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Coloring Hair Extensions

Coloring your hair is a very simple and fun way to change up your look. Some great examples of celebrities changing their looks with their hair just so happen to be sisters and they are Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.

Earlier this year when Kim Kardashian colored her hair blonde, she got a lot of attention. It was surely a lot different from her naturally dark hair. Her younger sister, whose natural hair is dark brown, has also dyed her hair different shades of blue in the past. Kylie influenced a lot people to attempt hair colors that aren’t as common.

When you are trying to change up your hair, it is very important to think about a color that will best suit you and your style. Finding inspiration in celebrities is great for trying something new, but no two looks are going to be the same. Think of it as more of an inspiration than a duplication.

Some of the most common colors for people to dye their hair are brown, black, and lightening their hair up to a blonde color.


Coloring Hair Extensions

If you have naturally dark hair, or really light hair, coloring your hair brown can be an easy way to change up your look. It can brighten you hair up if it is darker. This can lighten up your overall look if you want to slowly transition into lighter colors.


Coloring Hair Extensions

Black is the most common color to dye your hair. This is a perfect way to subtly change up your look. It gives you a dark and sultry look, and will go perfectly with whatever style you love, and won’t interfere with your outfits, ever.


Coloring Hair Extensions

Blonde is a great color for people who want a drastic change quickly. It is surely eye catching and can be customized to your individual style. You can tone it and make it less brassy and more platinum or you can leave it the way that it is to give it a more natural appearance. When going blonde, it is also very easy to transition into other bright and bold colors that are very on trend now.

Teal, Green, Blue

Coloring Hair Extensions

These three colors have become increasingly popular in the media within the past year or so. The best way to try these bright and unusual colors is to leave your roots dark or to only color the bottom portions of your hair.

Using hair extensions to temporarily change your hair color is a great way of testing out something before committing to it. There are hair extensions in any color that you could possible think of, from the basic, brown, black, blondes, and reds, all the way to more extreme colors such as green, blue, teal, mint, purple, and pink.

Want to have your extensions colored with professional color?! Schedule your appointment this week! >>>

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How to Take Care Of Your Hair in the Winter : A Guide

beauty tipsWe all know that the colder weather wreaks havoc on our skin and nails, making our trendy nail colors and gorgeous eyeshadow look lackluster in the blustering winds. But did you know that the cold also isn’t good for your hair? Just because it is cold out, doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your good hair days. Luckily for you, we have some beauty advice on how to keep your hair healthy and shiny this winter!

Add a scarf… to your hat?
Obviously, the best way to keep your hair protected in the wintertime is to keep it out of the elements. But since no one wants to have hat hair, simply wrap your hair in a silk scarf, then put on your hat. This way the hat won’t rub against your hair and leave it one big staticky mess.

Deep condition once a month
Even if it is not windy outside, simply stepping out into the cold air can sap the life out of your hair. But you can bring the luster and smoothness back by replenishing moisture and creating a temporary barrier in your hair that smooths down the cuticle.

Invest in a humidifier
This may be one of the best beauty tips out there, as a humidifier not only will give you beautiful skin but hydrated and smooth hair as well. While you may be apprehensive to introduce humidity to your hair because it may cause frizziness, think again! Because the heat in your home will sap moisture out of hair quickly, the humidifier will keep your hair nice and balanced.

Take care of your scalp
Your scalp often goes ignored during the wintertime, and this is a no-no! To prevent dandruff, itchiness, and excessive hair loss, make sure to moisturize your scalp. This is easy to do with a simple olive oil mask — massage warmed up olive oil with a dash of lemon juice into your scalp once a week and you won’t itch again!

Want to share your love of beauty with others? Consider attending beauty school — the place where beauty tips reign supreme and you can experiment all day, every day. Plus, there are 220,600 annual job openings created for hairdressers and cosmetologists every year, so there is no lack of job security in a career in cosmetology! Call us today to learn more.

Eyeliner Looks to Try Out



Eyeliner is one of those things that are constantly changing with the times. It can bring so much light and definition into the eyes. Eyeliner can also be used to change the shape of your eyes. This is one of the most personalized parts of makeup. The way that it turns out is completely up to you such as how thick it is and how bold it will look. One of the most timeless looks are the ones listed below.

Eyeliner Looks to Try Out

Traditional Eyeliner

Traditional eyeliner, also known as kohl eyeliner has been around for centuries. It is the easiest to put on being that you only have to control the thickness of the eyeliner. When I first started to wear makeup it was the first way that I wore my eyeliner. It can be achieved with any type of eyeliner such as a pencil eyeliner, gel eyeliner and liquid eyeliner.

