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I am a certified Embeautiment Practitioner…

What is an Embeautiment Practitioner?

It’s High vibe haircare and holistic wellness.

It’s elevating your appointment, adding value through energy boost and inner connection.

It is a program that creates a foundation for cosmetologists to educate and encourage their clients to live a more balanced, vital, healthy life. This takes the salon experience to another level.

Embeautiment Practitioner goals are to enhance

  • Self love through shifts in inner monologue and saying goodbye to judgement and unhealthy expectations
  • Relaxation through services offering meditation and being present in the Now
  • Rebalance energy and strengthen immune system through energy work; Healing Touch, Reiki, and methods from older traditions
  • Encouragement in physical health through awareness of the effect of diet, exercise, and benefits of good sleep on the body (your hair and skin).
Raise the vibration of salon services through Embeautiment training

Healing modalities, complimentary & alternative medicine are spreading through the medical field like wildfire. Services and certifications such as Healing Touch Therapy, Reiki, and other energetic enhancement are more widely accepted more than ever. The articles backing studies are piling up and the results are mind blowing. Doctors with full intent to discover the best medical practices and assistance available cannot deny the overwhelmingly positive feedback, the speed of recovery, and reports of drastically reduced symptoms.

UCLA says “Reiki Really Works: A Groundbreaking Scientific Study”

Caring for our energy body is vital for a resilient immune system, vitality, and speedy recovery from illness, surgeries, and anxiety/depression. The Mayo Clinic has a whole wing of alternative care for the men and women fighting life threatening illness. That speaks volumes to its value and credibility.

Chakra rebalance and guided meditation performed in our Embeautiment Practitioner workshop. This service included a visualization meditation, standard Reiki with hints of my shamanic background

This is a Chakra balancing treatment with hints of my Shamanic background and Reiki training. Each healer has a different flavor and perspective. What Practitioner you choose for these services will need to be fueled by comfort level, professionalism, and training. I found the women I worked with at the Embeautiment Practitioner course to all have such talent, I was truly inspired. Thank you for creating a salon and spa program to level up services and experience. Cannot wait to roll out new Embeautiment services at Abelia Salon

Who loves a little woo? I am and always have been a healer. I help others heal themselves through Reiki, Shamanic Practices, crystal healing, aromatherapy, and Psychic readings (readings through my other business)

It’s cheaper on line, I’ve never had a problem, until today, and now I can’t fix this…

It’s cheaper on line, I’ve never had a problem, until today, and now I can’t fix this…

Hair damage story below… may this never happen to any of us:

What if you went to the salon to get a perm or highlights and you left with damaged hair? Like, frizzball, breaking off, cotton candy kind of damage that is near impossible to style to look normal for the next forever until it grows out, breaks off, or is cut… That makes your AND your stylists heart sink and you’re ROYALLY PISSED.

WTF just happened?

Not all products and ingredients are created equal, not even the same product bought from different sources…

 

Has this ever happened to you? The stylist asked what products you use (waist of time cuz’ my hair feels fine right?) and you know for a fact that what you buy are professional grade name brands… Redken, Pravana, Paul Mitchell, Loma, Big Sexy Hair, DevaCurl… you get it, but why is it even so important? There are lots of generic store brands and natural brands that make the hair a feel good, that you’ve never had a problem with, right? Even organic at home remedies… so why are stylists so stuck up about buying from them? All we really want is:

  1. Good looking, manageable hair
  2. More natural organic ingredients, honestly, seeing “Natural” and “Organic” on my products and food makes me feel really good.
  3. Products we can get without hassle… who even has time for errands anymore??
  4. Time and money saving ways to get it… did I mention money saving? Deals are everywhere and I’m all about saving $2-10 if, and where, I can….

Here’s why…


I am going to share with you an inside story of a very well trained educator in my industry.

After a stomach turning, body wave frizz explosion in her bangs (and actually just her bangs) no less, after a little detective work the culprit of the cause was discovered.

Let me start by saying this stylist offered a complete consultation inquiring about hair history for the last few years, what products used, normal habits of the client, what kind of maintenance this service will need to stay looking and behaving its best… Now, if your stylist DOESN’T ask these things before a color or chemical service then its time to find a new stylist. These questions should be asked in depth with new clients and chemical services, and any changes to product routine AND/OR difference in the source of buying for regular color clients.

