• Cosmetic Surgery,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty,  Words

    So You Want to Become a Makeup Artist? How to be a Makeup Artist?

    I grew up with my doorbell ringing and the sounds of “Avon calling!” …And then Mary Kay moved into the neighborhood. Why I always wanted to become a cosmetologist? I wore a uniform when I attended beauty school. When I took my state board exam and started my cosmetology career, blush was called “rouge” and nail polish was known as “enamel.”  After school I strived for the stars; miraculously I got them. My BIO. How to become a makeup artist? You want to be a makeup artist? Really? In what area of the makeup art industry are you interested in developing a career? Social media will leave you to believe…

  • Cosmetic Surgery,  Fashion,  Hair,  Hair Styling,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Extreme Glamour Makeup Trend

    It’s been over 3 decades that I’ve been setting trends and observing them in the beauty and fashion industry. Recently, I have noticed a movement in glamour makeup. Social media allows people to see inside the intimate details of our lives. The growing movement of selfies has opened a portal into voyeurism. Women’s appearance has transformed – some good, some not. I watch the Facebook and Twitter feeds of fake, unnatural, heavily Photoshopped images of pathetic, overly made-up, fake looking doll-like faces. Does my opinion sound harsh? In retrospect, looking at the art of makeup, it can transform. Yes. However, the glamour makeup has morphed to an extreme glam makeup…

  • Hair,  Hair Cuts,  Hair Do,  Hair Styling,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Salon Speak Decoded

    This is the spoken-code professional’s use in the salon. Acupuncture Face Lift/Facial Rejuvenation – A method of eastern medicine (Oriental) where tiny (hair thin) needles are inserted in the body, face and head to reduce and remove the signs of aging while balancing the entire body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture facelift. Asymmetry – A style that is not symmetric. Either side doesn’t match evenly. Here is an  example Back-Combing – A modern term for teasing (without using a rat-tail comb and packing, and ratting the hair down close to the scalp). The technique is achieved by holding the hair up taunt in a sections. Then in the opposite direction toward…

  • Cosmetic Surgery,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Makeup Application & Technique

      Make-up application and techniques for photography are different than make-up a woman wears everyday. Old school photographers know digital cameras are not as forgiving as the old classic 35mm cameras. These are a couple digital cameras used today by photographers. This is a HASSELBLAD H5D-200MS 200 MPX MS DIGITAL CAMERA KIT price tag of  $44,000 and no lens. Hasselblad H5D-60 Medium Format Digital SLR Camera Body  again with no lens. Try a $12,000 Canon EOS 1D-5D Mark III, or Nikon D4, take your pick. Without Photoshop they will never produce the type of results a old Leica film 35mm camera would. This is circa photography before Photoshop, cool old…

  • Cosmetic Surgery,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Best Beauty Products from the Sea

    Growing up and throughout my adult life I was around boats and the ocean. Since I was young I was a sun worshiper. Immediately, I learned to respect the ocean, mother-nature and the sun. Sun tan lotion or sun block was always part of my sun bathing ritual. Being a cosmetologist that knows a bit more than the average consumer, I am concerned with toxic sunscreen and its inappropriate use by today’s uninformed consumer. In other posts I guide you through the maze. Things like sea weed, algae, fish-oils, sea sponges is useful and therapeutic for the skin and body. Using natural products are healthier alternative.  Cherie Izzo © All Rights…

  • Cosmetic Surgery,  Makeup,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Best Natural Sunscreen IZZO Picks

    These are a few sunscreens that have the lowest toxicity rating with EWG. Sunscreen can be toxic and cause more issues and trigger problems. Be aware of what is in the products you are using. All Terrain Sun Protection Kit All Terrain AquaSport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 All Terrain TerraSport SPF28 Natural Sunscreen Face Stick (0.6- Ounce) When using sunscreen it is very important to check the expiration date. The active ingredient is toxic when it has expired. derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion with Vitamin C & Green Tea 2 oz Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer, 3.75 oz. Loving Naturals Clear Defense SPF 35+…

  • Makeup,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    How do I get the best application of lipstick?

      Use a lipstick brush. By applying lipstick directly from the tube you lose control of where you put it. You don’t get the precise coverage you get with a brush. For best results outline your lips with a lip pencil. Then using a lipstick brush with lipstick on it,  apply it to your lips. Start at the center of your top lip and work your way out on either side. Next, do the same techniques on your bottom lip. Then blot your lips with a tissue. Using a lipstick brush to apply your lipstick will make the lipstick last longer and look better. This one is BY TERRY is…

  • Hair,  Hair Do,  Salon,  Toxic Beauty

    How to find the perfect hair color?

      Over the last three decades I have had every hair color imaginable. My natural color is brown; to be more specific it’s a medium mousy brown. Well, as the model in the old Clairol TV commercial would say, “Only your hairdresser knows for sure.” Fun to watch old black and white TV ad’s from circa 1957. I must admit, while in beauty school, I even wore green hair. It wasn’t a trend; but a mistake made by another beauty student. Soon after I highlighted my hair, blonder in the front than the back, much like the rocker Debbie Harry ‘Blondie’ in the mid 70’s. As time past my hair…

  • Fashion,  Salon,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    Best Natural NON Toxic Nail Products by Deborah Lippmann

    Deborah Lippmann’s line of nail products fall into the lowest number with the EWG scale of toxicity. Her line gets great reviews and the colors are divine! If you are concerned about toxic beauty products you might consider this brand. Give them a try and let me know what you think, if you love them as much as I do? an alternative to highly toxic nail products Deborah Lippmann Starlight Nail Lacquer Set Deborah Lippmann Undressed Limited Edition Set, 6 Count Lippmann Collection – Sweets For My Sweet Collection Lippmann Collection – Limited Edition Pretty In Pink Deborah Lippmann Fast Track Manicure Essentials 5 Piece Set   Deborah Lippmann Cuticle…

  • Cosmetic Surgery,  Skin,  Toxic Beauty

    What makes us age and look older? What can we do to change it?

    Hands, elbows and knees reveal a woman’s true age. Puffy eyes, dark circles, dark spots and dull complexion are age revealing. Exposure to sun and smoking age us faster than anything else. They both cause free radical damage to your skin which have a cumulative effect over time. Not to mention they are both linked to the “C” word; skin cancer on a rise and extremely prevalent here in sunny Florida. My advice use SPF between 15-30 (either in your moisturizer, foundation or alone) and lose the cigarettes. Before wrinkles and lines creep up on us — it is wise to prevent them before our skin begins to break down.…

  • Hair,  Hair Styling,  Salon,  Toxic Beauty

    Brazilian Blowout/Dangers

      This video is worth watching and is very informative. The salon environment and beauty products are not regulated. Consumers are at risk as a result.     The following links are worth reading if you are concerned with health risks associated with the Brazilian Blowout. Brazilian Blowout Gets Warning From FDA. More from the FDA Blasts Brazilian Blowouts.– Brazilian Blowout Is Dangerous, FDA Says. — Brazilian Blowup: It’s Time for the FDA to Act. — Brazilian Blowout Contains Formaldehyde, Gets Heat From California Scientists And Politicians. Brazilian Blowout Gets Hazard Alert By OSHA. California’s Lawsuit Against the Brazilian Blowout: Breaking News. Brazilian-style Blowouts: Still Poisonous, Still in Salons. Keratin…