Botched Beauty: Teeth Whitening in Beauty Salons

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Us women love to pamper ourselves now and then.

We often head to the beauty salon for a manicure, massage, or spray tan as a little pick me up. We can even treat ourselves to semi-permanent make up through tattooing and invasive aesthetic treatments to enhance our natural features.

The beauty industry is constantly innovating and changing to keep up with the public’s demand to look and feel good. More and more treatments and techniques are being developed and introduced into beauty salons up and down the UK.

Botched Beauty Whitening

 

Aesthetics are a big part of the beauty industry.

Since Kylie Jenner’s love for lip fillers began, everyone wants the perfect pout. After the celebrity sensation revealed her use of fillers on Instagram, former Apprentice star Leah Totton of Dr Leah Clinics noted that at her clinics, there was a 70% increase in enquiries for lip fillers in 24 hours alone!

Plump and youthful skin, fuller lips and teeth whitening were some of the most wanted aesthetic treatments that people wanted in 2016. Some beauty salons do offer whitening treatments but this is illegal. Beauty Salons are not allowed to provide teeth whitening services to clients.

 

Botched Beauty Whitening

Only dentists are allowed to carry out safe and legal teeth whitening treatments in the UK.

Only dentists have the proper know-how and access to whitening solutions and equipment that will provide patients with lasting results.

Unfortunately, some beauty salon owners proceed to provide teeth whitening to trusting clients. Why? Unsuspecting salon owners in the beauty industry are sold expensive tooth-whitening courses and equipment by immoral traders. The traders convince the salon owners that they are legally allowed to provide tooth whitening treatment.

While some beauticians don’t know that it’s illegal, some beauticians are aware of this law and continue to break it by offering teeth whitening in secret.

 

Botched Beauty Whitening

Increasing numbers of beauty salons in the UK have been exposed for providing  whitening treatments to clients.

Tooth Whitening is one of the most highly sought after cosmetic dental treatments. It can have devastating consequences if done incorrectly. Before whitening, dentists will fully examine the mouth to ensure whitening is safe. Beauticians will not know how to do this and could seriously damage the client’s oral health.

 

If teeth whitening is something that you are considering, please avoid visiting unqualified beauty salons or aesthetics clinics. Head to www.defactodentists.com where you will find hundreds of brilliant dentists fully qualified in providing teeth whitening treatment to patients. Simply search your location, select teeth whitening from the treatment list and browse your options. Finding your perfect dentist has never been easier.

More Information

A Week in Review (18th – 24th Feb)

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Rebel Rebel

Peaches Wax Bar

Pixie Hair & Beauty

House Martin Barbers

Sleeping Beauty Salon

Macs Hair Studio Ltd

GlamCandy

Masters and Weaves World Glasgow

More Information

A Week in Review (11th – 17th Feb)

Friday, February 17th, 2017

MacIntyres Hair & Beauty

Peaches Wax Bar

Sleeping Beauty Salon

Rebel Rebel

Masters and Weaves World Glasgow

Hely Hair Studio

Mauge Style

Macs Hair Studio Ltd

More Information

A Week in Review (4th – 10th Feb)

A Week in Review (28th Jan – 3rd Feb)

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Masters and Weaves World Glasgow

Sleeping Beauty Salon

Macs Hair Studio

MacIntyres Hair and Beauty

Peaches Wax Bar

Floatarium Day Spa

Rebel Rebel

GlamCandy

Hely Hair Studio

Charles Lewis

More Information

How to Combat Product Build Up

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

I’m Natalie and I write the Defacto blogs. But, every now and then I like to take the blogs and make them a little more personal. So, today I thought I’d talk about something that has been affecting me. Product build up.

combat product build up

Not the sexiest of topics, sure, but something that happens all too frequently. Product build up is what it says on the tin. It’s a build up of product, specifically in the hair. It might not seem like a big deal but it can strike unexpectedly and honestly ruin someones day. More often than not, mine.

What is product build up?

It can be caused by a few things. Most common, however, is residual chemicals in the hair. Some of the gels, mousses, hairsprays, shampoos and conditioners contain chemicals that don’t dissolve in water. They leave tiny amounts of residue every time you use them. Over time, these residues accumulate, leaving a coating of gunk on your hair and scalp. So if you dry your hair and find yourself saying: “How the hell is it possible for my hair to be greasy, I just washed it!” You guessed it, product build up.

combat product build up

I have fairly long hair and it takes its sweet time to dry, even with a hair dryer. So I am guilty of washing it the night before and sleeping with it wet in a loose plait. I also get colds and sneeze a lot and they may be linked… So I can often wake up with a case of product build up and no time to fix it. It can make your hair; hard to style, greasy/dirty looking, dull and lifeless. It can also cause a situation that looks a lot like dandruff. It’s not! But the people around you wont know that…

How does it happen?