Here’s the post:

😱😱… Worst freaking nightmare for a stylist and client to experience… 😱😱


a chemical service goes wrong…. even after a perfect consultation. How?

Because DIVERSION IS LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES.

What’s Diversion?

Look alike products are packages into similar or almost identical bottles and sold grocery stores, online like Amazon and Ebay, at Ross, T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, Fred Meyers, Walmart, literally everywhere (that isn’t an actual salon). They are filled with less expensive ingredients designed to give hair a certain “feel” and these cheaper ingredients are guaranteed to not improve the hair, but to mask any issues. Cheaper production means big buck returning to whoever produces and sells it. They can mark it up triple, quadruple, the actual cost just as long as its a few dollars less than the real product and make it look like a mad sale (which always grabs my attention) and viola, someone’s making bank while you the consumer get products with wax, silicones, mineral salts (this was the chemical reaction culprit), and goodness knows what! We’ve been tricked, trust broke, money stolen, it’s perfectly legal, AND you may not even notice. Honestly so excited to see more women voted into law making offices. The previous crowd of law makers no doubt had any color or perm disasters that would likely stem a call to action for consumer protection with this grey market issue… short gentlemen’s cuts as the majority leaves less compassion for the long haired consumer, in my opinion. Even after decades of lobbying by larger name brand salon product lines.

CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE

“These days, just about anything you need can be found and ordered online. So when you search for your favorite salon-quality shampoo or hair product, you may be pleasantly surprised to find it on Amazon, just a quick two-day delivery away. 

Much easier than going to a salon to pick it up, right?

Not always. You may be in for a less-than-pleasant surprise when you actually use that product in your hair. It’s not uncommon to find that what you ordered isn’t quite right—it’s greasy, smells funny or simply doesn’t work like it should. If that happens, it’s very likely you bought a diverted or counterfeit hair care product“. Quoted from Forbes online magazine, great article by the way:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samantharadocchia/2018/10/23/hair-product-diversion-is-dirty-business-heres-what-it-will-take-to-clean-up-the-supply-chain/#695cb8805ff6

Two products that seem the same. One is a professional real-deal product bought from the source company, the other bought off Amazon; different color, scent, texture, feel, different results on the hair and the cause of a mineral reaction in a professional salon service, was $7 less… an appealing deal for sure if you trust Amazon and other non-salon sources for beauty care.

THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. I get it, I love and buy from Amazon all the time. Amazon Prime is my life saver and I love the convenience. PLEASE, stop buying “professional products” on Amazon (prime or no- it’s no different) or anywhere else besides Salons, its not the real stuff and if you really love it, make sure you are getting what you are wanting.

I have had to sign a contract with all of my salon product lines I carry. This non-diversion contract prohibits me from selling to anyone outside of my salon with intention to sell in bulk as a middle party. Because scammers that want to buy in bulk from me do shit like this and they won’t ever get in trouble until laws change. Because my product lines want a guarantee their products are honestly sold with the real product inside the bottle, non-diluted, with no other product added. So you, the consumer gets a guarantee what you THINK you are buying is exactly that, and not tampered with.

It’s really about you, I want you to get what you want. Sometimes, its not worth the dollar savings and I hate that people are legally being swindled and often don’t have a clue. As we move towards all shopping at the click of a button, my hope is that there’s integrity and we all have good experiences.

The root cause of most hair problems.

The root cause of most hair problems.

 If I had a dollar for every tangle I’ve had… I would be rich. Thank goodness I finally have a cure, because goodness knows I won’t be seeing that money.

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combing tangled hair can take precious time. One once of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Tangles-   Some have lived with them their whole life as an ever present battle against tidiness. Some give up and just go short, some just keep putting it up… but guys, there is a better life out there!

A life where your hair dries quicker, moves more free, with shine that flows freely on the tangle-free waves of your crown. In a land where brushing takes 10 seconds and everyone is smiling with a tan… okay no tan, I live in Oregon. Seriously though, just because you have yet to experience low-maintenance hair, doesn’t mean you can’t have it. Oh, and I know you have tried a TON of different shampoos and nothing helps… Until you have experienced a Hair Detox and  disulfide bond repair, you will never know your hairs true potential.