Eyeliner Looks to Try Out

Winged Eyeliner

Winged eyeliner is one of those things that take time to learn how to do. Trying to perfect this particular style of eyeliner is a trial and error sort of thing. This within itself is an individualized process. The way that your winged eyeliner turns out in accordance to thickness and the angle of your wing is completely up to you. This look can be achieved with any type of eyeliner. However, I think pencil is the hardest to use so I suggest gel, cake or liquid eyeliner.

Eyeliner Looks to Try Out

Double-Winged Eyeliner

Double-winged eyeliner is quickly becoming the it thing. It brings out the inner fairy with the fairy like appearance. Winged eyeliner is a little it easier than traditional winged eyeliner due to the fact that if you go a little too high on the first one, the second one can even out the whole look. This look can be achieved with the same things as for traditional eyeliner such as the gel, cake, or liquid eyeliners.

If you are in need of some glamorous makeup for a special event, give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our many talented students! 

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Different Types of Hair Extensions

If you are interested in wearing hair extensions, then there are plenty of things you can choose from. There are weft extensions that you can glue in, sew in or use as clip ins. There are also tape in hair extensions and ponytails that you can use to extend the length and thickness of your own ponytail. Whatever you decide to choose, there are a few things that you should consider before choosing a hair extension method.


First there are clip in extensions.

These are a great way o try out hair extensions without having to commit to them. Clip in extensions come pre made, or you can also purchase regular wefts to create and customize your own. You part your hair from ear to ear and tie up the top part, then clip in the extensions to the hair on the bottom. A fun way to wear clip in extensions is to include them into your up do’s and buns. You can easily achieve this by clipping them in upside down so they don’t appear bulky and fake. Clip ins can last as long as you want them to if you properly care for them.



Next there are glue in, pre bonded or keratin bonded hair extensions.

These extensions are attached to your hair through keratin bonds at the tip of the extension and are fused with a hot tool. These are a very popular choice for those looking to try hair extensions. These are very popular, but require a little more maintenance and salon appointments. If you want to glue in your extensions, then part your hair as you would for clipping in extensions. Apply a little bit of glue to the weft and press it into your scalp to adhere it to your head. Make sure you don’t get it on your real hair. If you are in a hurry, or would like to move faster, then take your blow dryer and on a low heat low blow setting dry where you applied the weft.

One of the most popular methods for hair extensions, is the sew in.

Sew in extensions are best for those who have coarse, thick or curly hair. Your natural hair is sewn into a tightly braided section and then the extensions are sewn into the tightly braided section. This can last for about 6-8 weeks and is a great method for a protective style, or to try a hairstyle that you don’t want to commit to permanently.

Different Types of Hair Extensions

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The last method for hair extensions are tape extensions.

They are definitely not as popular as the other methods, but is still very easy to use. If they are properly applied, then they will definitely look well and last. The hair is connected by bonds that your own hair is placed between. Your hair is then clamped around the strands. They last for a decent amount of time, but if your natural hair grows out very fast, then you will have to get them redone more frequently.

Here is a tutorial by Perfect Hair (a little outdated, but still great!) that explains a little more about tape extensions and how they are put in. 

Hair extensions are a great way to wear your hair if you are need of some inspiration. They are a change to your hair that you don’t have to commit to and you can protect your hair while you experiment. Depending on your hair type and needs, there is definitely a method of hair extensions for you.

We do not offer hair extensions here at Creative Images, but if you need help styling or putting in your extensions for a wedding or for prom, we are always happy to help!! Schedule your appointment today! 

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8 Tips to Prevent and Treat Dry Lips this Winter

8 Tips to Prevent and Treat Dry Lips this Winter

Our lips lack sweat glands to stay moisturized, so the cold and dry environment is a heavy influencer to its state. If you want to keep your lips smooth, soft and moisturized even in cold weather, we have the right tips for you! 

  1. If you hate the cold like me, just stay indoors more!

If there’s nothing urgent to do outside, stay at home to prevent exposure to the dry and cold air.