It could be that you’re not shampooing enough. If you’re a dry shampoo abuser and do your best to go as long as possible between hair washes then this could be an issue. Adding products on top of products without regularly washing them will inevitably result in that familiar residue on your scalp. This could also tie in with overuse and misuse of products, as well as not rinsing properly. If there is residual product, you’re going to end up with build up.

combat product build up

Like I mentioned earlier, the product build up could be caused by chemicals. Silicones and petroleum oils are added to shampoos to de-tangle and “moisturise” your hair and scalp. They give your hair that lovely soft sheen. The ironic thing is that they don’t moisturise at all. The simply coat the hair to make it seem softer

How to deal with it.

Obviously you’re going to want to get rid of it. The best way to do that is to identify what it is that’s making your hair a flaky, limp mess and eliminate it from your life. If you use cheaper shampoo brands opt for a clarifying shampoo like the Neutrogena Anti-Residue shampoo. Or spend a little more on salon approved brands that will genuinely give you what you want without the build up.

combat product build up

Also be sure to brush your hair regularly, this helps to break through the gunk at the root, making it easier to get rid of.

My personal hair care items of choice are the Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Daily Shampoo and Conditioner, Neutrogena T-Gel Theraputic Shampoo (mainly for my psoriasis but it works well as a clarifying shampoo too) and Lush’s I Love Juicy!

I hope you manage to blast your way through that product build up! If you have any tips you’d like to share with me I’d love to hear them! Drop them in the comments section below.

More Information

A Week in Review (21st – 27th Jan)

A Week in Review (13th – 20th Jan)

How to Enhance Your Natural Curls

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Whether you love or loathe your natural curls, there’s no denying that they can be difficult to maintain.

AW17 catwalks were full of models with all manners of curls. From soft waves to corkscrew curls, the fashion world couldn’t get enough of curls. So we think it’s time for you to harness your natural curls and start strutting your stuff.

enhancing your natural curls

Like we said, this is about natural curls, not creating curls with heat stylers, so ditch your curling wands and straighteners. Not the hairdryer though, we’ll need that. it’s time to embrace your hairs natural movement and here’s 4 ways to do just that.

Use the right methods when hair drying.

We’re all guilty of drying our hair too rough after a shower. But, the rigorous motion can crush natural curls and encourage a lot more frizz than you’d like. It’s much better to gently twist and press your hair to soak up any excess water. You should also use a diffuser. We feel like this goes without saying, which woman with natural curls doesn’t know to use a diffuser. But, a diffuser is essential for evening out curl patterns. To give your curls some shape, all you have to do is to turn your hairdryer on to the ‘low’ setting and drop them into the diffuser.
Use your hands to push your hair around to make sure you define every strand.

enhancing your natural curls

Get the right haircut.

Ask your hairdresser to feather your hair when you have your next visit. When you curl a ribbon with scissors, you scrape them along the surface of the ribbon to make it curl. This is essentially what feathering is and it will encourage all over volume and you get a healthy trim too!

Treat your hair right.

Curly hair is more likely to be dry and frizzy, which could mean it needs a little more TLC. Avoid using your hairbrush too much. Pulling a hairbrush through you hair will cause breakage and iron out your natural curls. To untangle, run a wide-toothed comb through your hair while you condition in the shower. Unless it’s an urgent tangle, try and leave it alone after that.

enhancing your natural curls

Since your hair is a bit more brittle and dry, it’ll need a bit more moisture to keep it going. Treat your curls with a deep condition treatment. This could be anything from a hair mask to an oil. Do it once or twice a month and you should notice the shine!

Use the right products.

A lot of products that would suit other hair types, wont suit your natural curls. Shampoos, conditioners and serums that claim to get rid frizz and flyaways will only give weight to curls and drag them down. Opt instead for light mousses or curl crèmes. These will define your curls and strengthen them, without the weight. If you notice some drooping throughout the day, fix with a light hold hairspray (to avoid the dreaded crispy curl) or spritz some salt spray and scrunch your hair a bit. Adding more mousse is just adding more weight.

enhancing your natural curls

We’re sure as someone with curly hair, you’ll no how to take care of it and keep it looking amazing. However, if you didn’t, we hope this article would have been of some help to you!

Do you have any hints or tips for dealing with natural curls? We’d love to hear them!

More Information

A Week in Review (7th – 13th Jan)

© 2017 Defacto Salons Registered Office: 70 West Regent Street Glasgow G2 2QZ

Web Design Glasgow Adeo Group