The truth is, Iv’e been in this industry since 2002 (17 years!) and my first ten years I didn’t understand in-depth the effects of high Ph shampoos and products, the effects of well water and salt water, salt AIR, old pipes and infrastructure in any given city, spring water,  etc… and up until a few years ago we weren’t able to repair disulfide bonds at all. It is not part of traditional training. It is advanced chemistry and acquired over time. The things we did have was the understanding of a safe range of Ph in products (anyone else see saliva in the safe range on the chart below? immediately thought, how great for my cat!), conditioners, oils, and proteins. All of which are a temporary addition of molecules to fill in weakened areas of the hair strand. So lets get some facts.

08e506_08abe7ab3c7d48a8bd410fa747756268~mv2Ph is everything. Anything in the alkaline range of the Ph scale will ERODE your hair over time. Look at what salt does to metal? Our hair is so much more fragile than metal. The best thing to compare our hair to is fabric. The closest thing that relates to hair is wool, and we make fabric from wool, AND it needs special care. Why would our hair be any different? We don’t wad our silk tops up into a hair band and let it dry, why do we treat our hair this way? Hair is at it’s most fragile when wet. It shouldn’t be left damp for more than an hour. It breaks down the strength of the hair and prevents dead skin from naturally sloughing off- building up on the scalp creating dandruff, cradle cap, or at the very least build up that you can scrape off with your fingers (sounds gross, but you know you’ve checked or done this- don’t worry its primal instinct to check for good hygiene). So! dry your hair. At least half way and at the roots, and your hair and scalp will be healthier.

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Next, Detox.

Cleans off salty air. Letting it sit and erode your hair will just shorten it over time and  you will never feel like your hair is getting longer. People with a thyroid issue, anemia or iron deficiency, low protein diet, not enough fats in the diet will be especially susceptible to the hair breaking down. My dream scenario would be if clients were using the mini detox packets once a week at home and had the detox treatment in salon once a month, but many do every two months or before a blonding/highlighting service. Minerals fight with lightener and it shows as hot or warm foils, dripping foils, steaming lightener and excessive damage ( completely unnecessary). In addition to the damage, tangles come from, in-part, the rough texture minerals have when on the hair. It’s basically microscopic sand covering the hair strand, creating a velcro effect. This makes the hair dull, lifeless, stiff, and brittle. It can even darken hair a shade or two… for those who have highlights they feel “disappear” over time or get darker, this is why. Copper adds the green hue (not chlorine- copper is part of it’s formula and is the real cause for pool hair) and rust adds a rusty color to everything it touches. When green and red combine a brown is made, and there goes your highlights. No need to keep bleaching til’ blonde… the blonde is there, its just covered up.

Finally, after the hair is fully cleansed, now is the time to repair DISULFIDE BONDS. Since Olaplex came on the market EVERYONE (countless companies) have jumped on the “bonder bandwagon”… the thing is, Olaplex has 7 patents and can’t be competed with. So how does this help the hair be less tangly? By repairing disulfide bonds, it is also repairing split ends and fly aways. People find their hair lasting longer in shine and style,  smoothness and durability. Weak and limp hair is prone to bend and tangle more, strengthening and firming locks can be very helpful. This, however, does not replace hair masks and protein treatments which are also vital for wholistic hair wellness.

Olaplex and the effect of Oaplex #1, #2

Although, doing just one of these treatments will be sure to be an improvement, hitting all bases will definitely give you an experience you haven’t had before and you can say goodbye to crunchy strands that just don’t stay smooth.

You will get the experience of a totally different head of hair than you walked in with. Getting rid if tangles can happen in one appointment. Most of the time it is a hair journey we embark on, changing the shampoo and conditioner, changing the habits and amount of heat used, finding the right brush that won’t cause breakage, adding simple adjustments to get a quicker style that lasts.

 

Lets recap

  • Keep your scalp and hair dry. wet hair is weak and contributes to tangles
  • Regularly remove minerals ( salt, copper, iron, calcium) from the hair;  1x a week
  • Detox the hair and scalp of build up and chlorine; treatments 1x bimonthly
  • Make sure your products are around 4.5-5.5. The cheaper they are, the higher the Ph. If you don’t know, ask or use a Ph strip, better yet, ask your stylist
  • Treat your hair, don’t ignore it. If you do, it will tangle, then break and never grow longer. If you want to ignore it go short.
  • Tangles come from minerals and buildup, weakened hair… these are fixable, until its too late… don’t wait until its too late
  • Get a shower filter, if you can, that filters copper and iron (less expensive ones won’t, you’ll find the correct ones $150 and up)
  • Use lower heat. Heat is still good for the scalp health and drying should be done to keep the hair fabric strong.
  • You can’t use Olaplex too much, relinking disulfide bonds is a constant necessity
  • Protein hair masks are one of the best things you can put on your hair, not all proteins are created equal.
  • Curls are best with a plant based protein mask and shea butter mix (DevaCurl Matcha or Paul Mithcell Ultimate Color Repair mask)
  • Fine hair calls for a stronger protein mask like Paul Mitchell Keratriplex Treatment Mask
  • Ask us about a Dual Rescue Detox (Detox + Olaplex) or the Complete Trinity (Detox + Olaplex + Mask) for tangle correction

