Archives for March 2014

March 26, 2014

Spring Hair Color Trends From Butterfly’s Expert Colorists

Spring is almost in the air and nothing says “hello spring!” better than a fresh new hair hue. From balayage to hair chalk, there is a daring new look for everyone to try! Below are the hottest trends and tips from Butterfly Studio Salon’s expert colorists.

Hair Color Trends by Min Kim, Butterfly Studio Salon Master Color Specialist, Loreal Professional and Soho Academy Artist

Balayage Trend: With celebrities like Jessica Biel and Sarah Jessica Parker leading the charge, Balayage is sweeping the nation. What started as a grass-roots movement in the hair world, celebrity influences have made this artistic and personalized highlighting service something that everyone is coveting. Whether it’s minimal with low-maintenance (tone on tone shades of dark to light chocolate) or more classic like a California Blonde (sunny and warm or bright and icy), the endless options are what makes this service so desirable. Every girl can become an “it girl” with this gorgeous, light-reflecting hair trend!

Hair Chalk: Straight from the runway, watch for Loreal Professionnel’s launch of hair chalk, now available at Butterfly Studio Salon as one of the first salons to offer this service/product. Think of it as make-up for your hair! The range of colors includes 3 “natural” and 5 “fashion” shades, giving the user plenty to play with. It washes out with shampoo and lasts for approximately 10 washes. It’s a fast add-on service at the salon, great for those who love to play with change or are curious about starting a hair-coloring journey. You can get the effect of hair color, without the chemicals, the damage, or the commitment. Hair chalk can also be applied with the Balayage method which gives the artist the freedom to create anything on a particular hairstyle – completely customized for the client.
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Hair Color Trends by Faye Goodwin, Butterfly Studio Salon Expert Colorist

Redheads: In the past few seasons, redheads have been seriously downplayed and are making a strong comeback for 2014. For your perfect redhead look, keep skin tone in mind: cooler, darker shades of red for darker hair color bases and cooler skin tones, and warmer, more golden coppery shades of red for lighter hair color bases and more pale skin tones. Rose gold is making a bold statement in 2014 color trends with celebrities like Rachel McAdams and Jessica Chastain, both sporting this hot rose gold hue.image025image026

Blondes: Blondes are cooling it down and bringing back vibrant ice-toned shades with silver hues. To make this look work for you, even if you have pale skin, ask your colorist to customize the perfect hue to compliment you. I feel the perfect icy blonde is achieved through balayage highlights and a Dialite photo finish (similar to a color gloss) to “ice” the cake. Think celebrities such as Julianne Hough, Cameron Diaz and Cara Delevigne. White hot is the way to go for 2014.

Brunettes: Brunettes are extremely versatile for 2014. You are seeing everything from iced cappuccino brunettes a la Mila Kunis to mahogany-based brunettes and everything in between. A new ombré-like look is sweeping the hair color world as the “sombre” effect. This look tones down the drastic former ombré to a much more subtle ombré, where there is a gradual fluidity from a darker base to brighter ends. Think Kim Kardashian’s new look where she is predominantly brunette with subtle light pieces on her ends or Natalie Portman who is also rocking a “sombre” look right now.image029image030

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this PR article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet.)

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March 25, 2014

Celebrate Spring at Boston’s Salon Capri with L’Oreal Professional Hairchalk

Spring has sprung at SalonCapri and we’re celebrating with L’Oreal Professionnel Hairchalk! One of our senior stylists, Caitlyn Young, created some fantastic looks in the salon (featuring fun shades like “Garden Party Green” and “First Date Violet”) which I have incuded below.



See tips and how-to’s from our stylist below:


L’Oreal Hair Chalk looks created By Senior Stylist Caitlyn Young of SalonCapri, Boston.

1.       First, begin with dry hair.

2.       Start by using the L’Oreal Professionnel Hairchalk and brush or rub pigment onto hair in one inch pieces. Try focusing the color onto the ends of hair for a gentle ombre effect.

3.       Next, comb through your hair to evenly spread the pigment.

4.       Finally, blow-dry pigmented area on a low setting to set the color.

5.       To style, curl your hair using a two inch curling iron and set with  Kerastase Resistance Double Force Hairspray.

6.       Brush out curls to create a loose wave and braid hair, securing the end with an elastic. Use clear elastics to blend in with your hair and new colors!

