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Anushka’s Style Experts Dish on How To Have Healthy Hair

Quit using your hot styling tools? Cut off a few inches? Cease coloring altogether? Most of us are simply not willing to give up our beauty routines in search of healthier hair. Anushka’s styling experts share insider secrets on how to regain the health of your hair without compromising the finish you crave.

The 48-Hour Rule
Taking showers every day is actually detrimental to hair. It promotes frizz and breakage of the hair shaft, while inhibiting the natural oils from nourish and protect the follicle. If you’re a daily washer, try to skip a day in between to let your hair re-generate itself. If you’ve got traditionally dry hair, you can go up to 4 days without washing with the help of a good hair cap. Keep hair fresh, light and fragrant with a dry shampoo. These formulations help to keep hair looking voluminous and offers additional hold for days. Try Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($44). Not only are the ingredients ultra-luxurious but the signature scent is intoxicating.
Prep Like A Pro
It’s critical to fully read the label of your beauty products and understand just how they should be used in order to take advantage of their full benefit. We’ve all been guilty of using too little, or too much of the recommended amount. Not only will you miss out on the awesome power of your products, but you may also be under-protecting hair, leading to further damage. Pro stylists use just the right amount of product to prep hair by picking up wet sections and spritzing (or evenly coating) the entire length, hitting all of the right angles, ensuring the formula is evenly distributed by combing through afterward. If you style often, make sure you’re using heat-protecting formulations, like those found in the Kérastase Discipline Collection. We recommend Spray Fluidissime ($42), a thermal-protecting spray that promises up to 72-hours of frizz prevention and offers heat protection up to 450 degrees. If you prefer a crème serum, try Keratin Thermique ($43), a priming crème with humidity and frizz inhibiting properties, that promises to reduce blowdry breakage by 85%.
Throw in the Towel
Nothing damages hair more than our sacred styling tools. While they work wonders – curling, bending, flattening, smoothing – all things we love and crave, they are also the culprit behind split, frazzled and dying ends. Consider what a difference it would make to cut down on using your blowdryer for just 5 minutes every time you styled. Start by removing more moisture post-shower by throwing in the towel, and patting hair with paper towels, or a cotton shirt. Believe it or not, these fabrics help wick away more moisture without putting unnecessary stress on the hair. Towel drying is more damaging to hair and can cause pressure on the follicle, which can make it more difficult to style. Not only will you save a few minutes every day getting the finish you want, but you’ll help hair get to a healthier place blowout by blowout.
Get To Great Lengths
There is a great compromise to styling hair and also wanting long, lush locks. So often, we over-process hair to the point where you eventually have to cut your losses and start fresh. Test out styling options that help you stay sans-heat. Try braiding towel-dried hair, leaving it in to dry overnight. Loosen in the morning for beautifully natural-looking waves. If you need more help going au-naturel, choose a weekend (especially if “scrunching” isn’t something you’ve done since high-school) and test-drive different formulations that offer texture and hold for curls, or oil-based smoothing solutions for loose waves. We love the all-natural products from Davines. These Italian-made formulations are amazing for sustaining naturally healthy, beautiful hair. Try products from the Authentic Collection, which are formulated with rich botanicals that truly nourish hair to a smooth, velvety finish. We recommend the Authentic Nourish Oil ($54), and their Authentic Moisturizing Balm ($32), a product that can universally deliver deep hydration to hair and be used as a moisturizer for the body.
If you’re looking for texture and control, check out Bumble & Bumble’s Curl Conscious Defining Cream ($29), which helps to sculpt curls without weighing down hair, or BB Gel ($26), which offers a little more hold without the tackiness characteristic of other formulas.
There is no loss to testing out different styling options, especially if it affords you a few more winks in the morning, and takes the heat off your hair for a bit. We love the idea of mixing up the options, especially if that means giving hair a well-deserved rest. You don’t have to stop using your “hot-tools” in order to have healthy hair, but exploring other options is a great way to mix up your look and invest some TLC into your style routine.
For more insider tips from the experts at Anushka, call 561.820.0500 or visit us at AnushkaSpa.com

Beat The Heat Beauty

At Anushka, nestled in the heart of the Palm Beaches, it’s not just hot in the summer months: it’s sweltering. And let’s “face” it, beauty takes a back seat to soaring temperatures, unrelenting humidity and the sun’s beating rays. But, the Anushka experts, who have over 40 years in the beauty biz, have the answers to keeping your cool summer look alive and well. In fact, many of the tips we heard encouraged our beach babes to work with the heat instead of against it. Check out our top tips from our own experts.

