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4 Benefits of Airbrush Spray Tanning Compared to Harmful UV Tanning

Spray tanning is not only a convenient way to get a great looking tan, is also a healthy way. UV tanning, from the sun’s rays or a tanning bed, has a number of serious health risks. Those who are interested in getting a great tan should learn the reasons to avoid UV lights and to come to our Cary spray tan salon.

1. Reduces Chance of Skin Cancer
Traditional tanning uses UV rays to darken the skin. Whether these UV rays come from the sun or tanning bulbs, this process significantly increases a person’s chances of developing skin cancer. However, airbrush spray tan works by using natural ingredients to create a reaction on the outer layer of skin to create the tan and does not use any harmful light rays.

2. Improves Skin Health
UV tanning dries out and damages the skin. The ‘leathery’ look of many older people’s skin is generally due to exposure to excessive amounts of UV rays from either the sun or tanning bulbs. However, airbrush spray tanning does not have the damaging effects on the skin of traditional tanning. Airbrush tanning only impacts the outer layer of skin that the body is constantly in the process of shedding. Even though the airbrush spray tan process uses only non-toxic materials, none of the materials even reach the internal body and have no known impact on a person’s health.

3. Eliminates Damage to Your Eyes
Even with goggles, there is some chance of being injured by the UV rays used in the tanning process. UV rays can damage a person’s eye sight by causing cataracts to develop. UV light can even cause the development of cancer in the eye. Conversely, airbrush spray tanning is applied by hand by a trained professional and the spray is not applied to the eyes. Even if the spray did get into a person’s eyes, it would be similar to getting fine dust in the eyes and would leave no lasting damage.

4. No More Sunburns/UV Burns
UV tanning can result in painful sunburns. Not only are sunburns painful, they also can impact a person’s health. Sunburns increase the risk of cancer, can cause lasting damage to the skin, can cause a weakened immune system and can increase the chances of injury to the skin as the burned skin will not be as elastic or strong has healthy skin. With spray tanning, there is no risk of getting burned.

If you are ready for a natural tan without the health risks, give our spray tan salon in Cary, The Green Room, a call today.

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Insider Tips to Prepare For and Maintain An Airbrush Spray Tan

Going to get an airbrush spray tan can be very exciting, but maintaining it for awhile can be even more fun. In order to keep your skin looking sun-kissed as long as possible, it’s important to keep a few tips in mind before you hit the salon.

1. Shower and Exfoliate Before Your Session
Dead skin can leave your spray tan looking uneven and just plain unhealthy. Make sure that you pay attention to special areas that are notorious for tough skin, such as the elbows.

2. Think about the Kind of Look That You Want
If you’re extremely pale most of the time, then it might be a shock for others to see you show up totally tan. The best kind of airbrush spray tan is the one that makes people wonder what’s different about you, not the kind that makes people think you look like an oompah-loompah. Be honest with yourself about the realistic results you’d like to achieve.

3. Don’t Wear Your Best Clothes
Chances are that some of the tanning solution will rub off onto your clothes after the session, so leave your white cocktail dress at home!

4. Take Off Your Good Sheets
Again, some of the solution may rub off on your bedsheets, so you may want to change your sheets before you head to the salon.

5. Communicate Clearly with Your Technician
Once you arrive at your Cary, NC spray tan salon, it’s crucial that you clearly communicate with your technician about what you want.

6. Brace Yourself!
Airbrush spray tanning can feel kind of shocking at first; the cold air can make goosebumps rise all over your body. Just grin and bear it—the session will be over before you know it.

Now it’s time to focus on airbrush spray tanning after-care. After your visit to The Green Room spray tan salon, you’ll want to take special care of your skin. If you want to preserve your spray tan as much as possible, you’ll avoid the gym for a couple of days. Also, you will not want to spend an inordinate amount of time in the shower, as this will cause the spray tan to fade faster. Also, applying lotion can be a great way to keep the tan looking fresh and natural. By using these tips, hopefully you can keep your co-workers wondering whether or not you jetted off to South America for the weekend!

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6 Expert Tips to Maintaining a Blowout

Any girl who has ever craved a hairstyle that effortlessly blows in the wind while making you look like a gorgeous model would love to experience a blowout hair style at our Cary salon bar! If you’re looking to do some pampering and set yourself up for a week of gorgeous hair, then you’ve got to head over to our blowout bar! Here are six tips on how you can extend the life of your blowout hair style to have amazing hair all week long:

1. Don’t Wear Hats
Show off your new do and enjoy all the compliments you’ll be getting! Wearing hats can undo your blow out and cause extra frizziness – no one wants that!

2. Sleep On A Silk Pillowcase
If you choose to lay your pretty head on a pillowcase of silk, your hair will be less likely to catch and get tangled over night, thus leading to a better hair day the next morning.

3. Don’t Touch Your Hair
As tempting as it is to want to constantly run your hands through your hair, it’s important to keep your hands off your hair. Since our hands naturally have oils on them, the more you touch your beautiful blow out, the oiler it becomes, thus shortening it’s life.

4. Use Dry Shampoo For Styling
As your blow out begins to lose its volume, revamp it by using dry shampoo at the root of your hair to give it the lift it needs to look picture perfect!

