Eminence Organic Skin Care: Now at Citrine Salon

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We can barely contain our excitement right now- the hugely popular skin care line, Eminence, is coming to Citrine Salon! Founded in Hungary in 1958, Eminence strives to craft the highest quality organic skin and beauty products. The principles that Eminence was founded on align perfectly with ours- those of sustainability and a responsibility to the Earth. All Eminence products are USDA and Hungarian Certified Organic, and are “proudly free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene-glycol, sodium lauryl-sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals.”

Our aesthetician, Bhavna, will be using exclusive Eminence skin care products for all of her facial and skincare services. She is knowledgeable and up-to-date on the entirety of the line and is our go-to Eminence guru. If you love any of the products Bhavna uses during your visit with her, or already use Eminence products, they will be available for purchase in the salon as well!

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If you haven’t tried Eminence before, you’re in for a treat. Everything is handmade, produced “without any severe heating or hydrogenating processes that can affect the nutritional content and potency of natural ingredients. Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base, offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels impart regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce.” Eminence crafts cleansers, toniques, exfoliants, masques, moisturizers, sun care, and lip & eye care that is customized and catered directly to your skin type and needs. Premium ingredients are sourced from around the world, however the majority of them are grown and hand-picked in Hungary and North America.

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Eminence is involved in numerous charities and contributes to multiple foundations around the world. We love their commitment to the environment, and look forward to building a relationship with them in the coming years. Eminence is regularly praised and sworn by celebrities, and has received attention and numerous awards from global magazines and networks. Call us if you have any questions about the line, we’d love to hear from you. And as always, call, email, or stop in to schedule a facial with Bhavna.

source: Eminence main website, May 2017.

 

 

Just in Time For Summer: Bb’s NEW Don’t Blow It!

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Sometimes achieving that effortless, air-dried hair style can be easier said than done. As the trend for natural and low-maintenance hair styling continues to become more popular, finding the right method to style hair without all the work can be challenging. We all want to have great hair, but don’t want to put in the work for it, right? And why use heat and product just to make it look like you didn’t use heat and product? If the effortless ‘do is what you’re going for, it should go without saying that little to no effort is required. So what can you do to decrease the time spent getting the perfect style?

Bumble and bumble released Don’t Blow It in 2014- made specifically for fine hair in need of texture and body. This styling creme is super versatile- meant to be worked into towel-dried hair and styled whichever way you like. Scrunch your hair, twist in some curls, or work your fingers through for easy texture and lots of body.

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Three years later, Bumble invents Don’t Blow It for thick hair, and the hair gods rejoice. Arriving at Citrine just in time for summer, Don’t Blow It will give your blow dryer a rest for the summer season. Made for medium to thick hair, Don’t Blow It conditions hair while reducing frizz. Giving you the perfect amount of control, Don’t Blow It refines and defines with little effort. Work a small amount from mid-shaft of the hair to the ends. Let air-dry, and go!

Seriously, though, could getting the perfect style be any easier?

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Give your blow dryer a break this summer! Stop in to give Don’t Blow It a try. Both cremes offer UV protection- perfect for the days spent outside in the sun. These lightweight stylers are ideal for summer- great hair days with no heat or hassle.

 

Is your skin ready for the sunny days ahead?

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We’re a couple weeks into spring now, which means the cold winter months are finally over- what a relief! As the weather warms up, and we spend more time outside, consider the overall health and condition of your skin.
We’re all prone to sun damage and the affects of sun exposure, however a consistent skin regimen and regular maintenance can dramatically prevent premature skin aging and wrinkles. Although aging is inevitable, the attention and care we give to our skin is key to keeping it in its best possible shape. It’s around this time of year that taking the preventative measures to get your skin looking its best is most important!
Many of us come out of the winter season with dry, dull skin. Colder temperatures in winter means drier air, as well- depriving the skin of essential moisture and hydration.

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We see an increase in clients booking our popular Sublime Skin Lift during this time of the year, because of it’s ability to instantly rejuvenate the skin and improve the overall texture and health.
Using exclusive Comfort Zone skincare products, the Sublime Skin Lift stimulates the production and renewal of epidermal skin cells, smoothing soft and premature wrinkles by oxygenating skin tissues. Visible signs of aging are reduced, while the overall surface and shape of the skin is redefined. Skin is instantly smoother and skin tone is illuminated in the days following.

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The Sublime Skin Lift is ideal for all skin types, especially mature, thickened, and oily skin. The intensity and strength of the products used are completely customizable, making it suitable for sensitive and resistant skin types.
Getting your skin rejuvenated and ready for the warm, sunny days ahead couldn’t be more luxurious. All facials and skincare services are scheduled with our talented esthetician Bhavna. Call to schedule with us today!

