this tradition every Christmas morning.

COVID Hairdressers blues

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Hairdressers and alike! Not only are we missing being creative but we are missing our social relationships with all our clients, yet, hairdressers always unite and stand by each other for important causes.

I want to share something uplifting for all us beauty industry people!

Something to give you such pride in our profession and the relationships we have with our clients.

You HAVE to read the ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry

It’s about two Italian BFF’s doing hair in the 1980’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a tear!

But most of all, what our profession truly does for humanity.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry  or your favorite ebook store

view the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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We all have to take care of each other because we are all in this together. I want to make a HUGE thank you to everyone that has participated in helping us all through this corona virus.

 

 

 

 

Pickle Christmas Ornament Tradition

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According to German tradition, the pickle brings good luck. After all the other ornaments were hung on the Christmas tree, the pickle ornament was hidden within the branches. On Christmas morning the first child to find the pickle ornament was rewarded with an additional small present left by Santa. The pickle ornament tradition encourages children to enjoy the many ornaments on the tree before checking to see what Santa has brought them.

Paraffin Wax Treatments

Paraffin wax treatments are beneficial to the skin in providing hydration. Paraffin wax is a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from crude petroleum used to make candles, wax paper, lubricants and waterproof coatings.

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Having a professional paraffin treatment can serve many benefits in hydrating dry skin. The wax works by locking-in moisture and the heat causes blood circulation and opens pores.p2

 

 

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When doing the hands or feet the warmed wax is applied and a heated mitt is put over the area. 

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However, if you have poor circulation, skin irritations such as, cuts, burns, warts or eczema, paraffin wax treatments are not recommended.

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Washing The Hair of The Bedridden

Washing the hair of the bedridden can be quite a challenge. Years ago a basin would be held under the patient’s neck and pitchers of water would be poured over the head to wash and rinse the hair. Then, the invention of waterless shampoo’s came out. These products were great because it didn’t involve messy water issues.

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It has recently come to my attention of a great new way to wash the bedridden’s hair. It’s called a no rinse shampoo cap. It basically is a shower cap that has shampoo and conditioner in it. The cap can be heated or not. The no rinse cap is placed on the patients head and massaged in. It is amazing how clean and conditioned the hair comes out. I was very impressed.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

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1940 Goya Beauty Products

When I hear the word Goya I think of food. In the 1940’s if you heard the word Goya you thought of beauty products.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

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1920’s Lipstick Design

In the early 20’s nothing spoke more loudly of women’s independence than red lipstick! Elizabeth Arden’s design of the lipstick tube was based on the bullet shape of a WWI shell casing.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

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Greta Garbo’s Makeup Technique

Greta Garbo was famous for her beauty. She was the originator of the thin line of kohl eye liner in the crease of the eyelid in the 1960’s.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

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1930’s Type of Manicure, The Half-moon

 

In the 30’s women began to get professional manicures. One of the polish techniques that was popular at the time, made famous by Cutex, was the half-moon manicure which is popular today. The half-moon manicure was made popular by Hollywood. The half-moon and tip of the nail were left unpainted, showing the skill of a professional manicure. The idea stemmed from keeping enamel from the cuticle and the tip of the nail to avoid chipping.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

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