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Transforma tu look y luce como una reina

La belleza está en tus manos

Cortesía: Mauricio Burgos – www.avantgardesalonandspa.com

El maquillista Mauricio Burgos hace parte del ‘Team’ de Nuestra Belleza Latina 2012, por eso quisimos preguntarle que podemos hacer para tener un maquillaje que llame tanto la atención como el de las participantes cada domingo en las galas.

El experto, quien ha trabajado en varios certamenes de belleza, nos reveló el secreto. Ahora sigue los pasos, encuentra tu look y sácale partido a tus rasgos.

Primer El primer tiene como tarea preparar la piel para la base, esto ayuda a que se empareje el color, y de textura lisa al rostro, además aporta algunos humectantes importantes para  todo tipo de piel.

La base La base de maquillaje cumple la función de emparejar el color de la piel y disimular alguna imperfección. De ahí su importancia. Cada piel tiene su tipo de base. Para las pieles normales, se deben utilizar bases líquidas, que puedan cubrir la cara formando una fina capa. Para las pieles propensas a tener acné, son mejores las bases cremosas o en barra, que sirven para emparejar el relieve que producen estas imperfecciones. Lo más importante es que la base siempre debe respetar el color de tu piel, nuncá más oscura o más clara. La mirada Generalmente el maquillaje busca resaltar los ojos. La elección entre un maquillaje más o menos suave dependerá si la salida es de día o de noche. También es muy importante tener en cuenta la forma de ojos de cada persona. Por ejemplo, quienes tienen párpados caídos deberán delinearse con sombras profundizando sobre los extremos para lograr el efecto de elevarlos. En cambio, para agrandarlos sólo se necesita un prolijo delineado, sombras claras y mucho rímel.

Para las mujeres que tienen ojos claros, lo mejor es utilizar colores en la gama de violetas y azules. En cambio, los ojos oscuros se pueden resaltar con colores naranjas, marrones y cálidos. Como alternativa, el uso de pestañas postizas da un toque muy expresivo a la mirada, solo inténtalo y disfruta de los resultados. La boca La boca es importantísima en un buen maquillaje. Algunas mujeres cometen el error de no pintarse los labios -ni siquiera con brillo-, ya sea porque simplemente no les gusta o porque el color “dura poco”. Para este segundo problema existe una solución: primero delinear, luego aplicar el rouge con pincel, polvo volátil y volver a pintar. Esto prolongará la duración. El delineado es muy bueno para labios finos, siempre hecho con cuidado, ya que si se los delinea mucho, los labios quedan artificiales. El toque final El uso de rubor, moderadamente, es un exquisito complemento del maquillaje. Ayuda a corregir y ocultar defectos y por eso hay que tener en cuenta una regla básica: lo oscuro disimula. Las mujeres que tengan rostros alargados deberán hacer hincapié en la zona del mentón y del cuello. Y las que tengan frente ancha pueden disimularla aplicando rubor sobre la parte superior, casi en el nacimiento del pelo, para achicarla.

Truquitos para no olvidar Limpiar bien la cara antes de empezar el proceso del maquillaje. Humectarla para que el maquillaje no se vea acartonado. Ocultar las ojeras con un corrector. Mejor menos que más, los excesos marcan aún más los defectos. Siempre emparejar la base con una esponja húmeda. Aplicar la base del mismo color que la piel. Aplicar el polvo con una brocha grande. Los ojos se pueden resaltar usando una base de color natural en todo el párpado y delineando con un pincel fino. Las sombras más oscuras te ayudan a marcar la profundidad. Siempre usa rímel en las pestañas.

 

Hair Trends 2012

Short, long, blonde, black, brown or red yet. This year the trend up to now has been all blond color variations. At the Avant-Garde Salon & Spa in Coral Gables, city beautiful of Miami, Florida we are seeing couple of trends. Ombré remains very big among our elite clientele and more recently we are seeing a lot lot of red tone color. Christine our salon’s owner is sporting a new sangria shade and only get compliments from everyone.