  1. Use moisturizing lip balms

8 Tips to Prevent and Treat Dry Lips this Winter

Lipsticks make your lips dry when worn, so use colored moisturizing lip balms instead! Or you can moisturize your lips first with some ointment, and then wear your favorite lipstick. At any rate, make sure to remove the lip makeup and moisturize your lips again before you go to bed. Here are some natural ingredients you should look for in your lip balm:

  •             Vitamin A and D
  •             Jojoba Oil
  •             Glycerin
  •             Coconut Oil
  •             Beeswax
  •             Almond Oil
  •             Shea Butter
  •             Aloe Vera
  •             Vitamin E
  1. Take the right diet and regularly keep hydrated

Avoid foods that are spicy or salty – these compel your tongue to touch your lips more frequently. This is harmful as it easily dries and irritates the lips. Here are some foods that are actually really good for your lip health:

  •             Milk products, apricots, carrots, etc. rich in Vitamin A.
  •             Skim milk, Swiss cheese, red meat, silken tofu, fortified cereals, eggs, etc. that contain vitamin B
  •             Citrus fruits and vegetable rich in Vitamin C
  •             Nuts, eggs, leafy vegetables, etc. that have vitamin E.

Lastly, drink a lot of water daily (at least 8 glasses)!

  1. Control your Room Temperature

8 Tips to Prevent and Treat Dry Lips this Winter

Protect your lips indoors, too! The heating system in your home during Winter makes the air dry too. To fix this, set up a humidifier and set the temperature to 30-40%. It keeps the air indoors ideally moist. I wouldn’t go beyond 50% because too much moisture can cause bacteria and other microorganisms to appear.

  1. Do NOT bite/lick/peel your lips

These bad habits should be lessened not just in Winter, but all year long. Biting harms the lips to the point of wounding them, licking dries the lips because of saliva, and peeling them can be very painful. Instead, just soften your lips with lip balm or exfoliate the flakes off.

  1. Use natural home remedies

8 Tips to Prevent and Treat Dry Lips this Winter

Natural ingredients are not only easily available but they also repair the lips from the inside. Time to achieve that luscious, sweet-smiling, soft and smooth lips you’ve always wanted!

  • Cucumber

Rub a slice of cucumber on your lips and let it stay for 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times daily.

  • Ripe Mango Butter

Apply some of this on your lips and let it try. Then, wash it off. You’ll notice that your lips have become soft and moistened!

  • Petroleum Jelly

This is a very common treatment for dry lips. Simply apply during the night and it will moisturize your lips up to morning. If there’s irritation, immediately stop using it.

  • Jojoba Oil

This oil is an instant solution to dry lips. It moisturizes your lips and make them look fresh again. Apply a few drops of oil then leave it on the lips for 10 minutes. It should moisten the skin and help repair cracked appearances.

  1. Don’t drink too much caffeine

Even though the cold weather makes it irresistible to drink your favorite cup of hot coffee, these hot drinks actually dehydrate your lips faster. A better and healthier alternative is to take herbal tea or decaf, as these can hydrate the skin!

  1. Wear a scarf over your mouth

8 Tips to Prevent and Treat Dry Lips this Winter

If you have to go outside, a scarf makes all the difference in protecting your sensitive lips from the cold harsh wind.


Since Winter won’t be leaving anytime soon, it’s important that you try to follow some of these preventive tips to keep your lips nice & soft in the cold! I hope this article has helped you out (: 


2017 Hair Trends Worthy of a Trip to the Salon

hair trendsAbout half of all women that visit a salon go at least once a month to change up their look. If you are need of some inspiration for the new year, keep on reading for hair trends to keep an eye out for in 2017.

A low ponytail

Both classy and low key, the low ponytail is an easy look for a day at the office or a night out. You can wear it twisted, slicked back, or with a piece of hair wrapped around its base, but it looks best being a little disheveled and held simply with a black hair band.


The crimper is back, but not the over sized ones of the 1990s you may be used to. We mean crimping a few sections of the hair for easy texture and volume. Smart touches include crimping only the hair under your ears or the tail of your up-do.

The higher the bun, the closer you are to the hair gods

Ballerina buns are coming back with a vengeance, as beauty experts prove they can be chic no matter how they’re worn. The higher the bun the better, but for short-haired gals, feel free to have it sit in the middle of your head with a few wisps falling out.


No, we’re not talking about the bouffants and poofs of the early 2000s. Instead, think volume coming out from the sides of your head in the form of gorgeous curls. Embrace the frizz and go crazy with your backcomb.

The French pleat

You’ll bring a great Parisian vibe to any place you go when you rock this style. Held tightly in place and as versatile as a pony tail, this awesome style will have you feeling like you’re walking down the cobblestone streets of Paris in no time.


