Category TIPs & Techniques

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 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

The Lasting Benefits of Waxing!

Waxing lasts longer than shaving because it pulls the hair out straight from the roots. Over time the hair will grow slower and finer and you wont have that itchy regrowth!

Say good bye to painful razor burns, cuts, and nicks from shaving, and say hello to smoother skin – because waxing doesn’t leave that unwanted stubble.

Waxing is fast and convenient and at Intuition it’s not painful because we do it the right way!  Plus, we only use wax products that are natural and organic!

Come to the best Salon & Spa in St. Pete for your waxing today!

Waxing Benefits

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. 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

 

Japanese Hair Straightening Special At Intuition

The Benefits Of a Japanese Thermal Straightening

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 From a Japanese Thermal Straightening:

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.

Call today to schedule for an appointment at Intuition Salon & Spa Clearwater, Intuition Salon & Spa Largo, and Intuition Salon & Spa St. Pete.

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

 

Rejuvenate your hair with a Keratin Treatment at Intuition !

Why should you get organic keratin treatment at Intuition Salon rather than other salons?!

  • Our Keratin does not contain formaldehyde and will relax curls but does not straighten hair.
  • Eliminates frizz
  • Any type of hair
  • Does not damage hair and creates a beautiful shine
  • Cut blow drying time down
  • Last 2-3 months

Keratin treatments are a great way to make your hair shine and feel soft. A Keratin treatment  will revive your hair from all the damage caused this summer!  Come and see us today and we will have you looking and feeling amazing with your new, soft and shiny, luxurious, hair !

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

Manicures & Pedicures are more important than you think!

 

Manicures and pedicures

Our hands and feet are exposed to a lot of elements and products on a daily basis, many times with things we can not see. Having a manicure & pedicure will not only keeps your hands and feet soft, but removes dead skin cells which allow new skin cells to grow! Keeping your nails healthy and strong.

A manicure and pedicure can also prevent ingrown nails and fungal infections and also make your feet and nails look gorgeous! Both a manicure and pedicure include deep cleaning of the feet and and hands. And a deep cleaning of the nails and the cuticles.

This is a great way to de-stress as well. Everyone deserves some relaxation time.

Come to the best salon & spa in St.Pete and relax with a friend with our Intuition Manicure & Pedicure!

manicure and pedicure
Manicure and pedicure at Intuition Salon & Spa.

 

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

 

The Importance of Organic Facials!

Facials are not only relaxing but they do wonders for your skin. Ranging from anti aging properties to eliminating redness or discoloration. There are so many amazing results to be had with all of our spa facials!

At Intuition Salon & Spa Clearwater and Intuition Salon & Spa St. Pete, our Skincare products include a unique blend of soothing essential oils. Free of fragrance and dyes, these formulas are designed to calm and hydrate even the most sensitive skin. There is something for every skin type!

Call today for your facial!

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

 

The Cure for Happy Feet: Benefits of Getting a Pedicure!

Everyone wants to show off every part of there body during summer. Getting a pedicure is one way to do that. Pedicures are not just for style they are also used to get rid of harmful toxins in your body.

Pedicures release harmful toxins built up in the body it also increases blood flow within the body. Your feet are also exfoliated during the process too allowing your dead skin cells to go and allowing for newer healthier skin cells to take its place.

Regular pedicures can also detect early signs of conditions that could be eliminated or lessened before these conditions get worse. These include and are not limited to fungal infections, corns and bunions. Routine clipping and trimming will also decrease the chance of ingrown toenails.

A pedicure will also moisturize dry skin leaving your cuticles and skin feeling very clean and soft. Lastly a pedicure cleanses your feet but it also helps you relax., A pedicure comes with a foot and leg massage that helps you relax and relieves your stress.

Pedicures allow for you to look and feel beautiful for the summer.

Intuition Salon & Spa Mani and Pedi

 

 

Come on in to Intuition Salon & Spa St. Pete and Intuition Salon & Spa Clearwater to schedule a pedicure.

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

Intuition Organic Color Retouch and Highlights!

Organic Hair Color

We use organic hair color containing only natural ingredients for our color retouch and highlights. It nourishes each strand and gives you that amazing color you wanted. It will outlast all other hair color and can be beneficial for your hair giving it a silky smooth finish.

Organic hair colors are made with the best materials that keep your hair looking amazing all the time. These organic colors and highlights will outlast all chemical and artificial colors by months.

At Intuition Salon & Spa Clearwater, Intuition Salon & Spa St. Pete, and Intuition Salon & Spa Largo, we only use the best organic colors to make your hair look beautiful and luscious all the time.

Come to Intuition Salon & Spa St. Pete and Intuition Salon & Spa Clearwater to get a color retouch and highlight!

Intuition Salon and Spa Organic Color and Highlights

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. 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