Why i cant Live Without these 3 Products

Here are 3 products that you will need anywhere and everywhere you go.

1. clarpHx Treatment

This treatment will cleanse your hair of the chlorine, minerals and buildup. This treatment is great for right after a pool or beach day. This can even help lock in your color in your hair. This is a great treatment for just cleansing your hair of anything that is bad.

2. Hair Proteinizer

In a nutshell this product feeds your hair. Anyone and everyone can use this. This spray will heal your broken or damaged hair or make your healthy hair look even better. This products releases proteins that are essential for hair growth. This is a lightweight leave in repair that contains keratin proteins and keratin amino acids.

3. Young Again Masque

This is perfect for dry or damaged hair. A deep conditioning restorative masque with a complex of Amino Acids, Quinoa, Immortelle, Lotus Flower and Baobab Seed Oils to renew youthful lustre to dry damaged or brittle hair. This is the perfect product for repairing your hair. Apply this to freshly washed hair and massage into hair and scalp and leave in for 5-15 minutes.

Come into our Salon in St. Petersburg to pick up some of these products or to tell us what products you cant live without!

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!

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com
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5 Myths about Your Hair

Here are a few myths that you have been lead to believe: debunked

1. Gray hair is only caused by stress

Everyone says don’t stress out and don’t this or that and you will get grays but there wrong. Stress might accelerate the process but grays are actually caused by your hair dying. When your hair dies it releases melanin which is the pigment in the hair. No pigment means no color. Its not about how much stress your exposed to its mainly focused on your genetics. So when you get grays, blame your parents.

2. Plucking your grays will cause 2 more to grow

This is totally incorrect. The only thing plucking will do to your head is cause scarring. This scarring can cause thinning or patches of hair. So try to avoid plucking altogether this can cause more harm then good.

3. Hair grows faster when it trimmed

In reality the growth of your hair is completely dependent on the follicles or the roots of your hair. This is where the protein keratin is produced to create the growth of hair. Trimming your hair makes it appear thicker and longer. There is a plus to trimming though, trimming will get rid of the split ends and allow the ends of your hair look healthier and feel better.

4. Brushing your hair constantly is healthy for you

The key to brushing your hair is to distribute the oils in your hair. Brushing your hair a lot leads to breakage. This causes your hair to fall out. This can also cause your hair to look frizzy. So instead of brushing all the time brush a few times a day with a wide tooth comb or a brush with soft bristles.

5. Using the same shampoo over and over will cause it to stop working

Shampoo will act the same even if you use it everyday for years. If you use a lot of hot tools or you color your hair often you might want to use a more hydrating shampoo.

hair healthy

Come into our Salon in Largo to get a new shampoo or brush to help keep your hair 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 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
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

How do i Keep my Feet Healthy at Home?

Now not every person has the time and the money to go to a salon every single week for a pedicure. If you do have the money that’s great but, what if you don’t have the money? Or the time?

Here’s are a few tips to keep your feet healthy at home.

1. Keep your feet clean and dry

When you take a bath or shower scrub those feet. Leaving bacteria and dirt from your day can cause fungal infections. Always dry your feet well when getting out of the shower. Fungus lives off of moisture so leaving your feet wet is also another way to get that fungus that you don’t want.

2. Examine your feet for problems

Always keep a lookout for anything out of the ordinary on your feet. When drying off your feet after a shower look for scaling on the soles of your feet. And also in between your toes for peeling areas this could mean athletes foot. Take a good long look at your nails. Nail discoloration could mean foot fungus. If you have diabetes you will have to have a foot inspection problem everyday since you have a higher risk of foot sores and infections.

3. Cut your toenails properly

Just because your toenails are growing doesn’t mean you go willy nilly with the clippers and cut whatever you want. Cut your nails straight across and try to avoid near the edges and the skin this can cause painful ingrown nails.

4.Protect your feet

Try to wear shower shoes to the gym, school locker rooms and even the pool. These are breeding ground for foot fungus.

5. See a doctor

If you see a problem that consists like swelling, redness or discoloration. See a doctor do not try to treat it yourself this might make the problem worse. See a podiatric physician they can help with all your foot problems!

Come into our Salon in Clearwater and ask for more expert tips to keep your feet healthy. And if you have the time sit down and relax and get a pedicure!

feet 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!

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

What Does a Pedicure Include?

Heres what a pedicure at one of our Salons in Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Largo includes:

Foot Soak

A foot soak will get rid of the dirt and bacteria already on the foot and cleanse it for the nails shaping process and the all organic exfoliation.

Nail Shaping

Nails shaping is an easy way to eliminate fungus and ingrown nails. Getting a nail shaping on your toes and fingers 3-4 times a month will eliminate early diseases, reshape nails so no dead split nails are grown and make both your feet and hands look amazing.

Foot Exfoliation

A foot exfoliation will eliminate dry, flaky, and itchy feet. Exfoliation is usually after a foot soak since the scrub is more effective on pores that have already been opened up. Our all organic exfoliant will cleanse the foot and eliminate any and all potentials diseases or infections that have built up.

Cuticle Remover

A cuticle remover will help prevent bacteria and other nasty stuff like dirt from going under the nails and causing more damage.

Polish

And of course the polish!  We use a set of polishes that is formaldehyde free and all organic.  This allows the polish to be much gentler on both your feet still allowing them to look absolutely beautiful.

Pedicure nails in st. pete

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. (Also available at our Clearwater and Largo locations!)

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!

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

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.

Clearwater Salon

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 Largo and get a pedicure to help relieve the risk of infection and reduce stress.

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!

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

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!

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

 

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!

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

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!

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

How to Get Rid of Nasty Blemishes and Pimples.

Many of our Salon and Spa clients ask:  “How can I get rid of nasty blemishes and pimples?”

Here are a few ways to hep get that healthy skin you’ve always wanted!

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.

Come into our Salon in Clearwater and get one of our amazing facials and receive some expert advice on making your skin look even better!

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
www.Dawn-Shannon.com

 

How to Keep your Skin looking Gorgeous after a Facial!

You got a facial,  awesome!  But what can you do to keep your skin this gorgeous longer afterwards?

We usually advise that women get a facial at least once every three months to keep their skin healthy and beautiful.  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 any specific skin problems,  etc.
Moreover, you should not go for a facial with styled or freshly washed hair as a facial can make the hair get a bit 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 the 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 lots of 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.  Just use plain water for a day.

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.

Use Sunscreen.  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.

When you come into our Salon in Largo ( our Salons in Clearwater or St. Pete!) to receive a restorative facial, ask your Aesthetician 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 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
www.Dawn-Shannon.com