If you are anything like me, then you will agree that it seems as though summer has crept up out of nowhere. Today I found myself asking, “where did spring go?” and “what am I going to do about these pasty legs before this weekend’s pool party?” Well, luckily for us not-so-bronzed boys and girls, there is hope for us yet this swim suit season. Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa is now offering Body Bronze Airbrush Tanning starting at just $42.50. Body Bronze was founded by a dermatologist and skin cancer survivor in 2002 and is a 97% organic product.
Airbrush tanning is safe and easy, and gives more natural looking results than other forms of spray tanning. Anyone who has experienced the regret of an overzealous self tanner knows what I am talking about…so if you don’t want to end up with dark orange hands and feet, this is definitely the way to go. Mood Swings’ airbrush tanning technicians use a pro-style airbrush tanning gun that has a powered air dryer for fast-drying treatments to avoid the streaks and the heartbreak of a spray tan gone wrong.
Want to keep your tan looking great all summer? Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa is now offering packages of 3 tans and 5 tans to get the best rate if you want to keep the best looking color all summer. Airbrush tanning is the safe and easy and you can expect the best tan ever that can last up for 7 to 10 days.
Learn more about Body Bronze Products, visit bodybronzeproducts.com .
Get the perfect looking tan today, book your airbrush tanning appointment at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa. Call (480) 968-0268.
Ombre is on trend everywhere you look…from hair, to clothes and now nails! You can go many ways with this nail trend, my personal favorite is the color family ombre trend because every nail is a different shade! This new look can transition with many different colors; you can go with something bright or something neutral depending on your skin tone.
Photo Credit O.P.I.
This chocolate color family ombre is a great example for what you can do this summer and it will look fab with a straight-from-the -beach tan. This color family will be flattering on a variety of skin tones and will go with whatever you feel like wearing that day. I also love the ombre color family trend with purples, pinks and reds.
Photo Credit O.P.I.
Another cool way to go with this trend is color melting ombre nails. As shown with this yellow to pink color fading ombre, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one color family; as long as the colors do not contrast, you can go just about any way you want with this look!
Try out this fun new look in your favorite color!
Book your specialty manicure appointment with one of our talented nail technicians at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe, call (480) 968-0268.
Now that the 100 degree temperatures have arrived, it can feel like a necessity to get the hair off your neck before heading out to brave the Arizona elements. To avoid the dreaded “scrunchy” and same-old ponytail, try a whimsical braid!
A dreamy braid may seem beyond your skill level, but creating a braided look at home is actually pretty simple with the right set of tools and products!
Watch this how-to video on creating a dreamy braid, it is quick, easy and looks incredibly chic. A dreamy braid is a salon look that you can create at home with the right AVEDA products and techniques. This video features Allen Ruiz, an AVEDA expert and he will show you exactly how to get the look!
Click here to watch how-to create a dreamy braid!
Nothing makes a braid look better than great color and healthy locks, visit Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe or Mood Swings Salon Scottsdale to keep your hair looking great all summer!
Book your appointment online or call (480) 968-0268.
The models of the Third Thursday MAD Couture Challenge were let loose on the streets of Mill Avenue once again for the annual event Thursday, April 18th, 2013, rocking creative looks assembled from the likes of brochures, gift cards, plastic and candy from local businesses. Where better for a model to get ready for a fashionable strut down Mill than Tempe’s one-stop-shop for all things beauty, Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa!
Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe put in our 2-creative-cents for the event by giving the models a variety of hairstyles and makeup looks to match the designs.
Advanced I Stylist Alexandra created a side-swept-do on model and designer Taylor, pinning the curled hair to fall over her left shoulder and set in place with AVEDA Air Control Hairspray, for a controlled but light hold for flowing curls. The look was completed with a strong berry lip, by using AVEDA Nourishing-Mint Lip Liner and Smoothing Lip color.
Here is our talented Aesthetician Mia applying makeup to one of the Mad Couture Models. She created a Smokey Eye with the AVEDA Petal Essence Eye Color Trio, Black Tulip topped off with the AVEDA Mosscara Thickening Mascara in Black Forest, AVEDA’s darkest mascara color for a dramatic effect.
