Keep Austin Gorgeous has moved to a new home:
3720 Far West Blvd. Suite 107, Austin, TX 78731.
We are on the Corner of Far West and Hart Lane, next to Austin Skinny Limits and Mr. Gattis Pizza.
We also have a new name, formally known as Keep Austin Gorgeous we are now The Beauty Jar.
The Best Things come in Small Jars….
Come Experience our new business concept. You can buy natural beauty products by weight and add you own scent. Come explore the array of vegan products that we offer and as always “Without the Organic Price tag”
Our Phone number is the same 512-377-1792 give us a call today. www.keepaustingorgeous.com
Keep Austin Gorgeous is moving a mile away from our existing location… Keep Austin Gorgeous thank’s you very much for your patience during our new store remodel and moving. We have been working very hard to get all of the details into our new location. Our move will include a new business name… Yes! We are changing our name and will provide better offerings. Stay tuned for our New Name Reveal!
Our new address starting mid March 2013 will be: 3720 Far West Blvd, Suite 107, Austin, TX 78731 You will still be able to find us through our existing Website www.keepaustingorgeous.com and same Phone number 512-377-1792 Looking Forward to see you at our new location. New & Improved!
You are going to love our new salon concept, something Austin has never seen before. Make sure you are connected with us on https://www.facebook.com/keepaustingorgeous so you can learn about our new name when the reveal gets out there.
In the mean time, we apologize for the inconvenience as our online booking is not longer active due to our renovations. To book an appointment at our existing location, as we are still here and performing services, please call 512-377-1792
Stay tunned because all of our retail products are going to be 20-50% OFF so we don’t have to move them all. A little treat for you. We will be expecting you!
Getting Ready for Spring in Austin
Spring comes early for Austinites; the weather begins warming into the 70s sometimes as early as february, to the jealousy of many New Englanders. As everyone knows, the season is all about new beginnings. Flowers blossom and animals come out from hibernation, which makes it the perfect time to reorganize your life and clean out your closets (literally and metaphorically).
Go through beauty products, clothing, food, books, jewelry and anything else in your house that is old and taking up space. Get rid of anything expired, unhealthy, and doesn’t fit. If you are a size 6, it’s okay to keep a few size 4 and 8 items since your weight fluctuates but it’s highly unlikely that that size 0 pair of shorts from high school will fit again! Give your old things away or sell them on bay or to Buffalo Exchange.
Pack up all your winter clothing once the weather gets warmer in sealed tight boxes or zipper bags to place in the attic, tops shelves of closets, or under the bed. Be sure to put a few moth repellents in each container to keep your clothing safe. Try to keep no more than 2 or 3 boxes of things you would like to keep in what I call a memory box. In mine I have pictures, trophies, favorite articles of clothing, letters, and other childhood memorabilia stored safely and out of the way.
The less clutter in your house, the bigger it will feel and the less dusting/cleaning you will have to do! Too much clutter can also be a fire hazard. Start simple so you aren’t overwhelmed by cutting back in small ways, for example purchase ebooks rather than paper to save space. Reorganizing shelves and drawers can help save you money because you may find extra pens and other supplies so you won’t need to purchase more.
But spring cleaning isn’t just about your house; it is a good time to sever ties with toxic/negative people in your life. You are who you hang out with; avoid people who create unnecessary drama and stress in your life. Either stop communication completely, or call them and be honest: explain in a few sentences why you can’t carry on a relationship with them and end by wishing him or her good luck and nothing but the best.
Get ready for Valentine’s Day with natural beauty treats from Keep Austin Gorgeous! Single? Celebrate platonic love by making it a fun night out with your friends. No matter what the status of your love life is, here are a few tips from the heart to make your day extra special.
- Get a blowout or romantic braid and bun hair style at KAG before you embark on your Valentine’s Day plans. We also do airbrush makeup and false lashes if you want that extra va va voom effect.
- Dab a little Leila Lou perfume on your wrists and neck. Leila Lou scents are organic and formulated with 100% essential oils, so they are safe for sensitive skin and nostrils. Grab a candle in the same lovely fragrance to help ignite the passion and make it a night your mate will never forget!
