Pro Tips

  • Prepare Your Hair For the Summer Sun

    June 29, 2015No comments yet

    Prepare Your Hair For the Summer Sun When the summer season rolls around, you might not think much about what’s happening to your hair, almost everyone worries about their skin and protect themselves from sun damage. But while you’re enjoying the hot days, your hair could be getting dried out, stripped and mistreated by the elements. To ensure glorious locks all summer, here’s how to prep your hair for the heat. Image courtesy of Shutterstock Get UV Protection You look after…


  • How to Turn Your Smartphone into Your Personal Fashion Consultant

    March 3, 2015No comments yet

    Today’s guest post is by the ever-lovely Gwen Eve Lewis. Gwen is a beauty and health writer for several publications, and something of a confirmed resource for all things gorgeous. We are excited to have her! Be sure to check out her other beautiful musings by following her Twitter feed: twitter.com/GwenEveLewis As smartphone technology kicks up yet another gear, it seems that there is little left that the phones of 2015 can’t do. They’re our organizers, gameboys, calculators, fitness trackers–and now even our fashion…


  • Beauty Advice to my 16- Year Old Self

    April 29, 20142 comments

    Every day I put on my eyebrows. Every day, with a very steady hand and a light cosmetic mirror, I have to carefully reconstruct the eyebrows I destroyed as a teenager. I used to have the most beautiful, glorious eyebrows. And now, I just have pathetic and uneven commas. Had I only known… Sometimes I day dream of the kind of high-school reunion that teen movies are made of. I was such a dork in high school. Growing up in foster care,…


  • 8 Wedding Makeup Tips for the Modern Bride

    April 15, 2014No comments yet

    This Spring, it will be 10 years since I started doing wedding hair and makeup in Las Vegas. Just saying that doesn’t even seem real to me- 10 years? WOW. It doesn’t seem like that long ago I did my first wedding, but yet when I think about how fast things change it seems like it was several decades ago, instead of just one. When I started doing wedding hair, it was all about the curly and high up-do complete…


  • Beauty Spring Clean! 5 Tips to turn your spring cleaning into a spa day

    March 13, 20142 comments

    If you’ve grown up in Vegas like most of the ‘Co has, you can appreciate the intense heat a whole lot more than visitors do. I’ve had some of our clients tell us that coming here in July is like sticking your head in the oven- it can definitely be unpleasant if you’re not used to it! But, for those of us who have spent many hot summer nights here, Spring is a sign of margaritas and pool time and…


  • 10 Summer Fashion Tips 2014

    March 9, 2014No comments yet

    If you’ve been a fan of the ‘Co for a while, you’ve probably seen us kickin’ it with our girl Iliki. She’s the fashionista we bring in when there’s a serious need for some swanky style. Iliki is the owner and fashion stylist for Las Vegas styling company, Style Lush. When we needed some 1930’s threads for our #30daysgorgeous sesh, The Seance, Iliki dressed our models. When we needed her to outfit some male models, she had our back. We…


  • The ‘Co Convo – Nighttime Skin Routine

    November 22, 2013No comments yet

    The ‘Co Convo: Nighttime Skin Routine Being a beauty professional puts a lot of pressure on us to look good… actually, great… ALL the time. The very first rule of being truly beautiful is great skin care. Night is an ideal time to really care for and pamper your skin. Once the makeup of the day is washed away, it’s time to give that tender face some lovin’ and rest. It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing! Here’s what a…


  • A Professional Opinion on Mineral Makeup for Your Wedding Day

    October 18, 20132 comments

    Mineral makeup is wildly popular. Phrases coined “swirl, tap, buff” have taken on a cult following. Boutique stores and alluring kiosks all promise better skin, free from breakouts and allergic reactions. Even dermatologists, my own included, sell the popular Jane Iredale line in their offices as a better alternative to more conventional makeup formulas.  All this is well and good, but one thing I’ve learned over the thousands of brides our company has worked with is that: 1) Most women hate the…


  • Monthly Beauty Subscription Services

    September 9, 2013No comments yet

    Monthly Beauty Subscription Services How many of you have a drawer of beauty “rejects”? You know, those items that you had to get because they take away wrinkles, smooth your skin, make you look like Heidi Klum? You get them home, try them out, they don’t live up to the hype and you have to tell them – “Your Out – Auf Weidersen!” I have that drawer. Whenever I can, I would raid the beauty counter to try and scour…


  • Beauty and Fashion Deals- Pretty Apps!

    September 4, 2013No comments yet

    Beauty and Fashion Deals – My obsession with Apps Do you want to save money on makeup or beauty supplies? Who doesn’t! What you might not realize is that all of these coupon apps that you see on the market can be used to save money on your favorite beauty supplies as well. Here are a couple of my favorite coupon apps that can also help you save money on your beauty needs: Snip Snap Did you ever walk into…


  • Safe Cosmetics Database

    August 1, 2013No comments yet

    Authors Note: This article was written in 2010 and updated Sept 2013, and since then I’ve learned even more about the safety of our cosmetics. Specifically, the Safe Cosmetics Database. Something worth noting is that “hypoallergenic” makeup doesn’t mean much. It just means that the ingredients in the product do not generally cause a reaction in most people. Regarding the safety of mineral makeup because it’s “natural”… well, scorpions are natural, too. You going to rub one all over your face? The…


  • How to Speak Hairdresser

    July 8, 2013No comments yet

    Really, someone should come up with a standard language that means the same thing across the board so we all know what the other means when we say “big curls”. But, since that doesn’t exist yet, and they don’t seem to have a font for it either, here’s what we hair dressers think when you try to describe a style. Long Layers: This means you want long hair with some layers in it. Very few layers, at that. Your asking for mostly…