Category TIPs & Techniques

Can Organic/Natural Products Help Your Hair Grow?

There are so many products we are being told work the best and that are the only solution to all of our hair problems.

Organic/Natural Products

To put it simply Organic/Natural products do not have the sulfate, alcohol, silicone, parabens, and even traces of anti-freeze that artificial products have.

However, natural/organic hair products have the herbs, essential oils and vitamins necessary to improve the quality of your hair.

These natural ingredients help stimulate your scalp which boosts the blood flow, nourishes hair follicles, and keeps your hair healthy. Hair follicles are what makes your hair grow. Increasing blood flow to these follicles allows for more production of the protein keratin which in turn creates more hair.

Not all salons use organic products. Instead most still use the chemical filled products that we have grown to hate. So before finding your salon home do your research.

Thankfully all the products we use at our three locations in Clearwater, Largo, and St. Petersburg have all the nutrients necessary to boost your hair & handle the actual issue instead of covering it up!

Intuition Salon & Spa Organic/Natural Hair Products

Come in to our Salon in Largo, Clearwater or St. Petersburg to learn more about our Organic products.

 

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

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

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

 

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

3 foods for Healthier Skin

What Foods Can I Eat to Keep my Skin Healthy?

Here are 3 foods that can help achieve healthy skin!

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 in  St. Petersburg and ask about more ways to keep your skin healthy combined with eating these foods.

St. Petersburg Salon 727.322.3802
2053 Central Ave. St Petersburg,  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 does hair actually work?

We all have it (well, most of us!) but do we really know “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.

How Does your Hair Work?

Come in to our Salon in Largo (or Clearwater or St. Petersburg!) for a FREE 15 minute consultation  and ask about more ways to help with managing your hair!

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

Why You Should Get A Conditioning Treatment!

Over time your hair becomes built up from the products you use. Our deep conditioning treatment pierces and soothes the hair shaft which allows the natural shine of your hair to become alive!

If you have a dry, itchy, or  a flaky scalp a deep conditioning treatment will moisturizes your scalp. It can also restore the damaged hair and reinstate the strength.

You should schedule a deep conditioning treatment once a month with your stylist to keep your hair healthy.

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

Why You Should Get A Foot Detox!

 

What are some benefits of a foot detox?

A Foot Detox has amazing benefits including; purging of heavy metals, a more balanced pH level, reducing inflammation, purging of yeast, detoxifying the liver, internal cleansing with full-body purge, liver and kidney cleansing, and enhancing the immune system.

Electrical current passes through a set of plates in a module that is immersed in the water inside the foot bath tub. The foot bath water contains a special sea salt, so it has the mineral concentration of water from the ocean. While the client’s feet are in the water, positive and negative ions are emitted by the foot bath system. This re-energizes the body and the red blood cells.

The foot detox eliminates toxins that are stored in fat, kidneys, liver, bowels, and skin. The foot bath also triggers the body’s lymphatic system, which helps with continuing detoxification for up to 24 to 48 hours after a session. You will feel relaxed, balanced, and focused.

After a detox foot bath, clients are encouraged to drink plenty of water to assist with making elimination easier and more comfortable.

How often Should you get a foot detox?

There are a lot of foods and choices we make that can cause our bodies to take in toxins without us knowing. There is a cure to this: a foot detox. A foot detox will eliminate toxins within your body that you did not know were there. It is recommended that you get 3 foot detoxes the first week, 2 the next week and once a week for a month after that.

This will completely eliminate toxins ins your body that you take in from everyday foods, air and liquids.

 

So come to Intuition Salon & Spa Clearwater and Intuition Salon & Spa St. Pete for your Foot Detox!

Before and After Foot Detox
Before and after pictures of a foot detox at Intuition Salon & Spa.

 

St. Pete Salon
727.322.3802
2053 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33715

Largo Salon
727.351-7050
1771 Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo FL 33756

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. And 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