Want to see know the show turned out? Click here to view the full gallery of the MAD Couture Challenge!
Our talented team members don’t just make models look runway ready, get in on the action! Book your appointment at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe or Mood Swings Salon Scottsdale, call (480) 968-0268!
Tempe Festival of the Arts is just around the corner and I for one cannot wait to join in the festivities. The streets of Mill Avenue will be transformed into a sea of white tents filled with everything from photography and ceramics to wearable art, not to mention live music and a great variety of food. Mood Swings is all about joining in the fun and welcoming festival-goers into our salon and spa for some pampering throughout Tempe Festival of the Arts weekend. As a special offer, you can save $5 on ANY service at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe from April 5th – 7th.
In honor of the festival, Mood Swings is also exclusively offering an AVEDA Pure Privilege DOUBLE POINTS weekend! Not a member of AVEDA Pure Privilege? Join this weekend at Mood Swings and receive TRIPLE POINTS! AVEDA Pure Privilege members earn points for special gifts, spa treatments and more! With a $10 one-time joining fee, you are a member for life and receive:
- Double Points on enrollment fee and first purchases
- Points on all AVEDA products purchased
- Receive a birthday gift valued at $20
- Participate in double reward point offers
- Exclusive offers and special access
To learn more about AVEDA Pure Privilege, visit pureprivilege.com.
While down on Mill Avenue this weekend to take in some arts and culture, visit Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa, located at 510 S. Mill Avenue, located on Mill Avenue between 5th and 6th Street. Call to book your appointment now at (480) 968-0268.
Every gal on the go knows that getting out of the house in the “A.M.” can get pretty hectic; sometimes it feels like I am running a 1,000 meter dash in stiletto heels. Maybe stopping for that morning coffee is a pure necessity before a busy day or maybe you need to catch the light rail to get to the office in time. Perhaps it is your turn in the car pool, whatever the case, grabbing beauty essentials to keep you fresh throughout the day may be the furthest thing from your mind. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to feel your best all day long, in fact there are 3 AVEDA Must Have’s I always keep in my purse for a mid day quick-fix to keep myself fresh and collected so I can focus on bigger problems than looking lackluster by the afternoon.
3 Must Have Grabs for My Bag:
1. AVEDA Lip Shine
There is nothing like a little lip shine for a middle of the day pick-me-up. AVEDA lip shine features fresh colors inspired from nature like rose, plum, peach, pink and nude that infuse the lips with berry ant-oxidants and beta carotene. The gloss naturally moisturizes and has refreshing flavors like certified organic vanilla, peppermint, cinnamon and basil. Also, I can feel good about purchasing a product that uses 100% recycled newsprint shells and sleeves.
2. Uruku Bronzer
For a quick skin tone boost, I use Uruku Bronzer to get a natural, all over color that leaves me feeling sun kissed and fresh. The Uruku collection is derived from organically grown urukum seeds and features annatto pigment which is similar to the structure and functions of vitamin E, one of the skins strongest allies.
3. Pure-fume Chakra
This is no regular perfume. AVEDA Chakra draws from a 5,000 year-old healing tradition from India that helps to balance the body’s chakras, 7 spinning-wheels of energy that directly affect health, well-being and beauty. Finding which Pure-fume Chakra balances you is the key to feeling centered, motivated and balanced with just the “spritz” of a spray bottle. Chakra 3 Balancing Body Mist is my scent of choice; it balances my power chakra to make me feel self-confident and motivated. Visit Mood Swings and take a sensory journey with one of our helpful Guest Service Advisors to find out which Chakra balances you or take a sensory journey online with Mr. Chakra.
With a whole list of daily stressors to combat, it is nice to have a few tricks up my sleeve to keep both my Chi and look in place. I use the AVEDA Lip Shine and Uruku Bronzer for makeup touch ups throughout the day to look continuously fresh and awake. I align my Chakra and mind with a personalized Pure-fume Chakra to feel balanced and renewed; there is nothing more important than feeling good to look your best. Visit Mood Swings to pick up my 3 Must Haves or Shop AVEDA online.