7.       Using fingers, gently pull at your braid to separate pieces so that the colors show through!

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March 25, 2014

Enliven, Restore, Invigorate with BAN


Did you ever have one of those day when you are going from one thing to the next without stopping and you suddenly start to feel heated? Maybe you just finished a workout and need to do a few quick errands before going home but you wish there was something to cool you down first. Great news! I have recently discovered Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths and once you try them, you won’t leave home without a pack or two.

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths are patented with PowderSilk Technology.  They are specially designed with a translucent, superfine powder, leaving your skin feeling fresh and soft. Simply wipe a Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloth on any part of your body and immediately feel refreshed. These lightly fragranced wipes will cool your skin on contact.

Still having those Pesky hot flashes? No need to worry, just wipe a Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloth on your face and neck and feel dry and refreshed instantly. My daughter says Ban Total Refresh Cloths work wonders after a dance class and she keeps a pack in her dance bag.

Ban Total Refresh Cloths are available in three great scents, Enliven is a fresh spring scent, Restore is a light powdered scent and for a clean scent, try Invigorate.

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths are available now for $3.29 in the deodorant aisle in grocery stores, mass retailers and drugstores nationwide.

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March 25, 2014

Celebrity Dermatologist Harold Lancer, MD provides the modern approach to anti-aging in his new book YOUNGER !

Before Dr.Lancer’s new book YOUNGER was released last month, I had been checking out some skin care products online, and came across Dr.Lancer’s website: . I believe strongly in skin care systems as they work so well synergistically, and “The Lancer Method” instantly caught my attention !!

The Lancer Method Polish • Cleanse • Nourish

The Lancer Method
Polish • Cleanse • Nourish

The Lancer Method includes three products to polish, cleanse, and nourish your skin. All you need to do is choose which Method is appropriate for your skin type, acne-prone , or sensitive. How simple and uncomplicated! I ordered The Lancer Method for sensitive skin, and when it arrived I was delighted with the ample size of the products, ease of application, and the feel and appearance of my skin almost immediately after I starting using Dr.Lancer’s Method Trio each morning and evening!

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect!! When Dr.Lancer’s book was launched, I was given the opportunity to read, and now review his amazing new book:
YOUNGER: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin by Dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer,“the dermatologist behind Hollywood’s A-List stars.”
Available at:
and at booksellers everywhere!

After reading Dr. Lancer’s book YOUNGER, being a beauty editor and a real advocate for skin care, I must say that YOUNGER will be taking it’s place front and center in my office library’s beauty and skin care section for easy access, as it is a book that will be read and referenced many times!

I’m so happy to be able to share YOUNGER with you!

YOUNGER by Harold Lancer, MD

YOUNGER by Harold Lancer, MD

There are so many new ingredients and products in the market place these days. It’s often difficult to know what is best for your skin, your budget, and more so, if the products you buy will work!!

YOUNGER is very interesting, educational, and super easy to understand! I found it not only enhanced my experience in using The Lancer Method trio , but after reading all of its anti-aging benefits and Dr. Lancer’s theory behind caring for your skin, it was like a light going on, and the process really made a lot of sense to me!

Quoting Dr. Lancer, “ This program (The Lancer Method) is a game changer that enhances the way your skin operates beneath the surface.” Simply stated, it works on the top layer of your skin (the epidermis), but it’s benefits work their way down to the dermis which “is the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis that forms your true skin. As a result, it generates “skin cells to turn over more rapidly, helping your skin repair itself”, and “increases oxygen delivery through the layers of the skin.”

I liked the way Dr. Lancer addressed each decade from your twenties through your sixties, explaining the typical visual changes take place, and what exactly factors into the aging process of your skin.

The Lancer Method is straight forward, not complicated, the same for everyone, and can be used by “ all skin types and ethnicities”.

You’ll be able to find out so much more when you read YOUNGER! Dr.Lancer articulates a thoroughly educational presentation within this book that not only clarifies each step of The Basic Lancer Method (Polish, Cleanse, and Nourish), but also details an Anti-Aging Method for your body from head to toe, as well!

Dr. Lancer even provides product recommendations for face and body in Luxury, Moderate , and Affordable price categories to give you price options whatever your budget may be!! He does the same for sunscreens and notes that “ using sunscreens daily will protect you from developing skin cancer. Dr. Lancer also encourages you to check your skin on a monthly basis for any unusual or new changes that may appear, and presents an Ugly Duckling” theory and an “ABCDE” rule that is very helpful for keeping your skin in check.

