By Amy Spagnola
Sometimes routine is a good thing. Wake up, shower, coffee, work, home. Routine is order, it is necessity. But there are other times when it’s essential to break out of a rut, especially a beauty rut. And with all the beauty products lining the shelves it’s easy to fall into a brand-name rut. Sticking with a favorite shampoo is not a bad thing, but why not branch out and dare to spoil yourself in luxury that is non-mainstream. There is a rainbow of salons, spas and stores selling beauty products that are in essence homemade. These products are not sold everywhere, not in your best friends’ medicine cabinet, not used by mom. These are the beauty treasures that are sure to make your routine a little bit unpredictable.
Jada Pinkett Smith loves Carol’s Daughters hair elixir and hair balm but Carol’s Daughter also makes amazing skin products chock full of natural ingredients. Full of ylang-ylang, shea butter, seaweed, cocoa butter and jojoba oil, this is the ultimate treat for dry and unruly hair. Intense conditioning has never smelled this sweet.
Another must-have: Candy Paint Mini Treats, with shea butter, Aloe Vera and grapeseed oil these are the ultimate non-sticky lip glosses with NO lead, petroleum, mineral oil or artificial colors
Explore Carol’s Daughter:
110 South Fairfax Ave., Suite A16
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Byu-ti hair care Products are formulated to repair, revive and reenergize hair. This collection is affordable and filled with botanicals and herbs to encourage a mane of marvel. This mild cleanser (not even called “˜shampoo’) has coconut protein and grapeseed oil to change hair from horror to happy.
Bio-niu vitamins which help build strong hair from the inside out; full of Folic Acid, Biotin and Calcium
510 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
This serum is a miracle. It adds moisture, speeds drying time, fights frizz, protects hair color and adds shine. Lowe and his salon has received a lot of press, and been featured in magazine like In Touch, Cosmo Girl and Parenting. This is a star on the rise and his serum is the first in a large line of praise-worthy products.
Explore Billy Lowe
Chess & Burman Salons
9911 Pico Blvd W Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90035