More Locks and Lashes Blogs
- The Story of Cosmetics
- Protecting Your Hair and Skin In the Sun
- Straightening with a blow dryer, cleaning brushes, truth about top and base coat
- Powder Pads - do you need to change them?
- Being a Hair Stylist
- Locks and Lashes Fan Mail - Being Successful and SHORT!
- Applying Blush, Coloured Hair Streaks
- False Eyelashes, Bangs or No Bangs
- Hair Bleach | Pimple Cover Up
- Stray Hairs, Waterproof Mascara and Perfume
- Stage Makeup Eye Makeup Winter Hat Head
- Sharing makeup, does makeup cause acne? and hair static
- Eyebrows, Nose Piercings, Hair Dying
- Locks and Lashes: will my hair turn green, makeup and sensitive skin, sunscreen and moisturizer, stage makeup tips
- Hand and Nail Tips
- Natural vs. Festive Makeup
- Beauty Tips - Ask the Experts
- Summer Makeup for Day and Night
- Beauty Tips and Tricks
- Hair Dye Tragedy
September 2008 Blogs
- Real Girl: Mariah
- Ask a Girl: be any age, life at home, beauty to you, you in 20 years
- Eyebrows, Nose Piercings, Hair Dying
- Sweating and smelly, what's a girl to do?
- Sports: Curling
- Getting beyond your fears to make new friends!
- Career Watch: Being a Life Coach
- Gas Prices - should it matter to you?
- Body Image + Eating Disorders - It hurts the whole family...
- Ask a Guy: teen role model, famous band, best food, you in 20 years
- Health: Keeping your BALANCE
- On your mark, get set...GO! Women in the Olympics.
- Death Cab for Cutie, Indie/Rock
- Sister Squabbles
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
- Recent RAKs and RAK Ideas
Eyebrows, Nose Piercings, Hair Dying
LOCKS AND LASHES, September 2008, by Angela Gina Pirrera, Melissa Villa, and Julia Hofer
LOCKS & LASHES
This Month: Eyebrows Nose Piercings Hair Dying
I have brown skin and ever since I started shaving in between my eyebrows I notice the skin looks lighter there... what is up with that?
~Dee, 13, Kelowna BC
Eyebrows are one of the most noticeable features on the face. Whether light or dark skin, very fine or really thick hair, brows are shaped to add character and definition to the face and emphasize the eyes. NEVER shave your brows!! Razors are for legs! I STRONGLY suggest tweezing your brows or getting them professionally shaped by an esthetician. TRY THIS: Take a cotton pad, moisten it with alcohol and disinfect the area all around your brows as well as your tweezers. Grab the stray hairs one by one and pull them out in the direction they are growing. Make sure you don’t pull out too many and do your best to keep both brows the same. Finish off with a soothing ointment and remember that keeping your brows well groomed is essential. The better they look - the better you look!
I want to pierce my nose but someone said later in my life I will always have a noticeable hole there. Is it true?
~Emily, 15, Baltimore ON
I am afraid you are right. Once you decide to remove the nose piercing for good, it most likely will leave its mark on your nose for the rest of your life. The size of the indent will shrink but it won’t close.
Before you decide to get a nose piercing, there are certain factors that you need to take into consideration. For example, it is important to know why piercing guns should be avoided. All nose piercing should always be done with a needle. It gives a very short, sharp pain, and it can be placed in an exact spot, where as the studs in the gun are quite blunt and cause tissue trauma. Also, learn about how to take care of your new nose piercing in its healing process, appropriate aftercare regimen is crucial to prevent infections. The piercing should not be removed, otherwise it will close in less than 24 hours. The approximate healing time is 6 - 12 weeks.
So before you jump into the body piercer’s chair, educate yourself and learn what to expect so you can make the right decision for you. It’s not something to take lightly or to do just for fun... it’s for life, so be sure you consider how you may feel about it in the future. Oh, and you may want to talk to your Mom or Dad first!
I started dying my hair and have done my second touch up. For some reason I’m getting bands of slightly different colours at the top. HELP!
~ Alyson, 16, Sanford MB
There are many variables to consider when colouring your hair. Hair type, natural colour, if it has been coloured before, the condition of your hair, desired colour, etc.Banding can be caused by many things, one being uneven application. When doing a root touch up it is important to section the hair evenly and not to overlap on the colour that is already there.
This is something that is not easy to do yourself. Also depending on how long it had been since you last coloured your hair, the colour could have faded causing the area that you are retouching to look different from the colour you applied the first time.
I suggest making an appointment for a colour consultation with your stylist. Normally there is no charge for a consultation and you can have your hair assessed first hand so you don’t have any further complications down the road!