Health Benefits of Weekly Pedicures

How can a pedicure benefit you?

You take around 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day this adds up to around 115,000 miles. This wear and tear can be very harmful and if not maintained properly.

Pedicures are a great way to provide basic care for your feet.

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Early Detection Problems

Pedicures are a great way to detect problems with your feet early on before they get serious. Corns, bunions and fungal infection are a lot easier to treat earlier on.

Decreases Chance of Infection

A pedicure is a easy way to get your feet cleaned and toenails trimmed. This will prevent your toenails from growing inwards and also prevents infections. Also the elimination of dirt and bacteria from under the toenails will prevent fungus and foot odor.

Preserves Skin Moisture

Moisturized feet prevent cracks, blisters or other foot problems. It also helps prevent nails from growing outwards and getting split ends.

Come into our Salon in Clearwater and get a pedicure to help relieve the risk of infection and reduce stress.

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

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Healthy Nails begin with Healthy Cuticles!

Many people ask:  How can I help my nails be healthier and stronger? 

One of the best ways to help your nails get and remain healthy and strong is to use cuticle oil routinely.

Cuticle oil is used to moisturize the cuticle, skin and nail area. It can protect the cuticle and nail against damage and improve the health and appearance of the cuticles and nails.  Cuticle oil should not be used as a first-line of defense against dryness,  but rather to fix extremely dry, cracked nails.

Your nails could be healthy too!  This starts with cuticle oil!  It is great for your cuticles and also helps with overall nail care.  The moisture of the oil to the nail keeps it soft, less brittle, and therefor less cracking and chipping.

Intuition Nail CareCuticle oil, available at our Salon in Clearwater,  is made from select natural oils and is designed specifically to help keep your nails from getting brittle and weak.

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

Start using cuticle oil for healthier nails!

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

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Do Weekly Manicures Actually Help?

Can a Weekly Manicure Benefit You?

Weekly manicures allow your nails to stay healthy and look great all the time.  A manicure will allow your nails to stay moisturized and clean, as well as keeping your cuticles strong and healthy.

Regular manicures help to eliminate the possibility of nail disease often caused from the constant wear and tear of your fingernails.   Your fingernails are constantly exposed to outside elements and the only way to prevent this is to wear gloves … but who wants to wear gloves to the beach or on a date or anywhere for that matter!?

A regular manicure is also the time to get a hardening treatment for your nails, and allow for the nails to be trimmed, soaked, and the cuticles cleaned.   All of this will improve the health of your nails.

Intuition Salon St. Petersburg

Our Salon in St. Petersburg – in the heart of the Grand Central District – offers fast, affordable nail care, along with all our other full Salon and Spa services.

St Petersburg Salon 727.322.3802
2053 Central Ave. St Pete Fl 33713

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

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How to Keep Your Nails Looking Beautiful and Healthy!

Here are three expert tips on keeping your nails healthy and beautiful.

1. Keep your nails clean and dry.

Of course it may seem obvious, but washing your hands and nails and keeping them clean is vital to their health!   But did you know you should also definitely dry them afterwards?  Leaving them wet can cause split fingernails!

When washing dishes,  scrubbing floors or using harsh chemicals ALWAYS wear gloves!  This will prevent any bacteria from gaining a foothold and growing under your fingernails.   Protecting your fingers whenever possible will allow for you to have and keep healthy nails.

2. Practice good hygiene

A weekly manicure to clean up the cuticles will also prevent ingrown nails and infections.

3. Use moisturizer and apply a hardening treatment

When using hand lotion or a moisturizer, also rub it into the nails and cuticles.  This will help your skin and nails feel soft and moisturized.  Applying a hardening polish to your nails may also help prevent damage from the everyday activities of your busy lifestyle.

Healthy nails at Intuition

Our Salon in Largo (also serving Belleair) can help you with regular, professional manicures and more information about growing and keeping healthy, beautiful nails!

Largo Salon 727.351.7050
1171 Clearwater Largo Rd North

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.   Also, our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

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How to Get Rid of Those Nasty Blemishes and Pimples!

