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Jackson: Hair we come!

It’s time for the second trade show of Tour Season at The Lauren Ashtyn Collection and we’re headed to another one of our all-time favorite trade shows: The Spring Market in Jackson, MS!

Lauren Ashtyn, her husband, and a stylists from The Lauren Ashtyn Salon & Extension Bar will be spending the weekend customizing Extensions and answering any questions anyone may have about the brand. Now is your chance to try out The Collection IN PERSON, make any decisions, and have the most experienced stylists customize and style your new ‘do.

Over 175 of the best merchants and products from the South East will be present at the Spring Market. Between shopping for the perfect hand-made jewelry for Mother’s Day and the shoes of your dreams for your son’s graduation, be sure to stop by The Lauren Ashtyn Collection booth to try on the Volume Extension or Crown Extension you’ve had your eyes on for so long.

If you can, be sure to let us know beforehand if you plan on coming. We would love to keep an eye out for you!

We hope to see you there!

The Spring Market
Mississippi Trade Mart
Jackson, MS
Friday, April 21st, 9AM – 8PM CST
Saturday, April 22nd, 9AM – 6PM CST
Sunday, April 23rd, 11AM – 5PM CST

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Festival Style Essentials

Longer days, warm weather and good vibes all come together to create the perfect festival season. Spring and summer time festivals are some of the most coveted events year-round. From big name music festivals such as Coachella or smaller food or culture festivals, these fun-filled events are full of some of the coolest style. Music festivals are always full of fun, effortless style.

 

There are multiple items that are necessary for a successful festival experience. Proper preparation can make or break the excitement. Is the possibility of rain in the forecast? Pack a poncho for a quick save. Wearing t-shirts, jackets and even socks decorated with pictures or lyrics from your favorite artist can also add elements of fun.

 

There are essential elements to nailing flawless festival style. Festival looks are comfortable, unique and incorporate trends from many different cultures. Comfort is priority for festival style. These outdoor events are often hot and humid and require long hours of walking and standing. Fashionable footwear does not have to be exchanged for practicality.

 

Sneakers, Anyone?

 

Chic footwear is no longer a term exclusively used for stilettos. Athleisure is top trend which fuses the functionality of athletic wear with the fashion forward style of editorial fashion. Stylish colors and patterns are a great way to ensure comfort and style. A classic sneaker is the way to go for your festival looks. Ditch the uncomfortable sandals for a sleek sneaker.

 

Layers Make The Difference

 

Most music festivals take place in warm weather and often require attendees to be there from sun up to sundown. The varying differences in temperature that occur throughout the day makes layered outfits perfect for any festival.  Wearing an outfit with the addition of a jacket, sweater, or blazer makes sense. Wear the jacket during the cooler hours of the morning and evening and in the hottest part of the day, move it to a bag or even tie it around your waist.

 

Flower Power Returns

 

Hair and makeup play a major role in achieving ultimate on-trend festival style. For fabulous festival hair think carefree, spirited bold tresses. Whether these looks are achieved with real hair extensions or temporary color, festival season gives the opportunity to experience with new daring looks.  Braided crowns adorned with flowers and feathers are perfect for festival style. Loose locks with flowy waves are also very on trend for the care free environment of a festival.

 

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Brighten Up

 

Makeup looks can be as carefree as the hairstyles. Tribal inspired makeup looks are popular for festival season and neon colors are also on trend this season. Incorporate neon hues into makeup looks with colored mascara or bright eyeliner. A bold neon lipstick or gloss is always fun.  As for adding some sparkle to your look, the sky is the limit!

 

Accessories Pull It Together

 

The right accessories are last final step in pulling off a killer festival look. Use accessories to make a statement but also add functioning elements to your look. Hats and sunglasses are not only chic but aid in protection from the sun. Wide brimmed hats or quirky “dad” caps are perfect for minimizing sun exposure on the face. Sunglasses do the same. Whether you opt for a classic aviator or funky frames, a cute pair of sunglasses is the right choice for any music festival.

 

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How To Maintain A Youthful Glow

Aging is a process that every living organism endures, humans included. Aging is inevitable but it does not mean beauty escapes. Aging can seem scary; the nightmares of crow’s feet, wrinkles, dull skin and grey hair haunt many men and women. Although we will all grow older, we do not have to appear as such. Use the following tips for an eternal youthful glow.

 

Get Hydrated

 

Hydration is at the top of the list when it comes to healthy hair, skin and nails. The adult human body is composed of 60% water which practically makes it the elixir of life. Just a small level of dehydration will cause the body to react adversely. A diet lacking in water will directly affect the skin. Dehydrated skin can appear loose, dull and saggy. The consumption of water is essential to maintaining a youthful glow and healthy skin.

 

Get Moisturized

 

Just as water fuels hydration, so does moisturizing externally. Using proper moisturizers and serums are very important to having healthy skin. Sometimes a regular lotion does not get the job done. As the skin ages, it takes special care. Invest in a skincare system that is ideal for your specific needs. Include night creams, masks, serums and oils that add the proper levels of moisture to tired skin.

