Imago Beauty Group in Hoboken, NJ is hosting their 15th Anniversary event, so they're inviting the fashion-set to come celebrate with them on Friday, March 15th! A variety of services will be offered, followed by an ultra-cool cocktail event. Imago has many NJ clients as well as New Yorkers who enjoy taking a trip into Hoboken for the salon's hair care and then take advantage of the wonderful local boutiques and restaurants.
Joonbug likes Imago because they always have their pulse on products that are actually good for your hair and not laden with drying additives! AVEDA and L'Occitane products will be 20% off all day and all PHYTO will be Buy 1, Get 1 for 1/2 price! From 2 to 7pm they will also be having their Guest Appreciation Day. They will offer guests complimentary services, such as paraffin hand dips, aromatic steam towels, makeup finishing touches, and more! Imago welcomes visitors to just stop by or book an appointment (just in case it becomes super busy).
Summer is almost here and with it comes sunshine, lying on the beach and swimming in the pool. We all prepare for the UV rays with our SPF to help protect our skin, but SPF for our hair is just as important! Believe it or not, the harmful UV rays that cause damage to our skin can actually cause damage to our hair too! Because of this, we need products to help treat and prevent the discoloration and damage the toll of sitting in the sun can take on our luscious locks.
Five of our favorite hair protection products are hot on the market and will help to keep your hair damage-free and discoloration-free. Check them out and get stocked up for the sunny weather!
Ricky Gervais is officially a spokesperson for Cruelty Free International, a newly-established worldwide campaign to ban testing cosmetics on animals. Launched by the long-standing British Union Against Vivisection, CFI will work with governments, companies and partner organizations to place animal testing at the forefront of policymakers' agendas.
On the issue, Ricky says: "Animal testing for cosmetics is still allowed in most of the world. That means thousands of animals can continue to die for the sake of a new shampoo. We urgently need a worldwide ban on this cruel and unnecessary suffering. Get involved. Please join me in supporting Cruelty Free International in its global mission to consign animal testing for cosmetics to the history books.”While the European Union has banned the testing of cosmetics on animals, 80% of countries still allow the practice. Common test procedures include force-feeding large amounts of chemicals to assess toxicity and applying caustic ingredients to eyes and skin to measure irritation (one now infamous mascara test measures how long a chemical ingredient takes to burn away a rabbit's cornea). Rats and mice are the most frequent test subjects, but guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, and dogs are also commonly used. Cosmetics companies are not required to use animals to test for safety and can instead use human skin cultures. Numerous studies, including several published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal have concluded that animal tests do not reliably predict outcomes in humans due to basic biological differences.
Consumers can now find cruelty-free cosmetics for every need and at every price point. Some mainstream examples include Revlon, wet n wild, Burt's Bees, Prestige, Bare Minerals, Stila, Urban Decay, Bath & Body Works, The Body Shop, Paul Mitchell and Aveda. Because there is no regulation of "cruelty-free" labeling, be sure to check the label for the BUAV's leaping bunny logo. View a complete list of cruelty-free cosmetics and household cleaning products here.
Learn more about Cruelty Free International and how you can get involved.
With winter a mere month away, it's time to admit to summer's departure, lay the bronzing powder to rest, and break out the defensive gear. Frizzy hair, dry skin, and chapped lips are a few of the unsightly casualties in the battle against cold weather. Luckily there’s an arsenal of products on the market to help us defend ourselves against Mother Nature and send her packing into spring.
Frizzy Hair- Dry, brittle hair is nearly unavoidable during winter- even for those of us with locks normally on the oily side. Dreads, tangles and fly-aways can be tamed with Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. Made from organic lavender and jojoba oils, this serum restores softness and shine to your winter ravaged mane.