Dr. Lancer “Fine Tunes” his Anti-Aging Method for Acne-Prone skin, Sensitive Skin, and Rosace-Prone Skin as he targets each of the above skin types in depth , and once again offers product choices in Luxury, Moderate and Affordable categories to specifically help you care for your particular skin type. You’ll be more educated about options for getting your acne, rosace, and sensitive skin under control, and how to gradually move into a more advanced treatment , as well! If you have one of the skin issues listed above, you’ll find many of your questions answered in this section of YOUNGER!

When you feel you'd like to add some more products to your Three Step Trio Method to achieve a more advanced anti-aging treatment , Dr. Lancer covers that in a very easy to understand guide to ingredients , product types, and once again Luxury, Moderate, and Afordable products in each area for you to choose.

He also presents The Lancer Advanced Anti-Aging Method , tells you
“how to ease into your anti-aging method”, and includes the actual” program for introducing the new products” into your regimen! It’s so easy to follow!

YOUNGER , to me is almost like having an ongoing consultation with Dr. Lancer! All of the questions and answers you may have regarding your skin, The Lancer Method , or your transition into The Lancer Advanced Anti-Aging Method are only a “page” away in YOUNGER .

The Lancer Anti-Aging Lifestyle presents some sound advice and techniques to combat stress as you “quiet your mind, while you calm your body”! For me, that chapter really “hit” home! Stress can truly effect your skin, health, and well being. Dr. Lancer gives you the “how and why” of stress and has so many great techniques to help you learn to control and relieve your stresses, and even help you with sleeping problems.

The Lancer Anti-Aging Diet chapter is very thorough, and provides valuable information that you’ll find quite useful in your daily life. He’s even included two lists of various food sources that help “during and after menopause as hormone replacement therapy”. His list of “Top Foods To Be Younger” is exceptional! I was so thrilled to see that “Berries” were near the top of the list ! I eat a cup of blueberries each morning, that are (quoting Dr. Lancer) “loaded with antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, contribute to collagen production, and the darker the berry the higher the content of vitamin C and E.” It was really great to know I’m on the right track! You too will feel the same way when you read YOUNGER! You can’t even imagine all of the interesting information you’ll find in this area of the book!

In closing, Dr. Lancer zeros in on “Moving To Younger” and physical activity. He mentions how “lack of physical activity is creating a health crisis in the U.S. as well as across the globe that is aging us inside and out.” For your skin, to assist with stress, and most of all your health, you must get moving!! I really like Dr. Lancer’s style as he explains easy ways to combat inactivity that you really cannot make excuses for to not fit into your lifestyle, and… there is a great “Basic Pilates Workout” from Debbi Monahan, “a leading Pilates trainer who transforms the bodies of many of today’s outstanding models and celebrities!” I love Pilates and how it can increase your inner sense of wellness, provide a fit look to your body, improve your co-ordination, flexibility…. and more!

In addition, if you are like me and want to peruse and learn about the different procedures that are available, and a view the list of all of Dr. Lancer’s skin care products, you’ll be able to find these in the appendix of YOUNGER.

Put Dr. Lancer’s book YOUNGER on your “MUST HAVE” list, and consider trying The Lancer Method Trio! After personally experiencing them both, I can easily recommend them to you, and present Dr. Lancer with a 5-STAR Review for each of them!

As Dr. Lancer said at the beginning of YOUNGER:The Breakthrough Ant-aging Method for Radiant Skin,attraction is about the driving force within us all.

Some of Dr.Lancer’s Celebrity CLients:
• Hugh Jackman
• Ryan Seacrest
• Ellen Degeneres
• Jillian Michaels
• Penelope Cruz
• Megan Fox
• Scarlett Johansen

About Dr. Lancer: (abbreviated)
“Harold A. Lancer, MD, FAAD, is the expert whom Hollywood’s most recognizable faces trust to preserve and enhance their look. In the past twenty-five years, Dr. Lancer’s Beverly Hills practice has become a trusted brand for effective rejuvenation. His clients fly from all over the world the world receive his unique, cutting edge treatments.”

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a PR-Fact sheet, YOUNGER by Dr.Harold Lancer,, Oxford American Writer’s Dictionary, Apple Dictionary, and my own commentary from personal use of The Lancer Method and reading YOUNGER.)

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March 25, 2014

Read how you can have Glowing Skin like Ariel Winter


Modern Family Star Ariel Winter looked stunning at the Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie premier last night, March 5th in Los Angeles, CA. Ariel’s makeup artist Toby Fleischman shares the scoop on how to recreate her Spring look.

