Category TIPs & Techniques

Vividly Soft Hair

Ever wonder how Salon Professionals get your hair to look so amazing in the chair?

I am going to tell you our secret – it’s Pai-shau – one of our top organic hair care products that we carry here at Intuition.

It is made from the finest organic products and will make your hair look beyond amazing, you will be turning heads around every corner you walk.

The best part is it has the most heavenly sent and leaves your hair feeling amazing.

Pai-shau

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Candles and Soaps! And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg(727) 322-3802 2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater(727) 443-2927 16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com

www.Dawn-Shannon.com

Lash Food

Have you ever looked at your eyelashes and wanted that extra natural voluminous look that pops when people look at your beautiful eyes?  We have the perfect, fast and easy organic solution for you here at Intuition Salon and Spa.

Lash Food – says it all in its name.

Lash Food is infused with Phyto-Medic Complex, the enhancing serum delivers nutrients to grow your lashes with nature’s most powerful ingredients.

Organic Lashes
Lash Food

Independent Study Conclusions: 
– 85% of users noticed an improvement in eyelash fullness
– 100% of users noticed an improvement in the appearance of eyelash length
– 100% of users noticed an improvement in eyelash density
– 0% noticed irritation.

So come visit us at Intuition and check out Lash Food!

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Candles and Soaps! And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg (727) 322-3802 2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater (727) 443-2927 16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com

www.Dawn-Shannon.com

EIGHT FOODS FOR BETTER BEAUTY (PART2)

The second “better beauty food”  is bell peppers!

They come in the same colors that gummy bears do—red, orange, yellow, and green—but that’s not why bell peppers are the stars of the crudités platter.

Spiked with vitamin C, they kick up collagen production for healthy hair and skin.

Even minor vitamin C deficiencies can lead to dry, splitting hair that breaks easily. Toss half a sliced bell pepper into your salad or stir fry them for extra crunch and color, or just chop them into sticks—they make perfect hummus scoopers.

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Organic Color Correction, Organic Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Organic Candles and Soaps!  And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg
(727) 322-3802
2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater
(727) 443-2927
16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

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

Eight Foods for Better Beauty! (Part 1)

Master Colorist, Celebrity Hair Stylist and Founder of Intuition Salon and Spa Dawn Shannon, knows that real, lasting beauty comes form within, including what we eat and drink!  This is her list of 8 foods that really help to improve and maintain your skin and hair.

Number 1:  Aronia Berries.

The antioxidant power of aronia berries (also known as chokeberries) crushes the competition. They are jam packed with polyphenols —more than acai, more than blueberries.

They help reduce inflammation, minimize acne and wrinkles, and increase circulation.

Aronia berries look and taste like very small, very tart blueberries.

Blend frozen ones in a breakfast smoothie, bake them into muffins, or (if you’re feeling really ambitious) use them for jam or syrup.

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Next week:  Number 2 Bell Peppers!

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Organic Color Correction, Organic Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Organic Candles and Soaps!  And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg
(727) 322-3802
2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater
(727) 443-2927
16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

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

Contouring with Young Blood

Want that new model make over. Young Blood is a great organic line that makes your skin look vibrant. With the right skill you can look like you should be on a runway. Contouring is unique to each person and face shape. Below you will see a diagram for face shapes.

Face Shapes

Diamond Face Shape

Contour:

  • The area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks.

Highlight:

  • Under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape and along your brow bone
  • In the middle of your forehead
  • The middle of your chin to help broaden these naturally narrow areas.

Heart Face Shape

Contour:

  • Along the sides of your forehead and temples
  • The area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks.
  • The small area right below your chin

Highlight:

  • Under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape
  • In the middle of your forehead and the middle of your chin

Oblong Face Shape

Contour:

  • Along your hairline to create the illusion of a lower hairline.
  • Under your chin to make your face appear a little rounder.
  • The area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks.

Highlight:

  • Under your eyes in an upside-down triangle

Oval Face Shape

Contour:

  • The sides of your forehead just slightly to make your hairline appear a little more narrow.
  • The area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks.