- Bake some red or pink cookies or cake for your loved ones using organic ingredients and stevia baking sugar to save calories and avoid the dreaded sugar crash. Vegan? Use alternatives like almond milk in place of other ingredients.
- Don’t have time to make an appointment? Use our all natural and vegan Kevin Murphy or Milkshake hair products at home; your partner will go crazy over the light delicious scent they leave and your hair will look and feel like silk.
- Buy some roses or another flower with large petals to place around your house such as the bedroom or bath and dim the lights; you will be surprised what a difference little details such as these make in setting the mood!
- Don’t let those pesky hairs pop up in places they are not supposed to be on the big day. Schedule a wax at least 3 days before Valentine’s to allow time for redness and irritation to settle down.
-End the day by popping open a bottle of pink champagne; strawberries and chocolates go well with this classic celebratory spirit!
Stop by Our New Braid & Bun Bar!
Our photo shoot last week to celebrate our new braid and bun bar, B3, was a huge success! The hair was fabulous, the weather beautiful, and the photos absolutely stunning. Check out the pictures on our Facebook page to see a few of the styles we are featuring: http://www.facebook.com/
Want to get a FREE braid or bun style? Come to our event at the Belmont @ 305 West 6th Street on February 9th from 7pm-10pm! Bring friends and party while getting your hair styled. Everyone who brings gently used or new clothing, or gives a monetary donation to Safe Place, will be entered in a raffle for free beauty products. Safe Place is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence, and helps protect women and children. There will also be a mini fashion show to display our new styles and some of the hottest makeup trends on the runway! RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/
I remember when organic and natural makeup started coming out in mainstream society about ten years ago; a mascara here, a powder brush there. I tried a few of the products but was not impressed. Fortunately, organic makeup has come a long way since then and the products are becoming better and better every year. One of my favorite organic makeup lines is 100% Pure. They have everything from foundation, tinted lip balms, and primers to concealers, blushes, and brow care. They are all reasonably priced and formulated without synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances and colors, hard detergents, or other unhealthy toxins. They don’t use thickeners and emulsifiers, which are cheap fillers many companies add to products to save money. 100% Pure are concentrated so that you are getting the most for your money. They use tons of anti-oxidants and other natural anti-aging ingredients, and fruit pigments for color. Every product also has an expiration date printed on it so you know when to throw it out. We sell many of their products at Keep Austin Gorgeous; if we don’t have what you want in stock we can order it for you. They have one of the largest selections in organic makeup.
Another line I am crazy about is Korres. It is a company that started in Greece that also creates makeup and skincare products without chemicals, and is safe as well for even the most sensitive skin types. Although their range is limited, they are creating more and more new products every season.
Want to get into organic makeup but want to use up what you have and not spend too much money? If you are pregnant you should transition to organic right away, but for everyone else I recommend gradually easing into organic products by starting with the lip colors and eye makeup. Those are the most important places, since products are the most easily ingested into your body from those two points. Comment on our website or Facebook page about your favorite organic products!
Safe and Organic Remedies to Battle Hair Loss in Females
Although our hair naturally thins as we age, it seems as though more and more women are experiencing hair loss than normal these days. Fortunately, our hair loss tends to be much easier to treat and less dramatic than in men. Here are a few steps to get you back on track to having a thick, silky mane!
The first step is to figure out if you are actually losing hair or not. The normal amount of hair shedding per day is 50-100 hairs, and some of these aren’t the entire hair shaft but just the ends that have broken off. The more coloring and heat tools you use on your hair, the more breakage you will have.
Step two is to check your medicine cabinet. Are you taking drugs that have hair loss as a side effect? Some include anti-depressants, Accutane, Birth Control (or any drug that messes with your hormones), diet pills, anti-inflammatories, anti-sezuires, cholesterol controllers, blood thinners, and of course street drugs (let’s hope you aren’t doing these!). Talk to your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to see if this may be the culprit or do some research online about your medications.
Third would be to investigate your diet. Make sure you are drinking lots of water, taking whole vitamins daily, and eating healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits everyday. The vitamin, Biotin is known to help with hair loss; most people see thicker hair and regrowth if taken daily after 2 or 3 months. A good trick is to write down what you eat everyday to make sure you are getting enough nutrient rich foods. This also helps if you are trying to lose weight!