INSPIRATION: Spring looks – glowing skin, a fresh, soft palette

GET THE LOOK: Celebrity makeup artist Toby Fleischman was feeling spring fever, so for the premiere of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Ariel Winter’s look was all about glowing skin and a fresh, soft palette. “This is one busy 16 year old! With her crazy schedule, we don’t always have a lot of time for frills when it comes to glam time. That’s why I love the Bioré Self-Heating One-Minute Mask – it does its job well…and quick!” says Toby.

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Ariel Winters

Ariel shared a cute photo on Twitter “getting her mask on’ wearing the Bioré Self-Heating One Minute mask while prepping for the premiere .

Here is Toby’s step-by-step breakdown:

  • ·         After the Bioré Self-Heating One Minute mask, her skin is not only cleansed, but really refreshed, so I just need minimal foundation. I used Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation very sparingly with a fluffy brush to even out skin tone.
  • ·         Using a soft palette of spring pastels in mints and pinks, I created a defined eye with some sparkle and cheeks and lips in juicy shades. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadow in Epatant is the most gorgeous
  • ·         pastel light mint color that just shines like a shimmering ocean.
  • ·         I love using a matte black eyeshadow smudged in between the lashes on the lash line to create definition. I used Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte in Midnight Chanel’s Creme blushes are amazing.
  • ·         The perfect pop of pink on Ariel’s cheeks is called Afinité and it is gorgeous.
  • ·         Finishing of the look is Tarte Lipsurgence in Charmed.

About Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask ($7.99): In just one minute, this thermal mask warms to open poresdraws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins than a basic cleanser, and rinses them clean away with an invigorating cooling sensation. Infused with natural charcoal, this breakthrough mask melts dirt and oil better than the leading competitive mask. So clean your pores from the dirt, oil and makeup of the past and clear the problem. Available at drugstores nationwide –

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March 24, 2014

Feel the Heat with Biore



I have often said that my children, all over 17 years old, have been using Bioré Skincare products for years and even my husband is in on the act. Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask is their lastest find. They were telling me about  Bioré One Minute Mask and how it heats up as you massage it on your face. It sounded so good that I had to see for myself and I was really impressed. Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask is activated by water and once you empty the contents of the packet into the palm of your hand, simply add a little water, mix, and massage gently onto your face. The mask starts to warm up as you massage it in and the best part is it only takes one minute for amazing results.

How does Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask work? The mask warms up and opens your pores, drawing out and dissolving dirt, oil, and surface toxins better than a basic cleanser. Once you rinse your face, you will feel a very invigorating cooling sensation. Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask is infused with natural charcoal and as stated by Biore, “this breakthrough mask melts dirt and oil better than the leading competitive mask. So clean your pores from the dirt, oil and makeup of the past and clear the problem.”

What my family liked about Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask is that it only takes one minute and it rinses off easily. Their face felt clean and refreased and like other Bioré products they use, this one also did not disappoint.

Bioré Skincare products aare available at drugstores nationwide

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March 24, 2014

Is it a coat or a dress?


As I was cleaning out my coat closet, I came across a gorgeous, floral print, WD* NY coat that I actually forgot I owned.  I remember wearing it once or twice and loving it!  Throughout the years, as I purchased more outerwear, this coat simply ended up in the back of my closet and “out of sight – out of mind”.  The functionality of this coat is pretty much a statement whether wearing it as a dress, belting it or wearing it as a coat for warmth.  You tend to get more mileage out of your outerwear when you have more than one option of wearing it.  Of course, as we all know, outerwear in New England really needs to make a fashion statement in style and in spirit. The practicality of wearing it as a coat or wearing it as a dress can be classic, season after season, year after year.


Jennifer Lawrence actress in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire wore a beautiful Christian Dior embroidered coat dress and sure enough pranced it as a dress!  Kate Middleton has been addicted to her flawless look of coat dresses.


The greatness memory of a coat dress is Jacqueline Kennedy wearing a white coat dress with black buttons belted with a black, thick belt. Coat dresses never go out of style. Button it up, belt it and wear it as a dress or style it as a coat, layering it over your outfit.

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March 20, 2014

Get The Look: Kate Winslet

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INSPIRATION: Modern waves with a beachy edge

GET THE LOOK: Celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora gave Kate Winslet, sexy yet sophisticated waves for the Los Angeles premiere of “Divergent.” Inspired by her bright poppy dress, Campora gave Winslet beachy waves that were fun yet still glamorous enough for the red carpet.