5. Get Your Scrunchie On
Remember those scrunchies you used to wear in the 90’s? Well, that’s your best friend this week! With its super soft fabric, you won’t be adding any kinks to your hair by pulling it back in a ponytail. This is a lifesaver for windy days!

6. Use A Smoothing Product To Fight Humidity
Even if the weather’s not showing rain, you just never know! Fight the humidity before it attacks your gorgeous hair by asking your stylist to apply a smoothing gel before blowing out your hair. You’ll be grateful for a frizz-less hair style!

When you visit our Cary salon bar, one of the premium blowout bars in North Carolina, you’ll be treated to a relaxing spa experience that will have your looking and feeling your best ever! Call us to book your appointment today!

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Stop Sabotaging Your New Blowout with These Tips from Our Blowout Bar

Somewhere along the way, women got the idea in their head that blowouts were only meant to last for a day, two days maximum. While it’s true that a blowout isn’t meant to last forever, blowout hair styling can get you through four or five whole days if you know how to care for it. To make sure that your visit to the blowout bar isn’t a waste of time, here are some tips on how to make your blowout last.

Dry Shampoo Is Your Friend

Many women end up washing away a perfectly good blowout because their roots are starting to feel greasy. You can extend the life of your blowout by using dry shampoo. Dry shampoo will suck up the excess oil at your roots, allowing you to skip the shower. Ask your stylist for a dry shampoo recommendation the next time you’re in the blowdry salon.

Sleep Right

One of the main ways that women sabotage their new blowout bar style is by not prepping their hair correctly before going to sleep. To keep your hair from becoming tousled overnight, gather your hair into a loose top knot before you to bed. If you really want to do the right thing by your hair while you sleep, invest in a satin pillowcase. Satin pillowcases are gentler on the hair than cotton ones.

Add A Little Shine And Hydration

If your blowout is starting to look a little dry, bring it back to life by adding a very light bit of hair oil, focusing on the ends as you apply. This will put some shine and moisture back into your hair without weighing it down or making it greasy. You can ask your blowdry salon stylist to recommend some of their favorite oils for your hair type.

If you follow these tips, you can get the most out of your blowout. A blowout is a great way to look your best and invest in a single style that will last you throughout the week. If you want to give blowout hair styling a try, call our salon to book an appointment today.

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Ace your first Brazilian!!

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It’s the service that waxing newbies are most afraid to book, BUT here’s the thing, it is actually the most popular body waxing service! Which means it can’t be that bad!

With a few insider tips you can make your first Brazilian wax a breeze! We asked our resident waxing queen, Caitlyn Monsees, to give you a list of her top 5 tips and tricks. She says:

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  1. Buff before you bare: Exfoliating before every wax is a must but people always forget that exfoliating and moisturizing go hand in hand; even down there. Exfoliating and moisturizing before and in between every wax will help to prevent ingrown hairs and make for a cleaner wax. (Ask us about our pineapple enzyme exfoliant).
  2. Hide your razors: Do not shave for at least 2 weeks in preparation for your wax. A good rule of thumb is the length of a grain of rice, or a quarter of an inch. Anything longer than an inch will need to be trimmed. Trimming during your appointment adds extra time, which results in a charge for this service. Save your bucks by just trimming at home before your appointment.
  3. Avoid feeling the burn: No working out for 24 hours after your Brazilian wax. Your pores will be open and very susceptible to bacteria. The rise in your body temperature combined with sweat makes for the perfect home for bacteria. Use this as an excuse to skip the gym; and maybe order pizza.
  4. Skip the stimulants: Caffeine and alcohol can make your skin particularly sensitive. Try to go 24 hours before your wax without these vices. If you can’t start your day without your coffee, book your wax first thing in the morning and reward yourself after.
  5. The mythical perfect wax: Your Brazilian will not be perfect after your first wax. Shaving makes your hair blunt and dense. Dense hairs can break off instead of being removed by the root during a wax. New growth is fine and has a smaller root, which is perfect for waxing. Hair also comes and goes in cycles just like the hair on your head. Repeated waxes received every four weeks will help to insure the alignment of these growth cycles for less growth in between.

There you have it ladies! Take a moment and a deep breath and book your first Brazilian. We know you want to…

See you soon!

Leslie

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Welcome to the…

As a lover of beauty services, I wanted to create a boutique environment, where women could pop in for a quick wax, tan or blowout and be out the door and on with their day. I dreamt up The Green Room on a Sunday afternoon last fall, with the help of a good old fashion mood board (yes one with magazine clippings, markers and printed pictures) and I started to create my dream business. It made perfect sense to me, take all the services you love, but have to drive all over town for, and offer them in one place… a one stop shop for all things beauty.

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So here we are one year later, and I am happy to welcome you all to The Green Room! We specialize in Brows, Blowouts, Bronzing and Body Waxing.  Choose one or all of our services and prepare to be blown away and to book your next appointment!

Take a moment and imagine…Your stylist or esthetician hands you the mirror at the end of your service, you take a look and your brows are suddenly visible, your eyes appear more open and lifted, your hair is bouncy and you feel like a million bucks. As you leave you notice a little more pep in your step, and you suddenly feel like you can conquer the world. Its a great feeling and one that I want to share with women everywhere!

See you soon!

Leslie

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