September 19, 2017

New York’s downtown scene, Marie-Lou & D’s flagship salon



Inspired by the carefree elegance of classic French salons and the trendsetting edge found in New York’s downtown scene, Marie-Lou & D’s flagship salon is nestled in the heart of SoHo on 345 West Broadway.
Founded by Dharmendra Manwani and headed up by Creative Director Leon Gorman and Color Director Tre Wyrosdick, Marie-Lou & D is home to top European trained session stylists, colorists and beauty experts that are hot in-demand.
Marie-Lou & D’s vision is to maintain a unique salon experience for the world’s au-courant clients by offering a full-service menu in an inviting, warm atomosphere. MLD is also proud to host and support their “Beautiful Karma” program that provides education to underprivileged girls; they are invited in and taught skills in haircutting, styling, and spa servicing that offers them lifelong career paths in the bustling beauty industry.
Marie-Lou & D’s full-service menu includes:
haircare, nails,
massages and makeup application.


Click HERE to view the list of services
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August 24, 2017

Why Designer Nails Are More in Style Than Ever Before

stylish nails

Why Designer Nails Are More in Style Than Ever Before

If you have been paying attention, the hit television show ‘Claws’ has made people aware of the various nail styles that are going around. The show has probably made you stop and see if your nails are worthy of some praise. The show’s protagonist, Desna, seems to change nail styles a few times per episode and you can even see her working on her own glue on nails, applying gems, and filing her nails when they catch a snag. Characters may show up in snazzy attire, but it’s their designer nails that everyone pays careful attention to. These are the reasons why designer nails should be a part of your everyday life.

They’re Less Expensive Than Nice Clothing

After coming out of the nail salon with a crisp French manicure, you will feel pampered and your nails will be looking incredible. Find the right manicurist to make your appointments and you will spend a conservative amount of money on keeping your nails stylish-looking. Now, when you go shopping for an outfit, you probably won’t be satisfied until you get a specific look that’s only offered by a couple of different designers. Trained manicurists can duplicate almost any designer nail style based on your budget restrictions. In the end, you’ll pay less changing your designer nail style once a week than adding a new designer outfit to your closet.

Great Nails Complement Fabulous Outfits

If you’re going to rock a designer outfit, you have to do it the right way. Freshly done designer nails always pair great with upscale clothes. Additionally, your outfits won’t look like they’re pulled together well unless you have hair and nails that look like they’ve been equally cared for. Find a new designer nail style that will look good on your hands, then you can choose outfits that match the same theme or include similar colors. People will notice your designer nails before they pay attention to your clothing and they will want to know how you came up with such fresh and fabulous ideas for them.

You Can Get New Nail Designs Often

Some women have a nail style that they know makes their fingers look longer, slenderer, and perfectly feminine. Once you have a base nail shape picked out and find the colors that make your hands look delicate you can modify your designer nail styles frequently. In fact, you can just switch polish colors whenever you have an hour of downtime and keep your nails looking impeccable every day of the week. Go to your manicurist to get a paraffin manicure that will hydrate your skin and change your nail designs on a whim.

You can leave your nails bare, go to a nail salon once a week, or make your nails a big part of your personal look. Always use a base coat and occasionally cut down your cuticles so they grow in straight, strong, and stay healthy. Designer nails don’t have to be garish or be super long, but it should be obvious that you spent some time and money making them look incredible.

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August 16, 2017

Tune in tomorrow for another fab! beauty TV segment with Enya

Tomorrow on WBTV Bounce TV during the 8 am hour, Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing will showcase beauty products that are conveniently “matched” in sets and kits for easy use and best results.

To include:

Jessica Cosmetics Nails Kit

jessica cosmetics nail kit, dry, brittle, damaged

Pura d’or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner Set

purador hair loss therapy shampoo conditioner


BCL Spa 4 Step Starter Kit

bcl spa 4 step kit

& select salons and spas worldwide


Double Dare Spa OMG! Mask Kit

omg! double dare spa mask

Luscious Cosmetics BROW LUXE TOOL KIT

Luscious Cosmetics BROW LUXE TOOL KIT

Luscious Cosmetics BROW LUXE TOOL KIT

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July 24, 2017




Over half of women experience hair loss by the age of 50. There are many women out there who experimented with hair color, straightening and other styling methods that involve chemicals that weaken hair. Also stress is also a culprit for hair loss plus hormonal changes. To fight the battle of thinning hair women typically turn to topical products which don’t deliver the results they hope for. Also, most women are not candidates for hair transplants.

