Posts Tagged Salon St. Petersburg

What Makes Youngblood a Better Choice?

Part of what makes Youngblood Mineral Makeup a better choice is it’s free of parabens, talc, oil, and fragrance making it gentle to all skin conditions and types. It’s made of natural, finely ground minerals from the earth, and has a complete variety of long-lasting natural-looking shades are able to stand up to humidity, perspiration and heat.

Not only is it better for your skin, but it looks great and lasts until you take it off.

Come to the best Salon & Spa in St. Pete for Youngblood Makeup!

Intuition Salon and Spa Mineral Make Up

 

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 33713

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

Professional Hair at Home

Looking for that professional look at home?  Intuition has the tool for you!  We have “GHD Professional Stylers”  on the shelves.

GHD (which stands for “Good Hair Day” naturally!) is beyond exceptional as a professional styling tool.  Not only does the straighteners look like they came from the future but they have characteristics that no other straighteners have. GHD straighteners are cool to the touch not only to your hands but for your hair. What does that mean?  No more frying your hair or ends!  The plates are beyond smooth so your hair glides through effortlessly.

My favorite feature of these amazing stylers is that they have “sleep mode”!  What is sleep mode?    If you’re anything like me, you sometimes forget to shut off your straightener,  yikes! But, the GHD shuts itself off after 30 minutes! Woo Hoo!!

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We invite you to come in to Intuition now and give this GHD a test drive.  We’ll give you a (FREE) quick wash and blow dry, then show you the best way to use a GDH for your specific hair type and preferred style.   I promise that you will be amazed at the results and will want to buy one on the spot.

 

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

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

Your Arches on FLEEK

Do you wake up every morning and apply wax, pencil or mousse to your brows and get an unnatural look? There is a semi permanent solution for you. You can come to the salon and do a brow tint. A brow tint creates a more natural look by using a tone that is closer to your natural brow color. The best part is the tint last up to six weeks; that is six weeks of time shaved off of your morning routine. If you’re like me that’s a lot of time because my brows need to look amazing before I walk out the door. So you save time, money and your brows are on fleek.

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

Semi-Permanent Eyelashes

Semi permanent eyelashes last a lot longer than strip eyelashes

The longer the extension the more you will need.

PROS:

You will cut down on eye make-up routine.

BEFORE & AFTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You don’t need much to maintain them

You will become addicted to eyelash extensions

PICK YOUR LOOK:

You will have that movie star look right when you wake up in the morning

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

Nails DYI or Professional?!

Caring for your nails should be a big part of your grooming routine. When caring for your nails it takes care of dry skin, rough edges, ingrown nails, and also makes the appearance of your nails look more professional. Getting your nails done is not just for women. You will see more and more gentlemen getting there nails done for personal and professional reasons these days, too.

Why should your go to a professional to have it done?

Most salons have highly trained individuals that are licensed and have the skill to take care of your nails. You will leave more satisfied and happy going to professional then going to individual that does not give you the proper service that you deserve.

Plus!

You will get pampered and will get to relax without all the worry. There’s a wide range of services and products to choose from. Like here at Intuition we also offer Organic Nail Polish. Another bonus about going to a salon is every tool is sanitized and is properly maintained for your benefit. Plus you don’t have to do your own cuticles a professional can do them and make them look nice and polished.

The Best Part!

The best part about going to a salon is you get to try really cool designs on your nails. We have all done it were we look on Pinterest and we try to do it at home and well it looks, well you don’t need me to say. The good thing about having a professional do your nails is they have the skill and practice and you will walking out like a King or Queen.

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

That luscious shiny hair

Ever wonder how to achieve that Superbowl commercial shiny hair. It’s easy the secret is Clear-Shine. The product locks in your color and makes it more vivid. If your not getting color, it still is perfect for your hair it will add shine and condition your hair for up to six weeks.  It will also eliminate frizzy hair. Amazing, right! Whats more amazing, is right now you can SAVE BIG when you schedule your appointment today.  Your hair will look good all summer and you will thank your self a million times over.

 

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

Henna Tattoos in St. Pete

 

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

 

 

 

12 Good Hair Habits (that will save you time and money at the Salon!)

If you really want better (or perfect?) hair, turn away from all those pricey fads you read about in magazines and instead, pick up some daily habits that will actually make a difference between salon visits.   We asked Celebrity Stylist and Master Colorist Dawn Shannon (owner of Intuition Salon and Spa in Clearwater and St. Pete) to spill her secrets on things women with fantastic hair do daily,  and here’s her list!

1. Keep your hair clean!

We’re sure you’ve heard a lot about the “No-Poo movement” (basically not shampooing your hair to preserve your natural oils), but you should actually “listen” to your hair.  As long as you are using high quality products (not the drug or grocery store brands!) you can benefit from more frequent washing.  It reduces split ends, provides great moisture, and gives hair an overall clean and shiny look.

Not sure how often to lather up?  Here’s the key: Wash daily if you live in a city with pollution or humidity, or work out daily. Wash every few days if you live in a rural environment away from pollutants, or an especially dry climate. And if your hair is normal or combination, with dry ends and oily roots, you should split the difference and wash every other day.

(And get a water filter on your shower head to reduce chlorine and mineral deposits!)

2. Know the right amount of product to use — and where to use it.

If you cover your entire head when you shampoo or conditioner, you’re doing it wrong! Concentrate the shampoo on the first few inches of hair at the scalp, where you get the most oil and product buildup — your ends don’t need cleansing as much. As for conditioner, work it in from the mid-shaft to the ends where the hair is driest and prone to split ends.

The Salon Professionals at Intuition Salon and Spa will be more than happy to show you the correct products and techniques for keeping your hair fabulous.