Lastly, check on what hair products you are using. 65% of hair loss in women is due to bacteria, fungi, and even viruses from leftover products hanging around mixing with sweat, and festering on your scalp. Make sure to use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week to remove these, and avoid using products such as deep conditioners, masks, and leave-ins near your roots. If you don’t do this, the follicle(s) may become permanently inflamed and die: meaning it will never grow a hair again!
If you have done all the above and still haven’t seen a change in 3 months, then see your doctor to explore other options such as a hair transplant or Rogaine treatments.
Here are a few Keep Austin Gorgeous Recommendations to Battle Hair Loss:
2. O’Right’s Organic Hair Tonic by Organic Color Systems has lots of natural ingredients that help fight hair loss.
3. Deep Condition the bottom half of hair to avoid breakage if your hair is damaged or dry. Kevin Murphy’s Born Again Mask is an excellent weekly treatment. After shampooing and using your normal conditioner, put a quarter size amount throughout ends and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes while you shave etc.
Some of these products are in stock at the salon and the others we can order for you at no extra charge!
Keep Austin Gorgeous did it again! One more award.
Brizy Tait and her team at Keep Austin Gorgeous won another award in the Best of Beauty category from Austin Monthly. Our talented team scored again, and we won Best of Weddings. It took a lot of hard work and dedication from our team, and we are proud we won this award again.
How many hair and makeup appointments can a salon serve annually?
Keep Austin Gorgeous did over 795 “hair and makeup” bridal and special occasion appointments this year. Our lovely brides come in every weekend with their bridesmaids to get airbrush makeup and hairstyling. Some bridesmaids like up dos, some prefer soft waves, but they all leave gorgeous and happy. Take a peek at their lovely weddings for inspiration in Keep Austin Gorgeous Pinterest Page. Some of Keep Austin Gorgeous brides were featured in major bridal publications.
For those of you that didn’t know this, Brizy Tait owner of Keep Austin Gorgeous started in 2009 doing about 50-75 weddings appointments, by 2010 she had done over 895 bridal hair and makeup appointments that came referred to them by word of mouth.
Brizy Tait and Destiny have done the first 4 covers of Bliss Magazine, Austin newest bridal publication. Keep Austin Gorgeous is responsible to make sure the cover model looks the best that she could possible be.
Keep Austin Gorgeous is for sure Austin’s Best weddings Hair and Makeup Vendors. Contact Keep Austin Gorgeous to schedule your next hair and airbrush makeup. (512) 377-1792
Sugaring ~ Feeling Sexy, Fresh, Smooth Beautiful!
By Brizy Tait
Love is all around us. In a relationship or not, it’s important to always maintain your appearance.There is nothing more uncomfortable than the feeling of thick stubble or spiky unwanted hair. A woman should always want to keep her skin touchable, smooth, and soft.
No matter what your romantic situation is, it is always best to remove unwanted hair and improve your skin’s overall condition through sugaring. You always want to be looking your best! Sugaring is a great way to remove unwanted hair. Sugaring removes your hair at the same time as it exfoliates your skin. It’s so natural that you can even eat it, and the best part is that it doesn’t stick to your skin.
If you are planning a wedding, make sure you schedule your sugaring appointment at least 3 days before the wedding, you want to make sure you skin is completely hydrated and soft.
Now it’s time to get ready for your special Event!
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DIY Organic Facials
By: Mary Frenkel
Is your face suffering from the dreaded dull winter skin look? Here are some ideas for a do-it-yourself at home facial treatments to keep your skin looking soft and bright during the coldest time of the year. For best results, wash your face first with Osmosis Cleanse, Deep Cleanse, or Purify skin cleanser and steam your face over hot water for a minute or two to open your pores. And of course, don’t forget to make sure all your ingredients are organic!
Banana Mask (moisturizing and anti aging)
Oatmeal Mask (moisturizing and calming)
Milk Mask (moisturizing and calming)
Papaya Mask (great for age spots, sun damage, brightening, and smoothing)
*For extra exfoliation, add some sugar or lemon to your mask. Lemon is also known to lighten and even skin tone as well.
Tip: Best to make and rinse off masks in your kitchen over the disposal so you don’t clog your sinks