For the many women who suffer with hair loss and the self-consciousness it leads to; finally, there is a discreet FDA cleared at-home product designed strictly for women called Theragrow™ $495 

Theragrow is a helmet that harnesses the power of laser light to minimize hair loss and promote hair growth. It delivers the same precise wavelength and dosage of energy proven to rejuvenate hair follicles and effectively regrow hair.


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Theragrow allows the necessary wavelength between 670 and 686 nanometers to penetrate deep enough to reach the base of the hair follicles and stimulate growth; a depth of 3 to 5 millimeters. No other light source, including devices using LED light, can achieve this.

By treating the base of hair follicles, Theragrow’s proprietary cold laser technology ensures the mitochondria, the energy generator of hair cells, is reactivated. The mitochondria then produce cell energy that is absorbed by hair follicles stimulating new hair growth.

The lightweight Theragrow helmet houses 40 individual lasers. It provides maximum scalp coverage to treat all areas affected by androgenetic alopecia, the condition suffered by most women reporting hair loss.

After the first treatment, the process of halting hair loss and rejuvenating your hair follicles to grow healthier, stronger, thicker hair begins. Laser light therapy targets the stem cells at the base of hair follicles. It’s working deep beneath the surface even before you see visible results.

The inventor of Theragrow, Tamin Hamid Ph.D, who is a former NASA scientist and Biomedical Engineer, is excited to provide a viable, cost- effective solution specifically for women who haven’t seen adequate results from topical treatments. She explains, “women cannot take the only prescription drug available because it is only FDA cleared for men so this is a solution for women that will deliver results. More than 90% of women in a recent user group reported positive results from treatments delivering the precise weekly amount of laser light energy you get with Theragrow.” 

Low-level laser light technology has been proven to repair, improve and grow hair in women. Within the first three months Theragrow leads to reduced hair loss and increased thickness and density. Within six months there’s a fuller appearance and feel to hair with more body, there’s also visible new hair growth at the top and crown of the head. At that nine month mark hair regrowth is significant.

Theragrow is used for 20 minutes, 4 times per week and you can read, watch TV, work on the computer while wearing it. It’s quiet and cordless FDA cleared over the counter medical device to promote hair growth in women. It is not to be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or have been diagnosed with cancer. 

Retail Price: $495.00

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June 27, 2016

It’s a Glam Thing, Enya Flack & Good Day Charlotte

Today, Enya Flack, It’s a Glam Thing presents beauty products that are “Just now” & “wow” to the Good Day Charlotte audience.

Enya Flack Good Day Charlotte

Let’s start off with something fun!

New Pedicure Must-Haves – Dip into Pretty toe separators ($12.99 a set). Don’t smudge your
next pedicure, leave the spa with these quirky, fun & blingy toe separators. Unlike traditional
pedicure spacers, Dip into Pretty’s toe separators are individual pieces that allow for maximum
comfort and easy removal. They are whimsical and blingy designs like ice cream cones, flowers,
hearts and more.

What’s new from the “Trusted and True” Tweezerman brand?

Tweezerman Curl-n- Go Eyelash Curler ($19) For beautiful, long lasting curl on-the- go this is
the portable version of the Tweezerman Classic Lash Curler. It folds into a compact travel tool
specially crafted for great on-the- go lashes. Perfect for purse and travel.

It’s true, hair doesn’t only get static, frizz and fly aways in winter, Summer tresses can
suffer from the same.

Static Schmatic for Hair is the secret to protecting your beautiful tresses and your perfect blow
out with only natural ingredients – Distilled water, Plant Based Soap, Coconut Oil, glycerin and
salt. Eliminate frizz and flyaway hairs with this natural alternative to harmful static sprays ($12).

Oval make-up brushes are the newest beauty trend!

We were able to track down an oval make up brush set for under $50! At . From highlighting to contouring, this 10piece set gives you
so many options for doing your makeup. The brushes have an oval shape design that is perfect
for blending foundation, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow or powders and more. With so many
different sized brushes to choose from, you can achieve any look you want and they are easy to
use. Made with Synthetic Hair, firm grip handle and tilted brush tip.

What’s another tool to straighten hair besides a flat iron?

The Luma Brush is a mix of a flat iron and a styling brush. Instead of using a traditional flat iron
that squeezes hair between two flat heating elements to straighten your hair, you simply brush
it. Now gorgeous, sleek and smooth hair can be achieved in minutes with just a few strokes from your roots to your tips. If it takes you about 20 minutes to straighten your hair with
a flat iron, it’ll take you about two minutes with Luma! Luma Brush heats up to a constant temperature of 185/365 F in 60 seconds. ($79)

What is Sprayable Nail Polish?

