Hair Beauty and Makeup Artists – Why Hiring a Good Professional Is Key

There are certain special events in our lives that warrant using hair, beauty and make-up artists. One popular reason is using them on your wedding day. Knowing which artist to hire can be tricky and hiring a professional is important. Continue reading to find out why.

Normally women have a trusted hairstylist which they use regularly. But when it comes to makeup and beauty care very few women have personal professional hair, beauty and makeup artists available. When the need for one arises they don’t have any idea about how to hire one.

Many women will start asking their friends for referrals or look on the internet for any local hair, beauty and makeup artists. The beauty industry is a big business with new makeup artists constantly coming onto the scene. Some makeup artists work at cosmetic counters while others sell cosmetics or work in the fashion and entertainment industry.

There is a difference in hiring someone to do your makeup versus booking a professional. Professional hair, beauty and makeup artists would have gone to school to learn their trade and have become a licensed esthetician or facial specialist. Other’s learn their skills from the ground up, training hands on. They would be very familiar with working with brides and other private functions.

Many hair, beauty and make-up artists make a living working in the film, television or magazine and catalogue industries. They will also work closely with all types of models and therefore have lots of experience.

A professional hair, beauty and make-up artist will understand skin types and bone structure. They will know how to use and sanitize their tools correctly. They will also have a good understanding of contouring and shading to compliment or even hide eye, nose and cheek bones flaws.

Good hair, beauty and makeup artists have a goal to make you happy with their service. They might recommend products to you, but their main objective is not to sell you a line of beauty products.

When looking for hair, beauty and makeup artists don’t always go with the lowest price. A picture can last many, many years and looking your best on that special is really important to you. It just might be worth spending that extra money to get a top makeup artist.

When hiring a make-up artist check out their credentials and see if they have a professional license or not, hiring a licensed professional makes you feel more comfortable. You know that they have had the proper training to do your hair and makeup correctly. They should also carry a portfolio with photos of their work. This way you know you are getting a good hair, beauty & makeup artists and will receive exactly what you are paying for.

Skin Deep Beauty and How to Keep it

Soil has been likened to the skin covering our bodies. Both suffer serious erosion from wind, water and sun damage if left unchecked. Sandthorn is one of those rare plants which have proven to be very useful in landscape restoration and cosmetic care of the skin.

Erosion Control
The Dust Bowl of the l930’s was the most tragic land calamity ever to strike the North American continent. Cattle overgrazing by ranchers and over farming by sodbusters removed virtually all of the grasslands from America’s prairies, leaving the unprotected soil to periodic rain washouts and frequent driving winds.

A story circulating in those days told of an old Nebraska farmer sitting on his front porch during a horrendous dust storm. When asked what he was watching so intently, he drolly replied, “Oh, I’m just counting them Kansas farms as they go flying by.”

Such are the ways of erosion when the land isn’t properly cared for as it should be. Similar examples have been found in northern China, Pakistan and portions of the Indian subcontinent, where the systematic removal of old growth forests and the continuous under plowing of surface ground have caused serious soil
erosions and landslides.

But agronomists soon discovered that the sandthorn shrub was extremely useful in helping bind earth and for good soil conservation measures; hence, millions of acres were eventually replanted with it.

The Living Barrier
Just as soil covers much of the ground we walk in, so does another type of material protect the delicate inner parts of our bodies against wear and tear, knocks and physical damage, and extremes of temperature. Skin is the body’s largest and heaviest organ. It covers almost 21Ā½-square feet (2 square meters) on an adult around 9 to 15 pounds (4 to 7 kilograms), representing about one-twelfth of the body’s total weight. If you’ve ever worn an overcoat that heavy, then you would begin to appreciate how heavy your skin is.

Like a shower proof raincoat skin keeps out most of the water and other fluids to which it is exposed, although it is not fully waterproof. Water is repelled by the natural oils and waxes made in the tiny sebaceous glands just under the surface of the skin. These sebaceous products also keep the skin flexible arid supple.

Skin insulates the body too. Underneath is a soft, yellowish layer called subcutaneous fat. It works like the padding in a quilted coat to keep the body warm and also absorbs knocks and bumps.

The world is full of microscopic germs. They float in the air and lie on the things we touch. Even objects that are apparently clean have germs on or in them.