Here is his step-by-step breakdown:

  • To begin styling, Campora applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse ($6.50 at drugstores) to clean, wet hair
  • Next, he applied  John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion ($6.50 at drugstores), concentrating on the roots to ensure volume, and blew out her hair
  • When Winslet’s hair was completely dry, Renato used a 1.5 inch curling iron to create voluminous waves that had a beachy, yet defined style
  • After letting her waves cool, he finished the look with John Frieda Luxurious Volume All Day Hold Hairspray ($6.50 at drugstores) to ensure her gorgeous waves maintained volume
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March 20, 2014

The “Leggy Blonde” Aviva Dreshcer, Launches Her New Book

In Attendance:

Celebrity couture hair extension expert Angelo David Pisacreta hosted RHONY Aviva Drescher’s launch party for her new memoir, Leggy Blonde, at a private party at Angelo David Salon. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, POPchips and Prosecco provided by Altaneve, while Aviva signed copies of her book.

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Notable guests included:

Aviva Drescher- Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City

Angelo David Pisacreta- Celebrity couture hair extension expert and owner of The Angelo David Salon

Chenoa Maxwell- OWN’s Love in the City

Bershan Shaw- OWN’s Love in the City

Tiffany Jones- OWN’s Love in the City

Ashlee White- Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island

Rachel Truehart- ABC’s The Bachelor, Season 16

Jeffrey Hayzlett- Host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett

Delaina Dixon- Host of VH1’s The Gossip Table

Jackie Miranne- On Air Host/Style Expert/Blogger/Model

Lenay Dunn- MTV Host

David Noto- Owner of Altaneve Prosecco

About Aviva Drescher: With true courage, Aviva tells her story in her memoir, Leggy Blonde, including how she lost her foot in a barn accident at the age of six and the numerous—sometimes bizarre— attempts to reattach it. After a trip to India to be “cured” by a famous mystic, young Aviva learned to use fashion and style to draw attention away from her prosthesis. She fled to Paris in her early twenties, where she transformed herself into a wild club chick and danced on tables with the crème de la crème of the big-hair supermodel era.


Through a series of tumultuous relationships, Aviva had four children by two husbands, changed religions, got a law degree, and became an entrepreneur. All the while, she wrestled with chronic panic attacks and phobias (it’s not easy being terrified of elevators in Manhattan), and a few savage Law & Order–worthy civil courtroom dramas. Thanks to her loving husband, Reid Drescher, Aviva came to terms with her mother’s early death, got a grip on her anxieties and found the strength to show the world who she really is. Aviva is currently on Bravo’s sixth season of The Real Housewives of New York City which premiered on March 11, 2014.


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March 20, 2014

Kiss My Face makes everyone in my family happy and IT WORKS!


My family has discovered Kiss My Face Active Life and everyone has chosen a favorite product. Kiss My Face Active Life deodorants are a huge hit, both the roll-on and the stick. Deodorants that stand a chance lasting in my house have to pass a few tests first. The fragrance has to be acceptable and it has to absorb odors, especially since most of us workout on a daily basis and our deodorants must work.

Both Kiss My Face Active Life Stick Sport and the Liquid Roll-On Sport has a fabulous scent and really keeps you fresh all day. My husband enjoys the sporty scent and I like it too, so it really is a unisex scent. While my husband prefers the stick, I prefer the liquid mineral crystal formula found in the roll-on and the best part is, IT WORKS!

The deodorants work because Kiss My Face contains all natural formulas. They have combined “time tested botanicals like corriander, hops and rosemary with odor absorbing ingredients to keep you fresh and confident all day”.  Kiss My Face Active Life deodorants are free of parabens and aluminum chlorhydrate which makes for a healthier deodorant.


My whole family is also enjoying Kiss My Face Sport Shower Gel Active Athletic. This is a great shower gel which contains natural botanical blends. With its nice lather and  zesty aroma of wintergreen (Birch and Eucalyptus), this shower gel is truly revitalizing.  Kiss My Face Sport Shower Gel is a plant based formula containing healing Arnica and Comfrey as well  Olive Oil, Aloe and Vitamin E, helping to create a rich moisturizing lather.

Kiss My Face products are SLS, paraben, gluten and  phthalate free and contain no artificial fragrances. Kiss my Face products are also bio-degradable, vegan friendly, and no animal testing is involved. You really must try Kiss my Face body products, they really WORK!  Bye the way, I use Kiss My Face Cold and Flu Shower and Bath Gel and that really WORKS too!
You will find other great Kiss My Face health and Beauty products at www.kissmyface
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