Highlight:

  • In the middle of your forehead and the middle of your chin.
  • Under your eyes and along your brow bone to brighten your eye area.

Rectangle Face Shape

Contour:

  • On the sides of your forehead to make your hairline appear more narrow.
  • Along your hairline to create the illusion of a lower hairline.
  • Under your jawbone to make your jawline appear more narrow.
  • The area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks.

Highlight:

  • In the middle of your chin.
  • Under your eyes and along your brow bone to brighten your eye area.

Round Face Shape

Contour:

  • On the sides of your forehead and along your temples to make this wider area appear more narrow.
  • The area below your cheekbones starting from your ears to in the middle of your cheeks, and then curving down to your jawline to lengthen your face.

Highlight:

  • In the middle of your forehead and the middle of your chin.
  • Under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape to brighten your eyes.

Square Face Shape

Where you should contour:

  • On the sides of your forehead to make your hairline appear more narrow.
  • Under your jawbone to make your jawline appear more narrow.
  • The area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks.

Where you should highlight:

  • In the middle of your forehead and the middle of your chin.
  • Under your eyes and along your brow bone to brighten your eye area.

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Candles and Soaps! And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg 727) 322-3802 053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater 727) 443-2927 6 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com

www.Dawn-Shannon.com

Elisa Braid made easy

1. Take some hair at the top and separate it into 3 equal section – left, middle, and right.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

2. Take the left section and cross is under the middle one.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

3. Now take the right section, and cross it under the middle.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

4. Now we will start adding more hair into our braid. Take a small section of the hair that’s already down on the left side, and combine it with the current left section.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

5. As always, cross them both under the middle.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

6. Now do the same thing on the right side: take some hair and combine it with the right section.

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

7. Cross that combined section under the middle section.

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

8. And that’s pretty much the whole technique! It may seem complicated at first, but as soon as you understand and learn the basics, you will be braiding a professional Dutch Braid in NO time. Continue doing the same thing all the way down until the nape of your neck. Add more hair in on the right, cross under the middle. Add more hair in on the left, cross under the middle. So repetitive – easy peasy!

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

9. When you get to the nape of your neck (are your arms hurting yet?! haha), check in the mirror to make sure that it looks like this:

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

10. And then take all the hair to the side and finish off with a regular 3 strand braid:

How to do a dutch braid: Luxy Hair Blog

And you’re all done!

How To: Dutch Braid Luxy Hair Blog Tutorial

Now that you know how to do a regular dutch braid, there are so many different creative hairstyles that you can do, incorporating this braid. Firstly, you can simply pull on the regular braid and ‘pancake it’ (aka making it more fluffy, just like pancakes) to get a more voluminous and looser braid. Or, you can try any of the following hair tutorials. Just click play to check it out!

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Candles and Soaps! And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg
(727) 322-3802
 2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater
(727) 443-2927
 16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com

www.Dawn-Shannon.com

“How To Do a Dutch Braid: Hair Tutorial For Beginners.” , https://www.luxyhair.com/blogs/hair-blog/how-to-do-a-dutch-braid-hair-tutorial-for-beginners. Accessed 20 July 2017.

How to Fish Tail

This instructions will teach you how to create a fishtail braid.

Step 1

Push all hair behind your shoulders. Preferably hair that has already been brushed and has no tangles. Divide hair into two sections down the back.

Step 2

Take a small outer piece of one of the two sections of your hair (it doesn’t matter which section you start with). Cross the small piece over and add it to the inside of the other section. This piece you have crossed will now become a part of the other section. Keep your crossed piece tight or hair may start to come out once you’ve finished braiding.

Step 3

Now you’re going to make the exact same cross but this time you will use the other section of hair. So, once again take a small piece from the outer part of the section and cross it over to the inside of the opposite section. Again, remember to keep the crosses tight.

Step 4

Continue crosses small outer pieces over to the inside of the opposing section. The smaller the pieces you cross, the better the braid will end up. Stop braiding once you feel the sections getting too small. This should be around two or three inches from the bottom of you hair.