Skin prevents germs from entering the body. Under a microscope, the skin’s surface shows many dead, flattened cells that interlock and overlap tightly, like tiles on a roof. Few germs can penetrate this barrier, which completely covers healthy skin. But they can enter the body through cuts or breaks in the skin.

The natural waxes and oils on the skin’s surface contain germ-killing chemicals. These are the body’s own disinfectants, giving added protection against bacteria, yeasts, and other potentially harmful microscopic organisms.

Dermatological Miracle
The landscape of the skin, much like that of the earth1 undergoes numerous transformations over a lifetime. It experiences different types of erosions brought on by the elements of weather, poor diet, emotional upset, overuse of chemical cosmetics, and gradual aging.

Two types common to many older people are rosacea and eczema. The first condition is characterized by dilation of the facial capillaries, acne like pimples, and sometimes thickened skin on the nose. Certain foods – such as tea, coffee, alcohol, and those that are spicy – are associated with worsening of rosacea. A recent study indicates that the heat in coffee or tea may be responsible.

Eczema is an all-encompassing term, sometimes used synonymously with dermatitis, to describe inflamed, scaly, itching skin that may be due to any number of causes. Recent reports suggest a possible connection between this problem and impairment in the skin’s metabolism of the essential fatty acid linolenic acid. Patients with this condition improved when given supplements containing a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid.

A woman somewhere in her sixties, Lisa J. of Taylorsville, Utah suffered with rosacea of the face and eczema of the scalp for many years. But when she started drinking an exotic fruit blend containing 42 percent sandthorn berry extract, she began noticing improvements in her appearance. In just two weeks most of the dry, rosy red patches on her nose and face had disappeared. And within a month her scalp had healed as well. The dermatologist she had been seeing for some twenty years was surprised by the outcome of things on her next visit to him. She attributed this to her daily two-ounce intake of AlpineV with the sandthorn drink. He told her to stay with whatever she was doing.

The Beauty in Fatty Acids
Fatty acids are common denominators for all life forms. Not only the amount but also the type of dietary fat plays major roles in maintaining health. The human body absolutely requires certain essential fatty acids in the forms of alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3) and linoleic acid (an omega-6). That is why they are termed “essential” fatty acids (EFP’s).

But most people are deficient in them and don’t even know it. Data from the 2006 Health & Wellness Trends Database, created by the Natural Marketing Institute of Harleysville, PA, show that almost one-third of the general population were deficient in omega-3’s. An even higher percentage were considered deficient in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) (another omega-6 EFA).6 Yet all three of these EFA’s are vital to the health of the skin. A few placebo-controlled studies over the past 15 years have demonstrated that they improve the symptoms of rosacea, eczema (sometimes called atopic dermatitis) and similar inflammatory skin problems.

It so happens that sandthorn berries are high in all three of these essential fatty acids,8 including others to be mentioned in the next chapter. Sandthorn yields 20-36 percent alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3) and 35-43 per cent linoleic acid (an omega-6).9 Patients with eczema were given sandthorn berry extracts for four months; during follow up they showed substantial improvement in their condition. The results were attributed to the high content of EFAs.10

Nature’s Own Cosmetic
“A man of forty-five looks distinguished, but a woman of the same age is over the hill.” So wrote feminist author Nancy Friday in her mind-jarring book, The Power of Beauty. “We live in a culture, she continues, “that trades in the currency of seeing and being seen. We want beauty not just for others; we want to look the way we feel, which is quite young, quite strong, and quite beautiful, although we are maturing.”

Nature has provided the “natural cosmetic” for women to achieve this. It lies within the beautifying elements of the sandthorn berry. Palmitoleic acid is a principal constituent of skin fat and helps to maintain skin softness while minimizing wrinkles. Sandthorn has a very “high content” of this important omega-7 fatty acid, “which is uncommon in the plant kingdom,” says one noted authority.

Conditions of skin inflammation also fare well with this particular berry. Japanese and Russian studies have shown extracts of sandthorn will reduce inflammation and promote the regeneration of new skin in many instances. My own father Jacob Heinerman took daily intakes of a certain beverage containing 42 percent sandthorn berry for the last six months of his life (he passed away in his sleep at age 93 in early Feb. 2007). His skin before this was as thin and delicate as parchment paper. But when he went on the berry juice the skin on his hands and forearms began getting back some of their natural tone and elasticity. To me, this was the greatest testament of all to sandthorn berry being nature’s own cosmetic miracle for recreating skin deep beauty lost years before.