 

Get Moving

 

Physical activity is not only valid for staying healthy; it plays a major role in remaining youthful.  Exercising releases endorphins that combat stress. These endorphins create a sense of positivity in the body which is exhibited in appearance.  Exercising not only relieves stress but it also boosts self esteem and promotes healthy sleeping habits. All of these are key to maintaining a youthful glow.

 

Get A New Look

 

Confidence plays a major part in maintaining a youthful glow. There is no better or more fun way to boost confidence than a fresh makeover. Introducing a new look is a creative way to boost confidence. Explore with new hair colors and root coverage extensions for full 180 change. Hit the malls and boutiques for a session of retail therapy. New clothes and new hair will are components of the fountain of youth.

 

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Get Protected

 

Protecting your skin is a simple way to maintaining a youthful glow. Avoiding the use of sunscreen daily is not an option. Ensure use of a product with an SPF of 30 or higher, depending on independent sun exposure. It is important wear protective clothing such as wide brim hats, bathing suit cover-ups and sunglasses to limit the amount of sun to skin contact.  Avoid tanning beds and when outside seek shadier environments. Sun rays can damage skin and cause premature aging.

 

Get Healthy

 

A healthy lifestyle is vital to the youthful glow. Eating the proper diet and limiting unhealthy options will show dramatic skin improvement. Eat a diet rich in Vitamin C which adds to collagen levels in the skin.  Foods containing high levels of Vitamin C include kale, yellow bell peppers, berries and citrus. Excessively indulging in processed foods or sweets with high levels of sugar will put a damper on your skin. Eating more of the good, less of the bad will enhance your youthful glow.

 

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Memphis: We’re Coming for You!

It’s finally tour season at The Lauren Ashtyn Collection and we’re kicking it off with one of our all time favorite trade shows: The Spring Market in Memphis, TN!

Lauren Ashtyn, her husband, and two stylists from The Lauren Ashtyn Salon/Extension Bar will be spending the weekend customizing Extensions and answering any questions anyone may have about the brand. Now is your chance to try out the Collection IN PERSON, make any decisions, and have the most experienced stylists customize and style your new ‘do.

Over 175 of the best merchants and products from the South East will be present at the Spring Market. Between shopping for the perfect hand-made jewelry for Mother’s Day and the perfect shoes for your son’s graduation, be sure to stop by The Lauren Ashtyn Collection booth to try on the Volume Extension or Crown Extension you’ve had your eyes on for so long.

If you can, be sure to let us know beforehand if you plan on coming. We would love to keep an eye out for you!

We hope to see you there!

The Spring Market
Agricenter International
Memphis, TN
Friday, April 7th, 9AM – 9PM CST
Saturday, April 8th, 9AM – 8PM CST
Sunday, April 9th, 11AM – 5PM CST

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Nailing The Tutorial

The beauty industry is loaded with talented professionals who effortlessly create flawless hair and makeup looks on any canvas. Watching YouTube videos and watching the birth of these stunning looks on social media platforms such as Instagram or Twitter makes hair and beauty styling seem simple to achieve. Seeing a beauty guru breeze through a tutorial can give any viewer the confidence to give a celebrity inspired smokey-eye a shot.

 

Although these may seem simple, picking up the brushes and styling tools and then sitting in front of the mirror can prove to be a different story. As easy as it is to complete a tutorial, it is also very easy to fail. Often, tutorial fails occur when the achieved look is far from the look coveted. No matter the level of skill, these face and beauty looks can be achieved. The following tips will help reach the goal.

 

Using The Right Products

 

In both hair and makeup, the product choice is key.  Many beauty tutorials will inform viewers that the look can be achieved with similar products. This may be the case in varying instances; however, using the exact same products will heighten the chances of achieving a replica of their look. Find tutorials that include products you already own or products that are easily attainable.

 

If you are adamant in using a substitution, choose products that overall best match the product named. For example, when attempting to achieve a makeup look from a tutorial, try to match products not only based on color but on formula and finish. Ensure that the match is as close as possible. Utilize search engines and online reviews for comparisons.

 

Recognizing Differences

 

Any look can be achieved by anyone no matter their age, race or anything else that may deter someone from selecting a certain style. It is important to recognize a lipstick shade may look different on ivory skin than olive; however, it does not make this look unobtainable. Hair tutorials are no different than makeup looks. If the stylist or person receiving the services has thicker or curlier hair than you, the results might be slightly different. Things such as customizable hair extensions and styling products are all great tools to get Instagram worthy hair.

 

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Handy Hacks

 

Hacks are alternate methods to reach a desired goal. Hacks are often shortcuts but some require extra steps. The beauty industry is no different. Hair and beauty hacks are imperative to looking like a pro. Many beauty gurus have years of experience and techniques that everyone else has to practice for hours can be done by these professional in their sleep. This is where hacks come in handy.

 

If a step seems difficult, there is more than likely a hack. From perfect wing liner to voluminous bouncy curls, a simplified way exists. Most hacks can be done using household items and many times, you will not need to go purchase that expensive styling tool. Tape, spoons, cardboard tubes and other items found around the house will often do the trick. Explore your options to make the tutorial simpler and get the look you desire!