Say goodbye to those thin headbands that don’t do you any good, and say hello to thick, XXL headpieces. They can be adorned with feathers, jewels, and flowers — we dig them all.

The best thing about hair trends is that they are always changing! If you are interested in the world of beauty tips, don’t just change your hairstyle, consider a career in cosmetology. Beauty schools have many cosmetology classes that range with your interests, from nail classes to skin care programs.

Make sure you are never too far away from up and coming hair trends by enrolling in Creative Images today.

5 Ways to Steer Clear of Dry Skin

Sir Winter has arrived and he brings along harsh winds, which are not-so favorable to our precious skin. Every time we go outside, our skin has to endure the drastic changes in temperature and humidity. So, what does a girl have to do? Thankfully, a lot. Start your battle against Winter with these tips you can follow to avoid flaky dry skin!


Avoid using soap

A lot of typical, cheap bar soaps can cause a drying effect on our skin, so it’s important to use them more considerately during winter. If you have moisturizer-soaps or oil-based soaps, then there’s nothing to worry about.

Avoid taking hot baths

It may seem natural that once you feel the cold outside, you want to just relax in a hot bath tub during the Winter night. Well, this is actually bad. Hot water strip away our body’s natural oils, leaving our skin dry and tight. What’s better is to shower on the right temperature, not too warm and not too cold. Think Goldilocks.

Get soaked

It’s important to moisturize your skin. The most literal way to do that? Relax in a tub of tepid water until you see your fingertips slightly wrinkled. Our skin naturally has a great capacity for keeping water. So, however long it takes, it’s important to get rehydrated!

Bring in the oil

5 Ways to Steer Clear of Dry Skin

With this season, it’s a good time to join the Flaxseed oil fad. Flaxseed oil products have wholesome Omega-3s which are good for you; they help keep the skin lithe (not lit, ok?). More so, they can reduce the pain of stiff joints caused by the Winter cold.

Use Ceramides once you need them

During the cold season, our skin can lose lipids which are essential to how our skin keeps water. How to get them back? We’ll have to turn to ceramides. Ceramide products contain the same balance of lipids as our skin does. In doing so, they help keep our skin moisturized. Studies show they help treat eczema, but it can also be used by anyone with dry skin.

Remember, Winter doesn’t have to mean flaky dry skin. Taking a few simple steps and choosing the right products can help you look your best all season long!

New Tricks for the Old You

Can y’all believe it’s 2017?! What! Where in the world has the time gone?!

The best way to start the new year right is to try a new style! Refresh yourself by letting go of your old 2016 look and find ways to improve your dress up routine. It’s time to TREAT YO’SELF for getting through the past year, so here are a few tips to help you get started! >>>

Learn new makeup techniques

I am truly in love with Danielle Mansutti on YouTube! She is here in the video below giving you an Everyday Makeup Routine tutorial for 2017!! Enjoy!

Makeup, like art, always evolves through time. There will always be new styles coming up, and it’s good to experiment on them and choose what you think fits you the best. In the process, you might also want to buy new cosmetic items to add to your collection to keep you armed and ready for a new year.

We use YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics here at Creative Images and are in LOVE with all of their products. You can always come in to try them out anytime!

Restyle your hair

New Tricks for the Old You New Tricks for the Old You

Get updated on the latest hair trends. Above are just a couple AMAZING new hairstyles done by our crazy talented students.

If you don’t want to change your hairstyle completely, you may add small touches to your current look such as bangs, highlights, and extensions. Even if they are just small changes, they can still give big improvements on your appearance.

To see more student work, follow us on Instagram> @creativeimagesschool

Try new nail designs

New Tricks for the Old You

Although not as bold as changing up your hair, new nail designs are still a little crazy but totally worth it! A tint for the season or a sparkly mauve on your hand might bring a smile to anyone catching a glimpse of it. Breakout something you’ve always wanted to try but never got to! It’s a new year for goodness sake!

Update your wardrobe

BookMyStyle put out this amazing 2017 fashion trends video from a celebrity stylist! It doesn’t get much better than that!!

Now you probably already have a lot of staple pieces because 2016 has just ended, but a creeping feeling always comes back where you think “Hey, I don’t have anything to wear today” and that sucks. Maybe it’s just the right time to update your wardrobe and buy some new clothes fresh off 2017! Be it a major or minor haul for your style, it’s never a bad thing to have many choice of outfits!

Never be afraid to try something completely new. The new style that you’re scared to try just might be the perfect one for you.

Now let’s kick 2017’s booty 🙂 



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