Step 5

Once you’ve reached the end of the braid, tie it off with an elastic. Preferably a thin, clear one, but if not any hair tie will work.

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Candles and Soaps! And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!Intuition St. Petersburg (727) 322-3802 2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater (727) 443-2927  16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com

www.Dawn-Shannon.com

Beach Waves Made Easy

Beach waves trending every year and there are tons of techniques some harder than others. Who doesn’t like cutting down on time when doing their hair; especially when it can look fabulous in a easy to do outcome.

The first technique is an over night technique you twist your hair then put them in little buns all over your head. Don’t use a rubber band but do use a bobby pin. This is so it does not leave a crimp in your hair. The size of the bun or buns will create the outcome of the wave. To create a more natural look use a wide variety of twist and buns.

The second technique is a morning on the go trick. You will need a flat iron for this technique. You will first make a twist and flat iron over the twist. Just like in the previous style the more variety in the size the more natural the look.

Happy Styling and Happy trending.

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Candles and Soaps! And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg (727) 322-3802  2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater (727) 443-2927   16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com

www.Dawn-Shannon.com

Benefits of a regular trim.

So your stylist is recommending you to come in every few weeks … but why???

The reason is quite simple:  To remove split ends or dry and sensitized hair so you don’t further damage your locks!

If you leave your split ends it can cause damage to your already healthy hair and more has to be removed in the long run. A trim actually promotes growth and maintain your hair health. It will also make those locks look fuller and less frizzy.

Another benefit since your hair is growing you get to try out new trendy styles, cuts, and dyes.  Have fun with your hair but also love your hair.  Get a trim and let those lovelies grow.

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Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Candles and Soaps!  And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg
727) 322-3802
053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater
727) 443-2927
6 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

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

Japanese Hair Straightening

The Benefits

The process has many benefits. The noticeable one is the sleek, frizz free look. Other benefits is its likely to save time each day on not having to fight to dry, wavy or curly hair with a blow dryer and brush. Hair that has been straightened by thermal reconditioning is much quicker to dry. You are also saved from the hassle of fighting frizz from humidity or physical activity.

The Process

The Japanese hair straightening process is extensive. It takes at least 3 to 4 hours and up to  8 hours depending on the length, thickness, and condition of the hair being treated.

1) Consultation

Due to the risks involved with the process (you are making a permanent change to your hair, or at least to the hair that is on you head at the time of the procedure), all professional stylists will meet for a consultation before scheduling you for thermal reconditioning. This is a crucial step as not all hair types can be helped by this technique.

2) Shampoo

If you are confirmed as a good candidate, the actual straightening process will begin with a shampoo and partial drying.

3) Solution is Applied

Unless you have a history of hair coloring or other chemical treatments, the solution or activator will be applied to your hair after the shampooing and will be given time to process. A strand test will be used to determine when your hair is ready to proceed.

4) Ironing

If you pass the strand test, the hair will be rinsed, conditioner and heat protector will be applied, and it will be ironed at very precise temperatures.

5) Neutralizer is Applied

A neutralizer is then applied and left on in order to stabilize the balance of the pH.

6) Blow Drying

More conditioner and heat protectant are then applied before a final blow drying. For a more detailed step by step description of the process.

Immediately following the procedure, you will have to keep your hair dry and free from all kinks for 48 to 72 hours. This means no ponytail holders, hair clips, hats, or combs of any kind. During this time there may still be chemical residue inside the shaft of the individual hairs. Pressure on the hair could cause a bend that will not go away. Even tucking and leaving hair behind the ear could result in a distortion.

Hair Styles that Will Benefit the Most

Certain types of hair will benefit the most from Japanese hair straightening, and some types should not even consider the process. In general, this procedure is a good fit for those with loose curls or wavy hair who are tired of fighting their hair with a flat iron every day.

Special Thanks to XtremelySocial for having great information.

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Candles and Soaps! And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!

Intuition St. Petersburg
 (727) 322-3802
 2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater
 (727) 443-2927
 16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater, FL 33755

www.IntuitionSalonandSpa.com

www.Dawn-Shannon.com