I hope you found some new info here useful! Take care of your hair and sustain the wellness!!

-Abbey Rose

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Clients top favorite hair line for solving all the problems; shine, detangles, heals, protects, reduces effects of humidity

Connection is Key

Connection is Key

I arrive at work every day and think to myself  “How lucky am I?” If you stop and think, we could have been born anywhere, with anyone, and there are no guarantees that things are going to be okay. Yet here I am, living in this sweet beach town on the Oregon Coast, with a career I love, a second business that fills my soul, a family that won’t quit, and all I can handle and then some of great people that step through my salon front door.

My life has had loss, and joys… I’ve lived in survival mode and experienced abundance. What I know to be true is that no matter what, we have the power to rewrite our story, to change direction, to love again and again. This life is ours and no one can take that from us… it is our actions every day to choose to connect. I choose passion over suffering, surrender over worry, and connection over fear. I want my clients to receive this reset as well. Reconnect with your body, be present, have consciousness while you choose how and what you present to the world. Sometimes the change ripples from the inside out, sometimes the inspiration starts with seeing ourselves differently in a literal way. The day is yours, make your path a conscious one. Manifest your abundance and use your everyday connections as a key to a  life lived for you, in the most free way you can imagine. Let your inner light shine.

This is why I love and specialize in energy work, facials, hair treatments, and color enhancements. They all are designed to bring out your sparkle and ease in your routine. Whether you describe yourself as playful, trendy, soft, powerful, your image and what you present to world should show this. If you’re down in the dumps and need some inspiration, a little nurturing and self care can turn that around. A friendly reminder you are important, you are loved, and most of all, you are worth the time and self care. Remember who you are, that precious gift that entered this complicated world however many years ago. Can you remember feeling that new and innocent? What would it take to get that back? My goal and gift to my clients is to bring this to life.

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put into every heart”     -Rumi

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Beach walks with a friend are everything. Ocean air is so good for the spirit and skin… but must be detoxed from the hair to prevent coastal hair erosion (frizz and difficulty growing longer due to breakage). Ask us about our special Hair Detox to maintain hair health

Hair day is a thing

Hair day is a thing

So often visiting a new salon and stylist can be unnerving. Even going to a well known stylist that you have been loyal to with the idea of a transformation or new look can have a touch of apprehension. There are so many things that add up to a great experience, something worth looking forward to, a place you know is going to feel good coming to. What is it that brings you joy when you walk into a business? I am a firm believer in a vibe and tribe that brings out the best (or peace) in us. With so many options it can be hard to pick the perfect place to spend our time, money, and energy… Especially now when we have so much on our to do list, our time becomes so important.

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Life is too short to not feel how she looks. 

Hair day is a thing. It should be our down time, an hour or two where the focus is making your life easier. Where you are waited on and rejuvenated, with women that open your heart to greater self love. You should leave feeling more relaxed, shiny and new. Plan ahead so that your me-time doesn’t get squashed by the looming to-do list and needs of work and home. If you need to carve time out of work or get a babysitter/errand person in advance so you can take care of your hair and skin (and spirit) once a month … aren’t you worth it?

Gone are the days of the workaholic supermom. People no longer want a basic consumer experience in attempt to fill an empty cup. It’s now, more so than ever, about  quality time, connection, and evolution in human experience. You can go anywhere to get your highlights. I propose an experience that changes what you feel is possible for yourself, where there is greater value placed on YOU, because you are a gift that is worth celebrating. If that statement feels weird, then know that greater self love starts with the belief that you are more than you imagined. Allow your outside to reflect what you want to manifest with greater health in hair and skin. Treat yourself with easier to manage ( and quicker to style) hair through the right hair treatments, cut, and color that fits your lifestyle. Let hair day be a thing you look forward to. It’s a thing at Abelia Salon.