“To preserve your beautiful color, before swimming in a chlorinated pool, rinse with cool water. Believe it or not, hair will not be able to absorb chlorine when it is first wet!” says Anushka’s Shawn Butner, Master Colorist, who is also an expert artist in Balayage Color Treatment. To tame your tresses, opt for a Keratin Blowout ($199 and up), a less intense “smoothing” option which helps for those who want a “little help” in the summer months to ward off the inevitable humidity.

The natural elements of Summer: Sun, wind and surf, dehydrate hair so visit your stylist for a restorative conditioning treatment (we recommend Kerastase, $38) or opt for a rich formula at your beauty supply store. To keep the “beach wave” look alive, try a texturizing spray, like Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray ($26), which is a favorite of our Master Stylist, Celete Salas, who’s styling techniques are so in demand, her clients to fly her halfway across the world for a cut and blowout!

For the face, we asked Makeup Artist, Aesthetician and Lashologist, Ellie Malmin, for her go-to summer beauty tips. “Make summer beauty a breeze by choosing the right makeup and treatments that last long into late summer nights and give you the ultimate freedom.”

 Start with eyelash and brow extensions, which are naturally waterproof and look like your very own. This ultra low maintenance solution will make you say “so long” to your eye pencil by brightening the eyes from sun up to sundown, and last up to 3 weeks! ($250 and up for a full set). Add a brow or lash tint for and easy, semi-permanent look you won’t have to touch up for weeks!

Opt for face makeup that is ultra sheer and youthful to compliment your easy breezy summer look. For all day coverage, try an airbrush makeup solution that will withstand the heat and water. Finally, finish with a sheer plumping lip gloss for a perfect pout.

For nutrition and body, we went right to the guru herself, Anushka, who has been reshaping women and men from the inside out since 1974. Her ultimate juice is a must to look swimsuit sexy this summer.

“As far as beauty goes, we often neglect the most foundational part, which is what goes IN first! Start your day off right by powering up your vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake by swishing down a super smoothie! Anushka recommend her Beauty Detox Smoothie. Start with 2 cups of water and add: 4-5 cups of baby spinach (fresh), 4-5 cups of arugula or kale, 3 medium celery stalks, 2 squirts lemon juice, 2 rings fresh pineapple, 1 medium banana, and 10-16 drops of stevia.

“Beauty is a reflection of inner health and wellbeing. It is harmony and balance: a delicate relationship between spiritual, emotional and physical aspects to bring your best features forward and express a healthy appearance and attitude.”, says Anushka.

To learn more about the Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre, call one of our client concierges at 561.820.0500 or dive into all that is Anushka on our online site AnushkaSpa.com. For any of the products listed above, browse our online catalogue at Shop.AnushkaSpa.com were every order receives a luxurious gift with purchase.

 

Anushka Expands Legendary Offerings Online

All Your Beauty Needs, 1 Convenient Address.

That was the premise of the Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre when they opened their doors in the Palm Beaches almost 15 years ago, having moved their legendary spa and salon services from New York. Since then, Anushka has offered their clients the best in beauty, wellbeing and luxury retail offerings at their flagship facility located in downtown West Palm Beach at CityPlace. This last spring, the organization made the decision to create an online storefront offering all of their superior retail product lines at shop.anushkaspa.com.  Anushka’s execs made the decision to fully integrate their retail offerings online as a service to their clientele, who is largely seasonal. “At Anushka, we make a commitment to our clients to deliver unparalleled expertise, service and convenience at 1 spectacular address. We are pleased to now offer that same service to our clients 24/7 on our new online shop.” adds Anushka.

The site launched just after Anushka revealed their new core website re-launch late this spring, which included an 8 month overhaul bringing the former site from simple luxury to the forefront of online style and capability. The development team shares that they have already populated the site with leading skincare brand iS CLINICAL, luxury haircare powerhouse Oribe and Anushka’s own proprietary line of cellulite solutions and serums. Very shortly, the site will include other skincare brands like BABOR, SkinMedica and Dr. Dennis Gross. Leading hair care brands such as Kérastase, Bumble & Bumble and Davines are also to follow. A selection of Anushka’s hand-picked gift items from L’Objet, LAFCO and MAGASCHONI will round out the initial online offerings.

With so many online retailers available on the market, Anushka is making a concerted commitment to offer the same quality of goods and services their clients have come to expect on their online platform. Look for special features like complimentary gift wrapping, bonus beauty goodies and exclusive offers included in each special delivery. Take advantage of pop-up sales, online-only discounts and web-only items by signing up for our online newsletter and offers available at the bottom of the homepage.

To begin shopping our online store, visit Shop.AnushkaSpa.com.