There are many ways to Healthy Skin but here a few ways that are easy to do!

1. Eat Healthy

Eating healthy not only keeps your body healthy but it keeps your skin and your mind healthy also. Processed foods cause unneeded fats and oils to enter your body causing more blemishes, greasier skin, and pimples. Eating unhealthy also causes you feel drowsy and nasty all the time.

2. Exercise

The big working out. Might not sound fun or be fun but its well worth it. Working out at a gym, going for runs or walks, or even doing yoga all of this allows your body to get into shape and dispels your body of any and all toxins through sweating them out.

3. Facials

Facials are a great benefit to any and everyone they allow for your face to be moisturized and for your pores to be cleaned out both are wonderful for your skin.

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

St Pete Salon 727.322.3802
2053 central Ave. St Pete Fl 33713

Largo Salon 727.351.7050
1171 Clearwater Largo Rd North

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services.  Also our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

 

Steps to Keep your Skin looking Gorgeous after a Facial!

What are some steps to take after getting a facial?

Women get a facial at least once in three months and it is required by the skin too. Facials remove dead skin cells, clears the skin pores, scrubs and exfoliates the skin. A facial is thus very important to maintain the glow of your face. In short, a facial is a process where the skin is steamed, scrubbed and massaged. One of the other benefits of having facial is, it removes blackheads that look ugly on the face.

Before getting a facial, you need to prepare your skin for it. For example, removing makeup, knowing your skin type and problems etc.
Moreover, you should not go for a facial with styled or freshly washed hair. Facial makes the hair oily. So it is best to wash your hair after the facial. However, after the 90 minutes session with your skin, you need to follow some tips for after care. So, here are the skin care tips for you to follow after getting a facial.
relaxing facial
Avoid Sun: It is a very important skin care tip to follow after getting a facial. The UV rays of the sun can damage the skin and also leave scars of burned skin.
Drink Water: This is another skin care tip that you must follow after a facial. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and get a glowing skin. This should indeed be a skin care tip that you must regularly follow.
Avoid Makeup: After getting a facial, avoid makeup. It is ideally good to keep makeup minimal after getting a facial. Makeup blocks the skin pores and also damages it. So after the facial, do not apply makeup.
No Sunbed: For the next 28 hours, you should avoid sunbed as it can be harmful for your skin. So, prefer leaving your face as it is. You can wash with water to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin.
Skip Face Wash: For the next 24 hours, you should not wash your face with a face wash. The chemicals in the face wash can be harmful for the skin.

Rinse With Water: Make this a habit for proper skin care. Washing your face with water keeps the skin hydrated, supple and clean. You must wash your face with water 3-4 hours after the facial is done.

This will remove excess oil, dirt from the face and also cleans the skin pores. Try these skin care tips after getting a facial. To maintain the glowing and supple skin, drink lots of water and get rid of bad habits like smoking and drinking.

Protect your skin from UV rays of the sun by wearing a hat and applying sunscreen regularly. It is important you book for a facial once in two months or maximum within three months to keep your skin clean and glowing.

Come into our Salon in Largo and get a facial and ask for additional tips and tricks to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.

Largo Salon 727.351.7050
1171 Clearwater Largo Rd North

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services.  Also our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

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3 foods for Healthier Skin

What 3 Foods Can I Eat to Keep my Skin Healthy?

Here are 3 foods that can keep you skin healthy!

 

1. Fatty Fish

Fatty fish like salmon are filled with omega 3 fat which are essential to maintain skin health. Omega 3 fat is essential for your skin to stay thick, supple and moisturized. These fats reduce inflammation which might be the cause of redness in the skin or acne. Eating this will bring that down and moisturize the skin.

2. Avocado

Avocados are high in healthy fats these fats are essential for your skins health. Studies have shown that the fats from avocados provide supple and springy skin. So why not eat some guacamole every once in a while it will help your skin.

