Congratulations Ashlee J!

You're the winner of the Cultures Extravagant Spa Pedicure. Thanks to everyone else who entered. Keep trying! You still have time to enter some of the other giveaways this month.
December 16: Do a Smoky Eye. It gives a sultry, sexy look. And who doesn't want sexy for the holidays? Don't do it in the day, though. It will look like you're wearing waaaay too much makeup! If you don't know how, come in and we can give you a quick lesson.
December 15: Try Hair Jewelry. No, I'm not talking about barrettes. I'm talking about actual rhinestones that attach to your hair using a flat iron. Have you seen these yet? They are so festive and can add the perfect holiday finish to several hairstyles. See our Flickr photo page for examples ( They can last several days (you can even shampoo carefully and restyle with them in!) and they're really easy to use. If you don't want to put them in yourself, we can do it for you. Best of all, they're only $20 for a package of 96 stones.

Congratulations Tonya!

You're the winner of the Powerdose In-Salon Treatment & Conditioning Mask. Thanks to everyone else who entered. Keep trying! You still have time to enter some of the other giveaways this month.
December 14: Wear Your Hair Curly. Sometimes it's just fun to do something different. Plus, when you look fancy, you feel fancy. And who doesn't want to feel fancy?! ;) Use Infinium 4 to create and keep those curls in. It has a strong hold, but it also has a heat protectant to protect from damage.
December 13: Wear a Jeweled Headband. There are a ton of cute ones you can buy in the stores, but you can also make your own by fastening one of your favorite pins to a fabric headband. Instant glow factor!
December 12: Use a Dry Shampoo. We're all busy this time of year. If you don't have time and need to stretch your style another day, this is a great product to absorb excess oil and odor from your hair. Even if you washed your hair today, you can use it during the day on dry hair to add more volume. We lurve Unite 7 Seconds Dry Shampoo.
December 11: Take Vitamins. We can all use a boost of energy. Be sure to take an extra dose of Vitamin C. In addition to helping your immune system, it can combat the signs of aging. Hallelujah!
December 10: Use Shine Spray. Shine products give your hair an extra shiny glow. They can also help tame down flyaways and be a quick fix for static in your hair. We love Texture Expert Perfect Shimmer, Unite Shina Mist Spray and Shina Spray Gloss, and Moroccanoil Gold Shimmer Shine Spray.

**Need a good shine spray? Send us an email and one lucky person will win a Shine Product (We'll choose the one that works best for your hair type.). $22 value.**

{Enter by December 17th, 11:59pm MST by sending an email to: -- Put the word "Shine" in the subject line.}
December 9: Wear an Updo. Gather your hair into a low ponytail, or low side ponytail. Curl the ends, then pin sections up to create a very simple but pretty updo. Need something easier? Try pulling your ponytail through the band the first time. On the second time of wrapping the elastic around, only pull the ponytail halfway through the band and stop. Then fan the ends, smooth, and hairspray in place.
December 8: Boil Potpourri. Turn up the stove and put on some Christmas potpourri. It will add moisture to the air (which makes your skin feel better) and will give your home a delicious, old-school Christmas scent.
December 7: Pedicure. No, it's not sandal weather. But does it matter? You're still using your feet to get you through the shopping, the parties, and the snow shoveling. Even though your toes aren't showing, your feet will feel so much better if you take care of them this winter. You can even do your own mini pedi. Use your exfoliator (Dec 3rd) to give your feet a quick scrub in the shower. After you towel dry, apply lotion (Dec 2nd) to feet and rub.

**Rather come in for a pedicure? Send us an email and one lucky person will win a Cultures Extravagant Spa Pedicure (complete with warm towels and a hand massage). $55 value. Out of state winner will receive a pedi kit by mail.**

{Enter by December 14th, 11:59pm MST by sending an email to: -- Put the word "Pedicure" in the subject line.}
December 6: Paint Your Nails. You don't need nail enhancements to look great for the holidays. Short polished nails are in style. Make your natural nails more festive by adding a glitter top coat to one of your favorite polishes, or choose a sassy red to show off your festive spirit.
December 5: Take a bath. Light some candles, turn up the music, and take an hour for yourself to unwind and relax. Add some bubble bath or essential oils to your water. I love the bubbling bath confetti, but anything that smells delicious and creates bubbles will do. (This is also a great time to let that deep conditioner sit on your hair!)
December 4: Deep Condition. I'm guessing a lot of you are experiencing static in your hair, or at least looking really parched in the hair? Dang this dry weather! The only real way to fix static is to add moisture. Leave a deep penetrating conditioner on your hair for an extra 5 minutes to replenish that moisture and eliminate static. Your hair will be a lot easier to style and will look great! Good ones to try? I like Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask or Unite Softa.

**Need a good deep conditioning? Send us an email and one lucky winner will win a Powerdose in-salon conditioning treatment, and a conditioning mask to use at home all winter long. $50 value! If out of state, we can send it by mail.**

{Enter by December 11th, 11:59pm MST by sending an email to: -- Put the word "Condition" in the subject line.}
December 3: Exfoliate. Sloughing off that dull, dry skin helps your skin glow and helps that water you've been drinking flush out the toxins in your body. Any salt or sugar scrub will do the job. Of course, I'm partial to our shea butter salt scrub (it comes in each of our seasonal flavors). We offer a new one each month. December's scrub is Eggnog scented. Mmmm!
December 2: Moisturize. Drench your body in some out-of-the-ordinary, luxurious body creams. There are so many great scents available during the holidays! This year, we're featuring Hempz Treats lotion because we love all four of their delicious flavors: Coconut Cream Frosting, Gingerbread Cookie, Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake, and Cranberry Vanilla Cake. These can go on your hips and you'll still fit in your jeans!

Get Your Glow On

I was flipping through the Oprah magazine and got inspired. They have a segment called: "Pretty Quick!" and I decided I'd like to do something similar for our salon friends. We will post a different idea each day in December, and I'm going to try to do each one myself too.

So here are some little helpful tips that will help you look your best and feel your best for the holiday season. There's nothing wrong with a little pampering to keep your sanity this season!

December 1: Drink lots of water. It will improve the look of your skin, your body will be rejuvinated, and you will have more energy. Who doesn't need that?!