Beauty and Botox – Face Forward Tips for 2006!

Did you know that BOTOX injections are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery today? In fact, Botox injections far out number breast augmentation and rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery on the nose), as the most preferred aesthetic surgical procedure?

As you may agree, in western culture attractiveness is closely wedded to youthfulness. The appearance of wrinkles on the face is a source of anxiety for millions of women and men.

The search for a miracle drug to help us appear younger presently fuels a multi-billion dollar beauty and cosmetic industry.

The related industries of weight loss and health are just as robust. There is stiff competition between beauty companies constantly trying to sell youth and beauty in a jar.

If you have the money you can opt for the more invasive (and ostensibly more effective) procedures to help you look younger. This where BOTOX followed by its more permanent cousin, plastic surgery may fit the bill.

A nutritious and balanced diet, accompanied by a rigorous exercise regimen can make your body look years younger. Unfortunately there’s no such workout to tighten your face.

Your face starts reflecting the passage of time the soonest, and most visibly. Studies indicate wrinkles appear on our skin as early as the age of 27.

If it is our face, which betrays our age the first, no wonder it the focus of so much anxiety. This is why we want age-defying intervention.

BOTOX, as of now, appears to be the answer to some people’s prayers. Younger and firmer looks seem to be just a few small injections away.

BOTOX is actually short for Botulinum Toxin Type A. It is a highly toxic substance and one of its milder side effects is food poisoning.

It is actually a protein complex, which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. What is used in cosmetic surgery is an injectible form of this toxin.

This form of the toxin is purportedly sterilized and purified.

Some consider BOTOX a poison. They feel this way because it is injected in small doses under the skin. It is reported to work by deadening the underlying muscle, preventing any further movement and thus smoothening out the skin.

BOTOX is said to interfere between muscle and nerve interaction. Some feel small doses of this chemical effectively prevent the release of acetylcholine by the nerve cells.

This neuro-chemical transfers signals to muscles, determining their contraction and relaxation. When injected into selected muscles, BOTOX stops them from contracting.

Therefore, any present frown lines are ironed away. In fact, within a week they become almost invisible.

In the April of the year 2002, the FDA approved the use of BOTOX injections as a treatment for the reduction of frown lines. Since then, it has come to be regarded as the fastest growing anti-aging cure in the country.

Keep in mind that the FDA cautions against using Botox more than once in 3 months. Also it recommends that the lowest possible effective dose to be used in a session.

There are other, more permanent, options available – if you are inclined towards cosmetic surgery. Procedures like an eyelid tuck (blepharoplasty) and a bow lift (also called a forehead lift) last about 30 to 90 minutes.

They are outpatient operations, so you can leave for home the same day. Another option is the face lift (or rhytidectomy) – a slightly longer operation which can go on for 2 to 4 hours.

Patients are advised to stay overnight at the clinic. Although none of these procedures can reduce wrinkles, they very distinctly tighten up a sagging face by literally cutting away any extra bits of facial skin. The recovery period can last from 7 days to a month depending upon the extent of the operation.

However, at the end of it you may be rewarded with a much younger and firmer facial appearance.

Given the risks associated with Botox facial treatments like Rejuvinol(TM) deserve a serious look. We have heard that Rejuvinol(TM) available from Amazon and www.BODeStore.com is a product that uses helps give a younger appearance by appearing to smoothing out wrinkles. It’s makers say that it contains the universally recognized ArgirelineĀ® from Lipotec S.A. The active ingredient in ArgirelineĀ® is acetyl hexapeptide 3 (AH3), a deep penetrating, powerful amino peptide that helps to relax the intensity and frequency of facial muscle contractions. It just may be a less expensive and invasive way to put your best face forward.

Kamau Austin is a health and fitness enthusiast and advocate.

He writes on a regular basis on timeless health and fitness tips at the Fit After Forty Blog. See more useful health and fitness news and tips at… http://www.healthandfitnessvitality.com/blogs/fitnessblog.htm