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Beauty Trends Coming Soon to a Beauty Counter Near You: Skin Care, Hair Care, Nail Care

As with every industry, the beauty industry is no different with trends – they catch on. One product begins the trend and as competitors see the popularity they jump on the bandwagon so to speak. Usually, we start seeing the trends approximately 3 years after the first “hero” product is introduced. Here are some of the beauty trends that we have been following for the past year and what you will expect to see in weeks, months or within the year on your beauty counter.
Skin Care: Argan Oil
Argan oil has taken the leap from hair care, most of us know this oil as part of the formulation of treatments for the hair. Argan Oil is rich in Omega 6 which is composed of linoleum and oleic acids which add moisture and softness to hair; vitamin E antioxidant; vitamin A which has many derivatives that reduce wrinkles, increase collagen, increases skin thickness, and increases hydration. Because of the antioxidants in Argan Oil it is now making its way into skin care.
Nail Care: Top Coat Effects
There are only so many colours that can be introduced as a nail colour company. Now, companies are hedging their bets that a celebrity will entice you to purchase that new colour but that’s not the new trend. The new trend is the designs that can happen with a top coat. Crackle top coats that dry to leave a “leopard” like print on your nails are gaining popularity and have begun to make the leap to the mainstream. This trend brings the art of nail design, without the pro, into your home.
Scalp Care: Scrubs
A long neglected part of our bodies, the scalp is seeing some overdue attention. Like the rest of our skin the scalp can experience some of the same conditions. Oily or dry scalp can lead to unhealthy hair. A dry scalp leads to flaky itchy scalp and an oil scalp can have flakes as well (which are thicker and oilier than a dry scalp). These conditions can lead to hair thats thin, weak or greasy hair.
Hair Care: Powders
Unlike, how powders were used in 18th century [for mainly adding colour to wigs], today’s powders offer a plethora of benefits. Benefits from oil removal, to texturizing to volumizing.
Tools: Infusing Ingredients
Our tools have been just that in the past. A hair dryer, flatiron or water filter for that matter. The trend that we have seen becoming more mainstream is the infusion of product through these tools. Flatirons that infuse complexes containing ingredients to strengthen the hair and shower filter systems that infuse natural botanicals for healthy, soft hair and skin.…

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Hair Dressers – Trends In The Industry

People are still reeling with the effects of the recent recession and will still be looking for bargains in 2010, and this goes for those trips to the hairdresser as well. Many are opting to colour their hair at home, although there are still those who prefer to leave this in the hands of the professionals.
As far as hair colour goes, highlights will still be popular all over the world, although this year will see softer, understated highlights – this will give the hair that expensive shine – instead of chunky, bold colors. Colour trends in the hairdressing industry for 2010 are sure to be exciting and mind blowing!
Personalised products will come to the fore this year as well. Hair care giants are sure to bring in numerous personalised, prescriptive hair products this year. Featured products will be those offering the client more than one solution for their specific hair type. 2010 will be geared towards brilliant service, and offering clients take-home products that are perfect for their hair type.
With people all over the world becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, natural hair care will become extremely popular. This year will see hair salons world wide offering all types of natural hair care available. 2010 will see hairdressers as well as trends in the industry becoming more environmentally conscious – as far as hair care is concerned, that is.
Then there is the question of salon space. Salons up to now have always ensured that all necessary equipment is available, with some strategically placed plants, comfortable chairs, and numerous magazines for their clients to browse through. However, 2010 is going to see salons going that one step further by including a consultation area in their salons. This is to allow clients to have one-on-one consultations with their professional hair stylist, to ensure that the client and the hair stylist as well, will know exactly what the client wants and needs.
Whether it is to have a completely new hairstyle, or a terrible mistake fixed that the client has made by trying to colour her hair at home, salons have realised that having an area for consultation is a lot better than having the client trying to explain her needs as you start washing her hair!
As far as hairstyle trends go, curls, and lots of them, are going to be the in thing in 2010. Structured or soft, they are going to gallop ahead of styles that are flat and straight. Of course this doesn’t mean that straightening irons should be dumped, but rather used in a different way. Straightening irons are perfect for creating a head of curls, instead of being used to straighten the hair. 2010 will also see salons stocking up on a range of various sized curling tongs to create those perfect curls.…