Happy shopping fello fashionistas!
-Harper B. Moodswing
After a trip to the salon, there is nothing more frustrating than losing great color after only a few weeks. It is truly shocking how much color can be washed out with a shampoo not made for color protection, which is why it is so important to use the right products. When making an investment in your hair like choosing to go with a bold red or rich brunette for your color, get the most for your money and use the AVEDA Color Conserve system.
Color Conserve triple protects with a botanical-based color conserve complex that keeps your color looking fantastic for up to 6 weeks. The system is made up of the Color Conserve Shampoo & Conditioner and Strengthening Treatment, topped off with the Daily Color Protect Treatment to keep “Va-Va-Voom” looking color. Much like any AVEDA product on the market, Color Conserve credits the Earth’s resources as the magic behind its wonders. Larch Tree is the key component to color protection and green tea anti-oxidants fight environmental stressors to the hair. With a 100% organic aroma, your hair will smell fresh and natural.
Along with using great products, it is important to be kind to your hair. Avoid hair taboos like over processing and heat damage. Skip a day between washes to keep the natural oils in your hair; the color will last longer and your hair will have an overall richer look. Keep your hair healthy, well conditioned and use the right product line for your hair type and will look like you just stepped out of the salon at all times!
Be sure to ask your stylist about AVEDA Color Conserve at your next visit to Mood Swings for a coloring treatment. Book an appointment at our Tempe or Scottsdale location now at (480) 968-0268 or book online.
It is that time of year again, time to wake up from winter hibernation, change out the eggplant and dark navy shades for bright pinks and reds, get the bronze color back into your skin, the highlights in your hair and even get back into that bikini. Get ready for a season full of fun in the sun, poolside parties and outdoor recreational activities. Spring Break is just around the corner and there is nothing wrong with a little pampering to get ready. The good news is that Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa has you covered.
In honor of the season of the bikini, Mood Swings is offering $10 off Body Bronze Spray Tan for the whole month of March and as a Spring Break Special, Body Bronze Spray Tan for $20 with any Brazilian or Bikini Wax until March 17th. The product is 97% organic and is a great alternative to the damaging effects of the sun. There is nothing more important than keeping healthy skin and with a great spray tan, you can lather up with sunscreen while outdoors and still look positively glowing.
Give your hair the perfect sun kissed look with a Balayage Highlight. This free hand painting technique gives natural looking highlights and is very low maintenance. The Balayage trend focuses on highlighting hair where Mother Nature herself would create highlights and keeping hair looking healthy. Balayage is here to stay and is the perfect way to transition from winter into spring.
With a new season on the horizon, there is no better time for some rejuvenation. There is a lot to be excited about at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa, visit our Mill Avenue location for a great deal on Body Bronze Airbrush Tanning and Bikini Waxing to get beach body ready. Brighten up with highlights or one of our other revitalizing hair services from one of our talented stylists. You can also visit our new Scottsdale location in Hilton Village, located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and McDonald Drive for a great hair service.
To schedule an appointment at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa or Mood Swings Salon Scottsdale, call (480) 968-0268 or book online.
To Tighten and Enhance Curls Try a Twist Set
1. Finger-comb be curly style prep generously through damp hair. Follow by applying be curly curl enhancer evenly throughout hair.
2. Twist hair in small sections around your finger, until the curl wraps around itself. Spray with new be curly curl enhancing hair spray to set.
3. Diffuse your hair dry by letting hair rest on the diffuser. Keep motion at a minimum to help reduce frizz.
4. Finger-style gently and finish by spraying be curly curl enhancing hair spray.
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How to loosen and control curls with Be Curly’s NEW Curl Controller:
1. Finger-comb Be Curly Style Prep through damp hair. Then, distribute new Be Curly Curly Controller evenly throughout hair.
2. Braid hair in small sections with a light touch to create a loose, flat braid for a longer, natural looking finished curl. Secure braids with elastic.
3. Blow-dry braids downward, moving from roots to ends. Allow braids to cool completely and unravel them, finger-styling as you go.
4. Finish your look–and hold your style–with new Be Curly Curl Enhancing Hair Spray.
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