We foresee changes for coming year, because the hair is dark again. Further highlights are striking and accessories such as long hair extensions for beautiful color accents are in fashion. This is reflected in the trend in hair color.

In 2012, women are wearing red on their HEAD! Already, we see that color increases with the stars in Hollywood. Our team of AG stylists who works for Univision on shows like Sal y Pimiento and Nuestra Belleza Latina 2012 are leading the movement.

Not everyone dare to try. Anyone who is unsure should first start with a warm brown according to Avant-Garde nationally renowned colorist Elena. So you can slowly get used to the new hair color. Especially effective is the red color on blonde hair, because they shine in different shades of color so that there is an interesting play of colors and gives the hair color looks very natural.

Your new hair color should match your skin and especially your eyes. The hair color red is definitely not for everyone! So you should not insist on bending and breaking on a redhead. If red does not fit, there is no problem, with a chocolate brown in different shades of one of the most fashionable hair colors for the year 2012.  By striking highlights, you can bring pep to your hairstyle; hair color is not so boring. Uniform dark hair makes the complexion look pale, but with striking highlights, you can counteract this. Give our salon a call and ask for more information about our hair extensions or feel free to stop in for a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced stylists. We’re located at 155 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Our zip code is 33134 and our telephone number is (305) 442-8136. Here’s a brief video about Avant-Garde Salon and Spa if you’ve never been here before.

Hair Extension in Coral Gables

These days, women are less adverse when considering hair extensions because:

  1. The quality of hair extensions is fast improving.
  2. The techniques for applying extensions are more effective today.
  3. Stylists are better trained and have a good amount of experience under their belts by now.

The actual hair used in the extensions can vary dramatically. Hair can be low quality which gives you and/or your stylist less maneuverability when it comes to creating the look you might be looking for. Also, poor quality extensions are visible to others – and we all know how terrible exposed extensions can look.

This brings us to the techniques of applying hair extensions. There are extensions that are removable and those that are applied on a more permanent level. Extensions should be adjusted after 2 months since your hair will grow which could possible expose the extension. Our stylists have plenty of experience applying hair extensions so they are invisible and integrate perfectly with your natural hair.

Here is a brief video of extensions being applied in our hair salon.  We offer a before and after because we not only apply the extensions but we cut and style them as well.

One important factor when it comes to considering hair extensions is obviously the skill level of the person applying the extensions but a close second is cost. Certainly, cost is important, however, we strive to educate people that when it comes to something like hair extensions, that are on one of the pre-dominant features of your body – your head, you should look at more than just the amount charged. Here’s why…

  1. There is a skill involved in applying hair extensions properly and a stylist will have invested time in becoming good at it. It may cost more somewhere else but you’re likely to find that you’ll be happier with the result if your extensions look natural and blend into your hair properly.
  2. Make sure to ask anyone you’re considering using about the quality of hair in the extensions they will be using.
  3. Make sure that the person applying the extensions is also a quality stylist. Too often we have seen people come into the salon needing help with their extensions because they were applied incorrectly or they visibly didn’t look natural.
  4. We don’t proclaim to be the cheapest salon in town when it comes to hair extensions but we can tell you this, you’ll love how your new hair will look when you leave our salon.

Hair extensions are really fun because they let you change your appearance temporarily or you can achieve that look you’re waiting for now by getting your hair to the length you’re looking for until your natural hair growth catches up.

Give our salon a call and ask for more information about our hair extensions or feel free to stop in for a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced stylists.

We’re located at 155 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Our zip code is 33134 and our telephone number is (305) 442-8136. Here’s a brief video about Avant-Garde Salon and Spa if you’ve never been here before.

 

Bridal Hair Services in Coral Gables

If you’re planning your wedding day, a major part of that day is your appearance. We often ask people, when you look at your wedding pictures five years from now, how do you want to see yourself?

