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The New Vinylux Manicure

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Just after we grew to love the Shellac gel manicure the next nail trend is on the rise, the Vinylux Manicure. What’s the difference? Shellac gel manicures are polishes applied to a roughed up natural (or artificial!) nail and are cured under a UV lamp and instantly dry. Shellac lasts upwards of a week and a half, and must be soaked off at the end of your manicures life. The … Continue reading

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Bumble and bumble’s Cityswept Finish

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The newest Bumble and bumble product is almost here! Cityswept finish can best be described as a texture spray on wax. Meant to give your hair a piece-y lived in look in a New York Minute. We love using it to break up too perfect styles, or add extra glossy texture to waves. To use you hold 10 inches away from dry hair, lift up a few layers and spray … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Haircut – The Long Bob

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Main photo credit: Cut by stylist Heather at Carenza.   We love the latest haircut that’s been sweeping through salons: The long blunt bob. It’s cut with minimal layers, and rests just above the shoulders, angling ever so slightly at the front to the collarbones. The result is fresh and sleek! You’re probably asking how this is different from the Victoria Beckham “Posh Spice” bob of a few years ago? … Continue reading

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Bumble and bumble Surf Shampoo/Conditioner is here!

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Bumble and bumble has had a much loved product for years called “Surf Spray”, that adds beachy salty texture to the hair. We were thrilled when we heard that a Surf Shampoo and Conditioner would be added, and it’s now available at Carenza! We tried it out, and here’s why we love it: It adds a gritty (but clean!) texture to the hair that allows maximum volume while round brushing. … Continue reading

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Carenza Plays Pageant

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Carenza is excited to be a part of Miss WI 2013 and Miss Teen WI 2013 journey to compete in Miss USA (and Teen USA!). You may see them at Carenza with our stylist LyneĆ© getting their locks perfected! Miss Teen USA is being held in the Bahama’s in July (it will be live streaming online), and Miss USA is held in Las Vegas this summer with the dates yet … Continue reading

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2013: The Year of The Headband

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Looking through the highlights of the Spring 2013 Fashion shows, one thing really stood out : headbands. Between Marc by Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and Vera Wang, all showcased a similar accessory. Could 2013 be the big year for headbands? Here are some of the favorite looks right from the runway. Donna Karan Always simple and chic, the models strutted down the runway with a very lady-like ribbon tied in … Continue reading

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The Glo Smokey Eye

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Featured image photography by Robert Beczerski Hair and Makeup by LyneĆ© Ruiz for Artists by Timothy Priano We’ve got this gorgeous Glo Minerals smokey eye kit, so we thought we’d give it a try on one of our editorial shoots for Ford models! We were happy to see it had long lasting power. It held up against many outfit and hair changes in blistering hot sun. There was no creasing … Continue reading

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The Flapper Updo

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How cute is this flapper updo! Our stylist Monica at Carenza teaches us how to achieve this look.. and it’s easy!   Step one: Place headband (keep all hair underneath band)     Step two: Roll hair above band in small sections and pin.     Continue around entire head     Step four: Pull down a few pieces and curl!   Finish off with some hairspray, our favorite is … Continue reading

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Help Us “Rock The Vote”!

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Every year Carenza compete’s for Best Hair Color salon in WISN’s A-List competition. We’ve won 5 years in a row, and are going to a 6th! This year, the competition is really steep, and every vote counts. Please take a moment to cast your vote for us by clicking here: http://wisn.cityvoter.com/best/hair-color/beauty/milwaukee As a thank you, we are holding a drawing for a $50 Carenza gift certificate. Just comment on our … Continue reading

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Glitter Polish Glam

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Who doesn’t love a little glitter? OPI came out with some sparkling favorites like “Rainbow Connection” from the Muppets collection, and recently “The Living Daylights” from the James Bond collection. You can paint glitter polish over your entire nail, or you can try something fancy! Here are some of our favorite Pinterest glitter nail art finds, just in time for the holidays. Make sure you wait until your colored polish … Continue reading

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