3. Don’t skimp on the moisturizer!

The skin that makes up your scalp needs moisture just like the skin on your face does, especially if it’s going to provide a healthy foundation for hair to grow. A general rule of thumb is to condition every time you shampoo. The skilled professionals at Intuition can analyze your hair and recommend the best shampoo / conditioner combination for your hair type and lifestyle.

But the moisturizing doesn’t end once you leave the shower. Even if you’re not heat-styling your hair (see #10) you should comb through a protective product (leave in conditioner) as this can reduce frizz, dryness, and split ends, and even protect your color!

4. Keep it cool in the shower!

When you’re washing your hair, you don’t want the water too hot. Excess heat can blast the volume out of your hair, leaving you with limp locks. Instead, opt for warm water — this temperature allows you to work up a nice lather while still staying hot enough to rinse suds clean. And when it comes to the final post-conditioner rinse, the colder the better. Chilly water locks in those coveted nutrients into each strand, adding a beautiful, healthy luster.

5. Stay loyal!

It’s a common misconception that switching up your hair care brands keeps your hair healthier because it never gets time to adapt, but many experts disagree. I suggest finding what works for you and sticking with it. Remember: Your hair doesn’t know the difference. And while it’s perfectly fine to change things up when originally searching for that perfect combination that leaves you with killer strands — once you find it, don’t let it go! Also – while store brands may appear “cheaper” at the cash register, they will cost you more in the long run as they don’t do as good a job as our Intuition Salon Brands (so you end up spending more apt the Salon to repair damage) and with Salon Brands you actually use LESS product for better results so each bottle lasts far longer!

6. Eat the right foods!

For all the attention we pay to the hair follicle once it leaves the scalp, half the battle for beautiful hair is already lost (or won) by what you’re putting into your body every day. What you eat plays a huge role in gloss, growth, and volume!

A diet rich in iron, zinc, Omega-3 fatty acids, and protein will help stimulate your hair follicles for growth. Alternating between lean red meat, chicken, and fish during the week for optimum hair health.

7. Take your vitamins!

Even if your diet is impeccable, it’s possible you’re missing out on some crucial hair-boosting vitamins. Not sure if you need them?  The answer is in how healthy (or not-so-healthy) your skin and nails look. For example, if your fingernails are ridging and/or if you have dry, flaky skin, chances are your hair is crying out for help, too. But that’s easy to reverse: Once you start taking the right combo of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs, you can get fuller, shinier, and stronger hair in just a few months. Bonus: Your nails and skin will also benefit.

8. Limit your time in the sun!

You see the damage that a day without sun protection does to your skin, but even though your hair suffers just as much, it can be harder to tell. To prevent sun damage, apply a leave-in conditioner at least every other day. Careful application from mid-shaft to the ends of hair can combat damage from the summer big three — UV rays, wind, and saltwater.

And if you’re headed to the beach where the heat will be coming at you from all directions, spritz a generous application of heat protectant with SPF onto damp hair before going out, followed by a reapplication after swims — same as you would do for your skin.

9. Steer clear of snarls.

Before you go ripping a comb through your strands, think about what you’re doing — and be gentle. Use a wide-toothed comb for particularly tangled locks, and always brush your hair from bottom to top to avoid creating more knots and snarls.

10. Avoid over-heating with your styling tools!

Let’s be honest, you have to use styling tools sometimes, so when you do be sure not to over heat your hair!  The professionals at Intuition are happy to show you the best and safest styling tools available as well as professional techniques for getting the most out your tools with the least amount of possible damage.

11. Sleep on silk!

Silk’s smooth texture won’t rough up your hair cuticle when you sleep the way cotton does, leaving you with smoother hair in return. Fewer frizzy strands in the morning? Now that’s the dream (no pun intended).

12. Get regular trims — even when growing out your hair.

You might be tempted to skip seasonal trims when growing out your hair, but to add healthy length, you actually need to do just the opposite. A haircut every six to eight weeks is necessary to prevent split ends from forming as the hair cuticle splits.

When the split goes up the hair shaft, it becomes so thin that it breaks — that’s when people get breakage. Once your hair splits, there’s no way to repair it, so keep it trimmed to prevent harmful breakage before it starts.

 

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

Thinning Hair? We can help!!

It’s a good thing Rapunzel was only 12 when she got stuck in the tower—had she been much older, her hair wouldn’t have been thick enough to climb. Nothing can turn sparse hair into an abundant mane, but using a follicle booster (which intuition can help you find the right one for you)  which actually stimulates the follicle, can slow down hair loss and promote growth.   And studies have shown that LED light activates the cells in the follicle that grow hair.  You should also get a good filter on your shower head so your hair isn’t being bombarded with hard water and additives.

Supplements can also beef up thin strands. “There’s a lot of science that vitamins that are good for skin—antioxidants, vitamin B, calcium, zinc, and iron—also promote healthy hair,” says Dawn Shannon, Master Stylist and owner of Intuition Salon and Spa.   “Biotin and niacin can do wonders for hair in a weakened state, but you don’t get enough from regular multivitamins.”  Doctors recommend at least 1,000 micrograms of biotin and 500 milligrams of niacin a day.

At the very least, shampoos and conditioners created for fine or thinning hair can give the appearance of thickness.  They coat the hair with a positive electric chargethat adheres to the hair’s negative charge, creating more space between each strand, which makes hair look fuller. Mousse, styling spray, and aerosol hair spray can also create fullness by lifting hair at the root. Heat-activated products, for their part, prevent damage and “seal conditioners into the hair fiber, which makes the hair thicker and firmer,” says Shannon.

A quick style modification can work, too.  As opposed to a wispy cut, thick bangs with slightly uneven ends create the illusion of more hair. If they start to look stringy as they grow out, a dry shampoo will help plump them up.

Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa can help you or your loved one with thinning hair.   We are 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