At Avant-Garde Salon and Spa, we offer brides and their wedding parties an opportunity to relax and look gorgeous for your big day. Here’s what we offer to future Brides. During your wedding day, you and your party arrive at the salon where our team will be waiting for you. Since we understand that this can be a stressful day for you, we make every aspect of your visit with us as thoroughly stress-free as possible. We’ll get you and bridesmaids looking spectacular as quickly as possible so you can be on your way to the ceremony in a timely fashion because we know you’re the center of attention on that day and you’re probably expected to be in several places at one time.

We’ve held countless bridal spa parties so we’re pretty knowledgeable about what needs to get done and how fast things need to happen. We encourage you to consider our salon for your bridal beauty needs because we offer so many services for you and others in your bridal party. Here are just a few of the bridal beauty services we offer and a short video for each:

  1. Bridal Updos
  2. Hair Extensions
  3. Makeup for brides
  4. Spa Manicure
  5. Spa Pedicure

Our salon is located in the heart of Coral Gables on Miracle Mile. We invite you to stop in for a complimentary consultation with our Wedding Co-ordinator, Christine Painparay, to discuss your wedding plans in terms of your appearance.

Often times, brides will use their friends or someone they know to help them get ready for their big day, however, since your wedding day is one of those moments that should last forever, we are of the opinion that a small investment in enhancing your appearance will make a massive difference five years from now when you look back at your wedding photos and see how beautiful you were on that special day.

We also offer cosmetic enhancements such as Botox, dermal fillers and skin tightening but we suggest you plan in advance if you’re considering these enhancements so the effects are maximized prior to your wedding.

Our address is:

155 Miracle Mile

Coral Gables, Florida 33134

(305) 442-8136

 

We look forward to being able to provide all your beauty needs on your wedding day.

 

The Best Pedicure in Coral Gables, Brickell and Coconut Grove

Taking good care of your feet and toe nails is important for women in a climate like Miami where sandals and open toe heels can be worn all year long. Therefore, finding a salon that has good spa and nail care services is essential. So, if you’re searching for a salon that can take care of all your beauty needs, especially your nails, then you’re closer than you think to finding that placeAvant-Garde Salon and Spa in Coral Gables!!

If you’re new to Miami, Coral Gables, Brickell or Coconut Grove and are looking for a good place to get a pedicure or manicure – first, Welcome! – and secondly, we recommend you stop into our salon and give our very experienced nail technicians a try. They all have many years of experience in the art form and care of nails and we’re certain you’ll love your pedicure once they’re done.

Visit us on Facebook by clicking here Official Avant-Garde Salon and Spa Facebook page.

Here are some links to their bios if you want to learn some more about them:

Lionela – http://www.avantgardesalonandspa.com/lionela_ag_staff.html

Rosa – http://www.avantgardesalonandspa.com/staff_ag/rosa1

Nery – http://www.avantgardesalonandspa.com/nery_ag_staff.html

Evelyn – http://www.avantgardesalonandspa.com/evelyn_ag_staff.html

Matilda – http://www.avantgardesalonandspa.com/matilda_ag_staff.html


Here are some images of our pedicure stations in the spa area of our beauty salon. Each pedicure station provides a back massage while you’re getting your feet done.

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Here is one of our luxurious pedicure stations in Avant-Garde Salon and Spa

 

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This is Matilda performing one of her fabulous pedicures on a client.

We encourage you to stop in, put your feet up and relax while we do the rest. The pedicure stations are set in their own room so the commotion of the salon doesn’t interrupt your relaxation time. You can relax and sip a glass of complimentary wine while our nail techs beautify your feet.

Trying to convince you that we offer the best pedicure in town is something that can only be done in person, however, we’ve included some video clips that might help persuade you to visit our salon and give our nail techs a try. Here’s a video clip of our spa pedicure on our Official Avant-Garde YouTube Channel. Here is a quick look at our spa manicure in case you’re also interested.

Our salon is located at 155 Miracle Mile in downtown Coral Gables. If you’d like to make an appointment to visit with one of our nail techs, call us at (305) 442-8136.