 

April is Beauty Sustainability Month!

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Citrine was founded on sustainable and eco-friendly principles back in 2009. We love the planet we call home!, and we do everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment. Our location here at East 54 in Chapel Hill is an environmentally-friendly LEED certified development. The salon relies on low-energy lighting and tons of natural sunlight. We follow procedures that involve all earth-friendly cleaning products, maintain a completely paperless booking and transaction system, and recycle goods and waste wherever and whenever we can. We believe that living a green lifestyle does not have to entail going without!

Aside from the larger measures taken to reduce our carbon footprint, we wondered what else we could do to promote an eco-friendly hair regimen and lifestyle. What ways could our staff and clientele take advantage of the perks of sustainable beauty? After all, it is the smaller, more gradual changes in life that have substantial, lasting impacts.

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We are a proud carrier of Davines hair and Comfort Zone skincare products. Davines (and Comfort Zone) is an Italian-based hair care brand focusing on customized hair products that are eco-friendly in as many ways possible. The unique packaging Davines has designed is a case in point! Their shampoo and conditioner containers are reusable, and serve multiple purposes other than holding your favorite hair product.

These containers are produced using as little already-recycled plastic as possible! After the product inside is gone, and the container is cleaned, it is food-safe! A popular use for conditioner containers is to store and carry food and snacks.

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Our personal favorite use of these empty Davines containers is repurposing them as planters. They serve as the perfect sized planter for smaller seedlings and plants. Our succulents here at the salon have a great home in their repurposed conditioner containers and are thriving!

Not all of us have a green thumb, though. For those that still love the sustainable concept of Davines, we’re offering a promotion when you bring in your clean (full size!) shampoo and conditioner containers. We’ll refill your product and top it off with a 10% discount. It’s just another way to achieve beautiful hair in the most sustainable way possible.

If you love a Davines shampoo and/or conditioner, also consider ordering a liter size of your favorite product. Shopping in bulk greatly reduces the amount of waste created, and you save money! We can order many of our best-selling Davines products in larger sizes, and they’re shipped to us immediately.DSC_6864

 

 

Often times, it’s the small efforts and changes we make in our day-to-day lives that have the biggest impact. Striking a balance between beauty and sustainability can be challenging, but the results improve our lives and the world around us. As we celebrate Beauty Sustainability Month and Earth Day in April, consider what ways you can reduce your impact on the planet and how your health and beauty habits affect yourself and the world we live in.

Stop in this month to check out our Davines line and get inspiration on how you can be sustainably beautiful!

 

Spring 24 hour Detox!

Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and rejuvenation. We feel the change of winter into spring more than any other season- this ‘awakening’ often reflects in our desire for both personal and physical change. While many occupy themselves doing annual spring cleaning, consider what you can do to ready yourself for the warmer days ahead.

Do you feel sluggish after the Spring time change?

Hopping into Spring can be a difficult transition when the days are longer and the nights are shorter.

Comfort Zone has the solution, and it only takes 24 hours!

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Reactivating our metabolism at the beginning of spring is fundamental. Our body is still ‘asleep’ during the winter: we move/exercise less, the hours of daylight are fewer, and with the beginning of spring, we feel more tired.

Every season has its color. If you’re feeling down or stressed, choose green vegetables! It is a natural anti-stress color. Foods that contain chlorophyll fuel the energy needed during periods of intense work or study. Greens help us to sleep better, to stay in shape and reinforce the immune system.

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Davines has teamed up with cardiologist Dr. Gualerzi to create a 24 hour detox to get you ready for :Springtime! It is outlined as follows:

24 HOUR DETOX: MEET THE CHALLENGE!

When you wake up: 15 minutes before breakfast, drink two glasses of water with 1 teaspoon of rice, apple cider vinegar, or lemon for each glass.

Breakfast: extracted juice of a pear, with a handful of spinach and a piece of celery, rice or corn cakes with sugar-free jam.

Snack: 6 almonds or 5 walnuts.

Lunch: a gluten-free grain such as quinoa or amaranth, completed with steamed seasonal veggies, seasoned with ginger and Tahini.

Snack: 6 almonds or 5 walnuts.

Dinner: Miso soup with celery and seasonal veggies, legumes such as green lentils or fresh peas, with rice cakes and a portion of seasonal fruit.

Before sleeping: springtime “mocktail” with lime and mint, or an infusion with lemon balm and licorice.

Try this 24 hour detox and FEEL the difference!

 

 

 

Credit: www.davines.com, Rishi Yoga blog

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