Spray Perfect is a new spray on nail polish featuring new technology that lets color adhere to nails, but easily washes off skin with soapy water and gentle rubbing. The color only adheres to your nails! Spray Perfect is available in a variety of colors, including Racy Red, Passion Purple, Party Pink, Naked Nude, Sexy Silver, Whimsical White and Black Beauty. It dries in under 1 Minute. It’s ($19.99) for two bottles of Spray Perfect in the colors of your choice, plus the Spray Perfect Base and Top Coat.   Spray Perfect is currently available online at

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March 31, 2016

Three Cheers for Biosil!

As the old saying goes “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” I was told by a gal working at my local health food store that Biosil would greatly improve issues that I was having from my hypothyroidism, specifically with my hair and nails. For nine months now I have faithfully taken Biosil and have seen a noticeable improvement in my skin, hair, nails, and joints! Knee pain that I used to suffer terribly from when running, skiing and or playing soccer has become almost non-existent. My hair is thicker and my nails seem to grow faster. And the weirdest one of all…. my grey hairs seem to be fading, which I might add was even verified by my colorist. Then on top of it all I stumbled upon Christie Brinkley who appears to be touting all of the same things and then some. How fantastic does she look for 61! Collagen… Collagen… Collagen.

In researching Biosil it appears to be an advanced collagen generator, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, strengthening and thickening hair, improving skin elasticity as well as strengthening nails.

Honestly this is one of those things that you just need to try out for yourself and do some reading up on reviews of the product. Definitely worth giving it a go!


About Barb:

Barb was born and raised in Calgary Canada. She moved to Vancouver to go to UBC and pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She spent 30 years as a commercial actress as well as spending a year abroad modelling. She has always had an avid interest in natural ways to maintain looking youthful.  Natural Beauty has given her a creative outlet to explore the products available in todays market.

About Christy:

Christy was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She started acting in the theatre at age 10 and by the time she was 12 Christy was working regularly in the film and television industry. Christy was also an athlete and excelled in track, soccer, and basketball. After high school she backpacked through Europe and then continued with her education at the University of Victoria. Christy has always been very intrigued by health/wellness and exploring beauty from the inside out. She is an avid researcher and her curiosity and advocation for advanced beauty regimens allow her to explore many unique practices and products.  Christy still lives in Canada with her husband and three daughters. She is currently an entrepreneur and stay at home mom. 

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January 14, 2016

Pura d’or Vitamin C Serum As seen in Nailpro Magazine

Pura d'or in NAILPRO Magazine January 2016.

Pura d’or in NAILPRO Magazine January 2016.

Check out the PURA D’OR Professional Strength 20 Vitamin C Serum here:

Thank you Nailpro magazine.


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December 2, 2015

NAILS Parent Company Buys Modern Salon Media

This just in…..


Bobit Publishing Modern Salon

Bobit Business Media, publisher of NAILS Magazine and VietSALON, has acquired the assets of Modern Salon Media from Vance Publishing Corp. Modern Salon Media is the leading information resource for the professional salon community. Its family of integrated, multi-media brands serves and connects salon professionals at every stage of their careers and melds beautifully with Bobit’s NAILS and VietSALON brands. The brands include Modern Salon, Salon Today, and First Chair as well as several custom media and digital products.

Steve Reiss, publisher of Modern Salon Media, based in Lincolnshire, IL, will continue to lead those brands with Michele Musgrove, associate publisher/editorial director.

Michelle Mullen, publisher of NAILS and VietSALON, said, “Our readership of nail professionals will benefit from our having such deep reach into the professional salon industry. Combining our resources will help us serve the market even better.”

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November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving nail art

Tan Nguyen of Conroe, Texas, demonstrates this nail art design perfect for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Nail Art

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October 28, 2015

Halloween candy corn nails

Here is a step-by-step on how to get a candy corn Halloween nail look from Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon.

Skyy Hadley halloween nails

Skyy Hadley Halloween nails







Paint one half of the nail in white (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod) and the other in yellow (Lauren B. Coachella Valley Sun).

Apply nail art stickers (hole reinforcers cut in half).Apply two on each nail as shown below.

Nail art stickers

Nail art stickers





Working on one nail at a time, paint the area inside the stickers with orange nail polish (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun)Carefully remove the stickers.Repeat on all other nails. Allow 5 minutes for your nail design to dry and finish it with a coat of a top coat (Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat).

Sally Hansen Nail Polish

Ready for Trick or Treat!!!



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