3. Walnut

Walnuts are a good source of fatty acids. Fatty acids cannot be made by your body. They have the highest amount of omega 3 and omega 6 out of all nuts and both help reduce inflammation and bloating of the skin.

healthy skin

Come into our salon at St. Pete and ask for alternative ways to keep your skin healthy combined with eating these 3 foods.

St Pete Salon 727.322.3802
2053 central Ave. St Pete Fl 33713

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.  Also our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

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3 ways to Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy

What Can i Do to get healthy skin?

Here are 3 ways to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.

1. Protect Yourself From the Sun

Wear sunscreen when you go out sunburns cause skin cells to die and they hurt. Avoid the sun wear hats long sleeved shirts and pants all will help with protecting the skin. Try to avoid the times 10am to 4pm because is when the sun is the strongest.

2. Treat your Skin Gently

Limit your bath time hot water can strip your skin of the oils making it dry out faster. Try using warm water instead. Avoid strong soaps these can also strip oils from your skin. Pat dry you skin when your done washing this will allow moisture to remain on your skin. And lastly moisturize your skin getting a facial or using moisturizer will allow for your skin to stay healthy and bright.

3. Eat Healthy and Manage Stress

Eating healthy doesn’t just help your skin it also helps everything else! Eating healthy will make you feel good and look good. manage your stress uncontrolled stress can cause acne breakouts and other skin problems. Get enough sleep have a spa day try to stay relaxed or your skin will have a breakout.

Healthy Skin

Come into our Salon in Clearwater to get a facial to help keep your skin healthy.

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.  Also our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

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Tips about your Hair!

How Does Hair Work?

The hair starts in the root and forms with cells to make keratin. Keratin is what your hair is made out of. Then this hair that is made pushes up through the a follicle or a tunnel and replaces the old strand of hair. A blood vessel at the base of the hair feeds it and keeps the hair growing.

This process of regrowth is constantly happening because hair is always falling out. Around 100 strands of hair fall out of your hair everyday. This can be caused by brushing, combing, washing or even just sitting there.

How is That Hair Color Made?

Hair can come in many colors blonde,red,brown, black and many more. These colors are caused by melanin this is the pigment that makes the hair color you have. Black or brown hair contains more melanin then blonde or red hair. When your older you start to loose the melanin in your hair causing your hair to turn grey.

Take Care of Your Hair

Take care of your hair. Always wash it when you need to but not to much. Brush your hair once or twice a day. You do not want to brush to much this will cause unwanted damage to your hair.

Come in to our Salon in Largo and ask about ways to help with how your hair works?

 

Largo Salon 727.351.7050
1171 Clearwater Largo Rd North

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.  Also our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

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www.Dawn-Shannon.com

3 Ways to Keep Split Ends Away

What are 3 ways to keep split ends away?

What are split ends?

Split ends are damaged hair strands. This is caused by the hair drying out, being old and even using the wrong products. Split ends also know as trichoptilosis can travel up along the strand and hit the scalp completely destroying your hair. There are a few ways to prevent this like:

1. Regular trimmings

Regular trimmings at a salon will stop split ends from traveling up to you scalp and will eliminate the need for extra products to fix split ends. Getting a cut every 4-6 weeks can eliminate split ends.

2. Dry your Hair Gently

Drying your hair with an absorbent towel and dab the wet DO NOT vigorously dry your hair this will cause tangles in weird directions destroying your hair even faster than usual. This is because when your hair is wet it is fragile and can be damaged very easily.

3. Use a Wide Tooth Comb

When coming out of the shower use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush. This will decrease the likelihood of your hair getting stretched and broken when brushing. Using a comb will detangle it a lot safer and prevent stretching and breaking.

split ends

Call our Salon in Clearwater to get expert opinions and advice from any of our trained stylist.

Clearwater Salon 727-443-2927
16 N. Ft. Harrison Ave Clearwater Fl 33755

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon and Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, and many natural and organic products and services at our 3 locations in ClearwaterSt. Pete, and Largo.  Also our Boutique features a wide variety of gift items for any occasion including, jewelry, candles and organic soaps!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
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